Marijuana Debate - College Station, TX

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Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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legal is better

United States

#1 Aug 24, 2010
Legalizing it will help to stop people from hiding it and it will make it less desirable.
lol

Austin, TX

#2 Aug 24, 2010
cause there many thing u can make out of the plant instead of just smoking it the string the fisherman use would be better and clothes last longer and it taste better than cigs and it would make the cotton and tabacco industry pissed off
annonyous

College Station, TX

#4 Sep 1, 2010
i think beer and tobacco was once illegal but now is its only right to do the same then so many poeple wouldn't go to jail

Since: Aug 10

United States

#6 Sep 1, 2010
I want the state of TX to recognize the economic potential of marijuana and actually research the possibility of getting involved in a growing business I do not want people to only focus on the smoking it aspect and research and realize how much money it could generate for this area and all the many jobs it can create this artcle is from the Charleston Gazette by reporter Emily Gould the title is PRO:Legalizing Marijuana can beefit the Nation.
An issue has arisen in our country that has caused much debate and discontent: the legalization of marijuana.
Now I am by no means an expert on the subject, but through meticulous research (not field studies, mind you), I have come to the conclusion that legalizing marijuana being is as sensible as it is controversial. Many countries have already made the leap in the right direction on this issue and have legalized the drug's usage.
Let's start with some basics about the plant itself. Marijuana is a dried conglomerate of the flowers, stems, leaves and seeds of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. It can be used in a variety of ways, though I won't list them here so as not to give you any ideas.

It can produce many effects, most of which are very pleasurable and relaxing. One of these is that the user gets a feeling often described as "the munchies." This would be beneficial to people who are nauseated by chemotherapy or those that are overcoming an eating disorder like anorexia.
Pot could also be used for treating insomnia, as it produces a lethargic effect. People who are constantly anxious or stressed out would really benefit from using ganja, too, as it can make the user's life problems seem to melt away, even to the point of euphoria. It is almost like a direct portal to "cloud nine," some users would say.
There are many false myths surrounding marijuana usage.
People say that marijuana is addictive, but whoever says this is misinformed. Marijuana is no more addictive than the caffeine that is present in most sodas and coffee. Marijuana causes no physical dependence, unlike tobacco. So by this reasoning, tobacco is worse than marijuana, yet our government continues to allow the nationwide use of tobacco while demonizing marijuana as equivalent to smoking crack.
Another misconception is that marijuana is a dangerous "gateway drug." Again, this is not based on fact, but on preconceived bias. According to government statistics, less than 25 percent of marijuana users move on to "heavier" drugs like cocaine or heroin.
Any discussion of marijuana should begin with the fact that there have been numerous official reports and studies, every one of which has concluded that marijuana poses no great risk to society and should not be criminalized. These include:
the National Academy of Sciences Analysis of Marijuana Policy (1982);
the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse (the Shafer Report)(1973);
the Canadian Government's Commission of Inquiry (Le Dain Report)(1970);
the British Advisory Committee on Drug Dependency (Wooton Report)(1968);
the La Guardia Report (1944);
the Panama Canal Zone Military Investigations (1916-29);
and Britain's monumental Indian Hemp Drugs Commission (1893-4).
It is sometimes claimed that there is ``new evidence'' showing marijuana is more harmful than was thought in the sixties. In fact, the most recent studies have tended to confirm marijuana's safety, refuting claims that it causes birth defects, brain damag e, reduced testosterone, or increased drug abuse problems.
The current consensus is well stated in the 20th annual report of the California Research Advisory Panel (1990), which recommended that personal use and cultivation of marijuana be legalized: "An objective consideration of marijuana shows that it is respo nsible for less damage to society and the individuthan are alcohol and cigarettes."
thepeople

