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)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-25-2010, 09:58 PM
 
Location: California
2,830 posts, read 2,129,665 times
Reputation: 2714

Advertisements

I don't know whats worse, the fact that the state of california is even considering making this legal, or the absolute stupidity of the comments from people on the website.... Either way liberals have officially hijacked this country as far as I'm concerned.

Measure to legalize marijuana will be on California's November ballot - latimes.com
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-25-2010, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Holly Springs
3,952 posts, read 10,009,467 times
Reputation: 3162
I definitely lean right, but have no problem with legalizing it. Alcohol is far worse, and frankly there are so many normal functioning adults that smoke it anyway it is just senseless to criminalize it. Complete waste of our money, resources, and prison space. We might as well reap tax rewards from it.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2010, 10:04 PM
 
760 posts, read 1,160,931 times
Reputation: 334
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryanst530 View Post
I don't know whats worse, the fact that the state of california is even considering making this legal, or the absolute stupidity of the comments from people on the website.... Either way liberals have officially hijacked this country as far as I'm concerned.

Measure to legalize marijuana will be on California's November ballot - latimes.com
What happened to conservatives wanting freedom and not wanting the government interfering with business?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2010, 10:04 PM
 
3,288 posts, read 4,136,987 times
Reputation: 822
This is such a no brainer issue, but for all I know it will get shot down. The war on drugs was always a failure, this is one step towards righting that.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2010, 10:05 PM
 
760 posts, read 1,160,931 times
Reputation: 334
Quote:
Originally Posted by sacredgrooves View Post
I definitely lean right, but have no problem with legalizing it. Alcohol is far worse, and frankly there are so many normal functioning adults that smoke it anyway it is just senseless to criminalize it. Complete waste of our money, resources, and prison space. We might as well reap tax rewards from it.
What, I thought the right was against taxes???? Gasp, two conservatives contradicting themselves on the same post, oh my!!!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2010, 10:06 PM
 
Location: OUTTA SIGHT!
3,023 posts, read 3,092,054 times
Reputation: 1899
One this issue I totally go right wing. Why tax and regulate something they should just legalize and be done with?
Trying to get a cut of something that I grow on my own land with my own two hands (cutting out the drug cartels) ... is crazy talk.

They'll get their $$$ from all those DEA agents who send their kids to private schools on the money they earn locking up otherwise harmless citizens for letting some steam off with a joint every other day.

People complain about a loss of 'productivity' if it's legalized.... but I think a person behind bars is about the least productive person I can possibly imagine.

Etc.

It should have been legalized 15 years ago.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2010, 10:07 PM
 
69,360 posts, read 58,542,499 times
Reputation: 9372
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryanst530 View Post
I don't know whats worse, the fact that the state of california is even considering making this legal, or the absolute stupidity of the comments from people on the website.... Either way liberals have officially hijacked this country as far as I'm concerned.

Measure to legalize marijuana will be on California's November ballot - latimes.com
Even if California makes marijuana legal it still wont be legal. Federal law overrules state law..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2010, 10:10 PM
 
3,288 posts, read 4,136,987 times
Reputation: 822
Quote:
Originally Posted by pghquest View Post
Even if California makes marijuana legal it still wont be legal. Federal law overrules state law..
It depends on whether the executive branch choses to pursue it.

New Medical Marijuana Policy: Obama Administration Will Not Seek Arrests For People Following State Laws

That's with regards to medical marijuana. I'm not sure how they will treat it when legalized, but I'm sure a majority of the state will be pissed if something passed in a proposition is attacked by the federal government.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2010, 10:10 PM
 
Location: California
2,830 posts, read 2,129,665 times
Reputation: 2714
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeyPants View Post
What, I thought the right was against taxes???? Gasp, two conservatives contradicting themselves on the same post, oh my!!!
You obviously don't understand conservatives. What you are referring to is called a libertarian... fiscally conservative/socially liberal.

Conservatives are fiscally conservative/socially conservative. Conservatives do support laws. Conservatives support moral standards and legalizing marijuana is not something conservatives believe in.

Lastly, sacredgrooves is not a conservative if he believes in legalizing it. Legalizing marijuana is akin to legalizing abortion for most conservatives. sacredgrooves is at best a libertarian.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2010, 10:14 PM
 
Location: California
2,830 posts, read 2,129,665 times
Reputation: 2714
Quote:
Originally Posted by pghquest View Post
Even if California makes marijuana legal it still wont be legal. Federal law overrules state law..
Who knows what the federal government stands for anymore... we used to know... not so much anymore.
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