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Post Reply ACLU believes all drug use should be decriminalized
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Posted 4/20/17 , edited 4/22/17
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Frankly I disagree. At what point does someone's personal responsibility to obey the law get erased because they have a problem with addiction? If their addiction is tied to a larger mental health condition I agree they should not go to jail but to someone who can actually help them. If it's not then the law is the law and no one is above it.
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Posted 4/20/17 , edited 4/26/17
Is there any incentive, such as to curtail the cartels and to drive down law enforcement causes? I do believe the war on drugs have been primarily ineffective, due to methods from National Law not being translation well to local and state enforcement.






Also, 4/20...lulz. They asked it on 4/20.
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It already has been established that the criminal organization, ACLU, is as the young people say, 'high as a kite'.
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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-drugs-idUSTRE69O3VI20101025

We should do what Switzerland is doing. Since they started this street crime has dropped by close to 90% Street walker prostitution has pretty much vanished
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It really depends on the law you are referring to.

Marijuana laws are beyond retarded and will never work. Even Obama admitted it's safer to smoke weed than it is to drink alcohol.

Now when you talk about cocaine or that chemically made stuff in a lab.....different story.
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descloud wrote:

It really depends on the law you are referring to.

Marijuana laws are beyond retarded and will never work. Even Obama admitted it's safer to smoke weed than it is to drink alcohol.

Now when you talk about cocaine or that chemically made stuff in a lab.....different story.


Yeah I'm for the legalization of weed. 100%

It's the harder shit people are ODing on that I'm worried about.
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It already has been established that the criminal organization, ACLU, is as the young people say, 'high as a kite'.


We don't say that...
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If the goal is to stop people from getting addicted to drugs, committing crimes, and ruining their life; treating drugs primarily as a criminal justice issue has not worked.The "war on drugs" has had decades of time, nearly unlimited funding, widespread political and public support - and zero positive results. I think decriminalizing possession is a good move, but not without a robust replacement for the war on drugs.
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I believe there is some merit to the idea of decriminalizing them. Do keep in mind though that there is a fairly significant difference between decriminalizing something and legalizing it. As far as keeping them illegal, I see no point. It clearly has done nothing but inflate our crime rate. I mean, we don't send people to prison for being alcoholics. We don't send people to prison for being addicted to cigarettes.

I think a much better option is to decriminalize, end the war on drugs as it's been nothing but a massive blunder, and provide alternatives to prison. Instead of sending someone off to prison for being addicted to a drug, maybe you give them the option to go somewhere where they specialize in curing addictions. Our current system has only created more criminals, created a black market, and punished people for what is pretty minor stuff.
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I believe there is some merit to the idea of decriminalizing them. Do keep in mind though that there is a fairly significant difference between decriminalizing something and legalizing it. As far as keeping them illegal, I see no point. It clearly has done nothing but inflate our crime rate. I mean, we don't send people to prison for being alcoholics. We don't send people to prison for being addicted to cigarettes.

I think a much better option is to decriminalize, end the war on drugs as it's been nothing but a massive blunder, and provide alternatives to prison. Instead of sending someone off to prison for being addicted to a drug, maybe you give them the option to go somewhere where they specialize in curing addictions. Our current system has only created more criminals, created a black market, and punished people for what is pretty minor stuff.


Decriminalize= No criminal penalties for use?

Legalize=No legal action can be taken against a person for simply using it?

I know some actions can land you in a mental hospital, but it is not meant as a punitive measure.
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Posted 4/20/17 , edited 4/20/17
I'm 100% in favor of decriminalization. And I have many reasons for it:

1. By legalizing drugs, it makes black market drugs go bankrupt. Why would south american cartels try to bring it in the country illegally when they could do it legally, sell the product on mass, and not have to worry about being caught?
2. Just because some is illegal doesn't meant people are going to stop doing it. It just means creation of the black market. By legalizing drugs, we can place common sense regulations to ensure people take drugs safer than if they did it illegally.
3. If you want to tax it, you can tax it with it legalized.
4. It's also a personal freedom issue. Why can't I decide what to do with my body? If I want to put myself at risk to get high, then so be it. Now, if I put OTHER'S at risk, totally a different story.
5. With it legalized, we can better track where the product is so we can see which area's are most effected by drugs. Then we can fight it by helping people get off the addiction.
6. A HUGE portion of our prison population is drug related. We would save lives by stopping the cartels illegal activities, keep people out of prison which ruins their lives and future at a good career, and we would save money too.
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I believe all drug users should stop breeding, but that ain't gonna happen.
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When do we draw the line?
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I'm all for it. It'll free up law enforcement and the courts to focus on other issues and take the power from the cartels. Regulation can make the drugs safer and taxation will increase revenue on all levels. Also, it'll remove the concept of teens lookin' to break the law aspect of drug use. It won't be cool to do it just because it's illegal. Plus if some one ODs people don't have to debate whether or not to take them to a hospital for fear of incriminating themselves.

One exception is meth. It's dangerous to produce and for public safety we don't want people attempting to make batches of meth in their bathtubs.
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Posted 4/20/17 , edited 4/26/17

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-drugs-idUSTRE69O3VI20101025

We should do what Switzerland is doing. Since they started this street crime has dropped by close to 90% Street walker prostitution has pretty much vanished


The Swiss are culturally so much different than us, as well as being a much smaller country. While their system is great, there are doubts that it may work in a different and bigger country.
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