Marijuana Debate - Quanah, TX

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Quanah, TX.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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JesseJ

Seymour, TX

#1 Aug 24, 2010
Yes I support marijuana because farmers could plant it as a crop and make money. The goverment could tax it and make money.People are using anyway.
DHT

Wichita Falls, TX

#2 Aug 24, 2010
Sterile marijuana aka hemp grows very quickly and can be used in all manner, for paper, clothing etc. In fact I have a teddy bear made from hemp fiber. "Eco Bear." It doesn't require the same level of pesticides that other fiber crops do.

Not sure how I feel about legalization though. I know it has medical uses, glaucoma and stimulating appetite in cancer patients. The jury is still out.
Brad

Wichita Falls, TX

#3 Aug 24, 2010
DHT wrote:
Sterile marijuana aka hemp grows very quickly and can be used in all manner, for paper, clothing etc. In fact I have a teddy bear made from hemp fiber. "Eco Bear." It doesn't require the same level of pesticides that other fiber crops do.
Not sure how I feel about legalization though. I know it has medical uses, glaucoma and stimulating appetite in cancer patients. The jury is still out.
Smokes it too! She also uses it in brownies.
Deborah Brownlow

Elderton, PA

#4 Aug 24, 2010
DHT wrote:
Sterile marijuana aka hemp grows very quickly and can be used in all manner, for paper, clothing etc. In fact I have a teddy bear made from hemp fiber. "Eco Bear." It doesn't require the same level of pesticides that other fiber crops do.
Not sure how I feel about legalization though. I know it has medical uses, glaucoma and stimulating appetite in cancer patients. The jury is still out.
Pros: tax revenue; more production opportunities for farmers

Cons: increase in thefts; adulteration; lack of legal oversight; push towards harder drugs (cocaine, heroin, meth, crack, etc)

At a glance, it would seem, and this is my personal opinion, that the cons outweigh the pros.
Diamond Cowgirl

Iowa Park, TX

#5 Aug 24, 2010
Another pro-smaller jails.
DHT

Wichita Falls, TX

#6 Aug 24, 2010
Deborah Brownlow wrote:
<quoted text>
Pros: tax revenue; more production opportunities for farmers
Cons: increase in thefts; adulteration; lack of legal oversight; push towards harder drugs (cocaine, heroin, meth, crack, etc)
At a glance, it would seem, and this is my personal opinion, that the cons outweigh the pros.
True the cons outweigh the pros. You are right that Marijuana is a gateway drug. I have read convincing studies on medicinal marijuana being used to treat nausea and vomiting, stimulation of hunger in chemotherapy and AIDS patients, lowered intraocular eye pressure (glaucoma), as well as general analgesic effects. Problem is regulation and preventing abuse by people without medical need. So I suppose that makes me in favor of medicinal usage (with strict protocols) and absolutely opposed to non-medicinal use. I am aware that there are other pharmaceuticals that could be used in these instances BUT some come with horrific side effects. Pharmacology is a tricky science.
DHT

Wichita Falls, TX

#7 Aug 24, 2010
Found this on wikipedia:

This article is about industrial hemp. For its psychoactive variant, see Cannabis (drug). For the biology of the plant, see Cannabis. For other uses, see Hemp (disambiguation).
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The variety of appearances for cannabis. Only C. sativa (left) is suited for industrial hemp, but it also has medicinal varieties.
Hemp (from Old English hænep) is the name of the soft, durable fibre that is cultivated from plants of the Cannabis genus, cultivated for commercial use.
In modern times, hemp has been used for industrial purposes including paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, construction, health food, fuel, and medical purposes[1] with modest commercial success.[2][3] In the past three years, commercial success of hemp food products has grown considerably.[4][5]
Hemp is one of the faster growing biomasses known,[6] producing up to 25 tonnes of dry matter per hectare per year,[7] and one of the earliest domesticated plants known.[8] For a crop, hemp is very environmentally friendly, as it requires few pesticides[9] and no herbicides.[10]
Cannabis sativa L. subsp. sativa var. sativa is the variety grown for industrial use, while C. sativa subsp. indica generally has poor fibre quality and is primarily used for production of recreational and medicinal drugs. The major difference between the two types of plants is the appearance and the amount of &#916;9-tetrahydrocannabin ol (THC) secreted in a resinous mixture by epidermal hairs called glandular trichomes, although they can also be distinguished genetically.[11] Oilseed and fibre varieties of Cannabis approved for industrial hemp production produce only minute amounts of this psychoactive drug, not enough for any physical or psychological effects. Typically, hemp contains below 0.3% THC, while cultivars of Cannabis grown for marijuana can contain anywhere from 6 to over 20%.[12]
Industrial hemp is produced in many countries around the world.[13] Major producers include Canada, France, and China. While more hemp is exported to the United States than to any other country, the United States Government does not consistently distinguish between marijuana and the non-psychoactive Cannabis used for industrial and commercial purposes.[12]

I once had a foot cream that contained hempseed oil. It kept my feet soft for a lot longer than any other product I've used. Hemp requires less pesticides to grow than cotton and I feel somewhat guilty about loving cotton so much when the pesticides and herbicides used in growing it are harmful to the planet.

