Marijuana Debate - Seattle, WA

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Seattle, WA.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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Since: Mar 10

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#23 Aug 29, 2010
do you not notice signs all around you that seattle is getting californicated? even have the same weather and out of control wildfires,now we can shut down community centers,shorten library hours (housing for the homeless and free babysitting) close public restrooms and 50 parks so washington can prepare itself for the fear infested,minority racist,trash ridden,gang infested
police state of california,but why would they move?
(insert rationalizing reply here) all it takes is for good people to do nothing! and you don't know what you got till its gone-KEEP ALL THE LEATHER FACED ORANGE DOUCHEBAG DRAMA QUEEN ALIENS STUCK IN 1984" POLICE STATE OFF FROM WASHINGTON
7450 woot

Seattle, WA

#24 Aug 29, 2010
orkin33 wrote:
do you not notice signs all around you that seattle is getting californicated? even have the same weather and out of control wildfires,now we can shut down community centers,shorten library hours (housing for the homeless and free babysitting) close public restrooms and 50 parks so washington can prepare itself for the fear infested,minority racist,trash ridden,gang infested
police state of california,but why would they move?
(insert rationalizing reply here) all it takes is for good people to do nothing! and you don't know what you got till its gone-KEEP ALL THE LEATHER FACED ORANGE DOUCHEBAG DRAMA QUEEN ALIENS STUCK IN 1984" POLICE STATE OFF FROM WASHINGTON
but the bugs
gregwired
can'twell
slurry murry
mcdammit
run the place
*For Now*

at least murry and gregwired will be gone soon enough.

Remember in November = get the stains out
AND
Power To The People
Matthew Scott

Auburn, WA

#25 Aug 29, 2010
Unjust and unconstitutional prohibition laws ruin lives, tear apart families, and are having law enforcement officers killing innocent people.
gordo

Mercer Island, WA

#26 Aug 29, 2010
why not make every drug legal then the willbe no profit for the drugdealer and maybe the druggies will all O.D.and go away

Since: Aug 10

United States

#27 Aug 29, 2010
orkin33 wrote:
do you not notice signs all around you that seattle is getting californicated? even have the same weather and out of control wildfires,now we can shut down community centers,shorten library hours (housing for the homeless and free babysitting) close public restrooms and 50 parks so washington can prepare itself for the fear infested,minority racist,trash ridden,gang infested
police state of california,but why would they move?
(insert rationalizing reply here) all it takes is for good people to do nothing! and you don't know what you got till its gone-KEEP ALL THE LEATHER FACED ORANGE DOUCHEBAG DRAMA QUEEN ALIENS STUCK IN 1984" POLICE STATE OFF FROM WASHINGTON
U ser r a RACIST pig and a bigot- weed will be grown in the( U S of A.) imported pot would be taxed (if it ever needs to be imported)I've smoked pot for 48 years now. spent 7 years in the army, retired as an electrician/electronic tech in the auto industry(robotics) never busted,had cancer twice, got my
card twice. payed taxes on it. RAISED 3 KIDS. the last 3 presidents smoked pot.and so far in this forum i've found opponents to pot ignore the obvious, repeatING 70+ years of government bigoted lies. RACISM started it
all.((reefer madness and the evil weed)) hyperbole has been past down for generations. if you visit other citys on this topic you will find that most(and i say most)opponents are absolute bigots. when you disagree with them, or show them web sites to show that their wrong, thay will start the insults, and thay have fun
doing it. WELL so do i

U bango playing inbred punk with a bad case of penis envy, who's only girlfrends are Rosie palm and her fore sisters (and THAY cheat on U now n then.)your just using this forum to make up for somthing missing in your life. also your dad must have beatoff in a flower pot because he got a blooming idiot U moron.

