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145 Responses to The Argument For Legalizing Marijuana [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of SaintPatty
    SaintPatty Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 4:38 pm
    Link: The Argument For Legalizing Marijuana - You tell `em, Marcy Dolin.
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    Hiromi Female 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 5:03 pm
    awww..poor guy. :(
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    Marcy is a woman.
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2011 at 5:12 pm
    Yeah he sat in the car for a few minutes ... bet he sat there for like half an hour, hahaha!!

    We, the people - WANT POT, FOR EFFS SAKE! Decriminalize!
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    Keyh Male 18-29
    226 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 5:12 pm
    How about this:

    "Sitting on my computer, whacking off to child porn. I do this once a day. I`ve been doing it for 35 years; ever since I hit puberty. It feels good. Without it, I`d be raping children. I`m not hurting anybody. I`m just here in my own house."

    "There are worse things" is not an argument for something.
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    AntPharm Male 18-29
    950 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 5:18 pm
    awyeeeeeee
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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 5:25 pm
    Medical Marijuana I 100% totally agree with.
    If Marijuana was consumed in private at home, I 100% agree with it, so long as they do not have young children.
    Its just in public I don`t want to have to walk into people who are high, I get that enough already and its annoying as poop.
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    kineo Male 30-39
    68 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 5:26 pm
    @Keyh: I think the bigger argument is that it`s legitimately helping people where the alternative is a terrible alternative.

    How about this: You`re thirsty. You can have a glass of clean water or you can have a glass of dirty water. They both will cure your thirst, but one will have undesired side effects.

    Anyone can play the straw-man game.
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    bombaytech Male 18-29
    151 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 5:26 pm
    "What are they going to do, arrest me?"

    Yes. Yes actually. What, you think they won`t just because you are old or something?
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    Zombiemike Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 5:28 pm
    I live in South California, it`s pretty close to legal here.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 5:31 pm
    it`s not going to happen
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    Gortrok Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 5:32 pm
    @Keyh: That`s not the same thing AT ALL. Child porn hurts the children by screwing them up psychologically and sometimes physically. Marijuana... gives you the munchies. That is a ridiculous anecdote to use.
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 5:38 pm
    @Keyh that actually makes alot of sense. except the fact that child porn is morally wrong by our standards, whereas smoking a plant does not conflict with morals, nor does it hurt anyone in the case that there are worse things. i dont smoke weed cause i have a lung disease, but im all for medical mrijuana. but as corrupt as the US is they want money aimed towards buying pharmaceutical drugs.
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    bombaytech Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 5:39 pm
    Gortrok , kineo

    Okay, since it`s not the same argument and marijuana absolutely hurts nobody.... WHERE DO YOU THINK IT IS COMING FROM... the magic mystery wagon? How much cartel and gang money do you think is wrapped up in your harmless little toke? Imbeciles.
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    Sethene Female 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 5:41 pm
    @Keyh "Sitting on my computer, whacking off to child porn. I do this once a day. I`ve been doing it for 35 years; ever since I hit puberty. It feels good. Without it, I`d be raping children. I`m not hurting anybody. I`m just here in my own house."
    How on earth is that relevent? Did you just insinuate smoking weed is tantamount to raping children? Oh dear...
    You do have a vague point, people are abused in the illegal drug trade, but that wouldn`t be a problem if marijuana was legal, now would it?

    @Spl0uf ...Umh, the children that are in child porn ARE being raped and/or sexually abused...it is never excusable. EVER.

    I`ve only ever commented on things here a couple of times but I just felt like things needed to be said.
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    pianok Male 50-59
    320 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 5:45 pm
    I say get you some Granny. If God grew we should be allowed to do it.
  17. Profile photo of bombaytech
    bombaytech Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 5:52 pm
    Marijuana is a dangerous drug. If not for the bazillion side effects it has, it is three times as bad for your lungs than cigarettes, which are barely legal for this alone.

    Marijuana is addicting. I can`t think of a person I know that didn`t know some doper pothead who couldn`t do anything or think anything unrelated to his next fix. Like making some stupid submission on I-A-B to "change the world".

    Marijuana funds cartels and gang lords. It gets people killed. This alone isn`t a reason to make it legal.

    And beyond all that *drum roll*... if America wanted it legal, it would be. It`s not like we couldn`t change the law if we wanted to. We just don`t. And you are wasting your time. It`s a stupid drug, and nothing like alcohol, which taken in moderation is nowhere near as dangerous or stupid. Get over it already. drat.
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    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 6:05 pm
    @bombaytech, i really hope you`re trolling.
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    fedabog Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 6:06 pm
    @bombaytech

    First, Marijuana is the least dangerous drug out there. While smoke inhalation will always be bad for you, it is much safer than cigarettes. Why? You`re smoking a plant, not cat litter and fiberglass. In fact, studies show that Cannabinoids can reduce cancer/tumors in patients. Even compared to alcohol it is much safer. Alcohol tends to make you more depressed and/or violent, causes liver damage, and accounts for many more deaths per year. Plus, different strains of marijuana produce different levels of high, allowing for moderation.

    Second, It is NOT addicting. To say weed is addicting is saying that chocolate muffins are addicting. Sure, I love them...but I can stop any time.I have seen many so called "pot heads" stop smoking and had no withdrawl symptoms.

    Lastly, shouldn`t taking the worlds largest cash crop out of the hands of cartels and into a legal industry be a good idea? Then, crime would be reduced, we could cut our huge budge
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    DaJuCru Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 6:09 pm
    I don`t know where you guys get your weed, but I tend to buy from people I know and trust. they are people who either grow it themselves, or buy direct from their friends that grow it. There is no violent drug cartel or gangs in this equation. Just a bunch of hippies who make money by selling part of their crop.
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    nick12684 Male 18-29
    85 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 6:10 pm
    If her doctor really told her that, then I hope she got a new doctor.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 20, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    I kick myself that I married one of those anti-marijuana people!
    What was I thinking!?

    grrrrrr! I can`t have any fun
  23. Profile photo of Discomonkey
    Discomonkey Male 13-17
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    July 20, 2011 at 6:11 pm
    @bombaytech In my own opinion, Marijuana should not be any more illegal than Cigarettes and Alcohol.

