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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    No, it's not. If I am not violating your life, liberty or property it's none of your business. You have no moral authority to interfere with my life. That's what separates real freedom from the "freedom" Conservatives tout. The "freedom" to do only what conservatives approve of is not freedom.
    Yeah, it is, because your drug use would violate my life, liberty or property.

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    Neighborhoods cannot be addicted to drugs. In any event, millions are addicted to drugs in this country, both legal and illegal. So you not liking it doesn't seem to be helping. And, again, it's none of your business.
    Oh yes they can, I live 4 blocks away from one, and Pine Ridge reservation...which is on the other side of my ****ing state...affects me directly.

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    I'm more concerned with my argument being logically consistent and correct than in being politically correct about. My body does not belong to you or the Nanny state and as such what I choose to put in it is not your issue to worry about. Otherwise, to be consistent, we need to start banning all sorts of crap that is "bad" for people.
    You keep assuming I give a crap about you. I give a crap about me, and that **** is harming me, so **** you and liberties and **** your hard-drugs argument because this thread is about pot which doesn't cause any such crime rate.

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Make no mistake, once it's legalized it will be heavily regulated and altered just like tobacco. Chances are distribution without a license will still be illegal, and the legal cigarettes will have every bit as many toxins as tobacco cigarettes do now.

    However, just as you can buy tobacco and roll it yourself, I strongly believe you will be able to do the same with pot. You should also be able to grow your own, just as you can tobacco, and even brew your own liquor if you have the means.
    I agree but I still think It would be more beneficial for a person to smoke pot instead of tobacco.

    * smoking nothing is the best of course.
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    I have no issues with legalizing Marijuana, but I think some drugs, particularly methamphetamine, crack, etc. should remain illegal. I don't really put pot on the same level as those drugs, though.

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinDeeMan View Post
    I agree but I still think It would be more beneficial for a person to smoke pot instead of tobacco.

    * smoking nothing is the best of course.
    Tobacco doesn't taste very good in cookies

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Only because cocaine and heroin will soon follow.
    Just because a lot of anti-drug propaganda calls pot a gateway drug doesn't mean that it would actually remain one if it is made legal. That's absurd.

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    The problems that legalized pot would cause wouldn't be offset by the tax revenue that would be earned. More resources would be expended chasing people dodging taxes than there is now chasing drug dealers. Dealers selling meth, coke, crack, etc. would use pot sales as a front to sell the rest of it.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    So what. It's none of your business what I do.
    So then, would you take away businesses right to test for, and hire based on, if someone tests positive for drug use?

    Selfishly speaking, legalizing drugs would do wonders for me. It would eliminate half the competition. lol

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Yeah, it is, because your drug use would violate my life, liberty or property.
    How exactly?



    Oh yes they can, I live 4 blocks away from one, and Pine Ridge reservation...which is on the other side of my ****ing state...affects me directly.
    How exactly? And notice the drugs are illegal and yet they are addicted anyway. Weird.

    You keep assuming I give a crap about you. I give a crap about me, and that **** is harming me,
    How exactly? You keep talking about all this "harm", yet you haven't explained HOW it's harming you. It's not harming me in any way, so I'm curious how it's harming you.

    so **** you and liberties
    Spoken like a true, freedom loving conservative.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So then, would you take away businesses right to test for, and hire based on, if someone tests positive for drug use?
    Nope. Businesses are free to hire whoever they want for whatever reason they want. So is the government.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    How exactly?
    Since this thread is about pot and not hard drugs, I'll leave you to Google the easily findable data on hard drugs yourself.

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