Lets make it legal then tax the living hell out of it.
Lets make it legal then tax the living hell out of it.
I don't smoke because it would cost too much if it became a habit.
I feel like saying that it shouldn't be legal just because you held the "e" in "dude" in the thread title.
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But I'm iffy on it. The currently-legal marijuana is pretty dangerous. A friend of mine actually killed himself after going into a panic attack induced by the drug. It's hard for me to want others to suffer similar fates.
Plus, using any kind of drug is generally stupid. For medical uses, within hospitals, it would be different. Drug abuse is not acceptable, though.
You know, I think the thing that don't people seem to get about marijuana is that there are decent, responsible people who smoke it. It seems like people only deal in absolutes about the subject: you are either a non-smoking, responsible citizen, or you are an irresponsible, lazy, stupid pothead who gets high all the time. People don't seem to understand that there is a middle ground of pot-smokers who have self-control.
Also, I want weed to be legal because I do want to get high without being potentially arrested. Why is there anything wrong with that? I consider myself responsible enough to not do anything stupid. I get good grades in school. I uphold the law otherwise. Why should I have to be potentially arrested and have my record ruined by doing something I enjoy?
I'm divided. Based on my experience, I would only do it for medical purposes. But I know amazing people who have done it for recreational purposes. The valedictorian of my school who went on to study neoliberalism at Berkley smoked pretty often.
So I feel pressured to say yes, it should be legal and in the class of cigarettes and alcohol...but my gut feeling says no, it should only be used as a medicine. (And I definately see no reason not to use it as a medicine, I've had medicines that do worse to me than being high.)
The difference, of course, is that these medicines have both health benefits and health detriments exhaustively researched and documented, to the point where we can say, with relative certainty, "OK, we can use these medications like this, but not like that."Originally Posted by Ethan
I mean, I realize you're just using hyperbole to point out that potential negative effects aren't sound enough reason to condemn something, but when there's a lack of any potential benefits as well, there's simply no good reason to allow it, either. Not to mention, in the case of marijuana, there's extreme bias surrounding both sides of the argument.
I'm pretty sure marijuana has beneficial side effects that have been observed and researched? Unless it's all just silly unsupported myth that marijuana helps headaches, eating problems, and helps prevents cancer. 0_o In any case, why should something be illegal just because it has no medical use anyway? Cigs kill hella lot of people I mean, and it's pretty legal. Usually I don't do this game of comparing it to other things when I argue, but I really can't see the diffence.
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Sounds about right.
Leave it illegal the world would be a whole lot better without all those drugies.
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You know, Zenotwapal never really got back to me on how alcohol or hard drugs are more beneficial than marijuana. In case anyone was wondering when he said this...
As for hard drugs, I'm pretty sure most of them can kill you, even if you are using them for the first time (ie Inhalants). Not to mention that you can die from an overdose or withdrawal symptoms.
But yeah, if you can tell me why they have more benefits than weed and back that up with links, then I'll kindly shut up.
I know next to nothing about the actual scientifically proven effects, beneficial or harmful, of marijuana, as opposed to anecdotal evidence. I do not, never have, and probably never will smoke it or anything else myself; not because I'm a prude about it, but because IDGAF and probably could never acquire it anyway. My knee-jerk reaction is for it to be legalized, but not because of anything I might feel towards marijuana itself, but because I'm extremely conservative and think it isn't the government's place to outlaw "dangerous" things just so people can't hurt themselves with them. I know XYZ things are dangerous and bad for me, but it is none of your damn business, and it is my decision, not the government's. But I really know next to nothing about the issue. I also have no idea if I'm interrupting any kind of conversation or debate here, and I didn't read anything but the OP. The only reason I'm posting here is because it's my 420th post. Lol.
Also, there's a lady in my town running for mayor whose name is Mary Jane Goss, and I snicker every time I see a sign for her.
I say legalize it, kids are already selling it at my school. but tbh they should open a store next to mcdonalds, it would profit both imo
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It should be up to each individual state. However personally I'd support legalizing it.
NO. The affects of pot are drastic. I personally don't approve of any drugs/alcohol for these situations.
"Pass the smokes!"= Mouth and lung cancer, bad teeth, bad breathing, terrible gums.
"Pass the beer!"= Liver disease, brain problems, heart problems, alcohol poisoning, and hangovers.
"Pass the bluuunnnttt...."= Death, Despair, Pain, and an hour of fun.
It is totally worth it. Oh, wait a sec!
Tax it heavily, VERY heavily, and see what happens, potheads may be able to contribute to society!
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