Obama: Pot no more dangerous than alcohol

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  1. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    What're your thoughts on this? I completely agree with this statement. I personally don't like how it's still a federal crime. So much is spent on the war against drugs / marijuana, people are in jail for petty crimes. In my opinion it's no worse than alcohol, in fact alcohol is probably worse for you than marijuana. I don't smoke the stuff myself, but I think it's ridiculous that it's not legal....especially when things like cigarettes and alcohol are bad for ones health.

    Sincerely,
    An avid consumer of alcohol :)

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  2. bradl macrumors 68040

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    At least, unlike some previous Presidents of the United States, he inhaled.

    :p

    BL.
     
  3. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I, a non-toker, believe that cigarettes <non-smoker> and alcohol are both far worse for the Human body than is marijuana.

    But they are both taxed, are they not?

    I have yet to hear about a case of cirrhosis of the lung. ;)

    <a chronic ale imbiber>
     
  4. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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  5. Andeavor macrumors 6502

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    Alcoholics do more damage to themselves and others than potheads.
     
  6. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    As a pot user, I agree with him. The worst I could do is fall asleep if I have too much weed than I can handle. Alcohol on the other hand will most certainly hospitalize you if you have too much.

    Not to mention, alcohol makes you want to do stupid things. Smoking weed makes you want to walk to the fridge and then your sofa.
     
  7. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    And also consider second-hand smoke.

    I have seen how this can manifest itself, and it's not pretty.
     
  8. palmerc2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If marijuana was taxed, we'd be out of debt in no time!
     
  9. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Not quite so fast there. ;)

    Cigarette and alcohol taxes might just fall like a stone. :D
     
  10. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Aldous Huxley would be so proud.

    "All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects."
     
  11. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    So would hospital admissions and crime ;).
     
  12. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    I have no problem with marijuana and I think it should be legal.

    That being said, this line of thinking is a HORRIBLE argument for the legalization of pot.
     
  13. oldhifi macrumors 6502a

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    soon it will be legal in most states, so they can tax and control it..
     
  14. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    The control of it will be the hard part, I imagine. Specifically the regulation of purity would be tough.
     
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    I'm not particularly interested in what a politician thinks is and isn't healthy for you, unless that politician is, say, a medical doctor.

    That being said, it is my (non-expert) opinion that willfully breathing in smoke of any kind is most likely worse for your health than not breathing in smoke.
     
  16. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    Seems that Obama's Drug Czar disagrees with him.

     
  17. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    The specifically for me would be the private growth of same.

    The ATF would become the ATMF, and would be hard-pressed to keep a lid on underground growers.

    This is not like growing/curing tobacco, or running a still. This is far easier.
     
  18. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    So he's assuming that legalizing pot doesn't exclude those too young to smoke cigarettes. He's a moron.

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    I agree. Marijuana should be treated like cigarettes in terms of location limits and such.
     
  19. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Anyone's who's official position is "Drug Czar"'s opinion should be discredited immediately when it comes to the topic of drugs. Obviously there's some bias going on there.

    Besides, is he that dense that he thinks the only way to consume marijuana is to smoke it?


    If I could easily buy edibles, lollipops, etc. I probably would give up smoking it altogether.
     
  20. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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    Man, how can you stand reading that rag? lol@washtimes
     
  21. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    From Wiki. :D

    *NOTE: Unification Church, Sun Myung Moon.
     
  22. lostngone macrumors demi-god

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    He is a politician, you can't believe anything a politician says...

    Remember the whole, if you like the policy you have now you can keep your policy...

    Or here is an oldy, read my lips, no new taxes...
     
  23. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Cannabis is definitely less harmful than alcohol... Alcohol is a poison, whereas cannabis is a herb. Good to see more states/countries are legalizing it these days, or at least decriminalizing it.

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    True, but there are other ways to take cannabis rather than smoke it, if you don't want to get smoke in your lungs :D
     
  24. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    As marriage equality becomes legal in more and more states, it only makes sense to legalize marijuana too. I know I have the backing of all my Christian friends here as Leviticus 20:13 says if a man lays with another man, he should be stoned. My only question is what do lesbians do?
     
  25. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Healthier than not taking it at all?
     

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