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Should we all have the right to smoke down?

  1. OutsideTheLines profile image60
    OutsideTheLinesposted 6 years ago

    Should we all have the right to smoke down?

    Do you believe in the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes?
    What about for recreational purposes?
    Why or why not?

  2. i_am_monk profile image61
    i_am_monkposted 6 years ago

    I think that for medical purposes it should be available but a stricter process of screening applicant; as for personal use the government should legalise it and sell it them selves and tax accordingly. If a person want to smoke weed so badly they will find a way to get a hold of it, so a government regulated source will ensure quality (means no harmful additive are used) and a tax on it to help the economy along. Marijuana is the only exception because the buds of the plant have been proven to have easy the pain for cancer suffers; i'm not saying that the government should turn in to a big drug farming company because that would be unethical, but if weed get rid of all the bad quality weed that could potentially kill you then we have started to clean up the drugs trade as it were.

  3. stephaniedas profile image92
    stephaniedasposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I think that since it is a natural plant that was not invented by people, it doesn't make sense to criminalize it. Also, since marijuana doesn't have harmful side effects and doesn't really cause any problems, people should be allowed to grow and smoke it for any purpose that they want.

  4. Borsia profile image46
    Borsiaposted 6 years ago

    It should be legalized period. The failed attempts to control an uncontrollable substance and the failed war on drugs have done more to promote the use of marijuana than all of the dealers combined.
    What is worse is that people who want to find it are being forced to deal with the underbelly of drug dealers. Consider the 2 possibilities. 1 someone goes into a legit business and gets their ID checked before purchasing, just like alcohol.
    It is a simple straight forward transaction.
    2. That same person has to make some kind of contact with a criminal element who may then offered them something else to try for free, maybe its crack maybe its meth; regardless, that money is going to support gangs and cartels.

    What we do know for an absolute fact is that 40 years of the "war on drugs" has been a total abject failure.
    What is the definition of insanity? Doing the exact same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.

  5. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    i believe that pot should be legal for any adult that wants to use it. i don't care if it is for medical use or recreational, it makes me sick that we let the government tell us whether we can use it or not.

  6. JenJen0703 profile image83
    JenJen0703posted 6 years ago

    I think marijuana should be legalized, not just for medical purposes, but also for recreational.  Many people want to criticize "smoking weed," but how many of them actually know first hand the effect is has?  Yes, marijuana may slow you down some and relax you, but so does Flexeril, Valium, Xanax, and on and on that list can go.  I think that alcohol should be banned, because of the effect alcohol has on the human body.  When I drink, I become incoherent, have alcohol amnesia, and cannot drive a car.