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Which group is biggest supportors for The WAR ON DRUGS?

bob 2011/09/08 14:41:20
Related Topics: Drugs, War, Drug, War On Drugs
Corporate Interests concerning ......
the Religious Reich .....
Money spent for law enforcement and jails
The Tax Payer??????????????
The CIA / DEA .....
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    υяsυℓα  vεηgεαηcε ►нαя∂ cσяε sтяαιgнт ε∂gε◄
    Anyone who buys drugs from the Cartel
  • ReasonOverFaith BN - 0 2011/09/09 19:10:29
    Undecided
    ReasonOverFaith BN - 0
    All of the above. Legalize the recreational use and sale of soft drugs like marijuana and the psychedelics. Decriminalize possession of hard drugs like meth, crack, and heroin. Addicts don't need prison, they need rehab.
  • VT 2011/09/09 16:05:11
    Money spent for law enforcement and jails
    VT
    Got to keep those federal dollars flowing in.
  • Freddie Reis 2011/09/08 22:14:30
    Money spent for law enforcement and jails
    Freddie Reis
    My vote goes to the increasingly privatized prison system. Gotta keep the bodies flowing in.
  • Clare Marie 2011/09/08 21:21:06 (edited)
    Undecided
    Clare Marie
  • Todd *RP 2012* 2011/09/08 20:01:55
    Corporate Interests concerning ......
    Todd *RP 2012*
    +2
    Big Pharmaceutical corporations, the corporate private prison industry, and the Unions of various corrections and law enforcement groups.
  • JoLost 2011/09/08 18:35:00
    Undecided
    JoLost
    +1
    I gotta go with all of the above.

    Corrections Corporations of America makes an awesome profit. More illegal drugs = more police funding, more court hearings/expenses, mandated corporate rehab programs, more probation funding, and are influenced greatly as a result of those who play Russian Roulette with "Kool Aid".

    The majority of tax payers loves to spend their hard earned money in support of these programs, otherwise they would cease to exist.

    Alcohol is one of my favorite recreational poisons, it's legal. It's just more profitable being legal to one industry. (Except when abuse & addiction are factored in, then all of the above apply to it as well).

    I see no difference when speaking of substance abuse of any form.
  • bud man (oYo) 2011/09/08 17:55:02
    Corporate Interests concerning ......
    bud man (oYo)
    +1
    Big Pharmaceutical is leading the war against Med Marijuana
  • Mandi Pandi 2011/09/08 17:38:53
    Undecided
    Mandi Pandi
    +1
    the stupid, ignorant people...the people who are so money hungry that they don't want to help anyone else be legalizing what could be giving us a huge helping hand. i'm sick of the war on drugs, anything else i have to say is far, far from nice. but don't need me to say its a waste of money...statistics show.
  • rand 2011/09/08 16:44:16
    The Tax Payer??????????????
    rand
    +2
    Taking "support" to mean "fund", there's no doubt that we're paying for the lunacy that failed to learn from Prohibition.
  • Mandi P... rand 2011/09/08 17:40:50
    Mandi Pandi
    +2
    i sure as hell didn't agree for my money to continue fighting the war on drugs. -.- prohibition has ALWAYS failed. when something is wanted, people find a way to get it. i liked your answer.
  • JK 2011/09/08 16:25:49
    Undecided
    JK
    +1
    Congress. Because they can't find a way to tax themselves into believing that they can legalize some of them.
  • Undecided
    LibertyBella ☮ Ron Paul 2012 ☮
    +3
    Big Pharma + Big Gov

    Marijuana is medicine, but b/c it is a plant it cannot be patented
    Cocaine also has medicinal qualities for numbing and mood stabilizing
    Heroine = Pain

    etc
  • Mandi P... Liberty... 2011/09/08 17:42:00
    Mandi Pandi
    yup, yup, yup...they have all these borderline heroine drugs legalized and easily obtained through pharms...but they don't want the "cheaper & safer way to medicate"...its all about money. -_-
  • lauren dull 2011/09/08 16:15:59
    Undecided
    lauren dull
    +1
    It was first out lawed so it could not hurt the lumber industry. Now it keeps a lot of people in jobs. I happen to be one you would consider the The Religious Reich, I am for legalization. God made it and I'm going to smoke it. I don't drink man made booze.
  • EMK1970 2011/09/08 15:50:08
    Undecided
    EMK1970
    +1
    The Federal government who's criminalization and demonization of narcotics,just like Prohibition, has done nothing but make the illegal drugs trade a super profitable and ultra violent busies.

