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Its time to stop wasting money on telling people how to spend their personal time. Support prop 64!

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User avatar #25 - sodapops (11/02/2012) [-]
I hope for all our sakes that prop 64 passes and I live in Europe... But our politicians have their noses so far up USA:s arse that they will follow soon enough. Just think: police can focus on fighting real crime, dealers won't be able to trick stoners into trying the hard (profitable) stuff, the extra tax means that money for weed goes (to some extent) to the common good instead of making smugglers rich, people with MS, migraines, fibromyalgia etc can get effective medication with neglectable side effects without breaking the law. Plus, people who like it can smoke it for fun without bothering the gentlemen in blue.
inb4 shut up stoner, it's been 5 years since i tried weed and i wasn't that impressed. But I still see the idiocy in having a ban on a drug that is milder and less dangerous than all legal drugs.
#28 - awesomenesss (11/02/2012) [+] (1 reply)
Doctors. Wut R U Duin? Doctors Sta- Oh wait go ahead.
#17 - anonymous (11/02/2012) [+] (4 replies)
Physical harm sure, there's none.
Psychological it has been connected to paranoia, memory loss, ability to retain new memories and schizophrenia.
#20 to #17 - terminalinfinity (11/02/2012) [-]
As was said by the wipperlys, Marijuana's psychological effects are grossly overblown. Paranoia only lasts for the duration of the high and maybe a few hours thereafter.

No links between MJ and long term memory loss has ever been established. A temporary state of decreased short term memory capabilities has been found after smoking MJ however in all the studies conducted, memory function returned less than 48 hours after use.

The link between MJ and schizophrenia has been found in two sets of people: children who's brains are still developing and people with a predisposition to schizophrenia. With children, almost all psychoactive drugs influence the development of the brain when given before the completion of development (Age 17-20). Its the reason psychologists have to be very careful prescribing psychological medication to people under 18. One should never use these kind of substances at an early age.

People with a predisposition to schizophrenia can be triggered with any amount of psychological stress or influence. The triggers are different for everyone. However almost any currently legal psychoactive substance could put the patient at an increased risk for developing it. It isnt a property exclusive to marijuana

Also, since this was a picture where doctors are comparing the effects of alcohol and marijuana, let's look at alcohol's psychological effects:
Short term: Increased emotions (anger, violence, sadness), Increased risk of psychotic episodes (including schizophrenia), Lowered violence inhibitions, depression, lowered sexual inhibitions, disorientation/confusion, reduced short term memory

Long term: Depression, Increased impulsiveness, Increased agitation/anger, moderate psychlogical and physical addiction risk, chronic psychosis, insomnia, personality changes, denial. Memory disorders.
Also note that alcohol kills your brain cells while marijuana protects your brain from alcohol-induced damage.
User avatar #30 - itwasntnsfw (11/02/2012) [+] (3 replies)
The only reason people don't like it is because it is illegal. If it was never illegal I'm sure it wouldn't be hated as much.
#15 - anonymous (11/02/2012) [-]
Candidates that support legalization and will be on most state ballots: Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Jill Stein (Green Party)

Candidates that oppose legalization and will be on most state ballots: Willard 'Mitt' Romney (Republican), Barak Obama (Democrat)

Food for thought.
User avatar #6 - thelonelyfeel (11/02/2012) [+] (6 replies)
You guys don't realize that weed is gonna be really expensive after this and you will probably need to be a certain age to buy it and possibly have a special license or something. It's not gonna be like they'll let you grow it in your yard.
#7 to #6 - terminalinfinity (11/02/2012) [-]
Prop 64:
Same age restrictions as alcohol
However
You may grow and possess or give away (not sell) up to one ounce.

Its the best of both worlds. Keeps intoxicating substances out of the hands of children however stops the prosecution of adults who choose to intake cannabis.
User avatar #1 - theoriginaltyson (11/01/2012) [+] (3 replies)
Well no shit doctors agree
Doctors have been saying that for years, it's the greasy corrupt politicians and the many different industries (beer, textile, oil, plastics, etc.) who don't want it legal because it would take away so much of their business.
Welcome to democracy, where the government is run by the people with money, for the people with money.
User avatar #42 - fourtwentt (11/07/2012) [+] (6 replies)
So the bill passed...what are the details of the law?
#47 to #42 - terminalinfinity (11/11/2012) [-]
Oh and politicians are now being elected on the federal level besides Ron Paul that are bringing up the legalization and state's right's to decide
healthland.time.com/2012/06/14/10-reasons-to-revisit-marijuana-policy-now/slide/even-politicians-support-drug-law-reforms/
User avatar #21 - lulzdealer ONLINE (11/02/2012) [+] (6 replies)
like alcohol? so what, i can go down to a dispensary and get weed w/out a license?
#22 to #21 - terminalinfinity (11/02/2012) [-]
If you live in Colorado or Washington (state) or Oregon ad their propositions pass, it will be legal to open a store to sell marijuana.
User avatar #2 - fourtwentt (11/02/2012) [+] (10 replies)
dude its like 4 days to election day hopefully this prop passes..
imagine how many people move to colorado

i might be one of em
#10 to #9 - terminalinfinity (11/02/2012) [-]
Though you mean well, like many of my fellow legalizers, you think from the top down. Its easier to unroot a tree from the bottom up and the hysteria (Which is currently most of the negativity in public opinion about MJ - hysteria and stigmas drummed up by propaganda campaigns) around cannabis is definitely entrenched. (Kills brain cells, gateway drug theory/stepping stone theory, makes you useless)

Understand the difference between practically legal and technically legal. While politicians talk a big game about drugs, they know they can only keep up this drug war with the consent of public opinion. If they were to wage the drug war all out on businesses that are within the laws of their state, and therefore be attack legitimate commerce and employment within those states, public opinion would quickly turn and the issue would become a deciding issue in elections.

Instead they are content with enforcing drug laws sporaticly as it fits their political needs. Yes they bust dispensaries. But in small enough numbers that it doesnt attract a large amount of news attention and never at a large enough rate to effect the supplies in those states. And they dont intend to. They simply have to keep the lobbiests happy for the industries that dont want to see MJ legalized.

Thus how weed will have to become legal in the US. States will have to individually decriminalized and legalize. Eventually the dominoes will continue falling until the number of states that have at least legal medical MJ will be in the majority. State government politicians will then begin placing pressure on the federal representatives for their state to reform the federal marijuana laws
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