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Joe Corn Mo
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"yes, some of your kids will use drugs-- get over it. "


  

          

in my county, there is an effort to expand the civil citation program
so that kids will not be arrested for misdemeanor weed on their first offense.

instead, they will have to go through a treatment program or whatever.
sound reasonable?


surely we all realize that giving a child an arrest record that will follow them around
for the rest of their natural born life-- thus affecting their
opportunities to join the military, get a scholarship, or find a job-- is
a dumb idea.

right?


wrong.

fuck that kid and fuck his future.
an arrest record is a small price to pay. we must continue the war on drugs.


let me back up.
the dude i was talking to seemed well intentioned.
he genuinely believes that marihuana is a clear and present threat to children's lives.
he genuinely belives the benefit of "sending a message" outweighs the dangers
of giving a kid an arrest record.


but belief ain't facts.
and the fact is some ppl will always do drugs,
and arresting them makes their lives worse, not better.
society loses because ppl with arrest records can't be as productive.
even if you feel all drugs are bad, surely you have to admit that getting arrested for drugs makes it harder to kick the habit, not easier.


if we are going to think of the children,
let's think about them in a for real way.
let's not arrest them for getting high.


because that doesn't help anybody.



or do you think it does?

explain how arresting kids for smoking pot is helpful.





  

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I think you're conflating use and dealing, IMO
Dec 10th 2014
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man.
Dec 10th 2014
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your tangent is relevant.
Dec 10th 2014
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      YES
Dec 10th 2014
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hunh?
Dec 10th 2014
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decriminalization and youthful offense
Dec 10th 2014
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none of it should be criminalized at any age.
Dec 10th 2014
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      use vs. sale though
Dec 10th 2014
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           i'd be okay with selling it being illegal
Dec 10th 2014
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           selling a few dime bags... no biggie
Dec 10th 2014
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                how will arresting a kid get them off heroine or coke?
Dec 10th 2014
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                the kid could be in the same position on booze.
Dec 10th 2014
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                     she could.... but she isn't
Dec 11th 2014
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                          arresting her will not help her at all.
Dec 11th 2014
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                               heroine, crack, etc.. should not be legal
Dec 11th 2014
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                                    you realize legalization would come with regulation, right?
Dec 11th 2014
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                                    I seriously doubt it would...
Dec 11th 2014
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                                         your friend does that even though horse is illegal.
Dec 11th 2014
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                                              making it legal doesn't make the drug cheaper...
Dec 11th 2014
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                                                   It might but probably wouldn't.
Dec 11th 2014
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                                                   what if i told you it's safer and cheaper to give addicts free drugs?
Dec 11th 2014
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                                                        I think this is what a few European countries are doing now
Dec 11th 2014
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                                    thats very sad, but arresting ppl for heroin doesn't help.
Dec 11th 2014
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                                         nah, I think there has to be consequences in life...
Dec 11th 2014
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                                              robbing and stealing are already crimes.
Dec 11th 2014
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                                              even if you decriminlized it they would continue to rob and steal
Dec 11th 2014
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                                                   we want legalization, not decriminalization.
Dec 11th 2014
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                                                        This is actually a tough balance. We're seeing it with weed
Dec 11th 2014
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                                                             yep...why would I stop buying from my guy
Dec 11th 2014
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                                                                  but there is a point where the convenience is worth it.
Dec 11th 2014
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                                                                       honest answer. I would get both...
Dec 11th 2014
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                                                                            Right on. The market structure of it really interests me
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                                              robbing ppl to support a drug addiction would remain illegal.
Dec 11th 2014
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                                                   I like the idea of free drugs in controlled areas...
Dec 11th 2014
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portugal been doing it right!
Dec 10th 2014
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couldn't agree more, with everything you've said in this post.
Dec 10th 2014
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do ppl that don't want legal drugs hate drugs that much?
Dec 11th 2014
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I like trees, I liked opium, mushrooms, etc...
Dec 11th 2014
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      my father is a dope fiend and i still want heroin legalized.
Dec 11th 2014
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      ^ shout it from the mountain tops.
Dec 11th 2014
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      not to mention the money that would be made from taxing it
Dec 11th 2014
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           i feel that's the wrong angle.
Dec 11th 2014
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                i agree with you...
Dec 11th 2014
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                     for sure.
Dec 11th 2014
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      but you can see how the disparity in sentencing for Crack vs Cocaine is
Dec 11th 2014
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           RE: but you can see how the disparity in sentencing for Crack vs Cocaine...
Dec 11th 2014
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                this is the thing that i don't get how some people don't get
Dec 11th 2014
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                     the coon train thinks white ppl are magic.
Dec 11th 2014
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I agree with your passion for the long-term welfare of our youth.
Dec 11th 2014
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cool.
Dec 11th 2014
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bentagain
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1. "I think you're conflating use and dealing, IMO "
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nobody should go to jail for drug use.

