We can't legalize drugs "there is just too much money in it"

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    What she said is 100% true, but I doubt she realizes it, Ragnar. The prison system, especially the privatized ones. All the judges and staff at "drug courts". All the DEA agents. Etc.

    Think on it.

    There's a very powerful group of opponents in the government and sucking on its tit who have a vested interest in perpetuating the cannablisation of our country by prohibiting recreational drug use.
     
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    HRC was having a "senior moment" or "jet lag" I assume, however you are quite correct Madeline. (though admittedly I don't know what "especially the privatized ones" means) There is an entire swath of government as addicted to "the war on drugs" as any individual ever has been to any kind of drug known to man.

    I don't have the knowledge to say what drugs ought to be legal and what drugs ought not be, but at the very least, we need to decriminalise "pot" and like drugs in the worst way.
     
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    Some states, like Florida, have private for-profit companies running some or all of their facilities for a fee, Ragnar. Guess how they feel about decriminalizing any behavior? It's the baby bird syndrome.

    Yanno...."feed me, feed me, feed me!"
     
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    Yeah, I've heard of them and I'm positive the opinion they have on decriminalizing is just what one might expect. (against it) However I just didn't get why "especially" them. If anything a private prison is just a better run, more efficient house of human misery than a State or Fed prison. They don't make law, enforce the law, find people guilty, etc etc. (and there will sadly always be a need for some prisons, they may as well be well run)
     
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    There is too much money being made on the enforcement side too.

    What is the DEA's budget?
    And other law enforcemnt grants and such for illegal drug enforcement?
    Plus privatized prisons make billions off of incarcerated drug felons.
    Lawyers make how much off of them?
    What is Zig Zag's annual sales figures?
     
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    Dun forget all those juicy civil forfeiture laws. How would any police department get by if they couldn't steal from law abiding people?
     
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    Yeah how could I forget the constitutional violation of due process on property seizures.
     
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    2010 DEA budget 2.45 billion.
     
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    Since we've left the fun topic of Clinton's economic stupidity for a more reasonable and thoughtful thread (hey I go with the flow), I saw this article just now...

    Marijuana arrests in New York City skyrocket

    Yeah! NYC must be so much safer now right? :cuckoo:

    And there is talk of Bloomberg one day seeking even higher office? (yeah, OK... pun intended) What a freaking disaster that would be. Just imagine what the police and court resources could accomplish if they went after violent criminals, rapist and thieves.
     
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