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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by angrybeaver View Post
    It can bring on depression and make people delusional.
    If you have been smoking it for fifty years and you have never met a 'pot head' then you couldnt have been looking.
    You dont die of an overdose and it doesnt usually make people violent but its still a nasty drug
    it's no more dnagerous than alcohol, less so, probably. i've never met a mean pot-head. ;-)

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    it's no more dnagerous than alcohol, less so, probably. i've never met a mean pot-head. ;-)
    i have, he was fine until he stopped taking the meds for his marijuana induced scizophrenia, then he was a wife beater

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Marijuana and ALL OTHER drugs should be legal for private recreational use.

    AND....they, and alcohol and tobacco, should be subject to only the same sales tax all other commodities are subject to, like batteries, tires, clothes, watches, Playstations, CD's and DVD's, etc.

    Let's stop pretending the government should engineer society by selectively taxing consumer products.

    And if some dumb ass OD's on heroin as a result, let him die if you don't want to use your own money to support him. DO NOT decide that since you don't want to use your own money you should be free to tap into my assets instead.
    Well, the topic is only about marijuana. If we're going to legalize all drugs, then I DEFINITELY want it heavily taxed, especially to health care and specifically for drug treatment and support. The way I figure it if we're going to legalize all addictive drugs then we should at the very least help and support people who decide to get off of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    I would have to say that the Pluses of Pot, more than compensate for any negative folks my perceive it to have. --Putting a heavy "Sin Tax" on it, will just continue the underground market for tax free pot. Crime will continue to rise. Make it legal, so there is no money for the crooks to fight over. ---where is that pipe??
    Not necessarily. After all, legitimate marijuana dealers won't mix their joints with other harder drugs. It'll be more reputable, especially because it'll be able to advertise. While there will be some underground market for tax-free marijuana it won't be enough to prevent reputable marijuana businesses who pay the taxes for it from doing business. For example, while alcohol products have high taxes, moonshiners haven't put Anheuser-Bush or Jack Daniels out of business. It wouldn't make criminals worse criminals - it would make criminals turn to businessmen.

    Quote Originally Posted by angrybeaver View Post
    It can bring on depression and make people delusional.
    So can religions but we're not criminalizing all of them based on that fact.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    i have, he was fine until he stopped taking the meds for his marijuana induced scizophrenia, then he was a wife beater
    wait a minute, pot induced schizophrenia? what?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    i have, he was fine until he stopped taking the meds for his marijuana induced scizophrenia, then he was a wife beater
    he was going to get schizophrenia anyway! Marijuana does not cause it, but can bring it out sooner in someone. So he smoked pot and beat his wife...it is not funny but I keep laughing. the person who wrote this has obviously never smoked. It makes you introverted and peaceful not aggressive! That person had issues to begin with.

    YES it should be legal but not for medicinal purposes. There are other drugs with less side effects. Once a marijuana breathalyzer is developed the government will capitalize on it, I assume that is how they plan on paying back all the $$$ they spent.

    Anyone who says it should not be legal is not considering that:
    -marijuana makes you passive/alcohol makes you aggressive
    -marijuana is not physically addictive/alcohol is
    -marijuana makes you drive slower and be more cautious/alcohol makes you reckless (not that you should be on the road while intoxicated)
    -marijuana is a bronchial dilator, and does not cause lung cancer. In fact, cannibinoids (sp?) actually have cancer fighting properties- I can back this up with medical studies of anyone wants.../alcohol kills your liver

    Not that I advocate smoking it, but it is a given if alcohol is legal, marijuana should be too. But it opens your mind (brain circuit 5 I believe as opposed to alcohols #2) which is dangerous for the government. Open minded people are harder to manipulate.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    it's no more dnagerous than alcohol, less so, probably. i've never met a mean pot-head. ;-)
    I agree that pot is no more dangerous than alchohol.
    I think that having one legal dangerous drug is enough.
    There is room for compromise maybe.
    A relatively low thc content bud or hash may be an answer.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by freedomofusa View Post
    he was going to get schizophrenia anyway! Marijuana does not cause it, but can bring it out sooner in someone. So he smoked pot and beat his wife...it is not funny but I keep laughing. the person who wrote this has obviously never smoked. It makes you introverted and peaceful not aggressive! That person had issues to begin with.

