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Do you feel that marijuana is truely as bad a drug as we have always been told?

Yes, its illegal for a reason.
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No, I think those commercials are dumb. I've seen drunks act worse.
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Total votes : 27

Postby Neil » 3/8/2009, 4:33 pm

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Postby half jill » 3/8/2009, 8:07 pm

haha, that guy is totally ripped.
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Postby MindsOnLoan » 3/8/2009, 8:14 pm

This thread is insanely old, but I went ahead and voted. I voted for it to be legalized. I've never smoked it, but from all that I've read and seen, a lot of over-the-counter drugs seem to be more dangerous than weed.
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Postby Neil » 3/8/2009, 9:18 pm

It is old, but I just found that video and I didn't see the point in creating a new thread when I started this topic already long ago.

I actually just voted on it myself. Odd. Seeing as I started it.

And I still fully support legalization....
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Postby faninor » 11/2/2010, 8:45 pm

I just voted on this in California.
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Postby myownsatellite » 11/3/2010, 8:00 am

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Postby Johnny » 11/3/2010, 8:30 am

There was a weed vote? :S
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Postby faninor » 11/4/2010, 11:54 am

myownsatellite wrote:How did it turn out?


19 Legalize Marijuana in CA, Regulate and Tax
Choice Votes %
Yes 3,424,145 46.2%
No 3,994,442 53.8%

100% of precincts reporting; Updated 11/03 7:00P

The proposition would have made it legal by state law for anyone 21 years or older to grow and possess a limited amount of marijuana, and would have allowed local government to regulate and tax commercial activity. If would have remained illegal under federal law so California would have become a potential target for federal bullying through withholding funding.

So only 53.8% of voters believe we should continue to spend more money in law enforcement, courts, and prisons fighting marijuana, and we should overlook perfectly good opportunity for local government to generate revenue through licensing fees and taxes. A similar proposition was voted on in California in 1972 and failed 66.5% to 33.5% -- it probably won't be that long before this comes up again and passes.
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Postby half jill » 11/5/2010, 2:13 pm

i love weed. i'm glad that it's pretty much legal in canada.
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Postby faninor » 11/5/2010, 3:53 pm

I don't use it but I certainly don't mind when the government finds someone else's pocket from which to take money instead of mine. It seems like a win-win idea.
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Postby Joe Cooler » 11/6/2010, 2:28 pm

I don't support the legalization of marijuana because it will provide a source of income for the government, I support it because the US government incarcerates roughly 800,000 people a year for marijuana related crimes. Of those 800,000, nearly 90% are arrested for possession, rather than distribution or cultivation. Ridiculous.
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Postby Dr. Hobo » 11/7/2010, 12:21 am

which in turn reduces the strain on the court/jail system and that, in turn, means more money for the govt given they dont have to spend that money so theyre better off twice/thrice over (if you consider the reduced strain to be separate entities then thrice but if not then its twice)
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Postby faninor » 11/7/2010, 1:41 am

Yep.

Though in California, possession (of one ounce or less) has a maximum punishment of a $100 fine. No nonsense.
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Postby Neil » 2/16/2012, 12:59 pm

Ya know.. if Minnesota would vote to legalize weed the taxes could be used to help fund the Vikings stadium.
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Re: Weed: legal or illegal?

Postby twiqz » 5/24/2013, 10:34 pm

This is a great Thread!!
Never in modern history has there existed greater public support for ending the nations nearly century-long experiment with marijuana prohibition and replacing it with regulation. The historic votes on Election Day in Colorado and Washington - where, for the first time ever, a majority of voters decided at the ballot box to abolish cannabis prohibition. Pretty soon, unless your blind or have deaf ears for this subject, marijana will be legalized and treated like buying a pack of cigarettes. It's nothing but beneficial and the old wife's tales are about to distinguished. We are now living in an era very similar to alcohol prohibition. Some of the polls, with the latest in may, say "Over 90 Percent Of Americans Oppose Jailing Marijuana Possession". The #1 reason why I support marijauna, it would be so beneficial, financially just to tax it...I wish I would have caught this thread when it was active. Here is a fun fact: there were more voters in Colorado and Washington that voted to legalize marijuana, than there were that placed a presidential vote, which occurred the same day.
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Re: Weed: legal or illegal?

Postby Neil » 5/30/2013, 10:21 pm

Instead of jacking up the cost of cigarettes another $1.60 per pack - they could keep it simple and legalize taxed weed. Use that money to fund the new Vikings stadium. Since apparently smokers are now going to cover that debt for the state. Gotta love Minnesota.
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