Is legalizing weed in Colorado a bad thing why or why not?

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    Jan 03, 2014 6:36 AM GMT
    Living in colorado my whole life I can see it both ways yes its good for the state to draw in profit off the taxing of it and out of staters to come here.But I also see it drawing other not so friendlies into Colorado as well alot with drug dealers,embezzlement,more violence as well as term mile high city and stimga that comes with that kinda gives colorado a bad name.. I dont dislike people who smoke cause I have tried it... but if Colorado can control it and it be peaceful regulated system then ya Im ok with it. Just alot of questions and concerns were on the map so anxious to see what happens in 2014!
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    Jan 03, 2014 6:45 AM GMT

    It's simply reliving history, but perhaps this time learning from it. Something Canada has yet to do.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repeal_of_Prohibition
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    Jan 03, 2014 6:54 AM GMT
    YourName2000 saidIts the worst news ever for Colorado, as Southbeach has identified in this thread: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3611896

    How many more kids will wake up dead with their mothers weeping over their cum-drenched bodies before the madness ends!

    I blame Obame.
    Oblame.
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    Jan 03, 2014 6:55 AM GMT
    YourName2000 saidIts the worst news ever for Colorado, as Southbeach has identified in this thread: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3611896

    How many more kids will wake up dead with their mothers weeping over their cum-drenched bodies before the madness ends!

    I blame Obame.


    ah hahahahaha what kind of idiot would believe that LMAO
  • PolitiMAC

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    Jan 03, 2014 6:58 AM GMT
    Nope. People should be allowed to make their own dumb decisions and pay the price if they harm others or put an impost of some sort on others' lives.

    Government intervention on substance abuse is only warranted if people are using the substance to attack and kill people.

    (Don't get all high mighty, unless you say the same thing for alcohol, don't suggest that the state should regulate people's activities.)
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    Jan 03, 2014 7:00 AM GMT
    YourName2000 saidIts the worst news ever for Colorado, as Southbeach has identified in this thread: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3611896

    How many more kids will wake up dead with their mothers weeping over their cum-drenched bodies before the madness ends!

    I blame Obame.

    The Pot: Not. Even. Once.icon_biggrin.gif
  • brendanmuscle...

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    Jan 03, 2014 7:33 AM GMT
    it's a step in the right direction, Drug prohibition is very costly to the taxpayer: the costs of enforcing the laws (Court, public defenders, lost time from jurys, costs to keep them in jail, additional people hired to enforce the laws) plus the cost of prohibition to society (Gangs, violence, violence in Mexico with illegal drug activity, plus the occasional economic costs it has to the user (loss of job to an otherwise good employee- sometimes). In other words, enforcing drug laws are generally harmful to the economy.

    But repealing has a nice economic benefit: Increased government revenue from taxes, and gangs taking their activity elsewhere at least with pot in CO. (since in Colorado's case now, they cannot take their pot dealings to the user- they offer a generally inferior product compared to the quality stuff grown for stores)
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    Jan 03, 2014 7:41 AM GMT
    I don't have a problem with people who use it for medical purposes or even light or medium recreational use!! It's their life! Having said that, I don't date smokers or guys who do marijuana drug use simply I hate the smell of it and I hate kissing a guy with that stinking smell in his mouth!!
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    Jan 03, 2014 7:55 AM GMT
    PolitiNerd saidNope. People should be allowed to make their own dumb decisions and pay the price if they harm others or put an impost of some sort on others' lives.

    Government intervention on substance abuse is only warranted if people are using the substance to attack and kill people.

    (Don't get all high mighty, unless you say the same thing for alcohol, don't suggest that the state should regulate people's activities.)


