Marijuana Debate - Del Rio, TX

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Del Rio, TX.

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YOU SUCK

Del Rio, TX

#1 Aug 23, 2010
Legalize it and tax it. Just like cigarettes, alcohol and liqour.
Chivis

United States

#2 Aug 23, 2010
Its time...I set apart MJ from other drugs. In Cal we have Medical MJ but it is a joke anyone can get a RX..but what it does is removes the market from gangs & narcos;it relieves the burden from over crowded courts and jails; and tax revenues would be gained
Exsmoker

Houston, TX

#3 Aug 29, 2010
The weed's smoke exposes the person to respiratory irritants and carcinogens...more than 4 times that of cigarettes! It affects the brain ability to do complex tasks. Marijuana increases dopamine, which creates the good feelings or “high” associated with its use and users smoke it over and over to to get that high and feeling. The list can go on and on, but I think that would suffice. Why am I against it? As a teen I used it and smoke it more than an occasional user. I affected my mood, made me feel lost and cut my memory. I am glad I stopped in time to recover and work my life.

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#4 Aug 29, 2010
Exsmoker wrote:
The weed's smoke exposes the person to respiratory irritants and carcinogens...more than 4 times that of cigarettes! It affects the brain ability to do complex tasks. Marijuana increases dopamine, which creates the good feelings or “high” associated with its use and users smoke it over and over to to get that high and feeling. The list can go on and on, but I think that would suffice. Why am I against it? As a teen I used it and smoke it more than an occasional user. I affected my mood, made me feel lost and cut my memory. I am glad I stopped in time to recover and work my life.
People ingest many things that can damage their health. I'm against high cholesterol. That's why I avoid it but don't want to make it illegal. It's not the government's job to force us to make healthy choices. Your personal feelings about marijuana are not relevant to the discussion about whether it should be legal or not. Don't like marijuana? Don't use it! Same as I don't like tobacco (a very dangerous substance) and don't use it. See how easy that is?

The illegality of marijuana is expensive. Cops need to be able to spend their time catching people who are harming others instead of spending time with people who choose marijuana, just as some people choose booze.

I hope I never need to use marijuana, but I hope it will be available and not illegal if I ever do need it. Oh, what do I care? If I ever need marijuana, I'll use it no matter what the law says.

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#5 Aug 29, 2010
It's my business only what substance I choose to use.
Spooled

Portland, TX

#6 Aug 30, 2010
Nonesuch wrote:
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Cops need to be able to spend their time catching people who are harming others instead of spending time with people who choose marijuana, just as some people choose booze.
Yeah, since dangerous people and marijuana never go hand in hand?

I agree that alcohol is also dangerous, but an attempt to outlaw it in the 20's failed. Why would we want to legalize another substance that has the possibility of creating more violence and a less motivated society? The U.S. has already fallen behind in education in an era where new technologies are becoming so important. I don't feel that a new generation of pot heads will be able to deliver more good than harm to our already failing economy.
rob

Del Rio, TX

#7 Aug 30, 2010
making it available to the public is not a good idea, since our kids would have an even easier time getting a hold of it even though i know they can already i think they should ease on the laws where a small amount is just dumped out a little bigger is just a fine, and only trafficers should be the ones in jail, not people who where smoking a j its a waste of space and taxpayer money to keep these individuals in jail over a plant, however i am all for the true medicinal purpose, cancer patients, eating disorders, severe pain and injury, and only prescribed by a physician and distributed by a reputable pharmacy

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#8 Aug 30, 2010
rob wrote:
making it available to the public is not a good idea, since our kids would have an even easier time getting a hold of it even though i know they can already i think they should ease on the laws where a small amount is just dumped out a little bigger is just a fine, and only trafficers should be the ones in jail, not people who where smoking a j its a waste of space and taxpayer money to keep these individuals in jail over a plant, however i am all for the true medicinal purpose, cancer patients, eating disorders, severe pain and injury, and only prescribed by a physician and distributed by a reputable pharmacy
If kids having an easier time getting it is a reason to make it illegal, then it's a good reason to make any dangerous substance illegal - tobacco and alcohol.

If it were legal and treated as alcohol and tobacco, it would be illegal to sell it without government permission. I think marijuana is something that people should be able to grow and sell on their own just as they might sell tomatoes. Alcohol is not the same because it is processed in some way and can cause immediate health problems. As a liberal, I want that kind of substance controlled by the government. But something that just grows like tobacco and marijuana is another matter.

