Marijuana Debate - Daytona Beach, FL

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Lady Lake, FL

#21 Sep 5, 2012
Jesus wrote:
<quoted text> Only uneducated dumbasses call it "Dope." I love idiots like you that shoot off opinions without first educating youselves on the facts. "Dope" is a slang word for heroine derived from the high dopamine content which is the basis of heroine.
Dopamine is a hormone in the human brain used to stimulate the nervous system. It has not other definition.
Raindance Maggie

United States

#22 Sep 5, 2012
Marijuana Quotes:

“Marihuana is responsible for the raping of white women by crazed negroes.”
—Hearst Newspapers Nationwide-1930

“Marihuana influenced negroes to look at white people in the eye, step on white men’s shadows, and look at a white woman twice.”
—Hearst Newspapers-1935

"After two puffs on a marijuana cigarette, I was turned into a bat."
-Marijuana Tax Act expert witness pharmacologist Dr James Munch-1937

“Marihuana is the most violent drug in the history of mankind.”
-Henry Anslinger, the father of the War on Drugs-1937

“If the hideous monster of Frankenstein came face to face with marihuana, he would drop dead of fright.”
—Anslinger, FBN, quoted in Hearst newspaper-1938

“Negro entertainers with their jazz and swing music are declared an outgrowth of marihuana use which possesses white women to tap their feet.”
—statements to Congress by Anslinger, FBN-1940

"Marijuana is more harmful than habit-forming opium, inducing fits of temporary insanity.”
—Newsweek, 1-15-45

“Marihuana leads to pacifism and Communist brainwashing.”
—Anslinger, before Congress-1948

“Marijuana use makes you sterile.”
—Reagan Administration-1985

“Marijuana leads to homosexuality, the breakdown of the immune system, and therefore to AIDS.”
-- Carlton Turner. White House Drug Czar under Ronald Reagan-1986

This is the basis of our current drug policy. If it wasn't so sad, it would be humorous.

Orchard Park, NY

#23 Sep 5, 2012
just take a look around all the unwashed tattooed scumball mindless losers ..they are everywhere'
you think legalizing pot will help??good grief !! and god help us
plays well with others

Baton Rouge, LA

#24 Sep 5, 2012
Bob wrote:
just take a look around all the unwashed tattooed scumball mindless losers ..they are everywhere'
you think legalizing pot will help??good grief !! and god help us
Before marijuana prohibition began in the late 1930's many people, including some of our nations leaders grew cannabis for a variety of reasons. It’s fairly well known that cannabis has thousands of industrial uses, and has been grown for thousands of years. While simply growing cannabis is far from proof that someone smoked it, there is still evidence showing many would-be U.S Presidents enjoyed it for recreational and medicinal uses.

George Washington routinely smoked marijuana to alleviate the pain from his ailing teeth. Washington’s diary recounts his efforts to better cultivate and enhance his crops of marijuana.

Thomas Jefferson grew cannabis on his plantation and smuggled Chinese hemp seeds to America. He also is believed to have given special smoking blends out as personal gifts which is why he makes the list.

James Madison once remarked that hemp gave him insight to create a new and democratic nation.

James Monroe began smoking it as Ambassador to France & continued to the age of 73.

Andrew Jackson has been documented to have smoked cannabis and tobacco cigars along with the troops he led.

Zachary Taylor like Andrew Jackson, Taylor is said to have smoked with his troops in one or more of the many wars he was in.

Franklin Pierce continued a popular theme of the era. Pierce also smoked with his troops as a general in the Mexican-American War. In a letter to his family, he says cannabis is “about the only good thing” in the war.

Abraham Lincoln quotes (real and fake) about Lincoln enjoying hemp are all over the internet. While some debate if Lincoln sparked up, many resources point to yes.

John F. Kennedy's close acquaintances say Kennedy used cannabis regularly to control his back pain (even during his term) and actually planned on legalizing marijuana during his second term.

Jimmy Carter, along with his efforts to legalize marijuana, also hosted many marijuana smoke filled events at the White House. This leads most to assume Carter at least tried it at some point in life.

George W. Bush publicly refused to answer the marijuana question. He was later caught saying he refused to talk about it “because I don’t want some little kid doing what I tried”.

Bill Clinton famously stated that he smoked but “didn’t inhale”. He has been known to bend the truth every now and then, so he still makes the list.

Barack Obama has joked off many American’s wishes to legalize marijuana. Obama has been very open with his own marijuana smoking in the past, once saying “I inhaled frequently. That was the point”.

Here's some other pot smokers that you might be familiar with that were not presidents, but they were cool enough to admit to it: Steve Jobs, Michael Phelps, Michael Bloomberg, Ted Turner, Montel Williams, Stephen King, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Oliver Stone, Barbra Streisand, Justin Timberlake, Willie Nelson..........and the list goes on and on. I would be here forever trying to name the 42% of americans who admitted to smoking marijuana. I hope this helps you to understand that not everyone who smokes cannabis is an unwashed tattooed scumball mindless loser.

Niceville, FL

#25 Sep 16, 2012
More sales for candy and fast food.

