I never understood how a state law could override a Federal law anyway. Make it legal, tax it, and stiffen the sentences for illegal growers/distributors.
when I hear alcohol can kill you but pot can't I think it's ignorant. most people don't buy alcohol for the sole purpose of getting drunk, but people buy pot to get fried. I wouldn't want to be in a car with someone who has been drinking OR high on pot. as far as killing people, pot is just as dangerous as smoking, in fact even more injurious to your lungs as cigs. it's all about states making millions of dollars. what's next, cocaine, heroin?? not too far out man!!
They would find it difficult to turn down all that tax revenue. It's all about the money!
We're just now starting to convince the lawmakers that driving while texting, or even while yakking on the phone, is just as dangerous as driving drunk. So now we're going to have a whole new class of impaired drivers on the road - the stoners. I'm not so naive as to think they don't drive stoned now, but if dope is legalized, the number of stoned drivers will increase a hundredfold.
Adnil is right. The Feds stuck a dagger into the tobacco industry over the past 20 years. Revenues are a fraction of what they once were. Now they are desparately looking for a new quick buck to replace tobacco revenues. The big,fat US Gub'mint is addicted to that easy tax money. How ironic!
Not one person is killed in a car crash while high on pot? I'm calling BS.
freedomtruth and all other potheads. and how many on your list were also using pot and high at the time. I worked with people who were potheads and all they did was laugh and giggle. I wouldn't want them behind a wheel or in any responsible position. what happens if there's a national emergency and you clowns and bill maher (vegaterian, which is laughable!) are all sitting in your house watching cartoons?? which, by the way, I never knew a pothead who didn't follow it up with a few drinks. try getting high sometime and watching serious news instead of the Disney channels. the u.s. has had anti smoking ads and how to quit for decades but pot is a-ok? it's all about greed and money mickey mouse. debate this. the majority of people that buy alcohol do not buy it to get drunk. but everyone who smokes pot does it to get fried, or as you potheads put it, high.
far out man. see you in the funnies!! by the way, don't you worry about smoking related cancers?
It is about the money, whether it's alcohol, cannabis, or any other "borderline" socially acceptable substance that can be abused. I think it's a matter of practicality. Cannabis is a popular drug and since it's currently illegal in most states, a tremendous amount of drug cartel money is funneled into its production, just as it was during the prohibition of alcohol in the 1930's. I think we all know the consequences of that by now. Wars between the mobs of the 30's and the cartels of today kill a lot of people, innocent or otherwise. At this point, I think legalizing cannabis is the lesser of two evils.
there's no link between cannabis and lung cancer. because of its anti-tumor/cancer compounds?? please splain lucy. so pot is good for us??
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