Pot Legalization Commercial

Submitted by: penguinpie 8 years ago in

This was actually aired on television April 20th.
There are 360 comments:
Male 105
If it really worked that way.
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Male 105
"wtfcharles. i read what you linked..and yeah ive heard that side of it too! but i think more people would care to smoke it..and not make paper out of it haha so i dont think they`d have as much of a problem with it as they`d think!"

Good point. However...

YO DAWG I HEARD YOU LIKE WEED SO WE PUT YOUR WEED IN WEED PAPER SO YOU CAN TOKE WHILE YOU TOKE.

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Male 5,189
Legal or not I`m still going to smoke it. *tokes one for the IAB`ers.
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Male 413
@swantonbomb7

no, there aren`t. this goes hand in hand with the economy. if this were to pass we would have a new multi-billion dollar industry with other countries following along. we would then have a new prime export and a huge chunk of change straight in the government`s pocket. i say in 10 years, weed alone can help fix our deficit.

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Female 1,199
For Marijuana! Huzzah!
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Male 596
America tried banning booze, remember? And we Fought for it. Hell, Georgia was the first state to really rebel, we made Moonshine. 500proof. thats Rocket Fuel. just dont OD
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Female 14
I prefer weed to drinking anyway... no hangovers!
Plus it would cut down on hospital bills for drinking incidents every weekend.
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Male 2,582
They said every race but all I saw was white people.
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Male 690
ugh why do so many people get personal on these forums? true vid-clip thou
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Male 178
I love how the guy who says "straight" pauses.
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Male 432
JihadAllah
Male, 13-17, Western US
343 Posts Sunday, April 26, 2009 2:53:15 PM
LOL Abacab you are a living joke... Get a life and stop hating weed just because you heard that it is bad. I find it funny how you are against weed and not against alcohol. If you have ever properly researched either one, you would see how flawed your logic is.

Also: Nice pic, Load... haha
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I like alcohol less than pot, dumbass.

I guess I should have clarified and said I was talking about ALL mind-altering substances. No exceptions. That doesn`t make me a prohibitionist, it just means that I think people should have some self-control.

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Female 84
so stupid. its like the whole american population against the few in the government. finding and arresting pot smokers is a total waste of time and resources!!!!
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Male 639
At least decriminalise all drugs. Why make a criminal out of the user?
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Female 20
I spent almost 2 hours reading this entire thread (thanks for the wasted half hour of off-topic bickering Trixie, Prime, and Kier).
Anyway, legalization has been a long-time pipe dream for me (pun intended). As a smoker of 20 years, having to give it up for a decent paying job sucked. I even argued the mary-jane vs. alcohol case to my drug rehab class teacher. I continue to argue it today. I had to take the class because I failed a random at the nice paying job ;p. So I put the weed down and instead of relaxing at the end of the day with a nice doob, I crack open a few beers. Now, before that, I had a rockin` body, energy for days....now, beer gut (yuch!), laziness, don`t like drinking but like to have a wind down after a hard day`s work. And I do math for a living (predominantly without a calculator) so I must have plenty of brain cells still well intact.
Sadly, I don`t think it will come to fruition in my lifetime. Legalize it already!!!
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Male 197
I don`t even smoke weed... But I do agree and if it was ever taken into vote, I would totally vote yes. But like the ginger girl in the video said, tax it, put an age limit on it... and also, no smoking and driving. I don`t care if you think it makes you a better driver... it doesn`t. DWH (yeah I went there) should not carry the same charge as a DWI, but it being a misdemeanor (and stay a misdemeanor) with a small fine would be ok.
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Male 452
"anybody remember prohibition????
do we still have gangs selling illegal alcohol??? making outrageous tax-free profits????
killing people over turf???"

What you are arguing there, is that the lift on alcohol prohibition was a good thing, not that the same for marijuana would be. We can apply that to anything, murder, for instance, if we legalised it, there would be no more messy legal cases, or and the murder rate would go down! (no it wouldn`t)... I am NOT comparing Marijuana to murder, at all, but what I am saying, is that we should look at the drug itslf, rather than history.

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Female 57
AGREED. just leagalize it, the benefit to our country far outweights any (silly) argument against it. OH, and its hEmp, not hAmp kkthx.
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Male 3,296
"The economy is crap. And this is what he is working on?! There is more important things than legalizing pot. I wouldn`t care if it was legalize though lol. But seriously. There are bigger things to work on than this."

the tax revenue from this would be so large that it would help the economy, nop doubt. you get all those non violent convicts out of prison, and not only will you be freeing tax dollar for stuff that is more important, but you will have thouse dealers making money and getting taxed on it.

so basically, the whole thing correlates

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Male 596
booze kills more people than pot, duh. you can drive stoned, you cant drunk. Obama wrote a book on how pot got him into presidency. legalize it!
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Male 201
Don´t do it!!! Look what happened in Holland!!! It´s a third world country now with violence and 2/3 of population is using heavy drugs now!!! Right?
Of course NOT. Hamp is a natural resource. Cotton owners in US had a "scare" campaign against the Hamp long time ago(yes, even regular no-THC hamp)to secure the market. It worked. Cotton sells. Hamp dont. Common people cant enjoy pot but alcohol culture is booming. I never heard of potsmoking rapist or pot fights. Stop the nonsense and legalize it now.
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Male 721
"HAHAHAHA, down here in Holland weed is LEGAL xD"

LOL.

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Male 151

anybody remember prohibition????
do we still have gangs selling illegal alcohol??? making outrageous tax-free profits????
killing people over turf???

but how??? did we win the war on drugs????
no...we just legalized alcohol again.

legalize it n`d tax it...we`ll all be better off

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Female 1,682
also, i agree with pixie, meth is FAR worse, far worse. Thats a drug that your addicted to mentally and physically...
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Male 301
P.S.S. before you correct my crapy grammer some of me keys don work.................................
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Male 301
"sick thing is the dealers vote no on it :(. "

Of corse!! Them leaglizing pot would kill there deals. Why be possibly laced pot off the street from strangers when you can get it in a pharmacy store.

P.s. Elasticities..........Rubber people heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh.........................Ahem.
That`s all.

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Male 132
Free the Weed is what i say everyone smokes anyway so why not just tax it.
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Male 103
They had a vote here a few months back about legalizing it. It came out as a no, the sick thing is the dealers vote no on it :(.
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Female 178
*sigh*
The economy is crap. And this is what he is working on?! There is more important things than legalizing pot. I wouldn`t care if it was legalize though lol. But seriously. There are bigger things to work on than this.
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Male 83
Ethnicitys*


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Male 83
"We are many races and elasticities"

Lol they were all white though

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Female 1,571
wtfcharles. i read what you linked..and yeah ive heard that side of it too! but i think more people would care to smoke it..and not make paper out of it haha so i dont think they`d have as much of a problem with it as they`d think!
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Male 1,232
That was pretty bad.
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Male 197
so wats the whats teh problem with legalizing cannabis?
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Female 1
Well it makes sense. i actually had to do a debate on this. Marijuana could help out in medication for cancer and stuff and if there were laws people could stop wasting lots of money in the back alley because its been legalised and the gov. can actually watch over those who buy it. Meh, forgot all the info. I did this debate like 2 or 3 years ago.
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Male 271
great job, alcohol is way worse than pot, alcohol is way worse for your body + it puts you in a state of mind where you can`t control ur actions or decisions, with pot, you can just chill and relax...
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Male 1,623
"Why? So they can keep getting high? Sure Obama. Make a country of junkies."

