Three are arrested on drug charges: Men are picked up by the Mi...

Three men recently were arrested by the Mifflin County Drug Task Force on drug charges, after a series of incidents in Lewistown and Burnham, court documents indicate. Full Story
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“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#1 Feb 26, 2008
Now the crack arrest is most definitely a good thing, but I just can't believe the drug task force has nothing more pressing to pursue than a couple of kids selling pot.

I know its illegal and all (at least in this state) but shouldn't we concentrate on the drug dealers that are selling stuff that is causing overdoses, deaths, robberies, etc.?
LPN

Harrisburg, PA

#2 Feb 26, 2008
"officers found several gallon-sized plastic bags containing marijuana, as well as more than $3,500"
(copied from The Sentinel)

I believe that they found a significant amount of pot and money. No, marijuana isn't as bad as the others but that doesn't mean that people selling it and using it shouldn't be punished as well. It would be a double standard to say "drugs are bad....but we will let the pot dealers/smokers go cause it's not AS bad as the other drugs out there."

Lewistown Resident

AOL

#3 Feb 26, 2008
Pot smokers and dealers are still just as bad ,that's where all the kids start. And I could tell you about a whole family nearly wiped out because of just pot as you call it. To think we should just go after dealers doesn't work, as long as there is a demand ,there will be dealers.

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#4 Feb 26, 2008
I don't expect most people to have a liberal view on pot, honestly I don't. I just wish the drug task force would concentrate on some of the dealers of the harder drugs.

“Greetings from the Twin Cities”

Since: Apr 07

Bloomington, MN

#5 Feb 26, 2008
LPN, you state that we should not have a double standard that says "drugs are bad....but we will let the pot dealers/smokers go cause it's not AS bad as the other drugs out there." But we already have this. Just look at tobacco, alcohol, prescriptions, etc. There is selective enforcement already!
Lewistown Resident, you state that "Pot smokers and dealers are still just as bad ,that's where all the kids start." I disagree. Kids start with seeing their parents drinking alcohol (or some other substance). When they are unable to buy it, they go to pot (or some other substance). This is not a slippery slope, though. One does not lead to the other. Basically look at it like this. Go out and ask 100 people who have been in a car accident if they have ever had sex. To follow your logic, then sex causes car accidents... That logic just doesn't fly. There are plenty of people who smoke pot and do no other hard drugs. As for your argument that as long as there is demand, then there will be dealers... I am not even going to touch that. People should be allowed to grow pot on their own property. But that would cut into the profits of the prescription makers and their precious anti-depressant monopoly.
JunkE, you are exactly right. I constantly hear people complaining because real criminals get minor sentences and probation when they should get jail time. If the police focussed on the violent and property crimes and left the minor pot smoker alone, there would be plenty of room for us to house the real criminals.
Lewistown Resident

AOL

#6 Feb 26, 2008
nakedlobo wrote:
. There are plenty of people who smoke pot and do no other hard drugs..
Now, Turn that around ,and ask how many hard drug users never used Pot? There won't be many or next to none. Pot leads to the other drugs and does just as much damage to families.
Lewistown Resident

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#7 Feb 27, 2008
Remember the old saying,"THINGS ARE GOING TO POT." that did not mean things were improving. It meant that they were going toward the BAD, and POT is no different in this case. Then to put POT in the same class as anti-depressant drugs,now you know it is bad ,Since so many people are using them drugs today,they are now reporting the problems they are causing .

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#8 Feb 27, 2008
Lewistown Resident wrote:
Remember the old saying,"THINGS ARE GOING TO POT." that did not mean things were improving. It meant that they were going toward the BAD, and POT is no different in this case. Then to put POT in the same class as anti-depressant drugs,now you know it is bad ,Since so many people are using them drugs today,they are now reporting the problems they are causing .
Nice try, but the phrase "going to pot" originated in the 17th century way before marijuana was ever referred to as "pot".

Edmund Hickeringill used the term in The History of Whiggism, 1682 alluding to the fact that the journey of an animal or ingredient to the pot was a one-way trip, with a very short future ahead.
Lewistown Resident

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#9 Feb 27, 2008
The Internet makes it so easy to just place something in the address bar ,and out comes someones opinion on that topic.Now I am able to provide others with a history lesson making them think I have all the answers. POT and all those other illegal drugs,along with the legal ones that are abused are BAD.

