Should Marijuana Be Legal??

Should Marijuana Be Legal??

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True Pot Head

United States

#1 Feb 28, 2009
So What Do You Think?
Logan momma

Hurricane, WV

#2 Feb 28, 2009
I dont fool with it myself.But i have heard a lot of ppl say that with their health conditions it helps doesnt matter to me if it is or isnt.
think about it

Marietta, OH

#3 Feb 28, 2009
yes, i do think it should be legal, it is no worse than cigerattes and alcohol, you hardly ever hear of a overdose due to marijuana or somebody killing over you do pills and crack and stuff like that, the only reason they won't leaglize it is because they probably won't be able to stop people from growing it and they wouldn't make money off of it like they should.. what do you all think?

Peterstown, WV

#4 Feb 28, 2009
the government cant control it thats why it isn't legal...i have no problems with it being legalized.. i actually think its better than alcohol, when was the last time you heard of a family being killed by a driver who was on marijuana? most people when they do drive under the influence of marijuana (which btw i dont recommend) they usually drive about 5 miles per hour...

Kinston, NC

#5 Feb 28, 2009
i've never heard of someone overdosing on weed besides for the cop that called 911 lol!!! Yes it should be legal.

Grundy, VA

#6 Feb 28, 2009
This community is flooded with legal drugs causing untold hell with peoples lives and a drug fueled crime wave allready.

Xanax, Hydrocodone, Loratab, Oxycontin, Methadone, Suboxone, etc...
Making one more drug legal won't do anything but throw more fuel on a fire that is burning our county to the ground.

more Drugs for addicts is stupid.
They need rehab or a foot up their @$$.

Gay, WV

#7 Feb 28, 2009
Pro: Absolutely a highly taxable item that many people would pay the extra tax for to avoid the legal hassle associated with marijuana. The legal availability of it also cuts out billions in taxpayer money spent on marijuana convictions and prison sentences, and obviously would free up court systems in the process. Furthermore, illegal activity that is associated with some who currently illegally sell marijuana would be greatly reduced.

Con: Much more difficult to regulate, as it isn't as easily testable as alcohol is (e.g. breathalyzer), and would have to be due to it being recognized as a Schedule II narcotic. Would cause a great increase in usage depending on its availability, which would increase irresponsible use (driving while under the influence, etc.).

A way to correctly regulate it would be required before it could go on any store shelves, but it could ultimately benefit the country if a way could be found.

Las Vegas, NV

#8 Feb 28, 2009
If you legalize Pot Meth, Heroin, Extasy and Meculine should be legal.

“Carpe Omnia”

Since: Feb 09

Broke Pelvis Mountain

#9 Feb 28, 2009
Yes, it should be legal. The reasons it was made illegal to begin with are extremely political and have nothing to do with protecting the public. Both alcohol and tobacco are far more harmful and both are legal.

My only concern is, as someone else mentioned, there's no breathalyzer equivalent to test someone for driving under the influence; but I suppose if the officer had reasonable cause (as in, the driver is visibly impaired, driving recklessly, etc.) he could bring the driver to the station and compel a urine test.
think about it

Marietta, OH

#10 Feb 28, 2009
i thought they could hold a flashlight in your eyes to test for it.
Sound Argument

United States

#11 Feb 28, 2009
First of all, I do not see how it would be so difficult to regulate. Its grown much like regular tobacco.

The thing is, in a perfect world no one would want to submit their mind to mind altering substances, however since this is reality I say legalize marijuana and ban alcohol. If you are going to pick one or the other. The fact is, the health risks for consuming alcohol is much greater than smoking marijuana. Quite frankly, you can triple dose on NyQuil and get about the same effect as using pot. Do you realize how much tax income this would bring the government? I mean seriously, this is not a perfect world and people want something to get them tipsy from time to time. Now, I do not use drugs, in any form....but the consequences of marijuana use are no where near the consequences of years of alcohol abuse. I say up with Mary Jane and down with Jack Daniels!

Las Vegas, NV

#12 Mar 1, 2009
Bring back the opium Dens!!!
ex hillbilly

Alpharetta, GA

#13 Mar 1, 2009
just what we need, free prescription pot, courtesy of your local SSI
2 posts removed
Twinkle toes

Troy, VA

#16 Dec 29, 2012
Piecemaker wrote:
If you legalize Pot Meth, Heroin, Extasy and Meculine should be legal.
If you will bend over I will give you somenthing legal.
1 post removed
logan mama

Logan, WV

#18 Dec 30, 2012
Just adding another drug for the pill mill docs. No, no a thousand times no.

Washington, NC

#19 Dec 30, 2012
No it should not be legal. Those who are selling it should get their a$$ throwed in jail. It's just a matter of time. They should be lookin over their shoulder, they don't know who's watching

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