Ballot language approved for marijuana proposal in Grand Rapids

Aug 14, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Flint Township/Swartz Creek Advance

City Commission this morning approved ballot language for a marijuana proposal that voters will consider in November.

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Really

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Sep 2, 2012
 
REALLY wrote:
<quoted text> ALL STONERS DRIVE well under the SPEED LIMIT AND ARE MORE CAREFUL because they are paranoid. TAKE A CHILL PILL LOSER
Yeah, and so do professional drunks and they still kill people. So take that stupid argument and put it in your pipe and smoke it up.
Go Blue

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Sep 2, 2012
 
Wonder why so many feel it necessary to dictate, just what guilty pleasures should or should'nt be allowed, for the rest? Is it the need to control?
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Go Blue wrote:
Wonder why so many feel it necessary to dictate, just what guilty pleasures should or should'nt be allowed, for the rest? Is it the need to control?
Perhaps those of us that want people to obey the laws whether you agree with them or not are the ones you are referring to? Is it healthy to jump off a bridge just because your friends do? It's not dictating about "guilty pleasures", rather, we are a nation of laws. Don't like the law? Press for it to be changed, but don't ignore the law or deliberately disobey the law because you don't like it. When did we become a nation that only listens to the minority of people and why?
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<quoted text>Perhaps those of us that want people to obey the laws whether you agree with them or not are the ones you are referring to? Is it healthy to jump off a bridge just because your friends do? It's not dictating about "guilty pleasures", rather, we are a nation of laws. Don't like the law? Press for it to be changed, but don't ignore the law or deliberately disobey the law because you don't like it. When did we become a nation that only listens to the minority of people and why?
I didn't know 50% was considered a minority in this country.
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Sep 2, 2012
 
Really wrote:
<quoted text>Perhaps those of us that want people to obey the laws whether you agree with them or not are the ones you are referring to? Is it healthy to jump off a bridge just because your friends do? It's not dictating about "guilty pleasures", rather, we are a nation of laws. Don't like the law? Press for it to be changed, but don't ignore the law or deliberately disobey the law because you don't like it. When did we become a nation that only listens to the minority of people and why?
I'm not sure, that is what it is about...at least in the specific case of marijuana laws....i think lobbyist from alcohol and tobacco have possibly bought off the politicians and kept it from decriminalization....i think most americans realize, it does'nt have any real harmfull effects, not really....My generation, thought when we were younger, that when we got into real power in Washington, things would certainly change....some how that got sidetracked.....It may be idealistic, to simply say, don't like the law, fight to change it....like, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington....
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Wonder why so many feel it necessary to dictate, just what guilty pleasures should or should'nt be allowed, for the rest? Is it the need to control?
Tell me, why should it change? I don't know how folks are making the stretch that it's a religious thing, that's kind of bizarre. Why the need to change the law?
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I didn't know 50% was considered a minority in this country.
Where are you getting your 50% number? MSNBC? If it were truly 50%, why are the efforts to make it legal failing in state after state, including California, one of the most, if not the most, liberal state in the nation?
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<quoted text>Tell me, why should it change? I don't know how folks are making the stretch that it's a religious thing, that's kind of bizarre. Why the need to change the law?
Just seems like time that some lucidity was introduced, and we quite making such a big deal about something, that i think is pretty mild.....why deny one group, while we drink our beer and smoke our cigarettes? I just get tired of this,"holier than thou" attitude that always follows the topic of pot decriminalization....Plus, i believe the tax incentives and savings in law enforcement expenses is probably huge....
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Sep 3, 2012
 
I think it's a little bizarre all the limiting of cigarettes at the same time the same people want to unlimit MJ.
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Sep 3, 2012
 
I think cigarettes and whatever they put in them, are likely the most dangerous of all....sure are, hell to quit...
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Sep 3, 2012
 
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I think cigarettes and whatever they put in them, are likely the most dangerous of all....sure are, hell to quit...
Yeah they are
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Sep 3, 2012
 
...Really had to resist yesterday....i waited in the car, while wife went in asian grocery....geez, that little beer store, was right there....they have Kools, you know....lol....thankfully, it gets easier and easier, but i never forget....it's like the worst, old bestfriend, you ever had...lol.....
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Go Blue wrote:
...Really had to resist yesterday....i waited in the car, while wife went in asian grocery....geez, that little beer store, was right there....they have Kools, you know....lol....thankfully, it gets easier and easier, but i never forget....it's like the worst, old bestfriend, you ever had...lol.....
It might be easier if you quit telling yourself you've given up your best friend and started realizing that you chose to walk away from something that is eventually going to kill you or seriously impair your health and shorten your life if you continue.
Looking back on that sort of thing fondly is like longing to go back to an abusive relationship once you've broken free from it.

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