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    Mar 21, 2011 2:09 AM GMT
    I like to ask people's opinions of marijuana when i'm hanging out with them for the first couple of times, just to see how they logical talk about it.


    --some men think marijuana is harmless, totally fine, should be legalized, but don't prefer to smoke it. (logical thinking)

    --other men, think marijuana is harmful, dangerous, illegalized, and don't prefer to smoke it.

    and then there's always that guy who smokes it and thinks its bad.. icon_rolleyes.gif


    what're your thoughts?
  • mizu5

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    Mar 21, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    I live in BC

    I smoke it

    It's fine, just don't let it control your life.

    Should definitely be legalized.
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    Mar 21, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    It's always 420 somewhere.
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    Mar 21, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    jayyp15 saidI like to ask people's opinions of marijuana when i'm hanging out with them for the first couple of times, just to see how they logical talk about it.


    --some men think marijuana is harmless, totally fine, should be legalized, but don't prefer to smoke it. (logical thinking)

    --other men, think marijuana is harmless, dangerous, illegalized, and don't prefer to smoke it.

    and then there's always that guy who smokes it and thinks its bad.. icon_rolleyes.gif


    what're your thoughts?



    I think you've been smoking too much of it.

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    Mar 21, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    I don't smoke it but think it's stupid the government doesn't see the enormous cash cow legalizing it and taxing the shit out of it would be.
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    Mar 21, 2011 2:18 AM GMT
    I think it should be legalized. I don't really smoke; like once a year, but I have no problems with it.
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    Mar 21, 2011 2:20 AM GMT
    I used to smoke, but not any more... though I still think it should be legalized. You just can't convince me that it is more harmful/dangerous than alcohol... just like with alcohol, you have to be responsible if you are going to smoke and you can't let it control your life.
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    Mar 21, 2011 2:27 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidI don't smoke it but think it's stupid the government doesn't see the enormous cash cow legalizing it and taxing the shit out of it would be.


    I agree. I'm fine with it being legalized. I think there should be laws set into place to keep people from harming themselves or others would be needed.
    I don't buy or seek out pot, but I might take a hit if someone offers me one.
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    Mar 21, 2011 2:30 AM GMT
    I have a dream that someday we not have to roll our own and will be able to run down to corner liquor store and pick up a pack already neatly rolled in a handy compact package instead of a ziploc bag.
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    Mar 21, 2011 2:32 AM GMT
    HeartRobb saidI have a dream that someday we not have to roll our own and will be able to run down to corner liquor store and pick up a pack already neatly rolled in a handy compact package instead of a ziploc bag.


    Amen.
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    Mar 21, 2011 2:33 AM GMT
    jayyp15 saidI like to ask people's opinions of marijuana when i'm hanging out with them for the first couple of times, just to see how they logical talk about it.


    --some men think marijuana is harmless, totally fine, should be legalized, but don't prefer to smoke it. (logical thinking)

    --other men, think marijuana is harmless, dangerous, illegalized, and don't prefer to smoke it.

    and then there's always that guy who smokes it and thinks its bad.. icon_rolleyes.gif


    what're your thoughts?
  • swedeinusa

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    Mar 21, 2011 2:33 AM GMT
    Legalize it. Legalize it. Legalize it. Amazing revenue from taxes plus the government will be able to regulate the sales.
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Mar 21, 2011 2:33 AM GMT
    I don't smoke. I don't see a problem with people doing it. It is their body. I feel the same way about alcohol, smoking cigs, and sex.
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    Mar 21, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    HeartRobb saidI have a dream that someday we not have to roll our own and will be able to run down to corner liquor store and pick up a pack already neatly rolled in a handy compact package instead of a ziploc bag.


    THIS SOUNDS LIKE AN AWFUL WASTE OF TREES. SAVE THE TREES DAMMIT.
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    Mar 21, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    Mixleanmachine saidI don't smoke. I don't see a problem with people doing it. It is their body. I feel the same way about alcohol, smoking cigs, and sex.


    And Big Macs.
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    Mar 21, 2011 2:38 AM GMT
    swedeinmiami saidLegalize it. Legalize it. Legalize it. Amazing revenue from taxes plus the government will be able to regulate the sales.


    And they won't be wasting law enforcements time trying to bust dealers.

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    Mar 21, 2011 2:40 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    HeartRobb saidI have a dream that someday we not have to roll our own and will be able to run down to corner liquor store and pick up a pack already neatly rolled in a handy compact package instead of a ziploc bag.


