Marijuana Debate - Charlotte, NC

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Charlotte, NC.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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James

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#84
Oct 15, 2011
 
What does it do that is bad? Nothing.
ThomasA

Wellington, AL

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#85
Oct 17, 2011
 
James wrote:
What does it do that is bad? Nothing.
It gets you fired at work if you get caught in a random pee test or if you get injured on the job, you get a mandatory test at the hospital and you get fired too. With the crowded job market, how far do you think a" Drug Related Dismissal" on your work record will get you when looking for another job? Think!
N In Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

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#86
Feb 13, 2012
 
I support someone who got the hookup hittin me up nbullman@live.com
Shiloh

Charlotte, NC

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#87
Feb 17, 2012
 
I support the legalization wholeheartedly, from both a personal and economic standpoint. The sheer amount of marijuana consumed in this nation is tremendous. If it were to be legalized, taxed and regulated it would do wonders for the economy.

“Proud to be Yankee”

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#88
Feb 18, 2012
 
Might as well legalize it. I don't like the stuff.....can't stand the smell of it but hey, it just grows out of the ground, ya dry it, ya smoke it. It ain't like meth or coke which has to be processed.
ThomasA

Anniston, AL

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#89
Feb 18, 2012
 
Shiloh wrote:
I support the legalization wholeheartedly, from both a personal and economic standpoint. The sheer amount of marijuana consumed in this nation is tremendous. If it were to be legalized, taxed and regulated it would do wonders for the economy.
If the gov't taxed it like liquor, it would be 50-60% tax just as many states tax liquor and then they add sales tax on tax at the cash register. The stores would have to have gov't approved growers that would also be taxed,required to follow all laws of any corporations, and inspections of the facilities would be required with records of EVERY ounce produced just like a distillery. You or your employees screw around with the FEDs and they take all you have and send you off for a long vacation.
wild man

Cramerton, NC

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#90
Feb 22, 2012
 
Cool. We should focus on other things such as murders and let marijuana alone..
Spider16

Charlotte, NC

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#91
Mar 22, 2012
 
First, u should be smacked for your sheer stupidity alone. If u had any intelligence or street smarts whatsoever you would know that based on profit potential any drug user/dealer would gladly accept any punishment u just put out there(minus firing squad) over losing YEARS of their freedom in jails or prison. Second, for you to still put marijuana in the same sentence, much less the same category as those other actual "drugs" shows your complete lack of knowledge about the topic. My advise would be to stop believing what you hear on TV, do some research, then do something productive like advocating to ban cigarettes which LEGALLY kills more people than all those drugs combined.

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#92
Mar 22, 2012
 
Spider16 wrote:
First, u should be smacked for your sheer stupidity alone. If u had any intelligence or street smarts whatsoever you would know that based on profit potential any drug user/dealer would gladly accept any punishment u just put out there(minus firing squad) over losing YEARS of their freedom in jails or prison. Second, for you to still put marijuana in the same sentence, much less the same category as those other actual "drugs" shows your complete lack of knowledge about the topic. My advise would be to stop believing what you hear on TV, do some research, then do something productive like advocating to ban cigarettes which LEGALLY kills more people than all those drugs combined.
And where does most of the tobacco come from & the cigarettes??? NORTH CAROLINA!
smh

Charlotte, NC

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#93
Mar 22, 2012
 
The more old people die off the sooner marijuana will be legalized. Whole hippy generation is just embarrassed they took it too far with all sorts of hard drugs. Soft drugs like weed cause far less accidents like alcohol.
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

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#94
Mar 22, 2012
 
smh wrote:
The more old people die off the sooner marijuana will be legalized. Whole hippy generation is just embarrassed they took it too far with all sorts of hard drugs. Soft drugs like weed cause far less accidents like alcohol.
It may be decriminalized for possession someday but companies covered under workman's comp can still leagally have a drug free work zone and not allow MJ in your system on their time on their premises. Yes, you can come back with the old b.s. about my time,my choice, but on company time, there had better not be any trace if you get caught in a pee test. You know the rules,you break the rules,you get fired. Very simple. Companies don't have time to waste with insubordinate stoners when there are plenty of clean people out there willing to follow the rules.
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Hickory Grove, SC

