Marijuana Debate - Pound, VA

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Since: May 10

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#1 Aug 25, 2010
Prescription abuse is up 400% in America, drug companies are being sued for health related damages. It's way past due to legalize marijuana, alcohol is more dangerous to society than weed.
right hand fork

Old Hickory, TN

#2 Aug 25, 2010
guess thats rick bouchers fault, too
you know

Roanoke, VA

#3 Sep 20, 2010
i don't think it leads to other drugs unless you want it to
hmm

Christiansburg, VA

#4 Sep 20, 2010
no more than alcohol or tobacco leads to other "drugs"

Since: May 10

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#5 Sep 20, 2010
You and your kids can get all the OTC cough syrup you want, it's messing up kids pretty bad...
big time

Old Hickory, TN

#6 Sep 21, 2010
good grief, man. are you for real
running man

Old Hickory, TN

#7 Sep 21, 2010
tmullins, i wish you the best of luck obtaining your perfect world cause you are living in a fantasy. your comments are so ridiculous

Since: May 10

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#8 Sep 21, 2010
Teen Cough Syrup Abuse
By: Maeve Rich
Even as the number of kids using alcohol and illegal drugs dropped, the number of teens getting high with cough syrup abuse has been increasing. While many parents are aware of the dangers of recreational drugs, some don't realize there is another dangerous substance that they may be unintentionally supplying their teen with: cough syrup.

Part of the reason for this may be its accessibility. You don't need to be a certain age to buy cough syrup and it's available at drug stores, convenience stores and supermarkets. Cough syrup can be just as deadly as illegal drugs, a fact that most teens and many parents don't realize.

The dangerous ingredient found in today's cough syrup is dextromethorphan (DXM). The average dose of cough syrup contains 15 to 30 milligrams. In large doses (100 milligrams or more), DXM causes psychedelic effects (such as hallucinations), similar to those produced by LSD. Besides cough syrup, DXM can be found in some cold medicine pills. Other side effects of a large dose of DXM include nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, irregular heartbeat, blurred vision, muscle spasms, high blood pressure, the inability to regulate body temperature, confusion, loss of consciousness, seizures, and death.

So how can you stop your children from abusing cough syrup? Talk to them and pay attention. Explain the risks of cough syrup and other over the counter drugs, in addition to recreational drugs and alcohol. Make sure that they understand that just because it's over the counter and generally harmless in small doses doesn't mean that it's safe to abuse. When you're aware of the dangers that face today's children, you can communicate more effectively with your teen. If you do learn that your teen is abusing cough syrup, don't take it lightly. Remember that cough syrup can be just as deadly as any other drug.
homerun hitter

Jenkins, KY

#9 Sep 21, 2010
it's called robo tripping!! bahaha south park did an episode about it!
mathew yates

United States

#10 Sep 21, 2010
helps pe0ple with pain

Since: Oct 10

Hendersonville, TN

#11 Oct 19, 2010
i think it should because the state could get all kinds of taxes off it
uvawise

Roanoke, VA

#12 Nov 17, 2010
Marijuana should be legalized point blank. There has been no recorded deaths EVER from marijuana abuse. Also a recent study showed that it is easier for a high school student to obtain marijuana than it is alcohol. This is because there is a regulation on alcohol. If marijuana was legalized it would eliminate black market affairs. Drug dealers are not checking for id's. Also most drug related arrests in the U.S. are marijuana possession charges. If it were tax according to the same standards as alcohol it would generate roughly 13 billion a year, instead of costing tax payers money.
uvawise

Roanoke, VA

#13 Nov 17, 2010
Common sense

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#14 Nov 17, 2010
I don't think Marijuana is any worse than drinking beer and it actually has medicinal purposes.
tha trickstaa

Christiansburg, VA

#15 Nov 17, 2010
marijuana helps everyone...

Since: Nov 10

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#16 Nov 17, 2010
uvawise wrote:
Marijuana should be legalized point blank. There has been no recorded deaths EVER from marijuana abuse. Also a recent study showed that it is easier for a high school student to obtain marijuana than it is alcohol. This is because there is a regulation on alcohol. If marijuana was legalized it would eliminate black market affairs. Drug dealers are not checking for id's. Also most drug related arrests in the U.S. are marijuana possession charges. If it were tax according to the same standards as alcohol it would generate roughly 13 billion a year, instead of costing tax payers money.
I agree 100%.

“frogs rule!”

Since: Nov 10

clintwood, virgina

#17 Nov 18, 2010
support it because it does not cause addiction. plus it mellows you out. it does not lead to other drugs. you only get the munchies
chris snider

Vinton, VA

#18 Mar 5, 2011
listen if you want to smoke smoke just stay home but i have drug court cuase of that shit so watch out dumb asses
pethetic

Roanoke, VA

#19 Mar 5, 2011
We dont need more drug addicts on rode if they do it at home they will do it anywhere else, drit effects ur judgement and could cause health problems we dnt need more problems in america as bad of shape it is now.
James Endolor

Salem, VA

#21 Mar 6, 2011
Prohibition creates a black market and corruption. Marijuana was made illegal to protect Cotton farmers from
competition from hemp. It is silly for such a mild, non-adictive substance illegal.

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