should "weed" be legal ???
hillbilly

Kenova, WV

#24 Oct 10, 2013
Hoover Niebold wrote:
Once you see someone nearly OD from shooting up an entire joint you'll understand why it's illegal. I've been chasing the potato for decades now and no longer shoot up but instead only take it by suppository.
I would love too see you tackle a jug of moonshine. What would you do with it?lol
hillbilly

Kenova, WV

#25 Oct 10, 2013
weed should be legal for working people for sure.
hillbilly

Kenova, WV

#26 Oct 10, 2013
Hoover Niebold wrote:
One time I smoked weed and didn't steal anything or lose my job. It was wild let me tell you.
One time i took a toke and it let me condone a bunch of bullshite from do gooders who was hiding an drinking whiskey an watching porn movies.

Since: Oct 13

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#27 Oct 10, 2013
It should be legal for personal use.
And don't start with the whole 'weed is the gateway drug'. It's the individual that decides to move on to harder drugs, if anyone was smart about it, they would only smoke weed; not cigarettes. In my opinion.
I do agree with testing those that receive benefits. And to be perfectly honest, I am one that receives benefits, well a benefit. I get a medical card for our youngest child (we have two), and that still doesn't cover everything, but has helped us tremendously. My husband and I both work, but neither of us have smoked since our teenage years.
I think weed shouldn't be such a worry, especially when there are so many bigger issues.

Level 5

Since: Oct 11

United States

#28 Oct 10, 2013
Should a commercial pilot be allowed to smoke? What if he crashes, tests positive for thc, but says he wasn't high at the time of the crash? How do you deal with that?

I work a dangerous job. If my co-workers are intoxicated in any way (even sleep deprivation), I consider my life to be in danger. I've seen people get killed. There's no good way I know of to test for how high someone is. How would you handle that if weed were legal?

“It ain't gonna suck itself.”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#29 Oct 11, 2013
sempron wrote:
Should a commercial pilot be allowed to smoke? What if he crashes, tests positive for thc, but says he wasn't high at the time of the crash? How do you deal with that?
I work a dangerous job. If my co-workers are intoxicated in any way (even sleep deprivation), I consider my life to be in danger. I've seen people get killed. There's no good way I know of to test for how high someone is. How would you handle that if weed were legal?
The same way they do now in states where it's legal... That OK with you?

How do you test for sleep deprivation and how can we outlaw it?..
Jen

Charleston, WV

#30 Oct 11, 2013
Everyone smokes some good Kush at the same time, there will be world peace for at least 2 hours!

Level 2

Since: Jun 11

Earth

#31 Oct 11, 2013
sempron wrote:
Should a commercial pilot be allowed to smoke? What if he crashes, tests positive for thc, but says he wasn't high at the time of the crash? How do you deal with that?

I work a dangerous job. If my co-workers are intoxicated in any way (even sleep deprivation), I consider my life to be in danger. I've seen people get killed. There's no good way I know of to test for how high someone is. How would you handle that if weed were legal?
That's the problem. There isn't a fair way to test for marijuana due to it staying in your system. A person could smoke or ingest it weeks ago then be tested and fail. Because they did something weeks ago that then has an impact on the present. That's like saying a person gets drunk a couple weeks ago then faces consequences weeks later. It's ridiculous never mind the fact that people drunk are far more dangerous in many aspects to themselves and others compared to weed.

Let's not kid ourselves though. Read your history and you will learn the driving force behind making marijuana illegal wasn't based on smoking or taking it. It was based on the vast byproducts and the inferior competition that made it happen to protect their products.
Tim

Salt Lake City, UT

#32 Oct 12, 2013
I am from wv but live in colorado where it is legal. It has generated a ton of tax revenue as it is taxed on the state and municipal (city) levels, and that's just the medicinal cannabis, retail recreational sales will begin on New Year's Day 2014. Recreational marijuana will be taxed at a higher rate, 27.9% including the existing 2.9% tax rate!

Most of the tax revenue that is collected, will be spent on education funding, money WV could definitely use ( no offense, just that funding is not at its proper levels in your state just look at all the old school buildings still in use and the low teacher pay)!
American-Heretic

Huntington, WV

#33 Oct 13, 2013
There are NO deaths from weed, Unles you count all of the poor buggers that was hung by it when it was made into rope.
Guest

Huntington, WV

#34 Oct 13, 2013
Yes! Duh. People aren't going to stop using it so why not allow it and tax it.