    Would people kill each other over marijuana if it was regulated and sin taxed the same as tobacco?
  • TuringsChild 2011/09/08 15:48:20
    Corporate Interests concerning ......
    TuringsChild
    +3
    I'll go with the Pharmaceutical Industry. They hate competition.
  • Ronnie 2011/09/08 15:11:50
  • lauren ... Ronnie 2011/09/08 16:21:48
    lauren dull
    +1
    You would be wrong. I am conservative and Christian. I do don,t drink man made booze. But God put weed here for a reason and I say God made it and I will smoke it. Many Many people in my Church get high. For some reason people think because we are Christians and believe in Jesus we are little angels and do no wrong (or try not to) Christians are just like everyone else except we believe we are forgiven for our transgressions.
  • Ronnie lauren ... 2011/09/08 19:54:29
  • Todd *R... Ronnie 2011/09/08 20:04:18
    Todd *RP 2012*
    way to derail the argument.
    I've got pages and pages of links to research regarding the upside and downside of cannabis.
    The bottom line is that the government has been lying to you about cannabis for decades.
  • Ronnie Todd *R... 2011/09/08 20:19:02
  • Todd *R... Ronnie 2011/09/08 20:39:57
    Todd *RP 2012*
    Are you sure you want the full answer? I've got pages and pages and pages of links to studies. Some of those studies are displayed in primary literature source search engines like pubmed, ncbi, and science direct. Others are on sites hosted by pro-cannabis individuals. Will you actually read the links I post? I'll not post but a fraction of them, I promise.
  • Ronnie Todd *R... 2011/09/08 21:10:10
  • Todd *R... Ronnie 2011/09/08 21:07:37 (edited)
    Todd *RP 2012*
    +1
    Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), the major psychoactive component of marijuana, has a wide range of pharmacological effects, which may have therapeutic value. Despite the potential therapeutic applications of Δ9-THC, ranging from analgesia, anti-emesis and appetite stimulation, to anti-glaucoma properties, its medical use has been limited by its psychotropic effects (Razdan & Howes, 1983; Mechoulam, 1986
    Treatment for autism, ADHD, and PTSD

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...
    http://www.cannabis-med.org/e...
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/...
    http://www.nature.com/mp/jour...
    http://www.entheology.org/edo...

    Aging , Alzheimer's, and memory, since you say it makes you lose your memory
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...
    "Stimulation of cannabinoid receptors may provide clinical benefits in age-related diseases that are associated with brain inflammation, such as Alzheimer’s disease."
    http://www.mapinc.org/drugnew...
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/r...
    http://www.mapinc.org/drugnew...
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/he...

    Pain, inflammation
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/r...
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...
    http://www.ukcia.org/research...
    http://jpet.aspetjournals.org...
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...
    http://ajpgi.physiology.org/c...
    http://www.ncbi.nl...









    Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), the major psychoactive component of marijuana, has a wide range of pharmacological effects, which may have therapeutic value. Despite the potential therapeutic applications of Δ9-THC, ranging from analgesia, anti-emesis and appetite stimulation, to anti-glaucoma properties, its medical use has been limited by its psychotropic effects (Razdan & Howes, 1983; Mechoulam, 1986
    Treatment for autism, ADHD, and PTSD

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...
    http://www.cannabis-med.org/e...
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/...
    http://www.nature.com/mp/jour...
    http://www.entheology.org/edo...

    Aging , Alzheimer's, and memory, since you say it makes you lose your memory
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...
    "Stimulation of cannabinoid receptors may provide clinical benefits in age-related diseases that are associated with brain inflammation, such as Alzheimer’s disease."
    http://www.mapinc.org/drugnew...
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/r...
    http://www.mapinc.org/drugnew...
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/he...

