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184 Responses to End Marijuana Prohibition NOW

  1. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    August 17, 2010 at 11:41 am
    Link: End Marijuana Prohibition NOW - The Dream vs. The Sad, Sad Reality.
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    Well that was a bit overly dramatic.
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    choonma Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    Hmm... Creative. Thought provoking. It`ll never convince anyone, sadly. It`s too easily dismissed as a cartoon depiction of an ideal solution.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    boring video, but I agree with the idea...

    Tobacco deaths - 157,200
    Alcohol deaths - 17,013 {drinkers only, not counting their victims}
    Marijuana deaths - 0

    Someone explain to me why this is illegal?
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    littleb Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    good show
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    I don`t entirely agree with the assertion @1:21.
    That`s not done solely by taxes.
    Everything else I agree.
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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    It is illegal gerry because of the logging and textile industry. They all lobbied against it because hemp can do like EVERYTHING and they would all be out of jobs....it`s quite drated up.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    August 17, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    I see what they did there.
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    DRxSATANx Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    im still gonna smoke weed no matter what
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    Webz Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    That was really well done.

    It got all the main arguments across effectively without using any dialogue or text.

    Very impressed!
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    jakeamadude Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    @Gerry1of1: Explain to me where you got your statistics.
    While it does lack many of the downfalls of Tobacco it is by no means free of unsafe effects and I do not condone its non-medicinal use. However, I also believe it`s none of The Man`s beeswax what people do to themselves barring when it endangers others, and it should never have been outlawed in the first place. If people wanna smoke marijuana, they should feel free to...just please don`t drive.
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    tinkerwing Female 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    The world isn`t THAT dark and gloomy without pot...so for that sake I disagree with this video. Nice idea though.
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    premierwondr Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    God damn this video has got me all rattled now. Worst part is that I can`t smoke weed for a few days as I just got my wisdom teeth taken out.

    I`m going to school to be a community planner, one day I`ll found a community in a very libertarian area that looks like this. Weed and cuteness intact.
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    jakflak Male 30-39
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    August 17, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    Wow. I had no idea marijuana was all that was standing between us and a gray, violent, post apocalyptic waste-land. Because...you know...that`s totally the way it was BEFORE people started smoking pot.
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    KucheKlizma Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    Too exaggerated.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    They got the medication part right, you take one pill for one ailment and it gives you another one as a "side effect".
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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    Very nice video, and i think its quite possible that one doy it will be legal, but its just that the effect it has on people dosent help society, you cant have people walking around high all day.
    And yes ive done my research and know the positives of it all. But constantly seeing first hand what it does isnt fun to people around the users.
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    jg0nz Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    I never get the argument that there are Zero Marijuana deaths a year. Because I`m sure there are Toothbrush or even Peanutbutter related deaths a year too.

    Weed,way better than Alcohol and Tobacco. Like everything good, use in Moderation,people.
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    Thetas Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    I like how in this video the mayor is making huge revenue off of the taxes he imposes on the "flower," because, I mean, it wasn`t clear enough that you could literally just walk outside the town and pick the "flowers" yourself, or hell, grow them, since they grow so incredibly fast and are so incredibly easy to harvest. The fact of the matter is you can`t make tax on something you can`t sell and you can`t sell something anyone can just grow in the ground. In essence, those "flowers" = No revenue.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    @JUGALETTE
    It`s also because of the Alcohol and Tobacco industries.
    Good news though there is growing support for it`s legalization

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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    "Too exaggerated."

    This.
  22. Profile photo of TheVile
    TheVile Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    Sorry, but I still disagree with weed being legal.
  23. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    Pew research center
  24. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    Also, deaths by coconut: 9 confirmed cases, estimates of up to 150 per year.

    I`ve personally seen people do some pretty stupid poo while high, so I`m guessing the 0 is utter bullpoo unless you`re talking specifically about "death by overuse".

    In which case you shouldn`t be counting say, drunk drivers, just alcohol poisoning.

    Back to Marijuana use though, smoking is carcinogenic. The substance being burned is only partially to blame for lung cancer.

    So all of a sudden you`re only counting smoking if it`s nicotine overdose or suffocation, and not say lung cancer.

    Long story short, the 0 is going to be bullpoo. You have not applied identical methodology to each stat.
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    the_phantom Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    @thetas if they require a license to grow it, the same way there`s a license to grow tobacco, i think they could avoid people growing their own. or maybe even taxing the seeds themselves, that way if you do grow it at home you still have to give money to the govt
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    funkerbink Male 30-39
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    @Thetas What about tobacco, corn, wheat.
  27. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    As I thought, the CDC study is the source of the 0 deaths, and states: "It excludes unintentional injuries, homicides, and other causes indirectly related to drug use, as well as newborn deaths due to the mother’s drug use".

    Meanwhile over 16`000 of the 17`000 deaths for Alcohol (I`m assuming you used the CDC`s 2000 figures for Alcohol) included car crashes.
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    Maps Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    Propaganda sh*t
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    regediT Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    F*ck me is weed actually that good? Makes me want to hit it, I must be going nuts.
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    Intaresting Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    @Tisjokar: You know, alcohol is legal but still there aren`t people going to work drunk.. Well, I guess there are, but not a whole lot.

