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

    I did not say you were bizarre. I was hoping to hear what the philosophies were. Do you realize how many rights we have been deprived of over the years? Imagine those first IRS agent in 1913. Imagine coke-less Coca-Cola. Imagine the drug war (as per te OP). Imagine Obamacare. Imagine The Patriot Act. Government is on a slow but steady path to control everyone and everything. Partly from greed. Partly from the masses of population.

    I don't think that the scenario is very likely. I don't think Obama will "take away your guns". But if and when this does happen (just as it is in many other countries) - will you be willing to die for that particular right? Apparently yes in your case but I'll be interested to see a few other responses.



    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    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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    Re: If possession and/or use of marijuana carried the ...

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I did not say you were bizarre. I was hoping to hear what the philosophies were. Do you realize how many rights we have been deprived of over the years? Imagine those first IRS agent in 1913. Imagine coke-less Coca-Cola. Imagine the drug war (as per te OP). Imagine Obamacare. Imagine The Patriot Act. Government is on a slow but steady path to control everyone and everything. .

    Never said I liked any of those either... and it wouldn't take gun confiscation, Pelosi's AWB might be enough to be the trigger.

    yeah, its bad enough as it is... but when they come to disarm the citizenry, its because things are about to get a lot WORSE and they don't want you to be able to fight back.

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

    You are right and I apologize.

    No, I probably would not smoke pot under the described circumstances.


    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
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    Re: If possession and/or use of marijuana carried the ...

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    You are right and I apologize.

    No, I probably would not smoke pot under the described circumstances.
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    The actual poll question. The yes or no portion.


    Btw, if you start it, they will come.
    And I will answer your poll question.

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

    While I was in Bhutan there was significant illegal trade along the Chinese border for butter tea. This was in despite of the fact that they had harsh penalties. For a further example you can look to Singapore with their draconian drug laws.

    For me, as a current smoker, I would quit. No questions asked. So I guess you would see significant curtailment, but still have a drug trade.

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

    Yes Sir. My vote is in.

    I don't know if I'm brave enough to start a poll on this "loaded" topic. But I sure had no right to hide in your thread either. Won't happen again.

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    Btw, if you start it, they will come.
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    Re: If possession and/or use of marijuana carried the ...

    Yeah because **** government tyranny.

    They'll have to pry my bong from my cold dead hands!

    Same with my guns. (actually I don't have any guns yet, I'm just a poor college student )

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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.
    I don't partake now, nor didn't while in college, because it would greatly interfere with my life due to the illegality of it and the implication on background checks.

    Similarly, I wouldn't partake in it if it carried the death penalty.

    I'd also even be more vehemently opposed to anti-marijuana laws in that case than I am now.

    I wouldn't eat vegetables if they carried a penalty of death on them either. There's a lot of things I'd stop doing if the penalty for participating in the activity, or having the stuff necessary to participate, was the death penalty. Doesn't make it right to make the penalty such.

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

    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.
    Watch locked up abroad, pretty cool stuff.
    They can hang you in Kuwait for possession.

    Checking this now, the death penalty for drugs is in a lot of ME countries.

    Capital punishment for drug trafficking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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