Legalization of Marijuana

  • Scars.

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    The Drug Awareness Warning Network Annual Report, published by the US federal government contains a statistical compilation of all drug deaths which occur in the United States. According to this report, there has never been a death recorded from the use of marijuana by natural causes.

    In 2006, over 5 million people around the world died from tobacco products.

    Alcohol abuse kills some 75,000 Americans each year.
    Hmm...
    Everyone I know who uses marijuana, they never use it alone.
    They are always on tobacco, or alcohol.
    It's never just marijuana.
    March 8th, 2008 at 11:54pm
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    The Drug Awareness Warning Network Annual Report, published by the US federal government contains a statistical compilation of all drug deaths which occur in the United States. According to this report, there has never been a death recorded from the use of marijuana by natural causes.

    In 2006, over 5 million people around the world died from tobacco products.

    Alcohol abuse kills some 75,000 Americans each year.
    Hmm...
    Everyone I know who uses marijuana, they never use it alone.
    They are always on tobacco, or alcohol.
    It's never just marijuana.
    It still doesn't change the facts. It's the alcohol and tobacco killing people, not marijuana.
    March 8th, 2008 at 11:56pm
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    March 9th, 2008 at 12:23am
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    The Drug Awareness Warning Network Annual Report, published by the US federal government contains a statistical compilation of all drug deaths which occur in the United States. According to this report, there has never been a death recorded from the use of marijuana by natural causes.

    In 2006, over 5 million people around the world died from tobacco products.

    Alcohol abuse kills some 75,000 Americans each year.
    That only means that you can't die from marijuana overdose, but you also don't die from tobacco overdose, lung problems get to you.

    THC -the active substance in marijuana- affects different parts of your brain, and on the short term you'll get memory lost, difficulty in learning, lost of concentrations, etc. and on the long therm studies show that marijuana is similar to other major drug adictions.
    Also the risk of gettin lung cancer is actually higher if you smoke marijuana than if you smoke tobacco; and your heart attack risk quadruples in the first hour after smoking marijuana.

    Just don't do it.
    March 9th, 2008 at 12:26am
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    My uncle was a big hippie back in the 70's and he use to smoke it, but that was when it was more pure. It is laced with everything under the sun today, even if your dealer says it is clean, chances are it is not. It is illegal for a reason. Use herbal stuff, it is better for you and you know what's in it.
    March 9th, 2008 at 12:55am
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    ^ Toro_Sex, if it were legal and it supermarkets, you would definitely know
    what was in it. It would be against Trading Standards to put bleach and rubbish in
    it.

    Well, I'm for legalizing. People will smoke it anyway, it's not like everyone listens
    to the law. It would make it safer to be in Tesco, Wal-marts, where-ever, because
    it would actually be regulated and what was in it and stuff.

    Tobacco and alcohol are legal, they're the ones causing lung-cancer and liver failure,
    why shouldn't cannabis be legal? It's less harmful, according to all-accounts.
    March 9th, 2008 at 02:24am
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    true, but it is illegal for a reason, isn't good for you. And if it was legal it would just be like Amsterdam where you can only have so much of it and it would not be sold in stores.
    March 9th, 2008 at 03:14am
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    The reason marijuana is illegal is because the best marijuana doesn't come from America.
    March 9th, 2008 at 05:10am
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    true, but it is illegal for a reason, isn't good for you. And if it was legal it would just be like Amsterdam where you can only have so much of it and it would not be sold in stores.
    Why make it legal and then not let anyone have any?

    If it's legal, we may as well let stores make money out of it instead of drug dealers; as 'cocaine.' said, if it's in supermarkets it's more likely to be pure without other shit in it.
    I'm not saying they would not let anyone have any, you just would not be allowed to have over an ounce on you and they would control where you smoke it. It would be very hush hush if it was ever made legal and very controlled, even limited, as in not sold in mass retailed places. Much like beer isn't sold in supermarkets in some places, pot will be sold in cigar shops or places like that.
    March 9th, 2008 at 08:31am
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    The reason marijuana is illegal is because the best marijuana doesn't come from America.
    That sounds painfully true, yet here it grows everywhere wildly and it's still illegal.
    March 9th, 2008 at 09:44am
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    I'm for the legalisation of cannabis.

    It is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco, plus, you know, it's ENTIRELY natural.

    The government is hypocrites for saying those drugs are fine, but marijuana isn't.

    Want to know the difference? Alcohol and tobacco are taxed. Heavily.

    They get money if you do those drugs.
    March 9th, 2008 at 12:14pm
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    Even though I use it regularly I'm strongly against its legalization...

    It would be like cigarettes, you could get it anywhere.. And we all know how curious young (really, really young) people are. And marijuana harms your brain celles and doesn't do good for you mental health.
    March 9th, 2008 at 12:20pm
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    Even though I use it regularly I'm strongly against its legalization...

    It would be like cigarettes, you could get it anywhere.. And we all know how curious young (really, really young) people are. And marijuana harms your brain celles and doesn't do good for you mental health.
    Well, that's a fair point, but you can still say that cigarettes and alcohol are around
    freely, causing cancer and liver failure - and they're legal. Young people will always
    be curious, it's in DNA and stuff, you want to try new stuff and learn from expierience.
    People will always smoke it, it doesn't matter whether or not it's legal, so it might as
    well be. It's only as harmful (if not less harmful) than cigarettes and booze.

    The government might as well make it legal and tax the hell out of it like alcohol and
    cigarettes, instead of fighting a losing battle against it.
    March 9th, 2008 at 01:04pm
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    I definitly don't agree with it, but that's just me.
    I've seen way too many people go spiraling downwards because of this drug, and it's not a pretty thing.
    March 9th, 2008 at 03:59pm
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    Even though I use it regularly I'm strongly against its legalization...

    It would be like cigarettes, you could get it anywhere.. And we all know how curious young (really, really young) people are. And marijuana harms your brain celles and doesn't do good for you mental health.
    Well, that's a fair point, but you can still say that cigarettes and alcohol are around
    freely, causing cancer and liver failure - and they're legal. Young people will always
    be curious, it's in DNA and stuff, you want to try new stuff and learn from expierience.
    People will always smoke it, it doesn't matter whether or not it's legal, so it might as
    well be. It's only as harmful (if not less harmful) than cigarettes and booze.

    The government might as well make it legal and tax the hell out of it like alcohol and
    cigarettes, instead of fighting a losing battle against it.
    I don't think it's right to make marijuana so available. I wanted to try it when I was 11, thanks god I couldn't get it as I could get cigs back then.
    And I agree, cigarettes and alcohol are very harmful, but it wouldn't be so easy to make them illegal. People have been using it for hundreds of years, marijuana is a new thing. (at least in my culture)
    March 9th, 2008 at 07:39pm
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    I definitly don't agree with it, but that's just me.
    I've seen way too many people go spiraling downwards because of this drug, and it's not a pretty thing.
    Yeah, a lot of people call it the gateway drug.
    March 9th, 2008 at 07:50pm
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    Call me crazy, but I think it should be legalized. I mean, technically, it's no worse than alcohol except it screws with your lungs, too. Same brain damage. It's not like a hard drug, so I don't see the point in making it illegal. It just makes more people want to use it.
    March 9th, 2008 at 08:07pm
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    I definitly don't agree with it, but that's just me.
    I've seen way too many people go spiraling downwards because of this drug, and it's not a pretty thing.
    I strongly agree.
    March 9th, 2008 at 09:54pm