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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Kal'Sang everything the guy is saying is very true. It just isn't sourced by wikipedia but several others as well. There has never been proof of the serious ill effects that people believe marijuana give you. It is no more worse than drinking alcohol and much less dangerous. Here are a few things you won't do while smoking pot that you could potentially do drinking alochol:
    -get poisoning from it
    -die from it
    -get violent and hurt someone else using it
    -seriously impair your vision
    -kill brain cells
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    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.
    I don't know what happened to the link.

    Cannabis is not a medical or scientific narcotic. I see you chose to avoid this point.

    Propaganda was heavily used prior and after the Marijuana Tax Act of 1936. There were no scientific studies done supporting this action. It was political.

    Pot does no harm to anyone else. It does do minor harm to the user. This is not sufficient to prevent legal casual use.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I don't know what happened to the link.

    Cannabis is not a medical or scientific narcotic. I see you chose to avoid this point.
    Mirriam-Webster: Narcotic - From the dictionary part.

    Mirriam-Webster: Drug - From the dictionary part.

    Mirriam-Webster: Narcotic - From the medical part

    Mirriam-Webster: Drug - From the medical part.

    Yes it is scientifically and medically considered a narcotic and a drug.

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Propaganda was heavily used prior and after the Marijuana Tax Act of 1936. There were no scientific studies done supporting this action. It was political.
    So what? We have the studies now.

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Pot does no harm to anyone else. It does do minor harm to the user. This is not sufficient to prevent legal casual use.
    Bull. Any drug use has been proven to harm loved ones of the user. Mainly emotional. My sister does pot. Because of the way she acted due to it she is no longer welcomed by my family or my mom and dad. She has hurt us all emotionally. Partly because of theft from us. Partly because of her attitude due to MJ.

    Oh wait...those are her actions and were not caused by pot right? Pot doesn't alter a persons personality right? That is such bullcrap.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    No, it is not. I quote the relevant definition from your link to the medical dictionary for narcotic:
    2 : a drug (as marijuana or LSD) subject to restriction similar to that of addictive narcotics whether in fact physiologically addictive and narcotic or not
    Pot is not physiologically addictive like a narcotic, nor is it classified as a scientific narcotic. It is only subject to the same restrictions as a narcotic.


    So what? We have the studies now.
    and they do NOT support this action.


    Bull. Any drug use has been proven to harm loved ones of the user. Mainly emotional. My sister does pot. Because of the way she acted due to it she is no longer welcomed by my family or my mom and dad. She has hurt us all emotionally. Partly because of theft from us. Partly because of her attitude due to MJ.

    Oh wait...those are her actions and were not caused by pot right? Pot doesn't alter a persons personality right? That is such bullcrap.
    Anecdotal and theft was no caused by the drug. Emotional pain - get over it. The fact that you have banished her says it all. Seems there is more to your opposing legalization.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    I agree. Just because they test positive doesn't mean they bought it.

    They shouldn't test for marijuana but they should do testing for heroin and crack.
    I don't think those who are being given social services should be tested at all for anything.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    The thing about testing for the harder drugs vs pot is it is a massive disparity, and many people will do harder drugs over pot just because it doesn't stay in your system as long. cocaine (or crack) for example can be out of your system in as little as one day no matter how big you are or how much you smoke. Marijuana on the other hand could take anywhere from a week to a month to get out of your system because of how it works in your system. So really, another great advantage of marijuana being legal would be it would drive down the demand for harder drugs, and using prescriptions for recreational purposes.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    No, it is not. I quote the relevant definition from your link to the medical dictionary for narcotic:


    Pot is not physiologically addictive like a narcotic, nor is it classified as a scientific narcotic. It is only subject to the same restrictions as a narcotic.
    You seem to have forgot the last two words in that defination. "or not". And yes pot is addictive. I have a friend that quit the stuff about 6 months ago and he still occasionally feels the need to smoke it.


    and they do NOT support this action.
    In all the ones that I have read over the years they DO support that action.


    Anecdotal and theft was no caused by the drug. Emotional pain - get over it. The fact that you have banished her says it all. Seems there is more to your opposing legalization.
    Knew you were going to say that. *rollseyes*

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Oh wait...those are her actions and were not caused by pot right? Pot doesn't alter a persons personality right? That is such bullcrap.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Why not legalize *all drugs*?
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by GayLibertarian View Post
    Why not legalize *all drugs*?

    I actually agree with that.
    YouTube - Ron Paul on marijuana, prohibition, and personal freedom
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    Try and start up and run a buisness with a bunch of tweakers and then come back to us. Society is no different than a business.
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