Marijuana Debate - Weirton, WV

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Weirton, WV.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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codi_wva

Steubenville, OH

#1 Oct 31, 2010
marijuana only gives you the munchies,and you cant over dose on it either
Joe

Weirton, WV

#2 Feb 10, 2012
Marijuana should not be legal for a few reasons....First off nobody can say it is not addictive..It depends on the person..I know people who can handle it and not get hooked but I know people who do get hooked as well....Second..It is known as the gateway drug for a reason..I know what the supporters are going to say..The old not everyone who smokes weed is going to do harder drugs...While you may be right I will also say this..he pillheads did not start on pills,the crackheads did not start on crack,the cokeheads did not start on cocaine and the heroin addicts did not start on heroin...Majority of them started with smoke..you would be very hard pressed to find a person doing the more hardcore drugs that did not start with marijuana...Third..If we legalize it then that would mean the military would be able to legally smoke weed...Anybody think it would be a great idea to have that jet pilot flying while stoned with a live bomb or missile?...If you answered yes then you truly are an idiot..Reason number four...Yes, people do commit crimes to get money for weed...I have given four reasons...anyone care to debunk any of them? go ahead and try..
Denise Kibble

Wellsburg, WV

#3 Feb 24, 2012
Well,I feel the same as I do about drinking,except for the fact that marijuana is illegal.But, if you are going to smoke it STAY AT HOME AND OFF THE ROADS!!! The same with drinking-if you're going to drink-STAY AT HOME AND OFF THE ROADS!!!
420

Aliquippa, PA

#4 Mar 1, 2012
of course
Quag

Chicago, IL

#5 Mar 23, 2012
People have addicting personalities I'll go with that. However people abuse a variety of things including paint, chalk, alcohol and other drugs. My opinion is to let the people vote on it. Regulate like alcohol, tax it, and let the proceeds help with rehab centers. I don't think putting a nonviolent criminal behind bars for possession of marijuana is a good use of my tax dollars. I also don't think that the war on drugs Policy is working. Did u know there have been over 40,000 deaths from the hands of cartels because we can't reduce the demand in the U.S.? Think of it this way...would u rather lock someone up and have them spend more time with criminal minds and your tax dollars pay for this or put addicts in rehab so perhaps they have a chance at being productive in society? These people need help, not incarcerated.
Gateway drug? Perhaps people didn't start out on coke or heroin but Ive met plenty of pill heads that got hooked from being prescribed it for pain. Medical marijuana, if prescribed, at least does less damage to the stomach, kidneys, liver and lungs.(if vaporized...no smoke is good for you)
Quag

Chicago, IL

#6 Mar 23, 2012
All I ask is people research before forming an opinion. Www.norml.org www.mpp.org http://www.angelfire.com/art/cannabisinfo/ are a few sites u can look at. the reasons it was banned are racist and it continues to be banned through propaganda. Out of everything on this earth that can hurt you, we take the plant that can help some people, ban it, then make a pill out of it and sell it illegally. Big pharmaceutical companies love this....but if you or a close family member ends up with cancer, you will have a different opinion as far as medical MJ goes.
Benny76

Weirton, WV

#7 Mar 24, 2012
Should be legal. Don't smoke anymore but crazy it's illegal and alcohol is legal. Should be regulated and taxed. Stop wasting billions of taxpayer dollars prosecuting potheads. Illegal pot creates a black market which fosters real crime.
Government Prohibition

Aliquippa, PA

#8 Aug 23, 2012
Genesis 1:29: Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
ashley

United States

#9 Sep 29, 2012
Because I mean it calms people down. Also because if it helps fight cancer that person will know they are not going to get cancer. I mean weed isn't that bad. Just I think u shud be atleast 16 years of age to get it
Juelz

Columbus, OH

#10 Jun 7, 2013
marijuana is not a gateway drug! it cures nausea & has other medicinal values!
Not Rocket Science

Mingo Junction, OH

#11 Jun 15, 2013
Marijuana being a "gateway" drug is a common myth often repeated. Marijuana is widely used by people from all walks of life. Marijuana is for the most part accepted in most communities so as teenagers what drug do you think they'll try first? The amount of people who smoke marijuana compared to the amount of people who use other drugs will show why marijuana is the first experience. Marijuana has many therapeutic uses where alcohol has none. Alcohol is the hardest addiction to overcome where marijuana is not addictive to the average person. Naturally there will be a few nutcases out there who claim to be addicted but consider the source those kinds of people also claim to be addicted to eating baby powder and off the wall things like that. Revenue can be collected from taxes from a variety of sources, jobs will be created with manufacturing, transporting. and dispensing. Of course marijuana will have to be regulated to a point. Search google for Ohio marijuana model, it is one of the best I've come across. Marijuana, alcohol, meds, and illegal drugs should all be against the law to consume while driving or driving while under the influence of. More importantly though we live in the Unites States which means we have the right to freedom of religion. Genesis 1:29 says " I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food." Who says you have to smoke it? Putting heat and smoke in your lungs will cause damage as cigarettes do. There are methods to cook with it. If that is the case then marijuana usage would be protected by the constitution. Cooking with marijuana would be a better option anyway that way you're not damaging your lungs. Lastly, marijuana grows naturally and should be a personal choice as alcohol is. As a parent I would rather catch my child smoking then drinking. Alcohol is so bad for you.
Gods child

De Leon, TX

#12 Jun 15, 2013
Cannabis is safer for your body than sugar. Thc cures cancer. The average cannabis consumer lives two years longer than the average person who does not consume drugs or alcohol and something like eight years longer than the person who consumes alcohol regularly. So why is cannabis illegal and called marijuana.
Gods child

De Leon, TX

#13 Jun 15, 2013
Joe wrote:
Marijuana should not be legal for a few reasons....First off nobody can say it is not addictive..It depends on the person..I know people who can handle it and not get hooked but I know people who do get hooked as well....Second..It is known as the gateway drug for a reason..I know what the supporters are going to say..The old not everyone who smokes weed is going to do harder drugs...While you may be right I will also say this..he pillheads did not start on pills,the crackheads did not start on crack,the cokeheads did not start on cocaine and the heroin addicts did not start on heroin...Majority of them started with smoke..you would be very hard pressed to find a person doing the more hardcore drugs that did not start with marijuana...Third..If we legalize it then that would mean the military would be able to legally smoke weed...Anybody think it would be a great idea to have that jet pilot flying while stoned with a live bomb or missile?...If you answered yes then you truly are an idiot..Reason number four...Yes, people do commit crimes to get money for weed...I have given four reasons...anyone care to debunk any of them? go ahead and try..
your dumb cannabis is way safer than alcohol witch young men from the military can buy and kill our own citizins with there cars. When they could smoke some cannabis and make a much better decision. Like I say and anyone else smart enough to see though gov propagana witch is why its illegal. Do some resherch thc CURES CANCER, but the gov won't say it cause most of their drugs GIVE you CAN-ER . Besides look around everybody is addicted to something be it exercising God cleaning drugs
Brad B.

Madera, CA

#14 Sep 2, 2014
why the f*$#k not..... if they can regulate liq. ( something that is responsible for oh sooo much heart ache.) Plus we can really benefit from the tax revenue

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