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Mexico plans to decriminalize all illegal drugs--"Prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable," reads the policy plan.

The five-year policy outline wouldn't make drugs legal, but it would offer users treatment instead of punishment by redirecting "the resources currently destined to combat their transfer and apply them in programs — massive, but personalized — of reinsertion and detoxification," Obrador's policy statement read.

"Public safety strategies applied by previous administrations have been catastrophic: far from resolving or mitigating the catastrophe has sharpened it," his statement read, adding that "prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable."

"The war on drugs has been extremely costly, not just in terms of government resources, but also human lives, and it has failed to accomplish its objective," Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, told Newsweek. "Prohibition policies have, by and large, caused more harm to people and communities than the drugs they were intended to eliminate, and they haven't come anywhere close to eliminating the supply or the demand."

Obrador said he wants to pursue drug law reform in conjunction with the United Nations and the U.S., where it's estimated that $19 to $29 billion worth of Mexican cartel drugs are sold each year.

Why not legalize drugs altogether in Mexico?

Some have suggested that completely legalizing drugs in Mexico and the U.S. would cripple the cartels. But the Trump administration has said it would refuse to support any such legislation in Mexico or "anywhere."


"Before, we had organized crime, but operating strictly in narcotrafficking," Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez, a consultant and former presidential advisor, told Foreign Policy. "Now we have a type of mafia violence… and they are extorting from the people at levels that are incredibly high — from the rich, from businesses."
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as crazy as this sounds, it has worked out really relatively well in portugal.

taking the profit out of it, and actually decreasing demand.

don't know how this would play out in mexico though.

here is an article looking at portugal 14 years after the did so.

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lock her (and barry) up! we're (still) waiting.

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Then the flow of human sewage will instantly shift south into Mexico.

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It looks similar to the Portugal experiment where the use of drugs was decriminalized but if you were caught you were recommended for rehab. Drug dealing was still illegal.

The rate of disease spread from shared needle use fell off a cliff. People who found themselves where they wanted to get clean could seek treatment without worrying about jail time.

There are always people who are going to cause problems with their addiction, whether drugs are legal or not. The same is true with alcohol, which is something that we've learned to deal with.

Decriminalization is a good idea from what I can see.
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BUILD THE WALL!!!

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Good!

Now lets buy plane tickets for all the crackies bound for Mexico.
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This will make an already corrupt uncivilized SHITHOLE country, safe and civilized?
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Mexico plans to decriminalize all illegal drugs--"Prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable," reads the policy plan.

The five-year policy outline wouldn't make drugs legal, but it would offer users treatment instead of punishment by redirecting "the resources currently destined to combat their transfer and apply them in programs — massive, but personalized — of reinsertion and detoxification," Obrador's policy statement read.

"Public safety strategies applied by previous administrations have been catastrophic: far from resolving or mitigating the catastrophe has sharpened it," his statement read, adding that "prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable."

"The war on drugs has been extremely costly, not just in terms of government resources, but also human lives, and it has failed to accomplish its objective," Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, told Newsweek. "Prohibition policies have, by and large, caused more harm to people and communities than the drugs they were intended to eliminate, and they haven't come anywhere close to eliminating the supply or the demand."

Obrador said he wants to pursue drug law reform in conjunction with the United Nations and the U.S., where it's estimated that $19 to $29 billion worth of Mexican cartel drugs are sold each year.

Why not legalize drugs altogether in Mexico?

Some have suggested that completely legalizing drugs in Mexico and the U.S. would cripple the cartels. But the Trump administration has said it would refuse to support any such legislation in Mexico or "anywhere."