If I want to use marijuana for some medicinal purpose (or recreational purpose, for that matter) I should be able to grow it in my back yard without the government having any say in it. If just anyone could grow it, there would be no traffickers just as there are no tomato traffickers.

You have told how you think it should be, but you have not told any good reason for making it illegal or controlled in any way.
I need it

Riverside, CA

#9 Aug 30, 2010
its the safest medicine for my pain, nausea, sleep problems, anxiety. 1 med or 4 pills multiple times a day.? The toxic combo of pharmaceuticals that kill soo many, make it a no-brainer for me.
Warchild

Uvalde, TX

#10 Sep 2, 2010
Can't believe someone from Del Rio would want to make it legal. If that happened half the town would be out of work!!!
juanita

Eagle Pass, TX

#11 Sep 4, 2010
that way the drug cartels and other dealers would start losing their jobs and there would be less murders and the money people use to buy marijuana goes back to mexico or down south also all that border wars in mexico would start dying out not completely but it would eventually
your mama

Del Rio, TX

#12 Sep 5, 2010
cuz
Dudley

United States

#13 Sep 5, 2010
It WILL become legal eventually, why waste additional resources fighting the inevitable? Legalize it = Control it.
Rex J Steelman

Slippery Rock, PA

#14 Sep 7, 2010
Spooled wrote:
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Yeah, since dangerous people and marijuana never go hand in hand?
I agree that alcohol is also dangerous, but an attempt to outlaw it in the 20's failed. Why would we want to legalize another substance that has the possibility of creating more violence and a less motivated society? The U.S. has already fallen behind in education in an era where new technologies are becoming so important. I don't feel that a new generation of pot heads will be able to deliver more good than harm to our already failing economy.
You're arguing against yourself. You point out that the attempt to ban alcohol was a disaster, but then you use that to advance a similar prohibition against Marijuana. Got logic? This prohibition IS AN UTTER FAILURE, just like the last one, forcing us to squander precious resources, deprive ourselves of valuable revenue and imprison innocent people, all while making druglords wealthy. You'd better have ironclad proof that decriminalization will destroy society if you're going to support this shameful status quo.
Queen Mum

Rockport, TX

#15 Sep 9, 2010
Would be taxable in the US, Promote farming in the US, and take the big cash crop away from the drug cartels. There would still be border issues, but not nearly as severe. It's win/win.
Queen Mum

Rockport, TX

#16 Sep 9, 2010
Legalize it; the tax would help our economy, we'd have a cash crop for Texas farmers to grow, and at least part of the border violence would be stopped.

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#17 Sep 11, 2010
Spooled wrote:
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Yeah, since dangerous people and marijuana never go hand in hand?
I agree that alcohol is also dangerous, but an attempt to outlaw it in the 20's failed. Why would we want to legalize another substance that has the possibility of creating more violence and a less motivated society? The U.S. has already fallen behind in education in an era where new technologies are becoming so important. I don't feel that a new generation of pot heads will be able to deliver more good than harm to our already failing economy.
It wasn't legalizing alcohol that caused the problem. It was making it illegal that caused the problem.

The reason dangerous people are associated with marijuana is that it's illegal. Legalize it, and it's as dangerous as tobacco.

People are using marijuana and will continue to use it no matter what the law is.
mandy

United States

#18 Sep 12, 2010
stop wasting money by arresting people on dope, you would have to lock up everyone.
mandy

United States

#19 Sep 12, 2010
Hate to break it to you, but a large portion of those in del rio and the rest of the world do pot including law enforcement, medical, city workers, lawyers, doctors and so on.
true

United States

#20 Sep 14, 2010
That large portion of those who smoke pot in Del Rio and the rest of the world are the same portion who commit crimes, claim unemployment benefits, food stamps, and so on. Very few can lead a productive life if they smoke pot. Pot is a gateway drug which leads to harder drugs when they lose the high that mj offers. Most kids in Del Rio encounter mj on a daily basis because mj is so readily available in border towns, its already hard on the kids, just imagine if it was legalized then all the lowlifes who already smoke it would be doing it out in public where there is a greater chance to pollute young minds. If pot was legalized it would just push the prices down on harder drugs like cocaine, crack, meth, extasy, and heroin, then the cartels would stop smuggling pot and keep smuggling the other stuff and still make a profit because demand would increase for the other stuff once the potheads start looking for a stronger high.

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