Marijuana Debate - West Des Moines, IA

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in West Des Moines, IA.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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Dan Hall

Moose Lake, MN

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Aug 30, 2010
 
Its an individual choice. Alcohol is legal and people will drink less, this is an alternative. Cigs are legal and they are worse for you as is the smoke that comes out of it unlike weed. It will stimulate the economy and help many other things. It makes sense.
John Tunstall

Ankeny, IA

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#2
Jan 15, 2011
 
Yes. Take the cartels, terrorists and other questionable people out of the money stream. This would also allow us to create jobs, collect much more resale tax and free up our prison systems from all of the people charged with pot possession.
been there

Britton, SD

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#3
Jan 16, 2011
 
this issue needs to be put on hold until after your new govs' 16 year term is over, we have prisons to build and cop's to fund and lawyer's to pay, unions to bust, schools to defund, health-care to deny, minimum wage to lower, mass transit to fight against, can't you people get your priority's straight. . . .
Audrey Jenkins

Berlin, MD

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#4
Apr 8, 2011
 
It is cannabis. Marijuana is a slang term. It would be nice to call it what it is.
Anonymous

Finland

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#5
Sep 18, 2011
 
nothing to expain
Done that

Des Moines, IA

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#6
Sep 19, 2011
 
Iowa can look to the successes of other state's in decriminalizing a relatively benign substance. It makes social and economic sense. But of course many amongst us don't operate based upon good sense or available evidence.
Chr

Des Moines, IA

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#7
Sep 20, 2011
 
The people who use it and their children will continue to use no matter how illegal it is. Make it legal and tax the hell out of it. This is not a slippery slope to legalize all drugs, if this were true then coffee would lead to beer, beer to wine, wine to spirits, spirits to kerosene.
Matt W.

Columbus, OH

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#8
Sep 22, 2011
 
Why crowd the jails with pot heads? Put people in jail who deserve it.
Patrik Elias

Momence, IL

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#9
Oct 29, 2011
 
My son is the most law abiding person I've ever known. Yet because he has chosen to use Cannabis in Lew of ever consuming alcohol, he's a criminal now? I fear for him. I smoked back in the 60's & 70's with no real fear of imprisonment. Yet here today on 2011 when a 1/4 of the country repealing laws, & having the most up to date science saying its "Natures perfect Medicine" This culture surrounding Cannabis is the real crime here.

Since: Nov 11

Urbandale, IA

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#10
Nov 21, 2011
 
You can still get cancer from smoking weed or cannabis as the one prefers we call it. I suggest vaporizing your cannabis.. much healthier just as the e-cigarette is to smoking real cigarettes. I believe THC should be legalized to any cancer patient or chronic pain patient that it can benefit. There's no sense in allowing someone to suffer with the severe nausea/vomiting and pain when there is a treatment that will help when that person can't tolerate any other. Its mean. And get rid of this country's overly ridiculous "war on drugs".. it doesn't work, we've spent countless billions and continue to lock up people for drug abuse and how is that helping anything? Sure isn't stopping the next Oxycontin abuser from walking into a NY pharmacy and shooting 4 people in the head, of which are merely 2 customer's being in the worst place at the worst time! And what or why did that pretty little pharmacy technician or old pharmacist dude need to DIE for those stupid pills????? That's insanity! My sister is a pharmacist in the area and if she gets hit for Oxycontins, what will her 3 kids do? I tell you I'll be out for blood! Legalize everything we can and make more treatment available (such as the methadone, hydromorphone, or suboxone clinics or doctors who can prescribe them) or give easier access to the hard opiates that these people had to die for!
End of Rant (Temporarily I'm sure)
dina

Monroe, LA

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#11
Nov 25, 2011
 
i feel it is alot safer than alcohol and not near as much damage has been done
JimmyJr

Highmore, SD

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#12
Dec 3, 2011
 
if pot were legal, maybe, just maybe the folk's in my old home state would wake up to what Grassley, Barnstead and the Des Moines Register and their masters are really up to . . .
Vu

