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Legalization of marijuana. Yes or no ?

Jlmpatro 2013/09/11 09:32:08
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  • Maleficent 2013/09/17 23:04:20
    Yes
    Maleficent
    it seems to be good and safe in Amsterdam, why not here?
  • Mark DeBarbieri 2013/09/17 13:55:02
    Yes
    Mark DeBarbieri
    Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp and probably used "snuff", which by the way was cocaine, which by the way was the real cargo of the "Boston Tea Party". And there is more to growing hemp than just to smoke it, which would change the economy, because 25,000 products can be made from hemp, like clothing that will outlast a person's life, fuel oil and many other products with health benefits.
  • Robert Strobel 2013/09/16 21:37:30
    Yes
    Robert Strobel
    Would much rather have marijuana legal than alcohol.
  • mikeyavelli 2013/09/15 21:27:30
    Yes
    mikeyavelli
    Yes, uh dude, uhm, what was the question?
  • M.C 2013/09/15 19:11:56
    Yes
    M.C
    the sooner the better,
  • Thank you but no... 2013/09/15 17:30:37
    Yes
    Thank you but no...
    +1
    Not that I am pro or anti smoking it, but the cost of policing it and the number of people whom it criminalises for committing a victimless crime is ridiculous.

    Legauana
  • yogiOK 2013/09/15 17:22:16
    No
    yogiOK
    +1
    I say "no," simply because I would then see this as the first of several steps, and the idea of gradualism has changed this country's moral compass as we know it. I just see that decision as an "opening of the floodgates." Everyone knows that it is used anyway, but it should not be legalized/condoned.
  • Lemon-Zester 2013/09/15 10:14:27
  • JamesChevyII 2013/09/15 08:45:44
    No
    JamesChevyII
    What are they thinking??? They must be smoking it themselves... LMAO
  • Darr247 2013/09/15 05:54:27
    Yes
    Darr247
    It's idiocy to continue spending our tax dollars to lock people up for smoking a weed that grows in ditches.
  • Concolor2001 2013/09/15 02:14:18
    Yes
    Concolor2001
    The War on Drugs has been an even bigger and more costly disaster than Prohibition ever THOUGHT of being. Just stop it. Stop it now.
  • Ramón 2013/09/15 02:12:24
    Yes
    Ramón
    +1
    Legalize it, TAX the heck out of it and fund anti-drunk driving campaigns, anti-stoned driving campaigns, support pro-adoption campaigns, etc.... but don't let one red cent go to government to promote any liberal boondock.

    When Pot is legal all the money spent on fighting drug smugglers could also be shifted to these campaigns. And pot heads can get stoned in peace in their homes OFF THE STREETS, etc... oh, and double stoned driving consequences (as well as drunk driving consequences, like take their car, impound and get lott$a cashola to release it).

    And did I say no money for government?
  • Thank y... Ramón 2013/09/15 17:31:58
    Thank you but no...
    Bang on.
  • Scottish.Lassie 2013/09/15 02:03:30
    Yes
    Scottish.Lassie
    +1
    I live in Colorado where it's already legal. :)
  • Ramón Scottis... 2013/10/12 18:33:50
    Ramón
    The state government does not trump Federal law.
  • Emo-007 2013/09/15 01:49:05
    No
    Emo-007
    What happened to just say no?
  • Scottis... Emo-007 2013/09/15 02:05:16
    Scottish.Lassie
    +1
    It's an utterly failed program that nancy reagan should never have wasted so much time and money on. I never did drugs, and I don't do them now, and I never needed that old biddy telling me not to. :)
  • Emo-007 Scottis... 2013/09/15 02:07:00
    Emo-007
    +1
    kudos...
  • Thank y... Emo-007 2013/09/15 17:33:00
    Thank you but no...
    +1
    You can still say no to something that is legal, can't you? I stopped drinking alcohol, even though the law says I can, because I dislike the way it affects me.
  • Emo-007 Thank y... 2013/09/15 22:48:04
    Emo-007
    true, but I think it's a bad idea to legalize it...
  • Thank y... Emo-007 2013/09/16 17:30:51
    Thank you but no...
    Can you say why things would be worse if it was legal?

    I can't think that there would suddenly a lot more people using it than before: those who want to do already. It would make buying it safer and would at a stroke take about 2/3 of the money that the Mexican Cartels use to fund other crime straight out of their pockets.

    The US prison system is absolutely choked with those busted for cannabis, costing the taxpayer hundreds of millions of dollars per year.
  • Emo-007 Thank y... 2013/09/16 19:43:35
    Emo-007
    Why do you have problem with my opinion? it's my opinion. I see it has a problem, time will show us why...
  • Thank y... Emo-007 2013/09/17 17:39:24
    Thank you but no...
    +1
    I have no problem with your opinion!

    By all means put it forward and defend it if you feel it strongly. I was hoping to engage you in debate and I was interested in your reasons for holding the opinions you do.

