View Poll Results: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed? Please select all that apply

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  • Marijuana (Cannabis indica) should not be farmed for any use

    33 40.24%
  • Marijuana (Cannabis indica) should be farmed for medicinal purposes

    25 30.49%
  • Marijuana (Cannabis indica) should be farmed for purposes similar to those of alcohol and tobacco

    31 37.80%
  • Farming Marijuana and or Hemp would boost our economy

    34 41.46%
  • Hemp (Cannabis indica) should never be farmed

    34 41.46%
  • Hemp (Cannabis indica) should be farmed

    28 34.15%
  • Hemp should not be farmed, as law enforcement cannot tell it apart from Marijuana

    1 1.22%
  • Hemp should be farmed, as it is looks noticeably different from Marijuana

    9 10.98%
  • Marijuana and Hemp are both principally the same as they both can be used recreationally

    2 2.44%
  • Marijuana and Hemp are different plants; Hemp does not contain enough THC to be used recreationally

    16 19.51%
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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Of course.

    It's not like there are probably 15-30 people I know or know of who have used or currently use weed [among other things?] (rumor and innuendo, of course ), including multiple co-workers and some if not all of my bosses.
    I could tell by your posts that you did. Pot is not good for you, we don't need another recreational drug, alcohol and tobacco are bad enough, why have another one? The reason is that we already have one. The fact that it is outlawed doesn't, IMO, keep people from using it. What it does is create violence on the border, fund gangs and cartels, and drive it underground.
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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Do I have to support those things? I said we don't need anymore psychoactive drugs on the market. Drugs and tobacco are bad and they're enough/

    Smoking marijuana bathes the lungs in powerful carcinogens which leads to cancer (much like cigarettes). We see how harmful alcohol and tobacco are, why legalize another harmful drug? THC is available in prescription form via the trade name Dronabinol. Dronabinol is a CII. Why not just legalize other CII's like morphine, Oxycontin, and other drugs for public recreational use? Doing so is foolish. Marijuana should not be legalize. THC does have some medical benefits, which is why there is prescription THC available. There is no need to legalize weed.
    Okay. What if we got rid of tobacco and had marijuana and alcohol instead? I'd much prefer that.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    To be consistent, if people have the right to take THC for psychoactive affects, then why not legalize Oxycontin, morphine, fentanyl, and other drugs to be used over the counter for their psychoactive affects?
    Actually, I'm all for that.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    The solution to the drug war is to lessen the penalty for drug use. Instead of jail time slap violators with fines. I agree that locking people up for marijuana use isn't the correct thing to do. It deserves a fine which would help offset the costs of the war on drugs (which also goes to fund preventing the use of more harmful drugs like meth and heroine).
    Why should we base revenue to pay for drug prevention on the penalties for possession, manufacturing, and distribution of recreational drugs when instead we could get just as much, but more likely more, revenue by to pay for drug prevention and rehabilitation by taxing all recreational drugs?
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    I think it's interesting that we've only got one anti-marijuana person chiming in so far. I support legalization of both products for whatever uses our sneaky little minds can concoct. I also think it's ludicrous that marijuana is currently a schedule I drug along with a wide variety of things that are legitimately dangerous.

    To Digbe - Yes, marijuana can potentially be somewhat carcinogenic, but only if you're dumb enough to smoke it without cleaning it up first (e.g. use a vaporizer), and/or baking it into an edible form. How is it different than, say, Oxycontin? It's not a wildly addictive opiate. Marijuana can be somewhat habit forming, of course, but it's a far cry from the addictiveness of your average opiate/opiate analogue.
    I bet World of Warcraft is just as habit forming, and incurs just as much risk to health.

    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    As long as my tax dollars don't have to support you, your habit or your rehab and you don't hurt anyone else with your behavior.... I'm fine with that.
    That's fine. We'll have the tax dollars of recreational drug users support the rehab, and increase penalties and have it so that all penalities and jail times of crimes made while under the influence are increased. Deal?
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Willie is out to get you to sing you a song. Be afraid and hide any childrens you have
    He's out to raid your fridge.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Do you think that outlawing weed is keeping people from using it?
    Do you think laws against rape have stopped rape? If not, shouldn't rape be legalized?

    Some of these arguments are just ... strange. No wonder it takes decades to change laws.

    In any case, weed is fairly harmless and criminalizing it was in itself a product of government corruption. You get this sort of thing when a country's people are corrupt themselves, that's why the whining about corruption in government is so hilariously ironic in the U.S.

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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    Do you think laws against rape have stopped rape? If not, shouldn't rape be legalized?

    Some of these arguments are just ... strange. No wonder it takes decades to change laws
    While I see your point and if you only look at it that way the argument certainly sounds silly

    However, for those who pay attention, they will find that the argument is a bit more refined you make it out to be.

    It goes a little something like this: since marijuana is harmless, much more so than alcohol and tobacco and since projected usage rates will not dramatically increase if prohibition is ended, why continue to attack this marijuana use via the current, extremely expensive and violent way? Instead, if we find that marijuana causes some kind of pathology that is harmful to society, individuals can be treated as mental health patients rather than criminals. Let the boosted economy and taxes on the product pay their health bills, instead of relying on inconsistent money taken from drug busts (a tactic that only increases violence). Does this make sense?

    Additionally, your analogy is not applicable as someone's choice to use marijuana is not nearly as harmful as rape. If you realize how far from each other marijuana use and rape are, you can see how absurd that analogy is. Hope this helps.

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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    I'm truly surprised by the amount of people who voted against legalizing Cannabis.
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