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America and Marijuana: The Truth of the Matter?

Hits: 13485 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: kitteh9lives
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Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 96 Posts
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 3:02:27 AM
I guess that in the end everyone is wrong when they talk about drug or alcohol use. It is alright as long as your not abusing it. Everything in moderation, that's the key. However, temptations can often be hard to resist. The problem with many drugs, especially alcohol, is that the line between using and abusing is often crossed too easily without knowing. That's the real danger. Been there! Not cool! When it comes to smoking pot; it can in fact have a lot of negative consequences on ones physical and mental health as well. Yet, I do think that the government's policies on the use of marijuana are out of proportion and inhumane (e.g. ruining peoples lives by locking them up for possession). Compromises can, and should be made if the government insists on refusing to legalize. But I think we can all agree that this sh*t's getting out of hand!

Male, 18-29, Western US
 199 Posts
Monday, October 24, 2011 2:04:13 PM
I'll just leave this here.

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 685 Posts
Monday, October 24, 2011 10:30:05 AM
@BB MAL, they see a link between schizophrenia and cannabis. I smoke cannabis myself, so my intellectual processes might be hindered, but i did notice that there are an awful lot of cannabis users, and the number of regular cannabis users is growing, but the number of schizophrenics is not following the curve. One who is not intellectually impaired might reason that the personality type that most schizophrenics have is the type that would use cannabis, and that the cannabis is just bringing out something that is already present, and not actually creating the situation.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1364 Posts
Monday, October 24, 2011 4:20:34 AM
"The squares on here are cracking me up."
shut up, nerd.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1364 Posts
Monday, October 24, 2011 4:19:39 AM
most of the crackdowns are happening in the larger Ca. cities. their correctional centers are not privately run.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 2429 Posts
Monday, October 24, 2011 1:48:02 AM
its pretty crazy that it's still illegal.

Some day they will make shows about the underground pot market, with over the top violence and tons of sex scenes, like boardwalk empire but with weed instead of booze.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3882 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 7:17:05 PM
The squares on here are cracking me up.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 171 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 1:46:17 PM
"Legalizing will cause a whole host of problems that many stoners just don't think about."

Its true.
For example, think of the prison, that instead of being overfilled, will be almost empty (40% of ppl in there are on charges related to pot)
Think of all the vicious prison guards without a job, and and the money that was spent from the governement on prisoners (which cost a ton), that suddenly will have no use.
Think of all the "unemployed" pot dealers who suddenly will have an actual job.
Think of all the extra tax money we wont know what to do with.
Think of all the extra fibers we can get from the stems and leaves, much much more efficient than wood or cotton at creating clothes, and paper.
Think of all the seeds, that are just way more efficient use of ground to feed ppl compared to wheat.

It does bring along a lot of issues ppl dont normally seem to think about.
Less money for cotton, paper, alcohol, petrol,

Male, 30-39, Europe
 1293 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 1:30:40 PM
THe guy complains of governments demonising marijuana while supporting government demonisation of alcohol with blatant misrepresentation of the health effects of whisky.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 218 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 12:17:05 PM
FistOfBono: "Legalizing will cause a whole host of problems that many stoners just don't think about. "

tell that to someone in jail or on probation for possession
besides if it's legal you grow it yourself, no problems

Male, 18-29, Europe
 256 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 12:05:54 PM
I've found most of the reasons for keeping it illegal are removed if the following stance' are taken:
1. What someone does to their own body is their problem/concern (let me know when the obesity issue has been 'fixed').
2. The money that goes to the 'drug lords' does it in the same way as money did during the prohibition.
Laws should be there to protect the public at large from the few who wish harm upon others. Anything more than that and I think the law is overstepping the mark.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 33 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 11:14:12 AM
I love marijuana, but I'm happy with it being illegal. Legalizing will cause a whole host of problems that many stoners just don't think about.

In Canada, we seem to have a happy medium. Pot is illegal, but the government understands that they've got bigger things to worry about.

I say keep it illegal, so we can keep getting it the same way we always have, but stop making arrests over it.

Male, 13-17, Europe
 73 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 10:12:50 AM
hehe, thank god I live in Holland ^^

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 524 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 9:27:13 AM
@luke sales tax on cheetos, doritos, and other "munchies" foods is pretty high. The potheads contribute every time they light up.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2696 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 8:32:12 AM
@Coolhandluke I don't smoke, drink, or do any drugs, and I have absolutely no interest in any of that (my 21st birthday is coming up soon and I still plan to not drink even a sip of alcohol on that day). But I still support the legalization of weed. It's virtually harmless, especially compared to cigarettes and alcohol, and putting people in jail for it is a huge waste of jail space and taxpayer money.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 102 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 8:20:02 AM

I'm with this guy...

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1224 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 8:19:13 AM
Oh and EgalM; my uncle has MS and smokes pot; the negative side effects of it (pot) are significantly less than oramorph (as you probably know), and most other pain killers simply don't work. I'm all for medicinal uses of pot; for some people like yourself and my uncle it improves quality of life no end and it's not right that you should go to jail just for trying to make your life bearable.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1224 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 8:12:58 AM
There are links here and here I never said there was absolute conclusive, concrete proof, as we don't yet know enough about the brain to get that proof but there are links. I'm not completely against pot, in fact I believe it to be less dangerous than alcohol and cigarettes, but you've got to look a both sides of the coins and can't completely dismiss something off hand.

Male, 30-39, Canada
 1710 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 7:39:48 AM
I have to use it to manage pain and help me eat. It would be a pooty thing to go to jail simply because no other meds work for me. Just trying to make it through the day.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 299 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 6:52:43 AM
@mal BB, get your head out of your drating ass. There is no link between schizophrenia and smoking pot. None. About 1% of Americans are diagnosed with schizophrenia, which is the same it's always been, while I'm pretty sure we can all agree that the number of pot smokers has definitely gone up in the past 100 years.

And to people saying "legalize all drugs lol," you're only hurting the cause. The argument is that marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol and WAY less dangerous than tobacco, and all you're doing is trying to make the case that if people can smoke cigarettes, they should be allowed to shoot heroin too. It's not the same.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34254 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 6:46:19 AM

Pot is Schedule 1.
You can all thank Nancy Reagan for that with her "Just say NO" campaign.
That and poor people smoke dope, rich guys who contribute to politicians do lines.

But enough stressfull politics.
Here's Weed Puppy - your Awwww of the Day.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1224 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 1:41:55 AM
Although there are links between marijuana and schizophrenia, in essence it's actually less dangerous than alcohol, and is much less addictive (although addictiveness can be subjective to ones genetics). I can't imagine being mugged or beaten up by some who's high on pot (unless I'm in possession of a large chocolate cake ;), but someone who's drunk? It's almost happened too many times that one day it will.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 48 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 1:19:24 AM
honestly, let them legalize it...all that will happen is that they will sell the cheapest form of marijuana...with no money, potheads will buy it thinking "hey it's the same shiz". pot dealers that sell there own, better stuff, would have to compete with farmers that grow all they can without spending too much on the crop(the cheap shiz). it will sell pretty cheap and the better stuff will be seen as too expensive... MO :3

Female, 50-59, Europe
 6858 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 12:30:04 AM
Coolhandluke, grow up a bit a live a real life, when you have come back and say that. Using drugs is exactly the same as using anything else, there is othing wrong with any drug- the harm comes from what we do with them. I can damage people just as much, if not more with religion, food, and exercise than with drugs..

Male, 18-29, Europe
 812 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 12:29:50 AM
Lol effin potheads are trying to ruin the country! Who do they think they are, trying to legalize a drug!

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