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    Judge: It's 'high time' to legalize pot

    And this isnt some evil liberal judicial activist judge either.

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    Re: Judge: It's 'high time' to legalize pot

    The basis for the illegalization of marijuana is not simply a cause that should interest only consumers of the product. Millions of people have been incarcerated in the publicly-funded penitentiary system for the possession and distribution of marijuana due to the failed "war on drugs".

    3.7% of the United States population is behind bars, on probation or on parole, costing the US government about $60 billion annually. This isn't simply a "pothead issue" and it's high time that taxpayers in the US recognized that this "war on drugs" is a menace not only to justice but to their wallets as well.

    EDIT: And I think cracking jokes about such a serious issue that affects (ruins) the lives of millions of people and is such a massive drain on the citizens of every country where this occurs (the US primarily) is a terrible way of minimizing the issue and is another reason why it isn't taken seriously by non-activists.
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    Re: Judge: It's 'high time' to legalize pot

    I'd say the only thing is if we're gonna legalize pot, there'd have to be some protectionism built in. Otherwise, we're gonna result in what we have with tobacco and all the lawsuits.
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    Re: Judge: It's 'high time' to legalize pot

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I'd say the only thing is if we're gonna legalize pot, there'd have to be some protectionism built in. Otherwise, we're gonna result in what we have with tobacco and all the lawsuits.
    That part I can agree with. Because just like the fat asses who sue McDonalds, the idiots who sue because they tripped over their own shoe laces,the idiots who sued because they spilled coffee on themselves, and the other morons who sue for doing stupid **** we will have pot heads suing because pot made them lazy or caused them to get in a car accident or caused some sort of brain damage or some other possible things associated with long term pot use.
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    Re: Judge: It's 'high time' to legalize pot

    I'd say the only thing is if we're gonna legalize pot, there'd have to be some protectionism built in. Otherwise, we're gonna result in what we have with tobacco and all the lawsuits.
    If it was legalized it would probably be taxed in the same way that cigarettes are taxed. It would go from being a massive drain on governmental spending to a significant source of revenue.

    That part I can agree with. Because just like the fat asses who sue McDonalds, the idiots who sue because they tripped over their own shoe laces,the idiots who sued because they spilled coffee on themselves, and the other morons who sue for doing stupid **** we will have pot heads suing because pot made them lazy or caused them to get in a car accident or caused some sort of brain damage or some other possible things associated with long term pot use.
    I always thought it would be much easier to solve this problem by forcing the people suing to pay for the defendants' expenses if they lose the case.

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    Re: Judge: It's 'high time' to legalize pot

    isn't this the job of the legislative branch, not the judicial?
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    Re: Judge: It's 'high time' to legalize pot

    isn't this the job of the legislative branch, not the judicial?
    Yes, which is why the judge is acting as an activist in support of the policy change.

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    Re: Judge: It's 'high time' to legalize pot

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Yes, which is why the judge is acting as an activist in support of the policy change.


    ahh so it holds the same amount of weight as you or i then.
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    Re: Judge: It's 'high time' to legalize pot

    ahh so it holds the same amount of weight as you or i then.
    Pretty much; the only reason that this story was written was because it's apparently news to know that a judge supports the legalization of marijuana.

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    Re: Judge: It's 'high time' to legalize pot

    i think there's a pretty good argument that the controlled substances act is unconstitutional
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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