Best
186 Comments
Post
  • #13
    !
    I don't see anything wrong with marijuana and I do think it should be legal. To me, alcohol is a far more dangerous drug.
  • R Load more replies

  • #11
    !
    47%? The same 47% that don't pay taxes and depend on government handouts? That 47%? They want to stay high all the time while forcing the sober hardworking taxpaying conservative to foot the bill? Give me a break.
  • #15
    !
    Only 7% of the population is on welfare... and that number includes senior citizens and children... Don't you think if beer drinkers can work that pot smokers can too? It's kinda silly to think that alcohol is the only drug that people can use responsibly... Time for you to get rid of your Hearst/Anslinger propaganda. People who are paying attention to the desctruction caused by prohibition are supporting marijuana legalization... LAZY potheads don't even bother to engage in civics or vote at the polls... ever think of that?
  • #35
    !
    I thought you were in favor of states rights. Weren't you cheering the stupid sheriff that refused to enforce any potential federal laws that may get passed? For God's sakes this country has enough real problems that need to be addressed than for us to be wasting precious resources on pot smokers. You might even want to light up. Betcha wouldn't be so sad.
  • #61
    !
    Neo, give ME a break, will ya? Seriously, I thought you were a small government/state's rights conservative. Does that only apply when folks are wanting to do something that you understand and approve of? Emphasis on the "understand" part of that statement. Example of a lifetime pot smoker: Steve Jobs. There wasn't a lazy bone in his body, and no, the cancer that killed him had nothing whatsoever to do with cannabis consumption.... smh ...
  • R Load more replies

  • #5
    !
    It should be legal on both state and federal levels. The money we spend each year going after those who smoke and grow pot is sickening. Our country can't pay our bills, create jobs, or feed and house those who have fought for this country, but we will spend billions making sure no one can partake of a plant that is safer then alcohol. What the hell is wrong with those in power? Oh I forgot everyone of them are a bunch of idiots!
  • R Load more replies

  • #21
    !
    I don't know who's right it is but I agree. The Federal government should stay out of pro-pot states the same way they should stay out of pro-gun states!
  • #43
    !
    @PNWest You can agree with me now, if your state alone would elect to be gun free while leaving everyone else alone. Don't be such a drone!
  • #76
    !
    @PNWest How about a compromise. You set up a gun buy back program and make pipes and bongs out of the gun barrels out of the weapons that get turned in. Give alexMIA the remaining parts and he'll farm th out to his gun smith friends...
  • #80
    !
    @PoliticalSpice How about I make him the bongs, pikes, even teach him how to make space cakes, and he gives me the guns whole!
  • R Load more replies

  • #12
    !
    I think it should be legal. I don't know anyone that doesn't smoke it because its illegal. It would help take the crime out of it. Ar didn't quite pass it for med use but they pretty much made it legal by making possession of less than an ounce a misdemeanor. You get a ticket and pay the fine. My sheriff quit even bothering with pot. It was a waste of resources.
  • #18
    !
    Ditto that!

    "History has shown that drug prohibition reduces neither use nor abuse. After a rapist is arrested, there are fewer rapes. After a drug dealer is arrested, however, neither the supply nor the demand for drugs is seriously changed. The arrest merely creates a job opening for an endless stream of drug entrepreneurs who will take huge risks for the sake of the enormous profits created by prohibition. Prohibition costs taxpayers tens of billions of dollars every year, yet 40 years and some 40 million arrests later, drugs are cheaper, more potent and far more widely used than at the beginning of this futile crusade." -Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
    http://www.leap.cc/about/why-legalize-drugs/
  • #23
    !
    @DogLady_1 the sheriff told me he never has problems with people that only smoked weed. But drunks are always a problem. He is focusing on meth and pills. They are a serious problem.
  • #31
    !
    @NTBFW - We need more good sheriffs with common sense like yours to simply refuse to enforce federal prohibition laws. Use his time doing more useful things like going after violent criminals and sexual predators...
  • #34
    !
    be very careful now... i'm almost beginning to agree with you on something.

