jigger: xanadian: HOORAY WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE!!!Wasn't it the wimmins that pushed the hardest for Prohibition?
D_Evans45: wildcardjack: I've been told that the average illegal drug dealer couldn't run a dry cleaner shop, so you might actually destroy tens of thousands of small businesses by making it possible for proper business people to operate against them.The average drug dealer might make minimum wage, and the risk factor can be huge for just those wages.We've been led to believe that most drug dealers are thuggish villains who lay around doing nothing while piles of cash accumulate around them. These types must make up less than a single percent of all drug dealers. I bought thousands and thousands of dollars worth of drugs from about ~200-~2010, pot meth coke shrooms acid ecstasy and even heroin once, you name it, Ive probably done it at least once. In that process I met countless dealers.If your dealer doesn't hold a "legit" job, your dealer probably doesnt even own his own house. Either his roomies paid for it, he inherited it, the drug fairy apparated it, etc. But most drug dealers simply do not have the resources to get by in this world nowadays, from just drug revenue. And its not hard to see why. Getting by is hard as fuhk if you don't have an excellent job.If I were to see a drug dealer on TV, he would be sitting at a desk covered with nice things, flanked by thugs, in the company of beautiful women. This is NOT how it happens, EVER. If you gave me $100 right now and told me to buy you drug X, Id be headed to the low income housing areas to meet shady little Paco Drugdealer in the alley. Even if I were to drive into the ritzier areas, Id be buying pills from people still living with their parents, or rooming with other peers. While there ARE some people who get by growing house fulls of pot plants, or moving kilos of coke, or boats of pills, etc, they are the exceedingly small majority.You cant just assume just any dealer would be able to run a business, of any kind. Most of the drug dealers I knew in my lifetime would fail with the pressures of even a small b ...
slackwater: You really think we can afford to be using our resources for beer, pot or filling swimming pools?
SquiggsIN: bmr68: I have pictures somewhere of my grand parents and great-uncle (in his police uniform) holding up glasses toasting that moment. They were drinking at a speak easy one minute and a respectable bar the nextDoes that mean pot dealers will be reputable businessmen (and women) the moment full decriminalization passes? After all they would be the coveted small-business owners the Republican party caters to, right?
Theaetetus: jigger: xanadian: HOORAY WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE!!!Wasn't it the wimmins that pushed the hardest for Prohibition?Nope, that was the Temperance movement, led primarily by southern baptist ministers like Rev. Howard Hyde Russell of the Anti-Saloon League.it was the wimmins that pushed the hardest for Prohibition's repeal, due to the increase in crime, including the Women's Moderation Union, the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform, the Women's Committee for Repeal, the Molly Pitcher Club, etc.
NobleHam: D_Evans45: So when are we gonna do the same with pot? We're all fine with people going to bars where half the people will drive home drunk, but god forbid you smoke a joint and relax tonight./Doesnt smokeWe already did in Washington. Starting tomorrow it'll be legal to possess up to an ounce.
slackwater: By all means celebrate the use of crop land, water and other limited earth resources that could be used to feed the hungry being used to create recreational adult beverages.Enjoy your booze after all it is just starving "brown people"[cdn.videogum.com image 480x329]
NobleHam: D_Evans45: So when are we gonna do the same with pot?We already did in Washington. Starting tomorrow it'll be legal to possess up to an ounce.
xanadian: HOORAY WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE!!!
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