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

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  • Yes, Weed should be legalized in the US.

    69 88.46%
  • 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 kaya'08 View Post
    The debate on legalizing weed in the White House continues...but would this be a good idea? Could it prompt further debate on the legalization of other class C drugs? Why should weed be made acceptable and other class C drugs not? Would this be a good idea for a productive work force in the US?

    Share your opinions.
    I'm not a smoker, but imo as long as tobacco is going to be legal, weed may as well be also.

    I think you should have to be 21 to buy, with regulations and penalties smiler to alcohol. All smoking bans apply to smoking weed, all plant growing limitations, license requirements and smiler that apply to growing tobacco also apply to weed.

    Questions for law enforcement out there:
    • What tests could be used to determine if someone is too high to drive?
    • How is the chemical measured?
    • What should be the legal limit for driving?
    Last edited by Jerry; 05-18-09 at 12:24 AM.

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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.
    Yes it would be taxed and it would do good things for the states. It would help with drug abused problems as well. I think that it should be legal as soon as we get a chance.
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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
    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.
    Actually that is a good reason of why it SHOULD be legalized, we cannot afford to continue prohibition which does nothing! Here in California Arnold is saying that if we don't pass his poorly written budget propositions that he is going to have to cut, firefighters and public education. Why not go after the out of control prison industrial complex, Anrie? I bet you could cut a few million out of it. There's plenty of small time white collar offenders, and nonviolent drug offenders being housed their at tax payer's expense. Considering that it costs 40,000 a head to house them, maybe their crime should reflect that dollar amount, if not restitution to the victim and/or community service.
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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau View Post
    Actually that is a good reason of why it SHOULD be legalized, we cannot afford to continue prohibition which does nothing! Here in California Arnold is saying that if we don't pass his poorly written budget propositions that he is going to have to cut, firefighters and public education. Why not go after the out of control prison industrial complex, Anrie? I bet you could cut a few million out of it. There's plenty of small time white collar offenders, and nonviolent drug offenders being housed their at tax payer's expense. Considering that it costs 40,000 a head to house them, maybe their crime should reflect that dollar amount, if not restitution to the victim and/or community service.
    I have a fundamental problem with legalizing something just so we can increase government spending.

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I have a fundamental problem with legalizing something just so we can increase government spending.
    Yeah, I get that argument but I don't see the sense of funding a policy that has proven to be an expensive utter failure, in the middle of a budget crisis.

    Heck possession is still a criminal misdemeanor here, they could cut court costs just be decriminalizing it.
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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I have a fundamental problem with legalizing something just so we can increase government spending.
    I think the point is that it will bring more money into government coffers if it is legalized and taxed. What the money is actually used for - more government spending, deficit reduction, or tax cuts elsewhere - is a separate issue.
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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I have a fundamental problem with legalizing something just so we can increase government spending.
    Why, do you have a problem with governmental spending as quickly as they can get it printed. I have no idea why that would be? hehehehe
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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau View Post
    Yeah, I get that argument but I don't see the sense of funding a policy that has proven to be an expensive utter failure, in the middle of a budget crisis.

    Heck possession is still a criminal misdemeanor here, they could cut court costs just be decriminalizing it.
    Society would be far more mellow as well. No more bar brawls they would just sit out side and spark a bowl and chill.
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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
    Society would be far more mellow as well. No more bar brawls they would just sit out side and spark a bowl and chill.
    Proponent of the peace pipe I see!

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Proponent of the peace pipe I see!
    I have always believed in a nice piece. OOPs I mean peace.
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