    Smoking pot (the most harmful way to take marijuana) is no where near as bad as smoking cigarettes. No one smokes as much pot as another person smokes cigarettes and even if they are using tobacco when they do, there`s going to be less of it than in a regular cigarette.

    You`re correct when saying it`s nothing like Alcohol. Alcohol is cheap, it`s accessible, and everyone who mildly looks over the legal age can get it. If we`re looking at typical worst case scenarios, "doper potheads" aren`t causing anywhere near as much damage as alcoholics. Drunk driving, binge drinking, alcoholic abusive parenting, young women getting raped after they`ve been drinking because they`re so out of it they can barely walk.
    And drug users are the ones who out right break the law by even possessing their poison?

    If cigarettes and alcohol were invented tomorrow, do you
  24. Profile photo of Crawdaddy197
    Crawdaddy197 Male 30-39
    353 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 6:15 pm
    @bombaytech Do you actually study up on this or just say what FOX tells you to say?
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    bombaytech Male 18-29
    151 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 6:16 pm
    "First, Marijuana is the least dangerous drug out there"

    No, it isn`t. Do some real research that isn`t from High Times.

    "Lastly, shouldn`t taking the worlds largest cash crop out of the hands of cartels and into a legal industry be a good idea? Then, crime would be reduced, we could cut our huge budge"

    Were you going to say cut our huge budget deficit? Because, believe it or not, not that many people are as obsessed with pot as this small but vocal minority. Besides, the pothead group already pays state police salary in fines with their non-addictive non harmful substance that they are always, to their detriment, getting busted with.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2011 at 6:21 pm
    I know someone who had both cocaine and diamorphine (aka heroine) on the NHS. Why not marijuana?
  27. Profile photo of Discomonkey
    Discomonkey Male 13-17
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    July 20, 2011 at 6:21 pm
    @bombaytech Im sure feda means least dangerous illegal drug.
    Feel free to correct me by giving an example of one less harmful.
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    ultimakewl Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 6:22 pm
    this is an argument for legalizing medical marijuana... not all marijuana use

    but just because
    @bombaytech "if America wanted it legal, it would be. It`s not like we couldn`t change the law if we wanted to. We just don`t. And you are wasting your time. It`s a stupid drug, and nothing like alcohol, which taken in moderation is nowhere near as dangerous or stupid. Get over it already. drat."
    just like america didnt want slavery abolished, or segregation ended, or equal rights, or women voters, or gay marriage.
    no rallies or movements or petitions ever changed peoples minds on those issues either, so it clearly wont work here.
    just because the majority of the politically powerful do not want it now does not mean that that wont change

    note: i am not arguing any of your other points. i just dont care that much. im just pointing out how terrible of a reason that specific one is.
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    Keyh Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    "How on earth is that relevent? Did you just insinuate smoking weed is tantamount to raping children? Oh dear... "

    You`re reading the actual example as the point rather than the correlation between the 2 options discussed in the example.

    I`m pretty open minded, but this article did nothing to change my mind on being against marijuana because it makes no points other than "there are worse things that I could be taking."
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    bombaytech Male 18-29
    151 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 6:24 pm
    Yes, ultimakewl, the "let us smoke pot" movement is of the exact same magnitude as abolishing slavery.

    REALLY?
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    bombaytech Male 18-29
    151 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm
    @Crawdaddy197

    If it weren`t for the fact that even President Obama (who I voted for) has openly admitted to smoking pot and dismissed legalizing it, that might be relevant.
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    iceblack Male 18-29
    551 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 6:35 pm
    ""First, Marijuana is the least dangerous drug out there"

    No, it isn`t. Do some real research that isn`t from High Times."

    Umm, yes, yes it is...
    Also, marijuana isn`t addictive. I`m a proud 23 year old guy,
    very articulate, working on my Social Anthropology Thesis, the
    first one of it`s kind in my school, currently attending an
    Educational Sciences degree and about to start teaching in a
    private university

    I`m also proud to say that I smoke marijuana from time to time,
    it helps me to open my mind, think about things I take for granted
    and things that I wouldn`t think normally, which helps me A LOT to
    get out of the box and analyze everything from a different perspective,
    which, I shouldn`t have to say this, is a HUGE quality for today`s society

    If marijuana helps me "recreationally", doesn`t hurt me or others...
    I don`t know why it shouldn`t be legalized for medical
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    mytbozak Male 30-39
    506 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 6:36 pm
    screw you all. make it legal or die
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    fedabog Male 18-29
    90 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    @discomonkey

    Even compared to some legal drugs, its still safer. The rate of addiction for people on drugs like oxycotin, vicodin, percocet, or a vast number of anti-depressants is staggering.

    @bombaytech

    I do not get my information from High Times magazine. Look at the facts, Cigarettes are responsible for around 5 million deaths per year, and are highly addicting. There has not been one recorded case of someone dying because they "got too high". Again, comparing it to alcohol... Alcohol is pretty simple to overdose on. Studies, from universities mind you, have never recorded an overdose on weed.

    As for your argument on reducing the budget deficit, do you even know that marijuana is the largest cash crop. It brings in more money that corn and wheat combined. According to ABC, it brings in $35.8 Billion annually. Now, that is only a small percentage compared to our nearly $15 Trillion shortfall, but it is money...
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    apk892 Male 13-17
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    July 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm
    @bombaytech

    marijuana is not 3 times as bad for your lungs as cigarettes. Maybe if you smoke a blunt but keep in mind you`re also smoking a tobacco leaf when you do that. Also, it is not physically addicting. You do not go through withdrawal symptoms when you stop smoking or vaping or cooking marijuana. The only side effect of stopping is that you might find that the day passes along a little slower because you aren`t high.

    Smoking anything will always be bad for you. Thats why i like vapes. Damn near nothing bad going into your lungs. Anybody ever consider that?