    @Baalthazaq: You don`t smoke weed the same way you smoke cigarettes. Every hour, that is. And if you develop a lung cancer because of it, it`s probably because you were using it with tobacco.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    wow, whichever side of this issue you might be on. you have to admit this was a very well done flash.
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    butji Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    @thetas
    You can also just grow cucumbers in your back yard. but 99% of the people prefer to buy them for convienience.
  33. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    Legalizing marijuana is not the panacea it`s promoters claim. Just as Legalizing bingo, State lotteries, And legalizing casino gambling has not lived up to their promises.
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    laurjendee Female 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    That was made so well!
    Opinions will always be opinions though...
    whatever someone else does shouldn`t be anothers problem
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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    This is such a crock of crap.
  36. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    Intaresting:
    From a fairly neutral source on the matter here is a breakdown (near the bottom).

    The 0 figure, as I said, is extremely unlikely. I`m not saying it will bring about the apocolypse. I`m saying 0 is not taking everything into account.

    Do you actually disagree with that?
    I get the impression you just don`t like that my overall opinion differs from yours and are disagreeing with my statement on principle.
  37. Profile photo of MagsHeadroom
    MagsHeadroom Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:57 pm
    I-A-B? Deliberately posting a controversial link with an opinionated title to draw arguments and flamewars and hits to the site over a subject that`s already been beaten into the ground? Who would have thought?
    No wait, they pull this all the time
  38. Profile photo of jwhalerfan
    jwhalerfan Male 30-39
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    August 17, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    Honestly people, why would you care if it is legal if you don`t like it yourself? If pot became legal, our country would be a little bit safer for all of us. Sure, it`s not for everyone. We all know potheads that do nothing and go nowhere. That`s their choice. They smoke whether it`s legal or not. But there are successful people who like to puff and can maintain their lives.

    Weed has been portrayed as a gateway drug, or a mind altering, evil substance that ruins lives. COME ON we all know this isn`t true. And don`t be afraid for your kids, they are going to try it, legal or not. If they like it, they`ll continue to smoke it, legal or not. It`s 2010. Time to move forward.

    Pot is illegal for reasons other than its effects on the body. It`s politics. A plant brings nothing harmful to humans. It`s all positive. And as far as your lungs, you can use a vaporizer or eat it in food. Forget that argument.

    Please don`t take a stand against those who deserve a choice.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    August 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    That seems about right.

    I`d rather see beer and alcohol banned and pot legalized.
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    You guys can keep yappin`, I`m gonna go roll one.
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    dramaeco Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    TOWELIE!!!!!
  42. Profile photo of jwhalerfan
    jwhalerfan Male 30-39
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    August 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    Like I said, it`s not for everyone. Baalthazaag`s link is good information. However, we now start our kids off early taking pills to "be normal". We have a bar on every corner so people can go and tie one on, then (usually) drive home. If you want to take a stand against something, these things hurt people.
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    dramaeco Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    Ya`ll wanna get HIGH?!!
  44. Profile photo of Ogen
    Ogen Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm
    There are no opponents of marijuana that a) know what they are talking about or b) aren`t making money on marijuana being illegal.

    Get informed.

    This is just a short list of people who make a huge direct profit on marijuana being illegal.

    Drug Dealers
    Police
    Medication Companies
    Drug Testing Facilities
    DEA
    Private Prisons
    Paper Companies
    Clothing Companies
    Etc.

    People who are for legalization aren`t asking you to smoke it, they are just asking you to admit that marijuana isn`t nearly as bad for you as alcohol or cigarettes, and prohibition has done nothing but harm to our country.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    August 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    If you are for the current legal status of alcohol and tobacco, yet against legalizing marijuana, then you are an idiot.
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    jwhalerfan Male 30-39
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    August 17, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    Still laughing at CrakrJak for comparing legalizing pot to legalizing gambling... pure example of ZERO thought process.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 17, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    meh
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    rbt_food Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    i don`t really smoke it very much, just a handfull of times a year, but my friends do it every day and i don`t see much of a problem with it (other than the fact that it can drain your wallet).
    i say legalize it then tax it dry.
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 4:24 pm
    i think pot should be legalized but this video was stupid
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    August 17, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    I have never tried pot, but have had the chance. I think I might if it were legal.

    As for Patchouly...beer illegal over pot legalized? WOW! That`s harsh man!
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    I for one, am for the legalization of marijuana :3
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    imustbreaku Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    This video is brilliantly done.

    Most young adults are for legalization even if they don`t smoke. The old fundamentalist, who are still brainwashed by Refer Madness propaganda, will eventually die, so to speak. If logic finally takes over, legalization is inevitable.
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    DGbME Male 40-49
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    August 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    Ogen summed it up perfectly.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    Me thinks marijuana wasn`t the ONLY thing the person who made this was using...

    That aside... I wouldn`t mind if they legalized it. I don`t smoke often, but I`m not against it in any way...
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    Mitchster Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 5:12 pm
    "But constantly seeing first hand what it does isnt fun to people around the users."

    I am in love with this argument. Or, maybe I`m not reading it right. Anyway, the way I see it is, marijuana needs to be legalized, but there need to be regulations on where it can be smoked. For example, if you are an adult with children living with you, you should not be allowed to smoke marijuana in your home. You ought to be allowed to drink marijuana in your tea, or eat it with a food, but smoking it around children should be a no-no, as you don`t want them to inhale the smoke, too.

    "And if you develop a lung cancer because of it, it`s probably because you were using it with tobacco."

