Should marijuana be legal?

Created by MoonDancing on Jan 29, 2013

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#1 Jan 29, 2013
I saw a poll awhile back on Politix and for our area 78% approved of legalizing pot. There is no way. Not in what I've seen of Q-town so far. I would like to know. Since this pool might be smaller it is diverse.

And jokers, of course you are welcome but be honest. I'm sure you'd like to know if you'd get your way or not. Plus, there are some out there that are lily white in public but not at home. So, let's roll the dice and see...
Inquiring Mind

North Wales, PA

#2 Jan 29, 2013
QuiteCrazy wrote:
I saw a poll awhile back on Politix and for our area 78% approved of legalizing pot. There is no way. Not in what I've seen of Q-town so far. I would like to know. Since this pool might be smaller it is diverse.
And jokers, of course you are welcome but be honest. I'm sure you'd like to know if you'd get your way or not. Plus, there are some out there that are lily white in public but not at home. So, let's roll the dice and see...
I had a conversation with my teen-aged grandson about this. He said he didn't smoke pot, but he thought it should be legalized because "it was no different than alcohol." I had to point out to him that most people do not drink alcohol to just get drunk. They like beer or wine, or even hard liquor, in moderation. Of course, there are alcoholics and DUIs and people who are just out to get sh*tfaced for the hell of it. However, I've never known anyone who enjoyed the taste of marijuana. There is only one reason for it, other than for those who use it for medicinal purposes, and that's to get high. I said I didn't think society wanted those people driving cars or operating equipment when they were stoned, just because there are already people abusing alcohol who do it.

That explanation seemed to satisfy him, at least for now. But I do wonder about the billions of dollars spent on drug enforcement, not to mention the killings, crime, and terrorist activities financed by illicit sales of marijuana It may be time to reconsider our strategy, maybe look at what happened in other countries that have gone down that path.
Really

Quakertown, PA

#3 Jan 29, 2013
Inquiring Mind wrote:
<quoted text>I had a conversation with my teen-aged grandson about this. He said he didn't smoke pot, but he thought it should be legalized because "it was no different than alcohol." I had to point out to him that most people do not drink alcohol to just get drunk. They like beer or wine, or even hard liquor, in moderation. Of course, there are alcoholics and DUIs and people who are just out to get sh*tfaced for the hell of it. However, I've never known anyone who enjoyed the taste of marijuana. There is only one reason for it, other than for those who use it for medicinal purposes, and that's to get high. I said I didn't think society wanted those people driving cars or operating equipment when they were stoned, just because there are already people abusing alcohol who do it.

That explanation seemed to satisfy him, at least for now. But I do wonder about the billions of dollars spent on drug enforcement, not to mention the killings, crime, and terrorist activities financed by illicit sales of marijuana It may be time to reconsider our strategy, maybe look at what happened in other countries that have gone down that path.
Well if you have never known anyone that likes the taste of marijuana you don't know many people who use it then. And I think it is much safer than alcohol. Have never heard of any deaths from marijuana . I personally know cancer patients that are using the oil in place of chemotherapy and are doing well. Also the hemp plant can be used for a multitude of products.
Input for output

Quakertown, PA

#4 Jan 29, 2013
Really wrote:
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Well if you have never known anyone that likes the taste of marijuana you don't know many people who use it then. And I think it is much safer than alcohol. Have never heard of any deaths from marijuana . I personally know cancer patients that are using the oil in place of chemotherapy and are doing well. Also the hemp plant can be used for a multitude of products.
Hook line and sinker. You're right on the ones that light up love it. However, most also combine drinking with that mix. Cancer patients is a whole different ball game. We're talking legalizing it for recreation like smoking, ironically.

I'm curious what other uses at home could there be for pot?
However

Quakertown, PA

#5 Jan 29, 2013
Certain communities are more responsible and should be allowed to smoke pot recreationally with the hassel of law enforcement. Some neighborhoods, it's just obvious that they wouldn't have enough culture to handle the luxury of marijuana without getting out of hand.
Inquiring Mind

Quakertown, PA

#6 Jan 29, 2013
Really wrote:
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Well if you have never known anyone that likes the taste of marijuana you don't know many people who use it then. And I think it is much safer than alcohol. Have never heard of any deaths from marijuana . I personally know cancer patients that are using the oil in place of chemotherapy and are doing well. Also the hemp plant can be used for a multitude of products.
I've known (and know) many people who have smoked pot for a long time. I used it myself when I was in college, but it was a far different drug back then. Taste is not the attraction. I would say that anyone who says they really like the taste is just a conditioned response because of the feeling that get from it. But to each his own. As far as safety and deaths related to marijuana use, I'd like to see facts instead of thoughts on the matter. And I know of no reputable studies that have concluded that cannibis oil can provide the same curative effects for cancer as chemotherapy. No question, it can help relievepain and probably the side effects of chemo. Like I said, I'm trying to keep an open mind on it, but I need more convincing.
Inquiring Mind

Quakertown, PA

#7 Jan 29, 2013
However wrote:
Certain communities are more responsible and should be allowed to smoke pot recreationally with the hassel of law enforcement. Some neighborhoods, it's just obvious that they wouldn't have enough culture to handle the luxury of marijuana without getting out of hand.
I don't know how you would set that up. Even if you could, the neighborhoods where it wouldn't be allowed would continue to get it illegally so nothing really would change.
OMG

Lansdale, PA

#8 Jan 29, 2013
Input for output wrote:
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Hook line and sinker. You're right on the ones that light up love it. However, most also combine drinking with that mix. Cancer patients is a whole different ball game. We're talking legalizing it for recreation like smoking, ironically.
I'm curious what other uses at home could there be for pot?
I my be showing my age but there were many things pot was made of when it was legal such as clothing and rope. Hence the phrase "rope one up".HAHA Since pot is the number one cash crop in the US it should be taxed, and to tax it all, it must be legalized.
OMG

Lansdale, PA

#9 Jan 29, 2013
OMG wrote:
<quoted text>I my be showing my age but there were many things pot was made of when it was legal such as clothing and rope. Hence the phrase "rope one up".HAHA Since pot is the number one cash crop in the US it should be taxed, and to tax it all, it must be legalized.
Sorry, meant to say made into.

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