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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    If a doper gets behind the wheel of a car and is in and accident and kills several people including himself??????????
    are you in favor of banning alcohol?

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    If a doper gets behind the wheel of a car and is in and accident and kills several people including himself??????????

    Bye Bye, when you guys come up with some logical thinking let me know........
    So you are admitting that marijuana doesn't kill you, driving does?

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    If a doper gets behind the wheel of a car and is in and accident and kills several people including himself??????????

    Bye Bye, when you guys come up with some logical thinking let me know........
    get your happy arse back here, quit with the theatrics...do you favor banning alcohol? yes? no?

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    If a doper gets behind the wheel of a car and is in and accident and kills several people including himself??????????

    Bye Bye, when you guys come up with some logical thinking let me know........
    Guns don't kill people. People kill people (and themselves)

    Alcohol doesn't kill people. People kill people (and themselves)

    Marijuana doesn't kill people. Period.

    The vast majority of DUI-related accidents where the driver tests positive for marijuana also involved a significant use of alcohol. Show me the statistics of DUI-related accidents resulting solely from marijuana usage.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    If we tried to stop everything that could impair a driver to the point of causing fatal accidents prohibition would be back in full swing and we saw it worked as well as the prohibition on pot has. No doubt if someone gets too messed up to drive safely and kills another person that is wrong, but to think it is prevented by a law making a substance ANY substance illegal isn't clear headed thinking. It also is false to think locking up petty drug USERS will somehow protect society, especially when so many legal prescription drugs, cough syrup, hell's bells even huffing paint is readily available, when the costs for incarcerate are high but then again, just how many deaths from car accidents related to pot do we have on the record?

    Perhaps it is a generational thing, old folks saw pot as what the 'lesser' folks used, civilized people used PBR or Jack to get blitz'd.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Not if its not available.....If you would into a store and buy it you would have a hell of a lot more crazed people out there....
    That's the point: It is available. Samsmart is right. The same people who would do heroin after it is legalized are those same people who would do heroin while it is criminalized.

    No one with any brains or desire to live is going to inject themselves with heroin just because it's legal. Anyway, an addictive drug like heroin or nicotine should only be available by prescription to people already addicted. People can take pot or alcohol (most people anyway) or leave them. There is no chemical dependency.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That's the point: It is available. Samsmart is right. The same people who would do heroin after it is legalized are those same people who would do heroin while it is criminalized.

    No one with any brains or desire to live is going to inject themselves with heroin just because it's legal. Anyway, an addictive drug like heroin or nicotine should only be available by prescription to people already addicted. People can take pot or alcohol (most people anyway) or leave them. There is no chemical dependency.
    Even if there was dependency to THC, it has very little harmful effect unless it is abused A LOT. Caffeine is more harmful to long term brain function than THC and Amphetemines! Yet people drink cup after cup of coffee and drink can after can of soda! It is hipocrisy to say that you would not poison your body while you sip a steamy cup of joe.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    Even if there was dependency to THC, it has very little harmful effect unless it is abused A LOT. Caffeine is more harmful to long term brain function than THC and Amphetemines! Yet people drink cup after cup of coffee and drink can after can of soda! It is hipocrisy to say that you would not poison your body while you sip a steamy cup of joe.
    I'm not sure that moderate levels of caffeine are harmful. In fact, there is evidence that coffee is good for you:

    A growing body of research shows that coffee drinkers, compared to nondrinkers, are:
    less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and dementia
    have fewer cases of certain cancers, heart rhythm problems, and strokes
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Well, cough, cough.

    Yes we should legalize it. The punishments for it are extreme.Locking someone up for marijuana amounts to chopping someone's hand off for stealing or executing someone for speeding. Legalizing might increase usage since legality increases access, but its not like trying to legalize hard drugs or certain prescription drugs for recreational use. That said I don't believe for a second that the government can get rich off it in taxes due to the fact many people would be growing it themselves.Nor do I believe that every sick person could smoke a joint or eat some special brownies and be cured of some ailment or be alleviated of pain.I also don't believe it will stop the cartels in Mexico due to the fact the cartels are not going to start allowing competition just because something is legal.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Yes we should legalize it. The punishments for it are extreme.Locking someone up for marijuana amounts to chopping someone's hand off for stealing or executing someone for speeding. Legalizing might increase usage since legality increases access, but its not like trying to legalize hard drugs or certain prescription drugs for recreational use. That said I don't believe for a second that the government can get rich off it in taxes due to the fact many people would be growing it themselves.Nor do I believe that every sick person could smoke a joint or eat some special brownies and be cured of some ailment or be alleviated of pain.I also don't believe it will stop the cartels in Mexico due to the fact the cartels are not going to start allowing competition just because something is legal.
    You have it right up to the Mexican cartels part. There is no way they could compete with legal growers in the US, not unless the taxes were extreme.
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