Should Marijuana Be Legalized In West Virginia

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I think marijuana should be legalized in the state of West Virginia. My reasons are help to keep the jail population down, to help people with cancer, ADHD, ADD, pain, depression, and many more. It would also be a cheaper way of making paper, ropes, and shirts. There is over a $24 billion dollar profit that can be made from marijuana in the U.S. alone. The U.S. spends over 800,000 dollars a year to put away people that use marijuana.
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Would also make it easier for you to pass a urine test huh?

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Would also make it easier for you to pass a urine test huh?
I ant a coal miner yet. I am still taking my classes and I can still pass. The only reason I have used marijuana is because it help with my pain. I have back problems
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So let me understand this: you have admitted you are a law breaker, yet those of us that live within the laws of this country should listen to you? lol And by the way I have ten dics out in my low back another two in my neck and I dont smoke that or take pain pills. I LIVE WITH IT. AND I DO MEAN LIVE. You are not living, you are simply getting by, living day to day. And you want this law passed only because it would benefit you. You cant honestly admit to smoking it, and say its for the greater good of all of us. NO ITS FOR YOUR GREATER GOOD. I happen to agree with some of what you have said. However being a non smoker myself, im allowed to worry about our taxes and how we can better resolved the problem. You smoking weed and wanting it legal only makes you look like you are on a mission for yourself.
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Why cant you people that smoke it just simply admit you want it legal, because you like to smoke it. Thats all im saying. Just be honest. Dont pretend to think for a minute most of us believe that. It's not because of CANCER, ADD or ADHD or any other reason more then simply BECAUSE YOU LIKE TO GET HIGH, and its easier to not end up in the jail you are worred about being over populated.

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If it was to get legalized then it could be taxed and regulated like alcohol. let me give you a few questions that have been asked about marijuana and since I am a Marijuana Activist.

Q: Is marijuana addictive?

"Compared to most other drugs dependence among marijuana users is relatively rare."

Drug Category Proportion Of Users That Ever Became Dependent
Tobacco 32%
Alcohol 15%
Marijuana (including hashish) 9%
Cocaine 17%
Heroin 23%

Q: Does marijuana lead to harder drugs?

"It does not appear to be a gateway drug to the extent that it is the cause or even that it is the most significant predictor of serious drug abuse; that is, care must be taken not to attribute cause to association." [p. 101]
"There is no evidence that marijuana serves as a stepping stone on the basis of its particular physiological effect."

Q: Is marijuana more dangerous than tobacco?

"Given a cigarette of comparable weight, as much as four times the amount of tar can be deposited in the lungs of marijuana smokers as in the lungs of tobacco smokers. However, a marijuana cigarette smoked recreationally typically is not packed as tightly as a tobacco cigarette, and the smokable substance is about half that in a tobacco cigarette. In addition, tobacco smokers generally smoke considerably more cigarettes per day than do marijuana smokers."

Those are just a few questions that was asked and answered

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Those Questions and Answer came from my friends at Marijuana Policy Project. and if u want to find out more please go to www.mpp.org
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You still didnt admit you would benefit from a law making it legal. Ive said I agree with some of what you have said, I simply just asked a question. It it more because of the reasons you have stated or because you enjoy being high? Simple question but you dont have to answer it, when you avoided it, that was answer enough. I myself think you make a great arrguement about it. But all that coming from a smoker isnt going to go anywhere. It's going to take us NON smokers to make this point heard. Otherwise it just seems, you all that smoke it want it legal to simply get high. THATS NOT THE BEST REASON TO LEGALIZE IT. It will truely benefit more smokers of the product then those that dont smoke it. Once its legal you honestly think backyard growers will stop growing and pay for it with the high tax attached also? NEVER going to happen.
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The biggest reason its not legal now is because the governement cant regulate it like they can alcohol. I mean seriously, There should be no arrguement that weed is more or less dangerous then alcohol. In my opinion, drinking is worse. I myself smoked it when I was young. I havent touched it in over 20 years now. But I can still remember that feeling. And let me say this, for those that have never tried it. Drinking is worse. YOU have less control over your body and mind when drinking then when just high. Ive been high and something happens and that high is GONE fast. You cant just stop being drunk. The affects from alcohol lasts much longer then smoking weed. I would never argue that. However, I still dont think making it legal is the issue just simply so smokers are safe to get high. But then again im against drinking totally. I will never understand why the governement allows alcohol and puts such a ban on weed. It's not the worse of the two. It's just the one the government cant tax or control and so its not legal until then.

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Well when I first started I was with a friend of mine that smoked at the time I didn't till then. I was complaining about my back bothering me. I also have 13 vertebra's that also is part of the pain but like i was saying. He was sitting there and got a pipe out and put some marijuana in it and took a toke off of it and handed it to me and said take a toke it will help your back. I looked at him and said I will try it and see if it helps. After we finshed what was in the pipe my back pain was gone. Ever since then I have used marijuana to help my pain.
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there are already enough stupid ppl in wv I could only imagine what kinda ppl we would have to deal with if it was legal

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There is stupid people everywhere not just in West Virginia. They are all throughout the U.S. and it would be taxed and sold like alcohol is.
i smoke it

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look its not just an excuse to smoke so thta it is legal but it does help with alot as a matter of fact i as a younger tennager was on some hard dope on i wanted off of it . i did not want to smoke so i tried weed it helped me alot to get over it so witht that being said it does help with anxiety nerves upset stomachs depression and many many more medical issues yes the govenment can regulate it they already do i would rather go to walmart or store and buy it more than i would to find someone who sells it plus it pays alot of peoples bills and the world would be a much better person but i have been around drunks that drive and kill people one killed my sister so why is that u can get drunk and kill people but i cant smoke pot and have never had an accident and do you really think the cops burn it all when they find it NOT they sell it to others back to us plustake what they want home to smoke they are not saints .....just legalize it and make the world a better place
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So your a dope head with back problems trying to get a job in the mines? That's the funniest thing I've heard today.
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I own stock in reese's cups and i think they should legalize marijuana!

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they should keep it illegal and outlaw alcohol as well. anyone who uses is an addict and a burden to society. Nevada has the right idea, 5 years in prison for any amount of DOPE.

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Well alcohol is legal and it is a whole lot more deadly than marijuana is. You CAN NOT over dose from marijuana. It would take 1,500 lb of marijuana and be smoked within a hour. Most other drugs can be taken and you can over dose easily. So what do you think would be better a easy over dose or one that is very very very very hard to over dose.
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Hell yea they should legalize it because some of these people need to mellow the fu@k out. It cracks me up that they keep talking about their "tax dollars" when the majority of them sit on their asses collecting government assistance and the rest make less than $20,000 a year (oooo.. thanks for the big contribution you've made to society). People who just smoke pot are highly fuctioning members of society while most of the people on topix are mildly retarded. I commend you for working toward a goal and for treating your back pain without opiates. Good luck on your conquest, dude.

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Hell yea they should legalize it because some of these people need to mellow the fu@k out. It cracks me up that they keep talking about their "tax dollars" when the majority of them sit on their asses collecting government assistance and the rest make less than $20,000 a year (oooo.. thanks for the big contribution you've made to society). People who just smoke pot are highly fuctioning members of society while most of the people on topix are mildly retarded. I commend you for working toward a goal and for treating your back pain without opiates. Good luck on your conquest, dude.
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YES!!!!! Legalize Pot !!!! Get rid of the alcohol!!!!

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