Poll: Legalize marijuana?

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Do you think marijuana should be legalized?

  1. Yes, but only for medical usage.

    89 vote(s)
    18.7%
  2. Yes, for medical and personal usage.

    272 vote(s)
    57.3%
  3. No.

    92 vote(s)
    19.4%
  4. No opinion.

    22 vote(s)
    4.6%
  1. Blueturnip

    Blueturnip New Member

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    :eek: i tied yes and no!:thumbsup: i think yes cause you might do the drug but you only harm your self not others because you choose to do it
  2. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    There's still the argument of DUI and physical impairment. Of course, under that scrutiny the legality of alcohol would not suffer a compassionate comparison. ;)
  3. thepodman

    thepodman New Member

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    Right now there is a country full of potheads (not just USA either), and it is illegal. Making it legal would likely take away some of the taboo/'coolness' aspect of it.
  4. jasonjcrago

    jasonjcrago New Member

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    I think it should be legalilzed.....a) it will free up the police bums who do nothing anyways and use the excuse that they are tracking down marijuana organizations, to put themselves to better use!
    b) People who grow it to make a living off of will no more be able to sell it and will screw them up big time
    c) The reason so many young ones do it is because it is illegal and they all wanna think that they are against the law but if it is legalized and easily accessible then they won't be too fussed to have it much anymore.
  5. fragmare

    fragmare New Member

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    legalize it plz. ;D

    i believe if you grow it, you should be able to smoke it.
  6. Adrenachrome

    Adrenachrome Not Banned

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    Absolutely not, legalization means taxation.

    Marijuana should be decriminalized for personal use.

    And that's all that needs to be said.
  7. rknrne

    rknrne Active Member

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    A.K.A Catnip
  8. xCoRnfLaKeSx

    xCoRnfLaKeSx [crazy.ass.muppet] <img src="images/smilies/new/ic

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    *ahem*

    I am pretty sure that most people who use it dont NEED it, its just nice. recreational smoking pot is the best. its much nicer. my sister introduced me to recreational shmokin, cos she said she'd rather see me chill out in the house with a joint and a cuppa, that standing under a bridge in the rain getting smacked off ma tits. and i have a lot of repsect for her for saying this to me. so we have the occasional shmoke together, and its cool. thanks to this, i was able to give it up for a while whilst doin my exams. if i hadnt begun smoking recreationaly, i would be a pot head, and giving it up for a bit would have been much harder.

    thee are those smokers of dope though, who DO need it to have a good time. because they are weaker and have no restraint.

    HUrray for eveything that makes life that little bit more funny, legalize it! I'm sure there are some politician b*****d hypocrites getting stoned in the houses of parliamnet anyway :D
    hehe

    LONG LIVE WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED....
    *ahem*
    em
    xx
  9. rknrne

    rknrne Active Member

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    Marijuana

    Willie Nelson's public statement regarding being caught
    with a bag of Marijuana last week.:
    "It's a good thing I had a bag of Marijuana
    instead of a bag of spinach. I'd be dead by now"!
  10. LifeVain

    LifeVain New Member

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    It should be leagalized, A. it's not going to make a country of potheads, there will always be those that simply won't do it. B. just think of all the tax money that could be saved by not having pot sellers and growers in prisons and all the money that could be made if the government taxed it and sold it like cigerettes. One of the reasons it was illeagelized in the first place was cause Mexicans smoked it and not tobaco, so back when they first made the law, back when Illegal Mexicans first became a problem they illegalized pot thinking they wouldn't come across the boarder but we can all see how much that worked. so what's the point of having it illegal? oh it's a gateway drug? B.S. there are those that will always try new drugs and then there will always be those that say no. I would rather be high then drunk anyday, so have a country of pot heads who just chill out, of alcholics who can get destructive?
  11. Pol

    Pol Stuck on the M1 <img src="images/smilies/shakehead Staff Member Super Mod

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    You certainly know how to make an entrance LifeVain......nice 1st post :D
  12. rknrne

    rknrne Active Member

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    The wrong lessons taught at this school

    Kieran King's drug research
    worth an 'A',
    not harassment, threats
    and suspension
    Victoria Times Colonist
    Published: Monday, June 25, 2007


    Kieran King should be a poster child
    for all sorts of things we do wrong,
    from the way we run high schools
    to our efforts to get kids to make
    smart choices about drugs.

