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Old 03-27-2008, 01:29 PM   #41
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Rambler's post reminds me of the management of my (former) company. They announced a mandatory new-hire drug testing program just a few days after I returned from a sales convention. Of course, the company bought and distributed tens of thousands of dollars of a popular drug at that convention.

Imagine a poll asking "Should we legalize marijuana, subject to approximately the same restrictions as alcohol?" My rough guess from reading the posts here says that question would get a clear majority of "Yes" from these posters.

That's what I saw on such a poll on a different forum. My guess is that people who post on the net are more "libertarian" minded than the general public.

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Old 03-27-2008, 07:14 PM   #42
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eazey- im wondering about the Volcano! i have heard of them but never got to try one. can you explain how it was? i know how it works, but did it WORK?

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Old 03-28-2008, 11:55 AM   #43
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I watched a documentary film on ShoTime this morning, "American Drug War: The Last White Hope" (2007).

I have to say it was rather an eye opener for me. I would need to watch it at least a second time in order to comprehend it all,,,, it was just so shocking for me to hear many of the thngs said. The people interviewed seemed to have been quite credible with unique inside views in many instances.

I'm not really good at synopses, but some of the salient points for me:

A huge number of people are incarcerated in the USA, the vast majority of whom are non violent offenders. Privately owned/run prisons are a huge cash cows. Huge amounts of money are being spent on our "war" on drugs, and the criminalization of addiction is supplying an endless "resource" for these prisons. The CIA itself is/was involved in the actual transport of illegal drugs into the USA (Iran-Contra/Oliver North Scandal). This is related to the use of heroin, e.g., as an agent of genocide for black Americans, as well as supporting the extreme need for prisons. Even tho' we are engaged on a war on terror, with supposedly more secure borders, etc. more drugs then ever make it into the USA. Before we invaded Afghanistan, there was no heroin being imported from there as Al Qaeda had clamped down on poppy farmers. Now, 80% of our illegal heroin originates from Afghanistan.

The film made a very reasoned & convincing case for legalizing marijuana, particularly for medicinal purposes. But also that other drugs could be "tolerated" and the $ spent on the "war on drugs" would be better put to use treating addicts & education.

Here's the ShoTime schedule for when it is shown again. Showtime - Movies - American Drug War - Main
I might watch it again....... or just pull my head back under the covers.....

This is a great program, it should be required watching...this is the first time I have seen it brought out for years it has been insinuated..
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:32 PM   #44
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eazey- im wondering about the Volcano! i have heard of them but never got to try one. can you explain how it was? i know how it works, but did it WORK?
I don't know brands but I tried a friend's vaporizer on a trip to Hawaii and it worked quite well. Another friend was there who was recovering from lung cancer. She liked it enough that she was planning to order one.

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