If only laws were decided by text vote. Cheers guys! Frontpage success #5!. l FOX , TEXT POLL " RESULTS l BE LEGAL? .. The thing about pot is it's given a LOT of hype that I feel it doesn't really deserve. No, it isn't directly responsible for anyone's death, and it probably doe if only laws were decided by text Vote weed Marijuana
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User avatar #40 - TheHaloGuy (09/12/2011) [-]
The reason some of these things arn't legal is because the government make no money off it because people can grow it themselves or buy it off the street, but with cigs you can't grow them and with alcohol you make it but it is illegal to do that because the Government don't make any money off that either...
#72 to #40 - captnpl (09/12/2011) [-]
It hasn't been illegal to make alcohol since prohibition.
User avatar #74 to #72 - TheHaloGuy (09/12/2011) [-]
Yeah i'm sorry about that part, but i'm pretty sure its illegal to make it but then sell it, that's what I heard anyway, sorry again. Also I live in the UK so i'm not sure about the different laws.
User avatar #43 to #40 - omeglepwner (09/12/2011) [-]
well here in britain you wont get arrested for brewing or making your own alcohol as long as its only for your use
User avatar #46 to #43 - TheHaloGuy (09/12/2011) [-]
I live in England, thanks for the info :)
#44 to #40 - John Cena (09/12/2011) [-]
Marijuana is somewhat intensive to grow(takes as much effort to grow basil pretty much.) However, I don't think that everyone would grow. Even then, I can brew beer in my basement, but that doesn't mean I do. Its much to difficult to get a good brew.
User avatar #51 to #40 - redhatman (09/12/2011) [-]
Yup. The government makes more money off of MJ being illegal compared to what the government would make if MJ was legal. I agree with the greedy faggots statement.
User avatar #54 to #51 - TheHaloGuy (09/12/2011) [-]
MJ = Michael Jackson? Lol Jk, I know what you meant :)
User avatar #47 to #40 - drover (09/12/2011) [-]
amen to that. government are greedy faggots
User avatar #48 to #47 - TheHaloGuy (09/12/2011) [-]
True.
User avatar #7 - Jewssassin (09/12/2011) [-]
Wait, Fox news actually had a poll with percentages that equal 100? ******** . This has to be shopped.
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User avatar #104 to #101 - fatamerican (09/12/2011) [-]
you've got problems if it takes that much of a joint to feel something. or just a high tolerance.
#2 - Heafy66 (09/11/2011) [-]
thumbS UP FOR KEEPING CONTENT ORIGINAL - HEAFY66
User avatar #70 - lolollo (09/12/2011) [-]
The thing about pot is it's given a LOT of hype that I feel it doesn't really deserve. No, it isn't directly responsible for anyone's death, and it probably doesn't have as much a risk of cancer as cigarettes, but the way people talk about it it might as well be the ******* cure to everything that's bad in this world. No, no it's not. I guarantee that if you have issues, smoking that joint won't make them go away. You'll come down from your high and it'll still be there staring you in the face. It's the same **** as alcohol. "I'm drinking because I have issues." Guess what, tomorrow morning you're going to have issues and a hangover (not saying marijuana gives you hangovers, just shut the **** up). "Smoking weed makes you feel good." 1) so does drinking...which is legal 2) cool, go smoke. I don't care.