Since: Aug 10

United States

#28 Aug 29, 2010
gordo wrote:
why not make every drug legal then the willbe no profit for the drugdealer and maybe the druggies will all O.D.and go away
scrotum breathe go play with your pole punk (( pot 4 ever))

Since: Aug 10

United States

#29 Aug 29, 2010
Matthew Scott wrote:
Unjust and unconstitutional prohibition laws ruin lives, tear apart families, and are having law enforcement officers killing innocent people.
((very well sead matthew.))
politicalzoo

Bellevue, WA

#30 Aug 30, 2010
I support liberty.
GODDESS ME ME AND ME

Seattle, WA

#31 Aug 30, 2010
lalalal thats where its at when we the ppl go with the flow of all the rules and regulations where are my men end women that stand up and do whatever we want and stop the maadness that dis-eases us as children of god the great almighty now really dont u think hes impressed at our stupidity and weakness in all its gods green earth and what the helll check iout wisdoms....bible stuff....its says there is not a destructive drug among us imagine that go look check it out how many minds are changed now.....bigger better NOW whatever i want...i'm throwing a temper tantrum psyche not really but hey i might be lol lmao its not a war anymore say it do it smoke it and laugh at the weak men who've made this such a big issue while they poison minds and fuck with our freedom shit are you gonna let another fuck trophy tell you what to do on this wonderful trip....watch out or you'll get tripped joker smoker midnight tokers where's my mommy who really cares not any one here noone even knows what a grownup is suppose to act like.....except charlie brown waaWAA WAAA WAA WAA.....NOW I AM ONLY HERE FOR A SECOND I COME AND GO I'M A BEAUTIFUL GODDESS HAVIN A BLAST FIGHTIN FOR MY LIFE WATCHIN THE WHOLE WORLD AND THANKIN EVERY MOMENT THAT I AM SO GLAD TO BE TRI POLAR AND NOT BI POLAR LIKE THE BEST OF U THATS ALL FOLKS DO WHATEVER YOU WANT AND ALL IS WELL BALANCED I DONT WANNA BE A SOLDIER I WANNA BE A PRINCESS
GODDESS ME ME AND ME

Seattle, WA

#32 Aug 30, 2010
HEY ANYONe WANNA GO FISHIN IN THE RIVER THATS ALL MUCKED UP WITH TOXIC CRAp DOUCHEd OUT MY PHARMECUTICAL COMPNIES
anaturalearthalt erofgod

Seattle, WA

#33 Aug 30, 2010
anbossy bratty bitchy whiny unitelligent weak fake humans run the show dah the sign says you gotta do this dont do that be good yadda yadda yadda.....oh yeah alert the press pot is a healing medication sacred to our ancestors and has been turned into a drama trama drug to despair and destruction....lies lies lies lies lies lies lies.....you cant make a healing herb do bad things and all the energy you uneducated control freaks put out there seeps into my bubble and i dont ever remember giving anyone permission to tell me how who what where when why me in fact i am sure that many of u didnt ever sign up for all the stupid shit you go through yet here you are hey if you are not representing royalty then u are not representin your true self...thats weak c'mon ppl stand up take your power back before it too late
anaturalearthalt erofgod

Seattle, WA

#34 Aug 30, 2010
i looked and behold a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which i heard was a trumphet talking with me, which said, come up hither,and i will show you things which must BE hereafter, and immediatley i was in the spirit: AND, BEHOLD, A THRONE WAS OPENED IN HEAVeN....AND THERE was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an EMERALD AND round about the tHroNE WERE FOUR AND TWENTY SEATS . AND upon those seats i saw four and twenty elDeRs sitTing;clothed in wHite rAiNmEnt and i saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the fiRSt hEAven and the fiRSt eArth were passed away
this come from a man of wisdom whom i admire very much where are you comin from really
goddess

Seattle, WA

#35 Aug 30, 2010
pete98146 wrote:
While I can see both sides of the coin on this issue, I do like the idea of weed being regulated and taxed by gov't because that would be a huge tax base.....huge!
America is still a very puritanical country and I don't see our gov't even legalizing weed. Ever.
this crap and why not hurt the ppl a lil more comments like this mean what???? noone even knows what am grown up is suppose to act like and ur comment tells me that ur not the sharpest knife in the drawer now are you dont you have any life left in you c'mon the gov't. fucks us in the ass every day and gets away and gets off on it what planet did you just orb in from....go back please must be a clone yeah thats it GERM INFESTED MUTANTS...regulated controoled just as is...our own loving gov't. doing what and we give them all that power wow ..........
Zak

