Is America winning the war on drugs?

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    J.Dizzleposted 8 years ago

    Is America winning the war on drugs?

    I ask this because America has spent billions of dollars on this so called war yet every night on TV I see ads for legal drugs that have side effects that make pot look like healthfood.  On top of that every night I see ads on the TV about lawsuits against the drugs that were the flavor of the month a year or two ago.  So is American winning the war or just shooting itself in the foot?

  2. ultracutebot profile image77
    ultracutebotposted 8 years ago

    I would have to go with the latter "shooting itself in the foot". Pot should be legalized but closely regulated which I think would actually save Americans money (and space in prison) and potentially stimulate the economy. I too have seen plenty of ads for attorneys who specialize in specific lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies which just leads one to ask, which is really the worse of two evils?

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    J.Dizzleposted 8 years ago

    I agree.  Prohibition in the 20's and 30's seemed to cause more harm then good.  Would we know who Al Capone was if booze was never made illegal?  Pot is far less harmful then some of the medicine doctors tried to give me.  It seems as though these drug companies are just as dangerous as the drug dealers on the street.  The question you bring up about the lawyers is a good one too.  Should people be able to sue the drug company when they say it can cause things like death?  That's a whole new can of worms there.

  4. justom profile image68
    justomposted 8 years ago

    It's all a farce anyway, who do you think introduced LSD to the world and if you go back and look at the crack and cocaine I think you'll find the government had a lot to do with those problems also. If you introduce illegal things into a society it allows for you to make incarceration a big business. Read  Angela Davis' "Are Prisons Obsolete" it's a rude awakening to the prison complex the U.S. has created.

  5. GNelson profile image76
    GNelsonposted 8 years ago

    The war on drugs is not a war but is an industry.  We make a lot of contractors rich on taxpayer dollars so it will go on.  Can't win it.  People want drugs, they will get them.

  6. Thumb86 profile image56
    Thumb86posted 7 years ago

    No. And as long as drugs are kept illegal, they will continue to loose this "war".

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    Frankiedposted 7 years ago

    I have been accused, from time to time, to being much to wordy.  So I will try to keep this short and brief.

    There is a saying which describes the 'war' on drugs.  The war on drugs is controlled by "The Golden Rule", that is he who has the gold Rules. 

    *Dealers and producers spend tremendous amounts of gold to expand their networks and equal amounts of gold to protect the gold generation systems they have put into place.

    *The US justice department has access to unlimited amounts of gold to stop illicit sales and remand dealers to custody of the justice system.  Not really effective however.

    *And so it goes.  Gold holders invest their gold in the war on drugs depending on how much gold they have and what side of the war they support. 

    *Beoming a participant in the war is not that hard.  On one side, a few seeds, good weather, availability of water, and a remote location enables just about anyone to become a supplier(creating the gold).  On the other side, claiming to be opposed to drugs, creating a well written plan that conforms to specific 'grant application' rules and the results can give you access to taxpayer funding(gold) for you to spend as you see fit to'fight' the war.

    YOU CHOOSE...

  8. pauley13 profile image66
    pauley13posted 4 years ago

    There is no way anyone can win a war that isn't a war but rather an assault on our liberties. This "war" has only negative results: prisons overflowing, economic costs to the society beyond even the staggering numbers, opportunists and criminals profiting from it so greatly that they will lobby till the day they day that we continue this insanity.

    I also found a great answer here http://simplify123.com/can-the-war-on-d … er-be-won/

 
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