Marijuana Debate - Sauk Village, IL

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Sauk Village, IL.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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Since: May 10

Villa Park, IL

#1 Aug 25, 2010
The gov needs to stay out of our personal choices.
blah

Chicago, IL

#2 Aug 26, 2010
If they decided to legalize Marijuana, they can tax it like cigarettes and alcohol. I think we would be in a better financial situation all around for legalized possession, but treat like alcohol as far as DUI's are concerned.
LEGALIZE IT!! Tax it, and help this economy!! Get rid of Obama first! He has done nothing for this country but cost more money and go on talk shows and vacations!!!
SV Resident

Oak Forest, IL

#3 Aug 26, 2010
blah wrote:
If they decided to legalize Marijuana, they can tax it like cigarettes and alcohol. I think we would be in a better financial situation all around for legalized possession, but treat like alcohol as far as DUI's are concerned.
LEGALIZE IT!! Tax it, and help this economy!! Get rid of Obama first! He has done nothing for this country but cost more money and go on talk shows and vacations!!!
I'll agree with you on the Marijuana.
However it was the Bush administration who was given the largest surplus of any president in our history and then left the oncoming president with the largest deficit we have ever had. The housing market was in shambles. Wall Street was broke. Unemployment the highest it has ever been. We were involved in a war we never should have been in (no ties to 911, no WMD's, no nuclear plants in Iraq) and you think McCain or Nadder would have done better?!?! Now I think you might be smoking some of that marijuana a bit to much!
blah

Chicago, IL

#4 Aug 26, 2010
I can't say I believe that they would have done better, but right now I sure as hell think they would be the lesser of the 2 evils.
I voted for Obama, but I sure as hell lost any faith in that man.
Bean counter

AOL

#5 Aug 26, 2010
SV Resident - However it was the Bush administration who was given the largest surplus of any president in our history and then left the oncoming president with the largest deficit we have ever had.

Incorrect ; The largest deficit we have ever had is more than 3 times the deficit that Bush left by our standing President Obama
Tara

Chicago, IL

#6 Aug 28, 2010
Legalize it, regulate it and then TAX it.
bud

Mount Vernon, IL

#7 Aug 28, 2010
How about a yearly growers licence to anyone over the age of 21 that wants one?
Think about it, if every one that supports it pays a measly $25 a year, God only knows how much money that would give the government.
The people would be happy, the gov't would be happy and illegal importation would stop overnight!
I could go on and on, but my words are most likely to fall on deaf ears.
Helen Keller

AOL

#8 Aug 28, 2010
What?
SV Resident

Oak Forest, IL

#9 Aug 28, 2010
This poll that's going on is in relation to proposition 19 in California. If this goes through in California later this year it could happen in IL as well? I for one am for it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Propo...

According to the State of California analysis, the bill will have the following effects.

Legalization of personal marijuana-related activities

Persons over the age of 21 may possess up to one 1 ounce (28 g) of marijuana for personal consumption.

May use marijuana in a non-public place such as a residence or a public establishment licensed for on site marijuana consumption.

May grow marijuana at a private residence in a space of up to 25 square feet for personal use.

Local government regulation of commercial production and sale

Local government may authorize the retail sale of up to 1 ounce of marijuana per transaction, and regulate the hours and location of the business.

Local government may authorize larger amounts of marijuana for personal possession and cultivation, or for commercial cultivation, transportation, and sale.

Allows for the transportation of marijuana from a licensed premises in one city or county to a licensed premises in another city or county, without regard to local laws of intermediate localities to the contrary.

Imposition and collection of taxes and fees

Allows the collection of taxes specifically to allow local governments to raise revenue or to offset any costs associated with marijuana regulation.
Still livin it

Harvey, IL

#10 Sep 4, 2010
I have smoked every day of my life for the last 5 years and can tell you its made me less angry, helps me go to sleep and can help others in many more ways. Prohibition has never worked so why would does the government think that it would work now. Prohibition only causes more problems though we do get more government jobs out of the deal. LoL its just R. Nixons Joke! What if "THE MAN" made sex illegal. Would you comit the crime? I'm just askin.
Concern resident

Oak Forest, IL

#11 Sep 8, 2010
Why would you support what is harmful to your mind , body , soul .

Since: Oct 08

Northbrook, IL

#12 Sep 8, 2010
Concern resident wrote:
Why would you support what is harmful to your mind , body , soul .
Mosy likely for the same reasons Prohibition was repealed. The underground, crimminal element just found a way to make it flourish just as drug dealers of the streets of Sauk Village do today. Plain and simple, the States need money. TAX money. Money they can't tax anymore on cigarettes, liquor, beer and wine because they are at or close to their maximum allowable tariffs by law.

When you legalize something, as in the days of Prohibition, you remove the criminal element from it, tax it and regulate its content (allowable alcohol volume) to ensure its safety. How many moonshine stills do you still see today?

Marijuana is no more damaging than the health and social damaging aspects of Alcoholism and smoking, yet those things are also legal. In this case, it would be the lesser of evils. By making it legal, over HALF the court cases for possession would go away, the States would have another tax revenue source, and gangs and drug dealers would be largely removed from dealing Marijuana. Of course there's still problems with Meth, Cocaine, and other illicit drugs, that would continue, however penalties for those drugs are much more severe than marijuana, many are deterred form dealing these drugs.

I tend to still be on the fence though on this issue. Because there is such an existing use base of marijuana already, its social and health woes are for the most part already known. However it is based on an unregulated, unscientific scale of potentcy and pureness.
Eddie

Chicago, IL

#13 Sep 11, 2010
i believe that it is less harmful than alcohol.
Cheech

AOL

#14 Sep 11, 2010
Hey it's my cousin Eddie! How you been , man? Ix- nay , it's the ops-cay Get outski!
Pops

Oak Forest, IL

#15 Sep 12, 2010
Let the gov tax it...make some money they are happy we are happy..no losers.
Pops

Oak Forest, IL

#16 Sep 12, 2010
Not all of us believe its harmful to your mind body and soul.
Concern resident wrote:
Why would you support what is harmful to your mind , body , soul .
rich

Oak Forest, IL

#17 Jul 10, 2011
its good
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#18 Jul 10, 2011
Concern resident wrote:
Why would you support what is harmful to your mind , body , soul .
Can you prove that?
Daniel

United States

#19 Oct 24, 2011
It helps you concentrate and highest productivity
Logic

Oak Forest, IL

#20 Oct 26, 2011
Legalizing marijuana could bring us out of this recession. No one steals or kills to support a marijuana habit. It is no worse then drinking. the people making the big deal, I bet drink...We could be making rope, clothes and other things also. The medical benefits are good also. I think its just another control issue that keeps it from being legal, what a waste of time. We have much worse things to be thinking about.

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