Marijuana Debate - Kingsport, TN

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Kingsport, TN.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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#1
Aug 25, 2010
 
There is a lot of money to be made if they would legalize weed. This would give law enforcement one less thing to worry about.
Sakinah

Kingsport, TN

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#2
Aug 31, 2010
 
Yes I support, there are way worse drug that are legal.
enkel

Blountville, TN

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#3
Sep 1, 2010
 
Unfortunately, if marijuana was legalized, it would only be sold in small amounts per month for medical purposes only (nothing like what you see on Weeds). And if that were to happen, the tax rate would be insanely high. If you want to take it ever further, if it were to become legal, logically dealers would up their prices tenfold because it would be in more demand and they would get a greater revenue with higher prices. Also, you would still get arrested if you had possession in a vehicle because it is considered to give the same side affects as drinking. So if all these stipulations work for everyone, then sure, legalize it. And to Sakinah, the only reason that these legal drugs are considered worse is simply because idiotic people have decided to play the medical system and abuse their medication. Sadly, we all have to deal with the consequences of that.
Debbie

Jonesborough, TN

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#4
Sep 4, 2010
 
Yes, It would cut down on alot of drug busts
riv

Kingsport, TN

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#5
Sep 4, 2010
 
I support it and I don't even smoke it. It is alot safer than other legal drugs.
Missie Johnson

Johnson City, TN

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#6
Sep 4, 2010
 
It is a natural herb and you can only get so high never has anyone overdosed or been to the point of not remembering what you do
enkel

Kingsport, TN

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#7
Sep 6, 2010
 
Missie Johnson wrote:
It is a natural herb and you can only get so high never has anyone overdosed or been to the point of not remembering what you do
However, studies have shown that smoking marijuana while pregnant (which many women in this area are prone to) can cause the child to be born with altered responses to visual stimulation, increased tremors, and a high-pitched cry, which may indicate problems with nervous system development. If a mother smokes while nursing the THC can also be passed to the infant through the mother's milk.- NIDA
G.Adams

Kingsport, TN

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#8
Sep 8, 2010
 
Yes
Benjamin Robinson

Kingsport, TN

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#9
Sep 15, 2010
 
It should be sold at the gas station like a box of cigs.
rozetta stevens

Kingsport, TN

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#10
Sep 21, 2010
 
safer than pills or beer
enkel

Elizabethton, TN

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#11
Sep 21, 2010
 
rozetta stevens wrote:
safer than pills or beer
Oh yes. Being at an elevated risk of heart attack is definitely safe. Have you all even researched any side effects or long term studies? Or do you simply smoke then do?
Anon

Loudon, TN

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#12
Sep 29, 2010
 
It's high time we move past prohibition-era politics. The state-sponsored moral codes that we call 'marijuana prohibition' should have been declared null and void years ago; it is a legislation based on racism and deliberate govt. funded misinformation, enacted to protect the financial interests of William Randolph Hearst. I hope to see this change in my lifetime.
sameer

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Sep 29, 2010
 
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#14
Sep 30, 2010
 
They could tax it and regulate it. Take it off black market. People who want it are going to get it. might as well benefit tax wise for it. It is the same of prohibition was in the 20's and 30's.
stevin

Kingsport, TN

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#15
Feb 18, 2011
 
honestly there is just way to many reasons why it should be legalized, il just name a few, one would be that people like me who have an illness could get it and smoke it in their home without the threat of police breaking down their door for not hurting anyone. another would be that if its taxed and regulated that our national debt would be reduced by alot, over 3 billion is to be made here.
Anonymous

