Marijuana Legal In South Carolina? Th...

Marijuana Legal In South Carolina? The Debate Begins

There are 460 comments on the WCIV story from Jan 19, 2007, titled Marijuana Legal In South Carolina? The Debate Begins. In it, WCIV reports that:

Columbia, SC - Some argue South Carolina is not yet ready to tackle the issue of marijuana use for medical reasons that 12 other states have passed.

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newm_n

Katowice, Poland

#21 May 15, 2007
Hello everybody, I'm about to go to Egypt and I was wondering if it's one of those countries that gives you a lifetime or cuts your hand of for possessing some weed, does any one of You know?Please share some informations about egyptian habits in law, if u have any access to, many regards.

“Fight Terrorism Buy Domsestic”

Since: Dec 06

Hippiegene

#22 May 15, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:World-cann...
newm_n wrote:
Hello everybody, I'm about to go to Egypt and I was wondering if it's one of those countries that gives you a lifetime or cuts your hand of for possessing some weed, does any one of You know?Please share some informations about egyptian habits in law, if u have any access to, many regards.
Stupid Argument

United States

#23 May 25, 2007
too bad you guys can't go on a trip without your dope...but it's not addictive. I know that when I travel, the first thing I do is research all the bars I can go to. I will not go to Disney, no booze :-( {sarcasm}
TSM

Decatur, GA

#24 May 25, 2007
I don't see any medicinal purposes for it...

“Fight Terrorism Buy Domsestic”

Since: Dec 06

Hippiegene

#25 May 26, 2007
Legalize Pot to Halt Violence, Group Urges; Marijuana Dealers, Not the Drug Itself, Blamed for Crime
2007-05-26

Legalizing drugs as a way to combat the drug trade may go against traditional views, but it's an idea with its share of supporters.

A Packet & Times story last week in which a member of the Huronia combined forces drug unit talked about violence in relation to drugs received many responses.

One was from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), an organization comprised of current and former police officers, attorneys, judges and corrections workers.

The organization is in favour of legalizing drugs as a way to take the drug trade off the streets and into a regulated environment.

"We're not starry-eyed utopians who think we aren't going to have any problems," said LEAP founding secretary John Gayder, who works in law enforcement in Niagara Falls.

"We're still going to have addiction, but the drug dealers won't be getting rich from it and the bloodshed will stop."

While he doesn't deny drug-related violence exists, he said it isn't necessarily because of the drugs themselves, but due to conflicts among dealers, manufacturers, consumers and law enforcement.

If drugs were legalized, he argued, disputes could be settled through legal channels, an option not currently available.

By taking away the illicit nature of producing and distributing drugs, LEAP believes the market for illegal drug dealers and producers would be eliminated.

"I'd sooner focus on the fact that drugs are a commodity that a huge number of the population want to consume," he said, noting he's not an advocate of drug use, but supports bringing drugs into a sphere where regulations can be imposed on those who do use them.

Ron McInnes, owner of local business The Pot Shop, supports legalizing marijuana, something he believes he'll see in the future. "A lot of people who want it legalized are passive to the point where they won't speak up," he said, adding if all those in support of legalizing the drug came together, there would be more movement on the issue.

"I think marijuana should be legalized with the same rules beer has," he added.

The parallel between drugs and alcohol is one LEAP draws, as well.

Gayder points to the prohibition of alcohol in the early 20th century, which led to the rise of criminals who sold it illegally. He said when prohibition ended, so did the majority of criminal activity associated with it. He believes it would be the same with an end to prohibition on drugs.

Frank Elbers, director of drug enforcement for the OPP, knows there are those who would like to see drugs, specifically marijuana, legalized. But, as long as marijuana remains an illegal substance, police will continue to uphold the laws surrounding it, he said.

"If the government decides to change the laws, as they have for a number of other things, then we would change accordingly."
sabrina

Summerville, SC

#26 May 29, 2007
TSM wrote:
I don't see any medicinal purposes for it...
the medical purposes for marijuanna is that it is a pain killer for people that have been into a severe car accident or dyin.
dont judge weed if u dont kno wat ur talkin bout it is way more healthy than tobacco and it is a natural supplement.

“No use Cryin' for Slim Whitman”

Since: Feb 07

It's a secret...

#27 May 29, 2007
All I know is that when my Dad was doing chemo for stomach cancer, he would'nt eat...Too much nausea.
One day he asked me for some herb, which I gladly gave him...He ate and kept food down.
He continued to use herb for nausea and finally got better...