    Also, cigarettes are just so bad for you they should be illegal anyway. Alcohol, you get drunk and go on a rampage either destroying property or getting into fights or something that could probably easily lead to a death (also over consumption of alcohol leads to death). Weed? You just want to sit and chill and if you smoke too much you just take a nap and wake up feeling great. Don`t se
  36. Profile photo of apk892
    apk892 Male 13-17
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    July 20, 2011 at 6:44 pm
    see why its illegal.
  37. Profile photo of iceblack
    iceblack Male 18-29
    551 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 6:50 pm
    @apk892
    And you just said everything that had to be said...
    Wake up people, cigarretes and alcohol are legal just because
    they are a HUGE source of income and those industries could
    not compete with weed if it becomes legal

    Call me a conspiracy theory looney, but it`s true. The prohibition
    is not the only law that is going to be dumped to the trash in the
    matter of "drugs"... Marijuana is going to be legalized sooner or
    later
  38. Profile photo of Discomonkey
    Discomonkey Male 13-17
    1361 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 6:55 pm
    It`s great when all the pot sympathisers are vastly more educated and reasonable about the subject at hand. Stereotype be damned.
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    limphotdog Female 18-29
    673 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 7:05 pm
    Hell yeah, she has a roach clip and everything! True pothead.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 7:05 pm
    @bombaytech

    YA SRSLY!!!
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    planty Female 30-39
    119 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 7:40 pm
    My grandparents grew and used Marijuana...My parents did and I do too.... It works better than any other antidepressant I`ve ever been on. I finally turned back to Mary Jane when three different drugs quit working on me.. I smoke daily and feel far better than when I was on Prozac, Zoloft, or Xanax.
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    kineo Male 30-39
    68 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 8:02 pm
    @bombaytech: First of all, I never said it hurts nobody. And it does not have to come from cartels. That`s a result of it being illegal. And not all pot comes from cartels. Lots of people grow their own.

    Personally, I don`t smoke it. I have no reason to. But I see nothing immoral with smoking it, especially not by those who benefit from it medically or psychologically. I also believe that it`s probably safer than alcohol and cigs.

    The real tragedy is that low-life drug cartels do get money for meeting the demand. Rather than it being a taxable and controllable product, it is instead a substance that is uncontrolled and leads to many unnecessary arrests and broken lives. I don`t directly blame the government for that, but it seems like it could be beneficial to both citizens and the government to make it legal and provide a safer and controlled environment for growers and users.

    Oh, and you`re an imbecile too. Just cause.
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    Klamz Male 18-29
    689 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 8:11 pm
    That`s the argument? Someone who needs seriously ill needs it so why can`t you have it to get high at a party? - Idiots!

    By that argument I should get to have nuclear bombs since other people have them I should get them too!

    ...IDIOTS!
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    Klamz Male 18-29
    689 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 8:18 pm
    "and leads to many unnecessary arrests and broken lives."

    Keep in mind these are people saying, yes I know it`s illegal and I`m going to do it anyways. They deserve what they get! Also keep in mind rapists tell themselves the same thing.
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    kineo Male 30-39
    68 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 8:26 pm
    @Klamz: You`re right, people do knowingly choose to break the law. I don`t feel sorry for someone who does and gets arrested. My point is that there are cases where it`s of no help to society or the individuals or their family and community when unnecessary arrests occur.

    I really have no personal interest in the drug, but I especially hate to see pharma companies profit while people remain sick with side effects when something like this is available and helpful. But they can`t have that relief without legal risk.
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    FAKEBACON Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 8:28 pm
    i understand medically, but rretty sure the pot heads that want it legalized dont have sweet old ladies in mind...

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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 8:34 pm
    "but rretty sure the pot heads that want it legalized dont have sweet old ladies in mind"

    Disease is the excuse, it`s the foot in the door to legalization.

    Imagine for a second a world where alcohol is illegal, but having a joint after a long day`s work is the same as having a beer nowadays.

    Beer drinkers would be arrested for having one beer in their fridge and put in jail. Wineries would be treated the same as a gigantic grow-op. It sounds ridiculous doesn`t it? It`s because we have been raised, being taught that marijuana is a drug, and is used by evil drug people.

    Yes, it has medicinal properties, but it shouldn`t be classified as a drug in the same way coccaine and heroin are "drugs". It`s ludicrous to do so.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 8:40 pm
    Truth is marijuana doesn`t cause people to get violentm, it`s a MUCH MUCH MUCH cheaper habit than drinking, it IS habit forming, but not addictive.

    It doesn`t cause you to trip out and have bad trips. You can smoke too much and puke, but anything you smoke will do that.

    Compared to alcohol, it is the lesser of two evils. If you compare the pros and cons of both, you would definitely agree that alcohol should be banned.

    My point isn`t that however. I don`t want alcohol banned. It`s that out of the two, pot should be legal and it isn`t because the people in charge are uninformed about it. Until people realize how tame pot is compared to booze, things will never change.
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 8:46 pm
    @Batmanners

    I completely agree. But I think alcohol should be banned.

    I hate drunks.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 8:58 pm
    Klamz- Keep in mind these are people saying, yes I know it`s illegal and I`m going to do it anyways. They deserve what they get! Also keep in mind rapists tell themselves the same thing.

    I`m kind of offended that you would even attempt to compare sitting on your deck and sharing a joint with a few buddies to the very serious crime of violating someone sexually. Shame on you.
  51. Profile photo of Discobiscuit
    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    July 20, 2011 at 9:18 pm
    Get a bong. Joints are pretty dirty. But whatever works for you.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2011 at 9:49 pm
    Its not gonna become legal so give up
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    iceblack Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm
    @Fatninja01
    Get over that s#it, it is...
    Look, to not want something to happen is okay, you could even
    express that feeling and protest, that`s your right; but to be
    blindfolded and say "It`s not happening" is just retarded, ok?

    Open your eyes people! C`mon, Humanity is smarter than that,
    I would like to think that, anyway...

