posted on Feb, 9 2009 @ 07:23 PM
I am a conservative an I am all for the end of "prohibition" on certain drugs. Hell, a good % the junkies are on legal drugs like Oxycontin
Prohibition made the mafia in the 1900's.
Have the tobacco companies grow it, package it, serialize each cigarette, and sell them only in liquor stores with a "special" debit card (prepaid
by registered user).
Each cigarette / joint would be serialized and if anyone except the registered user is caught with one (especially anyone underage of 21 for example
for sure) they (they registered buyer) would be subject to a mandatory $1,000 fine and community service or something similar (yeah dopehead, you have
to be responsible). That way we can require registered users to have a drug safe at home and a package lock to keep it out of the wrong hands. (use
the gun grabbers tactics for this one)
Undercut the price of illegal drugs by like 90%, most of the cost would be tax anyway (if you didn't know a whole carton of cigarettes costs less
than $3 to produce and ship, the rest is profit margin and taxes so we can easily do this with marijuana, price it cheaper than anything illegal and
pretty much make it unprofitalbe to smuggle # into the country. And if anyone can grow the crap and package it, and make it cheap, it would be the
tobacco companies (no advertising ever by the way).
Just an idea but hey, I don't want this crap on the street either BUT we have failed, failed, failed! And we have no hope for success by maintaining
prohibition. Might as well make the profit for ourselves to fund SCHIP and get rid of the prime drivers for the criminals.
One thing is needed, immediate saliva test to see if your "under the influence" so if your driving your busted for DUI just like booze.
Also, use at your own risk... your employer can still can you if you test positive and charge you more for health insurance (just like us smokers).
Just because it is legal doesn't mean you can't get fired for using it.
Seems similar to the 20's don't it.... gangs machine gunning each other in gang wars for the profit.
That pretty much died out shortly after prohibition was lifted... learn from history on this one. Take the profit out of the illegal activity and it
pretty much goes away.
[edit on 9-2-2009 by infolurker]