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Mr. Prager, You are Wrong on Marijuana

Illbay Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 3:39 PM
You do know "Reefer Madness" was made years before 90% of us here were born, don't you? The constant trumping of this movie as "proof" that opposition to Marijuana is somehow indicative of complete foolishness amazes me. They were laughing at it in the 1970s when I was in college. What's happened since? A preponderance of evidence that marijuana is harmful and even dangerous. Legalization is an issue of civil liberty, perhaps, but trying to defend it by saying "it's not harmful despite what a movie made in the 1930s told you" is far more ridiculous than anything the author implies on the part of opponents to its use.
kevin_hunt Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 6:56 PM
Marijuana is the safest drug (plant) on the market...anyone that claims that it deserves to be in schedule I, more 'harmful' than cocaine (schedule II) does have 'reefer madness' and is every bit the fool.
Specious Rule Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 4:05 PM
I don't think the goal is to get people thinking that there are not consequences to marijuana use, especially on this website. But if you notice, the majority of comments are not concerned with consequences that affect the user. I don't think that legalization would come without regulation, the government might have more control than before without throwing good people in jails.
kevin_hunt Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 6:57 PM
"the government might have more control than before without throwing good people in jails."

Not even close....750,000 arrests currently per year for marijuana...90% for simple possession.
Mike23 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 3:59 PM
"A preponderance of evidence that marijuana is harmful and even dangerous." Cite please.
FACT Marijuana is less addictive and less harmful than Caffeine, let alone Alcohol and Tobacco; (3 Scientific Studies)
BTW, Dr Henningfield is a former NIDA Staffer;.
Addictiveness of Marijuana - ProCon.org.
http://www.procon.org/view.background-resource.php?resourceID=1492
Obama_IS_The_One Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 3:45 PM
Saying marijuana use is harmful is just like saying abortion is harmful or saying same-sex marriage is harmful.
OldMexicanblog Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 3:49 PM
Re: GOPnotConservative,
-- Saying marijuana use is harmful is just like saying abortion is harmful or saying same-sex marriage is harmful. --

Non sequitur. Marijuana smoking is not the same as undergoing surgery or marrying.
Specious Rule Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 3:49 PM
Ok, so you are here to have fun and not be serious. We get it! You could get away with the same sex marriage thing but the abortion comment is obnoxious and downright stupid
OldMexicanblog Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 3:43 PM
Re: lllbay,
-- A preponderance of evidence that marijuana is harmful and even dangerous. --

So is base jumping, and going into space.

-- Legalization is an issue of civil liberty, perhaps --

Not "perhaps". It IS.

In his column of March 12, 2013, my beloved friend wrote on the issue of legalized marijuana in the state of Colorado. On his radio show, he justifiably bemoaned readers of his column who had written comments questioning his sanity and their relationship over this one issue despite years of being Prager groupies. I will not do any of that. But for only the second time in our long relationship, Mr. Prager, you are dead wrong on a topic … but I still love you.

We Baby Boomers grew up in a generation where marijuana made the jump from the dark...