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2. "man."
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Wed Dec-10-14 04:54 PM by SoWhat

  

          

i agree completely.

edit: i had vented about som'n else. i got it out.

fuck you.

  

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Joe Corn Mo
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5. "your tangent is relevant. "
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arrest records are forever.
yes, some things can be expunged.

but because of the way the Internet is now the shit can still show up.
And some jobs ask you straight up if you have an ARREST record.

doesn't matter it was expunged or if you never went to jail or if
you were cleared of all charges.

just having an arrest can fuck your life up in a major way, forever.


more ppl need know this.
everybody needs to know this.

and they should take this into account before they just try to
lock ppl up for dumb shit.

kids, especially.
since this anti-drug hooplah is always about "the children."

yes, let's think about the children.
somebody needs to.

  

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6. "YES"
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fuck you.

  

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3. "hunh?"
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I'm confused as to your point.

I don't want anyone arrested for weed possession at this point.

I think that was the question you wanted answered.


does it really matter?

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4. "decriminalization and youthful offense"
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decriminalization should solve this for weed. it's a trend. it won't slow down. soon enough 50 states completely legal. in which case it's probably still against the law as a youth but...

youthful offender records can be thrown out without repeat offense.

take heroine though. should it be decriminalized? should someone with multiple offenses keep their record?

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Joe Corn Mo
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7. "none of it should be criminalized at any age. "
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legalize all of it.

do i think kids SHOULD use coke or heroine or meth?
no.

but don't lock then up for it.
that fucks up their lives too severely.

and anyway, most kids have no interest in drugs.
kids won't start smoking just b/c it's legal.


the harm of arrest is greater than the harm of any drug.
legalize all of them.

  

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8. "use vs. sale though"
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i'm against the criminalization of use. but sale i'm kinda neither here nor there with. the reason people sell doesn't have the same moral footing imo. legalize it and it becomes a wholy different thing. but a kid selling alcohol to an adult is still illegal.

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Joe Corn Mo
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9. "i'd be okay with selling it being illegal "
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i'd like it to be legal, but i have no problems with
forcing ppl to go to regulated distributors to buy...


kinda like alcohol is legal but i can't sell my own hooch.
i'm okay with that.


>i'm against the criminalization of use. but sale i'm kinda
>neither here nor there with. the reason people sell doesn't
>have the same moral footing imo. legalize it and it becomes a
>wholy different thing. but a kid selling alcohol to an adult
>is still illegal.
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>"When the music stops he falls back in the abyss."

  

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10. "selling a few dime bags... no biggie"
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but right now I'm watching my coworker deal with a teenager who is obviously using harder drugs.

She just totaled her car... and she is calling her mom every 20 minutes with crackish stories that make no damn sense.

I'm cool with weed but there is no way heroine or coke should be legal.?

  

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11. "how will arresting a kid get them off heroine or coke?"
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Wed Dec-10-14 05:23 PM by Joe Corn Mo

  

          

>I'm cool with weed but there is no way heroine or coke should
>be legal.?


arrest, in and of itself, is a traumatizing experience.
you don't get kids off of drugs by traumatizing them.
research has shown that's not effective.
actually, arresting kids makes them MORE likely to keep using.

not only that, once you have that arrest record, it follows you around for life.


life.
as in, forever.

so this kid, who is already struggling, will struggle even harder when it's time to fill out college application. when he applies for military service. when he tries to get a job.


30 years later, when this kid is an adult,
that arrest record will STILL be there. even if the kid has kicked all drugs,
he still has that arrest record.

how is the arrest record helpful to the child?
how is it helpful to society?
why are we giving children-- who are basically dumb-- LIFELONG consequences
for stuff they did when they were dumb children.


if we are going to make this about "the children,"
then let's think about them.


