Marijuana Debate - Myrtle Beach, SC

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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Jeannie

Murrells Inlet, SC

#1 Aug 26, 2010
It appears to help with pain and sickness during cancer treatment and other medical procedures. Alchol is legal, that is definitely a drug. Anything that would take my pain away that is not a narcotic like morphine I am all for.
Robin Hood

Longs, SC

#2 Aug 27, 2010
This is just another step on the road to being a banana republic. Who wants to be like the Netherlands, with drugged up freaks lying about everywhere ? Marijuana is a stepping stone to dope addiction.

“Dum Spiro Spero”

Since: Jun 10

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#3 Aug 27, 2010
Jeannie wrote:
It appears to help with pain and sickness during cancer treatment and other medical procedures. Alchol is legal, that is definitely a drug. Anything that would take my pain away that is not a narcotic like morphine I am all for.
Maybe you should try stepping in front of a moving bus, that will eleviate your pain. Why be for bringing more drugs and shit to the good ole MB area? Not a likely solution if people are whinning about their poor town being so overwhelmed in drugs. How about take a hit for me - matter of fact, take a hit for all of us.

“Dum Spiro Spero”

Since: Jun 10

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#4 Aug 27, 2010
NOPE
Jacci Seay

Myrtle Beach, SC

#5 Aug 28, 2010
Robin Hood wrote:
This is just another step on the road to being a banana republic. Who wants to be like the Netherlands, with drugged up freaks lying about everywhere ? Marijuana is a stepping stone to dope addiction.
Apparently you havent been on the blvd, or have kids in school
Jacci Seay

Myrtle Beach, SC

#6 Aug 28, 2010
You havent been on the blvd lately, or have kids in schools. Get a gripe and study it, it is good for you. If the goverment can control it like cigarettes it will be very profitable for our country and put all the bad drug dealers out of business. Do you think that alcohol is a drug? I would rather drive with somebody that has smoked than drank.

“Dum Spiro Spero”

Since: Jun 10

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#7 Aug 28, 2010
I often wonder why the police don't do drug sweeps here. I think it would be big start in cleaning up the drugs on the streets. Most dealers would go elsewhere if they knew the po po was coming after them. Me myself I am not in favor of legalizing marijuana think about how many people are going to complain of pain so they can get their hands on some and be able to share it too? Not a good idea in my eyes. I realize drugs are almost every where especially here but I hear those random consistent drug sweeps do wonders for cleaning up an area.

“Conservative not Republican”

Since: Mar 09

Myrtle Beach, SC

#8 Aug 28, 2010
It is ridiculous that Pot is still illegal in the United States. There has to be politicians making money on it being illegal. We experience a great deal of our crime in this country because pot is illegal. If it was legal police would be available for more serious crimes. May sound shocking but my libertarian streak says that no drugs should be illegal. It would only take a fraction of the money that is spent on "The Drug War" to deal with rehab treatment instead of treating drug use as a crime. I'll go one step farther, If pot were legal I would be a pot smoker instead of a social user of alcohol. I smoked pot for 20 years from 1976 to 1996 and never went to harder drugs. I only quit smoking it because of workplace testing. It is a non-issue. Our Government is in place to protect the constitutional rights of each and every citizen. Use of Marijuana by a person in no way infringes on the rights of another citizen.
Robin Hood

Longs, SC

#9 Aug 28, 2010
Sorry Turk. But having to share the road, construction job site,[such as working under the boom of a crane laying pipe], ride on public transportation, or any other activity while the operator or driver is hung over on pot is not harmless to me or others. And it sure as heck infringes on MY constitutional rights to be safe from them. There was and still is a reason why NO responsible company will hire dope users. And that is what you were, is it not ? No professional truck driver will run double [team] with another driver who uses dope. Only a State in its final throes would ever legalize such habits.[See California]

“Conservative not Republican”

