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Tue, Dec. 11th, 2012, 10:20 am
How much can you hate a plant?

Originally published at VolkStudio Blog. You can comment here or there.

Marko the Munchkinwrangler sums up the social effects of prohibitions in the most eloquent way.

Tue, Dec. 11th, 2012 04:28 pm (UTC)

It's even worse than that. Drug prohibition directly threatens our national security, because it is destablizing and alienating one of our two physically-closest allies, Mexico, through funding the drug cartels. Mexico was on an upward trajectory for decades, until the cartels got so powerful as to become essentially rebel factions claiming territory. And because this territory is (of course!) in Northern Mexico, this violence is spilling over our borders. As an added bad bonus, it also makes illegal immigration a more intractable problem, since honest Mexicans are fleeing the violence, and the obvious place to flee is America.

Wed, Dec. 12th, 2012 01:41 am (UTC)

Also, all the issues it causes us in Afghanistan, burning their most valuable crop. It's not exact a "winning hearts and minds" strategy.

Tue, Dec. 11th, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC)

вот занятная статистика почти в тему: http://transponder.livejournal.com/811325.html

Tue, Dec. 11th, 2012 06:08 pm (UTC)

How much you can love noodles?