Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack
Colorful but the guy over extended his reach and got caught. It's all fun and games until you get caught.
Yeah when he was arrested they mentioned that the charges have a sentence that could turn into life in prison. For seeds.
The war on drugs is about enforcing the law. Change the law...and the war ends.
No not at all. The war on drugs is about bureaucracy keeping itself alive. It's about making a political career out of getting tough on crime, but instead of that, cherry picking the easy stuff, costing tax payers billions and making a mandate where none exists.
Opposition to prohibition got the law changed...the same can work now. The people in charge are mostly Baby Bombers and it is that generation that brought pot into the mainstream. Maybe someday they can change it.
How long do we sit and watch people killed over it before we decide to talk about it? Not to mention that $600 per second is spent on the War On Drugs.
You dig that value?
I know a lot of people that smoked pot and are brilliant. I also know a lot of people that pot was a step to their demise. I forgot what they call it but it was the search for a better high. A gateway drug?
People are of various degrees of intelligence. It doesn't have anything to do with Pot. If someone wants to orchestrate their demise, they will find a way to do it with whatever means they can. I would point out though, that Pot has never killed a single person in recorded history. Also, by far the majority of people who have smoked Pot don't go on to use hard drugs. The Gateway myth is just that.
I sure don't want my kids smoking it. I know it feels great and all but like any mind altering substance it dulls reality.
It doesn't dull reality at all. If anything it intensifies it to a small extent. It is demotivational in some pursuits though, fighting, making more money, war it seems. In testing these are among the things that the subjects were not very interested in. Talking is something that in enhanced though along with thinking things over, relaxing and of course laughing.
I am surprised people are ordering seeds...I've heard them POP many a time as a teen. No it won't stem the tide at all.
Medical Pot has to come from somewhere.
One plant is not like the next. There are now "strains" of plants just as there are different kinds of beer, wine or spirits. New one's are being developed all the time. And so it is that growers have a much larger selection to pin point the exact hybrid to match their particular needs.
If a law doesn't do what it is intended, and it actually causes more harm than the substance the law in intended to ban, what use is the law?
He is supposed to do most of his time in a Canadian jail so it looks like we're splitting the cost.
We can't afford to house the people we have in jail now. Don't forget we have a slightly different system than your own. He'll be sent home with a ankle bracelet in less time than they hold him when he surrenders. I suppose they will tell him that he shouldn't sell pot seeds to Americans, but that slack was already scooped up when they raided his store front in B.C.
I suspect that this probably may keep him in the US a little longer or once some bureaucrat has to trim some budget somewhere, he'll be on a bus back to Canada. But hey it's your money right?
But what I really want to know is if it bothers you that some government agents are used to silence political views contrary to those in power at the time?