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2012-09-11 08:50:17 PM
5 votes:
The laws and law enforcement around MJ cause far, far more harm to those that come into contact with it than the drug itself ever could. It's obvious we (as a society) just get off on ruining the lives of those that transgress our arbitrary rules.

Sick society.
2012-09-11 09:03:11 PM
4 votes:
Marijuana laws are a powerful, lucrative tool of oppression. I really don't think that the forces of evil are about to give up on them so easily.
2012-09-11 08:35:49 PM
4 votes:
I've found that weed is an excellent solution to baby colic. When baby starts to cry, I smoke a couple bowls and the crying doesn't bother me anymore. It's pretty miraculous the way it works.
2012-09-11 09:43:27 PM
3 votes:

Tyranicle: It's easier and cheaper to purchase than alcohol. Has been for years. Not to mention free delivery with no tipping.


Yeah, I wish. If I want beer, I walk 3 blocks to the supermarket and buy myself a 12 pack. I'm back home in minutes.

If I want to buy weed, I call my connection. He tells me he'll be over at 6pm, but I'll be really lucky if he shows up by 8pm. Of course, he's stoned when he shows up, and doesn't bring the weed himself because he has to get it from "his guy". So I give him my money and wait. Then by 10pm, I'm starting to get antsy, so I call my connection and get his voicemail. He finally returns my call at 11pm, and apologizes. He couldn't hear the phone because he was playing video games at his guy's house. So he promises to stop playing video games and will be by to drop off my weed. By midnight, I give up and go to sleep. At 1:30am, my daughter comes into my room and tells me some guy came to her window asking for me. I go outside and it's my connection with my weed. He's totally shiatfaced. Gives me my weed and the bag looks small. I ask him if that's all, and he says he thinks it is, but when I look at the passenger seat in the car, I see a whole bunch of weed on it. "Is that my weed that spilled out of the bag onto your seat?" He laughs, apologizes, then reaches into his car and gives me the rest of my weed. Then, completely oblivious to the fact that it's 1:30am and he's driving through a quiet, upscale neighborhood, he cranks up Lil' Wayne loud on his car stereo and burns out right in front of my house.

It's been my experience that the people who sell weed are brain-addled and unreliable. I hate dealing with people like this. I'm a middle-aged professional and parent - the amount of people I know who actually still smoke weed I could probably count on one hand, so it's not as if it'd be easy for me to find another connection. If it were legal, I would be able to pick it up at my local convenience store and I wouldn't have to put up with all kinds of crap just to buy it.
2012-09-11 08:59:11 PM
3 votes:
I'd just like to be able to use it for a back injury without having to worry about the neighbors calling the police. Legally prescribed pain pills, you do nothing!
2012-09-11 08:52:24 PM
3 votes:

DeathByGeekSquad: I'd prefer to keep my cajones cancer free...


If it's decriminalised that doesn't mean it's mandatory.
2012-09-11 09:20:45 PM
2 votes:

Hale-Bopp: So, anyone else planning their next vacation for Colorado? 

/legalization still leading in recent polls


Used to live in Colorado Springs. Every block (almost literally) there is a medical marijuana dispensary. You have to get a Dr. approval and go through a process which costs about $200 to get a card. I was going to then work moved me. BTW if you show up for the Dr. appointment you are classified as having medical need for marijuana. Just show up.

Now I'm in Chicago so yeah, illegal here but....who the f*ck cares about the laws of the land. Carrying a gun is against the law here, too, but that doesn't stop me.

Fu*k the feds...I hope Washington, D.C. is the epicenter of a nuclear bomb. Bring on the chaos!
2012-09-12 07:53:35 AM
1 votes:
Not just the children, but to wean the states off Federal assistance for the prison industry. And that is really what our drug policy has made our prisons: an industry. Not really about crime, but profitizing the system.

Legalize it. Tax it. Let the market do its thing, and in the meantime, watch industries leap at the chance to actually make use of legal hemp and put competition back in the marketplace. This is the first reason for the illegality: competition. Paper, cotton, and drug companies do not want hemp or other products on the market, because they are heavily invested in the infrastructure to harvest their particular crops. Hemp's fast growing seasons, and its fairly large range would make it a great crop. And we don't want that. When you couple it with the Schedule that marijuana is on, then you can reap a lot of benefits if you look at arrests as a source of income. It boosts arrest stats. It boosts conviction stats. You look tough on crime when you look at simple numbers, and you still have seizure auctions to mine for property to browse through when you want a car, boat, or house. It is an easy revenue source when you are asking for aid, and to bolster your departments, and to expand prisons as well.

