Switzerland Rejects Libertaranism For Pot

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    Its for people that are already addicted
     
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    All white powders are bad for you.

    Heroin, coccaine, flour, sugar,.....
     
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    The heroin program must have some merit... 30 years in to it and almost 70% of voters voted to keep paying for it.

    The rejection of pot is a completely separate issue that happened to be on the same ballot and linking the stories the way the article does is sensationalist bullshit.

    -Joe
     
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    They just don't want millions of oppressed stoners seeking political refuge status.

    Speaking as one of that oppressed minority, I'd seek political asylum if there was a nation that actually offered such relief from the insanity.
     
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    I'm against the government telling people what drugs they can and cannot take. The people should be able to decide. And if someone is, say, driving while under the influence (where they put others in danger), they should be punished severely (e.g., jail time, loss of license, fines, etc.). The government (i.e., the people) also shouldn't have to pay for addicts to get better. If they want help, they'll need to pay for that help. If they don't have the money, they could perhaps get a government-backed loan that MUST BE payed back in full (with interest) after their treatment.
     
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    No we don't give heroin addicts heroin.

    We give them drugs which are essantially just as deadly and addictive, but cost 100 times more than legal heroin would cost (if they legalized it, I mean) because that way the pharmacuetical companies can make much much more money in keeping people addicted to drugs still under patent.
     
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    Alcohol can kill you and is addictive. Heroin has a bad rap, if it's pure and taken in the proper quanitities it won't kill anyone. However it's a good idea not to use it. The therapeutic approach to dealing with addicts is far better than using the criminal justice system to hammer them into the ground.

    Bad stuff that they didn't approve the legalisation of dope though. But you know why? The Swiss are so, well, neat and tidy and those dope users........:lol:
     
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