There is a huge difference between "junkies" and "potheads". At least visit Wikipedia (preferred) or Urbandictionary before you make a statement like this.

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Male 4,593
Wait, they tell us all the horrible things that had happened to themselves (losing scholarships, time in jail/court) because of using drugs... and they want to blame the LAW? Not the DRUGS?

Me thinks they`ve been hitting the pipe a wee bit too much lately. That kind of pseudo-reasoning is WAY too fcuked up for me to follow. Perhaps I`m just not high enough.

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Male 1,623
"HA HA HA
that`s so cute, it`s like they actually think this will happen."

I wish there were less people like you in the world.

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Male 639
"Ecstasy maybe is, but all the poo that comes with it?"

So if it were legalised it would always be obtainable in it`s purest safest form. The only real dangers of ecstasy are because of the fact it is illegal.

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Male 105
Over 9,000, kittyukxx. Over 9,000.
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Male 422
Ecstasy maybe is, but all the poo that comes with it?
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Male 131
HAHAHAHA, down here in Holland weed is LEGAL xD
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Male 105
HA HA HA
that`s so cute, it`s like they actually think this will happen.

And "they" would be whom?

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Male 37
Jeez... how many stoners do we have on here x.x
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Male 7
HA HA HA
that`s so cute, it`s like they actually think this will happen.
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Male 105
"Why? So they can keep getting high? Sure Obama. Make a country of junkies."

Okay. I`m going to give you a small history lesson that will help you out in the future, because I assume you`re fairly young. Your comment just screams it.

I`m not sure if you`re aware of this, & judging from the statement you made about potheads being junkies, you probably aren`t. Weed is not dangerous to the body or mind. In fact, during the 17th & 18th century in America, refusing to grow it was against the law. What does that mean? Our forefathers grew it, and, undoubtedly enjoyed a few bowls throughout the week. Weed was also (and still is, to an extent)utilized for fabric(incl. American Flag), paper(1st Bible, Declaration of Independence),& a multitude of other products. Hemp was even used to pay taxes.
That`s it for today`s lesson. Here is your homework assignment: The American Drug War. Watch it. I also expect an essay on said film written in 420 words. No more, no less.

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Female 528
"You ask questions to people from that country over several years.
Ex: Where you happy yesterday?
Are you content with life?"

Sounds like a totally feasible way to prove a hypothesis. Cultural differences in communicating wellbeing are clearly not a factor. I hate studies like that. Although, the white coat argument is convincing...

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Female 528
"And Ireland is awesome because they have sexy accents, but clearly Australia is better

At what exactly? Take your time. "

In all ways but alcohol consumption. We`re pretty good at that though too.

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Male 621
Damnit, I meant Pot. -_-
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Male 621
Por causes cancer. A long with almost everything else. Hell, I read once that deodorant increases the risk of cancer. Everything drating causes cancer. What`s a better thing to say would be "Pot makes you a mean person, so we`re not legalising it. Just buy it from that dodgy guy outside of nightclubs. It`s easier.
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Male 1,629
so THATS where i left those babies... sorry! i will be around to get em later this week. what ever you do DONT throw them out. im gunna be hungry from the trip to ur place
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Male 1
I smoked pot once... now I have a pile of dead babies in my garage. Pot is bad.
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Female 330
AMEN!!!
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Male 28
How do you feel about your kid`s teacher drinking alcohol?
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Female 1,112
Hey PAT! do you want your kids teacher to drop some whiskey in his morning coffee? Canada decriminalized it and we`re not falling apart. At the end of finals at the U I went to the engineering department would all head outside and light up a huge Doobie!
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Female 1,112
Wow people are really uneducated about pot.. I think I read that it causes testicular cancer lol!!! there has been a link from pot to infertility, but not cancer. research shows that pot does not cause brain damamage or any of that other crazy hooha. FACT we can regenerate brain cells lost during pot use. FACT people who use weed tend to become more cautious and docile as opposed to the aggressive tendencies of alchol consumers. FACT While pot may impaire your ability to participate in extremely complex activities like flying a plane, it tends to stimulate creativity which helps complete many tasks. FACT after smoking pot consistently everyday, all major brain activity can be restored within 2 months of ceasation of use. FACT there are many Americans in jail because they smoke weed, but none because they subject children to second hand smoke of tobacco. LETS GET FOR REAL FOLKS!
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Male 756
Yeah, I want my kid`s teacher smoking pot.
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Male 3,915
they really need to get rid of 50`s moral ethics when it comes to issues like this...
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Male 137
we`re much better off prescribing demerol and vicodin as analgesics. They`re so much less addictive and destructive!
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Male 1,452
i like the ad, "insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result"-Einstein
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Female 4
Im not a smoker.. but I know many many people who are.. I`ll support it...
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Male 7,933
"Primetimekin: How exactly does one measure happiness? And Ireland is awesome because they have sexy accents, but clearly Australia is better"

You ask questions to people from that country over several years.
Ex: Where you happy yesterday?
Are you content with life?

etc. etc. That link has a database of research done. And its by a guy in a white suit, so he must know what he`s talking about

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Male 7,933
" I for one will not start smoking weed nor will most present non users."

I gotta admit I probably will.

" Much like most people won`t start murdering and raping if the Bible was removed from planet earth."

I gotta admit I probably will.

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Male 446
To the people that think that legalization will lead to a massive surge, they are mistaken. I for one will not start smoking weed nor will most present non users. Much like most people won`t start murdering and raping if the Bible was removed from planet earth.
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Male 55
hell yeah! NORML is really getting the word out there. good for them, they`ve been working at this cause for a while now with little attention other than potheads, about time they take a step forward. But was it really aired on 4/20? thats a little steep...
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Male 46
YES PLEASE LETS DO ITTTT
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Male 264
Why? So they can keep getting high? Sure Obama. Make a country of junkies.
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Male 1,629
ecstasy isnt safer then weed, you can easily over heat and die with ecstasy. weed is very safe sure it might be a little dangerous because you inhale it. but its easily safer then both drinking and smoking cigs. you only have to really worry about weed if the person u got it from laced it to be a douche or w/e reason
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Male 75
ROFL! I`m not against cannabis, but I think it`s interesting that this is a real commercial made by seemingly well-educated people, but they didn`t talk about how it was illegalized just because the government was trying to get rid of illegal immigrants, or that tobacco and alcohol kill much more people than THC does. The only tactic they used was the same that all the potheads use, which ironically is the what gives the government more reason to keep it illegal: "millions of us are doing it anyway so you might as well legalize it". Just this time wrapped in bells and whistles. I mean, crack addicts could say the same thing as they did.
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Male 12,138
[quote]And Ireland is awesome because they have sexy accents, but clearly Australia is better[/quote]

At what exactly? Take your time.

