Vote yes on Prop 19

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  1. rikuumi
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    Ummm. no, just no.
     
  3. Slyakin

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    Why would I? Marijuana... pretty stupid.


    Maybe this belongs in the EOF.
     
  4. Goli

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    Agreed.
    I don't even live in the US but if I did and lived on California I'd vote no.
     
  5. Rydian

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    I'm no druggie (I don't even drink), but I am a facts person.

    http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=20038
    I took a Drugs and Narcotics class (given as part of the justice program at my college) last year, and I learned that a lot of what people think they know about drugs is totally false.

    Anybody here with prejudice about one drug over another (tobacco and alcohol included), I suggest you go read some recent studies and facts before you post.
     
  6. omgpwn666

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    People are dumb enough, we don't need enhancers.
     
  7. shadowkillerdrag

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    thats just ridiculous =.=
    Im definitely voting no
     
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    Alcohol does more to damage your brain than pot.

    I sure would like it if alcohol were to vanish, but nope, gotta' blame pot.
     
  9. Goli

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    The fact is that all drugs, legal or not, do more harm than good in the long run.
    Which is why I'm an anti-drugs person!
    This includes drugs used for medical purposes.
     
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    If alcohol or tobacco were invented today they would never ever become legal..

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    So you don't even drink sodas or coffee that includes caffeine? Because you know, caffeine is a drug too.
     
  11. omgpwn666

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    They're both stupidity enhancers.
     
  12. Paarish

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    I was gonna say something similar...
     
  13. Goli

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    Nope, I mostly drink *insertsomefruithere* natural juice and tea, though tea does have caffeine, but in much smaller doses.
     
  14. Rydian

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    It's not a mind-altering drug (like pot/alcohol), and doesn't have lasting detrimental effects (like tobacco smoke does).
     
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    I would if I lived there, and I'm 43 years old. It's not about whether marijuana is 'stupid' as Slyakin suggests ... perhaps it is. But even if it is, the government shouldn't be protecting me from my own stupidity, unless it poses a substantial risk of harm to others. Like cigarettes, hang gliding, and loud headphones, smoking marijuana may annoy those around you but the case for causing actual harm to others is too slim to justify its prohibition. This doesn't mean you can be obnoxiously annoying with something just because it's legal, so I'm okay with no smoking signs in restaurants, and shushing people in libraries whose headphones can be heard. But with marijuana the consequences of keeping it illegal far outweigh the consequences of returning it to legality (it hasn't ALWAYS been illegal, ya know). With marijuana illegal, you've got law enforcement semi-miliatarized by the 'war on drugs', you've got dudes who just want to catch a buzz and watch sportscenter sitting in a jail cell no different than if they were violent thugs, and you've got a gigantic criminal underground profiting from it all and not even paying taxes on it. Probably worst of all, there is nothing in that underground economy preventing the sale of the stuff to minors.

    It's a free country. If you live in California, act like it and vote yes.

    (okay, i'm done.)
     
  16. Rydian

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    The government doesn't want to legalize pot because then you'll have all the crackheads and meth users saying "They legalized pot, why not (insert body-wrecking substance here)!?!"
     
  17. Pliskron

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    Pot heads suck. I'll vote yes as long as they all move to California
     
  18. rikuumi
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    Meth can't be even compared to pot..
     
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    It's kind of amusing how most people here are pirates, yet they'll immediately assume marijuana use is unforgivable just because it's against the law at the moment.

    If I'm free to booze myself incomprehensible and in the process become a very real risk to others around me, why shouldn't I be free to light something up that can only hurt myself?
     
  20. Rydian

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    People with an addiction to something like meth generally won't think perfectly straight if there's a chance on increasing their supply of it.