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originally posted by: underwerks
originally posted by: LSU2018
originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: Arnie123
I especially love the Legalize everything to "cut off" the supply chain, lmfao, they will simply re-orient and boom back in the game.
No drug user is going to buy higher-priced lower quality illegal drugs when they can legally go to the doctor and get it cheaper and better. No one in places where cannabis is legalized is going around buying crappy Mexican brick weed when they can just walk in a dispensary.
Do you honestly think weed is gonna be higher in quality once the feds start diluting it and filtering it like they did to cigarettes?
How does someone “filter” and dilute cannabis? And why would anyone buy it if they did?
That isn’t being done anywhere in the world that it’s legal. From your comments it’s seems you have really don’t have a lot of knowledge about drugs or drug culture.
Top hitman reveals the two things that spook drug lords like Escobar and Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán
so yeah send them to colorado supermax jails
According to Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez — Pablo Escobar's top hitman — extradition to the US is the fate that drug barons like Escobar and Guzmán fear most. In the jails and prisons of Latin America, kingpins often exercise a great deal of influence. While detained at Puente Grande Federal Prison from 1993 to 2001, for example, Guzmán was allowed to host his family for a vacation inside the prison grounds, held multiple parties for friends, and had female inmates brought to the all-male jail for his enjoyment, Mexican journalist Anabel Hernandez says. The US legal and prison systems, however, strip drug barons of their power.
other members have said targeted missile strikes (i feel that has too much risk as how the narcos are embedded in civilian areas) so instead of launching expensive missiles put bounty's on them out spend the cartel ,the cartel uses Fear,money,and corruption as one of its main weapons take that away by instead of the bribed cop looking the other way you pay his ass to turn into the cartel higher ups. have mexico agree to help pay for the bounties and in exchange we lock the bastards up for life where they spend 23 hours in a cell for the rest of their lives ,we have a prison industrial complex allready built may as well lock the actual dangerous people up vs pot heads etc .
In an interview with Univision, Velásquez elaborated on another thing that scared traffickers: "wanted" posters. As one of the few surviving members of Escobar's Medellín cartel, Vásquez, commonly referred to as "Popeye," claimed that the "king of coc aine" once told him, "Popeye, we're dead," after seeing his face on a "wanted" poster. "The 'wanted' poster is very dangerous for us as bandits because you go to a store to buy a drink and there's your photo. Someone sees it on TV and knows you are worth US$10 million," Popeye said.
so throw in latin america and the desertions of the mexican army and it helps explain that they get most of the "big" items come from the international gun trade or from legit military sources
Mexicans have a right to own firearms, but legal purchase from the single Mexican gun shop in Mexico City, controlled by the Army, is extremely difficult. Guns smuggled into Mexico are sometimes obtained at gunshops in the United States and carried across the US-Mexico border. In other cases the guns are obtained through Guatemalan borders or stolen from the police or military. Consequently, black market firearms are widely available. Many firearms are acquired in the U.S. by women with no criminal history, who transfer their purchases to smugglers through relatives, boyfriends and acquaintances who then smuggle them to Mexico a few at a time. The most common smuggled firearms include AR-15 and AK-47 type rifles, and FN 5.7 caliber semi-automatic pistols. Many firearms are purchased in the United States in a semi-automatic configuration before being converted to fire as select fire machine guns. Mexico seized in 2009 a combined total of more than 4,400 firearms of the AK-47 and AR-15 type, and 30% of AK-47 type rifles seized have been modified to select fire weapons, effectively creating assault rifles. There are multiple reports of grenade launchers being used against security forces, and at least twelve M4 Carbines with M203 grenade launchers have been confiscated. It was believed that some of these high powered weapons and related accessories may have been stolen from U.S. military bases. However, most U.S. military grade weapons such as grenades and light anti-tank rockets are acquired by the cartels through the huge supply of arms left over from the wars in Central America and Asia. It has been reported that there have been 150,000 desertions from the Mexican army during 2003 to 2009. Stated another way, about one-eighth of the Mexican army deserts annually. Many of these deserters take their government-issued automatic rifles with them while leaving. Some of those weapons originate from the USA. It has been determined that at least some of the M203 grenade launchers and M16A2 assault rifles cited above are of counterfeit origin manufactured for the cartels, possibly to resemble the weapons carried by the Mexican Special Forces.
Weed does sometimes get other things added to it to intensify the high. Embalming fluid and PCP are two things I have known to be added to weed. Embalming fluid definitely isn't just a myth.
originally posted by: RalagaNarHallas
a reply to: LSU2018
cannabis is traditionally not cut with anything other then europe which likes "spliffs" where ya mix tobacco with it or have it rolled into those cheap ciggarillos . on the "street" some people used to soak it in embalming fluid but that may have been a urban myth. modern medical cannabis states potency strain and sub type so no i dont think the government would "step" on it so to speak but they may tax the bejesus out of it letting street/homegrown still be an option
pot isnt like heroine or coke that gets cut with fentynil baby powder etc or meth that is made with god knows what
originally posted by: ChefFox
a reply to: CriticalStinker
I say the first volley in this war should be federally legalizing weed.
No you shouldn't.Legalizing weed makes things much worse. You would see a rapid of junkies on the streets without the police arresting them for doing so. Burn the weed fields.
Medical Marijuana hasnt helped my family member with her condition.
Women killed in Mexican cartel murders had alleged ties to sex cult Nxivm
The outpost Mormon community in Mexico is where underlings of Nxivm leader Keith Raniere recruited young women to work as nannies in an upstate New York compound run by the accused cult — suggesting at least in part that the jobs would get the girls away from their home region’s drug violence, according a man hired by Raniere to produce a documentary about the group...