    Probably not exactly true. Scientists are beginning to think that as long as you SMOKE something, you have the possibility to get cancer as a result. So, if you smoke a joint or blunt or weed cigarette every once in a while, there still is a possibility of lung cancer. If
  56. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
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    August 17, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    @Baalthazaq

    Some me one case where marijuana smoking lead to lung cancer.
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    adlinbaby Female 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    aww :`(
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    adlinbaby Female 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    even though I don`t enjoy smoking it since its illegal and I get super paranoid I don know lots of people that are just happier when they smoke.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 5:53 pm
    If it hadn`t been for the link title I would`ve had absolutely no clue what this was about until the very end.

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    redspade Male 13-17
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    August 17, 2010 at 6:08 pm
    this just shows how much perspective matters.
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    SKINNERNSC Male 30-39
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    August 17, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    worked in portugal
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 17, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    jwhalerfan: ..And don`t be afraid for your kids, they are going to try it, legal or not. If they like it, they`ll continue to smoke it, legal or not.

    Prime example of ZERO thought process, Or should I say a thought process influenced by a frequent marijuana user ?

    Yeah, Just let the kids do whatever they want and be irresponsible and screw up their lives over getting that next high. <sarcasm>

    The majority of people have not and will not smoke pot or consume illegal drugs. I know former pot users right now, That don`t want their kids to follow in their footsteps. So quit lying about it by saying `They are going to try it`, It`s a quitters attitude and it stinks.

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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    I don`t get the big deal with weed. There are plenty of drugs which are far safer that should be legalised first. Ecstasy for example.
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    Mitchster Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 6:40 pm
    Hey, jimbobsthebe, I don`t mean to be condescending or anything, but, uh, ecstasy is not safer than marijuana at all.
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    chrunchy Male 30-39
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    August 17, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    I would sooner legalize pot than government-sponsored casinos, lotteries and on-line gambling - which only feed on the poor.
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    Ghostofme16 Female 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    lol this video is such BS. Absolutely NOT how it happened lol...
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    nunki Female 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 6:51 pm
    That was really freaking cool. It doesn`t matter whether you`re for or against pot, that was a really well-done video. Even if you don`t agree with it, you have to admit the video does make some interesting points.
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    NoArms5534 Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm
    Pot heads are so delusional it`s insane.

    Oh, and I`m for an end to marijuana prohibition.
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    xbx214 Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 7:18 pm
    Where not delusional we just understand something you dont because your too afraid to smoke a plant so you just bash it because of what the "law" says... Dont you understand anything?
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    LOL, Really Mitchster? Ecstacy is more dangerous than Mary Jane...well I`ll be damned. :-P
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    August 17, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    elHadji >> cancer link
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    YoungOola Male 13-17
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    August 17, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    Actually, it was the paper industry. They were starting to see competition and labeled marijuana and hemp as dangerous and made it illegal.
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    FlamedNight Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    @ xbx214

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    Supersyko Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 7:52 pm
    The way i see it, if it dose pass and were allowed to have pot again, its gonna be hilarious in the future text books, just like the alcohol prohibition was in the olden days.
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    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    August 17, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    To be completely honest some psychopath like me would just try to gain a monopoly so I could rule all of the addicts.

    Not particularly against it but won`t do it myself.
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    connor53 Male 13-17
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    August 17, 2010 at 8:03 pm
    Even if it is legalized it should be restricted the same way alcohol is. No driving, smoking in public, or using under 21.
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
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    August 17, 2010 at 8:04 pm
    Nice animation. It is funny what people can convince themselves of. The grass is always greener on the other side I suppose.
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    OmgZelda Female 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    I don`t get the big deal with weed. There are plenty of drugs which are far safer that should be legalised first. Ecstasy for example.

    ---

    <sarcasm>Great idea! So we can have everyone dying in the streets from dehydration. Oh, and getting holes in their brains from the serotonin washes. And grinding their teeth down into nothing.

    Totally better than people sitting around, smoking a bowl, getting munchies and drinking water/pop/juice when they get the pasties.

    DEFINITELY safer than marijuana. </sarcasm>
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    dax2009 Female 50-59
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    August 17, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    I
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    dax2009 Female 50-59
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    August 17, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    (sorry, carpal tunnel) I grew up with alcoholic/drug useing brothers. I would any time,any where rather be around someone smoking pot than someone drinking.
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    I don`t really see an argument for keeping marijuana illegal. That being said, I don`t buy a lot of the bogus BS about hemp-made crap and smoking pot in lieu of medicine. It`s a drug, you smoke it to get stoned, the end.

    Just legalize it and focus efforts on drugs that actually cause problems (cocaine/crack, meth, heroin).
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    Dragonlord Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 9:00 pm
    This video is filled with straw men and false analogies. I agree with legalization of marijuana, but this video uses many arguments that I would not use in any real debate.

    Still, a good video.
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    tvremote Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm
    So these people can`t be happy without marijuana? That sort of seems to be the message that I get from this. I know it`s not physically addictive, but sometimes I wonder how people can argue it`s not psychologically addictive. This cartoon does more to make pot-heads look like drug addled crackheads than casting them is a sympathetic light. But I`m pretty sure that`s just me.
  84. Profile photo of Ogen
    Ogen Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm
    @CrakrJak maybe what he should have said is "the kids who are going to try weed are going to try it, legal or not."

