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Denver CO: Marijuana Legalized





Huhnteufel
http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_3173687

Voters this week passed an initiative to legalize the posession of less than an ounce of marijuana. However, police will still charge for posession under state law.

I think this is a step in the right direction. Too many resources are wasted on this "war on drugs", and it's nothing but a drain. I think that marijuana should instead be regulated and taxed, so that it's putting money into the system instead of taking money out of it.

As far as actual usage goes... I see nothing wrong with the recreational use of marijuana other then the fact that as it stands, the state and federal governments have made it illegal.
S3nd K3ys
Smoke 'em if ya got 'em! Wink

I agree. There's a ton of revenue to be made if the government can figure out how to regulate it like they do with alcohol. Perhaps some of the folks in Ca will get jealous and start working harder for something like that here. Applause
SunburnedCactus
There was a documentary on recently over here about how much it would benefit the goverment to legalise drugs. With the tax that they would make off it it is strange that they haven't already done it.

Well yes, there are numerous downsides...
S3nd K3ys
SunburnedCactus wrote:
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Well yes, there are numerous downsides...


Actually, with marijuanna, the downsides are less than those of alcohol. I wouldn't support legalizing crystal meth, cocain, LSD, X, or anything more than weed.
Bondings
S3nd K3ys wrote:
SunburnedCactus wrote:
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Well yes, there are numerous downsides...


Actually, with marijuanna, the downsides are less than those of alcohol. I wouldn't support legalizing crystal meth, cocain, LSD, X, or anything more than weed.

There hasn't been much research about marijuanna, but according to what I heared about it, it can cause severe brain damage on the long run (10-20 years), so I really don't think it has less downsides than alcohol, unless you drink way too much, of course. Wink
Tom7
As bondings said, marijuana can have extremely severe psychological problems, including schizophrenia. You get high because you are denying your brain oxygen. i don't really agree with the legalization.
raver
My opinion is that as long as marijuana isn`t addictive (and it isn`t) it should be a matter of choice and free will. How many people die because of smoking every year? how many people die because of drinking? marijuana`s effects could be compared with the "drugs" that are already legalized (coffee, tabbacco, alcohol, even some medicines that you can buy at your local drug store without a recipe).
morningstar
I agree with raver,

but pot is addictive. I smoked it for about 10 years and it was very hard to get rid of the addiction. But how many people are addicted to something (TV, alcohol, nicotine, coffee, tea, choclate etc.) and one can`t decide something for another. Everybody should decide all things on their own, which do not affect other people.

There are enough rules in our societies Mad already.

We do not need rules which concern our personality.
mceejaydee
Weed doesn't kill you, it just kills brain cells. Tabacco kills you and kills brain cells, not to mention make your teeth and lungs black
shr3dd
Tom7, when you smoke weed you are not depriving your brain of oxygen, you must have weed confuse with huffing. Marijuana produces an altered state thanks to a chemical called tertahydrocannibinol (THC).

Bondings, there has been more research on marijuana than you can think of.

I think this legalization is definitely a step in the right direction, and no I'm not saying that because I smoke it, because I don't. George Washington and other founding fathers grew fields of Cannibis because they used hemp for many products, and the government made money off of it. There are millions upon millions of cigarette smokers who pay the government taxes everytime they buy a pack. If someone bought a pack of joints that were taxed by the government our defecit would decrease greatly. Jails that contain non-violent marijuana offenders wouldn't be as overcrowded. Police would be able to spend time catching real criminals instead of those selling a few joints to someone who wants to relax.

I've done extensive research on marijuana and while no drug is harmless, the downsides are less severe than any other illicit drug. Marijuana is not physically addicitive. It's psychologically addictive qualities depends solely on the person using it. People are addicted to AA meetings, church, television, sex, anything you can think of. People only bitch about addiction when someone is enjoying it.
Ganesheeva
Let's open the Doors o' Heaven yeah!

May the Ziongate spread widely:)

(they dont do it because it makes us happy...tbacco make u anxious,nervous and drinking make som ppl mad or angry... weed & pot just heal those diseases...

Not new that all good...they wanna keep it for them

before they had propagandia films showing people becoming mad cauz of smoking ..or sexually more:opened.. to frighten the mumz and dadz...

this is still active in a lot of consciousnesses...and politicians see it as a substance of rebellization..
decreasing the midddleworker$productivity...$$$
bananaphone
NO - Drugs are deadly and should be BANNED!!
bewald
S3nd K3ys wrote:
There's a ton of revenue to be made if the government can figure out how to regulate it like they do with alcohol. Perhaps some of the folks in Ca will get jealous and start working harder for something like that here. Applause


Exactly! With government regulation, weed could actually be safer (as everyone knows some growers spray with pesticides, as well some dealers will coat with/sprinkle in another substance--such a a small amount of coke in order to sell worse quality pot but hook the buyer on that particular dealer's weed). As well, the government would generate tons of money from taxing, etc.

Think of something like prostitution. Many find it morally or ethically wrong, and so in most places it is outlawed. But, people still become prostitutes and solicit prostitutes; the places where it is legal are the places where prostitutes are constantly tested, as well as protected from assault, rape, etc. Also, porn is a wonderful example of this in our country. With legalization, the government made more money, the porn stars were now entitled to a safe work environment, and porn is readily and legally accessible to consenting adults.

As well, I am looking for a specific study I used in a school paper which compared the effects of caffiene to the effects of THC and found caffeine to be far more addictive (any substance on the planet--even butter and air can be addictive, it depends on your body chemisty, personality, etc) and also far more dangerous to your health. When I find it, I'll post it.
soilgrain
There's always a downfall to legalizing mary-jane. Attitudes toward the drug will change. I mean, can they just let coke and speed be sold freely when everyone complains that weed isnt enough?
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