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    I'm with A*O. Fucking legalise everything and control the quality. Pot, coke, heroin, shrooms, ecstasy, acid, I dont' care! People are responsible for themselves, if they want to become junkies, more power to them. They already abuse alcohol, tobacco, food... The state can't be babysitting people all the time . Fuck that! Just legalise everything, tax it, sell it in drugstores and the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleWasHere View Post
    Another thing, pot relaxes people. Couldn't you imagine how many more people would be at ease if this stuff were legal?
    So true. I've known plenty of folks who are much happier and actually tolerable to be around when they smoke. Many can also focus better. It's stupid that it's illegal. If people are worried about lung damage, they can vaporize it or eat it. No health risks that way.

    I don't necessarily agree that all drugs should be legalized though.

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    I agree with legalising it. The only thing that occasionally bugs is the enormous smell radius around it being smoked (in an apartment building it can fill an entire floor, much stronger than cigarette smoke in my experience), but I can deal with that. It's usually a short-term smell (ie. people aren't usually smoking it all day long in the same place), and all the other arguments for legalisation outweigh the problem, imo.
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    Just throwing my two cents in:

    I say legalize it, tax it, and place restrictions on it.

    The government could make tons of money off of marijuana taxes, they could place restrictions on it as they wish....

    I seriously don't see the harm in a little pot. I know some you are thinking "Sure, she *would* say that" but seriously, it's like the OP said: if it's so bad for your lungs, so are cigarettes, if it's so damaging to your judgment, so is alcohol, if it's so addictive, so are pills...

    I think it's a double-standard that only came about because of the post-hippie conservativism... JMO, but after Vietnam and all that the government went from being extremely liberal to extremely conservative... using the Southern Strategies of Nixon and Reagan, they stigmatized previously tolerated social issues

    Getting back on topic: I think it should be legalized and heavily regulated and taxed. Government makes money, people are free to toke WITHIN REASON... everyone's happy.

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    True... the dealers wont be too happy with the government invading their 'turf'...

    The only downside is that there might be a growth in problems related to other illicit drugs... and then there will be the people that say "you legalized pot, why not coke?"

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    i'm all for the decriminilization of mj, but i'm not so sure how great i feel about the gov't legalizing it & regulating it. the gov't doesn't need any more power; especially over substances that go into our bodies.
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    And then,were we will be?it failed in Netherlands ..
    And also think about all them jobless dealers,i am sure they got families to feed..lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ang View Post
    i'm all for the decriminilization of mj, but i'm not so sure how great i feel about the gov't legalizing it & regulating it. the gov't doesn't need any more power; especially over substances that go into our bodies.
    If it were up to me, the government would have nothing to do with it, but that's probably never going to happen. I think the next best thing would be to have government control... even though the restrictions would probably be really stringent, unfortunately.

    I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that the government reinterpreted the commerce clause, starting with that Heart of Atlanta motel case during the civil rights movement, and they've been on a power trip ever since. Not that they weren't ever, you know, not power-obsessed...

    *yes, I've been reading too many government books

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    i totally see where you are coming from, but imo, decriminilization is possible. many cities have already put mj-related offenses as the lowest priority for their police forces.

    it may never happen, but i'm holding out for decriminilization. i don't know that i want the gov't to legalize it; i just don't think the gov't should have a say on this matter.
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    I agree.. In Texas the minimum punishment for possession of small amounts of marijuana is six months, I believe. Texas doesn't recognize medical marijuana as legal, too.

    Fucked up when I personally know several high-power legislators that toke on a regular basis.

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    ^^yeah, isn't that funny (and sometimes, irritating!) when the ones who have the power to make the laws are the ones who break the laws?
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    I'm for legalization. If we could manage that along with taking away the tax exempt status of churches and religious organizations....just imagine the revenue. Talk about a surplus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by louiswinthorpe111 View Post
    Honestly, I don't think pot's any different than ciggies or booze, and I think the gov't is losing alot of tax dollars by NOT legalizing it. I mean seriously, just tax the shit out of it.
    I agree. In my experience, the people who really want to smoke pot will do it regardless of whether it's legal. Legalize it and tax it astronomically. It's a win-win.

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    Legalize it. The forbidden fruit always tastes sweeter.

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