Seattle, WA

#36 Aug 30, 2010
Decriminalization of marijuana would prevent the never-ending Pot Busts that occur on a daily basis in tnis country. making 'criminals' of people who are really NOT criminals! Also, it could provide a nice income for the US Government if controlled similar to liquor, which I'm sure it would be.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#37 Aug 30, 2010
REDUNDANT don't worry californians are bring their police state to you ,you will have plenty of racism,crime,neverending trash since they hold hte record for most production in america,and since they gave their state away to mexico,they can't find jobs or affordable housing,i wonder why? cause they couldn't wait to move to racist whiteys neighborhoods and soak up everyone elses efforts and crap all over it.throw your pearls to swine you wanna see racism i bet you won't see any mexicans out of work! cause they monoplize all the jobs whitey give them

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#38 Aug 30, 2010
annnnnd californians are fleeing their own state why? because it was such a success

Since: Aug 10

United States

#39 Aug 31, 2010
I want the state of WA to recognize the economic potential of marijuana and actually research the possibility of getting involved in agrowing business I do not want people to only focus on the smoking it aspect and research and realize how much money it could generatefor this area and all the many jobs it can create this artcle is from the Charleston Gazette by reporter Emily Gould the title is
PRO:Legalizing Marijuana can beefit the Nation.

An issue has arisen in our country that has caused much debate and discontent: the legalization of marijuana.

Now I am by no means an expert on the subject, but through meticulous research (not field studies, mind you), I have come to the conclusion that legalizing marijuana being is as sensible as it is controversial. Many countries have already made the leap in the right direction on this issue and have legalized the drug's usage.

Let's start with some basics about the plant itself. Marijuana is a dried conglomerate of the flowers, stems, leaves and seeds of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. It can be used in a variety of ways, though I won't list them here so as not to give you any ideas.

It can produce many effects, most of which are very pleasurable and relaxing. One of these is that the user gets a feeling often described as "the munchies." This would be beneficial to people who are nauseated by chemotherapy or those that are overcoming an eating disorder like anorexia.
Pot could also be used for treating insomnia, as it produces a lethargic effect. People who are constantly anxious or stressed out would really benefit from using ganja, too, as it can make the user's life problems seem to melt away, even to the point of euphoria. It is almost like a direct portal to "cloud nine," some users would say.
There are many false myths surrounding marijuana usage.
People say that marijuana is addictive, but whoever says this is misinformed. Marijuana is no more addictive than the caffeine that is present in most sodas and coffee. Marijuana causes no physical dependence, unlike tobacco. So by this reasoning, tobacco is worse than marijuana, yet our government continues to allow the nationwide use of tobacco while demonizing marijuana as equivalent to smoking crack.

Another misconception is that marijuana is a dangerous "gateway drug." Again, this is not based on fact, but on preconceived bias.According to government statistics, less than 25 percent of marijuana users move on to "heavier" drugs like cocaine or heroin.

Any discussion of marijuana should begin with the fact that there have been numerous official reports and studies, every one of which has concluded that marijuana poses no great risk to society and should not be criminalized. These include:
the National Academy of Sciences Analysis of Marijuana Policy (1982);
the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse (the Shafer Report)(1973);
the Canadian Government's Commission of Inquiry (Le Dain Report)(1970);
the British Advisory Committee on Drug Dependency (Wooton Report)(1968);
the La Guardia Report (1944);
the Panama Canal Zone Military Investigations (1916-29);
and Britain's monumental Indian Hemp Drugs Commission (1893-4).
It is sometimes claimed that there is ``new evidence'' showing marijuana is more harmful than was thought in the sixties. In fact, the most recent studies have tended to confirm marijuana's safety, refuting claims that it causes birth defects, brain damag e, reduced testosterone, or increased drug abuse problems.
The current consensus is well stated in the 20th annual report of the California Research Advisory Panel (1990), which recommended that personal use and cultivation of marijuana be legalized: "An objective consideration of marijuana shows that it is respo nsible for less damage to society and the individu than are alcohol and cigarettes."

Since: Aug 10

United States

#42 Aug 31, 2010
ere are some historical facts
reason why industrial hemp -- and not just marijuana -- has been illegal in our country since 1937.

