Marijuana Debate - Richmond, VA

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Richmond, VA.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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Just Wondering

Richmond, VA

#1 Aug 24, 2010
Legalize marijuana, sell it out of your local ABC stores, tax the hell out of it, then pay for your wars

Since: May 10

Rooted in Reality

#2 Aug 24, 2010
I really don't think it's as harmful as alcohol. I'd rather deal with a stoner than a dang drunk any day.
history buff

Richmond, VA

#3 Aug 24, 2010
The time has come for the government to admit defeat and cash in,like they've done on alcohol and tobacco.Use the tax revenues to fight the war on heroin and cocaine.They would gain millions not spend billions.
tim a

Midlothian, VA

#4 Aug 25, 2010
I support this because it is happening uncontrolled anyway, far less accident prone than alcohol, will help fight drug cartels, can be taxed and implemented quickly.
Mary White

Richmond, VA

#5 Aug 25, 2010
Legalization will keep drug deals out of schools, put dealers out of work, free the Coast Guard to guard coasts, save prison space for violent criminals, saving money while providing a revenue source.
AK

Draper, UT

#7 Aug 27, 2010
needs no explanation. the prohibition of marijuana is unconstitutional no matter what the supreme court has ever said. there is nothing that makes banning a mans appetite for a substance legal.
kwva

High Point, NC

#8 Aug 27, 2010
The government doesnt want to legalize marajuana because they make more money for fines and correctional classes than they would off of taxing it. Thats why most states are begining to decriminalize it, so they keep more people out of jail and more people continuously paying the government.
Kelly

Richmond, VA

#9 Aug 27, 2010
Have you ever heard of someone driving down the road and killing someone, because they have been smoking maijuana. Let it be legal. Allow a small amount for individuals, to carry, or grow. Allow businesses to sell it and tax it just like you do alcohol. The goverment could stand to gain on this law. And guess what I don't even smoke it my job does not allow it.
Melissa C.

Cartersville, VA

#10 Aug 28, 2010
We as the people have a right to make our own choices in life and if you want to use marijuana then by all means do so. There are many more dangerous substances out there then marijuana.
Ms CrzySxyCool66

Colonial Heights, VA

#11 Aug 28, 2010
marijuana is nature made, not man made for one. to me it is no differnt than a cigarette which nicotine is added to, so that makes marijuana 'safer' than a cigarette. people are smoking it on the low-low anyway. In the infamous words of Bob Marley...LEGALIZE IT...PEACE.

Since: Feb 10

Richmond, VA

#12 Aug 29, 2010
[QUOTE who="Melissa C. "]We as the people have a right to make our own choices in life and if you want to use marijuana then by all means do so. There are many more dangerous substances out there then marijuana.[/QUOTE]

Yes, feel free to light up, but just remember, it may be what you want to do, but it is still against the law.

Smoke away, but remember there are consequences to your actions, so don't cry if/when you get busted.
Elroy

Colonial Heights, VA

#13 Aug 29, 2010
the pharmacy co. is going to lobby hard to stop it.wonder if everyone could grow their own pain reliever how the pill addiction would go down.pot is god made.pills are man made.doctors are legal pushers.drug co. pimps.and no credible info on causing cancer.
history buff

Richmond, VA

#14 Aug 29, 2010
va_tazdad wrote:
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Yes, feel free to light up, but just remember, it may be what you want to do, but it is still against the law.
Smoke away, but remember there are consequences to your actions, so don't cry if/when you get busted.
True Taz,but the question still remains.Should it be legalized,sold and taxed,decriminalized,or none of the above.What do you think?

Since: Feb 10

Richmond, VA

#15 Aug 29, 2010
history buff wrote:
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True Taz,but the question still remains.Should it be legalized,sold and taxed,decriminalized,or none of the above.What do you think?
I have stated yes to all of the abovge many times.

But, until it is, you still bear the weight of the law if you do.
Andie

Richmond, VA

#16 Aug 30, 2010
By legalizing marijuana, we would eliminate a number of non-violent offenders from the prisons. Marijuana farming/cultivation could become a legitimate industry. Marijuana taxation could be on par with that of cigarettes; increasing revenue. In addition, the harms of marijuana are not as great as alcohol or cigarettes. Smoking marijuana, of course, comes with some health risks including lung infections and increased cardiovascular risk (as with anything that involves combustion and inhalation of carbon monoxide). Marijuana does not have to be smoked, however. It can be administered orally via tinctures, teas, baked goods, oils, as a spice in foods, or as an alcoholic beverage. Legalize marijuana. Warn people that smoking anything comes with serious health risks. There are safer ways to use MJ.
laura

AOL

#17 Aug 30, 2010
Bring alot of revenue to state and local areas, keep alot of petty arrests being made

Since: Dec 09

Colonial Heights, VA

#18 Aug 30, 2010
I would even tho I don't smoke. I see it as another venue for the government to finally make a profit from it I mean just like alcohol
Dont Like Whackyterbaccy

United States

#19 Aug 31, 2010
I strongly oppose legalization of marijuana. It is a gateway drug. I have also know of people using it having and causing a number of problems. If it ever is legalized, use of it should mean that the user has to surrender their drivers license and cannot drive. I feel the same way about those who use alcohol.
QueenBnVA

Dunnsville, VA

#20 Aug 31, 2010
I AGREE 100%
history buff

Richmond, VA

#22 Aug 31, 2010
Dont Like Whackyterbaccy wrote:
I strongly oppose legalization of marijuana. It is a gateway drug. I have also know of people using it having and causing a number of problems. If it ever is legalized, use of it should mean that the user has to surrender their drivers license and cannot drive. I feel the same way about those who use alcohol.
I can tell you from my own past experience,it's only a"gateway drug" because you have to associate with drug dealers to get it.Other things are also available if you deal with those people,and of course temptation.
My guess is that you've never tried it,and you're just buying in to the horses**t you've been fed over the years.I partook for about 20 years before I let it go,and I can tell you,weed never made me want other drugs.It's a fallacy that's perpetuated by the anti's to continue prohibition.
If everyone gave up their right to drive that indulged in weed and alcohol,there would be few left to drive anything at all out there.Our country would come to a standstill!

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