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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 hear this a lot you know, just let people do what they want right? The problem with this is that the vast majority of drugs that are illegal are illegal for a very good reason. Unlike the pot scare, heroin could kill you in a flash, crack cocaine makes people incredibly violent, and crystal meth is a soul sucking drain on the human race.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    I hear this a lot you know, just let people do what they want right? The problem with this is that the vast majority of drugs that are illegal are illegal for a very good reason. Unlike the pot scare, heroin could kill you in a flash, crack cocaine makes people incredibly violent, and crystal meth is a soul sucking drain on the human race.
    Something we can both agree on. *looks to see if the sky is falling*

    It is also another reason why I am against the legalization of MJ. Once you start with one then the rest will follow. It's a slippery slope. And someone just asking the question proves that people would want all of them legalized eventually.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    The difference here, is that scientific evidence can prove how dangerous it is vs other drugs, this graph summarizes it best:



    If we were to do it that way, then we might as well get rid of alcohol and tobacco products, but what are the chances of that happening?
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Something we can both agree on. *looks to see if the sky is falling*

    It is also another reason why I am against the legalization of MJ. Once you start with one then the rest will follow. It's a slippery slope. And someone just asking the question proves that people would want all of them legalized eventually.
    And?

    If you can't trust people to make responsible decisions about potentially debilitating narcotics, how do you expect them to make responsible decisions about infinitely more complex issues; such as raising a child or maintaining financial solubility? You can't have it both ways.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    The difference here, is that scientific evidence can prove how dangerous it is vs other drugs, this graph summarizes it best:



    If we were to do it that way, then we might as well get rid of alcohol and tobacco products, but what are the chances of that happening?
    This is the thing that annoys me about this issue. We have worse drugs legal now, in tobacco, and alcohol, but weed is illegal. It doesn't make sense.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    All politics. Where I live in Kentucky, some farmers have big ass signs on the side of their barns that say "Thank you for continuing to smoke!" I think that kicks ass honestly, I wish I could see signs like that on the side of weed farms.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    All politics. Where I live in Kentucky, some farmers have big ass signs on the side of their barns that say "Thank you for continuing to smoke!" I think that kicks ass honestly, I wish I could see signs like that on the side of weed farms.
    Smoking's not my thing, but I do love brownies

    Now that would be something to see in the store. New from Pillsbury Weed brownie mix. I can picture the word baked being prominent on the box
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    The difference here, is that scientific evidence can prove how dangerous it is vs other drugs, this graph summarizes it best:



    If we were to do it that way, then we might as well get rid of alcohol and tobacco products, but what are the chances of that happening?
    Where'd you get the graph?

    Edit Note: BTW, tobacco is slowly becoming illegal...hadn't you noticed? Hell from what I understand it is illegal to smoke while driving in California...not sure if that is just with or also without kids though. Either way tobacco is going the way of the dodo.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by Areopagitican View Post
    And?

    If you can't trust people to make responsible decisions about potentially debilitating narcotics, how do you expect them to make responsible decisions about infinitely more complex issues; such as raising a child or maintaining financial solubility? You can't have it both ways.
    You can't make responsible decisions about debilitating narcotics. It is irresponsible to use them in the first place. And yet they are used. People are irresponsible with them.

    Are you really trying to say that people can make responsible decisions while on that crap?
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    You can't make responsible decisions about debilitating narcotics. It is irresponsible to use them in the first place. And yet they are used. People are irresponsible with them.

    Are you really trying to say that people can make responsible decisions while on that crap?
    What about handguns and knives? It's irresponsible to have a handgun. Statistically, if you own a handgun it will more likely end up hurting or killing one of your family members than ever be used successfully for self defense. What about swords? Why the hell would anybody want to own a sword? Is there any valid way to use it that isn't irresponsible?

    What about drugs you can get from a doctor, like vicodin, oxycodone, tramadol, xanax, ativan, carisoprodol, valium, codeine, ambien, seroquel, demerol, fentanyl, dilaudid, adderall, ritalin, focalin, prozac, klonopin... the list goes oooonnnn and on.

    The amount of people in jail for drugs is absurd. It costs billions of dollars every year and accomplishes nothing. Meanwhile, the largest drug dealer in the country -- big pharm corporations, are amongst the most powerful lobbies in Washington. There's a huge problem with the entire system and legalizing marijuana (a drug I don't even use or enjoy btw) is a no brainer. Once a few prominent politicians support legalization, they'll all fall like dominoes and the vast majority of Americans will support efforts to legalize.

    And marijuana is not addictive. That is, it's not physically addictive. Having cravings after quitting does not mean it's addictive. You can even have a mild to moderate physical or emotional reaction to quitting, but it's all psychological and you could experience the same thing if you quit a massive shopping habit, or you quit watching porn... pretty much anything.
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