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

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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
    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
    My hard-on for pot goes away when we start talking about all the "responsible" things we could do with the money.

    Legalize pot because we want to get high and god damn it we have the right to get high if we ****ing want to!!!

    Did we legalize booze because we wanted to spend money responsibly? **** NO!! We boot-legged and moonshine'd because we wanted to get ****-faced! Well god dammit I want to get ****ing stoned!!! **** your budgets and **** your poor school children! Lift off in 5....4....3....
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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Prohibition at tax payer's expense < Taxed marijuana and gov. spending.

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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    My hard-on for pot goes away when we start talking about all the "responsible" things we could do with the money.

    Legalize pot because we want to get high and god damn it we have the right to get high if we ****ing want to!!!
    I am with you we should roll a joint and just chill. The hell with the taxes.
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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Weed should be legalized because it is an individual rights issue.
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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwaters View Post
    Even from the standpoint of alchoholics. It is good for an alchoholic to smoke weed. It tends to allow them to drink less thus possibly avoiding at least some of the destructive effects of constant alchohol consumption.
    I'm definitely in favor of legalization and have said my reasons in other threads.

    However, these kind of comments are part of what keep it back. The "Pot is 100% harmless, the perfect alternative, and the greatest thing ever that can't possibly cause any issues any way ever" (being a bit hyperbolic of course) type people hurt the cause.

    The root issues with Alcoholics isn't the things they do when they're drunk, but the cause for the drunk which is a natural predisposition for addiction. Shuffling out one very bad addiction for one slightly less bad addiction is not "good". Heavy marijuana addiction, while perhaps marginally better than alcohol, is still not good. Pizza in general may be healthier than hotdogs as its a more rounded meal. Shoving your face full of 6 hot dogs every meal would be bad and shoving it full of 6 slices of pizza may be "better", but its still not GOOD.

    Pot is not some miracle drug that is perfectly harmless and has no adverse affects or side effects that can just be done to any degree with no reprucussions. The legalization of pot should hold no real benefit to alcoholics as if they need to stay away from alcohol they should probably be staying away from Pot as well.
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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?
    No.


    Could it prompt further debate on the legalization of other class C drugs?
    Why would such debates stop with the legalization of weed. I do not think crack heads,meth addicts and other junkies are thinking "man if only weed was legal then I wouldn't need to do other drugs'. Booze is legal but yet every pot head thinks weed should be legal.

    Why should weed be made acceptable and other class C drugs not?
    This is a interesting question.
    Would this be a good idea for a productive work force in the US?
    No because some junky will claim its their right to get ****ed up and how dare an employer refuse to hire them.
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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Would this be a good idea for a productive work force in the US?

    Share your opinions.
    Sure marijuana has the reputation of making people lazy but when I used it, I found that I had a lot less stress at work. I don't think legal marijuana would change the productivity of a workforce as much as the internet has though. Most working people that also use marijuana are already using it.

    I quit because I don't want to be part of the exploitation of people who are unwilling smugglers. Though if I knew someone that grew it themselves like I used too, I'd smoke again.
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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    There's a lot of hyperbole on both sides.

    Its likely not going to greatly interefere with work.

    I'm sure you're not going to have all work places saying "You can come and be high at work". You can't be drunk at work, why would they want you high?

    So then for it to have an impact on your laziness at work you'd have to assume that somehow doing it outside of work would hurt.

    My guess is, for most people, it would be a lot like alcohol. Yeah, they may smoke after work but they're not probably going to be stoned out of their mind up till 3:00 AM toking out just like they're probably not going to be up till 3:00 **** faced and beer bonging.

    The ones that may have a problem are:

    1. The ones that already have an addicitive problem to it, with the only difference being now it'll be legal
    2. Those that have addictive problems to other things and only don't do pot due to accessability/price/legality/etc. So they're probably trading out one bad vice for another

    There's really no reason someone shouldn't be able to have one joint after work to relax for the night and get up and do fine at work the next day any more than them coming home and having a strong Jack and Coke.
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    Re: Should weed be legalized?

    I do not think that it is the Government's duty to shape policy around controlling behavior that some may find it objectionable yet harms only the individual doing it . There are many valid arguments why pot should be legalized, or at least decriminalized. I do not think that taxing the prospective "pot industry" as a new form of Government revenue is one of the better arguments for the ends of legalization; the same goes for a new "pot workforce".

    As far as taxing pot goes, the Federal Government is an over-bloated monster that needs to go on a crash-diet, not something new to eat. If pot was legalized, there wouldn't be any new "pot industry" people would just grow their own. There wouldn't be too many new jobs created by legalizing pot either - certainly not in clothing retail. Walk by a Spencer's lately?

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