    YES it should be legal but not for medicinal purposes. There are other drugs with less side effects. Once a marijuana breathalyzer is developed the government will capitalize on it, I assume that is how they plan on paying back all the $$$ they spent.

    Anyone who says it should not be legal is not considering that:
    -marijuana makes you passive/alcohol makes you aggressive
    -marijuana is not physically addictive/alcohol is
    -marijuana makes you drive slower and be more cautious/alcohol makes you reckless (not that you should be on the road while intoxicated)
    -marijuana is a bronchial dilator, and does not cause lung cancer. In fact, cannibinoids (sp?) actually have cancer fighting properties- I can back this up with medical studies of anyone wants.../alcohol kills your liver

    Not that I advocate smoking it, but it is a given if alcohol is legal, marijuana should be too. But it opens your mind (brain circuit 5 I believe as opposed to alcohols #2) which is dangerous for the government. Open minded people are harder to manipulate.
    marijuana can be addictive to people who have addicitive tendencies, just like anything else. it should be legal, but i wouldn't discount some of the problems it can cause.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    I disagree. I've been smoking over fifty years and I never met anyone it has killed. The dea lies and even says that it is addictive. That's total bull.

    Water is more dangerous than pot. A contestent recently died from water intoxication.

    I get a kick out of the lies the media tells about it. They often say that so and so was smoking marijuana during a crime but fail to mention that so and so was drunk out of their minds, too. They blame the pot and disregard more abusive drugs.
    Sure, there is a lot of demonising going on in the media, but pot is actually addictive, just as sugar is. It does cause withdrawal symptoms ranging from craving and mood swings to disorientation.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by freedomofusa View Post
    he was going to get schizophrenia anyway! Marijuana does not cause it, but can bring it out sooner in someone. So he smoked pot and beat his wife...it is not funny but I keep laughing. the person who wrote this has obviously never smoked. It makes you introverted and peaceful not aggressive! That person had issues to begin with.

    YES it should be legal but not for medicinal purposes. There are other drugs with less side effects. Once a marijuana breathalyzer is developed the government will capitalize on it, I assume that is how they plan on paying back all the $$$ they spent.

    Anyone who says it should not be legal is not considering that:
    -marijuana makes you passive/alcohol makes you aggressive
    -marijuana is not physically addictive/alcohol is
    -marijuana makes you drive slower and be more cautious/alcohol makes you reckless (not that you should be on the road while intoxicated)
    -marijuana is a bronchial dilator, and does not cause lung cancer. In fact, cannibinoids (sp?) actually have cancer fighting properties- I can back this up with medical studies of anyone wants.../alcohol kills your liver

    Not that I advocate smoking it, but it is a given if alcohol is legal, marijuana should be too. But it opens your mind (brain circuit 5 I believe as opposed to alcohols #2) which is dangerous for the government. Open minded people are harder to manipulate.
    Someone I know has MS and grows their own bud.
    The pot has a very beneficial effect ,it reduces the symptoms of the MS considerably.
    Pot has some good points but allowing the strong bud to be legal is simply wrong..like only allowing alchohol to be sold as absinthe.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    angry- fact is people are going to smoke whether or not it's legal. And we are going to continue to pay over 30k per prisoner in tax dollars to jail people that are only hurting themselves (dealers included! Buyers do it to themselves)

    Legalizing it would:

    -Make us a TON of money. The government could tax the $h!+ out of it and the lazy pot heads could make up for their lack of income tax.
    -Eliminate it from being a gateway drug. It is ONLY a gateway drug BECAUSE it is illegal. Think about it.
    -Save us a ton of money. Who wants to put potheads in jail? Just let them hang out on their couches. They aren't causing many problems, except perhaps starting chaos in their video games

    Come on people, this is beneficial to ALL, smokers and non.

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