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Brian White
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posted 18 December 2006 05:03 PM      Profile for Brian White   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I saw a program from the states that showed retired cops (some with 15 or 20 years service in the drug squads) going round the states trying to get them to legalise ALL street drugs.
Basically the thinking is this. About a hundred years ago, before prohibition, there was 1.4% of the population addicted to drugs. Now after about a hundred years, (and lots of new designer drugs) the figure is 1.5%. (And that is the hard drugs not pot)
I am not the most social person but I have known at least 2 people who said "Cokaine is a great drug" "but I couldnt afford it so i quit"
Clearly cases of nonaddiction and recreational use.
They say that all we are doing is tortureing addicts and making billionaires out of drug dealers. Because most users are recreational and never get addicted.
The cops said that the addicts on the streets couldnt possibly finance that huge industry so then What is the bluddy point of prohibition?
Just a makework project.
I have never toked in my life and I probably wouldnt even if it was legal.
But I dont see why my friends have to risk their lives buying stuff that might be laced with god knows what type of addictive garbage.
Legalise it, let people grow it for themselves or for barter (with purity testing) and lets have a normal society.

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