Marijuana Debate - Spartanburg, SC

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Spartanburg, SC.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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#21
Oct 9, 2010
 
Michael Benbow wrote:
no one ever ovedosed on marijuana and it helps the body soul and mind to relax
Marijuana is a "Gateway drug!" to all the others you mention, drug use starts in general through marijuana

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Oct 10, 2010
 
surfrgirl wrote:
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Marijuana is a "Gateway drug!" to all the others you mention, drug use starts in general through marijuana
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, in cooperation with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the White House Office of Drug Control Policy, recently announced a new anti-drug campaign that specifically targets marijuana. Instead of featuring horror tales of marijuana-induced insanity, violence and birth detects, this campaign is built upon the premise that reducing marijuana use is a practical strategy for reducing the use of more dangerous drugs.
The primary basis for this "gateway hypothesis" is a recent report by the center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA), claiming that marijuana users are 85 times more likely than non-marijuana users to try cocaine. This figure, using data from NIDA's 1991 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, is close to being meaningless. It was calculated by dividing the proportion of marijuana users who have ever used cocaine (17%) by the proportion of cocaine users who have never used marijuana (.2%). The high risk-factor obtained is a product not of the fact that so many marijuana users use cocaine but that so many cocaine users used marijuana previously.
It is hardly a revelation that people who use one of the least popular drugs are likely to use the more popular ones -- not only marijuana, but also alcohol and tobacco cigarettes. The obvious statistic not publicized by CASA is that most marijuana users -- 83 percent -- never use cocaine. Indeed, for the nearly 70 million Americans who have tried marijuana, it is clearly a "terminus" rather than a "gateway" drug.

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Oct 10, 2010
 
surfrgirl wrote:
All the ones that want it legalized are the ones "using" and already shy many brain cells, however the Democrats will probaly get it legalized, all they want to do is have the populace living in "happy Valley" so they can do whatever they want to do without complaint.
Judgmental much? Go get educated on the subject then come back with some type of feasible reasoning to make Your point other than grade school cut-downs and obvious political paranoia (Democrats eh? 0_o) I have no idea where this "happy valley" is You speak of.. I do know many that thinks a person should have the right to choose to use marijuana as a treatment for different illnesses and diseases.. and also it should be a person's personal choice if they wish to use it for relaxation in their own homes. Marijuana does not and has not killed. Alcohol,tobacco,and prescription medications have and still are on a daily basis.
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Oct 10, 2010
 
Marijuana is no worse than other legal substances. Legalize it and tax the heck out of it. It will not only generate revenue, but also save revenue by means of needing less law enforcement man hours. Most people that smoke it do not cause nearly as many problems as those that drink. However, if it is legalized, drop the taxes back down on my cigarettes :) Pot heads will be pot heads. Alcoholics will be alcoholics. Surprisingly, I've met more alcoholics I don't like than potheads. Hmmm. Maybe pot is what we need to mellow out. Drinking causes aggression in some, pot laziness. I'd rather deal with the happy inebriated than the ones that think they're superman. Just my 2.5 cents.
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Oct 10, 2010
 
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Judgmental much? Go get educated on the subject then come back with some type of feasible reasoning to make Your point other than grade school cut-downs and obvious political paranoia (Democrats eh? 0_o) I have no idea where this "happy valley" is You speak of.. I do know many that thinks a person should have the right to choose to use marijuana as a treatment for different illnesses and diseases.. and also it should be a person's personal choice if they wish to use it for relaxation in their own homes. Marijuana does not and has not killed. Alcohol,tobacco,and prescription medications have and still are on a daily basis.
Judgemental??? No, just truthful without excuses. I could go find just as many (Therories) on the harm marijuana does as you can find (theories) on how great it is. I will agree with you, it could be used for medical use, but the pot heads have ruined that just like oxycodone and other heavier drugs that were INTENDED for medical use and really did good when used as PRESCRIBED. But as to using it as a recreational ???relaxation??? no, again if you tried Jesus as a rock to relax with I believe you would find it much more relaxing and far more harmless than your seemingly drug of choice. As to the (theory) it has never killed anyone? Evidently you haven't lived or gotten around to much, I know several people (potheads) who got buzzed, got in a car and were killed plus maimed several. I know at least two that got pot laced with crystal who are now pushing up daisy's, I am a nurse, so don't try to tell me that these are the only people killed because of pot.
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Oct 10, 2010
 
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Marijuana is no worse than other legal substances. Legalize it and tax the heck out of it. It will not only generate revenue, but also save revenue by means of needing less law enforcement man hours. Most people that smoke it do not cause nearly as many problems as those that drink. However, if it is legalized, drop the taxes back down on my cigarettes :) Pot heads will be pot heads. Alcoholics will be alcoholics. Surprisingly, I've met more alcoholics I don't like than potheads. Hmmm. Maybe pot is what we need to mellow out. Drinking causes aggression in some, pot laziness. I'd rather deal with the happy inebriated than the ones that think they're superman. Just my 2.5 cents.
just an adenda to that poll they have going? It is rigged I and 4 other people have voted "opposed" and the only change has been in the "for it" column. so it means nothing. why not try an honest poll?
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Oct 10, 2010
 
Why not do an honest poll? afraid you might find out what people really think?