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Female 528
Bullish: Are you trying to be funny?
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Female 528
Primetimekin: How exactly does one measure happiness? And Ireland is awesome because they have sexy accents, but clearly Australia is better
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Male 505
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Male 505
""If your going to legalise any drug then why not start with something less harmful than cannabis like ecstasy."
Wait, what?"
...Why start at ecstasy?
Everyone knows crystal meth is lots safer.
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Female 609
amen.
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Male 105
"Weed causes testicular cancer. Fact"

Also, smoke more. Chill out.

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Male 108
@ mehh - I don`t think the people who died from aspirin were able to admit usage.
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Male 108
It was actually the paper industry - they were scared of hemp taking over.
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Male 7,933
davy, just to contradict msn. I just did a research paper that basically said that people in western nations where pussies. And I have a link to a database that measure worldwide happiness

Signapore> ireland

with that said signapore has a high suicide rate...which means that they got rid of all the sad people so now its a happy place

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Male 12,138
vv "But when people drink alchohol, everyone who they`re around has to deal with a living hell."

Well, to be fair, that`s a bit of a stretch. I`m Irish. We`re the drunkest nation on earth. Hell, out entire culture is, and has always been, centred around fun, song, dance and poetry, all well soaked in a very heady imbibement of alcohol. And we`re apparently the best country on the planet.

Therefore a bit of a strong statement to say that alcohol is the root of all evil, the harbinger of evil, and destroyer of society. We happen to be doing very well...

Point is, let`s stop f*cking scaremongering. Beers = Marijuana. In fact less so, as the MJ doesn`t f*ck up your internal organs.

I probably sound like a pothead. I`m not. I don`t like the stuff. But come the f*ck on guys, it`s 2009. Let`s act like it.

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Male 22
Well whats pretty sad, is that the only reason pot was made illegal was becuase the tobacco industry didnt want comptetion, so they got it banned, but imho if it gets legalized thats cool i honestly dont mind, all my friends smoke it, but i want none of it. Just thought id throw something out there
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Male 1,193
laughing in the end is gonna ruin it
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Male 1
yay to legalization!
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Female 528
"More people die from complications with aspirin than with cannibus."

More people take aspirin when they have an existing medical condition and more people admit to taking aspirin. I`m not making a judgement on how dangerous pot is but I just don`t like misleading statements of `fact`.

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Female 523
and I agree with Johnshaw... I really don`t care if people smoke pot since it won`t affect me. But when people drink alchohol, everyone who they`re around has to deal with a living hell.
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Female 523
I would never use marijuana for the same reasons I would never use a prozac... I don`t like the thought of messing with the way you`re thinking, even if it`s just calming you down.

Other people, however, don`t have the same beliefs. So if they want to smoke marijuana to make them feel better, as long as it doesn`t hurt me, go for it.

People who smoke it because it`s `cool` would probably stop if it was legalized anyways.

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Female 1,682
also, i agree with pixie, meth is FAR worse, far worse. Thats a drug that your addicted to mentally and physically...
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Male 1,685
F*CK yeah...the Big Lebowski is a classic
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Male 22
Yeah, to think it`s legal to go get so drunk that you kill a family of 5, but you can`t smoke a joint, and fall asleep on the couch. This commercial gave me chills, and made me tear up!
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Male 105
"Weed causes testicular cancer. Fact"

First of all, stating this as a fact is incorrect because this study is based on hypothesis. There is no conclusive evidence to prove it. Dig a little deeper, Sephex.

Second of all, take uncontrolled variables into consideration. If marijuana happens to be grown with, say, pesticides or fungicides or what not, this is definitely going to cause somewhat of a difference. But do they tell us this? No. They don`t. It`s propaganda. They don`t give us all of the information because knowing only half makes us so much easier to control. FACT!

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Female 150
Weed :)
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Female 15,763
"Why is it so incredulous this was aired? "

OH MY GOD SERIOUSLY.

People.

It`s not incredible that it was aired, but funny that it was aired on 4/20, April 20th, or the unofficial pot smoking day.

Some serious facepalm going on in here.

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Male 161
Why is it so incredulous this was aired? More people die from complications with aspirin than with cannibus.
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Female 1,306
wouldn`t that just be the most hilarious "historical fact" in 50 years?

"in 2010, the economy was saved by the legalization of marijuana." yes. XD

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Male 151
I really wish ppl could tell me why pot shouldn`t be legalized...like an actual reason...im sure it increases your risk for all kinds of cancer but so does pretty much any smoke you stick in your lungs...

so here`s the challenge tou those who feel pt should remain illegal...AN ACTUAL REASON POT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL WHILE NOT BEING A REASON FOR CIGARETTES/CIGARS TO BE ILLEGAL

let the crazies come forth...

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Male 2,172
"sephex: Weed causes testicular cancer. Fact"

A man with one remaining testis can lead a normal life. Fact

Less than five percent of those who have testicular cancer will have it again in the remaining testis. Fact

It takes from 10 to 15 years of smoking marijuana before developing testicular cancer which is more than enough time to actually reproduce for most. Fact

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Male 510
"If your going to legalise any drug then why not start with something less harmful than cannabis like ecstasy."

Wait, what?

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Male 119
i like grass....
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Female 4,197
for some reason, i just couldnt take that seriously :/
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Male 2
Weed causes testicular cancer. Fact
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Male 639
If your going to legalise any drug then why not start with something less harmful than cannabis like ecstasy.
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Male 108
RIGHT on! an ani couldint agree with you any more
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Male 3,755
"All smoke has ash in it and ash is a carcinogen. So yeah, it is cancerous"

Where to begin...

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Female 4,447
I hope that I`ll live to see the day marijuana becomes legal.
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Male 533
I read that Marijuana does not cause lung cancer and it has many medical benefits. Also there is this thing called hemp and it is very useful but it is banned because even though you cant get high or anything off of it, it looks too much like marijuana or it is too closely related to marijuana.

All smoke has ash in it and ash is a carcinogen. So yeah, it is cancerous

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Female 2
I read that Marijuana does not cause lung cancer and it has many medical benefits. Also there is this thing called hemp and it is very useful but it is banned because even though you cant get high or anything off of it, it looks too much like marijuana or it is too closely related to marijuana.
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Female 145
It`s bothering me, I KNOW that redhead was in some movie or show, but I can`t remember which.
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Male 2,591
Marijuana is EVIL and people who smoke it are CRIMINALS! Please if you see somebody smoking it or hear about it.. go directly to the police!! The police are only trying to help them with their disgusting addiction. The government always knows whats best for us!!

