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I’m ambivalent at best

As a casual consumer back in the 60/70’s probably a hypocrite, but from what I hear from users with experience over a time frame going back to then is that the street product is heavy duty. As Cheech and Chong would say “some really good *****, man!”.

 

If so, I’d have p fairly grave concerns about impaired driving, equipment operation etc.  Legalize as a medicinal, sure.  Lots of success stories.  Enough public safety issues now with it coming off the street. I’s just rather not be culpable as a citizen over somebody who bought their “*****” at the 5 and Dime or out of a vending machine and runs over a kid.

 

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Advisor

Re: I’m ambivalent at best

What you're looking at is basically replacing the two reigning cartels- the pushers and the police/criminal justice one, with a new one- the ones who pay the lobbyists and run the new "industry".

 

But still, a mild improvement.

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Senior Contributor

Re: drugs

I hope your wife gets help soon.  I injured my back a year ago and couldn't walk more than a few yards.  The pain was extreme.

The doctor gave me oxy and fentanyl both.  Neither did anything for me.  I quit taking them (fentanyl was a patch) because they had no effect on the pain.  

I'm at a loss how people get hooked on oxy when it did nothing for me.  I took ibuprofen and found it worked better.  800 mg each time (4 capsules) of OTC did more for me but ultimately an injection of cortisone by a specialist worked.

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Senior Contributor

Re: drugs

Very simple solution if you are caught selling drugs with fentanyl  you get the death penalty. Then back off the big opioid kick and let people get it that need it.

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Senior Contributor

Re: drugs

Thank you very much.................I think we are on the right path now...The female Dr. she saw got the results from the MRI and called .....She apologized for being a bit rude.. Changing Doctors after 30 years is somewhat of a challenge.....Anyway, she did call in some stuff for her..........Seeing the specialist on the 25th and then probably surgery. As a bonus, she also is full of gall stones........

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Senior Contributor

Re: epedemic

Sad to say, We lost another 25 year old yesterday in our small town near us......

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Senior Contributor

Re: I’m ambivalent at best

Good point nox............Not any easy way out of this mess.........

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Senior Contributor

Its for the children

how many are shoot down in the drug trade as innocent bystanders.  LOTS.  Most all the violence in the cities is related to the drug trade.  Mexico is a failed state because of the drug trade.  Our prison population, the most in the world is the result of the drug trade.   The by products of the war on drugs are much worse than the societal effects of the use of drugs.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: drugs

IMHO...there are many factors. First the jobs
Issue. We have a whole generation basicly
That can't get a paying job...factory's went
Elsewhere.
I also think depression... nobody cares, what
Matter does it make.....it is an escape..some
Of which theirs, yet other is structural.
There are many damaged people out there,
For many different reasons.
They are using the drugs in the same Manor as
Those that got them from the Dr...they want releif
From pain.
The cure, I don't really know...give people help
When needed. The easy availability of narcan
In some instances help too
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enough making nice though

I'll observe that Good People seem to be able to find empathy for the victims in their communities- right color, may know the families etc., even if they "might have gone a little bit wrong."

 

If this epidemic was running through people of color there would be 0, other than calls for a stronger legal response.

 

Before it spreads to Good People.....and The Children.