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Wed Mar 2, 2016, 02:35 AM

Why the War on Drugs is a Huge Failure



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Reply Why the War on Drugs is a Huge Failure (Original post)
MellowDem Mar 2016 OP
Fozzledick Mar 2016 #1
bemildred Mar 2016 #2
madokie Mar 2016 #3

Response to MellowDem (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 02:50 AM

1. No, It's a successful fraud.

It was never intended to actually reduce drug use, only to exploit it.

Many of the "unintended consequences" listed were its real goals.

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Wed Mar 2, 2016, 09:02 AM

2. Yes, but failure can become a way of life for some. nt

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Wed Mar 2, 2016, 09:33 AM

3. I've said it before and I'll say it again

drugs should be dealt with in the medical profession not in the judicial system.

The navy lied to me back in boot camp in '67 telling me how bad pot was and all the things it would do to me to the point that I realized there must be some good for them to go to such lengths to convince me how bad it was. So naturally I had to try it and I must say that other than an arrest for possession it never caused me any harm at all and I smoked the weed for 40 some odd years. No longer do due to my health but I used to smoke like a train. I was subjected to all kinds of bad ass drugs due to the unlawful nature of the weed because many of the same people who sold weed also had the other drugs to sell too. I got to know many of the real drugies like meth users through that channel. I thank my lucky stars that I never liked the rush of speed or the down of downers so I stayed clean other than pot. Oh and those other people who liked the ups and downs are all mostly dead now and many have been for years and mostly due to their drug usage. again I thank my lucky stars that I don't like the ups and downs but I did like the weed though. I'd still partake of the weed if my health allowed it.

When I graduated from high school in may of '66 I'd never heard of marijuana or of the drug culture at all. If I'd never gone to the navy I'd probably never had tried pot because I wasn't around it in my civilian life.

ETA: I remember as I was leaving for the Navy my dad telling me not to take cigarettes from strangers and it was a long time before I figure out what the fuck he was talking about.
true story

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