Marijuana Debate - Columbus, OH

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Columbus, OH.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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chris w

Columbus, OH

#22 Aug 25, 2010
marijuana is lovely and the world would be a better place

Since: Jul 10

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#23 Aug 25, 2010
chris w wrote:
marijuana is lovely and the world would be a better place
I have an incurable disease called Addison's along with three other incurable diseases - my doctors have loaded me with many drugs with many nasty side effects. I spent 14 years in agony & sickness from both the disaeses and the side effects from the prescriptions that were designed to help me feel "normal" - a year ago a friend offered me something that I hadn't used since my teen years. Now, maybe once or twice a week I can enjoy watching my favorite old films from silents to the 40's and my problems - and my sicknessess - all melt away for a couple of hours. Should I be sent to prison for this? Why can't I do this wonderful therapy legally and not have to worry about getting arrested? Why can't I be helping to shrink the massive deficit that Bush's wars have left us with? Am I immoral? No.
Firey Buddha

Columbus, OH

#24 Aug 26, 2010
it's less harmful than liquor, less addictive than cigarettes or caffeine, and we're spending billions of dollars fighting it when we could be making billions of dollars selling and taxing it. and legalizing it would also loosen regulation on hemp, and hemp production alone could help the environment on a grand scale.
lunacentric

Fremont, OH

#25 Aug 26, 2010
alot less bad effects ,then alcohol
sensi with no sense

Groveport, OH

#26 Aug 26, 2010
Firey Buddha wrote:
it's ... less addictive than cigarettes or caffeine,...
I doubt that.
sensi with no sense

Groveport, OH

#27 Aug 26, 2010
Nocturnal wrote:
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I have an incurable disease called Addison's along with three other incurable diseases - my doctors have loaded me with many drugs with many nasty side effects. I spent 14 years in agony & sickness from both the disaeses and the side effects from the prescriptions that were designed to help me feel "normal" - a year ago a friend offered me something that I hadn't used since my teen years. Now, maybe once or twice a week I can enjoy watching my favorite old films from silents to the 40's and my problems - and my sicknessess - all melt away for a couple of hours. Should I be sent to prison for this? Why can't I do this wonderful therapy legally and not have to worry about getting arrested? Why can't I be helping to shrink the massive deficit that Bush's wars have left us with? Am I immoral? No.
While I am against marijuana use for recreational use I am for medical use to improve some patients quality of life, especially when they have a fatal disease. Cancer patients stage 4 could benefit from it for example.

That's also why I gave a "support" for this despite the fact I have bad life experience with long time abusers who used it pure and solely for recreational abuse, sometimes even using the argument "good for my health-better than pills" without being in medical need of it at all.
Moppit

United States

#28 Aug 26, 2010
I do not like the idea of there being more ways for people to drive under the influence, render themselves unable to obtain any job that requires drug testing (thus making more useless, drug using sponges on the dole) OR developing substance abuse problems (because people get addicted to the feeling of being high regardless of those who say it's not as addictive as "XYZ").

BUT I would support legalizing the sale and distribution anyway. Drug sales and smuggling cause so much violence on our streets between animal like gangs battling for territory. This is to say nothing of the violence and corruption it causes in South and Central America.(But I don't think that the US should feel it should have to change or adopt policy because of the indirect repercussions of our laws)

Simply put, keeping some drugs illegal wastes resources in fighting them when they aren't THAT bad where society is concerned. The real impact is in people's personal lives when they do drugs. Those people will destroy themselves whether or not something is legal. It wastes too much money and time trying to fight some things. Let it go and legalize cannabis.
Nope

Farmington, MI

#29 Aug 26, 2010
Mom With A Brain wrote:
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Pot isn't physically addictive. Psychologically maybe, but you do not experience withdrawls from just pot.
Sounds like your opinion is based on feelings and conjecture, not facts. Where are your facts in relation to these opinions on the issue? I love people who scoff at the idea that pot is a "gateway" drug. ANY drug can be a gateway drug, and as a society, we certainly don't need another one legalized!
Nope

Farmington, MI

#30 Aug 26, 2010
sensi with no sense wrote:
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I doubt that.
Hear here "Buddha"
Nope

