States that leagalize pot

States that leagalize pot

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Ralph

Caledonia, OH

#1 Dec 1, 2012
Have you given any thoughts to what legalizing pot would do for you? How about your surgeon doing your life saving surgery? How about the cop that pulls you over? How about your dentist after a few smokes? How about a correctional officer with inmates hanging on his sleeve trying to get a second hand high? The list goes on , train engineer, air line pilot, the guy with his finger on the red button?Obama wanted to make all drug use a misdemeanor, looks like he is on his way. Next time be careful who you vote for.
States Rights

Carrizozo, NM

#2 Dec 1, 2012
Ralph wrote:
Have you given any thoughts to what legalizing pot would do for you? How about your surgeon doing your life saving surgery? How about the cop that pulls you over? How about your dentist after a few smokes? How about a correctional officer with inmates hanging on his sleeve trying to get a second hand high? The list goes on , train engineer, air line pilot, the guy with his finger on the red button?Obama wanted to make all drug use a misdemeanor, looks like he is on his way. Next time be careful who you vote for.
Why does freedom scare you so?
Chicken Little

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Dec 1, 2012
Ralph wrote:
Have you given any thoughts to what legalizing pot would do for you? How about your surgeon doing your life saving surgery? How about the cop that pulls you over? How about your dentist after a few smokes? How about a correctional officer with inmates hanging on his sleeve trying to get a second hand high? The list goes on , train engineer, air line pilot, the guy with his finger on the red button?Obama wanted to make all drug use a misdemeanor, looks like he is on his way. Next time be careful who you vote for.
"THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING"
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Dec 1, 2012
Ralph wrote:
Have you given any thoughts to what legalizing pot would do for you? How about your surgeon doing your life saving surgery? How about the cop that pulls you over? How about your dentist after a few smokes? How about a correctional officer with inmates hanging on his sleeve trying to get a second hand high? The list goes on , train engineer, air line pilot, the guy with his finger on the red button?Obama wanted to make all drug use a misdemeanor, looks like he is on his way. Next time be careful who you vote for.
For starters, legalizing pot would cause the release of about 8 million non-violent pot offenders, mostly minorities from their prisons.

It would raise tax revenues by over 40% in states that decriminalize, legalize, and tax marijuana for personal use.

It would free up the police to pursue their intended targets" violent criminals that rob and steal and kill people.

And for your information, there is already a high probability that your dentist, your surgeon, your corrections officer, your engineer, or your pilot, the finger on the button, has already partaken of the weed before going to work and will continue to puff when he gets home. Pot is a medicinal plant with many positive uses, steadying the shaky hand is one of them. It might even relax your sphincter.
Ralph

Caledonia, OH

#5 Dec 1, 2012
If it is so good why do employers do drug tests? I never met a doper that said "I can handle it !"

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#6 Dec 1, 2012
Gorky wrote:
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For starters, legalizing pot would cause the release of about 8 million non-violent pot offenders, mostly minorities from their prisons.
It would raise tax revenues by over 40% in states that decriminalize, legalize, and tax marijuana for personal use.
It would free up the police to pursue their intended targets" violent criminals that rob and steal and kill people.
And for your information, there is already a high probability that your dentist, your surgeon, your corrections officer, your engineer, or your pilot, the finger on the button, has already partaken of the weed before going to work and will continue to puff when he gets home. Pot is a medicinal plant with many positive uses, steadying the shaky hand is one of them. It might even relax your sphincter.
You forgot Pot makes you smarter too...