Pay no attention to that pic of me smoking a blunt gettin high as hell

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Male 619
The only thing bad about Marijuana is that it gives you lung cancer faster and anxiety attacks if you smoke it But if you vaporize it (heating it up untill all the THC in it is turned to vapor) those both can be eliminated.
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Male 10,440
Yea I know about that Opie.
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Male 338
The comments are more interesting than the post. And I lol`d at how some think that smoking marijuana has no chance of giving you cancer. Try smoking anything often, and you have a risk of lung cancer. Simple as that. Well, not really, but it isn`t like I-A-B controls the government of the United States (or does it...), so I never have understood why people get so angry at each other over crap like this.
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Male 1,164
and until it is legalised i will continue to break the law
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Female 15,763
"Almost as if you were, shocked that it was aired? Or perhaps you were grateful. I`ll let it slip for now."

The 20th.

April 20th.

4/20.

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Male 10,440
" This was actually aired on television April 20th." ... Almost as if you were, shocked that it was aired? Or perhaps you were grateful. I`ll let it slip for now.

Anyway, I`m glad to see that such an ad even exists, but I can see that you`re still a long way away from legalizing pot.

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Male 82
Careful with posts; apparently there is a troll loose in here.
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Female 165
Also..

phattiger
Male, 18-29, Western US
13 Posts Sunday, April 26, 2009 11:45:55 AM
I am not quite sure as to why everyone things pot can suddenly be legalize. It has been around for a long time and if they couldn`t get pot legalized in the 20`s we sure as hell are not going to get it to pass now.

That is a horrible argument. There was a time when african americans didn`t think they would ever become citizen`s with equal rights or women would get the right to vote. Anyone here use birth control? Because fifty years ago that was against the law too. It took years, decades, of work and lobbying to achieve these things. Just because it hasn`t been done yet doesn`t mean it will not be done.

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Female 165
I think another reason why weed was made illegal was because the cotton farmers and paper plants feared hemp as a competitor. Hemp is stronger then cotton and can be used for more.

So really there are many reasons why its illegal, but none of them involve it actually being bad for you. Just bad for other businesses with more pull in the government.

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Male 1,666
What a great choice of date to air it
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Male 372
LOL Abacab you are a living joke... Get a life and stop hating weed just because you heard that it is bad. I find it funny how you are against weed and not against alcohol. If you have ever properly researched either one, you would see how flawed your logic is.

Also: Nice pic, Load... haha

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TalcumX
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
247 Posts Sunday, April 26, 2009 11:19:20 AM
Alcohol is a poison. Marijuana is a plant.

So is hemlock, stupid.
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I was going to use foxglove as an example, but this works as well.

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Male 3,755
"Also, they only banned pot in the first place because it would compete with the tobacco companies. Get informed!"

I`d have to disagree with that if only because it makes no sense. Tobacco and weed aren`t competitors. Just because you smoke both of them doesn`t make them the same. Someone addicted to nicotine isn`t gonna be satisfied by smoking marijuana.

Also, as soon as weed is legalized, who do you think`s gonna be the first to start pumping out pre-rolled joints in packs of 20? Phillip Morris perhaps? They already have all the facilities.

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Male 3,819
Whoa. I haven`t heard either Nido or Prime`s reasons before. Both are pretty interesting and make a lot of sense.
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Male 552
Do it...
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Male 391
way to air it on 4/20
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Female 1,427
Actually, due to Mexican farming, etc, weed was heavily taxed, but still legal.

Then they created the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. Anslinger was appointed as the first "Drug Czar" and it was HE who made up a load of propaganda based on absolutely no fact, and a bunch of racist lies, who made marijuana illegal.

In 1937. And they never had to show proof that the drug was as bad as they said it was.

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Male 462
Apparently, even though medical marijuana is legal in some states, it has to be grown illegally and in secret because of the federal ban. Also, they only banned pot in the first place because it would compete with the tobacco companies. Get informed!
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Male 14
legal or not,
i`m still gonna toke up.
legalization will have no effect to me.
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Male 291
i saw that history channel show in one of my classes
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Male 9,305
Prime: I heard a much different story.

I heard that the DuPont Paint company lobbied congress to ban it because the seeds could be used to make cheap effective paint, and would put them out of business. So they had it banned, resulting in DuPont having a better grip on the paint market.

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Male 291
wow, this morning there were only 5 comments...
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Male 1,053
i agree with this add.
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Male 276
they will legalize it when 3/4 of the states entact medicinal laws and/or decriminilzation down to fien and slap on wrist for having it
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Male 35
this is retarded. im pretty sure its a joke - at least it should be because its embarrassing.
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Male 3,755
"they would never legalize it because its so easy to grow it would be hard to regulate and tax it"

Moonshine?

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Male 1,623
People believe that Marijuana dulls you permanently. This is not true, marijuana users who are dull, smoke it every day, and is therefore always under the influence of THC, which is a relaxing substance.

If you were to drink merely half (in dosage) as much as it takes to get dull from marijuana, you would die of kidney dysfunction.

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Male 416
Props to prime and super for knowing why it`s really illegal, not many people know that.
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Female 51
I am probably in a conversation/debate about smoking weed everyday. I am a smoker. I go to work everyday from 6am to 6pm. I am doing well in school and I am doing great with the living situation. Days when I don`t smoke I have the best outlook on everything. I love the fact that I am going through as many problems like an average person would and I don`t fret about it. "whatever happens, happens" I wish it was legal. People that never have smoked ever., should, before opening there mouth and talking poo about it. Yes, There are issues with bigger drugs. I know that if this is legalized another drug will come up with the same issue. like weed had. BUT I believe that smoking herb is one of the best `drugs` out there.. Its proven to help prolong life, its natural, its about the most useful plant out there. I love it and as soon as its legal. I`m buying a farm.
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Male 1,623
This is great. I just visited norml.org a month ago. Weedalize it.
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Female 2,672
but home grown weed can be quite weak, thts why u gott check for TCP spray-ons if your buying cheapass bud

if it was legal people wouldn`t get messed up by this

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Male 2,388
also with mental problems quitting alcohol will cause hallucinations in some people and even deliriums. And its harder to quit plus you don`t really get much of a hangover with weed (surely thats a good sign its not harming you)
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Female 1,008
Yeah Boi.
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Female 310
they would never legalize it because its so easy to grow it would be hard to regulate and tax it
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Male 3,755
Regarding mental problems, there`s really nothing you can attribute to weed that you can`t also attribute alcohol. The problems are usually already there to begin with, the drug just intensifies them.

The solution is to outlaw both or legalize both. You can`t have it any other way without being a hypocrite. Unless you legalize weed and outlaw alcohol, but what would be the fun in that?

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Male 3,819
I think any sort of mental problems that come up from smoking, are mostly a case by case sort of deal. For the most part, I`d say people handle weed just fine. But there`s definitely smoke to that fire. (no pun intended. seriously.)

