Comments on: Surprising source offers signs the global ‘war on drugs’ may be ending http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/10/28/surprising-source-offers-signs-the-global-war-on-drugs-may-be-ending/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: DbPolk http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/10/28/surprising-source-offers-signs-the-global-war-on-drugs-may-be-ending/#comment-96553 Tue, 04 Nov 2014 01:24:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35296#comment-96553 There is education. Darwinism is a solution as well.

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By: fyaox http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/10/28/surprising-source-offers-signs-the-global-war-on-drugs-may-be-ending/#comment-96374 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 15:24:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35296#comment-96374 There would be a great deal of State Revenue to be acquired if all Drug Production was ratified. These immense resources could be channeled into Health initiatives to alleviate the social misery of the drug incapacitated minority resting in the greater population. Pleasurable highs afforded to the population at large should not be frozen due to the will of the small percentage who succumbs to life’s pleasures. After all, some may take shelter in a bottle of velvety Shiraz, and on certain occasions a balloon of fine cognac or frosty Vintage French Champagne. There are many amongst us in the populace who have the will, and the financial management prowess to balance dappling in the good life as against a little mindless splurging occasionally. I may not be one of those, as my propensity to succumb to finely cured buds is well documented. Many dark decades issued. However, I think I am an exception and many may benefit from a little more merriment and joy in life. I would love to sit around the Xmas table with my awkward extended family and lay into some of Columbia’s finest, or choice cuts of Mullumbimby bush. You would have to wonder what social industry the cartels would direct their creative enterprise to, if necessitated by the economics of supply. Maybe a peaceful, more joyful, and compassionate planet.

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By: Ruabean2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/10/28/surprising-source-offers-signs-the-global-war-on-drugs-may-be-ending/#comment-96337 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 01:10:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35296#comment-96337 “police state needful to control our poor and minorities. ”

No, it was racism – that’s why they call it the new Jim Crow.

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By: Ruabean2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/10/28/surprising-source-offers-signs-the-global-war-on-drugs-may-be-ending/#comment-96336 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 01:08:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35296#comment-96336 “Prescription drugs are prescription for powerful logical simple reasons: they can be highly dangerous to the user and anyone around the user, and/or addictive, and/or easily nefariously applied, and/or require careful administration/monitoring.”

And that is the point. If it’s thee, someone will misuse it, but the numbers that misuse prescription drugs are miniscule compared to the numbers that use it correctly, yet because our government can’t wrap their heads around the fact that if tey figure out the reason people abuse them and concentrate on fixing that, yo uwon’t have a problem.

Instead, I couldn’t get a prescription for Vicadin, when I had a tooth extraction and a root canal in the same sitting. Why? Because someone’s kid takes Mommy and Daddys unused drugs!. So I am punished because these wealthy people can’t keep track of what their kids are doing.

Why do I say wealthy people? Because if it was just kids in the ghetto, they’d toss them in prison for committing a federal crime as soon as they got their stomachs pumped.If the wealthy kids got that treatment, it would stop real quick, but they don’t. For them we pass a law that punishes people with chronic pain, who have to literally go to their dr’s office to get a refill, or people who had extreme dental work who can’t get decent drugs that will kill the pain.

Whole thing is stupid. Oh, and if a Dr. refills too many times they get a letter from the DEA threatening to have them investigated for trafficking prescription drugs. The stuff has been around forever. Why is it a problem now?

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By: Ruabean2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/10/28/surprising-source-offers-signs-the-global-war-on-drugs-may-be-ending/#comment-96335 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:56:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35296#comment-96335 So, basically they have finally figured out there is money in them thar fields and they will soon have cadres of agricultural workers growing what grows naturally in their countries and they will package it, import it, sell it and tax it.

They never did like “blue jean millionaires.” They couldn’t get their hands on the tax money.

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By: ciceroalamo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/10/28/surprising-source-offers-signs-the-global-war-on-drugs-may-be-ending/#comment-96186 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:46:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35296#comment-96186 REMEMBER…..The largest manufacturer and distributor of these lethal drugs is MEXICO.

Not one US combat soldier has ever entered MEXICO during this WAR ON DRUGS.

Not one US plane has ever dropped bombs on MEXICO during this WAR ON DRUGS.

As long as US politicians continue to LOOK THE OTHER WAY as MEXICO POISONS AMERICANS and FLOODS THE US WITH THEIR ARMY OF ILLEGALS, Mexico’s illegal drugs will threaten the lives of human beings for another generation.

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By: claygooding http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/10/28/surprising-source-offers-signs-the-global-war-on-drugs-may-be-ending/#comment-96180 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:16:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35296#comment-96180 How is it a “War on Drugs” when UN forces patrol the valley where 90% of the worlds opium supply is produced and not one bust,,no money seized,,no banks busted for transferring billions of dollars,,not one crop eradicated while in the US law enforcement is kicking doors down and killing people when they smell a joint.

Give me a frigging break.

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By: LoveJoyOne http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/10/28/surprising-source-offers-signs-the-global-war-on-drugs-may-be-ending/#comment-96113 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:46:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35296#comment-96113 I wish I could share the optimism of everyone who has posted so far. But in fact there is no official, legally binding shift in US policy. The next POTUS could come in and say just the opposite.

US lawmakers will likely never be associated with abandoning the “war on drugs”, because their constituencies would see them as soft on crimes and drugs, thus immoral.

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By: shootmyownfood http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/10/28/surprising-source-offers-signs-the-global-war-on-drugs-may-be-ending/#comment-96105 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:06:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35296#comment-96105 Hey, there, Factoidz – one thing you may have overlooked. Most people that drive “stoned” on marijuana have been doing so since they got a drivers’ license. The statistics for traffic accidents caused by marijuana use alone are minimal. Most accidents that take place while the driver was under the influence involve either alcohol or a combination of other substances, particularly prescription drugs.

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By: gkam http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/10/28/surprising-source-offers-signs-the-global-war-on-drugs-may-be-ending/#comment-96099 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:43:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35296#comment-96099 We are still trying to recover from, Nixon. Will we ever recover from Reagan?

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