The only thing I have against weed is some of the faggots who smoke it. They're ANNOYING as FUUUUUUUCK. "OMG what about alcohol?!" What about it? They tried to make it illegal. Result: Government made no money and more people died than when it was legal. "But weed doesn't kill anyone!" As if that somehow changes the fact that the government lost money. "The government can tax it!" 1) No they can't, not nearly as much as you think they can. All anyone who's ever grown pot would have to do is grow pot and sell it in secret and the government doesn't see a dime. It's obviously not that much of a burden on them if they're already growing it. 2) It's a bit suspicious that you would be willing to pay more money for something you do DESPITE legality anyway. "What about medical marijuana?!" ****** , you don't give two ***** about people with cancer or Glaucoma. All you care about is smoking weed in your momma's basement without the threat of "The Fuzz" taking you away.
User avatar #86 to #70 - samthearab (09/12/2011) [-]
You need more thumbs.
User avatar #124 to #70 - klondikemonster (09/12/2011) [-]
Excellent argument! I could swear that smoking pot also makes you less intelligent, because everyone i've ever met who smoked was either stupid as **** or slow as hell, and they had this long ass drawl to their voice. They were always spacy as **** also.
User avatar #143 to #124 - lolollo (09/12/2011) [-]
Psychology professor taught a class on mind altering substances, and a part of the lesson was on THC in marijuana messing with your short term memory, yet I still hear that weed will not only make it clearer, but improve it's longevity (you know, to add to it's ability to cure cancer, end world hunger and provide homes to the homeless).
User avatar #146 to #143 - klondikemonster (09/12/2011) [-]
of course, because we all know that weed cures everything
User avatar #121 to #70 - avengingthefallen (09/12/2011) [-]
it's like i always say about pot. It's not the weed that's the problem, it's the subculture (heavy stoners, people who used it with other drugs giving weed a bad name, etc.) and you actually kinda defeated my usual point about how the government can tax it, actually dont mind losing that battle. but overall, weed, should be legal, especially if **** like cigs and alcohol are, salvia is legal in california, and all that BS. just stop putting people in prison for carrying a ******* plant. focus on real crimes, not victimless ones (besides the subculture thing i was talking about)
User avatar #142 to #121 - lolollo (09/12/2011) [-]
The music I listen to doesn't always come from a "respectable" source, so I'm inclined to agree with you on your point of throwing people in jail over a plant.
User avatar #95 to #70 - theawesomeone (09/12/2011) [-]
Ok, so a) not everyone who smokes pot is a psuedo-rasta douchebag who only does it to be cool, and tells everyone about how hardcore they are, and b) no everyone who smokes pot is a tree hugging hippie. There are many real medical benefits that cannabis offers, aside from "it makes you ignore your problems". It stimulates synapse connection in your brain, for instance. Sure, it's got adverse health effects too, but they're not nearly as bad as those of alcohol, and the it's more beneficial than alcohol, too.
User avatar #71 to #70 - lolollo (09/12/2011) [-]
So here's the deal: I don't smoke it. I have never tried it. I perhaps never will smoke it. Why is that? "Because you're a judgmental prick who won't try what he's judging against?" No, it's because 1) It has no appeal to me and 2) Where I work has piss tests and a no tolerance level for weed 3) I'd much rather not risk my career over some smelly plant that's supposed to give me the same effect as sitting down to an awesome movie.

"Ohhhh, so you work for the MAAAAAAAAN!"

Shut the **** up hippy.
User avatar #87 to #71 - lolfire (09/12/2011) [-]
Not trying to cause an argument here, but you're generalising stoners with the Hippie remark, we're not all hippies, I smoke instead of drinking, for the same reason as you dont smoke weed, no appeal to alcohol for me, I also like not having hangovers, and when you mentioned problems still being there, weed helps me to solve my problems by allowing me to think of things in a different way, it may not be the cure-all substance, but nothing is, I agree with you however about the people who smoke it, some of them are SO ******* ANNOYING, but then again the most interesting and friendly people I have ever met are stoners...
so there's no right or wrong answer about it...
enjoy your drink and ill enjoy my bong, different ways of altering reality, depending on the person
User avatar #136 to #87 - lolollo (09/12/2011) [-]
*keeps looking for where I said all people who smoke are hippes*
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User avatar #110 to #91 - jellytime (09/12/2011) [-]
Ok here's the thing:

Pot is really easy to grow, and you can get seeds at any garden store, as well as the fact that it grows naturally in a lot of places. if it were legal why would anyone bother going out and buying taxed pot?