    King is the Saskatchewan Grade 10 student who ended up in big trouble --falsely accused of drug dealing, suspended, barred from writing exams -- for doing nothing wrong, or even offensive. In fact, he seems to be the kind of teen we need --
    bright, curious, a good researcher, independent and not easily cowed.
    King, in case you missed the story, was interested by a classroom presentation on marijuana, apparently of the "just-say-no" variety. His mother, a teacher, says he's always been one of those kids
    who digs into a subject once he gets interested.

    The presentation struck him as one-sided,
    so he started doing some research.
    He found that the in-school anti-drug presentation was,
    well, misleading and shared his knowledge with classmates.
    Did you know, he asked them,
    that research shows marijuana
    is less harmful to individuals and society
    than alcohol or tobacco?

    Health researchers agree.
    But the principal didn't like that kind of discussion.
    She ordered King to quit talking about his research
    and called his mother.
    He organized a small free-speech protest outside the school.


    The principal ordered students not to participate. When King and his brother did,
    she ordered a lockdown and called police.

    King, who says he's never smoked marijuana,
    was suspended for three days,forcing him to miss final exams
    and knocking his marks --
    previously good enough for the honour roll --
    dramatically downward.

    So what's wrong here?
    Start with the school's drug presentation.
    Research shows that "just say no" presentations don't work,
    and in fact do harm.
    There are good reasons high school students
    should not use marijuana
    or any other drugs.
    But exaggerating the risks undermines both that message and the credibility of warnings about much more dangerous drugs.
    Then move to the school's response to King's discussion
    of his own research.
    Instead of inviting him to do a class presentation
    on his findings -- a useful response --
    the principal attempted to silence him.
    That isn't just a violation of his rights;
    it attacks values of independence
    and personal responsibility that schools should be fostering.
    And when King joined the protest,
    an action that perhaps called for some sort of penalty,
    the school responded with overkill.
    A suspension during exams was unreasonably punitive.

    Instead, King should be encouraged
    for showing independence,
    critical thinking and a willingness
    to challenge accepted authority --
    all qualities that serve our society well.
    :rolleyes2 :exasper: :flamemad:
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  13. sooperdave

    sooperdave New Member

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    Actually, Reek, this is more a Libertarian position than a liberal one. I don't believe the government should be in the practice of trying to save stupid people from themselves. As has been pointed out on earlier pages, alcohol is one of the most abused drugs in our society, and yet not only is it legal, it is celebrated! :exasper: Go figure.

    I would want to see all drugs legalized, the taxes from the sales of said drugs could not only reduce the national debt, but we'd also be able to finally rid ourselves of that damned IRS.
  14. rknrne

    rknrne Active Member

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    A little "Truthiness"

    How the story changes :wow:
    when the pharmecutical companies get their hands on it.:wow:
    'They' were telling me the opposite for the last decade.
    Weren't "They"?
    Buy the pills, don't touch the plants.:confused2
    What's next .......... Aloe Vera!:damn:

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  15. rknrne

    rknrne Active Member

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    check out you tube videos 1,2,3,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvc5zLee--8&mode=related&search=

    on responses to free speech debate.
    The person they refer to "Mr Campbell' was an RCMP officer, chief coroner in Vancouver ( role model for Da Vinci's Inquest tv show) and Mayor of Vancouver . He helped sway the vote for the Liberal party, so they gave him a cushy chair in the Senate... Helloooooooo Larry....... Still alive in there...???
  16. rknrne

    rknrne Active Member

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    Canada's New Flag

    The Globe & Mail offered up a new flag for Canada.
    It seems we like this stuff.

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  17. rknrne

    rknrne Active Member

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    Message from 'The Hill'

    Senator Larry Campbell
    ex-Mayor of Vancouver ,
    coroner & RCMP Police officer
    quoted these chestnuts of wisdom,

    "Legalize it then tax the hell out of it "

    (we'd be out of debt in 5 years)

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    Last edited: Jul 17, 2007

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