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          Yeah, had a friend get unlawfully searched (native American sleeping in his car) in the parking lot of a national park in Utah. Got arrested for small amounts of weed and spent time in federal lockup. Luckily his family is very influential in his tribe so they were able to get him released and charges dropped. Happens to many people and POC and natives are much more likely to be targeted or charged for small amounts of cannabis.

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      The government owns a ton of land used for national parks, grazing, and fish / wildlife conservation. But the biggest benefactors of this will probably be Washington D.C. which has about as many citizens as Alaska.

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    Not at all saying this isn’t uplifting, but I’m kind of sad by how political and America centric this community seems to be. I’d love to see more universal or individual themed uplifting posts!

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    If he is, that’s great because so many of these charges are ridiculous. But, I’m not necessarily in favor of making marijuana more accessible, just not keeping it a crime to go to jail over. As long as people are only getting high on their own (and NOT driving a car or anything afterward) I have no problem with what people do with it. That’s up to them. It’s not a crime to fuck yourself up in the manner of your choosing.

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      It would be logical to restrict access to alcohol far more severely if you have that concern.

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            There are lots of drugs worse than alcohol. Meth, fentanyl, or heroine for example.

            Alcohol is worse than marijuana though.

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              Worse is a subjective term. Alcohol causes more deaths per year (140,000+) than all other drug overdose deaths combined (~103,000). Alcohol also has significant long term health impact for even light users. I think what’s truly the worst is how normalized alcohol use and abuse is in American society.

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              Fun fact: withdrawal from alcohol can and frequently does kill people.

              Withdrawal from meth doesn’t kill people and it’s uncommon for people to die from opiate withdrawal.

              Alcohol is a horrible drug.

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              True. And I don’t get Fentanyl at all, I mean I don’t do drugs myself and I really never wanted them but - c’mon people, Fentanyl? You’d be better off ingesting rat poison. Why would anyone deliberately take such a thing.

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            What’s really bad about alcohol is, people who abuse it don’t think it IS a drug. And they don’t see it as having any negative effects until it’s already created and addictive pattern and need for it.

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      I don’t think anyone is in favor of relaxing DUI laws.

      If it remains a black market good, that precludes a lot of safety and regulation. Humans love drugs. If I was writing a sci-fi setting, drugs would probably be the Human Special Thing. They’re not going away. Focus on harm reduction. And as far as harm from drugs go, marijuana is pretty low on the danger factor.

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      “I don’t care what you do in your own time… just as long as it’s not easily accessible or legal”

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      I’d rather we stop giving shitloads of money to violent cartels. The only way to do that is full legalization, including the supply chain.

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        I think that’s true, because with legalization comes tons of bureaucratic red tape and hoops to jump through that cartels would not waste their time with. I’m OK with legalization of marijuana, but I do hope it comes with people exercising good sense about how they use it (which won’t happen, but I can dream…).

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      I rather they restrict alcohol and make marijuana legal.

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        Me too, because I’m sure alcohol is more widely (and wildly) abused. Every day here in Utah people are getting killed by drunk drivers. Some are also under the influence of other drugs. My only beef is, don’t get behind the wheel if you’re high, it’s not worth the consequences.