Since: Mar 09

Myrtle Beach, SC

#10 Aug 29, 2010
Chemicals effect different people differently. The points that you are trying to make are weak for that reason. A person (not all people) that smokes cigarettes may be sick, with flu-like symptoms every time that he smokes a cigarette (and many people that have respiratory allergies get that effect from smoking, including me) and are just as much of a risk of not being on top of their game as a person with a "Pot Hangover" And what about an alcohol hangover, that is the worst. The government can not pick and choose chemicals to make illegal on those grounds. They do it but we have many laws that are unconstitutional. Should talking on a cellphone while driving be illegal? You are at a far greater risk of harm sharing the road with a person that is on the phone as opposed to a person that smoked pot the night before. I have already stated that I smoked pot for 20 years your pot hangover argument is very weak. I functioned as a successful member of working society, climbing the ladder of success just as I would have if I had not been getting high on pot. Based on your argument my response is that a Marijuana user has no more effect on your civil rights than a non-smoker. Every person has that minimal infringement on each others rights that you are trying to claim. Responding to your truck driver point, again I must disagree, from a point of personal experience. I drove tractor trailer from Jan 2005 through Nov 2007, I became acquainted with thousands of other drivers. You may be surprised to know that a large percentage of truck drivers, actively smoke pot and find a way to pass random drug screens. People that have actually smoked the stuff know that the things that you say that you believe are not true.
Sexy_drama_queen

Marathon, FL

#11 Aug 29, 2010
i use it for panic disorder

“Conservative not Republican”

Since: Mar 09

Myrtle Beach, SC

#12 Aug 29, 2010
Sexy_drama_queen wrote:
i use it for panic disorder
My wife takes several Narcotic pain medications for Chronic pain, she takes three different anti depressants, she takes klonopin for panic disorder and risperdol for mental stability. It's possible she wouldn't need any of those if THC were legal. She has been taking heavy doses of medication for 12 years and the side effects have left her a bag of bones, it has been very sad to watch. I empathize with you Sexy Drama Queen. Life is tough when you have a chronic illness.
NoUse forAname

Myrtle Beach, SC

#13 Sep 4, 2010
The funny thing is..it is easier for High School kids to get their hands on POT than it is to buy beer.
See the irony in it?
I don't use drugs but obviously the law is not working.

Strict regulation and SENSIBLE eduction MIGHT help.
For the last 50 years we have been given just the opposite and our children our paying the price.

America has been at war with its own citizens and our YOUTH are on the front lines.

Since: Sep 10

Myrtle Beach, SC

#14 Sep 4, 2010
I support decriminalization and medical use, but I think marijuana would be corrupted if it were completely legalized.

Since: Jul 10

Myrtle Beach, SC

#15 Sep 4, 2010
harrypaul1 wrote:
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Maybe you should try stepping in front of a moving bus, that will eleviate your pain. Why be for bringing more drugs and shit to the good ole MB area? Not a likely solution if people are whinning about their poor town being so overwhelmed in drugs. How about take a hit for me - matter of fact, take a hit for all of us.
You must be high.

Since: Jul 10

Myrtle Beach, SC

#16 Sep 4, 2010
Robin Hood wrote:
Sorry Turk. But having to share the road, construction job site,[such as working under the boom of a crane laying pipe], ride on public transportation, or any other activity while the operator or driver is hung over on pot is not harmless to me or others. And it sure as heck infringes on MY constitutional rights to be safe from them. There was and still is a reason why NO responsible company will hire dope users. And that is what you were, is it not ? No professional truck driver will run double [team] with another driver who uses dope. Only a State in its final throes would ever legalize such habits.[See California]
In that case, we should make it illegal for anyone with an IQ under 100 to operate heavy machinery, procreate, or be active members of society. Stupidity runs much more rampant and poses much more of a threat to you than a few potheads. I use marijuana every day to ease my anxiety and soften the edge of severe clinical depression.
Mike Hawke

Wilmington, NC

#17 Sep 4, 2010
Sorry, but I smoked it from 13-32 and now I HAVE panic attacks, mood swings and anxiety form what I believe is BECAUSE of smoking pot. I have rarely ever touched alcohol, yet after getting high the first few times, it led me to want to try other mind altering things such as acid, xtc & coke just to see the effects and if they were like weed. I have been clean 10 years and still, to this day, see the effects left with me from smoking it.

