Marijuana Debate - Eugene, OR

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None of your business

United States

#1 Aug 30, 2010
Having tried it as a youth I am absolutely against it. Legalization will bring in criminals to invade crops, and crime will rise on account of it. The side effects are tremendous and generally ignored. Marijuana as a script is a joke. It is people looking for a reason, and a state desperate for an income, but in the long run more costly than it solves.People who support it, usually already illegally do it. What is wrong with this picture?
my two cents

United States

#2 Aug 31, 2010
I'm so fricken tired of hearing about how much time and expense we spend on fighting this loosing battle.
It's like some of these polititions have completely lost touch with reality in reguards to this war on drugs. Did they learn absolutely nothing from alcohol prohibition or did they just forget that it ever happened. It makes me sick to think that we keep funding cartels, gangs and the real hardcore criminals while we pay to put and keep harmless potheads in jail.
It's absolutely no different than what happened back in the 20's with alcohol.
I may not agree with it but it's high time that we wake up to the reality that this war has been lost. Stop spending my tax dollars on it and start putting and keeping real criminals in jail!
JUST LEAGALIZE IT ALREADY!!!

midnight toker

United States

#3 Aug 31, 2010
my two cents wrote:
I'm so fricken tired of hearing about how much time and expense we spend on fighting this loosing battle.
It's like some of these polititions have completely lost touch with reality in reguards to this war on drugs. Did they learn absolutely nothing from alcohol prohibition or did they just forget that it ever happened. It makes me sick to think that we keep funding cartels, gangs and the real hardcore criminals while we pay to put and keep harmless potheads in jail.
It's absolutely no different than what happened back in the 20's with alcohol.
I may not agree with it but it's high time that we wake up to the reality that this war has been lost. Stop spending my tax dollars on it and start putting and keeping real criminals in jail!
JUST LEAGALIZE IT ALREADY!!!
brilliant
HACK THE PLANET

Manhattan, KS

#4 Aug 31, 2010
i feel that legalization of pot will take out alot of the criminal element. the only reason that there is crime with weed is the fact that it is currently a risk for any one to have, grow, or sell it. by removing this risk we also remove peoples need to go outside the law to protect themselves and what they are doing. after all weed is not a hard core drug while yes some people do form an addiction to it the addiction differs no more than the addiction of cigarettes or alcohol. that all i really have to say
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United States

#5 Aug 31, 2010
there are alot of drugs out there that people do and marijuana is the best one to do. i honestly do not think there is anything wrong with marijuana. it is a plant and god put it on the earth for a reason. all other drugs are man made and are horrible but marijuana is completely ok
Jean eugene oregon

Eugene, OR

#6 Sep 3, 2010
Smoking marijuana purpose is to get "high" and this is not good for the work force, for the youth, for your brain, your health, not good for anything.
HEYYY

Jourdanton, TX

#7 Sep 4, 2010
I love you Lipbomb!!
Catbox

Eugene, OR

#8 Sep 5, 2010
Alcohol is the real gateway drug. Just look around...it's booze that causes all the problems. I know for a fact that people from all walks of life, economic backgrounds, and professions enjoy the herb....Leagalize it.
sd

Eugene, OR

#9 Sep 7, 2010
I think legalizing it will bring all the money from the black market to legitimate businesses and the government. Plus it will allow the limited resources to be used on preventing hardcore drugs instead of being wasted on this mostly harmless drug, that people will use anyways.
titillater

Eugene, OR

#10 Sep 7, 2010
Seem silly to spend so much to enforce a law that is obsolete on a substance proven to be less harmful than alcohol. No to mention it would shut down more than half of the illegal drug traffic from south of the boarder.
Factchecker

Eugene, OR

#11 Sep 8, 2010
Legalization will keep pot smokers from interacting with hard drug suppliers. It's no worse for society than smoking tobacco (except for the legality issue.) It could also add to the revenue base for the state and city, particularly THIS city. It's nearly legal along the West coast anyway.
BeenThereDidThat

Eugene, OR

#12 Sep 11, 2010
Several of the most recent years I have spent in methadone treatment, in hospitals, and in an estranged strained relationship with one of my sons. While I won't say marijuana is to blame, as ultimately I chose to do it, drugs & alcohol and my attitudes that they were okay and that I could never be an addict or alcoholic led me through a hell I would not wish on another human being. In the 70s, I smoked pot with classmates, dropped acid, ate mom's pills. In the 80s, I had Colombian 'friends' and cocaine and pot reigned before and after work. In the 90s it was Crown Royal and pot and methamphetamine, jobs started to get harder to land. In the first decade of the 21st century, it was heroin and again with the pot. Marijuana IS a gateway drug. It doesn't keep kids away from hard drugs or their dealers (Mexican gangs planting seeds and harvesting from CA thru OR and into ALASKA friends). The marijuana of the 60s made you giggle, horny, cough and sleep. The pot of 2010 is like acid in one puff. It is beyond me how anyone can function on it. If you don't believe me or you feel you're superior to my experiences with pot over 30 years, go to a few 12-step meetings and look around. Alcoholism and drug addiction transcend class, race, intelligence, and gender. I gently reproach you unbelievers who incorrectly or with ignorant diligence promote this drug. The only conceivable benefit to legalization is revenue. I ask, do you want to HAND the ruling class billions in tax revenues to further their enrichment and continue your abject slavery to them and the further globalization of corporate capitalism? Big money is already gobbling up tracts of northern California in hopes of Monsantoising the marijuana growing industry. Prohibition was tried. Temperance was a movement (google it) with roots in the 19th century. Both failed because they never addressed the reasons and solutions to why people ABUSE drugs & booze. Marijuana IS a dangerous drug and as such it needs to be checked. Smoke all you like. You WILL pay consequences. I sure did.
Easy Ed

