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420friendlytn

Johnson City, TN

#1 Dec 31, 2012
Im just curious to know how many people in the carter county, elizabethton area are pro-marijuana and how many are not. If you are against it please just explain why.
Well

Johnson City, TN

#2 Dec 31, 2012
I'm against it. I'm not saying all, but most I ever met in my life never stopped at just marijuana. I've met some who seemed really stupid, then saw them again,years later and they were different. For the better. Asked what changed? They said they stopped smoking dope lol.

However, I am for controlled use for those in medical need. Not for "nerves" bs. But for severe pain patients that have a debilitating disease that cannot find relief.
forever CC

Kingsport, TN

#3 Dec 31, 2012
I'm for it. Pot always made me paranoid, so it just wasn't for me. Although, I don't frown on anyone that chooses to smoke it. The tax gain from this would be HUGE. Plus, it would cut off the drug dealer that introduces other drugs when people are going to just get weed.
People will always smoke weed, legal or not. Never has anyone died from smoking pot, so I don't understand the concept of this being such a "bad" plant. As for it being a gateway drug; at it's illegal stance I can see how, but I think it would change the cycle if it was legal to buy. The statistics in Holland support that concept.
Its NOT logical that a person can be put into jail in one state for possessing pot, and another person be "looked over" in another state for the same actions within the same country.
I always said; I would much rather be driving beside a high person than a drunk.

One thing is for sure, unless your looking threw rose colored glasses, many closet smokers are in this county some educated, successful, and some.... not so much. Not every pot smoker is a dope head, just like every drinker isn't a drunk.
Many opinions will evolve, but I say; Tax it, and lets find something positive to gain.

As for the medical use, I seen first hand how this can ease a cancer patients' nausea. She was a nurse and loving mother of two. Ovarian cancer took her life two years ago, and she fought a very long struggle of sickness. We traveled to see her several months before she past, and every morning I awoke to the sound of her vomiting. I remember her saying; "please don't think bad of me, this is the only thing that can ease my stomach".
That wasn't a criminal act, this was a woman using a herb to ease a terrible felling. This gave me a whole new outlook on the medical side of this argument.


420friendlytn

Elizabethton, TN

#4 Jan 7, 2013
forevercc you my friend have now shown me that not everyone in this area is a closeminded dimwit you see it as a financial gain for this country which is how i believe everyone should see it..i can tell you are an educated individual that know what you are talking about and for that I thank you.
Against

Johnson City, TN

#5 Jan 7, 2013
I'm against it because I have seen what it does to people long term.
tjones

Johnson City, TN

#6 Jan 8, 2013
Against wrote:
I'm against it because I have seen what it does to people long term.
please educate me on this !!
Against

Johnson City, TN

#7 Jan 8, 2013
People being paranoid, memory loss, their brain is fried,(hence I'm fried man)(maybe where the term came from.) They can't think normally.........their thoughts are just way out there, no desire to work. They think the world owes them, ETC...ETC...ETC
forever CC

Kingsport, TN

#8 Jan 8, 2013
420friendlytn wrote:
forevercc you my friend have now shown me that not everyone in this area is a closeminded dimwit you see it as a financial gain for this country which is how i believe everyone should see it..i can tell you are an educated individual that know what you are talking about and for that I thank you.
Thank you! How people can't understand the financial gain, is sad and pathetic.
forever CC

Kingsport, TN

#9 Jan 8, 2013
Against wrote:
People being paranoid, memory loss, their brain is fried,(hence I'm fried man)(maybe where the term came from.) They can't think normally.........their thoughts are just way out there, no desire to work. They think the world owes them, ETC...ETC...ETC
Your thinking of the stereotypical stung out drug addict. You would be surprised at the educated, striving, and very admired people that are "closet" smokers. Myself, it made me paranoid, so it's not for me. Did it make me paranoid for the rest of my life..no lol.

