Marijuana Debate - Sioux City, IA

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Sioux City, IA.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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jim

Sioux Center, IA

#1 Aug 28, 2010
eliminate a large income for the drug cartel
Shirley Mcdaniel

Albert City, IA

#2 Aug 30, 2010
It's Gods medicine gift. Should never have been outlawed in the first place.
Jeff

Le Mars, IA

#3 Sep 25, 2010
Haven't we learned that alcohol abuse makes people stupid enough? Now put pot on top of that? No to druggies!
little big man

Manchester, UK

#4 Sep 30, 2010
ONLY IF IT IS FREE.IF NOT ILL LEAVE IT THANKS.

Since: Jan 10

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#5 Oct 2, 2010
Jeff wrote:
Haven't we learned that alcohol abuse makes people stupid enough? Now put pot on top of that? No to druggies!
Not to mention the rate of marijuana over doses will go way up.

So tell me more about having to drink AND smoke.
Alex

Great Bend, KS

#6 Jan 2, 2011
I could write a 8 page paper on the reasons to support the legalization of marijuana.
RxMan

Saddle Brook, NJ

#7 Jan 5, 2011
Alex wrote:
I could write a 8 page paper on the reasons to support the legalization of marijuana.
I'd like to hear some of your reasons, Alex.
I'm aware of the usual arguments for legalization.

But I have an adult son who started with marijuana,(harmless, you say?) which led to auto accidents and legal trouble, loss of license, and jail time.(Thank God no one got injured in those accidents)

Because of jail, he lost his job and thereby his ability to pay for his car and his housing, which he also lost. Because of jail, he is now finds it hard to get hired.(Who wants to hire a jailbird druggy, when there are so many clean & qualified unemployed people looking for a job today)-So when unemployment benefits run out, he'll apply for food stamps and Medicaid. That will really look good on the job resume!!!

Sorry, but I put Marijuana users in the same class with Alcoholics.
They are a potential danger to myself, my family, my loved ones when they are driving 'stoned' on the road. ZERO TOLERANCE.

Since: Jan 10

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#8 Jan 6, 2011
RxMan wrote:
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I'd like to hear some of your reasons, Alex.
I'm aware of the usual arguments for legalization.
But I have an adult son who started with marijuana,(harmless, you say?) which led to auto accidents and legal trouble, loss of license, and jail time.(Thank God no one got injured in those accidents)
Because of jail, he lost his job and thereby his ability to pay for his car and his housing, which he also lost. Because of jail, he is now finds it hard to get hired.(Who wants to hire a jailbird druggy, when there are so many clean & qualified unemployed people looking for a job today)-So when unemployment benefits run out, he'll apply for food stamps and Medicaid. That will really look good on the job resume!!!
Sorry, but I put Marijuana users in the same class with Alcoholics.
They are a potential danger to myself, my family, my loved ones when they are driving 'stoned' on the road. ZERO TOLERANCE.
It's not the grass, your son's an idiot.
RxMan

Saddle Brook, NJ

#9 Jan 12, 2011
Beth Beefcurtains wrote:
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It's not the grass, your son's an idiot.
He IS an idiot; but grass IS a "gateway" drug.
You may be able to limit your own personal use to grass, but many people cannot continue to use it without being tempted to use heavier drugs. It has ruined many lives, and so it has been regulated.

Some people can drive safely while talking on a cell phone; but many people cannot. So many states have now regulated cell phone use while driving. It's the same idea. A few people spoil it for everybody else.

Since: Jan 10

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#10 Jan 13, 2011
With or without drugs idiots will still be among us. You'll just have one less thing to blame your son's failures on and will have to pass the blame elsewhere. Many can dabble in many drugs with no issue and no addiction. I know I have and will continue. Some people can't drive for shit even after years of experience should we ban driving too?
tom anderson

