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

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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.



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    treat it as the equivalent of alcoholic beverages
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    Ockham - Not true at all.

    The mental health system is badly broken. A lot of people get turned away, or inadequately treated, or even badly treated. Just because they've been diagnosed is no guarantee that they're receiving adequate care. I know of all kinds of people who have been mistreated in institutions, or just handed cocktails with little or no therapy or progress reports, or simply told "No money, no service." I have a friend whose sister is going through problems right now because she is mentally ill, needs help, but was abused last time she was in-patient and is now scared of going back. This stuff happens all the time.

    Addiction is well-established as a mental illness. Whether you believe in it is besides the point. And the reality is that mental illness often requires prolonged treatment, sometimes multiple times. "Bipolar Bob" may have gone off his meds because they stopped working properly and he was having manic thought disorder. Maybe it's not just because he's choosing to be unwell. And the reason no one catches it until Bob is off his meds and de-stabalized is because of how inadequate our mental health system is.

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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    How should the government deal with it? As of now they pour lots of money into enforcing laws against it, and the use of it is still widespread.
    I say legalize it on a federal level and make the same laws that apply to cigarettes and alcohol apply to marijuana.
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    Re: Marijuna

    I voted 4, but I meant 3. I'm having a large glass of Jameson's on the rocks at the moment. Cloudy thinking.

    Leave people the hell alone about it. Pot should be decriminalized.










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    Let the states decide how they want to handle this issue. If you don't like what your state does.....move.
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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    treat it as the equivalent of alcoholic beverages
    I'd ban using it in public though. No-one wants a second-hand buzz in a restaurant.
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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Legalised, taxed and regulated.
    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I'd ban using it in public though. No-one wants a second-hand buzz in a restaurant.
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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I'd ban using it in public though. No-one wants a second-hand buzz in a restaurant.
    not that I disagree but the chances of that happening are super slim and with the new smoking laws that keep coming out you probably, just like cigs you probably wont be smoking anywhere where there are non smokers.

    But I definitely see the potential you are talking about, id probably, limit public smoking but not ban it, but it would be more limited than smoking is now.
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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Ockham - Not true at all.

    The mental health system is badly broken. A lot of people get turned away, or inadequately treated, or even badly treated. Just because they've been diagnosed is no guarantee that they're receiving adequate care. I know of all kinds of people who have been mistreated in institutions, or just handed cocktails with little or no therapy or progress reports, or simply told "No money, no service." I have a friend whose sister is going through problems right now because she is mentally ill, needs help, but was abused last time she was in-patient and is now scared of going back. This stuff happens all the time.

    Addiction is well-established as a mental illness. Whether you believe in it is besides the point. And the reality is that mental illness often requires prolonged treatment, sometimes multiple times. "Bipolar Bob" may have gone off his meds because they stopped working properly and he was having manic thought disorder. Maybe it's not just because he's choosing to be unwell. And the reason no one catches it until Bob is off his meds and de-stabalized is because of how inadequate our mental health system is.
    Addiction is labelled a mental illness. It no doubt an area where natural and environmental predilection and physiological factors are important. But it is distinct from many other mental illnesses in the sense that there is a lot of choice involved. Acknowledging the complexities of the issue must not take away the real moral and character issues involved; a heroin addict is not simply a unfree victim of a mental condition.

    I don't think marijuana should be illegal. The problems associated with it, even in a cultural and social sense, do not seem to warrant the trouble that prohibition has. I do not think this is generally the case with illegal drugs however, whatever the real problems of their prohibition.
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