    And, yes... People who do something that they know is illegal,
    even if it doesn`t make sense, should go to jail, that`s what
    laws are for... What we really have to do is to legalize it. If
    a cop catches me smoking pot I won`t even ask anything, I know it`s
    illegal and I`m spending some time in jail, that`s the risk

    But it`s also very extremist and stupid to compare it to killing, raping
    or even punching somebody... It is just beyond belief to even think
    about doing such comparison
  54. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 10:25 pm
    Smoking the Reefer Pros and cons
  55. Profile photo of OutWest
    OutWest Male 50-59
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    July 20, 2011 at 10:33 pm
    It should have been legalized, long ago. IMHO
  56. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2011 at 11:50 pm
    Well said.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 20, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    The arguement that sick people need it therefore it should be openly available to all is like saying "sick people need morphine so I`ll set up a drip at my next party".

    The logic doesn`t work.

    oh, i`m in favor of legalizing it.... just sayin you should come up with a better arguement. Like it`s harmless or something.
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    securitywyrm Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2011 at 12:11 am
    Please name an argument against marajuana that meets the following criteria
    1. The negative factor does not also apply to alcohol, tobacco or caffeine, which are legal.
    2. The factor is not directly caused by it being illegal.
  59. Profile photo of Discomonkey
    Discomonkey Male 13-17
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    July 21, 2011 at 12:28 am
    Securitywyrm...I think you just won.

    Also
    Cannabis vs Alcohol
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    fiending Male 18-29
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    July 21, 2011 at 12:31 am
    @Gerry1of1,

    Your argument doesn`t make sense. The two do not equate. Morphine is known to be highly addictive and physically harmful. Cannabis is not. End.
  61. Profile photo of Klamz
    Klamz Male 18-29
    689 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 12:46 am
    And I`m rather offended that your offended by my comparison. It`s very simple, instead of passing a joint you pass an non-consenting person.

    Here`s the fact that everyone tries to deny because they don`t want to admit it. When you need to use a drug to relax or make you happy you`ve obviously got some problems in your life that need to be dealt with and when you alter your mental state by using drugs your choosing to avoid them and put it off and that doesn`t help the situation at all.

    So either suck it up, learn that life sucks and cope with it or suicide because you sound like whiny children "I need drugs, I need drugs, It`s healthy, really!!!! I need it!!!"

    GROW UP!
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    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
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    July 21, 2011 at 1:11 am
    Everyone, just relax
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    Finker Male 40-49
    505 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 1:52 am
    @securitywyrm
    1. Increased risk of psychosis, I shared a house with a guy who ended up in a mental hospital - he smoked too much but it gets some people
    2. Yep, it fits.

    To be clear, I have no issues with smoking or legalising (I think they should to get better control, visibility, and support). As long as people make sure they have some close friends who don`t smoke, and take one month every year without smoking (all those points apply to any drug). If you can`t manage those two things then I suggest there is a problem. If someone says you smoke to much, think really hard if they are right, being chilled out all the time means you don`t get as much done, and over time the attitude sticks even when you aren`t smoking. Personally I prefer speed or acid but each to their onwn :)
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 2:02 am
    I understand Gerry101`s point of view that just because it is useful medicinally doesn`t mean everyone should have access to it- but they still win their individual arguments as to why it should be accessible medicinally and for recreation(unlike some other examples like morphine).

    Apparently Klamz lives in a world where no one he knows needs anti-depressants, has or had cancer, ever gets anxiety attacks or has had severe chronic pain which is all jolly good for him- but these are legitimate needs people have and weed smoked or vaporized (not in pill!) is a safe, relatively instant and easy to adjust dosage legit alternative.

    "It`s very simple, instead of passing a joint you pass an non-consenting person"

    It`s not that simple- because one infringes on the rights of another while a consenting adult smoking a joint does not, no more than sitting on your deck having a beer does. Jeeze Dude..
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    Serpentchick Female 18-29
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    July 21, 2011 at 2:02 am
    The question is should we as people be allowed to decide what we want to put into our bodies.
    If a drug is not ridiculously dangerous, which pot is not, why should we be told we`re not allowed to try it? The government is not our parents, it shouldn`t have the right to tell us we can`t do things if they don`t harm other people. If we are not infringing on the rights of other people, what right do they have to say we cannot do something?
    Of course if you do drugs and use it to infringe the rights of others, such as driving while intoxicated, etc. THEN the government has a right to punish you for doing so, as it has with alcohol. But otherwise, why should they even have a say?
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 2:05 am
    1. Increased risk of psychosis, I shared a house with a guy who ended up in a mental hospital - he smoked too much but it gets some people

    Did you ever find out afterwards what he was diagnosed with? Some conditions aren`t present until your young-adult life and could have been triggered by a multitude of drugs- including alcohol.
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    tsiemens Male 30-39
    515 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 2:08 am
    There are a lot of medicinal uses for marijuana and thats exactly why big brother doesn`t want you to have it.
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 2:26 am
    There`s nothing wrong with weed, it helps me with migraines which I am currently having and am treating ;-) . It really does help with reducing the severity and duration of the pain which is greatly appreciated. Even the frequency of them has dropped since i`ve started getting medical marijuana. I don`t see any reason to demonize it for recreational use either... "hey kids, wanna get high". Heheh, I just don`t see the big deal when we sell far worse narcotics to people every day both by prescription and over the counter. If you don`t smoke fine... just don`t be a little bitch and let me get my smoke on.
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    Finker Male 40-49
    505 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 2:28 am
    @Swaywithme, I don`t know what specific condition he was diagnosed with - his parents weren`t clear, as with many of these things they are never entirely sure but it was attributed to his smoking and an inherrent tendency as you suggest. There seems to be growing evidence that there is a link with smoking presenting a statistically significant trigger (I think a number of other drugs were cited but not alcohol to the same level), but the mechanisms were not entirely understood. Nothing is risk free and it would be a dull world if it were, people just need to take a reasonable level of care and not think any of these things are `safe` whether legal or not.
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 2:34 am
    P.S. I don`t know what this is an argument about. Medical marijuana IS legal in some states.

    Not really an argument.

    Recreational use(smoking to get high) isn`t discussed in this caption anyways...

    So, what are we talking about here?
    I say let`s start a completely new thread on some random and funny topic...
    I have no Idea what`s going on right now

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    Finker Male 40-49
    505 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 3:40 am
    @securitywyrm
    1. Increased risk of psychosis, I shared a house with a guy who ended up in a mental hospital - he smoked too much but it gets some people
    2. Yep, it fits.

