Marijuana Debate - Vienna, WV

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Vienna, WV.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

Vienna supports
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Obama

Lubbock, TX

#1 Sep 1, 2010
why not leave people alone to do what they want. They are not hurting anyone
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dr wayne

Flatwoods, KY

#3 Feb 7, 2011
Just don't get caught w/ any in KY. Tough laws there.
ewac

Flatwoods, KY

#4 Feb 7, 2011
yeah it's BAD

Since: Nov 09

Smirk .. ;-)

#5 Mar 25, 2011
Ok.. but this isn't Kentucky.
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James

Kellyville, Australia

#8 Mar 27, 2011
I oppose marijuana smoking because of how it affects the physical body and mind and the dangers are often associated with emotional problems as well. Marijuana dangers are often reported in fluctuating waves. Some say there are more marijuana dangers than ever right now due to the increased potency of the drug.

Millions of people use marijuana habitually and many are quite addicted to the drug. Addiction is a disease and like any disease, tears away at the mind and body of the sufferer. Many pot smokers did not fully understand marijuana dangers as they began to smoke the drug early in life. Some pot smokers find themselves using the drug more than they would like and find it interfering with school, work and relationships with family and friends. This cycle can feed off of itself in a negative way causing more use of the drug and further consequences.

Many studies of marijuana dangers associate repeated use of the drug with lower test scores and academic abilities. On the job, workers who smoke pot often miss more work, have more accidents and are more likely to lose their job.

On emotional level marijuana dangers include isolation, depression and an increase in anxiety. Uncomfortable feelings and fear also lead to more use of the drug that can make for more problems. Studies show that over time, individuals who become physically and/or emotionally dependent on marijuana can find that they are falling behind on basic fundamental life skills that are being acquired by peers in the same age range. This can lead to self-esteem problems as self-reinforcement abilities deteriorate and confidence diminishes. So why doesn't the pot smoker stop smoking pot?

Another one of the marijuana dangers is physical dependence on the drug. Many people try to stop over and over but are overwhelmed by anxiety, irritability and sleeping difficulties. Physical dependence is marked by withdrawal symptoms when the drug is removed. The marijuana dangers include the bodies' adaptation to an almost continuous presence of the drug in its system. The brain adapts to the pain reducing reaction to the drug and its other analgesic effects like inducing sleep. Those who have only tried smoking pot once or twice might be amazed that anybody could function on the drug at all. But those who have been smoking the drug for months and years have become accustom to its effects and can often hide the fact that they are high at all.

This tolerance to the drug is yet another one of the marijuana dangers. Pot smokers who must smoke much more of the drug to feel the same affect that just a little used to provide. This leads to more intake of smoke which can cause more damage to the lungs and respiratory system.

One of the biggest marijuana dangers can just be the loss of hope from the frustration that one can't seem to quit on their own.

This is why I oppose it...

Thank you

Concerned

United States

#9 Mar 29, 2011
I would say your posts was waay off. Of all the "dangers" you listed, Alcohol tops them, yet is legal.
BTW our gov isn't supposed to be a nanny state.
Mike

Parkersburg, WV

#10 Mar 29, 2011
Marijuana is a stepping stone drug to other drug use.
Yeah

Parkersburg, WV

#11 Mar 29, 2011
So is caffeine. Heck, it's even more dangerous. Lets ban it and alcohol too!
DERP

Mount Morris, MI

#12 Aug 7, 2011
Alcohol is more harmful in every way and it is perfectly legal. You could smoke 10 joints and not be even halfway as impaired as someone who had 4 beers. Just because something is legal does not mean it is ok. And I am sick of the "Christian" angle, marijuana has only been illegal since the 30s, the bible is a bit older than that. Funny how I missed the commandment saying thou shalt not smoke reefer. The bible actually says god put ALL seed bearing plants here on earth to be USED BY MAN. Who in their right mind would give up personal liberty and freedom to be protected from a mostly harmless plant? No one tries to take your alcohol and your zanax away, so why try to take away my marijuana? This is America, if you don't like freedom and democracy try moving to China.
Scott

Parkersburg, WV

#13 Dec 23, 2011
The war on drugs a joke to put weed right along side coke and heroin as a class a what was they smokeing they put all the money in the cartels pocket u tell me who the dumb asses are
My thought

Parkersburg, WV

#14 Feb 14, 2014
I am almost 60 and only smoked pot on e in the early 70's. I have seen people killed in accidents that drinking caused. I have seen kids beat, abused and scarred forever because of alcohol (my job as a nurse). However, I have ever seen a person killed in a car wreck due to smoking pot, a beating or a rape.
Someone mentioned the health cost, well trust me the cost of POT use would be a he k of a lot less than the continued legalization of alcohol. In my opinion, legalize pot and outlaw alcohol.
No Soup for You

Charleston, WV

#15 Feb 15, 2014
James, your post is so full of propaganda and just plain crap, there's not much need to debate you point by point. Congrats, your brain is fully washed, now take it out of the spin cycle..
Pot is NOT addictive, no more so than potato chips, at least. The difference being, you will stuff yourself with chips until you're about to pop, but with weed, you'll stop when you've had enough and take a break. Unlike alcohol, which you'll drink until poisoned to death.
Free the weed! Stop the witch hunts!

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