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Weed is getting closer to legalization.
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Posted 4/24/10 , edited 4/24/10

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I had a thought while looking into this. A lot of the stuff I read stated that stoned drivers tend to slow down, because they're aware of their impairment, unlike drunk ones. Could it be that they slow down, not because they're just trying to be safe, but because they're afraid of being caught driving stoned?.... So Weed gets legalized, what happens to the stoners careful driving now that he doesn't have to worry about being caught driving stoned? Will he still drive like some old lady? or will he pick up the pace?

I'm not bothered by Weed being legalized. It'll make a great new source of tax revinue (you know it'll get taxed....). As well, it'll be a boon for the economy. As long as there are controls in place to account for unreasonable use(simmilar to driving drunk, snorting a line before flying a plane full of people.....), I'm all for it.
That line of questioning will get you nowhere because your first assumption was wrong, in the sense that both driving drunk or stoned is the same as driving impaired. Because while your brain is under the influence of drug, what you think doesn't reflect upon what you feel. When you may want to slowdown, but by the time you thought about it you could be driving way above the speed limit because you just weren't paying attention to what you're doing at the moment. And that's what smoking weed is all about; disassociates your present self by blocking whatever that your senses were telling to your brain while you're stoned. Hence the impairment.

Therefore as long as the legalization of weed involves regulation of the drug to only medical and not recreational purposes, then I'm all for it. Because personally I don't find escapism through smoking weed mentally nor emotionally healthy, while drinking wine with moderation can actually be good for my physical health.


yes but as drugs go Marijuana has no long lasting side affects, you also can not over does on it. Unlike legal drugs like Smoke/cigs and Beer. I do not see the logic in banning it, or making it for only medical purposes is necessary wen in many ways its less harmful for you than Caffeine, and sugar. As long as the public has the right to get addicted to their fast food, do to the drugs placed in the food, I do not see the harm in allowing a drug that is far less addicting than sugar and Caffeine Into the food market. If anything Their is research that shows pot brownies actually aiding children and their grades in school.
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Posted 4/26/10

CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote:


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CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote:


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drinking alcohol does the same thing to you as well, when you smoke weed you don't get the urge to beat your wife or rape someone <_<


Generalisation, and a pretty severe one. That argument will, simply, not hold.


well the same goes that all people that smoke weed are hippies, college drop outs evil doers. Also people love having the munchies and so on, those are generalizations that the other side use so why not fire with fire?? I love to piss people off every now then and fyi i do both lol


Why are you telling me that? I genuinely don't give a shit what the other side uses and not once have I used those arguments, so there is no point bringing them up. Regardless of which side invokes them, shit arguments are exactly that: shit arguments. I don't really care what you love to do. It has nothing to do with the issue at hand and your loving to piss people off does not mend your previous erroneous claim. To tell the truth, even if you try to assume moral high-ground or the status of the victim of conservatism, it will do your claim no good.

And before you launch the liberal crusade at me, I am for the legalization of weed, but against shit arguments.


wat..? you just need to calm down man I was just trolling the forums is all and on the note i can care less what other people do as well. Government just needs to shut up in deciding what people can put in their bodies were all going to die someday why not have fun why where here :lol:. Those arguments i used in the forums are ones that I used to hear growing up sorry I made you mad


Despite what you may think, I'm not pissed. This is an argument and it isn't anything personal.
Posted 4/26/10
well I guess onside and say this I do take 10 different medications for a lot of different things, it seems as long as their money to made >_> on these drugs weed will not be legalized. I am more hyped on on prescription drugs than any one I know on weed personally.
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I use to smoke it in my days. I quite a long time ago. Seriously, if they did legalize marijuana the country could get some serious income and that is a plus. Plus, you know that the stuff you are getting in these special stores would be less harmful cause it isn't smothered in other highly addicting drugs. You don't know what the drug dealers mix it with to keep you going back for more. They are now doing studies on the drug and it has a major medical conditions that actually help you out. There are people who take medical marijuana and they are now taking less pills to no pills at all. We are even getting our own medical marijuana store here. I have seen so many people hurt from alcohol and seriously alcohol should be banned. There is people killing people by drunk driving and getting mean after getting drunk. I have never seen anyone violent on marijuana. They are more mellow,relaxed,and laid back.
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i hope it gets legalized everyone i know personally know smokes weed even i smoke weed it's not harmful and you can not get addicted to it so it's perfectly safe
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Posted 7/13/10

