Marijuana Debate - New Bern, NC

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in New Bern, NC.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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DENNIS BUTTERFIELD

Lillington, NC

#1 Aug 28, 2010
One thing will lead into another.
Chris

Havelock, NC

#2 Aug 31, 2010
Drunk drivers are bad enough. Now we are going to have some stoned person operating a vehicle? Why is smoking tobacco sooo bad for you but MJ is just fine? I think we are going to see an increase in lung disease and driving under the influence and who gets to pay those medical bills and court costs? DING DING DING! That's right, us taxpayers.
m

New Bern, NC

#3 Sep 6, 2010
Nothing good comes from running from your problems. Nothing good comes from smoking. Legalize it and you increase the number of addicts, that simple.
m

New Bern, NC

#4 Sep 6, 2010
Nothing good comes from running from reality. Nothing good comes from smoking. I don't want to pay for the medical fallout. Legalizing it will increase the number of addicts, and it will be only a matter of time before it extends to other drugs. A very slippery slope I don't want to slide down.
bev

Lubbock, TX

#5 Oct 11, 2010
whatever happened to telling our kids just say no now we have to tell the adults
Burned bridges

Kitty Hawk, NC

#6 Jan 26, 2011
No, no, no.
R. Whitfield

New Bern, NC

#7 Aug 14, 2011
tax it
Gen

New Bern, NC

#8 Aug 17, 2011
We spend more money on the drug war now than we would if we legalized it (The US war on drugs places great emphasis on arresting people for smoking marijuana. Since 1990, nearly 5.9 million Americans have been arrested on marijuana charges, a greater number than the entire populations of Alaska, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming combined. In 2000, state and local law enforcement arrested 734,498 people for marijuana violations. This is an increase of 800 percent since 1980, and is the highest ever recorded by the FBI.)... responsible marijuana users pose no threat to the public, just as responsible alcoholic drinkers.
Annual American Deaths
TOBACCO ……… 400,000
ALCOHOL ……… 100,000
ALL LEGAL DRUGS ………20,000
ALL ILLEGAL DRUGS ……….15,000
CAFFEINE ………2,000
ASPIRIN ………500
MARIJUANA ……… 0
Hemp can also be used many other ways, oils, supplements, clothing, paper, etc. "Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country."
- Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President quote on Hemp
Sarah

United States

#9 Feb 24, 2012
We need to legalize it. Why drink and drive when you can just smoke and fly?
Wadiya

Mocksville, NC

#10 Mar 31, 2012
Only for therapeutic purposes... medical treatment, relaxation therapy, etc.

Since: Apr 12

Lawrenceville, GA

#11 Apr 16, 2012
if cannabis was legal, we'd have a lot more laid back people, instead of idiots who get uncontrollably drunk and either get kicked out of the bar, assault someone, or even worse, total their car. People would just stay home, watch cartoons, and eat whatever tastes good.
Robert

United States

#12 May 18, 2012
Weed isent bad and for people that have pain and add it helps us
Anti Prohibition

Newport, NC

#14 Sep 7, 2012
Stop being ridiculous. Thanks.
Victor Pope

Fayetteville, NC

#15 Sep 17, 2012
Although I don't use it, I believe it isn't as bad as alcohol or cigarettes.
ziggy

Lexington, NC

#16 Dec 6, 2012
Good stuff
ravin

United States

#17 Feb 4, 2013
God made weed, Man made booze. Who you gona trust?
s. bolo

New Bern, NC

#18 Mar 13, 2013
medical
FayetteNam

Fayetteville, NC

#19 Mar 17, 2013
Alcohol is more dangerous than weed will ever be. I'd rather someone driving high than drunk. Alcoholics cause more fatal accidents when smokers drive slowwwww, lol, haven't heard alot of reports of car accidental deaths related to smoking weed versus alcohol. I'm just saying....
Awnikah

United States

#20 Mar 22, 2013
You people can oppose til you're dieing of cancer. Its a God given natural herb, but maybe you have to be native American to understand the properties or full benefits therein. Your ways of thinking are out dated.. Do some studies before making a ass of yourselves. I have been an advocate for medicinal marijuana 14 years now.. Since I tragically had to watch loved ones suffer into early graves only to be inspired & determined to find alternative treatment. I do not smoke marijuana, but you better believe if u ever learn I also have cancer.. I'll be growing my own & moving to a reservation! Educate your selves, please.
Anonymous

Charlotte, NC

#21 Apr 5, 2013
Get cancer, go through chemo a few years, loose hair, pride, & appetite theeen decide

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