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    Re: If possession and/or use of marijuana carried the ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I'll ponder. . . I usually don't poll.

    In fact - I don't think I've polled in years.

    But I'll make an exception for you.
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    Re: If possession and/or use of marijuana carried the ...

    though i consume the drug less than once every two years, i would be likely to leave any country stupid enough to kill pot users.

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    Re: If possession and/or use of marijuana carried the ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    This is a hypothetical exercise.

    If you do not partake, assume you do.


    If possession and/or use of marijuana carried the death penalty, would you continue to partake?

    Yes?
    No?


    My answer is that I would not chance it. So, no.
    hypothetically if I smoked pot I would not chance it considering the punishment.
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    Re: If possession and/or use of marijuana carried the ...

    That's Malaysia. Here is a (fictional) film about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    There's some country, I think it is Indonesia?, where they execute you for possessing the tiniest amount of any drug... and still they have druggies and drug dealers.

    Addicted is addicted, and there's too much money in dealing it.

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    Re: If possession and/or use of marijuana carried the ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Mj addictive? I thought one of the reasons they cite to legalize it, is that it isn't addictive?

    Regardless, I am amazed that you would put your life in jeopardy over MJ.

    Oh, I wouldn't... I haven't touched the stuff in decades.

    But I think some people would.

    MJ isn't physically addictive TMK, but anything can be psychologically addictive.

    I smoke tobacco products... mostly cigars. Have been since I was 13. It's probably going to kill me some day, if something else doesn't kill me first. Yet I keep doing it.

    I'm not normally an idiot.... ... but I am addicted to the habit of smoking, even though I know it is life-threatening.

    So I'm extrapolating to what other people might do if MJ were a capital offense.

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    Re: If possession and/or use of marijuana carried the ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    though i consume the drug less than once every two years, i would be likely to leave any country stupid enough to kill pot users.
    Non-responsive.

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    Re: If possession and/or use of marijuana carried the ...

    So, nobody get mad at me. I just saw a chance to pose a hypothetical question in line with the OP.

    Suppose they made guns illegal - death penalty for possessing one (or maybe just 30 years in prison). Would you gun owners still keep one?

    (Before you go into the usual rant about guns - I don't own one and I don't mind if you do. OK?)

    Curiosity etc.....

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    Re: If possession and/or use of marijuana carried the ...

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    So, nobody get mad at me. I just saw a chance to pose a hypothetical question in line with the OP.

    Suppose they made guns illegal - death penalty for possessing one (or maybe just 30 years in prison). Would you gun owners still keep one?

    (Before you go into the usual rant about guns - I don't own one and I don't mind if you do. OK?)

    Curiosity etc.....

    I'd keep mine, because I wouldn't be hiding it, I'd be using it. Quite a lot I bet... and I am pretty sure I'd have lots of company.

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    Re: If possession and/or use of marijuana carried the ...

    I happen to very much respect you so please know that I'm not being snide but really? You would make them pry it from your cold dead hands? You vs. the police?

    Did you know that's what the gunfight at the OK Corral was about? Disarmament?

    Again, I remind all that this is a philosophical conversation.


    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I'd keep mine, because I wouldn't be hiding it, I'd be using it. Quite a lot I bet... and I am pretty sure I'd have lots of company.

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    Re: If possession and/or use of marijuana carried the ...

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I happen to very much respect you so please know that I'm not being snide but really? You would make them pry it from your cold dead hands? You vs. the police?

    Did you know that's what the gunfight at the OK Corral was about? Disarmament?

    Again, I remind all that this is a philosophical conversation.

    I firmly believe such an act would trigger armed revolt, yes... and yes, I'd probably be one of the proverbial Revolting Peasants, yes.

    A government that goes that far is a government that is out of control and isn't going to stop at trampling just ONE right into the mud.

    There's a line in the sand there, and I'm just making sure it is clearly marked. I'm ready to fight for my rights, yes... is that so bizarre? That's how our country was founded, you know.

    The "Shot Heard Round the World" started with Brit troops coming to disarm the Colonial militia armory.

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