Also, you think were a lazy, anything goes minded society now? Let the populace start getting high. Well have more days off than on, suffer massive employment downfalls and get even fatter as a society than we are now.

If it works for medicinal purposes (which I think it doesnt) then allow it. Othe rthan that, I dont think it should be sold in stores or readily available to the public.
Turk Myrtle Beach wrote:
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My wife takes several Narcotic pain medications for Chronic pain, she takes three different anti depressants, she takes klonopin for panic disorder and risperdol for mental stability. It's possible she wouldn't need any of those if THC were legal. She has been taking heavy doses of medication for 12 years and the side effects have left her a bag of bones, it has been very sad to watch. I empathize with you Sexy Drama Queen. Life is tough when you have a chronic illness.

“Conservative not Republican”

Since: Mar 09

Myrtle Beach, SC

#18 Sep 5, 2010
Mike Hawke wrote:
Sorry, but I smoked it from 13-32 and now I HAVE panic attacks, mood swings and anxiety form what I believe is BECAUSE of smoking pot. I have rarely ever touched alcohol, yet after getting high the first few times, it led me to want to try other mind altering things such as acid, xtc & coke just to see the effects and if they were like weed. I have been clean 10 years and still, to this day, see the effects left with me from smoking it.
Also, you think were a lazy, anything goes minded society now? Let the populace start getting high. Well have more days off than on, suffer massive employment downfalls and get even fatter as a society than we are now.
If it works for medicinal purposes (which I think it doesnt) then allow it. Othe rthan that, I dont think it should be sold in stores or readily available to the public.
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I don't believe that your psychological disorders were caused by smoking pot. If they were then that is a fluke and is certainly not what normally happens. Second point: The populous already gets high. If it were legalized there would actually be less people using it. Again my main point in this thread is that as a nation our money would be better spent if we quit fighting a "drug war" that will never be won and spend only a small fraction of that money on treatment for the few that have no self control. If it could be legally grown and legally smoked, there would be no smugglers, no street corner salesmen all of which carry guns and many times shoot each other. No more "drug deal gone bad" This country had those same problems when alcohol was illegal. And now no more thugs shooting it out over liquor. Third point, you say if pot works for medicinal purposes? There is no if, it has been being used for medical treatment for hundreds of years. I can provide reading material to back up all of my claims on request,. Turk

Since: Jul 10

Myrtle Beach, SC

#19 Sep 5, 2010
Mike Hawke wrote:
Sorry, but I smoked it from 13-32 and now I HAVE panic attacks, mood swings and anxiety form what I believe is BECAUSE of smoking pot. I have rarely ever touched alcohol, yet after getting high the first few times, it led me to want to try other mind altering things such as acid, xtc & coke just to see the effects and if they were like weed. I have been clean 10 years and still, to this day, see the effects left with me from smoking it.
Also, you think were a lazy, anything goes minded society now? Let the populace start getting high. Well have more days off than on, suffer massive employment downfalls and get even fatter as a society than we are now.
If it works for medicinal purposes (which I think it doesnt) then allow it. Othe rthan that, I dont think it should be sold in stores or readily available to the public.
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I'm sorry you didn't have the willpower to not try dangerous drugs that probably triggered or exacerbated your pre-existing mental illness(es). However, what's good for the goose isn't always good for the gander, you know. I am an herbal American, and I smoke marijuana several times a day. I took cocaine once, hated it, and will never do that again. I have never tried ecstacy, LSD, heroin, or any other illegal substances, nor do I have the desire to. The gateway drug argument is bullshit. I think there are certain people (like you) who are "gateway people." Perhaps they have addictive personalities and should seek their OWN behavioral therapy rather than trying to radically modify the behavior of others who benefit from marijuana use. It is up to each person to decide for themselves whether or not to use marijuana. It is also up to each person's chemical makeup and brain to determine whether one's marijuana use is a detriment or beneficial. My brain and body benefit. So what if yours dont? Sorry. More for me! Now leave me alone so I can smoke!
mj

Conway, SC

#20 Sep 5, 2010
It should be legal. This is a natural grown plant, not a man made drug. I believe that like alcohol you should be able to make your own decision.

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