Idiotic Drug Policy Reporting Remains a Problem

This post from Pete Guither made me laugh twice. Just because a story is about drugs doesn’t mean you can get away with mind-blowing factual errors or unnecessary slang. The news is supposed to make people smart, not turn us into morons.
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The War On Drugs

It took 13 years of prohibition, to find out it was never going to work. They didn't repeal prohibition because booze was determined to now be healthy for people. They repealed it to get rid of all the crime & corruption associated with it.

And all the cost in policing, prosecuting, and imprisoning people.

Would you send a buddy that offered you a beer from his six pack to prison for life?
Basically that’s what you are doing with drug laws. Since when is having the punishment worse than the offense done any good?

You can NOT regulate something that is illegal. The only way to regulate something is to legalize it.

Somehow, we haven't learned that lesson on the "War on Drugs" yet.

Around 80% of people in prisons are there for drug related crimes. States are going broke trying to imprison them all.
We have the highest rate of people imprisoned in the world. One out of every 100 people are in prison.

Police trying to battle drugs have abused citizens rights to the point of battering ram front doors down to enforce unenforceable laws. And this leads to mistakes & corruption in our police forces. And no knock warrants leads to deaths of sometimes innocent people.

And do I even need to mention strip searching thousands of people, including women & children, sometimes in public? (Whether they needed it or not.)

Police even had to go to multiple agency busts, to keep from having cops rip off dealers for their money, when they had just a couple cops investigating drug cases.

Addicts will commit whatever crimes they have to, in order to get money for drugs.

Disease is spread with dirty needles.

The negatives just go on and on.

All drugs should be legalized.

The knee jerk reaction from people is that everyone would then become an addict. And they think you mean legalized, with no controls.

Everyone didn't become drunks after the repeal of prohibition. And I'm sure that the same is probably true about drugs.
Even as employers don't like you coming to work drunk, they wouldn't be tolerating drug use at work either.

The government has ALL drugs lumped together, like they are all the same, but we all know there is a big difference between some of them.

If they were legalized we could at least get people off the worst of them.
After all if you can get pot, heroin, or coke, why bother with meth, PCP or crack.

LEGALIZING DRUGS WON’T GET RID OF THE DRUG USERS.
That’s not the point of legalizing them.

>>>But it would get the drug money out of the hands of gangs, foreign mobsters, and the rest. <<<

And with taxes it would bring in revenue to pay for programs to control it. And with a new industry we would get much needed jobs created.

And this would get rid of all the other problems associated with them, and it would give us a chance to try to 'control' the problem more, like we have done with alcohol and cigarettes.

We have fought this “War on Drugs” for decades, to continue to do the same thing and expect a different result would be insanity.

Continued War On Drugs

And with taxes it would bring in revenue to pay for programs to control it. And with a new industry we would get much needed jobs created.

And this would get rid of all the other problems associated with them, and it would give us a chance to try to 'control' the problem more, like we have done with alcohol and cigarettes.

We have fought this “War on Drugs” for decades, to continue to do the same thing and expect a different result would be insanity.

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