ALegalize Marijuana Bill to Be Introduced in Congress

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    • May 2012
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    Denizen_Kate wrote: #162
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    That's way too much regulation for me. Sounds like a whole new avenue of nanny state supervision.
    @Denizen_Kate
    The nanny state is about trying to tell people how to live their lives. What I'm talking about let's people make their own choices, provides people with information to help them make choices, and addresses legitimate public safety concerns from some of the drugs that can pose some threat to public safety when the person doesn't know what they are doing. Take, PCP or methamphetamine for example. LSD was probably a bad example since violence or aggression or harm to self or others on LSD is rare but there have been cases. A few cases is not cause to ban something. PCP or methamphetamine on the other hand should be done only in supervision, this provides users a safer way. Keeping them illegal just means people do them anyways in more dangerous settings.
    Some like "Datura" which aren't even illegal now should be controlled in a similar manner as I described for these most harmful drugs. Datura is a plant containing scopolamine which can be used to render a subject into a delirium where they are completely obedient. If someone wants to experience that it should only be done in a carefully regulated supervised setting, in fact in this case to guarantee it isn't abused by the operators of these facilities there would need to be more oversight.
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    Righton wrote: #49
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    @Medicinebow Are you telling us you have never seen walk a srt8 line,say alpa, stand on one leg, point finger to nose? And yes of course they can measure THC its called manograms in the amount. No one condones driving while impaired. But Like you stated consuming cannabis and driving is not in sa...
    @Righton lmao yes thank u totally agree
    • Feb 2013
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    Malitia_Man wrote: #12
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    Doubt it'll pass... Remember, the government holds the patents to the medical uses of marijuana... Lets give 'BIG Pharma' a round of applause!!!
    They cannot patent the uses of ALL Marijuana, growers will just genetically modify the plant so it no longer falls under the law. Synth drug makers do it, so can pot growers, which have been doing this for decades just for fun. Pot growers will simply say "The weed you patented is not the weed i have, i can prove it with a simple genetic test." If they bat that down then we can prove medicating with weed goes as far back as caveman times and it's public forum, cannot be patented.
    • Nov 2012
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    Dan_Tien wrote: #158
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    @Zazziness I foresee blunt opposition to that plan also.
    @Dan_Tien I dunno. It's a green industry with high expectations of success.
    • Dec 2012
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    No_Bama wrote: #98
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    @dances-weebles It seems that it's you that is misinformed. Pot does indeed kill brain cells and it is indeed addictive, though moreso mentally than physically. Not only that but it's use is also linked to heart disease, bipolar disorder, depression, mood swings and schizophrenia. Learned all abo...
    @No_Bama Your wrong, your dead wrong. marijuana is less dangerous for you than soda. It does not kill brian cells. asphyxiation kills brain cells. these are facts my friend, learn to use them in your arguments before you spout the most ill informed rhetoric i have ever heard....just because you believe your political beliefs validate them.
    • Dec 2012
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    Righton wrote: #105
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    @mimi57 FYI you cannot get a contact "high" more reefer madness. (unless you are sealed in a bubble)
    @Righton actually, you can get a contact high. especially if the "contactee" never smokes. your blood doesnt get all the thc in smoke.
    • Dec 2012
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    mimi57 wrote: #134
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    @dances-weebles No Weeble, I have no idea where your info is coming from, certainly a pro tobacco/ pot site. My parents both smoked cigarettes in the house and I had asthma, sore throats and ear infections a lot as a child. When I was older, and went to bars I got sore throats and laryngitis, ...
    @mimi57 second hand smoke is harmful, but not enough to induce asthma, maybe you should have got a second opinion. and your labeling pot/cigarettes together shows me you dont know much about who is for or against legalization. one of the number one helpers in quitting nicotine is using thc as a substitute.
    • Nov 2012
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    SignifiedNBlue wrote: #180
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    Www.drugabuse.gov/marijuana It IS addicting. 4.1 million out of 7.4 million. Anyone that says its not addictive is in denial. All we need is drunks and potheads behind the wheel!
    Studies have shown marijuana to be roughly as addictive as caffeine except that a person going through caffeine withdrawal will suffer severe headaches for a few days while a person withdrawing from marijuana will merely be a bit cranky. Alcohol, OTOH, is way up there on the addiction scale with withdrawals potentially causing convulsions, delirium tremens, and pain. As for driving? Driving under the influence is illegal now and will remain illegal.
    • Dec 2012
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    SignifiedNBlue wrote: #172
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    @dances-weebles thats bullshit! Studies have proven memory loss in chronic pot smokers. And lower IQs in teenage years.. Do not attempt to pass off pot smoking as harmless
    @SignifiedNBlue This statement is actually false. marijuana has no affect on long-term memory, it does have a minor affect on your short term, which is located in the hippocampus region of the brain and is the only actual part of the brain marijuana affects(less so than the stimulant caffeine). the short term memory is only affected while the user is induced.
    • Dec 2012
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    SignifiedNBlue wrote: #176
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    Amazing, so pot smokers behind the wheel have never caused fatal accidents? Smoke some more pot!
    @SignifiedNBlue people behind the wheel cause more accidents, because the people behind the wheel are more numerous. check any known statistic, there are more pot related pull overs (no one in their right mind would condone smoking/drinking behind the wheel} than there are wrecks....and normally its because the cop see's the smoking. The percentile between pot related car accidents and alcohol related car wrecks has a huge difference in margin. look things up before you post blindly.
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    stepped_in_it wrote: #14
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    @texas_cutie75 You pop the pop corn.....I'll get the Milk Duds and Cokes!
    @stepped_in_it don't forget the brownies....
    • May 2012
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    To outlaw marijuana simply drives its usage underground. It would be better to tax it and regulate it. That would supply an income stream for the government as does alcohol today. To keep it illegal simply fills up the prisons with people who use it and incurs the costs associated with imprisonment.
    • Sep 2012
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    mimi57 wrote: #52
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    @RoyFloyd Is that called Pruno ?
    @mimi57 I think so, but never having been in prison I'm not an expert. Back in the college daze we tried everything though.
    • Aug 2012
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    Medicinebow wrote: #19
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    I have mixed feelings on the subject. What protections would we have against driving high? I guess there is a test that can be performed to determine impairment. I'm really clueless when it comes to drugs. They just don't interest me in the least. How would society benefit would be another questi...
    The same exact protections we have now. It's not like people are not driving high because it's illegal.
    • Oct 2012
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    Malitia_Man wrote: #12
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    Doubt it'll pass... Remember, the government holds the patents to the medical uses of marijuana... Lets give 'BIG Pharma' a round of applause!!!
    Its about time :)_,~~~ Now that its being introduced lets see what happens. With rand/mcconnel wanting to legalize hemp, and these two dems saying legalize marijuana, hopefully, soneday soon...I'mnot worriedabout patents. People can just grow their own from seeds. Plenty of seeds out there now.
    • Nov 2012
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    Step 1) legalize it, Step 2) TAX IT, Step 3) Profit!
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    SignifiedNBlue wrote: #180
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    Www.drugabuse.gov/marijuana It IS addicting. 4.1 million out of 7.4 million. Anyone that says its not addictive is in denial. All we need is drunks and potheads behind the wheel!
    Your page is 404'd.