    To be clear, I have no issues with smoking or legalising (I think they should to get better control, visibility, and support). As long as people make sure they have some close friends who don`t smoke, and take one month every year without smoking (all those points apply to any drug). If you can`t manage those two things then I suggest there is a problem. If someone says you smoke to much, think really hard if they are right, being chilled out all the time means you don`t get as much done, and over time the attitude sticks even when you aren`t smoking. Personally I prefer speed or acid but each to their onwn :)
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    steve41high Male 18-29
    1153 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 4:11 am
    man i havent had a zoot in months. cravinggg
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 4:19 am
    The writer sounds like a poof.
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
    934 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 4:53 am
    "1. Increased risk of psychosis, I shared a house with a guy who ended up in a mental hospital - he smoked too much but it gets some people "

    Attributing this to marijuana is like attributing it to all the diet cokes he drank. Most likely, there was another cause to his psychosis.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 5:04 am
    This is an arguement for a law that already exists. The doctor probably didn`t want her smoking more pot than necessary because she has clearly become an addict. Doctors know more than patients.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 5:10 am
    @securitywyrm Saying cigarettes and alcohol are bad too is an arguement against those things, not for cannibis.
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    Satkela Female 18-29
    583 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 5:28 am
    Go on Grandma. Marijuana is sometimes better for the body than these "prescribed" drugs from doctors.
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    ohplease Male 50-59
    567 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 6:29 am
    I was on Neurontin for awhile, damn near lost my mind, that is the dangerous poo, not the pot. And that whole supporting the cartel thing is BS. All the stuff I`m seeing never crossed a state line. Buy American!
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    Subushie Male 18-29
    1646 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 6:32 am
    lol, paddy you`re a moron. You obviously know nothing, you cannot become "addicted" to bud. Sure it is habit forming, but I know what addiction is like. Being able to be high on something for months; then stop abruptly and not go through any withdrawals of any kind is not an addiction.
    The argument is about quality of life, the woman see`s that her life is much better and easier to live with when she smokes verses taking medicines that she would absolutely become addicted to.
    And no, Doctors are some of the most common-sense illiterate people in the entire world, they have their eight years of college; But most doctors aren`t the friendly "I truly want to get you better" type of people, most are just in it to pay a mortgage and couldn`t give two poos if you live or die.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 6:49 am
    You`re not addicted to it, yet the people who smoke it do it day after day, and even mug people to get the cash to buy it.

    Nice try tho at justifying your addiction.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3883 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 7:23 am
    if it helps and your body tolerates it, use it. some people have no idea how devastating an illness can be until it happens to them. if i needed something to accomplish what marijuana does, i would certainly use it. and if you don`t think its effects would beat the hell out of traditional western medicine, listen to a tv commercial for a new prescription or read the WARNINGS the manufacturers have to list in their print ads. happy, hungry, and sleepy beats depressed, angry, and in pain any day.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3883 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 7:25 am
    oh, and i`m just saying, growing, processing, and making marijuana available on a commercial basis would put a lot of people to work. and the excise taxes collected could help out the government deficit, too.
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    cola3 Male 18-29
    55 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 7:28 am
    ah, i see DARE really has achieved its goal of poisoning the minds of otherwise intelligent people.

    @tedgp you can believe that if it helps you sleep at night, but youre ignoring all the facts and science. CANNABIS IS NOT ADDICTIVE. habit forming sure, like using the internet. lets make that illegal too and demonize people wanting to live the way they want to because some people who use the internet use it "day after day" and im sure someone somewhere has mugged someone for the money to pay their internet bill or get a new computer.

    but thank you for showing me that you have a superior moral fiber.
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    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 7:37 am
    Smoking pot is not completely harmless (inhaling smoke of any kind is bad for your lungs, and it has the potential to act as a trigger for mental illness) but it is often a better treatment for various conditions with fewer side effects than the usual medications, and it is not physically addictive. End of story.
  85. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 7:37 am
    This is an argument for the legalization of MEDICAL marijuana, not marijuana in general.
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
    718 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 7:39 am
    Thats real nice (my doctor said he would have me arrested if he could) WHAT HAPPENED TO DOCTORS HELPING US!? my doctor (my good wonderful helping,caring doctor) put me on 180 10/325mg Vicodin a Month. he kept me on that for 3 years. till finally he just quit. he retired one month. he left me SWINGING after taking 180 Vics a month to (nothing) of course im still in alot of pain (due to the injury i took them for) but can you imagine the pain i went through? the doubt? the horrible feeling of knowing ive been on a (medicine) for 3 years and now im going to be jerked off it suddenly? well i was and it hurt like HELL... thats doctors for you. no other doctor would put me on that INSANE amount of pain killers a month by the way, so i had to fall off them cold turkey... the thought of it STILL makes my blood run cold... That my friends is how much you should trust doctors. if your hurting or you think something is wrong with you NEVER take one doctors advice. NEVER
  87. Profile photo of username3415
    username3415 Male 18-29
    362 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 7:55 am
    people are afraid of marijuana like little girls
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 8:13 am
    I`ve smoked it since 1971 and... and... I think I`m gonna go eat a hot dog.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 8:23 am
    o/ High five tommy2x4!
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    Jarstar Male 18-29
    5 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 8:34 am
    Consuming it makes me feel better. I understand that I might be forming a habit because it feels so good. There are some undesirable side effects from doing it too often. You can hate me for it, but I just love eating a good ice cream cone.

    Wait, did you think I was talking about marijuana? Whoever heard of "medical ice cream?"
  91. Profile photo of valleybronco
    valleybronco Female 18-29
    93 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 8:46 am
    I use it to help me sleep once in a while but it certainly does not run my life and it`s a whole lot safer then alcohol and prescription drugs.
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    ohplease Male 50-59
    567 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 8:49 am
    @tedgp, show me one person who wasn`t an imbecile or a mugger already who jacked someone for pot money. If you run out there`s always someone who will throw you a bud until you can return the favor.
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    LENARiT Male 18-29
    43 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 9:13 am
    hey ppl, whats with the tweezers?
  94. Profile photo of Klamz
    Klamz Male 18-29
    689 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 9:36 am
    The greatest debates of our time:

    Politics. (If we had decent leaders it would be valid... but we don`t so Fkin Ridiculous)
    Religion. (Fkin Ridiculous)
    Drugs. (Fkin Ridiculous)

    Quite the race of people we are, burn us all before it`s too late.

