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    Why not. think of the tax revenue.. oh wait a minute then people be growing their own weed right? and then the police will have to arrest them for growing their own weed and not paying tax ....kinda like it is now..
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    exactly. pot shouldn't be a cash cow for anybody at all... and especially the government. everything they touch bets bunged up.
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    Plenty of people brew their own beer, legally, why wouldn't people be able to grow their own for personal use like those who brew their own beer/wine etc?
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    @Libertyiskey because the only way the government would be interested in legalizing it is if they can regulate it ( translation tax it)
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    @bsking They can still do that just like with alcohol. Alcohol is regulated and taxed but you can also brew small amounts for personal use and once the quantity gets high ATF comes and investigates, we could have the same with marijuana.
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    @thejimbo Another comment that makes me laugh from you. ;)
    I hope it stays this time my friend, several of your quips have been disappearing alas.
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    obviously you should try it sometime... it might just help your attitude a bit... btw... there haven't been any hippies around since the early 70s. who are you, rip van winkle?
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    @dances-weebles Weeble, does your 'congregation' smoke pot during your preaching/ teaching sermons? Just curious...
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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!!!
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    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.
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    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.
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    "What is tolerated today will be embraced tomorrow" is the Obama way of dumbing down and corrupting America.
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    Your conspiracy theory has major holes in it. For one, Mr. Obama has nothing to do with the legalization bill. For another, this is grass roots pressure from The People who are tired of wasting money and lives on a policy that was never started for good reasons in the first place.
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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 withdrawals potentially causing convulsions, delirium tremens, and pain. As for driving? Driving under the influence is illegal now and will remain illegal.
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    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!
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    @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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    @AceLuby Oh yeah. I had to give up caffeine for health reasons and it was seriously hard to quit.(I was quite the junky. Chugged it all day long.) And the headaches are terrible. The sending people to jail "for their own good" has never made any sense to me. Jail is far more destructive to their lives and the lives of their families than marijuana use could ever be.
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    @Zazziness I dont agree with jail for potheads but coffee addictions dont make you lazy, lay around doing chit. Its ridiculous to say chronic pot smoking doesnt effect you. It does. We have enough drunks, drunk drivers now we will have to deal with chronic potheads. Of course cocaine and heroun are worse. So why contribute to the already mess we are in? Legalizing marijuana is the dumbing down of America. I never felt the need to "go with the flow" and "peer pressure" never effected me. Every other person I know is high on drugs or drunk. As bad as life can be at times, I prefer to go it drug free and sober. Easier to accept things and deal with life
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    Some people are alredy starving their children to death and using the welfare money to buy pot.And I know some that trades their foodstamps to get the stuff. I think it's a shame.
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    Im not going into why it should already be legal. My point in posting is the prospective change to the ATF.

    Can we at least call it the department of Firearms Alcohol Cannabis and Tobacco Or the FACT department for short?
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    I will bet 100 dollars this poll will be 70+ % for and in the 20's against. All posts on cannabis go this way. It shows where the major votes are going. We will be changing this slowly but surely. Can't be stopped. Reefer madness only makes one side look silly. I don't think they know people have the internet now.
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    From our very first drug czar: “There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others... the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.”
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    @DogLady_1 They wanted to use "fear" tactics to scare the heck out of people and have them make snap rash laws.
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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 question I have.
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    It doesn't , never has and never will...I can pass any random drug test at anytime, and that is real important when you have a job/career.
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    @mimi57 I hear you. My job certainly doesn't allow the use of drugs and we can be tested at anytime. But that doesn't matter because I have no desire to use any.

    Now if they start testing for coffee in the bloodstream.......
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    @Medicinebow In my state, you are nicotine tested prior to being hired at any medical facility. If you fail, you are not hired..
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    GOVERNMENT held patent number 6,630,507 states unequivocally that cannabinoids are useful in the prevention and treatment of a wide variety of diseases including auto-immune disorders, stroke, trauma, Parkinson's, Alzeheimer's and HIV dementia.

    Other then medical uses, hemp can be industrialized also... Did you know that our own Constitution was written on HEMP paper??? Did you know that it was mandatory to grow your own Cannabis in to late 1700's own into the 1800's???

    Cannabis is and will be more than just a "substance" to get you high!!! Oh... Did I mention that anyone one is capable to grow it??? It's literally the invisible cash crop to the blinded sheep...

    #$$$$
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  • #236
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    Stop wasting my tax dollars on a failed drug war. Marijuana should be off the schedule 1 list. HOw stupid does the government think we are.. They say Marijuana is like LSD or Heroin..pure crapola.
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    It should be legalized, but not taxed, no reason for our tyrannical government to stem even more money from it's citizens. Also being as how it will be legalized this must also pass a law into effect that employers can't discriminate against it's employees if they don't pass a drug test for marijuana.
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    SEND YOUR REP A LETTER!

    History has occurred in Congress! On February 5, 2013, Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced a bill to regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol at the federal level. Following MPP’s historic 2012 ballot initiative victory in Colorado, making the personal use and cultivation of marijuana legal for all adults, along with a similar initiative in Washington State, members of Congress now see the writing on the wall. They know it is only a matter of time before the cultivation and sale of marijuana is legal across the country. This bill establishes a regulatory structure for marijuana at the federal level. Please ask your U.S. representative to support this bill.
    http://www.mpp.org/
  • #225
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    More taxable income, less crime we got legal meds as well as other products u can buy of the shelf with out aproblem that does more harm to the human body than marijuana
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