Eugene, OR

#13 Sep 16, 2010
If you could somewhere, somehow, find a sane management system, I could change my mind.
fydollaho

Houston, TX

#14 Sep 18, 2010
im not a pot smoker nor an alcohol drinker. that being said, i'd rather have weed legal and alcohol illegal. you never hear about a stoned driver killing others in his car...car keys are almost impossible to find when you are high. the problem with the "legalize it" crowd is that they are terrible represenitives of thier cause. stoned, scraggly, b.o. reaking, face pierced morons who try to make their points while stoned will never be taken seriously. this country will never see weed legal because as a whole we are ignorant, self centered, loud mouth know it alls, who will spew vile hatered to any one that has a differant opinion
ornbtr

Grants Pass, OR

#15 Sep 18, 2010
more natural than alchohol, lees problems.
a patient

Yacolt, WA

#16 Nov 4, 2010
as for the person who said "as a script is a joke".
you are a clueless fool talking completely out of your ---! if you ever needed help with pain or nauseau and had to just rely on pharm meds you would be better able to talk on this subject.somehow i doubt that you have ever really suffered.you are way to full of yourself and your own opinions to have had creation throw you any real curve balls.

and speaking of curve balls.the reason most of us used it before it was legal is because it works you idiot.if i took the meds my docs prescribed for me through the years up to now.i wouldn't be seeing my grand daughter,etc,etc,etc. see the options from the pharmacy kill you.no bull just the facts.i know i have the toxic prescriptions to prove it.my kids could be in a lawsuit right now with the pharm companies for killing their dad with bad meds.it was first prescribed to me when i was 13 i'm 51 now.if i waited till it was legal i would never have made it alive.
so get a clue you self absorbed fool.
a patient

Yacolt, WA

#17 Nov 4, 2010
and to been there did that.

your inability to control yourself has nothing to do with pot.

sounds more like you just were looking for someone to notice you at whatever cost.

sorry,it is a cold world sometimes.

and that is your "GATEWAY DRUG" your own PAIN AND FEELINGS OF UNCONNECTEDNESS

when a person is so ungrounded and without council in any direction you have your "GATEWAYS TO ABUSE"

otherwise if you want to blaim substances you can start with air and water because those are the first substances you abuse when you start going off!
captaingary

Central Point, OR

#18 Jun 12, 2011
it is a destination drug, my fellow humans... peace be with you and to all our brothers & sisters on earth... love thy neighbor as thyself... the herb grows for all of us so we may learn to live in peace and harmony... thank mother nature for giving you peace, tranquility, understanding of one another and LOVE... don't worry needlessly about one problem or another... seek solutions that invole caring, compassion and LOVE... Peace be with you... NAMASTE
captaingary

Central Point, OR

#19 Jun 12, 2011
life is a journey... put down your gun and pick up a bong... think of your place in the universe, a unique and loving individual, beautiful... share yourself with others through caring and understanding and love... seek happiness...
Pot Userfor43Years

Battle Ground, WA

#20 Jun 14, 2011
Prohibition of marijuana use has been on the books since the early 20th century. It has not stopped the use of marijuana. Prohibition of alcohol use failed, and prohibition of marijuana use is failing.

The overuse of alcohol causes headaches. The headache is caused by damage to brain cells. No such damage has been reported in studies of marijuana.

Most people who drink, drink responsibly. Most people who use marijuana do so responsibly.

Go anywhere in the world and you'll find people using recreational drugs. Some cultures make use of psychedelics. It's human nature to use recreational drugs.

In the US, most people want everyone to live long, happy and healthy lives. This is an American ideal. Legislators, however, use marijuana, alcohol, and other substances.

All arguments in favor of keeping marijuana illegal are just plain silly. They make no sense at all. Those who want US citizens to be perfect live in a fantasy world. This is just as harmful as living in a fantasy caused by the use of marijuana. It makes people criminals for having human nature. The arguments in favor of keeping marijuana are illogical. They range from protecting children to having a safe workforce. If you want to protect children and have a safe workforce, then make alcohol use illegal, but we all know what happened when that great experiment was implemented. Gangsters entered the manufacturing and distribution of alcohol. Gangsters now are mainly the suppliers of marijuana.

I'll piss in a cup for a drug test when employers piss in a cup for drug tests to make sure that I'm not abused in the workplace. Prove to the workforce that employers are sane and logical and don't abuse any substance, and I'll be willing to take a drug test. Until then, I am unwilling, and the only piss you'll get from me is for a taste test.

Keeping marijuana illegal is nonsense! Marijuana is not a gateway drug. It is not dangerous in the hands of responsible people. It is not addictive. I don't need the government to save me from myself, and in fact, the government endangers me by allowing employers to make a criminal out of me and make me unemployable.

It is not marijuana that makes people irrational. It is human nature. Tell me, why doesn't the government make human nature illegal?

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