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Drug war hits a new low....

Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by caseball2051, May 23, 2013.

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    caseball2051 Well-Known Member

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    Snodgrass?
     
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    ill take is an interesting last name for 1000, alex? LOL
     
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    Pretty famous last name for our community!
     
  6. RUDE BOY

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    Nothing like reinforcing the old us against them mentality . Any law enforcement Agent that would make a living doing this type of job should Rot in Hell as far as I'm concerned .
     
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    hey it's easier to try to bust harmless special needs high school kids trying to buy a harmless plant then it is going after real criminals who present a real danger. And they prob get federal grants and money to do it.

    any cop who spends even a second of their time on weed laws should find a different profession, and check their morals.
     
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    Think like a cop,would you rather raid a house full of heavily-armed meth heads who have been up for a week straight and are itching for a fight,or bust some peaceful potheads who pose no threat to you at all?
    I'm sure that there's some good cops out there,but I've never met them.
     
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    Damn it!
     
  10. vorrange

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    The problem is that the law enforcement is given money incentives to MJ busts, and we all know what happens when you put money into the mix.

    Right now, a lot of cops have the added incentive on top of their already brainwashed ideas about cannabis by the same ones who provide the incentives (DEA and the Federal government).

    I would love to see the same drive and ingenuity to solve other more damaging situations.
     
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    "Think of the children!" Yes, there is no safer and better place for them than a jail... I just can't understarnd how can they argument with this sentence while doing this. And people still believe it. I think most of regular people who are against legalization just want to keep their kids safe. And sill don't realize over the propaganda that prohibition is actually doing much more harm even to chilren than drugs alone.
     
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    Excellent point vorrange,they lump all drug related crime together so they can show the Feds they "Are making significant headway in the war on drugs". Sadly the easiest way to increase those numbers is to target marijuana users. We're easy pickings to,just non-violent people enjoying a plant. Hell of a lot easier than taking down a meth lab or crack house.
    As a side note,what kind of war only allows one side to shoot? That's not war,that's execution.
     
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    Officer Friendly came to my school in the 2nd grade...

    Seriously, the problem is that a little power will swell most people's heads like a basketball, and we've given the police much more than a little power. Only a saint can resist becoming at least somewhat corrupted by that level of power, and not too many of them are joining the police force. Although hopefully we've all met cops that don't just act like brainless extensions of the law and apply some humanitarian street judgment - letting some minor infractions go without a ramrod show of power (sadly seems to be getting rarer, but I have met the occasional nice cop since 2nd grade).

    I really don't even need to say this, but absolute power corrupts absolutely, and we're coming dangerously close to that with our white-knuckle need for security at all costs. The power-hungry eat that up and grow into monsters.
     
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    It's manipulation. They do the same with the aprehension numbers and the number of people seeking help.

    Right now, where i'm from, the law does not make a criminal of a user like in the US, but they make it automaticaly a patient if you exceed a 10-day amount allowed for consumption.

    What usually happens is, when you are caught more than once with some amount of MJ, you are directed to a psychologist to do a kind of an awareness medical appointment. And of course, since people are obliged to go, otherwise they will face criminal charges, what happens is that this number of people "searching" for help rises. What truly happens is that more people are directed to treatment instead of jail or trial.

    Their argument instead of acknowledging this situation, is manipulative... since they just mention the rise in people seeking help.

    The US, at the same time that it has the worst drugs policy, and one that many other countries are forced by the US to ensure as well (something that happens since the British Empire in China, or the US after WWII in Turkey for example), have great fighters in the MMJ community who have brought conscience and knowledge to a fight where there was none.

    These people are not the government, the Feds keep with their narrow views, but the people, the US citizens, many of them are realizing that they are being duped.


    Hopefully, these kind of news will help other americans to realize the complete nonsense that this war as reached to be justified and to justify continuing with it.


    The problem is that the companies who are pushing for ilegality, are the same companies who are trying to patent seeds and map plant genomes to patent them, and they are the same ones who are behind the pharmaceutical industry in US and in Europe.
     
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    This is just sad...
     
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    It's honestly depressing that someone can go to jail for buying/selling/using a harmless plant. I can't believe the police entrap kids like this. It's just wrong.
     
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    There is a huge body of evidence to support the notion that me and the police were put on this earth to do extremely different things and never to mingle professionally with each other, except at official functions, when we all wear ties and drink heavily and whoop it up like the natural, good-humored wild boys that we know in our hearts they wished they were..These occasions are rare, but they happen — despite the forked tongue of fate that has put us forever on different paths…
     
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    ShipDit is all about hitting that high watermark.
     
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    Good catch!
     
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