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To: stuartcr
Medical arguments aside, drug possession has always been defacto legal in Israel. One cannot be cited for personal possession unless they commit another crime. Even if cited, it is a small fine equivalent to a traffic ticket.

Also, they typically smoke hashish there instead of raw pot. It is processed, concentrated pot that is usually stronger than the “super strong new pot” that people claim is evil. Hashish has been used in the region for thousands of years and Israel is one of the most productive and advanced countries in the world. Before Islam, the nearby Arab and Persian countries were also very advanced and productive.

Drug abuse is a symptom of a sick culture and society. Drug laws aimed at the symptom will do nothing to stop it. In fact, they often make it worse and make many people wealthy in the process.

6 posted on 03/07/2012 5:47:17 AM PST by varyouga
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To: varyouga
Drug laws aimed at the symptom will do nothing to stop it. In fact, they often make it worse and make many people wealthy in the process.

Taking away those laws would make the same people even richer. Taking away those laws would not stop any of the violence.
One reason the laws don't work is because we have the most porous borders in the world.....and because of liberals and libertarians all those who import the product have a 10-20 year head-start on law enforcement. IE if the Feds take down one 3 mile long border tunnel then there are probably 5 more still operational.
One way to get a handle on things would be to secure our border & lock it up as tight as Iran has it's border for instance.
8 posted on 03/07/2012 6:10:35 AM PST by brent13a (Freerepublic is a great site for conservative news, if you can stomach the cop hating.)
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To: varyouga

So drug abusers are just products of their environment?


30 posted on 03/07/2012 1:23:36 PM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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