There are a few people who start getting f*cked up from it, but they usually realize this and quit. (e.g. me, and some other people I know)

I also know a lot of people try it once, realize they can`t handle it, and say "f*ck this, never again".

Basically... people are mostly pretty keen on whether it`s melting their brain or not.

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Male 3,755
Well, a main reason it`s illegal is a propaganda campiagn in which marijuana was said to cause black guys to rape white women. They did this because Mexicans were getting wealthy growing and selling it along the border.

There`s a whole show on the History Channel.

I always wonder how the government will get so much revenue from taxing it when it`s so easy to grow yourself. Are people that lazy?

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Male 7,933
"why is it illegal? no-one knows."

In the 1880s there was a depression in the united states while many mexican farmers near texas/new mexico were doing quite well from marijuana plants. Congress didn`t want any more money to be exported from the nation so they decided to make marijuana illegal so they can hurt the mexican farmers

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Male 103
These people make me sick. Because they want to get a "high" and smoke it, cannabis suffers. Cannabis is actually an amazing plant. It contains 8 essential amino acids, omega 3 & 6, and is good for the immune system, and because of poo-heads like this, it has to be heavily regulated. One handful is an entire day`s worth of protein for drat`s sake!
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Male 1,140
this is ridiculous that there even needs to be a commercial advocating it, it should have been legalized long ago, It is the miracle PLANT, it is natural and has no prove-able bad side effect (no lung cancer, does not kill brain cells, look it up) it is not addictive and you cant overdose on it. why is it illegal? no-one knows.
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Male 3,755
Just an observation: The guy fighting through chemotherapy sure has a full beard. He looks to be balding, but it seems natural.
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Male 3,819
That site Davy posted brings up another interesting point. The allure of anything illegal disappears once it becomes legal.

Ex.

Sneaking into bars before you`re can be a bit of a rush. Once you turn 21 though? Not as fun.

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Male 833
i think im just gonna move to Canada, its not technically "legal" but it certainly seems like it
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Male 833
cigarettes cause cancer and are addictive, alcohol causes countless deaths of not only users but innocent standbys. Pot is less harmful than both cigarettes and alcohol.
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Female 678
"who knows what would happen". Holland. `Nuff said."

and because of it; the dutch have a interesting design

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Male 12,138
Moefreak makes an interesting point. Marijuana has been effectively "legal" here in the Netherlands for years. I can literally walk around the corner right now to my nearest coffee-shop and buy the stuff.

Now for some stats:

Comparison between USA and Holland (with sources)

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Male 2,388
If you want to know whether pot causes schizophrenia go take a look at thousands of years of tradition\religion in many different countries and see if their percentage of scizophrenics is higher
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Male 7,933
"I love "I-am-bored."
I love the junk they post.
I love the comments.
I love the flame wars most.
I love this whole site.
And all its "young" users."

I love lamp

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Female 1,963
Also, whenever people are like "who knows what would happen". Holland. `Nuff said.
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Male 15,510
legalize what?
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Female 678
This makes me happy. Pennsylvania is trying to enact the Barry Busch Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana act which would let stamp holders grow (up to 12+ plants), buy, and sell weed. Even the homeless are included (obtaining the stamp at a clinic and w/o a home address. I hope it passes for the sake of revenue.
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Male 833
"Damn... I think it`s over.
*goes to get electric toothbrush*"

haha totally didnt get that until i read the other comments... ha...

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Male 722
LOL stella
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Male 670
I love marijuana.
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Male 670
I love "I-am-bored."
I love the junk they post.
I love the comments.
I love the flame wars most.
I love this whole site.
And all its "young" users.
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Female 1,963
I still think that legalizing pot would be a very smart move. However, I`m also still a little worried about the whole `it might contribute to schizophrenia` thing. More research needs to be done on that, I think. But as of right now, I think pot should be legalized.
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Female 15,763
"Damn... I think it`s over.

*goes to get electric toothbrush*"

AHAHAHAHAHA.

Hehehe...

Ew.

x3

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Male 1,284
smoke my dick biatch
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Female 150
Damn... I think it`s over.

*goes to get electric toothbrush*

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Male 625
"Alcohol is a poison. Marijuana is a plant."

Poision Ivy and Castor Oil Plant are also plants....smoke them too...see how you feel the next day

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Male 833
"i inhaled frequently, that was the point." Barack Obama


Id consider IAB a mostly pro marijuana site, despite the few trolls who try to stir the hive with their unintelligent and uniformed views. Get educated, then try to state your case. Marijuana legalization is a very easy case to defend. Just need to get people to actually know what it is.

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Female 2,672
have some of these cookies pel, they`ll help u nap
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Male 3,819
Does this mean we get cookies and nap time?
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Female 15,763
I`ve never used marijuana, but seriously... I`m not going to name names but SOME people on BOTH sides of this argument are doing nothing more than making blank and false accusations while not getting their opinion across at all. There is a perfectly legitimate way to state your opinion WITHOUT ATTACKING ANYONE ELSE.

I feel like a kindergarten teacher.

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Male 317
ganja queen
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Male 722
[quote]MY GOD, GIVE EVERYONE A BLUNT AND LET THEM SETTLE THE F*CK DOWN.[/quote]
I love you.
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Female 2,672
so phatt u know them cookies...
i got a better idea
i got a tens so lets make macadamia and weed cookies
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Male 3,819
[quote]MY GOD, GIVE EVERYONE A BLUNT AND LET THEM SETTLE THE F*CK DOWN.[/quote]

I never thought I`d here Opie say such a thing. Let`s do it!

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Male 3,819
Opinions are assh*les, everyone has one.

Peloos Amendment for the Forum:

[quote]Which is perfectly fine, just don`t let any sh*t come out of it.[/quote]

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Female 15,763

Guys... you`ve got to remember that there`s someone else on the other side of that computer screen who is reading your words in a probably very angry tone, who feels defensive and pushed into a corner, and who will vent that anger right back at you via more angry words.

MY GOD, GIVE EVERYONE A BLUNT AND LET THEM SETTLE THE F*CK DOWN.

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Male 157
Hey the Asian was busy surpassing our country in technology.
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Male 157
After many unfruitful attempts to righting the forum to its original purpose. Few remained to argue for or against and the world became a little dumber.
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Female 2,672
oh yh, he says "all races" but theyre all white pretty much
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Male 670
Where`s the asian?
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Female 150
"are you kidding me stellaT how could you NOT masturbate while reading this thread?!"

You have a point there... *delibertates*

Naw... I`ll wait `til it`s over.

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Male 3,819
"opinion shouldn`t be stated in a forum *sigh*"

No, denouncing people just because their opinions clash with yours shouldn`t happen in a forum. I`m not on anybody`s side here. Just trying to get the forum back in order before it got any uglier.

I apologize, Trixie, if you enjoyed taking on 14 users without a single soul on your side.

