Should Marijuana be legal?
Colorado has just made marijuana legal to purchase. But was this the right decision? What are your thoughts about pot being a gateway drug? What effects will this decision have on our society? Will the money brought in out way the effects (if even measurable) on our young people? Was this decison bound to happen anyway?
Simple answer... YES , legalisation stops drug dealing criminals more effectively than imprisoning users ever could or would.
As the Police veteran tells us, the Police's job is to protect us from others, not ourselves.
The biggest opponents of legalisation are the drug dealers and their bosses (banksters, politicians and the CIA).
My concern is that, by now saying to our young people "Pot is OK", we now have Coke and other hard drugs closer to what is considered Ok. In other words, pot being a gateway drug, is now OK. And cocaine, which used to be way over the line of what was ok, is now just barely over the line of being ok...
What about mushrooms, they are all natural, should they be legal too? and, in ten years, can we expect cocaine to become legal as well? it comes from a plant after all. But, maybe aguasilver is correct. Maybe all drugs should be legal. So then I guess my question is, are we saying drugs are OK if they are legal? Or are we making these drugs legal because it is inevitable? Or do we just really need the money? Or all of the above?
Absolutely - YES. I knew 20 years ago that the only way marijuana was going to be legalized was if the government could find a way to make money from it. That being said, there are SO MANY benefits to it and I personally believe it is classified incorrectly. The government has it listed with heroin, ecstacy and peyote. Considered a "Schedule I" drug they have marijuana as "most dangerous" with severe physical & psychological dependence.
First of all - it can ease pain and nausea (prescribed for many chemo patients), lessen anxiety, help severely underweight people eat. Here is a great site that lists some of the medical benefits. http://www.trueactivist.com/still-belie … marijuana/
The plant itself (hemp) can be used for clothes, paper, rope, shoes, jewelry, Did you know that one acre of hemp can produce as much paper as 4 acres of trees? Consider that hemp grows for 4 months before I can be harvested. How long does it take to grow a tree?
http://www.nemeton.com/static/nemeton/a … /hemp.html
Having an addictive personality I am afraid to take any kind of hallucinogenic or psychotropic drug. I've tried marijuana. I've even inhaled. I am not addicted but I do appreciate the plant.
addictive drugs should not be made legal,even alcohol.
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by Riece 7 years ago
I personally think it is ridiculous that it's not allowed. But according to polls the majority disagree with me! Surely there must be somebody on here that favors the outlawing of marijuana. Tell me why!
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