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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    I believe it should be legalized. For one, you are never EVER going to be able to get rid of it. Two, why are we wasting millions and millions of tax payer dollars incarcirating people when it could be taxed and generate billions of dollars. When compared to alcohol it is by far the lesser of 2 evils. I do not think it is a gateway drug to more drug. maybe a gateway to munchies, but that's about it.

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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    I'm thinking, "Really. Another marijuana thread. Surprise, surprise."

    Then I smoke a bowl and dream about a dog chasing his tail.

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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    ...There is no longer a need to break laws in order to voice your displeasure at the government and its laws. We now have things called peaceful protests...
    The act of protest is civil disobedience. The act of speaking out against a perceived wrong or assembling to protest is protected by the Constitutions of the United States and the state you reside, do you really think if those protections were no longer present that the government would actually let you speak out against them or their decisions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    We have the ability to do things without breaking the law and still be heard.
    They already limit your ability to protest by requiring permits to form large protests and tell you where you can protest. If you go outside of the permit or fail to obtain a permit, you can be arrested.

    Additionally the government is trying to get into “regulation” of the internet, just how free do you think your speech will be with that regulation? I wonder what permits will be required to have a blog or post an opinion on a forum.

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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Yes. It should be legalized.

    Now can we finally be done with our 4 new threads about marijuana legalization every other week please?
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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanInBranson View Post
    I believe it should be legalized. For one, you are never EVER going to be able to get rid of it.
    Yes, I agree with this statement, and it is why I agree with your statement that we should legalize murder.
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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    2.....having marijuana illegal accomplishes nothing positive

    DING DING DING DING DING DING. We have a winner.

    All this blah blah about how damaging the substance is compared to alcohol, nicotine, etc, etc doesn't do a damn bit of good.

    If people are going to argue the purpose, they need to do it coming from the right place.

    It has nothing to do with how the substance compares to alcohol. Thats getting into scientific mumbo that isn't needed. The fact is that possessing/using a substance yourself, in your home, bothering nobody is not violating anyone's rights, it is not endangering anyone (except said user, who takes that risk upon him/herself), it is not limiting another's freedom. The enforcement of marijuana laws has resulted in the death of many people on both sides of the struggle (criminal and law enforcement alike). This substance is not worth ONE life of my brothers in blue.

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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by OldDominionWhig View Post
    The act of protest is civil disobedience. The act of speaking out against a perceived wrong or assembling to protest is protected by the Constitutions of the United States and the state you reside, do you really think if those protections were no longer present that the government would actually let you speak out against them or their decisions?
    You're trying to lump all types of protests into one single catagory. Sorry but that don't fly. Peaceful protests are allowed and has been since the begining of the US. That is not civil disobedience. Now if you protest by getting into fights with the police or breaking things then that is civil disobedience.

    As for your last question why even talk about it? I agree that they wouldn't. But the point is moot considering that it is a part of our Constitution. And getting rid of it is going to take A LOT of work and would cause a lot of problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by OldDominionWhig View Post
    They already limit your ability to protest by requiring permits to form large protests and tell you where you can protest. If you go outside of the permit or fail to obtain a permit, you can be arrested.
    Any right that we have has it limits. Requiring permits and only allowing certain area's to protest in is a smart thing to do. It allows organization which helps to keep peace. It keeps one protesting group from interfering with another and drowning out their right to be heard. And there are many other perfectly acceptable reasons to require permits and such. Do you really want riots to happen? Traffic jams that stop area's from getting needed supplies?

    Quote Originally Posted by OldDominionWhig View Post
    Additionally the government is trying to get into “regulation” of the internet, just how free do you think your speech will be with that regulation? I wonder what permits will be required to have a blog or post an opinion on a forum.
    When all is said and done? Just as much as you have right now. Provided the sites you visit are based in this country. The rights that are enumerated in our Constitution will apply to the internet also.
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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    DING DING DING DING DING DING. We have a winner.

    All this blah blah about how damaging the substance is compared to alcohol, nicotine, etc, etc doesn't do a damn bit of good.

    If people are going to argue the purpose, they need to do it coming from the right place.

    It has nothing to do with how the substance compares to alcohol. Thats getting into scientific mumbo that isn't needed. The fact is that possessing/using a substance yourself, in your home, bothering nobody is not violating anyone's rights, it is not endangering anyone (except said user, who takes that risk upon him/herself), it is not limiting another's freedom. The enforcement of marijuana laws has resulted in the death of many people on both sides of the struggle (criminal and law enforcement alike). This substance is not worth ONE life of my brothers in blue.

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    Actually if we wanted to we could wipe out MJ. We have the technology to do so right now.

    As for the part in bold...

    Tell that to the people that get thier stuff stolen due to addicts. Tell that to the people that have died due to some idiot smoking it while driving..or just driving while high. Despite what pro-MJ people say...it does hurt more people than just the user.
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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanInBranson View Post
    I believe it should be legalized. For one, you are never EVER going to be able to get rid of it. Two, why are we wasting millions and millions of tax payer dollars incarcirating people when it could be taxed and generate billions of dollars. When compared to alcohol it is by far the lesser of 2 evils. I do not think it is a gateway drug to more drug. maybe a gateway to munchies, but that's about it.
    Money is never a good reason to legalize anything. Why not just say "Hey! Lets legalize assassins so that we can tax it and make money!"
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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Actually if we wanted to we could wipe out MJ. We have the technology to do so right now.

    As for the part in bold...

    Tell that to the people that get thier stuff stolen due to addicts. Tell that to the people that have died due to some idiot smoking it while driving..or just driving while high. Despite what pro-MJ people say...it does hurt more people than just the user.
    Im fully aware of that, in fact my colleagues bring this up all the time. When is the last time you heard of someone committing a burglary or robbery to get the money to afford cigarettes? Once you get legalization started, and the price doesn't have to be jacked up to cover the cost of the risk involved, the price is lowered and the product gets purchased at the store like beer and cigarettes. Theft problem fixed.

    All one does when they arrest a marijuana user is cost them more money that they then have to go steal **** to recover said cost.
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