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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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RANDOM21

Easy to identify the MJ driver, they are the ones driving slow and careful. Obama has come out saying it's no worse than alcohol, while in reality it is a lot better. Thousands a year die from alcohol poisoning, while ODing on pot doesn't have much of a record and if there were the OD's would make news. Remember more people have died in Ted Kennedy's backseat than by overdosing on pot.

Posted 220 days ago.

Tiredofit

The pharmaceutical companies don't like competition for their poisons

Posted 220 days ago.

Tiredofit

I get very angry with stoners that want it legalized to get high when it could be of great use to sick and dying people.

Posted 220 days ago.

Tiredofit

I would not smoke it if it were legalized, just don't like smoke. However, if it an bring comfort to a dying person, I say its no worse than the prescription poison they feed em.

Posted 220 days ago.

Tiredofit

I will say this, My father died of cancer and I had a friend bring me a joint for him to try. I don't think he ever did, cannot say, BUT if that would have given him relief, I would have bought it by the truck load without the slightest thought of legality.

Posted 220 days ago.

Tiredofit

Many of us are subject to random drug and alcohol testing, but as far as I know, they only can detect a presence not a concentration.

Posted 220 days ago.

Tiredofit

One question, how will you be able to tell if someone is under the influence of THC?? Is there a test that I am unaware of that can tell if you smoked two days ago or two hours ago???

Posted 220 days ago.

stickhauler

Yet, some (many actually) who support legalization of marijuana, and complain about the "Millions spent on the failed War on Drugs, still think throwing BILLIONS on the failed "War on Poverty!" How's that working out.

Here's my concession. I fully support legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes, with one caveat. That the same level of scrutiny be given on each case as is supposedly given by medical personnel for cases where narcotic derivatives are prescribed. If it's legalized for anyone, require drivers to submit to the same substance abuse testing standards as commercial drivers are subject to. Because, if I'm a danger to the road with trace amounts of marijuana in my system as a trucker, John P. Stoner is just as much a danger to public safety.

Don't we already have enough folks out on the road unable to safely operate a motor vehicle?

Posted 220 days ago.

Kunectdots

YES FRED! We do have a consensus. But I'm not beyond believing that once it's legalized EVERYWHERE, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, etc. would have investments in controlling much of the highest quality herb available (patent rights?). THE BIG BOYS ALWAYS COME OUT ON TOP.

Posted 220 days ago.

Caspiansynn

sorry it should say rifle

Posted 220 days ago.

Caspiansynn

The guy ended up getting jail time too but not for the weed, it was for a 22 rife they found when they kicked in his door.

Posted 220 days ago.

Caspiansynn

Last summer the local police arrested a fellow just a few houses down the road from me for growing the stuff. The helicopter flew in a circle above the neighborhood at treetop level for at least 40 minutes while the half dozen or more trucks and cars went up and down the road zeroing in on the place. It scared the heck out of the whole neighborhood and cost god knows what to catch this guy, he only had only 1 plant. What a waist of manpower.

Posted 220 days ago.

Kunectdots

asknot - Again, we have to take into consideration forces that don't want it legalized because they are profiting from it's illegality.

Legalize it and you'd take away some of their income structure.

Posted 220 days ago.

Kunectdots

I believe the people that still support a war against the legalization of marijuana would agree that, if enough money was thrown at it, someone could prevent the sun from rising tomorrow morning.

Then, when the sun rises anyway, they'd reason that "WE JUST NEED TO THROW EVEN MORE MONEY AT 'THE PROBLEM'".

Folks, it is and has been for a long time, EVERYWHERE. IT will always be. When someone can grow something in their closet, you'll fight it FOREVER.

Legalize it and take the vast majority of the 'problems' surrounding it away.

Posted 221 days ago.

Caspiansynn

I hope so but my reason for thinking it should be legal is more liberty based. I think we have spent to much time and money and destroyed to many lives punishing people for nothing more than wanting to relax and maybe have a little fun while not harming anyone but themselves. Our police could be better utilized elsewhere.

Posted 221 days ago.

Caspiansynn

Its truly amazing what they have been able to discover about medical marijuana in the last few years.

Posted 221 days ago.

Caspiansynn

asknot, I knew that it was showing great promise in fighting seizures and that is was effective in helping ease pain and the nausea of chemotherapy but I had no idea it was being used to cure cancer. That little girls story was amazing.

Posted 221 days ago.

Kunectdots

You've beaten something, OK. If you don't quit that, you'll go blind! At least that's what my Scout Master told me. LOL

Posted 221 days ago.

thegreek

Hey yall. Is it a coincidence that both teams that are going to the Superbowl are from states that have legalized MJ ????

Posted 221 days ago.

Kunectdots

WELL! YEAH! LOL

Posted 221 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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