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US Appetite For Illicit Drugs Is World's Largest
    #3864389 - 03/03/05 08:56 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

US Appetite For Illicit Drugs Is World's Largest, UN Report Says NORML

Director Calls For A "Regime Change" In US Drug Policy

Vienna, Austria: The United States is the "world's single largest market" for illicit drugs, according to findings published this week in the United Nations 2004 Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).

The report further states that "the rate of drug abuse in the US remains disturbingly high" despite federal and state governments spending approximately $40 billion annually on illicit drug prevention efforts. NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre called the UN's findings an "indictment" of US criminal drug policy.

"The United States spends more money than any other nation to enforce its criminal drug policies, and incarcerates a greater number of its citizens than any other nation for anti-drug offenses, yet it remains the world leader in illicit drug use and drug production," he said. "These disastrous results speak to the need for an immediate 'regime change' in US drug policy."

Regarding US cannabis production, the INCB report states that US law enforcement eradicated approximately 3.3 million cannabis plants in 2002 (excluding ditchweed), and that an estimated 2,500 tons of marijuana is grown in the United States annually.

"A more rational US drug policy would cease arresting and prosecuting the estimated 25 million Americans who use cannabis responsibly, and instead call for taxing and regulating the use of marijuana by adults in a manner similar to alcohol,"

Full text of the 2004 INCB report is available online at: http://www.incb.org/e/ar/2004/menu.htm


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Re: US Appetite For Illicit Drugs Is World's Largest [Re: hobgoblin]
    #3864899 - 03/03/05 10:31 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

imagine that


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it's not a war on drugs, it's a war on personal freedom, ok, thats what it is.


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Re: US Appetite For Illicit Drugs Is World's Largest [Re: hobgoblin]
    #3866942 - 03/04/05 10:31 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

YEA !! :usa: :kott:


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YES [Re: hobgoblin]
    #3867155 - 03/04/05 11:48 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

absafuckinglutely! thank you :laugh:


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Re: US Appetite For Illicit Drugs Is World's Largest [Re: hobgoblin]
    #3868380 - 03/04/05 04:51 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

"you heard about the war on drugs,
now who you think winnin'?"
-from a rap song that I can't remember the name of, just that line  :smirk:.


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Re: US Appetite For Illicit Drugs Is World's Largest [Re: hobgoblin]
    #3868524 - 03/04/05 05:14 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I'm proud to be a contributor...

It is true though, in this town I can't throw a stone without finding someone who has violated this shitty War on Drugs, and I'd bet it's the same in places inhabited with at least a few thousand humans in the US.


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Re: US Appetite For Illicit Drugs Is World's Largest [Re: hobgoblin]
    #3868748 - 03/04/05 05:53 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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The report further states that "the rate of drug abuse in the US remains disturbingly high" despite federal and state governments spending approximately $40 billion annually on illicit drug prevention efforts.









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Re: US Appetite For Illicit Drugs Is World's Largest [Re: motaman]
    #3869579 - 03/04/05 08:38 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

:thanx:

This St. Pierre tells it like it is. :thumbup:

http://www.norml.org/
http://www.mpp.org/


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Re: US Appetite For Illicit Drugs Is World's Largest [Re: hobgoblin]
    #3874156 - 03/05/05 08:52 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Out of my friends at college, indeed out of all my friends, period, I know 2 who have never smoked marijuana. That's it! All these people are smart guys and gals. Going to be engineers, doctors, biotechnologists, etc. It's so SO outmoded that people have to duck the cops to use marijuana.


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