Oct 6, 2010
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again, no one is forcing anyone to do anything. As far as quarrelsomeness... this is an internet political forum. What are you expecting? Everyone to hold hands and sing kumbaya? And as far as unclean, I think we all have different definitions of that. That last cheeseburger you ate is worse on the body than the weed in my vaporizer. (Oct 20, 2010 | post #1221)
no one is forcing anyone to smoke marijuana. Are you currently FORCED to drink alcohol or FORCED to smoke cigarettes? Are you FORCED to eat cheeseburgers or FORCED to watch television? Legalizing something does not make it mandatory. The fact is, is that the medical use law has so many loopholes that anyone who wants to smoke weed legally already can. This bill will merely take the production of the plant out of the shadows and add some money to the state's coffers. As far as "stoners " go, you go throughout your days encountering marijuana smokers left and right and have no idea. Your bank teller, your car salesmen, your neighbor... Most people who smoke pot aren't dumbed down munchie driven stereotypes. Though after reading through your posts its clear you're driven by some kind of jealousy, as the pro "pothead " arguments have more intelligence behind them than anything you've posted. You should be for the legalization of something that slows you down, if we lower the bar enough you might just be average someday... (Oct 20, 2010 | post #1207)
However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance. You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way. (Leviticus 25:44-46 NLT)" If you want to take your social cues from the old testiment, you can't do it a la carte. And I'll just save us some time and not post all of the instances in the bible which states all ways in which its ok to rape somebody. (Oct 20, 2010 | post #23638)
So if someone disagrees with Federal drug policy over marijuana, they are just as inclined to go on a rape and murder spree if pot became legal... because they need a new law to break? Woah there captain logic. I think you may just have your groundbreaking doctoral thesis for sociology here... (Oct 20, 2010 | post #1187)
and you need to stop typing like a teenage girl. (Oct 20, 2010 | post #88)
the fda is a joke. a natural growing plant used by humans by thousands of years is bad, but growth hormones, antibiotics and pesticides in our food is just fine! To them, as long as pot is bad for business, its bad for people. (Oct 15, 2010 | post #695)
no, they do meth. (Oct 15, 2010 | post #693)
I don't know if you knew this, but 75% of Americans identify themselves as Christian. Where does this minority complex come from? How are Christians being Persecuted? Last time I checked I didn't see Muslims with picket signs preventing churches from opening... ps. Christians smoke pot too. pps. Christianity has nothing to do with prop 19. ppps. God put it on the planet for us. If you believe God made every seed bearing plant for our consumption, what makes pot different? (Oct 15, 2010 | post #681)
Disagree. There are a lot of sick people out there who depend on pot, but can get by without living in a hospital. To force them all into hospitals would only overburden an already tenuous medical system. During my chemo treatments I lived at my parents house. I smoked when I was sick or when I needed to eat and slept in their guest room, leaving one hospital bed open for someone who really needed it. Additionally, medical marijuana has since enabled me to live as a productive member of society. It allowed me to work, leave my house and live my life. If anything medical pot is what allows a lot of people to stay out of the hospital. But I'm sure personal experience is nothing compared to your expert opinion. (Oct 14, 2010 | post #548)
what happened exactly? (Oct 14, 2010 | post #2)
Exactly. My faith was only strengthened by discovering pot during my battle with cancer. Like you, cannibus allowed me to eat and be somewhat active during my treatments where my pharmaceuticals failed. This notion that weed smokers hate Christians is completely absurd. On the whole, the pot smokers I've met are far more spiritual and open to truly accepting the meaning behind their respective religions, be it Christian, Buddhist or whatever. Those who spout such nonsense are merely expressing a fear of that which they do not understand... Or maybe are just watching too much Bill Maher. (Oct 14, 2010 | post #527)