"Before, we had organized crime, but operating strictly in narcotrafficking," Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez, a consultant and former presidential advisor, told Foreign Policy. "Now we have a type of mafia violence… and they are extorting from the people at levels that are incredibly high — from the rich, from businesses."
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Newsflash! This is BS! Mexicans DON'T DO DRUGS! THEY are too poor,too Catholic, they don't even have running water or electricity! Less than 1% have health insurance. They ARE WAY too sensible! They don't even do plastic! You can't find a coca cola in anything but glass, maybe can! I lived there several years. MEXICANS DO NOT DO DRUGS, THEY HAVE NO MONEY! IT'S nothing, nothing like how we live. This is just to MAKE IT EASIER TO PUSH DRUGS THRU MEXICO TO SELL IN US! DON'T FALL for this
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ummmm,in passing it seems harmless till you consider the ...CRIME,MURDER,STEALING,And over all Violence that's going to occur..

You cannot say all Drugs are legal,there's going to people eating other peoples faces off...

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This will make an already corrupt uncivilized SHITHOLE country, safe and civilized?
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At the end of the day, US has to take responsibility for their actions.

ALL South and Central American cartels/gangs are a result of American unlimited lust for drugs.

This measure is just a first step in trying to eliminate drug crime and criminal influence over politics.

While you guys in America need to grow the fuck up and start taking proper care of your children so they don't all end up as junkies, cocain addicts, etc.
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Mexico plans to decriminalize all illegal drugs--"Prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable," reads the policy plan.

The five-year policy outline wouldn't make drugs legal, but it would offer users treatment instead of punishment by redirecting "the resources currently destined to combat their transfer and apply them in programs — massive, but personalized — of reinsertion and detoxification," Obrador's policy statement read.

"Public safety strategies applied by previous administrations have been catastrophic: far from resolving or mitigating the catastrophe has sharpened it," his statement read, adding that "prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable."

"The war on drugs has been extremely costly, not just in terms of government resources, but also human lives, and it has failed to accomplish its objective," Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, told Newsweek. "Prohibition policies have, by and large, caused more harm to people and communities than the drugs they were intended to eliminate, and they haven't come anywhere close to eliminating the supply or the demand."

Obrador said he wants to pursue drug law reform in conjunction with the United Nations and the U.S., where it's estimated that $19 to $29 billion worth of Mexican cartel drugs are sold each year.

Why not legalize drugs altogether in Mexico?

Some have suggested that completely legalizing drugs in Mexico and the U.S. would cripple the cartels. But the Trump administration has said it would refuse to support any such legislation in Mexico or "anywhere."


"Before, we had organized crime, but operating strictly in narcotrafficking," Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez, a consultant and former presidential advisor, told Foreign Policy. "Now we have a type of mafia violence… and they are extorting from the people at levels that are incredibly high — from the rich, from businesses."
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Legalize EVERYTHING.From murder to jaywalking,including mowing down Invaders with automatic weapons as they cross the border and mowing down Invaders all over the US..banana2
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Smart. Tax it to pay for all the medical chaos to come after.
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This will make an already corrupt uncivilized SHITHOLE country, safe and civilized?
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At the end of the day, US has to take responsibility for their actions.

ALL South and Central American cartels/gangs are a result of American unlimited lust for drugs.

This measure is just a first step in trying to eliminate drug crime and criminal influence over politics.

While you guys in America need to grow the fuck up and start taking proper care of your children so they don't all end up as junkies, cocain addicts, etc.
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This poses an extreme problem for the United States. If it's legal in Mexico to make, grow and sell drugs, then every taco eater with black hair will be trying to sell those drugs to the US and make a fortune. This plan might work...if Mexico was a secluded island....and it's not.

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That's great! Most of the US druggie homeless can go to Mexico and we can get the ones that want to do roofing and landscaping. It's a great trade!
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Mexico plans to decriminalize all illegal drugs--"Prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable," reads the policy plan.

The five-year policy outline wouldn't make drugs legal, but it would offer users treatment instead of punishment by redirecting "the resources currently destined to combat their transfer and apply them in programs — massive, but personalized — of reinsertion and detoxification," Obrador's policy statement read.

