Give me a break, KitKat
2.) You'll never get the privatized prisons which help to keep people incarcerated due to its business, to ever allow for legal pot, neither will Alcohol, and tobacco companies, and let's not forget all the anti-anxiety meds on the market, those corporations have a lot to do with what stays illegal and legal.
Give me a break, KitKat
In Colorado where medical marijuana is already legal, dispensary shops outnumber Starbucks. It's widely accessible to anyone who wants it, and guess what, the sky is not falling. Time to move past the outdated fears, and put some common sense policies into effect such as limiting purchase quantities, age requirements, generating revenue for the state, etc.
The amendment is currently polling just above 50%, which is very encouraging, but we'll see what happens on election day.
It SHOULD be left up to the states, but you just know the federal government would be licking its chops at the prospect of all the tax revenue if enough states were on board. A state by state model, with different statutes and regulations, would never be feasible. So the federal government takes over, but first studies have to be one, task forces assembled, speeches on the Hill, legislators clamoring for their districts to gain federal dispensaries... it would be a bureaucratic nightmare.
It's not a straw man, it's the truth. Heroin and cocaine is a burgeoning problem in my town. Marijuana is passé. Legalize marijuana and you still have 16 year olds in rehab trying to get off junk. You think the solution is to legalize heroin? It's not alcohol; even if it was legal you still wouldn't be able to buy it in a corner store.This is a classic straw man argument, but in my opinion, yes they should be legalized. The demand and accessibility are relatively high regardless of the substances being illegal. Eliminating the manufactured black market will bring crime rates down dramatically. Drug addictions should be treated as medical conditions not crimes.
Didn't we learn anything from Prohibition and the failed War on Drugs?
Drug addicts tend to not hold jobs or insurance...
You want to legalize hard drugs...
You want addiction to hard drugs to be covered as a normal medical condition...
Don't ****ing whoa me dude... I don't know if you just didn't think through what you were saying given your past stances here or what...
I don't expect the position to be popular, but it is ironic that the supposed party of personal freedom and small government has the exact opposite stance on recreational drug use.
There are millions of marijuana users who holds jobs and have medical insurance.Drug addicts tend to not hold jobs or insurance...
It will never happen, but that is my position on principal. Off topic discussion though.You want to legalize hard drugs...
No, I want possession and use not to be treated as a crime, and addiction to be categorized as a medical condition like alcoholism. This has nothing to do with insurance.You want addiction to hard drugs to be covered as a normal medical condition...
Yes, it's been thought through and quite honestly, I don't think you have a good grasp of my stances or views. This isn't the first time you've miscategorized me.Don't ****ing whoa me dude... I don't know if you just didn't think through what you were saying given your past stances here or what...
Legalization will come. 100 years from now folks will giggle about pot being illegal.
Huge opiate problems on Long Island. So bad that there are shortages of OxyContin. Just ask your local pusher.
You say there is a 'problem'. I want to know your definition of a drug problem. Kids are doing drugs. Ok, that is not new. I’m an old fart and it went on in my high school. I hypothetically maybe might have acted as an undercover agent who studied these activities first hand. Yeah that’s the ticket.
My 'problem' is that your posts sound gossipy and uninformed.
What is a drug problem iu suburban (wealthy?) NJ shore town?
Are kids, you know showing up late to class?
Talking back to their parents?
Being rude to the lunch lady?
or is it creating truly bad behavior:
or stealing cars?
or mugging old people?