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    you know the more i hear ron paul the more i like. this guy believes we should legalize pot. he thinks that pot should be like alcohol and that the prohibition of alcohol failed and that making pot illegal hasn't done anything either plus we can tax it and make money.
     
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    Why not, the insane War on <some> Drugs isn't working.
     
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    Considering who handles Pot sales, are you prepared to welcome those people into legitimite business?

    Do you think they would allow corporations to take their product away from them?

    The leagalize drugs argument never seems to mention these things.
     
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    Al Capone didn't keep Budweiser and Jim Bean from going back in business.
     
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    Father Time I'll be Still Alive

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    Perhaps they'll just go into different areas of crime, who knows.
     
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    Bogus argument.

    Those things had been sold leagally in the US in the past, perhaps you can tell us when Pot was?
     
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    Yes. The pot dealers I know have respectable 9-5 jobs and sell weed to supplement their income. They aren't scumbags.

    I hope not.
     
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    Anytime prior to 1936 it was legal, hemp was bought and sold also. It was legal to grow hemp during WWll and even supported by our government.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne9UF-pFhJY]YouTube - Hemp For Victory[/ame]

    In Northen California medical marijuana shops are legally openand people are growing it, this was on CNBC just a night or so ago. MJ is sold on the internet now in Amsterdam, you can google. People can buy plants and grow it if it were legal, the underworld would be overwhelmed by so many legal outlets. I'm not saying there would be zero illegal activity anymore however it would be greatly diminished imho.:cool:
     
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    The war on drugs is a waste of money and time. If people want to hurt themselves with drugs then that's their perogative. As to the "shady drug dealers" becoming legitimate businessmen if drugs became legalized, why would that happen? If you can go down to the store and buy weed with a reputable business why would you continue to do back-alley deals with potentially dangerous individuals? The war on drugs keeps these people in business.
     
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    Those are not US markets, and hemp is not pot.

    As i said, bogus argument.

    So, since you favor a leagal drug trade, you also obviously favor smoking, since pot does significantly more damage to the lungs then tobacco.

    Will you begin to campaign for cigarettes to again be wide spread?
     

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