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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 Jun '12 19:27
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/05/justice/ny-marijuana-law/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

    I think it should be legalized nationwide. I think the harm done by marijuana is far outweighed by the harm done to citizens by the anti marijuana laws, lives ruined, jailtime for instance in Texas used to be 40 years for possession of a single joint as if that was worse than a carjacking or robbery.

    It's time governments got out of the marijuana business, Anslinger's revenge has gone on long enough.

    One big reason for the criminalization of marijuana was due to lobbying by the tobacco industry who saw a big decrease in sales if marijuana was sold at the local Turkey hill or 7 Eleven.
  2. 05 Jun '12 19:30
    Of course pot should be legalized, there is no sensible argument against it. This sounds like a step in the right direction.
  3. 05 Jun '12 20:19
    Totally in agreement.. I have a medical card for MS.. it helps a great deal with several things, mostly the shaky legs and pain associated with it. There are no dispensaries here though, and that has to change.
  4. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    05 Jun '12 20:25 / 1 edit
    Too bad for all those people leaving the Big Apple in fear of taxes...
  5. 05 Jun '12 20:43
    Although they certainly are not exact opposites, it is interesting that the governor wants to decrimininalize pot while the mayor wants to limit purchases of soda.
  6. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 Jun '12 21:11
    Originally posted by quackquack
    Although they certainly are not exact opposites, it is interesting that the governor wants to decrimininalize pot while the mayor wants to limit purchases of soda.
    Maybe they see more money coming in by taxing pot?
  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    05 Jun '12 21:28
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Maybe they see more money coming in by taxing pot?
    If they try raising taxes all the stoners will flee to...umm...

    Singapore? IDK
  8. 05 Jun '12 22:47
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    If they try raising taxes all the stoners will flee to...umm...

    Singapore? IDK
    A few years back the UK govt dropped it from a category B to category C which put it on a par with steroids and effectively off the police radar, but then some studies came out about the damage some of the newer stronger stains of weed were doing to young teens in terms of long term brain damage. So the govt panicked and put it back up to B.

    I think it should be legalized, taxed, and controlled in the way we tax and control cigarettes n alcohol.
  9. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 Jun '12 00:37
    Originally posted by kevcvs57
    A few years back the UK govt dropped it from a category B to category C which put it on a par with steroids and effectively off the police radar, but then some studies came out about the damage some of the newer stronger stains of weed were doing to young teens in terms of long term brain damage. So the govt panicked and put it back up to B.

    I think it should be legalized, taxed, and controlled in the way we tax and control cigarettes n alcohol.
    Considering that in the US alone, hundreds of thousands of people die from tobacco and practically no deaths from pot, it is just plain hypocritical of governments to allow the sale of death sticks and put people in jail for pot. Same with alcohol.
  10. 06 Jun '12 00:47
    Originally posted by quackquack
    Although they certainly are not exact opposites, it is interesting that the governor wants to decrimininalize pot while the mayor wants to limit purchases of soda.
    Next they will suggest letting pedophiles walk while criminalizing those who don't buy health coverage.

    Only in the mind of a liberal.
  11. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 Jun '12 00:52
    Originally posted by whodey
    Next they will suggest letting pedophiles walk while criminalizing those who don't buy health coverage.

    Only in the mind of a liberal.
    Nah, just for you, we are going to push for the motorcycle seatbelt law
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    06 Jun '12 00:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Nah, just for you, we are going to push for the motorcycle seatbelt law
    http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/410443/im-not-a-chick

    A few "bad" words
  13. 06 Jun '12 01:06
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Considering that in the US alone, hundreds of thousands of people die from tobacco and practically no deaths from pot, it is just plain hypocritical of governments to allow the sale of death sticks and put people in jail for pot. Same with alcohol.
    Check; alcohol particularly, it would useful to know figures on injuries and deaths sustained due to alcohol consumption and not just by the consumer but say drink drive victims or spousal assault cases where alcohol is a factor, compared to the same regarding marijuana.
  14. 06 Jun '12 11:08
    Originally posted by kevcvs57
    A few years back the UK govt dropped it from a category B to category C which put it on a par with steroids and effectively off the police radar, but then some studies came out about the damage some of the newer stronger stains of weed were doing to young teens in terms of long term brain damage. So the govt panicked and put it back up to B.

    I think it should be legalized, taxed, and controlled in the way we tax and control cigarettes n alcohol.
    Cannabis does not cause long term brain damage.

    http://www.truthaboutcannabis.org/?tag=brain-damage
  15. 06 Jun '12 11:58
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Maybe they see more money coming in by taxing pot?
    If they legalize pot, certainly they'll have to lower the tax rates of potato chips and other munchies?