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"Nearly half the people in prison are for drug offenses."
originally posted by: peter vlar
a reply to: Enochstask
Right, because ending the war on drugs would jumpstart massive numbers of new users and addicts. Oh wat... No it doesn't. In Portugal for example, it REDUCED the numbers of addicts and regular users of hard drugs, increased treatment options which reduced jail overcrowding and reduced the rates of STD infection. Yes indeed... They have truly failed with their decriminalization and flooded the market haven't they!
Plus, how much would the government save if we legalized drugs altogether?
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: JesseVentura
I am generally for removing prohibition on a great number of narcotic substances. However, I think it would be terminally stupid for the tolerance and acceptance which is justly given to marijuana, to be applied to something like crystal meth.
There are scales to these things.