  

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12. "the kid could be in the same position on booze."
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but booze is legal for ppl who have reached the age of majority.

legalize all of it - even crack and heroin and meth. all of it.

regulate it and tax it.

fuck you.

  

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15. "she could.... but she isn't"
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16. "arresting her will not help her at all. "
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in fact, it will make it harder to get her life back on track.
and she will live with the consequences of that arrest record for the rest of her life.

so when she's 49 yrs old,
she'll still have to answer for an arrest record she got when she was a stupid 16 year old.

she shouldn't be arrested for getting high.
all drugs should be decriminalized.

yes, even heroin.

an arrest record is worse for you and society than those drugs.

  

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17. "heroine, crack, etc.. should not be legal"
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my initial post was more so about dealing heroine and crack.

However, I think once you turn 18 and get caught with a few packs of heroine you have to face the consequences.

I know about 4 or 5 people I grew up with who died from shitty heroine or OD'd on it. Fuck heroin. That shit is the worst.



  

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18. "you realize legalization would come with regulation, right?"
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which would likely reduce the amount of shitty product on the streets. shitty as in will kill you.

having said that, i'm on the fence with crack and heroine. i see both sides, i suppose.

  

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21. "I seriously doubt it would..."
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heroine addicts ALWAYS want a better high, I think the black market would thrive even if it was legal.

I have a friend, he was straight laced like shit, the last one we would ever believe to break into churches to support his habit.

Not a fan of legalizing heroine AT ALL.

  

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24. "your friend does that even though horse is illegal."
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So clearly the illegality hasn't curbed his dangerous behavior. He's not alone. I think it's time for another approach.

fuck you.

  

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26. "making it legal doesn't make the drug cheaper..."
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He would still do those things if it was legal because he had to pay for that habit one way or another.

  

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28. "It might but probably wouldn't."
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And if your friend committed crime to buy legal heroin he'd still face potential criminal charges for that crime. But not for simple possession of the stuff.

fuck you.

  

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32. "what if i told you it's safer and cheaper to give addicts free drugs?"
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i know, i know.
that's crazy.

go to a clinic.
have heroin injected with a clean needle by a license nurse and medical care ppl on standby.

don't pay any money... just go get free drugs if you want them.


no bullshit, that would be cheaper for society than this drug war.
but i won't argue that point because you'll just tells another
reason why addicts need to just be punished.

>
>He would still do those things if it was legal because he had
>to pay for that habit one way or another.

  

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34. "I think this is what a few European countries are doing now"
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http://www.reconsider.org/wordpress/?p=73

and it's working. I would need to see more data on it but I could support this if the numbers held up.

  

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19. "thats very sad, but arresting ppl for heroin doesn't help. "
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>I know about 4 or 5 people I grew up with who died from shitty
>heroine or OD'd on it.

arresting children for having or using heroin will not help them
kick the habit. it will make it harder because an arrest is an inherently
traumatizing experience-- especially for a child.



>Fuck heroin. That shit is the worst.
>


and to the extent that this is true,
ppl with heroine addiction need drug treatment for sure.

they don't need arrest records and they don't need to be in jail.
that makes everybody's life worse, not better.



  

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20. "nah, I think there has to be consequences in life..."
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I don't think druggies should get the same punishment as violent offenders but they have to face consequences.

I'm all for lighter sentences and rehab but I'm not a fan of legalizing drugs that has people out in these streets robbing and stealing for a hit.


  

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22. "robbing and stealing are already crimes. "
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the druggies that rob and steal should be punished for robbing and stealing.
the drug itself should not be criminalized.

you know how alcohol is legal but it's illegal to rob a liquor store to get some alcohol?
same deal.

again, arresting ppl for getting high will not makes them less likely to rob you,
it makes them more likely to rob you.


>I'm all for lighter sentences and rehab but I'm not a fan of
>legalizing drugs that has people out in these streets robbing
>and stealing for a hit.
>
>
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25. "even if you decriminlized it they would continue to rob and steal"
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making it legal doesn't make it free...


  

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27. "we want legalization, not decriminalization."
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And along with it i'd encourage the taxes and fees and retail prices to be kept at or below the going rate on the black market so if ppl are going to buy they'd buy the legal stuff.

If ppl commit crime to get the stuff they would be prosecuted if properly arrested.

fuck you.