Johnson City, TN

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#16
Mar 5, 2011
 
As conservative as East Tn is we have to take a reasonable look at the implications to legalizing marijuana for our state and the effects it will bring. First, it is apparent that overall drug offense crimes will be reduced dramatically and that expost facto laws will be used and free a decent percentage within our penal systems as it is. Second, the medical implications that medicinal marijuana provides for is immeasurable. A specific benefit to the city of Kingsport is that one (1) acre of the marijuana plant can produce more paper than 40 acres of trees. How is this beneficial to Kingsport??? Kingsport is a factory town that plays host to Eastman, BAE, and another company... DOMTAR. For those who do not know, Domtar makes paper. How much in cost cutting efforts would be made to Domtar overall by going from 40 acres of trees to 1 and production not only maintaining but increasing? Does that not mean that there would be higher profit margins and more payouts in salary and thereby adding a stimulus to our city? All from a plant that is currently made illegal. Tennessee is supposedly known as being the agricultural state and so by being deemed this title don't you think we are missing out on a very important crop that could give back to our state in so many ways? The classic arguement is naturally that not one person has ever died or overdosed on marijuana. This is a very true arguement and if its true then its true. Can the same be said for alcohol??? How many deaths have occured due to alcohol related incidents both criminally and physically? Now I am not suggesting prohibition by any stretch of the means... I am simple saying does it make sense to turn our backs on a cash crop during economic struggles than will sustain us. Jamestown was founded for its agricultural purposes for tobacco they saw they great benefit and knew its value and it was for that value that contributed to our ability to become an independant nation from England. Crops, Land, and economics... thats what the fight was then and that's what the fight is REALLY about now. We owe it to ourselves and this economy. Just over the hill in Bristol is a Medical Marijuana Dispensary. Yes that's right folks... Virginia legalized Medicinal Marijuana just this past summer and started dispensing in October 2010. 16 states have legalized Marijuana and 16 states are showing excellent statistical averages in the falling of overall crime rates in relation to drug offenders and 16 states are showing added state funding and 16 states are showing lower unemployment. My question is... Are we so wealthy of a state that we will continue to snub our nose at an agricultural crop that will bring so much benefit to our economy and the overall healthcare to our sick??? Are we???
teej

Bristol, VA

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#17
Aug 12, 2011
 
personal responsibility, and a respect for individual property rights should be the federal policy-- it sure is the constitutional one.
sun lover

Bristol, TN

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#18
Aug 16, 2011
 
it's going to be sold regardless, so why not get our country out of debt and make money off the sell of weed.
healthyhead

Johnson City, TN

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#19
Aug 16, 2011
 
enkel wrote:
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Oh yes. Being at an elevated risk of heart attack is definitely safe. Have you all even researched any side effects or long term studies? Or do you simply smoke then do?
anything abused can be of detriment.

compared to " legal" substances, marijuanna is by far the safest.

There has NEVER been a documented death caused by marijuanna.

I suggest you spend some time reading comparisons rather than propaganda.

Finally, when a majority of the population uses it, the govmnt should acknowledge the will of the people and legalize it as they did alcohol.
Internet user

Kingsport, TN

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#20
Aug 20, 2011
 
Marijuana is not the problem in this country. It's crystal meth and presciption pain killer like Oxycontin, Hydrocodon, Morphine, vicatin etc. As well as anti-anxiety meds like Xanax. Cyrstal Meth is a derivitive of cold meds.

I don't smoke pot but have never heard of anyone stealing people's property or killing someone for it. I'll agree most of the people I've seen who smoke it are lazy. But painkiller abuse is the main reason for crime in the country.

The reason marijuana is targeted so much is because it's a weed that will grow anywhere by anyone. Too hard to tax or regulate.

Why else would Sullivan and Hawkins county legalize fireworks? It's all about the allmighty dollar. Tax revenue.

Precription drugs are a product of capatalism. The government is not going to target large companies for making a highly addictive product if used incorrectly. There is too much money to be made.

I'm not so much the product itself but the availabilty. Doctors are wined and dined by the drug companies so they are more apt to prescribe their products.

Why would the government illegalize tobacco? There is too much tax on it. The government would loose too much money.

It's all about the dollar.

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