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Drug abuse costs the US economy more than 180 billion dollars a year...

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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
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Do you think it would save money by legalizing drugs?

By not using police assault teams?

By not imprisoning users and dealers?

By offering treatment instead of prison?
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LadyZelda1 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Treatment has not shown itself to be real effective. I'm more lenient for users than dealers for being imprisoned. Drug dealers don't like being busted. That is why they have lots of firearms in their houses, hence police assault teams. Legalizing drugs would not save nor cost me a cent. I'd rather not see our armed forces being bombed out of their minds.
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Nicolettethestrange Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
People are well brain trained into thinking natural substances and therapies are the 'enemy' and yet people take 'legalized' medication in which pharmaceutical companies prophet billions from each year and their aches and ailments do not improve or necessarily go away. They simply become dependant off the drugs they take, hoping for the best how is that normal? How are they not addicts in this way? And no-one says anything about that or questions it because they've become brainwashed by the media and do not recognize the politics behind 'medicine' in the western worlds. But no that's right nature is the enemy and we should believe everything the government says like sheep.
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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Awesome post!

That's two in a row I have seen.
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Nicolettethestrange Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
It's an interesting thread to respond to = )
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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
thanks :)
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hustlerdu Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
portugals new policy is leaps and bounds ahead of ours [link]

"jail time was replaced with the offer of therapy"

" in the five years after personal possession was decriminalized, illegal drug use among teens in Portugal declined and rates of new HIV infections caused by sharing of dirty needles dropped, while the number of people seeking treatment for drug addiction more than doubled."

"Judging by every metric, decriminalization in Portugal has been a resounding success," says Glenn Greenwald, an attorney, author and fluent Portuguese speaker, who conducted the research. "It has enabled the Portuguese government to manage and control the drug problem far better than virtually every other Western country does."

use is down, deaths are down, crime is down, decriminalization works better and is cheaper than prohibition
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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
"decriminalization works better and is cheaper than prohibition"

Praise this man!

the whole post was good
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hustlerdu Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
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yeah the drug war is a complete failure
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meanus Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
the war on drugs is working...Obamacare will work too!!!!!
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