LEAPing to legal drugs

LEAPing to legal drugs

There are 359 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from Aug 15, 2009, titled LEAPing to legal drugs. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

Drug warriors from across the country are banding together to ask people to support the legalization of drugs.

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“I'm purple”

Since: May 08

buffet

#1 Aug 16, 2009
Mmmmm, yeah. I see it. That way we get more folks using since it's legal, more kids suffering from the after affects (abuse, neglect, etc), more people on welfare because they are too strung out to hold a job, and an increase in theft for those welfare people trying to make enough money to support their habit. I know prohibition failed nearly a century ago and look at the number of crimes related to alcohol abuse. There are some drugs that were legal (i.e., cocaine, opium) until society realized how detrimental they are. And there are some drugs so powerful it's almost impossible for just recreational use (LSD, meth, etc). Is this guy running for office?
Cartoon

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Aug 16, 2009
What...are you plum nuts!? If you legalize drugs then anyone, for any reason (and there are many) can casually "experiment" with readily accessible drug and be destroyed. Now, weather realized or not, the ongoing fight is keeping it underground and difficult enough for someone to come by on a whim. That may be the little window that saves that persons life. You idiots want to put that poison on store shelves for economical reasons...you need your heads checked. No...what we need is to keep that crap out of our prisons where the only hope for people who have gone too far can get help. Its easier to get in prison than on the outs. That seems like a controllable problem that has not been addressed.

Since: Oct 08

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#3 Aug 16, 2009
As long as airline pilot have to stop taking their speed 8 hours prior to flying. Oh and the truck driver can use while at the truck stop having lunch.
Psyche Daddy

Alamogordo, NM

#4 Aug 16, 2009
You can't be productive and take hard drugs. If we legalize all drugs, we'll be taking care of the hard drug users (rehab) like we do the immigrants. Pot could be legalized but nothing else.
Lee

South San Francisco, CA

#5 Aug 16, 2009
"I know prohibition failed nearly a century ago and look at the number of crimes related to alcohol abuse"

So true. This time around we need to get tough. We must rip up the Constitution and bill of rights and shoot to kill everyone who even suggests ending prohibition. Only when we have exterminated every single person who uses drugs, including alcohol, coffee, tobacco, and all the doctor prescribed drugs will we finely be free.

Since: Oct 08

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#6 Aug 16, 2009
Psyche Daddy wrote:
You can't be productive and take hard drugs. If we legalize all drugs, we'll be taking care of the hard drug users (rehab) like we do the immigrants. Pot could be legalized but nothing else.
Under Odumbo care they would be given the blue pill.
Old Timer

Pala, CA

#7 Aug 16, 2009
More BS...
Can you imagine the nightmare of legalized drugs, and the government running such a program. Did you also know thay our government does provide drugs to a select few Americans.

Look up Compassionate Investigational New Drug program, or Compassionate IND.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compassionate_In...

http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/viewanswer...
jen

Jersey City, NJ

#8 Aug 16, 2009
I agree that drugs should be legalized and the fed and state governments can earn a lot of $$ needed instead of taxing the hell out of all of us. just like they do already with booze and smokes , people who use these will pay to use and save us all the trouble of what we go through now. By the way I am a non user of drugs but i do drink.
jen

Jersey City, NJ

#9 Aug 16, 2009
adding another comment if they do legalize drugs there should be the same laws as drinking. must be 21 and over !!!! and the same consequence's apply!!!
Nananana

Saint Marys, GA

#10 Aug 16, 2009
WTH?? People are on all kinds of legalized drugs RIGHT NOW. Truckers, pilots, Moms, come on!! Lousy Doc's are being paid by the Pharm companies to push chemicals to everyone (regardless of any real illness) and completely ruining lives. Legally! But oh hell no, we can't give Mom and Dad a little weed after a hard day. Give me a freakin break.
Nananana

Saint Marys, GA

#11 Aug 16, 2009
Oh, and I've never even drank or done drugs in my life, lest you all think I'm some junkie. :)
Old Timer

