Marijuana Debate - Houston, TX

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Houston, TX.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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Texas Realist

Houston, TX

#152 Dec 28, 2010
The cost associated with keeping marijuana illegal far outweigh the benifits of the law. The argument of it being a "Gateway Drug" is propaganda. Certain people are prone to substance abuse and the availability or lack of availability of marijuana is not going to change that. The second most frequently used Propaganda ideal is "Blah Blah save the children blah blah" People, kids included, will find ways to get pot or other mind altering substances regardless of their legality. The ilegality of Marijuana not only costs us Billions, but it enables drug cartels to profit from that ilegality. Legalized pot would have an immediate effect on the cartels ability to profit from it from cultivation through distribution, especially if cultivation for personal use is allowed.
bob

Houston, TX

#153 Dec 28, 2010
Wasted billions - things are only getting worse - now violent drug gangs taking over.
Bob Loblah

Edmonton, Canada

#154 Dec 28, 2010
This is all we want now. To have ( for example ) an 18-wheeler convoy of truckers on the highway high on maryjane. They would be stacking up the corpses a mile high.
Bob Loblah

Edmonton, Canada

#155 Dec 28, 2010
Texas Realist wrote:
The cost associated with keeping marijuana illegal far outweigh the benifits of the law. The argument of it being a "Gateway Drug" is propaganda. Certain people are prone to substance abuse and the availability or lack of availability of marijuana is not going to change that. The second most frequently used Propaganda ideal is "Blah Blah save the children blah blah" People, kids included, will find ways to get pot or other mind altering substances regardless of their legality. The ilegality of Marijuana not only costs us Billions, but it enables drug cartels to profit from that ilegality. Legalized pot would have an immediate effect on the cartels ability to profit from it from cultivation through distribution, especially if cultivation for personal use is allowed.
28Dec10.....Nope. To begin with, the amount of down-time in the business end of things would rise sharply. Factories would suffer and to put it mildly, would you be sckeptical of any powders coming out of any factory where employees are most prone to smokeup during working hours. Also, the forklift operator wouldn't be a very good fellow to hang out with when he is lifting a ton above your head.
Ps: But Reverend Wright would be having things right up his alley.

Bob Loblah rules.

Bob Loblah
Bob Loblah

Edmonton, Canada

#156 Dec 28, 2010
mblack24cummins wrote:
Marijuana isnt a dru
g. And theres no field sobriety test to prove your high either... you can get pulled over and tell a cop that ur high as a kite, he cant do anything.
28Dec10.....this response tells Bob Loblah that the poster is so high that he can't even see how ridiculous he is. Bob Loblah can give you a test. The first one is to put Bob Loblah's boot right up your arse.
Bob Loblah rules.
Bob Loblah
IBC

Merelbeke, Belgium

#157 Dec 28, 2010
I am not a user of any illegal drugs,not marijuana or any of the hard drugs, but marijuana has been legalized in other countries and successfully control the legal amount to be sold; in this manner the legalization only of this drug would help control and minimize the problem of ilegal consumption.

“Viva Mexico”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#158 Dec 30, 2010
hooray for Houston

97 FOR

6 against

lol :)

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#159 Jan 7, 2011
The most destructive law , besides jim crow laws . Prohibition has accomplished only negative goals. 1)Cause much more damage , then said substance. 2)Destroy ANY POTENTIAL to get back into society(drug possession criminal record). If this was taken seriously from the beginning and not as a justice system profit motive then this wouldn't be a criminal issue , but a medical one.

“Viva Mexico”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#160 Jan 7, 2011
Bob Loblah wrote:
This is all we want now. To have ( for example ) an 18-wheeler convoy of truckers on the highway high on maryjane. They would be stacking up the corpses a mile high.
you are imagining things bob.

what you are describing has never happened before.

marijuana was always legal until cars were invented.

shortly thereafter, in 1925, the dutch opium convention in holland made cannabis illegal worldwide. the usa was rocking and rolling at the time, but shortly thereafter the stock market crashed.

after that, the mexicans started coming over to find jobs during the depression. the anymosity carried over onto the marijuana they brought with them.

where are the dead bodies killed by pot, bob ? there aren't any.

at no time during the past 6,000 of history has there ever been a global, regional, or national emergency attributable to pot.

the "problems" didn't occur in peoples' minds until after the hysteria had set in. hysteria from believing propaganda, not from inhaling smoke.

you think marijuana causes paranoia ? no. the fear of going to jail causes paranoia. take a pill, bob. and chill out.
Lindzee

United States

#161 Jan 17, 2011
It should be legal, its ridiculous that just a few states over poeple can grow it in their house worry free just buy paying for a liscense, but here you can loose your home, children, freedom, reputation because of how tight the laws are on it. It seems to me that they make money off going around looking for marijuana, pulling people over and for no reason "ask" to search the vehicle. On top of that as little as a roach can put you in jail with expensive court costs. It should be legal or atleast decriminalized, the most dangerous thing about having weed in posession in some places is that it can put you in jail, and the only crime that most of these people who are charged with posession have commited is have weed, nothing else on there record and yet that one thing is enough to affect a large portion of a persons life.
Steven Heinsberg

Houston, TX

#162 Feb 3, 2011
Common freaking sense. Too many reasons to count.
Cannabis Science

Reno, NV

#163 Mar 5, 2011
Great penny stock set to explode
CBIS

http://www.cannabisscience.com/

Always take a cab if you smoked or drunk

ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#164 Mar 5, 2011
Cannabis Science wrote:
Great penny stock set to explode
CBIS
http://www.cannabisscience.com/
Always take a cab if you smoked or drunk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ro4yhp9L6OkXX
You can take a cab home and sober up but you it you're smokin' MJ, it's in your system for days and can get your fired if you work in a company with strict drug free work zone rules. Some folks will disagree but rules are rules and some get busted,some don't.

“Viva Mexico”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#165 Mar 6, 2011
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>You can take a cab home and sober up but you it you're smokin' MJ, it's in your system for days and can get your fired if you work in a company with strict drug free work zone rules. Some folks will disagree but rules are rules and some get busted,some don't.
not everyone is worried about getting fired, thomas. in fact, some people own their own companies.

let's suppose a guy who owns a company comes to work one day and is high. who is going to fire him ?

lol
bob

Pearland, TX

#166 Mar 18, 2011
ofc.
Lighter Of Dewbies

Houston, TX

#168 Apr 18, 2011
COMMON SENSE

Since: May 11

Houston, TX

#170 Jun 5, 2011
Bob Loblah wrote:
This is all we want now. To have ( for example ) an 18-wheeler convoy of truckers on the highway high on maryjane. They would be stacking up the corpses a mile high.
There are DOT laws that are quite on drivers using drugs or alcohol. Legalizing marijuana will not significantly effect the number of drivers in 18 wheelers getting high. They are all subjected to for cause and random drug testing.

Since: May 11

Houston, TX

#171 Jun 5, 2011
quite strict^^^^

Since: May 11

Houston, TX

#172 Jun 5, 2011
The right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Dander up

United States

#173 Sep 28, 2011
Decriminalize Marijuana and legalize. Marijuana does not kill as alcohol and tobacco does. And has the potential to solve many medical and financial problems we face. Break the back of the Cartels!

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