$300,000 worth of marijuana uncovered by police during traffic ...

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Chicago police uncovered what appeared to be about $300,000 worth of marijuana Saturday night after making a traffic stop near the city's Chinatown area on the near South Side.
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Chijac8

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Jan 13, 2008
 
What led them to stop the car in the first place? I often drink and "smoke" and have never been caught.
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Jan 13, 2008
 
It was time to legalize it a long time ago.
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Jan 13, 2008
 
50,000 grams. Can't they just say 100 pounds
Walsh

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Jan 13, 2008
 
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Michael

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#10
Jan 13, 2008
 
Its time to tax this stuff.
The Government allows it to come into the country, why is it against the law to use it ? Tax it and control it like alcohol and cigarettes.
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Jan 13, 2008
 
Does anybody know that the current arcane laws regarding marijuana are the direct result of one man's crusade against hemp related products and the fear that they would adversely affect his own commercial empire? Back in the thirties, W.R. Hearst saw probable competition to his newsprint and textile industries, so he lobbied congress to pass these insane laws. Had nothing to do with getting high. The fact that they are still there indicates the lasting power of lobbyists.
As a nation, we have a lot of growing up to do.
P.S. Why have I never been able to stumble across even one duffle bag of this lost dope in all my wanderings around this country?
Wake and Bake

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Jan 13, 2008
 
If you legalize this stuff I'll be out of work. How will I be able to pay the tution at my kids private school.
matt

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Jan 13, 2008
 
Wake and Bake wrote:
If you legalize this stuff I'll be out of work. How will I be able to pay the tution at my kids private school.
You'll have to get an honest job - perhaps you could handcraft bongs at home, or grow weed for your friends and neighbors.
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Jan 13, 2008
 
I wonder why they were pulled over in the first place.
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Jan 13, 2008
 
my mouth is watering
Hardliner

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Jan 13, 2008
 
What a joke. The majority of people who read a story like this about a marijuana arrest are either unimpressed, amazed that it is still illegal or are sympathetic to the people getting arrested. It is the number one cash crop in this country corn being the second. Imagine the tax revenue it could generate. It has proven medical benefits and is far less dangerous as a recreational drug then alcohol or tobacco.

Itís obvious at this point that the reason it has not been legalized and taxed is because of the pharmaceutical companies and their ties to our government. They are the biggest pushers on the planet. Legalized marijuana would cut into their profits like a hot knife through butter. Think about that the next time you pop a pill for youíre restless leg syndrome followed by another so you can have sex and another to get to sleep. I bet you a joint would have covered all three bases!
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#24
Jan 13, 2008
 
Michael wrote:
Its time to tax this stuff.
The Government allows it to come into the country, why is it against the law to use it ? Tax it and control it like alcohol and cigarettes.
Finally, someone with some sense
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Jan 13, 2008
 
matt wrote:
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You'll have to get an honest job - perhaps you could handcraft bongs at home, or grow weed for your friends and neighbors.
HEY! thats my job
catso

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#26
Jan 13, 2008
 
I see a script for a new movie coming out of this "Cheech and Chong in Chinatown".......
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#27
Jan 13, 2008
 
I'm getting the munchies just thinking about it.

It's beyond time to legalize and tax it for personal use (off duty of course).

No one could ever convince me that marijuana is worse than alcohol. Never got a hangover from toking on a doobie in my youth.
South Side Pharma

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Jan 13, 2008
 
i woulda bought some of that dank,i live on south side..welp time to take drive and score some local H....
South Side Pharma

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#29
Jan 13, 2008
 
weeds lame vicodin/hydrocodone is where its at....thats pure bliss my friends
Rusty Shackelford

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#30
Jan 13, 2008
 
South Side Pharma wrote:
i woulda bought some of that dank,i live on south side..welp time to take drive and score some local H....
Anyone that says welp must have stairs in their house.
DMCGINITY

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Jan 13, 2008
 
Whatever wrote:
50,000 grams. Can't they just say 100 pounds
111.608 and change ouch!
DMCGINITY

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Jan 13, 2008
 
Hardliner wrote:
What a joke. The majority of people who read a story like this about a marijuana arrest are either unimpressed, amazed that it is still illegal or are sympathetic to the people getting arrested. It is the number one cash crop in this country corn being the second. Imagine the tax revenue it could generate. It has proven medical benefits and is far less dangerous as a recreational drug then alcohol or tobacco.
Itís obvious at this point that the reason it has not been legalized and taxed is because of the pharmaceutical companies and their ties to our government. They are the biggest pushers on the planet. Legalized marijuana would cut into their profits like a hot knife through butter. Think about that the next time you pop a pill for youíre restless leg syndrome followed by another so you can have sex and another to get to sleep. I bet you a joint would have covered all three bases!
WELL SAID.......TIME FOR A TOKE!-

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