The hemp seed is one of the highest sources of protein and the number-one source of essential fatty acids. It is still a major food staple for many people in the eastern world. Hemp seed was the world's most used birdseed right up until its prohibition. Birds will pick the hemp seeds out of a pile of mixed seed and eat them first. Hemp seed oil was the main base for the planetís paints and varnishes and was the world's most consumed lighting oil for thousands of years. It was also used as lubricating oil, even as recently as World War II on U.S. war ships.

The fiber from the cannabis hemp plant is the strongest natural fiber in the world. From it man has produced everything from the finest linens to the strongest ropes, sails, and tents for thousands of years. Even the first American flags were made out of hemp. The fiber is also a chemical-free source of paper, and was used worldwide since 600 A.D., for everything from books to money and documents, including both drafts of the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Franklin used hemp in Americaís first paper mill. Hempís cellulose fibers were also used in the manufacture of dynamite and TNT.

The study of the hemp fiber by the U.S.'s largest powder company, Du Pont, led to the development of the first synthetic fiber, Rayon. Hempís cellulose observation was also the basis of our plastics,(Celluloid, Acetate, etc.) and the duplication of these fibers produced Nylon, the worldís strongest synthetic fiber. This company also produced the chemicals that make up synthetic varnishes and paints, and the chemicals used in the wood-paper process.

"The chemist has aided in conserving nature by developing synthetic products to supplement or wholly replace natural products," said Lammont Du Pont, company president.

In 1937, the entire hemp industry was illegalized through the lie that marijuana was the most violent drug known to man. In this same year, Du Pont patented Nylon and the chemical process of making paper from wood

Since: Aug 10

United States

#43 Aug 31, 2010
HEMP FACTS

1) Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years to the beginnings of pottery. The Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relic of human industry is a bit of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC.

2) Presidents Washington and Jefferson both grew hemp. Americans were legally bound to grow hemp during the Colonial Era and Early Republic. The federal government subsidized hemp during the Second World War and US farmers grew about a million acres of hemp as part of that program.

3) Hemp Seed is far more nutritious than even soybean, contains more essential fatty acids than any other source, is second only to soybeans in complete protein (but is more digestible by humans), is high in B-vitamins, and is 35% dietary fiber. Hemp seed is not psychoactive and cannot be used as a drug. See TestPledge.com

4) The bark of the hemp stalk contains bast fibers which are among the Earth's longest natural soft fibers and are also rich in cellulose; the cellulose and hemi-cellulose in its inner woody core are called hurds. Hemp stalk is not psychoactive. Hemp fiber is longer, stronger, more absorbent and more insulative than cotton fiber.

5) According to the Department of Energy, hemp as a biomass fuel producer requires the least specialized growing and processing procedures of all hemp products. The hydrocarbons in hemp can be processed into a wide range of biomass energy sources, from fuel pellets to liquid fuels and gas. Development of biofuels could significantly reduce our consumption of fossil fuels and nuclear power.

6) Hemp grows well without herbicides, fungicides, or pesticides. Almost half of the agricultural chemicals used on US crops are applied to cotton.

7) Hemp produces more pulp per acre than timber on a sustainable basis, and can be used for every quality of paper. Hemp paper manufacturing can reduce wastewater contamination. Hemp's low lignin content reduces the need for acids used in pulping, and it's creamy color lends itself to environmentally friendly bleaching instead of harsh chlorine compounds. Less bleaching results in less dioxin and fewer chemical byproducts.

8) Hemp fiber paper resists decomposition, and does not yellow with age when an acid-free process is used. Hemp paper more than 1,500 years old has been found. It can also be recycled more times.

9) Hemp fiberboard produced by Washington State University was found to be twice as strong as wood-based fiberboard.



10) Eco-friendly hemp can replace most toxic petrochemical products. Research is being done to use hemp in manufacturing biodegradable plastic products: plant-based cellophane, recycled plastic mixed with hemp for injection-molded products, and resins made from the oil, to name just a very few examples.
Bonedry

Portland, OR

#46 Sep 1, 2010
I personaly think we have more than enough drugs to deal with. Just imagine how it would be like to have dope in stores to buy. Think about the kids who would be getting stoned with there friends. How man people would be effected and need treatment. This would be a drain on the national health debt.

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