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A Thoughtful Look at the Marijuana Legalization Trend

Shlomo O'Kelly Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 1:11 PM
That section ain't there. But the whole debate illustrates what Ben Franklin, James Madison, and a few others of The Founding Fathers said. To paraphrase, "Only a righteous people can keep this constitution. It won't work if you have the wicked, because they will then end up being ruled by tyrants." We don't have to look very far to see the latter already happening. Why can only a righteous people keep this Constitution? Because they will have sense enough to just say "No" to the temptation, and the matter become a non-issue.
rivenburg Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 3:14 PM
hey there's some impressive science ...NOT.
exterminate Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 2:21 PM
Do you have any evidence showing as much? The most recent research shows no such effect. Of course alcohol is a known neurotoxin, that causes damage to every organ in the human body, so that argument is pretty much meaningless even if you do find some sort of research that at this point, after 100 years of intensive studies, doesn't exist.
Shlomo O'Kelly Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 1:13 PM
Too, one can argue this or that about marijuana, but one thing is for certain: when somebody smokes it, they are at the same time not getting oxygen to their brain. Over a period of time, guess what that does to brain cells? D-uhh!!! Again, why do you think they call it "dope"?

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...