    "Apparently Klamz lives in a world where no one he knows needs anti-depressants, has or had cancer, ever gets anxiety attacks or has had severe chronic pain which is all jolly good for him- but these are legitimate needs people have and weed smoked or vaporized (not in pill!) is a safe, relatively instant and easy to adjust dosage legit alternative. "

    Then you go to a doctor and if you truly need it to help you he will give it to you. Medicinal use isn`t the debate.

    The debate is someone not needing it just having a good time. The main debates why are simple, because alcohol and tobacco are legal. Guess what THEY SHOULDN`T BE!
  95. Profile photo of diylobotomy
    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 9:41 am
    Are we supposed to feel bad for this woman who has a condition and is getting treatment for it? This isn`t interesting, and it really has nothing to do with the legalization of marijuana. I`m sure the pot she uses is legal.
  96. Profile photo of Fojos
    Fojos Male 18-29
    170 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 9:47 am
    "The debate is someone not needing it just having a good time. The main debates why are simple, because alcohol and tobacco are legal. Guess what THEY SHOULDN`T BE!"

    They shouldn`t be legal because you don`t like either of them? You`re a drating moron. You`re not debating, you`re coming off with your extremely biased pooty religious view.
  97. Profile photo of Fojos
    Fojos Male 18-29
    170 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 9:50 am
    "You`re not addicted to it, yet the people who smoke it do it day after day, and even mug people to get the cash to buy it.

    Nice try tho at justifying your addiction."

    You don`t know what you`re talking about. Good example of someone who was hit by the fear propaganda. The people who steal to get it, know what? They were stealing before they were using marijuana, learn to analyze.
  98. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 9:54 am
    "Sitting on my computer, whacking off to child porn."
    You`re smoking something a LOT stronger than marijuana there, bud (pun not intended).

    In order to produce child porn, a child has to be sexually assaulted. Unless it`s drawn porn, in which case... Ew, but no one is getting hurt.

    On the other hand, in order to produce marijuana, it`s just like any other farming.

    How much cartel and gang money do you think is wrapped up in your harmless little toke?
    The only people getting hurt are getting hurt BECAUSE it`s illegal, being attacked by other dealers or thrown in jail to get beaten half to death for taking a toke. If it were legal, guess what happens to the cartels and gangs that are attacking each-other for the money? *POOF* And the world is suddenly a lot safer without the gangs killing each other over a PLANT.
  99. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 9:59 am
    And beyond all that *drum roll*... if America wanted it legal, it would be. It`s not like we couldn`t change the law if we wanted to. We just don`t.
    Guess what? A fair amount of America DOES want it legal, according to most polls and if the number of states slowly legalizing it are anything to go by.

    Know who doesn`t?

    COMPANIES. Because the plant marijuana comes from is incredibly versatile and could put a fair number of companies out of business.

    It`s useful for everything from smoking (against tobacco) to rope to clothing.

    But do you know who has lobbyists and money in Washington that made marijuana illegal in the first place and want to keep it illegal?

    COMPANIES. Which is why the American people`s opinion doesn`t mean anything anymore. It`s money vs. majority, and the politicians can`t line their pockets with majorities.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 10:15 am
    Legalize it, tax it. More money for the gov`t, less money wasted on arresting/processing harmless pot smokers/smugglers, no reason for big drug people to make money off of a legal substance so they lose that market. One reason it isn`t legal right now is because there is no system to check how high a person is at any given time, so police could do nothing about a person driving while high.
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    dblond369 Female 18-29
    178 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 11:00 am
    RON PAUL 2012
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    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
    606 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    I already got my Medical Card... its pretty much legal here in California!
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    jessly424 Female 13-17
    62 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    my mom has just started chemo and it has been making her so nauseas to the point where she just vomits uncontrollably. It`s really scary and none of the anti-nausea medication has worked for her. I have brought up the idea of marijuana considering they were supposed to move to holland right before she was diagnosed and they know i have smoked, but she doesn`t want to condone something that is against the law since we live in texas. it makes me so angry that my mom, and other people in similar situations, should be afraid to use something that could actually benefit them and improve their lives just because of its legality
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    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
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    July 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm

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    Finker Male 40-49
    505 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    @securitywyrm
    1. Increased risk of psychosis, I shared a house with a guy who ended up in a mental hospital - he smoked too much but it gets some people
    2. Yep, it fits.

    To be clear, I have no issues with smoking or legalising (I think they should to get better control, visibility, and support). As long as people make sure they have some close friends who don`t smoke, and take one month every year without smoking (all those points apply to any drug). If you can`t manage those two things then I suggest there is a problem. If someone says you smoke to much, think really hard if they are right, being chilled out all the time means you don`t get as much done, and over time the attitude sticks even when you aren`t smoking. Personally I prefer speed or acid but each to their onwn :)
  106. Profile photo of germomiter
    germomiter Male 18-29
    11 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    Smoke of any kind is bad for you. Don`t be a dippoo and say that you want to legalize it for medical purposes. You want to legalize it to get high. If it was a medicine they should just give people it in pills. Or refine it and just give pills of THC. I`m sick of all the arguments saying its for health reasons and so on and so forth. If it is legalized, lets be clear; it will be for recreation, not medicine. There are many other drugs which are better for medical pain killers. I`m not saying that it should or shouldn`t be legal, but don`t lie about why you want it.
  107. Profile photo of Trojan
    Trojan Male 18-29
    511 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    I don`t think cancer patients and people with other diseases or disabilities should be smoking marijuana.

    I think they should be eating the marijuana or just taking THC tablets/pills/injections. Smoking anything isn`t good for you.
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    Locke357 Male 18-29
    128 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    Tobacco is worse, yet it`s legal. Good job society
  109. Profile photo of Klamz
    Klamz Male 18-29
    689 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    "and they know i have smoked" - Jessly

    Congratulations your a drug user. High five? I also like it when people sell meth to kids, this is also your fault by the way.

