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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    You are right, I don't know jack about drugs except the fact that I have seen them destroy people's lives. I've seen kids live in poverty because their parents spent the money on getting high. And more times then not those who used drugs had trouble holding onto a job. It is getting a little stale seeing people make poor choices and their poor choices cost everyone who still pays taxes.
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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Two points.

    First, hundreds of thousands of people smoke pot regularly and are upstanding, tax paying citizens. Some are even doctors, lawyers, engineers and scientists, politicians and even a couple of Presidents of the United States (though they they are former smokers). So maybe you need to get out of stereotype land every once in a while and see the real world.

    Second. I'm fine with personal responsibility.
    Am I stereotyping? Why is it so often those who are arrested for nasty criminal activity have marijuana on their person? Why is it that most these arrests occur in bad neighborhoods and the people are on assistance or have prior records? Why is it that I keep reading about people trying to sell there food stamps to buy the drug?

    And then I read about the junk science behind the push for legalization giving people the impression the drug is harmless.

    The junk

    And what does it say when the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Society of Addiction Medicine oppose the legalization of marijuana?

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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Should we outlaw casinos?
    States that allow casinos have them because the people voted for them. States that have legal marijuana are because the people voted for it. This thread is suggesting the feds make it legal for everyone. The majority of the people in some states don't want it.

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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Legalize it, make it available to those only over 21 and have the same laws applying to alcohol intoxication (driving, etc) also applying to marijuana.
    How do you feel about the industry of edible treats like candies, cookies etc. made with marijuana that comes with legalizing it. They seem to be real popular with the kids.

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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    States that allow casinos have them because the people voted for them. States that have legal marijuana are because the people voted for it. This thread is suggesting the feds make it legal for everyone. The majority of the people in some states don't want it.
    I see where we disconnect. Just because the federal legalizes pot does not mean the individual states cannot vote to keep it illegal in their own state. In fact the legislation should be restricted in a number of ways. Importation should be disallowed and regulations should be much like those that govern alcohol.

    The only way states/ votes are honored in this case is for the feds to legalize it.

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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    That's precisely what he wants. Liberals have no use for state and local governments unless they can use them for shelter when they're in trouble.
    That's only half true, it works the same way for conservatives. We all know that.










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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I see where we disconnect. Just because the federal legalizes pot does not mean the individual states cannot vote to keep it illegal in their own state. In fact the legislation should be restricted in a number of ways. Importation should be disallowed and regulations should be much like those that govern alcohol.

    The only way states/ votes are honored in this case is for the feds to legalize it.
    I'm not following you. If my state wasn't able to keep abortion out of the state, and any day it looks like the courts are going to force my state to recognize gay marriage............ States can't even keep the feds out of allowing required voter ID's. States every day are faced with things the people voted for where a political appointed Federal judge will overturn in a heartbeat.

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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    I'm not following you. If my state wasn't able to keep abortion out of the state, and any day it looks like the courts are going to force my state to recognize gay marriage............ States can't even keep the feds out of allowing required voter ID's. States every day are faced with things the people voted for where a political appointed Federal judge will overturn in a heartbeat.

    Both the voting and abortion, the way they were decided federally are constitutional issues. They are not analogous to this issue at discussion at all. Stick with the topic at hand and let's discuss that.

    There are a number of things that are legal federally that are not legal in several individual states and localities. Alcohol and tobacco products are good examples here.

    It comes down to this, if the feds have pot as illegal, the state vote gets ignored, especially if they vote to legalize. The feds still have the power to come on in and shut things down. If however, the federal congress legalizes it, states can still vote to make it illegal in their state.

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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    I'm not following you. If my state wasn't able to keep abortion out of the state, and any day it looks like the courts are going to force my state to recognize gay marriage............ States can't even keep the feds out of allowing required voter ID's. States every day are faced with things the people voted for where a political appointed Federal judge will overturn in a heartbeat.
    So, its no longer the United States, but one big one.

    Wow, compared to the US Canadian provinces are dictatorships. Ottawa can't even tell us how to spend money on education.
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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    So, its no longer the United States, but one big one.

    Wow, compared to the US Canadian provinces are dictatorships. Ottawa can't even tell us how to spend money on education.
    We've been moving away from the united STATES of America toward just America since Lincoln.

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