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    They'll also be dropping Oxycodone, Heroine, Crack, LSD, all street drugs, from Xanax to Fentanyl...It's just a
    matter of when. Drugs are not condusive to anything positive, and indeed lead to so many other things that have
    people in prison for life. Few prisoners got there without the help of drugs, but, it is , what it is. The Genie doesn't
    go back in the bottle...
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    My thoughts on legalization of marijuana: marijuana is no worse (and may be better) than alcohol consumption! Ever seen a mean drunk?(I have) Ever seen a drunk who "insists" on driving?(I have) Now, ever seen a mean (purely) marijuana smoker?(No dude) How about a (purely) marijuana smoker who wants to go anywhere?(dude, make that pizza delivery). DARE....welcome into the 21st century. Now, let's spend the money on the BAD drugs (crack, meth, heroin...etc) and tax them pot heads.
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    i was right there with you until your last line. we don't want pot actually 'legalised' we want it decriminalised and then ignored. no gov't regulation of quality and strength, and definitely NO TAXES.
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    @dances-weebles Sorry, your right (and wrong). Nothing gets by the government when it comes to a tax base! I'd prefer NEVER paying another tax again (specially to our so-called government) but that is a reality! The nice thing though is that marijuana can be produced very cheaply (unlike alcohol) and that's why it's called WEED! LOL. And that fact just maybe why our "government" is fighting the legalization/decriminalization of marijuana... lack of their "control"! have a great day!
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    @dances-weebles - Why not tax it? Why not tax it like everything else we find pleasurable? Why not regulate it?

    Look, you can grow and eat your own tomatoes...but if you BUY tomatoes at the store they are government regulated and taxed?
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    @CanisCanemEdit actually, no... tomatoes and the like aren't taxed in the stores or anywhere else. there's no sales tax on food products.

    the problem is that if they taxed pot, they would include it under what they're calling a 'sin tax' and the price of an already expensive product, would become unaffordable... just like they're attempting with cigarettes. i don't know if you remember or not when nys started raising the taxes on cigarettes... then governor mario cuomo came right out and said that if he had his way tobacco products would be taxed so highly that nobody could afford to smoke... all because he didn't like the smell of it.

    as it is good pot such as panama red, or acapulco gold, which has a value of $20 an ounce on the streets, is selling for 50 to a hundred bucks and if it's taxed the prices will shoot up even higher for mediocre smoke which has been cut with oregano or some such... just like cigarette tobacco is now.

    i would like to see it decriminalised because then everyone and anyone who wanted to could grow their own in their window box, their flower pots on their front porch, or in their gardens. seeds would be sold through major seed companies such as burpees for a nickle to a quarter a package, just like tomatoes and cucumbers are now. then any grandma or great aunt could afford to put that little 'secret ingredient' back into the annual christmas fruitcakes and people might even like receiving them once again rather than using them for doorstops. mommies could hash it out and include it in brownies and cookies for in school snacks and save tons of money on prescriptions drugs for their A.D.D. and High Deffinition Attention Deficit kids.(those are the current names for being bored sick, you know.)
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    This experiment was tried before and failed. In Alaska from 1978 to 1990 something. Teens marijuana use went up 50% more than the rest of the country. 65% of teen drug users stated that marijuana was their gateway drug. Teens are not the target of the new legalization efforts but they will be the victims.
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    Has Marijuana not been proven to cause severe health problems, but now they are legalizing it. I know alcahol can cause the same problems (I know people who have drinken themselves to death) but marijuana is know to cause problems and now there saying its ok. I know its used to control pain, but i think we should find other ways than to take drugs that are harmfull. I dont know what its like to have that much pain, i just wish they would do a lot more research before legalizing it.
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    Cannabis has been used without 1 death for over 4000 years. I think that proves its safe.
    The DEA's Administrative Law Judge, Francis Young concluded: "In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume. For example, eating 10 raw potatoes can result in a toxic response. By comparison, it is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death. Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within the supervised routine of medical care.:
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    So how do you feel about Oxycontin,Percocet, Darvocet, Ritalin and any amphetamine ? You know how many deaths are linked to this drug? This is prescribed by the hand fulls.
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    @BFL1997 That ok that's your thought. But In your thought you also approve of 800,000 people being arrested(in a year) and their lives changed for something that's NEVER going away.
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    Let's see...stop lying to people; stop ruining people's lives over nothing; stop being major hypocrites; stop profiting from a prison system that rivals slavery- yep, it all sounds good to me.
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    It seems strange for them to drop marijuana completely considering that DARE also included curriculum on tobacco and alcohol. I'm all for marijuana decriminalization, but also think that children should be educated the matter. It would be like them also ignoring prescription medication or alcohol abuse just because they are legal.
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    DARE ought to be dropped from our schools, and be replaced with actual scientific facts about drugs, including pot. I don't want kids thinking they can partake of adult pleasures!
  • #103
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    That's because cannabis is slowly becoming more recognized for it's health management benefit's , and decriminalization of the drug on some states is the primary promotion for this compromise of of the DARE platform .
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    Keep MEDICAL CANNABIS LEGAL ! Legal recreational use will result in failure for the community , and only profit law enforcement an reverse the law returning the to possession ,and use of Marijuana .
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    Yes bc everything you've been told about weed being bad for you bc it's a gateway drug or it kills brain cells is a lie the only "bad" thing in weed is the carcinogens and those won't affect you unless you smoke pounds of weed and there's ways around inhaling the carcinogens there's more wonderful life saving things that weed does for people for it to be Illegal and anyone that says weed should be done away with should first shut up un pucker your ass hole and smoke some weed and you'll never say a bad thing about it again
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    POT IS A GATEWAY!

    Um, yeah- it is a gateway by virtue of the fact it is (stupidly) illegal. It forces people to either lie, or rub elbows with high-risk takers and other lawbreakers. When our right to use it is returned to us, the so-called gateway effect will be exactly as it is with booze. Put another way, illogical and unpopular prohibitions create a gateway to crime, disrespect for the rule of law, and other negative outcomes.(My apologies for yelling, it was for effect.)
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