Legalize marijuana? Not so fast

Legalize marijuana? Not so fast

There are 226 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Apr 24, 2010, titled Legalize marijuana? Not so fast. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

There's a sense among a lot of Californians that legalizing marijuana and then taxing it is some sort of panacea that would solve many law enforcement problems, make it safer to smoke pot and also produce a tax bonanza of $1 billion or more per year.

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Truth

London, UK

#235 May 3, 2010
Matthew Oa wrote:
Legalizing Pot will further erode society. We do not need dopeheads driving on our streets and highways. It is bad enough with the drunk drivers.
Would you trust a dentist to work on your teeth if he is under the influence of pot? How about an airline pilot?
The smoke from Marijuana is even more damaging than cigarettes, as it is unfiltered.
But Matthew, they already ARE. It's not like dopeheads are going to START driving on our streets and highways. Don't you get it? Prohibition doesn't work, people are going to do what they want to do, but regulation DOES because it enforces LIMITS while allowing people the freedom to actualize their desires. So, legalization and REGULATION is ultimately beneficial for our freedom-lovin' society.
Kurtz

Long Beach, CA

#236 May 3, 2010
Just brilliant. Using your logic everything should be legal as long as someone desires it.
Truth wrote:
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But Matthew, they already ARE. It's not like dopeheads are going to START driving on our streets and highways. Don't you get it? Prohibition doesn't work, people are going to do what they want to do, but regulation DOES because it enforces LIMITS while allowing people the freedom to actualize their desires. So, legalization and REGULATION is ultimately beneficial for our freedom-lovin' society.
Paul

Olympia, WA

#237 May 3, 2010
Kurtz wrote:
Just brilliant. Using your logic everything should be legal as long as someone desires it.<quoted text>
On the flip side, if Cannabis is kept illegal because for public health reasons, then that paves the way for the criminalization of a whole boat of other things we take for granted every day.
will r

Indianapolis, IN

#238 May 4, 2010
this sis bull The U.S. is completely different and if the prices decrease which is really not true because prices in amsterdam are still at its high but even so people wouldnt mind paying a couple extra bucks for their medicine or a little recreational time

“JC POOLPOOL”

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#239 May 4, 2010
SUPPLY AND DEMAND PEOPLE!

“JC POOLPOOL”

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#240 May 4, 2010
faster faster!~ plant now1

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