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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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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
How is the war on drugs working?
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meanus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
its making lawyers rich defending pot dealers...
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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
good point
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meanus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
the lawyer lobby in the democrat party will never legalize pot...never...defending pot dealers is a MAJOR source of easy cash for defense lawyers. They get like forty to sixty grand per case
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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Wait... How does the fact that lawyers and prisons make money off of drugs show that the drug war is working?
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meanus Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
its called sarcasm
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gvcspecks Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
is money lost? it creates jobs and money is put back into the system and ends up in the hands of businesses which pay employees etc and eventually the money is used to buy more things and all the time money is recieved as tax and used in the development and expansion of businesses leading to more employment and so on.
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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Most of the money made by drug dealers goes to the drug dealers. All the while, the gangs and drug cartels are swimming in money. We need to take it out of their hands.
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redmarlin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Tell you what, dude. If you come out and admit that you just want to get high, no bullshit about the economy or rights or whatnot, just admit that you only want to get high, then I will start listening to you. Until then, you are just another zit on the ass of this site.
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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I have lots of other ideas that don't have to do with drugs... just search for me on youtube after the new age comes.
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siegeonthorstadt Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
"saving money" is a relative term. government lost that money but it obviously went into somebodys pockets. isnt this what the whole capitalizm about? that certain people get rich?
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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
?

Yeah, it would stay out of the pockets of drug kingpins that murder, sabotage, torture, rape, steal, and kidnap.

Wow, sounds like less crime would be the result.
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siegeonthorstadt Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Yes friend, you just figured out why your country is crawling with criminals.
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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
cool!
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Do you think it would save money by legalizing drugs?
Do some research on the stats of how much a bust would cost. If its alot, then probably will.


By offering treatment instead of prison?
If you wanna get technical, prison is a type of rehab to correct people. From my sociology class, the purpose of prison was discuss and that is what my teacher said.
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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
The government would MAKE money not lose it if drugs were legal. Less money spent on prisons, more money gained through taxes.
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
That isn't stats on how would the Goverment make move by legalizing Marijuana. Its just a bare fact or opinion with out anything numbers or stats how much Marijuana is spending.


The less money spent on prisons and more money gain through taxes has nothing to do with legalizing Marijuana. Its just has to do with the government making money, but not because of Marijuana.
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Cenaris Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Back after a 2 week pot binge. Can't say I'm surprised.
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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
And you're still in my threads... great.
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
It's a public thread, everybody has a right to post.
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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Not if I block you.
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
No, I'd still have a right, I still wouldn't be able to.
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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Kinda like how drug users have a right to put whatever into their body they want.
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Cenaris Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like to call you out on your being a gaumless bufoon.
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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Well, that's not what I experience.
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Cenaris Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow that doesn't surprise me consider how much bullshit comes out your keyboard.
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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
And what comes out of your keyboard is just disagreements. Have you ever even started your own thread?
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Cenaris Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why would I bother starting a thread on politics that whiffs like these ones? There's a lot of people on here that agree that your threads are mostly full of it
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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I've been getting a lot of support since the 2012 election... medical marijuana passed in Mass, and recreational marijuana passed in CO, and WA.
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Ain't my fault some dumbass turkeyneck motherfucker gotta be injectualising hi'self with some gayass motherfucking narcoDRUGS man!
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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Are you one of the few who isn't on prescription DRUGS?
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes I'm not on prescription drugs.
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VelvetFish Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
i'm all for legalization and recreational use... of marijuana.

heroin, on the other hand, no.
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infinitetolerance Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
"i'm all for legalization and recreational use of marijuana"

good, I like you
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VelvetFish Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
cheers! :weed:
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WhiskyOmega Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
If it was the person's choice to take the drugs, which they become addicted to, I believe it should be that person who pays for the treatment and not the system. The same goes for alcohole; there's no personal responsability anymore and I believe if people realized their own addictions would come out of their pockets the whole way there would be fewer people willing to take that risk.

So, yeah, if we're willing to make them pay for their own treatment, legalize it. If not, then no. I already don't agree with my hard earned tax dollers paying for any kind of treatment as it is.
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divine--apathia Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
also, when you pay the government, it *stops* being your money, and starts being theirs. Do you try to tell businesses what to do with the money you give them?
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divine--apathia Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So you'd prefer people to steal and violently rob people, than a government program?


People don't get addictions because they think they are going to get hand outs :roll:
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WhiskyOmega Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
except things like cancer treatment and things that can't be helped, I'm okay with that.
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Fisherella Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
YES!!!
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