View Poll Results: Should drugs be legalized?

Voters
56. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes- all drugs should be legalized.

    28 50.00%
  • Yes/No- only some drugs (like pot) should be legalized

    22 39.29%
  • No- keep all drugs illegal, continue the waaughh!

    6 10.71%
Page 11 of 14 FirstFirst ... 910111213 ... LastLast
Results 101 to 110 of 133

Thread: Drug Legalization

  1. #101
    Sage

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    US, California - federalist
    Last Seen
    11-12-16 @ 10:35 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    6,485

    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Not relevant to my point, which was as an example of taking too much of anything with no experience.
    some people just sleep it off.

  2. #102
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    The anals of history
    Last Seen
    07-25-15 @ 02:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    10,348

    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    .....
    Appreciate the "like."

    I should have known better than to argue the merits of sobriety with someone named "tres borrachos"..... borracho being spanish for "drunk."


  3. #103
    cynical class clown
    Luftwaffe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    CONNECTICUT
    Last Seen
    11-18-17 @ 10:49 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    10,499

    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Still regurgitating the same old myths. Prohibition did work it was repealed because people wanted to drink. The only thing drug legalization is about is wanting to do drugs, nothing more.

    Actually, Prohibition Was a Success - NYTimes.com

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/02/op...-20s.html?_r=0
    Nah, I just want to tax the hell out of pot, I would never EVER want to legalize cocaine (it says legalize all drugs for an option which is dumb as **** in my opinion) or any other more dangerous substance, pot is sufficient enough. Let's give it a 30% tax on its total price. something insane so that we can profit like thieves
    -----MOS 19D = cavalry scout = best damn MOS there is

  4. #104
    Canadian Conservative
    CanadaJohn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:54 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    27,182

    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    So here's what the drug war has cost us so far:

    - Largest prison population in the world.

    - Estimates that the Drug War has cost taxpayers from $1 Trillion so far (or around $100 Billion a year) and this is a conservative estimate.

    - Cops have been militarized: every city and government agency (including the Dept of Education) now has a SWAT team equipped with military weapons and vehicles.

    - Lots of innocent people have been killed (form drug gang shootouts to cops mistaking raiding the wrong house)

    - Arrests and incarceration of large number of minorities (the black population has been absolutely devastated by arrests and busts)

    - Strengthened organized crime (drug cartels control huge swaths of territory in Latin America) and caused massacres/high murder rates in other countries.

    It only took 13 years for the older generation of politicians to repeal Prohibition when they realized that it wasnt working. Why are a huge number of politicians now still for the war even though its not working?
    My personal view would be that any drug that can be prescribed and regulated should also be legalized. Those that aren't prescribed for medical reasons, but for "entertainment" purposes should be appropriately taxed to cover the costs to society of regulating and dealing with those who abuse the system, similar to the legalization of gambling or tobacco products.

    Many things in life are addictive - alcohol, tobacco, gambling, food, etc. yet very small percentages of the general population suffer from the addiction. Prescription drugs are no different and are likely the cause of far more harm to society than illegal drugs. I don't believe in penalizing the vast majority for the weaknesses or abuses of a marginal minority.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

  5. #105
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 01:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    12,419
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
    some people just sleep it off.
    And ive known several people who had bad anxiety episodes from smoking too much the first time.

    I smoke every day. I advocate legalization.

    But the poster i was responding to clearly overdosed.

    Dispensary edibles. Happens all the time.

    And pot IS a psychedelic. So hallucinatory visualizations aren't inconceivable.
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
    The Psychology of Persuasion

  6. #106
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 01:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    12,419
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The first time I ever got high, I was a teenager visiting a friend in BC Canada. Instant cartoons. I felt like I was in an episode of the surfs. I can remember how bugged out his eyes looked, like saucers. Like half the size of his head. Then I had a can of beans and I was convinced that the jolly green giant was real and coming for us.

    Another time I got so high I thought a palm tree was a man with a giant 'fro. Then I wanted to start a war with Jamaica using only coconuts as ammo.

    Things like that just don't happen with alcohol.
    I've heard of drunks seeing things when they try to STOP drinking. Delerium tremens.
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
    The Psychology of Persuasion

  7. #107
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    The anals of history
    Last Seen
    07-25-15 @ 02:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    10,348

    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    I've heard of drunks seeing things when they try to STOP drinking. Delerium tremens.
    Ha. Then I'm doubly screwed.

  8. #108
    Sage

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    US, California - federalist
    Last Seen
    11-12-16 @ 10:35 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    6,485

    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    And ive known several people who had bad anxiety episodes from smoking too much the first time.

    I smoke every day. I advocate legalization.

    But the poster i was responding to clearly overdosed.

    Dispensary edibles. Happens all the time.

    And pot IS a psychedelic. So hallucinatory visualizations aren't inconceivable.
    it may be why it is sometimes useful to be euphoric when about one's chores.

  9. #109
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    And ive known several people who had bad anxiety episodes from smoking too much the first time.

    I smoke every day. I advocate legalization.

    But the poster i was responding to clearly overdosed.

    Dispensary edibles. Happens all the time.

    And pot IS a psychedelic. So hallucinatory visualizations aren't inconceivable.
    I've never heard of anyone hallucinating from marijuana before. I would think that would be a more rare side effect. Or that must have been some good ****!

  10. #110
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 01:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    12,419
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I've never heard of anyone hallucinating from marijuana before. I would think that would be a more rare side effect. Or that must have been some good ****!
    It's classified as a psychedelic. But hallucinations are rare.

    The cartoon bit, being consistent across more than one experience, is probably due to some individual variance in brain structure/chemistry. Some are more susceptible to visual hallucination than others, and only some people see in 3D. Funny things, brains.

    But you are here enough i don't have to tell you that!
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
    The Psychology of Persuasion

Page 11 of 14 FirstFirst ... 910111213 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •