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Also, if you think pot is horrible don`t smoke it. However, if I would like to, no one but me has the right to tell me if I can or can`t. If it SOOO bad, I`m not hurting anyone but myself, and I am allowed to make those decisions for myself. ALSO also, pot does not always make you lazy. I have been known to power through enormous amounts of food while high. It also makes sex amazing, and it has defintely been helpful with my song and screenplay writing. So in other words... if you don`t like it, don`t smoke it. and shut the hell up.
Alcohol is much more addictive and dangerous for your health, a lot easier to get a hold of, and much cheaper. 80% of domestic abuse cases involve alcohol. but its still legal. so how can you say that smoking marijuana should be a crime when all it does is make people just sit at home and watch TV and eat junk food?
How about you stop making blatant generalizations? There are plenty of completely functional marijuana users who have full time jobs and are making a life for themselves. Just because they happen to enjoy smoking pot doesn`t mean they`re lazy.
its hard to argue any of his points
because right now you can grow it at your house for free.
if they really cared about ow it affected us, or any of that bullpoo they would make alcohol and cigarettes illegal.
but they won`t, because there`s too many americans paying the government to feed their addiction. :D
FOR THE RECORD- If you never tried it or any other drug don`t post because you don`t really know the implications it has on the human body. You can`t only go by what other people told you and want you to think.
SMOKE B4 U POST...
A man might be one of the smartest minds, he may be a professor at Harvard but that doesn`t make him right.
"The only people opposed to the legalization of marijuana are people who have never really smoked it. That is why they are totally ignorant about the subject and should do some first hand research before spewing their unfounded opinions".
Seems like you need to do some research before spewing your ignorant and unfounded opinions. I smoked it for 6 years. I also took other drugs in that time and loved every minute of it.
I am against legalisation.
Other people on this forum have also said they used to smoke it, and don`t support legalisation.
Or rather, if Harvard economists convinced the government to legalize and tax marjiuana, we wouldn`t be in a financial crisis.
A subject matter expert - no doubt.
Let`s be clear about one thing... if Hardard-educated economists were spending less time smoking drugs we might not be in a DEVISTATING GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS!!
IT`D BE CHEAPER! I mean sure, I can get an ounce of white widow for Â£30, but my mates a dealer. Otherwise, and ounce is like Â£70 for everyone else.
And my dad smoked weed for his MS. It`s proven it helps slow down the effects and reduces the pain.
Don`t believe the european studies, they have been wildly misquoted in the newspapers, in fact recent research has shown that THC has in inhibiting effect on lung cancer tumours, slowing their growth and halting their spread! This backed up the first epidemioligical study of 20,000 cannabis users that showed a reduced risk of developing lung cancer when compared to NON-SMOKERS!!!!! Sadly the UK government are convinced that it turns you schizophrenic, there is no scientific basis for this, the paper being misquoted is one that stated that people with latent schizophrenia MAY present their symptoms early. Something which was mentioned as a positive in the paper as it would get people who need mental health help into the system earlier and thus have a better chance of medication and a relatively "normal" life
Also unlike alcohol cannabis doesn`t promote risk taking or give a false sense of the user`s impairment so driving isn`t inhibited anywhere near as much.
It decreases reaction time like alcohol, You only think it doesn`t because your brain fools you into thinking your still normal (as does alcohol in many cases).
Personally I think this legalization idea is to keep people stoned and not giving a poo about things so they won`t care about the future or the radical changes going on in the world right now.
This world keeps taking the blue pill, No one wants to know the real truth.
People who say that are too ignorant to listen to (just the drugs making you insane part). It`s interesting but loads of illegal drugs have been shown to be safer than some legal ones.
Check out this BBC link:
Scientists Want New Drug Rankings
this video showes why exactly why weed should be legalised. im gonna suggest this link to iab.its called Irony Of It All by The Streets.truest thing ive heard in ages
As is drinking, and speaking on the cell phone. It should be illegal for people to drive under the influence, and it should be illegal for Under18 or 21. In my opinion.
Really? Because I think a lot of people don`t do meth or crack because it f*cks you up big time.
You didn`t address my analogy within the context I used it, so yeah, that`s a Strawman fallacy if I`ve ever seen one.
Yeah...because weed is addictive right? Also, you just said it`s so ridiculously easy to get..how would that change if it`s legal? It would be HARDER to get by your own dumb logic.
In the end, kindlykat has won this debate.
And trust me, alcohol is much more instilled within the UNITED STATES` society. happy? The United States was created after the discovery of both marijuana and alcohol, so the time of discovery of those drugs has no effect upon how much it effects the society.
However, when we talk about legalization and prohibition in the UNITED STATES, i commonly go under the assumption people understand I`m talking about the UNITED STATES. way to fail.
I`m talking about the US society. not America in general, however, when I say "Americans" I generally mean people in the US because i cannot say United Statesians. My facts are based upon US history. Alcohol has been tried by MUCH more people, and MUCH more people are addicted to alcohol, and alcohol has MUCH more of a medical use due to its properties in titration reactions, cleansing, fuels, etc. Alcohol is more practical in its usage, is commonly drinked by people every day, can be taken in small quantities where it will have little effect upon peopl
also as a "harvard" economist he talks a lot about psychology and crime, basing his ramblings on "I Think"`s and "I Believe"`s and not on actual statistic data, he says millions of dollars would be made by taxing drug use, any home schooled hobo could make that assumption, as a "harvard" economist he should be able to say exactly how much money and in what period of time. my guess, he is an idiot.
I would say I could care less if pot was legal (I don`t use it myself), but prisons are overpopulated with potheads and that`s just moronic. Alcohol is legal, but yet pot isn`t. Doesn`t make much sense does it?
That was a genius comment.
A) Marijuana has been around in the world culture for about 5,000 years. Alcohol, about half that.B) Marijuana has been used in rituals for thousands of years as well.C) Marijuana is the biggest cash crop in America.D) Marijuana was a big part of the hippie movement which revolutionized our culture, and destroyed a lot of prejudices about sexuality.E) Nearly 50% of Americans have tried marijuana.
Please get facts next time.
I want to add though, that marijuana would probably LESSEN car accidents because a lot are just caused by road rage and crazy people in a rush.
Everybody would be much calmer after a nice spliff is all I`m sayin`.
You know the Harvard newspaper has over 300 editors? Lol, it`s because nobody can stand being merely a reporter.Mind you, I`m still aiming for Harvard myself. Asian and all that.
hmm... a tax on something I don`t use... BRILLIANT! I love it.
"if they made pot legal i dont think they would make driving on pot legal"
Its something hard to test
Thats all I have to say... nothing else. Very little relation to the video itself
We have laws that control the use of alcohol such as an age limit and laws that prohibit driving under the influence, I`m sure it would be no different if marijuana were made legal."
No, you canNOT make that same argument with alcohol. Alcohol was instilled within our society and culture, marijuana was not. Alcohol is seen everywhere, referred to everywhere, marijuana, although in pop culture is joked about, is not near as instilled as alcohol is into our economy, culture, society, etc.
Not really for the legalization, but i wouldn`t really mind it. Just don`t mess on my lawn.
...economist... marxist... COMMUNIST?!
haha this guy is so going to get drunk later and drive home, thinking he`s WAY safer then the "dumb" pot smoker.
If you knew anything about anything, more car accident happen under the influence of alcohol ( which is legal ), then marijuana.
People who smoke pot, think more..then you THINK.
You could make the same argument on the prohibition of alcohol, it doesn`t change the fact that lifting the prohibition boosted our economy by that much and put rum runners and gangs that relied on the black market sale of alcohol out of business.
We have laws that control the use of alcohol such as an age limit and laws that prohibit driving under the influence, I`m sure it would be no different if marijuana were made legal.
The cops have got you in a bind you blind peeps, but that`s fine..It`s so much better having our jails stuffed to maximum, and cops getting paid bank.
I am against heroin, but I did see a documentary on a place that gives them a place to use clean needles, and a safe place, actually seemed a lot better then just giving the blind eye or just locking them up.
Marijuana has never killed anyone, pain killers & sleeping pills have killed a lot of people, so personally if you`re gonna make something illegal because it`s negative effects on peoples` life expectancy ..PAIN PILLS AND ALCOHOL SHOULD BE ILLEGAL.
If your gonna just be ignorant, go jump off a cliff, because no one likes to deal with ignorant dumb phuck with no facts to back up anything.
I`m just curious what kind of economics degree you have, and how many studies you have done on the subject. Mhmmm...
"there would be less crime because you eliminate the law that says its wrong, making it okay. Thats a stupid thing to say."
You misunderstood, he`s talking about drug-related crime violence..aka, murders, rapes...etc...