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    Re: Marijuana: Legalize or Ban?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda1858 View Post
    And the other hard drugs will be killing more people if it becomes cheaper and easier to buy.
    Why, because you think more people would start using heroin if it were made legal tomorrow? Would you go out and start using heroin if it were legalized tomorrow? So what makes you think so many other people will?

    If it's cheaper, that means addicts are less inclined to steal your lawn furniture to get their next fix.

    If it's legal, that means addicts aren't risking overdoses or injecting rat poison into themselves. Remember all those overdoses a few months back, due to extra-potent heroin being on the market? That wouldn't happen in a legal and regulated industry where the potency is controlled and displayed for the buyer's information. Not to mention the fact that addicts are 100x more inclined to come in for help when they know they won't be arrested for their drug use.

    Then there's the fact that drugs like crack, synthetic marijuana, and bath salts would not exist if not for the War on Drugs. People keep trying to find new and cheap substances that aren't specifically controlled for in the laws, and these new substances end up being much worse than the original. The War on Drugs causes more problems than it solves (which it doesn't really solve any in the first place).

    The legalization and regulation of all drugs would make drug abuse safer for both addicts and the rest of society.

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    Re: Marijuana: Legalize or Ban?

    Legalize it or ban alcohol, nicotine as well.

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    Re: Marijuana: Legalize or Ban?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Marinol has massive side effects that natural cannabis does not. Even if we discount that, why should something in a natural form be illegal while the allegedly same chemicals produced in a lab by a company should be legal? Do you not see that the only reason for that is to protect corporate interests?

    Secondly, so you're saying that someone who's taking a prescription to alleviate pain is perfectly fine, but someone who is taking the same exact thing with no pain should be locked in a cage? If I take prescription Prilosec for heartburn after a spicy meal, that's ok, but if I take it when I don't have heartburn I should be in jail? How can you justify a qualifier like that?

    And lastly, don't act for a ****ing second like you haven't been vocally opposed to medical marijuana on here before.

    What "side effects"?
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    Re: Marijuana: Legalize or Ban?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda1858 View Post
    Marijuana is often a "gateway" drug to the harder stuff. For that reason alone it shouldn't be legalized.
    The Institute of Medicine and the American Medical Association both debunked that baseless myth over 10 years ago. Don't be deceived by the fact Obama's drug "czar" repeated this lie only a few months ago.

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    Re: Marijuana: Legalize or Ban?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda1858 View Post
    Ok, so we make all these drugs legal. The price will come down and more people will be able to afford it. Can you imagine how full the hospitals will be with overdoses and addicts who just don't know when to stop? The price will be reasonable so they will be able to get high more often. If you think the healthcare system is over whelmed now, just go ahead and legalize herion, meth, cocaine, marijuana etc.
    Do you drink alcohol because its legal? Do you smoke because its legal?

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    Re: Marijuana: Legalize or Ban?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Legalization of marijuana, and the legalization of other drugs are separate issues.

    Now, you can't overdose on marijuana, it is not physically addictive, and the high it produces doesn't make people go crazy and go commit crimes. There are also no negative health consequences that can't be associated with other legal substances.

    There is no reason for marijuana to be illegal.
    Exactly, and just because its legal doesn't mean everyone runs to buy pot. Its a choice, just like eating a dozen eggs every morning.

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    Re: Marijuana: Legalize or Ban?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Legalize it or ban alcohol, nicotine as well.
    Fine with me. I quit drinking and smoking many years ago. With the help of my higher power.
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    Re: Marijuana: Legalize or Ban?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Do you drink alcohol because its legal? Do you smoke because its legal?
    Neither. But everyone is not like me.
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    Re: Marijuana: Legalize or Ban?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    What "side effects"?
    It's anecdotal evidence, so it won't hold up in court. I've just heard nothing but bad things and bad effects from smokers who have tried to switch.

    Let's say for a second there is no negative side effects. Why is it legal in pill form but not plant form? Why is the former a medicine while the latter is enough to get your ass locked in prison and have your life ruined? The ONLY reason is because the pharmaceutical industry lobbies our government to keep weed illegal. They need something they can patent. There is no other rational explanation for it. Marinol also doesn't have cannabinoids, so it won't work for people with seizures or for many other ailments. That means children with Davet's syndrome (who seizure hundreds of times a week) that live in a non-medical marijuana state, have no legal treatment for their condition.

    Human beings have been smoking marijuana for 10,000 years, and there has yet to be a documented case of someone dying from it.
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    Re: Marijuana: Legalize or Ban?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Legalization of marijuana, and the legalization of other drugs are separate issues.

    Now, you can't overdose on marijuana, it is not physically addictive, and the high it produces doesn't make people go crazy and go commit crimes. There are also no negative health consequences that can't be associated with other legal substances.

    There is no reason for marijuana to be illegal.


    FINALLY!

    Please have a look at this list of the most addictive substances. Marijuana is behind coffee, cigarettes and booze, all of which are legal.

    onrecoverybasics.com/am-i-stupid-or-is-this-list-of-the-18-most-addictive-drugs-all-mixed-up/


    The only major crime associated with marijuana involves gangs trying to control the market or steal from one another, remove that like with prohibition and it goes away. Meanwhile, the crime associated with the legal substance of alcohol is extremely high and the death rate from drug driving are huge
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