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View Poll Results: Woulld You Support Legalizing and Taxing Marijuana
Yes, legalize it and cut my taxes 20 86.96%
No, keep it illegal - I don't mind paying higher taxes 3 13.04%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-21-2016, 08:28 PM
 
Location: SW Virginia
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Care to expound on why it needs to stay illegal, or why you seem to be implying that state laws should be completely static in perpetuity?

You and that other poster spewing nonsense sound like you'd be more comfortable living in Saudi Arabia.
Sorry, this is Virginia and has always been Virginia since the 1600's.

Pot is illegal here and needs to stay illegal. The reason why is numerous.

Maybe someday I will have the time to go into details. But by the sounds of it, you would not be easily convinced, lol.

Also, the state politicians here would never go for it. It's a lost cause at this time.
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Old 10-22-2016, 02:13 AM
 
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Sorry, this is Virginia and has always been Virginia since the 1600's.

Pot is illegal here and needs to stay illegal. The reason why is numerous.

Maybe someday I will have the time to go into details. But by the sounds of it, you would not be easily convinced, lol.

Also, the state politicians here would never go for it. It's a lost cause at this time.
I smell cop out.... you have the time to "go into details" if you have the time to post at all. Lay your arguments out there for a public airing. I'm thinking said airing of arguments would not be too convincing and you pretty much know that.
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:43 AM
 
Location: mo county md
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Originally Posted by 16 Acres View Post
Sorry, this is Virginia and has always been Virginia since the 1600's.

Pot is illegal here and needs to stay illegal. The reason why is numerous.

Maybe someday I will have the time to go into details. But by the sounds of it, you would not be easily convinced, lol.

Also, the state politicians here would never go for it. It's a lost cause at this time.
I'm usually not easily convinced when someone makes statements without any substance to ssupport their nonsense. Slavery and segregation was once the "law" in VA too, should we have not done anything in those instances either? According to you and other individuals that want this state to be ass backwards, no we shouldn't have.
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Old 11-13-2016, 05:58 PM
 
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Actually, those reports on opiates are wrong, cannabis actually reduces the need for opiates. There is clinical evidence that cannabis increases the effects of opiates, thereby reducing the need for more pain medication. I can personally attest to that as I often am able to skip 1 or more doses of oxycodone if I have a good quality of cannabis. Heroin addiction was also recently added in my state to the list of conditions that cannabis can be recommended for, so obviously your data isn't considered relevant on that aspect.
Also, as to cultures where cannabis is legal, it hasn't always been medicinal. Take Afghanistan for example. They've been making hash there for centuries, and it's not for medicinal use most of the time.
And as far as legalization goes, according to recent polls, as much as 60 percent of the country supports legalizing cannabis and taxing it.
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:36 AM
 
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The tax revenue from it would lessen the need to generate taxes from other sources such as income or general sales taxes.
CAVA, hi..
Problem is, anytime the government gets a windfall in new taxes/revenue, etc they typically waste, and/or mismanage it.
U old enough to remember when the Commonwealth of VA was upselling the lottery to voters (?) It was all about how the ticket sales would underwrite education.. but that money was mismanaged, and a few years later (early 9os), the state government was back pleading w/voters for more education financing (thru ballot initiatives, etc).

I'm not against the principle of lottery tix raising money for schools, but I just think it's naive to believe the government would streamline itself with newfound pot taxes. peace
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Old 11-17-2016, 11:35 AM
 
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Actually, those reports on opiates are wrong, cannabis actually reduces the need for opiates. There is clinical evidence that cannabis increases the effects of opiates, thereby reducing the need for more pain medication. I can personally attest to that as I often am able to skip 1 or more doses of oxycodone if I have a good quality of cannabis. Heroin addiction was also recently added in my state to the list of conditions that cannabis can be recommended for, so obviously your data isn't considered relevant on that aspect.
Also, as to cultures where cannabis is legal, it hasn't always been medicinal. Take Afghanistan for example. They've been making hash there for centuries, and it's not for medicinal use most of the time.
And as far as legalization goes, according to recent polls, as much as 60 percent of the country supports legalizing cannabis and taxing it.
Are you really using Afghanistan as an argument?

I think it's fine for medical reasons but I'm not sure I want the professionals I encounter on a daily basis using it. I'm seeing a lot of new info about the effects on brain development and I think there's a need for more research.
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