The word of Gorky now says Pot is good, no ill affects, no harm ever, and crime will go down, Under Gorky plan, Our new anthom will be "Kumbaya"...
Ralph

Caledonia, OH

#9 Dec 1, 2012
submission wrote:
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The ones that do are looking for submissive employees that will allow themselves to be observed urinating in order to get a job. This shows a lack of self respect which is an asset to companies that treat their employees as cattle. In some businesses a worker that will submit to any indignity is far more valuable than a competent one. Like the average big box store.
The public are fooled into thinking that doping up and driving a bus is bad then? One thing this blog does is show who the dopers are I guess, how old do you plan for your kids to be before they light up ? Toke away.
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Dec 1, 2012
submission wrote:
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The ones that do are looking for submissive employees that will allow themselves to be observed urinating in order to get a job. This shows a lack of self respect which is an asset to companies that treat their employees as cattle. In some businesses a worker that will submit to any indignity is far more valuable than a competent one. Like the average big box store.
Also, an employee that will pee in the cup on demand sells a bunch of drug testing kits from which the business owner gets a cut.
local yokel

Alamogordo, NM

#12 Dec 1, 2012
states that legalize weed, given time, don't remember doing it. (grin)
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Dec 1, 2012
Good weed is like a rare fine wine. You remember everything about it: the taste, the thoughts, the high and the people you were high with. It's like a hike through the Sacramento Mountains in the Summer time when the creeks are running and the birds are singing.

Not suggesting you do anything illegal though... Stick with the hike.
local yokel

Alamogordo, NM

#14 Dec 1, 2012
when I was a child, I did childish things.
When I became a man, I gave up childish things.

As a whole, still got a bit of necessary work.
Go to Taos, one good weed leads to another good weed which leads to another good weed.(grinnin' and pickin' my nose)
Sid Vicious

Cloudcroft, NM

#15 Dec 1, 2012
Ralph wrote:
Have you given any thoughts to what legalizing pot would do for you? How about your surgeon doing your life saving surgery? How about the cop that pulls you over? How about your dentist after a few smokes? How about a correctional officer with inmates hanging on his sleeve trying to get a second hand high? The list goes on , train engineer, air line pilot, the guy with his finger on the red button?Obama wanted to make all drug use a misdemeanor, looks like he is on his way. Next time be careful who you vote for.
I swear, to read your paranoid 'Obama is terrible' rants one might suspect you are inhaling some sweet sweet bud.
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Dec 1, 2012
Amen wrote:
<quoted text>brother! Why is it illegal and Alcohol and tobacco are not?
Precisely because of the alcohol and tobacco industries, as well as the chemical industry (replacement for hemp products), the prison industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and the law enforcement industry (especially the DEA). All of these industries stand to lose profits when marijuana is legalized. Marijuana is an allround usefull plant. Cheaper, more effective, more versital, and it scares the crap out of CEOs of major corporations that have the money to pay to get prohibition passed permentally.

Hemp is the most tragic victim of irrational prohibition: Henry Ford made car-body parts parts out of hemp that would last a lifetime. The Navy used hemp to make ropes and uniforms. Hemp is considered the only plant that could replace the declining tobacco industry as a source of income for farmers. Hemp and marijuana have medicinal properties that are used in a large variety of health issues with fewer side effects and stronger healing properties than most pharmaceuticals and at a lower cost. Look it up.
Ralph

Caledonia, OH

#18 Dec 3, 2012
submission wrote:
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The ones that do are looking for submissive employees that will allow themselves to be observed urinating in order to get a job. This shows a lack of self respect which is an asset to companies that treat their employees as cattle. In some businesses a worker that will submit to any indignity is far more valuable than a competent one. Like the average big box store.
Are you talking about the same submissiveness that you have for Obama? Not much different when you volunteer to be someones slave. I know you can't see that yet but you will, some folks like yourself want someone to make their decisions because they are incapable of doing it them selves. If we don't learn from our mistakes we will repeat them, that is how Obama got re-elected.
Resident

Alamogordo, NM

#19 Dec 3, 2012
Ralph wrote:
Have you given any thoughts to what legalizing pot would do for you? How about your surgeon doing your life saving surgery? How about the cop that pulls you over? How about your dentist after a few smokes? How about a correctional officer with inmates hanging on his sleeve trying to get a second hand high? The list goes on , train engineer, air line pilot, the guy with his finger on the red button?Obama wanted to make all drug use a misdemeanor, looks like he is on his way. Next time be careful who you vote for.
And what part of the lawsuits against GCRMC and those two doctors don't you understand? Was drug use apart of the of it? NO! IT WAS ALL GREED AND SELFISHNESS!
Clay C

