Marijuana Debate - Fitchburg, MA

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ResistGlobalizat ion

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#21
Sep 23, 2010
 
Alcohol kills __________ every year.
Marijuana has killed No One EVER.
ResistGlobalizat ion

Fitchburg, MA

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#22
Sep 23, 2010
 
Alcohol related Deaths a year: Over 100,000
Cannabis Related Deaths Ever: 0
end of debate.
Weed

Fitchburg, MA

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#23
Sep 23, 2010
 
Dude I got burnt once and it killed
ResistGlobalizat ion

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#24
Sep 25, 2010
 
STONER!!
Legalize It!

Leominster, MA

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#25
Jan 4, 2011
 
I support the legalization.. And it should be legalized but the problem is that they wont legalize unless they're gettin a share of the profit... They = Government... So who knows how much we'll be payin in taxes on marijuana now??? crazy people it grows from the mother earth.. Smoke...
james riddick

Gardner, MA

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#26
Oct 16, 2011
 
for pain in the body
The Insider

Framingham, MA

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#27
Oct 17, 2011
 
[QUOTE who="Legalize It!"]I support the legalization.. And it should be legalized but the problem is that they wont legalize unless they're gettin a share of the profit... They = Government... So who knows how much we'll be payin in taxes on marijuana now??? crazy people it grows from the mother earth.. Smoke...[/QUOTE]

The new thing is smoking catnip now. It is legal and gives almost the same effect according to the users that the police and ambulance have been picking up.
A Naturalist

Southborough, MA

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#28
Oct 17, 2011
 
sonny brisebois wrote:
<quoted text>Its prohibition was actually inspired by W.R. Hurst. The thought was that we could get all the paper we needed from hemp,(Hemp was easy to grow and a better medium for making paper than wood ever could be) but W.R. Hurst had enormous timber stands and lobbied for the prohibition so that he could sell his timber for a much higher price. So not only was grass made illegal, it's illegality has propagated the timber industry's rapacious hunger to strip the land of as many acres of trees as they could and can. It always comes down to a rich guy vs. nature, and we always seem to lose.
Sonny,

If you're an example of nature, the human race is in deep stuff. You're as unnatural as they come. You can always be counted on to stoke the "calss warfare" fires, you pathetic, jealous little boy.
Joe Jackson

Leominster, MA

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#29
Oct 17, 2011
 
The Insider wrote:
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The new thing is smoking catnip now. It is legal and gives almost the same effect according to the users that the police and ambulance have been picking up.
Nobody smokes catnip
The Insider

Framingham, MA

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#30
Oct 17, 2011
 
Joe Jackson wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody smokes catnip
Ride with the ambulance for a day and find out.
The Insider

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#31
Oct 17, 2011
 
Pill parties are a big hit anyways. Kids grab a few of their parents prescription pills. They all meet at one house and fill a salad bowl with the pills and mix them up.

The kids then just reach in and grab a few without knowing what they are and consume them.

Ride the ambulance for a day.
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Fitchburg, MA

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#32
Jan 16, 2013
 
Its a waste of money to prosecute weed offenders. My favorite quote is " no one has died from marijuana smoke. In scientific studies the only way to kill lab rats is twenty pounds...dropped at twenty feet on to them"
You Know Who

Marlborough, MA

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#33
Jan 17, 2013
 
It was ineresting to see the responses from many of our State's Police Chiefs right after the Voters of Massachusetts decided that the possesion of less than one ounce of marijuana should no longer be a criminal offense.

