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originally posted by: LSU2018
did you stay at home while you did it and not leave until you were sober enough?
And do you trust other people to be the same?
We have rehab facilities. I'm talking about facilities specifically designated for those who want to go get high/stoned/soup sandwich level... After their high wears off, they can leave. Put some tvs and games in every room to occupy them until they're satisfied.
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Bloodworth
Isn't that the mission?
However, Border Patrol seizure figures demonstrate that marijuana flows have fallen continuously since 2014, when states began to legalize marijuana. After decades of no progress in reducing marijuana smuggling, the average Border Patrol agent between ports of entry confiscated 78 percent less marijuana in fiscal year (FY) 2018 than in FY 2013.
Time- US legalization has hit cartels.
So it's serving it's purpose.
Question, how are cartels getting heroin from Afghanistan?
originally posted by: Ansuzrune
a reply to: shooterbrody
Legalization would be ok if it were the pot I smoked in the early 70s. The product today makes the old seem like field hemp. I have not touched the stuff since 1982.
I have a patient smoking the stuff 24/7. He does not work. He went to jail for assault. He flipped out. There is evidence overuse can lead to psychosis in some people.
originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: KnoxMSP
I work in an area that places me up close and personal with substance abusers from every walk of life, young and old.
It never ceases to amaze me how someone that has never been in an area before, can find a place to buy drugs and a place to hang, until the money runs out, in less than ten minutes on arrival.
They can, and will find their drugs. I have had patients that were hospitalized for detox, and in rehab centers, that are supposed to be secure, still manage to get their hands on drugs.
A war on anything is a never ending saga. As soon as you wipe out one source another will pop up sooner, and will likely double. It is like trying to cut the snakes from Medusa's head.
We know that the war on drugs is an abysmal failure, for the addict. There is only one way to stop the sale of drugs, and that is for people to stop buying them. If risk of death, living in your own filth and the filth of strangers, if sleeping on the ground and allowing your body to be used at will, by anyone that comes along with a hit, is not enough to stop them from using, it is going to be near impossible for anyone that thinks they have a humane answer to this problem, to find anything to successfully work, as long as the person is still drug seeking.
I don't know what the answer is, but I know that any war on drugs does nothing for the substance abuser. Now as far as the government and big corporations, well.... It looks like business is booming.
originally posted by: RalagaNarHallas
a reply to: CriticalStinker
eh the only deaths from pot are the people with the blackmarket "vape pen" set ups that are getting popcorn lung or what ever its called
originally posted by: roadgravel
When this war gets going, people will get to see real terrorism.
Wives and children of the authorities involved butchered. Lots of those authorities killed.
But it will take some losses to win so people will be OK with it. Right?
originally posted by: KnoxMSP
originally posted by: JoeGee
You have this idea in your head that we legalize weed and our problems go away.
Are you aware that since we've been becoming more leanant with marijuana, drug cartels have been expanding more into the heroin business?
Are you saying we should legalize heroin?
Yes. People will find it if they want it anyways. At least legal there is no shady fentanly laced stuff,or shady dealers, and we can provide programs for rehab instead of jail for possession charges with the tax revenue from it.
How do people not understand that people WILL get their drugs, no matter what? Doesn't matter the legality of it.
If you have a heart defect, pot probably isn't right for you.
NO ... They wont! If you get rid of the supply, the demand is pointless because there wont be one. Again... it's not a one step process. More needs to go into this.
neither is viagra but that is "different"