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Sorry Grandma, I’m high, so you die.

Via Phil Smith at Stop the Drug War

Peruvian President Alan García said Monday he is absolutely opposed to drug legalization and warned that legalizing marijuana will take society down the path toward euthanizing the elderly.

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15 comments to Sorry Grandma, I’m high, so you die.

  • claygooding

    “No government in the world can compete with the black market in financial compensation for police officers.”

    Please edit that one Pete because apparently you left out
    politicians and I am too lazy to interchange.

  • Jon Doe

    Of all the retarded reasons to lock up people for using a plant…

  • Negation

    Just another dinosaur. With intelligence like that, he’ll end up euthanizing his own job.

  • Duncan20903

    This argument is almost as precious as the one against single payer health care claiming it’s inhuman because the UK would have let Steven Hawking die rather than pay for his care. I suppose the guy making that argument could claim he’s a victim of false advertising because Mr. Hawking’s voice sythesizer doesn’t have a British accent.

  • Dano

    Hmmm… I wonder if the President of Peru has been watching Logan’s Run and thought it was a drug documentary or something?

    Just how you can link marijuana and euthanasia for the elderly is beyond any stretch of my imagination.

  • Common Science

    Seeing his neighbouring countries starting to embrace reform, you can almost excuse Presedent Garcia’s excitable speech, aiming for the surplus funds that the US War on Drugs could be doling out so generously.

  • malcolmkyle

    Just how you can link marijuana and euthanasia for the elderly is beyond any stretch of my imagination.

    I would have thought that was rather obvious:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_policy_of_the_Netherlands
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euthanasia_in_the_Netherlands

    I know; it’s fucked up!

  • malcolmkyle

    The comment of the week award must go to Citizen Zero

    “Hmmm… get butt-raped by the Left or skull-fucked by the Right. So, when does this Stockholm Syndrome kick in? Cause I’m not feeling it yet.

    http://tiny.cc/yen9n

  • Maria

    o.O Wait… What..?

  • when he is no longer president what are the odds he will flip flop?

  • Smokestack Lightning

    Google Alerts send me this news item yesterday, and I thought I’d share …

    It’s a new report by an independent research group that says the global recession will lead to marijuana legalization. INteresting. I hope they’re right!

    Why Marijuana Will Soon Be Legalized

    October 4, 2010 – Gainesville, GA — Marijuana will be decriminalized just as alcohol was in the 1930s, according to a free report now available from The Socionomics Institute. Much like 1930s gangsters in Chicago, Mexico’s drug cartels are fighting to the death – literally – over territory and distribution routes. And the conflict is inching ever-closer to the border. The mounting reports of drug-related violence have many citizens and travelers on high alert.

    Researchers at The Socionomics Institute warn that the drug wars in Mexico won’t let up anytime soon. “As mood falls and the death toll among Americans rises, the public will become open to what may seem like radical ideas about how best to deal with marijuana use in society,” researcher Euan Wilson writes. As with prohibition, legalization will be viewed as the quickest way to end the war on drugs .

    The Socionomics Institute studies social behavior as it relates to the financial markets. The Georgia-based think tank uses the financial markets and other indicators of social mood to forecast monumental changes in society.

    In this case, Wilson finds that social mood governs society’s tolerance for recreational drugs. Optimism and a rising social mood produces marijuana prohibition; a falling mood produces tolerance and relaxed regulation of illegal substances such as alcohol and marijuana.

    Wilson looks back over 90 years, providing four charts of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Mexican Bolsa Index to show how bull markets and bear markets correlate with toleration and restriction of marijuana and alcohol, as well as with drug-related violence. Follow this link to download the free report on marijuana prohibition .

    more info: http://www.socionomics.net/ezine/soc/marijuana-prohibition-drug-wars-in-mexico-the-war-on-drugs.aspx

  • claygooding

    He will flip if he starts exporting legal marijuana to the US in a few years.

  • Just me.

    Im so sick of these political “leaders” ( and I use that term loosely)…. I mjust sick of them towing the line in an effort that brings ruin to the people they are supposed to be “leading” .

    Ive said it before…rulers and leaders are and out dated concept.

    Let the people decide what laws are good for them…not bueacrates. Too often …MEN in high places get drunk with money and power. At that point they are not useful to society but society is useful to them.

    All men can be corrupted.

  • Ned

    Peru is no doubt getting tons of drug war aid money from the US and he wants that to continue.

  • Just me.

    link

    This is likely to turn out bad. Intead of small police departments being corrupt, it’ll be heavily militarized police force .

    Its insane! All the wasted effort, resources,lives…just to stop people from using a plant.

    JUST LEGALIZE IT YOU FOOLS!!