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  •  I'm with the decriminalization of meth, heroin (1+ / 0-)
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    and cocaine, and treating illness as illness.

    I lean toward the full legalization of heroin for one simple reason - junkies with junk are no threat to anyone.  

    Meth, on the other hand, turns people into fucking monsters after a while.  It's not DEA propaganda.  It fucks up their heads and destroys their ability to feel any degree of empathy for any other living thing.

    Still doesn't make jail magically into an addiction treatment program, of course.

    income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

    by JesseCW on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 01:14:27 AM PDT

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    •  good points Jesse (1+ / 0-)
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      I disagree on across-the-board legalization. And it isn't really the junkies that I'm wprried about, it's the pushers. That said you're absolutely right that putting a person in a little cage is hardly a good method for anything, let alone something like heavily physically addictive drug use.

      Also right on about the evils of meth being no propoganda. But that made me think: The first "illicit" drug most kids come into contact with is marijuana, and I knew from about 10th grade onward that the information I was getting from the government on marijuana was almost complete bullshit. My question: Why should a kid trust anything the DEA says?

      I have a diary drafted right now on this exact subject actually.

      "Every book is like a door"

      by Hammerhand on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 06:44:11 AM PDT

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    •  Doctors don't give prescriptions for "drugs" (0+ / 0-)

      They give them for a certain drug. Because each drug is different.
         Thus the Prohibition people want to lump pot in with heroin and meth, when science would say that is rediculous.

       Don't fall for the argument. It's a distraction.

      ¡Cállate o despertarás la izquierda! - protest sign in Spain

      by gjohnsit on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 07:13:44 AM PDT

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      •  It really not. There is an important question (1+ / 0-)
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        as to whether it's ever ok for Government to tell grown people what drugs they can use to improve their Friday night after a long week.

        Then, if conclude that it is ever ok, there's a whole 'nuther conversation about how Government ought to be telling them that.

        income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

        by JesseCW on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 02:23:48 PM PDT

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