Marijuana Debate - Knoxville, TN

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Knoxville, TN.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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Knoxville, TN

#1 Aug 25, 2010
As long as it isn't sold in liquor stores.
Yes Man

Knoxville, TN

#2 Aug 25, 2010
Sure, its about time. This is a harmless weed.
Being illegal is a cop- money making deal.
Earl Keese

Knoxville, TN

#3 Aug 25, 2010
Suz

Washington, DC

#4 Aug 25, 2010
Sorry - it may be harmless to some but it leads to much worse. My family has been devastated by substance abuse by one member. And it all started at age 14 with marijuana. I sound like my parents now back in the 60s..but they've been proven right. And I was a 'hippie' in the 60s. Basically it's a drug, like alcohol. Some people can be devastated by it; while others can be occasional users.
wwelvis

Kingston, TN

#5 Aug 25, 2010
4 chronic pain and must be over 21,
Paul

AOL

#6 Aug 25, 2010
If you want it you can buy it , so what's the problem?
SerfBored

Knoxville, TN

#7 Aug 26, 2010
The laws against marijuana serve no useful purpose and result in the imprisonment of citizens who are law-abiding otherwise.
in favor

Knoxville, TN

#8 Aug 26, 2010
It does no harm
Rob Crick

Knoxville, TN

#9 Aug 26, 2010
This Herb/Weed hurts no one.
It should be legal
impeach

Odessa, TX

#10 Aug 26, 2010
Its a money maker. It makes people happy. Use the jail and courts for real criminals !
Doubter5

Pompano Beach, FL

#11 Aug 27, 2010
There is a whole raft of reasons. Do some reasearch.

Since: Apr 09

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#13 Aug 27, 2010
I support legalization all the way. I have a perscription for it in California, partly becauseI thought maybe it would go easier on me if I were caught here with it. It was also a bit like a keepsake from Cali, nice and flat for the scrape book. It has done wonders for their economy out there and that's why other states are following suit.

Since: Apr 09

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#14 Aug 27, 2010
Suz, I understand that you feel likeitwas the gateway for your loved one but pleaseunderstand, in those circumstances a Budweiser would be a gateway. When a person had an addictive personality, it all depends on what gets the first because it will be something for sure. Please do a little more homework and find out the many incredible, medicinal wonders of mariquana and the seeds and fiber of the hemp. I hope your family member has found their path.

Since: Mar 09

United States

#15 Aug 27, 2010
Suz wrote:
Sorry - it may be harmless to some but it leads to much worse. My family has been devastated by substance abuse by one member. And it all started at age 14 with marijuana. I sound like my parents now back in the 60s..but they've been proven right. And I was a 'hippie' in the 60s. Basically it's a drug, like alcohol. Some people can be devastated by it; while others can be occasional users.
Not to be crude, but I think William F. Buckley, a staunch conservative, put is bluntly when he said, and I paraphrase, "Linking marijuana to drug abuse is like linking masturbation to rape."

Since: Mar 09

United States

#16 Aug 28, 2010
The exact Buckley quote is:

"The laws aren't exactly indefensible, because practically nothing is, and the thunderers who tell us to stay the course can always find one man or woman who, having taken marijuana, moved on to severe mental disorder. But that argument, to quote myself, is on the order of saying that every rapist began by masturbating. General rules based on individual victims are unwise."
whynot?

Knoxville, TN

#17 Aug 28, 2010
As a business owner, why shouldn't we legalize pot? They smoke, pay taxes on it being sold, shopkeepers earn money, the state earns money, and when they get hungry and thirsty people earn more money. Who show's up to work drunk? There's laws against that, surprise! You can outlaw being stoned while preforming brain surgery as well. Or picking up trash for minimum wage.
Anthony

Knoxville, TN

#18 Aug 28, 2010
i don't see a problem it's a non addictive herb hasn't killed anyone
Bob

Buchanan, GA

#20 Aug 29, 2010
There is not one single recorded case in history of someone dying from marijuana.Over two million people die every week in the world as a result of alcohol. Yet it is sold on every corner.
robert

Knoxville, TN

#21 Aug 30, 2010
Stop the madness. Pot is NOT a crime. Its good business for the law.
robert dew

Knoxville, TN

#22 Aug 30, 2010
Its no crime

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