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    http://www.sootoday.com/content/news...ls.asp?c=96951

    Who does the math for the police?

    Cop buys 1/4 ounce of cannabis resin for $80.

    They seize 1/4 pound and value it at $2500.

    1/4 ounce x 4 = 1 ounce and 1 ounce would cost $320
    4 ounces = 1/4 pound and therefore 1 pound would cost $1280

    This is not whether one is for or against drugs, but is more a statement of the ineptitude of calculating. Have we come so far in our education (math) system that simple math is beyond us.

    This is not the first time we have seen the inflation of value on simple drug busts in this area for sensationalism. Maybe those that are the spokespeople for these incidents should proofread their statements before posting.

    This is all true unless of course the first deal was just that - sell the product for less in an attempt to garner further sales.

    In any event......

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    The only math that counts is the amount of drugs off the street, times the number of druggies in jail which equals the number of neighbourhoods made safe and welcoming to the people who thrive on reality. It would be nice to go to Macs and not have to wade through hookers and pushers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anapeg View Post
    It would be nice to go to Macs and not have to wade through hookers and pushers.
    I vehemently disagree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anapeg View Post
    The only math that counts is the amount of drugs off the street, times the number of druggies in jail which equals the number of neighbourhoods made safe and welcoming to the people who thrive on reality. It would be nice to go to Macs and not have to wade through hookers and pushers.
    Hookers and pushers have very little to do with this type of controlled substance. If nothing else they'll used it to ease the withdrawal symptoms from pharmaceutical based drugs or sell it as a source of revenue to acquire their drug of choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riggs View Post
    Hookers and pushers have very little to do with this type of controlled substance. If nothing else they'll used it to ease the withdrawal symptoms from pharmaceutical based drugs or sell it as a source of revenue to acquire their drug of choice.
    I am sure I wouldn't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anapeg View Post
    The only math that counts is the amount of drugs off the street, times the number of druggies in jail which equals the number of neighbourhoods made safe and welcoming to the people who thrive on reality. It would be nice to go to Macs and not have to wade through hookers and pushers.
    There are more potent and dangerous LEGAL Prescribed drugs out there. Possession of a few ounces of Maryjane is mild in comparison to Oxy, Fentanyl, and other so called legal opiates. There are more manufactured chemical drugs being produced that are a far greater risk than the odd joint or 2. The only reason that these people are arrested is because our society has yet to decide to LEGALIZE or DECRIMINALIZE possession of Marijuana. Such was the situation during prohibition in the 30's. Once the government found the cash cow of taxation on alcohol, it suddenly became legal. I am in no way advocating one way or the other, but let's be honest. Should it suddenly become the governments need to increase tax revenue, and simple possession is seen in a less negative way, it will happen. Once governments look at the revenue generated in those states out west (Colorado, Washington etc) raking in Millions in tax revenues, it will happen here.
    As for those so called druggies blocking your way at Mac's; it would be my humble opinion that their drugs of choice are those that can be legally obtained (Oxy, hydromorphone, Fentanyl etc) by those in need. They may not get them legally, but...
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    It was weed (A plant) not drugs and yes the math sucks. Never send a cop to get weed ,he will get ripped off and laughed at.

    Weed is illegal but crazy whisky is not. Weed is illegal in some states but not in others, the state governments do not even have the reasoning straight.

    I seen that thread on Sootoday. There was 25 comments with most all thinking it was a waste of time and money over that small amount of weed.
    Now the comment section was removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctf View Post
    There are more potent and dangerous LEGAL Prescribed drugs out there. Possession of a few ounces of Maryjane is mild in comparison to Oxy, Fentanyl, and other so called legal opiates. There are more manufactured chemical drugs being produced that are a far greater risk than the odd joint or 2. The only reason that these people are arrested is because our society has yet to decide to LEGALIZE or DECRIMINALIZE possession of Marijuana. Such was the situation during prohibition in the 30's. Once the government found the cash cow of taxation on alcohol, it suddenly became legal. I am in no way advocating one way or the other, but let's be honest. Should it suddenly become the governments need to increase tax revenue, and simple possession is seen in a less negative way, it will happen. Once governments look at the revenue generated in those states out west (Colorado, Washington etc) raking in Millions in tax revenues, it will happen here.
    As for those so called druggies blocking your way at Mac's; it would be my humble opinion that their drugs of choice are those that can be legally obtained (Oxy, hydromorphone, Fentanyl etc) by those in need. They may not get them legally, but...
    On top of the many stumbling blocks to decriminalizing/legalizing marijuana, they would have to development an accurate roadside device to deal with the impairment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riggs View Post
    On top of the many stumbling blocks to decriminalizing/legalizing marijuana, they would have to development an accurate roadside device to deal with the impairment.
    On the spot blood tests would work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
    It was weed (A plant) not drugs and yes the math sucks. Never send a cop to get weed ,he will get ripped off and laughed at.

    Weed is illegal but crazy whisky is not. Weed is illegal in some states but not in others, the state governments do not even have the reasoning straight.

