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  •  If the only thing opium did was to alleviate pain, (1+ / 0-)
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    it wouldn't be controversial. You know it. Also, a lot of poisons are natural. Ricin, for example. Does it mean we should be consuming them?

    •  perhaps adults could be free (1+ / 0-)
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      to make their own choices as to their own relationship with things that grow.

      If I go out to my Mom's flower garden and process a little papaver to see what it's all about, does that make me a criminal?

      "Mr. Obama needs to put forward a comprehensive plan and fight for it. If he loses to obstructionist Republicans, Americans will know who is to blame."---NYT

      by claude on Sun Sep 04, 2011 at 07:41:52 AM PDT

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    •  Huh? That's your argument? (0+ / 0-)

      Of course no one thinks you should eat poisons. Get a grip.
      But the billions wasted on trying to eradicate a weed is simply insanity.
      Cannabis is harmless. No one has ever died from ingesting it or from an overdose. There is NO reason to keep it illegal.
      besides saving billions now wasted on the bogus "War on Drugs" we would see billions in revenue from new products, regulation, etc.
      Alcohol can kill you, but it's legal. Prohibition didn't work with that and it isn't working with drugs.

      A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. Franklin D. Roosevelt

      by MA Liberal on Sun Sep 04, 2011 at 02:12:18 PM PDT

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