I still don't understand marijuana legalization people.

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    I'm sure most of you have heard the phrase that the only people who support marijuana legalization are people who smoke it. While that is in fact true, atleast for the most part, I still don't understand the potheads. Sure, they want it to be legal so they can get their fix, and continue using harmful and illegal substances (which wouldn't be illegal if they had their way). Most people are opposed to legalization of illegal drugs, but I just don't get why some people think it's a good idea to make it legal? People who say "it puts innocent people behind bars" are idiots. Innocent people don't use illegal substances. There is no reason for marijuana, or any other illegal drug, to be legalized. You don't want to go to jail? Don't use illegal substances.

    The only legitimate use for illegal drugs is for medical purposes, but if you just want to go get stoned and/or feed your addiction, then it's not okay. And people who say that marijuana is not addictive at all are full of shit. People get addicted to marijuana all the time and they suffer from it, just because you got lucky with a joint once or twice, doesn't mean that everyone is immune to become addicted and/or dependent. I really don't understand marijuana legalization people. No intelligent individual supports and/or endorses an illegal activity, yet a select few uneducated persons seem to support the use of marijuana, which is an illegal activity.
     
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    I'm sure most of you have heard the phrase that the only people who support prostitution legalization are people who put Pg-13 porn in their avatars.. While that is in fact true, atleast for the most part, I still don't understand the pornheads. Sure, they want it to be legal so they can get their fix, and continue masturbating to porn (which wouldn't be illegal if they had their way). Most people are opposed to legalization of prostitution, but I just don't get why some people think it's a good idea to make porn legal? People who say "it puts innocent people behind bars" are idiots. Innocent people don't view porn or have porn avatars. There is no reason for porn, or any other illegal sexual content, to be legalized. You don't want to go blind? Don't masturbate.

    The only legitimate use for porn is for medical purposes, but if you just want to go get a boner and/or feed your left hand, then it's not okay. And people who say that porn avatars are not addictive at all are full of shit. People get addicted to porn avatars all the time and they suffer from it, just because you got lucky with a website once or twice doesn't mean that everyone is immune to become addicted and/or dependent.

    See how easy that is?:lol:
     
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    Step 1

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    Marijuana Myths
     
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    Only dopes smoke dope.
     
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    Why do you think they call it "dope"?
     
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    You're entitled to your opinon, Pax Romana, but not to your own facts. I suggest you do some reading on addiction and addictive substances, as well as the definition of a drug.
    Then a bit of history, such as the prohibition of alcohol and how that worked out for the country.
    MJ is a multi-billion dollar underground business which funds a criminal element also involved in the importation, manufacture and distribution of other really addictive substances, firearms and prostitution.
    I supported prop 19 for purely pragmatic reasons - I haven't used MJ in over 35 years, and even when I did its primary result was to 1) steer me to DoggieDiner and 2) to sleep - in that order.
    We spend too much money enforcing MJ laws and that aspect of the war on drugs has been a failure. By removing MJ as a Schedule I drug ( see: http://www.justice.gov/dea/pubs/scheduling.html ) we would allow each individual state to decide to ban, legalize, decriminalize or regulate MJ as its people see fit.
    Much as alcohol is regulated in the several states, MJ might also be regulated by law, raise revenue and provide funds for the treatment of addiction caused by all addictive substances. LE would be free to focus on more serious crime, prisons and county jails would hold only those who present a serious risk to the community and the courts, probation and parole could focus on matters of more substantive concern.
     
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    "I still don't understand marijuana legalization people."


    I have no doubt this is true. Sad.


    "I'm sure most of you have heard the phrase that the only people who support marijuana legalization are people who smoke it."


    Not actually true.
    LOTS of people who do NOT smoke pot support legalization .

    my mother (80) has NEVER smoked pot but she is educated enough in the truth about pot smoking to know that it is no more dangerous than drinking alcohol or smoking tobacco.


    she supports legalization.

    I know MANY people who don't smoke pot but have friends/family who DO smoke it and THEY know pot is no worse than alcohol oor tobacco

    they support legalization, too



    " I still don't understand the potheads. Sure, they want it to be legal so they can get their fix, and continue using harmful and illegal substances (which wouldn't be illegal if they had their way)."


    pot is no more harmful than alcohol or tobacco

    people who drink alcohol and/or smoke tobacco want their FIXES legal, too

    in a FREE country people should be able to CHOOSE which poisons they want to enjoy.

    we don't need a NANNY state dictating our FREEDOMS and RIGHTS to us based upon lies and irrational fears.




    " Most people are opposed to legalization of illegal drugs, but I just don't get why some people think it's a good idea to make it legal?"

    because it is no more dangerous than alcohol or tobacco (probably LESS dangerous)

    and in a FREE COUNTRY we don't want a NANNY state dictating to us what we can or can not do based upon LIES and IRRATIONAL fears


    " People who say "it puts innocent people behind bars" are idiots."

    people who do not know what they are talking about yet insist upon telling everyone how to live (even CRIMINALIZING people) based upon irrational fears and lies are....(pardon me) IDIOTS.


    "There is no reason for marijuana, or any other illegal drug, to be legalized."

    sure there is....
    in a FREE country neither the government nor people who don't know what they are talking about should be CRIMINALIZING other people based upon irrational fears and lies.




    " You don't want to go to jail? Don't use illegal substances."

    I see. you want to ruin peoples lives and send them to jail because you PREFER a NANNY state that dictates how everyone must live based upon irrational fears and lies.





    "but if you just want to go get stoned and/or feed your addiction, then it's not okay. And people who say that marijuana is not addictive at all are full of shit."


    people get addicted to tobacco and alcohol....
    both are probably MORE dangerous than pot

    should we make them illegal?

    as to "addictive"

    I know MANY people who USE to smoke pot
    then, one day (in their 30's, 40s) they said..."well...that's it"
    and they just stopped smoking it...

    now
    how addictive can it be if people can just quit, cold turkey, like that?

    Even back when I smoked it, in my late 30's and early 40's, I only smoked it a few times a week, generally at night, after work....

    I don't believe it is as addictive as you say it is.

    You are certainly entitled to your opinion. It's too bad you didn't choose to be better informed on this subject.

    criminalizing people, destroying their lives, based upon irrational fears is hardly the act of an intelligent person
     
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    She's a 20 year old professional model, I don't see what the big deal is?
     
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    I view alcohol and pot as in the same category, if one is legal so should the other be. Fior myself personally they could ban both.
    But we know what happens when they ban alcohol, pretty much the same as with pot banned ;)

    We would just need a good way like a breathalizer to determine pot intoxication level for DUI.

    btw I have smoked a lot of pot and it is far less addictive than tobacco.
     
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    Calling an incorrect statement a mostly-true fact is like calling a unicorn a horse.

    I don't have enough fingers to count the number of posters I've seen here who support legalization or decriminalization, and don't use drugs themselves.

    The War on Some Drugs pushes the market to the gangland underground where business transactions are enforced with a baseball bat instead of through the courts. It props up a cyclical culture of violence that feeds the prison industry.

    From a moral standpoint, it's about the government overstepping its authority by telling adults what they can and can't put into their bodies. That's about as authoritarian as it gets.
     

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