it is like prohibition in the 20's. it is not working
to have them illeagle, only puts a high profit on them
and draws criminals.
--- Elizabeth Thiers <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> We could tax the wahoozy out of them like we do
> tobacco and alcohol and
> there could be laws protecting purity and content.
> Free up a lot time for
> more hard core criminals.
> Beth t the OT
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> I strongly disagree with this logic. It sounds very
> logical and pragmatic,
> except for one fact. Alcohol, a legal drug, causes
> more deaths, illnesses,
> crime and cost corpoarate America more money than
> all illegal drugs put
> What if we added marijuana, heroin and cocaine to
> the legal drugs????
> Actually I'm not as surprised as you might think.
> By legalizing drugs, and
> taxing them heavily, a portion of the budget deficit
> could be addressed.
> Also, by treating drug abuse problems as a medical
> or psychological issue, a
> large portion of the prison population would go
> away, and IMHO, prisons
> often serve as training centers for criminal
> behavior. I don't have figures
> on this, but it seems like it would be a lot less
> expensive to treat drug
> (offenders?) in the community rather than in the
> penal system.
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