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Steve

Decatur, GA

#21 Jun 18, 2012
Liars

“Honesty & Integrity”

Since: Mar 12

Blairsville, GA

#22 Jun 18, 2012
vote wrote:
That's alot more than legalizing alcohol:

The vast majority of restaurants and grocery stores are in the city limits. There is only one grocery store and a few restaurants in the county, and if the city annexes close to town, those will also be in the city limits. Therefore, if the county gave licenses for sales of alcohol, it would produce negligible revenues. If you want alcohol sales, then you should be talking to the Mayor and City Council, and not the Commissioner.
Last year’s alcohol revenue for Pickens County was $44,000, with a population of 30,000 people. Gilmer County’s revenue was $71,000, with a population of 28,389. With our population being 21,000, it is unlikely we would even receive $50,000/year,
Actually I think from what I read in the paper several months ago, Union County received more than $50,000. I'd search the NGN site but they took the archives down.

“Honesty & Integrity”

Since: Mar 12

Blairsville, GA

#23 Jun 18, 2012
Oops. Didn't realise that was an old post... Sorry.
Informed Opinion

Fort Myers, FL

#24 Jun 19, 2012
22 years in law enforcement and never once encountered a marijuana smoker engaged in a violent act.

Matter of fact, enjoyed a little if God's stress medicine myself when I was young and had hair.

Been to lots of alcohol related bar fights, shootings, rapes, vandalism, etc.

Been to lots of drug related,(prescription and illegal) suicides, shootings, drownings, etc.

I know, let's criminalize marijuana because the corporate profits for alcohol are too big to mess with, and

The profits from giving anti-anxiety, anti-depression, and amphetamines to women and children are also too big to mess with.

God loves irony.
aint rite

Jefferson, GA

#25 Jun 19, 2012
Informed Opinion wrote:
22 years in law enforcement and never once encountered a marijuana smoker engaged in a violent act.
Matter of fact, enjoyed a little if God's stress medicine myself when I was young and had hair.
Been to lots of alcohol related bar fights, shootings, rapes, vandalism, etc.
Been to lots of drug related,(prescription and illegal) suicides, shootings, drownings, etc.
I know, let's criminalize marijuana because the corporate profits for alcohol are too big to mess with, and
The profits from giving anti-anxiety, anti-depression, and amphetamines to women and children are also too big to mess with.
God loves irony.
Right, the arrest records, and other results such as loss of job, from having marijuana criminalized, do much more harm than the marijuana itself.
I thought an interesting point was made on a History Channel episode about marijuana, that it was originally made illegal early in the 20th century to opress blacks and mexicans. I'm suprised no one has made a racial issue of the decriminalization of marijuana.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#26 Jun 19, 2012
The marijuana part of the so called "war on drugs" and to a great extent the actual war itself was lost decades ago from an enforcement standpoint. Behavior can't be legislated, codified, or enforced. People will behave the way they like, when they like, without concern for the "law'. The 18th and 21st Amendments to the Constitution prove this.

The war on drugs has now expanded its reach to include all ethnicity's and serves to teach the citizens to be subservient.

Here in Union County teenagers are pulled from their vehicles and their vehicles searched, without due cause or warrants. The teenagers don't dare complain for fear of reprisal from the LEO.

One can only hope that we can return to Constitutional law and away from a police state mentality with a regime change in the SO.
WellSaid

United States

#27 Jun 19, 2012
I'm still waiting on all the fine establishments and eateries that the selling of alcohol was going to bring into the county.
Tsplost

Texarkana, TX

#28 Jun 19, 2012
WellSaid wrote:
I'm still waiting on all the fine establishments and eateries that the selling of alcohol was going to bring into the county.


You have a long-long wait. Population size is the single most important criteria for retail location.

theyre here

Douglas, GA

#29 Jun 19, 2012
WellSaid wrote:
I'm still waiting on all the fine establishments and eateries that the selling of alcohol was going to bring into the county.
Uh, how about WalMart and Fatz.

“Honesty & Integrity”

Since: Mar 12

Blairsville, GA

#30 Jun 19, 2012
Tsplost wrote:
<quoted text>You have a long-long wait. Population size is the single most important criteria for retail location.
Well, they are probably not getting any good deals from our local government. Those places almost always want some first year or so tax breaks. Although the economy is a little rough.
WellSaid

United States

#31 Jul 12, 2012
Wal-Mart & Fatz were here before the alcohol was. According to the majority who wanted alcohol, we would be over run with tourists and new upscale restaurants and tourist tax-dollars.

I'm still waiting on that one....

“Honesty & Integrity”

Since: Mar 12

Blairsville, GA

#32 Jul 12, 2012
WellSaid wrote:
Wal-Mart & Fatz were here before the alcohol was. According to the majority who wanted alcohol, we would be over run with tourists and new upscale restaurants and tourist tax-dollars.

I'm still waiting on that one....
They both came because the writing was on the wall there for the alcohol vote. Fatz had a bar all ready and waiting. Walmart had plenty of room waiting to stock beer and wine. Don't kid yourself.

