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  1. Not to mention that legalizing marijuana would also lead to the legalization of industrial hemp, which would be a huge benefit to so many other industries! What if we could use hemp produced paper instead of deforesting trees? What if we could produce hemp-produced textiles for our clothing? What if we could make ethanol out of hemp instead of corn? What if we could make plastics out of hemp instead of petroleum?

  2. Can we now focus on white collar crime now that we have a HUGE policing population with nothing to do.
    How about we let all the prisoners jailed for simple possession out with jobs to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure for a decent wage and our economy would soar!

  3. I'm glad he got to comment on this news, but I think there's something else that should be said, the fact that weed production represents only a fraction of the income of the Drug Cartels, and the fact is that kidnapping and extortion, along with "cobro de plaza" where they charge a fee to business owner or else they'll burn their business to the ground or drop some grenades to make them shut it down is also a part of their income, so when their weed business is declining they're going to want the same income numbers, so they'll most likely increase the amount of kidnappings and extortions which obviously just makes things worse in México. I think that's what he fails to understand (and with reason because he doesn't live in México). Also I firmly believe in not speaking about something I don't know about, but this is something I know, and for the first time, I really don't know what else to say, I wish I could give a proper solution to this problem but I can't think of anything. I'm 100% atheist and for the first time in a really long time I feel like praying is the only thing left for us to do. (not in an epiphany manner because I still believe God is not real although that's a whole other conversation, just because we're literally running out of options) Dark times are coming and I don't know where all this mess is going.

  4. they saying it hurting drug dealers which it probably would . but if they make them legal it will be hurting everyone because ppl who wouldn't normally try them might start if they become legal they'll be a lot more expensive with all the tax they'll put on them which will make ppl need more money and get more desperate too make money which would lead to more crime more ppl needing medical attention for all the side affects they could have but saying that the drug dealers would still exist because they would just sell them cheaper they would be selling the same things with no tax on it so for the ppl who do take drugs are going to buy from wherever its cheapest I used to dabble with different things when younger growing up and apart from cocaine and heroin I think alcohol is one of the worst things to have and that's legal

  5. As long as republicans/Christians/Muslims any kind of conservative type people are in the u.s. Then ignorance and stupidity will remain in the u.s. as well. They are the reason why the United States are a joke to the rest of the world.

  6. All this buzz about Trump and if he will become president or not, and what about the war on drugs? Would that guy really give two shits about a legal marijuana market that wouldn't appeal to conservative voters? Even Hillary seems like she would push the marijuana movement more than Trump but Bernie is the president all progressives have been waiting for.

  7. Now just imagine what would happen if they legalized "harder" drugs which have much bigger profit margins.

    I'm no expert, but I don't think there are any more speakeasies around in the US, selling low quality bathtub-gin at ridiculous prices. Why? Because you can get high quality alcohol pretty much anywhere legally and at a reasonable price. Naturally, the same would happen with heroin or cocaine if they legalized it. Prices would go down, quality would go up and illegal drug manufacturers/refiners/distributors would go broke pretty quickly.

    Sure: That would open up a new set of problems with big pharmaceutical companies taking over from illegal drug-cartels.
    But it's not like we don't have any problems with addiction in our societies right now. Despite strict laws against them, drugs like weed, meth, coke or heroin are still being consumed. And then there are of course the problems with legal drugs like tobacco or alcohol. Both of which are ok to get hooked on for some reason.

    I think we have to be realistic about this and finally acknowledge that people will try and get high, regardless of what some law says. It's just human nature. The failure of both the US Prohibition and the "war on drugs" is clear proof of this.

    And besides: As long as things like tobacco, and especially, alcohol are legal, who are "they" to tell us what substance we can or can't put into our bodies?

  8. Ok Kyle, this is inexcusable, you are clueless when it comes to Mexican politics and the Mexican war on drugs. From day one it was fear mongering, making it seem like we are living in civil war. Yes the violence is intense, but it is almost exclusive to poor regions, for everywhere else, you need to be a dealer to be in danger (or a politician who doesn't take ther bribes or a journalist who reports on them negatively). Legal marijuana is not enough, even if you legalize both in Mexico and the US, it still only 30% of their revenue, they can be better off selling cocaine locally and in the US (weed was never popular in Mexico but coke is), but the problem is that opiates are much moreintense than weed and so much easier to abuse; it will be much tougher to get those legalized. For crying out loud, the articles talking about this says that they are switching to poppies, so it almost didn't affect the cartels overall. You missed that point, to forward your agenda of pro-legalization to anyone who is concerned about Mexico, when in reality the violence will continue even if you legalize all drugs in the US (a much more likely there than in Mexico). No mention of the recent Mexican supreme court case, saying that growing and smoking weed is in par with human rights. No mention on the tremendous disapproval for legalizing pot in Mexico (even though politicians are moving in that direction). No mention of the role of the catholic church to kneecap any attempts. No mention on the lack of conflict of interests of Mexican politicians from big pharma. I'm pretty sure you are also not well versed on local politics of other countries, but you are making a segment on it! You should know this stuff, primarily since any decision the Mexican government takes will affect the US in more ways than one and viceversa. I'm starting to think you never cared about Mexico, or any other country except your own. If you only want to talk the US, then limit your show to that. Stop misrepresenting the situation in Mexico!

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