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Pot doesn't lead to harder drug usage but the Dealer that folks buy their Pot from also offer those harder drugs. Now the question is would you rather your kids(oh yes they will) buy from a Dealer who also has a pocket full of crack, meth or coke or would you rather them go to the local mini mart and buy a pack of pot, a Pepsi, and some chips?

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Somehow, its legalization

Somehow, its legalization would take a better result for its medicinal purposes. If our people are really disciplined enough, they would use this rightly. However, legalizing cannabis is a concept that will not soon disappear. Bi-partisan legislation sponsored by Massachusetts’s Rep. Barney Frank and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas seeks to eliminate control over cannabis from the federal government's iron grasp. States will have the power to legalize weed which will open the way for state governments to regulate and tax and control the drug without federal input, states Reason. The proof is here: Frank-Paul pot bill seeks to legalize marijuana

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maybe true, but....

CheenieF wrote:

Somehow, its legalization would take a better result for its medicinal purposes. If our people are really disciplined enough, they would use this rightly. However, legalizing cannabis is a concept that will not soon disappear. Bi-partisan legislation sponsored by Massachusetts’s Rep. Barney Frank and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas seeks to eliminate control over cannabis from the federal government's iron grasp. States will have the power to legalize weed which will open the way for state governments to regulate and tax and control the drug without federal input, states Reason. The proof is here: Frank-Paul pot bill seeks to legalize marijuana

The key word here is disciplined

It appears that the vast overwhelming majority of those pot users pushing for medical weed are people who do not need it medicinally, but want to smoke it to support their habit recreationally.  It really casts a bad light for those who really do need it medicinally.

I'm not saying it should be banned or illegal.  I'm just staying that it's use for medicinal purposes needs to be regulated as should all other perscription drugs.  We've become such a drug reliant society in this country lately and right now perscription drugs are being abused at a level never known before.  There seems to be a pill for everything these days and it's advertisements are blasted in our face at every tv commercial.  If we can't regulate the current legal perscrition drugs from getting into the wrong hands then what makes anyone think that legalized pot will be any different. 

There are many other uses for pot besides the THC content.  Hemp has many uses that once served our country very well and still could.  I just don't see the use of marajuana for a recreational drug as focusing our country in the right direction, especially in a time when China is nearly our new owner.

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legalize marijuana?

Name one country that has improved itself through legalization of drugs.  Just one example of a nation where legalization has led to improved health or a reduction of social problems.

Personally, I think it's the height of hypocrisy that a nation that decries the health effects of tobacco is entertaining arguments about the "health benefits" of something far more toxic.  Where can my brothers in law go to get their prescription cigarettes?

Let me guess...as a taxpayer under Obamacare, I'm supposed to work my butt off to pay for someone else's "medical marijuana" so they can sit on their couch, eat Cheetos I bought for them with food stamps, and laugh at the TV?

I'm about to tell my kids to quit worrying about school and forget college...it's not worth it.  If they study hard, work hard and become successful, they'll just have the fruits of their labor taken from them by people who will spit at them and call them self-centered a$$holes.

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Name one country that has improved itself through legalization of drugs.  Just one example of a nation where legalization has led to improved health or a reduction of social problems.

Personally, I think it's the height of hypocrisy that a nation that decries the health effects of tobacco is entertaining arguments about the "health benefits" of something far more toxic.  Where can my brothers in law go to get their prescription cigarettes?

Let me guess...as a taxpayer under Obamacare, I'm supposed to work my butt off to pay for someone else's "medical marijuana" so they can sit on their couch, eat Cheetos I bought for them with food stamps, and laugh at the TV?

I'm about to tell my kids to quit worrying about school and forget college...it's not worth it.  If they study hard, work hard and become successful, they'll just have the fruits of their labor taken from them by people who will spit at them and call them self-centered a$$holes.

 

EXACTLY!!!!! Thumbs up

You make some great points especially about government hipocracy.

However I still do contend that there are plenty of other benefits to hemp and it's uses.  What amazes me is how our early forefathers were somehow able to make resourceful use of products like hemp and even opium without turning our nations society into a nation of druggies and addicts.  The hippies are who made pot fashionable to the masses.

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I agree that pot is a toxic

I agree that pot is a toxic drug, in fact there are plenty scientific researches that prove it's an addiction drug too. Pot is also a gateway drug, I should know, my brother spent 6 months in a drug rehab Oregon to recover from his cocaine addiction, he first started with pot and then got more easily to the harder drugs. As for medical marijuana I don't agree with you, the drug is supposed to cut the sufferance of ill people that were taxpayers once. They should have this right.

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I would be okay with the

I would be okay with the medical marijuana aspect, if it could be properly distributed.  However, the problem is that 95% of the people who hold the medical marijuana cards, in my experience, are young 20-something year old guys.  They say they have migraines, or insomnia, or some other lame excuse.  Anyone with $100 and 15 minutes to spare can find some quack to issue them a "prescription".

I nevr see the 60 year old grandmother suffering from cancer, or the 45 year old plumber who has had 5 back surgeries, etc.  That's the problem.

As I have stated earlier, no way I would legalize it for the general public.

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legalize marijuana?

Morphine has some excellent medical properties too, to include pain treatment for cancer patients.  That doesn't mean I want it sold in the corner convenience store.

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expatriate wrote:

Morphine has some excellent medical properties too, to include pain treatment for cancer patients.  That doesn't mean I want it sold in the corner convenience store.

 

Morphine should not sold at the corner convenience store and it's not, but it is instead sold on some other corner by the same guy or gal who is selling Pot to the kids. They are also trying to increase their bottom line and so they will push the higher cost and more addicting drugs over the simple weed in order to acquire "repeat" customers.

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I personally don't think that legitimizing marijuana use through legalization will reduce the drug dealer's business.  It seems a bit like saying if we let kids have all the porn they want, we'll have fewer sexual assaults.

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