Marijuana Debate - Johnson City, TN

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Since: Oct 09

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Aug 24, 2010
 
Legalization of pot would be one of the most sensible decisions ever made. Imagine the tobacco farmer who is being put out of business and told to grow soybeans. Hell with soybeans, pot would profit everyone. Gone would be the days of illegal marijuana trade and the crime that goes along with it. An export and domestic business would thrive.

Since: Mar 09

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#2
Aug 25, 2010
 
Just what the country needs, yet another "feel good" drug to escape reality and not make people deal with daily issues rather thanescaping them.
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Aug 25, 2010
 
Jettazero wrote:
Just what the country needs, yet another "feel good" drug to escape reality and not make people deal with daily issues rather thanescaping them.
We have a pill for that!

Since: Mar 09

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#5
Aug 25, 2010
 
Yeah I know, god forbid people actually get off their asses and deal with things.
Not Everyone

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Aug 25, 2010
 
Jettazero wrote:
Just what the country needs, yet another "feel good" drug to escape reality and not make people deal with daily issues rather thanescaping them.
I have disagree to a point.... I smoke, and it isn't to escape anything, it is more of a wind down after a long day. It is a natural herb, and not chemicals the pharmacies thrive on. But I do think anyone who sits and smokes it all day could find better and more productive things to do. Anything can be abused.
Moderation

Knoxville, TN

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Aug 25, 2010
 
I've been smoking pot for over 30 years. I own my home, have a job, a car, and I've never collected assistance of any kind from the government in my life.
I like the other poster, use it as a wind down at the end of a long day at work and for recreation on the weekends. A lot of people like to have a beer or a few drinks, I don't drink alcohol so why is what I do any worse than what someone else does?
Just because some group of idiots in Washington think its bad is hardly a good enough reason, remember these are the same idiots that "know whats best" and got us all in this economic mess and put our once great country in the crapper.

If a pack of cigarettes cost $5 and generates billions of revenue a year, imagine how much would be generated by a $20 pack of joints being sold in an ABC store.
How ironic would it be if a bunch of "pot heads" were to save this country from financial ruin by doing nothing more than sitting around getting high eating munchies watching TV.

I'd rather deal with a pot head than an alcoholic any day of the week!
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Aug 25, 2010
 
Moderation wrote:
I've been smoking pot for over 30 years. I own my home, have a job, a car, and I've never collected assistance of any kind from the government in my life.
I like the other poster, use it as a wind down at the end of a long day at work and for recreation on the weekends. A lot of people like to have a beer or a few drinks, I don't drink alcohol so why is what I do any worse than what someone else does?
Just because some group of idiots in Washington think its bad is hardly a good enough reason, remember these are the same idiots that "know whats best" and got us all in this economic mess and put our once great country in the crapper.
If a pack of cigarettes cost $5 and generates billions of revenue a year, imagine how much would be generated by a $20 pack of joints being sold in an ABC store.
How ironic would it be if a bunch of "pot heads" were to save this country from financial ruin by doing nothing more than sitting around getting high eating munchies watching TV.
I'd rather deal with a pot head than an alcoholic any day of the week!
WISH I COULD EMAIL YOU A JOINT OF THIS KILLER TX STUFF I SMOKE,EVERYDAY!I AM ALSO A 30PLUS YEAR POT SMOKER,IAM ENJOYING THE HELL OUT OF AN EARLY RETIREMENT!!MOST PEOPLE WHO HATE POT ARE IGNORANT OF THE FACTS,AND THEY WILL NEVER CHANGE THEIR MINDS!!!PUFF PUFF PASS DUDE!!!!!!
concerned

Knoxville, TN

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Aug 25, 2010
 
very interesting topic
freebird

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Aug 25, 2010
 
concerned wrote:
very interesting topic
PUFF PUFF PASS!!!!!!!!

Since: Mar 09

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Aug 25, 2010
 
It's funny how people who are for legalization and ILEGALLY use it now are so quick to defend it. I wouldnt go around bragging that "I'm a proud potsmoker". It's become a status drug of sorts. Why do you need a joint to "wind down"? Why cant you do it on your own body's merits?
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Aug 25, 2010
 
Jettazero wrote:
It's funny how people who are for legalization and ILEGALLY use it now are so quick to defend it. I wouldnt go around bragging that "I'm a proud potsmoker". It's become a status drug of sorts. Why do you need a joint to "wind down"? Why cant you do it on your own body's merits?
I don't smoke pot and I don't like it either. But why in the "world" would anybody need a beer to relax after work? They don't have to defend their right to guzzle one down when they feel like it. You gonna tell me you don't take anything at all from the drug store for anything that ails you or do you do it on your own body's merits? God put marijuana on this this earth for a purpose and I would trust it more than anything the pharmaceutical industry pumps out. It is a natural herb and if used in moderation is a whole lot safer than alcohol. Truth is, the local governments make too much money off of it being illegal and they ain't gonna get off of that gravy train any time too soon.

