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    I once opposed all the "restricted" drugs. But at age 70, I had an epiphany - I realized that the use of drugs is a barrier to the freedoms we Americans have. As long as it is used responsibly and not harming another person, I have no problems with legalizing all currently illegal drugs. However, that is not to say that misusing any of them gets a free ride when another is directly and provably injured as a result. I approve legalizing them based on LIBERTY. However, I could just as easily approve legalizing them when I look at the "success" of the "war on drugs" which is an abysmal failure and which has filled our jails and prisons beyond capacity for "victimless crimes".
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    @PoliticalSpice - I'm fairly certain that Tasine had many decades of anti-cannabis propaganda to overcome, as did my mother who is also in favor of legalizing drugs for the same reasons.
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    @Denizen_Kate
    For sure, but still, I read at least a half dozen books on weed before I was 13, and there was plenty of anti-drug propaganda being spread at that time, and there still is.
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    @PoliticalSpice - No such books available when I was a teen, and all my parents ever heard was how marijuana made you insane and if you smoked even one joint, you'd become a heroin addict. You must be young.
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    @jamie91 Don't tell me that after 1960 men stopped doing things around the house? As for me, I make my own list (stepped_in_it list.....lol)
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    @stepped_in_it make our own list, yes. But I think most women these days are not waiting around on a man for what they can do themselves.
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    things have changed,its no longer a honey do list,its now a"don't make me get off the couch and scream about why isn't it done yet list"
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    I think it's all about the paraphernalia. You ever see a feminine bong? No - bongs are mostly big, ugly pieces of chipped glass or discolored plastic full of reeking water, you know, like the guys who use them.

    Now if someone would market directly to female potheads there's probably a fortune to be made selling Gucci rolling papers or Jimmy Choo hookahs...
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    @Denizen_Kate Careful. Much to his surprise, Mr. Chong did time because he thought designer bongs were a good idea but the feds didn't. Perhaps he was just ahead of his time.
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    @Zazziness As a footnote, when he was first released from prison Tommy was planning a Marijuana Monologues tour, but his lawyers, understandably nervous about the parole board's reaction, advised he wait until he was done with parole.
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    @DARSB lol. Yeah, I can see how that might have been bad timing. I felt so bad for the guy. It was such a great example of someone who didn't belong in the criminal justice system.
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    That thought occurred to me as well. Personally, I'm a WYSIWYG sort of woman - yes, I inhaled, and still do now and then. In fact, right now . . . . :)
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    I don't think that a random polling sample of 1000 registered voters over 5 or 6 days is worthy of drawing any real conclusions about gender differences for the entire population of the US on any subject. Fodder for blogs.
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    Come on now. It doesn't take a poll to know that if men are into it, the ladies are cautious about getting sucked in also. Women look beyond the corner. Men don't even know there is a corner until they have gone around it.
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    I think the gender issue is more basic with roots that run deep into the tradition of men and women living in close proximity with each other for so long. Women take a dim view out of the gate on anything men are enthusiastic about. Because the ladies have learned over time that men left to their own devices will more often than not engage in stupid behavior. The women know that men will gladly engage in stupid behavior, while women have to be convinced to engage in it.............. And No, my wife was not looking over my shoulder when I wrote this. But she might just see it so.............. just makin sure my nest stays warm.
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    It's funny how stereotypes flipflop, isn't it? Till "women's liberation," the stereotype said that men were calm thinkers and women were dumb and overly emotional, though they smelled nice. Now, going by our TV commercials, the stereotype is that men are dumb and overly emotional and women are efficient problem-solvers. Have we changed or have the stereotypes always been too broad to be useful?
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    @Zazziness - This is till a patriarchal society and it was even more so back in the day. Back then both men and women knew the truth, it is just the ladies were smart enough to let the men think they were in charge. My mom was convinced that women and their liberation movement was sure to screw up the great gig women had at that point.
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    @MRMacrum Men were allowed to beat their wives as long as the stick was no thicker than their thumb. It wasn't such a great gig being chattel.
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    @Zazziness - I thought we were talking about back in the days of my youth. I know I was.

    And do not think I support my mom's view. I am all for women doing and attempting anything they want to. Been a solid NOW fan for years. Maybe even more so than my wife is.
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    @MRMacrum Ah! You mean like in the 50s when we weren't liberated yet but we were allowed to play bridge and drink cocktails all afternoon? OK, that might not have been so bad.:-)
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    guys only think with one head, and it aint the one on their shoulders, so why should anyone pay them any attention what they say?!?!?!?
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    More men are drug addicts. That's pretty damn simple. Its a scarey society we live in. " weed" is a gateway drug.. why not legalize crack too.
    That's why society ends up with 50 year old unemployed, loser bum men living with mommy! DOPE!
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    @Righton I believe it is. Not for all but I've seen it. Its all playing Russian Roulette and you don't know its you until your hooked.
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    This could have deeper roots. Historically, women were often told by their husbands "sorry but this liquor isn't right for a lady" and users of other drugs would say things like "this is not a little girl drug" and refuse the women in their lives the drugs, sometimes in a lop-sided way, giving hookers more latitude on what to put in their bodies than their wives.
    We even see this with cigarettes, historically the commodity was more socially acceptable used by men.
    Also, historically moralizers targeted women. That's why the Women's Christian Temperance Union was so influential in bringing about prohibition. Women couldn't vote, but politicians knew they were about to be. The suffrage amendment passed in time so that women were able to vote in the next presidential election. This could also have to do with envious women taught that "liquor isn't right for a lady" turning the tables and saying it isn't right for men either, carrying it as far as protests and campaigning for prohibition, rather than trying to get their husbands and their families to let them have some liquor.
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    Because they are scared their kids will do it, however id much rather a kid smoke pot than drink or smoke cigs.
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    I'd like to also know the age demographics among the women.
    I think it's because men become more amorous when their stoned.
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