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I read an article today that championed the legalization of marijuana, since it has such "medicinal value". Is there any merit to taxing marijuana and using the money to combat other narcotics, such as crack? Thoughts, Please.

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If they legalize Marijuana they're gonna need more fast-food restaurants!

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I am all for it. i watched my aunt slowly die from cancer she was told that if she could get marijuana it would help with being sick all the time. i have heard all the reasons that we should not, and have worked my share of DUI like all cops, when it comes to accidents marijuana was never the ONLY contributing factor.

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I think it should be legal as well, not going to throw all the statistics here, there's a bunch of that on the internet, but if it would be legal, we'd be spending less time giving slaps on the wrists, and more time going after real criminals. However because of all the billions of dollars that govt. gets from busting people with weed, legalization might never happen.

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No it shouldn't. I just busted one that laced pot w/meth and was selling to high schoolers. How can you regulate. It'll grow on a *rock! There is a legal form of the plants ingredients that is prescribed. Know what?!? Doc don't give it out because there are other meds out there that work better. Legalize.................Jesus, no! Cheech and Chong america. 80 % of the worlds drugs and used in the US!!!!! WE ARE DOPER NATION!!!! For a country AT WAR WITH DRUGS, we dont need to give in and start selling them.

I dont like these "drama" posts BUT, I refuse to pass this one up. Dont waste your time. My first and last time in this thread.

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I've been listening to this debate for 30 years. When someone brings up the subject, I always say, "why not legalize burglary"? I'm against it. They say it's no different then alcohol. That's why I don't drink.

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DetSgt, sorry, bro. I was just trying to stir the soup and get something interesting going. I don't agree with legalization either. The Cheech and Chong thing was awesome!!! I can just see it, americans chasing the family dog around trying to get the dope poop. WORD

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Okay here is my theory... Marijuana is the number one drug being seized to this day. YES it can be regulated. Why not take and make it legal use the TAX money for research or towards the war on drugs. I look at it this way, marijuana is not the leading cause to auto accidents it also is not the leading cause to deaths by cancer, its great for patients who have glaucoma it reduces the pressure up to 30% in the eye's, this is also true for people who do not have glaucoma... If you know what glaucoma is you can see how this would help someone from becoming blind. Also how many people would smoke marijuana over other drugs if they had access to it? How many would chose pot over alcohol? Really think about it. What do you think it would do to our world? Would our crimes rate go down? Either way we are going to have drug problems in our country, but I honestly believe that it would help with other drug issues.

I also believe that people will smoke pot over alcohol. Not to mention there is test out there that can test a person that is high on marijuana, its a strip they put on their tongue and it will show THC if they have smoked marijuana. Just like alcohol it can be tested in the filed and regulated. Alcohol and marijuana are TWO complete different drugs and they should not be looked at as the same, because they are not. Who knows maybe marijuana would help prevent depression in our country as people would be able to self medicate. Heck it’s cheaper than going to a doctor to have them tell you that you are depressed then put you on pills that cost you 100 bucks a month not to mention the office visit price... This is just my .02 cents worth...


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"...it reduces the pressure up to 30% in the eye’s" Hmmm.......I remember it used to reduce my eye pressure 50%.....what the hell was I smoking.........

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"...it reduces the pressure up to 30% in the eye’s" Hmmm.......I remember it used to reduce my eye pressure 50%.....what the hell was I smoking.........

And how would you know that?


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well because my eyes were always half closed..so then,......not going to tell you the process I went through to figure that out, but! (putting my glasses on) according to my calculations, the eye pressure was reduced by 50%...

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well because my eyes were always half closed..so then,......not going to tell you the process I went through to figure that out, but! (putting my glasses on) according to my calculations, the eye pressure was reduced by 50%...

lol Okay! If you say so


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well alright then......glad we got that settled........

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hey come on, some young people try it at one time or another.. doesn't mean that someone that wants to be a cop didn't as well..

i don't think it should be legalized.. i knew a lot of people that smoked it.. there are losers.. they barely contribute to society.. we don't need a world full of less active people...


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Im curious, how many police officers here have let someone off a minor marijuana charge, when they had a enough to charge that person with.
how many officers here have been in the presents of or have used marijuana before even if it was one time?

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I have done that ODIN.

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I know i have, too much going on in the streets to charge everyone with misdemeanor dope charge.

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i experimented a bit with it in hs...but like i said.. when you smoke, you barely contribute to society.. i mean if i did it in hs. i mean in hs.. i cut class as a result.. not just me, a lot of us did.. and i look at all those people i hung out with, and as a result of hs experimentation, i think i'm one of the only ones that is doing something with their life


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how many houses did you and you marijuana friends break into as a result of smoking marijuana?

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I agree ODIN, there are better things I can do with my time than charge some idiot kid with a minor amount of weed on him. I'd rather just scare the shit out of him to teach a lesson and be on my way.

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I am all for it. i watched my aunt slowly die from cancer she was told that if she could get marijuana it would help with being sick all the time. i have heard all the reasons that we should not, and have worked my share of DUI like all cops, when it comes to accidents marijuana was never the ONLY contributing factor.

