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  •  There are two different profit centers (9+ / 0-)

    The obvious one is the drug trade itself in which the CIA has aided and abetted for decades but the other is comprised of (in part) the US prison system (now largely privately run), all of the federal agencies (and their employees, equipment etc) that are employed to "stop" the drugs - DEA, Customs, etc., etc., drug testing industries (a friend told me he was recently billed $1200 for a drug test he had to take) and even the pharmaceutical companies who I'm sure would like marijuana to remain illegal. Lots of people wouldn't need their Prozac if they could smoke some pot.

    The whole thing is one huge clusterfuck that, IMHO, can only be fixed by decriminalizing pretty much everything - not just cannabis but everything. I'm quite certain I'll never live to see that day, unfortunately.

    Great diary - thanks!

    This ain't no party. This ain't no disco. This ain't no foolin' around!

    by Snud on Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 09:52:03 AM PST

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