California Proposition 19: the Mariju...

California Proposition 19: the Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Created by CitizenTopix on Oct 7, 2010

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Bruno24

Antwerpen, Belgium

#14455 Jan 10, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
making pot legal will only increase more kids using it. That's all we need: more dumb kids walking around with their pants just above their knees.
It can also decrease the use of dangerous legal medication, and the use of alcohol.
The study above concerns minorities of heavy pot consumption, you should compare with heavy alcohol consumption.
Illegality of marijuana is just a nonsense. Prohibition of drugs too, it can only lead to organized drug state dealing.
How the land of the free can be worst than North Korean communism in the domain of health remains a sort of mystery for me.
Bruno 99

West Covina, CA

#14456 Jan 10, 2013
Whats the clock say?

Where is that darn mouse, anyway?

Has P. Morgan left US soil yet?

Throw the bum off.
Bruno24

Antwerpen, Belgium

#14457 Jan 10, 2013
Also, making pot legal would decrease the use of it by the youth. All studies confirms that the use of pot increases with the severity of the repression. In The Netherlands, where pot is tolerated for adults, most young people do not smoke it, because they see this as a "stupid adult behavior".
Of course, this happens also because they know that the street pot is bad and abnormally expensive (sold only to ignorant tourists) and because in the quasi-legal and transparently tolerated coffee-shops, the vendor asks the ID, and respect it by fear of losing the job.
By making pot illegal, you offer the dealing job to the criminals, who not only never ask the ID, but on the contrary target specifically the youth, and try to enroll them in the criminal cycle.
The result: pot can be found easily by very young people, on all corners of all streets. Your kids can smoke it easily, and even make a lot of money with it. Anyone serious about protecting the kids from drugs, and criminals, should fight prohibition. prohibition makes the drug easily accessible to the kids. They become victim of unregulated advertizing, and target n° 1 of the criminals.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#14458 Jan 10, 2013
Bruno24 wrote:
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It can also decrease the use of dangerous legal medication, and the
Are you saying Doctors will prescribe pot instead of the dangerous meds like Ritalin and Prozac?

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#14459 Jan 10, 2013
Bruno24 wrote:
Also, making pot legal would decrease the use of it by the youth. All studies confirms that the use of pot increases with the severity of the repression. In The Netherlands, where pot is tolerated for adults, most young people do not smoke it, because they see this as a "stupid adult behavior".
Of course, this happens also because they know that the street pot is bad and abnormally expensive (sold only to ignorant tourists) and because in the quasi-legal and transparently tolerated coffee-shops, the vendor asks the ID, and respect it by fear of losing the job.
By making pot illegal, you offer the dealing job to the criminals, who not only never ask the ID, but on the contrary target specifically the youth, and try to enroll them in the criminal cycle.
The result: pot can be found easily by very young people, on all corners of all streets. Your kids can smoke it easily, and even make a lot of money with it. Anyone serious about protecting the kids from drugs, and criminals, should fight prohibition. prohibition makes the drug easily accessible to the kids. They become victim of unregulated advertizing, and target n° 1 of the criminals.
Because something happens in the Netherlands does that mean it's a model for USA? Do we have 99% of the same race? Why did you leave out that the Netherlands is a major producer and leading distributor of heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and other synthetic drugs? Yeah kids are now not doing as much pot but into more heroin....Great!
Largelanguage

