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BG Poop Chute

United States

#1 Jan 15, 2013
Thoughts on this issue? Would it REALLY cut down crime rates?
kuntrygirl

Elizabethtown, KY

#2 Jan 15, 2013
BG Poop Chute wrote:
Thoughts on this issue? Would it REALLY cut down crime rates?
NO pepole that commit crimes aren't strung out on Mary jane, they are strung out on the hard stuff, meth, bath salts etc. Legalizing pot wont do anything but put tax money in the governments pocket!! thats the only reason they are discussing it.
BG Poop Chute

United States

#3 Jan 15, 2013
Interesting view. I agree somewhat.
I've heard of age restrictions being put in place, but age restrictions haven't worked for underaged tobacco and alcohol usage.
But perhaps if it were legalized and taxed, there would be less people using it? May help with.the national debt we cant seem to pull out of
Whatever

Bowling Green, KY

#4 Jan 15, 2013
I don't think it will lower crime cause people who smoke pot aren't the one's committing crime but however I do think it will help with prison overcrowding. Yes I do think they should legalize pot to me it is no different than alcohol. I honestly think alcohol is worse than pot you don't hear about people smoking a joint and then they go home and beat the hell out of their wife and kids,but people who drink alcohol will do it. I would rather have someone who smoked a joint behind the wheel of a car than someone who drank usually you can spot the pot smoker he is the one driving 15mph on a 65mph road.
BG Poop Chute

United States

#5 Jan 15, 2013
Alcohol and marijuana are very different. BUT! Both are mind altering. What about minors that would be affected?
Schlappy

Mount Juliet, TN

#6 Jan 15, 2013
Yes it would cut down on crime rates, why? Because there would be retail stores where marijuana can be purchased such as with the "coffee shops" in california. That would wipeout all illegal street distribution because people would have a safe enviroment to go make the purchase where the marijuana would be regulated and you would know you are getting 100% pot and not cut with other drugs that dealers mix in like coke, crack and meth. There would be growers certified through the federal and state government to produce the marijuana for these retail stores therefore having no demand for illegally grown and distrubed pot.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#7 Jan 15, 2013
Schlappy wrote:
Yes it would cut down on crime rates, why? Because there would be retail stores where marijuana can be purchased such as with the "coffee shops" in california. That would wipeout all illegal street distribution because people would have a safe enviroment to go make the purchase where the marijuana would be regulated and you would know you are getting 100% pot and not cut with other drugs that dealers mix in like coke, crack and meth. There would be growers certified through the federal and state government to produce the marijuana for these retail stores therefore having no demand for illegally grown and distrubed pot.
All well and good but what do think will happen when you get busted in a random drug test at work? Your "legal" MJ can cost you your job. What happens when you're in a traffic accident and the officer thinks you maybe under the influence and has you tested and you show up positive(up to two weeks after you smoke)? At that point,you're in deep 5hit. High risk or no insurance at all.In some states,no insurance-no tag.
WHAT

Bowling Green, KY

#8 Jan 16, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>All well and good but what do think will happen when you get busted in a random drug test at work? Your "legal" MJ can cost you your job. What happens when you're in a traffic accident and the officer thinks you maybe under the influence and has you tested and you show up positive(up to two weeks after you smoke)? At that point,you're in deep 5hit. High risk or no insurance at all.In some states,no insurance-no tag.
This guy is the random drug test spokesperson.
Ally_Grace

Canton, OH

#9 Jan 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
I don't think it will lower crime cause people who smoke pot aren't the one's committing crime but however I do think it will help with prison overcrowding. Yes I do think they should legalize pot to me it is no different than alcohol. I honestly think alcohol is worse than pot you don't hear about people smoking a joint and then they go home and beat the hell out of their wife and kids,but people who drink alcohol will do it. I would rather have someone who smoked a joint behind the wheel of a car than someone who drank usually you can spot the pot smoker he is the one driving 15mph on a 65mph road.
I don't do either one, but I do agree with your statement. Alcohol is worse!
realtalk

Russellville, KY

#10 Jan 16, 2013
If its legal you won't lose your job over drug test. You will have to have blood test to see how long it has been since you smoked. Same with accident.
el diablo

Elizabethtown, KY

#11 Jan 16, 2013
Alcohol is absolutely worse!
I think when people say it will cut the crime rate they are talking about the drug cartels who bring it into the country, or illegally grow it here. That market would dry up almost immediately! Sure, we'd still have to worry about other drugs but take mj out of the equation and that puts a big dent in it. Not to mention the tax revenue and jobs it would create.
realtalk

Russellville, KY

#12 Jan 16, 2013
It would def lower crime rate due to the fact that everyone in jail or prison for weed would not be arrested for that now.
realtalk