Many of our State's Police Chiefs, including F-burg's proud Police Chief, were commenting that they did not agree with the Voter's decision; and that they were going to try to cobble up a way in their Towns and Cities to keep the infraction as a criminal offense....talk about misguided law enforcement; these lawmen figured that somehow their personal opinions should overide what was already decided by the Voters!
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Leominster, MA

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#34
Jan 17, 2013
 
You Know Who wrote:
It was ineresting to see the responses from many of our State's Police Chiefs right after the Voters of Massachusetts decided that the possesion of less than one ounce of marijuana should no longer be a criminal offense.
Many of our State's Police Chiefs, including F-burg's proud Police Chief, were commenting that they did not agree with the Voter's decision; and that they were going to try to cobble up a way in their Towns and Cities to keep the infraction as a criminal offense....talk about misguided law enforcement; these lawmen figured that somehow their personal opinions should overide what was already decided by the Voters!
The reason law enforcement likes it is if they pull you over and smell it, it gives them just cause to search.
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Jan 17, 2013
 
huh wrote:
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The reason law enforcement likes it is if they pull you over and smell it, it gives them just cause to search.
OK, even I have to admit that is a good reason.

However, in the grand scheme of things, I would much rather see our lawmen going after the people who are dealing crack cocaine, cocaine, heroin, illegal prescription drugs. I don't smoke pot, but I honestly think that pot is about as harmless of a drug as there is. Much more harmless than alcohol. People do a whole lot of stupid things when they drink too much; they have a habit of laying pretty damn low when they smoke pot.

My beef with the whole marijuana debate (as it was 2 years ago) was simply that there are countless successful drug houses in Fitchburg that are happily in business dealing all kinds of drugs. And, somehow the FPD simply either ignores it or they claim that they are too understaffed to step up to it. So, busting a couple of 15 year old boys who have a couple of joints on them seems like a pretty damn low priority to me. Of course, it does keep a lawman about as safe as he can be as he makes a drug bust. Stoned 15 year old boys are pretty easy to deal with as compared with the real live drug dealers.

And, besides all of that; it certainly seems like there is a high likelyhood that the crimianl gangs who are dealing the bad drugs are also paying off the right people in order to have their operations ignored by law enforcement. Whe have read countless stories of the FPD somehow barging into the wrong apartment as they perform a drug raid. Plus, we all read how a FPD lawmen was buddy buddy with a known drug dealer.

As I always say; it is a proven fact that organized crime can not be successful without the support of crooked lawmen.....
Makes sense

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Jan 17, 2013
 
You Know Who wrote:
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OK, even I have to admit that is a good reason.
However, in the grand scheme of things, I would much rather see our lawmen going after the people who are dealing crack cocaine, cocaine, heroin, illegal prescription drugs. I don't smoke pot, but I honestly think that pot is about as harmless of a drug as there is. Much more harmless than alcohol. People do a whole lot of stupid things when they drink too much; they have a habit of laying pretty damn low when they smoke pot.
My beef with the whole marijuana debate (as it was 2 years ago) was simply that there are countless successful drug houses in Fitchburg that are happily in business dealing all kinds of drugs. And, somehow the FPD simply either ignores it or they claim that they are too understaffed to step up to it. So, busting a couple of 15 year old boys who have a couple of joints on them seems like a pretty damn low priority to me. Of course, it does keep a lawman about as safe as he can be as he makes a drug bust. Stoned 15 year old boys are pretty easy to deal with as compared with the real live drug dealers.
And, besides all of that; it certainly seems like there is a high likelyhood that the crimianl gangs who are dealing the bad drugs are also paying off the right people in order to have their operations ignored by law enforcement. Whe have read countless stories of the FPD somehow barging into the wrong apartment as they perform a drug raid. Plus, we all read how a FPD lawmen was buddy buddy with a known drug dealer.
As I always say; it is a proven fact that organized crime can not be successful without the support of crooked lawmen.....
I agree. What really stinks is there are so many criminals the cops cant catch them all and they are raising their kids to be criminals too. Why is a 15 yr. old kid selling drugs on a street corner? Does his parents condone that kind of behavior?
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Jan 17, 2013
 
