Legalizing Marijuana: Minnesotans Sou...

Legalizing Marijuana: Minnesotans Sound Off

There are 37 comments on the KSAX Alexandria story from Apr 20, 2010, titled Legalizing Marijuana: Minnesotans Sound Off. In it, KSAX Alexandria reports that:

This is a hot topic nationwide, especially today, April 20, 2010, because people all over the country are advocating the legalization of marijuana.

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mike tyner

Scottsdale, AZ

#1 Apr 20, 2010
of course marijuana should be legal, to cultivate and consume in privacy. The people who think meth will be next are ridiculous,
no one in their right mind would ever vote yes on that issue.
Steven

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Apr 20, 2010
"It's a waste of time. I don't understand why people do it," Pullam said.

That's fine for Mr. Pullam, but frankly his opinion seems irrelevant to me as he wouldn't be affected by any changes to the law. He doesn't approve of legalization, then he should just mind his own business and not interfere with progress. He's obviously has little perspective on the actual issues at hand.
Basin

Port Coquitlam, Canada

#3 Apr 20, 2010
While legalising pot may not be the answer, decriminalising it similar to tobacco and alcohol may be the best option. This way the government can focus wasted resources from fighting harmless smokers on fighting traffickers. The government can also reduce income and other taxes as this would generate billions in revenue as it does in countries like The Netherlands. http://www.basinpipes.com
Washposter

Mission Viejo, CA

#4 Apr 20, 2010
Brian was an average kid with average abilities then once when he was 13 he tried pot with some peers and they got busted. Brian later went to college and studied accounting and his goal was to work for a bank. After graduating with an AS degree in accounting he applied to several banks who had advertised vacancies for entry level banking positions. Brian did very well on the initial interviews but when called back for follow-up interviews he was required to disclose his arrest information because of bank policy. Brian soon found out that his arrest at 13 years old for marijuana was a felony and as such it would stick with him the rest of his life thus destroying all his dreams of having a career in banking. Too many Brian’s in the world have their lives forever changed for the worst because of the old outdated Harry Anslinger 19th century fear monger laws. In times past the only thing the people asked for was to remove marijuana from Schedule 1 and decriminalize it so the Brian’s of this 21st century could have their records expunged but the politicians said no. Now the people will put the issue to the vote and this time instead of begging those politicians for the decriminalization of marijuana they, the people will make the decision and this time the people want it legalized!
eric

Barnesville, MN

#5 Apr 20, 2010
wats the difference people will still smoke but legalizing it would be amazing and if u should be able to drink you should be able to smoke but whatever there could be laws with it can smoke but cant drive and certain age maybe
Outburned

Alexandria, MN

#6 Apr 21, 2010
These people interviewed for the story are ridiculous. Typical oblivious small town residents. From the comments in the story, they've learned what they know from bad tv and government paid anti-drug commercials. I really hope this isn't 55% of the population as reported. >.<
mnmom

Forest Hills, NY

#7 Apr 21, 2010
I want marijuana legalized to keep my children and their friends safe. They are all in college and I know they all smoke pot, it would make me feel better if they could get the marijuana somewhere safe. I think its very naive to think marijuana is going go away.
THESTONER

Glendale, AZ

#8 Apr 21, 2010
I LOVE POT SO LEGALIZE ITRIGHT NOW
chris wheelock

Forest Grove, OR

#9 Apr 21, 2010
there will be alot of people will vote yes. you people need to smoke then you would know what your missen.
chris wheelock

Forest Grove, OR

#10 Apr 21, 2010
God you people are so dumb you will change your mind if you smoked a few joints lol, come on it helps with dumb ass's like obama
chris wheelock

Forest Grove, OR

#11 Apr 21, 2010
get your lighters out and take a hit:)
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Minneapolis, MN

