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legalize ALL narcotics

Drugs in the USA bring 100 billion $ in illigal profit to the drug dealers and cause high crime and police costs.

If we legalize narcotics and sell them at Pharmacies as prescription drugs the drug dealers will lose the illegal profits,the street violence and killings will be eliminated and the income from the sales tax and the savings from Law Enforcement can be used to detoxify for free those 10% that are expected to become addicts and educate the Public especially teenagers not to use Narcotics as dangerous to Health.

Sweden has a state Monopoly on Vodka ABSOLUT and the profits from it's sales are used to rehabilitate the Alcoholics in Sweden.The number of alcoholics is declining in Sweden.We can expect the same for Drug Addicts in USA.

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    May 8 2012: I disagree with your final sentence 'We can expect the same for Drug Addicts in USA.' Statistically speaking, there is no reason to believe that what is true for alcoholics in Sweden will also be true of drug addicts in America.
    • May 9 2012: I'll second and say that Sweden probably doesn't have a huge meth/heroin problem.

      Regulation and taxation though...it's what NORML is fighting for (and it would be an economic booster...weed is for waaaay more than smoking). I still feel weird about anything that's not classified a hallucinogen. Course, we're seeing in California how (near) legalization isn't (really) impeding productivity so...maybe it's worth a shot? I really really would like to trust that every adult can make an informed decision on when to stop their usage...but again, California has some horrendous meth problems; I'm not sure stimulants or deliriants should be classified in the same category as THC, MDMA, LSD, Mescaline, or even Alcohol and Tobacco.

      One thing we should do here is increase taxation on alcohol in tandem with the increases in tobacco. It's preposterous that we don't. And when I say increase, I mean a modest increase, not what my idiot representatives proposed: http://laist.com/2010/03/26/initiative_to_tax_alcohol_could_bri.php

      I know, I know, that's supposedly what canada pays. We're not Canada. That said, if I had to pay two dollars extra for every drink, and I knew that money was going to reduce the deficit, pay for universal healthcare, and ensure quality education for my neighbor's kids...I'd become an alcoholic.

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