Do you think Marijuana should be legal?

Do you think Marijuana should be legal?

Created by idiot on Jun 12, 2008

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idiot

Salisbury, MA

#1 Jun 12, 2008
God made Marijuana
Man made beer
for all you jive bible huggers out there
idiot

Salisbury, MA

#3 Jun 12, 2008
The people saying no, any reason?
idiot

Salisbury, MA

#4 Jun 12, 2008
Marijuana is far less dangerous than alcohol or tobacco. Around 50,000 people die each year from alcohol poisoning. Similarly, more than 400,000 deaths each year are attributed to tobacco smoking. By comparison, marijuana is nontoxic and cannot cause death by overdose. According to the prestigious European medical journal, The Lancet, "The smoking of cannabis, even long-term, is not harmful to health.... It would be reasonable to judge cannabis as less of a threat ... than alcohol or tobacco."
idiot

Salisbury, MA

#5 Jun 12, 2008
With marijuana prohibition costing the U.S. government billions of valuable tax dollars annually.

The societal costs of propagandizing against marijuana and marijuana law reform, funding anti-marijuana 'science', interdicting marijuana, eradicating domestically grown marijuana and industrial hemp, law enforcement, prosecuting and incarcerating marijuana smokers costs U.S. taxpayers in excess of $12 billion annually.

Of the many numerous arguments that can be advanced by law reformers and advocacy groups like NORML, is the self-evident truth that marijuana prohibition, an utterly failed public policy, costs taxpayers too much and delivers few discernible social benefits.

As President Jimmy Carter told Congress in 1977:

"Penalties against a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marijuana in private for personal use. The National Commission on Marijuana and Abuse concluded years ago that marijuana use should be decriminalized, and I believe it is time to implement those basic recommendations.

Therefore, I support legislation amending federal law to eliminate all Federal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana."
idiot

Salisbury, MA

#6 Jun 12, 2008
myths about marijuana
Myth ..1: Marijuana use has been scientifically proven to be really harmful.
Fact ..1 In 1972, after reviewing the scientific evidence, the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse concluded that while marijuana is not entirely safe, its dangers had been grossly overstated.
Fact ..2 In 1995, based on thirty years of scientific research, editors of the British journal Lancet (the British equivalent of New England Journal of Medicine) concluded that "the smoking of cannabis, even long term, is not harmful to health."
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Myth ..2: Marijuana has no medicinal value.
Fact ..1 Marijuana has been shown to be effective in reducing nausea induced by cancer chemotherapy, stimulating appetite in AIDS patients, and reducing intraocular pressure in people with glaucoma.
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Myth ..3: Marijuana use by kids is OK.
Fact ..1 Marijuana use by kids, like alcohol and tobacco, is not OK. Its use is illegal, and the effect of marijuana on kids in their developmental stage has not been studied. Common sense tells us that marijuana use by kids is not a good idea.
Fact ..2 Marijuana use by kids, coupled with other drug use and behavioral problems, can be a sign that a child needs professional attention.
Fact ..3 90% of kids who try marijuana don't go on to use other drugs, and do not continue to use marijuana.
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Myth ..4: Marijuana is highly addictive.
Fact ..1 Most people who smoke marijuana smoke it only occasionally. A small minority of Americans --less than one percent - smoke marijuana on a daily or near-daily basis. An even smaller minority develops dependence on marijuana. Marijuana is not physically addictive.
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Myth ..5: Marijuana leads to harder drugs (the "gateway theory").
Fact ..1 Over 70 million people have tried marijuana. Most marijuana users never use any other illegal drug. Indeed, for the vast majority of people, marijuana is the last drug they try, not a "gateway" to other drugs. If it were a gateway drug and if it were so addictive, we would have more than 3 million heroin and cocaine addicts in the U.S.
Fact ..2 Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug in the United States today. Therefore, people who have used less popular drugs such as heroin, cocaine and LSD are likely to have also tried marijuana.
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Myth ..6: Marijuana impairs memory and cognition.
Fact ..1 Marijuana produces immediate, temporary changes in thoughts, perceptions, and information processing. The cognitive process most clearly affected by marijuana is short-term memory. In laboratory studies, subjects under the influence of marijuana have no trouble remembering things they learned previously. However, they display diminished capacity to learn and recall new information. This diminishment only lasts for the duration of intoxication.
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idiot

