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I Am Fed Up With The War On Drugs

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    This Mirror Has Two Faces. - I am fed up with the War on Drugs. But I am also fed up with the attitude of many who still think ( yes, even in 2011 ) that the root of the problem...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 14, 2011

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    This Is Ridiculous... - As drug companies push their wares on television, cable tv and print media with NO restraints, there is a law enforcement/incarceration industry that is...
    atmore atmore 46-50, M 6 Responses Dec 31, 2006

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    Musician Goes To Prison Because His Fans Sell Drugs - Anyone who has ever attended Bonnaroo, Lolapalooza, Coachella, Saaquatch, or other major summer music festivals...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 23, 2013

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    Libertarianism Prevails - I don't use recreational drugs. I never will use recreational drugs. However, it is not my place to tell others what to do. If you use drugs and don't...
    rustyguy rustyguy 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 28, 2008

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    Duuuur - how can you have a war on drugs... but it's legal to advertise them? Ahhhh I see, the government only love the drugs they're paid to love.
    antibiotic antibiotic 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    It's Bullshit - People are going to do what they want to do - and the law has never stopped them. Look at prohibition in the 1920s. I think we should just leave people alone and...
    FranticPup FranticPup 18-21, M Jul 29, 2011

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    Not Convinced It Should End? - This is by Ray Pensador and published on The Daily Kos By now, many people who would recoil at the assertion that the police have become the...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest 51-55, F Nov 26, 2011

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    My Views - They should be made legal. Now, I'd not ever do them myself but if people are going to keep bickering about them being illegal and not a problem, then let them have 'em...
    PsychicVenturer PsychicVenturer 16-17, F Oct 28, 2011

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    Yup It's Still Bs - My brother has been depressed and suicidal for the past two year. He wants to be able to grow weed and because we live in Texas, it's more than a slap on the...
    Purplegirl321 Purplegirl321 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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    We Are Winning! - By now I think that both sides have figured out that the war on drugs is not actually a war against drugs but a war for control of the huge drug influx in America...
    SidewaysFreeFall SidewaysFreeFall 18-21, M May 22, 2010

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    Demonizing - Drugs, as Mr Mackey from South Park has told us, are Bad (and not in a Michael Jackson way), therefore The War against Drugs is to be encouraged. Being seen to do...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Aug 17, 2012

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    The War On Drugs Is A War On Consciousness By Carol Moore - I believe that a prime motivation of those waging the current "war on drugs" is to discredit and destroy any...
    Piptery Piptery 18-21, F Jul 30, 2012

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    There are so many things I could say about this that it's difficult to organize my thoughts, but I'll do my best.First of all, before we even talk about the common sense reasons...
    greatgig91 greatgig91 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    How Private Prisons Are Using The War On Drugs To Generate More Inmates - Last Halloween, in Casa Grande, Arizona, there was a "lock down" of a local high school for a drug sweep...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 6, 2013

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    It's Time To Pull The Plug - I've struggled with alcohol addiction and I can say for a fact that the War on Drugs has done NOTHING to curb addiction.  So what has it done...
    cmb53233 cmb53233 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 9, 2010

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    Is It Working? - I tend to think not. I am sick of it, war on drugs, if drugs were not illegal you would take the violence out of it. Make it a medical type of thing and you...
    gmama8 gmama8 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2011

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    Feds Raid Marijuana Dispensaries In Washington - Source: Associated Press July 24, 2013 Federal agents have raided a number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the Puget Sound...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2013

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    The war on drugs is pointless and unproductive - In the UK many crimes are due to drugs.  Burglary and muggings, street prostitution, Landlords finding that their...
    CrystalCat CrystalCat 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 3, 2007

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    What Exactly Is the Point? - What is the war on drugs trying to achieve? Compelte irradication of recreational drug use? Well then they'll have to bring back prohibition and ban...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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    The Only Drugs That Need to Be Controlled - they are the ones with no taste and no smell, the ones that can be easily used to drug people unknowingly. poisons, they need to be...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 4 Responses May 8, 2008

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    Its Just Pointless - i personally dont do drugs anymore, but i think most drugs should be legal. they should just come with the same warning and side effect labels that...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2007

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    Look And Hear Closely - It'll take decades for us to handle and be educated how to use drugs to our advantage. Wether drug be legalized or not. . .with all this obsessions and evil...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2012

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    Some Musings.... - there are the obvious problems with them... how addictive heroin, crack and crystal meths can be, the dangers, etc etc etc. but why the war on certain drugs...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 9 Responses May 6, 2008

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    I Am Against Using Drugs... - But I am even more against laws against drugs... If people want to do that ****... then let them... quit wasting our money and the lives of good...
    JRSK007 JRSK007 51-55, M 6 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    Renaissance, Anyone? -       Are drugs harmful?       According to my high school health class, way too harmful to even tell the truth about...
    realitychallenged realitychallenged 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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    Pyrrhic Victory - Declaring a war on drugs is the dumbest thing that are, or any government has tried to do, wasting billions of dallers a year and getting no where, just putting...
    kb420boy3585 kb420boy3585 22-25, M 1 Response May 6, 2008

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    Trotting Through The Woodlands Of Consciousness - There are secrets sprouting from the seemingly dead ground below. Fungal friends spreading the mycelial fingers throughout the...
    tigeri6 tigeri6 22-25, M 1 Response May 4, 2012