Yes it can; In the case of homosexuals, both are products of birth. Nature has already shown a remarkable variation in sexual and gender possibilities. By the very fact that hermaphrodites exist, one must consider that the breakdown between genders is not black and white. Men are born with female physical traits and women are born with masculine physical traits. This is accepted as fact and has been documented throughout history... And for that matter, by anyone who has ever seen a guy with man-boobs or a chick with a mustache. If this is evident, why is it such a leap for people to entertain the notion that psychological and emotional crossover is possible as well? Homosexuality is prevalent throughout nature. Everything from dolphins to apes to penguins have homosexual members in their population. The evidence overwhelmingly points to this being an inherent trait and not a choice, and if that is so, then yes, discriminating against homosexuals is no different than discriminating against another race. (Oct 13, 2010 | post #22450)
the same argument was laid forth when the military was racially integrated. History will show you as the bigots of our era. (Oct 13, 2010 | post #22437)
I'm sorry that I don't obsessively pour over every last nugget of wisdom you put up. I reply to whats directed at me, then I go and do other more productive things. But to your point, yeah, pot use will probably go up a little if legalized, but controlling it will keep it out of the hands of kids. Distribution through legitimate retailers will mean people are IDed before purchasing. I'm a musician. I tour. I play shows. I talk to a lot of kids. They can already get stuff way beyond weed. Using that as a reason to keep it illegal ignores the greater issue of teenage access to drugs and more to the point, does more harm than good from an anti-drug standpoint. Kids know that weed is not heroin. They know its not meth. But because the consistent point being made has been that you smoke pot and you are no better than a crack addict, they have overwhelmingly lost faith in the entire message. Also, just by seeing how drugged up our adult population is already, weed would probably be a better option for all of the people on Xanax and Oxycontin. Natural pain reliever or synthetic opiate derivative...hmmmm you tell me. (Oct 13, 2010 | post #518)
The first post concluded by stating: "... the study's findings were clear that the elevated risk of non-seminoma type testicular cancer is associated with marijuana use PRIOR TO THE AGE OF 18. The Center's scientists admit that more research is needed to determine the full extent of long-term marijuana use..." I think we can all agree that kids should not be smoking pot. The second link's most noteworthy statistic was the cancer rates of marijuana smokers who ALSO smoke cigarettes. The entire article makes no concrete conclusions about anything and is pretty unconvincing. The third link was only about the adverse affects of smoked marijuana for medical patients. In my experience, smoked marijuana was the best, as it took effect very quickly. You can't wait 45 minutes for marinol or pot brownies to take effect when you're holding onto the toilet for dear life puking up everything in your system. The fourth link really only studied heavy smokers. According to the study, 4 joints = approx 1 pack of cigarettes. Most pot smokers I know smoke approx 1 joints worth of weed a day, and only through water filtered bubblers or bongs. But to sum it all up, of course inhaling smoke is bad for you. The cancer argument aside, you can get emphysema, smokers cough and decreased lung capacity. I've always felt the studies showing a link between cancer and thc have always been unconvincing, and all plausible links are only regarding SMOKED cannibus. There are many other methods for thc to get into your system that remove the carcinogens (i.e. vaporizors, edibles etc). But beyond that. Assuming that I am wrong and you are 100% right about it causing cancer... So what? Cigarettes are legal and they have been overwhelmingly proven as the direct cause of tens of thousands of deaths ever year. Fast food has mired our country in obesity which causes diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. Are we going to outlaw cheeseburgers? What about alcohol? Are we going to bring back prohibition on that one? I mean, between alcohol poisoning, liver cancer and drunk driving we lose tens of thousands more per year. Even our urban planning has caused all of us to drive everywhere, reducing daily exercise and increasing air pollution. Are we going to outlaw suburbs? We cannot legislate our problems away. People must be free to make their own choices and their own mistakes and to in turn live with those consequences. If someone smokes weed every day and just sits on their couch, its not the government's job to motivate them. Doing so will only cause more problems than it solves. And besides, I think its pretty obvious that the only people benefiting from pot being illegal right now are drug cartels and the folks who build our prisons. Weed is already overwhelmingly available. Lets just legalize, tax it and get on with our lives. (Oct 13, 2010 | post #496)
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