doublesecretprobation: let's be serious here, what the hell else are you going to do with 42 POUNDS of meth?
mccallcl: 42 pounds of meth should be a life sentence. I am pro-legalization, but that's into weapons of mass destruction territory. Hundreds, maybe even thousands of lives would have been destroyed if that shipment reached its destination.
Pangea: The only reason anyone would ever have 42 pounds is the fact that it IS illegal.
mccallcl: Pangea: The only reason anyone would ever have 42 pounds is the fact that it IS illegal.Meth for recreational use isn't much better than poison. There is really no way to use meth in any reasonable quantity that is not dangerous. Until we know more about the drug and how it effects the human brain (FDA trials, etc), it will have to be illegal. How should it be dosed? What packaging is appropriate? What happens to meth that sits unused for 90 days? A year?Meth is a whole new molecule and humans have never seen anything like it. It's the drug equivalent of splitting the atom. It would take a decade to legalize. Once it is, large quantities like that would be tracked and the authorities would know where it is at all times. Drivers moving 42 lbs of meth should get hazard pay and wear specialized suits while handling it. Society is nowhere near ready for legalizing this shiat. It may never be.
generallyso: If you refuse a search they'll force you to wait 2 or 3 hours until a K9 unit arrives to do a walk around you car and 'tell' when the handler signals it to, thereby justifying a search on top of wasting your time.
Random Anonymous Blackmail: A little dramatic this morning?
Pangea: I would say this is a fairly significant departure from your simple claim to be pro-legalization.
Pangea: It changes nothing about my claim that no one would have 42 pounds of the drug if it were available legally.
Harry Freakstorm: [s2.dmcdn.net image 320x240]Yew hear that beep? That means there's drugs in there, son. You wanna come clean or do you wanna go to the hospital for an x-ray?Probable cause = Driving too close to the car in front. Officer then notices additional criminal indicators like a non-white person in the vehicle. Doggy doesn't find anything so they bring out the new toy.
fireclown: I refused a search once. I ended up sitting by the side of a road for two hours until a warrant showed up. There wasn't anything illegal in my car, but I wanted to see what happened.
mccallcl: Do you know any users?
mccallcl: It has no medical use
Random Anonymous Blackmail: If an officer asks to search your car and you say no, your car will be searched.
Noticeably F.A.T.: Their lives weren't destroyed by meth
Noticeably F.A.T.: You might want to tell the doctors and patients using it medically, I'm sure this is information they are going to need sooner rather than later.
mccallcl: Noticeably F.A.T.: Their lives weren't destroyed by methI know probably ten former (possibly current) users. Of those, one has a normal life (car, job, home). The rest are either homeless or in some other desperate situation. Their personalities have been permanently altered, and they suffer from obvious brain damage and brain-chemistry mood issues. I have lost contact with a few, but last time I saw one she was still using, homeless and pregnant.These people are all in their early thirties or younger. Some have been using for 5 years and some less than a year. Not sleeping makes it extremely hard to hold down a job and it ruins personal relationships and mental health very quickly. Meth smokers seem to go to around-the-clock smokers as quickly as potheads and think it's a totally reasonable thing to do all day.I've known cokeheads, opiate addicts, all kinds of drug users. Meth users go downhill faster than any other drug user, by an order of magnitude. We gotta be careful with this one.
mccallcl: I've known cokeheads, opiate addicts, all kinds of drug users. Meth users go downhill faster than any other drug user, by an order of magnitude. We gotta be careful with this one.
mccallcl: Just looked it up, I am shocked and surprised that this is happening.
dittybopper: Also, your refusal to give consent can't be used to justify a search.*JUST*SAY*NO*.
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