United States

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#13
Sep 11, 2012
 
I completely support this. It will create jobs for growers and distributors.
Juan

Grundy Center, IA

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#14
Sep 17, 2012
 
Marijuana is nothing harmful, people stating that it'll make you suicidal, its all in the persons state of mind. Smoking marijuana isn't for everyone, if you smoke and feel like killing yourself then STOP, and yes this may sound very stupid but some people told me it causes this..Which I totally disbelieve because when I smoke or someone I know smoke, they more relaxing, laughing, just having a good time.. No addiction, haven't wanted to smoke marijuana is months. But I see alcohol/cigs etcetc.. More addictive, seen my parents stress and have that "Need" to smoke/drink.. Iowa needs to allow a legalzation of marijuana, medical wise or just something to help out..And if you think, more profit, creates more jobs..Thanks
Juan

Grundy Center, IA

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Sep 17, 2012
 
138Bingo wrote:
You can still get cancer from smoking weed or cannabis as the one prefers we call it. I suggest vaporizing your cannabis.. much healthier just as the e-cigarette is to smoking real cigarettes. I believe THC should be legalized to any cancer patient or chronic pain patient that it can benefit. There's no sense in allowing someone to suffer with the severe nausea/vomiting and pain when there is a treatment that will help when that person can't tolerate any other. Its mean. And get rid of this country's overly ridiculous "war on drugs".. it doesn't work, we've spent countless billions and continue to lock up people for drug abuse and how is that helping anything? Sure isn't stopping the next Oxycontin abuser from walking into a NY pharmacy and shooting 4 people in the head, of which are merely 2 customer's being in the worst place at the worst time! And what or why did that pretty little pharmacy technician or old pharmacist dude need to DIE for those stupid pills????? That's insanity! My sister is a pharmacist in the area and if she gets hit for Oxycontins, what will her 3 kids do? I tell you I'll be out for blood! Legalize everything we can and make more treatment available (such as the methadone, hydromorphone, or suboxone clinics or doctors who can prescribe them) or give easier access to the hard opiates that these people had to die for!
End of Rant (Temporarily I'm sure)
You cannot get cancer from Cannabis, I've been smoking since I was a youngster, I'm full healthly, doctors say my health is fine, I usually smoke from blunts..Please, I would love to see proof of is giving you cancer.
Jamesjoe

Des Moines, IA

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#16
Sep 17, 2012
 
They should legalize better pain medication as well. I have to fight tooth and nail (literally) with my dentist just to get some Vicodin which I really need. God forbid I can't as a US citizen just buy some at Walgreens. Anyone know a good dentist???

Since: Oct 12

Grundy Center, IA

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#17
Oct 1, 2012
 
Marijuana is something that Iowa needs to legalize, its something that people like myself would need for pains, sleep, other things. People who disagree with me please speak up, I would enjoy a lovely debate with you.
Albert Einstein

Plano, TX

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#18
Oct 1, 2012
 
MrBluee wrote:
Marijuana is something that Iowa needs to legalize, its something that people like myself would need for pains, sleep, other things. People who disagree with me please speak up, I would enjoy a lovely debate with you.
People who disagree with you and want the prohibition of cannabis to remain in effect fall into two categories:
1. Uniformed citizens who cannot comprehend facts or statistics
2. Profiters of the drug war

Since: Oct 12

Grundy Center, IA

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#19
Oct 1, 2012
 
Albert Einstein wrote:
<quoted text>People who disagree with you and want the prohibition of cannabis to remain in effect fall into two categories:
1. Uniformed citizens who cannot comprehend facts or statistics
2. Profiters of the drug war
Thank you.
Sir.
Daniel Webster

West Des Moines, IA

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#20
Oct 18, 2012
 
Weed is life god put this shit on the earth for us man who right is it to keep us from doing that?

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