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I use to smoke it in my days. I quite a long time ago. Seriously, if they did legalize marijuana the country could get some serious income and that is a plus. Plus, you know that the stuff you are getting in these special stores would be less harmful cause it isn't smothered in other highly addicting drugs. You don't know what the drug dealers mix it with to keep you going back for more. They are now doing studies on the drug and it has a major medical conditions that actually help you out. There are people who take medical marijuana and they are now taking less pills to no pills at all. We are even getting our own medical marijuana store here. I have seen so many people hurt from alcohol and seriously alcohol should be banned. There is people killing people by drunk driving and getting mean after getting drunk. I have never seen anyone violent on marijuana. They are more mellow,relaxed,and laid back.


dude your totally right, i am the most mellow person when im baked i just toke up and watch anime, play video games or listen to music, when it gets legalized i'm going to start growing and your getting a marijuana store thats pretty cool
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Posted 7/13/10 , edited 7/13/10
Even if It did get legalized, you would be banned from smoking it at work. Nothing would get done. And employers don't pay you to do nothing. You would also be a liability. Same reason you can't drink or do drugs at work. And it would get banned from smoking it in public just like smoking, not everyone want to inhale that shit. But if its in your own home on your time and your dollar, go for it. Who cares.

And the government could tax it for income as well.
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Posted 7/14/10
I wonder whether people truly wish for the legalisation of weed. The people who smoke weed in my circle of friends and acquaintances continuously bitch and moan about how weed is 'enriched' with all sorts of rubbish that is incredibly harmful, yet the very same people don't think twice of smoking weed with glass dust. I do think that we would all be better off if weed was legal, but that foolish attitude of some people fills me with hatred. It is as if though they were suggesting that smoking weed is a compulsory activity which is an integral part of their lives, more important than their health. Bollocks.
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Posted 7/14/10

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It is as if though they were suggesting that smoking weed is a compulsory activity which is an integral part of their lives, more important than their health. Bollocks.


Why is that so hard to believe? Anyone who uses recreational drugs regularly or even some OTC drugs will tell you that. If they do it frequently then it's a hobby for them, and people's hobbies are an important part of their lifestyle.
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Posted 7/14/10
GOOD!
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Posted 7/14/10
It already is legal where I live
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We were going to about the same time we made LGBT marriage legal...

our biggest trading partner damn near had a collective coronary and threatened to close the world's longest undefended border.
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It should not be legal!!! This drug will destroy our youth and lead to more ignorance because most people that smoke do not care about anything else. If it becomes legal then our government has failed to realize what is right from wrong. A lot of my friends smoke weed and they are all for it, but that is all they care about. I see the way they act when they don't have it and when they are on it. DON'T DO IT AMERICA FOR ALL OUR SAKE!!!
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Posted 7/14/10

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It should not be legal!!! This drug will destroy our youth and lead to more ignorance because most people that smoke do not care about anything else. If it becomes legal then our government has failed to realize what is right from wrong. A lot of my friends smoke weed and they are all for it, but that is all they care about. I see the way they act when they don't have it and when they are on it. DON'T DO IT AMERICA FOR ALL OUR SAKE!!!


Sorry, now you sound like Billie Sundae. And we both know how well that worked out. I think it should be Decriminalised (not legalised) and treated as social problem not as a something people need to go to jail for. Then the vice cops could stop hauling in people for reefers and actually risk their lives and earn their paycheques going after the big dealers in hard drugs.

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The above worked for alcohol. We drink a lot less, and held much more accountable for our actions during and after drinking than ever was the case during prohibition. Of course that 'we' is a little... porous. Canada didn't have prohibition, something Seagrams glosses over when they talk about how their company stayed financially solid during the '20's and '30's. Sleeman's on the other hand makes a big joke about how much Al Capone liked their product in their commercials.
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