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172 days ago.
by asknot
Kunectdots
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Legalize Marijuana in Ohio?

In light of some recent and not so recent events, do you believe that marijuana SHOULD become a legal substance in the state of Ohio? I'm posting this under "National Politics" because I believe your answer transcends Ohio's borders.

 
 

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luvthesouth

how have you been "bobbarker"? you are correct but i think they have some of the best coffee around. we used to have a Seattles Best in town. they were pretty good and reasonable. they used to have a local bakery supply the coffeecakes and pastries.

Posted 224 days ago.

luvthesouth

asknot...although we have a ton of them...we usually just grab several bags of whole beans when we stop in for a cup of coffee. i pulled up Stoked website...looks and sounds wonderful. they also just hired Anne for a Barista position. i hope they both (Stoked & Anne) do well.

Posted 224 days ago.

luvthesouth

O.K. thats enough from me about this subject..sorry...i will just ponder to myself about the addictive qualities of Starbucks Sumatra coffee.

Posted 224 days ago.

luvthesouth

from webmd: "These effects are reduced after three or four hours. However, marijuana hangs around in your system for as long as a month after smoking. The lingering effects mean you're impaired for several days to weeks after the high wears off."

Posted 224 days ago.

luvthesouth

no problem and you were talking to who????must be a contact buzz going on here.

Posted 224 days ago.

luvthesouth

passed then congratulations to those that want it. since i do not live in the fine state of Ohio, i will just have to wait til the subject is tackled down here to cast my vote. i wish you and others well in your endeavors to seek legalization.

Posted 224 days ago.

luvthesouth

Kunectdots, thank you and i appreciate your sentiment. however...i prefer not to share the road with anyone that is impaired...including myself. 8-) with that said. if one had to make the hard choice between the two, i had rather deal with the pot smokers in most instances. but this discussion is about allowing the legal consumption of another intoxicant for i'll assume recreational purposes. the argument is not about medical verses recreational. the conderation for law enforcement is to me a moot point in that the restrictions as well the violations are going to use valuable resorces within the law enforcement community. i have a sneaking suspicion that most law enforcement officers do not take the time to do more than write a ticket or even ignore simple possession unless there are outstanding warrants or other violations at the time of the stop. it is just not worth the effot. either way.....the citizens should have the right to vote for the legalization of marijuana...and if it is

Posted 224 days ago.

Kunectdots

Sorry! I meant that post to be directed to stickhauler. HEY! Maybe that stuff DOES affect one's short-term memory! LOL

BTW - I do agree with the vast majority of what you post too, luvthesouth. Especially when you occasionally ridicule that Long-eared Galoot...ONEILL.

Posted 224 days ago.

Kunectdots

(cont) I've drank hard liquor (alone or with others) and I've smoked pot (alone or with others). My experience has been, although both are illegal actions when driving, I'd rather be driven by, share the road with or have to deal with, the individual that's smoked pot. He/she is more interested in getting a piece of pizza. The liquor drinker is more likely to be dangerously impaired behind the wheel and may turn into somebody that wants to whip somebody's a-s-s (maybe, his wife or kids) rather than get a cheeseburger and go to sleep.

Posted 224 days ago.

Kunectdots

lts - As with virtually all you post, I have no dispute. Yes, I believe anyone, of age, is personally responsible for any substance wittingly consumed and it's possible effects upon their interactions with society and the safety of themselves and others.

When I spoke of the amount of money, and distraction from other forms of possible law enforcement time investment, I meant the war just against marijuana. We will only have estimated totals for that sum of money. But with that sum in toto, considering what we've spent on eradication efforts, courtroom proceedings and imprisonments and the yardage we HAVEN'T scored against it, it's long overdue to redirect our efforts. (continued)

Posted 224 days ago.

stickhauler

I believe if you researched this as much as you claim, you'd find that staggering figure you cited has been spent on the War on Drugs, not exclusively for apprehending marijuana itself.

But, since it's so benign for people to use, legalize it, with this caveat. All workers undergo drug and alcohol testing just like is done in the transportation industry. If it's dangerous for me to smoke a couple of doobies on my home time, it's dangerous for anyone to smoke it and be allowed to operate a motor vehicle, even days after they "toked up."

Posted 224 days ago.

Kunectdots

I just don't understand a super expensive, decades-long, human life costing war on marijuana. After all that waste, you can have it in your hand within fifteen minutes of desiring it, most anywhere in this land. Now, I know that there are variables, but I've found that, substantially, there are two camps in stalwart opposition to it's legalization. (1) Those that know little to nothing about it's effects and (2) Those that know a whole lot about it because they are financially profiting from keeping it illegal.

Included in that last camp would be many cops, lawyers, judges, bankers and politicians. A subset of camp #2 would be the mega-billion pharmaceutical companies and their cronies that don't want you to be able to medicate without their products.

It's time to throw that monkey off our backs (IMO).

Posted 224 days ago.

luvthesouth

btw...if it does not intoxicate you...then change dealers...you are getting the cheap stuff.

Posted 225 days ago.

luvthesouth

Caspiansynn, while i support ones ability to vote for waht they allow in their community, i prefer not to use the government to say that adding another intoxicant to the list that we have for the sake of tax revenue is one that i support. with that said, our state currently requires a tax stamp be affixed to any container that houses illegal drugs for sale or which indicates that the drug tax was paid prior to purchasing. i always thought this was stupid in that what fool would pruchase these stamps???...but guess what many apparently have. my opinion is for the recreational use only. medicinal marijuana should be treated just like any other medication with fruadulant prescriptions and use by non-patients to face prosecution. that is just my opinion...no more and no less.

Posted 225 days ago.

Caspiansynn

luvthesouth, I'm hoping that this will open the door for Ohio and other states to follow Colorado's lead.

Posted 225 days ago.

luvthesouth

Caspiansynn, i have no doubt that he is probably sincere in his statement. being the consumate politician that he is and being a lame duck president, he could advocate for anything he desires and get the support of his base...if not then there is always the ability, with a flick of the bic...errr i mean stroke of the pen, to sign an executive order. although many decried the association of his name with the ACA, they have allowed him to modify and adjust according to a whim any way he see's fit. why would something he did as a "cough..cough" youth qualify for an executive order?

Posted 225 days ago.

Caspiansynn

oops, sry about the double post.

Posted 225 days ago.

Caspiansynn

luvthesouth, I just saw that too but I'm still skeptical, his words have a shaky history at best.

Posted 225 days ago.

Caspiansynn

luvthesouth, I just saw that too but I'm still skeptical, his words have a shaky history at best.

Posted 225 days ago.

luvthesouth

this discussion can end right here...the president has the last word... "President Barack Obama says he views marijuana as a "bad habit" and "a vice," but no more dangerous than alcohol. “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life," Obama told The New Yorker's David Remnick. "I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.” Obama knows best about your healthcare and your vice choices. Obama...say Harry, i've got a few moments while i am here in Nevada...what were those directions to the Bunny Ranch?

Posted 225 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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