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Drug Problem or Drug Solutions?


Society & Culture  (tags: culture, health, society, drugs, cannabis, alcohol, heroin, drug abuse )

Chris
- 1118 days ago - cjstone.hubpages.com
Ask yourself this: why is there more crime on this planet now than there used to be? Part of the reason, surely, is that we have made more things illegal.



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Past Member (0)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 3:29 pm
As far as the pot issue goes, The Netherlands legalized (I don't remember the amount) it decades ago. In the 1984, the last time I was in Amsterdam, you could buy a half pint of beer from a street seller, and a joint from almost anyone, and have a very relaxing afternoon.
 

Chris Stone (1)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 11:37 pm
Thanks for your comment Allan. Yes, it's an absurd law, and the Dutch model shows that it can be effectively legalised without danger to the public.
 

wolfNoFwdsPls a. (135)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 1:03 am
NL: unfortunately (and I'm sure only 'cause of pressure from U$A, prohibition is again on the rise in NL. Recently sales to foreigners are being prohibited again ...)
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prohibition funnels massive amounts of profit to (esp. organized) crime
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PROHIBITION KILLS! Free drug users, help abusers...decriminalize & watch drug lords weep! -- T.Green in the millennium whole earth catalog
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Why does not government legalize marijuana? Because this would be the sane thing to do!


 

Chris Stone (1)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 5:57 am
Wolf, I agree with everything you say. The only thing that profits from prohibition is organised crime. The main effect is to drive up prices, thus making substances which are abundant in nature extremely valuable. When will this madness end?
 
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