    i don't want pot to be legalised, however. i want to see it decriminalised and ignored by all government agencies.
  • #36
    !
    @DogLady_1 I've known him all his life. His philosophy is he would rather keep people out of trouble than look for an excuse to get them in trouble. But if you are totally f*cking up, he will bust you hard.
  • R Load more replies

  • #9
    !
    It's a states rights issue AND it should be legal nationally! The war on people who smoke pot is destructive and a total waste of time and precious law enforcement resources.
  • #3
    !
    ca was jumping arizona for their laws yet ca goes against the federal law by being a sanctuary and then by allowing medical marijuana. from a financial stand point legalizing everything cook and grow everything here will keep alot of that money here if the gov is smart and does not allow for imports of it.
  • #176
    !
    @dances-weebles - that can be acheived with legal home cultivation. I would not even mind paying taxes on the supplies to set up (seeds/seedlings, lamps, etc.)
  • #177
    !
    @Len_in_NY2 you only need the grow lamps if you are planting it illegally. i want it planted in green houses, in front yards, in flower pots in people's living rooms and in window boxes.
  • #178
    !
    @dances-weebles That's nice, but a NY winter is not good for plants.I'd love to be able to grow a half dozen in my backyard without the threat of a SWAT team taking away everyting I own. But again, not sure if the seasons would necessarily cooperate.
  • #179
    !
    @Len_in_NY2 you can grow enough during the summer months to last you a year. when the weather turns cooler, dig up the plants and hang them upside down in your living room to cure. once they are dried you can snip the buds and roll them out and freeze the product in small containers.

    either that or build a good greenhouse in your back yard.
  • R Load more replies

  • #154
    !
    So far as i'm concerned any Fed. agent is an intruder. They should be treated the same as any other intruder. Subdued and arrested. By any means necessary. States that choose to legalize Marijuana should deal with them as criminals. In my opinion unless said state requests help from federal agencies they should not have the right to intercede on their behalf, unless it is a situation involving more than one state. i.e. kidnapping,smuggling, or some other scenario where one state would not have the authority to fully handle the crime.
  • #153
    !
    Pot should be decriminalized and free to grow and use without government controls.
    Take all the money out of it do not tax or regulate it this way the cops and the drug dealers will not profit from it...The government (police) use the I smell marijuana excuse to search your vehicle when they stop you..And police like to raid and seize assets for their own gain that is criminal by itself...Whats worse now days drug dealers or over zealous cops stomping on your rights because they can.
  • #146
    !
    I agree that even though a state legalizes it, it is still federally illegal. I understand that no one wants the fed's in the states or have anything to do with the marijuana sales in those states. And yes it should be taxed out the ass like you said about 20%. So that it would only be bought in moderation. Cause you know as well as i do that only some of the population smokes it anyway and if they don't then they will take up the habit once it is legal for recreational use. Cause most good upstanding people won't do it any way until it is legalized...
  • #140
    !
    Legalize it, then, tax the hell out of it like they do cigarettes. The money-grubbing government is always looking for new sources of revenue. There you go!
  • #138
    !
    I think we should legalize all drugs. Pot is only illegal because of its image. It's less dangerous than water. (People have died from drinking too much water, but not from smoking too much pot.)
  • #121
    !
    Isn't the federal government, especially THIS administration, unpopular enough with its ghoulish and opportunistic grab at firearms due to a handful isolated, albeit horrific mass shootings (by people affiliated with the Democratic Party?) Keep Off The Grass!!!
  • #112
    !
    Self aggrandizement, defining down personal responsibility has hit new lows in a permissive culture that breeds bad habits and behavior amongst the self indulged.....
  • #100
    !
    OK so its a two part deal. On one hand I fully support people being able to freely use, produce marijuana because its almost harmless. Now on the other hand us Americans are some spoiled bitches and tend to want what we can't have, so with that being said, it doesn't matter that a state says that its legal because at the end of the day federally it's not. If it were to be "legalized" I believe it should be heavily taxed, as in 20‰. This would stem overuse and stimulate the economy. Basically I'm undecided lol.
  • R Load more comments...
Post