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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

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    I totally agree the constitution is being over looked, but the supreme court can always rule in the federal governments favor with the 11th amendment.

    It is the justices that determine how the constitution is read not us, so all we can do is prey they vote in our favor. I voted for Obama partly because when he appoints a justice which he most likely will, that will keep the conservative-liberal balance steady.

    I am traditionally conservative, but balance is needed in the supreme court or you get things like what happened with FDR who did not have a balanced supreme court. We had a very liberal bias and it got us very conflicting laws to what was already put into place.
    I'm not sure if I can conjure any personal hope.

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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Sorry Rev....your words speak for themself. FAIL



    Show me where I said "every", come now, even though i think you are a lunatic fringe liberal, I know you are smarter than this....
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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    I don't think the article is speaking of prescription marijuana when it speaks of legalizing marijuana, seeing as prescription marijuana is already legal in California.

    Legalizing marijuana to be bought and sold legally will be taxed. No different than cigarettes.



    Interesting. If they fully legalize marijuana (not happening), don't you think it would force the Obama administration to rethink its position on those pot raids for political survivability?
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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    You have to think about this though.

    Would you rather have legal marijuana sold by convenience stores or violent gangs and cartels based on marijuana distributorship and sales?



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    ATTENTION PEOPLES!

    I am FOR the legalization of marijuana, please read my comments fully, and I suggest putting down the bong before doing this as this is the 4th time i had to say this!
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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I think Steven Bladwin is a nice guy(at least from what I have seen on tv about him) but Ron Paul will deal complete pawnage on his ass.



    Baldwin used to hang out at a porn shop up here in nyack, heckling people for thier "shame" taking plates down and what not.... this was several years ago....
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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Please explain, how would legalizing marijuana create a state of unmotivated buffoons? A step-by-step analysis would be most welcome.

    1. legalize marijuana
    2. smoke it a lot everyday
    3. get stupid, lazy




    Look, granted my statment was hyperbole, however the point stands, this is not a way out of the recession for California.

    And those who smoke weed to excess are no better than an alcholic. there lives revolve around a substance, often becoming the main focus of whatever activity they are doing.


    How many really well off people smoke this much weed?
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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

    It appears that Weed is alreadly a substantial part of california's under the table and thus untaxed economy, but isn't the majority of it imported from Mexico?
    Think of the impact to trade if Mexico and California both legalized it. Mexicans could stay home and grow it, govt agencies could control it in both places, and Californians could consume it.
    Just like food crops are now....so all the appropriate infrastructure and agencies are already in place.
    Legalize natural weed, increase the criminal penalties for "un-natural" or processed drugs...
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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    That's not really a good argument. Replace marijuana with heroin. Or child porn. Or anthrax.
    I think it is a very sound argument based on the fact that it is being applied to marijuana. You don't have to apply it to child porn or heroin because that is not what we are talking about.

    In this case, decriminalizing it, dramatically reducing the violence associated with it's smuggling and sales, and generating revenue off of it make much more sense than continuing down the path we're on currently. There is no way we can win the war on drugs like this, especially against weed. It boggles the mind that weed is still illegal given the fact that alcohol is legal.

    EDIT....lol....just read more of your arguments. So we can this is just a post for posts sake.
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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    1. legalize marijuana
    2. smoke it a lot everyday
    3. get stupid, lazy




    Look, granted my statment was hyperbole, however the point stands, this is not a way out of the recession for California.

    And those who smoke weed to excess are no better than an alcholic. there lives revolve around a substance, often becoming the main focus of whatever activity they are doing.


    How many really well off people smoke this much weed?
    I can easily see weed becoming as popular as alcohol if not more. The social taboo about weed among certain socially conservative elements, the ones who have no problem with alcohol, would soon disappear and it would become a booming industry. Weed isn't physically addictive. People who spend their day stoned and non-productive do so because of who they already are, weed doesn't make them that way. They are pre-disposed to being lazy, irresponsible douche bags.

    Would it "rescue California?" No, not by itself. Would it help? Absolutely.
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    Re: Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    OMG!!!!!


    ATTENTION PEOPLES!

    I am FOR the legalization of marijuana, please read my comments fully, and I suggest putting down the bong before doing this as this is the 4th time i had to say this!
    For what it's worth I see that you are for legalizing it, you are simply trying to stimulate conversation around the topic and dig into the negatives of legalization...not just the positives.
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