    I am not condemning you for your opinion and I respect the fact that you feel strongly enough to put it forward.

    The reason I tend to argue the other way is because smoking cannabis is a victimless crime, and MOST (though perhaps not all) of these can trace their origins back to being defined as a sin rather than being proscribed for the protection of the public.
  • Emo-007 Thank y... 2013/09/17 21:18:50
    Emo-007
    +1
    I agree that most folks I know that are "pot heads" are harmless. They get stoned and they just chill. My reasons come from being a musician and seeing people I know and love waste their lives on this stuff, I can't stand being around it. As musicians "pot heads" are useless, no matter how good a musician they are, if they are stoned, they're completely a waste of space. I really think it's a downgrade when people smoke pot, I hate to see it, my own brother smoked it and he was just there...
  • Thank y... Emo-007 2013/09/18 01:34:19
    Thank you but no...
    +1
    Thanks for giving your reason. Respect.
  • Psyblade Emo-007 2013/09/16 17:34:45
    Psyblade
    +1
    You can still say no. If you don't want to smoke it then don't. I know I have no desire to smoke it.
  • Bob Anderson 2013/09/15 00:30:08
  • fallnhope 2013/09/15 00:07:24
    Yes
    fallnhope
    +2
    It's not my cup of tea, but I don't see why it should be illegal.
  • Owen 2013/09/14 22:46:53
    Yes
    Owen
    +2
    Of course!
  • Jlmpatro 2013/09/14 22:07:57
    No
    Jlmpatro
    No
  • Musicismysaviour<3 2013/09/14 22:00:54
    Undecided
    Musicismysaviour<3
    +1
    I don't see a problem with it as long as it is used moderately. I personally don't smoke but if somebody wants to that's totally their decision. :) Legalize it but don't abuse it <3
  • j2 2013/09/14 21:53:58
    Undecided
    j2
    +1
    Legalize exactly WHAT with marijuana?

    Prohibition doesn't work. It didn't for alcohol. It doesn't in terms of gun control (Chicago, New York, Mexico). Prostitution exists and appears to flourish in spite of being illegal in most jurisdictions. The "war on drugs" is an abysmal failure. Possession and distribution of marijuana for personal use should be legalized.

    However drugging someone who's unaware (pot laced brownies etc) should be felonies for the first offense with mandatory prison time.
  • LethalG... j2 2013/09/15 03:28:57
    LethalGlitter
    Did you get the pot laced brownies thing from The Closer or whatever its called?
  • robinswebnest 2013/09/14 21:35:37
    No
    robinswebnest
    What supporters of legalizing marijuana claim is that it is just like drinking alcohol. No, it isn't. With alcohol, it can take 3 maybe 4 drinks (depends on the individual and the amount of alcohol in the drink) whereas just one joint can impair you ability to walk, talk and drive (yes, and think too).
    Even so, studies have shown that those who smoke regularly, usually don't stop with pot.
  • Thank y... robinsw... 2013/09/15 17:38:07 (edited)
    Thank you but no...
    +1
    Actually it can take just one drink to impair your ability to walk, talk, drive or think. The difference is that with marijuana you will be aware of that, and with alcohol you will either be unaware of it or less likely to pay attention to that awareness.

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?...

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?...

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?...

    Just the first three articles which tell the story.

    Also, alcohol tends to be associated with violence and violent crime. People who are stoned tend to behave far LESS aggressively.
    Actually it can take just one drink to impair your ability to walk, talk, drive or think. The difference is that with marijuana you will be aware of that, and with alcohol you will either be unaware of it or less likely to pay attention to that awareness.

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?...

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?...

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?...

    Just the first three articles which tell the story.

    Also, alcohol tends to be associated with violence and violent crime. People who are stoned tend to behave far LESS aggressively.
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  • robinsw... Thank y... 2013/09/15 19:20:30
    robinswebnest
    Maybe. But if I cared enough about this issue (other than to make a comment) I bet I could find just as many articles supporting my opinion. Oh, and just because they came from the UK....that makes them a viable truth?
  • Thank y... robinsw... 2013/09/16 17:32:16
    Thank you but no...
    No, it's just that my search page is google.co.uk!

    Please DO find any articles that suggest that small amounts of alcohol do NOT impair driving ability.
  • M.C robinsw... 2013/09/15 19:06:08 (edited)
    M.C
    your comment is complete B.S, i smoke but i wouldnt smoke a whole joint at one time just a few hits. the gate way crap has been debunked many times. here watch this.
  • robinsw... M.C 2013/09/15 19:21:12
    robinswebnest
    And the people who 'debunk' it are proponents for legalizing pot. Nice try but I am not buying it.
  • M.C robinsw... 2013/09/15 19:27:01
    M.C
    they are proponents for good reason, but either way it has been debunked its simple statistics really. why is weed always called the gateway drug and not alcohol? did you watch the video?

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