    Not every person wants to try it, not every person is going to try it. But the people who want to try it, will. There is no stopping them. We have proved that with nearly one-hundred years of prohibition. We proved it with alcohol too. If someone really wants it, and it is easy to make/grow, they will get it. And the government can`t stop people from getting it.

    They have tried everything to stop people from smoking it. And nothing has worked.

    I personally think that making it legal will keep it out of the younger populations hands. It will be the adults responsibility to keep it from their kids. Currently, all that is between kids and pot is ten dollars.
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    xaqshanr Male 13-17
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    August 17, 2010 at 9:24 pm
    Marijuana has been shown to increase the risks of head, neck, lung, prostate and cervical cancers, adult-onset giloma, increases the risk of memory loss(~50%), and has potentially harmful psychological and psychomotor impairment effects.

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has also reported that there is four times the amount of tar in a marijuana cigarette than in a tobacco cigarette.

    Used PubMed and LexisNexis Academic to get this info.

    Considering these risks, I would be cautious about allowing the legalization of recreational marijuana use (it`s got pros and cons, just like any other drug, and can be abused and lead to problems if not under control).

    I`m all for medical use though - there just aren`t many other viable alternatives since it is capable of relieving pain, controlling vomiting and nausea, stimulating appetite and reducing anxiety. Weighing the previous dangers against the limited options of the chronically ill is an entirely di
  86. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 17, 2010 at 9:45 pm
    @jakeamadude I googles US Gov Stats and that`s what`s listed for 2003. The more recent years were not updated with alcohol deaths. Might be slightly less... or more.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 17, 2010 at 9:47 pm
    recently watched a documentary on this... in that they said it was predominantly used by migrant mexicans and poor blacks so outlawing it was a way to keep those populations oppressed..... I don`t know if it`s true but you know how us white guys are... you just can`t trust us.. :D
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 17, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    Portugal legalized it in 2003. Everyone said crime and drug use would rise.... didn`t happen. they went down.

    google it yourself and find out
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    Jui37 Female 18-29
    463 posts
    August 17, 2010 at 10:09 pm
    I`m going to avoid all the big arguments and just comment on the vid: The po po be LURKIN`!
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    Moosh Female 18-29
    196 posts
    August 17, 2010 at 10:34 pm
    Can`t you people see what legalizing pot for everyone (not just medicinal cases) would actually do? I think less than everyone is expecting. I don`t think crime will increase or decrease that much. The government will regulate it and its potency. More potent strands will pop up illegally and be sold the same way most weed is mainly sold today.

    Think amphetamines and cocaine (I can`t think of a better analogy right now). One is legal, one is not. Both are still widely being used.

    That being said, I can`t say I feel too strongly about either side of the arguement.
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    mcmonkeyman Male 13-17
    243 posts
    August 17, 2010 at 10:44 pm
    sure sure sure.... whatever... but lets just say that every person i know that smokes weed all the time are drating losers that will amount to nothing but spending poo loads of money on weeed... useless people.. all of them
  92. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm
    Ogen: If it remains illegal there will be more people reluctant to try it. The less demand for it (and other illegal drugs) the better off America is.

    It`s the demand for them that causes crimes like theft, smuggling, homicide, rape, and more. Just don`t try to tell me that no one dies for marijuana, I`ve seen the pictures of mexican drug mules shot in the head after delivering their loads of 75lbs. of marijuana in backpacks across the border.
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    kribbe Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 10:54 pm
    @xaqshanr, yeah i`ve got a hard time believing in you due to an american study proving that marijuana use decreases the size of tumors
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    rakoonhat Female 30-39
    654 posts
    August 17, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    i cant see any benefit really. you can get prescriptions thay help all the problems pot supposedly does, and its cheaper.
    i dont however, like emprisonment for possesion. its such a waste of time, money, and space. save jail for real criminals
  95. Profile photo of Raisin_Hell
    Raisin_Hell Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 11:44 pm
    CrakrJak: "The majority of people have not and will not smoke pot or consume illegal drugs. I know former pot users right now, That don`t want their kids to follow in their footsteps. So quit lying about it by saying `They are going to try it`, It`s a quitters attitude and it stinks."

    Actually yes, a lot of people have. Under the second heading, there is a reference to a survey (that is sourced), about the amount of people in America over the age of 12 that ADMITTED to trying marijuana at least once, with it being around 40%. I`ll admit, that indeed, that is not the majority, and also people who have done it and admitted it may not have liked it our have changed there stance on it, but there also are people who were not surveyed, or did not want to admit to marijuana use on a study, so I am not sure were that margin of erro
  96. Profile photo of Raisin_Hell
    Raisin_Hell Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 11:50 pm
    **Oops, I got cut off.**
    so I am not sure where that margin of error would be at. However, to me 40% population of America is a lot of people, and I am sure it is similar, if not greater here in Canada, because, correct me if I am wrong, we seem to have a laxer stance on marijuana use and consumption here (or at least where I live).

    Also sorry for the typos, it`s 2 in the morning here and I`m tired.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    August 17, 2010 at 11:50 pm
    It`s the demand for them that causes crimes like theft, smuggling, homicide, rape, and more.
    Crakr, there`s something very twisted in your view, along with others like you (read: Conservatives) who are willing to advocate the right of people to carry around loaded guns, while denying the right of people to smoke pot. Very twisted indeed.
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    jwhalerfan Male 30-39
    220 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 12:08 am
    Crakrjak: "The majority of people have not and will not smoke pot or consume illegal drugs."

