Marijuana Debate - Pekin, IL

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Jacob

Springfield, IL

#1 Sep 2, 2010
hell ya i need it for my back pain and
H

Decatur, IL

#2 Sep 10, 2010
Keep marijuana out of the drug lords hands and make it legal.
racefanrob

Danville, KY

#3 Sep 11, 2010
Pekin used to be a hoppin' place back in the day. I can remember Head East playin' at the Stoned Toad downtown. There were Concerts at the Skating Rink. One time it was Styx, REO Speedwagon and KISS. I remember that inperticularly because the Police started a riot. I lived in Bellview in the early 70s, and Farmdale Road near Morton in the mid 70s. I was in several local bands. The most memorable was called Cold Iron. David Lee Murphy was our drummer. We broke up just before being saught after by Dan Fogleburg to audition for Golden Voice Studios, right after he bought it. I had moved to California after the breakup. Head East got their break at the same time. Mike Somerville, the guitarist for Head East went to High School at Woodruff in Peoria with Fogleburg. I had a Brother-in-law and two very good friends who also went to high school with them. Pekin was a city full of youth everywhere living an open busy life, in the public's eye. Many smoking pot daily. There was much more social living going on then though.
Folks gathered together everyday and socialized and L-I-V-E-D. Things have sure changed haven't they. But, everyone feared my generation. And wanted us off the streets and out of sight. Now you have what you have. An indoor society.
If I were to say something to todays youth as insriration ?
Get outside and L-I-V-E ! Gather in the local parks People. That is why they are there. Don't just go and think you are there to do drugs ? We were a very active generation. Frisbees, softball, basketball, Rock Bands ... please Y'all, get out and live.
Peoria

Peoria, IL

#4 Sep 12, 2010
It just is wrong
McGillicutty Honeysuckle

Peoria, IL

#5 Sep 13, 2010
I don't think you dumb stoners realize if it's legalized (which I do support) you're not just gonna be able to carry it around in your car and toke up at will. There will still be children around and there's such thing as a contact high. If most states are going away from tobacco in public places what makes you think you're going to be partying it up in the park. You can't just throw down some oxycotin in the park, hell, most parks you can't even have a beer. Grow up.
racefanrob

Danville, KY

#6 Sep 13, 2010
McGillicutty Honeysuckle wrote:
I don't think you dumb stoners realize if it's legalized (which I do support) you're not just gonna be able to carry it around in your car and toke up at will. There will still be children around and there's such thing as a contact high. If most states are going away from tobacco in public places what makes you think you're going to be partying it up in the park. You can't just throw down some oxycotin in the park, hell, most parks you can't even have a beer. Grow up.
As I said in my post. Use the parks. Don't think that you are there to use drugs.
Alcohol isn't legal in the parks today either. But, gollee, use the parks. Today the Nation's at it's highest obesity percentage in history. Young people are lazy these days ! And what I am doing right now is part of it, on the computor. Exercise is the most important thing in life to your health. I know about health, I am a cancer survivor and was under fifty when I battled cancer. I cherrish my health, and don't do drugs, drink or use tobacco. Though in my youth I was a smoker, it never made me obnoxious, lude or degrading as alcohol would. And the last thing I ever wanted to do was drive. I know some have but, they were usually better drivers stoned than straight because they were so scared you give total concentration. Now a crackhead or a methhead or a pillhead, I'd rather ride with a drunk.
Randy 2

Pekin, IL

#7 Sep 13, 2010
Tax the shit outta of it, like we do any other sin tax?!!? Its a no brainer
Eva

Pekin, IL

#8 Sep 14, 2010
Legalize and tax it. No one has ever died smoking pot. Many have died smoking cigarettes. Where's the logic??
racefanrob

Danville, KY

#9 Sep 15, 2010
It's all about the hypocrites of the United States. That's all, there are still too many hypocrites paying to keep marijuana illegal.
fred