    Lets keep supporting drugs yeah?
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    not hurting anyone until she burns the house with their grandsons in it while giggling with her mouth full of pizza
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
    1244 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    Legalise all drugs, bang criminals are out of business and lots of money saved, sell drugs through government controlled outlets and bang you are actually making money, reducing crime and have a safer society.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    Look. It is real simple. Legalize and CONTROL!!! The weed that is around now is incredibly stronger than what it should be. You legalize it, you control the chemical, you TAX the stuff, you can save an economy.

    Marijuana is so stuck in the stigma of so many people as a bad drug when there are so many other things that affect you much worse, for cheaper a price, AND IS LEGAL!!!

    Alcohol is the biggest offender.

    If consumed responsibly (much like alcohol is supposed to be), marijuana poses the least threat to the people around the user. This means ages 21 and older, with warning labels, and a THC count or rating. Again much like the % of alcohol that makes up a bottle.

    there is really no reason NOT to legalize except for politicians to make sure they grab votes.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    "not hurting anyone until she burns the house with their grandsons in it while giggling with her mouth full of pizza"

    Wow terrible stereotype. there is absolutely no way a person that smokes weed can have a good job, good pay, a life......Naaaaaaaa

    Jackass
  114. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 5:38 pm
    Congratulations your a drug user. High five? I also like it when people sell meth to kids, this is also your fault by the way.

    Lets keep supporting drugs yeah?
    Let`s also keep supporting the illegal cartels that are selling this stuff and killing people by keeping it illegal.

    Let`s face it, moron, people want it. People are going to get it. Whether you agree that it`s good for you or not, where would you rather the money go:

    1) Some Mexican drug cartel that`s going to kill or corrupt a few cops or politicians, purchase illegal weaponry, push harder drugs on their consumers, and other worse sh*t

    OR

    2) Some farmers and pharmacists who just want to put food on the table and their kids through college, and are willing to jump through every legal hoop to make sure their business survives and they`re getting a paycheck without the risk of jail?
  115. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 5:44 pm
    And don`t try to make any "well, just get rid of the cartels" speech either. Between the DEA and the many, many other organizations working under government order, we`ve been trying.

    But you know what? There are only two ways to "get rid of them:"

    1) Take away virtually all American freedoms and rights, putting police on every street corner patrolling 24 hours a day and checking everyone`s pockets to make sure no one`s carrying ANYTHING, and closing off all our borders to any transport that hasn`t had every inch of it`s construction thoroughly inspected down to the last item on it`s register

    OR

    2) violate other countries` sovereignty by invading without warning (because any corrupted politician could warn of an incoming attack) to destroy the cartel headquarters every time one crops up somewhere.

    I should hope you can see the problems here. If not, then you`re clearly nothing but a scared, brainwashed little prick.
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    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 6:12 pm
    @spanerbulb

    They already tried that in Freetown Christiania.

    It didn`t turn out well.

    In fact it turned out REALLY REALLY BADLY.

    Overdoses took out a large percentage of the populace, it really was like the black plague for them; Not to mention Danish raids that were performed there constantly.

    As for the post: Legalize and distribute only if it`s the stuff without the THC, taking away the point of why most people want it to be legalized.


    There should be stronger laws against alcohol, too. The .08 limit we have now is too high to be on the road, and if tobacco didn`t bring us so much money and keeping our country afloat I say that should just outright be gone from here.

    I don`t drink (of course I wouldn`t, I`m only 20) or smoke or do any drugs whatsoever; whenever I get put on painkillers I take less than the recommended dosage, I practice perfect abstinence (it IS possible, you can`t believe the amount of p***y I turn
  117. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 6:14 pm
    ed down) and you know what?

    My life is drating dandy.

    The only vice I DO have is video games, but I get out of the house every day, and I have some yard work I do, so it`s not hurting me in any way.
  118. Profile photo of dremkast
    dremkast Male 18-29
    69 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 8:00 pm
    Step 1) Legalize it.
    Step 2) Make thorough regulations.
    Step 3) Tax the dratting SH*T out of it.
    Step 4) ??????????????
    Step 5) NO MORE US DEBT!
  119. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    Wow Klamz, you`re going to pick on the daughter of a cancer patient who is afraid to get real medicine, not to mention illegal in that state.

    Bravo good sir, you are high class

    If you don`t like drinking or smoking fine but don`t try to impose your idiotic tyranny telling everyone else what not to

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    lotus78 Female 30-39
    28 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 9:23 pm
    DShephard, Christiana had problems with hard drugs in the late 70s. 10 people died. Hardly a large portion of the population. Since then it`s been under control. In fact, most hard drugs found there are brought in by visitors, and any increase in hard drug use there has been seen all over Denmark. The biggest problem they have is because the police are completely disrespectful to them. They come in every evening in riot gear trying to intimidate the locals. They`ve been trying to shut it down for years.

    Oh, and I`ve been there. Lovely place with lots of chilled out hippy types. Really a beautiful community that has run successfully for decades. I wonder where you got your info from, as it is quite inaccurate.
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    Gibleto Male 18-29
    28 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 10:05 pm
    I laugh at this debate. Pot smokers on this forum, why care what these misinformed people think? I know it will get legalized one day and once it does I will probably not smoke any more or less than how much I do right now. (Although I`ll probably start growing to support my own habit instead of having to pay for it.) I smoke a lot of weed. I love it. :) I couldn`t give a damn about what people think of me. I won`t stop in the near future, I feel no need. It isn`t negatively impacting my life negatively in any way other than costing a lot (for me anyway). I love smoking pot. I know the truth. So raise your blunt, joint, pipe, bong or vape or WHATEVER to a toast in the name of the herb: that pot, no matter the legal status, is an amazing plant that should be cultivated and explored thoroughly. :)
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    katie-marie Female 18-29
    24 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 11:03 pm
    @dremkast - You realize that taxing pot wouldn`t be a drop of water in the ocean for our debt? We are in trillions of dollars deep. Even a 20% tax wouldn`r do poo.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 11:24 pm
    i mean seriously? why is this a drating debate? i remember my dad yelling at me for smoking pot with a cigarette in one hand, its like .... *palmface*
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    diggierolls Male 18-29
    151 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 11:40 pm
    weed frees the mind <3
  125. Profile photo of Finker
    Finker Male 40-49
    505 posts
    July 22, 2011 at 2:09 am
    @securitywyrm
    1. Increased risk of psychosis, I shared a house with a guy who ended up in a mental hospital - he smoked too much but it gets some people
    2. Yep, it fits.

