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09-10-2008, 08:23 PM
09-10-2008, 08:35 PM
Widespread Pandemonium... Utter Chaos... Pretty Colors... Good Times...
09-10-2008, 09:02 PM
I had an oz of shroomz and 5 joints right now. how happy would I be. pfff. yerr all...I would just go on a walk with my headphones and ipod. pfff. stop.
09-10-2008, 09:12 PM
THIS IS THE WERLD I'D LOVE TO LIVE IN
What if we legalized all drugs?
How does a $50 billion boost to the US economy sound? Not bad? Well, what about all the new addicts we could see pop up on the streets? Theoretically, it's all possible.
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By Shirley Skeel (http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/common/contributors.aspx#skeel)Every year, about 2 million people (http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2006/arrests/) in the U.S. are arrested for drug offenses, including using or selling marijuana, heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine. About a third of the country's prisoners are held on drug charges or for crimes attributed to drug abuse.
But what if we legalized all street drugs?
More kids would decide to try drugs "just once," and more would get hooked. Some lives would be ruined. But other lives would be saved. Gang murders would fall sharply. Thousands of people now in jail would be free to find work and feed their families. We'd save billions on the war on drugs (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14907829/), and a new drug industry would create jobs and loads of taxable revenue.
Of course, it may sound like madness. And the gut feeling among many people is that it would be disastrous.
Don Semesky, the former chief of financial operations for the Drug Enforcement Administration (http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/index.htm) in Washington, D.C., asks: "Have you ever seen a meth addict, with all those sores and rotten teeth (http://www.drugfree.org/Portal/DrugIssue/MethResources/faces/index.html)? And what they do to their kids? Do you want the government to be responsible for that?"
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