Mojado en Zih

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 18:51 (250 days ago) @ Aunt Chelada

Cigarettes are $4-$5 a pack, up from what, 50 cents to a dollar? Think thT had anything to do with the decline?

No, not a damn thing. Only increased hardship for poor smokers. When I smoked I bought cigs no matter what the cost, and I didn't smoke a single one less. If it was 4 o'clock in the morning, and I was whacked out of my mind on HEAVY FUEL and I needed smokes I'd go to whatever store and pay whatever.

But then again, the overwhelming majority of users of any substance, legal or not, are neither addicts nor abusers. So again, your fear that all of a sudden addicts will be everywhere like the zombies in some terrible movie is an unrealistic portrayal of the situation.

This really is a no-brainer. I almost can't believe I'm hearing some of these excuses for continuing with the failed policy that hasn't ever worked. But hey, it's mostly brown-skinned people in other countries suffering and dying, except for all those white opiate and meth addicts across the USA. So which Walter White do you prefer in your neighborhood? The school professor or the meth producer? If you want the meth producer keep them illegal. Millions of smugglers, corrupt public servants, violent organized criminals and slimebag bankers will love you as will the alcohol, tobacco and drug companies. Especially the tobacco, alcohol and drug companies who don't want any competition, especially substances that will interfere with the addictions THEY are responsible for.

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result." Some Smart Fella

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