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Barack Obama , meet Jeff Spicoli. When the president opened his first Internet town hall Thursday, what he got, amid questions about the economy, health care and education, was a host of queries that could have come from Sean Penn 's pothead-philosopher in the movie ''Fast Times at Ridgemont High.'' Several marijuana legalization questions, ...

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Common Sense

Union Dale, PA

#142 Apr 10, 2009
Mad Max wrote:
I have no problem with someone with cancer using this at home. I just do not want people driving with a cell phone in one hand and a doobie in the other...
Some people shouldn't be allowed to drive and listen to the radio at the same time but that is an entirely different argument.
Common Sense

Union Dale, PA

#143 Apr 10, 2009
Did we not learn anything from alcohol prohibition?
Marijuana prohibition has been an indisputable failure. Legalize it and take the money out of the black market. Marijuana is less dangerous than either alcohol or tobacco yet both of those substances are legal (and should be). Every year our prison system releases violent offenders to make room for non-violent pot smokers. That is just plain insanity. Think of how better society would be served if our law enforcement efforts were directed more towards dealing with violent individuals. We would also save millions of dollars on prosecution costs and jail expenses. Have you ever seen a "COPS" episode where the police were called out to an incident because someone was high on pot? How about because someone was on alcohol? I rest my case.
This is a plant, legalize it and regulate it. We need to look at this issue using nothing more than basic common sense. Isn't it time to drop the "Reefer Madness" stupidity?

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Since: Dec 08

Allentown, PA

#144 Apr 10, 2009
Common Sense wrote:
Did we not learn anything from alcohol prohibition?
Marijuana prohibition has been an indisputable failure. Legalize it and take the money out of the black market. Marijuana is less dangerous than either alcohol or tobacco yet both of those substances are legal (and should be). Every year our prison system releases violent offenders to make room for non-violent pot smokers. That is just plain insanity. Think of how better society would be served if our law enforcement efforts were directed more towards dealing with violent individuals. We would also save millions of dollars on prosecution costs and jail expenses. Have you ever seen a "COPS" episode where the police were called out to an incident because someone was high on pot? How about because someone was on alcohol? I rest my case.
This is a plant, legalize it and regulate it. We need to look at this issue using nothing more than basic common sense. Isn't it time to drop the "Reefer Madness" stupidity?
The only reasons I see why it hasn't been legalized are:

#1. Falsehood that it is a "gateway drug" and then pressure will be underway to legalize cocaine and heroin. Yes, that statement is completely ridiculous, but so is not legalizing pot, yet many people believe this...

#2. Mary Jane doesn't have a big enough lobby. The alcohol makers and the tobacco lobbyists have tons of money in their respective coffers. The marijuana lobby? Not so much.

I don't use because it is illegal. I know people who do and they are very intelligent people. I don't know why we haven't by now...
yomama

Slatington, PA

#145 Apr 10, 2009
Common Sense wrote:
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How about we actually have a real discussion on the pros and cons of marijuana policy as opposed to idiotic comments like yours?
Because any discussion on the legalization of illicit drugs is moronic. Get a clue burner. Oh wait - you smoke pot so you probably are incapable of getting one.
joe b

Allentown, PA

#146 Apr 24, 2009
legalize it

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