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Oct 11, 2010
 
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Judgemental??? No, just truthful without excuses. I could go find just as many (Therories) on the harm marijuana does as you can find (theories) on how great it is. I will agree with you, it could be used for medical use, but the pot heads have ruined that just like oxycodone and other heavier drugs that were INTENDED for medical use and really did good when used as PRESCRIBED. But as to using it as a recreational ???relaxation??? no, again if you tried Jesus as a rock to relax with I believe you would find it much more relaxing and far more harmless than your seemingly drug of choice. As to the (theory) it has never killed anyone? Evidently you haven't lived or gotten around to much, I know several people (potheads) who got buzzed, got in a car and were killed plus maimed several. I know at least two that got pot laced with crystal who are now pushing up daisy's, I am a nurse, so don't try to tell me that these are the only people killed because of pot.
I don't have "theories" it's documented medical research.According to Drug War Facts, the answer is 0 deaths in 2009.

An exhaustive search of the literature finds no credible reports of deaths induced by marijuana. The US Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) records instances of drug mentions in medical examiners' reports, and though marijuana is mentioned, it is usually in combination with alcohol or other drugs. Marijuana alone has not been shown to cause an overdose death.

You can't "force" religion on anyone. You choose Jesus...that's all well and good for You. Don't use religion in this as it bears no basis for Your argument. God put all herbs and seed bearing plants on the earth for Our use. Tell Me that a patient shouldn't have a choice as to how their illnesses are treated.. being You are a nurse then You know that marijuana does not carry the harmful and sometimes deadly side effects that all prescription medications do. You've obviously seen the medical research being done and the documented facts of what it does treat and documented proof that it's not as dangerous as alcohol or tobacco. If it's taxed and regulated then it can and will be monitored. Look at the 14 States and D.C. that have legalized for medical use. Their statistics show that regulation does work. The current laws are not effective and We are leaving it all in the hands of the criminal element. Who does that benefit or protect? No one.
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#29
Oct 11, 2010
 
This discussion is useless, you have evidently made up your mind and I feel differantly so we will agree to disagree.
I would much rather talk about that rigged poll they have going. Why are ONLY the "support" numbers counted??
Dylan B.

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#30
Oct 11, 2010
 
Studies have shown that it is good for the amune system and that it has many other uses.
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#31
Oct 12, 2010
 
Pot, if made legal, could help the econmy help create jobs which could help people with getting medicare, health insurance which will stop obama from passing another health care plan which cause more debt than we want and need
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Oct 21, 2010
 
why is my question about the faulty poll not addressed?

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Oct 21, 2010
 
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why is my question about the faulty poll not addressed?
Mine shows Support 13... Oppose 2 so that shows both sides and is not rigged.
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#34
Dec 30, 2010
 
it's safer than drinking and driving. marijuana doesn't cause health problems, it helps them. marijuana doesn't make people want to aboue you or batter you. There are to many people that are in jail for something that use to be legal. When will everyone wake up and stop acting like this is some kind of a hard drug. doctors give out meds that can cause addiction. and besides that, make it legal and tax it, sell it and make a profit from it. This could be a win win for everyone.
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#35
Jan 24, 2011
 
Here is a free book full of hard facts whether you are for or against legalization I recommend everyone read it before casting a vote either way.:)

http://www.scribd.com/doc/30178916/Marijuana-...
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#36
Jan 24, 2011
 
For or against legalization, this book is a great resource for before you cast your vote either way. Free to read online. No, it's not my book, I just want as many people as I can reach to have the chance to read it.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/30178916/Marijuana-...
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#38
Mar 3, 2011
 
Pot is harmless and actually helps me understand a lot of concepts better. Couldn't kill a person with pot even if you tried..
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#39
Apr 6, 2011
 
Jus legalize it!!!
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#40
Apr 6, 2011
 
in will bring more money to state of S.C.
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#41
Apr 7, 2011
 
better to legalize it, at least we know what it is. K2 we have no idea..or other synthetics.

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