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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I say legalize it. But only pot....Tell me folks, how would you feel if you passed my 18 wheeler on the highway and I was sparkin' up a big fattie? make you feel safe would it?


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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Driving stoned on pot is probably more safe than driving sober. Marijuana enhances the senses, meaning you can see a little bit more clearly and hear things you typically wouldn't of heard. With my eight years dealing with drug addiction, not once was I in an accident, and I drove stoned pretty much on the regular. Honestly, people that are sleep deprived are probably more dangerous than people who are stoned. Cops aren't pulling over people for being tired are they?

    There is absolutely no argument you can put forth defending the illegalization of marijuana and not deal with the current legal substances of alcohol and tobacco. None.

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by sookster View Post
    Driving stoned on pot is probably more safe than driving sober. Marijuana enhances the senses, meaning you can see a little bit more clearly and hear things you typically wouldn't of heard. With my eight years dealing with drug addiction, not once was I in an accident, and I drove stoned pretty much on the regular. Honestly, people that are sleep deprived are probably more dangerous than people who are stoned. Cops aren't pulling over people for being tired are they?
    This is true also, but if you get too high your reflexes deteriorate, right?

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    By that same logic, we wouldn't have to spend so much on imprisoning murder, if murder was legal.
    yes. but unlike the drug war - a victim seeking justice actually exists.

    My entire point, is that legalization of pot isn't going to make the whole enforcement issue go away.
    we are not seeking to end personal responsibility for ones actions. if that is your entire point, you didn't really have one.

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlF View Post
    This is true also, but if you get too high your reflexes deteriorate, right?
    Yes, but pot is kind of inhibitory and therefore tends to discourage one from driving when too stoned, as well as tending to drive more carefully than when sober. Not better, necessarily, but more carefully.
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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Yes, but pot is kind of inhibitory and therefore tends to discourage one from driving when too stoned, as well as tending to drive more carefully than when sober. Not better, necessarily, but more carefully.
    I find your attitude alarming to be perfectly honest.

    this type of view actually makes me think twice about decriminalization.

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Ron Paul doesn't stand a snowball's chance in a blast furnace of getting elected anyway.

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    I don't know. I do think it's worthwhile to legalize it since we can save a lot of money by not enforcing it and gain more money by taxing it. So in that aspect, I think there's some worth to it. However, overall it's just not one of the top things which needs to be fixed with government. I'd like to end our forever war first.
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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    a rush to invest is not a bubble. and remember, production costs are already in existence (demand would largely remain constant IMO). In truth, investment costs are already a bubble because of the black market element artificially raising prices to meet presetn demand. what would actually happen is costs would be reduced and the bubble that exists would deflate. but it would be offset because this investment money would not be in the black market any longer.
    I don't know wtf you are talking about, but I know what a bubble is. Legalization of marijuana would lead to massive fortunes being made overnight. The Feds loose money policies foster malinvestment and that creates bubbles in new and growing markets.

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I say legalize it. But only pot....Tell me folks, how would you feel if you passed my 18 wheeler on the highway and I was sparkin' up a big fattie? make you feel safe would it?


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    No more so than if you were throwing back a slug of Wild Turkey. Illegal USE of legal substances should always be illegal.

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