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Should marijuana be legalized?
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Posted 9/21/12
yep it should.

Typing a long paragraph explaining this seems tedious especially with all the evidence on how this could benefit the economy and how the hypocrisy of legal alcohol exists.

Just waiting for the Greatest Generation to die off so this can happen.
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I don't think it should be legal. That being said, I do smoke it every now and then. But I've been warned because of my family history I have a high risk of developing schizophrenia from using it.

Drugs affect people in different ways, you never know how one drug may affect those around you. I know this one girl I used to smoke with, she used to be the raddest chick out there and then one day she lost it [She hadn't done any drug other then pot at that stage]. Like if she couldn't get weed she would crouch in the corner swaying back and forth like a lunatic because of her cravings.

Also, people like myself have a trait called "Addictive personalities" meaning we find it easy to get hooked onto something as a major part of our lives. I was a full blown smoker since I was 13-ish and only in the last couple of months have I gone down to maybe a cone or two during the week.

In conclusion, I don't hate it, but seeing the effects it has on some people, it's just not something I believe would benefit society.


You seem like a cool guy so I don't want to be too much of an ass.

You do realize the dependency for alcohol (alcoholics) is higher than weed right? Weed addicts (pot-heads) are at 9% while alcoholics is at 12%.

Not only that but the things you are claiming cause schizophrenia are usually additives for the weed OR due to poor farming methods to yield a bigger crop (For EX: an excessive use of pesticides and ways it is packed to get across the border).

Being an addict myself, I understand where you are coming from but overall, people are going to get what they want and I'd rather have it be done in a sanitary way, add to the US's GDP, and not be used to fund Mexican Cartel death squads.

Unlike some others I know, I don't advocate total legalization of every drug because I for one would hate to see a crap-load of coke-heads, and heroin addicts running/dying all over the place but on the overall drug scale .... weed is kinda harmless especially when compared with Alcohol and domestic-abuse, drunk driving ect ect.

Also, applying a micro situation to a macro economy in general seems kinda ..... "out of place".

I already know of one manic-depressive who uses weed in a moderate way to control his symptoms and it seems to work but I certainly wouldn't go around recommending it to other bi-polar people.

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First I would like to point out that I am for legalization. Very few people know and realize that it HAS been legalized before and was used as a primary source for various things during WWII, where it was not only used in production of everything from rope to the parachutes we used (and some medicinal uses) but was also smoked and was no documented issue with people smoking it. It wasn't until they killed a monkey by gassing him with THC that they banned it.

Moving on, YES, It could impair your driving but so can excessive caffeine, lack of sleep, alcohol, illness, ect.
NO, I do not believe it has negative effects with school. IT DOES when the person doesn't use responsibly or
study like they should. It's a user issue not a product issue. I smoke every day and have a high GPA, am passing
all my college courses, do well in school and am in a bunch of extra curricular activities in school and manage
to do them all, my homework, studying, crunchyroll, video games and have a life ONTOP of smoking daily.
IT'S NOT for everyone.

I think it would generate a good revenue for the country as a whole and see no issue with it being taxed much like
cigarettes as well.

WHILE YES, it can affect your brain, it affects it much like spending to much time in a factory or around aresol sprays/paints. IT does NOT eat holes in your brain, it (over extended time) cuts off receptors and weaken reactions between receptors. THC does NOT stay in the body (aside the fat and even then it leaves) or have excessive detrimental effects like acid, lsd, crack, cocaine ect. It is also NON ADDICTIVE and by this I mean while yes you can be 'addicted' you're really not it's classified as a addiction because you will go through withdrawal symptoms if you're a avid user and suddenly quit, HOWEVER, you can quit cold turkey without help and not go back NOT ONLY this but they symptoms of withdrawal deal more with emotions than physical changes. THC IS AN EMOTIONAL/MOOD ENHANCER MUCH LIKE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR BI-POLAR/DEPRESSION ECT.
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funnyginsan wrote:


deejayvee wrote:

I don't think it should be legal. That being said, I do smoke it every now and then. But I've been warned because of my family history I have a high risk of developing schizophrenia from using it.