    Pain, inflammation
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/r...
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...
    http://www.ukcia.org/research...
    http://jpet.aspetjournals.org...
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...
    http://ajpgi.physiology.org/c...
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...
    They've know this since 1973!
    "The analgesic activity for THC is substantially greater than that for aspirin. The compound has no antipyretic activity at a dose producing profound anti-edema effects."
    http://jpet.aspetjournals.org...
    Talking about Sativex
    http://rheumatology.oxfordjou...
    FYI, Sativex is a direct extract of marijuana, drawn from the plants, not a synthetic like Marinol.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
    pay attention to the part that says "Sativex is distinct from all other pharmaceutically produced cannabinoids currently available because it is derived from cannabis plants, rather than a solely synthetic process. Sativex is a pharmaceutical product standardised in composition, formulation, and dose, although it is still effectively a tincture of the cannabis plant."

    it's got plenty of other uses, I've got pages and pages more. next up is the section on cancer.
    (more)
  • Ronnie Todd *R... 2011/09/08 21:19:15
  • Todd *R... Ronnie 2011/09/08 21:59:48 (edited)
    Todd *RP 2012*
    Driving while medicated is against the law in most MMj states, and driving under the influence of most drugs, including alcohol, cannabis, and every prescription strength pain killer such as percoset, percodan, and darvocet is currently against the law in every state I know of.

    My point is that cannabis has been scientifically proven to be less toxic and less addictive than alcohol. Which makes perfect sense when you consider that the Partnership for a Drug-Free America draws a large part of funding from the beer companies.

    How could legalization cause more harm than good?
    Currently it is easier for teens to access marijuana than to access beer, liquor, or cigarettes since the ID campaigns have been so successful.
    We have the highest incarceration rate in the world. It takes a lot of money to feed and house non-violent offenders who prefer to use a subastance other than alcohol; not counting the number of very ill individuals who have been incarcerated for obtaining medication that was legal in their state.
    And legalization would remove funding from the drug cartels, just as ending Prohibition pulled the rug mostly out from under Organized Crime. They will never go completely away, but they will be greatly reduced.
  • The Nixus Todd *R... 2011/09/09 00:37:18
    The Nixus
    +1
    I had BPD with a mix of bipolar and OCD as a child, I was abused and ignored as a child and suffered depression for 26 years but believe me what woke me up was not the SSRI's I was put on it was good old Skunk Weed and now I am on the way to recovery in just a year, so what does that say? Also do you know the natural Andidote for THC? yep more of the same stuff just processed in a different way, it's called Hashish, it counteracts the THC which attaches to the fatty acids in the brain. So get too stoned and panic sets in try hashish it then has a calming effect. But I would not suggest it for all and everyone, I was just lucky that my son smoked it and I thought well if you cant beat him then join him :-) now our relationship is back to what it should be, open and honest. You know your stuff and researched it well, thanks
  • Todd *R... The Nixus 2011/09/09 00:53:37
    Todd *RP 2012*
    and the best antidote for too much cannabis is sleep. It's also nice that there has not been a single death due to cannabis overdose in it's entire known history. smoke too much and yes, paranoia, nausea, and vomiting can occur. Slug back too much alcohol and your body simply shuts down.
    yet alcohol is legal and cannabis is not.

    no one even talks about the "medical alcohol" that several states enacted before the end of alcohol Prohibition, do they?
  • The Nixus Todd *R... 2011/09/09 01:01:40
    The Nixus
    Paranoia comes in both White and Dark shades, Paranoia when smoking weed is what the old sharmans and red indian tribes used to either heal people or get ready for war, they called on elder spirits to enter them and make them strong, it gave them belief. It has so many god uses so how comes the Mega Rich Pharmacutical companies do not invest in it? I know why? they have looked at it and they keep the findings hidden and just apply false logic to it's benefits and uses, they would all be out of business I think......
  • Ronnie Todd *R... 2011/09/08 20:19:24
  • Todd *R... Ronnie 2011/09/08 21:11:34 (edited)
    Todd *RP 2012*
    That's great,. I liked Reagan too. Too bad the evil demon weed marijuana he and his wife railed against could have helped him in his fight against Alzheimer's, see in my above post.
  • Ronnie Todd *R... 2011/09/08 21:27:27
  • Todd *R... Ronnie 2011/09/08 22:04:39
    Todd *RP 2012*
    this should really get you hopping mad about the Government lies. Have you lost anyone you love to cancer?