“not socially elite”

Since: Jun 10

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#8 Aug 24, 2010
as long is marijuana is not laced with something it is only a herb i doneit when i was younger and i personally hated it but i have alotofcop friends (no amnot talkin about the sheriff deputies in quanah) these guys r ok copsand they said if it was legal they wouldb on there front porch everyday smokin,it might stop a little bit of the meth problem i know people who use who have told me personally that if they wouldlegalize marijuana they woulddo only that.we all knowthey don't legalize it cause they can't tax it.just my own personal opinion.
Heaven help us

Wichita Falls, TX

#9 Aug 24, 2010
what on earth do we need more drugs for
JJ

Elk City, OK

#10 Aug 24, 2010
It is not a man made drug it is natural. No one has ever died from it or complained about it.It make you happy
Sachel

Elmer, OK

#11 Aug 24, 2010
Heaven help us wrote:
what on earth do we need more drugs for
We already have the drugs making them legal would give the farmers another crop and would stop all this drug traffic from Mexico and South America. I have friends I went to school with and they have been smoking pot 40 yrs, None have gone to a stronger drug. They have have all held good jobs and have not robbed anyone or hurt anyone in any way. I don't like it myself lots of people do. Yes it should be legalized. Maybe then the cops could bust these crazy crack heads and leave these joint smokers alone. If I put down the names of my friends you would never believe it. But it is true.
guest

Van Nuys, CA

#12 Aug 24, 2010
that would just be dandy for drugs to be legalized.we certainly dont have enough dope users in quanah as it is.
im over here

Van Nuys, CA

#13 Aug 24, 2010
too many druggies here and not enough cops,oops,my bad,not enough cops to do a big part of what they are paid to do
DHT

Graham, TX

#14 Aug 26, 2010
Many pharmaceuticals come from "natural" sources ie: aspirin, digoxin, penicillin etc. Just because it has a natural source doesn't make it safe or free from side effects. Years ago I read an article that said the effects of marijuana in humans is really an allergic reaction. Animals consume it without the same effects. I find that interesting.
Cindy

United States

#15 Jan 18, 2011
Now why in God's name would we want a counrty of potheads. We are having enough trouble running this country as it is. The people in congress are from the 60's. Nuff said.
Cdery

United States

#16 Jan 18, 2011
If it's legal to buy a 6-pak of beer at the grocery store it should be legal to buy some pot. Personally I think that pot is the lesser evil of the two. I bet Quanah Parker smoked it. Hey here's an idea. We should grow it and put him and his mom on the label. That'll will give Quanah some jobs.
alan

Conroe, TX

#17 Jan 19, 2011
Cindy wrote:
Now why in God's name would we want a counrty of potheads. We are having enough trouble running this country as it is. The people in congress are from the 60's. Nuff said.
the people in Congress in 1860 were from the 1830's. the country in 1860 was embroiled in a civil war. but when lincoln freed the slaves and gave his gettysburg address, it was no crime to enjoy some weed.

there was no law against marijuana at any time in history until 1925.

there are no reports of any emergencies, disasters, or catastrophes from marijuana. it's all hype. why do you insist on believing it ?

nuff said.
Dreamer

United States

#18 Jan 20, 2011
Who's more dangerous on the road? A person who has smoked a few joints, or a person who has had a few drinks? If a marijuana smoker is less dangerous than someone who has had a few drinks than it should be just as legal as alchol. If not they should both be illegal. Fair is fair.
YouDontKnow

Quanah, TX

#19 Jul 27, 2011
Deborah Brownlow wrote:
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Pros: tax revenue; more production opportunities for farmers
Cons: increase in thefts; adulteration; lack of legal oversight; push towards harder drugs (cocaine, heroin, meth, crack, etc)
At a glance, it would seem, and this is my personal opinion, that the cons outweigh the pros.
Extended Pros: tax revenue can pay off national debt AND pay for national health care, job creation, use of a grandfather clause could release people incarcerated for this reason ONLY, which lowers the amount of tax revenue hard workers put into the prison system, hemp fibers are stronger and longer lasting than cotton fibers, hemp oil has numerous uses, hemp seeds are nearly a perfect food...I could go on and on about the pros...
Cons: There are no increases in theft due to legalization, AND, adultery and using harder drugs would be 100% the USER'S fault, and no fault of legalization, most call it a gateway drug, but it is only a gateway if the user allows it to be. I honestly see no reason not to legalize and tax the hell out of it...marijuana is practically harmless, and anyone who knows the FACTS about it will agree with me...

Since: Jul 11

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#20 Jul 27, 2011
YouDontKnow wrote:
<quoted text>Extended Pros: tax revenue can pay off national debt AND pay for national health care, job creation, use of a grandfather clause could release people incarcerated for this reason ONLY, which lowers the amount of tax revenue hard workers put into the prison system, hemp fibers are stronger and longer lasting than cotton fibers, hemp oil has numerous uses, hemp seeds are nearly a perfect food...I could go on and on about the pros...
Cons: There are no increases in theft due to legalization, AND, adultery and using harder drugs would be 100% the USER'S fault, and no fault of legalization, most call it a gateway drug, but it is only a gateway if the user allows it to be. I honestly see no reason not to legalize and tax the hell out of it...marijuana is practically harmless, and anyone who knows the FACTS about it will agree with me...
Was ex officer Michael Nelson smoking pot when he got busted for sexual assault of a child? What drugs did he have in the back of his patrol car?

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