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What is Islam?

ggallman Wrote: Jul 08, 2013 5:38 AM
Three Things About Islam http://youtu.be/Ib9rofXQl6w
Well said!
My daughter was caught in a park after dark with a few friends. The group was charged with posession of marijuana. She tested positive. Had she failed a drug test in the following 6 months, she would have gone to jail. - I do not use marijuana. But it should not be illegal by federal law.
In Louisiana there are in jail for using marijuana. We do have some judges who may not agree with mandatory penalties but they follow the law. Again if a user is in possession of 29 grams of marijuana, the penalty is 5 to 30 years and up to $50,000 fine. I know a woman who spent several months in jail because she gave a ride to someone who had Rx pills in her purse that were not in the Rx bottle. She did not know the rider had any Rx pills in her purse. But she was jailed. Sentenced for 6 mos. got out in 4.mos.
Marijuana Possession & Personal Use Penalties & Punishments in the State of Louisiana: Cultivation, Distribution or Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana: (Possession with Intent to Distribute means possession of more than 28 grams, ie. abt. 1 oz.) • Less than 60 pounds of marijuana: is punishable by 5 – 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000. • More than 60 pounds of marijuana: is punishable by 10-60 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000 – $100,000. • More than 2,000 pounds the punishment ranges from 10 – 40 years in prison and a fine of $100,000 – $400,000. • More than 10,000 pounds the penalty increases to 25 – 40 years in prison and a fine of $400,000 – $1,000,000.
“No one in jail for marijuana is actually serving time for using the drug;” WRONG! Marijuana Possession & Personal Use Penalties & Punishments in the State of Louisiana: Possession: • First Offense Possession of any amount of marijuana is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500 for a first offense. • A Second Offense the penalties increase to up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000. • A Third or Subsequent Offense increases the penalty to up to 20 years in prison.
What about the good that could come from the legal growth of the hemp plant. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed and other products. The hemp plant is currently harvested for commercial purposes in over 30 nations, including Canada, Japan and the European Union. Nevertheless, U.S. law strictly forbids its domestic cultivation.
Having no speed limit does not encourage dangerous fast driving. Good, safe drivers will adjust their speed to the existing conditions. Only a fool would try to drive 150 mph in a driving rain with puddles of water in the road (but he would not do so very long). Depending on the conditions, driving at posted speed could be considered speeding (or exceeding a safe speed for existing conditions, e.g heavy fog).
"What should 'frighten' even proponents is that " - "frighten'" is a hot link to a Scientology web site. "addictive" - "... 9 percent of people who use marijuana will become dependent on it." -- "Legalization of marijuana would solve the marijuana problem the way legalizing speeding would solve the speeding problem: it would remove the legal inhibition of a dangerous behavior, and thereby encourage the behavior." Logic fault --Speeding is going above the legal speed limit. If speeding were legal, it would not be speeding and could not be done. Where there are no stated (law) or posted speed limit, there is no speeding. Fast driving is not dangerous if there are no reasons to drive slowly. -Drivers who drive too slowly cause many crashes.
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