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      03-23-2016, 08:53 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by fravel View Post
Yeah, I don't think we're on the same side of why we think it's a failure. My views stem from the belief that we are wasting way too much time, energy and money chasing and prosecuting what are otherwise non-violent offenders. Sure, there is also an element of violent offenders, but we've created the cartels and the hard criminals by giving them a black market in which to operate. They don't care about the drugs, they care about the money.

If we were to legalize, regulate and tax drugs a la alcohol, the black market would dry up, drug-related crime will drop off, we'd create thousands of jobs and the influx of income from the taxes would be huge.
Because of some medical benefits I could see that with pot maybe but the weed isn't the cartels bread and butter. Methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine are. Soul killers as well as the opiate prescription epidemic. When doctors are dealers we've got a problem.
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