Source: EndTheLie; I see countless articles about the unfairness and futility of the war on drugs but not a single mention of why drugs have to be illegal. It’s because without strict controls that limit the supply, most street drugs would be nearly worthless. It’s their illegality that makes them so profitable.
I must assume that people who write articles bemoaning the war on drugs are either propagandists or stupendously ignorant of natural laws. If marijuana were legal it wouldn’t be long before you’d have to give it away. It’s a weed! It will grow anywhere in any soil. It will grow in the cracks in your driveway.
Opium poppies are a little fussier but they’re no more difficult to raise than tomato plants. Without very strict controls the bottom would fall out of those markets in a single growing season and thus the profits would similarly drop off.
“If the trade is ever legalized, it will cease to be profitable from that time. The more difficulties that attend it, the better for you and us.” – Director of Jardine-Matheson, multinational corporation, incorporated in Bermuda and based in Hong Kong.
The banking, legal, and private prison systems thrive on those laws too. In fact, a very big part of the world’s economy depends on those barbaric laws that keep the price of drugs inflated beyond reason. The U.N. pegs the yearly illicit drugs trade at $1.5 trillion and most of that money would simply disappear from the economy if drugs were to be legalized.
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