    HAhA what planet do you live on? Seriously, stop posting.
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    KrackerJack Male 40-49
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    August 18, 2010 at 12:10 am
    I sooooo have an opinion about this. Drugs are bad. I have a light grasp on how supply and demand works. Drugs should be illegal because people won`t want to try them they are, that creates a demand for illegal drugs so to squash demand completely you need to remove the supply of drugs so that people won`t demand hem because it is pointless. I had an economics teacher try to tell me one time that by increasing the supply of goods you decrease the demand but he was clearly a liberal homosexual and didn`t realize that drugs are the only things that defy the economic model of supply and demand.
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    jwhalerfan Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2010 at 12:25 am
    Some people understand what`s going on, but most don`t. And that`s true the world over with Weed... It has nothing to do with its effects on the body!! It`s all about lobbyist and greed. Weed is illegal because people didn`t want to lose money. Period.

    I hardly smoke. I wouldn`t consider myself a pothead. Although when I do, I really enjoy it. Great for recreational use. My biggest problem with the debate is our Governments deciding what we can and can`t do. It sickens me. If pot becomes legal and interstate commerce comes into play, then by all means, Feds, get involved. That`s what you`re there for.

    Ok, so weed isn`t all that healthy for us. Big f***king deal. EITHER ARE THESE ENERGY DRINKS AND FAST FOOD CHAINS and whatever other crap is allowed for consumption with the collapse of the former FDA process. And it`s ok to feed your young child Methylphenidates(ritalin, etc)? Gimme a break.

    There is no debate on this... since everyone is debating the wrong
  101. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 18, 2010 at 12:26 am
    Do Not Feed The Troll Below
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    jwhalerfan Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2010 at 12:26 am
    It`s more dangerous to cross a busy street than to puff and eat a sandwich.
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    ironNeil Male 13-17
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    August 18, 2010 at 12:35 am
    kraker,jwhaler, you and every one else arguing one way or another needs to do some research on both sides of the argument before deciding. if we dont well hust be arguing untill the end of time.
  104. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 18, 2010 at 12:36 am
    jwhalerfan: So then you`re in favor of banning people from crossing the street ?
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    jwhalerfan Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2010 at 12:38 am
    Any intelligent people on here?
  106. Profile photo of jwhalerfan
    jwhalerfan Male 30-39
    220 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 12:39 am
    Krakr I honestly think the world would be a better place if pot was legal and YOU were banned.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 18, 2010 at 12:39 am
    ironNeil: I`d like to advise you and others to investigate Baalthazaq`s post 2 pages back, and A1butcher`s post 1 page back in the comments here.
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    ironNeil Male 13-17
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    August 18, 2010 at 12:39 am
    at least two
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 18, 2010 at 12:42 am
    jwhalerfan: My `Troll` comment was not aimed at you, Sorry if you thought it was.

    Seems that someone decided to make a troll account against me tonight.
  110. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 12:52 am
    jwhalerfan: I`m against medicating so many kids for `Hyperactivity` or `ADHD`, I`m inclined to believe the diagnosis of these `disorders` is far too common then it should be.

    I believe that trend is being driven more by parents that don`t have the time or patience to teach their kids appropriate behavior than any actual `disorder`.
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    jwhalerfan Male 30-39
    220 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 12:54 am
    Based on certain ridiculous posts, I am now in favor of required IQ testing for voter registration.
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    Mr_Chubbles Female 13-17
    288 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 1:11 am
    I can`t see pot being legal for anyone under a certain age, and only a few strands woulkd be approved. Yes, drug use would go down, but there would have to be laws in place (eg, driving) and the people who smoked it would still be non-nice individuals. Blegh.
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    jwhalerfan Male 30-39
    220 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 1:18 am
    Actually, Chubbles, the millions of Americans who smoke pot are on the road with you everywhere you go. And they`re high. Legalizing it would most likely decrease the number of people driving high, as there would be a general fear from the non-smokers that would force police to carry some kind of device to determine your "highness".

    The nice thing about pot being illegal right now is most people have no idea who is high and who isn`t. Not all potheads look and act like Jeff Spicoli. Trust me.
  114. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 1:30 am
    jwhalerfan: I`m sure some lab is working on such a device, But legalizing it won`t lessen the problem.

    Plus I don`t really think you would want it legalized. There are large corporations already looking into mass production in California. Once big business gets it hands on the marijuana industry you can kiss the variety and higher THC levels goodbye. They`ll undercut the individual growers to the point that it won`t be profitable for them, Then buy them out.

    Sorry, But that`s how capitalism works. The price will drop, quality and choice will disappear, and you`ll be buying your pot the way you buy cigarettes.
  115. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 2:00 am
    jwhalerfan: Sure grow your own. What you don`t understand about big business is that they have the money to hire the lobbyists to make the laws, rules, and procedures.

    Do you know what it entails to grow tobacco in America ? The farms have to be licensed, inspected, and are taxed.

