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Posted 9/7/10 , edited 9/7/10

BugginMary wrote:








Both sides of the argument have their merits and a fair share of problems that also go with them.
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True. Playing your own Devil's advocate is a good way to know where one truly stands. And educating yourself on both sides of an issue not only commendable but an obligation nowadays. They are so many dumb people out there spewing ridiculous idiotic ideas that ARGH!
Anyways I commend you Sir.
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Posted 9/7/10
I take one look at amsterdam, reminisce on epic memories and then look at everywhere else and think: if only I was high there too.
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I'm all for legalizing it, it just makes more rational sense to do so, I mean nicotine is way more addictive than THC and alcohol has a similar if not worse mind altering effect (in terms of safety). Both nicotine and alcohol are legal, heavily taxed and regulated and despite causing all sorts of problems, people are willing to deal with it. I don't see how weed is going to contribute that much more to society's problems. I mean, there are so many people now getting high off of prescription drugs, aerosol cans and Robitussin and these are items you can obtain legally, but can be far more deadly than weed. I know people who smoke weed regularly and have done so for years and they lead normal lives (it's not like meth or crack which is so addictive it actually ruins people). Legalizing it means being able to regulate and tax it, which considering the amount of people already using it, regulating it may make it safer and less problematic (the purity and quality of the weed can be controlled). Taxing it, I think they estimate will bring in something like $2billion for the state annually, and for a broke ass state like CA, that may be just what they need.
I'm not a weed user nor do I expect I will ever be, I just think under a rational cost-benefit analysis, legalizing weed is a better decision.
Posted 9/7/10 , edited 9/7/10

antx0r wrote:

nicotine is way more addictive than THC and alcohol


Which is silly because I smoked like 8 packs of cigs, I then quit, and had absolutely nothing compelling me to smoke more. So even nicotine isn't THAT bad of an addiction. Weak minds I guess.
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Posted 9/7/10 , edited 9/7/10

BugginMary wrote:



Coulda fooled me


Even if it is legalized, you will only be able to smoke it at home. You won't be able to smoke it in public or at work.

Can't smoke weed at work for the same reasons you can't drink at work, no work gets done and you become a massive liability to your employer. Your employer can actually fire you for smoking or drinking on the job.

Won't be able to smoke it in public for the same reason you cannot smoke cigarettes in public, or in restaurants, so forth, no everyone wants to smell and inhale that shit.

So even if it does get legalized, only gonna be able to smoke it in your own place.
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varnlestoff wrote:

Which is silly because I smoked like 8 packs of cigs, I then quit, and had absolutely nothing compelling me to smoke more. So even nicotine isn't THAT bad of an addiction. Weak minds I guess.



Lack of discipline = a form of weakness, though not necessarily mental; if it's addiction compelling you, it's a physical problem;

You're not very politically correct, are you? What was easy for you or me to kick could be oh so much harder for someone who's mother smoked during pregnancy; just a random example
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As it should be. No one needs to see some random weed up person on the streets. I've seen it before not pretty.
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i guess itll help the economy and the crime rate so go for it
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hold on now. being high at work isnt all bad. it makes me a better worker imo.
easier to talk to people and situations are easier to work out because of the oh shit i dont want to get
caught factor. just like driving high. you just focus better.
if your friends get blazed stupid all the time then im not sure that you have the right idea of how people act when they are
"medicated".
i love my med card. edibles from a dispensary are great. i cant smoke much but a cookie is great for the back pain and
insomnia. stuff has changed my life.
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