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It’s time to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana

Soup Man 2012/09/25 01:38:20
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  • ghostrider 2012/10/20 21:48:53
    Yes
    ghostrider
    +1
    ... just as is done with alcohol.
  • flrdsgns 2012/09/28 17:06:44
    Yes
    flrdsgns
    Yes to all 3
  • andrew.micheals.353 2012/09/26 11:06:00
    Yes
    andrew.micheals.353
    +1
    The ban is not working.
  • James 2012/09/26 01:43:55
  • Seriously Folks 2012/09/25 18:15:41
    Yes
    Seriously Folks
    +1
    The Government Control It, Tax It, Build the Medical School and Train our future Doctors on it use long term on the Human Bodies, because they will have quite a few dead or space people walking to practice on.

    Also, exponge records of those sent to jail on use and a level of how much their distibution of it was, so we can get these people back in the voting pool and contributing members of society.
  • iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~ 2012/09/25 17:19:18
    Yes
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    +1
    Actually, it was ALWAYS time. It was never time for it to be illegal.
  • Bibliophilic 2012/09/25 17:19:04
    Yes
    Bibliophilic
    +1
    Morality legislation is useless.
  • Che Guevara - Hero 2012/09/25 16:59:10
    Yes
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +1
    I would not personally purchase marijuana but find it no more dangerous than liquor, beer, or cigarettes. It would be a good way to clear out the prisons of non-violent offenders and create new tax revenue.
  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2012/09/25 15:55:42
    Yes
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    +3
    it's well overdue, we should've done this a looooooooong time ago
  • ready46xwu 2012/09/25 09:54:05
    Yes
    ready46xwu
    +3
    YES~
    it's time to 'LEAGALIZE' & TAX!
    WE spend too much $money$ fighting
    a loosing battle!
    Our 'prisons' r full of 'tokers'~
    set em free & enjoy the 'revenue'!
  • Dweezle 2012/09/25 08:34:14
    Yes
    Dweezle
    +3
    I agree, however with all the laws we forced/bribed 3d world nations to adopt in Our drug war, I am sure it would be difficult. we just recently tried to legalize it in California, (again) The powers that be turned on the fear factor, (ie stuff like the "Reefer Madnerss" movie from the 20's) and was shut down at the polls, (Yet I do not know one person that voted against it).
  • TheTruth1313 2012/09/25 06:47:48
    Yes
    TheTruth1313
    +3
    It is far past time actually.
  • wtw 2012/09/25 04:58:12
    Yes
    wtw
    +2
    Indeed!
  • Night71 2012/09/25 04:43:36
    Yes
    Night71
    +3
    Just not tax or regulate it. If the f'ing government regulated it, they would throw so many chemicals in it that people would actually get cancer from it. Then they would make that a reason to keep it illegal.
  • Soup Man Night71 2012/09/25 16:25:09
    Soup Man
    Good point
  • KeithL Night71 2012/09/25 16:28:40 (edited)
  • Dickens 2012/09/25 04:19:31
    Yes
    Dickens
    +1
    ..legalize and regulate; yes...tax; no...the only regulation I would want to see is quality control, to prevent adulteration and additions of poisons to increase potency, like the ever-popular addition to weed, PCP...(..I live in the country, and I would grow my own..)
  • Medium Jock 2012/09/25 04:16:14
    Yes
    Medium Jock
    +2
    Definitely it causes less problems for non-smokers than drinking or most other drugs. The biggest problem will be getting more stores to be open late so we can buy more food to combat the dreaded munchies
  • KoAm Medium ... 2012/09/25 06:26:05
    KoAm
    This idea that marijuana is somehow a "safe" drug is a myth. Marijuana has numerous negative effects on the brain, heart, and lungs. It is detrimental, at least for many people, to mental health.

    Read more: http://www.drugabuse.gov/publ...
  • Medium ... KoAm 2012/09/28 02:22:03
    Medium Jock
    +1
    I never said it was a safe drug, I said about less problems for non-smokers than with alcohol. Meaning if you don't smoke pot you're less like to have problems from someone who does whereas drinkers can be very violent and fight with you even if you're a teetotaler
  • Soup Man Medium ... 2012/09/28 02:40:17
    Soup Man
    Indeed
  • KoAm Medium ... 2012/09/25 06:28:23
    KoAm
    <<>>

    Why compare marijuana to alcohol or other drugs?

    Why not compare marijuana with being alcohol- and drug-free?

    Is it because you know that marijuana would lose that argument?

    Why do pro-marijuana people always compare it to alcohol to make their arguments? Those don't sound like arguments for legalizing pot. They sound like arguments for banning alcohol.
  • Medium ... KoAm 2012/09/28 02:56:59
    Medium Jock
    +1
    Yes if you're alcohol and drug free there's no point comparing any health differences other than you maybe healthier
  • rand 2012/09/25 04:01:56
    Yes
    rand
    +1
    Not really. That time was probably before I was born...60+ years ago.
  • Dub 2012/09/25 03:09:55
    Yes
    Dub
    +2
    Prohibition just wastes money, while the legalization, regulation and taxation would increase revenue.
  • Tim Terror 2012/09/25 03:09:49
  • kofp 2012/09/25 02:59:50 (edited)
    No
    kofp
    +1
    It's time to legalize, NOT regulate and NOT tax marijuana! WAKE THE HECK UP! Government needs to be the entity that must be monitored, not We the People! The damn Rothschild and Rockefeller families have enough money, they don't need to make a profit off this too! F 'em!
  • \V/ 2012/09/25 02:45:49
  • JohnT 2012/09/25 02:41:57
    No
    JohnT
    Got enough space cadets out in the world as it is, don't legally need more.
  • Balladeer-PWCM-POTL 2012/09/25 02:35:53
    No
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    So you will be voting for Gary Johnson now that your other Weedsiah went down in Flames in Tampa
  • Pele Emerging 2012/09/25 02:33:51
    Yes
    Pele Emerging
    +4
    When you consider that the Declaration of Independence was printed on paper made of hemp, that some of the original colonies actually required people to grow hemp, and that the primary reason that marijuana and hemp became illegal was the unholy alliance between Monsanto who held a patent on rayon and William Randolph Hearst, it's time to stop the BS about it.
  • Soup Man Pele Em... 2012/09/25 02:37:37
    Soup Man
    +1
    You do understand there are different strains of hemp? just say
  • Pele Em... Soup Man 2012/09/25 02:40:23
    Pele Emerging
    +1
    That's why I differentiated between hemp and marijuana. Monsanto really wanted hemp to be illegal, since that was the threat to their patent on rayon, but targeting 'reefer madness' and including hemp got it done. Hemp has many more agricultural uses, but I suspect that the medical uses of marijuana keep the drug companies very anxious to keep it illegal.
  • JDLogan 2012/09/25 02:12:47
    Yes
    JDLogan
    +3
    It's not as though it was illegalized for the public good....
  • Dagon 2012/09/25 02:00:36
  • KoAm Dagon 2012/09/25 06:30:59
    KoAm
    +1
    The guy in Tucson who killed six people and almost killed Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was a pot-smoker.

    The Columbine shooters smoked pot.

    There are reports that the Aurora movie-theater assailant smoked pot.

    Pot-smokers never go on rampages? Please. That's not even CLOSE to being true.
  • Dagon KoAm 2012/09/25 12:30:39
  • KeithL KoAm 2012/09/25 16:42:22 (edited)
  • Dryth 2012/09/25 01:56:03
    Yes
    Dryth
    +4
    UNQUESTIONABLY!
  • Soup Man Dryth 2012/09/25 01:56:49
    Soup Man
    Indeed

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