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Old 05-26-2007, 09:26 AM   #61
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Default Re: The War against Hemp

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And you are correct Hammer. But then this is where the true meaning of Marijuana's "gateway" properties come into play.

As by legalizing it our government would then open themselves up for the legalization of other drugs such as cocaine and heroine as well. As the proponents of the two latter would argue that they (powers that be) no longer have a 'Moral' stance to do otherwise in light of the decision to make Marijuana "legal".

And as we all know,....the leading producers of these particular drugs are currently third world nations. Some of which,....being in the middle east are not exactly our biggest 'supporters' so to speak.

Ie: we would then be empowering other nations for better or worse. As well as opening ourselves up to an entirely new form of 'foreign leverage' if you will. (Not to mention,.....it would put nearly half of our law enforcement 'industry' out of buisness) LOL

Possibly, to some extent, but I don't buy the "gateway" drug theory. I wouldn't touch Heroin but i would smoke a joint again. There is a medical case you can make against heroin and cocaine. Both of those drugs are physically addictive and medically dangerous. Marijuana is not physically addictive and is much safer then alcohol. I have never heard of someone OD'ing on it.

Besides, if it was legalized and turning into a cash crop, don't you think the extensive and fertile farmlands in the US would be come a major supplier? Thus alleviating much of the market for the criminal elements outside the country?

Regarding law enforcement...send them to protect the borders! ;)

I think then, you could direct their resources to actually stopping more violent crime instead of wasting taxpayer money on chasing some college kids smoking pot.
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