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    This reason right here makes me want it legalized! The problem is, we still have the meth problem, the heroin problem............. Do we also legalize drugs like that to take the power out of the hands of the cartels?

    Farmers in the storied “Golden Triangle” region of Mexico’s Sinaloa state, which has produced the country’s most notorious gangsters and biggest marijuana harvests, say they are no longer planting the crop. Its wholesale price has collapsed in the past five years, from $100 per kilogram to less than $25.
    “It’s not worth it anymore,” said Rodrigo Silla, 50, a lifelong cannabis farmer who said he couldn’t remember the last time his family and others in their tiny hamlet gave up growing mota. “I wish the Americans would stop with this legalization.”
    Now wouldn't you think that law enforcement would be jumping for joy over news like this?
    Of course our law enforcement has a different take. DEA chief of operations James Capra told senators this January that legalization "scares us" and is "reckless and irresponsible."

    Marijuana accounted for nearly half of all the drug arrests over the last 20 years.
    https://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/...n-drug-cartels
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    I'm with you on this and what many fail to realize marujuana was once legal,does far less harm than liquor and has taken up way too much of our law enforcements time and energy away from serious dangerous drugs,not to mention the countless individuals incarcerated for simple possession. I watched a program about the legalization in Colorado and it appears to be working for them both socially and economically,glad to see its having an effect on the Cartels in Mexico.
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    capmac, I have personally never understood the stigma associated with Marijuana. I think billions have been wasted on this war on drugs. I understand the dilemma with the more powerful, addictive drugs but the Marijuana situation is a joke IMO.
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    Default Re: Marijuana legalization hurting Mexican drug cartels

    A brief history of what led to the criminalization of Marijuana.


    http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2010...united-states/

    A popular film from the period was Reefer Madness. The movie showed young people who went insane from smoking marijuana and dancing to piano music which was played too fast. Today, the film is shown on college campuses as a joke. But many people have spent decades in prison because they violated laws enacted by legislators who believed that propaganda such as Reefer Madness was the truth.

    America did suffer from reefer madness in the 1930s. The first victims of reefer madness were the legislators who let themselves be panicked into enacting repressive laws based on mean-spirited hostility to Mexicans, blacks, and young people. The continuing victims of reefer madness are the millions of decent Americans who have been punished as criminals because of the laws enacted by the legislative dupes of Henry Anslinger and his fellow bigots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by capmac48 View Post
    A brief history of what led to the criminalization of Marijuana.


    http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2010...united-states/

    A popular film from the period was Reefer Madness. The movie showed young people who went insane from smoking marijuana and dancing to piano music which was played too fast. Today, the film is shown on college campuses as a joke. But many people have spent decades in prison because they violated laws enacted by legislators who believed that propaganda such as Reefer Madness was the truth.

    America did suffer from reefer madness in the 1930s. The first victims of reefer madness were the legislators who let themselves be panicked into enacting repressive laws based on mean-spirited hostility to Mexicans, blacks, and young people. The continuing victims of reefer madness are the millions of decent Americans who have been punished as criminals because of the laws enacted by the legislative dupes of Henry Anslinger and his fellow bigots.
    Yes, I have heard all about this. I think my husband has a book about this tucked away somewhere.

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    Default Re: Marijuana legalization hurting Mexican drug cartels

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    This reason right here makes me want it legalized! The problem is, we still have the meth problem, the heroin problem............. Do we also legalize drugs like that to take the power out of the hands of the cartels?
    Yes, but if you choose to use them then you pay a price. No job or public assistance. Revenue generated will give assistance to get off, but that is it.
    This would kill not just cartels but Gang activity and the allure of the drug and gang lifestyle.

    Marijuana excluded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strapdrager View Post
    Yes, but if you choose to use them then you pay a price. No job or public assistance. Revenue generated will give assistance to get off, but that is it.
    This would kill not just cartels but Gang activity and the allure of the drug and gang lifestyle.

    Marijuana excluded.
    Fine by me but you just created more government. :what:

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    Default Re: Marijuana legalization hurting Mexican drug cartels

    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    Fine by me but you just created more government. :what:
    strappy did make a good point ... but so did 222lifer.
    Which is it ... more gov ... or more crime ?

 

 

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