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    Legalize it?

    Or continue to throw people in overcrowded jails?

    Tying in bullypulpit's post, how about marijuana for medical purposes?

    My thoughts: Legalize it.

    Two reasons:

    1) I can't think of a good reason not to.
    2) If alcohol is legal, marijuana NEEDS to be. And it is.

    I'm watching 'Without a Trace' about mercy-killing of terminal cancer patients.
    Heavy stuff ;-(
     
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    It was only made illegal because chemical companies developed treatments for breaking wood down into pulp and they wanted to corner the paper market. look it up. marijuana was demonized in what was called the reefer madness movement which used a lot of the same propaganda points of the temperance movement to ban alchohol.

    Maybe that would change some people's opinions on the issue. but if you understand the history of cannabis and it's "off-on" relationship with our laws it's hard to make a case that differentiates between alchohol and marijuana.

    lol@the idea of sending addicts to jail.
     
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    That was a great movie - truly was some heavy stuff!
     
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    legalize it, mahn!
     
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    I dont see any reason to legalize it. But then im of the opinion that prohibition should still be in place.
     
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    The crime involved in any black market alone should be enough to make us think longer and harder about making any substance illegal. Jails should be for violent criminals, not people with mere bad habits. Now crack. Maybe crack should be illegal, but not weed.
     
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    I don't think I'd go so far as to legalize it, but I think it's downright cruel not to make it available through a doctor for patients who need it, ie-cancer patients w/ nausea, AIDS carriers w/o appetite and glaucoma sufferers w/ pressure headaches. They're too ill to get behind the wheel of a car or operate machinery, etc. anyway.
     
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    Booo hiss begone with you and your tired assd attitude.
     
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    :shocked: NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Do you believe that people who choose to smoke it belong in the penatentiary alongside violent offenders????
     

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