  

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31. "This is actually a tough balance. We're seeing it with weed"
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>And along with it is encourage the taxes and fees and retail
>prices to be kept at or below the going rate on the black
>market so if ppl are going to buy they'd buy the legal stuff.

Not saying it can't be done, but the higher the taxes the greater the likelihood of an existing secondary market.

If I go to the recreational weed shop even with my CO discount I'm going to pay about $50 an eighth. Now that's competitive with illegal prices in much of the country, but it's not competitive locally.

If I buy it from my guy (illegally) I'm going to pay about $50 a quarter.

So for the convenience of a retail location and the peace of mind of state legal purchasing, I'm paying about a 100% markup.

Which frankly, isn't really worth it. Not to me, anyway. Older people seem to love it, though. I made a dispensary stop this weekend due to some issues with my guy, and it was PACKED. Almost all people over 40, too.

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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36. "yep...why would I stop buying from my guy"
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just because a dispensary opened?

Sure, the cool factor gets the older people out but no one is going to pay 2x the price just because it's legal and taxed.

Only reason I would do it is if my connect failed or I was visiting and wanted to do the touristy thing.. or I wanted to try some amazing strand I couldn't get anywhere else.



  

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38. "but there is a point where the convenience is worth it."
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it's just not at 100% markup.

i don't know if you drink, but think about it this way:

if you can get Jameson for $25 a fifth at the liquor store and a guy around your way can get you good moonshine for $20 a fifth, is it worth your time and effort to meet up with the guy, commit a crime, and have less purchasing choices?

Probably not.

But if Jameson was $100 or $200 a fifth, the $20 moonshine would be a lot more appealing.

I would go to the dispensary if it was a 10% or 20% markup, I think.

It's nice. I have multiple options. I don't have to wait around for my dude or meet him in a parking lot or his house if he's not on my side of town.

But it's not worth double.

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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39. "honest answer. I would get both... "
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hell, I buy beer and liquor at a mark up from the bar and I also have bought moonshine from the accountant at my job. I'm in Charlotte.

I think the difference though is the black market has a product that is a lot closer to Jameson than moonshine.

If I can only get loud, high quality from a dispensary and brown frown from my guy than I will pay a higher price. But if I can get decent loud from my guy. I'm copping from my guy.

I agree though, I would definitely cop legally if the markup was much lower.

  

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42. "Right on. The market structure of it really interests me"
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Because it seems like reasonable minds agree on a few things:

1. the legal market is sustainable and desirable at a price point above the black/grey market

2. there's a point where the legal market loses utility to the consumer if it's artificially (taxes) above the black/grey market.

But it seems like the big bucks are in being able to determine where exactly that price point is, which is pretty debatable, as far as I can tell.

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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23. "robbing ppl to support a drug addiction would remain illegal."
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Possessing or using or selling the drug (with a license) would be legal.

fuck you.

  

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35. "I like the idea of free drugs in controlled areas..."
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but I'm definitely against legalized the selling of heroine.

  

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13. "portugal been doing it right!"
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14. "couldn't agree more, with everything you've said in this post."
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Joe Corn Mo
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29. "do ppl that don't want legal drugs hate drugs that much?"
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do they just wanna punish drug addicts?
or do ppl really think arresting and incarcerating drug users make society a better place?

do you hate drugs so much you are willing to support
life shattering consequences for behavior you can't stop anyway?

is this about God or something?


is there a single non-racist reason we are fighting this drug war?

  

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37. "I like trees, I liked opium, mushrooms, etc..."
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but crack and heroine aren't on my list of things to do so I don't care to fight them.

I think it's also because I saw the effects of those 2 drugs on family members so I'm not a fan of either of those drugs

It's not about racism (white people do tons of hard drugs too), or hating just to hate. I simply have an opinion that is different from those who want all drugs legalized.

I can get behind reduced sentencing for drug use and an easier path to getting records expunged or getting into rehab vs jail.

But I will NOT ever vote for legalizing heroine if it was on a ballot. I may reconsider if more info comes in that legal dosing in controlled areas reduces user, crime, etc...

