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Old 10-10-2012, 11:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have no problem with it being legal, I would just like it to be taxed at a rate equal to smokes. I would then like to see all the tax funds set aside for rehab etc... so I dont have to pay for it with my tax dollars.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Haha thats pretty funny, I don't really see a major problem with pot addicts but the meth, crack, coke, heroin etc... really tends to turn people into worthless piles of flesh. Thats where the funds should go.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It will be interesting to see how it all pans out. I know a pretty equal amount of people both for and against it. All of them smoke it. Personally, I agree with the sentiment that, if enough states get onboard, then the feds will have no choice but to reconsider the outright legalization of it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:11 PM   #15 (permalink)
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not sure how the poll #s look in CO. probably not enough $$ behind it in OR for it to pass, but it looks right now like WA will go ahead and pass a bill to legalize for recreational use...

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Good to see some progress. I've been behind this movement for years (helped organize the Toronto Marijuana March in 1999 or so). I stopped regularly smoking it many years ago but stand behind the notion that the war on drugs is a costly and fruitless endeavour.

Of course in Canada there's a much more mellow approach to enforcement. Selling/growing large quantities is going to get you busted. But growing a little for yourself, and smoking discreetly at home or in wide open public spaces is not going to get you arrested.

My only probably with our current federal government is their harsher stance on drug use. I'm not sure if that is an attempt to appease the US government, to help maintain our trade ties during a protectionist era by the states?

Nevertheless, good news that people are coming to their senses.
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN LYRICS

"Prison Song"

They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
Following the rights movement
You clamped on with your iron fists
Drugs became conveniently
Available for all the kids
Following the rights movement
You clamped on with your iron fists
Drugs became conveniently
Available for all the kids
I buy my crack, I smack my bitch
Right here in hollywood
(nearly 2 million americans are
incarcerated in the prison system
prison system of the US)
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
(for you and me to live in)
Another prison system
Another prison system
Another prison system
(for you and me to live in)
Minor drug offenders fill your prisons
you don't even flinch
all our taxes paying for your wars
against the new non-rich
Minor drug offenders fill your prisons
you don't even flinch
all our taxes paying for your wars
against the new non-rich
I buy my crack, I smack my bitch
right here in hollywood
The percentage of americans in the prison system
prison system, has doubled since 1985
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
(for you and me to live in)
Another prison system
Another prison system
Another prison system
For you and I, For you and I, For you and I.
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
For you and me
Oh baby, you and me.
All research and successful drug policy show
that treatment should be increased
And law enforcement decreased
While abolishing mandatory minimun sentences
All research and successful drug policy show
that treatment should be increased
And law enforcement decreased
While abolishing mandatory minimun sentences
Utilising drugs to pay for secret wars around the world
drugs are now your global policy now you police the globe
I buy my crack, I smack my bitch
right here in hollywood
Drug money is used to rig elections
and train brutal corporate sponsored dictators
around the world
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
(for you and me to live in)
Another prison system
Another prison system
Another prison system
(for you and me to live in)
For you and I, for you and I, for you and I
For you and I
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
for you and me
oh baby, you and m
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"Prison Song"

They're trying to build a prison
They're trying to build a prison
Following the rights movement
You clamped on with your iron fists
Drugs became conveniently
Available for all the kids
Following the rights movement
You clamped on with your iron fists
Drugs became conveniently
Available for all the kids
I buy my crack, I smack my bitch
Right here in hollywood
Great song, but it's..

You clamped DOWN with your iron fists

and

I buy my crack, my smack, my bitch right here in hollywood (a reference to different drugs)

I'm a bit of a system of a down fan.
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Have to love the System of a Down. I personally think on a medicinal level marijuana should be legalized nationwide. There are over 170 different medical uses for the plant. I wrote a college term paper comparing the differences between pharmaceutical drugs and cannabis. What I learned was astonishing. As for recreational use I think you could make arguments for both sides. I see it as something that could be taxed and regulated like things such as alcohol and tobacco. There has never been a case of someone dying from marijuana overdose. People who are high on marijuana don't go out and commit hate crimes like someone who is drunk or high on other drugs.
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