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 Wake View Post
    What if, say, STDS and AIDS/HIV are transmitted at an even faster rate? Many men don't go to prostitutes because it's illegal, yet if it becomes legal then more will contribute to the problem.
    It's not. If prostitution were legal, there would be less STDs.
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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Unless someone's sexual behavior poses a health risk or is non consentual, I do not think that the government should interfere. Your idea of "good character" should not be law.
    Actually I think society is directly about trying to allow men to be fully human. This is what freedom is in reality and I don't see why, in some contexts, the government, at whichever level, cannot make certain vices harder to engage in. This is not making people moral, just creating more obstacles to being immoral. Though I certainly agree the state cannot do this for all vices or aspects of them and a lot has to do with context. Prostitution is currently illegal and conventionally it has been considered very much illegitimate and immoral. There are growing sectors of the population who, wrongly, see nothing wrong about it. In such a context it sends very bad signs legalise it.
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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Oh it had everything to do with them burning down the building. More importantly it had everything to do with them FAILING TO REPORT THE FIRE THAT THEY HAD STARTED. A FAILURE THAT ENDED UP GETTING 6 GOOD MEN KILLED. It would have been better if their worthless asses had roasted inside that building, instead.

    My point, and the point I will always make in regards to this topic is that like alcohol, the use of marijuana places an individual in an altered mental state where they are no longer capable of making good, proper, and right decisions on a moments notice. THAT in and of itself should be enough to get the plant eradicated from the entire planet. That is also why the mere possession of the product should lead to an immediate death sentence, without trial. There is NO worthwhile medicinal or narcotic use for the plant. IF a version were capable of being produced that could make hemp without any chance of being converted back into a form that could be smoked, I'd be for allowing that. Otherwise, wipe it and all of its users off this planet and we'll be better off so far as I'm concerned.
    Sorry man. Not gonna happen.

    Its a WEED! GROWS EVERYWHERE. All by itself.

    One of the oldest plants we have a relationship with, actually. (Yes, the psychoactive part too).

    We have specific neuro-receptors for it, so at the least we have identified another source for one of our brain chemicals, or maybe even evolved them AFTER beginning our relationship with the plant.

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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    When?

    People still do, rightly, dismiss a lot of the more colonial aspects of psychology. I wouldn't think very highly of someone who actually took Freud or B.F Skinner seriously.
    Freud was bat **** insane, but if not for his (and Skinner's) revolutionary theories we wouldn't have the more sound aspects of modern psychology at this point in time. They started a machine that's been plugging along for centuries. To not take them seriously is to negate the very basis for modern psychological thought.
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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Freud was bat **** insane, but if not for his (and Skinner's) revolutionary theories we wouldn't have the more sound aspects of modern psychology at this point in time. They started a machine that's been plugging along for centuries. To not take them seriously is to negate the very basis for modern psychological thought.
    Exactly how sound that modern psychology is though is debatable. Not many people reject what has been shown to be repeatedly observed or how drugs work. But a sensible person should take extreme caution when it comes to modern psychology and make sure you do not fall into the minefield of assumptions, ideology and dubious philosophy that surrounds and builds on what is simple observation. Someone like B.F Skinner and the behaviourists are not an anomaly, their sort of scientistic, overreaching nonsense is encouraged by modern psychology. I would not trust psychologists when it came to any of the important questions about human mind and consciousness. Though I would trust them, with some reservations, on what the symptoms are certain disorders are or the effects of a particular drug.
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    Re: Marijuna

    I just want to throw in here the idea that "morals" are largely artificial constructs.

    In regards to.sexuality, there are two mammal specjes where the female is contantly sexually receptive. Us and Bonobo chimps.

    You should look Bonobos up yourself. Because you'd never believe me if I told you.

    Human behavior patterns and primate behavior patterns are remarkably similar.

    "Monkey Games" are at the heart of every news broadcast.

    And from my understanding, monogamy became a social norm when the most successful males taking all the women for themselves simply didn't work out.
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    Re: Marijuna

    I was always told by one idiot or another that smoking a doobie screwed your lungs up as much as 17 cigarettes.

    Seems to be not so. Doesn't seem to damage the lungs much at all like cigarettes do. In fact, studies show it made them stronger in some cases. Whoda thunk?

    Vitals - Smoking pot doesn't hurt lung capacity, study shows

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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Actually I think society is directly about trying to allow men to be fully human. This is what freedom is in reality and I don't see why, in some contexts, the government, at whichever level, cannot make certain vices harder to engage in. This is not making people moral, just creating more obstacles to being immoral. Though I certainly agree the state cannot do this for all vices or aspects of them and a lot has to do with context. Prostitution is currently illegal and conventionally it has been considered very much illegitimate and immoral. There are growing sectors of the population who, wrongly, see nothing wrong about it. In such a context it sends very bad signs legalise it.
    Logically, if drugs and prostitution were legal, both would be safer. Isn't that more important than other considerations?
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    Re: Marijuna

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Logically, if drugs and prostitution were legal, both would be safer. Isn't that more important than other considerations?
    Quite true, more harm is done as a result of prohibition than what harm is done by the prohibited act/substances themselves.

    Ending prohibition whether it be drugs or prostitution is not just a matter of personal freedom, but also a matter of harm reduction.
    Last edited by marduc; 01-11-12 at 12:05 PM.
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    Re: Marijuna

    Poison Ivy is more dangerous than cannabis.
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