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Old 11-30-2010, 02:40 PM   #1
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Poll: legalizing marijuana

So, do you support legalizing marijuana? Does it depend? Let's assume for the poll that legalizing it means legalizing possession for those at least old enough to drink legally in their state. To avoid complications, I am not raising the issue of who can sell dope.

Sorry, the order of the questions isn't the best.

We have had a couple of marijuana polls on this forum. It looks like a significant majority of us have used marijuana in the past, and some continue to do so:


Smoking marijuana

Have you ever smoked marijuana?
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Here's a similiar poll from a while ago Poll: Legalize it?

It will be interesting to see if the general consensus has changed since this issue has been in the news a lot lately.
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:20 PM   #3
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Hey, I missed finding that poll when I searched. I thought I remembered it!
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Martha, a little less heavy on the weed will help that memory.
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Martha, a little less heavy on the weed will help that memory.
It's those "special" brownies she bakes.
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Martha, a little less heavy on the weed will help that memory.


Or a bit more, for medicinal purposes?
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Buncha stoners. Maybe there is a tie in between retiring early and stoking up. Hmm. Laid back, lack of ambition, serious case of couch lock.... Roughly a 3or4x1 ratio between the potheads and the abstemious crowd here.

So how come California couldn't get legalized pot past the voters? Weird. Advertising it on the radio, had a sample of hulled fresh hemp seeds from the health food store the other day (pretty tasty BTW).


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I don't know how I feel about it since I never used it. There is just something that turns me off about setting something on fire and sucking it into my lungs. If it turns you on, have a good time.
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For most of my adult life I have been in favor of legalizing weed. I am now bending to the other side. There is just too much stuff floating around these days to intoxicate folks both legally and otherwise. Why open up Pandora's box?
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I have never tried pot myself but I do know a few potheads. They seem quite harmless. I say legalize it and treat it like booze.
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I don't know how I feel about it since I never used it. There is just something that turns me off about setting something on fire and sucking it into my lungs.
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I'm voting that it should be legalized (at least) for the members of this forum who vote to legalize it
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Might as well start with the reggae vids....

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So how come California couldn't get legalized pot past the voters? Weird. Advertising it on the radio, had a sample of hulled fresh hemp seeds from the health food store the other day (pretty tasty BTW).
Methinks the "pro-pot" lobby doesn't have the deep pockets of the alcohol industry, which obviously wouldn't want legal competition for the mind-altering substance dollar.
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The next time we run this poll, let's make the voting public and compare that to the previous polls...
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I've never smoked pot and wouldn't smoke it even if it were legal, but I do think that any adult should be able to smoke it if they want. If they drive impaired or do something else stupid under the influence -- well, we already have laws to deal with that. I just don't see any real difference between smoking pot and drinking, except that pot is not distributed via a price-gouging system that would grossly violate the antitrust laws if not for the 21st Amendment.
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I've never smoked pot and wouldn't smoke it even if it were legal, but I do think that any adult should be able to smoke it if they want. If they drive impaired or do something else stupid under the influence -- well, we already have laws to deal with that. I just don't see any real difference between smoking pot and drinking, except that pot is not distributed via a price-gouging system that would grossly violate the antitrust laws if not for the 21st Amendment.
I've read the same rationale for the legalization of all currently illegal drugs - METH, LSD, Barbiturates, Amphetamines, Ecstasy, Cocaine, crack, PCP etc.

Misuse of alcohol causes death and injury on the roadways so let's add more.

All legalization does is move the problem around from interdiction to cleaning up the dead, injured and impaired after the harm is done.
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I've never smoked pot and wouldn't smoke it even if it were legal, but I do think that any adult should be able to smoke it if they want. If they drive impaired or do something else stupid under the influence -- well, we already have laws to deal with that. I just don't see any real difference between smoking pot and drinking, except that pot is not distributed via a price-gouging system that would grossly violate the antitrust laws if not for the 21st Amendment.
What he said. Anyone check out beer prices lately?
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I've read the same rationale for the legalization of all currently illegal drugs - METH, LSD, Barbiturates, Amphetamines, Ecstasy, Cocaine, crack, PCP etc.

Misuse of alcohol causes death and injury on the roadways so let's add more.

All legalization does is move the problem around from interdiction to cleaning up the dead, injured and impaired after the harm is done.
One could just as easily use this logic to argue that alcohol should be illegal. We've already seen how well that works. I don't see a sudden rush to smoke pot if it were legal. The people who smoke now will continue to smoke; it just won't be illegal.
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