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View Poll Results: Should Colorado Legalize Marijuana?
Yes 164 76.64%
No. 50 23.36%
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:08 PM
 
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Ol' SoButt just made the case against legalization.

Are you five years old?
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:10 PM
 
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I have an idea: let the feds make pot legal, but put a mandatory FEDERAL prison sentence of a minimum of 20-50 years, plus forfeiture of all their money and property, on anyone convicted of seriously injuring or killing anyone while high or impaired on alcohol, pot, or any other illegal drug.
I like it. 64 is a step in that direction.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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Breaking out the popcorn for this one.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:17 PM
 
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Reefer Madness Trailer Great marijuana movie - YouTube
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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When you get drunk you call in sick the next day.
You can get high you don't get sick,,,,so you don't call in sick the next day.

Sonic_Spork, not everyone gets aggressive when they drink.
Let me ask you a question was everyone at that party 21+

If it was a pot party, do you think things would have gone differentially?

Everyone at the party was underage, and yes they were breaking the law. I knew these people, they were people I would have trusted, people I had smoked with many times previously. People I never had a reason not to trust until that moment, except for the fact that they were teenage boys. My dad would have had a thing or 2 to say about that, if he had even been in my life at the time.

That reminds me, one time when my Dad was drunk, he tried to choke my Mom to death in front of me and my cousin when we were maybe 8 years old or so. He's a highly logical and level headed guy when he's sober.

But regardless, I know with absolutely not a doubt in my mind whatsoever that had it been weed instead of alcohol, the outcome would have been different. I have never heard of anyone assaulting anyone or committing violent criminal acts while only stoned on weed. I imagine it happens, but not nearly as often as when people are drunk or otherwise intoxicated on substances that rev you up like say, meth. (Meth is terrifying. I WISH that all the kids I've met who have ruined themselves with meth had smoked pot instead. I truly do.)

My point is that I find people's reactions to alcohol unpredictable and sometimes unpleasant or even in extreme cases dangerous. Stoned people are at their worst a little annoying and ridiculous, but generally predictable. Habitual users get to the point where they actually act just like normal, you would never know they're under the influence. From my observation that's where it's more like taking Prozac than it is "getting high." But you have to be a daily user for a while to get like that.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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For a lot of people, weed is their prozac.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:02 PM
 
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For a lot of people, weed is their prozac.
Without the terrible side effects of pharmaceuticals.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Without the terrible side effects of pharmaceuticals.
Totally agree, and have seen multiple similar cases of this.

The only drawback I've seen has been that if they run out, for even a day or two, they can get irritable. Not "quitting tobacco" irritable...more like "is it PMS, honey?" irritable.

But if they are actually trying to quit, it's pretty painless compared to any other substance and that irritable stage passes pretty quickly.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:15 PM
 
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Totally agree, and have seen multiple similar cases of this.

The only drawback I've seen has been that if they run out, for even a day or two, they can get irritable. Not "quitting tobacco" irritable...more like "is it PMS, honey?" irritable.

But if they are actually trying to quit, it's pretty painless compared to any other substance and that irritable stage passes pretty quickly.
I've seen in the news that people coming off of Prozac have killed others and themselves. I have never heard any such claim made about cannabis.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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A friend's mother (68 yrs) has fibromyalgia and RA.
She makes her pot butter, cookies and brownies.
Her condition has improved markedly.
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