Saturday, November 18, 2006

The Futile War on Drugs

The war on drugs has been waging since 1971. Almost every day for the last thirty years there's some story in the news about a big drug bust. Yet the supply of drugs seems endless, even with new and sometimes deadly variations popping up. Is it better to continue the war or just legalize drugs? Read more...

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Categories: Drugs, Marijuana, Hemp, Alcohol

6 Comments:

At 10:22 PM, Blogger EuroYank said...

Its work for the cops, and a nice retirement plan for the lawyers, and the politicians make out well too, and the prisons and the prison guards, and do not forget all the local, county and state bureaucrats that also earn a good living on enforcement. It also keeps the disadvantaged class in its place, and keeps them from getting involved in politics, or causing trouble, or questioning the lack of programs and alternatives.

 
At 10:24 PM, Blogger EuroYank said...

Oh I almost forgot, the money also funds CIA operations in third world countries and helps fund the arms trade. Not a bad deal for government at all levels.

 
At 9:24 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

Yea not a bad idea. The money can be found keeping our U.S. economy alive. This "war on drugs" is great.

 
At 8:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Euroyank hasgot it pegged, too bad we don't want to stimulate our economy by producing textiles from hemp,more paper per acre than trees, from hemp, help chronic pain sufferers with hemp,...put drug dealers out of business, get taxes from legal business, No, better to pay farmers NOT to grow things.... I am just to pissed off to go on about the benefits to legalization.....I am gonna go have a smoke, nicotine is legal...barely

 
At 7:03 PM, Anonymous Chuck said...

The War On Drugs has been one of the biggest flops in American history. I think this is rather well documented by now.

 
At 11:40 AM, Blogger Jill said...

I'm afraid it is just another war that we will lose.

 

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