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Old 06-13-2009, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Texas
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RI. governor vetoes pot sales bill - USATODAY.com
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PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Don Carcieri has vetoed legislation allowing stores to sell marijuana to medical patients.

The proposal would have made Rhode Island the third state in the U.S. to adopt such a policy.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:12 AM
 
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Sounds like the legislature has enough votes to override his veto. Good.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Sounds like the legislature has enough votes to override his veto. Good.

Sounds like a joke:

Q: How do you make a liberal even more useless?
A: Legalize Pot.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Texas
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So they have medical marijuana already....what's the point of not allowing sales to the medical patients?

The bill wasn't to legalize pot sales to everyone; rather, it was to allow sales only to those already approved for medical marijuana.

I hope the Legislature will override.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Flyover Country
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Sounds like a joke:

Q: How do you make a liberal even more useless?
A: Legalize Pot.

A "joke" to the hopelessly lost, of which there are millions.

And they dont need pot to remain that way for life
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:34 AM
 
Location: USA
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I don't think most people ever think about the marijauna debate.

There are actually a lot of upsides to legalizing marijuana.

It's more of a conversation than how you personally feel about marijuana. It's more about how the policy would affect society.

If marijuana was legalized we could raise billions of dollars through the taxation of it. Jails would be much less crowded.

I really don't think that the amount of users would increase that much. Marijuana is already very common in this country among all age groups. The fact that it is illegal does not deter its use in this country. In many larger urban areas police don't even usually arrest people if they only have a small amount of marijuana on them.

I think the bigger issue is not whether or not it is legal, but addressing the side effects (yes there are negative side effects) that it can have on people. The fact that if its overused it can cause people to become unmotivated, depressed, lose their short term memory, etc.

It's similar to alcohol. There are negative effects associated with it and if used it should be advocated to be used properly (ideally very sparingly and obviously not while driving, working, etc).

I think this is a very interesting topic nonetheless.
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Default RI Assembly overrides veto

RI Assembly overrides veto on marijuana compassion centers | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Glad to hear it.
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:28 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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Sounds like a joke:

Q: How do you make a liberal even more useless?
A: Legalize Pot.
And why must you feel the need to make every single post of yours a liberal vs. conservative thing? It's embarrassing.
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: NC
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Sounds like a joke:

Q: How do you make a liberal even more useless?
A: Legalize Pot.
Ahh the typical "small government" conservative...government so small it can fit into our medicine cabinets, and take away medicines, prescribed by MDs, for patients in need.

Fortunately it seems as though the legislature had enough votes to override and did so.
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