#12 Apr 21, 2010
I would rather smoke pot than drink! How many people got into car accidents and killed someone because they were stoned vs drunk?? People that smoke pot are not hurting anyone but themselves if that, it's a natural herb! I can't believe the Govt won't seize the opportunity to collect yet another tax!! As to the eventual legalization of Meth, that is obsurd, will never happen and a very ignorant comment to say the least! While they are at it, they can allow us to buy off sale on Sundays if they want to reduce the drunk drivers! Seems odd you can sit in a bar on a Sunday but not bring it home where you are safe! Sure, buy it on Saturday, we do that and always get more company than expected and run out!
Nik

Rochester, MN

#13 Apr 21, 2010
Legalizing marijuana would lead to legalizing Meth? Are you serious? The simple fact of the matter is the Gov. could, and would, rake in big bucks off of taxing it. The medical purposes, uses for hemp..such as paper and fabric, all good in my book.
Shirlee

Park Rapids, MN

#15 Apr 21, 2010
I have watched many cancer pts die in pain. Let people in pain have it. It is actually safer than many Rx drugs on the market and cheaper beacuse it is not regulated by big pharmacutical companies. It's stupid not to utilize it's pain relieving properties. People just don't get it! Wait until they are having daily uncontrolled pain and I bet they will change their minds.
Johnny

Alexandria, MN

#16 Apr 21, 2010
The people they ask are ridiculous! "Legalizing marijuana would lead to legalizing meth" Are you kidding me?

Legalizing would do nothing but good, there would be so much money saved. Taxes wouldn't have to go towards jeeping non-violent drug offenders in prison, and also funding law enforcement for enforcing these outrageous laws.

There is also so much money to be made and so many jobs to be created by taxing, an gowing cannabis. It would also be taking money out of the hands of criminals, and making it much safer if someone just wanted to buy a little weed for responsible use, they can go to a store where its regulated and not have to deal with people they don't know buying cannabis that they don't know where it came from making it potentialy dangerous.

There is also just so many benefits of medical marijuana.

It's ime for a change, it's is time to Legalize Cannabis!

“JC POOLPOOL”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#17 Apr 21, 2010
all the abov posts are right ! i agree legalize and tax it !
Question

Big Lake, MN

#18 Apr 22, 2010
People say that Pot is less dangerous then drinking... while if you look at the stats more people get arrest for driving while Drunk compared driving stoned, the fact is the detection of narcotics is harder then the detection of alcohol and the test for alcohol is simple you give a breath sample and do some field testing to determine if you are Drunk or not. While if you look at Narcotics the test is much more difficult it involves a person doing field testing but after that if there is a sign of impairment a DRE or Drug Recognition Expert has to do an evaluation and there is only 1,500 in the state of Minnesota. so Pot is Dangerous to. POT IS ILLEGAL IN EVERY STATE IN THE U.S. SO DON'T EXPECT IT TO CHANGE ANY TIME SOON

“JC POOLPOOL”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#19 Apr 22, 2010
???? it is legal for medical use in 17 ! it grows here and police let it be. I know , mn is a stange as place , come to san fran and you will thaw out ! go legal pot ca ballot measure , should pass and be plantin in 1-1-11!!!! we do not need you anti idiots here in ca , stay in repressed mn!
Sweetpee

Wichita Falls, TX

#20 Apr 22, 2010
why should we lgalize it when all people are going to do is become mindless pot heads and gradually become drug dealers!!!
Don fitzgerald

Hewitt, MN

#21 Apr 22, 2010
I believe the whole united states should legalize marijuana. For how many years did people fight legalizing whiskey and beer use. just like Marijuana people ended up in jail which the citizens pay for . By legalizing it the feds , county , states can tax it, sell it and charge a license to grow and produce it just like they do the liquor distilleries etc etc. We as people would not be supporting person in jail for using it or having it . put it on the same rules as whiskey and beer is including DWI like alcohol etc. etc.it would also be regulated as far as price , place it is sold ( sell it at the liquor stores along with the booze .) It is an income both for the feds and states that is being wasted , instead they go for taxing us instead.

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