    Are you willing to pay a large fee for a farm license, Have your crop inspected, and be taxed on it ? If not you`ll be illegal, and not just `kinda illegal`, Like it is now in California, With a fine and a smack on the hand. You`d be treated like a `moonshiner` and convicted of a felony if caught. And getting caught a second time means they`ll throw away the key after they lock you up, seize your home, car, and other assets.
  116. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 2:36 am
    jwhalerfan: Yes you can make your own beer and wine, For your own consumption and under certain volume limits. However, If you ever try to sell that product or produce amounts over the legal limits you will be breaking the law.

    You can be assured that corporations will not only write the limits into the law, They will set those limits very low as to avoid competition.

    If you don`t know these facts about capitalism and how the system really works, You will be in for a rude surprise if it ever is legalized.

    I`m not making these facts up, It`s happened to tobacco and it happened to alcohol after prohibition was repealed, It will happen to pot as well, Bank on it.
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    jwhalerfan Male 30-39
    220 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 2:52 am
    100 bucks says you have less than 1 friend, offline.
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    Froggybuster Male 13-17
    122 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 2:53 am
    LMAO this video is so rediculously retarded. Although, I suppose the hospitals built from the tax would be useful to treat all the schizophrenics from the weed. And to look after those wasters who do nothing but sit at home smoking the herb.
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    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 3:13 am
    ridiculous...it`s spelt ridiculous...
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    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1455 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 3:52 am
    @a1butcher

    You missread my sentence. I said show me a case where smoking LEAD to cancer, not that it COULD lead.

    Cannabis isn`t radioactive, hence, no cancer.
  121. Profile photo of Dutch-Master
    Dutch-Master Male 18-29
    52 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 4:00 am
    im from Holland, most of u peeps know its legal here to smoke weed
    anyways, there has never been a problem here in all these years its been legal
    in fact, u americans grow up thinking its hella cool to smoke weed, even when ur older u still think that way, rappers brag about it etc.
    Here, its normal, there`s nothing really cool to it. I dont know the figures but i bet relatively speaking kids around here will leave a blunt alone faster than american kids. Because there`s nothing to it.
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    elHadji Male 70 & Over
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    August 18, 2010 at 4:14 am
    Will you marry me?
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    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1455 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 4:24 am
    @KrackerJack.

    Dude marijuana grows like a weed, have you ever wondered why they even call it that? One plant (that blossoms once every 2-3 months) can give you up to 300grams of the sweet stuff, and you only need about 1 gram per joint. The only thing you need, is a pot, dirt, and water.

    And companies can`t sell marijuana you idiot, you can`t take patent on stuff that comes straight from nature.

    Instead of using your head, use your eyes and read a book.
  124. Profile photo of Manipura
    Manipura Female 18-29
    61 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 4:25 am
    @ elHadji
    "Cannabis isn`t radioactive, hence, no cancer. "

    "hence" made you look and sound stupid and ignorant
  125. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1455 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 4:27 am
    @Manipura.

    Prove me wrong then.
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
    822 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 4:44 am
    Cracker Drat... what on earth are you talking about? I have never heard of a license to have a personal garden with tomatoes or any other sort of vegetable in it.
  127. Profile photo of Manipura
    Manipura Female 18-29
    61 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 4:45 am
    Cancer is multifactorial, means that there are many factors involved. In other words, there is no single cause for any one type of cancer.

    It`s not radiation that will directly lead you to cancer. Get it "hence"?

    what causes cancer
  128. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
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    August 18, 2010 at 4:47 am
    I meant prove my other statement wrong, show me a case where someone got cancer from smoking pot.
  129. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1455 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 4:53 am
    Manipura. You`re an idiot. The rest you`re thinking about is the body`s biological structure, age, chance, genetics etc.

    A drug is just a trigger. HENCE, why going in deep detail of what the other causes are makes it irrelevant since we`re talking about drugs.
  130. Profile photo of JonasQuim
    JonasQuim Male 18-29
    115 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 4:53 am
    End prohibition, Give people the freedom our governments so ridiculously preach!
    Stop us paying taxes to feed and maintain drug dealers in prison! Regulation, control and rehabilitation would cost less!
    If the tax was as high as it is on ciggarettes and alcohol it would generate millions for the economy!
    Put an end to the millions generated for al quaida and the taliban by reducing the demand for their main sources of income.
    Prohibition doesn`t work, 40 years the war on drugs has been going on, what have we achieved?
    Here is some counter propoganda for all that DEA bullpoo /1/hi/7098340.stmWeed Halts Cancer Growth
  131. Profile photo of Manipura
    Manipura Female 18-29
    61 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 4:55 am
    Just read what causes cancer. But not only with your eyes, you will need a brain for that too.
  132. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1455 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 4:58 am
    I think you forgot to look -and- use your brains.
  133. Profile photo of Manipura
    Manipura Female 18-29
    61 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 5:00 am
    hence
  134. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 5:07 am
    Wait, so when they banned the `flower sniffing` everyone turned to smoking? doesn`t taking weed mean you have to smoke anyway? I`m confused. Either way, go bad guys!
  135. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1455 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 5:43 am
    "It`s the demand for them that causes crimes like theft, smuggling, homicide, rape, and more. Just don`t try to tell me that no one dies for marijuana"

    Yeah that`s why a legalization or decriminalization would solve that problem. Being under the influence of weed doesn`t make you aggressive.
  136. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 6:06 am
    I pretty much agree with Link_Hiei.
    I can see making it legal from a medical standpoint; the benefits are obviously there.
    I can definitely see it becoming industrialized and bastardized, so then if you want *good* weed, you`ve got to get the `organic` stuff. Then you`ll wind up paying more for that, just like anything else that`s organic.
  137. Profile photo of jwhalerfan
    jwhalerfan Male 30-39
    220 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 6:29 am
    Still, no one gets the point. Forget the effects. Forget the hazards. I think Red Bull is more dangerous.

