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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Yes, it is. But it still demonstrates my point that people make decisions so poorly that they must be protected from themselves. As I've noted before, my problem with the War on Drugs is not the goals, but the methodologies. I support legalization, but my goals are still to reduce the incidence of drug use in America, keep drugs away from kids, and reduce the amount of damage caused by recreational drug use to society.
    Believe it or not, I share your goals to a degree: reduce the incidence of drug use in America, keep drugs away from kids, and reduce the amount of damage caused by recreational drug use to society. I do think it is acceptable to alter your consciousness with recreational drugs, but they should be used responsibly and they should not cause damage. Being a long time cig smoker, I am wary of other serious addictions. I think that is harmful. Coke, heroin, meth are all very addictive. LSD, psilocybin and ecstasy are not very addictive. Marijuana is not very addictive. Legalize all of it, restrict coke, meth, and heroin. Chronic use is something I object to. Daily use of marijuana is excessive. I think the solution for this type of problem is what worked for cigarettes - no ads promoting, ads condemning. Education on the dangers. And of course minors cannot purchase drugs.


    I support the government's involvement because my political philosophy is rooted in concern for societal fitness rather than individual rights.
    Are you buying that society is fittest when people have the most individual freedom?

    I don't share your assessment of market protectionism. The State should work closely with Corporations for the good of society, by ensuring that the Corporations support the State's goals.
    I disagree. The State should serve the Corporation and create a healthy business environment.

    I disagree. We are the government; it is an expression of our united Will as a nation. To say that the government cannot decide what is healthy and what is moral is to say that we, as a culture, cannot define these values for ourselves.
    Morality should not be legislated. We the people form the government, but we should not use the government to set law that defines good behavior. Only limit behavior that impacts another's life, liberty or pursuit of happiness.

    This opens the door to blatant defiance of cultural norms and other forms of degenerate behavior and leads to a sharp decline in the unity and fitness of a nation. I think the American people have been in such a state for the last fifty years, and every day I am reminded of the toll that it takes on our values and our ability to exert ourselves politically, economically, and militarily. I do not believe that this is a reality we must accept; if human rights or civil rights interfere with what is necessary for power, for survival, then I believe that it is those rights which must give way.
    I totally disagree with this. We are a stronger nation economically, culturally, morally, militarily than 50 years ago. There are degeneracies and shortcomings, but the overall health is better. The rise of drugs and rock'n'roll had its negatives and it's positives. It is an expression of pure individualism. We have a high divorce rate and single parent families, but most have nothing to do with drugs. Still, we have non-traditional strengths with inventions of the digital age and raising kids in spite of it all. The real danger is too much government spending.

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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    What's wrong with civilians shooting or snorting a little Marijuana?

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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Seems to me this subject is already settled by most anyone you speak with on the street. Alcohol is a far more powerful drug yet because of social mores regarding its usage it is legal. Just legalise it and stop all the nonsense. You’re creating a mainstream black market that other far more addictive drugs are being brought into mainstream use because it is illegal. This is a drug that is not addictive and has relatively low social expenses even compared to alcohol use.

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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    That guy is awesome in concert.
    A great showman.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    That guy is awesome in concert.
    A great showman.
    Yeah, I saw him in Winston-Salem about 16 years ago. Awesome!

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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    This is another one of those issues whereby: I was raised in a fundamentalist Christian household, and I thought what they told me to think. For a lot of years, I believed as they did on the big, important stuff. Then I started reading and understanding the flip side of the coin, which is why at the bright old age of 52 I strongly believe marijuana should be legalized.

    The fact that I also believe that alcohol should be illegal should not be held against me.

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    Simple but controversial question. It's a well know fact that it is less dangerous than Tobacco and Alcohol yet we imprison almost 1 million people every year for simple possession. The government spends billions every year fighting Marijuana yet it just proves to be futile. It is also considered medically useful for over 200 diseases and illnesses.

    Ok my intro is somewhat biased

    to counter my point

    Marijuana makes black people go crazy and rape white women. It also kills brain cells and takes away all motivation and turns you into a pacifist!

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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Why 'only under'. What are the regulatory controls you have in mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    It should be legalized, but only under strict regulatory controls.

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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Yeah, I saw him in Winston-Salem about 16 years ago. Awesome!
    Still have my concert T from about 11 years ago.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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