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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by cslewis, Jan 3, 2006.
Coincedentally, the incedences of violent crime, sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, Communisim, drivers talking on cell phones and UFO sightings have increased in all the states mentioned above.
So the lesson is clear - if you don't want your pregnant, drug-addled daughter to plan her bank heist on her cell phone while driving to the local commie hangout, keep medical marijuana illegal.
For the children.
Its about time we stop with the Feds will decide whats good for you and whats not. Keeping weed illegal makes it easier for kids to get, keeps dealers in business, grows the police state, and does nothing about the problem. Thousands and thousands die every year from tobacco, many more thousands from alcohol related deaths but how many die from smoking pot? any? yeah i guess we should keep it illegal. Treat it like cigs/alcohol and be done with it but thats just not politically correct now is it? And god forbid someone using it for a medical condition. NeoCons and piss poor law written by corporations and their politicians to go after the mexican and to help out those alcohol /tobacco companies many many years ago. Making weed illegal had nothing to do with marijuana itself. Political Spin & Political Reefer Madness.
Contrary to what potheads say, people do die from habitual marijuana usage. A family friend smoked the stuff everyday for nearly 25 years and died of lung cancer.
Rhode Island and other states can pass their laws legalizing "medical" marijuana, but federal law and scotus precedent will continue to invalidate those state laws.
But maybe we should legalize marijuana...afterall, it would provide the government with another source of revenue. Much like tobacco, the government could subsidize marijuana farmers, regulate the companies marketing the marijuana cigarettes, tax the hell out of the smokers, and then sue the marijuana companies when more people start to die as a result of increased usage (yes, that's right...when you legalize something, more people will use it). Sounds like a great plan to me.
Rhode Island is following in Canada's foot steps.
Don't get me wrong I am against anything that you smoke, may it be legal or illegal. Smoke inhalation is just bad and I hate when I get a sniff from exhaust fumes.
Sorry to hear about your loss,was he a tobacco smoker also? I bet he was. Legalizing it would allow for better education and it would put in behind the counter making it harder for kids to get. Hey if someone wants to burn one in the privacy of their home after a days work thats fine with me and i would much rather be around a weed smoker then a drunk. Fact is people are getting relief from weed for many medical problems. Spin it all you want but laws governing weed made 100 years ago had nothing to do with marijuana itself. It was about other things as most legislation is.
Ok Blame all the problems on Weed.
I think people should not blaming things and try to fix it.
(Communisim-from pot??? WTF?)
I cut my toenail too short and it was bleeding the other day. Think I qualify for some weed? I may have to take a trip up north.
Don't tell the authorities you got it from Toronto.
Smoke weed and you will go to hell, The govt has lied to everyone about weed but those same politicians get millions from Tobacco/Alcohol companies and thats why its OK.
he was being sarcastic.
Actually, no. He hated the taste of tobacco compared to marijuana.
Better education? How? And kids can always play the "Hey, Mister!" game.
I'll agree with you there.
I smoked the stuff for 8 years nonstop -- started the first day I stepped foot on university campus, and stopped last year. I'll admit I had some fun times, but ultimately it (and the whole drug culture thing) proved to be the worst thing that could ever happen to me.
My argument is by making it legal we will put it behind the counters meaning 18 or older to smoke it. This will shut down the illegal trade of marijuana taking it off the streets. Plus most folks dont start smoking anything at 18, habits are established by then for the most part. By legalization now you have tax dollars that can go to even more education on drugs, books, etc. Plus now you have taken the weed out of the courts meaning more time and money to go after real criminals like OJ, child molesters, Enron crooks, Abramoff, Rapist etc. Now people with medical conditions have easy access as do people who just want to relax after a days work.
Now why should we keep it illegal because of archaic law written years ago that again had NOTHING to do with marijuana but had everything to do with politics? Nixon had a big study done on weed and after a lot of study that report came back to him and you know what? he threw it away because the facts didnt line up with his politics. For the most part it wasnt any more dangerous then tobacco and perhaps less dangerous but thats not what he wanted to hear.
Wow... It looks like the terrorists have won...
One state supporting medical marijuana is a long way from legalization. But to quote "Layer Cake", it's only a matter of time before some company realizes how much money you could make selling legal weed and lobbies for it. Like casinos and legalized gambling.
I thought we were at 10 and counting...
And of course the "States' rights" federal Republicans will be the first ones condemning this brazen act of irresponsibility.
You scoff, but it's an open secret amongst Russian history academicians that Lenin was a stoner.
Vlad the Inhaler?
perhaps you're thinking of another Lennon?
Someone once told me McCarthy was a stoner too.
I'm certain the Starr Report was written under the influence.
I hear President Harrison enjoyed the ganja on occasion.
So now we have Lenin and McCarthy: didn't they write a few songs?
In that order?
Lenin - you say you want a communist revolution?
McCarthy - blacklist singing in the dead of night...
ugh, cant get much worse than this