Marijuana Decriminalization

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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby Josh_Dead » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:17 pm

There's this thing called choice. As long as it doesn't affect anyone else but the user, it should be legal. Alcohol easily affects more people than the initial user. Innocent people die all the time from drunk drivers. Why isn't alcohol illegal? When do people die from high drivers? I think weed should be completely legal.
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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby MachrRomar » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:52 pm

Dear everyone who hasn't smoked pot before but is convinced it's The Devil's work;
It's not that bad. You're under far better control of yourself than you are when you're drunk, or even tired. Caffeine is a strong drug, do you wanna ban that too? How is a plant that came from God's earth so much more evil than that iPod you love so much that came out of a laboratory? If you've never tried it, don't tell me (someone who HAS) that it ruins lives/relationships/homes/jobs. It's definitely much safer than alcohol, and that's legal.
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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby ThePageStaysBlank » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:40 pm

Making something legal because something else that is worse is legal doesn't mean it's a good idea. I believe in evaluating things separately, not deciding based on what else is already legal.

And just because it's a plant from God's earth doesn't mean it's not harmful. There are many plants that contain toxins naturally, many of which can be fatal. Now clearly pot is not one of them, but the idea that because it's organic or found in nature makes it good is completely untrue.

I'm not completely against legalizing drugs, however, your arguments there are weak. And really, there are much better arguments in favor of pot that you don't really need to try to use these.

You'd be better off by pointing out the benefits of legalization in decreased crime from trafficking, gang wars, and crimes committed to obtain drugs, lower incarceration rates and associated cost savings, and more funds available for treatment from savings and from taxes on legally distributed drugs.

Oh, and if you really want to try to convince someone to change their mind about pot, don't bring "The Flower" up. It immediately puts them on the defensive.

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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby MachrRomar » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:16 pm

Haha true true. I'm lazy in arguing the pros or cons really, because whether it's legal or not people are going to continue to do it. I'm basically a troll.
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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby Ben » Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:46 am

coolblackman wrote:illegalize pot to keep pot cool

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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby Metre » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:51 pm

daniel tosh: "i think marijuana should be legalised so that stoners never have anything to talk about ever again"
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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby Metre » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:32 pm

however marijuana is pretty nice
i just smoked a bowl with my brother in fact
i'm only a little buzzed but he's high as a kite
and it's just a great bonding experience
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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby Godzuki » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:40 pm

Metre wrote:daniel tosh: "i think marijuana should be legalised so that stoners never have anything to talk about ever again"


lol


after spending a week with my sisters stoner friends hanging around every night my opinion on pot has somewhat changed. I still support decriminalization but I'm realizing more and more how pathetic the stoner lifestyle is
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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby ThePageStaysBlank » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:44 pm

I love the stoners that don't want to claim the stoner title. They'll talk about pot and how they've quit. Two seconds later they're talking about how cool pot is and how high they got last weekend. And then they follow that up by reminding everyone that they quit.
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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby Metre » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:12 pm

i also find that hilarious
and i think pot use is pretty all right
but making it an identifying factor is extremely lame
like "hey i'm charlie and i love weed"
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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby JWat » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:14 pm

Unfortunately, that's the way Dan's sister and her friends are.
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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby Metre » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:20 pm

that is an abominable insult to the emotional growth process
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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby homer43229 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:46 am

Haven't had the chance to read this full thread, but one concern raised by some others is that the THC levels that actually get people high are much higher than they were in say, the 60s.
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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby CeeJay » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:45 am

Bump.

I would say there is a stigma against people who smoke pot that makes it seem as though they're all no good scumbags who will never do anything for anyone. I mean, don't get me wrong... I know some of those people, but I also happen to know many, many people that smoke who are productive members of society.

Also, I would argue that legalization would kill two birds with one stone; it would end the trafficking of illegal marijuana and also boost our economy. There simply is no reason to continue to fill jails with non-violent marijuana users.

I honestly believe that there is more likely something holding up recreational use legalization such as the inability to test for illegal use. This would include something like driving under the influence.
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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby GiraffeInMyThroat » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:52 am

^Yeah, I'd agree that's the only barrier for me. I am otherwise all for it. But the thought of people getting high and then going to work, and there being no repercussions... no. Especially when we start talking about things like working with heavy equipment and whatnot. It'd take a really dumb person, but it's still a total possibility.
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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby limework » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:07 am

as long as alcohol is legal, there are no legitimate "pot makes people do stupid things so" arguments.
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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby Evil Exe » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:09 am

No what's really holding it back is that unlike alcohol and other controlled substances, marijuana doesn't just affect everyone the same way; every person processes marijuana differently and consequently affects them differently. But I am in the same boat, I'm all for legalization and for the same reasons. And on the topic of the stigma associated with smokers, I believe that's beginning to die off and hopefully by the time legalization rolls around it will have died off completely.
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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby Sara » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:51 pm

limework wrote:as long as alcohol is legal, there are no legitimate "pot makes people do stupid things so" arguments.


This is exactly how I feel about it.
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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby Sara » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:29 am

Soooo. Pots legal in Colorado.
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Re: Marijuana Decriminalization

Postby Zinja#2 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:06 am

And Washington.
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