Marijuana (Cannabis indica) should not be farmed for any use
Marijuana (Cannabis indica) should be farmed for medicinal purposes
Marijuana (Cannabis indica) should be farmed for purposes similar to those of alcohol and tobacco
Farming Marijuana and or Hemp would boost our economy
Hemp (Cannabis indica) should never be farmed
Hemp (Cannabis indica) should be farmed
Hemp should not be farmed, as law enforcement cannot tell it apart from Marijuana
Hemp should be farmed, as it is looks noticeably different from Marijuana
Marijuana and Hemp are both principally the same as they both can be used recreationally
Marijuana and Hemp are different plants; Hemp does not contain enough THC to be used recreationally
If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.
From what I’ve heard and read, there are many industrial uses for them, including perhaps a better source of bio fuel than corn (and most definitely one that doesn’t eat into food production).
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.
Then you get to the political arena … there are still many that don't want it legalized, and politics being what they are, if you are from an area where 10 or 15 % of the voters don't want it legalized, and you are in a close race .. low and behold .. you are against it .. cause winning is everything is politics.
Now for those that think legalizing will reduce crime, I really doubt that will be the case, at least not for a long while, remember when you legalize something, that means the government will have it's hand out at every turn, their will be fee's and taxes to the growers, fees and taxes on the processors, fees and taxes on the retailers. Then the states are going to get their hand in the tax profits. By the time you go in to legally purchase pot, it's going to be at a higher price then you are now paying. That merely means that dealers might have to lower their prices a bit, for the black market to be a viable option.... which means the cartels from mexico might see a few billion dollars less per year, but they will still be making a very tidy profit.
Now onto the crime stuff, comparing alcohol as by far more dangerous than pot is absurd ….. one being legal the other not, one being able to be tested easily for being under the influence, the other with no available tests. Not sure where any of you are from, but not many if any of my friends readily admitted to a cop that they have had a couple of tokes when questioned. Where as many of them will admit to having a couple of beers.
Now as to my feelings on legalizing it .. I don't have a problem one way or the other, my feelings are the same people that would abuse alcohol are the same that will abuse pot, I see no difference in my friends that get off work .. go home and have a couple of beers, and those that go home and smoke. Rational responsible people will not be a problem either drinking .. or smoking
Last edited by The Barbarian; 07-27-11 at 06:56 PM.
New Device Claims ROadside Testing for Marijuana
There is new technology being developed to detect marijuana intoxication for police and state troopers.
THC is already fairly easily measured in laboratories. There is no reason why THC percentage should not be clearly labeled on commercially sold marijuana, just like ABV is printed on all alcohol containers.
Why do marijuana growers need to be licensed? I've always advocated that marijuana growing be treated the same as homebrewing or home wineries. There is a clear legal distinction between hombrewers and commercial brewers.
I have no problem with federally mandated marijuana quality controls, the same laws that keep our precious, precious booze high quality, regulated by the FDA.
Effects of THC on driving performance, physiological state and subjective feelings relative to alcohol.
Ronen A, Gershon P, Drobiner H, Rabinovich A, Bar-Hamburger R, Mechoulam R, Cassuto Y, Shinar D.
Work Physiology, Human Factors and Traffic Safety, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel. email@example.com
The effects of marijuana or THC on driving has been tested in several studies, but usually not in conjunction with physiological and subjective responses and not in comparison to alcohol effects on all three types of measures.
To assess the effects of two dosages of THC relative to alcohol on driving performance, physiological strain, and subjective feelings.
We tested the subjective feelings and driving abilities after placebo, smoking two dosages of THC (13 mg and 17 mg), drinking (0.05% BAC) and 24 h after smoking the high dose THC cigarette, while monitoring physiological activity of the drugs by heart rate. Fourteen healthy students, all recreational marijuana users, participated in the study.
Both levels of THC cigarettes significantly affected the subjects in a dose-dependent manner. The moderate dose of alcohol and the low THC dose were equally detrimental to some of the driving abilities, with some differences between the two drugs. THC primarily caused elevation in physical effort and physical discomfort during the drive while alcohol tended to affect sleepiness level. After THC administration, subjects drove significantly slower than in the control condition, while after alcohol ingestion, subjects drove significantly faster than in the control condition. No THC effects were observed after 24 h on any of the measures.
When someone cops to drinking even a small amount of alcohol, that is legitimate grounds (in most states) for a sobriety check. Why would this be any different from marijuana?
Last edited by RadicalModerate; 07-28-11 at 02:23 AM.
My only concern with the free use of Hemp is that I am not sure I want to share the freeway with someone who is stoned no more than I want to share the freeway with someone who is drunk..
I am all for legalizing Hemp, but it should be restricted like a narcotic.. There should be no recreational use for it or personal farming.. Perscription only and manufactured and regulated like any other drug..
Alcohol kills enough people every year.. We don't need to give people another chance to kill themselves.. I pray for the day when they actually invent synthohol, same taste but no mind altering effects..
The main reason for my feelings is simply, sure.. There are some responsible people out there that would grow the stuff for their own medical uses.. It is the morons that will start smoking the stuff everywhere they go.. Invasion of the pot heads!! Some moron in the shopping mall because he thinks he is going to be eaten by the esculator.. Or the guy laughing at the counter watching hamburgers being cooked at Burger King..
Then we are going to have tons of court cases trying to determine of smoking regulations applies to pot smokers.. What about those that have a perscription?? People are stupid.. That is a simple fact.. There is a reason every hair dryer has a tag that reminds you not to use it in the bath tub.. It isn't because people are smart.. Or McDonalds has a warning on their coffee cups that reads 'The beverage you are about to enjoy is hot.'.. Again people are stupid.. They are to stupid for alcohol and they are certianly to stupid for legalized hemp..
Regulated and distributed like any other narcotic pain killers and I am fine with it.. If I can't freely have dilauded, then you can't grow pot in your basement..
I didn't vote because the option that I would choose was not there.. Farmed and regulated for pharmacutical use only.. No private or commecial farming.. It is either made into a pill and marketed as a pain killer or any other medical use that it may have and distributed by perscription only..
Last edited by DemonMyst; 07-28-11 at 02:47 AM.
(I'm actually for hemp production, TheDemSocialist just asked for a logical reason why it shouldn't be legal, so I gave one. )
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
Those people aren't potheads. It's called "psychosis". :PThe main reason for my feelings is simply, sure.. There are some responsible people out there that would grow the stuff for their own medical uses.. It is the morons that will start smoking the stuff everywhere they go.. Invasion of the pot heads!! Some moron in the shopping mall because he thinks he is going to be eaten by the esculator.. Or the guy laughing at the counter watching hamburgers being cooked at Burger King..
By the time you get it to pill form, you've lost a lot of the benefits. It becomes one more lousy pharmaceutical.I didn't vote because the option that I would choose was not there.. Farmed and regulated for pharmacutical use only.. No private or commecial farming.. It is either made into a pill and marketed as a pain killer or any other medical use that it may have and distributed by perscription only..
In fact, my only concern with legalization is that we'd have crappy GMO pot with additives, similar what passes for "cigarettes", "food" and "water" in this country.
Here's an interesting link, it says it kills antibiotic-resistant staph:
Cannabis Kills All Known Germs..Dead..including MRSA superbug // Current