As for other fancy places, time will tell. That kind of growth takes awhile, especially in a bad economy.
what tha

Lavonia, GA

#33 Sep 28, 2012
I just went by the VA medical clinic on 515 to get some medical marijuana for my bunion pain relief, and they said I have to first request a permit at the Union Jail. I think they must have smoked it all, they were all laughing.
Factiod

Apopka, FL

#34 Oct 2, 2012
I think that you should all call it by its real name "cannabis"

Cannabis is the most perfect plant. The seeds are the most perfect food. It can be made into rope, cloths, plastics, etc. Not to mention that ever species of animal has a plant that gets them high and all use it. In fact, it only causes the release of cannibiods which are natural in the human body.

Every day, there are more and more medical cures for Cannabis including cancer.

Does anyone know why it is illegal? Dupont and money hungry people. Dupont was big into petrolium and as we all know, that is the main ingredient in plastics and polyesters. Dupont was a big lobbyist and had Cannabis, named marijuana only because the mexican name would scare people, made illegal. There was no other reason than greed!!!

It needs to be legal
FactOID

Lavonia, GA

#35 Oct 2, 2012
Factiod wrote:
I think that you should all call it by its real name "cannabis"
Cannabis is the most perfect plant. The seeds are the most perfect food. It can be made into rope, cloths, plastics, etc. Not to mention that ever species of animal has a plant that gets them high and all use it. In fact, it only causes the release of cannibiods which are natural in the human body.
Every day, there are more and more medical cures for Cannabis including cancer.
Does anyone know why it is illegal? Dupont and money hungry people. Dupont was big into petrolium and as we all know, that is the main ingredient in plastics and polyesters. Dupont was a big lobbyist and had Cannabis, named marijuana only because the mexican name would scare people, made illegal. There was no other reason than greed!!!
It needs to be legal
Wrong.....it was made illegal as a means to make blacks/mexicans criminals back in the 30's.
Just Mike

Texarkana, TX

#36 Oct 2, 2012
Factiod wrote:
I think that you should all call it by its real name "cannabis"

It needs to be legal
Folks... what we have here is a topic that both Democrats and Republicans should absolutely agree on! If cannabis was legalized, controlled and taxed (like cigarettes and liquor), it would:

- empty our jails and prisons of the "über-dangerous" criminals that had some pot their pocket a few too many times,

- cause law enforcement, DEA and courts to focus on REAL crime and STOP wasting billions of dollars every year,

- create big tax revenues for drug "rehab" programs and potentially increased medical costs (if there really are that many) as a result of cannabis usage,

- end the ridiculous hypocrisy of legalized alcohol and cigarettes, but criminalizing pot,

- and, finally, make this world a helluva lot funnier for people like me!

Seriously though... I truly don't understand how cannabis use is ANY different than Prohibition was to alcohol use. WHY are we ruining good people's lives, and "spitting into the wind" trying to stop something that more than half the population is, at worse, ambivalent toward anyway?

Is increasing legalized gambling not WORSE? I think a LOT more lives are ruined by THAT addiction than would ever be affected by pot legalization, don't you think?
FactOID

Lavonia, GA

#37 Oct 2, 2012
Just Mike wrote:
<quoted text>
I think a LOT more lives are ruined by THAT addiction than would ever be affected by pot legalization, don't you think?
Your living in Union County.....the county that is nationally famous for giving a life sentence to Andy Cox for growing pot.
FactOID

Lavonia, GA

#38 Oct 2, 2012
Bloomberg
Mexico Ex-President Fox Calls for Drug Legalization
August 09, 2010, 1:51 PM EDT
Aug. 9 (Bloomberg)-- Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said his country should legalize the production and sale of drugs in order to curb rising cartel-related violence.
Legalizing narcotics would curtail funding to organized crime groups, who are using profits from the drug trade to consolidate power, Fox wrote yesterday on his personal website.
“Radical prohibition strategies have never worked,” Fox said.“The cost of the fight against organized crime, and in particular narcotics trafficking, has been enormous in our country.”
The drug war has killed 28,000 people in Mexico since late 2006, when President Felipe Calderon entered office vowing to take on the cartels, according to data from the government intelligence agency, known as CISEN. That’s keeping tourists away and limiting foreign direct investment, Fox said.
Fox said in a July 28 interview with Bloomberg Television that the U.S. as well as Mexico were responsible for the violence.
“What is happening is that this huge market of the United States in drug consumption, the largest in the world, is generating the weapons that are sold to Mexican cartels, and is generating the money that is laundered in the United States and brought to Mexico,” Fox said.
Arms Trafficking
More than 90 percent of weapons used in violent crimes in Mexico are brought in illegally from the U.S., according to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.
President Barack Obama vowed during a visit to Mexico last year that the U.S. would take more aggressive steps to help the country battle drug cartels by urging the Senate to ratify a decade-old treaty on arms trafficking in Latin America.
Calderon, a member of Fox’s National Action Party, said last week that he was open to debate on the legalization issue, even as he said he was personally opposed to the idea because it represented a health risk to society.
Legalization measures have worked in other countries, which use new taxes on the products to finance addiction recovery programs, Fox said.
In 2009, Mexico decriminalized possession of small amounts of drugs including marijuana, cocaine and heroin.
Factiod not the fake

Apopka, FL

#39 Oct 9, 2012
FactOID wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong.....it was made illegal as a means to make blacks/mexicans criminals back in the 30's.
Do your research!!!! That is why it is illegal. Money.
Oh yeah... you are probably a sheeple republican that doesn't need to research anything because he heard it on talk radio. Republicans do not want to believe or hear what is true.
Dumb ass

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