Do you support marijuana legalization?

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I'm not sure who ever thought it was there right to say that anyone can't use it if they so please. I feel that you should be able to do what ever you want to your body as long as you are not pregnant, in which case you are threatening another life. That said, I have heard of countries that allow heroin addicts lay around in the park and piss and crap all over them selves. If they want help, they are offered it, if not, they are left alone so long as they leave others alone, and then those other's can use them as an example as to weather or not they themselves want to do it.

I wonder though, if we've all got such great boarder security, how in the hell do hard drugs keep pouring into our poor cities? In fact now a days it seems like it's not longer just the poor who are being targeted.
 

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If you'd asked me 25 years ago, I would have said no. And ironically, I smoked weed back then. But because I had experience with it, and with seeing what the habit did to some of my friends, I thought it would be an overall negative on society. What did it do to my friends, you ask? It made them irresponsible wrt: school, job responsibilities. They partied till late night/early morning, then would oversleep and miss class or show up late to work. Get fired. Get bad grades. It's like turning the volume knob down on potential. I saw some who exercised self-discipline, and one person in particular kept me somewhat on the rails then. My roommate my junior year of college was a guy who had flunked out when he was 19, then went in the Army. Made sergeant in 5 years, then came back to school. He refused to go out drinking or smoke on school nights. He got blasted every Friday and Saturday night. I mean drunk, stoned, even coke which I didn't do. But on Sunday night, it was coffee and books again. He graduated Summa Cum Laude. Being about 7 years older was a big part of it too, but his insistence on "showing up right" was the real thing that made him succeed. Most potheads I've known though ... they just will not turn down a bong hit.

But now, I'm in favor of legalization, in spite of the "couch" effect. Why? Because the negative impact on society that comes from trying to prohibit it is worse than the decreased outcomes that most people who smoke weed will 'suffer.' Keeping marijuana illegal empowers and enriches scumbags on the dealer side, and nurtures a totalitarian tendency on the law enforcement / govt side. The "war on drugs" has resulted in damage to our liberty (decades of Court decisions narrowing the 4th amendment), created the militarization trend for police and sown public disdain for the law generally, and created a gang culture in inner cities which young people who grow up there must be a part of by default. Not to mention the lives lost and violence from the criminal black market activity that prohibition necessitates. All of this has had a far worse effect on us than some people being lazy stoners.

Legalize it. But when you smoke, stay home, walk, get an Uber. Just don't drive. (don't even start with "I drive better high." That's bullshit.)
please tl;dr. also, no I don't support it. we shouldn't depend on a drug to make our lives easier. it costs money, it's bad for our health and we don't need it.
 

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Too be honest I smoked them nasty Cigs for 20 years, and on my 40th Bday, I knew I had to quit. I tried patches, vape stuff, Etc, but really my only happy medium was just occasionally through the day smoking weed. Been 6 years since I've smoked a Cig and I feel great, wait (Pssf, Pssf) Yea now I feel Great!
 
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please tl;dr. also, no I don't support it. we shouldn't depend on a drug to make our lives easier. it costs money, it's bad for our health and we don't need it.
How is it bad for your health exactly , I mean smoking any substance isn't good for cardio


Have some people ever even tried it?

You'll take robutssin, aspirin, you'll take meds the doctor will prescribe

But smoking a joint is too fucking much
 
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I feel like nations in general should legalize it then have the taxes go straight to healthcare.
to healthcare? lmao thats a fairytale. you mean collect taxes to go towards "schools" "roads" "ect" (but really the gov's pocket..)
 

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I just got a notification about this old thread...You guys are still talking about this into 2022? It's legal just about everywhere in the usa now. I can walk into a store and walk out of there with 3oz in a number of strains. I don't smoke because, anxiety issues, but I could.
 

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Why are we giving the power to our governments to say what we can do with out body or what we can cultivate in our properties? The axis of the debate is wrong.

Is not about Legalization, is about why the fuck they can decide and impose their decision to us, individuals, taking decisions that affect only us.
 

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Why are we giving the power to our governments to say what we can do with out body or what we can cultivate in our properties? The axis of the debate is wrong.

Is not about Legalization, is about why the fuck they can decide and impose their decision to us, individuals, taking decisions that affect only us.
Because someone has to in some way or another otherwise things revert back to a church herd mentality and we would be getting our advice on how we should be forced to live from ego driven religious leaders. With followers being so devoted that they would be two clicks away from going full Spanish Inquisition on your collective arses for so much as cursing the name of god.

People need some form of control in their lives, as much as it sucks to admit. Most people need to be guided or at the very least given a structured environment. Back in the old days that was religion, now its a mix of that, government and employment.
 

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I support it! And hope everyone will understand that it is not native. I live in Canada, and here cannabis is legalized. Legalization had a significant impact on our economy and our society. For example, I have a weed shop in Vancouver. It was a new thing for me five years ago, when it was legalized, but I had some software from parsi.co, that helped me a lot. Many similar businesses in our country opened, and all of them are paying taxes which had a positive impact on the economics and society of Canada.
 
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