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    Re: A question for people who don't smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    It's really just none of my business what other people do. It's just that simple.
    So you see it as a right to privacy issue?

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    Re: A question for people who don't smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Being high will definitely impair your ability to drive. Losing your job is much worse for you than getting into a bar fight.
    Oh my God I am so sick of hearing people say they can drive better high. Not a single person would say that about being drunk.

    We need some HONEST education of drugs in the classroom, not the fear mongering **** we have now or the stupidity won't end.

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    Re: A question for people who don't smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Oh my God I am so sick of hearing people say they can drive better high. Not a single person would say that about being drunk.

    We need some HONEST education of drugs in the classroom, not the fear mongering **** we have now or the stupidity won't end.
    Now that I back 100 %. Education about drugs and the real dangers inherent would do the world a ton of good.

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    Re: A question for people who don't smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I simply think America has gotten to the point of having too many people who smoke marijuana to label all of them criminals.
    One could make the exact same argument about driving drunk. So many people do it at one point or another in their lives that we're really beyond the point of labeling them all criminals.


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    Re: A question for people who don't smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    One could make the exact same argument about driving drunk. So many people do it at one point or another in their lives that we're really beyond the point of labeling them all criminals.

    It also has to do with it not being a particularly harmful drug. If very few people used it, I wouldn't mind it being illegal. If many people used it, and it was as bad as heroin, I wouldn't mind it being illegal. When many people use it and it's not very harmful, so many people are being labeled "criminal" that they might as well move on to more harmful drugs. I was basically against legalization until I realized that many people I knew who smoked marijuana were starting to get into other drugs, possibly because they were already criminals anyways, so why not?

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    Re: A question for people who don't smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    One could make the exact same argument about driving drunk. So many people do it at one point or another in their lives that we're really beyond the point of labeling them all criminals.

    What a lame comparison.

    A minority of people drive drunk and alcohol is not illegal. We don't respond to that minority by illegalizing the substance, we simply punish the people who are responsible for the wreckless behaviour.

    Similarly, the majority of people who smoke pot are not going to endanger the public, mostly by the very virtue of the drug itself. Pot smokers are some of the most innocuous people I've ever met.

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    Re: A question for people who don't smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    What a lame comparison.

    A minority of people drive drunk and alcohol is not illegal. We don't respond to that minority by illegalizing the substance, we simply punish the people who are responsible for the wreckless behaviour.

    Similarly, the majority of people who smoke pot are not going to endanger the public, mostly by the very virtue of the drug itself. Pot smokers are some of the most innocuous people I've ever met.
    Oh SNAP!! He broke out the anti-gun-control argument on your ass!!

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    Re: A question for people who don't smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    If they legalize it, understand that the industry will treat it like cigarettes, in the way of additives and poisons.

    Sure, some people will roll their own, but how long did rolling your own tobacco cigarettes last with most people?
    It all depends on whether or not personal grows are allowed. You can still buy tobacco to roll it yourself but all that tobacco is industry made. You're not allowed to grow it yourself.

    I don't think many people grew tobacco for their personal use before it became a controlled substance. Pot is different in that a large number of people grow it even while it's illegal. If they try to control it by outlawing grows, it won't work. The grow ops will continue.

    Still, the government and industry could make a profit off of it. Look at CA. Even with all of the undeclared grow ops happening and the FDA continuing their raids, it is still netting the state hundreds of millions per annum. This is a cash cow just waiting to be milked.

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    Re: A question for people who don't smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    It all depends on whether or not personal grows are allowed. You can still buy tobacco to roll it yourself but all that tobacco is industry made. You're not allowed to grow it yourself.

    I don't think many people grew tobacco for their personal use before it became a controlled substance. Pot is different in that a large number of people grow it even while it's illegal. If they try to control it by outlawing grows, it won't work. The grow ops will continue.

    Still, the government and industry could make a profit off of it. Look at CA. Even with all of the undeclared grow ops happening and the FDA continuing their raids, it is still netting the state hundreds of millions per annum. This is a cash cow just waiting to be milked.
    Wow, your state sux. In SD we can grow our own...there's a limit on the number of plants per year, but yeah I could set up a lil mini green house right now and grow if I wanted to.

    Let me see if I can find the rules for ya....

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    Re: A question for people who don't smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Oh SNAP!! He broke out the anti-gun-control argument on your ass!!
    And I got no thanks for it? I'm hurt.

    If you look at the historical reasons for why pot was outlawed, the reasons are just as stupid as the ones you hear from the anti-gun crowd. It's a bunch of hysteria that doesn't add up in the end... but as history shows, it's not about making sense, it's about which group can shout the loudest that gets the laws passed.

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