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Old 02-24-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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Yes or No?

If you have a second, please list your state and maybe a little response as to why you voted the way you did.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:09 PM   #2
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Changed my opinion on this, I dont smoke it, so I dont care. But yeah, why not; legalize it. In colorado.


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Old 02-24-2009, 02:09 PM   #3
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It's already been de-criminalized here and made strictly a civil matter ($100 fine for less than 1 oz as of Jan 09). I doubt the "full legalization" issue will see the light of day any time soon here, because they are just now starting to implement the new system.

I think making it a civil instead of criminal matter is a nice compromise. It frees up police time, court time and prisons, and manages to bring in more money to cities and towns via "tickets". I don't think we're ready for full legalization.
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I voted 'Yes' and I live in Ohio.

I don't think much explanation is needed.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:10 PM   #5
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Didn't we just have a long thread on this in like...just the last month? Couldn't the drama llama find something else to annoy us with?
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:11 PM   #6
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:12 PM   #7
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California and no.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:13 PM   #8
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Didn't we just have a long thread on this in like...just the last month? Couldn't the drama llama find something else to annoy us with?
Why so annoyed here?

Are you afraid that you are the enforcement arm of a government operating against the will of its people in regards to this issue?

If you are not afraid, then you should be.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:13 PM   #9
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Yes, legalize it to a certain amount (don't know what that would be).

Good new source of tax revenue.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:15 PM   #10
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My friend Ray smokes like a train. Hes a good guy, he just tokes alot. Shouldnt be that big a deal, IMO.

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Yes. It only took us 13 years to realize prohibition was a bad idea, it's unbelieveable that we haven't figured the same thing in regards to all the other soft drugs yet.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:21 PM   #12
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Texas.

I know a few people who use and who live responsible, productive lives in their communities. One of which is a top scientist, another of which is a cancer nurse, another of which is a successful entrepreneur, etc. Not all of them live in this state.

I just dont think that it is an issue that deserves the amount of governmental resources devoted to it. Especially given that research has shown it to be a less harmful recreational drug than alcohol in many respects. Marijuana has never been proved to be addictive, which is a huge advantage it has over alcohol use.

It could be an economic boon as well for a struggling economy.
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people act like because its illegal that mean no money for the economies of the states and whole country.

Just because the money doesn't go to govt in income tax doesn't mean they don't get a ton of money from it. Not to mention all the businesses making money from people spending the money made off it.

My legalizing you diminish the overall revenue making it cheap. The money in tax revenue would be less then they make right now off it.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:25 PM   #14
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Yes.

She was living in a single room with three other individuals. One of them was a male and the other two, well, the other two were females. God only knows what they were up to in there. And furthermore, Susan, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to learn that all four of them habitually smoked marijuana cigarettes
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weed illegal = big money
weed legal = easy to grow, would be very cheap.

Maybe even cheaper then regular cigarettes which are more expensive to produce. Considering there are about 90% more cigarette smokes I don't see the revenue being that good.

whatever 10% of the cigarettes make for govt would be the tax revenue for weed.
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people act like because its illegal that mean no money for the economies of the states and whole country.

Just because the money doesn't go to govt in income tax doesn't mean they don't get a ton of money from it. Not to mention all the businesses making money from people spending the money made off it.

My legalizing you diminish the overall revenue making it cheap. The money in tax revenue would be less then they make right now off it.
But again, you are totally ignoring all the money that is currently being spent on criminalizing it.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:32 PM   #17
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I vote to decriminalize small possession - 16 oz or less(yes I know that this is certainly a fair amount) - Class C misdemeanor with no record and a minimal fine aka traffic ticket. Would allow aynone who really wanted to to grow plenty for their own use

Larger dealers/producers should still face more significant sanctions/jail time.

I support something simlar for most drugs - though I think that the amounts should be far reduced for other drugs. i just don't think that putting end users in jail simply for using drugs does anything other than wasting money.
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I vote to decriminalize small possession - 16 oz or less(yes I know that this is certainly a fair amount) - Class C misdemeanor with no record and a minimal fine aka traffic ticket. Would allow aynone who really wanted to to grow plenty for their own use

Larger dealers/producers should still face more significant sanctions/jail time.

I support something simlar for most drugs - though I think that the amounts should be far reduced for other drugs. i just don't think that putting end users in jail simply for using drugs does anything other than wasting money.
Exactly, but why stop there. Just make it legal but require a license to distribute. Treat it like alcohol. I can brew alcohol in my basement, but if I want to sell it, I need a license. I don't see how this would be any different.
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But again, you are totally ignoring all the money that is currently being spent on criminalizing it.
VERY true.

And if you think that the numbers of pot smokers are as little as 10% that of cig smokers, you are greatly mistaken.
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Yes.

The criminalization of weed includes the criminalization of industrial hemp.

We are not just losing money on taxing weed sales and wasting it on law enforcement for stopping weed but also losing out on the industrial hemp industry.

The number of products that hemp could be used to produce is incredibly lengthy and the US is in a unique position because of geography (huge tracts of open land suitable for growing it) to be the major producer of hemp products in the world. Oh yeah. It's also incredibly environmentally friendly. If we go the biofuels route then it will be hemp and not corn or some other crop that has to lead the way.

But the Federal Government deems industrial hemp as the same thing as weed even though the THC content is around .5 or .05% while high quality weed is 10, 15, or even 20% if I remember my numbers correctly. You can't get high smoking industrial hemp. You'll die of lung cancer or asphyxiation first.
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Exactly, but why stop there. Just make it legal but require a license to distribute. Treat it like alcohol. I can brew alcohol in my basement, but if I want to sell it, I need a license. I don't see how this would be any different.
You cant kill someone with potent pot, but you can with alcohol. Im not sure if that sort of license makes sense, but you could require people who sell it carry a sort of license that can be revoked if they sell it to minors.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:52 PM   #22
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No, people get addicted to marijuana they stop going to work, school, caring about life etc. and end up on the streets selling themselves for another smoke hit

do not smoke drugs
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No, people get addicted to marijuana they stop going to work, school, caring about life etc. and end up on the streets selling themselves for another smoke hit

do not smoke drugs
Marijuana has not shown to be addictive in the classical sense in clinical studies.

I would argue that a persons life can definitely end up the worse with overexposure just as with anything else, but do we really need the infrastructure that we have in place to deal with the small amount of users who might need help?

Couldnt we do that better by putting money into health care?

Sometimes you need to rethink longstanding policies, and I believe that this issue and this time call for us to look at this issue with a different perspective than the classical "marijuana makes everyone crazy zombies rampant on the streets" opinion.
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Yes or No?

If you have a second, please list your state and maybe a little response as to why you voted the way you did.
I live in Wyoming and I need to get high all the time.

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Even my conservative ass thinks it is stupid to keep it illegal.
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