The War On Drugs Is Up In Smoke

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    The War On Drugs Is Up In Smoke

    Jacob Hornberger from the Future of Freedom Foundation overviews the history of the War On Drugs and how it is crippling our personal liberties.
     
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    We need to stop the war on drugs for sure. Especially when it comes to Marijuana, that shit is harmless, and it's good for you in some ways too.
     
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    We waste billions of dollars fighting a victimless crime. The money spent incarcerating people who are only harming themselves is a travesty.
    The crime, violence and gang activity directly related to controlling the illegal drug activities would be eliminated by simply controlling the legal access to drugs
     
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    But giving up on the idiotic War on Drugs would be admitting defeat and we don't do that no matter how futile the cause.
     
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    but we don't put the big guys in prison, we send the street level dealers in prison but we don't go after the people bringing in the hard drugs into the country. The Iran Contra is a prime example and there is no way the CIA wants us to end the war on drugs.
    The biggest reason why they won't end the war on drugs is the money, our government throws so much money at it which makes the problem even worse. Organizations like the CIA and DEA would be screwed if that cash flow stopped.
    Watch the HBO documantary which I believe is called THe War on Drugs, the last GReat White Hope or something.
     
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    we need to do what mexico is suppose to be doing, where instead of putting offenders in jail they are sending them to a rehab program.
     
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    All you have to do to see the effects of marijuana is listen to some dopers talk for a while. I think all possession of marijuana should be a felony, and it doesn't even need any penalty associated with it for less than a pound of it, if it's a felony then we could stop at least half the Democrats from voting.

    I love it when the dopers call into Michael Medved and argue about how great marijuana is and why it should be legal. Hilarious!
     
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    :eek: Reefer Madness! :eek:
     
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    So do you get off to locking innocent people in cages with violent criminals or is it just a casual hobby?
     
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