How would you vote on LEGALIZING MARIJUANA? Reason to believe that legalizing pot would destroy the drug cartels: http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2012/11/legalising-marijuana

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    Nov 05, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
    From The Economist:

    "[The study] estimates that Mexico’s traffickers would lose about $1.4 billion of their $2 billion revenues from marijuana. The effect on some groups would be severe: the Sinaloa "cartel" would lose up to half its total income, IMCO reckons. Exports of other drugs, from cocaine to methamphetamine, would become less competitive, as the traffickers’ fixed costs (from torturing rivals to bribing American and Mexican border officials) would remain unchanged, even as marijuana revenues fell.

    Legalisation could, in short, deal a blow to Mexico’s traffickers of a magnitude that no current policy has got close to achieving. The stoned and sober alike should bear that in mind when they cast their votes on Tuesday. "
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    Nov 06, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    I'd vote no. There must another way to deal with the traffickers.
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 06, 2012 1:50 AM GMT
    Definitely yes. Prohibition makes criminals out of ordinary people. There is nothing wrong with smoking pot. The the only wrong is denying people the right to choose for themselves.
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    Nov 06, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    Of course legalize it. I wouldn't use it personally but people should be able to do whatever the hell they want.
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    Nov 06, 2012 4:05 AM GMT
    I'd vote YES ! Simply shocking isn't it?
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    Nov 06, 2012 4:06 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidI'd vote YES ! Simply shocking isn't it?


    No
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    Nov 06, 2012 5:11 PM GMT
    Finally, as issue that has bipartisan support!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 06, 2012 5:13 PM GMT
    ^ Lol, I am unanimous in that.
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    Nov 06, 2012 5:17 PM GMT
    TheBizMan said
    freedomisntfree saidI'd vote YES ! Simply shocking isn't it?


    No


    Why? This ultra right wing funding teabagger saying I'd vote yes isn't shocking? Srsly?
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    Nov 06, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    TheBizMan said
    freedomisntfree saidI'd vote YES ! Simply shocking isn't it?


    No


    Why? This ultra right wing funding teabagger saying I'd vote yes isn't shocking? Srsly?


    Not if you like government out of your hair.
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    Nov 06, 2012 5:24 PM GMT
    showme said
    freedomisntfree said
    TheBizMan said
    freedomisntfree saidI'd vote YES ! Simply shocking isn't it?


    No


    Why? This ultra right wing funding teabagger saying I'd vote yes isn't shocking? Srsly?


    Not if you like government out of your hair.


    That's one reason. I also believe it to be less harmful overall than the excessive consumption of alcohol. Third, is its really none of my business what's folks consume to get a little buzz going on.
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    Nov 06, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
    I'm in favor of the legalization of pot. I've not used it since high school, and I don't need or want it now, but I still think it should be decriminalized, based on everything I've read and heard.

    I also think prohibition (of alcohol) was a big mistake back in the day. Look at the trouble this pointless situation caused for about fifteen years before it was repealed.