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Female 1,063
mmmK peace
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Male 157
I have yet to understand why people say pot makes you stupid... I know a couple of guys who are damn smart and smoke pot... anyone who says pot smokers are dumb, yes there is an exception to this rule, as an argument for it being illegal push you self away from the keyboard and just sit there til the big people stop talking.
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Female 2,672
yh i deleted tht comment alredy trixie after i wrote it
peace
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Female 1,063
Had to continue didn`t you murry? There was no `smarmy` comment. It was an opinion of which I am entitled to. Just like you. So why don`t YOU not say anything either mmmk?
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Female 376
People are still gonna smoke weed whether it is legalized or not. So, whatever. (:
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Male 366
great commercial! Yes, it IS about time, (and I`m saying this as a non-weed smoker) that it was legalized and de-criminalized!
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Female 2,672
to set the recored straight
im in MENSA, and i smoke weed, soo...
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Male 285
are you kidding me stellaT how could you NOT masturbate while reading this thread?!
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Male 157
I`m sorry the was way off topic, but i like the cookie idea, so lets go back to actually arguing like adults and why it should or should not be illegal, maybe Trixie`s Mensa kid can help her...I`m sorry that was uncalled for.
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Female 2,044
QUICK! SOMEONE CALL THE LIFETIME MOVIE CHANNEL!
WE`VE GOT GOLD HERE!
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Female 1,063
YES legalize it already. Jesus H. Christ....
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Female 376
Wow Stella, thats really something.
Ermm.. you`re welcome Trixie.

Trixie vs The World
wow. (:
This should be a play or something.

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Female 1,063
OK, I will back down because peloos12 is right. I guess it goes to show, opinion shouldn`t be stated in a forum *sigh*
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Female 2,672
i wanna give you a cookie for that phatt, thats funny
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Male 157
I understand the "big" words just fine and Hitler wasn`t such a bad guy he was the olden day Obama...or is it the other way around?
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Female 2,672
sowwy pel
lets get back to topic...
legalize it and save the world :O
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Female 1,063
ty charlooooote
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Female 150
I don`t post here much, but I must say this...

Trixie, Prime, and Kier: You guys are keeping me so entertained. It was either this or masterbate, and wow, this is so much better. :)

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Male 3,819
Hey how about this, the thread`s gone horribly off topic from "legalization" vs. "keep it illegal", to "trixie" vs. "the world". Fight nice kids and try to stay on topic. Personal attacks aren`t cool.

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Female 1,063
No need primetime, I can read just fine
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Female 376
Sunday, April 26, 2009 12:07:48 PM
Do I look like I care if I spell his name right? So this is going to turn into a spelling contest? Let`s not and say we did.

We can`t see you, so who knows! ^_^

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Male 17
it really is time for it.
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Female 376
lmao red.
you took the words right out of my mouth.
c`mon prime, stop using such big words. we fail to understand. >.>
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Female 2,672
no trixie :|
/me opens his magic drawer
/me selects hitler
trixie, hitler had opinions too, that doesn`t mean they were remotely acceptable
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Female 1,063
Do I look like I care if I spell his name right? So this is going to turn into a spelling contest? Let`s not and say we did.
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Male 7,933
"ooo big words primetime, your just so smart yay! I`m so proud"

.....I used big words?

I`m SORRY. LET..ME...TALK...LOOOUDERR...AND SLOOOWER

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Female 1,063
Oh yeah... and its called ONCE AGAIN, an opinion wow! How awesome is that?
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Female 2,044
"Sunday, April 26, 2009 12:03:27 PM
prmietime, learn to read... i never said anyone`s opinions were trivial"

He`ll learn how to read as soon as you learn how to spell.

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Female 1,063
ooo big words primetime, your just so smart yay! I`m so proud
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Female 376
whats electronics got to do with this conversation? o_o
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Male 7,933
" I do happen to have a college degree in electronics but I don`t think I am better than anyone else nor will I ever."
"primetimekin is just a kid, yeah lets take his advice
*roll eyes*"

You are a contradiction wrapped in incongruency

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Female 1,063
murry, and mine as well
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Female 2,672
"My point exactly kiersten"

well actuly it was kier`s point...

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Female 376
lol red XD
so much edrama.
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Female 1,063
prmietime, learn to read... i never said anyone`s opinions were trivial
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Female 2,044
-splashes water on flames-
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Male 976
I heard this one the raido twice in on hour.
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Female 1,063
My point exactly kiersten
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Male 285
i aint touching this flame war with a 10 foot pole.
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Female 1,063
phattiger : come on now, lets not be dumb ok?
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Female 1,682
no trixie, i dont need to know you. I never said your "super duper smart" and im not even saying IM smart. Im just saying that EVERYONE knows the difference between a person who has an honest, educated opinion as opposed to a just stupid, not thought out ignorant opinion.
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Female 2,672
hey trixie, pleez ill settle for just on scoop of STFU if u hurry up about it
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Male 7,933
"I wasn`t looking to win or lose. I was stating my opinion of which many people do here everyday. Think what you want."

But everyone has opinions. They are trivial. Well atleast according to you.

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Female 1,063
in YOUR opinion murray not in mine :-)
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Female 1,063
how would you know that kiersten? do you know me? do you hang out with me? I never said I was super duper extra smart. I do happen to have a college degree in electronics but I don`t think I am better than anyone else nor will I ever. But because you stated your opinion I guess your the smart one eh? Hmm...
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Female 376
Yes Topper. :)
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Female 1,682
I know your stating your opinion. But theres a difference between stating an intelligent opinion, and just being straight up ignorant and stupid.
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Male 157
After seeding the field with stupidity.. trixie`s family starved in the long winter of understanding. "Your family has died on the Oregon Trail of intelligence... try again later"
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Male 1,929
Shall we all stop talking?
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Female 376
E-DRAMA!!!!! D:
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Female 2,672
ah great i just hit 1700 and didnt get to go
"yay" cos of this
anyways, primes right trixie
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Female 1,063
I wasn`t looking to win or lose. I was stating my opinion of which many people do here everyday. Think what you want.
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Female 1,682
well yeah that, and just because your KID is MENSA, doesnt mean that you have any intelligence FYI
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Male 362
yeah, this thread has been de-railed.
thebandit out!
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Male 1,853
Same for the word MOD....nice argument.
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Female 1,578
silly rabbit, trix are for kids
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Female 2,672
ooh im in mensa, and my parents are idiots
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Male 3,819
I agree with Trixie.
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Female 1,063
Why capitalize the word CAPITALIZE? What a tool...
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Male 1,853
Why yes, I believe everyone here knows you`re a jealous bitch.
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Female 2,672
trixie u lost this one
go home
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Male 3,431
The only reason Legalizing Pot will create Jobs is because it`ll take ten stoners to do what three sober folks can.
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Male 157
Quick question, If your child`s going into "MENSA" thats still makes you and idiot right?
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Male 362
wow, are people still trying to make the point that it should remain illegal because it has no benefits? not being good is not grounds to outlaw something. I am however ignoring the medical benefits of it.
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Male 7,933
Times Trixie has mentioned the word mod: 4
Times Trixie has made an intelligent comment that does not use the rhetorical fallacy of ad hominem: 0
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Female 1,063
I guess you would know huh?
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Male 1,853
Why CAPITALIZE the WORD MOD? It just makes you look like a whiny, jealous bitch.
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Female 1,063
Dilldog : its was probably primietimekin or maybe not how would I know I am not a MOD. :-)
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Male 362
Immigrant
if you`re trying to say that im an addict acting like someone else now that the issue is up you`re wrong. i havent smoked since 420 and i didnt for over a month before that.
if im misinterpreting what you`re saying then.... sorry.
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Female 1,682
actually trooper i agree, its obvious they were arrested, its still illegal, which is why the commercial should talk about benefits and what not, instead of that. It would make it more valid IMO
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Female 2,672
all so true....
now all of u stfu
half of u saying how bad it is isnt gonna stop ppl smoking it, and the rest of you saying how good it is arent gonna make any new consumers
its like smoking it may be bad for you, but we cant stop it
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Male 563
Yes weed can!

