Carlos Santana- "Please Legalize Pot, Mr. President" - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
April 3rd, 2009  
Del Boy
 
HEY, God is very popular here suddenly!
April 3rd, 2009  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by major liability
It is from God, if you believe in Him (I'm undecided).

But if it were legal there's no way I'd smoke wrapped and taxed stuff. They'd probably pull the same **** they do with tobacco and stuff it with unnecessary chemicals and fiberglass. I'd home grow like an enthusiast. Naturally I hope that somewhere down the line they finally end this pointless prohibition.
Your Honor. I rest my case
April 3rd, 2009  
major liability
 
 
Yep, that's another reason it hasn't been legalized yet. Can't make nearly as much money off of a plant that grows in almost any environment on Earth.
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Boots
April 3rd, 2009  
mmarsh
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
Really I could careless if marijuana in personal use amounts are legalized. Let the stoners smoke themselves stupid.

But if you legalize it. Package it and sell it like alcohol and tax the hell out of it. Then at least they'd paying for the privelige of firing up and actually supporting society with the tax revenue generated.

But they won't like that solution. "Cause like Dude. Weed comes from God. God gave us weed. And like Dude God wouldn't want weed taxed cayse Dude it's like his gift to us."
That's my feeling too. I hate the stuff myself but the fact is as long as there is a demand for it, there will be supply for it. We learned that during the 1920s Prohibition.

And since its not inherently as dangerous as Cocaine, Heroin, Meth, etc its probably just better to legalize it and tax the hell out of it like tobacco.

It would give organized crime a kick to the teeth too -at least for the short term.
April 3rd, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
And it has other effects too.
In Holland it's no longer cool to get high.
April 3rd, 2009  
Ted
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
And it has other effects too.
In Holland it's no longer cool to get high.
As a Dutchman I can say it never really was very cool. Actually, smoking a joint was and is a personal choice and others couldn't care less if you smoked it or not. It causes less aggression in public than alcohol does and smoking a fag causes more lung cancer.

I am all for legalizing weed because it has more pro's than cons:
* Since it is legal government or health services can provide good tests to test the quality. Why do some strange dealer test when you can get a good legal one? So the point of buying it somewhere in a back alley is lost. Government can sell it a controlled pricing and compete illegal dealers out of the market. And since they have a duty to take care of their civilians they can also maintain a high quality.
* You can tax it accordingly.
* It saves a lot of law enforcement time, so they can focus on things that do matter, like hard drugs, violence etc.

And I can't see the point of the witch hunt on weed when we are allowed to drink and smoke. Yearly more people die of alcohol than soft drugs, so why the ambiguity?
April 3rd, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
There's always the "coolness" factor if it's illegal, no matter how stupid it is. That's really what I'm referring to. If you're not being a rebel by smoking it... well... that's half the reason out the window already.
April 3rd, 2009  
Ted
 
 
That's true Redneck, the coolness factor hides in the fact that it is illegal. Over here we have the policy of condoning it. Officially it is illegal, but nobody really bothers to uphold the law regarding weed. Unless you have too much in your coffeeshop, and you do get controls on a regular basis. But the coolness has vanished together with the '60's.
April 6th, 2009  
AZ_Infantry
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmarsh
That's my feeling too. I hate the stuff myself but the fact is as long as there is a demand for it, there will be supply for it. We learned that during the 1920s Prohibition.

And since its not inherently as dangerous as Cocaine, Heroin, Meth, etc its probably just better to legalize it and tax the hell out of it like tobacco.

It would give organized crime a kick to the teeth too -at least for the short term.
This is exactly how I see it.

I wouldn't smoke it even if it were legal. But the time we waste, which equates to money, not to mention the violence associated with illicit sales and trade, is a detriment to this country and a battle we'll never win. Let 'em smoke themselves into a stupor. Enact stricter laws like current DUI penalties, tax the ever loving crap out of it, and roll that money over into drug treatment and education programs.
April 6th, 2009  
AB_Shorts_Momma
 
 
I don't see it becoming legal in all 50 states. Cigarette prices have increased so much in the last few months that even if it was made legal, there cost would be outrageous. I cannot imagine the cost of pot being less than the cost of tobacco cigarettes.