I personally could care less either way.
no kids, pay taxes, yes live in the US.
Every time I see this question asked, I can't help but think that only the pot smokers care about getting it legalized
I've heard all those arguments before, and find them less than convincing
No not really. It's simply substituting one demon for another. Prescription drugs are abused more and more these days. People would still be growing it at home, so I'm not buying any tax relief argument. As for prisons, people thrown in jail for dealing pot are not exactly the cause of the overcrowding. Back when I used to smoke pot I wasn't even on the legalization bandwagon, but if they do legalize it, I don't care either.
People still make moonshine, although prohibition was repealed.
I apologize that yesterday I came off a bit contentious and contrary. Really what it all boils down to is it's an issue I can see both sides of it as having valid arguments, and therefore prefer not to take sides.
Yes it should. Since weed is currently illegal all the money that is made off of it is tax free. That is stupid since there is no way it will ever be erradicated. Instead just legalize it and treat it like you would beer. The amount of money that will be brought in from the taxes will probably be more then just about any other commodity out there.
I am on a cell phone right now. When i get to my computer I certainly will
There are the harmful drugs that is prescribed as medication. These include quite large doses of morphine which is addictive as pain killers. It makes so much of sense to harness the relaxing weed by legalising and controlling it. It will only the drug dealers out of business.
Unfortunately I think the drug dealers that would be put out of business are the ones bringing it into the country in the first place. Who might they be? Oh the ones who don't want to legalize it because then they would have competition.
I used to think it should be legal and taxed but I've seen too many young lives ruined by drug addiction so NO.
Those are your words not mine I didn't say that.
I meant what I said, I have seen promising young lives derailed and wasted by MJ use. If you don't want to accept that ,it's your problem not mine. The form of the addiction has little bearing on the damage done by the addiction, it's 6 or one and half a dozen of the other. The problems with alcohol are an entirely different question.
Your question was what I think about legalizing marijuana I gave you my opinion, that you can't accept my answer is not my problem and I don't see what it has to do with what I think about Alcohol. But since you seem determined to find out . Alcohol has several legitimate uses other than drinking, I know of no such use for pot smoke it is used solely to get high and spaced out.
I don't understand where you get the Idea that I approve of alcohol intoxication, I don't. Alcohol is used as an antiseptic, a fuel, a solvent ETC. I am a Glaucoma suffer, Because I often hear that MJ relieved Glaucoma I have questioned my doctors about it, they say that it does little if anything to lower interocular pressure and that there are other medications that are many many times more efficient. Hemp rope is not made from the plant that you are smoking to get high, Smoking hemp rope will give you lung cancer without the high, I assume you are looking for both results.
Do you drive a car? Alcohol is a a major ( 10%) component of the gasoline that you fill the tank with. The production of grain alcohol for fuel far out strips that produced for drinking. Dieing from weed LOL if you say that the person that died of lung cancer didn't die directly from nicotine then you could say no one died from tobacco use too. The smoke from burning hemp and the smoke from burning tobacco both have carcinogens in them. Your question asked for opinions on the legalizing of marijuana. I am opposed to it , you obviously think that because one intoxicant ( alcohol ) is legal to consume that all intoxicants should be legally consumed, I disagree so lets just agree to disagree and leave it at that, OK?
The US is the leading producer of alcohol based fuel. Ethanol, also called ethyl alcohol, pure alcohol, grain alcohol, or drinking alcohol, is a volatile, flammable, colorless liquid. A psychoactive drug and one of the oldest recreational drugs known, ethanol produces a state known as alcohol intoxication when consumed. Best known as the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, it is also used in thermometers, as a solvent, and as a fuel. In common usage, it is often referred to simply as alcohol or spirits.
Signed it,but still doubtful.How do you think these senators come out millionaires on their pay?The war on drugs is a big part of it.
Considering the reasons it was outlawed in the first place, absolutely it should become legal.
Absolutely! Decriminalize it, release all the prisoners, regulate the trade and tax it.
I have had weed quite often at parties and clubs. I am not a great fan other forms of drugs.<br />
Weed is clean and is nice relaxer
yes and i signed it
Of course, but you know there are many people here who make their living off of it being illegal. Not just law enforcement and corrections. Let's face it, criminals of a certain level or higher have higher profit margins because of its current status.
I agree and have agreed since I was very young. And I don't even consume it. For my purposes, all of it, not just alcohol and weed should be legalized; however, if one commits a crime while under the influence, the punishments should be severe -- up to and including death. There should be tolerance of consumption, but no excuse for criminal behavior.
That's fine by me. I have known a few truly horrible people in my time, so death is always on my list of options for heinous crimes. But legalize all of it.
Online petitions do very little but I do not see where it would hurt for it to be legal and it would save a ton of money in trying to fight it as well as free alot of nonviolent inmates from prisons.