Marijuana Debate - Melbourne, FL

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Melbourne, FL.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

Melbourne supports
Support
 
75
Oppose
 
9

Vote now in Melbourne:

Linda

Palm Bay, FL

#21 Jan 23, 2011
Marijuana is less damaging than liquor, I know!!! Make it legal, tax it and pay off the national debt!
Linda

Palm Bay, FL

#22 Jan 23, 2011
Alcohol does more damage to the body than pot. Trust me, I lived that life for 25 years. Why not legalize it, tax it and pay off the NATIONAL DEBT!!!
Linda

Palm Bay, FL

#23 Jan 23, 2011
Linda wrote:
Alcohol does more damage to the body than pot. Trust me, I lived that life for 25 years. Why not legalize it, tax it and pay off the NATIONAL DEBT!!!


See, I an adjustment, I'm repeating my self
Someone who cares

Winter Haven, FL

#24 Jan 26, 2011
I believe that marijuana should be legalized. It's an herb, not a drug. Also if itwere to be legalized many jobs could be created.
bob Striffler

Winter Springs, FL

#25 Jan 27, 2011
Absolutely legalize it! It sickens me in this free country that we have 25% of the worlds prison population! Victimless crimes aren't victimless. Thosed prosecuted and imprisoned and their families are the victims! The taxpayers are victims because they pay for these incredibly expensive legal franchises that are created in the form of arrest, prosecution and imprisonment! The reason for this is the sick "Prison Industrial Complex"!
Pam

Tucker, GA

#26 Jan 28, 2011
If you controled by state regulation you could tax the sale and the revenue made by the sale of this would put our state in the green and with climate we have make a excellent growning condition.

Since: Jan 11

Palm Bay, FL

#27 Jan 31, 2011
I am from Jamaica, where we have the Ganja farms. This is a Herb, that is used medically, but its being mis-used. It is used as Tea, it can be pounded in a liquid form and dropped in the eyes for treatment of Glaucoma, and also used to Treat some Cancers. Because of its misuse, it has become illegal.

Just like anything it can become lethal if overused.Why is it illegal.......its legal to drink alcohol isn't it??
LogicalMinded

Jacksonville, FL

#28 Jan 31, 2011
There are just too many benefits.

I recently watched the documentary/movie "Freakonomics" and one point really caught my attention... Why did the crime drop drastically country wide in the 90's? Better policing, gun control, and surging economy? No... It was the change in the law that prohibited abortions (1970s). Roe vs. Wade.

It makes sense... when we were given the ability to choose for ourselves, in essence (and regardless of the "morality"), this country gets a little better. Basically, mothers who were not ready to have babies were being told they could not abort, therefore, proper/good child rearing was not their "priority"... creating tomorrow's criminals.

Let's apply that to the marijuana case. Simply b/c it is illegal creates "criminals". It seems that it's primarily illegal b/c of it's morality. Already science has debunked the myths that marijuana causes lung cancer, kills brain cells, makes you stupid (look at great minds like Carl Segan and Steve Jobs), and it's clean (dirt, sun and water).

On 12/5/1484, the pope declared smoking marijuana is sacrilege.

Anslinger (1937) declare it illegal to incarcerate Latinos and blacks (in accordance to his morality).

What else?

Ok, teens use it and they will use it more if legalized. They will use it regardless, however, it would be a little more difficult b/c they would have to use the same mechanisms to obtain alcohol. Educating them the same way we do with alcohol and tobacco is the only way to do so reduce the usage among our young ones. Keeping it illegal will only add excitement.

This war on drugs is costing our country billions of wasted dollars and ending the lives of those who get convicted (as well as creating a ripple effect to their families... possibly generating more "criminals").

Imagine 10 years in the future if marijuana were legal today... would we have a better country?

We need to stand up for our freedom for we are "endowed by [our] Creator with unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness".
eric

Dover, DE

#29 Feb 1, 2011
I don't think it's any worse then alcohol smells like shit when walking by people smoking it.
And I did see on youtube that from growing it you can make an oil that cures everything from cancer to arthritis to most anything. Look it up Ill bet its a story you won't be aloud to report on.
LogicalMinded

Jacksonville, FL

#30 Feb 1, 2011
LogicalMinded wrote:
...
On 12/5/1484, the pope declared smoking marijuana is sacrilege.
Anslinger (1937) declare it illegal to incarcerate Latinos and blacks (in accordance to his morality).
Correction:
Anslinger (1937) declare marijuana illegal in order to incarcerate Latinos and blacks...

He very much didn't have an issue sending them to jail.
kathy

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#31 Feb 3, 2011
No I don't support marijuana because I don't use it and neither does my husband it is no good for ya aS FAR AS i'M CONCERNED THEY CAN TAKE IT OFF THE MARKET YA'LL SHOULD NOT BE USING IT ANYWAY YOU HIGH BUGGERS.gO AHEAD AND GET HIGH YA'LL
LogicalMinded

Jacksonville, FL

#33 Feb 3, 2011
kathy wrote:
No I don't support marijuana because I don't use it and neither does my husband it is no good for ya aS FAR AS i'M CONCERNED THEY CAN TAKE IT OFF THE MARKET YA'LL SHOULD NOT BE USING IT ANYWAY YOU HIGH BUGGERS.gO AHEAD AND GET HIGH YA'LL
Then support freedom. My wife nor I use it either but prohibition is costing this country billions of wasted dollars as well as costing the lives of innocent people. Example, look at the case of Rachel Hoffman ( http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/may/11/11185... ).
14-88kkk

Daytona Beach, FL

#34 Jun 26, 2011
legalize it
rmadl0

Melbourne, FL

#35 Jun 26, 2011
GT wrote:
because it alters your normal state of being period! No further explanation is needed!
And alcohol doesn't? What Rick you been hiding under?
chris

Orlando, FL

#36 Jun 28, 2011
decrease in crime rate
SMiLeY

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#37 Jun 30, 2011
it saves lives
rmadl0

Melbourne, FL

#38 Jul 3, 2011
The premise of using taxation to force leagalization of mj has been used since my time, and I'll bet I go back further than anyone on this post/board the pol's are stupid the national debt could be wiped out in one year of taxation of mj and it's legalization. Believe me there are are far more damaging legal drugs out there. It's juts the POL's would lose creditability to have the cahonas to support something that radical. The revolution in this country is coming. Not I'm my life cause I'm too old but it will come the children who are paying for our bad decisions in gov will I pray bring this country back to it's previous glory.
GB all ~j~
matt

Winter Garden, FL

#39 Jul 8, 2011
people are always going to smoke it. if you make it legal, less people will go to jail anually
Bogeyman

Satellite Beach, FL

#40 Jul 25, 2011
If you remember the 60's you weren't there!
KD4ZIP

United States

#41 Jul 25, 2011
Another Brevard County beach bum weighs in on the issues of the day...
Bogeyman wrote:
If you remember the 60's you weren't there!

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