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#95
Jan 5, 2013
 
Pot is not legal because the goverment rather tax of tabacco , but mary jane could really help get the ecconomy started bac, and put more jobs n place. What is so wrong with pot?
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Monroe, NC

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#96
Jan 10, 2013
 
medical use only
medical only

Bluefield, WV

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#97
Feb 2, 2013
 
i smoke it ive went to jail for it but i vote no for public distribution because peopl are to irresponsible. the amount of DWI's will go up accidents go up deaths go up. if people want it legal people need to first show they can handle it. its alot better than alcohol but if it gets legal people will go wild and buy all kinds instead of paying bills. adults will buy it for minors constantly because they say its safe. any smoke going into the body can become harmful after a while. having a quarter in ur home should be fine but people will abuse the privilege just like they did with the synthetic. the fake stuff was out for 10 years before it became a major problem for the country. i dont wanna hear it was killin people. more people died from doin stupid stuff on pot. if you want something prove u can handle it be RESPONSIBLE.
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United States

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#99
Mar 20, 2013
 
Taxes

Since: Dec 12

Charlotte, NC

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#100
May 15, 2013
 
Why not? I've smoked plenty of times in college. I'm not addicted to it. The people I smoke with on occasion are still in school and have high GPA's. Higher than mine. I think it's already been proven Weed isn't a gateway drug. We spend more money sending people to jail for it when it's basically a lightweight drug. No one's died from in the history of Weedom. I think the country is ready for it.
Christopher J. Pettice

Philadelphia, PA

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#101
Dec 10, 2013
 
Thank God for every perfect person with the perfect feeling.
Mike Woodward

United States

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#102
Mar 2, 2014
 
As a citizen of the United Stares of America I should have the right to use medicine that I and my doctor deem safer than pharmaceutical drugs. Also I should have the right to relax with apuff of cannabis as sure as anybody over 21 has the right to have a beer or a glass of wine!
Elijah

El Paso, TX

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#103
Mar 25, 2014
 
Marijuana is the most commonly used drug in the United States, and unfortunately, the most understudied. The prohibition of marijuana, and the war on drugs has proved to be a complete failure. Millions of tax dollars have already been wasted fighting this “drug war”, and still drugs flood the street and are as easy to find as a pack of cigarettes. Not only will the legalization of marijuana benefit the people but it will also benefit the economy. The hemp industry is a gold mine waiting to be discovered. If marijuana were legalized we could switch from using trees to make paper, and instead, use hemp. Hemp grows much quicker than trees, and can be used for a variety of things such as fabrics, clothes, and even cars. Colorado in one month made $3.2 million, if you multiply that by twelve months you get a really big number. This money made from pot sells can later be used to create programs to help people with marijuana addictions, or also fund research to learn more about the plant and the possible health benefits attached to it.
As legalization has slowly begun spreading across the country, people are realizing the health benefits that come from the consumption of marijuana. Charlotte, a young girl living in Colorado, had her first seizure at three months old. After that, she would have about 300 seizures a week. Soon enough Charlotte lost the ability to walk, talk, and sleep. After much research Charlottes parents discovered that marijuana capsules could possibly help stop their daughter’s seizures. Since all other prescribed drugs were failing, they decided to give marijuana a chance. Quickly Charlotte had less and less seizures, and eventually regained her abilities to walk, talk, and sleep. Although Charlotte is lucky enough to live in a state where pot is legal, hundreds of kids around the country are not. Medical marijuana has proved to treat things such as insomnia, epilepsy, depression and much more. If these health beneficiary’s don’t motivate congressman to push for legalization than the fact that it can generate millions of tax dollars should.
Mike

United States

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#105
May 2, 2014
 
freedom to pursue happiness

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