Marijuana Debate - Jackson, MS

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Jackson, MS.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

Jackson supports
Support
 
90
Oppose
 
5

Vote now in Jackson:

TB

Brandon, MS

#29 Dec 30, 2010
I unfortunatly was a daily pot user for 35 years.I'm a walking study. I have lived a successful productive life as a owner/manager of several businesses. It is not a good experience. However, It does not effect your motor skills like alcohol which has caused so many deaths and it does not cause or incourage the madness that you often see with someone under the influence of alcohol. It does not have the same toxins or results of tobacco that have killed millions of people. I'm not saying that its not a harmful substance. I'm saying that is is far less harmful than the prescription drugs that are handed out daily by the doctors or the biggest killers (alcohol and tobacco)Furthermore,we spend hundreds of millions to fight this pot war and have created the mexican boarder wars with it. I don't know the answer, but I know what we have is not a productive solution. But as long as alcohol and tobacco are so profitable for our government, nothing will be done to control it.
Don Alberto Einstein

Mcallen, TX

#31 Jan 20, 2011
I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong? Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn't the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit ... unnatural?
After all, Man made alcohol...God created marijuana.
Who do you trust??
ThomasA

Springville, AL

#33 Jan 21, 2011
Don Alberto Einstein wrote:
I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong? Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn't the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit ... unnatural?
After all, Man made alcohol...God created marijuana.
Who do you trust??
You are so right but,.........God might not be able to help you when you lose your job for using His herbs.
ex-con

United States

#34 Feb 14, 2011
legal or not the governmen will never dictate what i can or canot do in the privacy of my home.laws be dambed
ex-con

United States

#35 Feb 14, 2011
SNO wrote:
THERE is NO NEED TO EXPLAIN ITS RIGHT BETWEEN OUR EYES
whatever that means
ex-con

United States

#36 Feb 14, 2011
ThomasA wrote:
The subject of this post is the legalization of MJ. If it were to be legalized,you would able to buy it, possess it,and sell it in small quantities ,but you would NOT be able to USE it legally if you have any kind of a real job where it is not allowed to be in your system while you are on the premises. Most smart companies spell the fact out up front that MJ and other drugs will not be tolerated. The workman's comp rules require that people be tested randomly and if you are injured on the job,you will be sent to a emergency care location where the first thing they do is hand you a specimen cup....no choise. You test positive in either case,you are history, with a dismissal report that will follow you when you look for another job. You can argue,cuss, and fuss all you want but the company cannot afford to have you there posing a danger to the other employees. If you are already financially set for life and don't ever need to work,go for it but if not,think about the consequences when you fire up that doobie.
and if legalized they couldnt deteman if it was used on th e job or at home and there would be no more manditory testing like alchol
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#37 Feb 14, 2011
ex-con wrote:
<quoted text>and if legalized they couldnt deteman if it was used on th e job or at home and there would be no more manditory testing like alchol
Wrong!! Making it legal would let you possess it but it would still be up to the employer and his workman's comp insurance company whether to maintain the drug free work zone. In a drug free work zone,you would not be allowed to operate machinery,drive a company vehicle or lift truck,or be anywhere on the premises with MJ in your system. They still would do random testing. Instead of letting you go,they can take you a company vehicle to a med lab for testing. You fail,you're fired, you refuse to test,you're fired. If you get hurt on the job, the first thing they give you at the hospital or emergency center is a pee cup. No time for cover-ups. This would only apply to companies covered under WC insurance. If you are self employed,wealthy,or work for a uninsured company, you should be ok. A good company is not going to risk sky high premiums or cancellation trying to run an adult day care for a bunch of toads who can't follow the rules.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#38 May 31, 2011
does virtually no harm, has a vast sum of medicinal uses and is a great alternative to all of the medication with terrible side effects one could be prescribed.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#40 Jun 1, 2011
MIKE677 wrote:
<quoted text>
very true, are you ready to help me with the first chapter of norml to be started in mississippi,the state not a single chapter as of yet?
i don't really see what can possible be done besides writing a congressman or something.

we're a decrim state, which i think will be the closest MS gets before marijuana is legal on a federal level.

“C'thulu dreams in the deep”

Since: May 07

Somewhere In, MS

#41 Jun 11, 2011
if you want to stop people smoking inscense and snorting paint and chemical, and making hazardous labs that could blow up your neighborhood, just legalize marijuana and tax it. Same restrictions as alchohol, if you're driving thats your azz.
Rebel

Brandon, MS

#42 Jun 12, 2011
Yeah Marijuana is safe and the crime rate is dropping in Jackson HA HA HA
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#44 Jun 12, 2011
MIKE677 wrote:
<quoted text>
to be honest, yes it is sir. Marijuana is never going away no matter how hard they try, best thing is to regulate it.
The floor is open. Please present your plan. Remember that this plan is for people not employed in corporate America that will still have the right to declare a drug-free work zone. Let's hear it!
wheretofind herb

Brandon, MS

#45 Jun 26, 2011
Jackson area. cant keep a source.
wheretofindherb

Brandon, MS

#46 Jun 26, 2011
jackson area. cant keep a steady source.
Marlene Shoop

United States

#47 Jun 27, 2011
We don't need any more brain dead teenagers or adults!
tara

Morton, MS

#48 Jun 28, 2011
it dont harm any one its not a drug its a plant that the lord put here so put it to use
ThomasA

Jacksonville, AL

#49 Jun 28, 2011
tara wrote:
it dont harm any one its not a drug its a plant that the lord put here so put it to use
God also gave us sharks, black widows, tornadoes, earthquakes, lightning, poison ivy, rattlesnakes,and hemlock. Now what's your point?
toni c

Chicago, IL

#50 Jul 2, 2011
d.
ThomasA

Jacksonville, AL

#51 Jul 2, 2011
toni c wrote:
d.
Fire off another bowl and maybe your brain will surface.
Reggie

Ridgeland, MS

#53 Jul 9, 2011
nothing is wrong with it. NO ONE has died from it. IT MAKES PEOPLE HAPPY !!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Jackson Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
The 25 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S. Are Mo... (Nov '10) 3 hr DoNotUnderstandMo... 19,576
roger c blevins 13 hr beware of this ab... 1
Country Inn & Suites (Mar '14) 22 hr Richlandgirl2 6
Pretty girls in richland and ugly bfs Sat Richland2 1
Date Sat Marie 5
Review: Jackson Lease Sales & Rentals (Jun '11) Dec 25 jenstriegel 14
Mississippi tea party activist dead of apparent... (Jun '14) Dec 24 Swedenforever 26
Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]