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View Poll Results: Are marijuana users criminals in your opinion?
Yes 61 26.07%
No 166 70.94%
Undecided 7 2.99%
Voters: 234. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-01-2013, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Northern CA
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Lawlessness is 'hip' among too many, but I am not the only one who still respects the law and the constitution.
Most doctors agree with the "lawless".
Smell the Truth » Three out of four doctors recommend marijuana in New England Journal of Medicine poll
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:01 PM
 
Location: planet octupulous is nearing earths atmosphere
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those buds look sweet that's what the doc said
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Lawlessness is 'hip' among too many, but I am not the only one who still respects the law and the constitution.
And then there are non-sheep who understand when a law is unjust, and fight (or speak out) to change it. Personally, I respect those people WAY more than the "roll over and play dead" types.

FYI: The cover of Barron's (the official Dow Jones financial publication) this week has a giant pot leaf, with the caption "Should the US Make Pot Legal?" Just another sign this issue is gaining serious steam, and will most likely be resolved in our favor within the next decade or two. I predict federal legalization, or at least majority state legalization, by the year 2025 - if not sooner.
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:16 PM
 
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And then there are non-sheep who understand when a law is unjust, and fight (or speak out) to change it. Personally, I respect those people WAY more than the "roll over and play dead" types.

FYI: The cover of Barron's (the official Dow Jones financial publication) this week has a giant pot leaf, with the caption "Should the US Make Pot Legal?" Just another sign this issue is gaining serious steam, and will most likely be resolved in our favor within the next decade or two. I predict federal legalization, or at least majority state legalization, by the year 2025 - if not sooner.

every poll I see is in favor for legalization of mj by a landslide, most polls I see for legalizing all drugs are now more in favor than against for all drugs..
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:58 AM
 
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Lawlessness is 'hip' among too many, but I am not the only one who still respects the law and the constitution.
Nothing lawless about smoking in the privacy of their own home. Get a grip maaaan!
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:59 AM
 
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And then there are non-sheep who understand when a law is unjust, and fight (or speak out) to change it. Personally, I respect those people WAY more than the "roll over and play dead" types.

FYI: The cover of Barron's (the official Dow Jones financial publication) this week has a giant pot leaf, with the caption "Should the US Make Pot Legal?" Just another sign this issue is gaining serious steam, and will most likely be resolved in our favor within the next decade or two. I predict federal legalization, or at least majority state legalization, by the year 2025 - if not sooner.
I'm thinking more like 2020, but 2025 will work too.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Nothing lawless about smoking in the privacy of their own home. Get a grip maaaan!
I guess some people do not understand the meaning of the word 'lawless'.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:17 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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It doesn't matter. They are laws. If you choose to disobey them, you are a criminal. I don't care if you disagree with the speed limit being 25 on a particular street, or the amount of income tax you pay that does not give you the right to disregard the law because you don't like it (you do, however, have the right to work to change the laws while obeying the laws). There is no good reason to use marijuana. It serves no purpose other than to get high. Those who purchase marijuana illegally, support an entire underground economy by choice. They support criminals who also deal in other drugs and, often, arms. IMO, there is good reason NOT to support them. By purchasing drugs, you choose to support them.

This goes way beyond disregard for our laws.

Every person who purchases drugs has a part in every person who is killed as a result of drugs because they keep the trade going. The, simple, solution is don't use drugs but that solution seems to escape druggies....they just want their drugs...

Tell me the contribution marijuana makes to society. How it will benefit us to have it legal. As a teacher, I see kids get into drugs and I see their development arrest. They seem to stop growing up. Getting high removes you from reality. Dealing with reality is how we develop and grow. Getting high doesn't facilitate anything that benefits individuals or society. Therefore, we don't need it.

So being a teacher,and knowing your history you should know of course that prohibition doesn't work, right? Furthermore, nobody is advocating use amongst kids. However; given it's illegal status, without being taxed and regulated it is easier for kids to get, because quite simply, dealers don't ID. Legalize it and have same stipulations as alcohol!

Finally, the government, the special interests who continue to lobby to keep it illegal, nor you have no business telling adults what they can or cannot consume.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Northern CA
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The more studies of medicinal use, the better it gets.

A recent study conducted by Andras Biokei-Gorzo at the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry at the University of Bonn in Germany is suggesting that marijuana(or the activation of the brain’s cannabinoid system) triggers the release of antioxidants, which act as a cleansing mechanism. This process is known to remove damaged cells and improve the efficiency of mitochondria. Mitochondria is the energy source that powers cells. The study was published in Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society, B. You can read the entire study here.

Cannabinoids refer to any of a group of related compounds that include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis. They activate canbinoid receptors in the body. The body itself produces compounds called endocannabinoids and they play a role in many processes within the body that help to create a healthy environment. Cannabinoids also play a role in immune system generation and re-generation. The body regenerates best when it’s saturated with Phyto-Cannabinoids. Cannabinoids can also be found in Cannabis. Cannabinoids may very well be the best cancer fighting substance out there!
New Study Shows Cannabinoids Improve Efficiency Of Mitochondria And Remove Damaged Brain Cells | Collective-Evolution
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:28 PM
 
Location: USA
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Cannabis is one of the oldest drugs (medicinal) known to man.


That goes to tell you how ignorant and brainwashed our population is.


Deaths due to marijuana each year = 0 Deaths due to pharmaceutical drugs = 106,000 Deaths due to all illegal drugs combined = 17,000



Someone please explain how we don't live in a corrupt society.
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