U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Do you feel marijuana should be legal?
It is absolutely harmless and should be legal, like alcohol. 102 76.12%
It is absolutely harmful and should be illegal! 20 14.93%
I don't really care. 12 8.96%
Voters: 134. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-23-2008, 11:36 AM
 
2 posts, read 11,102 times
Reputation: 15

Advertisements

I have heard that marijuana is legal in Colorado, but I can't find anything about it. If it is legal, what are people's attitudes about it and if it is not legal, what is the most marijuana friendly city in CO?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-23-2008, 12:29 PM
 
106 posts, read 407,510 times
Reputation: 38
It's not legal, unless you have it by prescription.

By the way, your poll is... well opinionated. I don't think it's harmless, just like I don't think alcohol is harmless. Never the less I do think it should be legal. After all what's a stoner gonna do? Attack the fridge for the last twinkie? That's about as dangerous as they are.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: The Rock!
2,370 posts, read 7,227,479 times
Reputation: 833
While I do think it's less harmless than alcohol I agree with BigCheeze that your poll is incredibly biased in it's presentation. However...how many truly objective polls do we see here on CD????
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Oz
2,238 posts, read 9,224,804 times
Reputation: 1387
I didn't vote because there's not enough options. Personally I think it should be legalized. There are far worse things for law enforcement to spend their time on than a stoner sitting on his couch having the munchies.

I'd far far rather that stoner was the guy driving next to me than some alcoholic on his way home from the party. At the worst, the stoner is going to be going way too slow, whereas the alcoholic is going to be the real danger.

I know a lot of people are of the opinion that drug use would skyrocket if it was legalized, but that's a bunch of hooey. You might see a very slight rise in the recreational use of marijuana, but pretty much anyone that wants to use it now, does, unless they get regularly drug tested.

So...who cares? Legalize it, have the government grow it, and make loads of sales taxe money from it.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Boise
2,684 posts, read 6,422,957 times
Reputation: 1007
Quote:
Originally Posted by mhsilverwings View Post
I have heard that marijuana is legal in Colorado, but I can't find anything about it. If it is legal, what are people's attitudes about it and if it is not legal, what is the most marijuana friendly city in CO?
The people of Denver voted to make marijuana the lowest level law enforcement priority. So it isn't legal in the sense that you can buy it at the local pot store. You can however possess a small amount for personel use, and the police are expected to not arrest you. That's not to say they wouldn't, and typically drug cases are prosecuted by either the state or federal gov't so the Denver mandate can't protect you from those two. The state of Colorado does have a provision allowing for medical marijuana, but that is still in direct violation of federal law.
But yes, marijuana should be legalized on a state by state basis, and there should definately be no federal law against it. The pros largely out weigh the cons, and pot is infinitely safer than alcohol, which is essentially just poison.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:08 PM
 
4,043 posts, read 5,610,589 times
Reputation: 1563
Yeah...I agree that the poll isn't worded well. I don't think it's harmless, and I don't think people should be getting stoned and driving. I feel the same way about alcohol, though, but that doesn't mean I'm opposed to people consuming it responsibly.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Small patch of terra firma
1,275 posts, read 2,228,639 times
Reputation: 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoaminRed View Post
I'd far far rather that stoner was the guy driving next to me than some alcoholic on his way home from the party. At the worst, the stoner is going to be going way too slow, whereas the alcoholic is going to be the real danger.
Alcohol, aka liquid courage, is far more dangerous than canabis. How often do you hear of “drunken brawls” compared to “stoned-out brawls”? The stoners are too stoned and giddy to be violent. Just read the paper each day and you’ll see more “alcohol-related” crimes (property and violent) than you do about canabis related crimes. At least if you have it legal then the government will have a nice source of income.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:24 PM
 
310 posts, read 303,681 times
Reputation: 111
This topic seems to show up here rather frequently on CD and there are plenty of previous threads here on this exact topic.
They run for a bit.......then that's it.

Nope......Colorado does not have any "legal" pot.......just very liberalized laws for its use and possession by adults and of course.......medical marijuana.
In Denver and many other areas.........possession of marijuana is not as bad as many parking ticket violations and last I knew.........you could have up to 1 ounce and be fined no more than $100.00 for it.

Same is true with the state of Alaska.......but if you are over 21.......you CAN LEGALLY possess up to 8 ounces (in your home) and even grow several plants for "personal use." Just DON'T get caught selling any.

Check out the NORML website for further info. on each state's laws.

Yeah........it SHOULD have been legalized a long time ago.......OR, at least a FULL DECRIMINALIZATION of it for anyone over 18.
Just not worth the tax dollars to continue arresting, jailing or placing anyone under probation/supervision over, IMO.
And......IF it ever was decrim./legalized...............it still should not be tolerated prior to or on the job.......and cause for immediate termination if you can't be RESPONSIBLE about it and wait until AFTER you get off work.....and then blazing up.

It's here to stay though and there has and always will be........MILLIONS (50 million current?) here in America.......who like to partake in it.
So, yeah........there's a HUGE market and a LOT of lost tax revenue in continuing the "status quo" on it.
Just no Corporate interest in a weed that they have no CONTROL over in its regulation/distribution.

Law Enforcement SHOULD concentrate their efforts on busting HARD DRUG.......dealers/traffickers/manufacturers and a LOT of OTHER crimes that are a bigger THREAT and problem in our society.
Pot smoking just doesn't qualify as a threat, IMO!
Drunks and Meth-heads ARE.......far more of a threat and danger though!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:42 PM
 
Location: cincinnati northern, ky
835 posts, read 2,682,759 times
Reputation: 180
i dont think it really matters i mean reg cigs r prob worse than a j but this is just the US government bein weird and another law that makes NO sense, if u rnt gonna have pot then u def shudnt have reg ular cigs,
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Ohio
1,132 posts, read 2,073,423 times
Reputation: 398
It should definitely be legalized. I don't really care for the government telling me what I can and can not do with my body. Also, alcohol causes WAAAAAY more deaths every year. With marijuana it isn't addictive, you can't overdose on it, and it doesn't impair you one tenth as much as alcohol, I mean it is just ridiculously stupid for alcohol to be legal while marijuana is not.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top