Is'nt having cancer a big enough trial
without having to worry about going to prison over posession of an illegal WEED?
Samaka

Pasadena, TX

#28 Jun 10, 2007
Ryan wrote:
I believe if it for medicinal use only, and it can actually help people than who is to say these people shouldnt be helped?
I would really like to kno why u say med only. i for one dont smoke but i do belive people should have a choice what they put into their own body. did u kno cigs are worse for u. so really we do u get off saying that
Rev chris foster

Florence, SC

#29 Jun 24, 2007
Any one who does not support the legalization of drugs supports organized crime.prohibation has already proven that.
ROB WEST COLUMBIA

Okatie, SC

#30 Jun 25, 2007
HEy can this really help the burning stabbing pain in my feet and leggs!!! I have diebetes neuo... it hurts like hell tried all the pain pills they tell me i just will get hooked on these pills maybe this is a good idea lets tax the stuff and use it the goverment benifits and so do all us who suffer i say why not

“Fight Terrorism Buy Domsestic”

Since: Dec 06

Hippiegene

#31 Jun 26, 2007
Amen, Rev.
Rev chris foster wrote:
Any one who does not support the legalization of drugs supports organized crime.prohibation has already proven that.

“Fight Terrorism Buy Domsestic”

Since: Dec 06

Hippiegene

#32 Jun 26, 2007
Yes it works I threw away the opiates and anti depressants about ten years ago. It was the best thing I could have done for both my physical and mental well being. Cannabis Sativa was in most doctors pharmacopia to dispense until the 30's when it was outlawed.Kanehbosm has been used ,safely,for 6,000 years with OOOOOOO deaths attributed to inhalation or ingestion of this wonderful HERB given to us by the CREATOR.Marijuana could replace most of the PETRO-KHEMI-KILLS dispensed by KKKORPO-RAPE AMERIKKKA. Maybe the DEA/FDA works hand in hand with the PETRO-CHEMI-KILL* KKORPO-RAPE-TIONS* keeping CANNABIS SATIVA/KANEHBOSM/MARIJUANA and HEMP illegal/prohibited. Total Legalization -Taxation- State Distribution- of American Grown Marijuana is the real solution.$35 Billion dollars was made from Marijuana in the US last year. This went untaxed and into the Black Market. This money should have went into the American Economy and Taxed.The county supervisors of Mendocino County California have ask that Marijuana be totally legalized. It is estimated that 40% of Mendocinos income is from Marijuana Business. Put Americans back to work LEGALIZE IT!!!!!
ROB WEST COLUMBIA wrote:
HEy can this really help the burning stabbing pain in my feet and leggs!!! I have diebetes neuo... it hurts like hell tried all the pain pills they tell me i just will get hooked on these pills maybe this is a good idea lets tax the stuff and use it the goverment benifits and so do all us who suffer i say why not
ford

Swansea, SC

#33 Jun 28, 2007
this is the best thing since slice bread
weedhopper41

United States

#34 Sep 27, 2007
I use fentynal patchs for pain and its really a bitch. If for some reason I get off schedule I start going thru withdrawls. Even after I the new patch is applied it takes hours for it to reach sufficent levels in my blood stream to stop the withdrawl. Medical maurijuana would be a lot better because its not addictive. Also I think it might lessen the symptoms of the withdrawl.
peace and love

Mio, MI

#35 Oct 4, 2007
your all retared if u smoke it.
lets burn

Pittsboro, NC

#36 Oct 26, 2007
some people dont realize the happiness of weed because when you smoke it, it lifts your spirit, you have no worries at all. your having the greatest time, i mean come on everyone likes having a good laugh (aka geeking out) oh man and the food dont get me started on that. the taste of any kind of food is unbelievably amazing. SO I CAP THIS BC IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME THEN TRY IT dont talk trash about it if you havent even ever smoked it
Magic Roller89

AOL

#37 Oct 29, 2007
I was sitting in Theology class one day and we were forced to read the Bible and I came across a statement that said something to the lines of God blesses every plant on earth and that got me thinking that weed is ok and besides its a natural herb that grows its not like chemically made substance like heroin or cocaine. yes cocaine is a natural plant but people chemically change it into a powder. Which means the government should spend more of there time getting rid of those drugs and others that are chemically made and just let pot be legal.
james arbaugh

Bay Minette, AL

#38 Oct 31, 2007
if they legalized it. the gubment would create there own standards like cigarettes.it would be a "watered down" version with less thc. this would obviously create a black market or bootleg canabis. nothing would change. the government would tax it and peeps would still go to jail for manufacturing and such. legalizing it wouldnt work. next
isaac brock

Lapeer, MI

#39 Nov 14, 2007
i use it right now to just relaxe and injoy my time of days not working not running around and other things like that its like beer but "smoke" i gess it doesnt slow me down or i dont let it get in the way of things more inporntant
oscar

Easley, SC

#40 Dec 19, 2007
People also die from alcohol overuse, either from liver disease or alcohol posioning. People who drink alcohol and drive are rated as the highest in the state of SC.
Marijuana has been around for years. To me it would be better than taking a drug such as oxycotin.
Those who use marijuana that live daily with pain say that it works for them.
I say yes, it should be available for those who need it.

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