Has using marijuana become taboo?

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    Apr 02, 2009 2:06 AM GMT
    Apparently California is looking into legalizing weed for everyone over 21, to help bring in revenue from taxing it. I use it on occasion, and i see little harm in it being legalized. Sure, people abuse it, but people abuse lots of things. I have many friends though that do not use it, so I'm wondering if this bill even has a chance of being passed. Just want to know how others feel about this legislation.

    Also, I personally don't like smoking, I use a vaporizer for health reasons. It has almost no carcinogens and is much healthier overall since combustion isn't involved.

    Jason
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    Apr 02, 2009 3:00 AM GMT
    Maybe among certain sects, it's taboo, but that's not new and that probably won't change, legal or not.

    My response to your question would be I have no qualms with this legislation, it's been a long time coming.

    There are no negatives to pot. It doesn't affect your perception (I always drove better high than not high). It makes most people very happy. People sleep better if they go to bed stoned. Restaurants and grocery stores will see an influx of business. It has medicinal applications. No hangover (dry mouth doesn't count). It's not physically addictive. Why hasn't this happened sooner?

    Seriously, alcohol is so much worse, in many ways.
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    Apr 02, 2009 3:02 AM GMT
    Marijuana has become so taboo, in fact, that it is illegal to smoke in most places in the states.
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    Apr 02, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    No good reason why it should not be legal.
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    Apr 02, 2009 3:42 AM GMT

    I love weed tea so I'm looking forward to having a glass on some mountain top while I enjoy one skyline or another in California.

    Obama and then weed being legalized in the same year....damn, now that would be better than sex. Now if I can eventually smoke legal hemp after banging my husband on our wedding night during Obama's second term, after enjoying weed tea on a mountain top overlooking a marvelous skyline in California, I'd just explode with appreciation!
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    Apr 02, 2009 8:15 AM GMT
    I like this thread topic. I love weed, and wish I had a job already so I can go without worrying about a drug screening. I miss the mellow nights, cold beers and friends eating all my food before the night's over, and ordering take out. Sigh, why do losers have to be the majority of the bastards that run this country. Like there never lit up between the 50's to the 80's. What an abuse of power. /lol*
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    Apr 02, 2009 8:23 AM GMT
    Marijuana isn't taboo. It's actually almost socially acceptable on college campuses.
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    Apr 02, 2009 8:28 AM GMT
    Legalize it already goddamnit!!!....it may even make me smileicon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 02, 2009 10:08 AM GMT
    I'm not sure how it would work in California since marijuana is considered illegal under federal law. The DEA does prosecute individuals in federal court for marijuana. Even if the state legalizes it, the federal government could prosecute you if it wanted to be aggressive. I thought the Obama admisnistration was not going to prosecute individuals for medical marijuana use. I guess I'm wrong. U.S Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents descended on Emmalyn's California Cannabis Clinic last Wednesday afternoon located in San Fransisco
    http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_12000899
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    Apr 02, 2009 12:02 PM GMT
    kneedraggen said marijuana is considered illegal under federal law. The DEA does prosecute individuals in federal court for marijuana. Even if the state legalizes it, the federal government could prosecute you if it wanted to be aggressive.

    This is the obstacle in the way of legalization efforts at the state level. The feds wouldn't be too concerned about marijuana possession for personal use, but they'd still go after large-scale distributors.
    It's a mystery how marijuana - the most benign of intoxicants -- ever became taboo in the first place. Adding to the surrealism is that everyone who was ever a college student has tried it. That means the entire political leadership of the nation has to pretend to be amnesiac about their own past marijuana use.