Law Forum : Drugs: Should President Obama Legalize or Decriminalize Marijuana?

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  1. sekou kasimu

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    Out here in Colorado, beginning jan 1st
    They possess a law that allows you to smoke outside on your property without being hassled by police.
    Right now you can have up to 4 to 6 plants growing in your home.
    This is crazy to me, but because I am opposed to smoking but that they are actually letting individuals do so much with it.
    It here an annual event is 420 which falls on April 20th, participants can smoke freely on the state capital and thus draws huge crowds.
     
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    Anything to keep us confused and divided uh man? :(
     
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    It's legalized up here for recreational use. Washington State and Colorado are the only two states where it is legal without needing a medical card to have it.

    You can stop to your nearest store that sells it and purchase it as if you are buying a loaf of bread and they are smoking till they choke up here.

    :shakehead ron:
     
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    Tax revenue plus reduced cost for the justice system....

    That makes sense.
     
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    Yeah, tax revenue to cover the cost of building more prisons! :( Like the 553 million dollar prison on the drawing board for Baltimore? It makes sense alright, non-sense! ;) Any idea who these prisons are being built for? Take a guess! :mad:
     
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    Sure, because legalizing and decriminalizing wouldn't eliminate the largest entry point into the criminal justice system for minorities and poor people.
     
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    What!!!!! :confused:
     
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    I think that legalizing it wouldn't be a bad thing.... That is, if the major corporations didn't get ahold of it and add chemicals that don't belong there like they did to tobacco. Tobacco wasn't killing off the native americans who smoked it as cigarettes and such are killing off the people who smoke them now. Marijuana is a naturally occurring plant, and as it is now, is harvested, dried, and smoked. No additives, just like tobacco used to be. I fear that if legalized, chemicals like arsenic (found in cigarettes) and other such chemicals will be added to make it addictive, which it is not already. I admit, yes, I have smoked marijuana, but have never had a problem stopping. As a matter of fact, currently I have not smoked in a few months, without having any withdrawal problems like those that try to quit addictive things. Yes, occasionally I would like a joint, but it isn't some overwhelming physiological need. Just a mild want.
     
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    Legalizing or at least decriminalizing petty drug offenses would not provide a net gain for the prison population.
     
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