College Station, TX

#7 Sep 6, 2010
"Why is marijuana illegal?” Alcohol, nicotine, and prescription drugs lead to horrific and often violent effects on the mind and body, yet, society unconditionally supports the sale and consumption of these drugs despite the warnings of these effects. It makes no sense to criminalize a person’s right to a more peaceful choice.
A 21 year old has the right to purchase alcohol and host parties knowing people will drink, thus altering judgment and perception. Children are being pumped with mind altering drugs that destroy precious personalities and encourage future drug use just so teachers don’t have to deal with kids who are easily bored (they are kids... learn to teach !!!). A person can drive down the street smoking cigarettes with children in the car and receive no penalty. Pain killers and muscle relaxers are readily available to teenagers. Most take them right out of their mother’s medicine cabinet.
So, you tell me why a 40 year old mother and father, both whom are educated with degrees,, fully involved in their children’s life and the lives of other children, holding prominent roles in society, doesn’t have the right to consume marijuana. Why is it ok to stop at the bar and have a few drinks after work while your kid is at his/her youth sports practice? I’m teaching and coaching your kids to be successful in whatever they do. I’m not drunk at the bar, I don’t need prescription drugs to gain a kid’s attention, and my medicine cabinet does not contain one pain killer. However I do enjoy smoking marijuana in the privacy of my own home. Please tell me how this is bad in comparison to what is allowed? I am no one, I am everyone, I am a veteran, I am your kid’s school teacher, I’m your youth coach, I am your city official, I am your plumber, I am your electrician, I am your accountant, I am your lawyer, I am someone’s mother, I am someone’s father, I am your grandmother, I am your grandfather. Open your eyes people. I am not a criminal!!!
the people

College Station, TX

#8 Sep 15, 2010
california is trying.
http://yeson19.com/
Chris

College Station, TX

#9 Sep 17, 2010
Because it will help this country in many ways.
Henri

Victoria, Canada

#10 Feb 1, 2011
Duh!
Kathy Martinez

College Station, TX

#11 Aug 16, 2011
I have fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis I live with pain everyday and diabetes nerve damage in my feet. If they ever not allow me to take vi Odin then I'll need something just as strong
Kathy in College Station

College Station, TX

#12 Aug 16, 2011
Medicinal purposes would be a very good reason
Grannie

New York, NY

#13 Aug 16, 2011
I'm all for legalizing it.
cs

Bryan, TX

#14 Aug 21, 2011
I like to smoke.
Pat

United States

#15 Oct 25, 2011
Better and safer than alcohol.
mike

College Station, TX

#16 May 27, 2012
its legal to jump out an airplane. you can ride a motorcycle at 140mph too .you can lrgally feed your chilren into obesity, which leads to diabetes and heart disease.obviously we have to arrest pot smokers and imprison there suppliers!
The Radio Star

United States

#17 May 27, 2012
The government needs to do a better job at convincing the American voters if they want to continue on with this prohibition of marijuana. They claim that the plant is dangerous and deadly, yet they can't provide any proof or evidence to back these claims up. If you want to know the FACTS about marijuana then click on the link below.

"The truth about marijuana the government doesn't want you to know."

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MIKE BOODSWORTH

College Station, TX

#18 May 27, 2012
I COULD GROW MY OWN, THEN I WOULD SPEND THE MONEY IN TEXAS ON AM ERICAN GOODS THEREBY STIMULATING OUR ECONOMY, NOT MEXICOS
mike

College Station, TX

#19 May 27, 2012
KNOWING IT WAS PROVEN IN THE IRAN CONTRA INVESTIGATION THAT THE CIA WAS LOADING COCAINE ONTO AIR FORCE PLANES, TRANSPORT TO CALIFORNIA, FRONTED TO BLACK GANGBANGERS, TAKE THYE MONEY TO IRAN, BUY WEAPONS, TAKE WEAPONS TO THE CONTRAS IN NICARAGUA TO FIGHT IN A REVOLUTION,UNKNOWN SU7PPOSEDLY BY WHITE HOUSE,NOW AFTER THAT DO YOU REALLY THINK ENOUGH MARIJAUNA TO SUPPLY THE US POPULATION IS COMING FROM MEXICO HIDDEN IN CAR BUMPERS?LOCAL,STATE AND FEDERAL GOV, AS WELL AS THERE RICH, CORRUPT OTHER BUDDIES ARE THE ONLY REASON WEED IS SO EXPENSIVE AND THERE IS ALWAYS SOME AVAILABLE.
Ashton

College Station, TX

#20 Sep 14, 2012
because marijuana is not a gateway drug and research shows that. I just think its not a crime to smoke marijuana and we as people should have the right to do so
chris salinas

El Monte, CA

#22 Jun 27, 2013
Love it never had a problem with it only that its illegal it doesn't do anything bad to you I don't know why it isn't legal or why it is illegal I only know it's not bad for you unlike alcohol. Alcohol kills cannabis chills
Paul

College Station, TX

#23 Nov 1, 2013
I am an athlete health freak, and you wouldnt believe the beneficial affects of cannabis and high intensity training.

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