You Know Who wrote:
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OK, even I have to admit that is a good reason.
However, in the grand scheme of things, I would much rather see our lawmen going after the people who are dealing crack cocaine, cocaine, heroin, illegal prescription drugs. I don't smoke pot, but I honestly think that pot is about as harmless of a drug as there is. Much more harmless than alcohol. People do a whole lot of stupid things when they drink too much; they have a habit of laying pretty damn low when they smoke pot.
My beef with the whole marijuana debate (as it was 2 years ago) was simply that there are countless successful drug houses in Fitchburg that are happily in business dealing all kinds of drugs. And, somehow the FPD simply either ignores it or they claim that they are too understaffed to step up to it. So, busting a couple of 15 year old boys who have a couple of joints on them seems like a pretty damn low priority to me. Of course, it does keep a lawman about as safe as he can be as he makes a drug bust. Stoned 15 year old boys are pretty easy to deal with as compared with the real live drug dealers.
And, besides all of that; it certainly seems like there is a high likelyhood that the crimianl gangs who are dealing the bad drugs are also paying off the right people in order to have their operations ignored by law enforcement. Whe have read countless stories of the FPD somehow barging into the wrong apartment as they perform a drug raid. Plus, we all read how a FPD lawmen was buddy buddy with a known drug dealer.
As I always say; it is a proven fact that organized crime can not be successful without the support of crooked lawmen.....
You're missing the point. When you pull in a 15-year-old with a single joint or a small bag - you can easily assume he'll be scared enough to give up the dealer who sold it to him in exchange for getting out of a drug charge.
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#38
Jan 18, 2013
 
Charles Hickey wrote:
I vote yes because the prohibition was based on lies by people that wantes to control the masses. Today there is way to much money involved with police judges lawyers all making money on the backs of common people. Pot is a natural plant and should be used in many ways not just to ge high , but as medicine and industial uses , which are too many to list.
I like the way you think. Why stop at pot? Can you imagine if we legalized all drugs? Kelloggs crack flakes, 5 hour heroin drinks, opium oatmeal. Heinz ketchup with a splash of hgh. It's a very dangerous slope. Opium comes from the groumd so should it be on every store shelf?
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#39
Jan 18, 2013
 
huh wrote:
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You're missing the point. When you pull in a 15-year-old with a single joint or a small bag - you can easily assume he'll be scared enough to give up the dealer who sold it to him in exchange for getting out of a drug charge.
Even if the 15 year old DOES give up the one who sold him the pot; it doesn't really help out in the actual fight against the bad drugs. Sure, the 15 year old may rat out someone who is dealing in a pound or two; but I do not want my tax dollars being used by the police to arrest low level pot dealers.

Again, somehow there are countless drug houses in Fitchburg which are peddling things far worse than pot. And, these drug houses operate with virtually zero fear of the law and zero interference from the law. I want my tax dollars being used by the fuzz to address the hard core criminals; not someone who is dealing in a few pounds of pot. The FPD should not be patting themselves on the back for a job well done when they bust a low level pot dealer; while at the same time they allow countless drug houses to operate that are peddling crack cocaine; heroin and illegal prescription drugs.

Besides, we all know that the cops are famous for simply taking away pot from low level offenders while filing no charges against them. It makes the cop look like a good guy; while all the while he just wants the pot for his own consumption or to be sold for an illegal profit on the side.

Let's not forget that it wasn't all too long ago that $85,000.00 worth of marijuana somehow just vanished while being stored as evidence by the Dracut PD. The odds are VERY HIGH that 1) members of the Dracut PD stole the pot. 2) the stolen pot was sold for profit by the crooked cops and it all wound up back on the streets.

Again, shouldn't the FPD be stepping up to the countless successful drug houses that are currently being run by the gangs? Oh that's right..they are too understaffed to put in any effort. The low level pot arrests are a hell of a lot easier to perform and they are a hell of a lot safer for the cop......
Sparky

Leominster, MA

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#40
Jan 20, 2013
 
[QUOTE who="Legalize It!"]I support the legalization.. And it should be legalized but the problem is that they wont legalize unless they're gettin a share of the profit... They = Government... So who knows how much we'll be payin in taxes on marijuana now??? crazy people it grows from the mother earth.. Smoke...[/QUOTE]Good point. It comes from Earth as opposed to say comes from Jupiter? Asbestos comes from Earth should we smoke it? What has happened? I grew up when Nancy Reagan would go around the country telling kids 'Just say no to drugs'. Now it's 'Just say yes'. Do you honestly want your kids doing and selling drugs?

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