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Legalising marijuana: most Americans get it, so when will our politicians? | Gary Johnson

There are 90 comments on the Guardian Unlimited story from Oct 6, 2012, titled Legalising marijuana: most Americans get it, so when will our politicians? | Gary Johnson. In it, Guardian Unlimited reports that:

The 'war on drugs', like 1920s Prohibition, has been a miserable failure. America would be better-off with a legal marijuana trade Pandy Arrieta, an intern at Oaksterdam University, the nation's first marijuana trade school, takes care of marijuana plants, in 2010, in Oakland, California.

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Raindance Maggie

Haslet, TX

#1 Oct 6, 2012
I love you Gary. Please don't ever stop running for president.
Anonymous

Saint Charles, MO

#2 Oct 10, 2012
What canidates do not realize is that attitudes toward marijuana are changing in favor of legalization. As an example, if Romney came out in favour of legalization of Marijuana he would get votes. The question is if he would loose votes because of his poosition. In the case of Obama, he would bet votes and I doubt he would loose votes because of his position to legalize marajuana. Note: I would guess 70% of all americans have at one time in their life smoked marijuana. Should they all be in jail?
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#3 Oct 13, 2012
efittery wrote:
What canidates do not realize is that attitudes toward marijuana are changing in favor of legalization. As an example, if Romney came out in favour of legalization of Marijuana he would get votes. The question is if he would loose votes because of his poosition. In the case of Obama, he would bet votes and I doubt he would loose votes because of his position to legalize marajuana. Note: I would guess 70% of all americans have at one time in their life smoked marijuana. Should they all be in jail?
70%; Highly doubt that
drink The hIvE

New York, NY

#4 Oct 13, 2012
Nietzsche Said Something About "We Cannot Destroy But Create"...

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3OHA

San Jose, CA

#5 Oct 13, 2012
Marijuana is addictive. It alters brain chemistry, thereby altering the endocrine system, so it produces less of necessary real chemicals as marijuana fools the brain. Marijuana induces delusional thinking. It gives the user a false sense of worth and stagnates emotional and intellectual growth. The self-validating logic and delusion of the marijuana user leads to thinking it is not really affecting their perception of the world; this is accentuated by marijuana and its affect on the brain. Many marijuana users end up in mental institutions and half-way houses. Marijuana incites increased delusional perception, thus enhances the already common neuroses and psychoses of people inclined to use drugs to give themselves the feeling they have progressed in maintaining their psychological unease. Actually, this self-medication is only the stagnation of self-perception. Marijuana users become permanent teenagers. Space and time is distorted for the marijuana user. Many other negative medical issues have been firmly established to pot use. The flimsy arguments for medical marijuana are actual scams by users to not only get the drug, but develop methods of going on the public dole. Marijuana users commonly become dishonest. Marijuana also alters the hormonal systems of users, decreasing testosterone and other hormones affecting unborn babies in their development. Prepubescent and pubescent males (even older males) will develop female type breasts because of marijuana use. A drugged society is not a healthy society. Marijuana use cannot be compared to alcohol use, because marijuana stays in the system for at least a month, even without further use. Alcohol is burnt off in hours as sugar and does not alter brain chemicals and the endocrine system. Gary Johnson is a threat to human beings.
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#6 Oct 13, 2012
Many sexual perverts use marijuana to further their molestation of young people. First, it is encouraged as a method of rebelling against authority, etc. that most young people experience. Once marijuana is used, it lowers protective inhibitions in the user. This allows the sexual perverts a method of psychological manipulation of youth into thinking nothing is really important, no moral boundaries need exist. Once the sexual pervert is successful in this, marijuana use helps the victim maintain a delusion that what extreme behaviors they've been duped into were actually OK and continuing, or expanding those behaviors is OK. Marijuana continues to be used to maintain these false perceptions and developments of delusional thinking.