Alcohol is taxed because nobody is actually going to take the time to make their own moonshine because it takes far too much effort.
User avatar #125 to #110 - WHATTHEPISSTRAINE (09/12/2011) [-]
Because of the lack of things cutting it like glass,lead or other drugs, on top of that no cops bearing down on you, its not that making moonshine takes too much effort, you can do it at home with sugar, water, yeast and a little internet help on building a stovetop pot still
User avatar #134 to #125 - lolollo (09/12/2011) [-]
No offense, but every time the "it's taxable" argument comes up, the argument for weed ALWAYS becomes one of two things.

Either growing weed becomes as difficult as rearing a child from birth to 18, or making alcohol becomes as easy as mixing Mentos in Diet Coke.
User avatar #123 to #110 - avengingthefallen (09/12/2011) [-]
ehh i think the point he's trying to make is that if it's available in more area's then just the street, just the fact that it's available in more places will make it taxable but i will admit that the taxing argument has lost basically all its validity
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User avatar #139 to #91 - lolollo (09/12/2011) [-]
I live in America, and while I'm not saying that my current location makes me better, we have laws set in place where illegal searches and seizes are just that...illegal. If someone is deliberate enough in hiding their pot stash, the government would have no reason to search their house. Besides, they'd end up having to come up with a search warrant if they did decide to search someone, and judges don't just give out warrants like Halloween candy.

Not sure how it is where you live, but that's how it is here.
#85 to #71 - svulfie (09/12/2011) [-]
1) stop thinking you're so much better than everyone else, please.
2) ""OMG what about alcohol?!" What about it? They tried to make it illegal. Result: Government made no money and more people died than when it was legal." - The US government uses more than 1 billion a year on the "war on crime", and they are not winning, they're not close to winning. In fact, they will never win a war on peoples rights to do what they want with their own bodies. And ffs bringing that point up??? How many people die a year BECAUSE drugs are illegal? Dirty shots, gang wars, ruined drugs... I don't give a **** that YOU don't want to smoke weed, but bashing on people who want's to is i.e. like bashing on homosexuals. Think of the "bodily damage" that can do to you, and the HIV and what not. Shut the **** up and let people do what they want, with their own bodies and their own lives.
User avatar #137 to #85 - lolollo (09/12/2011) [-]
1) I don't think I'm better than everyone else. I know so. That has nothing to do with whether or not a smoke either, it comes with the ego.
2) Go ahead, send that statistic to your senator and watch as he 1) doesn't send you a reply, or 2) does send you a reply with all of the flaws in your logic, one of which being that there's no way to know for sure the comparison between lost wages in the war given the fact that weeds never been legal long enough for there to have been a figure collected.
3) I'll say again: I could have swore that my saying "cool, go smoke. I don't care" would fend off ******* like you, but I guess not. I mean really? Where the **** did I say that people shouldn't ******* smoke?
User avatar #145 to #137 - svulfie (09/12/2011) [-]
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/06/02/136880528/global-war-on-drugs-has -failed-former-world-leaders-say

"When you leave the office you start thinking again."
User avatar #147 to #145 - lolollo (09/12/2011) [-]
Good, now write a letter to your senator voicing your opinion. I'd do so, but I don't give enough ***** to pay postage.
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User avatar #135 to #90 - lolollo (09/12/2011) [-]
I could have swore that my saying "cool, go smoke. I don't care" would fend off ******* like you, but I guess not.
User avatar #89 to #71 - Rakajin (09/12/2011) [-]
I thought I was the only person to think like that =O thumbs for you!
#83 to #71 - John Cena (09/12/2011) [-]
You just expressed my exact opinion on the subject. Only difference is I would've gotten off track and given up on the second sentence. That was amazing.
You just expressed my exact opinion on the subject. Only difference is I would've gotten off track and given up on the second sentence. That was amazing.
User avatar #138 to #83 - lolollo (09/12/2011) [-]
There was a point in my life where I didn't give the two ***** about the subject to formulate one sentence, let alone two, but then in dawned on me that I had nothing against the drug itself, only the people.
User avatar #129 to #71 - jimthehellhog (09/12/2011) [-]
what movies are you watching that mimic the effects of weed
User avatar #149 to #133 - jimthehellhog (09/13/2011) [-]
i dont think thats even the same ballpark or even the same state for that matter but good try i suppose
User avatar #150 to #149 - lolollo (09/13/2011) [-]
You sir, have obviously not, sir, seen this movie, sir, or do not, sir, understand the full, sir, message of the movie, sir.

