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1 Barflytom  Tue, Nov 13, 2012 11:06:44pm

I would be fully in support of ending federal laws against marijuana.
"Leave it to the states" is the best solution to that question, as with many other issues. And I say that as an uptight right-wing reactionary, who - unlike Obama - has never even tried the stuff.

2 Daniel Ballard  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 8:05:32am

You still got meth, heroin, GHB, crack and powder cocaine to deal with. Love to see marijuana legalized so resources can aim at the dangerous drugs.

But that does still leave us with a huge trafficking network to stop.

3 Romantic Heretic  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 9:03:02am

After watching the U.S. for many years I've come to the conclusion that it is impossible to get the U.S. to act collectively on problems unless war is declared against it. Which causes some serious problems.

These 'wars' have no chance of victory. There is no nation to strike at. There cannot be a strategy in the sense that the word means in warfare. It makes many Americans part of 'the enemy'. It can't even affect the causes of the problem.

But wars get people excited, get politicians elected and get businesses contracts. So this sort of idiocy will continue for the foreseeable future.

4 Aligarr  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 12:18:07pm

DEVIL WEED !!!! The Drug War is over , we lost it a long long time ago .
But the " Reefer Madness " mentality lives on forever .
Legalize pot and cocaine - and eliminate the cartels overnight , more importantly save about 50,000 innocent Mexican lives a year , and automatically solve the weapons flowing into Mexico from the unscrupulous Ajmerican assssholes on the Texas and Arizona border , where private citizens can legally sell any amount of AK's , UZI's , 50 caliber's and black Rifles not to mention ANY sidearm you can think of , without ANY documentation AT ALL .
Use the billions upon billions spent on that lost war ,to rehab anyone who needs it .


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