Drugs affect people in different ways, you never know how one drug may affect those around you. I know this one girl I used to smoke with, she used to be the raddest chick out there and then one day she lost it [She hadn't done any drug other then pot at that stage]. Like if she couldn't get weed she would crouch in the corner swaying back and forth like a lunatic because of her cravings.

Also, people like myself have a trait called "Addictive personalities" meaning we find it easy to get hooked onto something as a major part of our lives. I was a full blown smoker since I was 13-ish and only in the last couple of months have I gone down to maybe a cone or two during the week.

In conclusion, I don't hate it, but seeing the effects it has on some people, it's just not something I believe would benefit society.


You seem like a cool guy so I don't want to be too much of an ass.

You do realize the dependency for alcohol (alcoholics) is higher than weed right? Weed addicts (pot-heads) are at 9% while alcoholics is at 12%.

Not only that but the things you are claiming cause schizophrenia are usually additives for the weed OR due to poor farming methods to yield a bigger crop (For EX: an excessive use of pesticides and ways it is packed to get across the border).

Being an addict myself, I understand where you are coming from but overall, people are going to get what they want and I'd rather have it be done in a sanitary way, add to the US's GDP, and not be used to fund Mexican Cartel death squads.

Unlike some others I know, I don't advocate total legalization of every drug because I for one would hate to see a crap-load of coke-heads, and heroin addicts running/dying all over the place but on the overall drug scale .... weed is kinda harmless especially when compared with Alcohol and domestic-abuse, drunk driving ect ect.

Also, applying a micro situation to a macro economy in general seems kinda ..... "out of place".

I already know of one manic-depressive who uses weed in a moderate way to control his symptoms and it seems to work but I certainly wouldn't go around recommending it to other bi-polar people.


Alcohol may have a higher dependency rate, but I'm talking about addictive personalities, which makes it a lot easier to pick up habits such as weed.

You're right, the additives used now in weed are what would cause the schizophrenia, but nowadays that's what people do to it. If it were the same as back in the day when weed was just weed, it wouldn't be so much of a problem.

I don't completely disagree with what you've said, though what would be the point in adding another problem to society?
(That being said, I was talking to my mate just now, and it can be beneficial for some people, so I wouldn't be against medicinal weed here in Australia.)

And it's not being an ass to express your opinion.



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deejayvee wrote:

Alcohol may have a higher dependency rate, but I'm talking about addictive personalities, which makes it a lot easier to pick up habits such as weed.

You're right, the additives used now in weed are what would cause the schizophrenia, but nowadays that's what people do to it. If it were the same as back in the day when weed was just weed, it wouldn't be so much of a problem.

I don't completely disagree with what you've said, though what would be the point in adding another problem to society?
(That being said, I was talking to my mate just now, and it can be beneficial for some people, so I wouldn't be against medicinal weed here in Australia.)

And it's not being an ass to express your opinion.



Hmmm ... Well addicts usually have one drug that they have the hardest time giving up. There is a lot of cross-over addiction in the brain but the main point of all this is the inequality for pot-heads to be unduly persecuted due to outdated laws and the mindsets of the people who continue to allow it.

Since I live in the US - if the FDA regulated weed and what could and couldn't be added to process it I doubt there would be any problems. Also, if you ask cops what the top 5 most destructive DRUGS are they would say ALCOHOL since it is, in fact, a drug. Cause it sure as shit aint tea.

The problem is already here with the large number of weed users and going back to the Cartels and gangs that run them. Weed is the #1 cash-crop in America. Those funds are going to people who want to commit violence instead of going into the hands of the government for I donno ... schools and infrastructure. How does that make sense?

Medical weed is just a way for people who want weed to get it legally. I oppose Medical Marijuana and I'm for full legalization. It's just a loophole that others will use to get high. Just let them get high on weed and keep coke, meth, ect ... illegal.

