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View Poll Results: Should marijuana be legal?
I support medical marijuana, and less penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana 16 13.22%
I support the legalization of marijuana 98 80.99%
I do not support this bill or the legalization of marijuana 7 5.79%
Voters: 121. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-22-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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What do you all think of this? Just curious because this is the first time that a bill like this has been introduced in Virginia, so it's kind of a big deal.


I personally support it!
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:09 PM
 
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What do you all think of this? Just curious because this is the first time that a bill like this has been introduced in Virginia, so it's kind of a big deal.


I personally support it!

Unfortunately in rural Virginia there are too many right wing neocon religious kooks.

But I completely unequivocally support the decriminalization of Mj.

The war on Drugs is a complete farce.
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:15 PM
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I won't vote so as not to skew the vote with out-of-state folks, but this is proof that this ball is rolling. Spending money on something to defer regulation of cannabis to criminals is in itself criminal. I couldn't see how a self-respecting "conservative" could support it when the "War on Drugs" is probably the largest and most expensive government social engineering experiment in the history of this country.

Good show for Virginia on even having this under serious discussion.
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:29 PM
 
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What do you all think of this? Just curious because this is the first time that a bill like this has been introduced in Virginia, so it's kind of a big deal.


I personally support it!
These bills are being proposed and passed.....in record numbers lately.

NJ just passed one a couple weeks ago, I think.

It's just a sign of the times across the land.
The Fed. Govt. and the Supreme Court and all the politicians on BOTH sides of the aisle NEED to accept that this is truly the will of the people being spoken (just as with HC reform), it has plenty of job creating potential, could generate hundreds of BILLIONS in tax revenue and HELP US.....help ourselves.

Weed is generally accepted even by many who haven't smoked it in 20 or 30 years.....or never at all.
Ain't worth fighting over or locking people up for and continuing the SOS status quo over.
We NEED to CUT costs....and ENDING the war on POT and its use.....would be a HUGE step.

Far too many other REAL issues need to be dealt with nowadays to continue failed policies and futility like that of which.......goes with this and the war and so much more.
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:29 PM
 
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Virginia and Florida, I suspect, will be the last to go. Virginia has too many neocon know-nothings. These types generally work in DC for the govt, or work as police officers, or some other kind of work that is aided by keeping cannabis illegal. The tobacco industry is huge there as well, which is the leading donor to anti-cannabis propaganda; they know once a (relatively)healthy plant is introduced, the percentage of tobacco smokers and drinkers will take a hit.

I applaud the fact that the ball is rolling, but realistically it will become federal law before Virginians do anything. Too many idiots.

You have to understand how good it makes fat, uneducated drinkers and smokers feel to call cannabis users "dope feins." It's a great self-justification thing. They can't have that taken from them.
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:39 PM
 
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I won't vote so as not to skew the vote with out-of-state folks, but this is proof that this ball is rolling. Spending money on something to defer regulation of cannabis to criminals is in itself criminal. I couldn't see how a self-respecting "conservative" could support it when the "War on Drugs" is probably the largest and most expensive government social engineering experiment in the history of this country.

Good show for Virginia on even having this under serious discussion.
Anyone who desires truth and honesty with our laws and/or reasoning as to WHY such a prohibition should have EVER existed in the first place......should be the one you would desire in office.

As one who mostly sides with conservatives on most issues.........for THEM or ANYONE to believe it's good to continue such an attitude or belief against marijuana and its use......is WRONG.
Brainwashed by propaganda.......nauseating.
"Reefer Madness" still haunts a few......but not many anymore.

Besides.....the hypocrisy in the legitimacy of alcohol over pot is so pathetic when you consider ALL the damage directly attributed to alcohol use and abuse.
So legal and yet so dangerous in comparison to weed.
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:05 PM
 
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The poll in this thread is surprising to me, I did not expect that many people to be pro-legalization, maybe these bills actually stand a chance
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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Prohibition is a stupid idea, same with Marijuana as it is was with Alcohol.

Legalize, decriminalize, whatever, just stop sending people to jail, for something that 60% of Americans have at least tried.
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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Prohibition is a stupid idea, same with Marijuana as it is was with Alcohol.

Legalize, decriminalize, whatever, just stop sending people to jail, for something that 60% of Americans have at least tried.
Also, legitimize the market so that we can use the taxes, and so that violent black-market thugs will lose their power.

Free harmless contributors to society, free up resources, increase revenue by millions at least, and cripple the violent black market. You can't lose.
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:50 PM
 
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And legitimize the market also so that we can use the taxes, and so that violent black-market thugs will lose their power.
While I agree with you, there is a problem with that.

We signed a treaty outlawing Marijuana, along with most of the other nations who belong to the United Nations.

Thats why Hollands "coffee shops" can't advertise, and its why the sales of Marijuana there aren't taxed.

Stupid Reagen administrations "war on drugs"
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