End the War on Marijuana

  • metta

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    Aug 06, 2010 7:20 AM GMT
    End the War on Marijuana

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    "I have never tried marijuana and I have no desire to even try it. But I think that it is ridiculous that it is illegal. Too much government money is wasted trying to enforce making it illegal and too much crime is created by having it illegal. Didn't we learn anything from Prohibition?"
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    Aug 06, 2010 12:32 PM GMT
    I used to be a member of NORML several years ago. My current career path wouldn't allow for that, though...not so much my current job, but other jobs in my field would refuse to hire me for it.

    However, I do wish the legalization process would hurry up and go through. I'd start smoking it regularly again.
    It is, hands down, the absolute best "medication" in the world for ADHD.
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    Aug 06, 2010 12:35 PM GMT
    weed is not a drug, a drug is something that u fuck with and put chemicals in. weed just comes out of the ground , and if it happens to be on fire and i happen to be next to it...
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    Aug 06, 2010 12:53 PM GMT
    ^

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  • tbeaux

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    Aug 06, 2010 1:04 PM GMT
    god i hope they do it soon. just think how chilled people could be.
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    Aug 06, 2010 6:49 PM GMT
    I've seen and heard of way more alcohol-related injuries than weed-related ones. As an RA in college dorms, I can tell you that those who smoked weed often sat around and WATCHED video games, whereas all of my situation reports that involved robberies, assaults, etc were alcohol related. Weed is imho far less dangerous.
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    Aug 06, 2010 9:43 PM GMT
    waxon saidweed is not a drug, a drug is something that u fuck with and put chemicals in. weed just comes out of the ground , and if it happens to be on fire and i happen to be next to it...


    I'm not arguing either way but I dont get why people use this point as a reasonable argument, the same thing is true for tobacco, heroine, shrooms and cocaine. Just because it grows in the ground doesn't logically prove anything on its benefits or validity.
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    Aug 06, 2010 10:13 PM GMT
    No it is not the same read the whole statement . U put chemicals in heroine and cocaine to fuck u up
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Aug 06, 2010 10:16 PM GMT
    waxon saidNo it is not the same read the whole statement . U put chemicals in heroine and cocaine to fuck u up

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    Aug 06, 2010 10:18 PM GMT
    PrinceOfArya said
    waxon saidweed is not a drug, a drug is something that u fuck with and put chemicals in. weed just comes out of the ground , and if it happens to be on fire and i happen to be next to it...


    I'm not arguing either way but I dont get why people use this point as a reasonable argument, the same thing is true for tobacco, heroine, shrooms and cocaine. Just because it grows in the ground doesn't logically prove anything on its benefits or validity.


    Mushrooms and marijuana are the drugs of choice for cultures that mostly got taken over because they were too peaceful and kind to fight back.

    Alcohol is the drug of choice for cultures that attack, invade, and respond aggressively.

    Of course, those are simplifications.. but so are almost all of the arguments AGAINST natural drugs.

    And as the poster said, cocaine and heroine are heavily altered. You never heard of the tribal people of south america turning into crack heads or the middle eastern folks turning into heroine junkies (Sure, they had their own cultural problems, but most of them weren't obviously drug related the way altered drugs cause problems).

    Oh.. and btw, if you are against opium, and heroine-like derivatives.. you better be against almost every prescription pain killer out there. Those drugs are the real killers--make americans feel better, even though the diseases are still killing them.

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    Aug 06, 2010 10:24 PM GMT
    Yeah I need some right now!icon_twisted.gif
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Aug 06, 2010 10:27 PM GMT
    I've never smoked weed icon_confused.gif
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    Aug 06, 2010 10:30 PM GMT
    waxon saidNo it is not the same read the whole statement . U put chemicals in heroine and cocaine to fuck u up


    those are more refined products but back in the day it was still used naturally and was potent enough to give you that effect.
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    Aug 07, 2010 12:18 AM GMT
    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREMushrooms and marijuana are the drugs of choice for cultures that mostly got taken over because they were too peaceful and kind to fight back.

    Alcohol is the drug of choice for cultures that attack, invade, and respond aggressively.