Farmington, MI

#31 Aug 26, 2010
Moppit wrote:
I do not like the idea of there being more ways for people to drive under the influence, render themselves unable to obtain any job that requires drug testing (thus making more useless, drug using sponges on the dole) OR developing substance abuse problems (because people get addicted to the feeling of being high regardless of those who say it's not as addictive as "XYZ").
BUT I would support legalizing the sale and distribution anyway. Drug sales and smuggling cause so much violence on our streets between animal like gangs battling for territory. This is to say nothing of the violence and corruption it causes in South and Central America.(But I don't think that the US should feel it should have to change or adopt policy because of the indirect repercussions of our laws)
Simply put, keeping some drugs illegal wastes resources in fighting them when they aren't THAT bad where society is concerned. The real impact is in people's personal lives when they do drugs. Those people will destroy themselves whether or not something is legal. It wastes too much money and time trying to fight some things. Let it go and legalize cannabis.
Moppit: You can't have it both ways! Grow some and stand on a decision. If you legalize it to eliminate a problem that was created by an addictive behavior (crime for example) then you WILL get more people driving under the influence, more people becoming unemployable, etc. It's one way, or the other man (or woman)!
Nope

Farmington, MI

#32 Aug 26, 2010
Nope wrote:
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Hear here "Sensei"
Si!
Winner Looz

Farmington, MI

#33 Aug 26, 2010
Dumb
sensi with no sense

Groveport, OH

#34 Aug 26, 2010
Nope wrote:
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Hear here "Buddha"
Cachectic Buddha or adipose Buddha?
classychazy

Chillicothe, OH

#35 Aug 26, 2010
cmon now wrote:
yes, legalize it! While at it, lower the drinking age to 18. Change the driving law to give 16/17 year olds specific limited privileges.
I am sorry that your an idiot at 18 you can go oversea's and get blown up, but you can not have a beer? I was 18 at one time I drank, but never drove nor did I get into a car driven by an intoxicated person. As far as smoking a joint I do not believe it should be avaliable to children. Yet if you can sign your life away for this country. You should be able to smoke a joint or drink a beer!
sensi with no sense

Groveport, OH

#36 Aug 26, 2010
classychazy wrote:
<quoted text> Yet if you can sign your life away for this country. You should be able to smoke a joint or drink a beer!
I hate to admit it but it is a very good and valid argument.

“The future looks dim”

Since: Oct 09

Somewhere on the East Coast

#37 Aug 26, 2010
sensi with no sense wrote:
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I doubt that.
Then you have obviously never smoked it. I could smoke whenever I wanted and put it down at will for weeks and months at a time. Cigarettes LOL yeah sure. I couldn't put those down if you paid me....absolute hell to quit.

“The future looks dim”

Since: Oct 09

Somewhere on the East Coast

#38 Aug 26, 2010
Nope wrote:
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Sounds like your opinion is based on feelings and conjecture, not facts. Where are your facts in relation to these opinions on the issue? I love people who scoff at the idea that pot is a "gateway" drug. ANY drug can be a gateway drug, and as a society, we certainly don't need another one legalized!
Ummm probably because I was a partaker for quite some time and could put it down at will for weeks and months at a time by choice, and have no ill effects. Never craved anything harder...and even if you do it is still your choice to do it...not like it makes you do it or makes you crave something better. Hell huffing would bring a better high most of the time.
sensi with no sense

Groveport, OH

#39 Aug 26, 2010
Mom With A Brain wrote:
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Then you have obviously never smoked it. I could smoke whenever I wanted and put it down at will for weeks and months at a time. Cigarettes LOL yeah sure. I couldn't put those down if you paid me....absolute hell to quit.
I tried it, yes.
sensi with no sense

Groveport, OH

#40 Aug 26, 2010
Smoking pot AND cigarettes comes most of the times in a bundle.
Will

Dayton, OH

#42 Aug 26, 2010
Only the lazy bastards support it. They want to stay home, not work, get welfare and smoke weed.Take a real survey where people work and put there kids through college and you'll get a huge difference in your votes. Or just go to a farming community where they don't see such surveys, dumbass.

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