Pala, CA

#12 Aug 16, 2009
Nananana wrote:
Oh, and I've never even drank or done drugs in my life, lest you all think I'm some junkie.:)
So you are for a law that could ultimately end up killing you, your love ones, and people you know.
Old Timer

Pala, CA

#13 Aug 16, 2009
jen wrote:
I agree that drugs should be legalized and the fed and state governments can earn a lot of $$ needed instead of taxing the hell out of all of us. just like they do already with booze and smokes , people who use these will pay to use and save us all the trouble of what we go through now. By the way I am a non user of drugs but i do drink.
And the criminals who grow and distribute the drugs are going to go legit and pay taxes to the government on there profits...Don't think so..

And if drugs were legal here, Would we then inport drugs from out trading partners too. just like avocadoes.
Hmm

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Aug 16, 2009
Legalizing drugs helps the government tax them and get richer while people die slowly. Their kids are filthy, left alone and starving. Yeah that makes sense.

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#15 Aug 16, 2009
Hmm wrote:
Legalizing drugs helps the government tax them and get richer while people die slowly. Their kids are filthy, left alone and starving. Yeah that makes sense.
That's what's happpening anyhow with the prohibition of drugs. Nice blinders though!

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#16 Aug 16, 2009
Old Timer wrote:
<quoted text>
So you are for a law that could ultimately end up killing you, your love ones, and people you know.
Cigarettes and alcohol have been doing that for decades.
floridagigi

Alachua, FL

#17 Aug 16, 2009
I think the only drug that should be legalized is Marijuana..this is not a hardcore drug..it is less harmfull, less addicting then a lot of the precription drugs out there. I'd much rather smoke a joint for my pain and anxiety then take oxycotin, xanax or any of the other substances that I can get from my Doctor. Anyone living with chronic pain and addicting meds would probably agree. I'm sure I'll recieve a lot of negative feedback for my opinion

Since: Jul 08

Alamogordo, NM

#18 Aug 16, 2009
It works in Amsterdam. They have cafes that cater to cannabis use and the economy is thriving there. I loathe hard drugs but see nothing wrong with somoene who wants to have an occasional toke. (ie Ron White).

Since: Dec 07

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#19 Aug 16, 2009
Legalizing drugs does not mean decriminalizing them. It means, rather, that drugs would be highly regulated and controlled, much like tobacco and alcohol. The purpose of legalizing drugs is to rid criminals from the drug trade and to stop the failed "war on drugs" and prohibition (remember the twenties and the thirties).

If the US legalizes all drugs, controls drug purity and potency, licenses growers, and retailers, criminals would be out of business. If you exclude a drug from legalization, that will be the drug that will be sold to your children by criminal dealers at school.

Lifting prohibition on alcohol in 1933 is what got rid of the violence of the gangsters. Our 40 year "War on Drugs," which is actually a war on people, costs us about 80 billion dollars a year, not to mention countless lives of police officers, users, and innocent people.
floridagigi wrote:
I think the only drug that should be legalized is Marijuana..this is not a hardcore drug..it is less harmfull, less addicting then a lot of the precription drugs out there. I'd much rather smoke a joint for my pain and anxiety then take oxycotin, xanax or any of the other substances that I can get from my Doctor. Anyone living with chronic pain and addicting meds would probably agree. I'm sure I'll recieve a lot of negative feedback for my opinion
MEG

United States

#20 Aug 16, 2009
I'm for the legalization of drugs. Those who use will do so whether or not they're legal (obviously). We've continued to shovel money, resources, lives into this ongoing war, and have accomplished very little. I would much rather see that money and effort going into education and rehabilitation for those who need it. When the lottery was up for a vote in NC, those opposed predicted waves of new gambling addicts, leaving their kids unfed because their last dollar had gone to buy a scratch ticket, etc. Nothing of the sort ever came about. I think it's the same thing regarding legalization of drugs. The projections of the dire consequences hold little weight or evidence.

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