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Marijuana

  1. Fluffymetal profile image77
    Fluffymetalposted 6 years ago

    Should it be legalized? Why? Why not?

    1. tritrain profile image75
      tritrainposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It doesn't really matter to me.

      However, I think the US should increase Hemp farming, much much more. 

      Meh.  I say 'yes', go for it with marijuana.

      1. figment profile image71
        figmentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Agree 100%

      2. Mikeydoes profile image78
        Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Why would we do that.. We have Mexicans bringing in truckloads daily. Don't worry though, we've seized millions of pounds of it and sent those Mexican runners back to Mexico where they belong.

        Think about it. We can lock up all of our hard working American SCUM who happen to enjoy it. Ruin their lives, pay for their jailing. Not only that, since there is less product, it will cost those rotten scum more! Don't worry all that money they spend on Marijuana in NO WAY could be used here in America. Dirty rotten plant!

    2. DTR0005 profile image86
      DTR0005posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I really don't believe so. While I am fairly liberal on most issues, I have personally seen the effects of marijuana use and its effect over 40 years on two generations in one family.

      I realize the same arguments can be made about alcohol - I don't condone abuse of it either. But marijuana is a "gateway drug." And I have seen repeatedly what it can lead to.

    3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Legislating morality is ridiculous, and has never worked.  Making a harmless plant illegal only glamorizes it.  Why not make mosquitos illegal?  That makes about as much sense.

      I get off on the so called Christians who support prohibition of a plant. . . as if they know best, and not the forces or force that designs reality 60 times a minute.

      1. Mikeydoes profile image78
        Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Too bad plants aren't society and gov'ts only problems.

        If people weren't so stupid, stubborn, and greedy, we could be living in a peaceful world. All these Adolf Hitlers, and other people who are all in it for themselves only prolong this problem.

        If we can't even figure out a plant, who knows how far away we are from peace and real freedom.

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose."  I almost busted out a quote from Hamlet, but I realized that though it fit, I couldn't recall it well enough to do more than to make me seem as dumb as I really am.

          Personally, I think television and most commercial films and books, magazines, etc. . . just state the reality that we are supposed to agree is there( as slaves); I think History is manipulated more than science, and a banker's books.

    4. lady_love158 profile image60
      lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes of course! It should be decriminalized. I think most peole are capable of deciding for themselves what they should put in their bodies. Decriminalizing it would eliminate the profit financing the drug cartels in Mexico.

  2. alispaisley profile image61
    alispaisleyposted 6 years ago

    it should not be legalized.

    1. figment profile image71
      figmentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Why?

  3. figment profile image71
    figmentposted 6 years ago

    http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQEAW47OgjnzCinFflXLOq8Bgh_K57cNqhCjCZ6oPL7Y-tnoyPn&t=1

  4. mikelong profile image84
    mikelongposted 6 years ago

    It should absolutely be legalized....

    If one reads the law, it interestingly bans both they type of weed that can be smoked as well as the type that produces hemp...

    Check out the connection to the Mellon Family, Dupont, William Randolph Hearst, papermaking, and a certain Andrew Mellon...

    They didn't care about "drug use".....it's all about crony capitalism creating monopoly and huge profit...at the expense of freedom..

  5. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    "Check out the connection to the Mellon Family, Dupont, papermaking, and a certain Andrew Mellon..." Absolutely the real target of the demonization of marijuana was hemp.
    The other problem with marijuana is that it produces a conservative attitude and its users are not so inclined to progressive advancement, which conflicts with a culture based on ever buy more.

  6. mikelong profile image84
    mikelongposted 6 years ago

    Hemp and Mexican Americans....

  7. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    I give: "Hemp and Mexican Americans....", what does it mean?

  8. mikelong profile image84
    mikelongposted 6 years ago

    "Absolutely the real target of the demonization of marijuana was hemp."   And Mexican-Americans..

    Look up the deporation of American citizens of Mexican descent during the Great Depression..

    The media, spurred by the Mellons and Hearst, created the "dangerous Mexican" concept...connecting Marijuana directly to the Mexican-American population (as opposed to reality...which would show that Marijuana was widely used by all types of Americans)...

    Those "Mexicans" would get "high" and then "rape" and "murder"....  They sensationalized news to brainwash know-nothing Americans...

    They criminalized hemp, and deported at least 1 million people....at least half of whom were citizens of this nation...

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ah yes, Reefer Madness! It makes you believe that you can fly you know lol

  9. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    And would guess that this took place not long, within ten years, of when Henry Ford invented his car made from and powered by hemp. Or am I being too conspiratorial?

  10. mikelong profile image84
    mikelongposted 6 years ago

    What I think about even more, however, is about the children and grandchildren of those Mexican Americans who were illegally deported....

    Are they not American citizens too?  How many of our own countrymen have we turned away like this?

    And if they ever came back "across the border" in the typecast fashion...these American citizens would then be branded "illegal aliens"...

    Again...who was really the illegal one? 

    Americans illegally invade Cherokee lands in search of gold...they illegally move into Mexico...this went on continuously until the Mexican American War....another illegal action..


    And I've noticed its the same political "conservatives" who are so focused on "legality" that minimize, deny, or even support these same listed actions...

    At least, that is what I have perceived after numerous conversations with various people who self-identify as "conservatives"....

    It's that darn "liberal education".....and that mary jane that I'm tripping on... Or so they say in response....for its hard to truly argue with the truth..

  11. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    My opinion - the history of history is crime.

  12. Fluffymetal profile image77
    Fluffymetalposted 6 years ago

    I think we are seeing the end to marijuana prohibition.  More Americans than ever report supporting the legalization of marijuana especially medicinal marijuana.

  13. Evan G Rogers profile image81
    Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago

    "The Economics of Prohibition", by Mark Thornton outlines, succinctly, why drugs should be legal.

  14. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    Illegal drugs are an aspect of empire politics  and another way to control the masses.

  15. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    What I put into my body is my choice, I don't want some wowser controlling my life and would not live in a nuthouse place full of cops chasing "bad boys" who are treated like dirt because they have a couple of joints while white collar criminals rip off the public with impunity.

    Money rules.

    1. Mikeydoes profile image78
      Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There is a lot of money involved.. And you can grow it in the dirt. Any bloke can.

  16. profile image60
    violalandersposted 6 years ago

    No!

  17. RalphGreene profile image61
    RalphGreeneposted 6 years ago

    Maybe those who want it to be legalized must be addicts, I guess.

  18. Fluffymetal profile image77
    Fluffymetalposted 6 years ago

    "Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marihuana in private for personal use... Therefore, I support legislation amending Federal law to eliminate all Federal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marihuana."
    - Jimmy Carter

 
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