Marijuana Debate - Lafayette, TN

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Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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Since: Aug 10

Lafayette, TN

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Aug 24, 2010
 
I wouldn't want to use it, but I think that legalizing this particular 'drug' might be a good idea. God did say that He gave every green herb for our use/healing. Why not educate people on how to use a substance properly and moderately. We trust people with many things that are dangerous and they deal with it. Why not give people the right to make their own choice and pay personally for the consequence of that choice. We'd save a lot on our 'war against drugs' most likely. It's an issue I'm not that passionate about one way or another.

Since: Aug 10

Lafayette, TN

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Aug 27, 2010
 
Isaac Baccus wrote:
scots-girl My last year as a DUI drug task force officer, I initiated 238 DUI arrests for one county in TN.(more than 2 per day) That is what is called educated, responsible, Govt regulated drug usage (alcohol). Working with the task force we made alot of arrests, confiscated alot of drugs, property, ect. What did it do to stop the flow? Nothing! I believe it ought to be local option. Get the Fed out of it and the counties need to hang 'em from the local oak tree and leave them there for about 4 days on display. Maybe then...but I must remember we live in the day that "as it was in the days of Noah so also shall the coming of the son of man be"
I was reticent to start this thread, as I'm not a pothead.:)

I'm not trying to encourage the usage; I feel that it is a herb that grows and it's not the only herb that the government has tried to "outlaw". I believe that the [Canadian] government outlawed a common North American weed called "Sheep Sorrell". It is used in the Native American anti-cancer recipe that was later called, "Essiac". Big Pharma surely wanted to shut down anything that would 'CURE CANCER' as cancer is big business.

I don't think I'd want to legitimize meth labs...more issues there, of course.

A lot of these things are revenue generators for the govt., and also keep the sheeple under their thumbs. Sometimes I think that they'd like to lock us ALL up and throw away the key!(Follow the money trail..........

Since: Aug 10

Shelby, NC

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Aug 27, 2010
 
You are exactly right. That is why I believe for a free people it ought to be at the local option. If the people of my county want it then, so be it. If they don't then OK. If I don't like it, then I move somewhere where it is the way I think it ought to be. The Federal powers should be limited. The highest power any local body politic should have to deal with is the State. My experience has opened my eyes a little I think to realize a few things. One of those things is that the Fed being involved in the everyday issues of our lives is bad for us and wrong in accordance with the Law of the Land.
Tally

Lafayette, TN

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Aug 27, 2010
 
With it being legal we can grow it here, people can pay taxes on it and it would keep the mexicans from bringing it in over the border to sell it here. WOuld possibly cut down on gang activitiy too. I do not smoke (did when I was young)and if they made alcohol legal then why not pot. Rules should apply like not driving, working, etc., when smoking it. Pot helps a lot of people who are ill & with cancer, AIDS, etc. There are more reasons why it should be legal then not.

Since: Aug 10

Punta Gorda, FL

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Aug 27, 2010
 
tally, I understand your position and I see the good part of it. But I also see the bad part of it. Legalizing and regulating may not mean the same to you and I. Legalizing to means letting go totally. No regulation, no taxation, no government involvement at all. I would be (please pay attention to my words) in favor of a state or local government legalizing it or considering it criminal. Every citizen has the right to live in a place where they can abide with and abide by the law. If a county wanted to legalize it and let it go that should be their right. If a county wanted to criminalize it that should be their right also. We would all just have to find a place where we agreed with the law and live there.

Since: Aug 10

Lafayette, TN

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#10
Aug 29, 2010
 
Well, marijuana must not be so bad for us, because if it was, you know the government would give it to us (i.e. fluoride, vaccines, etc.!)

@hello - u been munching to many brownies at trevor garrett's???
jmead

Westmoreland, TN

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#11
Aug 29, 2010
 
LMAO ...and of course we will have to take care of the (@hello's)...but that shouldn't be too hard. smiles.

I believe it will eventually be legalized across the country, what laws and regulations go with it I don't know ...I'm sure it will start out a mess though.

I do remember seeing a dateline show where the topic was about a county in Calif. that has it legalized....and A LOT of people there grow it for personal use and for med marijuana pharmacy's...there was a lot of crime over people stealing pot or burning down places that do by rival pot growers....SO the law wouldn't have to worry about not having enough people to arrest after making it legal ...there may be new crimes to handle.
candy

Red Boiling Springs, TN

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Aug 29, 2010
 
i do not support legalization of marijuana

Since: Aug 10

Hoboken, NJ

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#13
Aug 30, 2010
 
Well said Scots-girl.

Since: Aug 10

Lafayette, TN

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#14
Aug 30, 2010
 
Well, after seeing results of these last two polls, I guess we can discern that it's safer to roll a joint in Macon County than be an out-of-the-closet homosexual, LOL.

I'm actually surprised that more didn't post on this one. Maybe they were too 'paranoid'...
issac baccus

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Aug 30, 2010
 
Considering that mJ is the #1 cash crop of TN., you would think so.
curious

Lafayette, TN

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Aug 30, 2010
 
just do

Since: Aug 10

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Sep 1, 2010
 
wow, the whole voting map is green. not an "accurate" survey, but interesting.

the entire country would "probably" vote to legalize marijuana, but it will never happen. so much for polls.
Debra

Portland, TN

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#19
Sep 3, 2010
 
Studies are begining to show marijuana has medical use. Maybe it would have less side effects as medication have gotten to the point that you weigh the risks before you take medication.
Not

Scottsville, KY

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Sep 4, 2010
 
Probably won't. How would the lawyers make their money?
scots-girl wrote:
wow, the whole voting map is green. not an "accurate" survey, but interesting.
the entire country would "probably" vote to legalize marijuana, but it will never happen. so much for polls.
INTRESTED

Westmoreland, TN

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Sep 4, 2010
 
if marijuana was all we had to worry about this world would be in graet shape.075

Since: Aug 10

Lafayette, TN

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Sep 4, 2010
 
Not wrote:
Probably won't. How would the lawyers make their money?
<quoted text>
LOL

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Sep 8, 2010
 
INTRESTED wrote:
if marijuana was all we had to worry about this world would be in graet shape.075
Hmmm DO I Know you from somewhere?

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#25
Sep 8, 2010
 
ok you two. get a room. ;-)

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Sep 8, 2010
 
ifyouknowwhatimean wrote:
ok you two. get a room. ;-)
Good Lord does everything have to be about that or like that.....

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