OVERDONE

Arlington, TX

#1 Nov 8, 2012
Have heard many crying about Colorado and other states making weed legal. They claim that it will lead to more hard drug use. Many call it a gateway drug that leads to heroin and meth addiction. What I want to know is how many current and former pot smokers use heroin? Does your pot dealer sell heroin or meth?Did you smoke weed before you drank alcohol or did you drink alcohol first? Do you know any heroin addicts? I know that I was drinking in jr. high and had no clue to where to buy pot, but I knew adults that would get us beer or wine. I started smoking pot in high school and never had any pot related trouble, but got in some pretty serious trouble drinking. I did use meth for several years but my pot dealer and my meth dealer were differnet people, my pot dealer would have nothing to do with meth, and my meth dealer was too ampped up to know good weed from bad. Thank goodness I finally kicked the meth habit, 10 years clean.

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OldWhitey

Paris, TX

#2 Nov 8, 2012
OVERDONE wrote:
Have heard many crying about Colorado and other states making weed legal. They claim that it will lead to more hard drug use. Many call it a gateway drug that leads to heroin and meth addiction. What I want to know is how many current and former pot smokers use heroin? Does your pot dealer sell heroin or meth?Did you smoke weed before you drank alcohol or did you drink alcohol first? Do you know any heroin addicts? I know that I was drinking in jr. high and had no clue to where to buy pot, but I knew adults that would get us beer or wine. I started smoking pot in high school and never had any pot related trouble, but got in some pretty serious trouble drinking. I did use meth for several years but my pot dealer and my meth dealer were differnet people, my pot dealer would have nothing to do with meth, and my meth dealer was too ampped up to know good weed from bad. Thank goodness I finally kicked the meth habit, 10 years clean.
Seems you just admitted it was a gateway drug that lead to meth use. We already have a tremendous cost with alcohol. Legalizing mj just increases the risk of addition.
Two wrongs never made a right. Pointing to one being legal doesn't make it ok to legalize the other.

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Dixie

Paris, TX

#3 Nov 8, 2012
And we're supposed to take your advice on legalizing drugs?

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Dixie

Paris, TX

#4 Nov 8, 2012
Dixie wrote:
And we're supposed to take your advice on legalizing drugs?
My post was in response to the original post. And I'll add a P.S.- I find it ironic that growing and smoking pot is legal, but buying a soft drink larger than 16 ounces is not.

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OVERDONE

Arlington, TX

#5 Nov 8, 2012
No, weed did not lead to meth, it was a poor decision that came at a time when common sense was short in supply, was drinking heavily and going through relationship problems an d succumbed to temptation. I am not asking to legalize anything, Iasked questions to current and former smokers about how they got started and whether they did alcohol or weed first.

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Dixie

Paris, TX

#6 Nov 8, 2012
I heard an interesting answer today on the difference in legal alcohol and legalizing pot. The expert said that a social drinker can regulate himself. He knows that he can have a couple of drinks without getting drunk. But the THC level in pot can get you high on the first couple of hits. You can drink without getting drunk, but you can't do marijuana without getting high.

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Not really

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#7 Nov 8, 2012
OVERDONE wrote:
Have heard many crying about Colorado and other states making weed legal. They claim that it will lead to more hard drug use. Many call it a gateway drug that leads to heroin and meth addiction. What I want to know is how many current and former pot smokers use heroin? Does your pot dealer sell heroin or meth?Did you smoke weed before you drank alcohol or did you drink alcohol first? Do you know any heroin addicts? I know that I was drinking in jr. high and had no clue to where to buy pot, but I knew adults that would get us beer or wine. I started smoking pot in high school and never had any pot related trouble, but got in some pretty serious trouble drinking. I did use meth for several years but my pot dealer and my meth dealer were differnet people, my pot dealer would have nothing to do with meth, and my meth dealer was too ampped up to know good weed from bad. Thank goodness I finally kicked the meth habit, 10 years clean.
listen to you you retard you said it yourself you drank alcohol then smoked weed and then got hooked on meth. You are a poster child on why not to do any mind altering substances

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Legalize

Greenville, TX

#8 Nov 8, 2012
All drugs should be legal like candy if you believe in freedom. A person should have the right to choose whether they use them or not. If a person is WEAK, and abuses a drug, then they become an addict, plain and simple.