Legalizing marijuana would have a lot of benefits to the taxpayers, but no one likes to talk about them, not when it's easier to grouse about a "welfare state" and there are easier solutions to trimming budgets. Our police could be chasing real criminals, our courts could process faster, and our prison populations would shrink. And folks don't really want that, because a lot of folks make money on the system as it is, even if it is putting a burden on the taxpayers to continue it, and would put pressure on industries to retool and see competition in the marketplace. It boils down to money in the end, and a lot of folks are invested in keeping the nation paying through the nose for this recockulousness...
2012-09-11 11:48:57 PM
1 votes:

pxlboy: Stone Meadow: pxlboy: SovietCanuckistan: You American cats need to try some real, BC Bud. Blow the top off your Yoda bong.

This. Canadian herb is where it's at.

Well sure...if you can't get California bud.

Good call. Cali and Colorado also do it up right.


Please don't forget The Pakalolo.
50th State FTW
2012-09-11 09:52:18 PM
1 votes:

Gothnet: The laws and law enforcement around MJ cause far, far more harm to those that come into contact with it than the drug itself ever could. It's obvious we (as a society) just get off on ruining the lives of those that transgress our arbitrary rules.

Sick society.


we've all seen the documentaries on how and why MJ is illegal in america. once again, as always, it is not you and i, it is not the masses across the land that pull the strings. it is a very few very wealthy and powerful people making sure their personal interests are placed first. these greedy few who are fabulously wealthy care more about their family wealth growing uninterrupted. piling more money on top of the pile that is so large they can never spend it all means more to them than the suffering of thousands and thousands of children who's parents, guardians and concerned adults being put in prison for use, sale or possession.

it is not a sick society. it is directly traced to the actions of a very few people who are by human nature corrupted by their own power, wealth and greed.

society, the masses, the commoners working day to day, show more compassion, kindness, love and generosity toward each other on a daily basis than most people will ever take the time to realize. in america it is even more difficult as we have to tolerate each others differences inherent in our highly diversified backgrounds, religious beliefs, customs etcetera. yet we do it every day.

the sooner key people of wealth and power are identified and their actions are changed to benefit the many instead of the very few, the sooner our country and its citizens will reap those benefits. and what a glorious day that will be.
2012-09-11 09:45:07 PM
1 votes:

KaiserRoll: zixr: DeathByGeekSquad: I'd prefer to keep my cajones cancer free...

Well, you know what cures cancer, right? Marijuana!

Yea, so we legalize it, and then guess which companies start large scale production.


Monsanto?
2012-09-11 09:25:04 PM
1 votes:
You American cats need to try some real, BC Bud. Blow the top off your Yoda bong.
2012-09-11 09:19:08 PM
1 votes:

chaosweaver: 12349876: Rufus Lee King: Gothnet: Tyranicle: Why 'urge' to legalize? It's easier and cheaper to purchase than alcohol. Has been for years. Not to mention free delivery with no tipping.

Because then the cops would have to leave the black kids that smoke it alone as well as the white kids...

That's no joke by the way, inconsistent and racially motivated enforcement of the weed laws occurs in a lot of places.

See, now, there it goes. Being white, I can walk around smoking weed in public, and the cops will just leave me alone. You don't really believe that, I hope.

Well being white, the chance that you're walking around in a cop free area is much higher than it is for a minority.

Hmm, wonder why that could be?


The American police hate minorities and use excessive patrolling to keep them in their place.
2012-09-11 08:55:41 PM
1 votes:

Tyranicle: Why 'urge' to legalize? It's easier and cheaper to purchase than alcohol. Has been for years. Not to mention free delivery with no tipping.


Because then the cops would have to leave the black kids that smoke it alone as well as the white kids...

That's no joke by the way, inconsistent and racially motivated enforcement of the weed laws occurs in a lot of places.
2012-09-11 08:50:38 PM
1 votes:

DeathByGeekSquad: I'd prefer to keep my cajones cancer free...


Well, you know what cures cancer, right? Marijuana!
2012-09-11 08:49:49 PM
1 votes:

DeathByGeekSquad: I'd prefer to keep my cajones cancer free...


Double what? If it doubles from .0001% to .0002% I don't give a shiat.
2012-09-11 08:40:19 PM
1 votes:
So, anyone else planning their next vacation for Colorado? 

/legalization still leading in recent polls
2012-09-11 08:16:31 PM
1 votes:
Damn subby, there's a img1.fark.net tag for a reason!
 
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