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Sonuvabish
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February 22nd, 2014 at 6:17:57 AM permalink
Quote: hwccdealer

If we're going with one or the other of those two, we have to take cigarettes off the legal list, because those are a bitch to quit. Of course, we could do the same for alcohol as well, knowing how many lives it has taken.

Or we could just educate people from the ground up how to be responsible with alcohol, pot, etc. and fund universal rehab for people with addictions. Nah, that's crazy. Tossing people in prison for a small amount of pot and turning them into hardened criminals so the prisons and police departments can rake in insane amounts in money and stuff is so much better.



Although cigarettes are as addictive or more than heroin according to some sources, they are far cheaper and the act of quitting does not kill you. In addition, cigarettes do not get you high. Nicotine, in my opinion, is not a dangerous drug any more than caffeine or tylenol (although tobacco is more dangerous), and is no more addicting than pizza to a big person and sleeping pills to the insomniac. Whether or not you agree with that opinion, it is established the real health hazard with cigarettes is carcinogens. I have always found comparisons between cigarettes and heroin to be false equivalencies. Unlike the OP, I think more drugs than heroin should be illegal. But cigarettes would not be on that list.
reno
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March 7th, 2014 at 8:29:29 PM permalink
Finally, some good news: Kansas is trying to collect tax revenue from drug dealers. The Kansas Dept of Revenue promises they won't arrest dealers who self-incriminate themselves. All they are asking is for dealers to pay $3.50 per gram of marijuana. (For those of us in America, that means $98 per ounce.) That's bad, but not outrageous. For dealers who sell pills (MDMA, Oxy, Vicodin, etc) the tax is $2,000 per pill. Now that is outrageous.

This might surprise you, but for some reason it's not working: there are no drug dealers lining up at the Taxpayer Assistance Center in Topeka between 8am and 4pm.

Kansas is not alone in demanding that drug dealers pay their fair share of taxes. Some ten to twenty states have (or once had) legislation setting tax rates on illegal drugs. The federal government once set taxes on weed under the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, and the IRS still asks Americans to report income from bribes, drug dealing, and extortion.

Police in Arizona & Wisconsin have used the used the tax as evidence to prosecute drug dealers, which might explain why dealers are so reluctant to pay it. Also, drug dealers don't like taxes.
Nareed
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March 8th, 2014 at 4:48:49 AM permalink
Quote: reno

Police in Arizona & Wisconsin have used the used the tax as evidence to prosecute drug dealers, which might explain why dealers are so reluctant to pay it.



That's the answer right there. If you're doing something illegal, you don't let someone else document your activities. Granted many criminals are stupid, they're not that stupid.

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Also, drug dealers don't like taxes.



Unlike law-abiding citizens who just love to pay taxes? ;)
Donald Trump is a fucking criminal
AcesAndEights
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March 8th, 2014 at 2:18:39 PM permalink
Quote: reno

Finally, some good news: Kansas is trying to collect tax revenue from drug dealers. The Kansas Dept of Revenue promises they won't arrest dealers who self-incriminate themselves. All they are asking is for dealers to pay $3.50 per gram of marijuana. (For those of us in America, that means $98 per ounce.) That's bad, but not outrageous. For dealers who sell pills (MDMA, Oxy, Vicodin, etc) the tax is $2,000 per pill. Now that is outrageous.

This might surprise you, but for some reason it's not working: there are no drug dealers lining up at the Taxpayer Assistance Center in Topeka between 8am and 4pm.

Kansas is not alone in demanding that drug dealers pay their fair share of taxes. Some ten to twenty states have (or once had) legislation setting tax rates on illegal drugs. The federal government once set taxes on weed under the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, and the IRS still asks Americans to report income from bribes, drug dealing, and extortion.

Police in Arizona & Wisconsin have used the used the tax as evidence to prosecute drug dealers, which might explain why dealers are so reluctant to pay it. Also, drug dealers don't like taxes.


Thanks to this post I fell down a Wikipedia hole about Timothy Leary and "turn on, tune in, drop opt."
Quote: Timothy Leary

Unhappily my explanations of this sequence of personal development were often misinterpreted to mean "Get stoned and abandon all constructive activity."


lol
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LikeToe
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July 23rd, 2018 at 11:06:15 PM permalink
i vote for pot, don't nedd many drugs)
Aaronians
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August 13th, 2018 at 2:06:58 AM permalink
I'm voting YES for pot. It always had that medicinal property to it. Other drugs may exhibit the same feature, but they're more harmful when abused, compared to pot.
cezar
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October 6th, 2019 at 12:08:41 AM permalink
Marijuana should be legalized. At least you are not aggressive when you are stoned
ben771williams
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October 20th, 2021 at 2:36:12 AM permalink
I wonder what goes on in the mind of a person who approves of drugs! Unfortunately, many people don't know the measure and this will lead to a global problem. Drugs are addictive, you can say there are some that are not... but I would argue. There are the easiest drugs and what actions they cause. For example, relaxation, a person begins to relax, he wants to experience these feelings again. Our body has a property to get used to "good" quickly, and already you increase the dose, respectively, caused the habit and dependence. If you stop using such things, the body gets depressed and if you don't get over it, then congratulations, you are an addict.
Take energy drinks for example, they give the body vivacity, regular use of them, will cause addiction, the body will stop producing that vivacity you had before, it will know that it will get it from the energy drink. If you quit drinking them, then you will feel a decline of mood and your strength, you will lose such activity, and all this lasts for several days. Even they are addictive, and you want to convince me that drugs can be used and should be legalized? Stupid!!!

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