uhmmm...the last 3 presidents and Supreme Court Justices have smoked it? And look what those last 3 presidents and Supreme Court Justices have done to this country. Just another reason why it definitely should not be legalized.
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During Prohibition of Alcohol, people in Minot would not drive north of town for a country drive because there was so much booze running taking place, if they did, they would either be stopped by federal police or get their car jacked by booze runners looking for free transportation to haul alcohol from Weyburn, Sask, the home of Seagram's. It's true.
Prohibition of Pot has had the same results and Mexican drug cartels are happy campers.
The three goofballs were elected into office. Voters cast votes and the person seeking the job wanted them. The job was handed to them by the voters. Romney lost because he is just not that smart and Obama is as dumb as a post, so the choice was easy.
They voted for an incompetent oaf who plays golf and flies around in a big airplane. Doesn't take a genius.
It is what tptb want, an idiot for president, and the voters oblige by doing the moronic thing and casting their vote for an idiot.
No choice at all, vote for dumb or dumber.
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Prohibition accomplishes nothing and is an improper use of the law.
Law should be about creating a legal framework for punishing people when they commit actual violations of others' Negative Rights. Making laws in hopes that it will "prevent" things accomplishes nothing.
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OH SURE! legalize drugs, so 54% of the population, who are all ready too stupid to feed themselves can drive around stoned all day and kill more working people! This country is full of the most ignorant S O B's on earth! We had the best country in the world and you idiots are determined to destroy it and drag us down to a 3rd world nation! I can't believe the gross stupidity on display in America today!
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Any danger of weed is not an issue because it appears everyone who wants to use it; does. The fed. did lie about the dangers of weed. Our prisons hold to many weeders who r not a danger to society. Legalize it--get the taxes and concentrate on real crime.
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animal... I think it's the working people who want it legal so they have some mild relief from the stress and physical pain that comes from being productive. I'm for starting with allowing medical use if a persons Dr. thinks it will help and wouldn't hurt their patient.
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Animal: It is our low wages and some unpatriotic business activity that threatens our country much more than weed smokin.
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Its not a moral issue at all...drugs are outlawed to discriminate and keep the minorities just that...MINORITIES...not to mention theres a lot of pork in building prisons and such....those BILLIONS "wasted" are going ino someones pocket....Socialism for rich....Capitalsim for the rest!
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PJ, it can be said that all liberties that you mentioned are indirectly written or stated in the Constitution that was written as the foundation upon which this country was built and sustained; but the ONLY one that is clearly stated is the right to bear arms. You libs just can't clearly see the fine line that separates your blabber from principles.
i find it sad that there is very littel internal moral cumpass, that can guide life through these questions, phil robertson said it best.
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"We had the best country in the world and you idiots are determined to destroy it and drag us down to a 3rd world nation! I can't believe the gross stupidity on display in America today!"
For the record, all of the drugs that are no illegal today were once 100% legal. There are those among us still old enough to have living memory of those times.
Yeah, "the good old days", right? Good old days of when drugs were legal?
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Drug laws are just a way to legislate poverty and to oppress minorities...the sentencing disparity between cocaine and "crack" cocaine sentences in the 80s made that very obvious....nobody has ever died from smoking too much grass...we can't say the same for alcohol can we.
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You can't legislate morality....BUT you can legislate poverty.
i think it is there to take care of the people that arent smart enough to take care of themselves, so the people that know better try to lead the others through life, like babysitting. this can be valadeted by the tantrem that is thrown by the kids.
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as far as the poverty excuse, this is america anybody can make it here, if you work. this is the part where the kids start calling names to try to argue the facts. true story right there
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Where are all of those advocates for personal liberty now? I suppose you're only for the liberties you like, but not for the liberties that other people would like to enjoy. (eg:Yay guns! cause only people kill people. Boo marijuana! drugs make you do bad things.) Cognitive dissonance indeed.
