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Old 04-10-2010, 06:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh good lord, don't turn this into a pot = profit thread.

The fact is that this is a free market and there is no way you can get the greedy rich to stop making more money. Clearly, fire-bombing and guerilla tactics are the only things that are going to work. Now duct tape a machete to your 12-gauge and let's friggin' do this!
If you don't think there is profit to be made on marijuana, I don't know what to say to you. Billions could be made.

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Medicinally. But it's also legal to have up to an ounce on your body, medicinal or not.

And the gateway theory is bigger then you and I. You've gotta keep in mind that this country is full of people less and more intelligent then us so you have to keep the "retards" in mind. You also have to think about those with addictive personalities. If you've ever been thru the legal system and have been forced or willingly gone to AA, you will know it's out of some peoples control. Some people just don't have the tools to say no, or to stop once they've started... I'm sure you can see how this all ties into what I'm saying.

Fortunately for me, finding myself sitting in jail a couple times and going thru a bunch of classes has helped me see that drug use isn't the path I want to take. Maybe you only smoke weed and you've never done any other drug, or you can say no to other drugs, if so then you're lucky. Not everyone has that luxury.
Self-control is all I really have to say. I agree some people have addictive personalities, but I don't see how that turns them to hard drugs. It's mostly peer pressure and the prohibition has caused hard drug deals and soft drug dealers to become one, so if you're going to your guy to buy some marijuana, he asks "You wanna try something stronger?" Then it goes on from there. I've done more than marijuana (not regularly), I'll admit it, but it was more educational than just trying to get "fucked up".
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i think the gateway theory has been debunked in the past. but really that's irrelevant. the truth is that the republican economic theory has worked great for them, their biggest sponsors have gotten incredibly richer over the years. at the same time getting lower taxes. what could be better?
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Self-control is all I really have to say. I agree some people have addictive personalities, but I don't see how that turns them to hard drugs. It's mostly peer pressure and the prohibition has caused hard drug deals and soft drug dealers to become one, so if you're going to your guy to buy some marijuana, he asks "You wanna try something stronger?" Then it goes on from there. I've done more than marijuana (not regularly), I'll admit it, but it was more educational than just trying to get "fucked up".
Then you're different....

I know I wanted to do different drugs for the new thrills. I actually did acid before any other illegal substances so I'm kind of an oddity. But once someone gets used to something and it becomes every day life, then the next jump is a bit of a thrill and exciting, until that isn't a big deal anymore and so on.

So my theory is if weed shops are open all over the place it will become something that's not a big deal and can do 2 things.... Either people won't care to do it because it's legal, or it will make other things not seem so bad because weed isn't as crazy as our government wants us to think it is.

And don't get me wrong, I'm not even for weed being illegal.. I personally feel weed is a safer substance then alcohol.
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And don't get me wrong, I'm not even for weed being illegal.. I personally feel weed is a safer substance then alcohol.
I probably wouldn't be in trouble with one of my friends tonight...

I personally do think that weed is a "gateway" drug of sorts, but at the same time I think that it's just because it's one of the more easily accessible drugs available. If there was some other drug that was as easy to get that wasn't "dangerous", then it'd probably be almost the same.

As for legalizing it, I'm not sure how much of a profit that'd make. Illinois (specifically, Springfield I believe), made an ordinance of some sort that basically made carrying a "recreational" amount of marijuana a finable rather than a jailable offense. It was supposed to raise money. Interestingly enough, all the cops just went by the state law instead and still arrested individuals.
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If you don't think there is profit to be made on marijuana, I don't know what to say to you. Billions could be made.
I never said there wasn't. The argument is more complicated than that. The problem is that 90% of snowboarders are potheads and trying to argue against their precious mind-bender is like trying to knock down a brick wall with harsh language.

If the only thing you get out of a post about social stratification is, "Woo! Legalize it!" then I feel bad for the political section...
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I really think that legalizing weed would end the "gateway drug" thing. Think about it, if you are buying your weed from the store in a legal way that store won't be offering you coke or any of the harder stuff and so weed wouldn't be associated with the harder illegal drugs anymore. Alcohol is much more addictive and harmful but you don't see all the alcoholics turning into coke addicts. It is all about the environment that it is sold in.
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Totally. And we could build cars that run on weed and solve the fuel crisis and televisions made of weed so that Glenn Beck is more mellow and... Wow. I just blew my own mind.
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Totally. And we could build cars that run on weed and solve the fuel crisis and televisions made of weed so that Glenn Beck is more mellow and... Wow. I just blew my own mind.
You're taking it way to far. Maybe you're tired of hearing it? Thats fine, don't read it. The only to get something to happen in this country is to make yourself heard loud and clear.
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You're right about me being tired of it. Hearing people talk about pot is like listening to my 7 year old cousin explaining Pokemon. I just want to smack my head on the table...

I'd rather hear about ways to mend social stratification, not how to give the government more money because bonehead teens want to spend their allowance on weed. All that pot tax money would just to toward buying more choppers to kill cameramen overseas.
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Lol bonehead teens? Sure yeah, teens smoke pot, you drink beer (not necessarily you), whats the difference? Besides the fact alcohol can make people VERY angry and crazy and marijuana will make them a pacifist. What about people who use marijuana medically?

What about hemp? Hemp can be made to be many many products. Its VERY resourceful and at one time, it was illegal to not be growing hemp. It was the worlds biggest crop.
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