Marijuana Debate - Austin, TX

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Austin, TX.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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Tykoo

Austin, TX

#86 Jun 26, 2011
Vinland wrote:
<quoted text>lmao reduces crime?? Do you have any concrete evidence to support this other than your own personal opinion??
If it was legalized pot smokers wouldn't be arrested.. Reduced crime.
Chuggaboom

Round Rock, TX

#87 Jul 2, 2011
Not actually legalization as controlling it would be near impossible but decriminalize it for personal use.
Chuggaboom

Round Rock, TX

#88 Jul 2, 2011
Considering it is less harmful than the other two most common drugs, alcohol and tobacco it should be allowed use by consenting adults but I do not support legalization. I would favor decriminalizing it so that a person could grow and have for their use a certain amount and be penalized for selling or giving it to another. DUI and other such laws would still apply but overall crime would go down simply because millions of marijuana users would not be arrested and or fined for having and or selling the drug.
Ironically it is not in the best interest of law enforcement and the courts and so on to reduce crime, afterall, it is crime that pays their salaries and fills their bloated budgets. Imagine that hypothetically all crime of any kind disappeared tomorrow morning. How many millions of people in America alone would suddently find themselves unemployed by evening.
I would not advocate anyone using drugs, afterall there is a reason it is called DOPE.
aaron small

Austin, TX

#89 Jul 10, 2011
i have bi-polar and think this is a better alternative then my current medicine
Papa

Austin, TX

#90 Sep 8, 2011
This is a controversial topic, but now that many consider me an “old man” I feel that I can speak up. I am opposed to destructive behavior, but absolutely supportive of individual liberties & states rights. Marijuana is not a dangerous drug & has legitimate medical purposes. Its prohibition has been a drain on society for far too long. I support not only medical marijuana, but complete decriminalization.
Papa

Austin, TX

#91 Sep 8, 2011
This is a controversial topic, but now that many consider me an “old man” I feel that I can speak up. I am opposed to destructive behavior, but absolutely supportive of individual liberties & states rights. Marijuana is not a dangerous drug & has legitimate medical purposes. Its prohibition has been a drain on society for far too long. I support not only medical marijuana, but decriminalization.
Papa

Austin, TX

#92 Sep 8, 2011
This is a controversial topic, but now that many consider me an “old man” I felt that I could speak up. I am opposed to destructive behavior, but absolutely supportive of individual liberties & states rights. Marijuana is not a dangerous drug & has legitimate medical purposes. Its prohibition has been a drain on society for far too long. I support not only medical marijuana, but decriminalization.
kilo

San Angelo, TX

#93 Sep 22, 2011
It is a wonderful alternative to opiates and should be legalized. The strangle hold of the "legal drug companies" needs to end. The death toll from opiates is rising daily and is not being addressed in the media. It needs to be!
GrandmaSunshine

Austin, TX

#94 Sep 25, 2011
why do we continue to make cartels rich? legalize and TAX! a great new crop to put people to work in Texas!

i have a great deal of pain and smoking Marijuana is the best most effective way of managing my pain. i don't like the huge list of side effects that come with narcotics and the marijuana works way better than any narcotic and allows me to function in every day living.

LEGALIZE!
CARAAAA

Buda, TX

#96 Oct 11, 2011
It is better for you tha Tabacco and Alcohol. Also there would probably be less DUI's and peole in jail for selling and smoking it. Just sayin ;)
Chris S.

Dallas, TX

#97 Oct 25, 2011
Increased revenue, diminishing needless criminal proceedings and filling jails; end the huge drug wars between Mexico and the U.S.

Since: Nov 11

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#98 Nov 28, 2011
Yes and I believe they should legalize GHB also. I think if the FDA can approve both of these things for medical reasons then they obviously can't be that bad.
Frank

Saint Louis, MO

#99 Nov 30, 2011
The War on Drugs has been nothing but an expensive and immoral failure and is inconsistent with the principles of liberty as outlined in the U.S. Constitution.
Jamie

Austin, TX

#100 Feb 5, 2012
Save prison cells for violent offenders. Free the weed. Free our citizens!
AuRyn

Round Rock, TX

#101 Feb 6, 2012
Let's grow it here, use it here, tax the hell out of it, free up our prisons so there's room for REAL criminals, and PAY OFF THE NATIONAL DEBT WITH THE PROFITS. Duh!

“TEXAS ... SECEDE”

Since: Feb 08

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#102 Feb 6, 2012
I have MS ... both of my docs have recommended it to me ... it's not legal and I don't know where to find it ... too bad! drats! So I take daily injections to the tune of 3K a month ... I think pot is much cheaper than that and much less invasive ... BTW, I agree with the above poster AuRyn ... pretty simple solution! Peace Out! FC ...
El Viajero

Cedar Park, TX

#103 Feb 6, 2012
AuRyn wrote:
Let's grow it here, use it here, tax the hell out of it, free up our prisons so there's room for REAL criminals, and PAY OFF THE NATIONAL DEBT WITH THE PROFITS. Duh!
I agree with everything you say, except the "tax the hell out of it," and "PAY OFF THE NATIONAL DEBT WITH THE PROFITS" part. The last thing we need to do is hand more money over to the government. The national debt isn't out of control due to lack of funds, it's because they spend to much. Providing them with more won't reduce debt, it just gives them more to spend.
Wtf

Corpus Christi, TX

#104 Feb 14, 2012
It keeps the peace helps people stay sane put up with the bullshit going on all around us.

“TEXAS ... SECEDE”

Since: Feb 08

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#105 Feb 18, 2012
safer than alcohol
James Burn

Denton, TX

#106 Mar 9, 2012
It's less dangerous than alcohol and cigarettes. I don't see why it shouldn't be a legal, taxable commodity.

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