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    Re: Pot problems in Colorado schools increase with legalization Read more: Pot probl

    pot prohibition is still a massive failure, and legalization is the better choice. i tend to be skeptical of any reefer madness type articles. drug dealers don't card; legitimate marijuana retailers do, and drug dealers will be selling about as much pot as they do alcohol.

    eventually, it will be legal nationwide, and we'll stop wasting money and ruining people's lives over simple possession. this will piss off a lot of prohibitionists, but we tried it their way for like 80 years, and it didn't work.

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    Re: Pot problems in Colorado schools increase with legalization Read more: Pot probl

    LOL at all the pot heads looking for anything to excuse a big problem. No different than Obamadon'tcare.
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    Re: Pot problems in Colorado schools increase with legalization Read more: Pot probl

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Umm, no

    They actually passed laws restricting the sale of marijuana in "coffee shops" to residents only but every city has refused to enforce it because the citizens and mayors refuse to go along with the right wing religious kooks who pushed for the restriction.
    Which of course is a lie. Rotterdam is in the process of severely limiting marijuana cafes, closing all cafe that were close to schools (hmmm... wonder why?), likewise in many other towns where the Dutch policy of encapsulation has been unable to stem the spread of drug crimes.

    Marijuana use has always been illegal in the Netherlands, but their "tolerance" policy that didn't enforce the law when transactions were below a certain amount hasn't really turned out super great for them, and since 2009 the will to enforce the existing laws (and pass new ones) is growing.
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    Re: Pot problems in Colorado schools increase with legalization Read more: Pot probl

    What I see when it comes to the topic of pot legalization is that a lot of people always want to argue that "pot isn't as popular as it used to be" and "people are jumping on the band wagon, increased use is a knee-jerk response to something being now legal (which will taper off)"

    Do people realize that these two points contradict?

    It was losing popularity when it was illegal.
    Now it's gaining popularity because it's legal.

    Why would something taper off after it's legalized? Where does that logic come from - that makes no sense.

    People WANT to legalize it so they can USE it, right? It's silly to say that people won't actually USE it after all that effort. That's the POINT. The point was to make it more available so it was legal to USE.

    If people would just stop pretending that this isn't how things go when any product is made legal I'd appreciate it.
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    Re: Pot problems in Colorado schools increase with legalization Read more: Pot probl

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    pot prohibition is still a massive failure, and legalization is the better choice. i tend to be skeptical of any reefer madness type articles. drug dealers don't card; legitimate marijuana retailers do, and drug dealers will be selling about as much pot as they do alcohol.

    eventually, it will be legal nationwide, and we'll stop wasting money and ruining people's lives over simple possession. this will piss off a lot of prohibitionists, but we tried it their way for like 80 years, and it didn't work.

    All the change means is that the dealer can conceivably get the pot they are selling legally. The spike in drug related suspensions in Colorado schools indicate that marijuana is now more prevalent than it was before in schools.

    Of course, the second side effect of the idiotic pro-intoxication pro-brain-numbing argument is that a record number of teens today think smoking pot is harmless. So big thumbs up to the cannabis lobby for making American children less educated!
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    Re: Pot problems in Colorado schools increase with legalization Read more: Pot probl

    It is hard to get excited about something that less addictive than caffeine and less lethal than smoking cigarettes or drinking booze.
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    Re: Pot problems in Colorado schools increase with legalization Read more: Pot probl

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Just proving that the argument made by the potheads that there wouldn't be an increase in children using pot was... well, the product of a pot smokers impaired mental capacities.
    It's simple--make the stuff illegal and kids will quit using it. Not rocket science.

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    Re: Pot problems in Colorado schools increase with legalization Read more: Pot probl

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    That's shocking? I remember buying my first dime in jr high from another student. Dude had a ton of dope in his backpack every day, individually wrapped baggies and pre rolled joints. By the time I got to high school, kids went from selling pot and adderall pills, to cocaine and oxycontins. And this is in Texas, where they don't go soft on drug crime at all, let alone stand to legalize pot in the next century. Seriously, if this cop is legitimately shocked by kids having HP's of dope, I have to wonder what the hell he's been doing, because public schools and drugs go hand in hand.
    Also I should point out that since you are someone who started smoking marijuana in school, you were likely in a position to hang around with the other drug users in school. I think your point of reference is skewed. Somehow I went all the way through highschool in the 80s without exposure to the dropout culture.
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    Re: Pot problems in Colorado schools increase with legalization Read more: Pot probl

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Or "Hmmmm... what can I do to keep these douchebags from interfering with the rest of my students ability to learn... I know, EXPEL THEM!"
    Sometimes teachers who are not very good at teaching blame the problem on the behavior of the class instead of taking responsibility as the teacher.

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    Re: Pot problems in Colorado schools increase with legalization Read more: Pot probl

    Licensed distribution does not take effect until Dec. 1 2013 (this is when they will start issuing licenses for distribution). What we have now is a situation of quasi-legalization.. actually decriminalization where the black market still has control over distribution, only now they face no penalties for possession of up to 8 oz. This spike comes as no surprise, there is significantly less risk for dealing right now, and there is no alternative distribution established.

    Provided that the pricing is done with an eye to minimize black market distribution, I expect to see this trend to head downwards after controls are in place. Right now it is a free for all with the black market "hashing" out their sales before the profitability potentially drops out from under them.

    Lets see what the trends are here in a year or two regarding availability and usage by minors, then we can talk.
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