Should marjiuna be legalized and taxed?

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  1. McKennaL

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    You gave me a laugh...thank you!
     
  2. MrsC

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    This thread is interesting to see--the topic came up at our dinner table this past weekend. (I was so glad that my mother-in-law wasn't there; she would never have known what to do with that!).
     
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    Alittle off the topic, but my Mom, while in the nursing home, was given an oral form of marijuana to help stimulate her appetite. Patients that took these pills had a picture of a marijuana leaf on their door. It was funny to picture my 88 year old Mom as a pothead. Medicinally--OK-although I have seen some 20 years old guys , who say they smoke it medicinally because they have a 'bad knee'. Huh?? Otherwise, I just don't know.
     
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    Of course along with all other forms of mind altering substances.
    Then with all that jail space we could put away the really dangerous people to society. Educate, regulate and tax.
     
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    Jail space is wasted on MJ offenders like, Stephen said...make room for the real perps.
     
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    I strongly suspect there are long-term effects for anyone who would be described as a "pothead". However, there are also quite a few occasional users who you wouldn't normally think of as users, and who do not suffer apparent long-term effects. In this respect, it's fairly similar to alcohol.

    futureteach, I understand your revulsion, but is personal revulsion really a basis to criminalize something? After all, I could be revolted and think it is incredibly stupid for men to wear women's clothing, but I'm not going to suggest men in drag should be arrested.
     
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    Just, I would imagine laws that pertain to smoking cigarettes in public places would be the same for smoking pot. Perhaps that would even be more regulated. Many states are completely smoke free in any public venue.

    Sarge, your post made me laugh! This entire thread is making me think of Cheech annd Chong movies.:lol:
     
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    Threads like this make me rethink the way I think/feel about certain posters...
     
  9. JaimeMarie

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    I say no.
     
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    I'm surprised... I didn't think I was in the minority on this one.
     
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    I do not think it should be legalized but honestly is marijuana any more harmful than the Loratab that my dentist prescribed for me today for pain relief.
     
  12. JustMe

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    Please explain...
     
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    Don't you think it's far safer than the prescription pills that millions of people are popping everyday?
     
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    I agree, too. Although, MJ can be just as destructive if a person becomes addicted.

    Of all my experiences with the two, I was far more level-headed when it came to MJ.
     
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    I don't know that you are in the minority. It is just one of those issues that gets you thinking about pros and cons. I think everyone who has given a reason for or against have given us all something to think about and analyze. That is something teachers are very good at!!:thumb:
     

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