Marijuana Debate - Waltham, MA

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Waltham, MA.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

Waltham supports
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tayter

Hyde Park, MA

#1 Aug 30, 2010
i do support, marijuanna can do wonders for nausea and much much more. also hemp and other forms of marijuanna can substitute for a lot of man made things that aren't exactly environment friendly
stop drugs

Billerica, MA

#2 Aug 31, 2010
it leads to more serious drugs for the weak.It would be great for the ones that needs it due to illness.
stop drugs

Billerica, MA

#3 Aug 31, 2010
Kids don't need more drugs.

“CHUMPKIN”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#4 Nov 21, 2010
Opposing the legalization of marijuana is just as arbitrary as opposing the legalization of, hypothetically speaking, eating bananas in public because it represents something phallic. If it looks bad and you don't like it, then don't look. If you're worried about your kids, be a better parent. If you're worried about it killing people, it won't. If you have never tried it, quit stereotyping. If you have a friend of a friend who you think ruined his or her life because of it, I guarantee you, it wasn't it.
Nick

Waltham, MA

#5 Dec 17, 2011
There's no valid reason for the criminalization and federal prohibition of weed, other than decades old scandal and misrepresentation of evidence
Personal responsibility

Bumpass, VA

#6 Dec 17, 2011
stop drugs wrote:
it leads to more serious drugs for the weak.It would be great for the ones that needs it due to illness.
The only reason that it "leads to more serious drugs for the weak" is because drug dealers aren't regulated like package stores (liqour stores.) Often drug dealers are already engaging in illegal activities, so what's the difference if they sell to kids or sell more profitable and more dangerous drugs? If you decriminalize it, regulate it, you take it out of the hands of criminals. On top of that, you stop making criminals out of otherwise perfectly legal consenting adults. You take the gateway effect out of it by placing regulations on it. Back when I was a kid at Arlington High, it was easier to get marijuana than alcohol. I imagine it's the same way today. Moreover, you free up police officers from chasing otherwise legal and responsible adults and let them go after real criminals that invade or steal your personal property. You also lower the costs of incarcerating other wise legal adult, lawyers, judges, and the entire legal system. On top of that, tax the heck out of it and create a new revenue stream for the state.
It seems real simple, put the black market criminals out of buisiness, and create a revenue stream for underfunded schools. Or continue the failure of a program, continue to pump millions or billions of dollars and cut education programs, clog up legal systems and make criminals out of ordinary citizens.

Your choice

I choose freedom and personal responsibility over government waste and coercion.

FWIW I don't do drugs.
Personal responsibility

Bumpass, VA

#7 Dec 17, 2011
stop drugs wrote:
Kids don't need more drugs.
LOL, you mean like ritalin? Nobody is talking about giving kids marijuana. Regulate it like alcohol. Prohibition isn't keeping kids from getting marijuana, it's actually making it easier. Drug dealers are already engaging in illegal activities, so why not sell it to kids. Drug dealers don't card or ask for I.D. They also expose potentially expose them to "harsher drugs" because drug dealers often deal in multiple drugs, thus the "gateway effect."

Besides, it's a proven fact that more kids get drugs out of their own parents medicine cabinets these days than they are turning to illicit drugs.

End this waste of tax payer dollars, focus on the facility of wealth creation; education and infrastructure.
eliot

Boston, MA

#8 Jan 9, 2012
its awesome and not a drug
Personnel responsibility

Bumpass, VA

#9 Jan 9, 2012
eliot wrote:
its awesome and not a drug
It is a drug, and it's not "awesome." Like alcohol or cigarettes, I don't recommend it to anyone, however, if you're an adult; you should have the right to choose. I'm sick of watching billions of tax dollars got towards the war on drugs, and billions more go on the persuit, proscution, convicion, and incarceration of pot smokers, who would otherwise be lawful productive tax paying members of society, which is in essence another loss of billions of dollars in revenues.

(It also might help my Hostess and Duncan Donut stock options)

Please make good choices.
Sean

Wayland, MA

#10 Jan 13, 2012
Marijuana is an evil weed that causes people to do immoral things.
Personnel Responsibility

Bumpass, VA

#11 Jan 13, 2012
Sean wrote:
Marijuana is an evil weed that causes people to do immoral things.
The problem with you post is that you assume that marijuna causes people to do anything. That is incorrect. Alcohol doesn't cause people to drive drunk, and guns don't kill people. Take some responsibility for your actions.
Sean

Watertown, MA

#12 Jan 26, 2012
Marijuana should be a legal but controlled thing for persons 21 or older to use freely. Marijuana products not only help those in need of it for medical reasons but it will also help to stimulate our economy and get us out of out economic slump.

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