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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    The federal government shouldn't be able to make marajuana illegal. They don't have the constitutional power to. The states can do what the people of their state like.

    I personally think most drugs should be illegal, esp the stronger ones. After doing daycare for years I have seen the repercussions of people's private recreation. Tobacco and weed differ in how they affect the person's level of awareness.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Decriminalized? Perhaps.

    Legalized? I would rather not.
    I agree with this statement. It definitely don't think anything that alters your state of mind for a period like that should be legal. Maybe there should be an intoxication level like with alcohol.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    There's no real reason for pot to be illegal. One of the reasons why the medical marijuana people want to get pot taxed is so that it will cement it into law. The government doesn't like losing money, it's why they won't let tobacco go under. A pack of cigs is 80% tax. They're not giving up that money train.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by ds4159 View Post
    The federal government shouldn't be able to make marajuana illegal. They don't have the constitutional power to. The states can do what the people of their state like.

    I personally think most drugs should be illegal, esp the stronger ones. After doing daycare for years I have seen the repercussions of people's private recreation. Tobacco and weed differ in how they affect the person's level of awareness.
    Tabacco is much worse than pot. Nicotine hyguuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu (darn cat) is the most addictive substance on earth. Some cig addicts smoke forty bomber type smokes a day, whereas a pot head will only smoke less than a quarter once per week.

    I heard about a cig addict who spent five hundred dollars a month for government sanctioned tabacco out of his six hundred per month SS check. The government is making a killing off of killing by even selling the stuff in the first place.

    Criminalize tabacco not pot!
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by ds4159 View Post
    I agree with this statement. It definitely don't think anything that alters your state of mind for a period like that should be legal. Maybe there should be an intoxication level like with alcohol.
    I used to drink alcohol many years ago. Some times I would get kind of tanked. I used to smoke a joint to help me sober up.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Health consequences are good reasons why MJ shouldn't be used. They are not good reasons why MJ should be illegal.

    Probably 95% of the prohibitionist arguments are refuted by one simple fact: drug laws have virtually no known effect on the rate of drug use. Doomsday scenarios in the face of that are the result of overactive imaginations.

    What does have an effect on the rate of drug use is social acceptance. Removing legal penalties does not mean social acceptance, but it can open that door. So when MJ is legalized, its use should remain marginalized and not glamorized.

    The burden should be on prohibitionists to support their position, because right now their arguments are weak and do not hold up under scrutiny.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Virginia Legislature Considers Decriminalizing Marijuana

    NORML is pleased to announce that House Bill 1134, which seeks to amend marijuana possession and cultivation offenses, has been pre-filed for the 2010 legislative session.

    This measure seeks to amend present criminal marijuana penalties in several ways.

    The bill would reduce minor marijuana possession penalties from a criminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail, to a civil infraction punishable by a fine-only.
    The bill would create a rebuttable presumption that a person who grows no more than five marijuana plants grows marijuana for personal use and not for distribution, an offense punishable by a $500 civil penalty. Under present law, marijuana cultivation in any amount is classified as a felony offense, punishable by between 5 and 30 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
    The bill removes the two-year mandatory sentence for those found guilty of the distribution of less than one ounce of marijuana. House Bill 1134 also removes the the five-year mandatory minimum sentence for those found guilty of the distribution of more than one ounce of marijuana.
    The bill also raises the quantities necessary for punishment of possession with intent to distribute so as not to punish amounts that may be possessed for personal use.
    Passage of HB 1134 would spare minor marijuana offenders from criminal arrest and incarceration, as well as the emotional and financial hardships that follow. The measure would allow also law enforcement, prosecutors, and the courts to re-allocate their existing resources toward activities that will more effectively target serious criminal behavior and keep the public safe.

    Please contact your state representative and urge him or her to support HB 1134. For your convenience, a pre-written letter will be e-mailed to your state House member when you visit here:

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    NORML looks forward to working with its state affiliates and other allied organizations in favor of these common sense reforms.

    Thank you for your support of NORMLís marijuana law reform efforts in Virginia.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    You are using an assumption like an assertion.
    How are you doing today Mr. Pot, are you enjoying your converesation with Senor Kettle?

    Quote Originally Posted by ds4159 View Post
    The federal government shouldn't be able to make marajuana illegal. They don't have the constitutional power to. The states can do what the people of their state like.
    I like your thought, but its dealing in the realm of hypotheticals and not reality. Reality is currently they do and it runs askew of state laws. To do as you say, the Federal government would at the very least need to pull back and remove their bans and laws against it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ds4159 View Post
    I agree with this statement. It definitely don't think anything that alters your state of mind for a period like that should be legal. Maybe there should be an intoxication level like with alcohol.
    Mind altering, at least in the way marijuana does it in the majority of people, isn't too far off from the mind altering ability of alcohol yet that is allowed. I don't see why saying "its okay do use this mild mind altering drug but not this other one"

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    I used to drink alcohol many years ago. Some times I would get kind of tanked. I used to smoke a joint to help me sober up.
    Well, thank you for another worthless anecdote that just furhter reinforces damaging pothead stereotypes, spreads useless anecdotal misinformation, and further damages the legitimate chance that such a movement has to take off. Otherwise known as the majority of your posts on this subject.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    That's your opinion Zypy. Opinions are like butt holes. Everyone has one.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by angrybeaver View Post
    It alleviates depression is about the dumbest thing that I have seen today, congratulations.
    Mentally crippling is having the potential to make you so mentally ill that you are crippled, couldnt you work that out for yourself?

    Its pretty well documented that cannabis can exacerbate mental illness .
    Reefer madness has got nothing to do with it.
    Apparently you seem so stupid that you cannot see the risk you are taking.
    Idiots who claim that there is no danger at all in taking a drug..no matter what drug it is are inherently stupid and cannot make their own decisions.
    You belong in that category of idiot.
    You keep talking about the dangers of marijuana but you fail to consider the most important point, that is, it's none of your damn business what I put in my body.

    There's this thing, dunno if you've heard of it, which is called individual liberty that people have a right to in this country. Your authoritarian stance on marijuana is anti-American and anti-liberty. How about instead of worrying so much about what I smoke or drink, you concentrate on your own life and just leave me the hell alone. I'm tired of nosy, busy-bodies like yourself who think they have some kind of moral obligation to save me or guide my life decisions.

    I neither need nor want your input, so get out of my face and mind your own business.

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