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originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
It's a good start however, and makes way for youths who have long sentences (and in many cases have already served more than 10 years for a small possession charge) to regain their lives.
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
The opposite side of course is that all drug dealers are inextricably linked to the violence of the cartels who produce the product...
If we're talking marijuana only, I guess there would be a select few who grew themselves and had no violence in the plants distribution down the ladder...
Legalise all drugs, teach your children well, their fathers hell is just a go by...
I find this discussion tiresome to say the least, if you want to punish the cartels stop them from making money by legalising the product, never mind if its good, bad or just plain ugly, in modern times Portugal has taken this approach and guess what, drug use among all age groups has gone down significantly. So do you just want to punish evil doers or root out the problem ? Societies interest is supposedly to protect the health of the population we all know the govt does a great job of that, fact is if you legalise drugs they become less attractive to young consumers and if they end up with an addiction anyway at least they can get clean quality products of the pharmacy
giving them more of a chance to recouperate their health and self respect if they kick the habit. That's the way to protect peoples health if that is your genuine concern.
But I'm sure people are only looking at this with a myopic view of the drug trade.
Not intentionally perhaps...
But the pro-pot propaganda is just as strong as the anti-pot propaganda.