Libertarianism, Mexico’s New Burgeoining Political Movement

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Re: Libertarianism, Mexico’s New Burgeoining Political Movem

Postby Philly » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:28 pm

Dylan wrote:Pharmaceutical companies are some of the biggest advocates of keeping marijuana illegal.

The idea that pharma companies are going to roll into Mexico and enter a small scale war for the right to grow marijuana that can't be legally exported anywhere is laughable. It's so laughable only exploited could have come up with it.

Why do they need to go to Mexico though? There's plenty of suitable places to produce it elsewhere. And it inevitably will be legal or at least decriminalized eventually, so they should get in on it while the getting's good.
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Re: Libertarianism, Mexico’s New Burgeoining Political Movem

Postby Dylan » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:30 pm

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Dylan wrote:Pharmaceutical companies are some of the biggest advocates of keeping marijuana illegal.

The idea that pharma companies are going to roll into Mexico and enter a small scale war for the right to grow marijuana that can't be legally exported anywhere is laughable. It's so laughable only exploited could have come up with it.

Why do they need to go to Mexico though? There's plenty of suitable places to produce it elsewhere. And it inevitably will be legal or at least decriminalized eventually, so they should get in on it while the getting's good.

No need to go to Mexico. It was just LNRW's and Ex's little theory that legalizing weed in Mexico is going to have BIG RESULTS for Mexico. Ex thinks it would bring in pharma companies who just CAN'T WAIT to get their hands on the lucrative weed industry within Mexico and would be totally willing to enter a war to tap that market.

I'm sure various companies have backup plans for if they can't stop legalization of marijuana nationally. But their primary game plan now is to shut it down.
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Re: Libertarianism, Mexico’s New Burgeoining Political Movem

Postby Philly » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:34 pm

Dylan wrote:
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Dylan wrote:Pharmaceutical companies are some of the biggest advocates of keeping marijuana illegal.

The idea that pharma companies are going to roll into Mexico and enter a small scale war for the right to grow marijuana that can't be legally exported anywhere is laughable. It's so laughable only exploited could have come up with it.

Why do they need to go to Mexico though? There's plenty of suitable places to produce it elsewhere. And it inevitably will be legal or at least decriminalized eventually, so they should get in on it while the getting's good.

No need to go to Mexico. It was just LNRW's and Ex's little theory that legalizing weed in Mexico is going to have BIG RESULTS for Mexico. Ex thinks it would bring in pharma companies who just CAN'T WAIT to get their hands on the lucrative weed industry within Mexico and would be totally willing to enter a war to tap that market.

I'm sure various companies have backup plans for if they can't stop legalization of marijuana nationally. But their primary game plan now is to shut it down.

Well I agree with you there. Pharma would only be interested in producing marijuana in Mexico if the Mexican government managed to defeat and completely crush the cartels. Pharma doesn't wanna go work with a government that cowers in fear of the cartels when they could stay here and work with a government that cowers in fear of THEM.

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Re: Libertarianism, Mexico’s New Burgeoining Political Movem

Postby spacemonkey » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:51 pm

If we made weed legal here, the cartels would be out of business basically overnight. At least in the weed section. But Trump did say, our country is run by idiots. So don't expect change on that front. BTW, ever wonder who is breaking federal law in keeping DC supplied with weed?
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Re: Libertarianism, Mexico’s New Burgeoining Political Movem

Postby Dylan » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:55 pm

spacemonkey wrote:If we made weed legal here, the cartels would be out of business basically overnight. At least in the weed section. But Trump did say, our country is run by idiots. So don't expect change on that front. BTW, ever wonder who is breaking federal law in keeping DC supplied with weed?

actually the more i think about it i'm not even sure that's true. a ton of the weed in WA and CO is still from illegal sources.
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Re: Libertarianism, Mexico’s New Burgeoining Political Movem

Postby Philly » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:55 pm

spacemonkey wrote:If we made weed legal here, the cartels would be out of business basically overnight. At least in the weed section. But Trump did say, our country is run by idiots. So don't expect change on that front. BTW, ever wonder who is breaking federal law in keeping DC supplied with weed?

Legalizing weed wouldn't put them out of business anymore than ending prohibition put organized crime out of business in the 1930s. Legalize marijuana and they'll just make their money off of coke, heroin, and human trafficking. As long as there's anything that people want but aren't allowed to have, some very cut throat businessmen will find a way to profit handsomely off of it.
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Re: Libertarianism, Mexico’s New Burgeoining Political Movem

Postby Philly » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:58 pm

Dylan wrote:
spacemonkey wrote:If we made weed legal here, the cartels would be out of business basically overnight. At least in the weed section. But Trump did say, our country is run by idiots. So don't expect change on that front. BTW, ever wonder who is breaking federal law in keeping DC supplied with weed?

actually the more i think about it i'm not even sure that's true. a ton of the weed in WA and CO is still from illegal sources.

Yeah, but I think if you legalized it nationally, there'd be a lot less of that. My pothead friends back in college were always ranting and raving about getting shit from Cali or from where ever else. Never heard them longingly wish they had some bud from Mexico though.
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Re: Libertarianism, Mexico’s New Burgeoining Political Movem

Postby Dylan » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:05 pm

true, true.

do you work downtown? i was fairly close to the crane thing so i rubbernecked for a few minutes. pretty ugly situation.
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Re: Libertarianism, Mexico’s New Burgeoining Political Movem

Postby The Comrade » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:12 pm

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The Comrade wrote:i'm sure the cartels would love less government


Less government overall does not mean less government where it matters.



well i've yet to see a libertarian tell me where government matters outside of some vague "national defense" mantra so i think it'll just mean less government.
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Re: Libertarianism, Mexico’s New Burgeoining Political Movem

Postby Philly » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:35 pm

Dylan wrote:true, true.

do you work downtown? i was fairly close to the crane thing so i rubbernecked for a few minutes. pretty ugly situation.

Yeah, I didn't bother to go look but it would be a very short walk.
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