    People who want pot legalized just want to grow their own plant(s). That`s the fight. Fu** the government and their control.

    We can make our own beer. We can make our own wine. Let us grow our own weed. We don`t want to sell it. We just want to smoke our own. Legally.
  138. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 6:45 am
    The Govt. makes tons of money keeping things the way they are.
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    x13purplesta Female 30-39
    235 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 7:19 am
    This was very enjoyable.

    Most guys that I have known get aggressive when you add alcohol. Smoking weed is a much better option. Domestic violence would decrease, for sure. And for that reason alone it should be legalized.

    I am unclear on the actual effect that marijuana has on the lungs, though. I`m a big anti-smoking type of person (especially around kids, even if they are your own!) so it`s hard to just jump on this bandwagon. Your lungs, your choice, same as cigs, I guess.

  140. Profile photo of jib
    jib Male 18-29
    314 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 7:40 am
    "Fu** the government and their control."
    hell lets get rid of of this national healthcare too!
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
    3621 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 7:41 am
    Well that was an incredibly subjective and depositioned perspective to the matter... funny animations tho.
  142. Profile photo of jib
    jib Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 7:47 am
    "It`s the demand for them that causes crimes like theft, smuggling, homicide, rape, and more. Just don`t try to tell me that no one dies for marijuana"

    I don`t care if some low life thug who steals, rapes, and smuggles dies. I say thats less scum in the world to worry about.
  143. Profile photo of jib
    jib Male 18-29
    314 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 7:52 am
    WOW elHadji you idiot
    "You missread my sentence. I said show me a case where smoking LEAD to cancer, not that it COULD lead."

    nothing GIVES you cancer, hell there are such things as smokers that never get cancer and instead form natural causes. You don`t smoke something and immediately get cancer. After time, the chemicals slowly weaken your body making it more prone to making mistakes and catching diseases
  144. Profile photo of jwhalerfan
    jwhalerfan Male 30-39
    220 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 8:00 am
    "hell lets get rid of of this national healthcare too!"


    i agree!
  145. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1455 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 8:31 am
    jib stop being a moron and read all my comments.
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    kingpong Male 18-29
    639 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 8:53 am
    elHadji. Companies copyright and patent different strains of plants all the time go to Parks Seed Catalog if you don`t believe me. Almost every species of plant has at least one "patented" strain.
  147. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 9:06 am
    @elHadji
    Cannabis isn`t radioactive, hence, no cancer.
    You`re f*cking retarded.

    People who want pot legalized just want to grow their own plant(s).
    So why don`t they already? It`s not THAT hard, and since all you really need is one plant, if you`re not retarded it`s not difficult to avoid getting caught.

    You`re just complaining because you`re stupid enough to get caught with it...
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    xKiesix Female 18-29
    448 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 9:34 am
    I should not have been high while watching this...
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    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 9:39 am
    Ooo Ooo I have a legit question!!! If they legalize pot will employers be permitted to drug test if they do not want to hire users? Not trolling, really looking for opinions.
  150. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1455 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 10:23 am
    You know, instead of wasting your time calling me names you could look up and try do find a case where a person got cancer due to marijuana.
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    margot138 Female 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 11:13 am
    Everything was fine until those black propane looking tanks came around
  152. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1455 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 11:30 am
    You know, instead of wasting your time calling me names you could look up and try do find a case where a person got cancer due to marijuana.
  153. Profile photo of Fealiks
    Fealiks Male 18-29
    224 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    Remember, kids: THIS IS PROPAGANDA. Use logic and reason. That being said, I agree generally with the message.

    "Ooo Ooo I have a legit question!!! If they legalize pot will employers be permitted to drug test if they do not want to hire users? Not trolling, really looking for opinions."

    I should think so. Employers are allowed to discriminate people with tattoos and marijuana affects performance, so I don`t see why not.
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    ingrateful Male 13-17
    415 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    haha.... drugs
  155. Profile photo of JonasQuim
    JonasQuim Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    Weed companies will not manufacture poo weed if legalized. Think about it, the standard of weed nowadays is ultra high, and cannabis genetics and strain breeding is an established industry. No company selling shwag would be able to compete with street dealers selling Kush or blues.
    Naturally the standard of weed would have to be higher at worst on par with weed around already to make a buisness viable otherwise customers could just grow their own. Meaning you`d more than likely be able to go to your local off license and pick up a pack of 20 super lemon haze`s *drool*
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    All we do now is waste money trying to fight it and in the process give organized crime a source of income.