United States

#11 Jan 16, 2011
it would bring our country out of debt
anyday

South Sioux City, NE

#12 May 29, 2011
It's funny how Marijuana is referred to as the gateway drug. You do realize alcohol is a drug right? Under that same logic, I'd say baby aspirin is a gateway drug as well. Also it's IMPOSSIBLE to overdose from it unless you can eat a 30 gallon garbage bag full of it. Alcohol causes you to lose motor function and very much debilitates judgement. Regardless what the people who oppose (and obviously have never tried or used) say, Marijuana does neither of these things. At worst, you will lose ambition and possibly gain weight due to munchies. In many people, alcohol causes aggression but I doubt you'll hear many stories of pot heads getting high and beating their spouse. Alcohol and marijuana are in two completely different ball parks. I've been using marijuana for over 20 years and have never been in an accident or caused another harm because of it. No one was raped or beaten, no jobs were lost. And amazingly, I never had a hang over. That right there should hint at how comparatively harmful it is to the user. I won't go into it's cancer inhibiting qualities or how it functions as a sleep aid and mood elevator. It amazes me how people can have a "ZERO TOLERANCE" mindset on anything let alone something as beneficial as this. I guess that would require actual thinking. Let someone else make up the policies and you can just blindly follow them, right?
Clutch

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#13 May 30, 2011
IMO pot is not a gateway drug, it's more Peer pressure. Doing what your friends are doing.
But as a parent you always try to do your best in bringing them up, educating them. No one is perfect, everyone in the world has done something dumb or stupid in there life. Your suppose to learn from your mistakes, but some people have to learn the hard way at times too.
One of the taboo's of life is, if you can have it, you want it.
Remember when you where a child and your mother say's to you don't touch the oven, because it's hot. Most of us will wait till she leave's the room and go and touch that oven, and what happens you get burned!
Our human nature is to destory ourselves. We do a fine job of it to.
Sara

Spirit Lake, IA

#14 Jun 2, 2011
Yes I support the legalization of marijuana because 1) It helps alot of people with illnessess especially those afflicted with the side effects of cancer drugs and those with pain, plus helps relieve eye pressure for those with glaucoma, helps with appetite, etc. 2) I do honestly believe that if marijuana was legal in the US it would cut on some of the drug cartels influence, business, and closeness to the border of the US. 3) The biggest reason I support legalization of marijuana is that I have read several reports stating that marijuana is the number one cash crop in this country for several years running now. The government could capitalize big time by taxing it and maybe the deficit would shrink big time!! They would have their guidelines and their taxes. We could put people to work again. We could put focus back into education where it should be instead of having to cut programs because of budgeting. I know there would be some negatives but that is with EVERYTHING...usually when there is a positive there is a negative.
robert paul carruthers

Clive, IA

#15 Jun 3, 2011
smoked for years and believe me its helped me out more than just about anything
jessie

Cold Spring, MN

#16 Jun 14, 2011
help with so many sickess
jay

Cold Spring, MN

#17 Jun 14, 2011
not the only thing that was in is body alcholic was too
RxMan wrote:
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I'd like to hear some of your reasons, Alex.
I'm aware of the usual arguments for legalization.
But I have an adult son who started with marijuana,(harmless, you say?) which led to auto accidents and legal trouble, loss of license, and jail time.(Thank God no one got injured in those accidents)
Because of jail, he lost his job and thereby his ability to pay for his car and his housing, which he also lost. Because of jail, he is now finds it hard to get hired.(Who wants to hire a jailbird druggy, when there are so many clean & qualified unemployed people looking for a job today)-So when unemployment benefits run out, he'll apply for food stamps and Medicaid. That will really look good on the job resume!!!
Sorry, but I put Marijuana users in the same class with Alcoholics.
They are a potential danger to myself, my family, my loved ones when they are driving 'stoned' on the road. ZERO TOLERANCE.
jay

Cold Spring, MN

#18 Jun 14, 2011
alcohoic is
RxMan wrote:
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He IS an idiot; but grass IS a "gateway" drug.
You may be able to limit your own personal use to grass, but many people cannot continue to use it without being tempted to use heavier drugs. It has ruined many lives, and so it has been regulated.
Some people can drive safely while talking on a cell phone; but many people cannot. So many states have now regulated cell phone use while driving. It's the same idea. A few people spoil it for everybody else.
Weed Man

Sioux City, IA

#19 Aug 4, 2011
Legalize it, smoke it
Heather Lorraine Mace

Sioux City, IA

#20 Nov 10, 2012
I strongly feel as though the crime rates will diminish if marijuana were to be legalized. They use this substance in a variety of beneficial ways to help the people with common diseases like cancer and glaucoma. People are less likely to hear about crimes committed caused by being under the influence of marijuana.

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