Re: decriminalizing drugs...

From: Dana Hedberg (
Date: Sat Jan 22 2000 - 12:44:17 MST

john grigg wrote:

> At the same time I feel our culture does not have the maturity to handle the
> decriminalization of drugs. I just want to see the "war" be toned down to a
> sensible level. I have heard how the tobacco companies are all set with
> advertising and marketing plans should marijuana be legalized!

Tobacco companies and their lobbyists were very influential in the early
criminalization of marijuana. Hey, it's what I would do if I had been in their
place. "All's fair in love and a capitalist economy." It's unfortunate that they
have a monoply market now, but I have faith (heh) in the performance of the
demon weed. I wonder if people "demonize" the Windows operating system long
enough, it too could be criminalized.

> The local neighborhood drug dealers wouldn't stand a chance with competition
> like
> that!

You've never smoked a bowl, have you John?


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