Should marijuana be included in Oct 3...

Should marijuana be included in Oct 3 presidential debate?

There are 28 comments on the Examiner.com story from Sep 16, 2012, titled Should marijuana be included in Oct 3 presidential debate?. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

On October 3rd, 2012, American voters will be treated to the first presidential debate of the election cycle.

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“Good luck with that !!!!”

Since: Dec 10

New York, NY

#21 Sep 19, 2012
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No one who doesn't smoke marijuana gives a shit about any of those "reasons".
The whole issue of legalizing marijuana is nothing more than a pimple on an elephant's ass when compared to the critical issues our country is facing.
You can continue your pipe dream, but there will be absolutely no mention of marijuana in any of the presidential debates this year. If that pisses you off, too damn bad.
Now go take a couple bong hits and lay back for awhile.
Still cannot refute any points nor can resist the condescending remark. I can't wait till the question comes up in the debates. BTW, if Johnson gets in despite the republicrat rigged rules for joining, he'll make both of those guys look as out of touch as they really are.
John

Quinlan, TX

#22 Sep 19, 2012
Len in NY wrote:
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Actually, they are both against it. Obama is actually worse than Bush was when it comes to the federal enforcement of cannabis laws.
Then it will be a really short debate on the subject.
thank you

West Liberty, KY

#23 Sep 19, 2012
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We still have troops involved in armed conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our embassies are under attack in several countries. Iran is very close to developing a nuclear bomb and already has rocket technology with which to deploy it. The nation's debt crisis is threatening to destroy us financially. Our economy remains stagnant. Unemployment remains extremely high. Record numbers of Americans are living in poverty and on food stamps.
And you think time should should be devoted at the Presidential debates to talk about legalizing pot?!?
Yes pot should be.Also himp and pot would get us out of the mess where in.HIMP HAS SAVED ARE ASS IN WORE TIME BEFOR.The goverment hired my grand parents and other people in ky to grow for them.Look it up what i tell you is TRUE.NO ONE SHOULD EVER GO TO JAIL OVER A PLANT THAT GOD GAVE US TO USE AS WE PLEASE FOR MEDS.POT IS GOOD AND HIMP DO'S MAKE LOTS OF GOOD STUFF FOR US TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF.the american people import himp products every day so why should not the american farmer be aload to have a cash croop?we need to keep are money in the states.PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYES TO THE TRUTH.Are childern are counting on us.
thank you

West Liberty, KY

#24 Sep 19, 2012
Len in NY wrote:
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Noone is saying that anything should be "set aside" to discuss this issue. However, it is significant in that it is one of the major reasons why our prison population is where it is. You also mention unemployment...there is no reason why someone with a cannabis arrest on their record should be denied a job or education.
Also, this is a hypocrisy that needs to be addressed in a country that not only tolerates alcohol use (which is much worse physically and societally), but glorifies it.
Two issues facing this country are 1) Unemployment and 2) farms not being able to survive. Cannabis legalization would include industrial hemp (I assume you know the difference)of which we currently import nearly $1billion from other countries. If the farmers were allowed to grow it here, that would not only improve their fiscal situation, but also allow them to hire more hands.
Regarding regular cannabis, the cultivation and distribution of such products, coupled with the money and court time saved by ending prosecutions can only bolster the coffers to allow for more hiring resulting in less unemployment and lower taxation for the rest of us.
BTW, while the president does not have the power to lift the prohibition, he does have the power to change it's scheduling. It is currently a sched I which means that it is "highly addictive and has no current medical value". Well, unless you've been living under a rock for the last 20 yrs, you know that's not the case. The scheduling is the driving force behind the persecution of the previously mentioned dispensaries.
I find your last comment rather condescending and evidence that you believe the stereotype. I hope that I've adequately explained why cannabis legalization IS a major issue in this country and that it should be dealt with.
Great post and thank you 4 telling the truth.
thank you

West Liberty, KY

#25 Sep 19, 2012
Len in NY wrote:
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So......you ignore every point I've made and hide behind the "It's the law" excuse to justify a bias against those who prefer cannabis. You're the one who stated that it would take time away from other important matters.
I've given reasons as to WHY cannabis legality should be in the debates. You are unable to refute my points as to how cannabis can help with the unemployment/farmer/budgetary issues. All you have is that it is illegal and, like a number of your peers, are not open to any suggestion that it is good for more than just getting munchies.
I like the "cannabis convict" remark. Once again, you've managed to be condescending while still showing you don't care to know more than what the propaganda machine has taught you.
Thank you for telling the truth.I had cancer and pot saved my life.No kind of pills can help me like pot has for i have tryed all the pills.All there darn pills did for me was almost kill me.Pills kill people every day and pot heals.FACT
thank you

West Liberty, KY

#26 Sep 19, 2012
guest wrote:
We still have troops involved in armed conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our embassies are under attack in several countries. Iran is very close to developing a nuclear bomb and already has rocket technology with which to deploy it. The nation's debt crisis is threatening to destroy us financially. Our economy remains stagnant. Unemployment remains extremely high. Record numbers of Americans are living in poverty and on food stamps.
And you think time should should be devoted at the Presidential debates to talk about legalizing pot?!?
YOU SOUND LIKE YOUR JOB IS ONE WORKING FOR THE GOVERMENT.Open your eyes to the good that himp can and will do for are country.I had cancer and pot saved my life and there lots of othere peoples lifes been saved by pot just like my life was saved by pot.
John

Quinlan, TX

#27 Sep 19, 2012
thank you wrote:
<quoted text>YOU SOUND LIKE YOUR JOB IS ONE WORKING FOR THE GOVERMENT.Open your eyes to the good that himp can and will do for are country.I had cancer and pot saved my life and there lots of othere peoples lifes been saved by pot just like my life was saved by pot.
Hemp being illegal is just ridiculous. It just shows how afraid these politicians are of reality. They really don't want to piss anybody off. The benefits of legal hemp are enormous. I'm glad you're still alive. Keep on truckin'.

Since: Feb 07

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#28 Sep 19, 2012
Yes, by all means yes. Let the secrets be known. The next WH will deal with it or DEEM with it.

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