    Also if we could prduce hemp(which wont get you high) we could make paper from it which is far more effective than paper from wood it`s also beter than cotton for clothing. We`ve known this for a long time in fact during WW2 they encouraged farmers to get special licenses to grow it because it was needed so badly.
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    August 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    I`m gunna smoke some right now
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    harrydick Male 18-29
    332 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    "Imagine going into brain surgery and the Doc lights up a fat one right before he puts you to sleep."
    =================================

    WTF makes you think a neurosurgeon is going to smoke a blunt right before he performs the surgery(just because it would be legal)?
  159. Profile photo of whatevs
    whatevs Female 13-17
    126 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    well, marijuana is a gateway drug, so it`s possible that if that were gone, there would be a lot less hard drug users. but of course, it`s next to impossible to get EVERYBODY to stop. i say either put as much effort as possible into prosecuting it, or legalize it.
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    Sock1122 Male 18-29
    274 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    i don`t think its quite THAT dramatic but yea its a pretty silly law thats still not been dealt with yet.
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    TehTy Male 13-17
    112 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    I was unaware that if I sniffed weed that I would change colors, all of my medical problems would go away and that if it was taken away from the public, all hospitals would turn to mush then to camps. Didn;t know that.
  162. Profile photo of DuskLord
    DuskLord Male 18-29
    35 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    Whatevs : Are you really that stupid? It`s not a goddamn gateway drug! Jesus christ. Anyway, you can`t stop people from doing it, like any other drugs. Like it seems?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 18, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    thubanstar: Tobacco is not any ordinary vegetable, It is strictly controlled by the government.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    By the way, I`m not against adults that grow their own and smoke it, So long as they don`t sell it or give it to kids.

    I`m against the larger drug/gang/smuggling industry and the crime that goes with it.

    Keep it illegal and educate our children so that they don`t become addicts and fuel the demand for it. Life today is demanding and kids need to learn to live by higher standards, Otherwise we will continue to have to immigrate scientists, doctors, and others to meet our future needs.
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    Keegan31 Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 8:26 pm
    @whatevs Find me one pothead who didn`t drink alcohol first. There`s your gateway drug.
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    DeRob Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2010 at 9:00 pm
    drug laws are stupid, period. i`ve never known one substance abuser, of any substance that let the law decide if they were going to do drugs or not. Theres not one pothead out there who smokes it illegally who this one day, "Maybe I`m not gonna do it cause its Illegal" let alone coke heads, tweakers, e-tards, etc. All drug laws do is fill up prisons that we have to pay for with taxpayer money. Legalize and tax ALL drugs.
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    Koner_Rox Male 18-29
    112 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 9:07 pm
    The part that stands out the most to me is the dude who passed on the flower. Just because its legal doesnt mean everyones gonna be a stoner or that youre going to have to change your ways because other people wanna do what they wanna do. its called freedom of choice for a reason.
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
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    August 19, 2010 at 2:38 am
    CrakrJak
    Male, 40-49, Midwest US
    5023 Posts Wednesday, August 18, 2010 4:19:38 PM
    By the way, I`m not against adults that grow their own and smoke it, So long as they don`t sell it or give it to kids.





    stating the obvious...how many home brewers sell homade beer or wine to kids?...very very few i would think...
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    Homegrown71 Male 18-29
    224 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 6:35 am
    @Keegan31
    I didn`t drink before I tried weed. In fact weed was my reason for avoiding alcohol up until now when I realized I actually like beer but the hard poo, not so much.

    Now the only negative effects of weed I feel after quitting are not the regressive addictive I-gotta-have-it feelings but simply that I can`t get a good career job or join the military because I was caught with a roach of a joint. It`s getting to the point where I should just start smoking again, why should I stop smoking something I love if my past use of it is always going to follow me...might as well keep it as a present usage. I haven`t felt so unproductive in my life and weed isn`t contributing to that feeling.
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    IamBored29 Male 18-29
    648 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 6:40 am
    This country is far too conservative for it to be legalized...its crap.
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    elderban Male 30-39
    390 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 9:48 am
    They had to turn it into a cartoon so the politicians would understand it. B-|
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    mac_n_cheese Male 13-17
    148 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 10:47 am
    pause it on 2.24, ita a sad face, see what hey did there?
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    wertiana Female 13-17
    221 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    wow i still hate marijuana just as much

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    pandabear21 Female 18-29
    150 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    thetas, do you not buy vegetables from the grocery store? I have a decent sized garden and still buy fruits and vegetables from the grocery store. I love mangos but i cant grow them in Michigan, and i cant grow tomatoes year round. Sure i could go out and buy a few 1000w hps lamps and fancy hydro stuff and grow tomatoes year round, but its more cost effective to go to the grocery store when i cant grow them.
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    August 20, 2010 at 12:48 am
    All I could think about watching that was Super Paper Mario.
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    lorface Female 18-29
    78 posts
    August 22, 2010 at 1:10 am
    it`s rather oversimplified here, but I do agree with the *general* idea here.
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    awsome-guy Male 13-17
    151 posts
    August 22, 2010 at 10:03 am
    if only i was a cartoon character living in a cartoon world
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    JoexBro Male 18-29
    546 posts
    August 22, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    wertiana, you are still hated just as much
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    Qualara Female 18-29
    101 posts
    August 22, 2010 at 11:23 pm
    Keegan31- I smoked weed before I even tried alcohol. I don`t smoke it anymore, but I don`t drink either. You don`t know how everyone starts.
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    TheGax Male 18-29
    815 posts
    August 23, 2010 at 11:41 am
    i dont smoke that often, but i really agree with the general idea of this video...remember the prohibition? all it did was boost illegal production and the loss of tax money =P
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    Orange_Drake Male 18-29
    3 posts
    October 22, 2010 at 12:20 am
    Very propaganda-ish, but it probably would be better to be able to tax it rather than spending money criminalizing it.

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