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Thread: Should marijuana be legalized?

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    For people who say ALL drugs should be legal.. I tend to agree that the drug war is a bad idea. But does this include Rohypnol and other so-called "date rape drugs"? Does this include tranquilizers or anesthetics such as chloroform that could be used as a weapon? Does this include antibiotics that produce drug-resistant disease strains when taken unnecessarily? Does this include chemical weapons or other substances used in their development?
    Should authorities have the power to search and arrest you for possessing drugs? If so, this pushes the entities behind closed doors where the regulators are the price setters. Ha! How well is this working?

    The solution is definitely not creating criminals.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by roderic View Post
    It's not just some people, but masses of them.
    That's not a sufficient reason on its own, but it adds impact to the points raised, most importantly regarding the cost of policing versus the income from taxation.
    I doesn't.
    The negative impact in triggering or amplifying mental health problems is marginal and mostly concerning adolescent users who should be excluded from sales licensing, same as with alcohol.

    The health risks of regular marijuana consumption are considerably lower than of alcohol and tobacco, and consumption in public could be equally restricted as for tobacco.
    Masses of people exceed the speed limit in their cars ,according to your logic we should abandon speed limits on roads.
    Amplifying mental health problems are not marginal, they are a serious consequence for many pot smokers.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Of course. There's no (good) reason not to.
    We should ban cigarettes and alcohol, not legalize marijuana. All 3 of them should have the exact same status in my opinion.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Should authorities have the power to search and arrest you for possessing drugs? If so, this pushes the entities behind closed doors where the regulators are the price setters. Ha! How well is this working?

    The solution is definitely not creating criminals.
    I favor a policy where possession is legal but use is illegal (though certainly a misdemeanor). It's not safe to have heroin addicts shooting up on the street or driving automobiles any more than it is having people walk around drunk. But I'm fine with recreational use in the privacy of your own home. Even if it kills you.

    I don't know if this should cover date-rape drugs or the other things I mentioned. If a rapist goes into a bar with a baggy full of Rohypnol in his pocket it makes a dangerous environment. I haven't made up my mind on that one yet. It is significantly easier to drop a pill into a woman's drink unnoticed than it is to bash her with a sock full of nickels.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    We should ban cigarettes and alcohol, not legalize marijuana. All 3 of them should have the exact same status in my opinion.
    How'd that work out the last time we tried it?
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by angrybeaver View Post
    Masses of people exceed the speed limit in their cars ,according to your logic we should abandon speed limits on roads.
    Nope, I purposefully excluded this misinterpretation of my argument. It's right there in the text you quoted;
    "That's not a sufficient reason on its own, but it adds ..."
    Amplifying mental health problems are not marginal, they are a serious consequence for many pot smokers.
    Can you back this claim up, I have not read about this.
    How large and significant is the group of people for whom mental health problems are a consequence of pot-smoking?
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by angrybeaver View Post
    We have enough problems with alchohol.
    The high strength bud thats around is dangerous to mental health.
    I've met a few people that have been damaged by smoking dope.
    So what? Who are you to stop me from smoking marijuana? If I want to take the risk it should be my choice.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    I favor a policy where possession is legal but use is illegal (though certainly a misdemeanor). It's not safe to have heroin addicts shooting up on the street or driving automobiles any more than it is having people walk around drunk. But I'm fine with recreational use in the privacy of your own home. Even if it kills you.

    I don't know if this should cover date-rape drugs or the other things I mentioned. If a rapist goes into a bar with a baggy full of Rohypnol in his pocket it makes a dangerous environment. I haven't made up my mind on that one yet. It is significantly easier to drop a pill into a woman's drink unnoticed than it is to bash her with a sock full of nickels.



    How'd that work out the last time we tried it?
    All of this is demonstrably false. Portugal has decriminalize ALL drug USE and they haven't experienced any increases in crime which can attributed to the legal usage of drugs.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    We should ban cigarettes and alcohol, not legalize marijuana. All 3 of them should have the exact same status in my opinion.
    And just who the hell are you? You going to come to my house and take the booze out of my fridge? You going to come over and take the weed out of my pocket? If you're not willing to do something yourself then you shouldn't be asking the government to do it for you. Keep you BS morality to yourself, please.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    I favor a policy where possession is legal but use is illegal (though certainly a misdemeanor). It's not safe to have heroin addicts shooting up on the street or driving automobiles any more than it is having people walk around drunk. But I'm fine with recreational use in the privacy of your own home. Even if it kills you.
    So, you mean to say use in public should be prohibited?
    I can go along with this, and of course the same restrictions concerning driving, handling machinery etc. as with alcohol should apply.

    I don't know if this should cover date-rape drugs or the other things I mentioned. If a rapist goes into a bar with a baggy full of Rohypnol in his pocket it makes a dangerous environment. I haven't made up my mind on that one yet. It is significantly easier to drop a pill into a woman's drink unnoticed than it is to bash her with a sock full of nickels.
    The risk and danger is there, whether it's legal or not, one cannot search everybody who enters a bar.
    The manufacturer's response to this is that the original brand has a strong colouring agent and will turn a drink blue, it's the illegally produced stuff which is of concern.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    he got scizophrenia from using pot
    Nobody gets schizophrenia from using marijuana. Please stop making absurd claims.

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