    Of course, those are simplifications.. but so are almost all of the arguments AGAINST natural drugs.

    And as the poster said, cocaine and heroine are heavily altered. You never heard of the tribal people of south america turning into crack heads or the middle eastern folks turning into heroine junkies (Sure, they had their own cultural problems, but most of them weren't obviously drug related the way altered drugs cause problems).

    Oh.. and btw, if you are against opium, and heroine-like derivatives.. you better be against almost every prescription pain killer out there. Those drugs are the real killers--make americans feel better, even though the diseases are still killing them.

    Back to your regular scheduled programming.. thank you.


    ^^^ AGREE. AGREE. AGREE.


    2nd off..As an RA in the dorms in Southern California and coming from Northern California (which basically means, I'm the master of weed), I 100% agree that weed is the preferred substance of choice, the safest, and HEALTHIEST. As a musical theater singer I smoke quite often and the only thing I notice is my voice improving in range, technique and power...Weed is good fellas!
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    Aug 07, 2010 12:20 AM GMT
    I'm going to reach across the political aisle and agree with metta8. This is in line with my preference for less government and the reality that alcohol causes more trouble than marijuana.

    Just for the record: I've never tried marijuana and never will.
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    Aug 07, 2010 12:35 AM GMT
    PrinceOfArya saidI'm not arguing either way but I dont get why people use this point as a reasonable argument, the same thing is true for tobacco, heroine, shrooms and cocaine. Just because it grows in the ground doesn't logically prove anything on its benefits or validity.

    Legalize those too!
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    Aug 07, 2010 12:45 AM GMT
    metta8 saidEnd the War on Marijuana

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    My Note:
    "I have never tried marijuana and I have no desire to even try it. But I think that it is ridiculous that it is illegal. Too much government money is wasted trying to enforce making it illegal and too much crime is created by having it illegal. Didn't we learn anything from Prohibition?"



    I agree. While I have never used weed I do believe that it should be legalized. This country has lost the war on drugs and the tax dollars can be spent elsewhere. I also think prostitution should be legal. Why should we be prosecuting people for what they do to themselves? KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OUT OF OUR LIVES!!
  • maximumrisk

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    Aug 07, 2010 2:25 AM GMT
    I am just wondering, were are the screams that drugs are bad anyway? I agree that weed is less harmful then alcohol accident and body wise.

    As long as smoking itself is being banned from everywhere, it is gonna be impossible to legalise this.
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    Aug 07, 2010 2:30 AM GMT
    Legalize marijuana. End the war on marijuana. End the war on drugs. It has been fought for decades now and is still being lost.
  • Joeyphx444

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    Aug 07, 2010 2:30 AM GMT
    It's funny to hear people (mainly potheads) rationalize legalizing marijuana
  • swimbikerun

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    Aug 07, 2010 2:32 AM GMT
    Jmuscle33 saidIt's funny to hear people (mainly potheads) rationalize legalizing marijuana
    What's your justification for it being illegal?
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    Aug 07, 2010 3:16 AM GMT
    PrinceOfArya said
    waxon saidNo it is not the same read the whole statement . U put chemicals in heroine and cocaine to fuck u up


    those are more refined products but back in the day it was still used naturally and was potent enough to give you that effect.


    not trying to be catty or what have u but no...back then in the day it did not have the same effects, back in the day hunters used to chew the cocoa leaves (which is where cocaine comes from) and it had a caffeine like effect, made them more aware. and as a previous poster said, u never saw coke heads tweakers in the history books.
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    Aug 07, 2010 3:21 AM GMT
    I don't need weed to have fun.
  • calibro

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    Aug 07, 2010 3:42 AM GMT
    waxon saidweed is not a drug, a drug is something that u fuck with and put chemicals in. weed just comes out of the ground , and if it happens to be on fire and i happen to be next to it...


    so is heroin or rather why don't you try cyanide? that isn't even adultered.
  • swimbikerun

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    Aug 07, 2010 3:42 AM GMT
    AussieBody saidThe most well-confirmed danger from marijuana use is lung damage [etc].
    Yes, and adults can choose to partake. What right does the government have to tell people otherwise?