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Old Yesterday, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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So does caffeine and nicotine.

Most people against marijuana legalization are against it because of social stigma and religious beliefs. There is no other reason to lock people up and ruin people's lives over this plant other than that. I cannot wait until the fundamentalist Christian Right is no longer the dominant cultural and political force in our country and we can just legalize it.
do you by chance have some data, polling, surveys, etc to support these claims?
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Old Yesterday, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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It’s genetically modified to enhance THC levels.
Pugs were genetically modified (through selective breeding) to have fat heads.
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Old Yesterday, 09:24 PM
 
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I'm. Christian and conservative...,I say legalize all drugs.. and regulate them. the war on drugs is a huge joke
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Old Yesterday, 09:30 PM
 
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I didn't mean you, I just meant it in the generic sense. Sorry if I wasn't clear.

It's not a question of whether I (or anyone) should be responsible. The fact is that under our present system, I as a taxpayer am responsible for picking up the tab for the health problems of drug abusers. As long as I'm paying the bill, I want some control. Simple as that.
I understand where you're coming from, and I'm just stating my "in a perfect world" scenario.

We both know we are going to be stuck paying their bills.
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Old Yesterday, 09:36 PM
 
Location: SM
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Under the new plan, cases involving the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis will no longer be prosecuted if that is the primary charge against the defendant. The office will continue to prosecute cases involving marijuana trafficking, cultivation, use in public, or drugged driving.
Five non-crimes here:

1. Possession
2. Trafficking
3. Cultivation
4. Public Use
5. Drugged Driving

They'll only prosecute 4.

I guess that makes the residents of this county 20% free.

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Old Yesterday, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Opium comes from a plant. Cocaine comes from a plant.
Unlike marijuana, Opium and Cocaine can kill, though.
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Old Yesterday, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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by chance have some data, polling, surveys, etc to support these claims?
The majority of the rural counties in Oklahoma voted against legalizing medical marijuana. 42 out of 77 counties voted NO. But the yes votes in all 3 metros largely helped in getting legal medical marijuana passed. Many people in the rural counties, who voted against marijuana are highly conservative Christian and frequently opposed to changes and new things that urban counties want, including marijuana.
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Old Today, 06:01 AM
 
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The majority of the rural counties in Oklahoma voted against legalizing medical marijuana. 42 out of 77 counties voted NO. But the yes votes in all 3 metros largely helped in getting legal medical marijuana passed. Many people in the rural counties, who voted against marijuana are highly conservative Christian and frequently opposed to changes and new things that urban counties want, including marijuana.
I have to wonder if this has anything to do with the way the vote went.

https://norml.org/states/item/oklaho...ategory_id=880

According to NORML OK's third largest cash crop is MJ, $309 million. It is not the Christian Right or any other specific group that wants to keep it illegal. It is anyone that can make money with the system the way it is right now. Take a look at Alabama and try to understand why Jeffy wanted to keep weed illegal. If he did not make money on it - he sure has to know folks that do.....
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Old Today, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Boston
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change the law, don't interpret it. That's what leads to discrimination. When will these liberals ever learn?
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Old Today, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Case in point: Kansas.

I'm currently facing a $2K legal bill for quietly smoking in a backyard of a private residence. I was in Manhattan, KS, a couple of weeks ago, on tour with my band. A local cop that was driving by (in the alley) said that he smelled it, and for the next hour and a half, after he found a gram of stash and pipe, he questioned me and my two bandmates. We all refused to claim ownership and he gave us each a $2,500 ticket. And these tickets require us all to appear in court even though we live 1,000 miles away.

I volunteered to accept responsibility for answering to the citation and appearing in court (rather than all three of us), but he refused, insisting that whoever accepts the responsibility had to admit guilt on the spot. Of course we all refused. Two of us have hired local attorneys.

How is this protecting or serving?

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