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Out of the Blue

Happy Chinese New Year! Yup, it seems like we were only just discussing this around a year ago, but here it is again. Broncos fans will be happy with the omen, as we begin the Year of the Horse, though there's no seahawk or generic bird on the calendar for that to have been an option here (closest for that would be the rooster). So there it is, happy Year of the Horse... though I'm sure I'll still be writing Year of the Snake on my checks for months.

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50. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 1, 2014, 18:20 jdreyer
 
I don't mean that we "legalize" drugs in the sense that we can go down to 7-11 and buy cocaine laced M & Ms, for example. Decriminalization is the word I should be using. So they're not for sale generally, but nobody gets arrested for possession. The next step is to make the government the supplier: you get it from a doctor as a prescription. You must attend a treatment program, but that's a small price to pay to get your fix at $10 a month or whatever. Lots of people naturally lose their addiction after a few years, and the treatment accelerates that.

And for those people barely hanging on, if they wanted drugs, they'd be using them already. Drugs are widely available all over this country, despite our current system. Is there potential for abuse with this new system? For sure. Will it have a greater effect than all the crime that goes away when you decriminalize drugs and destroy the market via gov't subsidization? It seems extremely unlikely.

Bats, how many calls do you get a month where drugs are a contributing factor? Thefts, prostitution, robberies, assaults, etc. How many of those would never have happened if not for the drugs? I'm not saying that the way you think is wrong, but think about the possibilities. Watch what Capt Christ had to say.
 
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