Legalized Maijuana use in Mississippi
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#1 Dec 2, 2012
When are we going to get some legislation on the books to legalize a money making initiative that would benefit schools, law enforcement and state roads? Its a new era and alot more info is out the there with higher benefits to leagalized pot. Colorado and Washingston state has legalized it with growing support of many other states. The next generation needs to step up, vote and save the state millions in prison costs and police enforcement on a "drug" that has less negatives than alcohol. Prohibition and slavery didnt work and the new age of change is upon us now!!! Put your bibles down and roll some medicine!!!!
#2 Dec 5, 2012
It is time to get over all the Reefer Madness and Legalize! Just look up the study that was done in MS a couple of years ago. We are spending Millions on arresting small time users of marijuana. Just think of all the time Police have to waste on non-violent offences. We could better use this money for our children’s education and for the Elderly. People are using it anyway so let’s tax and regulate and stop wasting tax dollars and generate new business and new job opportunities. We can also better protect our youth since it would require showing an ID to purchase, have you ever heard of a drug dealer asking for an ID? Get over it; Legalize. Senator Dawkins of Pass Christian will be submiting a bill for Medical Marijuana in 2013, let's support her.
#3 Dec 5, 2012
Juan Manuel Santos, incumbent President of Colombia, which has fought a long-time war on drugs with the support of the U.S., has just signed a public letter questioning that war on grounds of efficacy, cost, side effects, and fairness.
According to a public letter circulated by the Beckley Foundation, which was founded in the UK by Amanda Feilding, the global war on drugs "has failed and has had many unintended and devastating consequences worldwide." Failed how? Drugs are "cheaper, purer, and more available." The unsuccessful "war" on drugs is costing taxpayers "billions per year." The drug industry, the "third most valuable industry in the world," is "all in the control of criminals." This cash flow pays for rampant "corruption." And people's lives are being wrecked when they are deprived of freedom (and then of a vote).
Breaking the Taboo, a new documentary on the war on drugs, can be viewed on YouTube as of December 7, and serves as part of the Beckley Foundation's challenge to prohibitionist policies encoded in a U.N. convention on "narcotic" drugs. Inspired in part by a Brazilian film of the same name that had its premiere in Rio in 2011, the new documentary is narrated by Morgan Freeman and directed by Cosmo Feilding Mellen of Sundog Pictures in London.
Meanwhile, Beckley's public letter has attracted many signatures. It is hard enough to get support from leaders no longer in office, such as, in Europe, the past presidents of Poland and Switzerland; and in Latin America, the past presidents of Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico; as well as, in the U.S., past presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, both of whom are featured in the new documentary, Breaking the Taboo. All of them are signers. It is very much harder to win the commitment of a sitting leader, such as Otto Perez Molina, President of Guatemala, also a signer, as well as, now, Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia.
- Read the entire article at The Huffington Post.
Since: Nov 12
#4 Dec 6, 2012
"When are we going to get some legislation on the books to legalize a money making initiative that would benefit schools, law enforcement and state roads?"
Earlier this year, there was a bill in MS to legalize medical marijuana (Senate Bill 2252), but not enough people rallied behind it and it failed. The bill was proposed by Senator Deborah Dawkins. She garnered enough public support, but the legislature shot it down anyway.
It seems a little wacked that our state has the primary medical marijuana research lab in the US, yet we still put people behind bars for possession of a joint.
If we want to succeed like CO and other states, we will have to start paying more attention to our state's legislative actions instead of focusing so much on the federal.
#5 Dec 6, 2012
Not many know that MS is an initiative state; which means we could start a group and collect enough signatures to get it on the ballot next election then it would be up to the people and not the cowards that get elected. Look up MS initiative process.
#6 Dec 6, 2012
Nearly six out of ten Americans support legalizing cannabis, according to a just released Public Policy Polling automated telephone survey of 1,325 voters, commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project.
58 percent of respondents said that marijuana ‘should be legal.’ Only 34 percent of respondents opposed the notion of legalizing cannabis. A solid plurality of voters (47 percent of respondents versus 33 percent) also said that the federal government should not interfere with newly passed marijuana legalization measures in Colorado and Washington.
Male respondents endorsed legalization by a greater margin than women. 62 percent of men backed legalization; 54 percent of female respondents endorsed legalizing marijuana.
A majority of self-identified Democrats and Independents backed legalization (68 percent and 59 percent respectively), while a majority of Republicans failed to do so (42 percent).
Respondents were nearly equally divided on the question of whether they believed cannabis to be safer than alcohol. Forty-five percent of respondents agreed with the premise, while 42 percent disagreed.
The survey results are similar to those reported last week by Angus Reid that found that 54 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana. Sixty-six percent of those polled by Angus Reid said that they anticipate that cannabis will be legalized within the next ten years.
An October 2012 poll by YouGov and the Huffington Post reported that 59 percent of Americans favor legalization. By contrast, separate polls in recent weeks by CBS News and The Washington Post/ABC News have indicated weaker support for legalization, particularly among older voters.
Nonetheless, the overall polling data indicates that a greater percentage of Americans today back legalizing marijuana than at any prior time in modern history. America the Free!!!
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