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  •  Lowering demand is a an artifact of (2+ / 0-)
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    upside-down moralistic thinking. Blame people for wanting drugs to begin with.

    The problem is grossly amplified by the US refusal to acknowledge "hard" and "Soft" drugs and by the UNRELENTING AMERICAN LAW ENFORCEMENT JIHAD on marijuana. It's far more important than anything else, a fact chiseled in stone with their yearly number so what they spent their time doing.

    Legalize marijuana in America and watch the cartels scramble to replace the $8 billion a year they make (allegedly) off marijuana smuggling. It is so fucking simple but so out of the question for Law Enforcement that LOVES this fucking scam.

    Drug Warriors have wanted this sort of privacy-invading ability since Nixon's day, at the very least.

    •  But think of the poor banks! (0+ / 0-)

      Their money laundering profits will dry up.

      They will go bust.

      Civilization as we know it will end because we all know that you can't have civilization without megabanks.

      But at least we could kick back, get stoned, listen to some tunes and contemplate the absurdity of it all.

    •  I'm with you on this. (0+ / 0-)

      But there is a great paper by an economist, late 80s maybe, who said, with inelastic demand for drugs, you cannot "win" by waging war on supply, only by cutting demand. Economic actors will always fill the pipeline back up.

      And jailing people is not what the guy meant when he said its only by lessening demand that the profits, and hence big problems, go away.

      Obviously Americas drug laws are stupid and Prohibitionist.

      Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

      by dadadata on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 03:14:07 PM PDT

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