AbbeySomeone: 5 mill does get attention.
Sleeping Monkey: The HBO show, Boardwalk Empire, does a nice job of presenting the parallels between the foolish drug war and the equally foolish alcohol war that led to prohibition. Prohibition did nothing but empower criminal gangs (and criminal politicians) while making them rich beyond their dreams. Since the only producers of alcohol (in America) were criminals, they mixed it with everything from rubbing alcohol to detergents and Americans still bought it, at their own peril.The War on Drugs is no different. It's done nothing but empower criminal organizations, criminal politicians, and put the American people in danger."Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
Vodka Zombie: AbbeySomeone: 5 mill does get attention.And that's just in one city. Imagine it on a statewide or national level. You might be looking at upwards of twenty billion or more in new revenue nationwide.I don't understand why it's not treated along the same lines as beer. There should be mass producers, safe distribution and sale, and accommodations for home growers and personal use. Prohibition is doing the exact opposite of what needs to be done, and the only people making money off it now is an increasingly privatized prison system. That money should be going to state and federal needs.
Jon iz teh kewl: it saved Denver. but what about Aurora
Vodka Zombie: Prohibition is doing the exact opposite of what needs to be done, and the only people making money off it now is an increasingly privatized prison system.
Vodka Zombie: AbbeySomeone: 5 mill does get attention.I don't understand why it's not treated along the same lines as beer.
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