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(Economist)   Legalizing marijuana in the US could, in short, deal a blow to Mexico's traffickers of a magnitude that no current policy has got close to achieving   (economist.com) divider line 13
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2012-11-04 08:15:51 AM
3 votes:
Duh.
2012-11-04 02:02:13 PM
2 votes:
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2012-11-04 01:00:31 PM
2 votes:

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: As much as I agree with the merits of marijuana legalization...



If we legalize, who is going to supply the demand?


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2012-11-04 12:51:17 PM
2 votes:

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: If we legalize, who is going to supply the demand?


Anyone with access to water and sunlight?
2012-11-04 09:47:26 PM
1 votes:
As someone who just voted to legalize pot in Oregon, I'm getting a...a...snack.
2012-11-04 01:37:47 PM
1 votes:

Jim_Callahan: Karne: smitty04: KrispyKritter: USA legal reefer? is this the same USA where you can't smoke a frickin' cigarette in most places?

The same cities that want to make tobacco completely illegal also want to make marijuana completely legal.

The only real connection between the two is that there is smoke involved. Cigarettes are just a disease that you create for yourself that you have to constantly cure. Weed gets you ripped as cheese! No connection.

Um... given that carbon particulates are bad for you and smoke can travel and be inhaled by people that want no part in it, that's... pretty much the most relevant connection from a public welfare perspective, man.

Conclusion: grab a steamer, use it for your tobacco, too, and the rest of us are fine with whatever you wanna do.

//I actually don't care either way, but I can acknowledge that the logic of comparing the two is sound.


Nobody is saying weed should be able to be publicly smoked, where it will go into baby and grandmas mouths. Amsterdam does fine with letting you smoke in designated areas.
Really doesn't matter to me much, I smoke as much as I want already (and I'm not a dick about where I do it).
2012-11-04 01:37:12 PM
1 votes:

Emposter: NewportBarGuy: Endive Wombat: I do wonder what the final push will be to finally get marijuana legalized.

DEA reclassifying it as a Schedule II drug. That's it, pretty much.

It should be classified the same as nicotine and alcohol, but that won't happen in my lifetime.

I've been assured that if Obama wins reelection, the entire fabric of our society will collapse into debauchery and sin. So we could totally be seeing legalization by next year.

Totally.


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2012-11-04 01:28:18 PM
1 votes:

Toots de la Footsjelly: I've never heard of a Dr. prescribing alcohol for anything.


Before he died in the late-90s, we put my grandfather in a home, and his doctor wrote him a prescription for a pint of vodka a week. It was kind of fun when I would go and pick up his prescriptions for him from the local Walgreens and see a little bottle of Smirnoff with the dosage label on it.
2012-11-04 01:25:58 PM
1 votes:

Bocasio: When you see a fight break out at a baseball game
How many here think "those guys must be high"

Pot makes you lazy, dumb and fat

Booze does a lot worse, to people, to families, and on the highways


The fact that you're a shut-in that never interacts with other people while stoned doesn't mean it never happens. I've been in as many fights after a bowl or two as I've been in after a six-pack or two, i.e. several, none of them intending genuine harm.

Drugs don't make you do anything you wouldn't normally do ever, they just remove some of your awareness of the social priorities that keep you from doing certain things sober, and make you do what you'd normally do but less competently.

OK, maybe 'shrooms make you do things you wouldn't normally. But not your basic intoxicants. Intoxicants just make you scrap harder when you're out looking for a scrap, and chill harder when you're hanging out with friends playing a video game or watching football. Which is, y'know, why people take them. If alcohol turned you in to a damned werewolf when you intended to just hang out and chat with your friends, no one would drink it, and if marijuana randomly caused you to stop liking exercise when your favorite hobby is running marathons, then no one would smoke it.

//People that refuse to accept that they're ultimately responsible for their own actions annoy me. There are people that legitimately don't control themselves. We lock them in padded rooms, usually in straightjackets. Everyone else doesn't get the "it wasn't me, baby, it was the beer" excuse, that shiat is weaksauce.
2012-11-04 12:50:55 PM
1 votes:
MORE HEAD SHOPS = LESS HEADS CHOPPED!
2012-11-04 12:43:02 PM
1 votes:
www.eonline.com

SOON
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-04 12:36:59 PM
1 votes:
D-Liver

Your hypothetical legal house would look like a reality TV show as thousands of friends you didn't know you had crowded in to join the experiment.

You need a bigger legal district.
2012-11-04 09:53:58 AM
1 votes:

hillbillypharmacist: Keeping people employed by enacting or keeping impractical prohibition is pretty much the same as breaking windows to make work. Except people don't go to prison. But it's just as dumb.


I am disheartened by how uninvolved pharmacy professionals are in the decisions made by doctors, FDA, and DEA. I've taken your advice to heart. I don't really expect much and just wait for time to resolve most things.
 
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