People who are hooked on weed are already hooked and the "rehabilitative" process of jails is a joke.
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lol as somone who has smoked it and not once o: trolololol i believe it should be illegal why? well think of it like this it makes you retarded XD not only could i not fight well anymore it made me think about things less also it does not cause cancer sorry but its proven lol and you cant overdose on it butttttttt it does turn men into women and women into men in other words men get less testrome in thier system giving them boobs and making them lactate....aka milk comes out moooooo..... and making them emotionaly disturbed yay! as for women they grow beards .____. and get angrier easier scary scary x.x also makes reproduction waaaayyyyy harder lowers sperm count in men so no babies v.v no babies=no future oh noes~~~~
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all true but addiction part ;D there is an addiction but its not physical tis mental like you said they can quit whenever they want.....but they almost never do because the brain enjoys the feeling the sensation not all of the users notice it ._. some who do say whatevs ima do it XD aka me at one point you did your research well i commend you O:<
Posted 9/29/12
If we legalized everything illegal, then there would be none of the appeal for forbidden things attached to them, making them normal, commonplace, unconcealed, and likely a bit boring. You'd see marijuana smoked as often as cigarettes with cheerier results given that the marijuana users remain positive.
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Fear-and-Hope wrote:

If we legalized everything illegal, then there would be none of the appeal for forbidden things attached to them, making them normal, commonplace, unconcealed, and likely a bit boring. You'd see marijuana smoked as often as cigarettes with cheerier results given that the marijuana users remain positive.


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Posted 10/2/12
I think it should be legalized. It's not any more harmful than cigarettes and alcohol, especially when you don't smoke much like me and choose to have it in your baked goods instead. I've also never seen someone get angry and violent while high. Everyone is usually so mellow and carefree. I think it's pretty therapeutic sometimes.
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sure
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there is nothing wrong with weed, just with people who use them.. you see society is never pleased.. if we are talking about weed than weed is from the earth(God put this here for us) ohh wait! that was on Friday!



ok seriously weed become a problem when you start mixing all the extra flavor inside. dro...kush...etc etc weed fixes all teh little problems but make the big problems worst cause they never gets fixed.. ohh wee for ya mind!
Posted 10/9/12
The state of Colorado might legalize this November, and that means federally as well. If it passes this is going to change history - stay tuned!
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If we legalized everything illegal, then there would be none of the appeal for forbidden things attached to them, making them normal, commonplace, unconcealed, and likely a bit boring. You'd see marijuana smoked as often as cigarettes with cheerier results given that the marijuana users remain positive.


this is probably the best argument for legalization. i think a lot of teenies wouldnt do drugs if they were legal because then it wouldnt be cool anymore. and a nice side effect would probably be that all the mafia bosses dont have that much influence anymore because you can get whatever you want legally at a drug store or whatever.
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The legalization of Marijuana isn't to keep the kids from smoking it because it's bad for you; it's to keep you from smoking it because it's relatively healthy in certain aspects. [Smoking anything, inhaling smoke, etc is not healthy but there are other alternatives such as Vaproizing, edibles, and topical oils.]

It's a cure all, something not a lot of pharmaceutical companies can make.

Lets say you have a headache, you pop an asprin. Well I burn some flowers.
Lets say you can't sleep, you take some melatonin. I smoke a joint.
Lets say you're depressed and can't get out of the funk, you drop some zoloft. I hit the bong.

The list goes on and on. The big guys up top [Our great president Nixon & friends] realized there was no harm done by marijuana but actual benefits; and thought.. if people can grow this in their backyard none of my corporate sponsors will be able to sell their bottled drugs to every family in the nation.

Now, if we do legalize it... there would be wonders for our country. Hemp is an incredibly versatile plant that can make thousands of things like clothes, plastic, fuel, rope, paper, etc. We would be able to give jobs to the thousands of unemployed workers in America, and bring back the 1950's industrial strength america that is once long forgotten. But then again, it would take our government to actually care about the people rather than the best way to suck all of the money out of it before it runs dry for anything like this to work. My fear is if it does get legalized, we're just gonna get fucked by our government with fake THC [Already sold here with major side effects] and huge taxes on it. I am in a lucky position where as I am in California and it's pretty much "legal" if you have your card. Which by the way does not give you an OKAY you can smoke weed, it's merely a "recommendation" by a "doctor" that you should smoke weed for your medical ailment. There's a lot of grey areas and all of those would need to be looked over and fixed before anything went through.

Bottom line, legalize weed it brings people together.
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