"Public safety strategies applied by previous administrations have been catastrophic: far from resolving or mitigating the catastrophe has sharpened it," his statement read, adding that "prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable."

"The war on drugs has been extremely costly, not just in terms of government resources, but also human lives, and it has failed to accomplish its objective," Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, told Newsweek. "Prohibition policies have, by and large, caused more harm to people and communities than the drugs they were intended to eliminate, and they haven't come anywhere close to eliminating the supply or the demand."

Obrador said he wants to pursue drug law reform in conjunction with the United Nations and the U.S., where it's estimated that $19 to $29 billion worth of Mexican cartel drugs are sold each year.

Why not legalize drugs altogether in Mexico?

Some have suggested that completely legalizing drugs in Mexico and the U.S. would cripple the cartels. But the Trump administration has said it would refuse to support any such legislation in Mexico or "anywhere."


"Before, we had organized crime, but operating strictly in narcotrafficking," Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez, a consultant and former presidential advisor, told Foreign Policy. "Now we have a type of mafia violence… and they are extorting from the people at levels that are incredibly high — from the rich, from businesses."
 Quoting: El Presidente is Cartel? 72957751

Newsflash! This is BS! Mexicans DON'T DO DRUGS! THEY are too poor,too Catholic, they don't even have running water or electricity! Less than 1% have health insurance. They ARE WAY too sensible! They don't even do plastic! You can't find a coca cola in anything but glass, maybe can! I lived there several years. MEXICANS DO NOT DO DRUGS, THEY HAVE NO MONEY! IT'S nothing, nothing like how we live.

This is just to MAKE IT EASIER TO PUSH DRUGS THRU MEXICO TO SELL IN US! DON'T FALL for this
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Nailed it.
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Well Mexico addicts arn't the problem, it's the streamlined drug corridor to the US that I'm concerned about.
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smart move for Mexico. However, to make an actual impact on the drugs coming from the country, the drugs would need to be decriminalized in the States.
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Mexico plans to decriminalize all illegal drugs--"Prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable," reads the policy plan.

The five-year policy outline wouldn't make drugs legal, but it would offer users treatment instead of punishment by redirecting "the resources currently destined to combat their transfer and apply them in programs — massive, but personalized — of reinsertion and detoxification," Obrador's policy statement read.

"Public safety strategies applied by previous administrations have been catastrophic: far from resolving or mitigating the catastrophe has sharpened it," his statement read, adding that "prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable."

"The war on drugs has been extremely costly, not just in terms of government resources, but also human lives, and it has failed to accomplish its objective," Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, told Newsweek. "Prohibition policies have, by and large, caused more harm to people and communities than the drugs they were intended to eliminate, and they haven't come anywhere close to eliminating the supply or the demand."

Obrador said he wants to pursue drug law reform in conjunction with the United Nations and the U.S., where it's estimated that $19 to $29 billion worth of Mexican cartel drugs are sold each year.

Why not legalize drugs altogether in Mexico?

Some have suggested that completely legalizing drugs in Mexico and the U.S. would cripple the cartels. But the Trump administration has said it would refuse to support any such legislation in Mexico or "anywhere."


"Before, we had organized crime, but operating strictly in narcotrafficking," Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez, a consultant and former presidential advisor, told Foreign Policy. "Now we have a type of mafia violence… and they are extorting from the people at levels that are incredibly high — from the rich, from businesses."
 Quoting: El Presidente is Cartel? 72957751

Newsflash! This is BS! Mexicans DON'T DO DRUGS! THEY are too poor,too Catholic, they don't even have running water or electricity! Less than 1% have health insurance. They ARE WAY too sensible! They don't even do plastic! You can't find a coca cola in anything but glass, maybe can! I lived there several years. MEXICANS DO NOT DO DRUGS, THEY HAVE NO MONEY! IT'S nothing, nothing like how we live. This is just to MAKE IT EASIER TO PUSH DRUGS THRU MEXICO TO SELL IN US! DON'T FALL for this
 Quoting: Accalia


.................. THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

A plan to legalize drugs in Mexico would destroy the United States. Imagine half of all Mexicans growing pot, making meth, or creating a drug lab...just for one purpose. To sell their bounty to America. Drug use in the US would skyrocket. Build our wall Mr. Trump. That's why we voted for you. Where is it.
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as crazy as this sounds, it has worked out really relatively well in portugal.

taking the profit out of it, and actually decreasing demand.

don't know how this would play out in mexico though.

here is an article looking at portugal 14 years after the did so.