...sir
User avatar #151 to #150 - jimthehellhog (09/13/2011) [-]
no ive seen the movie and i have also seen better and i do get the message in any case you have no idea what your talking about with this movie.
#126 to #71 - steriti (09/12/2011) [-]
youre awesome
#82 to #71 - John Cena (09/12/2011) [-]
You.... are full of win
User avatar #102 to #70 - WHATTHEPISSTRAINE (09/12/2011) [-]
Good arguement, but its just as easy to make small batch moonshine or mostly untaxed and only having low level regulation beer and wine.. You can make moonshine with sugar, yeast, and buld a small pot still with some copper piping a pressure cooker some glass marbles and a stove top (of course some good soldering skills are required).. in fact you can buy stove top pot stills ready made for "making of perfumes" If weed were legalized the black market would drop significantly as the moonshine trade has since the end of prohibition. its just much easier to pay the extra 5$ in taxes at the store for a bottle of ready made jack daniels than to make it yourself.
But good point made over all!
User avatar #141 to #102 - lolollo (09/12/2011) [-]
"No offense, but every time the "it's taxable" argument comes up, the argument for weed ALWAYS becomes one of two things.

Either growing weed becomes as difficult as rearing a child from birth to 18, or making alcohol becomes as easy as mixing Mentos in Diet Coke."

Not trying to be a dick, I just already wrote the comment and didn't feel like rewording it.
User avatar #153 to #141 - WHATTHEPISSTRAINE (09/13/2011) [-]
I get your point but when things do get easier such as with alcohol being taxed and sold in stores, people go for it more often than illegal. once its easier to obtain weed (one day maybe) stoners will bite
User avatar #157 to #153 - lolollo (09/13/2011) [-]
Assuming that the buyers and the sellers are the same thing. During the prohibition, yes people made alcohol, but they made it to SELL, much like current pot sellers are today. When prohibition ended, the ones who were making the alcohol didn't have to go through the process of making it to obtain it. Now while it's true that much of the revenue came from the fact that it was illegal (as is true for weed today), people have been buying weed from their friends for years now. I asked one of my friends what he'd do if weed was legal and he said "Same damn thing".

Nothing would change, and the government doesn't like that.

Besides, you can try to convince ME all you want. If you want **** to change you need to get the government involved.
User avatar #158 to #157 - WHATTHEPISSTRAINE (09/13/2011) [-]
Getting the government involved as of now would be useless, as too many senators and congressmen have their finger stuck in the timber and oil industries. (why do you think gas prices are so high :) ), Untill A congressmen buys into hemp or somehow a law is put into effect banning buisness ownership in congress it won't happen at a national level, state well.. take a look its slowly working
User avatar #159 to #158 - lolollo (09/14/2011) [-]
Well there ya go, you certainly have the system worked out more than I do, and most definitely have the ***** to give to actually do it.
#88 to #70 - SGTBLACKPOWA (09/12/2011) [-]
But it's good for your soul.
#94 to #70 - varthdader (09/12/2011) [-]
I respect everything you have said and I agree with everything. Although i am a pothead, i'm not an ignorant one. I could care less if it's legal or not, it's just a fun recreational activity to participate in with your friends :)
User avatar #140 to #94 - lolollo (09/12/2011) [-]
And I respect that, I'm mainly talking about the ones who will make weed out to be some kind of cure for death and that anyone who opposes it is just a pawn of the governments propaganda.
User avatar #14 to #6 - thehans (09/12/2011) [-]
oh ho!
ive never seen this meme on posts about weed
way to go mr. original
User avatar #22 to #14 - huybrechts (09/12/2011) [-]
Well, looking at the thumbs I got, at least 12 people didn't see it yet, or found it funny, so I don't think there's a problem.
User avatar #56 - genericaccount (09/12/2011) [-]
I personally don't smoke it, but I really don't think it should be illegal, at least not on the grounds of health. Yes, it does have some bad affects like increasing your chances of getting schizophrenia, but when you think about it it's really no worse than alcohol and tobacco.
#60 to #56 - azab (09/12/2011) [-]
alcohol and tobacco are bad. mmk? weed can't be compared to that **** .
#109 - ThePleasureman (09/12/2011) [-]
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#57 - quelpaso (09/12/2011) [-]
in germany there was a similar vote, exept that you had 3 answers:
-YES
-NO
-I DONT CARE
i don't remember the exact numbers of % they 3 choices got, but i swear to god, more people called for "I DONT CARE" than for "NO"