  

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40. "my father is a dope fiend and i still want heroin legalized."
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i want it legalized largely b/c i understand that criminalizing the drug has not eradicated the desire for ppl to use the drug. ppl will always want to use heroin. it is never going away.

and if legal i don't expect more ppl will use it. i think ppl don't use heroin today not b/c it's illegal but b/c the drug and its effects aren't attractive to the overwhelming majority of ppl. and that won't change w/legalization.

also w/legalization i would want to see increased drug education and awareness programs and messages. i'd want the public to be told the truth about drugs so they can make informed decisions about using or refraining. and if they choose to use and end up hooked and want to get off i'd want all the money that's currently spent on the war on drugs to be funneled into drug treatment - w/o criminal penalty.

fuck you.

  

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41. "^ shout it from the mountain tops. "
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please let the ppl know.

  

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45. "not to mention the money that would be made from taxing it"
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>all the money that's currently spent on the war on drugs to be
>funneled into drug treatment - w/o criminal penalty.

http://www.youtube.com/user/gumzization
twitter: @BrosefMalone

  

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47. "i feel that's the wrong angle. "
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don't get me wrong that's a benefit.

but the war on drugs is nothing short of a human rights violation.
the laws are unevenly enforced, they have life shattering consequences for humans,
and what's more-- the laws don't curb drug use.

whites use drugs at the same rate as blacks, even though
white ppl are much less likely to be penalized for doing it.


we have to give the drug war a face.
the war, in and of itself, is the tragedy.

it's not about how we can benefit if ends
it's about the fact that letting it continue is unconscionable.

>
>>all the money that's currently spent on the war on drugs to
>be
>>funneled into drug treatment - w/o criminal penalty.
>

  

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49. "i agree with you..."
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but the first thing people will say is "who is going to pay for all this treatment?". there's an argument to be made there.

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50. "for sure. "
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43. "but you can see how the disparity in sentencing for Crack vs Cocaine is"
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racist, right?

and how the war on drugs is fought in certain communities (urban)

and not in others (suburban)

even though there is no significant difference in use and dealing

you can see how that is racist, right?

to JCM, I think the reason people support the war on drugs is fear from propoganda

have you ever seen Reefer Madness?

to see it now is F'N hilarious

but they did the same shit with Bath Salts a few years ago

remember we were all going to have our faces eaten off by zombies?

typical US fear mongering to fuel the prison industry, $$$.

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you can't understand it with an explanation

  

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Joe Corn Mo
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44. "RE: but you can see how the disparity in sentencing for Crack vs Cocaine..."
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>racist, right?
>
>and how the war on drugs is fought in certain communities
>(urban)
>
>and not in others (suburban)
>


why didn't cops patrol white college campuses with the same
intensity that they patrol the hood?

don't tell me that the hood has more drugs.
they certainly don't.

i've been to both places.
trust me, the drugs are everywhere.


>even though there is no significant difference in use and
>dealing
>
>you can see how that is racist, right?
>



>to JCM, I think the reason people support the war on drugs is
>fear from propoganda
>
>have you ever seen Reefer Madness?
>
>to see it now is F'N hilarious
>
>but they did the same shit with Bath Salts a few years ago
>
>remember we were all going to have our faces eaten off by
>zombies?
>
>typical US fear mongering to fuel the prison industry, $$$.
>
>


i don't know how deep the conspiracy goes,
but yes. the fear mongering and hand wringing about drugs
works out well for some institutions.

prisons being one of them.

  

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46. "this is the thing that i don't get how some people don't get"
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>why didn't cops patrol white college campuses with the same
>intensity that they patrol the hood?
>
>don't tell me that the hood has more drugs.
>they certainly don't.
>
>i've been to both places.
>trust me, the drugs are everywhere.

the disparity in arrests/prosecutions/convictions for drugs isn't because black and brown people like drugs so much more, it's because they're targeted for arrest.

it's mindnumbingly obvious to me (and a lot of us) but i'm not sure the majority of people see this.

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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48. "the coon train thinks white ppl are magic."
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you bring up the issue and ppl start talking about Black on Black crime or something.
it's infuriating.


>the disparity in arrests/prosecutions/convictions for drugs
>isn't because black and brown people like drugs so much more,
>it's because they're targeted for arrest.
>
>it's mindnumbingly obvious to me (and a lot of us) but i'm not
>sure the majority of people see this.

  

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30. "I agree with your passion for the long-term welfare of our youth."
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"America, stop turning our Court Houses of Justice into Dens for Justified Murderers."

  

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33. "cool. "
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