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Old 11-11-2012, 02:43 PM
 
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And why stop at cocaine? Ecstacy, ghb, magic shrooms, peyote, methamphetamine, dxm, heroin, opium and whatever else crap we want to kill ourselves with...

The same basic (bs) argument applies in each case.

For the very same reason heroin shouldn't be legal, alcohol shouldn't be legal.

Or, if alcohol should be legal, then heroin (under appropriate restrictions) should be.

The funny thing about the slippery slope fallacy is that in the real world it's a reality...

(Edit: Excuse the typo in the op, I'm just pissed...)
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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You can't OD on weed. You're more likely to die from water poisoning that "weed poisoning."

I don't see coke being legalized at any point in the near future.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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Weed is not legal.

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Old 11-11-2012, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Most of those things should be legal for adults in their own home. That doesn't mean that it's likely to happen just because weed was legalized.

It took 79 years to go from relegalizing alcohol to legalizing weed in 2 states, that's a pretty resistant slope if you ask me.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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Ask Obama himself.

He already admits to snorting in his book.

Last edited by CaseyB; 11-11-2012 at 03:01 PM.. Reason: off topic
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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Weed isn't legal and should remain that way. Alcohol and tobacco as well.

The OD argument doesn't apply as alcohol can kill you yet I can go to walmart and buy as much of it if as I want if I choose to do so. It's legal because it's socially accepted...and that's just a convention we've set up.

Like I said, why stop? Where is the legalize cocaine movement?

We're being hypocritical. That's all I'm saying.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Murika
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Let's see, the end of Prohibition was in 1933. It has taken almost 80 years for SOME states to legalize weed.

Going by that, I think we can probably expect some other drug to become legal sometime in the year 2100.

I also don't see any widespread use and/or acceptance of heroin anywhere. Where in the heck do you live that crack, etc. is so prevalent as to make it seem commonly accepted?

Now, weed, on the other hand is so widely accepted and/or used that they've made a few big studio movies surrounding the use of weed - and they have been doing so for decades...

Frankly, I don't care. I don't need government to tell me what I can and cannot ingest... I'm usually smart enough to make that decision myself.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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So, now that weed is legal, how far are we away from cocaine being legal?

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Weed isn't legal and should remain that way. Alcohol and tobacco as well.

We're being hypocritical. That's all I'm saying.

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Old 11-11-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Rational World Park
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Why does everything have to be equal when it isn't? Why did the media pretend that the election was close when any honest accounting of the polls showed it wasn't? Why is a Centrist Democrat like Obama compared to the fringe Tea Party? Everything isn't equal. Weed isn't the same as cocaine, alcohol isn't the same as heroin. Lets stop with all the false equivalencies and evaluate items individually.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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Why does everything have to be equal when it isn't? Why did the media pretend that the election was close when any honest accounting of the polls showed it wasn't? Why is a Centrist Democrat like Obama compared to the fringe Tea Party? Everything isn't equal. Weed isn't the same as cocaine, alcohol isn't the same as heroin. Lets stop with all the false equivalencies and evaluate items individually.
Can't possibly do that. It requires critical thinking. Something the public at large isn't trained to do.
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