March 24, 2009
Posted: 1503 GMT

Filed under: I-Desk Poll •Mexico

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Johan   March 24th, 2009 4:11 pm ET

Legalizing drugs wont end the war, it would just make criminals into legal people. The US military is busy enough i guess, so its best if the police would try to make an end to the huge drug traffic near the border! At the end thats what the police is for!

Monica   March 25th, 2009 5:09 pm ET

It must be understood that drugs are good business only because there are consumers. Mexican drug cartels exist because there exists a huge demand for these in the US. Same with the Afghanistan opium production, which is not consumed locally but sent to the western world for consumption. Maybe the US can first tackle the drug consumption at home; reduced demand will automatically kill the production.

John   March 25th, 2009 5:25 pm ET

Legalizing drugs is the only way to gain a messure of control over the whole problem. The legal distribution of drugs gives government the opportunity to tax drugs and finance e.g. rehab facilities.

Joshua   March 25th, 2009 5:59 pm ET

Bartenders and cigarette vendors don’t kill each other. The demand for drugs will never go away. As long as drugs are illegal they will be extremely profitable and those who deal them will have no legal recourse for solving disputes. Placing a huge commodity outside the legal system ensures violence and high profits. Prohibition increased organized crime. The drug war is doing the same.

moomoumpire   April 3rd, 2009 3:49 pm ET

Hello !Oh hubba hubba! Forget the sportscar, been there, done that, got the T shirt, wore it out, gave it to goodwill.

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