My point, we can gain fiscally on something people will do regardless. Billions could be made, and think of the possibilities. America needs help, and if it takes pot smokers to foot the bill and pitch in...so be it! My taxed out a## would like to see some strides of financial gain.
Look at how much Calf. has gained in tax revenue, since the bill was passed. Plus, no change in violence, or teenage experimentation since the law was passed. Many states are coming on board and watch how they strive fiscally.
Although I don't smoke, I educate myself on the possibilities this tax could bring.
Sad, that some people can't shake the "old closed minded" approach of the 60's, or you have the type; "I don't like it, so it's bad and evil to all".
Come on America, lets put our resources on drugs that kill, blow up houses, and tare apart families. As of Jan. 8, 2013, not one person has died from a overdose on pot. Should we still invest millions on the war against pot, when they are drugs killing hundreds in this country a day.....don't sound logical to me.
False

Kingsport, TN

#10 Jan 9, 2013
Against wrote:
People being paranoid, memory loss, their brain is fried,(hence I'm fried man)(maybe where the term came from.) They can't think normally.........their thoughts are just way out there, no desire to work. They think the world owes them, ETC...ETC...ETC
While i don't use it i don't care who does, it's no worse than drinking and MUCH MUCH better than PILLS that everybody is on, prescription or not, yea even the ones who have that legal prescription for loratabs or xanaxs.....

But in regards to the above use the internet for more than gossip as you're completely wrong.......studies have been done to shown otherwise....
Against

Johnson City, TN

#11 Jan 9, 2013
I'm not trying to argue my any means, but I have seen people that do this use all their money then borrow from family. They can't pay their bills and have the lights or water cut off all because they are so addicted to this stuff. Their kids are the ones that suffer due to the things I stated in the last post. Granted I don't know many people who do it, but the ones I have seen, their family suffers. I have NEVER seen any good come out of them smoking the stuff. I just don't think it should be made more accessible because its legal.
tjones

Johnson City, TN

#12 Jan 9, 2013
Against wrote:
I'm not trying to argue my any means, but I have seen people that do this use all their money then borrow from family. They can't pay their bills and have the lights or water cut off all because they are so addicted to this stuff. Their kids are the ones that suffer due to the things I stated in the last post. Granted I don't know many people who do it, but the ones I have seen, their family suffers. I have NEVER seen any good come out of them smoking the stuff. I just don't think it should be made more accessible because its legal.
well whoever you seen or know wasnt on marijuana,,when i did smoke years ago,,i worked in 30 some different states ,, i paid all my bills,, and child support,,and bought my kids all they needed and more,,in one week i took them to the beach for 4 days went to hard rock amusement park and the carnival at the beach,, then left the beach,,came home got more clothes left went to gatlinburg, went to dollywood the next day and then road go carts and bumper boats that night,,got up then went to knoxville zoo and then after the zoo we came back to etown,, and then the next day we went to the carnival in etown,, let me be the first to tell you everything you said is bullshit,, and the people you know are crackheads or pill heads thats the kind of people lose everything and dont pay there bills and steal and rob people,,you dont know shit about someone who smokes weed! so judge people cause of the idiots that you was around,, and if they didnt care about there family or kids or anything,, it had nothing to do with marijuana,, that was just a crutch you used against them ,, when you dont know shit ,, i know a little i smoked 23 years !!!
prior cop

Abingdon, VA

#13 Jan 9, 2013
I don't smoke marijuana...never even tried it. I can say over my 20 years in law enforcement that most of the time when someone was arrested for possession/use and it was combined with another offense, the other offense was almost always non-violent. I only say this because the stereotype for "druggies" seems to be robbing people or committing other crimes to support their habit. I would be in favor of legalized marijuana as long as it is taxed to help easy the deficit and part of the proceeds are used to drug test welfare recipients. I don't mind buying your food if you need it but I'm sure as hell not going to pay for your weed. Also, of course, it opens up a lot of legal questions and will require modifying some laws to accommodate what is still not allowed (i.e. driving while high, etc).
Against

Johnson City, TN

#14 Jan 9, 2013
tjones wrote:
,, when you dont know shit ,, i know a little i smoked 23 years !!!
It is apparent that if someone disagrees with you that you resort to being ugly. Opinions were ask for and that is mine, just because you see differently doesn't mean you have to be nasty about it. Can you not have a mature discussion without being ugly?
forever CC