Marijuana was widely introduced to youth in the sixties by Communists and others intent on destroying the moral fabric of America. Looking around us now, we can say they have been remarkably successful.
Donald

Springville, TN

#8 Oct 13, 2012
It is Not that we MUST legalize Marijuana but we MUST Re-legalize it.
It was made illegal because of Politicians in the 1920's and 30's by Politicians for political gain and by the aid of GREED by corrupt REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
See president HOOVER and Harry Anslinger and William Randolf Hearst to benefit the wealthy Dupont family that wanted hemp made illegal because of their paper pulp industry. Ansliger who was also wealthy used RACISM as well to justify his ill fated Hemp Act of 1937. Read the history folks.
IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THESE PEOPLE WERE ALL
REPUBLICANS. REMEMBER THAT WHEN YOU GO TO THE POLLS IN NOVEMBER.
FUNNY

Campton, KY

#9 Oct 13, 2012
Donald wrote:
It is Not that we MUST legalize Marijuana but we MUST Re-legalize it.
It was made illegal because of Politicians in the 1920's and 30's by Politicians for political gain and by the aid of GREED by corrupt REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
See president HOOVER and Harry Anslinger and William Randolf Hearst to benefit the wealthy Dupont family that wanted hemp made illegal because of their paper pulp industry. Ansliger who was also wealthy used RACISM as well to justify his ill fated Hemp Act of 1937. Read the history folks.
IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THESE PEOPLE WERE ALL
REPUBLICANS. REMEMBER THAT WHEN YOU GO TO THE POLLS IN NOVEMBER.
Every word of you post is 110% TRUE.We the american people should demand the rite to grow pot for are personal use and for are frinds that need it and cant grow due to there health or due to not haveing land to grow on,HIMP also should be made legal for the american farmer to grow for a nother cash crop for the farmers.At war time the goverment hired my grand parents to grow himp on there farm for the goverment and my grand parents made good money off that crop they told me.HIMP AND POT WOULD GIVE MAN KIND A LOT BETTER LIFE AND PAY AMERICAN OUT OF THE RED WE THE TAX PAYERS AS IN.GROW AND SAY FU-K THE GOVERMENT FOR GOD DID NOT PUT IT HERE ON EARTH FOR US TO NOT USE AS WE PLEASE.IT IS NOT AGINST GODS LAW TO GROW ITS ONLEY AGINST THE GOVERMENTS LAW.I TRUST GOD MOORE THEN ANY MAN SO I WILL ALWAYS GROW AND IF THE GOVERMENT DONT LIKT IT THEY CAN HOUSE AND FEED ME,I JUST WISH EVERY ONE WOULD GROW SOME AND MABEY THEY WILL SEE THE LIGHT ITS NOT GOING AWAY,Pot cures most types of cancer and its good for maney things and its safer them the pills that kill people every day.
FUNNY

Campton, KY

#10 Oct 13, 2012
3OHA wrote:
Many sexual perverts use marijuana to further their molestation of young people. First, it is encouraged as a method of rebelling against authority, etc. that most young people experience. Once marijuana is used, it lowers protective inhibitions in the user. This allows the sexual perverts a method of psychological manipulation of youth into thinking nothing is really important, no moral boundaries need exist. Once the sexual pervert is successful in this, marijuana use helps the victim maintain a delusion that what extreme behaviors they've been duped into were actually OK and continuing, or expanding those behaviors is OK. Marijuana continues to be used to maintain these false perceptions and developments of delusional thinking.
Marijuana was widely introduced to youth in the sixties by Communists and others intent on destroying the moral fabric of America. Looking around us now, we can say they have been remarkably successful.
You got to be a person thats never been off the farm to think you can get people to think your lieing bull shit is true.Do you also think it helps black men have there way with your wife as in sex?for you sound that crazey.I am white but i love all people and i also should over look the crazey people like you are.
FUNNY

