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kristalie

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Re: Marijuana?
« Reply #45 on: November 18, 2012, 01:38:42 pm »
There's literally no reason it shouldn't be legal. It's a LOT safer for you than alcohol, less harmful to your health than alcohol, cigarettes, and prescription drugs, can save the economy, etc. Not to mention, people that are just stoned are a less angry, violent, annoying, I could go on.

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« Reply #46 on: November 18, 2012, 03:19:42 pm »
Although i have never used it, my guess is it is being used anyway, tax the heck out of it. But it will still be brought over the border as user will stil be ble to get it cheaper then buying out of stores. First we need to close the borders somehow and stop the illeagle transporting of the stuff. If our prisons are so full of users and buyer, maybe change the laws about how much they can have, and treat the users that are driving (dui) as the same as drunk drivers. 

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« Reply #47 on: November 18, 2012, 07:02:01 pm »
Although i have never used it, my guess is it is being used anyway, tax the heck out of it. But it will still be brought over the border as user will stil be ble to get it cheaper then buying out of stores. First we need to close the borders somehow and stop the illeagle transporting of the stuff. If our prisons are so full of users and buyer, maybe change the laws about how much they can have, and treat the users that are driving (dui) as the same as drunk drivers

Why should we tax the hell out of it? Why should we ban the use of it while driving when its perfectly clear those driving under the influence of marijuana does not drive any worse than someone perfectly healthy? Whats so bad about marijuana that we need to treat it differently than tobacco? I don't see a lot of tobacco being trafficked, and although alcohol and tobacco are both pretty expensive they are still cheap enough that it isn't worth getting it from a source that by passes the tax laws.

You do realize the reason that marijuana is so expensive is because of the added risk of being caught and put into prison? With risk comes a price. Even if we tax it to oblivion, it will still be several hundreds of times cheaper that what it is now. Your understanding of basic economics as well as your reasoning for the taxes of marijuana to cause any real affect (at least anymore than for tobacco or alcohol) are both rather convoluted. There is no scientific basis for banning or even restricting marijuana for users over the age of 18 at all. Allowing someone to have a little bit would be a step, but it is not the final one. We should not rest until it is 100% legal for adults to own and use as much marijuana as they can afford.

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Re: Marijuana?
« Reply #48 on: November 18, 2012, 10:24:34 pm »
Legalize!!!

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« Reply #49 on: November 19, 2012, 06:01:17 am »
Legalize it...and tax it.  Win/win.  I live in Oregon and we have medical marijuana...all my neighbors grow.  I think it's safer than alcohol.

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« Reply #50 on: November 19, 2012, 09:31:51 am »
It is still a mind altering substance..I don't think alcohol should be legal either, but hey who am I..It is what it is

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« Reply #51 on: November 19, 2012, 10:02:45 am »
It is still a mind altering substance..I don't think alcohol should be legal either, but hey who am I..It is what it is

So what if its a mind altering substance? Anything can be a mind altering substance if you take enough of it and if its abused. Should we make cleaning products illegal, or glue illegal since they can also be abused? You do realize that none of these things harm anyone else, and that anyone who abuses these are doing so under their free will? They're victimless crimes for petes sake.

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« Reply #52 on: November 19, 2012, 11:04:14 pm »
It's about time. It's nature and it has curative properties.

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« Reply #53 on: November 19, 2012, 11:30:21 pm »
As Bill Hicks put it, making marijuana illegal is like saying God messed up. I think it should be legal and regulated like alcohol/tobacco. The War on Drugs is just another unneed expense and causing a lot more problems than they're trying to solve.

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« Reply #54 on: November 20, 2012, 02:00:53 am »
I say legalize it!  If people are going to use it they will find a way.  Just like during Prohibition!  We could use some on the money on the national debt!! :angel12:

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« Reply #55 on: November 20, 2012, 05:44:49 am »
I am not a smoker, but I feel that it should be legalize.   It will bring money into our economy. 

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« Reply #56 on: November 20, 2012, 06:07:24 am »
I myself do not smoke it but I can see them legalizing it. They could make some money off of it to put our country back on track. Some people use it for medical purposes and some just to get  a buzz. It is not too much different than alcohol or cigarettes.

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« Reply #57 on: November 20, 2012, 06:54:01 am »
I personally don't think it a good idea, but since society is going that way, then I'll say taxed high and do not smoke and drive, should be treated exactly like alcohol, you drive under the influence and pay the consequences of your actions.
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« Reply #58 on: November 20, 2012, 05:58:48 pm »
I personally don't think it a good idea, but since society is going that way, then I'll say taxed high and do not smoke and drive, should be treated exactly like alcohol, you drive under the influence and pay the consequences of your actions.

Even though there is no scientific evidence that smoking marijuana causes significant driving impairment. On the contrary, there is plenty of evidence that alcohol does. We should not treat these two the same because there is no reason too.

There is also no reason to tax this substance anymore than any other substance. The only reason you want to tax marijuana is because you don't believe it should be legal to begin with. This is a terrible reason to tax something, but unfortunately it'll be the next hurtle that marijuana would have to go through once it does become legal.

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