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View Poll Results: Should the Feds legalize marijuana?
Yes - make it legal in all 50 states 77 70.00%
Yes, but only for medical purposes 4 3.64%
Abolish Fed restrictions, regulate by state 20 18.18%
Legalize by state and count on Feds to look other way 1 0.91%
No. Marijuana is a gateway drug. 8 7.27%
Voters: 110. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-02-2012, 09:47 PM
 
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Hey, you'll hear no arguments from me! I am curious to see how the prices are affected by full legalization (in CO & WA), so we'll have to check in on that next year. Competition drives down prices, and now that it's completely legal, we are bound to see "pot shops" popping up everywhere... it will be like Nevada, where you literally run into a casino the second you cross the border. I see a road trip to Seattle in my near future, LOL.
I'm having a vision. Yes, people heading west and northwest heading for the big Pot Rush. Half of them hollerin' "Road Trip!", the other half have packed up their sh*t, gonna move to Co. & Wa. WooooHoooo!

I think the other states need to get on the band wagon. Co. & Wa. are fixing to make alot of money. I also believe their population growth, and job growth is about to climb up a bit.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:40 PM
 
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Why? What's the point? Do we need more legal recreational drugs? Is there some advantage to having our populace high? If so, how does getting high help one succeed in life?

Recreational drugs are stupid. Drugs are for medicinal purposes. Anyone using drugs is self medicating and kidding themselves it they think they're not. How about being adults?

That said, I've been known to have a night cap now and again but I actually understand I'm medicating myself when I do. Alcohol is a depressant. I find I like it better than Xanax (my alternative drug) and no one tests my urine for it when I apply for a job.

How does not getting high help one succeed in life ?

So, what you're saying is, you're deluded and immature if you use a plant, which comes from the earth, to enhance your life ? But its ok to medicate with alcohol, and big pharma drugs, because the gubement says they're legal and good for you ?

You'd be better off using marijuana. It is after all a plant, and extremely beneficial for the body. Xanax and alcohol can be detrimental to your health. Just look at how many deaths they cause.

They died from marijuana, said no one, ever.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:55 AM
 
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Legalize it!
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:57 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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I voted 5.

My argument is:

Legalizing marijuana or any illegal drug could make crime worst.
What happens to the dealers? They wont magically disappear. They aren't exactly saints.

Look at the typical person who uses it, and/or has been arrested for it.
Not exactly your typical hard working American. Not the typical University Student, Aerospace Engineer, Scientist, Teacher or anyone in a position to contribute anything to the country.

Don't be fooled by that myth that people in these professions aren't above the occasional toke.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:59 AM
 
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I didn't set a cut-off date on this poll, but I find it encouraging that with 83 participants thus far, there is 90.4% approval for legalization of marijuana, in some form.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Look at the typical person who uses it, and/or has been arrested for it.
Not exactly your typical hard working American. Not the typical University Student, Aerospace Engineer, Scientist, Teacher or anyone in a position to contribute anything to the country.
Actually, some of those groups are notorious for their pot use... I went to three Universities (earning BA & Master's degrees), and personally smoked with many fellow students and professors. I am now a librarian, which is similar to being a teacher but requires more education, and still smoke regularly. You were saying?

As marijuana becomes more societally acceptable, you will see even more of these "people who contribute to society" coming out of the pot closet - maybe then you'll stop believing the stereotypes, of some longhaired hippie who lives in their parents' basement & plays video games all day? One can hope, but some will still cling to the beliefs they hold dear.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I didn't set a cut-off date on this poll, but I find it encouraging that with 83 participants thus far, there is 90.4% approval for legalization of marijuana, in some form.
Finally, we all (but a select few) agree on something!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I'm having a vision. Yes, people heading west and northwest heading for the big Pot Rush. Half of them hollerin' "Road Trip!", the other half have packed up their sh*t, gonna move to Co. & Wa. WooooHoooo!

I think the other states need to get on the band wagon. Co. & Wa. are fixing to make alot of money. I also believe their population growth, and job growth is about to climb up a bit.
Heck yeah, let's do it! Seattle is only a 2-day drive from me, so I'm totally down for a road trip.

California is partially there, but I'm still miffed that our attempt to fully legalize (in 2010) failed - mostly due to the conservatives in Central CA. Hopefully it will pass next time, so we can join these states in reaping the benefits.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:28 AM
 
Location: The Brat Stop
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Should the feds legalize? Only if it'll be cheaper than tobacco cigarettes.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:32 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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P.S. I think Ivory should rename herself "Mrs. Mackey."




DRUGS ARE BAAAAAADDDD!!!!!! MMMMMMMMMMKAAAAAAAAAAY!!! Absolutely one of my favorite South Park episodes!
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