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sd2ny's avatar

Shall we engage in a heated discussion on the issues of recreational marijuana use, and its legality?

Asked by sd2ny (72points) July 30th, 2008 from iPhone

Some facts I would like to bring to the table..

No one has ever died from smoking too much marijuana

In February, a study at UCSD found that there was no conclusive link between marijuana smoking and lung cancer

Some people claim that most people that use marijuana will progress to the use of harder drugs… Consider this: most pot smokers drank milk as a child… Does this indicate causation?

Isn’t it strange TNT republicans r the ones who are generally against the legalization of marijuana, yet republicans are known for wanting a less invasive or controlling government
should a government have the power to
determine what its citizens do in the privacy of their own home?

Please respond intelligently only… I don’t want to c responses that claim marijuana eats your brain…
Just make sure your claims are substantiated

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30 Answers

sd2ny's avatar

state your case young grasshopper

Lovelocke's avatar

Pass… I said. Or switch to salvia.

marinelife's avatar

No, you just want to argue from the position of a zealot and harangue us.

Lovelocke's avatar

Dead thread’s way dead, huh?

Megan64's avatar

Yawn, no.

I’m not going to justify anyone else’s use of pot. If you want to smoke, smoke. I’m not going to do the work for you.

marinelife's avatar

@Megan64 He’s a pot smoker. He doesn’t “do” work.

Megan64's avatar

@ Marina tee-hee

Lovelocke's avatar

Your name is Megan64? That’s pretty metal. Adding you.

RandomMrdan's avatar

I say it should be legalized. People are going to smoke it anyways. Just keep it in the privacy of your own homes. When I was in Amsterdam, it was legal to go into a place to smoke it, but strictly prohibited to smoke in public places outside.

As far as people not dieing from it…I can probably assume it wouldn’t be a healthy way to live if you did it daily. Just like a bad habit like smoking tobacco, it isn’t good for you. And as far as leading to other drugs…I can assume some people would stick to only smoking pot, but others would venture out to try other drugs I’m sure. (it is known that people gain tolerance to things like this, and some might turn to using harder drugs)

If it were legal, there should also be laws to enforce people from driving stoned, similar to driving drunk. It could be done, but I am doubtful that it will ever become legal.

PupnTaco's avatar

@ Lovelocke: you mean, “puff puff pass?”

PupnTaco's avatar

OK just checking.

<backs away slowly>

TheHaight's avatar

What’s your question exactly?
And marina.. That’s a broad generalization. I smoke and I consider myself a very hard worker..

marinelife's avatar

Sorry, TheHaight, a poor attempt at humor.

TheHaight's avatar

no worries. :)

Lovelocke's avatar

@Marina – No need to apologize. Everyone knows pot smokers have no soul…

…I don’t even wanna hear it.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@lovelocke stfu

@marina as bill hicks said “They lie about marijuana: ‘Marijuana makes you unmotivated.’ Lie. When you’re high, you can do anything you normally do just as well. You just realize it’s not worth the fucking effort. There’s a difference.” ^_^

RandomMrdan's avatar

@lovelocke how would pot smokers have no soul? you say that as if it is one of the worst things that someone could do.

sndfreQ's avatar

zzzzzzzzzzz…

Dude, where’s my discussion?

sorry, couldn’t help it

Lovelocke's avatar

Heh. I said I don’t want to hear it because I know some people can’t spot the obvious gag… two people back to back walked right into it. Sheesh.

TheHaight's avatar

Two people back to back walked right into it? You aren’t making any fucking sense. Sheesh.

EnzoX24's avatar

Hemp, the main ingredient of marijuana, was made illegal during the 1930’s. Why? Well the man who started the propaganda against marijuana in the first place had a huge fortune behind the paper companies. At the time, hemp was found to create more paper for less money than the tradition paper mills of before. Now, I don’t remember all of the exact details, and who this man was exactly, but he was very powerful in Congress. Not wanting to loose his fortune, he created propaganda against marijuana stating it made people crazy, kids were dying from it, and it was the “gateway drug.”

Now schools aren’t supposed to teach that marijuana is the gateway drug, because that theory has been discredited. There have been no evidence proving that smoking pot made people want to try harder stuff.

The reason marijuana hasn’t been legalized yet is due to the fact that four generations have been misinformed continuously. Now the common belief is that marijuana is not sold legally because the government can’t tax it. Pot dealing is an underground business the government can’t control. If the government would put it in distributers with a tax, people would still buy it from unauthorized dealers.

augustlan's avatar

Barney Frank introduced legislation today to decriminalize possesion of small amounts of pot (for personal use). It has some bipartisian support…we’ll see where it goes.

PupnTaco's avatar

@lovelocke: that’s some tricky walking!

PupnTaco's avatar

@ Enzo: Harry Anslinger.

emt333's avatar

Support House Resolution 5843!!! I love Barney Frank . During the debate he said, “The vast amount of human activity ought to be none of the government’s business. I don’t think it is the government’s business to tell you how to spend your leisure time.” This is classic Frank. He is a brave legislator with integrity. anybody ever seen him on Bill Maher or any other talk show? he is always the smartest guy in the room. interesting sidebar, in 1990 he was censured by Congress for his acquaintance with a male prostitute. Do you want to take a guess as to who led the unsuccessful charge to have him kicked out? None other than disgraced Idaho Senator Larry Craig! methinks the lady doth protest too much!

EnzoX24's avatar

@PupnTaco: There ya go!

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