Since: Mar 09

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Aug 25, 2010
 
I'm a VERY holistic person. Other than a few vitamin supplements and a tylenol or motrin on rare occasions, I'm au naturale. I havent been sick in years since starting this. I dont defend alcohol either but that fight was done before most of us were old enough to vote.

"It is a natural herb and if used in moderation is a whole lot safer than alcohol." 'Shrooms are natural too but you dont see people fighting to legalize them. It still leads to addiction. Most folks say "i'm not addicted, I just don't want to stop". Well, there ya go.
Moderation

Knoxville, TN

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Aug 25, 2010
 
Jettazero wrote:
It's funny how people who are for legalization and ILEGALLY use it now are so quick to defend it. I wouldnt go around bragging that "I'm a proud potsmoker". It's become a status drug of sorts. Why do you need a joint to "wind down"? Why cant you do it on your own body's merits?
Not to be rude but what business is it of yours what method I choose to unwind at the end of my day of being a contributing member of society.
I mean who are you or anyone else to tell me what I can do on my time in my own home when I'm not hurting or infringing on anyone else. I don't know that I'm a "proud pot smoker" but I'm certainly not ashamed of smokin a little grass. You want to know why current users are so quick to defend it? It's because we know the reality of it not some bullsh*t garbage spewed out by the government and paranoid nay-sayers. We want to be left alone to smoke our grass unhindered by big brother. Why is it always the ones who get tickets that complain about red light cameras so adamantly?
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"It is a natural herb and if used in moderation is a whole lot safer than alcohol." 'Shrooms are natural too but you dont see people fighting to legalize them. It still leads to addiction. Most folks say "i'm not addicted, I just don't want to stop". Well, there ya go.
Why are you talking about mushrooms? This topic is about marijuana.
No one here is talking about harder drugs or psychedelics at all. A little common sense goes a long way. Your arguments are weak dude and very old.
You say you're holistic, well how would you like it if someone decided Echinacea, St. John's wort, or Chamomile should be outlawed.
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Aug 26, 2010
 
giggity giggity
david j. oliver

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Aug 28, 2010
 
Itwould be a great benefit to everyone,especially in my case,my wife is bi-polar and pot is the only thing that helped her unlike pills that keep her so out of it and out of reality,but workplace drug test prohibits that so i live in misesry and so do our kids

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Aug 28, 2010
 
[QUOTE who="david j. oliver"]Itwould be a great benefit to everyone,especially in my case,my wife is bi-polar and pot is the only thing that helped her unlike pills that keep her so out of it and out of reality,but workplace drug test prohibits that so i live in misesry and so do our kids[/QUOTE]I agree with you 100%. Marijuana is a proven alternative medicine and way less experimental than the pills touted as new miracle drugs, which carry so many warnings and probable side effects. The manufacturers of many of these new drugs explain that they have an unknown reason as to how they work. Now that's a shot in the dark. We all know how pot works and what to expect from it. Many people are still stupefied by the old Dragnet tv show from the 1960's and have no idea what it is all about. Imagine if it were legal...you could grow enough to help your wife without taking a chance on high dollar drugs (which are considered ok in the workplace as long as you have a prescription). Now, don't get me started on workplace drug testing...that is a complete denial of personal freedom concerning what you do away from work. Pot can be detected in the urine from 72 hours to 11 weeks. Just because a person tests positive has no relation to them being under the influence at work. Prohibition! Didn't anyone learn a lesson from it?
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Aug 28, 2010
 
[QUOTE who="david j. oliver"]Itwould be a great benefit to everyone,especially in my case,my wife is bi-polar and pot is the only thing that helped her unlike pills that keep her so out of it and out of reality,but workplace drug test prohibits that so i live in misesry and so do our kids[/QUOTE]THERE ARE 14 STATES WITH NORMALIZED MARIJUANA LAWS HOPE IS ALIVE!!!!
Old Toker

Knoxville, TN

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#19
Aug 28, 2010
 
Its an alternative substance that has some helpful and fun benefits. Cancer patients say it is helpful with nausea. After extensive study of alchol and pot ( on my own), I would prefer my kids to smoke pot over drinking except for the stiff penalty's involved. So there!!
Anonymous

Nashville, TN

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#21
Aug 29, 2010
 
i got munchies now just reading this......giggle
JustMe

Cedar Mountain, NC

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#22
Aug 30, 2010
 
Well all I know is that when they eventually legalize it the first thing I'm doin is runnin out and buying company stock in Nabisco, Frito-Lay, and Little Debbie Cakes. I'll be a millionaire in no time!!

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