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View Poll Results: If you knew your neighbor grew, what would you do?
Nothing, none of my business 228 69.72%
Only if it was for personal use, and they were responsible 31 9.48%
Only if it was for personal medical use, and they were responsible 7 2.14%
Nothing, but only if I knew them and they were responsible 17 5.20%
Call the cops, arrest the criminals, regardless of who they are 44 13.46%
Voters: 327. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-06-2011, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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Actually the government loses billions on fighting these crimes. They need a return on their investment in manpower and their manpower costs far exceed any seizures of property.

They can blow that smoke up everyone's rear all they want. But the truth they don't want out is the fact that the money they have seized legally and illegally is more than it has cost them. They only put down a very small percent of what they actually seize. Everyone looks for the "big" drug/cash catches, but rarely do you hear about the guy they take everything from, then turn him lose and quietly have a real estate agent sell the property, the cars get sold to "friendly" dealers, cash disappears, and you are never the wiser. Happens everyday all over. The government is making money on the "drug war" and anyone who hasn't seen it in person will never know it.
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Just out of general curiosity.

If your neighbor was growing marijuana, what would you do? I'm sure it'd depend on the amount, the reason, their demeanor, various other factors, but what would you do?

Debate your rationing please. If you make a scientific statement, please provide a source of your knowledge.

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Extortion comes to mind.


How much weed do you have?
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Actually the government loses billions on fighting these crimes. They need a return on their investment in manpower and their manpower costs far exceed any seizures of property.
As my Republican friends often say.

"The government doesn't make anything, they cost money."

But all they do is raise taxes and spend my money and yours on a social program that employees millions of people, enforcing laws that jail Americans who do nothing but work hard, and want to sleep better on the weekend.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I would only find it to be my business if he was eating a donut while growing pot in the yard.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:08 AM
 
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I could care less so long as they were not selling it and having people come and go at all hours of the night. If it's just for personal use who cares?
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:17 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Just out of general curiosity.

If your neighbor was growing marijuana, what would you do? I'm sure it'd depend on the amount, the reason, their demeanor, various other factors, but what would you do?

Debate your rationing please. If you make a scientific statement, please provide a source of your knowledge.

Thanks

First, I would introduce myself and see what kind of person he/she was. Then depending on what I found out, I probably would ask if they wanted to sell a quarter.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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I am sure that many people think it's so funny with the comments about seeing how much they have, can they spare any, etc etc etc.

Have you considered the following?

1. It's illegal.
2. The person growing the pot, is KNOWINGLY and intentionally breaking the law.
3. Simply because you WANT something, is not a good reason to break the law. That's what criminals do.
4. While you and I may not think that a little bit of pot is a bad thing, and that the recreational use of it isn't going to hurt people, the bottom line is, until the law is changed, it's illegal, and I repeat, knowingly and intentionally performing an illegal action, just because you WANT something, is the activity of a criminal.

Knowing that, if my neighbor was growing the weed, I would have the police down upon their head and shoulders so fast, they wouldn't have time to breathe. Breaking the law, whether we like that particular law or not, simply because you WANT something makes you no better than the petty criminal who steals from the local 7-11. A criminal is a criminal because they knowingly and willing break the law.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: bold new city of the south
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I am sure that many people think it's so funny with the comments about seeing how much they have, can they spare any, etc etc etc.

Have you considered the following?

1. It's illegal.
2. The person growing the pot, is KNOWINGLY and intentionally breaking the law.
3. Simply because you WANT something, is not a good reason to break the law. That's what criminals do.
4. While you and I may not think that a little bit of pot is a bad thing, and that the recreational use of it isn't going to hurt people, the bottom line is, until the law is changed, it's illegal, and I repeat, knowingly and intentionally performing an illegal action, just because you WANT something, is the activity of a criminal.

Knowing that, if my neighbor was growing the weed, I would have the police down upon their head and shoulders so fast, they wouldn't have time to breathe. Breaking the law, whether we like that particular law or not, simply because you WANT something makes you no better than the petty criminal who steals from the local 7-11. A criminal is a criminal because they knowingly and willing break the law.
So, how do you feel about illegal aliens?

Are you as quick to act?
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Unless he was smoking it in the garden, I doubt that I would recognize it.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:56 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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I am sure that many people think it's so funny with the comments about seeing how much they have, can they spare any, etc etc etc.

Have you considered the following?

1. It's illegal. It is? Wow there is a news flash!
2. The person growing the pot, is KNOWINGLY and intentionally breaking the law. And if he isn't causing gang violence in the neighborhood. Or having traffic all hours of the night, and not pushing harder more danger subtances, then what is the big deal? It's not my business.
3. Simply because you WANT something, is not a good reason to break the law. That's what criminals do. Do you think that maybe some laws are dumb? Have you ever driven faster than the speed limit? Shot off fireworks? Blaired your music too loud? Any one of these could be said as breaking the law. Does that make someone a criminal? I mean, might as well lock them up and throw away the key too.
4. While you and I may not think that a little bit of pot is a bad thing, and that the recreational use of it isn't going to hurt people, the bottom line is, until the law is changed, it's illegal, and I repeat, knowingly and intentionally performing an illegal action, just because you WANT something, is the activity of a criminal. If you know this, then why all the fuss? The fact of the matter is, it's a stupid law that was enacted due to propaganda, racism, and lies, as well as a few special interest groups to who stood to lose a lot of money by keeping it legal?

Knowing that, if my neighbor was growing the weed, I would have the police down upon their head and shoulders so fast, they wouldn't have time to breathe. Breaking the law, whether we like that particular law or not, simply because you WANT something makes you no better than the petty criminal who steals from the local 7-11. A criminal is a criminal because they knowingly and willing break the law. For cryin' out loud you make it sound like he murdered someone! If you truly believed that a little bit of pot isn't going to hurt anyone then you wouldn't make statements such as this. Yeah, it's the law. We know. It's illegal. It's an archaic law that makes no sense, and quite frankly I'm sick of my tax money funding this farce that they call "the war on drugs." Especially when it's a war on a God given plant with a bunch of benefits. If you want to have a war on a plant, let's look to irradicate poison ivy, considering the allergic reaction when touched, as well as if burned those in the proximity of it can inhale it, and have serious consequences. Just sayin'.

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