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  •  Like tobacco crop supports... (4+ / 0-)
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    samddobermann, sxwarren, MKSinSA, nirbama

    Registered poppy growers, some paid to not grow, some paid to grow less all given incentives and assistance in switching to other crops and local microcredit economic boosts, new local mini industries etc.

    They would be only legally able sell to the government which would destroy and or stockpile it plus a 3rd step covering end users of the drug.

    For it to really work there has to be decrim and needle and controlled use for users in as many advanced countries as possible... and all of that coupled with increased use of drug treatment programs.

    So production and demand are ramped down slowly to a much lower maintenance level eventually while cutting out all the middlemen in the criminal supply chain.

    If the rewards of being in the program are real and widespread there would be minimal growing outside of such a program.

    Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie

    by IreGyre on Sat Jun 27, 2009 at 02:02:42 PM PDT

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