Lacon, IL

#10 Sep 16, 2010
Eva wrote:
Legalize and tax it. No one has ever died smoking pot. Many have died smoking cigarettes. Where's the logic??
Do you understand why cigarettes and alcohol are taxed? It's because they kill people. It makes no sense to tax marijuana especially since everyone will be growing it in their houses. I'm not saying they won't tax it but the tax will be unjustified.
jake

Pekin, IL

#11 Jul 28, 2011
it never killed anyone and its better than tobacco toabacco gives u cancer
jake

Pekin, IL

#12 Jul 28, 2011
weed is a plant not man made it didnt do anything to u so please leaglize
Following

Peninsula, OH

#13 Jul 28, 2011
Legalize/Tax it.....There really is no need to explain...those that support it already know...and those that dont are to close minded to ever see the TRUTH about it!
Alan

Pekin, IL

#14 Jan 19, 2012
It has proven time and again to be both less dangerous than current widely available drugs, and beneficial in many ways. There's no reason for it to be illegal.
MakesMeSick

Pekin, IL

#15 Jan 19, 2012
Marijuana smoke contains between 50 and 70 percent more carcinogens than tobacco smoke.

What kind of people WILLINGLY pollute their lungs with smoke that will destroy them ?
YourMomma

United States

#16 Jan 19, 2012
Well makesmesick your one of the closed minded people mentioned earlier. If you knew anything about it , then you would know that you dont have to burn it which is actually how you release those carcinogens, not to mention even though it is "theorized" to have 50% more the studies have shown that it is less likely to cause lung cancer and colorectal cancer as tobacco. So maybe instead of jumping on your moms tit you should do a little research for yourself for a change. Trust me, Im sure you will find a lot of those old mommy tales have been proved wrong
J Crew

United States

#17 Jan 20, 2012
YourMomma wrote:
Well makesmesick your one of the closed minded people mentioned earlier. If you knew anything about it , then you would know that you dont have to burn it which is actually how you release those carcinogens, not to mention even though it is "theorized" to have 50% more the studies have shown that it is less likely to cause lung cancer and colorectal cancer as tobacco. So maybe instead of jumping on your moms tit you should do a little research for yourself for a change. Trust me, Im sure you will find a lot of those old mommy tales have been proved wrong
That's the most idiotic argument I have ever heard. How many people ingest marijuana and DO NOT burn it ? Not many.
Facts are facts.
YourMomma

United States

#18 Jan 20, 2012
J Crew wrote:
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That's the most idiotic argument I have ever heard. How many people ingest marijuana and DO NOT burn it ? Not many.
Facts are facts.
LMFAO...that just shows your pretty ignorant yourself. Ever heard of a vaporizer?????? It does not combust the material though im sure your stupid enough to think it does. It heats up the canabonoids just enough to vaporize them leaving everything else intact. AGAIN DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE REPEATING YOUR MOMMYS WORDS!!!!!!!!
YourMomma

United States

#19 Jan 20, 2012
OH AND THATS A FACT..and to add to that maybe you missed the comment about how the studies show even when smoked it is less likely to cause cancer than tobacco. I believe history speaks for itself in this case so my argueing with idiot fear mongers is really pointless as your all to stupid to do your own research. Your to happy believing what your told. Jeeze your on a internet website so obviously your not computer illiterate do some FUCKING RESEARCH DUMBASS!!!!!!!
NICHOLAS WRIGHT

United States

#20 Jan 23, 2012
YourMomma wrote:
OH AND THATS A FACT..and to add to that maybe you missed the comment about how the studies show even when smoked it is less likely to cause cancer than tobacco. I believe history speaks for itself in this case so my argueing with idiot fear mongers is really pointless as your all to stupid to do your own research. Your to happy believing what your told. Jeeze your on a internet website so obviously your not computer illiterate do some FUCKING RESEARCH DUMBASS!!!!!!!
Listen scumbag, this is not a laundrymat.
Show some class. You are a drug addict, which makes you an obvious drug advocate. Just because you want to develop cancer and destroy your brain cells..that does NOT mean the rest of us want to breath in second hand smoke. SOME of us care about our children and do not want them breathing in some other scumbags second hand smoke.

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