Salisbury, MA

#7 Jun 12, 2008
Myth ..7: Marijuana causes crime. Under the influence of marijuana, people become irrational, aggressive, and violent.
Fact ..1 Every serious scholar and government commission examining the relationship between marijuana use and crime has reached the same conclusion: Marijuana does not cause crime. The vast majority of marijuana users do not commit crimes. Almost all human and animal studies show that marijuana decreases aggression.
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Myth ..8: Marijuana can cause infertility and retards sexual development in adolescents.
Fact ..1 There is NO evidence that marijuana causes infertility in men or women. Most studies of humans have found that marijuana has no impact on sex hormones. In those studies showing an impact, it is modest, temporary, and of no apparent consequence for reproduction.
Fact ..2 There is NO scientific evidence that marijuana delays adolescent sexual development, has a feminizing effect on males, or a masculinizing effect on females.
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Myth ..9: Marijuana is more damaging to the lungs than tobacco.
Fact ..1 Moderate smoking of marijuana appears to pose minimal danger to the lungs.
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Myth ..10: Marijuana use is a major cause of highway accidents.
Fact ..1 There is no compelling evidence that marijuana contributes substantially to traffic accidents and fatalities. In driving studies, marijuana produces little or no car-handling impairment - consistently less than that produced by low to moderate doses of alcohol and many legal medications.
Fact ..2 People should not drive while under the influence of marijuana. At some doses, marijuana affects perceptions and psychomotor performance.
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Myth ..11: Marijuana-related hospital emergencies are increasing, particularly among youth.
Fact ..1 There is no lethal dose of marijuana. You cannot die from "binge smoking" like you can from binge drinking.
Fact ..2 The number of people in hospital emergency rooms who say they have used marijuana has increased. This does not mean that people come to the emergency room because of marijuana. Many more teenagers use marijuana than hard drugs like heroin and cocaine. As a result, when teenagers visit hospital emergency rooms, they report marijuana much more frequently than they report heroin or cocaine.
Fact ..3 In 1994, fewer than 2 percent of drug-related emergency room visits involved the use of marijuana alone.
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Myth ..12: Marijuana is more potent today than in the past.
Fact ..1 Marijuana is the same drug it has always been.
Fact ..2 Potency data from the early 1980s do not show an increase in the average THC content of marijuana.
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Myth ..13: Marijuana use can be prevented.
Fact ..1 There is no evidence that spending billions of dollars over the past 20 years for anti-drug messages has diminished young people's interest in trying marijuana.
Fact ..2 For most age groups, rates of marijuana use in the Netherlands are similar to those in the United States. However, for young adolescents, rates of marijuana use are LOWER in the Netherlands than in the United States.
idiot

Salisbury, MA

#8 Jun 12, 2008
does anyone have an argument against it? cmon
Evil

Dracut, MA

#9 Jun 12, 2008
It makes you go crazy with uncontrollable laughter followed by homicidal rage. Some people even think they can fly and jump out windows. The stuff is pure evil man.
idiot

Salisbury, MA

#10 Jun 12, 2008
Evil wrote:
It makes you go crazy with uncontrollable laughter followed by homicidal rage. Some people even think they can fly and jump out windows. The stuff is pure evil man.
If that is what marijuana does, that what does booze do to ya....
Benji

Rochester, NH

#12 Jun 12, 2008
You can't argue with or debate a pothead. It's a waste of time.
Benji

Rochester, NH

#13 Jun 12, 2008
Sure you can stop marijuana use. Singapore just executed someone because they possessed a pound of the stuff. They don't tolerate any drug use there. That's the type of control we need here.
idiot

Salisbury, MA

#14 Jun 12, 2008
Benji wrote:
Sure you can stop marijuana use. Singapore just executed someone because they possessed a pound of the stuff. They don't tolerate any drug use there. That's the type of control we need here.
thats your debate?
you have no reasons!!!
Lowellita

New York, NY

#15 Jun 12, 2008
Legalize it. And make Benji smoke some.
idiot

Salisbury, MA

#16 Jun 12, 2008
Benji wrote:
Sure you can stop marijuana use. Singapore just executed someone because they possessed a pound of the stuff. They don't tolerate any drug use there. That's the type of control we need here.
You think maybe your just an ignorant piece of NH trash? or you probably got some dough, just no common sense
pothead_is _a_smarthead

Cleveland, OH

#17 Jun 12, 2008
man oh man! i agree with legalizing of marijuana...and fu***K singapore..fu***king people over there dont even agree with having sex, cause its a crime to them...THIS IS AMERICA!!! LIVE FREE OR DIE...and weed isnt bad at all...DRINKING IS!!!!!...SO LEGALIZE WEED, AND BAND BEER OKAY!!! 100% LEGALIZE IT PLEASEEEEE!!!!!
pothead_is _a_smarthead

Cleveland, OH

#18 Jun 12, 2008
YOU KNOW WHAT MAKE ME EVEN MAD!, IS THEM PEOPLE THAT SMOKE WEED THAT ARE LAWYERS,JUDGES, COPS...ECT.....ARE ALL IN THE CLOSETS SMOKER AND DONT HAVE ANY BALLS TO ADMIT IT!!!! WEEED IS FOR EVERYBODY 100% DUDE........
idiot

Salisbury, MA

#19 Jun 12, 2008
i love how i post some facts and all the big mouths on this board got nothing to say
pothead_is_a_sma rthead

Cleveland, OH

#20 Jun 12, 2008
idiot whoever you are mang we gotta met and talk potlitics baby!!!....you should be my lawyer...we should go and make bud legal dude!!!!! let go!!! met me in the back, and get the SNOWBOOTS buddy.......we going to war!!! LEGALIZE WEEDDDDDD PEOPLEE!!!!!!!
Ryan

Gloucester, MA

#22 Jun 12, 2008
Legalize it, saving money from the war on drugs. Tax it, providing even more revenue.. How is this not a "Win-Win"?
Lowering the Bar

Plaistow, NH

#23 Jun 12, 2008
Its pretty pathetic, or scary, when the potheads come out of the woodwork to endorse weed

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