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No one, in the history of the world, has ever OD'd on marijuana. Alcohol, on the other hand, can kill you if you drink too much AND if you stop abruptly and have withdrawal.
Alcohol can make people aggressive and violent. Marijuana makes people passive and happy.
GUNS kill people. Marijuana doesn't.
Cigarette smoke kills. Smoke a pack a day and die early. However, I don't know anyone who smokes 20 joints a day, and vaping involves no smoke whatsoever.
Washington and Colorado have already legalized marijuana. Other states have decriminalized it. Educate yourself about the growing trend in *coming to our ******* senses*. *******en.wikipedia****/wiki/Places_that_have_decriminalized_non-medical_cannabis_in_the_United_States
I don't need anyone to 'take care of me like babysitting'. Take care of yourself and keep your laws away from my body.
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i hope the working people doent make it simple to have the dependants stay that way. set laws and policeys up to curve that mindset and get people adding to the better of everything instead of using it for ones self enjoyment. that is what kids try to do.all the sensable people are not drunks or stoned or shooting people, they go to work and pay taxes and make the world a better place.
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Couldn't agree with you more animal. You me or anybody else can't fix ignorance.
One thing that isn't a secret is anybody with average intelligence can see step by step the gradual erosion of morals and right is wrong and wrong is right happening here.
Just have to sit back shake your head and try to just laugh at the utter stupidity of wreck less government growing don't know any better individuals that the greatest generation gave liberty to.
Someday again probably not in our lifetime but a group will revolt against the stupid and a new country will form again and erode again as well.
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I've never used it, not even once. Yet I see no reason for it to be illegal.
As a conservative, I think 750,000 arrests/year for cannabis in this nation is an *incredible* waste of police, court, and prison resources. In other words, it is yet another waste of our tax dollars that need to be utilized much more wisely than this.
The bottom line for me is this: Show me the victim for the "crime" of simple possession of cannabis? The only victim I've ever heard of is a bag of Doritos. If you commit an actual crime while under the influence, you should be punished for that.
With great freedom, comes great responsibility. This is one of the basic ideals of America. Most Americans are good and reasonable people, but some have a fundamental lack of knowledge on what this plant is, and how making it illegal has been an enormous waste of taxpayer funds.
Legalize it. I actually agree with Garr on something. But we must keep it out of bars and restaurants. We cannot be subjecting our state's service employees to second-hand toke!
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"These morons are only 'conservative' when it suits their prejudices. Their politics are as fake as their religion."
Go tell it on the mountain, PJ, over the hills and everywhere.
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Article from a Washington State news source.. "In the first six months with pot legal in the state, 745 drivers stopped by police tested positive for the drug's psychoactive ingredient, THC, in their blood, the data show.
Over half of those were over the state's new legal limit of 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood.
By contrast, in each of the last two full years, about 1,000 drivers who were pulled over tested positive for THC."Washington State Patrol spokesman Bob Calkins said the findings, while preliminary, indicate more people may be driving impaired than was the case before Washington and Colorado in January became the first states to legalize recreational use of the drug."
So more reasons to stay off the roads..if ND leaglizes pot. Imagine those tanker drivers hopped up on MJ
Multiple states across the United States and countries around the world have successfully legalized medical Marijuana. This is good news as the health benefits of Cannabis are vast, with multiple medical and scientific studies that confirm them. On the other hand, arguments against the use of marijuana is usually published in Psychiatric journals, which show no scientific evidence that Cannabis is harmful to human health. All psychological evaluations from the intake of cannabis are largely based on assumptions, suggestions and observations. When we look at the actual science behind Cannabis, the health benefits can be overwhelming. So what does one who opposes the use of cannabis base their belief on? Nothing, not scientific evidence anyways. The negative stigmatism attached to marijuana is due to it’s supposed psychotropic effects, yet again, there is no scientific evidence to show that marijuana has any psychotropic effects. cont...
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Nonetheless, cannabis has recently been the focus of medical research and considered as a potential therapeutic treatment and cure for cancer.
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