Campton, KY

#11 Oct 13, 2012
3OHA wrote:
Marijuana is addictive. It alters brain chemistry, thereby altering the endocrine system, so it produces less of necessary real chemicals as marijuana fools the brain. Marijuana induces delusional thinking. It gives the user a false sense of worth and stagnates emotional and intellectual growth. The self-validating logic and delusion of the marijuana user leads to thinking it is not really affecting their perception of the world; this is accentuated by marijuana and its affect on the brain. Many marijuana users end up in mental institutions and half-way houses. Marijuana incites increased delusional perception, thus enhances the already common neuroses and psychoses of people inclined to use drugs to give themselves the feeling they have progressed in maintaining their psychological unease. Actually, this self-medication is only the stagnation of self-perception. Marijuana users become permanent teenagers. Space and time is distorted for the marijuana user. Many other negative medical issues have been firmly established to pot use. The flimsy arguments for medical marijuana are actual scams by users to not only get the drug, but develop methods of going on the public dole. Marijuana users commonly become dishonest. Marijuana also alters the hormonal systems of users, decreasing testosterone and other hormones affecting unborn babies in their development. Prepubescent and pubescent males (even older males) will develop female type breasts because of marijuana use. A drugged society is not a healthy society. Marijuana use cannot be compared to alcohol use, because marijuana stays in the system for at least a month, even without further use. Alcohol is burnt off in hours as sugar and does not alter brain chemicals and the endocrine system. Gary Johnson is a threat to human beings.
You should be a rep, and run for office FOR YOU LIE JUST LIKE MOST ALL REP, DO,
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#13 Oct 14, 2012
FUNNY wrote:
<quoted text>You got to be a person thats never been off the farm to think you can get people to think your lieing bull shit is true.Do you also think it helps black men have there way with your wife as in sex?for you sound that crazey.I am white but i love all people and i also should over look the crazey people like you are.
Notice the clear rhetoric, logic and spelling of potheads destroying their ability to do anything other than be used by people not hopped up on dope.

Wake up! You've harmed your brain. It won't have a chance of going away until you've been off dope for about ten years.
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#14 Oct 14, 2012
Donald wrote:
It is Not that we MUST legalize Marijuana but we MUST Re-legalize it.
It was made illegal because of Politicians in the 1920's and 30's by Politicians for political gain and by the aid of GREED by corrupt REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
See president HOOVER and Harry Anslinger and William Randolf Hearst to benefit the wealthy Dupont family that wanted hemp made illegal because of their paper pulp industry. Ansliger who was also wealthy used RACISM as well to justify his ill fated Hemp Act of 1937. Read the history folks.
IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THESE PEOPLE WERE ALL
REPUBLICANS. REMEMBER THAT WHEN YOU GO TO THE POLLS IN NOVEMBER.
A person would have to smoke a bushel of hemp to get high. The marijuana that is a problem today couldn't be used for hemp production. It is a highly refined drug disabling people. All medical and psychiatric science documents it.

Deluded conspiracy theory thinking comes from delusional thinking, which is accentuated by marijuana and its change of brain chemistry. Most criminals extol the benefits of marijuana in their lives.

Hemp production should be brought back into the economy. As a secondary impact, it would destroy, inhibit and make less potent outdoor marijuana production.
funny

Campton, KY

#15 Oct 14, 2012
3OHA wrote:
<quoted text>
Notice the clear rhetoric, logic and spelling of potheads destroying their ability to do anything other than be used by people not hopped up on dope.
Wake up! You've harmed your brain. It won't have a chance of going away until you've been off dope for about ten years.
I have never used pot or no drugs in my life.i stoped going to school to get a job at the age of 15 years old,probley to suport your no comen sence ass that wount work for a liveing.POT CURES most types of cancer and its a proven fact, that is one of the main reasons i would like to see pot legal.Why dont you think himp should be legal?Himp also should be legal for the american farmer we do import himp every day from canada.GROW up and be your own man.
Outta Luck

Ames, IA

#16 Oct 14, 2012
A Thought wrote:
<quoted text>
70%; Highly doubt that
Yes, 70% is incorrect, It's closer to 85%.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Oct 14, 2012
Outta Luck wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, 70% is incorrect, It's closer to 85%.
.
glad to be one of the 15% then. have a pothead soninlaw who hasn't held a job in over 15 years, that's what it does to you. lazy, illiterate, too stoned to get a job. now he mixes his pot with a little meth. only upside is he'll die young.
Outta Luck

Ames, IA

#18 Oct 14, 2012
lolol wrote:
<quoted text>
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glad to be one of the 15% then. have a pothead soninlaw who hasn't held a job in over 15 years, that's what it does to you. lazy, illiterate, too stoned to get a job. now he mixes his pot with a little meth. only upside is he'll die young.
I'm one of the 85%...a daily user.
50 years old,
I own 2 small businesses, That I work 6 days a week.
Have been married 28 years.
I am a respected member of my community, and have never been arrested, and have not had a traffic ticket since the late 80s.
And I have no sexual deviency.

Between booze and Pot, Booze has ruined more lives then pot.
Don't patronize......legalize.
PATRIOT

United States

#19 Oct 14, 2012
3OHA wrote:
A person would have to smoke a bushel of hemp to get high. The marijuana that is a problem today couldn't be used for hemp production. It is a highly refined drug disabling people. All medical and psychiatric science documents it.