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    Is Your Goverment Being Controlled By The World's Drug Companies. - What are the world bank and the drug companies up to? Records show we were using cannabis for over 5,000 years...
    thesower thesower 51-55 1 Response Dec 4, 2011

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    I Used To Be The Kid That Says "drugs Are Bad Mmkay" - I couldn't function very well in school, but I had my morals. I thought alcohol is bad, and drugs are bad. I saw how ADD...
    BiForce BiForce 26-30 1 Response Oct 16, 2012

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    For Those Interested: - Check out an important  public hearing just held at San Francisco City Hall on the Human Rights Impact of the War on Drugs: www.facebook.com/HRChearing
    fuzzyguts fuzzyguts 26-30 1 Response Apr 25, 2012

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    Illegalize Cigarettes and Stop Cashing In On Deaths - This topic ALWAYS burns my butt!! There are MANY drugs that are far less addictive than cigarettes and are far less harmful to...
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers 41-45, F 56 Responses May 18, 2007

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    Influences On Drug Use. - "Why can't we all just be honest, admit to ourselves that everyone's at it. From grown politicians to young adolescence. How can we start to tackle the...
    theballerina theballerina 16-17, F Dec 8, 2011

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    If Drugs Were Legalized... - ...we would have so many fewer problems. Gang activity would go down. People wouldn't be stuck in jail for personal habits which the government finds...
    Christabel Christabel 19-21, F 10 Responses Jul 25, 2007

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    "If there is a war on drugs, them many of our family members are the enemy. And I don't know how you wage war on your family." - Michael Douglas, Traffic
    rcjd rcjd 26-30, M Dec 5, 2013

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    War On Drugs: Stealing Your Liberty Under The Guise Of Doing Good - Where does it say in the U.S. Constitution that the government should use consumable substances as a mechanism...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M Nov 18, 2012

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    We Need To Regroup ! - Part of my job at the hospital has been to work the Emergency Room. I have seen the drive by shooting victims,the stabbings over drugs. The junkies O.D and...
    hunnydipz hunnydipz 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 28, 2012

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    Legalise The Drugs... Here's Why... - Let's be honest here. Everyone in this group who says "I've used weed and [insert name of drug(s) here]" has already proven that the war on...
    millimi millimi 41-45, M Jul 2, 2011

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    You Get Your Money For Nothin'... - Legalize pot and for nothing you'll save the legal fees and incarceration expenses preventing waste AND increase revenues by  sales and sin...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 19 Responses May 30, 2009

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    There Are Worse Things Than Drugs - The man who killed my father in cold blood served, I think, 4 years or so.  My friend who sold to an undercover is serving 40 to life. ...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 3 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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    Little Known Quotes And Facts About Hemp... - "Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica." - Abraham...
    ladyrhiannon824 ladyrhiannon824 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2012

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    Drugs Free But That's Just Me - Ok, so I don't do any drugs mainly because they don't agree with me and I don't enjoy them, not because of any moral reasons. Having said that I...
    hobolady hobolady 31-35, F 5 Responses May 19, 2009

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    From The Wall Street Journal: The War On Drugs Is A Failure. - Straight from the Wall Street Journal: “The war on drugs has failed. And it's high time to replace an...
    2Buddies 2Buddies 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    I Feel That There Are Some Drugs That Should Be Legalized - Of course the most dangerous drugs: cocaine, heroin, LSD, etc... should remain illegal. But I feel that marijuana and...
    carriewolf12 carriewolf12 22-25, T 1 Response Jan 9, 2012

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    What Would All The Criminals Do, If They Didn't Have Drugs? Sell Stock On Wall St? - If drugs were legal: Would the people who grow-create and distribute drugs now become honest...
    TheGreenGringo TheGreenGringo 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    Friendly Fire - In one of my favourite books – ‘A Scanner Darkly’ – the main dude is bemoaning his lost lifestyle; he’s rehab-ing from the good drug.  Sigh.  Drag...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Aug 15, 2012

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    Getting High - There will always be a certain number of people who want to get high. There always have been. There always will be. That anyone would want to legislate against that...
    onlinegrandpa onlinegrandpa 61-65 8 Responses Dec 22, 2009

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    Waste Of Money. - some gets caught, enough gets thru. I'm not explicitly pro-drug. I'm just anti-bullshit. the war on drugs is a miserable failure and a god damn waste of money. oh...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 6, 2011

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    Advocates For The Decriminalization Of Illegal Drugs - Hello Fellow Fed Up, I have been fed up with the WOD for awhile now, but only recently seen the true impact on both the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 12, 2013

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    Tax Is Better Than Jail - I believe that criminalizing drugs just makes it worse. Look up LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition). There's a lot of good information on their...
    ameeker ameeker 21-25, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2007

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    Bad People - I don't understand why people hang out on the street corner and sell drugs all day long. It's bad 4 the community and 4 yourself, everybody that sells drugs needs 2...
    hamma31 hamma31 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 14, 2012

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    The Epitome of Hypocrisy - The so-called War on Drugs is a hideous joke.  The endless cycle of despair, poverty, joblessness, crime, drugs, prison, unemployability, despair...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 7 Responses Jun 22, 2007

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    Who Is That Person In The Mirror?? - I looked into a mirror today : stare-ing back was a broken shell of a man. WHo is that? The guy was unemployed, suicidaly depressed,hopeless...
    originalmadman originalmadman 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 25, 2012