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    More than would ever admit to it. Pot is nearly as popular as drinking these days. Just legalize it and let's be done with such a silly debate
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    I tried it, haven't in years and years, but if you do it's your business, not a crime in my view, and the laws are flat our stupid from stupid lawmakers.
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    This debate had been going on for what seems my whole life. Seems really stupid when drinking is legal, which is much more dangerous. This whole argument is very very old!! Knowing ppl and knowing of ppl that have been in jail for pot is a shame a damn shame!!
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    @drpeeper My thoughts exactly, and as far as the numbers are concerned, what a bunch of bullshitting liars. I'm over 65 and I can tell you that few people between the ages of 65 and 70 didn't try pot. I was one of the last holdouts and I experimented with it at 35. For God's sake, I was offered grass by a town magistrate who was ten years older than me. Our town's high school had 600 kids and out of that number only six didn't do drugs of some kind and all of these people are in their fifties by now.

    I'm getting sick of the lies, but what can you expect, this country is built on them. We wouldn't know the truth anymore if it jumped up and bit us on the ass. And to think, at one time deals were consummated with a handshake. How far we have fallen.
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    Maybe Rep Lee was counting it as 400 years old because we adopted much of our Constitution from the Magna Carta, which means she was right when she said,“Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority... for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating under a constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not.”

    Of course, your comment is completely irrelevant to the topic of this thread, unless you'd like to talk about the 400 year old freedom for anyone to smoke pot that has been taken from Americans in violation of our 227 year old Constitution.
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    @Ryunkin Let's insist that all judges, local, state and federal representatives take drug tests (random, of course). It is only fair.
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    @Denizen_Kate
    Considering how crazy some of the antics are in the House and Senate lately, and the rancor......Harry Reid or Pelosi standing up on a table and lighting up a big spleef would be HILARIOUS.....especially if done right in the middle of a Darrell Issa "inquiry" or an Repeal ObamaCare vote. Better yet, toking on a huge Hookah on the House floor voting table, with 10 or 12 D's sucking and bubbling away noisily while Boehner drunkenly drones on about how much Republicans want to help the Unemployed and Poor..........Oh, if only it were true!
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    considering there are studies that show smoking pot makes you lazy and dumber than you were.... I'd say everyone up on the hill is smoking pot
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    @Denizen_Kate OK, I've been avoiding this because my feelings about legalizing pot are not a simple yes/no, but there ARE studies showing long term effects on the brain caused by smoking pot. I am suspicious of studies on both sides of this issue since most are not very well done and since smoking pot is illegal in most countries (including the USA) it is difficult to do any type of long term study. So I'm sure I'm going to get lots of responses telling me the studies are dumb, have been disproven, were only done on ugly people, etc. I DON'T CARE. They are legitimate scientific studies done by legitimate scientists. The myth is that there are clear cut answers when there aren't. There are, however, studies. Here are a few references you can bag on(there are many more):

    http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfac...
    http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/marijua...
    http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/storie...
    http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.o...
    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/heavy-mar...
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    Why would I care? They are adults capable of making their own decisions. So long as they don't drive a car, or otherwise put others at risk, I don't care what they do. Freedom, in part, means letting people make their own choices.
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    @dances-weebles Not really. The work day ends, and they are still citizens of a free country entitled to the same pursuit of happiness as anyone else. Their choices are their own.
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    isn't declaring war putting others at risk, at least committing our sons and daughters to police actions, more harmful than DWI, they should all be drug tested and imprisoned if they fail
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    @gsdlover Declaring war is not a personal action of a single member, it is a collective action of the legislative body in total, and it is a degraded state of diplomatic relations between sovereign nations. Did I really need to spell out in explicit detail that I was referring to private conduct by individual congressmen? Awww drug testing, what a cute and invasive suggestion that would incur greater expense for taxpayers with little or no pay off.
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    @Litdes I thought we were looking at a stoned congress, add all the what evers together and have a real persuasive papa bear to sway thought patterns and that is what we have , even if it's just a few stoners, don't like it, if you think I need a spelling out lesson you'd ......
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    In the real world workplace there are random UA's and mandatory UA's if your are involved in a workplace accident. That has a chilling effect on how many decide to partake in MJ. It's a choice between keeping your ability to provide for your family or getting high. I don't think lawmakers have to actually make that choice.
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    There are plenty of people who smoke pot and are still able to hold down jobs. For some it helps them be able to work because it chills them out and helps them deal with stress.
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    "I don't think lawmakers have to actually make that choice."
    Well said. Lawmakers don't have to make hard choices or face most of the hardships that most Americans do. I think they generally view themselves as feudal lords. It would be nice if Americans weren't so apathetic and did something about it.
    The thing that me angry, was seeing how many of them have broken major laws and how few were punished for it.
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    @Darkdreamer well that's fine for the kid at 7-11 but the "leaders" of the country, the ones who vote on the fate of everybody, not good enough for me! Declaring war while stoned is way more dangerous than DUI
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    I think it ought to be mandatory for about a month, not come to Congress stoned, but in the evening instead of the usual cocktail or two. I bet more minds would change and more would get done and they would be more civil to each other.
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    If one looks at the way this country is functioning, you would have to believe that all of them are higher than kites when legislating law? Our economy is like the biggest downer dude and the only ones with the munchies is government.
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    Maybe one to five percent ADMIT smoking pot! LOL But let's also ask them if they use cocaine or heroin. And how many regularly use alcohol.
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    The way Congress is acting -- It's very possible they ALL are doing it! Maybe if they would all do it at the same time - they'd actually stop trying to "one up" each other. Talk about dysfunctional...
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    I think more of them, since they all have so much money, are partaking in cocaine or something that costs more than marijuana. That's a poor man's high.
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    @ahsum99ss

    I don't know what they're on, but when you look at Pelosie or Sheila Jackson Lee you have to think to yourself..."damned, that must be some really powerful mind altering shit"!
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  • #111
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    @Denizen_Kate ...in Az an eighth cost $50.00 to $65.00, in Co. the same quality will cost $25.00 to $30.00 (medical grade)
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