Kingsport, TN

#15 Jan 9, 2013
Against wrote:
I'm not trying to argue my any means, but I have seen people that do this use all their money then borrow from family. They can't pay their bills and have the lights or water cut off all because they are so addicted to this stuff. Their kids are the ones that suffer due to the things I stated in the last post. Granted I don't know many people who do it, but the ones I have seen, their family suffers. I have NEVER seen any good come out of them smoking the stuff. I just don't think it should be made more accessible because its legal.
If the utilities are being cut off, and the people have children, there is something going on besides pot. You may need to check on that one! As for any good coming out of marijuana, I watched a woman use this to relieve vomiting, while she suffered with treatments from cancer. She past at 45, never smoked tobacco, took drugs, or engaged in any illegal activity. So, in some cases, I'm a witness...some good can come. Yet, they will always be people that are lazy, regardless if they smoke, drink, or have no ambition than to live off of the working mans dollar....pathetic but true. I'm tired of seeing clear ways to gain tax dollars, but find people just uneducated about the subject.
As for being more accessible...that's a joke. People can get this illegal or not. That's why I say tax it, and lets find something positive. Throw the money back into the police force, education, health care, or fund better ways to shut down meth labs. I know a neighbor can't blow my house up taking a midnight toke, but they sure can cooking this evil crap.
False

Kingsport, TN

#16 Jan 10, 2013
If people are selling their personal items, stealing from family etc... they are NOT on just marijuana..

Marijuana is NOT addictive.

Most typically when people resort to lies and stealing they are on A) Prescriptions Pills, in my opinion worse than any other drug out there B) Meth, and we all know how bad Meth is
tjones

Johnson City, TN

#17 Jan 10, 2013
Against wrote:
<quoted text>
It is apparent that if someone disagrees with you that you resort to being ugly. Opinions were ask for and that is mine, just because you see differently doesn't mean you have to be nasty about it. Can you not have a mature discussion without being ugly?
opinion is one thing ,, but you was judging people who smoke marijuana,,and you are not right ,,be like me judging everyone that drinks legal alcohol, i could say oh they dont pay there bills and there family suffers,, but i dont !! even though i was beat and watched my mom get beat growing up by a alcoholic,,but you was making it out to be this bad stuff ,, and really the fake marijuana that you could buy in the store was 10 times worse,, just because it was legal i tryed it and i would never do that stuff again,, scared me to death !! but i didnt do it because im a drug addict,, i like marijuana and there is nothing wrong with it,, people just need to realize we have bigger problems than just some plants,, we have meth labs getting busted everyday,, legal marijuana doesnt hurt nobody even the people who smoke it ,, cigarettes are far more worse than marijuana !! but you dont see me on here saying you want be able to pay your bills if you smoke cigarettes or them things will kill you,,even though we have enough statistics that show cigarettes kill 100,000's a year and we sell them,and no one has never died from marijuana!!
Grammar Police

Clemmons, NC

#18 Jan 11, 2013
False wrote:
<quoted text>While i don't use it i don't care who does, it's no worse than drinking and MUCH MUCH better than PILLS that everybody is on, prescription or not, yea even the ones who have that legal prescription for loratabs or xanaxs.....

But in regards to the above use the internet for more than gossip as you're completely wrong.......studies have been done to shown otherwise....
Xanax Lortab***
tjones

Johnson City, TN

#19 Jan 11, 2013
prior cop wrote:
I don't smoke marijuana...never even tried it. I can say over my 20 years in law enforcement that most of the time when someone was arrested for possession/use and it was combined with another offense, the other offense was almost always non-violent. I only say this because the stereotype for "druggies" seems to be robbing people or committing other crimes to support their habit. I would be in favor of legalized marijuana as long as it is taxed to help easy the deficit and part of the proceeds are used to drug test welfare recipients. I don't mind buying your food if you need it but I'm sure as hell not going to pay for your weed. Also, of course, it opens up a lot of legal questions and will require modifying some laws to accommodate what is still not allowed (i.e. driving while high, etc).
the arrests for possession or use,,you pulled them over for speeding i would say and you smelled it,, i bet they wasnt all over the road,,never heard of cops getting no one for dui of marijuana even if they got them for possession after a traffic stop !!i believe we would have a better community if it was legal,,cause more people would use marijuana and i dont mean everybody,, but maybe some of these people would get off these pills and meth,, and use marijuana instead of these addictive drugs that cause all this violent and theft crimes ..but it ruins young kids lives being charged for some marijuana ,, just like them college basket ball players at etsu,,, it was there last year in college,, thats just sad,, makes it hard to get jobs and its bad enough already to find a job !!!
iamwhatiam

Kingsport, TN

#20 Jan 11, 2013
personally for me I am pro mary!!! But I believe that you shouldn't smoke till your brain has stopped developing and that's not till 25 I think. That's whats wrong with a lot of pot heads they started to early and hindered their developing brain. I also think it's great for people with depression (I suffer from it) I would rather smoke then take all the anti-depressants with all the side affects that come along the side effects are worse than the depression.

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