Deluded conspiracy theory thinking comes from delusional thinking, which is accentuated by marijuana and its change of brain chemistry. Most criminals extol the benefits of marijuana in their lives.

Hemp production should be brought back into the economy. As a secondary impact, it would destroy, inhibit and make less potent outdoor marijuana production.
Pot isn't "refined" it's grown stupid.
I bet your one of those kids that believes dealers spray pcp and other drugs on their bud....
Ill tell you now, drugs cost money and dealers wouldn't just spray it on for free, you gota pay for that.
Thc starts neurogenesis, nothing else known to man currently does that...

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#20 Oct 14, 2012
3OHA wrote:
Marijuana is addictive. It alters brain chemistry, thereby altering the endocrine system, so it produces less of necessary real chemicals as marijuana fools the brain. Marijuana induces delusional thinking. It gives the user a false sense of worth and stagnates emotional and intellectual growth. The self-validating logic and delusion of the marijuana user leads to thinking it is not really affecting their perception of the world; this is accentuated by marijuana and its affect on the brain. Many marijuana users end up in mental institutions and half-way houses. Marijuana incites increased delusional perception, thus enhances the already common neuroses and psychoses of people inclined to use drugs to give themselves the feeling they have progressed in maintaining their psychological unease. Actually, this self-medication is only the stagnation of self-perception. Marijuana users become permanent teenagers. Space and time is distorted for the marijuana user. Many other negative medical issues have been firmly established to pot use. The flimsy arguments for medical marijuana are actual scams by users to not only get the drug, but develop methods of going on the public dole. Marijuana users commonly become dishonest. Marijuana also alters the hormonal systems of users, decreasing testosterone and other hormones affecting unborn babies in their development. Prepubescent and pubescent males (even older males) will develop female type breasts because of marijuana use. A drugged society is not a healthy society. Marijuana use cannot be compared to alcohol use, because marijuana stays in the system for at least a month, even without further use. Alcohol is burnt off in hours as sugar and does not alter brain chemicals and the endocrine system. Gary Johnson is a threat to human beings.
You call yourself a conservative in most post yet you want HUGE BLOATED GOVERNMENT CONTROLING PEOPLES LIVES....Typical nazi fascist GOP traitor.
PATRIOT

United States

#21 Oct 14, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
<quoted text>You call yourself a conservative in most post yet you want HUGE BLOATED GOVERNMENT CONTROLING PEOPLES LIVES....Typical nazi fascist GOP traitor.
It's not our fault. Us conservatives just want to make you dems look bad, while still ducking shut up the normal way we do :)
We also love big government, but if we just flat out say that than noone takes us seriously
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#23 Oct 14, 2012
PATRIOT wrote:
<quoted text>
Pot isn't "refined" it's grown stupid.
I bet your one of those kids that believes dealers spray pcp and other drugs on their bud....
Ill tell you now, drugs cost money and dealers wouldn't just spray it on for free, you gota pay for that.
Thc starts neurogenesis, nothing else known to man currently does that...
Ignorance like yours is what leads the legalization attempts. Marijuana has been so refined it doesn't even resemble the pot pushed in the 60s. It has been repeatedly cross-bred and sometimes even irradiated to produce a more and more potent drug.

As to PCP, etc., that is what you would have with legalization... a continued illegal market totally unaffected by legal pot, which would become strictly government controlled as to potency, etc. The legal pot would actually encourage a continuation of the illegal market and you'd have two fronts of attacks on American youth. Illegal pushers would more commonly put other chemicals and opium into their pot and because potheads have to find either more potent, or more quantity to support their addictions, they would incline toward the illegal markets.

The only thing THC does is falsely and inaccurately replace naturally produced chemicals in the brain, causing time and spacial distortions and dependency. It alters the endocrine system. Because of the falsity in replacement chemical in the synapses, you have diminished, or accentuated neuron firing, which is the cause of the delusional thought disorders, psychotic breakdowns, hallucinations and more frequent genetic breakdowns in offspring.

The stagnant, blocked and self-validating nonsense of pushers is what is fueling the desire to make more people dependent on drugs, instead of taking natural life the way it is. You're a bunch of cowards.

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