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A Thoughtful Look at the Marijuana Legalization Trend

Anonymous908 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 4:56 PM
You can't truely believe that the benefits of alcohol outweigh the negatives of those who use it, and then turn around and say the benefits of marijuana do NOT outweigh the nagatives of those who use it. It shows ignorance about these two substances. It shows that you do not realize the harm done by alcohol, and just how harmless marijuana is.
Illbay Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 5:33 PM
They are both harmful. Why you think it has to be one OR the other is beyond me.

They are both substances with little redeeming value. And no one ever had "just a little pot to get a teeny buzz." The entire purpose for use of the stuff is to get stoned off your *ss.
exterminate Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 6:58 PM
You are a user, then? You know this as a fact? I know it isn't. As a fact. So where do you get your stupid ideas from?
exterminate Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 7:37 PM
I'll give you an example, IIIbay, as I live in one of the states where this is legal. We haven't had an accident yet, in either state, after more than two months (dozens of drunk driving deaths in that time), and the media is asking the police questions as to why. The police have to TRAIN their members to recognize those that have smoked. Their biggest complaint is that smokers are not failing field sobriety tests. In other words, even a police officer CANNOT tell if someone has used marijuana. It is the same as trying to tell if someone has drank 5 espressos, the effect is similar in intensity. Now I ask you this, have you ever had a hard time identifying a drunk? I can tell one OVER THE PHONE. I can see them from 10 yards.
exterminate Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 7:40 PM
But the police, trained in this matter, cannot tell if someone is high on marijuana. How do you define "stoned off your *ss"? Do you really think you sound intelligent to ANYBODY with any experience with marijuana? Anybody that knows even one person that uses knows without a doubt you have never been around it, because what you say is so ignorant. I hope you aren't telling your children, should you have them, stuff like this. They are going to see what a fool you are before too long. Sure, they might not say anything, but they, as the rest of us, will know that you speak only out of ignorance.
george293 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 10:21 AM

Society is gradually becoming more liberal – or libertine – in many ways, and one of the latest trends is the gradual legalization of marijuana in one state after another. This past election, voters approved marijuana for legal (recreational) use in Colorado and Washington. Marijuana has been legalized for recreational or medicinal use in 13 states, with more states to consider it soon. 15 million Americans are regular users of marijuana, a little over 5% of of the population. It seems problematic to criticize its legalization from a logical perspective considering alcohol, another psychoactive substance, is legal. If it is acceptable...