Alamogordo, NM

#20 Dec 3, 2012
You are right. Many who now consume alcohol/pain pills/tranquilizers/sleeping pills/anti-depressants would choose to indulge in marijuana if it was legal, cutting into the profits of the industries you mention.
Alcohol prohibition didn't work. Marijuana prohibition has not worked.
Countries and states with policies that treat substance abuse as a public health issue instead of a strictly law enforcement issue see reduced rates of imbibing. See The Netherlands, Switzerland or Portugal's policies to see a healthier,more rational policy.
Keeping alcohol & tobacco legal but keeping a safer intoxicant like marijuana illegal makes no moral or legal sense.
Gorky wrote:
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Precisely because of the alcohol and tobacco industries, as well as the chemical industry (replacement for hemp products), the prison industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and the law enforcement industry (especially the DEA). All of these industries stand to lose profits when marijuana is legalized. Marijuana is an allround usefull plant. Cheaper, more effective, more versital, and it scares the crap out of CEOs of major corporations that have the money to pay to get prohibition passed permentally.
Hemp is the most tragic victim of irrational prohibition: Henry Ford made car-body parts parts out of hemp that would last a lifetime. The Navy used hemp to make ropes and uniforms. Hemp is considered the only plant that could replace the declining tobacco industry as a source of income for farmers. Hemp and marijuana have medicinal properties that are used in a large variety of health issues with fewer side effects and stronger healing properties than most pharmaceuticals and at a lower cost. Look it up.
Clay C

Alamogordo, NM

#21 Dec 3, 2012
Interestingly, teen use goes DOWN with more liberal laws.

Teen marijuana use is increasing nationwide. Yet according to federal government data collected by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Colorado is seeing a decrease in marijuana use among teens. Considering that Colorado is now home to state-licensed medical cannabis businesses, this news may be surprising to opponents who previously claimed with certainty that the regulation of these new businesses would lead to increases in teen marijuana use.

The data shows that these opponents were wrong, and states may have more control over teen drug use if they strictly regulate the cultivation and sale of medical cannabis. According to the federal government, from 2009 to 2011 teen marijuana use in Colorado dropped from 24.8% to 22%(an 11% net decrease). Fewer Colorado teens are using marijuana now than in 2005 when Colorado had no medical cannabis businesses.

http://www.ednewscolorado.org/2012/10/08/4929...

“You cant handle the truth”

Since: Jun 09

United States

#22 Dec 3, 2012
Here is a nifty game to play. Take your post and sustitute the work alcohol in place of the word pot. Same thing in my opinion and booze is legal whn all appropriate laws are applied to it.

So why would it be any different to legalize pot if controlled the way alcohol is? Quit wasting millons of tax payer dollars on a pot crusade that could instead be used to make money for all these states that in the red.
Ralph wrote:
Have you given any thoughts to what legalizing pot would do for you? How about your surgeon doing your life saving surgery? How about the cop that pulls you over? How about your dentist after a few smokes? How about a correctional officer with inmates hanging on his sleeve trying to get a second hand high? The list goes on , train engineer, air line pilot, the guy with his finger on the red button?Obama wanted to make all drug use a misdemeanor, looks like he is on his way. Next time be careful who you vote for.
Ralph

Caledonia, OH

#23 Dec 4, 2012
Smoking is bad but smoking weed is good? Maybe that is why it is called dope?
Proud American

Albuquerque, NM

#24 Dec 4, 2012
I don't think any smoking is good, but I like that we reduced smoking by Americans in half by providing information, options to quit...and not once did we arrest anyone for smoking.

We can do the same with other substances by following the public health model...saving money for taxpayers and increasing public health.

If we keep tobacco smoking and alcohol legal and regulated as we do, it makes no sense not to do the same with marijuana.

Many of those qualifying for medical marijuana in NM are veterans strugging with PTSD & I find it dishonoring to their service to prevent their using what they choose to treat themselves
Ralph wrote:
Smoking is bad but smoking weed is good? Maybe that is why it is called dope?

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