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Forum Post: If you smoke pot, you are funding Mexico's drug war

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 31, 2011, 1:42 p.m. EST by PrescottValley (1)
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40,000 dead since 1996. Please think about it before you fire up.



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[-] 1 points by SirPoeticJustice (628) from New York, NY 12 years ago

UNless you grow it yourself

[-] 1 points by SamuelAdams (119) 12 years ago


Why don't you blame those who made, and keep it, illegal? If they would just legalize it there wouldn't be illegal drug trafficking. Not to mention all those guns our ATF gave them...

[-] 1 points by 10MinutesBeforeImBanned (4) 12 years ago

SamuelAdams - I think weed is like coffee. Even if it's legal people will want the "good stuff" from the fertile valleys in central and south america. Plus, if it's legal our corrupt Government will tax so much that the illegal trade will continue. Thanks for making that point though. Have a nice day sir.

[-] 1 points by SamuelAdams (119) 12 years ago

Except weed isn't like coffee in the sense that you can grow the "good stuff" literally anywhere. So it could be grown in our own country. Illegal trade will definitely continue, no doubt about it (even cigarettes and alcohol have this problem and those are much harder to produce than weed), but it would still cause a significant drop in the amounts imported through Mexico or elsewhere. Then the problem would be at home growers who aren't operating within the regulatory guidelines.

[-] 1 points by Afro (0) 12 years ago

pot? are you well. When is the last time you saw a bunch of pot heads doing anything violent! hell i have a hard time getting off the couch when stoned. Canada grows all the good bud.Mexico supply's 70% of u.s cocaine and heroin.....weed really!

[-] 1 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 12 years ago

lmao, and i'm sober.

[-] 1 points by Frankie (733) 12 years ago

It's not the people smoking it who are the concern, it's the groups smuggling it in order to supply them.

[-] 1 points by ChinoValley (4) 12 years ago

Actually - it's 40,000 since 2006

[-] 1 points by J789 (18) 12 years ago

Once legalize, you don't need to buy from Mexico.

[-] 1 points by SSJHilscher (75) from Madison, WI 12 years ago

If you support prohibition, you are supporting drug violence around the world.

Checkmate. Legalize, decriminalize, and release the non-violent victims who've had their lives stolen by the immoral drug war.

[-] 1 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 12 years ago

wow, they must have some strong pot.

[-] 1 points by Afro (0) 12 years ago

they must be smoking the kind you put on a mirror and smoke with a bill......lmao

[-] 1 points by 1960sProtestor2 (1) 12 years ago

smoking pot will help you channel John Lennon