Maryland Police Chief Cites Satirical Article to Oppose Pot Legalization

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Wild-Bill, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Wild-Bill, Feb 27, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2014

    Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

    Wild-Bill

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Location:
    bleep
    #1
    :rolleyes: It's clowns like this that are holding up progress.

    Link

    Sigh...... In the immortal words of Bullet Tooth Tony: "You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity."
     
  2. lostngone macrumors demi-god

    lostngone

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Location:
    Anchorage
    #2

    You call legalization of Weed "progress"? :rolleyes:

    Progress in what direction?
     
  3. Wild-Bill thread starter macrumors 68030

    Wild-Bill

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Location:
    bleep
    #3
    Thank you for making my point.
     
  4. sviato macrumors 68020

    sviato

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Location:
    HR 9038 A
    #4
    Progress in the direction to legalize marijuana.
     
  5. lannister80 macrumors 6502

    lannister80

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    #5
    FREEDOM! One would think a conservative like you would be on board...
     
  6. zin macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #6
    In getting rid of stupid and illogical laws. Weed is less harmful than alcohol and yet is not afforded the same regulatory framework.

    The amount of money saved through getting rid of this antiquated federal policy on marijuana can be used for additional federal funds directed towards states for more police officers to fight actual criminals.
     
  7. lostngone, Feb 27, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2014

    lostngone macrumors demi-god

    lostngone

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Location:
    Anchorage
    #7
    What is your point?

    That we should legalize a drug that can weakened immune system, cause problems with the central nervous system and cause high blood pressure?

    If your point in "Progress" then I ask again what direction?
     
  8. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    #8
    Agreed.

    Progress in not locking people up over growing, selling or smoking a relatively harmless weed.

     
  9. Wild-Bill thread starter macrumors 68030

    Wild-Bill

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Location:
    bleep
    #9
    I think it is a complete travesty that marijuana remains classified as a Schedule I narcotic (no medical value, high potential for addiction) while new, "dangerously powerful" prescription drugs like the new "Zohydro" are classified as Schedule III (low potential for addiction) when doctors are SCARED of its lethal potential.
     
  10. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    #10
    Could you source those claims please?

    Thank you.
     
  11. Eraserhead macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2005
    Location:
    UK
    #11
    Do I need to provide a list of all the problems caused by alcohol?
     
  12. lostngone macrumors demi-god

    lostngone

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Location:
    Anchorage
    #12
    Fair enough, do you want to start the work on the amendment to ban alcohol(again).
     
  13. lannister80 macrumors 6502

    lannister80

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    #13
    You're being wildly inconsistent. So it's bad to ban booze, but not pot, for....some reason. Gotcha.
     
  14. lostngone macrumors demi-god

    lostngone

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Location:
    Anchorage
    #14
    ??? I didn't say anything in this thread about it is "bad to ban booze" in this thread....
     
  15. APlotdevice, Feb 27, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2014

    APlotdevice macrumors 68040

    APlotdevice

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    #15
    The direction that actually learns from history. The drug prohibition has been a complete and utter failure, just as alcohol prohibition was before it. People who want to use these substances are NOT going to be stopped just because it is illegal. What we need is education... proper education*... and regulation, NOT outright bans. That's what we did for Tobacco, and guess what? We have seen a massive decline in its usage over the last few decades!


    * Lying and exaggerating about the effects only makes people doubt the validity of the actual dangers.
     
  16. sviato macrumors 68020

    sviato

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Location:
    HR 9038 A
    #16
    Are you saying alcohol isn't legal? :D
     
  17. hulugu macrumors 68000

    hulugu

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2003
    Location:
    the faraway towns
    #17
    I can't tell, are we talking about cigarettes, alcohol, viagra, pseudoephidrine, benzodiazepines, opiates, steroids, or caffeine? All of these affect the human body in at a least one of the above affects.

    And, the complication from the average pharmaceutical drug currently advertised on TV strikes me as less significant than the above, so why is marijuana so different?
     
  18. lannister80 macrumors 6502

    lannister80

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    #18
    Ah, sorry, I thought your statement below was sarcastic/stated in exasperation:

    So you do support alcohol prohibition, and getting that legislation up and going again?
     
  19. thekev macrumors 604

    thekev

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    #19
    Prohibition is generally best left as a last resort if something can be safely regulated. A couple things come to mind here. One is that we could use more research on the subject. The other is that we could probably acquire more genuine information from countries where it is legal. That this guy cited a satire piece shows that he was just hunting for reinforcement rather than genuinely looking for information.
     
  20. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

    Zombie Acorn

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    #20
    Legalize pot, drop the drinking age to 19 and many problems would be solved.
     
  21. aerok macrumors 65816

    aerok

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2011
    #21
    Stop spending money on fighting a war against pot smokers and dealers. Make money by taxing legalized pot. Seems simple enough.

    This coming from someone that never touches pot.
     
  22. Renzatic Suspended

    Renzatic

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Location:
    Gramps, what the hell am I paying you for?
    #22
    That's what I'm thinking. He's a libertarian, right? As in the free market should determine everything, and the government should be a small institution that doesn't at all interfere in the lives of its citizenry?

    Shouldn't he be all about legalizing marijuana? It being illegal is the government telling you what you can or cannot do. YOU'RE NOT FREE, DUDE! DO YOU NOT SEE THE TRUTH? YOU'RE SHACKLED BY A BULLY INSTITUTION THAT IMPOSES IT'S WILL UPON YOU UNDER THREAT OF LAW!

    ...oh wait, maybe I'm confusing him with Dismymac.
     
  23. aerok macrumors 65816

    aerok

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2011
    #23
    oh and also...

    I want to live in a world where my future teenagers don't need to deal with shady drug dealers to get pot. I would feel safer knowing they are using a fake ID at a pot shop. :) Just like I did to get booze in my teenage years.
     
  24. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

    jnpy!$4g3cwk

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    #24
    If he was genuinely looking for information, he could have found it. There is emerging medical and psychological research, almost all of it from countries outside the U.S., showing that pot is generally not good for people. But, speaking of dangerous drugs, I have doubts about the way they hand out Ambien these days.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/01/nyregion/kerry-kennedy-is-found-not-guilty-of-driving-while-impaired.html?_r=0

    Yikes.

    I'm not saying Ambien should be subject to Prohibition, something that I am generally opposed to on pragmatic grounds. But, clearly, Ambien is as dangerous as anything out there in some ways.
     
  25. G51989 macrumors 68030

    G51989

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Location:
    NYC NY/Pittsburgh PA
    #25
    Alcohol is causes far more problems than pot. Why is it legal?

    ----------

    Will never happen, Private prison lobbists will never stand for it. The more people in jail, the more they profit.

    ----------

    Because its no ones god damn business what other people decide to smoke and put it into their bodies.

    You want unrestricted firearm access, but want to regulate and jail people over what they do in their own homes with their own bodies :rolleyes:
     

Share This Page