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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    It was propaganda that made it illegal in the first place.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    We don't need more cancerous and mild altering drugs.
    Oh, yes. yes we do.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Interesting, out of the 49 no votes, only 1 is from a member here.

    Anyways, yes it should be legal, it's no worse than alcohol, and the only reason it was made illegal was due to propaganda in the early 1900's.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Mods, for the love of all things good and holy, please create a Drug/alcohol sub forum!!!!
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by FreeRoamer View Post
    This is of course, assuming these restrictions were in place:
    - a strictly enforced age limit
    - a ban on public usage
    - a ban on operating machinery while under the influence
    - and a ban on social services to those who produced positive urine tests.

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    LMAO nice one Jucon.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Let's look at the benefits of making it legal:
    -It can be taxed similarly like alcohol and cigarettes are creating hundreds of millions in state and federal revenue a year
    -It can help reinvigorate our agriculture industry not just on a recreational level but on a textile level as well (with the hemp)
    -Chances are a lot less people would waste their money on crappy man made medicines that are worse for them anyways, therefore medical companies would be forced to lower their prices overall just to get people to buy their wares
    -It would severely reduce the problems we have on the border, and drug related violence around border states
    -It would free up the prison system saving tax payers millions in dollars

    Disadvantages:
    -Ah man do I have to go to work now? Oh well guess I do?
    -Ah man do I have to go to the store and buy more oreos now? Oh well guess I do?
    -Skunk weed
    -Bogarting

    Seriously how could ANYONE be against the legalization? From what I understand the majority of Americans are for the legalization of it so we need to do this right now.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    It should be legal. The Fed Gov should stay out of it. Each state should set the regulations on it. Marijuana is better for you than alcohol.
    Actually the British Journal of Medicine just released the results of a study that showed people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol have less inflammation from arthritis and that those who drink are less likely to get arthritis altogether. Just a note.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I believe it should not be legalized for recreational purposes either.
    I do.

    It's a schedule 1 drug for a reason.
    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcotic:
    A looser usage of the word "narcotic" to refer to any illegal or unlawfully possessed drug including marijuana and heroin is common worldwide, although these substances are not considered narcotics in a medical or scientific context. The central drug policy making body within the United Nations, for instance, is the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, although the United Nations officially defines a narcotic drug to be "any of the substances, natural or synthetic, in Schedules I and II of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, and that Convention as amended by the 1972 Protocol Amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961" Used in this manner the word "narcotic" is a useful if not wholly accurate label to denote any drug that is subject to the U.S. Controlled Substances Act, or similar legislation elsewhere.
    So, because they are listed in the Schedule I, they are considered narcotics. That is all.

    It is on the schedule 1 because they have been demonized and propagandized throughout the 30's, 40's, 50's and to today. It is the "devil's weed" and it will get your daughter pregnant by a Mexican. No actual scientific data went into the decision. In fact, the AMA was against making marijuana illegal. Corporate interests drove making it illegal.

    I don't buy the propaganda of "it's natural, non toxic, and herb maaan."
    As opposed to the propaganda that it will make you crazy?

    It's a mind altering substance that should be kept illegal. We don't need more cancerous and mild altering drugs.
    What is the problem with mind altering substances? It doesn't harm anyone and it should be our individual choice.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I do.



    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcotic:


    So, because they are listed in the Schedule I, they are considered narcotics. That is all.

    It is on the schedule 1 because they have been demonized and propagandized throughout the 30's, 40's, 50's and to today. It is the "devil's weed" and it will get your daughter pregnant by a Mexican. No actual scientific data went into the decision. In fact, the AMA was against making marijuana illegal. Corporate interests drove making it illegal.



    As opposed to the propaganda that it will make you crazy?



    What is the problem with mind altering substances? It doesn't harm anyone and it should be our individual choice.
    Wow...soooo many problems in this one post.

    1: You're using wiki. A worthless site that can be edited by ANYONE. It's basically a glorified blog website.

    2: Your link does not go to the page with which you quote. Why don't you make one?

    3: Your quote starts out "A looser usage of the word "narcotic""...seriously? A looser usage? That alone would disqualify anything to anyone with even half a brain.

    4: No it will not get your daughter pregnant from a mexican. No one of any decent scientific standing that wants to be taken seriously would ever have said that. The only ones that do are idiots...probably originally by dopers themselves trying to be sarcastic.

    5: If you seriously think that mind altering substances doesn't hurt anyone then I would suggest to you to take a big sniff of coccaine. See weather or not it will hurt someone.

    6: The only ones calling it propaganda are those with no brains...at least imo. I've seen the effects on people that smoke MJ personally. You cannot tell me that it does no harm and think that I will take you seriously.

    IMO those trying to say that pot does no harm are no better than cigarette companies when they were saying the same thing.

    Yes there are medicinal uses for MJ. There are medicinal uses for any herb out there. But just like everything else if it is used improperly or in excess it can and will hurt you and by default the ones you love.
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