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Old 10-22-2006, 12:50 AM   #31
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Re: Why are cigarettes legal, but marijuana illegal?

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I agree, moderation. Maybe that's what Corporate America is doing, waiting for the oppurtune time. Who knows, Wal-Mart gets there way with everything, maybe they'll start selling it for cheap,and crak there whip on some poor phillapino farmer to grow it at a faster rate...."WHOOPISH, GROW IT FASTER!!!"
HAHAHA, that reminded me of Chapelle, "BURN, YOUR FEET!"
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Old 10-22-2006, 01:06 AM   #32
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increased vechile accidents due to pot (which would be true)
Increased vehicle accidents? The only time I drive safely is when I have drugs in the car. It all goes back to what Matty says...there's no need to fight(Although, I'll always side with Rob) Let every fan enjoy himself. To each his own, I have been high every skins game this season. I remember everything, It's like someone else said(forgot who) moderation is key
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Old 10-22-2006, 01:56 AM   #33
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Increased vehicle accidents? The only time I drive safely is when I have drugs in the car. It all goes back to what Matty says...there's no need to fight(Although, I'll always side with Rob) Let every fan enjoy himself. To each his own, I have been high every skins game this season. I remember everything, It's like someone else said(forgot who) moderation is key
that's great, i have no idea why you think i'm fighting, and i hope you're not serious, or do you think driving drunk is a good idea too? I think you're assuming i've stated a position, instead of just stating facts. alcohol helps cause accidents, pot already helps cause some accidents, and logically, making it legal and plentiful would increase the chances of driving while high. logically the deaths due to drug trafficking would decrease as well. just because you can moderate doesn't mean everyone can, unless you think your personal moderation magically cures all known forms of alcoholism for every alcoholic worldwide .
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Old 10-22-2006, 10:28 AM   #34
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Re: Why are cigarettes legal, but marijuana illegal?

With alcohol, they have a test to see how much your blood alcohol level is and in therefore can enforce laws against drinking and driving and drinking on the job. As it is now there is no test that can determine if you are still "under the influence" of weed. They can do feild tests but i believ the closest they can determine is that you smoked it within the last 12 hours. If they can come up witha way to tell if you have smoked within lets say the last 2 hours, then they may make it legal. Until then, it will remain illegal because they wont be able to enforce the laws regarding driving and work place impairment.

IMO weed is alot less harmful than alcohol and even all the perscription drugs that have become so popular. And yes! I do smoke weed and still am able to live a productive lifestyle. I am actively employed for the same company for 5 years. I am also a father of 3 and while I don't want my kids getting high, when they become adults it is their decision. People say weed is a gateway drug but IMO it depends on the individual. I have been a smoker for almost 10 years and never once have I tried anything but marijuana. I know many many people who are the same way. The people who blame marijuana on being the gateway to their addiction for harder drugs are using that as a copout. They are trying to find excuses for their own addictions instead of taking responsiblities for their own choices.
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Old 10-22-2006, 10:53 AM   #35
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the gateway thing was the same reason we went to korea and vietnam, to stop the spread of communism, but, as it turns out, we lost and communism has become less prevalent anyways. It's the justification you use when you can't think of anything better to say.
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Old 10-22-2006, 05:04 PM   #36
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I'll say this....my marijuana consumption has increased due to the Redskins playing like shit....its the only thing that gets my mind off of it.
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Old 10-23-2006, 07:34 AM   #37
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Re: Why are cigarettes legal, but marijuana illegal?

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If big business got behind pot like they're behind tobacco they could push it through easily enough.
You may be partly correct.

It's been rumored that while the cigarette manufacturers aren't pushing for legalized marijuana, they're prepared for it. there may be names for joints under copyright right now.

I'd say the thing keeping marijuana from becoming legal is a test for immediate intoxication. Any legalization will include a new batch of laws regarding driving, operating machinery, etc. Until a test saying that at the time of the arrest, this number shows how high you were, those laws would be entiorely subjective, and impossible to prosecute effectively. Since most drug tests can only say if you've used in the past few weeks, that isn't happening.

And for those out there who "drive better when I'm high," sure you do.
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Old 10-23-2006, 07:52 AM   #38
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there is no way it becomes legal. too many old order politicians with their political careers in jeopardy for this to change. besides, drugs are drugs, no matter how you look at it. just say no
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:23 AM   #39
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Re: Why are cigarettes legal, but marijuana illegal?

It is SO funny, and sad at the same time ... we have made a natural plant illegal. Note to the politicians: while you may think you are God, you can't outlaw nature ... HAHAHAHAHAHA!
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It is SO funny, and sad at the same time ... we have made a natural plant illegal. Note to the politicians: while you may think you are God, you can't outlaw nature ... HAHAHAHAHAHA!
i don't really see how it's funny or weird. opium is illegal and natural. uranium is natural, but it's illegal to possess it under most situations, etc...
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i don't really see how it's funny or weird. opium is illegal and natural. uranium is natural, but it's illegal to possess it under most situations, etc...
opium and uranium are both processed -- marijuana is not. that is the key difference. you could own 1000 acres of land and have some natural marijuana plants growing, without being aware, and you'd be committing a crime. you didn't plant it, you don't sustain it -- but it's illegal because uncle sam says so. bullshit -- that's nature.

now, if you were growing poppy plants, and making opium from it, that doesn't compare. but the point is: opium doesn't make itself.
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besides, drugs are drugs, no matter how you look at it. just say no
This is going to sound rude, and I don't mean it that way, but the drugs are drugs comment is short sighted. How many drugs have you taken in your life? How many possibly saved your life? All drugs are not created equally. Every drug is different, and marijuana is different. I firmly beleive God put it on this planet for a reason.

Anywho, some chronic helped me get over that horrible loss and make me feel better that our season is already over.
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Old 10-23-2006, 03:22 PM   #43
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opium and uranium are both processed -- marijuana is not. that is the key difference. you could own 1000 acres of land and have some natural marijuana plants growing, without being aware, and you'd be committing a crime. you didn't plant it, you don't sustain it -- but it's illegal because uncle sam says so. bullshit -- that's nature.

now, if you were growing poppy plants, and making opium from it, that doesn't compare. but the point is: opium doesn't make itself.
100% correct! Great post!
My friend tried to compare cocaine to weed saying the ingrediants for weed have been put on this earth from God and cocaine is bad. But I had the same argument...weed is untouched...unmolested. All those other drugs are not.
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Re: Why are cigarettes legal, but marijuana illegal?

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100% correct! Great post!
My friend tried to compare cocaine to weed saying the ingrediants for weed have been put on this earth from God and cocaine is bad. But I had the same argument...weed is untouched...unmolested. All those other drugs are not.
What about shrooms? Or peyote? Or any other "natural" psychedelic? I'm pretty sure we don't want people driving their VW buses around town licking toads and have the cops powerless to do anything about it.
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