Wrexham, UK

#14460 Jan 10, 2013
Bruno24 wrote:
Also, making pot legal would decrease the use of it by the youth. All studies confirms that the use of pot increases with the severity of the repression. In The Netherlands, where pot is tolerated for adults, most young people do not smoke it, because they see this as a "stupid adult behavior".
Of course, this happens also because they know that the street pot is bad and abnormally expensive (sold only to ignorant tourists) and because in the quasi-legal and transparently tolerated coffee-shops, the vendor asks the ID, and respect it by fear of losing the job.
By making pot illegal, you offer the dealing job to the criminals, who not only never ask the ID, but on the contrary target specifically the youth, and try to enroll them in the criminal cycle.
The result: pot can be found easily by very young people, on all corners of all streets. Your kids can smoke it easily, and even make a lot of money with it. Anyone serious about protecting the kids from drugs, and criminals, should fight prohibition. prohibition makes the drug easily accessible to the kids. They become victim of unregulated advertizing, and target n° 1 of the criminals.
How out of touch with the real world! Were you homeschooled in order to collect silly ideas? Most kids actually try to take alchol because they see it as being grown up. Teens actually attempt to be more grown up and try to imitate them. Ever heard of the phrase, "growing up to fast", or just far in your ignorance and folly?

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#14461 Jan 10, 2013
Bruno24 wrote:
<quoted text>
How the land of the free can be worst than North Korean communism in the domain of health remains a sort of mystery for me.
WTF are you babbling about? That North Korea has better health care? You might want to put down that bong and read the shit you write.
MakeUppers

West Covina, CA

#14462 Jan 10, 2013
Your right again, you found the out of towners S hole, alright.
Bruno24

Belgium

#14463 Jan 11, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>Are you saying Doctors will prescribe pot instead of the dangerous meds like Ritalin and Prozac?
Notably.
Bruno24

Belgium

#14464 Jan 11, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>Because something happens in the Netherlands does that mean it's a model for USA? Do we have 99% of the same race? Why did you leave out that the Netherlands is a major producer and leading distributor of heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and other synthetic drugs? Yeah kids are now not doing as much pot but into more heroin....Great!
They have less consumption on all drugs. They have made pot quasi-legal, to be able to fight more seriously the other "real" drugs. But eventually, like in my country, they have add evidence that legalizing heroin and cocaine makes the consumption of those products much less healthier, and diminishing.
Bruno24

Belgium

#14465 Jan 11, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>
How out of touch with the real world! Were you homeschooled in order to collect silly ideas? Most kids actually try to take alchol because they see it as being grown up. Teens actually attempt to be more grown up and try to imitate them. Ever heard of the phrase, "growing up to fast", or just far in your ignorance and folly?
This is contrary to the facts. Alcohol was bad and sold everywhere during prohibition. Yes so me kids will imitate adults and smoke pot, but most will not, or just occasionally. Nothing like the kids conusmption in Canada, France, or USA where prohibition makes the kids the direct target of the criminals. Some book have been written on this. No serious experts doubts this. It is logical, predictible and confirmed.
Bruno24

Belgium

#14466 Jan 11, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>WTF are you babbling about? That North Korea has better health care? You might want to put down that bong and read the shit you write.
I expressed myself poorly. Sorry. I meant only that the US politics on health was worst than the North Korean politics in general. At least the North Korean suffer consciously of this; in the US, people have been almost successfully brainwashed. They believe in "drugs". A drug is a medication made illegal so that it can be sold to kids, without price nor quality controls. Prohibition is the problem, not the medication. It has made the state into a drug dealer, without competitors.

"If people let government decide which foods they eat and medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are&#65279; the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson
Skippy