    I'm not going to say cannabis isn't addicting. ANYTHING in this world can cause an addiction, as attributed to the withdraw symptoms you have from it. That said, cannabis has a much easier withdraw than any other drug. You can't even touch it, and that's including the legal drugs (not just booze and cigs, the RX pills too!).

    You single out cannabis and alcohol impairment, but you are also forgetting other (and not so visible) drugs. Cocaine, for example, would make you an even greater danger because you could be much more erratic. Cannabis doesn't make you lose control of your car. Cannabis doesn't impair your vision. The only thing that would make it bad is the speeding.......to the nearest White Castle!
    • Nov 2012
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    Please write your congressmembers and ask them to support this bill. The drug war, especially the war against users of cannabis, has been descrtuctive to society and to families. The only people who want to keep it illegal are making a killing off the blackmarket and the drug war itself...

    "Drugs are a tragedy for addicts. But criminalizing their use converts that tragedy into a disaster for society, for users and non-users alike. Our experience with the prohibition of drugs is a replay of our experience with the prohibition of alcoholic beverages." -- Milton Friedman

    "The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this." --Einstein
    • Aug 2012
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    Zazziness wrote: #188
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    Studies have shown marijuana to be roughly as addictive as caffeine except that a person going through caffeine withdrawal will suffer severe headaches for a few days while a person withdrawing from marijuana will merely be a bit cranky. Alcohol, OTOH, is way up there on the addiction scale with ...
    @Zazziness It's actually less addictive than caffeine because of the reasons you state. Have you seen anyone who is a caffeine addict try to quit? It really shows how powerful a drug it is.. and we allow toddlers to consume it, yet pot is less harmful and less addictive and we jail adults for using it. Doesn't make a lick of sense.
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    No_Bama wrote: #7
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    That's all this country needs, more pot smoking liberal hippies. God save us all.
    oh, like the laws have kept pot-smoking hippies from existence now! LOL If we can put up with beer-swilling old farts, why not pot-smoking hippies? There is no good reason for some recreational drugs to be legal and others not... except prejudice and ignorance, of course.

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