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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    IDK but do we need to make it worse and kill some more people? My family is already down one how about yours? How many stoned drivers do we need out there?


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    Is there some reason why the laws, rules, and regulations in re intoxicated driving are insufficient to handle this situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    IDK but do we need to make it worse and kill some more people? My family is already down one how about yours? How many stoned drivers do we need out there?
    Sorry that happened to your family but I take it that happened when pot was illegal so how will legalization prevent that from happening to someone else.

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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    Its not going to prevent it from happening to someone else.

    To be honest I try to stay out of this debate because of the personal impacts. Its not health / good for me to engage in this one as it cost too much here. I fear legalization will simply make it easier to get high and drive. I've always thought keeping it at least minimally criminal would prevent some from getting into it and getting behind a wheel of a car. Its a perception - I have no assurance of that. I'd likely vote for legalization if the actions called for "over criminalizing" the use of it while driving and driving under its influence.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bob0627 View Post
    Sorry that happened to your family but I take it that happened when pot was illegal so how will legalization prevent that from happening to someone else.

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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I wonder what "lobby names" the drug cartels are hiding under . . .
    I suspect you're joking, but what we know today as "drug cartels" will not profit, and will be not allowed admission into any sort of legal scenario for drug sales.

    That's the beauty of repealing a prohibition--it puts the street gangs out of business. We saw it in 1934 and we would see it again.

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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I wonder what "lobby names" the drug cartels are hiding under . . .
    You mean the cartels that would be replaced by citizens growing their own pot to meet their own recreational demands? I can't wait.

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    Not only do I believe that it should be legalized but I believe it also needs to be deregulated. In states where is it currently legal growers still have to jump threw a lot of red tape and regulations. Me personally I see nothing wrong with seeing fields of marijuana being grown just as we grow corn, soybeans, ect. Mass farming without all the red tape would greatly lower the price and improve ease of access. Sure some would steal it out of the fields but I believe given time this would be almost a non issue. Look at tobacco for example, not a lot of people raid tobacco farms to get their nicotine fix and that is because tobacco products are so easy to obtain legally.

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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    I suspect you're joking, but what we know today as "drug cartels" will not profit, and will be not allowed admission into any sort of legal scenario for drug sales.

    That's the beauty of repealing a prohibition--it puts the street gangs out of business. We saw it in 1934 and we would see it again.
    Why didn't anyone get my intent?

    The drug cartels are lobbying to keep it illegal.
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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    Not only do I believe that it should be legalized but I believe it also needs to be deregulated. In states where is it currently legal growers still have to jump threw a lot of red tape and regulations. Me personally I see nothing wrong with seeing fields of marijuana being grown just as we grow corn, soybeans, ect. Mass farming without all the red tape would greatly lower the price and improve ease of access. Sure some would steal it out of the fields but I believe given time this would be almost a non issue. Look at tobacco for example, not a lot of people raid tobacco farms to get their nicotine fix and that is because tobacco products are so easy to obtain legally.
    Well, recreational can be deregulated as well as hemp. Medical I'd like to keep regulated for no other reason than doctors can prescribe the correct type for the patients malady.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    Personally I see little issue with the entire country legalizing marijuana, so long as it is regulated in some way, much like food is.

    I most likely won't be having much if any, either way, just like alcohol. Frankly the idea of smoking anything doesn't appeal to me.


    But it's illegality makes as much sense as prohibition did, IMO.
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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Why didn't anyone get my intent?

    The drug cartels are lobbying to keep it illegal.
    Anything else would be blindingly idiotic, unless they have plans to provide "specialty blends" or whatever, from "exotic locals".

    Ah the marketing opportunities.


    Then again, is it still illegal to import MJ?
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