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  •  Even if legalization in CA succeeds (2+ / 0-)
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    wu ming, KenBee

    we're still just talking about pot, huge chunks of which are already supplied domestically.

    The money in the Mexican drug trade comes from cocaine, and no one is talking about legalizing that -- except of course for the nutso Cato Institute and Latin Americanists who see what the coke trade is doing to the region.

    Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
    ¡Boycott Arizona!

    by litho on Sun Oct 24, 2010 at 05:16:27 AM PDT

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    •  in the short term, yes (4+ / 0-)
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      litho, alizard, walkshills, el cid

      in the long term, though, if it passes in CA it will be followed in several western states not long afterwards, and the effects of legalization, whatever they end up being, may have some impact on the broader drug war paradigm. hard to say from right now.

      surf putah, your friendly neighborhood central valley samizdat

      by wu ming on Sun Oct 24, 2010 at 09:50:02 AM PDT

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