Marijuana Debate - Ripley, WV

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laughable

AOL

#1 Sep 10, 2010
Comparatively speaking, the illegalization of marijuana, compared to alchohol and other narcotics seems ridiculous. People who support alchohol consumption, but demonize pot make me realize the influence that propaganda has had on our society. And let's face it, the best excuse these days for people taking addictive substances prescribed by doctors is that they have a prescription, as though that somehow changes the fact that they will always pop pills until they get some sort of help. The damage pot has caused, or the effect it has on people while under the influence pales in comparison to the damage alchohol and popping addictive pills has done to our society. I guess anyone who has smoked knows the truth and those who haven't only have the bogus information that has been shoved down our throats since the demonization of pot began. It isn't worth the money it costs to keep it illegal. The illegalization of it has damaged our society, more than the legalization would, with needless incarcerations and the money spent fighting it. The medicinal benefits would cost the makers of the actual addictive, legalized substances our society partakes in a fortune, as well as the money recieved by law enforcement agencies to fight this "terrible" substance, so I figure the propaganda machine will continue on for as long as it can. I also believe people who use the gateway drug logic are off-base. Those types of people will do drugs, with or without pot. I know alot of people who have smoked, and never went on to do anything else, including drinking.
Terri

United States

#2 Dec 6, 2010
it would help alot with cancer patients
Pro for Cancer Patients

Elkins, WV

#3 Dec 6, 2010
I believe that if it wasn't for marijuana my daughter who is going thur chemo, would not be able to continue her treatment. She never smoked pot before and someone told her to try it for the nasuea and believe me, it works. She had not been able to eat for several day and the nasuea left right away.
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Proud Supporter

United States

#5 Dec 8, 2010
Here are a list of my arguments to legalize marijuana and as far as i can tell they only make sense.

First off im not sure how entirely legal it will ever become but lets first off say its legalized but not for consumption. Still it is a complete cash crop in everyway. Marijuana can be used in the making of many many everyday things we use and in a much cleaner more environmentally friendly way. Also look at the midwest, the way they cultivate and re cultivate the land out there is so cost inefficient but has to be done because the crops currently used for so much take so much out of the soil. however with marijuana it is simply a weed and doesnt need near the amount of nutrients that most cash crops require. and if you have half a brain you will be able to figure out that that mean extra money!

now if it is legalized to be consumed then obviously there will have to be rules and regulations just like with tobacco and alcohol. however how complex i dont know. i know that it will probably be like age 21 just like alcohol but i hope that they take into consideration that there is no ratio of marijuana related deaths to any other kind. because there are no recorded cases of marijuana being the reason of death. and if you have half a brain then you also know that there are more cases involving tobacco and alcohol than you can fathom.
Current Chemo Lady

Elkins, WV

#6 Dec 8, 2010
I am 42 years young and worked hard my whole life.I have friends and aqcaintences that smoke pot.They have all gave it to me to try for weeks before i started Chemo therapy and I would give it away because I didn't want it in my house or to let down my wonderful son who is determined to go into law enforcement (DEA) and will be attending college soon.After my first treatment I could'nt eat for over a week, lost several pounds. I took 2 tokes(not enough to get "high",but just enough to keep my food down and have even gained a few pounds back.My son was dissapointed in me and that about killed me.When he seen me feeling better, He changed his mind. I only take a couple tokes maybe twice a day.Never in front of him.I have spents hundreds of dollars i Don't have (because i am unable to work right now) On nausea meds that don't work.I believe it should be legal for medicinal purposes only because I work around heavy equiptment when I work and really don't want the operator of equiptment "high" when I may be on the ground inches from a massive bucket he's digging with.I am grateful for marijauna.
laughable

AOL

#7 Dec 11, 2010
Pot is a wonder drug, therefore will never be legalized. It will put alot of pharmaceutical companies out of business, as well as alot of law enforcement agencies and cut into the political pockets of elected officials. It is all about propaganda, ignorance, and greed.
Amanda

Lansing, MI

#8 Dec 14, 2010
yes i do the state and county could make a lot of money from the taxes
Amanda

Lansing, MI

#9 Dec 14, 2010
laughable wrote:
Comparatively speaking, the illegalization of marijuana, compared to alchohol and other narcotics seems ridiculous. People who support alchohol consumption, but demonize pot make me realize the influence that propaganda has had on our society. And let's face it, the best excuse these days for people taking addictive substances prescribed by doctors is that they have a prescription, as though that somehow changes the fact that they will always pop pills until they get some sort of help. The damage pot has caused, or the effect it has on people while under the influence pales in comparison to the damage alchohol and popping addictive pills has done to our society. I guess anyone who has smoked knows the truth and those who haven't only have the bogus information that has been shoved down our throats since the demonization of pot began. It isn't worth the money it costs to keep it illegal. The illegalization of it has damaged our society, more than the legalization would, with needless incarcerations and the money spent fighting it. The medicinal benefits would cost the makers of the actual addictive, legalized substances our society partakes in a fortune, as well as the money recieved by law enforcement agencies to fight this "terrible" substance, so I figure the propaganda machine will continue on for as long as it can. I also believe people who use the gateway drug logic are off-base. Those types of people will do drugs, with or without pot. I know alot of people who have smoked, and never went on to do anything else, including drinking.
I agree with you if they would make legal then a lot of people would quit because that takes the fun out of it. i would rather ride in a car with someone who has smoked pot than some one drunk and on pills.SO HELL YES MAKE IT LEGAL.
frank

