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Thread: ISTOOK: The blunt truth — White house drug czar contradicts Obama on marijuana [W:91]

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    Re: ISTOOK: The blunt truth — White house drug czar contradicts Obama on marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    it does until testing procedures are put in place in the work place and on the highways to make sure the rest of us are safe.
    None of us are "safe" on the highway unless you are for taking away passengers, the radio, no food/drink in the car etc. Hell there was a fatal accident last week that was determined to be due to the driver falling asleep. Are you for mandatory awareness testings every 100miles?

    Like I said, it doesn't make sense to make pot illegal when you have so many other bad things that are legal.

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    Re: ISTOOK: The blunt truth — White house drug czar contradicts Obama on marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    None of us are "safe" on the highway unless you are for taking away passengers, the radio, no food/drink in the car etc. Hell there was a fatal accident last week that was determined to be due to the driver falling asleep. Are you for mandatory awareness testings every 100miles?

    Like I said, it doesn't make sense to make pot illegal when you have so many other bad things that are legal.
    we have testing procedures and guidelines for all those other things you mentioned that are legal. There is not enough structure to make pot legal.

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    Re: ISTOOK: The blunt truth — White house drug czar contradicts Obama on marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    we have testing procedures and guidelines for all those other things you mentioned that are legal. There is not enough structure to make pot legal.
    There isn't a structure to test for sleeping aids either, yet they are legal. Just because there isn't a testing structure in place doesn't mean it should be illegal.

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    Re: ISTOOK: The blunt truth — White house drug czar contradicts Obama on marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    There isn't a structure to test for sleeping aids either, yet they are legal. Just because there isn't a testing structure in place doesn't mean it should be illegal.
    until the structure is similar to alcohol, yes it should be

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    Re: ISTOOK: The blunt truth — White house drug czar contradicts Obama on marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    until the structure is similar to alcohol, yes it should be
    Ah so is there a test structure for passengers in the car, the radio, talking on the phone using blue tooth, sleep deprevation, food/drink and other distractions as well? If not, then you are no more safe making pot illegal.

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    Re: ISTOOK: The blunt truth — White house drug czar contradicts Obama on marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Ah so is there a test structure for passengers in the car, the radio, talking on the phone using blue tooth, sleep deprevation, food/drink and other distractions as well? If not, then you are no more safe making pot illegal.
    moving the goal post again NE? this is pot versus alcohol, maybe you should start a thread on that other stuff since we do not ingest our phones or other passengers in the car.

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    Re: ISTOOK: The blunt truth — White house drug czar contradicts Obama on marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    moving the goal post again NE? this is pot versus alcohol, maybe you should start a thread on that other stuff since we do not ingest our phones or other passengers in the car.
    Not moving the goal post, just poking at your plans to make the highway "safe". Sorry, but personal freedoms are greater than your fear of pot. Especially when you add in the other LEGAL distractions, your point doesn't hold any water.

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    Re: ISTOOK: The blunt truth — White house drug czar contradicts Obama on marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Not moving the goal post, just poking at your plans to make the highway "safe". Sorry, but personal freedoms are greater than your fear of pot. Especially when you add in the other LEGAL distractions, your point doesn't hold any water.
    it holds plenty when comparing apples to apples and not using deflection, your personal freedoms only apply when not infringing on others

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    Re: ISTOOK: The blunt truth — White house drug czar contradicts Obama on marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    White House docs say pot causes brain damage and lower IQ in teens, alcohol does not

    President Obama’s latest claims about marijuana are contradicted by research and official positions of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which is part of the White House. And Mr. Obama’s words have anti-drug leaders worried about negative repercussions among youth.

    Mr. Obama claimed to The New Yorker magazine that marijuana is no worse than cigarettes or alcohol and he promoted state efforts by Colorado and Washington to legalize marijuana, which remains illegal under federal law.

    The National Drug Control Policy’s official stance, posted on the whitehouse.gov website, says the opposite of Mr. Obama on all counts.

    For example, as documented in agency reports, marijuana smoke has significantly more carcinogens than tobacco smoke.

    And as reported by the government’s National Institute on Drug Abuse, adolescent use of marijuana does something that alcohol does not; it causes permanent brain damage, including lowering of I.Q.

    Taxpayers have spent billions of dollars warning about drugs, often about marijuana, but these efforts were dramatically undercut by the president’s comments.

    Mr. Obama might as well have rolled that money into a joint and smoked it on national television.

    He told the interviewer, David Remnick, that his earlier years of prodigious puffery were “a bad habit and a vice.” Yet he doesn’t warn others not to follow in his footsteps.



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    Re: ISTOOK: The blunt truth — White house drug czar contradicts Obama on marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    he and most supporters think legalized pot is less harmful than alcohol, when it fact it is probably much worse. My uncle died at 47 from lung cancer and pot was all he smoked.
    My cousin died of lung cancer and she never smoked anything.

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