    Cannabis and Cancer
    Targeting the endocannabinoid system in cancer therapy:
    A call for further research
    http://www.fuoriluogo.it/medi...
    Endocannabinoids in the immune system and cancer.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...
    Inhibition of tumor angiogenesis by cannabinoids
    http://www.fasebj.org/content...
    Established and potential therapeutic applications of cannabinoids in oncology
    http://www.springerlink.com/c...
    Cannabinoids: potential anticancer agents
    http://www.nature.com/nrc/jou...
    Cannabinoid receptor systems: therapeutic targets for tumor intervention
    http://informahealthcare.com/...
    Cancer Killer
    U.S. War on Drugs Stalling Mind-Blowing Research into Pot's Cancer-Healing Properties
    http://www.november.org/stayi...
    Derivatives of cannabis for anti-cancer treatment win Kaye Award for Hebrew University student
    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub...
    CANNABINOIDS: POTENTIAL
    ANTICANCER AGENTS
    http://americanmarijuana.org/...
    Anti-Tumor Effects
    by GW Pharmaceuticals
    http://www.ukcia.org/research...
    Anandamide Induces Apoptosis in Human Cells via Vanilloid Receptors
    EVIDENCE FOR A PROTECTIVE ROLE OF CANNABINOID RECEPTORS
    http://www.jbc.org/content/27...

    Even Herpes!
    Cannabis May Help Combat Cancer-Causing Her...






    this should really get you hopping mad about the Government lies. Have you lost anyone you love to cancer?

    Cannabis and Cancer
    Targeting the endocannabinoid system in cancer therapy:
    A call for further research
    http://www.fuoriluogo.it/medi...
    Endocannabinoids in the immune system and cancer.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...
    Inhibition of tumor angiogenesis by cannabinoids
    http://www.fasebj.org/content...
    Established and potential therapeutic applications of cannabinoids in oncology
    http://www.springerlink.com/c...
    Cannabinoids: potential anticancer agents
    http://www.nature.com/nrc/jou...
    Cannabinoid receptor systems: therapeutic targets for tumor intervention
    http://informahealthcare.com/...
    Cancer Killer
    U.S. War on Drugs Stalling Mind-Blowing Research into Pot's Cancer-Healing Properties
    http://www.november.org/stayi...
    Derivatives of cannabis for anti-cancer treatment win Kaye Award for Hebrew University student
    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub...
    CANNABINOIDS: POTENTIAL
    ANTICANCER AGENTS
    http://americanmarijuana.org/...
    Anti-Tumor Effects
    by GW Pharmaceuticals
    http://www.ukcia.org/research...
    Anandamide Induces Apoptosis in Human Cells via Vanilloid Receptors
    EVIDENCE FOR A PROTECTIVE ROLE OF CANNABINOID RECEPTORS
    http://www.jbc.org/content/27...

    Even Herpes!
    Cannabis May Help Combat Cancer-Causing Herpes Viruses
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/r...
    THC in marijuana may block the spread of forms of cancer causing herpes viruses
    http://www.news-medical.net/n...
    British Journal of Psychiatry
    Therapeutic aspects of cannabis and cannabinoids
    http://bjp.
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  • lauren ... Ronnie 2011/09/09 12:00:55
    lauren dull
    I really don't believe smoking weed is a transgression . I believe God put it here for us and it is good.
  • Ego Death 2011/09/08 15:04:46 (edited)
    Undecided
    Ego Death
  • socokid 2011/09/08 15:01:15
    Undecided
    socokid
    +3
    All of the above. The interests behind keeping people in jail is very powerful. It is just one of the reasons the Unites States incarcerates more of a percentage of their population than any other nation on the planet Earth.

    http://www.nationmaster.com/g...
  • RageFury 2011/09/08 14:52:24
    The CIA / DEA .....
    RageFury
    +1
    Considering ALL illegal drugs I have to go with The CIA / DEA as if they were all legal the DEA at least would be without purpose, then shutdown and defunded. Keeping drugs illegal gives them job security.
  • The Nixus 2011/09/08 14:48:21
    Corporate Interests concerning ......
    The Nixus
    +1
    If we all knew the true benefits of Hemp and could see how it can change the world around in manufacturing then everyone would grow it but not smoke it, well with the exception of a few...
    Oh governments are run by large corporations unless we forget that.... They are not run by the people anymore, that's just the illusion they give.
  • Turings... The Nixus 2011/09/08 15:51:57
    TuringsChild
    +1
    I know hemp is good for rope and textiles, what else?
    Oh, and once we run out of oil for synthetic fabrics, we're going to NEED hemp. Remember, cotton is very hard on soil. And without oil-based chemical fertilizers, it will deplete it very quickly.

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