Corpus Christi, TX

#10 Dec 14, 2010
i see all these opionions and they are all for the postive side of legalizing it. im all for it. so how do we get this info to our politicians who we put into office to do something right and give them a break on alot of things they are doing wrong.
frank

Corpus Christi, TX

#11 Dec 14, 2010
i work in the health care field and the pure form is in a pill and let me tell you very hard to get but a big differance it does on a dieing or ill patient and no side affects compared to other expensive meds.our government makes so many wrond choice and they could save and make a ton with the legalizing of Marijuana. when you drink and drink you black out. when you take narcotics or pills you OD no one has ever been reported of OD on Marijuana.
wvlover

Point Pleasant, WV

#12 Dec 15, 2010
It takes the money away from petty drug use and beefs up the areas that really need it.
a mother

United States

#13 Jan 6, 2011
Please believe me when I tell you it changes a young person's life. I don't want to give details but I have seen it and it's sad what teenagers allow marijuana to do to them. However, a kid could do the responsible thing and complete their jobs and school work, then get high. However, they choose to make excuses and just get high. They give up promising futures for a buzz that could still be there at the end of the day. Think about it, it's crazy.
tinky dinky

AOL

#14 Jan 10, 2011
I am for it for tax revenue;as long as it is regulated it could help bring the country up dollarwise
Travis

Astoria, NY

#15 Aug 4, 2011
Laws limiting ones ability to manipulate themselves in the privacy of their own homes while hurting no one are unjust and operate in contrast to the constitution which gave us many freedoms we no longer enjoy.
For Sure

Gallipolis, OH

#16 Aug 16, 2011
I support legalization!!
happy

Washington, DC

#17 Aug 16, 2011
laughable wrote:
Comparatively speaking, the illegalization of marijuana, compared to alchohol and other narcotics seems ridiculous. People who support alchohol consumption, but demonize pot make me realize the influence that propaganda has had on our society. And let's face it, the best excuse these days for people taking addictive substances prescribed by doctors is that they have a prescription, as though that somehow changes the fact that they will always pop pills until they get some sort of help. The damage pot has caused, or the effect it has on people while under the influence pales in comparison to the damage alchohol and popping addictive pills has done to our society. I guess anyone who has smoked knows the truth and those who haven't only have the bogus information that has been shoved down our throats since the demonization of pot began. It isn't worth the money it costs to keep it illegal. The illegalization of it has damaged our society, more than the legalization would, with needless incarcerations and the money spent fighting it. The medicinal benefits would cost the makers of the actual addictive, legalized substances our society partakes in a fortune, as well as the money recieved by law enforcement agencies to fight this "terrible" substance, so I figure the propaganda machine will continue on for as long as it can. I also believe people who use the gateway drug logic are off-base. Those types of people will do drugs, with or without pot. I know alot of people who have smoked, and never went on to do anything else, including drinking.
Amen ! I believe it is against the law cause those marketing it would lose revenue. Like maybe influential people! That is how the rich stay rich, the law benefits them !!!!!!
happy

Circleville, OH

#18 Aug 16, 2011
a mother wrote:
Please believe me when I tell you it changes a young person's life. I don't want to give details but I have seen it and it's sad what teenagers allow marijuana to do to them. However, a kid could do the responsible thing and complete their jobs and school work, then get high. However, they choose to make excuses and just get high. They give up promising futures for a buzz that could still be there at the end of the day. Think about it, it's crazy.
That's cause it is illegal !!!! If it was legal they wouldn't be abusing it that way. And as with any controlled substance there would be some abuse associated with it's availability!
happy

Circleville, OH

#19 Aug 16, 2011
happy wrote:
<quoted text>Amen ! I believe it is against the law cause those marketing it would lose revenue. Like maybe influential people! That is how the rich stay rich, the law benefits them !!!!!!
And just think about it.......878 billion dollars stimulus bill , we would have never needed that money if weed were legal. That money our grandchildren's grandchildren will still be paying off. Hell we wouldn't even be in debt!!!
illegal

Point Pleasant, WV

#20 Aug 18, 2011
Well it can't be legalized unless they develop a test that determines how ling its been since it was smoked. Or you could get a dui for smoking pot like 3 weeks before
lalalala

Barberton, OH

#21 Aug 19, 2011
illegal wrote:
Well it can't be legalized unless they develop a test that determines how ling its been since it was smoked. Or you could get a dui for smoking pot like 3 weeks before
Some cops can tell when you are high. Usually when someone is high they will not joke about smoking but if ur not high you will. Learn that off of cops lol

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