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Rethinking the drug war

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Drugs are winning the war on drugs.
 

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It's the morning after the 2020 election, and the result everyone is waiting for—will Donald Trump best Joe Biden, or vice versa?—is still a mystery wrapped in a clusterfuck. But there was one absolutely certain loser last night: the war on drugs. If Americans across the country provided a clear mandate for anything this year, it's ending the hold that drug prohibition has on our country.

Of nine drug decriminalization or legalization measures on state ballots last night—including two addressing hallucinogens and one covering all illegal drugs—not a single one failed. These were decisive victories, too, not close calls. And unlike some previous waves of pro-marijuana votes, which were concentrated in predictable areas, successful anti–drug war measures in 2020 spanned a diverse array of states.

Ballot measures making marijuana legal for recreational purposes passed in three: Arizona, Montana, and New Jersey. South Dakota approved both recreational and medicinal marijuana. In addition, Mississippi voters approved a medical marijuana measure.

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Measures to OK consumption of hallucinogenic mushrooms got a green light from voters in the District of Columbia and in Oregon.

And Oregonians also approved Measure 110, partially decriminalizing all illegal drugs.

These drug measures didn't just eke out wins.

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Reefer madness is finally fading in America.

 

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11 minutes ago, Quotidian Tom said:

Drugs are winning the war on drugs.
 

Reefer madness is finally fading in America.

 

Don't tell nacradriver - he'll want to assassinate/murder you *and* your supplier *and the entire supply chain plus all the originating country's political leadership... he has to protect you from your own impulses to alter perception of reality, you know.

That is, as long as you're using a drug he doesn't approve of.

FKT

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 But banging a hooker is probably still ok. 
 

Everyone has a vice 

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2 hours ago, Sail4beer said:

 But banging a hooker is probably still ok. 
 

Everyone has a vice 

In my experience, recreational drug use is far more gratifying than banging a hooker.  

But what do I know, YMMV.

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10 hours ago, Ed Lada said:

In my experience, recreational drug use is far more gratifying than banging a hooker. 

A few hours high as opposed to 30 seconds of pleasure, then?

FKT

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7 hours ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

A few hours high as opposed to 30 seconds of pleasure, then?

FKT

Exactly.

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14 minutes ago, Ed Lada said:

Exactly.

Wasn't it Rudyard Kipling who first made that observation? In widely disseminated writing at least...

FKT

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