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Exercise & Drugs [Apr. 12th, 2007|11:15 am]
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Despite the fact that federal spending on the drug war increased from $1.65 billion in 1982 to $17.7 billion in 1999, more than half of the students in the United States in 1999 tried an illegal drug before they graduated from high school. Additionally, 65% have tried cigarettes by 12th grade and 35% are current smokers, and 62% of twelfth graders and 25% of 8th graders in 1999 report having been drunk at least once.

(( Looks like a 1999 report, so it's 8 years old, but the most recent info I could find, unless you can find more recent? :) ))


Poodle Exercises With Humans.

Seriously, maybe the weirdest thing I've seen, ever. *eyes wide*

[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-04-12 04:55 pm (UTC)
I'm betting if anything the statistics are even worse now, especially considering all the people incarcerated for minor drug offenses. The whole paradigm of "The War on Drugs" is flawed. Time to adopt the Dutch model and be realistic.

And those poodles will give me nightmares. That crap isn't natural.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-04-12 04:59 pm (UTC)
Agreed. *nod*

And right!?! It's the oddest thing I've ever seen... and I've seen some odd things.
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[User Picture]From: aongeli
2007-04-13 01:47 pm (UTC)
Dutch Model?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-04-13 03:26 pm (UTC)
How they do things over there I think is what this poster meant.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-04-13 03:59 pm (UTC)
I could be wrong, but from what I understand the Dutch are just much more relaxed about the whole thing. They have free needle exchange programs and even safe places for hard core addicts to do their drugs. They try to treat the addiction as a disease instead of a crime. And marijuana is totally decriminilized.
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