Actually I don`t smoke but I would rather be around pot heads than around drunks.

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Male 1,853
Trixie, I ammended my comment when I realized you were a whopping 18 year old mother, but apparently someone deleted it. It`s up again, but it might be gone for a second time...
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Female 1,063
How awesome primetimekin! I`m so proud! Yay! God you`re smart. :-)
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Male 157
That information isn`t going to convince a bunch of straight laced congressmen who, though corrupt, are going to stick to their *ahem* principals. Besides what exactly is the benefit to legalizing it. And I`d like a good reason, not the everyone does it excuse.
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Male 1,853
My bad, she`s a whopping 28! That`s makes her an 18 YEAR OLD MOTHER! SO MUCH BETTER!
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Male 7,933
"Yes they ARE opinions. And you know what they say about opinions right?
They are like as*sholes, everybody has one."

So your basically saying since they are in high supply that they shouldn`t be stated. In other words they are trivial.

TrixieBlue
Female, 18-29, Western US
797 Posts
[ Delete Post ] Sunday, April 26, 2009 11:28:57 AM
LEGALIZE IT ALREADY!
Alcohol and cigarettes are legal and cause much more damage than any marijuana plant ever could.

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Female 1,682
you can have a right to your opinion, but at least have an "educated" one. I mean really, your just spitting out random sh*t and complaining. You just sound so whiny. I dont care if you actually say your opinion, even if its disagreeing with me. But at least make yourself sound educated.
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Female 1,063
Dilldog... your an idiot, I said 28, learn to read already
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Male 1,929
Without touching the actual argument:

It was a poor choice to have the first 40 seconds arguing that the law should be changed because people were being arrested. Logic fail.

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Male 2,855
lex luthor´s dad wants to legalize it? sounds fishy to me, time to call the young superman!
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Female 1,063
Yes they ARE opinions. And you know what they say about opinions right?
They are like as*sholes, everybody has one.
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Male 195
I always find it fascinating the addict is always someone else when they discuss these drug laws.
The guy pushing the hardest for criminalization is never anywhere near the actual drug scene.

That`s so strange. It`s like.....it`s like they`re without connection to any firsthand experiences or any real knowledge of viable solutions. About morals. Maybe a....moral panic?

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Male 1,853
::CAN DO MATH!::

Presumably 21 year old commenter-10 year old daughter=11 YEAR OLD MOTHER! Yeah, she`s the smart one here, people! LISTEN TO HER, EVERYONE ELSE IS WRONG.

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Male 362
phattiger
the difference between then and now is that people have the ability to have information at the push of a button, and wont base their opinions purely off propaganda.
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Female 1,063
I didn`t ask you to care :-)
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Female 195
"frito lay will make trillions"
I just had to say that that statement made my day.lol
As for the topic, legalize the stuff already and be done with it. Pot smokers will smoke wheather it`s legal or not. Legalize it, tax it, regulate it, create jobs and make the world a better place.I do however think it`s rediculous when people complain about losing jobs and scholarships because they chose to break the law and smoke it, that`s just being stupid.
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Female 1,682
no one on here can claim to "know" anything anyways really. This is actually just opinions. All of it. its your "opinion" on whether it should be legal or not >.> not "i know whats right you dont now listen to me complain about it" -.-`
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Female 1,063
Nope not jealous, I just call `em as I see `em primetimekin.
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Female 1,063
That`s right Dilldog... wow your awesome too!
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Male 7,933
"kirsten, no it`s just that he in particular thinks he knows so much just cuz he is a MOD that is all. "
"You just think you are important because you hold MOD status here. You are just SO important aren`t you?"

You aren`t jealous now are you? I never brought it up how I was a mod, in fact, no one did.

And why should we care about your daughter...she`s just a kid after all :-)

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Female 1,063
Wow I am immature? That`s a huge laugh! Hey I have a right to my opinion and please for God sakes get off his jock already. He can take it, I`m pretty sure of it. Right Mr. Mod? Jeez.
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Male 1,853
My bad, she`s a whopping 28! That`s makes her an 18 YEAR OLD MOTHER! SO MUCH BETTER!
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Female 1,682
I dont think thats true....its not because hes a mod. Its because well..he is making a valid point and you for some reason are acting very...well, stupid. Shouldnt call people out anyways on the net, its really...pathetic IMO
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Male 157
I am not quite sure as to why everyone things pot can suddenly be legalize. It has been around for a long time and if they couldn`t get pot legalized in the 20`s we sure as hell are not going to get it to pass now. Besides I`m not sure how anyone can believe that the government puts people in prison for possession of marijuana. You need a large amount of pot to be a candidate for jail time or stupid enough to get caught THREE times. So if the whole argument is jail time then obviously when have become so inept to trick a cop let alone not get caught, then basically all we are doing is rewarding the dog for pissing on the carpet.
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Male 362
he actually hasnt claimed to know anything, he was just backing up someone elses point with his philosophical views... go away, you`re making us look bad.
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Male 1,853
::CAN DO MATH!::

Presumably 21 year old commenter-10 year old daughter=11 YEAR OLD MOTHER! Yeah, she`s the smart one here, people! LISTEN TO HER, EVERYONE ELSE IS WRONG.

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Female 1,063
kirsten, no it`s just that he in particular thinks he knows so much just cuz he is a MOD that is all. Just calling him out. My daughter is 10 and is very smart. She will be joining MENSA next year. YOU are probably even smarter than he is.
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Male 2,049
@caboose.

Marijuana has been proven to relieve pain, such as people who are going through chemotherapy. Marijuana is much cheaper to produce and much more affordable than prescribed medication. It costs the average person who is going through chemotherapy $10,000`s a year while medical marijuana can cost as little as 100$ a month. So why would someone want to pay for something that costs more money and also has serious side effects? And also the medicine doctors prescribe to you gets you high anyway.