[link to www.mic.com (secure)]
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portx That's true.
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There will be a glut of very cheap dope of all kinds near the border.
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Mexico plans to decriminalize all illegal drugs--"Prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable," reads the policy plan.

The five-year policy outline wouldn't make drugs legal, but it would offer users treatment instead of punishment by redirecting "the resources currently destined to combat their transfer and apply them in programs — massive, but personalized — of reinsertion and detoxification," Obrador's policy statement read.

"Public safety strategies applied by previous administrations have been catastrophic: far from resolving or mitigating the catastrophe has sharpened it," his statement read, adding that "prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable."

"The war on drugs has been extremely costly, not just in terms of government resources, but also human lives, and it has failed to accomplish its objective," Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, told Newsweek. "Prohibition policies have, by and large, caused more harm to people and communities than the drugs they were intended to eliminate, and they haven't come anywhere close to eliminating the supply or the demand."

Obrador said he wants to pursue drug law reform in conjunction with the United Nations and the U.S., where it's estimated that $19 to $29 billion worth of Mexican cartel drugs are sold each year.

Why not legalize drugs altogether in Mexico?

Some have suggested that completely legalizing drugs in Mexico and the U.S. would cripple the cartels. But the Trump administration has said it would refuse to support any such legislation in Mexico or "anywhere."


"Before, we had organized crime, but operating strictly in narcotrafficking," Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez, a consultant and former presidential advisor, told Foreign Policy. "Now we have a type of mafia violence… and they are extorting from the people at levels that are incredibly high — from the rich, from businesses."
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Newsflash! This is BS! Mexicans DON'T DO DRUGS! THEY are too poor,too Catholic, they don't even have running water or electricity! Less than 1% have health insurance. They ARE WAY too sensible! They don't even do plastic! You can't find a coca cola in anything but glass, maybe can! I lived there several years. MEXICANS DO NOT DO DRUGS, THEY HAVE NO MONEY! IT'S nothing, nothing like how we live. This is just to MAKE IT EASIER TO PUSH DRUGS THRU MEXICO TO SELL IN US! DON'T FALL for this
 Quoting: Accalia


.................. THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

A plan to legalize drugs in Mexico would destroy the United States. Imagine half of all Mexicans growing pot, making meth, or creating a drug lab...just for one purpose. To sell their bounty to America. Drug use in the US would skyrocket. Build our wall Mr. Trump. That's why we voted for you. Where is it.
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First of all, that is illogical. If you decriminalize something, you bring it in the open, which means the government has a lot more control over the production and can easily regulate it.

Secondly, what is wrong with your country? Do you actually think that ALL Americans are retarded?

What are you doing to your children that you think that if they get a chance ALL of them will become drug addicts?

You know why Mexicans don't really use drugs? It's not the money, that is what a very unintelligent person would deduce, it's parenting and strong family bond that is preventing them from giving up and becoming addicted to drugs.
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It'll be easier for the shadow fiends to spread drugs in the US now.
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Mexico plans to decriminalize all illegal drugs--"Prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable," reads the policy plan.

The five-year policy outline wouldn't make drugs legal, but it would offer users treatment instead of punishment by redirecting "the resources currently destined to combat their transfer and apply them in programs — massive, but personalized — of reinsertion and detoxification," Obrador's policy statement read.

