Legalization of Marijuana

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  1. Stoner
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    Who thinks herb should be legal for all? And not just medical. Everyone.

    I am a big advocate of NORML and other groups. Weed is so harmless yet it's considered just as bad as cocaine, heroine, meth, crack, etc...

    It's not physically addictive, doesn't make you angry, can't OD on it and the only thing in jeapordy when you're baked is the fridge.

    Anyone else think Mary Jane should be legal? I'd love to debate anyone who feels it shouldn't.
     
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    you mean that shits still NOT LEGAL.!!!...wow...I have to be more careful
     
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    I think it should be legal but I don't want the government to tax the hell of it making the price go up. On the flip side the cost could go down when there is easy access to product. Plus you have to think with leglization of marijuana you could be taking away business from the small business owner. Do you really want to take Joe's job away from him.
    So I really don't know how I feel! I don't want to get in trouble for it but I don' want people to loose their job.
     
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    Oh, man, there's absolutely no question it should be legalized. Not only is it virtually harmless (at least relative to most other drugs, including legal ones), but it even has medical benefits.

    And throw in the fact that hemp is an almost miraculous crop, you just can't go wrong with it. Hemp is supposed to be incredibly useful and versatile; it can be used in a bunch of different ways (i.e clothes, paper, even fuel). I'd say legalize it.
     
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    Don't worry about me, dudes... If America ever gets to the point where pot is legal, the free enterprise system will be alive and well and this Joe will be doing just fine.

    -Joe
     
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    Smoke up, friend. Just do so in your own home, don't give it to kids and don't drive while you're high.
     
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    Hemp is not legal because there is no way in hell that the government can tax it.

    Any nitwit with a vacant bit of the worst most marginal land in every climate, under the worst possible conditions can grow hemp.

    Hence controlling it, as we do alcohol, is damned near impossible.

    So...the only way for the governments to make any money on this drug is to keep it illegal so they can periodically harvest money from stoners and the businessmen who serve that market.
     
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    I think it should be decriminalized, but not legalized....

    Several states have take the steps to decriminalize small amounts...like if you are caught with an ounce, there is no penalty or crime or if you grow a plant or two, there is no crime.... but if you are a dealer with large amounts there still is a penalty....

    Miane is one of the states that has decriminalized small amounts for the individual....so that they could keep their prisons open for serious criminals.....at least from what i have been reading?
     
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    You are not even safe in your home, Ninja.

    The police walked into my house a month or so ago while I was smoking a dube.

    I expect the combined costs in fines and legal fees will be about $10,000 for growing a few plants.

    And understand Maine is a medical marijuana state, too.
     
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    i thought it was decriminalized in maine? that's what i read?
     

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