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  •  but not in Oklahoma (1+ / 0-)
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    Cato come back

    the difference before the passage of this law and after is absolutely striking. not only are many fewer meth-heads even to be seen, but there are many fewer labs --- and many fewer children being rescued from meth-addicted parents.

    my sister works in a hospital on a children's psychiatric unit. for years, most of the kids were from meth households --- but not anymore. these days, that's becoming a rarity.

    etc.

    so maybe the laws in Oklahoma have gotten you zilch, but you're not in Oklahoma --- and they've done quite a lot for me and everyone i know here.

    •  We'll probably have to agree to disagree (2+ / 0-)
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      cookiebear, Cato come back

      I'll have to look into some hard data in OK as well. Along with rates for the use of other similar substances [like coke, crank, pharmaceutical speed, etc.], incarceration rates & other possible factors - such as people moving on to where the supply is. I tend not to trust annecdotal accounts as perception is often altered by expectation and correlation does not prove causation.

      But even if there has been improvement in OK on the meth front due to these laws specifically, this does not change the fact that the history of drug interdiction in this country is, on the whole, a complete failure and that it is time we finally end the "war on drugs".

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