"Public safety strategies applied by previous administrations have been catastrophic: far from resolving or mitigating the catastrophe has sharpened it," his statement read, adding that "prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable."

"The war on drugs has been extremely costly, not just in terms of government resources, but also human lives, and it has failed to accomplish its objective," Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, told Newsweek. "Prohibition policies have, by and large, caused more harm to people and communities than the drugs they were intended to eliminate, and they haven't come anywhere close to eliminating the supply or the demand."

Obrador said he wants to pursue drug law reform in conjunction with the United Nations and the U.S., where it's estimated that $19 to $29 billion worth of Mexican cartel drugs are sold each year.

Why not legalize drugs altogether in Mexico?

Some have suggested that completely legalizing drugs in Mexico and the U.S. would cripple the cartels. But the Trump administration has said it would refuse to support any such legislation in Mexico or "anywhere."


"Before, we had organized crime, but operating strictly in narcotrafficking," Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez, a consultant and former presidential advisor, told Foreign Policy. "Now we have a type of mafia violence… and they are extorting from the people at levels that are incredibly high — from the rich, from businesses."
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Newsflash! This is BS! Mexicans DON'T DO DRUGS! THEY are too poor,too Catholic, they don't even have running water or electricity! Less than 1% have health insurance. They ARE WAY too sensible! They don't even do plastic! You can't find a coca cola in anything but glass, maybe can! I lived there several years. MEXICANS DO NOT DO DRUGS, THEY HAVE NO MONEY! IT'S nothing, nothing like how we live. This is just to MAKE IT EASIER TO PUSH DRUGS THRU MEXICO TO SELL IN US! DON'T FALL for this
 Quoting: Accalia


OMG maybe you lived in Mexico in the 60s. Too poor? Some, but by and large they make plenty to live comfortably. Health Insurance? Medical prices are actually reasonable and you dont need it. They also tell you how much your care costs up front, not like this blank check we hand doctors in the US. Mexican health care is also very highly regarded. Coke in a glass, yes, but every Oxxo (thats like 7/11 since you didnt actually live there) sells tons of plastic just like their American counterparts. Mexicans by and large are a very conservative society. Doing drugs happens, but it pretty taboo down there. I just got back from Juarez visiting the Revolution Museum, Market, and a very modern shopping mall. The people are wonderful. I have been to most of the “dangerous” parts of Mexico in the last 5 years. Reynosa, Tijuana, Mexico City, Juarez; I have had nothing but a great time there. The people are wonderful, and the new President gives them a lot of hope. Socialist? He is making small business credits available to more businesses than ever. He is a Mexican nationalist who is really trying to fix Mexicos corruption issues and make the people powerful again.
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as crazy as this sounds, it has worked out really relatively well in portugal.

taking the profit out of it, and actually decreasing demand.

don't know how this would play out in mexico though.

here is an article looking at portugal 14 years after the did so.

[link to www.mic.com (secure)]
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Here's the link telling how it has worked for Seattle, which is now a magnet for drug users:


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Then the flow of human sewage will instantly shift south into Mexico.

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Why go to Mexico when they can just stay in Seattle?
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Mexico plans to decriminalize all illegal drugs--"Prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable," reads the policy plan.

The five-year policy outline wouldn't make drugs legal, but it would offer users treatment instead of punishment by redirecting "the resources currently destined to combat their transfer and apply them in programs — massive, but personalized — of reinsertion and detoxification," Obrador's policy statement read.

"Public safety strategies applied by previous administrations have been catastrophic: far from resolving or mitigating the catastrophe has sharpened it," his statement read, adding that "prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable."

"The war on drugs has been extremely costly, not just in terms of government resources, but also human lives, and it has failed to accomplish its objective," Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, told Newsweek. "Prohibition policies have, by and large, caused more harm to people and communities than the drugs they were intended to eliminate, and they haven't come anywhere close to eliminating the supply or the demand."