Level 5

Since: Oct 11

United States

#35 Oct 13, 2013
Guest wrote:
Yes! Duh. People aren't going to stop using it so why not allow it and tax it.
Couldn't you apply that to pretty much anything illegal?

I'm really just playing devil's advocate here (I agree it should be legal, but I don't smoke, can't stand to me around most potheads, and happen to know of a few problems with making it legal.)

In my profession, I will never be allowed to have the drug in my system. Period. I have friends that smoke, but I can't be around them too much. I know it's nearly impossible to get it in your system through second hand smoke, but why would I take the chance? You also have idiots that would love to spike someone's food with it. If someone did that to my black @ss, I'd be unemployed.
American-Heretic

Huntington, WV

#36 Oct 14, 2013
yes it should be leagel for many reasons. 1,001 med uses for and from it. And a million and one uses from it in gthe industreal uses. I would love to have a car that gets 500 miles per gallon. The human race has been useing hemp/weed for at least 50,000 years right uptil Ford was getting 28 miles to the gallon back in 1926. But the oil companies and car companies as well as the building materail companies did not want it making money from it. So in 1927 the oil and car companies had people in the senate and made it illegal because they did not the world to know they there cars back then was only getting 1 to 2 miles to the gallon and Ford was getting 28 miles to the gallon back in 1926. Now with updating new tech to it you could be getting up to 500 miles per gallon from it now. Plus Ford was also making most of the bodies of his cars out of hemp back then. But the bone-heads in office did not want to lose money because of it. And that is why it is illegal now. It is time to change the rules of the game about it..
Not Surprised

Huntington, WV

#37 Oct 14, 2013
Legalization would not only generate tax revenue but regulate the growing industry, as well. This would (in theory) help standardize the product and ensure safety. Who wants to buy some bag of weed that has been touched by who knows how many hands and laced with who knows what? Gross. I don't see the difference between marijuana and alcohol. I do not smoke it but I know I would not want to drink a beer from a bottle that has been poured in and out of different bottles by multitudes of unknown people.
Sunshine

Hurricane, WV

#38 Oct 15, 2013
Honestly you consume product's that is touched by many hands daily. Think about who touches your food and what goes into it. You have no arguement. Love how tax dollars goes to buying weed an alcohol. I think if it was to be legal then the addicts could recieve more goverment funds to help them kick the habit, just like alcohol. Hell the goverment would probley offer them a ssi check for being a legal pot head. I think it should be legal, but also think that if you recieve goverment funds then you should be tested regularly. I get random drug tests to make my money, so the goverment should test to give out my money.
Not Surprised wrote:
Legalization would not only generate tax revenue but regulate the growing industry, as well. This would (in theory) help standardize the product and ensure safety. Who wants to buy some bag of weed that has been touched by who knows how many hands and laced with who knows what? Gross. I don't see the difference between marijuana and alcohol. I do not smoke it but I know I would not want to drink a beer from a bottle that has been poured in and out of different bottles by multitudes of unknown people.
Not Surprised

Huntington, WV

#39 Oct 15, 2013
Sunshine, I'm not sure what you mean by " you have no argument". I was simply saying I agree with legalization. I do not condone those on public assistance spending our hard earned money on recreational anything, including alcohol. All those who receive assistance should be tested and denied if it comes back positive. No argument there, I agree with you. I was just pointing out that at least there would be some regulation and tax revenue in relation to the legalization.
girl

Huntington, WV

#40 Oct 17, 2013
Old Man wrote:
Is there anything else that grows naturally illegal?
Saliva.
Should deff be legal. Only thing that can cure my migranes. Otherwise I have to take 2 or 3 ibuprofen, lay in the dark dark with a cold press and sleep for a few hours. Ill take the almost instant relief any day.
sue

Huntington, WV

#41 Oct 17, 2013
yes it should as it is a natural earb not a drug,bible says men r 2 use all earbs
Anonymous

South Point, OH

#42 Nov 6, 2013
No. Only for medication should it be used, not recreational use.
True

Chesapeake, OH

#43 Nov 6, 2013
How can WV put it up for a vote like other states have done? Heck or even Ohio since it seems more liberal than us. We could just drive across the river and buy it.

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