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Old 02-15-2013, 07:22 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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Marijuana will slow your reaction time which means more traffic accidents.
Marijuana will destroy your brain cells.

Arrest the marijuana pushers.

Ban the idiot bloomberg.
Then let's ban alchohol too. But wait, they already tried that. Didn't seem to work too well.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:49 AM
 
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A ticket would be a better use of cops time, though I'd make it a court appearance infraction. If it were legalized there would still be a black market at least to some degree. Of course how much so would depend on price/tax and rules set up. The big drug dealers would still be there marketing their other drugs in any case. I've never used weed or other drugs, so I could care less about the debate. I do think its funny people are so passionate about legalizing it, like a mission from God.
Ole Bloomberg, the conquerer of the Big Gulp.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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This is about 20 years late. But it's a step in the right direction. The way NYC treated Marijuana for years actually created more criminals.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I hope people who don't smoke MJ realize how poor of intellect they sound when they say 'I don't smoke it so it doesn't affect me'.

I'm not gay, but that doesn't mean I won't support equal rights for them.
I'm not a woman but that doesn't mean I shouldn't support their right to do whatever they want with their body, including an abortion.
I'm not black but that doesn't mean I am indifferent to the problems of discrimination.

It does affect me, because these are individual freedoms, and a healthy society is stronger when individual freedoms are embeded into its core values.

MJ should be treated no differently than other more harmful drugs that are currently legal and readily available (tobacco and alcohol being classical examples).
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:49 AM
 
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Then let's ban alchohol too. But wait, they already tried that. Didn't seem to work too well.
Ban it again and this time crack down on the bootleggers.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:57 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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Ban it again and this time crack down on the bootleggers.
Good idea. And while we're at it let's just turn the USA into a police state.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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^ ban the brain-dead so society can progress.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I think our drug laws here are old and need to be re evaluated.
i dont think someone doing crack should go to jail
kill someone yes, doing drugs, no.

I think it is ridiculous to send someone to jail for drugs.
now maybe a supplier, but an everyday joe, no, dont agree.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:57 AM
 
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I absolutely despise mj personally, but yes this is a step in the right direction. I'll trade off some dealers and growers losing business for the massive revenue it would bring in for the country. Not to mention allowing a personal freedom that is not even really harmful to oneself (much less so than booze and cigarettes) nevermind other people.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Yeah users shouldn't go to jail unless they commit some other act like kill or rob, etc.

Weed will eventually be legal recreationally in most of the U.S. Just give it time.
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