    We seen what prohibition on alcohol did to America.
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    Jan 03, 2014 8:18 AM GMT
    If they're paying taxes on the sales and distribution, then what's the problem? It's your choice whether or not you wanna smoke it, or put it in brownies or whatever you want to do with it.
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    Jan 03, 2014 8:24 AM GMT
    Of alcohol, tobacco or marjuana weed is the least harmful. It's ridiculous that our governments squander billions of dollars annually trying to prevent people from voluntarily doing something that harms no one.
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    Jan 03, 2014 8:25 AM GMT
    SMOKE WEED
    HAIL SATAN
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    Jan 03, 2014 8:37 AM GMT
    evan_ish saidSMOKE WEED
    HAIL SATAN
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    Jan 03, 2014 10:54 AM GMT
    YourName2000 saidThe pot is the Democrats only plan: they can't fix medicare, or social security, and they can't get people jobs. So they'll kill us off with the pot. The doctors are in on it, whatever medical condition you have they say "take the pot", and when it kills you they say "it was the medical condition, not the pot". Bullshit! It's genocide of middle class America by the government.


    Are you for real or is that sarcasm??
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    Jan 03, 2014 10:59 AM GMT
    Sensible idea.

    A lot of people are stuck in the mentality of thinking that cannabis is a drug therefore must be harmful and therefore should stay illegal.

    It would be the same for alcohol if it was invented today. This prohibition isn't working and if we did control the distribution of cannabis and tax it it could be very profitable for the government. Some of the money could go towards education or healthcare

    Control the drugs and you control the money. No need for drug smugglers, and crime cartels. Tax the product, and the state makes the money not the drug barons.
  • thisguy023

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    Jan 03, 2014 11:12 AM GMT

    Good idea.

    Most countries (my country The Netherlands for example) that have a system of legalization have less kids using it and less crime.

    Control works, prohibition doesn't. It's a simple history lesson.
  • MikeW

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    Jan 03, 2014 4:22 PM GMT
    If you're curious about how pot was made illegal in 1937 and how and why its been kept that way since, check out my posts in this thread: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3608671/. Its a long but interesting read.

    One interesting historical fact: It was the New Deal Democrats who made pot illegal, not the Republicans of the era.
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    Jan 03, 2014 4:27 PM GMT
    It's good.
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    Jan 03, 2014 4:45 PM GMT
    It's great . It's so stupid to empower organized crime. But watch Obama go in to Colorado with drones to end this Federal disobedience. Lol
  • mybud

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    Jan 03, 2014 4:45 PM GMT
    It needs to be legal everywhere.

    It needs to be taxed like cigarettes.

    Let the guys outta jail for having a few joints in their possession.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 03, 2014 4:48 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidIt's great . It's so stupid to empower organized crime. But watch Obama go in to Colorado with drones to end this Federal disobedience. Lol

    No, Obama's cool with weed.
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    Jan 03, 2014 5:14 PM GMT
    YourName2000 saidThe pot is the Democrats only plan: they can't fix medicare, or social security, and they can't get people jobs. So they'll kill us off with the pot. The doctors are in on it, whatever medical condition you have they say "take the pot", and when it kills you they say "it was the medical condition, not the pot". Bullshit! It's genocide of middle class America by the government.

    While I disagree, I do like crazy people posting in public.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 03, 2014 5:16 PM GMT
    mybud saidIt needs to be legal everywhere.

    It needs to be taxed like cigarettes.

    Let the guys outta jail for having a few joints in their possession.
    I agree 100%. As long as the pot smoker doesn't push his habit onto me, I have no problem with marijuana being decriminalized. It will get one more drug out of the illicit black market which could help cut violent crime.
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    Jan 03, 2014 5:43 PM GMT
    Pot was legal until powers that be (Watch the movie "Weed" with Woody Carlson for more.) decided they wanted illegal because of black people, and Hispanics, being the primary users.

    As has been the case so many times over the years, laws were designed to hurt the minority / poor.

    Now, government wants another revenue stream and our criminal justice system is largely failed. We take folks and disenfranchise them from society for things like pot, which is purely punitive and inhumane, rather than help them to become contributing citizens.

    Big Pharm and Big Prisons absolutely do not want pot legal. They stand to lose much revenue, or potential revenue. They'll do everything in their power to try to make it be a bad experiment.

    Reality is, in the better states, where folks are more educated (The Plains States like my home state of Nebraska.) pot has been decriminalized for DECADES.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 03, 2014 5:54 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidI guess the question could also be posed: Is legalizing alcohol a bad thing or not? We have our answers since repeal of Prohibition, I think.
    Even though it was never prohibited by law, the same thing could be asked about tobacco and anything else containing highly addictive nicotine.