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Processed coc aine is available in Colombia for $1500 dollars per kilo and sold on the streets of America for as much as $66,000 a kilo (retail). Heroin costs $2,600/kilo in Pakistan, but can be sold on the streets of America for $130,000/kilo (retail). And synthetics like methamphetamine are often even cheaper to manufacture costing approximately $300 to $500 per kilo to produce in clandestine labs in the US and abroad and sold on US streets for up to $60,000/kilo (retail).
Originally posted by Maverickhunter
What I am saying is that kids are going to more likely have access to drugs and it will be beyond parents control to change that.
which is that you cannot drive when you have a controlled substance in your system.
Plus, the war on drugs is winning, isn't that good reason enough to stop drugs from being legalized?
• High potency marijuana production, smuggling, and distribution by Canada-based Asian DTOs, primarily of Vietnamese ethnicity, is increasing.
• Higher potency marijuana is now being produced from cannabis cultivated in large outdoor grow sites in California by Mexican and Asian criminal groups.
• Large-scale cannabis cultivation by Mexican criminal groups is expanding beyond California to more areas in the Pacific Northwest and, to a much more limited extent, eastern states.
• The availability of Mexican heroin is increasing, albeit slightly, in eastern heroin markets traditionally supplied by South American heroin.
• Mexican DTOs increasingly are transporting and distributing South American heroin in eastern U.S. drug markets, on behalf of Colombian DTOs.
• Continued declines in heroin production in South America could result in increased availability of Mexican and Asian heroin in eastern U.S. heroin markets.
• Although overall heroin demand appears to be stable, increased levels of abuse among young adults have been noted in some areas
Other Dangerous Drugs
• Since 2004 Canada-based Asian criminal groups (primarily ethnic Vietnamese and Chinese) have been expanding MDMA distribution and have significantly elevated MDMA availability.
• The arrests of several major PCP producers in Southern California (the primary location for domestic PCP production) has caused a decrease in the availability of PCP in the region and will most likely affect availability in the rest of the United States.
• '___' abuse still remains low after a major DEA operation conducted in 2001 dismantled a major '___' producing and trafficking organization
Additionally, the police would then be allowed to use illegal drugs to get information out of people illegally. That would make them able to manipulate your body by giving you some stimulant that they could change how you feel at the time.
if alcohol was legalized to minors more and more people would be buying it
The FDA would legalize all drugs if it felt like legalizing all drugs.
So we should live our lives only by what the FDA feels like?
I see no reason to disallow recreational drugs, solely based on their feelings, if I wish to do a recreational drug that would be by choice. How someone I’ve never met before feels about it does not come into play.
If I as an adult choose to do a recreational drug for non medicinal purposes the FDA’s morals on getting high should not come into play, only their job of ensuring my safety. What they should be looking at is does this substance do what it is supposed to do, e.g. does smoking this joint lead to a high. Or will this coc aine cause severe harm?
If the FDA were to legalize all of them they'd have to test all of them on other people and even though they may be harmful they have to list down what effects they have, and how effective they were in achieving those.
That already happens, the experiment has been on going, and expanding as we find more ways to get high. Every time someone OD’s hospital staff have a list of question to ask them, and a whole battery of tests to perform.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Originally posted by Maverickhunter
The fifth amendment says nothing about the police interrogating someone for drugs, in the strict interpretation of the word.
Additionally, the police would then be allowed to use illegal drugs to get information out of people illegally.
The fifth amendment does not rule out the idea of the police interrogating suspects.
So, are you saying because there are higher amounts of drugs increased and being trafficked that we should give up on the war on drugs and let them pay for taxes
If you meant, that there shouldn't be a lack of regulations, then why did you say that all drugs should be legalized?
How could hospitals asking someone questions and making them do tests to perform be the same as testing illegal drugs on patient and how does it have to do with making people high?