Its should only be legal for these purposes. Medical, and thats it. Marijuana is a gateway drug. If you have teens and people being able to do it legally, whats going to stop them from trying other drugs then. i think it would be a bad idea. Plus, if you could go down to the store, and buy it, all the gangbangers who sell pot for a living, will start to sell harder drugs. I doubt that they would just go out of business. Thats my 2 cents ;)

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thats kinda my point, we don't want marijuana leaglized but at the same time we dont charge everyone with minor offenses.
I don't know cop one where im from that has charged everyone they find with mis marij, as a commander of narc i can say we do not get search warrents for someones house that is just a mild smoker, if we did we would not be able to get the real drugs off the streets .meth labs are everywhere, i care not about your bong, we have bigger fish to fry.
I heard that smoking marijuana makes you not contribute to society, and i have heard about the studies. my studies have been in the human condition and i have found that marijuana alone is not the reason people dont contribute to society, we have more alcohol abusers than anything else, i have not worked a sever domestic yet where mariluana was the factor but have worked many where alcohol made people violent, not too many pot smoking cheeto eating hemp wearing violent pot heads out here. i think it would take a big load off the system if we regulated it .

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You do make some good points ODIN. Its a hard subject to debate. I think it should be the new 2008 Hot Box issue. See what Obama, and them all say.

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ODIN said:


I am all for it. i watched my aunt slowly die from cancer she was told that if she could get marijuana it would help with being sick all the time. i have heard all the reasons that we should not, and have worked my share of DUI like all cops, when it comes to accidents marijuana was never the ONLY contributing factor.


Its should only be legal for these purposes. Medical, and thats it. Marijuana is a gateway drug. If you have teens and people being able to do it legally, whats going to stop them from trying other drugs then. i think it would be a bad idea. Plus, if you could go down to the store, and buy it, all the gangbangers who sell pot for a living, will start to sell harder drugs. I doubt that they would just go out of business. Thats my 2 cents ;)


michael, take some time to learn something so you dont sound like an aftrenoon special. im talking about life experance not something i heard, going from pot smoker to gangbanger is quite a large leap. i have never heard of one of the gangbangers i have arrested saying he smoked pot once and decided to start banging because it was that good. stop look and listen, you might just learn something.if there is a gate way drug i t is tobacco kids underage start there first, do you think that is a problem has making it illeagal for kids under 18 harder to get, what about alcohol is'nt it a gate way drug too.

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Kciampa said:

i experimented a bit with it in hs...but like i said.. when you smoke, you barely contribute to society.. i mean if i did it in hs. i mean in hs.. i cut class as a result.. not just me, a lot of us did.. and i look at all those people i hung out with, and as a result of hs experimentation, i think i'm one of the only ones that is doing something with their life

I disagree with you not everyone who smokes marijuana are scum bags or don’t know how to contribute to society. A lot of people who smoke are highly respected and have jobs, pays their bills, takes care of their families like many of use do now, their not lazy SOB's. It varies from one person to the next.


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HenryOceanTom said:


ODIN said:


I am all for it. i watched my aunt slowly die from cancer she was told that if she could get marijuana it would help with being sick all the time. i have heard all the reasons that we should not, and have worked my share of DUI like all cops, when it comes to accidents marijuana was never the ONLY contributing factor.


Its should only be legal for these purposes. Medical, and thats it. Marijuana is a gateway drug. If you have teens and people being able to do it legally, whats going to stop them from trying other drugs then. i think it would be a bad idea. Plus, if you could go down to the store, and buy it, all the gangbangers who sell pot for a living, will start to sell harder drugs. I doubt that they would just go out of business. Thats my 2 cents ;)


HOT, marijuana may be a gate way drug, however so is tobacco and alcohol. Honestly if people where able to smoke marijuana the chances of them finding other drugs may not be as high as some may think.


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Yeah I think alcohol is far more dangerous drug than weed, I mean, how many times did we all get into a fight because we were drunk? Well I don't know how many times we did, but I know i did a few, and I never got into any fights because I got high, and I also felt many times, a sudden urge to drive drunk, because it's just that much more fun, and in general, being drunk, and I mean DRUNK, you can't really tell what the hell you're doing, and pretty much 100% of the time, every action is the one that you might regret afterwards, while rather than on weed, mind is pretty much sharp, slow but you know what you're doing, you know good from bad, and shit ,even if you smoke too much, the worse shit that can happen is that you might freak out and have a panic attack, and not go ahead and do some stupid shit that everyone around you might regret.

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You got me thinking about the alcohol and tabacco. Alcohol would never be a facter in DUI's if people knew when to stop drinking, or if people dident binge drink. If you smoke 3 packs a day everyday, for 20 years. Thats not good either. What I'm getting at is that, alcohol, and tobacco are alright in moderations. I suppose if people only smoked a joint or 2 that they would be alrite too. Not alrite to drive a vehicle. But there not gonna be passed out.

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Puff, Puff, Pass. Right? Pass the dochee to the left hand side.....

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All that weed talk got me hungry, does anyone know a good home fries recipe?

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