seriously, who the **** calls somewhere to vote for "I DONT CARE"?????
at least he cares enough to vote for that **** , but he votet "I DONT CARE"...
MY MIND IS FULL OF **** !!!
#61 to #57 - John Cena (09/12/2011) [-]
i think alot of that has to do with fact that if anyone in europe wants to smoke weed its just a fairly short trip to amsterdam the weed capital
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User avatar #68 to #63 - Kayberz (09/12/2011) [-]
thats all fine and dandy, except for the part where marijuana doesn't have any long term effects on your body besides lungs if smoked.

another example of how people are led to believe marijuana is evil by the use of myths with no legitimacy at all just to discourage people from using it because it is illegal
User avatar #75 to #68 - lolollo (09/12/2011) [-]
I've met people who have smoked weed. they went from being some of the most intelligent, well mannered individuals I've ever met to a bag of hammers. What happened right before this transition? He started smoking weed on a regular basis.

But that's not the weed!
It's the person not the plant!
You're ignoring what REALLY caused the change, which is obviously the *notweed*

Ignore it all you want, it's not nearly as awesome as you think it is.
User avatar #118 to #75 - immapatato (09/12/2011) [-]
Those are just people who devote to much of their time to it, i smoke and got good grades in school, where ever i work im always the one busting my ass while the dumbass jocks sit on their asses because their daddys will ensure they have a job no matter what. I don't consider myself an under achiever in any regards including education. If your a failure before you smoke than you will be after you smoke. If your successful before you smoke, than you will be after unless a piss test ***** you up or you become obsessed with weed. For ***** sake weed has the same effects on your professional life as World of Warcraft, it all depends on your will power.
User avatar #80 to #75 - Kayberz (09/12/2011) [-]
im not ignoring what caused the problem, YOU'RE just blaming weed for what these people have become, weed doesnt transform you, these people obviously had their own problems if they couldnt practice moderation and they let themselves just waste away like a sloth, that is if these people even exist
#131 to #80 - lolollo (09/12/2011) [-]
This is you during every conversation you have with someone about weed, isn't it?
This is you during every conversation you have with someone about weed, isn't it?
User avatar #103 to #75 - enchantedham (09/12/2011) [-]
and it's not nearly as bad as you think it is.
User avatar #132 to #103 - lolollo (09/12/2011) [-]
No ****** **** , huh?
User avatar #65 to #57 - lolollo (09/12/2011) [-]
There's one reason I can think of that people would vote that they don't care...

MAYBE THEY JUST DON'T CARE
User avatar #81 to #65 - quelpaso (09/12/2011) [-]
yes, but why do you call there, pay money to say you dont care, why?
User avatar #130 to #81 - lolollo (09/12/2011) [-]
Because every vote counts.
User avatar #98 - ghostoftrolling (09/12/2011) [-]
just legalize it and make every stoner happy those who dont like pot good for you were not telling you to go smoke some we just want it legal
#97 - John Cena (09/12/2011) [-]
whats up doc?
whats up doc?
User avatar #93 - nukinzerambo (09/12/2011) [-]
I smell weed....
and a ********* a brewin
#127 - John Cena (09/12/2011) [-]
I wish they would legalize pot... No, I don't smoke it or nothing. But I'm sick of hearing about how pot isn't dangerous and bad for you.
User avatar #8 - imaybereptar (09/12/2011) [-]
Except its so easy to get a club card in California it might as well be legal
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