Russellville, KY

#13 Jan 16, 2013
And the worse thing you can do in trying to legalize it is compare to alcohol. Your saying its no worse than something that kills 100's of thousands a year. In stead of that you should focus in the pos things like medical uses.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#14 Jan 16, 2013
realtalk wrote:
If its legal you won't lose your job over drug test. You will have to have blood test to see how long it has been since you smoked. Same with accident.
Wrong! A company that is a drug free work zone sets down the rules when you hire in. You are given WRITTEN rules that plainly tell you about the policy and you sign a paper stating that you understand these rules. Now if you decide to break these rules and get caught with MJ in your system, then the company has the right and will fire you for violating company policy. You can do what you want on YOUR time but having MJ in your system on company premises, on company time,in company vehicles,on lift trucks,operating machinery or anywhere in the plant is endangering the health and welfare of the other employees and the company is better off without you. Getting fired gives you the chance and right to pursue employment in a company that will tolerate drug use. In case of an accident on a job,you will be tested first thing at the hospital. If you're positive,you get patched up,fired,and sent on your way with a drug realted dismissal on your work record. Being able to smoke legally in a drug free job site won't happen until the government takes a giant step backwards and drops requirements for workman's comp insurance and OSHA and EPA requirements.
For Real

Bowling Green, KY

#15 Jan 16, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong! A company that is a drug free work zone sets down the rules when you hire in. You are given WRITTEN rules that plainly tell you about the policy and you sign a paper stating that you understand these rules. Now if you decide to break these rules and get caught with MJ in your system, then the company has the right and will fire you for violating company policy. You can do what you want on YOUR time but having MJ in your system on company premises, on company time,in company vehicles,on lift trucks,operating machinery or anywhere in the plant is endangering the health and welfare of the other employees and the company is better off without you. Getting fired gives you the chance and right to pursue employment in a company that will tolerate drug use. In case of an accident on a job,you will be tested first thing at the hospital. If you're positive,you get patched up,fired,and sent on your way with a drug realted dismissal on your work record. Being able to smoke legally in a drug free job site won't happen until the government takes a giant step backwards and drops requirements for workman's comp insurance and OSHA and EPA requirements.
Sorry to tell you this but now most companies don't fire you they offer you rehab it looks better on the company. I don't smoke pot but I have worked factory for 22 years and about 5 yrs ago companies started changing their policies now they offer rehab first and then if you refuse rehab then they fire you.
realtalk

Russellville, KY

#16 Jan 17, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong! A company that is a drug free work zone sets down the rules when you hire in. You are given WRITTEN rules that plainly tell you about the policy and you sign a paper stating that you understand these rules. Now if you decide to break these rules and get caught with MJ in your system, then the company has the right and will fire you for violating company policy. You can do what you want on YOUR time but having MJ in your system on company premises, on company time,in company vehicles,on lift trucks,operating machinery or anywhere in the plant is endangering the health and welfare of the other employees and the company is better off without you. Getting fired gives you the chance and right to pursue employment in a company that will tolerate drug use. In case of an accident on a job,you will be tested first thing at the hospital. If you're positive,you get patched up,fired,and sent on your way with a drug realted dismissal on your work record. Being able to smoke legally in a drug free job site won't happen until the government takes a giant step backwards and drops requirements for workman's comp insurance and OSHA and EPA requirements.
If its not illegal it will not be banned at work just like alcohol. Drinking is banned at my job like every job. In a random test I had BACK of .03 and guess what happend? Not a damn thing cause it was from night before and below legal level. They can test blood for weed in same way. Just like the woman who killed the guy on motorcycle a few years ago and was acquitted due to blood test showing how long it had been since she smoked even tho there was weed in her system. So don't out smart yourself. When laws change so will rules.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#17 Jan 17, 2013
realtalk wrote:
<quoted text>
If its not illegal it will not be banned at work just like alcohol. Drinking is banned at my job like every job. In a random test I had BACK of .03 and guess what happend? Not a damn thing cause it was from night before and below legal level. They can test blood for weed in same way. Just like the woman who killed the guy on motorcycle a few years ago and was acquitted due to blood test showing how long it had been since she smoked even tho there was weed in her system. So don't out smart yourself. When laws change so will rules.
I stand by my rules in my businesses. Everyone knows the rules and are subject to random testing at any time. I've had to fire three young males and one young female in the last five years but have had no problem with more mature family people who are serious about their job and future. The regular employees feel safer by NOT having impared working around them. When the government says I HAVE to accept the BS of having druggies,stoners,and dopeheads in the plant,then they can take over the required legal and insurance responsibilities or I will liquidate and go to the house.
realtalk

Russellville, KY

#18 Jan 17, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>I stand by my rules in my businesses. Everyone knows the rules and are subject to random testing at any time. I've had to fire three young males and one young female in the last five years but have had no problem with more mature family people who are serious about their job and future. The regular employees feel safer by NOT having impared working around them. When the government says I HAVE to accept the BS of having druggies,stoners,and dopeheads in the plant,then they can take over the required legal and insurance responsibilities or I will liquidate and go to the house.
Well you ain't got much of a business anyway.lol how many employs you got? What's your business?
el diablo

Elizabethtown, KY

#19 Jan 17, 2013
As much as you seem to enjoy the daddy complex, if mj were made legal I doubt you'd have any recourse unless you could prove they were using it on the job. What people do on their own time is not your business, if they are not breaking the law..
Whoever

Grand Prairie, TX

#20 Jan 17, 2013
el diablo wrote:
As much as you seem to enjoy the daddy complex, if mj were made legal I doubt you'd have any recourse unless you could prove they were using it on the job. What people do on their own time is not your business, if they are not breaking the law..
And how would you prove whether it's being used at the workplace or at the place of employment? Alcohol is legal but if you get caught drinking at work you will be fired correct? So what would be different if you are caught with MJ in your system even if it was legal? Point is you can't, so it will never be legal in the U.S. even though some states may vote for it.

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