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Originally posted by Helgas2011
There is no war on drugs, its a myth. Drugs is the second biggest economy behind war and is sort trillions of pounds to governments around the world. They don't legalize drugs because it would hand to much profit to separate companies and drive down the price on the street. Bottom line is all countries need the drug trade to survive economically.
Just my view on the world.
Originally posted by sdcigarpig
After looking at the history of the war on drugs, it can be concluded, that it is a failure on several different fronts that can ultimately be traced back to the federal government. The first part is that, the federal government, fails to prevent the flow of illegal narcotics into the country. The federal government knows how such substances are getting into the country, yet does nothing to stem the tide or how to prevent such from getting in. In the process, they leave gaps in the security of the country, cause if illegal narcotics can get in, then so too can other things, that the federal government should be worried about.
Another part is how people are getting hooked on such substances. Part of them did not start out to become hooked on such, rather it started out with going to the doctor and getting prescribed these substances, to help them in one way or another. There is an entire generation of people who were given these substances, that are now having to deal with the choices that were made for them. Children, who are given riddlen and other psychotropic drugs to help deal with behavioral issues, are often the victims in these cases, due to the good intentions of their parents and doctors, yet no study has been conducted about the long term care for such individuals after being on what is considered a class 4 narcotic.
Then there are the users, and how they are handled by the justice system. The solution that was come up with is to put them in jail, yet very little funding goes into a viable treatment to help them overcome their addiction.
Billions are spent on advertisement and keeping the addicts in jail, yet very little of that money is spent on the means and facilities to help them overcome their problem. The ultimate shame of it all, is that the United States would rather lock a person up, and forget about them, putting them into a facility where they can get the harder stuff, than take the time to help them, or even fund programs for the treatment of those who desire to get off of the substances, that would be effective. They came up with a drug that prevents a person from drinking alcohol, yet does nothing to help those who are addicted to say coc aine.
The government would get more for their money, if instead of putting people in jail for such, building a rehab clinic and putting people in there, that way the person can overcome the addiction and detox, instead of incarciration.
Originally posted by CaDreamer
most drug enforcement agencies cost the taxpayer nothing... Texas for example the budget of the entire Texas Department of Public Safety (drug enforcement division) is funded by proceeds from seized assets and cash from drug arrests.
end this endless drug war.....
Originally posted by sdcigarpig
reply to post by Amaterasu
There are some points that can be brought up as part of a disagreement. The first primary is that the Federal government could do more to secure the border. This has been known for a long time, as the flow of illegal immigrants coming into the country, is also bringing in the illegal narcotics as well. If they wanted to start to win the war, then it has to be fought on multiple fronts, the first is putting a choke hold on where the drugs are coming into the country, from other countries. By doing that, making it more and more harder to get into the country and on the streets, then it would have a drastic effect on both ends.
Hooked is a good work and appropriate, as there is a real problem with children that are being born, already addicted to a wide variety of drugs, from prescription painkillers, to the harder drugs. It happens and the healthcare workers are at a lose on what to do. Combine that with the prescription drugs, the class 4 narcotics that are given to children that are highly addictive, and it becomes a greater problem in the long run. What do you do for the child who was prescribed a psychotropic medicine to help control the child’s behavior, knowing that the child will have to go through withdraw symptoms in the long run?
It may not be the legal drugs that are not mentioned, but should be, as they often lead to the harder substances, when they are denied to those who are hooked on them.
Yet they problem that is also there, that is not mentioned, is how the state laws and the federal laws are often at odds, when it comes to cannabis. The state may say it is legal, but federal law will often trump and it leads to more problems in the long run.
If you look at the spending for jail versus the actual treatment and rehab clinics there is a large discrepancy in spending.
The question should be, if cannabis is illegal and not addictive, then why do all of the users of such, still use such, and take the risk of going to jail?
Originally posted by CosmicCitizen
Just ask yourself,
"Qui bono?" or
Originally posted by The_Zomar
Makes me sick! I hate living in this damn country!
We could fix so much if we PRESSURED those in charge, or replaced them with smart people - but the citizens here are too damn busy watching American Idol and being just plain moronic.