Comments on: A Mexican massacre and a war without end http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/09/06/a-mexican-massacre-and-a-war-without-end/ Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:18:20 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: traduceri romana daneza http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/09/06/a-mexican-massacre-and-a-war-without-end/#comment-3053 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:57:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=308#comment-3053 Great paintings! That is the type of info that are meant to be shared around the net. Disgrace on Google for not positioning this publish upper! Come on over and consult with my web site . Thank you =)

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By: Av8ts http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/09/06/a-mexican-massacre-and-a-war-without-end/#comment-1738 Fri, 09 Sep 2011 15:48:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=308#comment-1738 Bern, I think most of the replies here will be; Legalize it.
Numerous, hard working, honest americans, I call friends, all say the same thing. Legalize, control, and use the monies to help our ailing economy. Prohibition of Alcohol in the twenties enriched american organized crime families, todays “War On Drugs” is doing the same for the Mexican crime families. LEGALIZE. And of course continue to slaughter those no good dirty cartels.

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By: astranger http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/09/06/a-mexican-massacre-and-a-war-without-end/#comment-1734 Wed, 07 Sep 2011 11:16:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=308#comment-1734 Legalize cannabis & we can regulate it. Prohibition means cannabis is NOT a ‘controlled substance’. Unless, the prohibitionists mean cannabis is a substance controlled by organized crime, drug cartels, & pushers of truly deadly & addictive drugs, like heroin. It’s ludicrous that the U.S. government has made cannabis a Class I drug & lumped it with Heroin. Mr Obama, read the history of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). Cannabis was only to be temporarily placed as a Class I drug for a short time. So, legislators would a little time to make a proper decision as to what to do with cannabis. How hard would it be for you to go on national TV & tell the American people that this over-site should have be corrected 40 years ago? That the Institute of Medicine study shows cannabis is not a gateway drug. That every serious study from the LaGuardia report to the Shafer Commission, and more, show cannabis should be declassified & regulated like alcohol & tobacco, which will allow it to be grown under license & sold to adults by licensed merchants. But, that would be too easy. So, let’s keep the stupid war on cannabis users going. By this logic, Mr Obama is only the president due to the fact he wasn’t caught using the cannabis & cocaine he admits to having used.

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By: 123456951 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/09/06/a-mexican-massacre-and-a-war-without-end/#comment-1733 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 22:02:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=308#comment-1733 Freedom is a funny thing. One the one hand it allows us to do as we please, on the other it allows us to be irresponsible. Freedom opens up a whole array of choices. In fact today, with the advent of the modern world, we have so many choices that we are often left scatter brained with all of our options. As far as recreational drugs go, there are SO many choices now. One thing that might help is to “partially” legalize marijuana. In Alaska marijuana has been legal for decades as long as you grow it yourself and use it for your own personal use, or give it away. It is still illegal to sell it. If I were a pot smoker, I would feel a lot better that what I was smoking was not tied to the sad and bloody drug wars. I do not think the government should ever sell marijuana. They would tax it as another source of revenue similar to the lotteries.

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By: jway http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/09/06/a-mexican-massacre-and-a-war-without-end/#comment-1731 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 16:20:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=308#comment-1731 “In the United States, millions of Americans would need to stop snorting, sniffing or injecting the drugs produced in Latin America..”

You’re right, and this is easy to achieve. Two-thirds of the cartels’ money comes from selling marijuana in the U.S. – this is the drug we need to focus on first. While it’s impossible to end the use of marijuana in the U.S., it’s EASY to end the use of *cartel* marijuana. We just have to treat marijuana exactly like we treat beer and wine today.

When we allow our supermarkets to sell legally-grown marijuana to adults at a price too low for drug dealers and the cartels to match we’ll eliminate their customer base and decimate their revenues. Gone will be the money they use to buy guns, gone will be the money they use to pay their hitmen.

We parents in the United States have to decide if we want drug dealers selling marijuana to kids or supermarkets selling marijuana to adults. We have to make a decision on this and then tell our legislators over and over again until they hear us.

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