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    Re: Alaska moves another step closer to August marijuana-legalization vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    What makes you think many more people will smoke pot if legal than now? Anybody that wants to smoke does.

    Some people may try it but just like cigarettes and alcohol, not everyone likes it and continues. Not only that, there's a huge difference between use and abuse.

    It's completely hypocritical (and useless) to keep pot illegal.
    I agree. People just love to make sound as if it's somehow any worse than cigarettes or alcohol yet there is no evidence of that at all.

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    Re: Alaska moves another step closer to August marijuana-legalization vote

    Having known a fair share of Alaskans in my lifetime I simply don't see why this vote is necessary.
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    Re: Alaska moves another step closer to August marijuana-legalization vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    What makes you think many more people will smoke pot if legal than now? Anybody that wants to smoke does.

    Some people may try it but just like cigarettes and alcohol, not everyone likes it and continues. Not only that, there's a huge difference between use and abuse.

    It's completely hypocritical (and useless) to keep pot illegal.
    What makes me think that? Personal experience. Pot makes you complacent and lazy. Knock yourself out. It's your life.
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    Re: Alaska moves another step closer to August marijuana-legalization vote

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    What makes me think that? Personal experience. Pot makes you complacent and lazy. Knock yourself out. It's your life.
    I dont use pot and dont plan to. It's already legal here.

    I asked why you thought alot more people would be smoking it than now. Your personal experience about how it makes you feel is noted, but not necessarily how it affects everyone that uses it.
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    Re: Alaska moves another step closer to August marijuana-legalization vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    I dont use pot and dont plan to. It's already legal here.

    I asked why you thought alot more people would be smoking it than now. Your personal experience about how it makes you feel is noted, but not necessarily how it affects everyone that uses it.
    I've used it before, but not since I was a teenager. I've also drank alcohol, and in my personal experience alcohol makes a person MUCH more messed up and out of control than marijuana does. I can't imagine how much marijuana I would have to smoke to get as screwed up as I would on 5 alcoholic drinks, probably pounds.

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    Re: Alaska moves another step closer to August marijuana-legalization vote

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I've used it before, but not since I was a teenager. I've also drank alcohol, and in my personal experience alcohol makes a person MUCH more messed up and out of control than marijuana does. I can't imagine how much marijuana I would have to smoke to get as screwed up as I would on 5 alcoholic drinks, probably pounds.
    I don't agree, I've seen far too many freakouts from first time smokers or lightweights. Freak outs where they insisted on going to the hospital.

    Comparing yourself to an alcoholic is problematic because they have a tolerance. There are people who after 1 hit, are going to have a very bad night. I would NEVER trust a first time smoker behind the wheel, IMO that's worse than drunk.
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    Re: Alaska moves another step closer to August marijuana-legalization vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    I don't agree, I've seen far too many freakouts from first time smokers or lightweights. Freak outs where they insisted on going to the hospital.

    Comparing yourself to an alcoholic is problematic because they have a tolerance. There are people who after 1 hit, are going to have a very bad night. I would NEVER trust a first time smoker behind the wheel, IMO that's worse than drunk.
    I'm not saying an alcoholic. I'm saying just your typical alcohol user. AND how many people go to the hospital for alcohol-related ailments as opposed to marijuana-related?

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    Re: Alaska moves another step closer to August marijuana-legalization vote

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    What makes me think that? Personal experience. Pot makes you complacent and lazy. Knock yourself out. It's your life.
    Tell that to these people:

    2013 Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Users

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    Re: Alaska moves another step closer to August marijuana-legalization vote

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    In a poll, 55% of Alaskans are in favor of legalization. The dominos are falling, one by one, folks. Texas is not too far behind either. This week Rick Perry said that he was in favor of decriminalization right here in Texas. Soon we will have plenty of room in our prisons for REAL criminals. Let the trend continue. I'll drink smoke to that.

    Article is here.
    Colorado is the true test because of how far they've gone with decriminalization. If the State can turn a dollar because of it, other States will start paying attention.
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    Re: Alaska moves another step closer to August marijuana-legalization vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrabaholic View Post
    Lots of people did it when they were kids. I did it. Then one day you grow up.
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