Marijuana Debate - Lexington, KY

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Lexington, KY.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

Lexington supports
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king coal

Williamson, WV

#87 Jun 19, 2012
yes
the geek

Lakeland, FL

#89 Aug 10, 2012
i luv weed
Big mike

Bethel, OH

#91 Aug 13, 2012
I love weed that's a natrual plant it does no harm to the body or soul why can't I smoke kush and not get in trouble with the law weed is all right better then beer or anything else bud is a pure goodness
HRFM

Lexington, KY

#92 Aug 14, 2012
Drugz are bad, mmmkay
Matthew

Knoxville, TN

#93 Sep 1, 2012
its legal to get drunk and become an alcoholic and then they treat that like alcoholism is a disease.
Yet i cant come home after a long days work and relax to my favorite tv show and smoke a joint....
ivan lawless

New Albany, IN

#94 Oct 1, 2012
It would sure beat these pills I'm taking for pain...
The Beast Under Your Bed

Euless, TX

#95 Oct 1, 2012
Matthew wrote:
its legal to get drunk and become an alcoholic and then they treat that like alcoholism is a disease.
Yet i cant come home after a long days work and relax to my favorite tv show and smoke a joint....
Your post sums it up all. It makes no sense that alcoholism is considered a disease and cannabis consumers are labeled criminals.
Alex

Lexington, KY

#97 Oct 15, 2012
I am sick and it does help a lot.
Harris

Lexington, KY

#98 Nov 4, 2012
Helps make the state money
T Ruckus

Lexington, KY

#99 Nov 7, 2012
beverly m apple wrote:
we already have problems with alcaholism we dont need another problem with another drug
You are obviously a teetotaler but that doesn't mean you're correct.
Bitcheswantmoney

Lexington, KY

#100 Nov 11, 2012
It's good
Randy Willmott

Prestonsburg, KY

#101 Nov 23, 2012
Its about time something else is tried before we spend billions more on a drug war that hasn't, won't, and never will work.
ty5150w

El Monte, CA

#102 Nov 23, 2012
we need the money in this state think of the cash it will bring in. i mean u can tax liquor and beer and make millions and prescription drugs that are overprescibed and make millions why not weed its no more dangerous than the above just sayn.
Yeahya

Lexington, KY

#103 Nov 23, 2012
I don't think my stance requires an explanation, but I'll provide a brief one that does NOT include all of the reasons behind why MJ should be completely made legal.

Anyone who has the slightest ability to think for their-self, can see clearly that marijuana is relatively harmless and that the current policy regarding MJ does more harm than good. The black market created by prohibition has created an environment in which organized crime (gangs, cartels, etc) thrive by any means necessary--including violence (i.e. murder, beatings, and so on).

Prisons are built to keep violent criminals off the streets for the safety of everyone. Non-violent drug users do NOT deserve to be locked up. DEA agents do NOT deserve to have a job in which they tear apart families/lives just so they can make a living by imprisoning people who are not criminals otherwise. Tax money is wasted in the futile attempt to enforce ridiculous prohibition laws. Taxes are not collected by sales that go on in the black market. The government loses out on money and loses in programs that have proven to be failures. The only people who truly believe that drugs should be legal are those involved with enforcement to secure their job positions and the those who participate in the black market (growers, producers, etc.)

Don't be a fool and let the government pull the wool over your eyes. Their policies are hurting our citizens, our families, and our economy. They are NOT valid solutions to the problems that we face. I would much rather be dealing with users (so-called "pot heads") than murderous, violent gangs and smuggling organization that are getting filthy rich off of our stupidity and naivety.

Just check out the Tenth Amendment of the US Constitution. Then, tell me where MJ or drugs are even mentioned in it. You weak people out there have given up the rights guaranteed to us and protected by generations (not to mentions thousands of lives sacrificed) in the Bill of Rights. The federal government has overstepped its rights once again!

Since: Jul 12

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#104 Nov 25, 2012
good for the health--pain treatment --of someone like me...
jimbo

Lexington, KY

#105 Dec 12, 2012
Its not a drug
Great

Lexington, KY

#106 Dec 12, 2012
Its time to legalize one more drug that will kill our children and make them brain dead. Look at Eastern Kentucky to see what the whole state will look like when they legalize dope.
marlboroman

Lexington, KY

#107 Dec 12, 2012
would help out with lexington money politics
Yeahya

Lexington, KY

#108 Dec 12, 2012
Great wrote:
Its time to legalize one more drug that will kill our children and make them brain dead. Look at Eastern Kentucky to see what the whole state will look like when they legalize dope.
Pot kills? I don't know if I should go any further, but I'll impart a little knowledge and wisdom since you're so humble (sarcasm) and "great" (also sarcasm).

"Dope" is legal in Eastern Kentucky?...no, it's not. E. KY looks the way it does because of a poor education system and the associated poverty that comes with a weak, local economy (few to no legal jobs). Marijuana would help the economy (all economies) by providing legitimate jobs that are legitimately taxed while MJ sold would be subject to the state sales tax (among some so-called sin taxes as well). The only market adversely affected would be the black-market. That sounds like a good thing to me, but hell, what do I know?
huh

Duluth, GA

#109 Dec 12, 2012
Tax it and put that money to good use (ie: recovery and prevention programs. Teach people the dangers of drugs). We need money as a state, and nation, and we desperately need drug education.

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