Marijuana Debate - Woodstock, GA

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Woodstock, GA.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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Allan

Waleska, GA

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Feb 16, 2011
 
It is simply harmless. They need to be worried about much bigger things than the supposed gateway drug. What a joke.
Gini Camporese

Atlanta, GA

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Nov 17, 2011
 
It's just weed, not crack or heroin
Bob

Lawrenceville, GA

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#4
Jan 24, 2012
 
They should legalize it quickly... its been dry for months.

Where oh where has the weed fairy gone???
Gerald Keller

Atlanta, GA

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Feb 23, 2012
 
I support legalizing marijuana
Rachel

Plainfield, IL

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Mar 28, 2012
 
Since they made herbal incense illegal as of yesterday at 3:15 pm, they really should consider legalization of marijuana. While I agree that the synthetic herbal incense do pose health risks, i don't see how during a time when our economy is already struggling, why take something off the market that is taxable?? Marijuana could be taxable and would definitely help get a multitude of would be "criminals" out of jails and out of tax payers pockets. Show me the evidence of people dying from smoking marijuana. NOT from accidents related to marijuana consumption, but death from actually smoking it. I have yet to see any such research. WIth the removal of the "fake marijuana" from stores, the government is going to definitely be looking to bust "pot dealers" again. This is a lose lose situation in my opinion. Just legalize it. gah
Rachel

Plainfield, IL

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Mar 28, 2012
 
there is no scientific evidence to support that marijuana can cause death if inhaled. While people can drink alcohol and die everyday, American's are not afforded the liberty of choosing what substances we put into our bodies. Again, no one has died from the direct inhilation of marijuana smoke. Alcohol and tobacco as well as many other dangerous narcotics kill people everyday.
Jericho Pope

Woodstock, GA

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#8
May 1, 2012
 
There needs to be an organized and directly democratical vote on the legal status of this plant.
anonymous

Alpharetta, GA

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May 1, 2012
 
I don't think it should be legal for minors anymore than alcohol should be. BUT I do think that Adults deserve the freedom to decide for themselves whether they want to use marijuana or not. Just as they are allowed to decide to use Alcohol or not. BOTH effect the mental capacity of the user though many would argue alcohol is more likely to make one violent or angry. Marijuana more often makes one sleepy and relaxed. It also assists with pain management for some. I truly see no rational for keeping marijuana illegal while allowing alcohol to be legal. Government learned that they could not legislate the use of alcohol (other than make it available only to adults) and the same is clearly true for Marijuana. Take the crime out of marijuana use. Too many jails and courts are full of marijuana law breakers instead of dealing with real criminals.
anonymous

Alpharetta, GA

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May 1, 2012
 
http://video.google.com/videoplay...

A well made documentary about the hypocracy of illegalizing marijuana. As with most things, it was done for the benefit of industry. Over the years, many myths have taken root (no pun intended) and they have misled a lot of well meaning people. Get informed and be open minded and I believe you will see it is less harmful than alcohol which is of course legal.
GB

Marietta, GA

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#11
May 2, 2012
 
the government will make more money on taxing it and crime rates will go down
KB

Woodstock, GA

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May 6, 2012
 
Why should I explain anything? I have epilepsy , numorous head fractures and two holes in the top of my head thanks to some $@&;:$@ drunk driver , smoking marijuana helps keep myself normal, without the use of man made medicines that may kill me or retard parts of me, come on people time to wake up.
tanya

United States

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Dec 12, 2012
 
I vote yes. Taxes and help America
Greg

United States

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Dec 17, 2012
 
It all comes down to doing your own research about the research. Here is a link to 10 studies about the benefits of marijuana use. These are mostly government subsidized studies that aimed to deter use because of hypothesized negative effects. The opposite was true in all studies, and the government didn't care to go public.

http://libertycrier.com/government/top-10-can...

All resources cited*
Tony

Marietta, GA

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Dec 25, 2012
 
Enough crazies in America with guns, alcohol,texting and pets riding up front don't need anymore accidents on the road with the impaired.
Tobacco is now considered anti social pot heads will kill this dying economy.
Wake up America before there is no money or work left.
Lisa

Hardy, AR

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Dec 29, 2012
 
Tony wrote:
Enough crazies in America with guns, alcohol,texting and pets riding up front don't need anymore accidents on the road with the impaired.
Tobacco is now considered anti social pot heads will kill this dying economy.
Wake up America before there is no money or work left.
We have 6 box turtles. It started off with my now 22 yr old son bringing them home. Then my extended family would bring them to us as a rescue. 4 years ago, I added 2 sulcata toroises to my clan ot people, turtles, tortoises, and dogs. Bob & Tinkerbell (sulcatas) mow our backyard in the Spring/Summer, and Henry, Addison, Red, Paul, Tres', & Woody (turtles) eat all our garden scrap. We live in harmony and amazement at times. I joke to the kids about the sisters & brothers they will inherit when I pass. All of us have met & gotten our pictures taken with Santa, and it amazed Santa when he watched Bob (sulcata) come to me when I said his name. It sickens me to think that anyone would be so cruel to hurt these defenseless creatures.
Nina H

Dahlonega, GA

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Feb 2, 2013
 
Marijuana is not "harmless", it is helpful. We waste valuable money putting people in jail for simple possession charges when they are not doing anything wrong. Educate and Regulate!
Thewalkingdead

Macon, GA

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Feb 3, 2013
 
Just listen to Bob marley
Kado

Woodstock, GA

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#20
Feb 25, 2013
 
Well, if smoking nicotine products and drinking alcohol is legal then how bad could weed be by comparison?
The Radio Star

Oklahoma City, OK

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Mar 13, 2013
 
Kado wrote:
Well, if smoking nicotine products and drinking alcohol is legal then how bad could weed be by comparison?
In a 2010 report by the Common Sense for Drug Policy Organization, the American annual causes of death were classified under the following categories:

Tobacco Related 430,700
Alcohol Related 110,640
Prescription Drugs 32,000
Suicide 30,575
Homicide 18,272
Drug Induced Deaths 16,926
NSAIDís (such as Aspirin) 7,600
Marijuana 0 deaths

Before you start to wonder about the veracity of the figures above, you should be aware that no one has ever been officially declared dead from direct or indirect marijuana consumption.
GabbyThe Bird

Acworth, GA

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#23
Mar 24, 2013
 
It's way much better than ciggs and Alchol

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