Obrador said he wants to pursue drug law reform in conjunction with the United Nations and the U.S., where it's estimated that $19 to $29 billion worth of Mexican cartel drugs are sold each year.

Why not legalize drugs altogether in Mexico?

Some have suggested that completely legalizing drugs in Mexico and the U.S. would cripple the cartels. But the Trump administration has said it would refuse to support any such legislation in Mexico or "anywhere."


"Before, we had organized crime, but operating strictly in narcotrafficking," Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez, a consultant and former presidential advisor, told Foreign Policy. "Now we have a type of mafia violence… and they are extorting from the people at levels that are incredibly high — from the rich, from businesses."
 Quoting: El Presidente is Cartel? 72957751

Newsflash! This is BS! Mexicans DON'T DO DRUGS! THEY are too poor,too Catholic, they don't even have running water or electricity! Less than 1% have health insurance. They ARE WAY too sensible! They don't even do plastic! You can't find a coca cola in anything but glass, maybe can! I lived there several years. MEXICANS DO NOT DO DRUGS, THEY HAVE NO MONEY! IT'S nothing, nothing like how we live. This is just to MAKE IT EASIER TO PUSH DRUGS THRU MEXICO TO SELL IN US! DON'T FALL for this
 Quoting: Accalia


.................. THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

A plan to legalize drugs in Mexico would destroy the United States. Imagine half of all Mexicans growing pot, making meth, or creating a drug lab...just for one purpose. To sell their bounty to America. Drug use in the US would skyrocket. Build our wall Mr. Trump. That's why we voted for you. Where is it.
 Quoting: Joe in JT 75049243


First of all, that is illogical. If you decriminalize something, you bring it in the open, which means the government has a lot more control over the production and can easily regulate it.

Secondly, what is wrong with your country? Do you actually think that ALL Americans are retarded?

What are you doing to your children that you think that if they get a chance ALL of them will become drug addicts?

You know why Mexicans don't really use drugs? It's not the money, that is what a very unintelligent person would deduce, it's parenting and strong family bond that is preventing them from giving up and becoming addicted to drugs.
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How simplistic.

In passing, why do you think all Americans are such bad parents, that you can make such a blanket assessment?
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Newsflash! This is BS! Mexicans DON'T DO DRUGS! THEY are too poor,too Catholic, they don't even have running water or electricity! Less than 1% have health insurance. They ARE WAY too sensible! They don't even do plastic! You can't find a coca cola in anything but glass, maybe can! I lived there several years. MEXICANS DO NOT DO DRUGS, THEY HAVE NO MONEY! IT'S nothing, nothing like how we live. This is just to MAKE IT EASIER TO PUSH DRUGS THRU MEXICO TO SELL IN US! DON'T FALL for this
 Quoting: Accalia


.................. THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

A plan to legalize drugs in Mexico would destroy the United States. Imagine half of all Mexicans growing pot, making meth, or creating a drug lab...just for one purpose. To sell their bounty to America. Drug use in the US would skyrocket. Build our wall Mr. Trump. That's why we voted for you. Where is it.
 Quoting: Joe in JT 75049243


First of all, that is illogical. If you decriminalize something, you bring it in the open, which means the government has a lot more control over the production and can easily regulate it.

Secondly, what is wrong with your country? Do you actually think that ALL Americans are retarded?

What are you doing to your children that you think that if they get a chance ALL of them will become drug addicts?

You know why Mexicans don't really use drugs? It's not the money, that is what a very unintelligent person would deduce, it's parenting and strong family bond that is preventing them from giving up and becoming addicted to drugs.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77263232


How simplistic.

In passing, why do you think all Americans are such bad parents, that you can make such a blanket assessment?
 Quoting: Lily o' the Valley


LOL, are you functionally illiterate?

YOU are the ones that are saying that, not me. I am simply asking a question, why that is.

(Although I agree, American parents are the worst. They don't really care about their children and mostly have them as an accessory)