“Greetings from the Twin Cities”

Since: Apr 07

Bloomington, MN

#10 Feb 27, 2008
Lewistown Resident, did you read my analogy to your "all hard drug users started out smoking pot" argument? Ask those same hard drug users if they ever had sex. I would bet that most have... but does that mean sex leads to hard drugs? Come on! Pot does not lead to other drugs. That is what the Government has always told us.
I would be curious as to what damage pot has done to families. I know several families that one or both of the parents smoke pot regularly where there is no negative effect. Marijuana is looked upon as an intoxicant just as alcohol. If it is used properly and responsibly, then there will be no issues. Of course if it is abused, just the same as alcohol, there will be issues.
The problem is not the substance itself, it is the addiction that is the problem. I will agree with you, Lewistown Resident, wholeheartedly that addictions are bad. But I will not be foolish enough to believe that be simply because the substance CAN be abused, that it should be banned from everyone.
LPN

Harrisburg, PA

#11 Feb 27, 2008
In no way am I saying that pot is a horrible drug...I was just stating that the task force can't arrest just certain types of drug dealers....I do believe that the only reason that pot isn't made legal is because the government hasn't figured out how to gain financially from it. They don't know how to keep people from just growing it on their own. I have always said that if you put all world leaders in a room and pass them all a joint world peace would happen for at least four to six hours. No I don't smoke but I have (when I was a teenager) and it never led me to do harder drugs it just lead me to the snack shelf.
LPN

Harrisburg, PA

#12 Feb 27, 2008
Lewistown Resident wrote:
The Internet makes it so easy to just place something in the address bar ,and out comes someones opinion on that topic.Now I am able to provide others with a history lesson making them think I have all the answers. POT and all those other illegal drugs,along with the legal ones that are abused are BAD.
I really enjoyed the history lesson on where the phrase "going to pot" came from.

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#13 Feb 27, 2008
Lewistown Resident wrote:
The Internet makes it so easy to just place something in the address bar
Indeed it does. Yet you still spout off without researching facts first.
Lewistown Resident

AOL

#14 Feb 28, 2008
LPN wrote:
<quoted text>
I really enjoyed the history lesson on where the phrase "going to pot" came from.
Stick around because the next lesson may be about the difference between Spouting Off and having an Opinion. Saying drugs are not good for you, By the way, count me out of your plan to put six or eight people in a room and drug them out to make Government dicisions I have to live with. Hope you got them TEENAGE YEARS BEHIND YOU and you no longer need those drugs to survive.

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#15 Feb 28, 2008
Lewistown Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Stick around because the next lesson may be about the difference between Spouting Off and having an Opinion
You were using the meaning of a saying to prove your point, but you used your interpretation of it, not the true meaning.

Thats the difference between fact and opinion.
Lewistown Resident

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#16 Feb 28, 2008
Now you changed from where the Phrase came from to what it means. It means going from one situation to a worst situation and thats exactlly what you do when you use drugs ,go from one situation to a worse situation . Your going to Pot when you use drugs. Call it like you want .

“Greetings from the Twin Cities”

Since: Apr 07

Bloomington, MN

#17 Feb 28, 2008
Lewistown Resident, how does one go from one situation to a worse situation when they smoke pot? If one goes from pot to crack, then I can see how this analogy applies. But for someone to smoke pot does not necessarily mean they are going to a "worse" situation.
Emailee

Marienville, PA

#18 Feb 28, 2008
Drugs are drugs. Pot and alcohol are "gateway" drugs yet alcohol is socially acceptable. Some people can smoke pot and not do hard drugs. Some people can drink alcohol and not become alcoholics.
LPN

Harrisburg, PA

#19 Feb 28, 2008
Lewistown Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Stick around because the next lesson may be about the difference between Spouting Off and having an Opinion. Saying drugs are not good for you, By the way, count me out of your plan to put six or eight people in a room and drug them out to make Government dicisions I have to live with. Hope you got them TEENAGE YEARS BEHIND YOU and you no longer need those drugs to survive.
I never need the DRUG not drugs to survive to begin with and never when I was smoking did I need to do it...I wanted to do it. As far as the six or eight people I didn't say put them in the room and let them take a bunch of drugs then make decisions I simply said we would have world peace for a few hours...you take things so literally....
LPN

Harrisburg, PA

#20 Feb 28, 2008
nakedlobo wrote:
Lewistown Resident, how does one go from one situation to a worse situation when they smoke pot? If one goes from pot to crack, then I can see how this analogy applies. But for someone to smoke pot does not necessarily mean they are going to a "worse" situation.
Sometimes pot can make a person easier to be around....that is why it is sometimes used to treat people that suffer from sever ADHD and ADD. It allows these types of people to slow down and process information that is needed to survive on their own. I personally think that pot should have been made legal before alcohol. When was the last time anyone has heard of a death positively linked to pot smoking alone?

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