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Male 362
come on now, dont be a she-dick
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Female 1,682
wow trixie, your really that old? You act like this? That, my dear, is sad. I am 16 and act more mature then you do. I hope your just playing, if not...just wow.
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Female 1,063
Aww did I touch a nerve? tsk tsk, poor baby... I am sorry I suppose you willgo tell mommy. I happen to be 28 yrs old Mr. `I think I will go check her profile so I can look smart`, guy. Jeez get over yourself. You just think you are important because you hold MOD status here. You are just SO important aren`t you?
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Male 317
Moral law is subjective. Your good is different from my good as is your bad. There are few absolutes:

I think the majority of the human population could agree that murder is absolutely bad and that love is absolutely good.

Drug use is much more of a hazy (cough) issue as you can`t draw such generalizations.

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Female 1,682
Jason, are you aware that pot cant cause cancer? In fact, its known to help fight it a little.
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Male 1,598
That guy with cancer really explains why it should be legalized. "Marijuana gave me cancer, so don`t add to my problems by arresting me! It should become a LEGAL method of killing yourself!"
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Female 1,682
you are right. sometimes its not even the actual drug. its more like...the person owes me money for this, or, this person stole this much. I mean some drugs can make you do stupid poo, but once again, sometimes just the drug itself makes people weird...
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Female 1,082
there really is no reason for pot to be illegal when alcohol and cigarrettes are legal. more people die every day from drug related violence than do from the drugs themselves.
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Male 7,933
"primetimekin is just a kid, yeah lets take his advice
*roll eyes*"

Ad hominem cough.

Based on your profile you are 21 years old. So congratulations, you were born an entire 4 years before me. Your must have experienced so much more in your life than me thus making you a far superior human being.

So how is your fortune 500 company? Or your recent trip circumsizing kids in Vietnam? Maybe you would like to share your story about how you drating solved cancer?

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Female 1,682
I really hope that you were being sarcastic when you said that trixie. Age does not equal intelligence, nor how much you know. You can be 30 and be stupid as s*hit. Just cause hes a "kid" like how im a "kid" does not mean i dont have the brain capacity to understand what im talking about, and give a valid opinion,
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Female 1,682
My thing, is that alcohol is legal, but it literally doesnt help anyone..it doesnt benefit anyone at all in fact. Ive never heard of it doing so.
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Male 588
Legalization: thing #6 on i-a-b, that instantly causes flame wars.
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Female 1,063
primetimekin is just a kid, yeah lets take his advice
*roll eyes*
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Male 362
you do understand that them whining was actually them pushing for legalization. they are using real people to show that there is no need for people to lose so much over such a small harmless drug.
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Female 1,063
LEGALIZE IT ALREADY!
Alcohol and cigarettes are legal and cause much more damage than any marijuana plant ever could.
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Male 7,933
No i just added to Ricks point that if you do smoke pot dont whine that you lost your job
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Male 362
then is it safe to assume that you think smoking pot is immoral?
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Male 7,933
legal law- law stated by the gov`t
moral law- right and wrong.
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Male 362
primetimekin
could you define legal law and moral law for me?
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Female 1,682
also, i agree with pixie, meth is FAR worse, far worse. Thats a drug that your addicted to mentally and physically...
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Female 838
AndroidMetro - "If you legalize weed, legalize meth."

Are you kidding me?! I hope to god you aren`t actually putting these two things in the same category.

Have you ever heard of someone out hooking for a joint, or picking away their skin because they think they have bugs crawling in/on it after smoking weed? When was the last time you heard of someone stealing their grandma`s tv or robbing someone on the street for pot?

Its been proven time and time again that drug is not a "gateway drug" Most pot smoker frown upon hard drugs and most hard drug users want nothing to do with pot.

There are far worse "legal" drugs then pot.
How many husbands get drunk everyday and beat their spouses, and how many asholes get behind the wheel and kill someone because they claim "I`m fine I only had a few beers"

I really wish I had more space to rant on but seeing how I don`t I`ll finish with this.

I don`t smoke but obiviously I have nothing against

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Female 1,682
well yeah of course, that just kinda makes them greedy bastards though >.> they have to understand that change will happen, whether they like it or not. BUT. I can see where your coming from, if i owned a company like that, i wouldn`t want weed legal, it could mess up quite a bit.
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Female 25
i agree with the comercial.. i don`t think you have to put people in jail.. its not any worse than cigaretts or whatever.. it would be alot more simpel to keep it under control if it was legal. im just sayng :)
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Male 7,933
to add to what rick said.
There are 2 laws, legal laws and moral laws. The average person suffices to just obey the legal law, but few rise above to defend moral law. If legal law is in contradiction with moral law, then it is the duty to disobey legal law but not moral law. But those who then serve their punishment from legal law show nothing but they highest respect for both legal and moral law.

Therefore if you are smoking and whine about losing your *insert here*, you are showing no respect for either form of the law

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Male 2,552
>Kiersten

The government might not give a flying f*ck if it were taxed when legal, but the people who really make it appear of not are the huge companies behind, for example, alcohol and cigarettes. They are the one`s that need to do an expensive remodelling of their production plants. Sure, not expensive in contrast to what they make, but if they can simply keep it illegal and keep their industry as it is today, they`ll do that. They have no real incentive for anything else.

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Male 561
Alcohol is a poison. Marijuana is a plant.

So is hemlock, stupid.

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Female 1,682
rick, i do agree with that. If i knew that by me smoking pot like i do, it could get me in trouble, i might not do it AS often. People still have to understand that it is against the law, and you WILL get in trouble...you should however push for legalization. Thats fine, just remember that smoking it still is illegal and you can still get in trouble, no matter what your views on it are.
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Male 3,331
BTW, that doesn`t mean that I think pot should remain illegal, or that it should be legalized. Just that if there`s a law, you follow it or pay the consequences. Don`t like the law, lobby to have it changed, but still follow it.
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Male 3,331
I have not sympathy for people how got in trouble for smoking pot right now. You lost your job, your scholarship, your whatever, because you broke the law. Don`t come crying to me. Push for legalization, sure, but don`t cry about your loss over breaking the law. Don`t push for a law change by breaking the law.
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Female 1,682
really? im not saying it CANT happen, im just saying, most of the time your not going to get through to people who are "set in their ways" it can happen though, im just saying its kinda petty to argue is all >.> i don`t mind a having a nice debate.
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Male 134
"If you legalize weed, legalize meth."

what does that have to do with anything?

please tell me what these two things have in common? im so confused.

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Female 1,682
basically look at is this way: A. If someone smokes pot will this harm you? B. Would this drug SERIOUSLY cause harm to that person, and their family. C. If we have things like alcohol or cigarettes legal, which cause terrible harm, then why cant we have pot which does at least less harm. Maybe not A LOT less, but it does. D. Think about WHY the others are legal...they give us money, i bet if weed could be taxed as soon as it became legal, the government wouldn`t give a flying f*ck.
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