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Hey there guys and gals, I'm fixing to do an opinion poll on something that is a very hot topic among the youth today; Marijuana, and....
The legalization of it for Medicinal Purposes
The legalization of it for both medicinal and recreational purposes
Have you ever tried it? If so, how often and do you still?
First state Yea or Nay, then state why. You can list moral, economic, and/or political reasons as to why you hold your opinion. Also state what you think about our governments actions towards it on both state and federal levels, and what you think SHOULD be done about Marijuana in a general, broad sense.
Please do not utilize hate speech or belittling language towards someone who has the opposite opinion, although discussion is encouraged.
Yea to all, and I occasionally partake today. Like once every other month with a friend. Not my particular cup of tea, but it's alright once in a while.
Philosophical reason it (and other drugs) should be legal is that to say one type of drug is okay (caffeine) but another is not, or is immoral, is slightly idiotic and judgmental. You're in charge of yourself, if you abuse drugs, you are the only person to blame. People don't refrain from drugs because they're illegal, they refrain because they do not wish the effects (good or bad) of said drug.
"Drugs are bad. Unless you call them medicine and make a profit off of it."
Economic reason, the war on drugs is ineffective. We're wasting money.
I hope you're not doing this for any real research though, this isn't even close to a random sample
Oh no, not research, just curiosity and seeing people's reasons. Thanks for your input.
Here is a comprehensive list of some of the main reasons I want it legalized.
>98% of people who acquire these 'medical marijuana' cards or licences are actually just stoners without any real medicinal use for the drug. Effectively what happens then is doctors become glorified drug dealers and there are reams of fraud in the medical industry.
> Most people in our prison system are in there because of drug related offenses, many of these being Marijuana. This takes away potentially years of a person's life and brands them a felon and therefore needlessly unemployable. So now the best way they can survive in this world is by going back to the black market (Potentially selling heroin, crack, or other drugs to children and shit).
> When Marijuana is legalized it will remove a large cash cow currently taken advantage of tax free by the drug cartels. Not only could the money be spent better as taxes, but it allows horrible people to now have power the same way mafia types took advantage of alcohol sales during prohibition.
> When there is not any governmental regulations around marijuana like we have in regards to selling cigarettes to minors children can turn to the unchained black market (which has a monopoly on the substance) to get the drug.
> Marijuana has killed nobody. Alcohol has killed, ripped apart families and has side effects that are not as lax as Marijuana. Marijuana almost could not be any more ideal than alcohol in these regards.
> The government does Not have the right to dictate to me or you what we can and cannot do with our bodies and minds. If we give them control over our minds it gives them the authority to turn the country into a police state. A police state can only become more and more totalitarian and tyrannical in times of the technological advancements we see today.
> Marijuana kills cancerous cells, this along with many other positives makes it an ideal drug for recreational as well as medical purposes in a society so riddled with cancer.
1. The criminal justice system should serve to protect the people and their rights. It should not prosecute non-violent crimes that do not harm significantly endanger anyone (other than the drug-user). I'm aware that smoking weed impairs judgment and motor skills, but its effect is not more harmful than that of alcohol, which is legal.
2. Marijuana use, unlike the use of "hard" drugs like heroin, does not pose a significant threat to the general welfare of society.
3. The US already has the world's highest incarceration rate. Prosecuting and imprisoning this many people is extremely expensive, to say nothing of the cost to the rights and freedom of non-violent and non-malicious offenders.
4. Legalization would create a new industry (at least, new on the legal market) that would encourage entrepreneurship, and thereby both investment and consumption. This is obviously good for the economy.
And no, I have never tried marijuana. Nor do I care at all for the "stoner culture".
Yes for medicinal and recreational, primarily so the stoner culture dissipates a little because it's annoying as fuck.
But truthfully, I don't smoke and I probably never will unless I'm 21+ and it's recreational in my state.
Tax it, regulate it, and use the profits to help reduce the deficit.
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