Alaska TV reporter resigns on air to fight for marijuana legalization

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  1. Peace macrumors Core

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    I saw that..It sounded like she was getting ready to be fired for her causes so she quit instead.
     
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  4. impulse462 macrumors 68000

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    Weed is all NATURAL! its from the GROUND! hence i will smoke WHEN I WANT. but all those DANGEROUS FDA-approved drugs which all have their roots (no pun intended) in plants are not for me!!
     
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    I don't see the problem, she is going to devote resources to something she believes in, more power to her.
     
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    Might very well be.

    She could end up writing for the Huffington Post. Be the expert on how awesome it is being a drug addict.
     
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    True.
    I just find dedicating your life to drugs not a smart choice. But that's just my personal opinion.
    Whatever rocks her boat.
     
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    I don't know, seems like a decent capitalistic venture while the going gets good :eek:, I don't smoke BUT I would sure as hell see about profiting from it :)
     
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    I really wish people would stop calling pot a drug. It's not a drug. It's a plant.

    Some drugs come from plants but those are processed and altered before becoming a drug.

    Pot is not.
     
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    How cute. I actually thought pot was a round container used for cooking, but what do I know?
     
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    Khat is a plant...you support that too? More importantly, you support the expansion of thought addled legalized drug addiction?

    Ever consider reading "Brave New World"

    [​IMG]
     
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    No idea.

    Other than having heard of it, I don't know about it's effects, benefits and hazards.
     
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    Banned in most first world nations.

    Legal in Somalia.

    Must be great. All natural and loved by native peoples. What could go wrong?
     
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    Get your head out of the books and take a peak at real life: Tobacco is a highly addictive substance, is legal, and yet has shown a sharp decline in use in the last several decades. Alcohol is also an addictive substance, which they tried to ban, yet that just made matters worse!

    The war on drugs is nothing but a repeat of the latter. Just replace Mafia with Drug Cartels. If you want to actually reduce marijuana and drug use, the solution is education, NOT legislation.
     
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    I support federal distribution of free crack to anyone over 18 to reduce the use of crack...

    Makes perfect sense.
     
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    Loves it.

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    Yeah because that's EXACTLY the same thing as marijuana legalization. Keep up the reefer madness, I enjoy watching your side slowly and painfully lose everything they've ever stood for.:D
     
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    You have exactly the same mindset as those who defended alcohol prohibition.

    Seriously, just swap out "crack" for "booze" and then imagine how that very argument could have been (and probably was) used in the 20s and early 30s.
     
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    I saw this earlier, and while I thought it was hilarious (while you expected something since she was outed, you really didn't expect THAT), you have to wonder what's zanier..

    .. The fact that she dropped the F bomb on the news station and it got out on the airwaves before she quit...

    .. Or the fact that there are black people in Alaska! It's too damn cold! :D :p

    Disclaimer: I'm Black and from Nebraska. it gets cold enough there as is!

    BL.
     
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    "My Side?"

    As in most of the planet.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis_by_country

    For what it's worth, I don't think possession of small amounts should be a felony. Just a small fine at worse and not grounds for ad hoc police searches.

    Selling = felony.
     
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    Yeah, and most of the planet is WRONG. Wouldn't be a first time. I'm glad the US is leading the legalization movement. I give it about a decade, it will be legal and taxes in all 50 states.
     
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    So you support drug cartels? Illegality just feeds the black market. The "war on drugs" is an abysmal failure and we should be embarrassed we're still continuing that charade.

    Furthermore, every recent study has shown that the majority of Americans favor legalization.
     
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    Really, then why has it not been legalized when people can vote for it?

    On a more serious note, I think it should be legalized, but the culture of it should change. With legalization, I think that would happen.
     
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    Is this some kind of grade school insult ?

    Read the rules.

    strike one.
     
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    I’n not sure I agree with those first 3 points, but that last one ... oh yeah!
     

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