It's not the drug that is to blame, it is the person who chooses to use them irresponsibly. Let the weak and ignorant who do not know how to control their cravings become addicted and mindless zombies, they're easier to control that way.

Same thing with sugar, which is far more unhealthy in the long run "dollar per gram" than any drug. Let the weak abuse it and get fat, that's their choice, but don't dole out tax money to pay for their poor choices with free healthcare either.

Legalize everything, not just drugs, and let it be survival of the fittest, the way nature intended!

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Well

Paris, TX

#9 Nov 9, 2012
Research has shown that in places where the sale of marijuana is legal and regulated there is less hard drug use because instead of dealing with drug dealers, who will try to push harder stuff that they make more money off of, you can buy it from a dispensary, or grow your own, or even get it out of a vending machine. Also, to whomever said you can't smoke without getting high: you have obviously never gotten any schwag.

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Anti theist

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#10 Nov 9, 2012
Legalize wrote:
All drugs should be legal like candy if you believe in freedom. A person should have the right to choose whether they use them or not. If a person is WEAK, and abuses a drug, then they become an addict, plain and simple.
It's not the drug that is to blame, it is the person who chooses to use them irresponsibly. Let the weak and ignorant who do not know how to control their cravings become addicted and mindless zombies, they're easier to control that way.
Same thing with sugar, which is far more unhealthy in the long run "dollar per gram" than any drug. Let the weak abuse it and get fat, that's their choice, but don't dole out tax money to pay for their poor choices with free healthcare either.
Legalize everything, not just drugs, and let it be survival of the fittest, the way nature intended!
Well said! Saved me a lot of typing!

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OVERDONE

Arlington, TX

#11 Nov 9, 2012
Not really wrote:
<quoted text>listen to you you retard you said it yourself you drank alcohol then smoked weed and then got hooked on meth. You are a poster child on why not to do any mind altering substances
And I am not making excuses, I did what I did, My question was to present and former smokers, I was not looking to defend anything I have done. Not looking for debate on whether to legalize or not just want to know whow they got started.I have not insulted you, I merely asked a question and presented the facts of my period of abuse so as not to be a hypocritical prick like you. We are now even in the insult dept.

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Dixie

Paris, TX

#12 Nov 9, 2012
Well wrote:
Research has shown that in places where the sale of marijuana is legal and regulated there is less hard drug use because instead of dealing with drug dealers, who will try to push harder stuff that they make more money off of, you can buy it from a dispensary, or grow your own, or even get it out of a vending machine. Also, to whomever said you can't smoke without getting high: you have obviously never gotten any schwag.
Look up the stats on when marijuana was legal in Alaska. In the 1970s, Alaska legalized the drug—only to recriminalize it in 1990 after Alaskan teen marijuana use jumped to twice the national average.

"Consider these findings from a white paper by the California Police Chiefs Association’s Task Force on Marijuana Dispensaries: California legalized “medical” marijuana in 1996, and dispensaries where the drug is handed out – to pretty much whoever comes in with a doctor’s note – have become catalysts for serious crime.

According to the white paper, dispensary operators have been attacked, robbed and murdered. Also, drug dealing, sales to minors, loitering, heavy vehicle and foot traffic in retail areas, increased noise and robberies of customers just outside dispensaries are all criminal byproducts resulting from California’s medical marijuana distribution."

http://www.cnbc.com/id/36267217/Legalizing_Ma...

Now, what studies are you citing?

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Greenville, TX

#13 Nov 9, 2012
Anti theist wrote:
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Well said! Saved me a lot of typing!
Thank you. People should be more Conservative/Libertarian in nature, and reject government interference in our lives as much as possible. Laws prohibiting things do nothing to stop crime or protect people, they merely create a niche for criminal activity due to increased demand, plus make them "taboo" and more enigmatic for those who are forbidden from whatever is being controlled.

People say "think of the children" so often in regards not only to drugs, but other inanimate objects as well. The response should be, "Mind your own business, think about your own children, be a good parent and teach them to make responsible choices. Don't depend on the government to protect and raise them for you."

Proper parenting is key to preventing underage drug abuse. Raise them as best as you can, and when you/they feel they are adults they can make thier own choices, whether they be good or bad ones.

For those who say drugs create maniacs and dangerous drivers etc. I respond with "Would you rather live in a FREE, albeit dangerous world, or a safe prison of your own making?"

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