Daytona Beach, FL

#26 Oct 17, 2012
If legalized I would go out of business! However, I would be okay with that, because It would benefit everyone!
Melissa James

Orlando, FL

#27 Oct 19, 2012
It does have medicinal purposes for those who are suffering from nausea associated with chemotherapy, it helps people who have HIV/AIDS in attempt to aid in helping appetite, Fibromyaglia, and other chronic pain symptoms.
Someone is misinformed

Orlando, FL

#28 Oct 19, 2012
Clem wrote:
Dopeheads are just that.... dopes!
There are "dopeheads" as you call them but there are many medicinal purposes for marijuana. If you were to read medical journals where marijuana was used to treat nausea, pain, to help those who cannot eat or have lost appetite due to chemotherapy, people with HIV/Aids, Fibromyalgia, and many other conditions.

Are those people 'dopeheads'? I think not.

In all actuality marijuana is much less harmful than a person who has beening drinking at a bar and then trying to drive home and threatens to kill those who are on the road too.
Someone is misinformed

Orlando, FL

#29 Oct 19, 2012
These quotes are hilarious. I was a child of the 70's and I have to say those who I knew who used marijuana never raped, killed, or did bodily harm to anyone. There we all too busy loving life.

It's a shame that many people hide behind what society says is right and will partake in marijuana then vote against legalization.
Puff the Magic Dragon

United States

#30 Oct 19, 2012

Daytona Beach, FL

#31 Oct 21, 2012
eat your weedie's....

Lady Lake, FL

#32 Oct 21, 2012
Anybody can stand up for their right to legalize marajuna, don't waste your time thinking it is going to happen. Your smoking too much pot if ya think this is reality.
dead cockroach

Baton Rouge, LA

#33 Oct 21, 2012
Joe wrote:
Anybody can stand up for their right to legalize marajuna, don't waste your time thinking it is going to happen. Your smoking too much pot if ya think this is reality.
I' m guessing that you don't know much about history and how laws have changed over the years. At one time in American history it was illegal to be black, woman did not have the right to vote, and people were burned alive at the stake after being accused of witchcraft. Don't forget that we live in a democracy where the majority rules.

.....check this sh!t out:
Jacob DeWinter

Orlando, FL

#34 Oct 23, 2012
With the Marijuana legalization there would be a drastic drop in road rage that happens in Florida.

Birmingham, AL

#35 Oct 30, 2012
There is a major problem with legalizing MJ other than prescribed medical use only for treatment of chemo and radiation. Many companies have a zero tolerance policy for their employees concerning recreational drugs and MJ. Random pee tests are given at any time and since there is no field test available to tell if an employee smoked last month,last week,yesterday,or on the way to work,the ZERO policy will stand.... When you hire in you have to pass a test,you get a book with written rules and you sign a paper that you have read and understand those rules. Bottom line: YOU know the rules,YOU break those rules,YOU get fired. What's not to understand about that?....The government requires companies to carry workman's comp insurance on it's employees and NO company will write policies that allow employees to work while impared. To make MJ use legal anytime/anywhere,the government will have to drop all protection rules and insurance requirements or go into that business of insuring employees and that's a boondoggle we don't need.It's better for all to keep the zero tolerance in place.

Birmingham, AL

#36 Oct 30, 2012
Jacob DeWinter wrote:
With the Marijuana legalization there would be a drastic drop in road rage that happens in Florida.
How would medical MJ legalization stop road rage? Getting caught driving while impared will get you in trouble just as with alcohol. If you are involved in an accident and it's the other guy's fault, the officer can have you tested if he suspects you are DUI and since the test only shows positive/negative, you get stuck with DUI and contributory neglegence meaning it's partially your fault. Then your insurance rates go sky high if you are able to keep it at all. Having MJ in your system either driving or at work isn't the smartest thing to do. Even if possession were legalalized it wouldn't make it legal to use except in medical situations where the people would be too sick to be driving or working anyway so what is going to be gained?
Nada Pothead

Lady Lake, FL

#37 Nov 1, 2012
You can't tell an alcohlic they have a drinking problem you can't tell a pot smoker they have a problem. Particularly if marajuna is profitable. The person that began this post is so desparate to find a buyer, that they have to use the forum to find out if people in general are interested. The only people that will respond are pot smokers, and the people the pot smokers refuse to listen too. It doesn't mean anything. It isn't going to happen.
Lisa J.

United States

#38 Nov 1, 2012
It's a natural God given herb with a number of miracle treatments with a total of zero deaths from use.

Birmingham, AL

#39 Nov 2, 2012
[QUOTE who="Lisa J."]It's a natural God given herb with a number of miracle treatments with a total of zero deaths from use.[/QUOTE]And it will totally screw your life up when you get busted at work and have a drug related dismissal on your work record that will follow you on your next job hunt like your shadow. If you are a kept person,very wealthy,live off mommy and daddy,or work in a dead end job with no insurance or benefits, no problem. Fire 'em up!

Atlanta, GA

#40 Dec 7, 2012
There's no logical reason for it to still be illegal.

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