View Poll Results: Should weed be legalized in the US?

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  • Yes, Weed should be legalized in the US.

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  • No, Weed should not be legalized in the US.

    9 11.54%
  • Weed should be legalized for those whose religious beliefs dictate otherwise (like Rasta's).

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I believe we already have.
    Eighteen's too late. How long after biological maturity should we expect young men and women to behave-- and be regarded-- as children?

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    Because twelve is too young and I like multiples of three.

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    I think it should be legalized, but there needs to be some restrictions on where it can be used (like not at public schools, or places where children are). I figure marijuana is always going to be around whether we like it or not, and police could spend their time doing better things then sniffing around for crackheads.

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    If I can grow in my backyard it should be legal for me to do so.

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I hate when people use this chart. Look at the upswings - both clearly start before the periods of prohibition start, and currently the rate is right back where it was at the start. I'm in agreement with your opinions, but this chart is bad evidence

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    This will be unpopular, but to me it's just not worth the effort that legalizing it would be. There is no compelling reason that I can see to legalize it, and out of all the issues that I think face the country and need attention, it is about the least of those issues.

    Note, it would not bother me in the least if it was legalized. My argument is not that weed is bad(it is, but that is not the argument), only that the time it would take politicians to do it would be better spent elsewhere.
    Aside from health care, I can't think of any domestic policy that needs more attention than the devastating war on drugs. Legalizing drugs would be an easy way to have a HUGE impact on alleviating poverty without any new social programs...in fact, it would ADD revenue to the state coffers if it was taxed.
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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Aside from health care, I can't think of any domestic policy that needs more attention than the devastating war on drugs. Legalizing drugs would be an easy way to have a HUGE impact on alleviating poverty without any new social programs...in fact, it would ADD revenue to the state coffers if it was taxed.
    Just think about the court costs that would be saved. Not to mention the cash that would be saved on public defenders and prisons. And Doritos as well as Klondike Bars would see their profits rise.

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Aside from health care, I can't think of any domestic policy that needs more attention than the devastating war on drugs. Legalizing drugs would be an easy way to have a HUGE impact on alleviating poverty without any new social programs...in fact, it would ADD revenue to the state coffers if it was taxed.
    My list of more important issues:
    1: Fixing the economy and putting any new regulations in place to prevent another meltdown like the one currently
    2: fixing health care and insurance
    3: fixing social security
    4: balancing the budget
    5: another overhaul of the military. They are needed from time to time for efficiencies sake. Note this does not mean reducing the military, or cutting the military budget, but going over every aspect of the military and finding ways to improve...this should be done every 20 years minimum.
    6: create as comprehensive a set of laws as possible dealing with prisoners and how they can be treated, and how they can be tried, and so on.
    7: find a sure way to get out of Iraq.
    8: win in Afghanistan
    9: go over all of our trade agreements and make sure they are fair and in our best interest.

    Note, I can think of more that I personally think are more important than legalizing weed. From my viewpoint, I just don't think it is worth the time to change currently. I knew this viewpoint would be unpopular, but it's unlikely to change.

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    The war on drugs is mostly to save face in a social way. It attempts to convince the public that drugs are bad and we don't like them, yet it denies the reality that North America is a drug addicted population. Whether it's coffee, weed, alcohol, over the counter medications, prescription drugs, etc... most people have some kind of vice. We might as well admit that the majority are on something, and stop punishing people according to some idealism.

    The same goes for prostitution laws. We outlaw it to convince ourselves it's beneath us, yet the rich and poor alike use such services. Why not just admit this reality of our nature?

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    My list of more important issues:
    1: Fixing the economy and putting any new regulations in place to prevent another meltdown like the one currently
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    That will never happen. No matter the regulation people are going to find creative ways around them. Any system is only as good as the people involved. Personally I think the stock market and the forex system are antiquated of financing industry. And in the electronic trend of capital I do not think it is good for Visa MasterCard to take over the transference of funds.

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    That will never happen. No matter the regulation people are going to find creative ways around them. Any system is only as good as the people involved. Personally I think the stock market and the forex system are antiquated of financing industry. And in the electronic trend of capital I do not think it is good for Visa MasterCard to take over the transference of funds.
    Possibly true, I dunno for sure. I suspect it can be better than currently.

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