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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Bad analogy. Drug laws aren't held hostage by an insane and idiotic Supreme Court ruling like Roe v Wade.
    You are reading too much into my comments. Abortion is a contentious issue. Abortion rights have a similar level of support as legalizing weed. Nothing more intended.

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You are reading too much into my comments. Abortion is a contentious issue. Abortion rights have a similar level of support as legalizing weed. Nothing more intended.
    I suspect you are misreading me.

    Yes, abortion is contentious still, but it is contentious even at this late date because Roe v Wade pre-empted the state-level dialogs that were taking place on abortion, stopping then and preventing now the achievement of any lasting consensus on the issue.

    Drug legalization is contentious now, but like all issues of the moment, it should be. People have differing opinions, and differing levels of passion about those opinions. However, a series of Congressional hearings and debates on drug legalization legislation would be a natural evolution to the contention, and provide the means by which the national consensus that is denied abortion could be reached.

    Abortion is the controversy that will not die. Drug laws are a controversy that, handled properly, could die quickly and easily.

    (Besides, don't I at least get some props for disagreeing with you again and preventing an unravelling of the space-time continuum?)
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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Thats probably because 50% of the American population are stoners.

    I just dont like the idea of an entire country and its citizens having complete access to weed and being able to get hammered so easily. There should be a limit otherwise it could be dangerous for the US. There is health hazards attatched to weed and the fact that you can get high from it should make us pay more attention to the danger factors. Im a big fan of weed myself but from a rational perspective even i dont agree it should be legalized. I mean, if it was legalized where i am, i would be a total vegetable right now if it was as easy as walking to the corner shop and buying it hassle free.
    The entire nation would not have access to it. If pot were legalized, it would be regulated like alcohol with age restrictions. As to people becoming vegetables, that is their choice. It should not be the Government's job to make sure I'm making good choices regarding my health. It's my body and my choice.
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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    I suspect you are misreading me.

    Yes, abortion is contentious still, but it is contentious even at this late date because Roe v Wade pre-empted the state-level dialogs that were taking place on abortion, stopping then and preventing now the achievement of any lasting consensus on the issue.

    Drug legalization is contentious now, but like all issues of the moment, it should be. People have differing opinions, and differing levels of passion about those opinions. However, a series of Congressional hearings and debates on drug legalization legislation would be a natural evolution to the contention, and provide the means by which the national consensus that is denied abortion could be reached.

    Abortion is the controversy that will not die. Drug laws are a controversy that, handled properly, could die quickly and easily.
    OK, I see what you are saying. I do not disagree with that part of it. yes, it would be contentious in a much shorter run. My argument is that to me the priority for that contentions debate is so low that it would not happen soon.

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    The policy is too expensive and it is having the opposite of the desired effect.

    Legalize it. Regulate it. Control it. Tax it. And then pass and enforce draconian laws against anyone intoxicated in public, intoxicated while driving, and intoxicated while being the sole supervision of a child. Treat deliberate intoxication of a child as felony child abuse, and levy massive fines against anyone found providing marijuana or other intoxicants to minors.

    This is still subject to my belief that the age of adulthood ought to be fifteen. But as long as the laws are structured the way they are now, the age for legal purchase and consumption of marijuana should be set at 21.

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    This is still subject to my belief that the age of adulthood ought to be fifteen.
    Why fifteen? Why not fourteen?

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Why fifteen? Why not fourteen?
    Why not thirteen? Have to draw the line somewhere. Fifteen seems like a good place.

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Why not thirteen? Have to draw the line somewhere.
    I believe we already have.

    Fifteen seems like a good place.
    Why?

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    My preference is that all drugs be decriminalized on the Fedral level. And any ban, if there must be one, be held on the State level. Failing that just let pog go legal. In addition to the benifits that others have brought up do not forget hemp would be a good cash crop if only we would not have the federal goverment being paranoid about secrect batches. Also the federal goverment would have one less reason to monitor the energy consuption of our homes.

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    To maybe step slightly farther out of the box is it maybe time to consider looking at the legalizing of all drugs. I don't see that this would be so awful. How many people have done or do drugs. Weed should definitely be made legal it is not a societal problem.
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