conscious, lucid, coherent, accurate, etcI see it like this: we've tried the heavy-handed, militarily planned, horrid consequences approach toward drug use, dealing and culture. It failed. It made some folks rich, allowed a lot of minorities to lose their voting rights, and obliterated the fine line between hardnosed policing and usurption of liberties. It's cost trillions in money, millions of lives and has failed.
So, why not try a different approach?I feel that if we legalize pot, a lot of the money trouble would be fixed and non-violent prisoners would be able to return to their normal lives. FOr me, violent crime is far more important to curb than someone's drug use.
Boston and other cities started meeting with dealers, and telling them that, to avoid a heavy police presence (and probably annoying non-drug using residents), if they curbed the violence, they could ply their trade. Soon after, an enormous drop in violent crime.
Drugs are in now way safe, but at the same time, are far safer than violent crime.
... i'll co-sign that.
did you ever see "Traffick?"