Covina, CA

#14467 Jan 11, 2013
Skippy says: get out of towners are just pests they just make a mess.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#14468 Jan 11, 2013
Bruno24 wrote:
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They have less consumption on all drugs. They have made pot quasi-legal, to be able to fight more seriously the other "real" drugs. But eventually, like in my country, they have add evidence that legalizing heroin and cocaine makes the consumption of those products much less healthier, and diminishing.
Is pot completely legal in Netherlands? Last time I checked, you have to stay in the coffee shop. There is a huge concern in the Netherlands for rapid drug use. After allowing marijuana to be sold in certain cafes, the Government of the Netherlands reconsidered its legalization policy. Consumption of marijuana had nearly tripled from 15 to 44% among 18-20 year olds. Despite the Dutch Government’s policy to provide “medical” marijuana to patients through pharmacies, many individuals have chosen to obtain their marijuana through cafes. Part of the problem with the Dutch policy is that the price of pharmaceutical grade marijuana is prohibitive. After years of support for cannabis cafes, the Dutch Government is having second thoughts. The number of Dutch marijuana coffeehouses dropped from 1179 in 1997 to 782 in 2002—decreasing 34% in five years. And 73% of Dutch towns do not allow cannabis cafes. Mayor of Maastricht Pushes Cannabis Cafes to Edge of City: According to a New York Times article,“the mayor (of Maastricht) wants to move most of the city's 16 licensed cannabis clubs to the edge of town, preferably close to the border”(with Belgium and Germany). Mayor Gerd Leers is reacting to growing concerns among residents who “complain of traffic problems, petty crime, loitering and public urination. There have been shootings between Balkan gangs. Maastricht's small police force…is already spending one-third of its time on drug-related problems.” Cannabis clubs have drawn “pushers of hard drugs from Amsterdam, who often harass people on the streets.”

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#14469 Jan 11, 2013
Tolerant drug policies in Switzerland have resulted in an influx of drug users. In 1987, the Swiss Government permitted drug use and sales in a part of Zurich called Platzspitz, or “Needle Park.” By 1992, over 20,000 drug users congregated in the park, and the surrounding areas were overrun with crime. The park has been shut down and the experiment has been terminated.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#14470 Jan 11, 2013
The aggressive decriminalization effort in Canada has resulted in the highest levels of pot use in 25 years. The Canadian Government released a report indicating that marijuana usage had increased to the same levels as the late 1970's. Kids were getting mixed messages about the dangers of marijuana during the 1990's when the decriminalization discussion was going on. According to the November 24, 2004 Canada Addiction Survey, marijuana use among Canadians has doubled since 1994. A decade earlier, 7.4% of respondents indicated they had used marijuana; usage levels are currently 14%. The study also indicates that there has been an increase in the number of Canadians using an injectable drug: the number rose from 132,000 in 1994 to 269,000 in 2004.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#14471 Jan 11, 2013
In Ireland, the number of children treated for mental disorders caused by smoking cannabis has quadrupled since the government downgraded the legal status of the drug, according to an article in the Sunday Times (September 18, 2005). Addaction, an Irish drug charity, told the Times that “three months after police stopped arresting anyone found in possession of small amounts of the drug, the overall number of users treated for such conditions rose 42%.”

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#14472 Jan 11, 2013
Bruno24 wrote:
<quoted text>
I expressed myself poorly. Sorry. I meant only that the US politics on health was worst than the North Korean politics in general. At least the North Korean suffer consciously of this; in the US, people have been almost successfully brainwashed. They believe in "drugs". A drug is a medication made illegal so that it can be sold to kids, without price nor quality controls. Prohibition is the problem, not the medication. It has made the state into a drug dealer, without competitors.
"If people let government decide which foods they eat and medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are&#65279; the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson
I don't know if you have been here lately, but I can freely choose what foods to buy and eat and I can refuse to take any medication. What's next? the hitler rants?
Controling

Covina, CA

#14473 Jan 11, 2013
This is a posting from a RACISTS from which so many belong to groups controling the SGV cities.

I don't judge people based on race, creed, color or gender.

I judge people based on spelling, grammar, punctuation and sentence structure.
Largelanguage

Wrexham, UK

#14474 Jan 11, 2013
Bruno24 wrote:
<quoted text>
This is contrary to the facts. Alcohol was bad and sold everywhere during prohibition. Yes so me kids will imitate adults and smoke pot, but most will not, or just occasionally. Nothing like the kids conusmption in Canada, France, or USA where prohibition makes the kids the direct target of the criminals. Some book have been written on this. No serious experts doubts this. It is logical, predictible and confirmed.
No, kids anyday could try to get access to criminals just as much without it. Kids go to drugs when illegal for illegal reasons and would in any case also go to criminal gangs, it wouldn't stop it!

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