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  • Of course its a success!!

    Of all the coast guard trips out into the gulf, Atlantic, or pacific that costs about 50-60,000 per trip they come back with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of drugs that get stopped before reaching the US so that we don't have to pay way more money on the police catching the dealers/users that have way less drugs yet over a wider range of area an once we do catch these people we have to provide things for them in prison. While if we just catch them on the ocean we take away their drugs either sink it an record what all was their or take it back to land an incinerate it while we take these foreign drug mules back to their country so their government can deal with their punishment rather than us

  • Since when is a 20% reduction in use a "failure"?

    N 1978, 25 million Americans used an illegal drug once a month, when our population was 280 million. In 2009, there were 21 million illegal drug users, a decrease of 20 percent. Since when is a 20 percent decrease a failure?

    Ninety-two percent of Americans do not use illegal drugs. Drugs are not as available as they were 40 years ago, and fewer people are dying of heroin overdose deaths.

    In 1976, we had more than 500,000 heroin addicts and over 2,000 heroin overdose deaths. This has decreased significantly; currently there are 200,000 heroin users, less than half the number of 35 years ago and half the heroin overdose deaths.

    Our prisons are overcrowded; not because casual users of marijuana are in prison. Less than 1 percent of all inmates in state prisons are there because of the use or possession of marijuana. They are in prison because of other charges, some involving drugs but for sale or trafficking. They are also there because we do not have enough drug courts, which have recidivism rates of 16 percent compared to 45 percent for offenders not in those programs. They are in prison because we have a probation system that is ineffective and because we tolerate a high crime rate and have more gun dealers than gas stations.

    The federal government has invested time and money and lives in fighting drug abuse, but the social costs for treatment, lost productivity, accidents and crime are 10 times higher. We need to do more in prevention and treatment. That is true, but we shouldn't discount the effort that has gone on and we need to use REAL established facts, not opinion.

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  • Patients not Criminals

    The war on drugs has taken mentally ill people who've made bad decisions in order to escape reality and treated them like criminals. This is not a solution. The War on Drugs has prevented the healthy healing of people by punishing them rather than make them not need drugs in the first place.

  • Patients not Criminals

    The war on drugs has taken mentally ill people who've made bad decisions in order to escape reality and treated them like criminals. This is not a solution. The War on Drugs has prevented the healthy healing of people by punishing them rather than make them not need drugs in the first place.

  • Patients not Criminals

    The war on drugs has taken mentially ill people who've made bad decisions in order to escape reality and treated them like criminals. This is not a solution. The War on Drugs has prevented the healthy healing of people by punishing them rather than make them not need drugs in the first place.

  • This 'War' is Racist.

    It legalizes institutional racism. African Americans are arrested for marijuana possession far more often 716/100,00 people for blacks, compared to the white's 192/100,00. Added to this, it leaves the statistically most dangerous drug,, Alcohol, legal. Compared to things such as psilocybin mushrooms, which have no recorded kills, it's positively staggering.

  • Also regarding drugs

    Its ok if some provide functional deficits and changes consistent with brain damage, if their lots of research in their bullshit efficacy, and more to the point if it has the financial backing of a corporation.

    Http://mentalhealthdaily.Com/2015/07/03/antipsychotics-and-brain-damage-shrinkage-volume-loss/

    You see such things don't even fucking work to begin with in any way shape nor form, let alone do they produce viable standards of life for those on them, but once again. If some bullshit authority tells you to take them when they don't work, despite the brain damage they induce, and tells you of the horrors of illicit drugs, while promoting shit like this instead well.... Its time to question the nature of the things folks.

  • Drugs are bad.

    Unless their produced by pharmaceutical entities, If a corporation can pay for legislation and find a target demographic, and find off label uses to some hazardous substance, its all good. Amphetamines are a prime example of this. Its an epidemic, but its seemingly quite alright to be given to rambunctious tykes to drug them out of coherency. What isn't ok is for someone to make a choice to use something of their own will for their own purpose in their own body, i mean its not as if the message is by stating that you can't put this nor that in ones body some sort of ownership is indeed insinuated.

  • Abe Lincoln said it best

    Lincoln wasn't a drinker and knew from his own father how destructive alcohol could be--but hejre's what he thought about making alcohol illegal: “Prohibition... Goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes... A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.”

  • Is this even a question?

    The fact you can go on the street and in 10 min find anything you want tells you its a failure. Plus you are locking up your neighbors and good people because they smoke weed. Its absolutely insane and stupid. How is this even an argument? It should be 100% no it doesn't work. Prohibition on alcohol was a failure too and now that its legal, you don't see Budweiser hiring thugs to kill Anheiser Busch.

  • Drugs are cheaper now than ever.

    Street prices for cocaine have dropped ~75% over the last 30 years. Similar stats can be found for other hard drugs. Prohibition does not work and efforts of the federal government to win this war have proved this. I live in a metropolitan area and see more drugs on the street every day.


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