Do you think marijuana. Should be legalized

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  1. Gyles Evans profile image54
    Gyles Evansposted 9 years ago

    Do you think marijuana. Should be legalized

    And if it should be legalized what are the restriction

  2. dahoglund profile image71
    dahoglundposted 9 years ago

    I grew up in an era before drugs became so common or well known so I don't have much first hand information. However, I would at least consider that it be legalized in the same way as alcohol. That means having it sold in licensed outlets, taxing it and having similar restrictions. If people grew their own, there might have to be some sort of liceense. The kind of legalizing I read about currently seeems to be a bit of a joke. Medical marijuana< I would think, should be sold like medicines in a pharamacy and require a doctors prescription.

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    Sri Tposted 9 years ago

    If people can stay at home when under the influence, yes. But I know they cannot and will not. Which means they will be driving under the influence which puts others in danger. The veteran weed smokers can handle most situations on the road, but not everybody. So with that in mind, no. It should not be legal.

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    mothersofnationsposted 9 years ago

    I don't believe in using anything that alters your mind in any way (and I'm not talking about meds for health reasons.)
    Alcohol is worse than marijuana because its poisonous (that's what the buzz is) and you lose control over fine motor skills, your reaction delays quite a bit, memory lapses, increases emotions (sadness, anger) and it's easy to overdose from.
    Used in moderation and responsibly, decreases those risk factors, however it's still abused by many in a daily basis (not to mention it's addictive properties.)
    Marijuana can delay response time, but not as much of a delay as alcohol. You don't lose control over your motor skills, for the most part. You can't overdose. You can become addicted, but your body won't be nearly as dependent on it as alcohol.
    However, these are still negative affects that can cause adverse consequences. On top of all that,it does cause memory loss, destroys brain cells, affect language & comprehension skills, and all those things are long term and affect you even while sober.
    One against the other: M is safer than A.
    However, going back to my original statement, I don't believe anything that alters the mind in any way is safe.
    I don't see any restrictions for M but that doesn't cover the fact that it can and is abused, and a waste of life altogether.
    There are so many other constructive things to do with life and I think that should be themain focus for everyone.
    Drugs and alcohol are the enemy's deceit.
    God bless you...

  5. ChristinS profile image40
    ChristinSposted 9 years ago

    Yes it should be legalized.  So much time, money and energy has been wasted in this super violent "war on drugs".  Marijuana is much less harmful than many legal pharmaceutical drugs that people are abusing routinely.  Legalize it, tax it, put age limits on it like tobacco and let people make their own choices.  Should someone be irresponsible and cause an accident let them lose their license for it.  I do believe our penalties for driving under the influence in the US are too relaxed.  I think if we had a once and done policy on driving under the influence (be it drugs, alcohol whatever), it would do a lot to deter the practice.  Get caught;  lose your license permanently end of discussion.  Most people wouldn't want to risk it and would behave accordingly.  Get caught twice automatic jail time.  That would get rid of many intoxicated drivers and keep legalization safe.

  6. Aime F profile image71
    Aime Fposted 9 years ago


    The fact that alcohol and cigarettes are legal but marijuana isn't is absolutely absurd to me. I'm not saying alcohol or cigarettes shouldn't be legal (though I personally would jump for joy if cigarettes were illegal), but a lot of the concerns surrounding marijuana exist already with alcohol/nicotine. Driving under the influence? Happens all the time with alcohol and the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol are 9/10 times going to be way worse than someone driving under the influence of marijuana. Addictive properties? Nicotine is the most addictive drug on the planet and we sell it at grocery stores. Alcohol is far more addictive than marijuana. Prescription opioids, benzodiazepines... way more addictive than marijuana. If you check any list of drugs ranked by their addictive properties, you'll have to scroll down to the bottom to find THC.

    Don't get me wrong, I think marijuana has its not-so-great qualities just like any other drug, but when comparing it to other drugs (even legal ones), it's actually very tame. I would of course assume that restrictions would be put in place the same as buying and using alcohol/cigarettes.

  7. Link10103 profile image61
    Link10103posted 9 years ago

    As long as alcohol and cigarettes are legal, then yes I think marijuana should be legalized as well.

    The only reason(s) its illegal is because of religious fanatics, and the fact that it would probably derail/cripple quite a number of criminal organizations.

    As far as restrictions go, you shouldn't be able to own over a certain amount. I don't know how weed is measured so I couldn't give any specific numbers, but as it stands now if you are in possession of ANY you get arrested on drug charges, yet you can have a cellar of hardcore alcohol and a closet full of cigarettes and be perfectly fine. Makes no sense.

  8. dashingscorpio profile image81
    dashingscorpioposted 9 years ago

    Might as well make it legal and gain some tax revenues.
    Studies have indicated it's less toxic than tobacco or alcohol. In some states they have medical uses for it especially those people receiving chemotherapy. Some people have said it helps those who are bipolar.
    Early movies like "Reefer Madness " became a cult classic because pot smokers laughed so hard while watching the unrealistic depiction of teens high on marijuana blowing (green smoke) and becoming insanely violent. Fights involving (alcohol) are well documented.
    In other instances it was feared that marijuana was the "gateway drug" to heroin addiction. However the numbers don't bear that out when you compare the volume of people who have tried smoking marijuana compared to those who went onto use heroin.
    Each year, an estimated (443,000) people die prematurely from smoking cigarettes or exposure to secondhand smoke, and another 8.6 million live with a serious illness. Per the CDC • Worldwide, tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year, and current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than (8 million deaths annually) by 2030.
    Excessive alcohol use is a leading cause of preventable death. This dangerous behavior accounted for approximately 88,000 deaths per year from 2006–2010, and accounted for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults aged 20–64 years. Excessive alcohol use shortened the lives of those who died by about 30 years. (These drugs are legal and no one is questioning rather they should be).

  9. The0NatureBoy profile image55
    The0NatureBoyposted 9 years ago

    No natural plant, Hemp called Marijuana included, should NOT have any government controls on its use by any anyone, what should have government controls are GMOs which should only be allowed under scientific studies.  Every non-GMO altered plant are what is called "god's given right" to use it as food for man, how they consume it should be up to the individual using it.  Eating it, especially raw, promotes healthy mind and body, other means of ingesting it has different effects which a person should be allowed to personally indulge in but not encouraging others to follow them.


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