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    The Legalization of Marijuana

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    Do you suppor the legalization of marijuana?

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    bailey2092
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    The Legalization of Marijuana

    Post by bailey2092 on Sat May 14, 2011 9:16 pm

    So, as you can see from the poll question, I want each of your input on the legalization of marijuana.

    First, let me say that I am not a "stoner," nor do I intend to try marijuana, which could potentially make my arguments all the more powerful.

    As for me, I support legalization as long at it has basically the same restrictions as alcohol. The same DUI rules will still apply, of course, just like with alcohol. Also, the age 21 is a good age to allow for purchase, because, at least in my opinion, that is the age where the mind matures enough to buy responsibly (for most people). Now, I know that this won't stop underage people buy using it, just like they use alcohol under the legal age, but it would allow for a possible legal alternative that is potentially more healthy.

    This brings up my next point: Cannabis, being all natural, is healthier for you than alcohol (as well as cigarettes in some respects). The main danger of marijuana truly comes from it being "laced" with other substances, which if marijuana is legalized and vended by legal tenders, could be eliminated and stores will sell only truly natural marijuana.

    From a political point of view, this will also bring in tax revenue for the government, possibly enough to bring this country out of debt. With the amount of people who illegally purchase marijuana, if taxes were imposed on the purchase, the United States could possibly bring in millions or billions of dollars in revenue a year.

    Now as for the other side of this argument, many people say that marijuana is a gateway drug to other, more harmful drugs. To the people who make that statement, I have only this to say: are alcohol and nicotine not the exact same thing?
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    Re: The Legalization of Marijuana

    Post by hdavis on Sat May 14, 2011 9:24 pm

    violence is in drug trafficking. and marjuana is just as bad as beer anyway Razz
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    Re: The Legalization of Marijuana

    Post by Rock on Mon May 30, 2011 9:08 am

    I don't want a bunch of druggies walking around.
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    Re: The Legalization of Marijuana

    Post by aaa on Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:45 pm

    Marijuana has a lesser effect on health then tobacco, so I don't care. Just as long as they don't puff it in my face like people do with cigarettes.
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    Post by MotownMurder on Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:30 pm

    The whole "medicinal use" thing is such bullshit anyway, that i'd have to go with either yes or no. I choose no.
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    Re: The Legalization of Marijuana

    Post by Tim on Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:28 pm

    zombieman84 wrote:The whole "medicinal use" thing is such bullshit anyway, that i'd have to go with either yes or no. I choose no.


    Yep yep.


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    Re: The Legalization of Marijuana

    Post by StonedTurtle on Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:51 pm

    I can already see the hate in here and I'm here to tell you the medicinal use for Marijuana isn't bullshit, you may think it's bullshit but if you do enough research you'll find otherwise. I've met terminally ill patients, people with diabetes, people with eating disorders and various other people and they've have indeed benefited from marijuana. It gives them a higher quality of life, which is something rare for people with such problems. It also is great for combating the side effects of chemotherapy. Marijuana alone could reduce over 75% of pharmaceuticals that are used today.

    Not to mention there has been countless research and studies by universities and other organizations that have proven there is a whole slew of uses for marijuana in a medical sense.

    Let's not forget the benefits of marijuana outside of the realm of smoking or ingesting it. For instance, the stems of marijuana plants is a great resource for creating paper and could easily eliminate the need to cut down trees for paper completely. And because it can be grown out of soil there is less risk of damaging the land. It also can be harassed as great fuel alternative, a cleaner alternative mind you with less ecological impact from use and from gathering it. Oh and when done properly the oil for the seeds of marijuana can be used to break down cholesterol within a person's body.

    Now legalizing it for all to consume would yield many benefits as well. For instance, you could tax us and make huge profits off of marijuana alone. California makes over a billion dollars a year from it and it's the biggest cash crop in California, grapes being the second and that's just with it being legalized for medical purposes. It would be more easily regulated and thus kids would have a much harder time getting it because a drug dealer doesn't ask for ID. It would create more jobs, which if your in the U.S. you know is an issue right now. It would severely, if not completely, reduce all gang related crimes involving the importing/sale of marijuana. And we would save tax payers money by not placing non-violent drug offenders in jail. The best part is that by making it legal it would reduce usage among teens and adults, this has been proven in Amsterdam.

    Now you may think I'm pulling this out of my ass and if you do, do some research instead of assuming things. I've taken the time to do my research and I think everyone should before they make these hasty assumptions or out right want it banned. Oh and marijuana is NOTHING LIKE ALCOHOL. You can still function normally, you might smile or giggle a little bit but you aren't blatantly unable to function. They've even done research and showed that people who drove high on marijuana drove better then those who were sober and those who were drunk. The only difference was they tend to miss their exit, but instead of swurving through traffic to try and get their exit they just get off at the next one. Don't forget marijuana has a recorded total of 0 deaths, and although smoking of marijuana as it's health risks the using of vaporizers or eating marijuana completely negate these.

    Prohibition never works, it was proven with alcohol and is currently being proven again. All that's happening is we are wasting money on something completely pointless.
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    Re: The Legalization of Marijuana

    Post by kalib the realist on Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:32 pm

    I'm a proud supporter of marijuana because I used to use it. I feel if they legalized it youth wouldn't think there badass by smoking it. So therefore there just smoking wat now a days is a cigarette. Then they wouldn't have pressure to go bigger and badder. According to scientist it's worse for you then cigarettes but I doubt it. Marijauna is natural and all it does is relax the senses. If it was legal we wouldn't have as many arrest. But another thing is the government wants to keep it illegal so they can make there money off of people sitting in facilities.
    Sincerely:Mod Kalib The Realist.


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    Post by JP on Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:22 am

    I am a daily pot smoker I don't go out and get high and cause trouble, I just do it for recreation purposes. I have now had 4 pot related legal charges that I don't think were at all necessarily. I am now on probation for a pot related charge and am smoking a pack of ciggs every 2 days witch is killing me much quicker. (I know I am going to get a lot of flack about that from people saying it is my own damn fault) but I do this the help with my high stress as well and my anger! I think and agree that pot should be legalized and would help not only the pot user but also the government, they would undoubtedly tax pot and would make a hefty chunk of change not to mention free up about half of the jail and prison population!


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    Re: The Legalization of Marijuana

    Post by FearOfTheSouth on Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:07 pm

    I don't support marijuana being so fucking casual- but im kinda open to it being legal nowadays.
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    Re: The Legalization of Marijuana

    Post by Jordan Jereb on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:38 pm

    It just got legalized in NC.


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    Re: The Legalization of Marijuana

    Post by Tim on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:45 pm

    J3 wrote:It just got legalized in NC.

    Washington's next.

    UPDATE: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/massachusetts-votes-favor-medical-marijuana-bill-041305835--election.html


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