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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.
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.
Also: Nice pic, Load... haha--------------------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.
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.
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
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
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.
Lol they were all white though
There is a huge difference between "junkies" and "potheads". At least visit Wikipedia (preferred) or Urbandictionary before you make a statement like this.
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.
I wish there were less people like you in the world.
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.
And "they" would be whom?
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.
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...
At what exactly? Take your time. "
In all ways but alcohol consumption. We`re pretty good at that though too.
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
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.
At what exactly? Take your time.
Also, smoke more. Chill out.
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
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.
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`.
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.
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!
OH MY GOD SERIOUSLY.
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.
"in 2010, the economy was saved by the legalization of marijuana." yes. XD
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...
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
Where to begin...
All smoke has ash in it and ash is a carcinogen. So yeah, it is cancerous
Pay no attention to that pic of me smoking a blunt gettin high as hell
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.
phattigerMale, 18-29, Western US13 Posts Sunday, April 26, 2009 11:45:55 AMI 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.
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.
Also: Nice pic, Load... haha
So is hemlock, stupid.-------------I was going to use foxglove as an example, but this works as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
if it was legal people wouldn`t get messed up by this
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?
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.
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?
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
Sneaking into bars before you`re can be a bit of a rush. Once you turn 21 though? Not as fun.
and because of it; the dutch have a interesting design
Now for some stats:
Comparison between USA and Holland (with sources)
I love lamp
haha totally didnt get that until i read the other comments... ha...
*goes to get electric toothbrush*"
*goes to get electric toothbrush*
Poision Ivy and Castor Oil Plant are also plants....smoke them too...see how you feel the next day
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.
I feel like a kindergarten teacher.
I never thought I`d here Opie say such a thing. Let`s do it!
Peloos Amendment for the Forum:
[quote]Which is perfectly fine, just don`t let any sh*t come out of it.[/quote]
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.
You have a point there... *delibertates*
Naw... I`ll wait `til it`s over.
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.
Trixie vs The Worldwow. (: This should be a play or something.
Trixie, Prime, and Kier: You guys are keeping me so entertained. It was either this or masterbate, and wow, this is so much better. :)
We can`t see you, so who knows! ^_^
.....I used big words?
I`m SORRY. LET..ME...TALK...LOOOUDERR...AND SLOOOWER
He`ll learn how to read as soon as you learn how to spell.
You are a contradiction wrapped in incongruency
well actuly it was kier`s point...
But everyone has opinions. They are trivial. Well atleast according to you.
Actually I don`t smoke but I would rather be around pot heads than around drunks.
So your basically saying since they are in high supply that they shouldn`t be stated. In other words they are trivial.
TrixieBlueFemale, 18-29, Western US 797 Posts[ Delete Post ] Sunday, April 26, 2009 11:28:57 AMLEGALIZE IT ALREADY!Alcohol and cigarettes are legal and cause much more damage than any marijuana plant ever could.
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.
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?
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.
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 :-)
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.
a few places to see.....
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.
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?
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
Therefore if you are smoking and whine about losing your *insert here*, you are showing no respect for either form of the law
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.
So is hemlock, stupid.
what does that have to do with anything?
please tell me what these two things have in common? im so confused.