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View Diary: Exit strategy to War on Marijuana? (40 comments)

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  •  decriminalization, de-escalation (none)
    From what I heard, marijuana is neither particularly addictive nor behavior altering in a major way.  Moreover, many societies in the past had legal marijuana without particularly bad consequences.

    For all illegal drugs it should be studied if a drastic reduction in penalties to ordinary users and possesors of small amounts would not improve the WOD.  Too much money is spend on prisons and policing, and too few on rehabilitations, and the resources are finite.

    •  So many prisons (none)
      are private these days.  I wonder if their lobby would really fight this.  The war on drugs has been quite the boon to them.

      Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act. - Orwell

      by TracieLynn on Tue Jul 19, 2005 at 12:26:49 PM PDT

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      •  I also think (none)
        We should abolish private prisons.  The last thing we need is prisoners being put under the control of private companies, and their powerful lobbies pushing Congress to make spitting in public a felony.

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