View Poll Results: How should Marijuana be dealt with?

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  • Stricter federal laws must be made, and more money put to enforcing them

    13 10.83%
  • Give individual states the right to decide how to go about it

    39 32.50%
  • Legalize it through a federal law

    52 43.33%
  • Give states the right to decide about it as long as they abide by certain Federal guidelines

    16 13.33%
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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I think it's a bit presumptuous to assume that a woman who elects to prostitute herself is automatically without dignity. Yes, there are a great number of women who probably prostitute to acquire drug money, because they are otherwise unhireable due to a drug habit/criminal past, etc. But there are also women who choose to prostitute because they like the thrill, the pay-out, or the sex. Hell, there are even prostitutes who don't perform sexual acts at all...they merely provide company to men in an "innocent" context.

    And then again, there are also male prostitutes. To assume that the only way prostitution can exist is if women are degraded is.....pious..or sanctimonious, even. And it's wrong.
    I think prostitution does cost dignity. Whether you like the thrill, sex, or money I find it wrong. What can I say? It's what I honestly believe. Some people sell drugs for thrill, and others for money, yet I still think it's wrong and undignified to sell drugs illegally.

    As for the "innocent" context, I still find it creepy, at least.

    Men do it as well, but to a lesser extent. From a Christian perspective, you are to respect your body, your "temple" for the soul. I find it wrong to sell your body for carnal lusts and money.

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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It's amazing that some people think they can stop prostitution, a profession that's nickname is the oldest profession on Earth. It hasn't gone anywhere, and it's never going to go anywhere, it's at the very core of our biology(to want sex), and selling sex will always be around. We need to make it safe for people, not led criminals run the trade.
    I wouldn't say never. Tomorrow's technological advances could shatter that notion of "never."

    Though, who knows. Just because you may not be able to stop it 100% doesn't mean I don't think it's wrong. Same with murder/theft/whatever.

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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I am on the fence.

    What I mean is that if we decriminalize things simply because they're primarily costly, like stopping illegal drugs, what else will we then look for to decriminalize?

    I think prostitution is degrading for women. I get that there are some men who do it as well, but mainly women do it. I have a sense of pride, and I ache at the thought of people selling their bodie just to be able to afford food/drugs/whatever.
    Just because drugs are decriminalized, it doesn't mean that other crimes need to be decriminalized. There is not a connection.
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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Just because drugs are decriminalized, it doesn't mean that other crimes need to be decriminalized. There is not a connection.
    I never said there was a connection. I do understand, though, that if people wish to decriminalize things like drugs and prostitution, other things are bound to be decriminalized in the future. Out of curiousity, do you think that after drugs and prostitution are decriminalized, that will be the end of decriminalization?

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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    It's all about you isn't it?
    For me it is. It might not be for you, but that's your problem, not mine. :-)

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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I wouldn't say never. Tomorrow's technological advances could shatter that notion of "never."

    Though, who knows. Just because you may not be able to stop it 100% doesn't mean I don't think it's wrong. Same with murder/theft/whatever.
    What are you talking about technological advances? Controlling when people can or can't have sex?

    And this isn't about right or wrong, it's about practicality and safety. If you really cared about these women you would want them to be able to work in a safe environment for legit business where they can make a fair wage, instead of letting criminals run it and have them work for pimps who don't care about them, take most of their money, and make them have unprotected sex and put them at risk for all sorts of STD's. If you find it immoral don't go to a prostitute, it's that simple.
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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    We should keep it illegal and enforce drug laws more intensely.
    Yeah because we can all afford to piss even more money down the drain. And because it has historically worked so well and all.

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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by sookster View Post
    If society has no problem with cigarettes and alcohol, this should seriously be a no brainer. Legalize the stuff, everyone is going to smoke it anyways.
    I hate the stuff myself. But I am all for legalization, regulation and taxation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I never said there was a connection. I do understand, though, that if people wish to decriminalize things like drugs and prostitution, other things are bound to be decriminalized in the future. Out of curiousity, do you think that after drugs and prostitution are decriminalized, that will be the end of decriminalization?
    If you believe that simply because drugs are decriminalized other things are to follow, it follows that you see a connection.

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Yeah because we can all afford to piss even more money down the drain. And because it has historically worked so well and all.
    The anti Pot group seems blissfully unaware of prohibition and the creation of the mofia and gangs currently plaguing society. Never mind the fact that when drug laws are relaxed, the price of drugs fall, and crime also falls. I guess facts like that need to be ignored to justify such backward thinking.
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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Legalize it all and put in place laws laterally to alcohol use. Must be 18, don't operate a car, public use limited, etc.

    Allow the private sector to act accordingly - businesses can exclude employment over its use, insurance companies can refuse to cover you over its use, etc. If you want to do drugs and fully understand what it entails, more power to you.

    However, if you snort a line of coke and your heart stops, you'd be better off left for dead.
    Agreed. The sooner the better as well.

    The War on Drugs has worked out about as well as the War on Poverty. Enough money thrown down those rabbit holes.
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