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    Re: Legalisation of Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    And the same applies to marijuana users.
    IMO, both of these are risky, but man must be allowed to do risky things.
    And its been proved that prohibition does not work, a thousand times over..
    What on earth does it take ?
    We need a better people, and I guess we will have to wait a while longer for this.

    Testing is not prohibition...tougher drunk driving laws and sobriety check points have reduced drunk driving dramatically.
    Drug testing has had an impact but of course the heads wont agree to that...this is simple, an employer should not be responsible for employees that are addicted to or use drugs just like the public should not be subjected to public servants that are addicted to or use drugs...the only way to assure if they are or arent is to TEST them for it.

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    Re: Legalisation of Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    if they put the other people'S lives on the line it becomes more than risk taking as an example of drunk driving .
    And we have laws against drunk driving to deal with that. As I stated earlier.. potential crimes are not crimes. If someone harms others then there are ramifications, if a person engages in risk taking behavior but does no harm, then there is no harm done (love those tautologies).

    This is like making motorcycle's illegal because some motorcycle drivers speed or drive recklessly. When they speed or drive recklessly then there are problems, but lets not outlaw motorcycles because of potential crimes. Maybe we should outlaw webcams and cell phone cams because an underage kid could potentially take an indecent picture. heck if you want to be consistent with this line of thinking then alcohol needs to be illegal too, there are TONS of potential crimes using it causes.. DUI is just one of them.

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    Re: Legalisation of Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Like I said.... weed makes you unmotivated and lazy.
    I don't think weed makes more lazy, but just shows the laziness in people who are lazy to begin with. Even it did tend to make people more lazy, that's hardly a reason to make it illegal.

    Keeping marijuana illegal definitely has negative effects (drug cartels, overpopulated prisons, etc.). Therefore, if one were to make a case for keeping marijuana illegal, they need to show that there are effects of making marijuana illegal which outweigh the effects of keeping it illegal. There are none that exist, in my opinion.

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    Re: Legalisation of Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    And we have laws against drunk driving to deal with that. As I stated earlier.. potential crimes are not crimes. If someone harms others then there are ramifications, if a person engages in risk taking behavior but does no harm, then there is no harm done (love those tautologies).

    This is like making motorcycle's illegal because some motorcycle drivers speed or drive recklessly. When they speed or drive recklessly then there are problems, but lets not outlaw motorcycles because of potential crimes. Maybe we should outlaw webcams and cell phone cams because an underage kid could potentially take an indecent picture. heck if you want to be consistent with this line of thinking then alcohol needs to be illegal too, there are TONS of potential crimes using it causes.. DUI is just one of them.

    Do the crime, do the time, no crime, no fine.

    Not the same...drug testing before employment is to prevent negative impacts on the business and its employees and the general public. Weed is not the only drug people use and abuse and weed isnt the only drug tested for. People keep saying weed weed....how about crack, coke, heroin, meth
    How can anyone complain about an over the road trucking company, drug testing potential employees that will drive thousands upon thousands of miles across the country with a LETHAL WEAPON. They test those drivers Hearing, sight, if they have sleep apnea they pull their commercial drivers license...and your upset they are going to test them for illegal drugs...lol and this is just one industry example...heres the bottom line dont do illegal drugs and you dont have to worry about taking any tests.

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    Re: Legalisation of Marijuana

    In my opinion the negatives of legalizing it are outweighted by the negatives of keeping it illegal.

    Legalize it and regulate its usage/sale in a hybrid form that Alcohol and Cigerette's are currently done (IE, the restricted sales practices and intoxication laws of Alcohol with the restriction on locational use similar to Cigerette's)

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    Re: Legalisation of Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Not the same...drug testing before employment is to prevent negative impacts on the business and its employees and the general public. Weed is not the only drug people use and abuse and weed isnt the only drug tested for. People keep saying weed weed....how about crack, coke, heroin, meth
    How can anyone complain about an over the road trucking company, drug testing potential employees that will drive thousands upon thousands of miles across the country with a LETHAL WEAPON. They test those drivers Hearing, sight, if they have sleep apnea they pull their commercial drivers license...and your upset they are going to test them for illegal drugs...lol and this is just one industry example...heres the bottom line dont do illegal drugs and you dont have to worry about taking any tests.
    who said anything about drug testing? I think you might be in the wrong thread.
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    Re: Legalisation of Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    who said anything about drug testing? I think you might be in the wrong thread.
    Ooops lool....sorry, I am in the testing thread too and had one my old age brain flatulences...

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    Re: Legalisation of Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    In my opinion the negatives of legalizing it are outweighted by the negatives of keeping it illegal.
    That is what it boils down to for me in a nutshell as well. the harms of prohibition outweigh the harms of the prohibited drugs themselves (see my sig line)
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    Re: Legalisation of Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by mhurford View Post
    I've read a lot of comments saying that it isn't any worse then alcohol so we should legalize it.

    Doing this can cause multiple problems. Start with one type of drug (ie. Alcohol) and legalize it. okay fine. Do I agree with Alcohol being legal? No. I don't agree because of incidents involved in its use. However, that's a different topic for another day. Legalize marijuana, you could see increased high-school drop outs, increased debt (improper use of income) and possibly more problems then what I have listed. Bottom line is, when we bring another drug into America to be legal, it starts a chain. In one or two decades, pot could be legal. Marijuana is already legal in California and look how their economy is doing on a state-to-state level (of course other figures are involved also).
    If we ever tried to enforce alcohol prohibition 100%, a police state and revolution/national bankruptcy would result.
    Of course, this never happened, cooler heads prevailed, finally repeal and back to normal.
    Similar for marijuana, but, as I say, it must be taxed and controlled.
    Do we have the people for this ?
    As to the "bad things" that would happen....they are happening now - legal or illegal -
    The taxing and and controlling are a must and this we have little of...

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    Re: Legalisation of Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    If we ever tried to enforce alcohol prohibition 100%, a police state and revolution/national bankruptcy would result.
    Of course, this never happened, cooler heads prevailed, finally repeal and back to normal.
    Similar for marijuana, but, as I say, it must be taxed and controlled.
    Do we have the people for this ?
    As to the "bad things" that would happen....they are happening now - legal or illegal -
    The taxing and and controlling are a must and this we have little of...
    I won't get into alcohol as this trails off from this thread. However, you said the bad things with Marijuana are already happening now legal or illegal. So you mean to tell me that if it was legal, those 'bad things happening' wouldn't increase at a sequential rate? making something legal encourages young minds to believe that it is perfectly okay to use and studies show that marijuana doesn't have the same affect on everyone, making this drug unstable at high dosages. As far as control goes, we can't control it now when it's illegal, you think by making it legal that it would be easier to control? Marijuana is obtainable by prescription and I believe that is the best way to do it in my opinion. Illegal drug-flow will always be there, however, legalizing it will make it get out of hand. We will go from little control we have now to no control at all.
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