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  •  The rise of homebrew meth (0+ / 0-)

       did not occur until the DEA's crackdown on amphetamine diet pills. At one time it was possible to get those little gems from most any doctor. You just had to convince them you had a need to lose some weight. A lot of these pills were diverted to the street market, and thus speed was readily available, and cheap to boot. Since it was a pharmaceutical product,  quality was high and problems caused by impurity were nonexistent. This is not to say you couldn't get strung out; many people did. But we didn't have the problems of toxic waste and chemical exposure of bystanders.

       People will always use drugs. They have done so throughout history. Prohibition causes many more problems than it solves. And it is the cause of this one.

       Drug laws caused the crack "epidemic" too, but that is another story.

    "Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power" -Benito Mussolini

    by happy camper on Fri Aug 04, 2006 at 05:55:22 PM PDT

    •  no one said anything about what you are charging (0+ / 0-)

      we are talking about rounding up and taking out the Mexican cartels and stopping their supply.

      So, everyone's argument here is , NO<please don't stop meth. keep it going, keep it pumping, because people have social ills that requires them to use meth</p>

      Googling Monkeys-R-US -2.75,-3.54

      by Dour on Fri Aug 04, 2006 at 06:10:55 PM PDT

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