Marijuana Debate - Medford, OR

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Medford, OR.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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bbugg

Medford, OR

#1 Aug 28, 2010
Never should have been illegal in the first place. Relatively harmless, especially when compared to alcohol, tobacco or prescription drug - all of them killers. Now the money comes into it - tax pot and quit wasting dollars on failed enforcement efforts. It's a no brainer!
kori

Medford, OR

#2 Sep 1, 2010
I believe that medical marijuana is better for everyone. You do not see people who have just smoked go out and kill people on the road but look at the number of fatalities on the road due to people having "a couple of drinks"
American Shepard

Medford, OR

#3 Sep 2, 2010
Legalize and tax it. So many people smoke the stuff that it would instantly solve each states' money issues.
ben lusby

Hollywood, FL

#4 Sep 2, 2010
weed is a lot better for us all.
Andrea L.

Miami, FL

#5 Sep 2, 2010
set the bar high Oregonians and boost the economy. Go Green!
El Libertador

Medford, OR

#6 Sep 5, 2010
I agree with bbugg
Carolyn

Pasco, WA

#8 Sep 16, 2010
Definitely legalize it,i belive in the decriminilization of all drugs,take the drug Lords out of the picture,you don't create drug addicts by legalizing it.The Gov't prospers from addiction.Let's really do something positive about this epidemic.The way we are dealing with it now certainly hasn't worked
Vern

Medford, OR

#9 Oct 17, 2011
It's the plant that could unify humanity.
Gerard Payne

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 Oct 18, 2011
I am a Libertarian whose wife is a medical marijuana patient. The cannabis is doing for her what 10 years of prescription painkillers couldn't- freeing her from pain even on the days she doesn't need it. She needed to take vicodin and others everyday.
Tim Davis

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Oct 24, 2011
Take the crime out of it. Save money for 'real' police work.
Modoc-Klamath

Miami, FL

#12 Jan 10, 2012
Weeds bomb for u. Chronic illness to smokin.
smittens

Eugene, OR

#13 Mar 26, 2012
I have never used this drug but I feel it is no worse than alcohol and spending tax payers money to enforce the laws is a waste.
Mike

Medford, OR

#14 Mar 28, 2012
The federal government started C.A.M.P (campain against marijuana production) back in the early 80's. Basically declaring war against pot. After almost 30yrs, thsy still can't win. It's time to let the people have what they want regardless of what the alcohol and petroleom companies want.
Vern Kelley

Medford, OR

#15 Nov 12, 2012
It's the plant that could unify humanity.
robert

Cottonwood, AZ

#16 Nov 12, 2012
Might as well make it legal & get some tax revenue to help fund the state services.
doctor dan

Cottonwood, AZ

#17 Nov 12, 2012
Just a matter of time until it is legal. Colorado & Washington this year with several more to come in 2014. Eventually the feds will have to give up the battle.
doug

United States

#18 Nov 18, 2012
Good
Maureen

Grants Pass, OR

#19 Nov 19, 2012
Yes, it's safer than alcohol and alcohol is legal.

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#20 Nov 29, 2012
kori wrote:
I believe that medical marijuana is better for everyone. You do not see people who have just smoked go out and kill people on the road but look at the number of fatalities on the road due to people having "a couple of drinks"

Wrong as usual! so if you are higher than a kite after smoking a bong you shouldn't go out and drive.
Marijuana impairs just like alcohol and to believe that no one was ever killed when driving from having too many Doobies that they couldn't fly right is just insane.
It's no better than Alcohol or prescription drugs when it is misused.
1% of fatal traffic deaths can be tied directly to marijuana use only. There are roughly 40,000 traffic deaths a year. While the number is small, it is certainly not zero. It is double the rate of cocaine alone traffic deaths.

From druglibrary.org :

"While drugs, other than alcohol, continue to be a highway safety problem in the USA, the magnitude and extent of the problem is much lower than alcohol. A national study of close to 2,000 fatally injured drivers conducted in 1990-91 in seven states in the USA revealed the following (Terhune et al, 1993)(see also Table 3):

Alcohol was found in 52 percent of the driver fatalities.
Drugs other than alcohol were found in 18 percent of these fatalities.
64 percent of the drug cases also had alcohol.
A drug was detected without alcohol in only 6.3 percent of the driver fatalities.
Abuse drugs (.e.g., marijuana, cocaine) were found most frequently in the 25-54 age group.
Marijuana and cocaine were found more frequently in urban crashes than in rural ones.
Prescription drugs were found most frequently in the over 55 age group.
Drugs were found mostly in males.
Over 90% of drivers who had BACs >=.08 were responsible for their crashes.
The differences in crash responsibility rate between all of the frequently occurring drug groups and the drug free group were found to be statistically insignificant.

Table 3
Most Frequently Occurring Drugs

Alone With Alcohol Other Comb. Total Marijuana 1.1% 5.1%.5% 6.7% Cocaine .5% 4.3%.5% 5.3% Tranquilizers .8% 1.8%.3% 2.9% Amphetamines .7%.9%.3% 1.9% "

references:

http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/MISC/driv...

http://archives.starbulletin.com/2008/08/15/n...

Terhune, KW, Ippolito, CA, et al, "The Incidence and Role of Drugs in Fatally Injured Drivers", Calspan Corporation, sponsored by U.S. Department of Transportation, NHTSA, Washington, DC, DOT HS 808 065, October, 1993.
george

Eugene, OR

#21 Jan 16, 2013
everyone does it anyways

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