Marijuana Debate - Charlotte, NC

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Concord, CA

#1 Aug 24, 2010
Because of the prohibition we have to spend all kinds of money fighting the drug war that will NEVER be won and trying to stop crime that will NEVER end.... Instead we can grow it here in the states, monitor & tax it! What a novel idea.
Norman Mitchell


#2 Aug 25, 2010
For medical reasons...for those that are suffering from serious health problems.

Charlotte, NC

#3 Aug 26, 2010
Get rid of some of the violence on our borders and boost the government if they could figure out how to tax and it, and the grass still be affordable!

Montvale, NJ

#4 Aug 26, 2010
It would produce revenue for the US.....

Salisbury, NC

#5 Aug 28, 2010
I love the fact that it is used medically.

Since: Oct 09

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#6 Aug 28, 2010
Totally support!!

Monroe, NC

#7 Aug 28, 2010
Help eliminate government waste. Disolve all marijuana related enforcement. Send all freed personnel to border control.

United States

#8 Aug 30, 2010
I have seen people who have actually been able 2 cope with chronic pain & other illnesses after consuming marijuana..the government could save alot of tax dollars by being more concerned about real drugs that cause harm.

Durham, NC

#9 Aug 30, 2010
As long as alcohol is legal, then Marijuana should be too. No one drives a car and kills when they're high on weed.

Waxhaw, NC

#10 Aug 30, 2010
yes i support legalization for all people that needs it for medical use just like the veterans are recieving this for ptsd and degenerative disc disease which i have. i am on an addictive prescribed heavy narcotic where marijuana does the same. does that make sense to anyone , a dangerous narcotic compared to a plant that has the same qualitys but not an addictive pills ? please vote yes to help all patients that really need it ! the veterans are legal already in states that is legal and thats 14 states and nc should be 15 th ! help our cancer and severe pain!

Waxhaw, NC

#11 Aug 30, 2010
for chronic pain , cancer and degenerative disc disease which i have and it helps better then the narcotics i am prescribed

Gastonia, NC

#12 Aug 31, 2010
i have never heard of any one who ran out of pot and went out on a killing spree or a theft tyraid

Greensboro, NC

#13 Aug 31, 2010
wes wrote:
i have never heard of any one who ran out of pot and went out on a killing spree or a theft tyraid
you got that right!

Redmond, WA

#14 Aug 31, 2010
Guest wrote:
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you got that right!
Seconded here. legalize now!

Greenville, SC

#16 Sep 2, 2010

Since: Sep 10

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#17 Sep 3, 2010
JM wrote:
As long as alcohol is legal, then Marijuana should be too. No one drives a car and kills when they're high on weed.
This is an assumption and isn't necessarily correct. My best friend in college smoked two big Jamacian Bud blunts and got high. He was driving erratically near Sumter, SC, lost control of his car and ran off a bridge. He was killed. Marijuana was definitely a contributing factor in his death.

THC affects people in different ways. I found, back when I smoked, that I lost a lot of depth perception visually. I know people who had digestive problems and others who had "smoker's cough".

Short-term effects of marijuana include problems with memory and learning, distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, touch), trouble with thinking and problem solving, loss of motor coordination, increased heart rate, and anxiety.These effects are even greater when other drugs are mixed with weed. A user may also experience dry mouth and throat. These were short term, under the influence, symptoms. Studies have shown there there are long term symptoms that can lead to life long illness.

Marijuana smoke contains some of the same cancer-causing compounds as tobacco, sometimes in higher concentrations.Studies show that someone who smokes five joints per week may be taking in as many cancer-causing chemicals as someone who smokes a full pack of cigarettes every day.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have documented cases of long term regular users of Cannabis who are unable to achieve an erection.
Larry Carr

Charlotte, NC

#18 Sep 3, 2010
We are spending billions of wasted dollars on something that is far less deadly than alcohol, which is legal. I don't smoke, and still wouldn't, but can't see wasting money on it anymore for prosecution.

Since: May 10

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#19 Sep 3, 2010
Michael Scott Poole

Matthews, NC

#20 Sep 3, 2010
I strongly feel that hard-core drug addicts,such as meth or herion users,would have more success kicking thier death plunge if authorities would quit wasting our taxpayer money on thier war on a drug that is clearly not the major isssue. Legalizing marijuana would free up funds that could be utilized in a proper war on hard drug peddlers which kill thousands per year through thier poison. Our government needs to recognize thier part in the problem of hard drugs ruining our youth. They cant seem to prioritize and are stopping nothing. Meanwhile, more of our youth are dying from our governments indecision.
NAACP Member

Waxhaw, NC

#21 Sep 4, 2010
I feel the only way to win the war on drug use is to have public humiliation of the offenders. For example if we had stocks like in the colonial days it would be humiliating and uncomfortable but it would not be cruel. A marijuana smoker would have to stand or sit with his or her head and arms in the stocks for one day. Crackheads would have to spend 2 days in the stocks. Meth, Cocaine and heroin users would have to spend 3 days in the stocks. Family members could come feed them. They could have a little booth put around them for privacy when they have to have bodily functions.

Growers, Dealers and transporters of marijuana, crack, meth and heroin should be subjected to public whippings. Yes, I know it is cruel but these people are despicable criminals who thumb their noses at the laws of this land. First offense: 40 lashes for marijuana growers and transporters of any illegal drugs, 100 lashes for dealers of any illegal drug. Second offense punishment doubles. Subsequent offense would be public execution by firing squad.

I feel that this severe punishment would end illegal drug use in this country. It would also control the misfits in society who think that the law doesn't apply to them.

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