US War On Drugs Hypocrisy

Discussion in 'Legalization/Decriminalization' started by HazyBritBoi, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. HazyBritBoi

    HazyBritBoi New Member

    So i was looking around a blog site and i came upon an interesting article about Afghanistan and how basically the US forces there have pretty much given up hope on destroying the amount of Opium being made.
    As most people know Afghanistan is the world's No.1 producer of Opium and in the past Turkey used to be big into it too. But Turkey had its uses and so the US helped Turkey, license the growing of opium for medicinal use. The US drug companies are required to buy 80% of it's 'narcotic raw materials' from Turkey and India.
    It seems odd that the US would back the growing of opium, albeit for medicinal uses. So while the US is ok with it's allies growing illegal substances which are part of the culture and most definately is abused by those who use it as casually as we smoke weed, it will not agree with States that legalized medicinal marijuana. In 2004 when the liberals produced a bill calling for decriminalization Washington opposed it and pretty much made it clear that it would be hell for Canadians going into the States.
    To conclude, the US are ok with their overseas allies growing opium for medicinal use, India, Turkey and Austrailia (?!), while condemning States from even legalizing medicinal marijuana and pursecuting patients. Not to mention their northern neighbours being the biggest tokers in the world!

    I may have mistaken some things from the article so i will leave you a link to allow others to make something of the article.

    Danger Room - Wired Blogs
  2. pkster8235

    pkster8235 Lazy Dancer

    You mean the US government is hypocritical? :jawdrop:.
    I don't know what to say other than that I am not the least bit suprised by this.

    The link didn't work for me :shrug:
  3. HazyBritBoi

    HazyBritBoi New Member

    Hmm i just tried it and it worked :confused:
  4. Jake

    Jake Sr. Member

    Yeah, it is a growing problem for our government to realize that the War on Drugs is at War with the War on Terror. There was a Time cover for the issue about half a year ago. Our efforts to control the opiate supply alienate the poor farmers in Afghanistan, and undermine the success we've had over there.

    Someone (I can't reproduce almost any Arabian name....) in fact came over to the US under the guise of providing information to the US about the Taliban and helping, but instead he was arrested on opiate smuggling charges.
  5. guerilla

    guerilla New Member

    ya know, if these opiates were legal, with pot of course, the taliban would not make 4 billion a year cause if it was legal, it would be dirt cheap and they would not have money for weapons, THATS HOW YOU KNOCK OUT THE TALIBAN, you don't send 1000000 dea asshats to worsen the problem..

    gj usa
  6. Samwise Ganja

    Samwise Ganja New Member

    actually new mexico passed a bill legalizing medical marijuana :banana:

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