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    Given a choice, I dont think introducing yet another drug is a good thing.  If we could go back in time and make sure alcohol was never "invented" it would be a good thing.  If we could go back in time and wipe out canabis, poppies and coca, it would be a good thing.  

    64 is going to pass and its going to be a mess.

    It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

    by ksuwildkat on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 10:38:51 PM PST

    •  introducing a new drug? (3+ / 0-)
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      splashy, LucidObfuscator, rat racer

      I had my first joint at the Denver Family Dog at the Doors NYE show in 1967 during my senior year in H.S. The first month I could get a MM card I got one...
      Outside of military I have lived in Colorado 58 of my 62 years...
      Outside of chosen CD my only criminal record are 3 pot busts..
      I have had friends spend months in County jail for an oz...

      How big of a mess is MM? ah none.
      If we could back in time? ah but we can't..
      It is time to stop giving Colorado citizens a criminal record that fucks with their employment..It is time to stop police busting and arresting citizens of color many more times than us pale people...

      It is time to take a chunk of the profit that feed Denver Gangs..
      It is time to legalize it...

    •  Liquor was invented long ago (1+ / 0-)
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      LucidObfuscator

      Historians state the alembic was probably invented around AD 200 - 300 by Maria the Jewess, or Zósimo of Panoplies an Egyptian alchemist and his sister Theosebeia, who invented many types of stills and reflux condensers.

      It has medicinal properties too if you control your intake.

      The thing is, there are some things that are going to be done regardless of whether it's legal or not. With things like drug use, there are only three options:

      1. Have the government supply it, tax it, and use the proceeds to deal with the repercussions of that usage, if any.

      2. Have private enterprise supply it, tax it, and use the proceeds to deal with the repercussions of that usage, if any.

      3. Make it illegal, and have criminals and violent people supply it, with no taxes to deal with the repercussions of that usage, if any. This one promotes the most violence, and the worst problems, turning huge numbers into criminals for no good reason.

      Women create the entire labor force. Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

      by splashy on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 01:23:57 AM PST

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