    THIS SOUNDS LIKE AN AWFUL WASTE OF TREES. SAVE THE TREES DAMMIT.



    You know that when marijuana is legalized, rolled and packaged is the inevitable outcome.
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    Mar 21, 2011 2:40 AM GMT
    DOMINUS saidIt's always 420 somewhere.


    I'm sorry but I have no idea what they say 420. Guess perfect time to ask
  • eddieross69

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    Mar 21, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    420, 4:20 or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) refers to consumption of cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with cannabis subculture. The notable day for these is April 20. (Not to be confused with J-Day, an international protest held on the first Saturday of May.)

    The term was allegedly coined by a group of teenagers in San Rafael, California in 1971. Calling themselves the Waldos, because "their chosen hang-out spot was a wall outside the school," the group first used the term in connection to a fall 1971 plan to search for an abandoned cannabis crop that they had learned about. The Waldos designated the Louis Pasteur statue on the grounds of San Rafael High School as their meeting place, and 4:20 p.m. as their meeting time.The Waldos referred to this plan with the phrase "4:20 Louis". Multiple failed attempts to find the crop eventually shortened their phrase to simply "4:20", which ultimately evolved into a codeword the teens used to mean pot-smoking in general.

  • hyperionx

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    Mar 21, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    I love it.
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    Mar 21, 2011 2:54 AM GMT
    I like it. I smoke it roughly once a month or less. I think it should be legalized.

    On the flip-side though, my friends do know people who smoke it everyday. Those folks' brains aren't exactly sharp and their girlfriends/boyfriends apparently have big problems with them. But I think this addiction is up to the individual, just like alcoholics, chain-smokers, porn addicts...
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    Mar 21, 2011 2:58 AM GMT
    A guy i know (not me) used to and still smokes weed, again (not me) and he believes it's harmless and is the least worry of all the major drugs that we have in the world. Legalizing it means the government and DEA lose a major battle in the fight against drugs so people weed will never be legalized. (not me) again
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    Mar 21, 2011 3:01 AM GMT
    Sorry, but thinking it's "harmless" is NOT logical thinking. It's agreeing with your own position, perhaps, but not necessarily logical.

    "Logical thinking," IMO, acknowledges the harm that a particular substance can cause while ALSO acknowledging the benefits that that substance can provide. In order to do this effectively, one must do research before deciding whether to use that substance, weigh the pros and cons, and then, once having used it, evaluate the effects of that substance on one's own particular body, mind, and spirit.

    (if you wanted the short answer, stop reading now)

    To more fully answer your question, I believe that adult marijuana use should be decriminalized in my country (USA), because I believe strongly that I have a natural right to put in my own body what I see fit. I also believe that marijuana definitely does not belong on the US government's Schedule I, which is defined as:
    A) The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.
    (B) The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.
    (C) There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.

    Marijuana most certainly does have accepted medical uses, such as the treatment of nausea, anorexia, and glaucoma - they may not be accepted by the DEA, but they are by medical practitioners. icon_neutral.gif

    That said, smoking is the main method of ingestion of marijuana, and smoking anything can damage one's lungs and increase the risk of certain cancers. Studies show that short-term memory loss (reversible in adults but less so in those whose brains are still developing) is indeed a side effect, and enough attacks of "the munchies" have certainly impacted the waistlines of some stoners I have known. So it's not "harmless" either.

    I have found that most things in life, drugs included, are neither exclusively "good" nor "bad," and like you, I tend to judge who I will engage with intellectually based on the extent to which they reject black-and-white thinking.
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    Mar 21, 2011 3:01 AM GMT
    Im not going to lie, I smoke a lot of it. I dont know why people have such a big problem against marijuana than alcohol! It amazes me that alcohol is legal and more deadlier than marijuana! I dont think it should be legalized since there would be many people that would be losing their jobs. Basically the middle man where most people get their weed from aka the drug dealer. The people the drug dealers get his supplies from would basically lose their revenue and cant pay the people that grow it and ya da da da.... The underground cycle that marijuana suppliers make their money off of would lose their jobs! I think it should be declassified but not legal. I think people who are against marijuana have never tried it and listens to all the propaganda the government scares people with like those above the influence commercials. Also, marijuana has been around for centuries and no harm from using it has ever been known unlike alcohol.
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    Mar 21, 2011 3:02 AM GMT
    Lifefighter saidA guy i know (not me) used to and still smokes weed, again (not me) and he believes it's harmless and is the least worry of all the major drugs that we have in the world. Legalizing it means the government and DEA lose a major battle in the fight against drugs so people weed will never be legalized. (not me) again


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