    I seen that thread on Sootoday. There was 25 comments with most all thinking it was a waste of time and money over that small amount of weed.
    Now the comment section was removed.
    I care not if it be legalized or not. I am not against marijuana but I am against breaking the law. As to drugs prescribed by a doctor, you are arguing apples against oranges. Drugs meant to assist people being obtained illegally is, as before, against the law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anapeg View Post
    I care not if it be legalized or not. I am not against marijuana but I am against breaking the law. As to drugs prescribed by a doctor, you are arguing apples against oranges. Drugs meant to assist people being obtained illegally is, as before, against the law.
    We have not as a populace had the opportunity to decide if Marijuana is legal. It is the slim minority of our elected officials who make that decision. As a populace we should have the right to vote on the issue at hand. At present, this law as others - either deemed good or not - is made by less than 300 people. Those being the elected representatives of the people who follow their leader at the time. The personal morals of one or 2 individuals should not determine what is good for our country. While there may be reasons for the present law, the decision to change or not is OURS.
    Backroom politics to have certain chemical drugs made legal have made our personal wishes irrelevant. It was my understanding that we elect people to do our bidding for us. It is unfortunate that they listen not once elected.
    In this particular case, people were arrested for obtaining and personal use of less than $500 worth of so called illicit drugs. Yet thousands of Doctors prescribe more damaging and addictive chemicals. Whether these benefit any better than natural medications is not considered. There is no major chemical company politicking for marijuana.

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    IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING (never used drugs ever) that marijuana impairs ones ability just as alcohol does. If that is the case marijuana users should not be getting behind the wheel of a car...but....how do we know when a marijuana user has reached that level?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctf View Post
    We have not as a populace had the opportunity to decide if Marijuana is legal. It is the slim minority of our elected officials who make that decision. As a populace we should have the right to vote on the issue at hand. At present, this law as others - either deemed good or not - is made by less than 300 people. Those being the elected representatives of the people who follow their leader at the time. The personal morals of one or 2 individuals should not determine what is good for our country. While there may be reasons for the present law, the decision to change or not is OURS.
    Backroom politics to have certain chemical drugs made legal have made our personal wishes irrelevant. It was my understanding that we elect people to do our bidding for us. It is unfortunate that they listen not once elected.
    In this particular case, people were arrested for obtaining and personal use of less than $500 worth of so called illicit drugs. Yet thousands of Doctors prescribe more damaging and addictive chemicals. Whether these benefit any better than natural medications is not considered. There is no major chemical company politicking for marijuana.
    Sounds as though your problem is with the government and neither me or my post. It would seem the pot smokers ought get together and make a concerted run at changing policy. Assuming they remember to attend... Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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    I have no problem with the government, you or your post. I was simply making a statement in response to your using the word Illegal. I was simply stating that it is only illegal based on the voices of a very, very small portion of our populace who may or may not be influenced by back room lobbyists. Those elected by us to be our voice.This is but one of many rules that are made in what is evidently becoming a nanny state. It is not just pot smokers as you call them that need to make efforts at changing policy. The ability to remember to attend, although cute and tongue in cheek, is not only associated with marijuana use. There are a myriad of so called legal prescription drugs that impair reasoning and recollection. The interactions of several are also linked to dementia. For us to remain as sheeple is a slippery slope.
    This thread has really morphed; it was actually started to point out the sensationalism of such a so called drug bust - a whopping $2500- ; so much so that they inflated the price of the drugs involved in an effort to try to make some sort of justification. Our police force would be better utilized in other areas. The efforts put in to arrest here is more costly than the offence. Many new rules are being made simply in reaction to the amount of revenue that can be obtained and really little interest in anything else. Should those in power finally do the math and determine that decriminalization and a small set fine would generate more revenue, the law would change in an instant: followed by some BS story that they were changing due to our change in social morals etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anapeg View Post
    On the spot blood tests would work.
    To the best of my knowledge, it would have to be in a controlled environment such as lab/clinic/hospital to avoid a myriad of legal challenges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riggs View Post
    To the best of my knowledge, it would have to be in a controlled environment such as lab/clinic/hospital to avoid a myriad of legal challenges.
    I would think in this day and age they ought be able to make something portable and accurate, not unlike a diabetes test kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMHO View Post
    IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING (never used drugs ever) that marijuana impairs ones ability just as alcohol does. If that is the case marijuana users should not be getting behind the wheel of a car...but....how do we know when a marijuana user has reached that level?
    Where does one get pot that impairs ones ability as much as alcohol? That would be some fine cheeba.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anapeg View Post
    On the spot blood tests would work.
    You want to live in a society where cops can draw blood on the roadside?

    No thanks. I don't buy into the BS of "safety" at any cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anapeg View Post
    I care not if it be legalized or not. I am not against marijuana but I am against breaking the law. As to drugs prescribed by a doctor, you are arguing apples against oranges. Drugs meant to assist people being obtained illegally is, as before, against the law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
    It was against the law for women to vote at one time. Try to think for yourself.
    Read slowly. I intimated that should you disagree with any law, work toward changing it. Women joined forces, rallied and forced a change in legislation. Quite the opposite of pot heads who smoke, get arrested and b-itch.
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