When the election is over and we open our eyes, it will sadly be too late to wonder what the hell just happened.
“Currently, one of nine drivers involved in fatal crashes would test positive for marijuana,”Study: Fatal Car Crashes Involving Marijuana Have Tripled « CBS Seattle
This does not mean they were high at the time of the crash. THC can be detected in the blood two weeks after use.
That article is completely misleading.
Now, if someone was totally baked I would not recommend them driving. It should be treated the same as any other DUI.
Are you going to advocate prohibition of alcohol now since they account for a large percentage of fatal crashes?
AGAIN, the damage of any legal activity can affect others. You are making less of an argument for the banning of weed and more of an argument for a fascist state.AGAIN, the damage of drug addiction isn't limited to the drug addict.
"So-called politicians?" What does that even mean? Because they don't agree with you on a topic they are not real politicians? Lol.And these so called politicians you speak of will soon realize the stupidity of their actions as these problems grow.
You said you are for property rights. The man who grows/buys marijuana should own that property. If you advocate for government confiscation of that property then you are NOT for property rights.It's not about " a plant " is it ? No, that's a purposefully simplified argument to justify inundating communities with a harmful chemical.
So you don't believe in having a military?I'll cross that bridge when the Soviets or Chinese invade and make a B-line for my house with the intention of taking it from me.
I find it interesting how you exaggerate the effects of marijuana and downplay the effects of gambling and poor diet. Typical of someone who has been brainwashed by years of government propaganda.No, SILLY is equating a hallucinogenic Chemical ( THC ) to over eating and playing poker. It's not just silly, it's absurd.
Of course, poor diet doesn't lead to shortened life spans, increased health care costs, etc.
Of course, gambling addiction doesn't lead to foreclosed homes, divorces and broken families, etc.
Isn't that part of the argument conservatives generally want fewer laws?It cost money to enforce laws.
Except, it has only made the problem worse. Since it cannot be regulated on a free and open market the drugs have become more dangerous. Because it is forced underground we have drug lords and needless violence.The Whole " the drug war has failed " false narrative makes the ridiculous assertion that law enforcement could and would wipe out 100 % of the illegal activities it's designed to limit.
It has failed in the same way alcohol prohibition failed.We fund our law enforcement agencies to stop car thieves, home burglaries, credit card fraud, speeding, property destruction, the list is endless, but I haven't heard one person tell me " the war on robbery " or " grand theft auto ' has failed.
Then it can be argued that literally anything can be addicting. I think that pretty much waters down the term 'addiction.'You can be an addict without being physically addicted to something.
You are free to make those decisions. But the government shouldn't decide for you which decisions are right and which are wrong.I enjoy being sharp, and having the full use of my intellectual capabilities. I like the fact that I can remember what I just read, and I like to challenge people in a nice game of online chess. I guarantee if I made the stupid decision to smoke weed, I wouldn't be able to do the things I enjoy doing because of being impaired.
People aren't addicted when they first try something...Why someone would chose otherwise is a testament to the destructive power of addiction.
I think most people would agree alcohol legalization was a good thing. There is no reason pot legalization should be any different.I'm not very confident that even with strict regulation legalization is a good idea.
So sick of this government propaganda. Just more scare tactics with little basis in reality. The truth is, there has been little change in potency the last several years. Even with an increase in THC, there is no chance for an overdose and, in fact, more THC means fewer puffs/less carcinogen intact.Like I said, the Pot of today is not the pot I smoked in College in the 90's, or the pot my Dad smoked in the 60"s. It has much higher concentrations of THC.
No, we should legalize activities that do not directly harm others. Obviously assault, murder, theft, etc should be illegal. But what I put in my body is my business alone.No, that's not " freedom ". By your definition of Freedom we shouldn't stop at just marijuana, we should legalize everything else.
Your standard ideal society shouldn't be a law to be enforced at gunpoint.Well, then your'e infringing upon the freedom of people who wan't to raise their children in a twisted society with zero drug laws.
Okay, so if it is completely unregulated then a child can walk into that shop and buy one? That 'candy bar' didn't have to meet certain government regulations before it could be sold?Uhm, you can go into a shop in Denver, buy a " candy bar " loaded with High grade pot, and woof it down not knowing you just consumed 10 times the suggested amount.
I think most of us are for that. I just don't want to force others to conform to my standards.Well, you and I agree on that.
But it's the least we can do to try to create and maintain communities that offer the best chance of success for the generation that follows ours.
Such silliness. Many young educated and productive people choose not to do pot, legal or not. Many productive people also choose to enjoy it in moderation. Did you know Carl Sagan smoked it? One of our great astronomers was a potsmoker and yet we want to stereotype every user as some hippie loser. Ridiculous.Legalizing Pot just condemned IMO, untold amounts of young people who may have chosen to become educated and productive citizens.
"Men did not make the earth ... it is the value of the improvement only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property... Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds." -- Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice