Should Marijuana & Other Drugs be Legal or Illegal

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Should marijuana be legal?

  1. It should be legal

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  2. It shouldn't be legal

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  1. Mububban

    Mububban Administrator Staff Member

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    An update:

     
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    Massachusetts made medical marijuana legalized as well.
     
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    I don't see the point in drugs myself but I think if it was legalised they could control it better and pass laws on how and where it could be administered. People are going to take drugs whether they are legal or not, so why not give them an option of taking it responsibly as opposed to buying from some shady dealer and having it laced with goodness knows what. If it was controlled and only legally available from specific places they could have medically trained staff administering it and supervising while the person was under the influence, much like a barman and it could then be taxed and that money could be filtered back into the system to tackle crime.
     
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    Exactly, I don't do drugs either but humanity apparently has an innate need need to intoxicate themselves with drugs or alcohol. So why not do it safely? It's working for all those South American countries who are now focusing on rehab rather than imprisonment. it's saving them millions of dollars ending a pointless "war on drugs" that they now spend on making their citizens healthy again.
     
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    So is it legal to grow pot in those states mentioned?
     
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    Oh the money we spend on the "war on drugs"... it disgusts me.

    And about humanities innate need to intoxicate ourselves- we actually have THC receptors in our brains. Our cool is that?
     
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    I never understand the desire to chemically tamper with our own brains :\ there's so many more things one can do, and more productive and less expensive. *hears shouts from the audience about how TFF isn't productive* hey, TFF is VERY productive! it lets me share my thoughts online!
     
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    I don't see anything wrong with using drugs recreationally as long as it's not done too often. Our brain cells regenerate. The only time these drugs alter our brain cells permanently is when we do them too frequently, which is why habitual pot smokers suffer from memory loss. Same goes with drinkers and their livers. I just don't think there should be a government regulation on how often a person does drugs, or if they do them at all. The need for doing these drugs would decrease exponentially if they were legal. Though, there are some very dangerous drugs out there like crack-cocaine that I don't think should allowed at all. But that's where the issue is I guess, where do we draw the line? How do we draw it?
     
  9. Kelmourne

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    Some studies have shown marijuana to grow brain cells. The negative mental effects of marijuana mostly come from being okay doing nothing when you're high and then doing it too much and your life becoming you just sitting there doing nothing smoking weed, not doing anything productive. Of course if you only smoke occasionally this isn't a problem at all. And some productive activities are more fun while high, like playing music, drawing, making art of any kind. I also find I started going on more walks/bike-rides after starting to smoke.
     
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    You're right.

    I know people who smoke every day, several times a day, who hold down jobs where they work 40 hours a week and have another part time job along with it.

    I also know people who smoke every day, several times a day, who never leave their house, don't have jobs, don't go to school, and have poor hygiene.

    If on the rare occasion that I do get high, I like to read, play video games, watch movies etc. But I also love to shower lol. I'm smart about it and if I have anything to do I don't touch the stuff. Not even the night before. I get high-overs really bad.

    That's why I don't smoke often. Simply because I get a little lazy. But like I said, I know hard working people that do it daily with no problem.
     
  11. Kelmourne

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    Similar to how most people know several types of drinkers:

    -I only drink on weekends and at special events, and even then not much
    -I get shit-faced vomit-inducing drunk every weekend
    -I drink a little bit most days
    -I drink ALOT every day

    Some of them can be responsible and some can't.
     
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    actually reading what I post should be illegal
     
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    I get high off of jnk's posts, and in a bad way.
     
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    exactly! thus reading them should be illegal!
     
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    It also lowers the psychotic threshold, just not nearly as much as say acid, meaning that whether its legal or not there is no way I'm touching the stuff.
     
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    good choice!
     
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    yeah, i just wonder where the line should be put. whose responsibility is it in the first place? and on a side note, all those pregnant mothers taking ANY sort of drug, marijuana or alcohol or smoke or anything...
     
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    in this, the law so far is totally sick... it's always woman's choice what she wants to do, husband should STFU, society should STFU, etc. works with reasonable ppl, maybe... but there are just soooo many unreasonable folk...
     
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    If it was legalised and controlled then the nurse/doctor administering would be able to make the decision.
     
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    Whose responsibility is it for what?

    In Canada at least, medical marijuana isn't nearly that controlled. You buy it and take it at your own discretion from government endorsed dispensaries. Sure you can only buy 5 grams at a time, but you could smoke it all in an hour and go to another dispensary and do the same if you really wanted to.
     
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