    To be clear, I have no issues with smoking or legalising (I think they should to get better control, visibility, and support). As long as people make sure they have some close friends who don`t smoke, and take one month every year without smoking (all those points apply to any drug). If you can`t manage those two things then I suggest there is a problem. If someone says you smoke to much, think really hard if they are right, being chilled out all the time means you don`t get as much done, and over time the attitude sticks even when you aren`t smoking. Personally I prefer speed or acid but each to their onwn :)
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    July 22, 2011 at 2:27 am
    I don`t smoke pot,but it should be legalized.
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    Ogen Male 18-29
    441 posts
    July 22, 2011 at 2:47 am
    I could convince anyone that legalizing is the way to go. But there is no one who is informed about the topic and yet against it, there are just people who profit from it being illegal.
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    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    July 22, 2011 at 3:54 am
    Marihuana today is nothing like the stuff 20 years ago, it`s been boosted and is more like a real harddrug these days.

    It`s addictive and not good for the health. But then so is alcohol and tobacco.
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    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    July 22, 2011 at 5:19 am
    Ya ya, I saw this, a guy did that, ufos exist, I believe in a god, ghosts and mind reading. I asked my Dr. (a cool guy). He said pot is no worse than alcohol . . . but look at how many lives booze has ruined. If yer a weak minded loser, Mother Nature gonna weed you out eventually! Rock On! Woo Hoo!
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    PopCap Male 30-39
    730 posts
    July 22, 2011 at 8:02 am
    @photomstr: If yer a weak minded loser, Mother Nature gonna weed you out eventually! Rock On! Woo Hoo!

    If we lived by that rule... we would rule.
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    xbx214 Male 18-29
    958 posts
    July 22, 2011 at 11:12 am
    Go granny!
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    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
    645 posts
    July 22, 2011 at 11:53 am
    "It`s addictive and not good for the health. But then so is alcohol and tobacco. "

    I quit marijuana like an old hat. Alcohol keeps pulling me in.
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    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
    645 posts
    July 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm
    "How much cartel and gang money do you think is wrapped up in your harmless little toke? Imbeciles."

    Who made it illegal and gave them a back door black market? oh yeah this huge crook named Nixon. If its legal in the states there is no reason to import it from those criminals.
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    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    July 22, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    You know... I kind of want multiple sclerosis now.
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    EinfachKrank Male 18-29
    78 posts
    July 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    Placebo effect.
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    Hemtroll Male 18-29
    363 posts
    July 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    you`d think people would just come out and say that they want it legalized so they can smoke pot instead of riding on the sick like this
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    TypicalJerk Male 18-29
    533 posts
    July 22, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    "How much cartel and gang money do you think is wrapped up in your harmless little toke? Imbeciles."

    Depends on what state you live in. In Oregon, it`s most likely some bed ridden card holder taking advantage of the insane amount they are given, or even better, some stoner college kid in Eugene.
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    FAKEBACON Male 18-29
    586 posts
    July 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    To quote: "*** rs p. 109 par. 2 Drugs ***
    Alcohol is a food and is metabolized by the body to provide energy; the end products are disposed of by the body. However, a psychopharmacologist said: “Marijuana is a very potent drug, and the biggest mistake we make is comparing it to alcohol.” “Molecule for molecule, THC is 10,000 times stronger than alcohol in its ability to produce mild intoxication . . . THC is removed slowly from the body, and many months are required to recover from its effects.” (Executive Health Report, October 1977, p. 3)
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    psilocybinx Male 18-29
    7 posts
    July 22, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    "I think they should be eating the marijuana or just taking THC tablets/pills/injections. Smoking anything isn`t good for you."

    So, you`ll say that smoking is harmful, and yet go on to say, "hey, go inject it!"
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    July 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm
    Haha @ Fakebacon "...many months are required to recover from its effects(marijuana)"

    Q:What kind of crack and pcp laced weed are you smoking on that it`s lasts for a month?

    A:False information
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    Klivel Male 18-29
    106 posts
    July 23, 2011 at 1:22 am
    Lmao... someone actually quoted something from 1977 as if it were scientifically relevant in 2011. That`s about half a step up from quoting Reefer Madness and expecting it to carry weight instead of just make people laugh at your for being a dumbass.
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    FAKEBACON Male 18-29
    586 posts
    July 23, 2011 at 7:23 am
    Because you think any material published before 1977 is erroneous, this was published just last year: "Alcohol consists of one substance only: ethanol. Marijuana contains more than 400 known chemicals, including the same cancer-causing substances found in tobacco smoke. Unlike cigarette smokers, pot smokers tend to inhale deeply and hold the smoke as long as possible to increase the effect of the drug, worsening the damage to the lungs.

    Alcohol is eliminated from the body in a few hours, but THC stays in the body for weeks, possibly months, depending on the length and intensity of usage.

    THC damages the immune system. Alcohol does not."
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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    July 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm
    @FAKEBACON...THC damages the immune system. Alcohol does not."
    Physicians have long observed that excessive
    alcohol consumption can lead not only to liver
    damage but also to increased illness and death
    from infectious diseases such as pneumonia.
    (See, for example, the writings of Philadelphia
    physician Benjamin Rush ). We now regard this increase in disease as
    the result of immunodeficiency caused by alcohol
    abuse. Further, there is reason to suspect that the
    organ damage, such as alcoholic liver disease,
    observed in people who drink alcohol heavily
    is at least partially caused by alcohol-triggered
    autoimmunity in which the immune system
    attacks the body’s own tissues.

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