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The Legalization of Marijuana

started by Katzwinkel on 11/22/09.

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If marijuana had been rendered illegal in an effort to protect people from themselves, all McDonald's fast food outlets would be speakeasies.

by Katzwinkel (69.39) on 11/22/09.

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Legalizing marijuana would be a crucial first step in ending the ridiculous War on Drugs. Over half of the population of federal prisons are drug offenders. Valuable resources that could be used to deter real crime are being spent on arresting, prosecuting, and imprisoning drug offenders. And as unhealthy as drugs are to people's health, it should be their choice whether or not they put substances into their bodies.

by froggerus (55.06) on 11/22/09.

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Prohibition by the government spurns illegal activities, and is outside the purview of what a government should do. So, it's a personal freedoms situation.

by JackCNewell (51.52) on 11/22/09.

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As a Libertarian, I say that people should be able to do whatever they want, provided it does no harm to others. Smoking weed doesn't hurt anyone but the person doing the smoking.

by froggerus (55.06) on 11/22/09.

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Yes, but Uncle Sam will just tax the hell out of it like they do with everything else we love. Tea-baggers, meet the Roach-clippers.

by LA_Mike (51.02) on 4/29/10.

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Notice how noone on this topic has gone against the legalization of mariijuana? That is a good thing, because marijuana is not a dangerous thing. No study has ever shown that someone has died solely by marijuana. Related deaths to marijuana have other drugs mixed in or alcohol. (Which is an intense experience by the way.) Anyways, if marijuana were to be legal, we could tax it, but that's definitely not the issue here. The issue we face is having all these people locked up in jail for having a little bit of a natural plant in their pocket. Wow. If that's the case, would you arrest someone if they started picking dandelions? You can make wine out of dandelions, why aren't they illegal? Plus that's even more dangerous than stumbling upon a marijuana plant and saying "hey I think I'm going to try smoking this and seeing what happens. Or just buying it from somebody. Sure the effects are strong, but usually you get scared of driving or anything that can cause harm to you. Alot of people like to just relax and hang out and laugh and have a good time. Good job, government, you have made something illegal that is harmless. Maybe you should take a look at those dandelions eh? Here is a recipe for dandelion wine. Wow anyone can make it and get drunk? That's pretty stupid if you are letting anybody go through with this. Point is: Legalize weed, and focus on something more important like, say, the economy?



by crocodileman88 (51.02) on 11/5/10.

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All I have to say is SO MANY people for SO MANY years have used marijuana that if it was as harmful as the government says, well there would be asylums filled to capacity with smoke addled patients.

Alcohol consumption is legal,yet is cause of car accidents and violence.

One last thought, some where in Genesis God says (and this is not a direct quote) I give you seed bearing plants.

Does anyone knoe when marijuana actually became illegal?

OK, I am done and I know this is a rambling argument.

by Buscia (65.31) on 12/7/09.

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