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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

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    So let me get this straight, you are against legalizing marijuana because if it is legalized for those over 21, those underage people that ALREADY get it might still get it.

    What an idiotic reason. People like you are the ones that thought prohibition actually worked
    1) If marijuana is legalized it will be more available to those that are under 21, as it will be more accessible in general. That doesn't mean it should remain illegal, but it is still a fact.

    2) One major reason that prohibition failed was because alcohol had been legal previously. Taking something away is far different than never having something. Because of this, the comparisons between the current illegality of marijuana and the prohibition of alcohol in the early 1900's are much fewer than one would think.
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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So let me get this straight, you are against legalizing marijuana because if it is legalized for those over 21, those underage people that ALREADY get it might still get it.

    What an idiotic reason. People like you are the ones that thought prohibition actually worked
    People like you tend to post hastily. Nowhere in this thread have I said I was 'against legalizing marijuana.'

    What I have said is that it's ridiculous to assume that by legalizing it it will be more difficult for those under 21 to obtain.

    I've also said it's a hare-brained idea to believe that taxing marijuana will solve California's financial difficulties.

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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    People like you tend to post hastily. Nowhere in this thread have I said I was 'against legalizing marijuana.'

    What I have said is that it's ridiculous to assume that by legalizing it it will be more difficult for those under 21 to obtain.

    I've also said it's a hare-brained idea to believe that taxing marijuana will solve California's financial difficulties.

    Speaking of posting too quickly, no one is talking about SAVING their financial difficulties, the bill is intended to ASSUAGE their difficulties.

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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?
    That's the dumbest idea since Obama thinking he could spend his way out of debt.

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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    1) If marijuana is legalized it will be more available to those that are under 21, as it will be more accessible in general. That doesn't mean it should remain illegal, but it is still a fact.
    Being more readily available doesn't mean those that don't use it would use it. It just means it is readily available for those that ALREADY use it anyway. Not a reason to make it illegal.

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    2) One major reason that prohibition failed was because alcohol had been legal previously. Taking something away is far different than never having something. Because of this, the comparisons between the current illegality of marijuana and the prohibition of alcohol in the early 1900's are much fewer than one would think.
    Marijuanna, Opiates, etc were once legal as well. The only reason they were made illegal, was because of the Chinese immigration.

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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Marijuanna, Opiates, etc were once legal as well. The only reason they were made illegal, was because of the Chinese immigration.
    Lawsuit by DuPont, actually.

    Turns out you can make all kinds of quality products with weed at a fraction of the cost.

    But hippies in CA are just looking for any excuse to get high, this is just the latest scam.

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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Lawsuit by DuPont, actually.

    Turns out you can make all kinds of quality products with weed at a fraction of the cost.

    But hippies in CA are just looking for any excuse to get high, this is just the latest scam.

    Its legality or illegality has absolutely no impact on whether or not they are getting high. The hippies and the millions and millions of NON HIPPIES will continue to get high legal or not.

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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    Speaking of posting too quickly, no one is talking about SAVING their financial difficulties, the bill is intended to ASSUAGE their difficulties.
    I know you think you were being smart here. But in your attempt to recover from your last false assumption you've made another.

    And this time I'm not going to point out the error. I'm going to let you stew over it.


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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    I know you think you were being smart here. But in your attempt to recover from your last false assumption you've made another.

    And this time I'm not going to point out the error. I'm going to let you stew over it.

    There have been no false assumptions here. Please define "help rescue" if that is what you are alluding to.


    pssst.. I think you are confusing me with TheNextEra, take a look our names are spelled differently
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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Being more readily available doesn't mean those that don't use it would use it. It just means it is readily available for those that ALREADY use it anyway. Not a reason to make it illegal.
    I didn't say it should be illegal. But it's accessibility will allow more of those in the cusp to use and allow those who use to get it more often.



    Marijuanna, Opiates, etc were once legal as well. The only reason they were made illegal, was because of the Chinese immigration.
    Their use was miniscule compared to alcohol use prior to it's prohibition.
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