Marijuana (2 Viewers)

Should marijuana be legal?

  • Yes, it should be legal and taxed

    Votes: 618 87.3%
  • Yes, but only medically

    Votes: 24 3.4%
  • No, but the marijuana laws should be relaxed

    Votes: 23 3.2%
  • No, it should remain illegal.

    Votes: 43 6.1%

  • Total voters
    708

LtAldoRaine

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Figured I'd go ahead and post a poll and see how you guys and gals feel about cannabis. I myself haven't smoked it too much, but before I enlisted I partook maybe 5-10 times. I personally didn't enjoy the high too much, but the pain relief was amazing.

I've been on a few big pain killers throughout my day for issues related to service. They all make me feel too high, numb, and are very addictive. Marijuana has been a pain reliever that I've recently enjoyed. It has made me feel better than the pills. Those "legal" pills are addictive as ****, and have led to more problems than I'd like. After a long days work I personally would prefer smoking and going to sleep than drinking and taking these pain pills.

Anywho, what are your thoughts on marijuana? Should it be legal, medically only, or stay illegal?
 

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I’m sure my fault guys. Harder and harder to see and thus I’m sure I’m hard to understand at times.

Yes, she snacked more when she smoked. By far.
There was nothing wrong with your post or how you said it. It just could have gone either way and we didn’t pick up on it.
 

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I’m sure my fault guys. Harder and harder to see and thus I’m sure I’m hard to understand at times.

Yes, she snacked more when she smoked. By far.
Ok, I get it now. You were saying you get to *keep* the snacks around, they no longer vanish as if by magic.
 
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/washington-needs-to-legalize-cannabis-1541361855?nan_pid=1864773420&fbclid=IwAR0R1LWw-9PqNoZdDU8o_qzgIQRM63PU_8S-QrYZhk4gYIVLAh5evkRq_2E

As a congressman, I learned that government works best when it listens to its constituents. Representatives must use what the people tell them to question constantly which policies are serving the greater good. It’s past time for government to rethink how it approaches cannabis.

Mr. Boehner, an Ohio Republican, served as a U.S. representative (1991-2015) and House speaker (2011-15).
My BS detector is going off, but I still support his conclusion.
 

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I just watched the CBS Evening New segment about going legal in Massachusetts, first one east of the Mississippi. Lines reported at 5 hours long. Estimated revenue in that state alone estimated at $700 million for next year, they said.

I can't picture the surrounding states watching money flow out of their coffers and into Massachusetts. Time to legalize and tax it nationally, y'all.
 

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I just watched the CBS Evening New segment about going legal in Massachusetts, first one east of the Mississippi. Lines reported at 5 hours long. Estimated revenue in that state alone estimated at $700 million for next year, they said.

I can't picture the surrounding states watching money flow out of their coffers and into Massachusetts. Time to legalize and tax it nationally, y'all.
It’ll happen. Utah legalized medical. Utah.
 

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It’ll happen. Utah legalized medical. Utah.
As long as everybody can get stoned with everybody else and not have to worry about ending up in the unemployment line due to some random drug test authorized by a rule or law that doesn't allow recreational use on your own time, I'm good with it. Stoned at work? Uh, no. Stoned today and go to work tomorrow, OK.
 

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They can still randomly test in Mass, yet not RI without cause such as injury or acting peculiar.
 
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https://www.jec.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/democrats/press-releases?ID=98EE8E4F-B294-4411-B968-00EECA33C81D

Joint Economic Committee Democrats released a report today that highlights the economic benefits of legalized cannabis at the state and national levels. The industry totaled more than $8 billion in sales in 2017 and employed more than 120,000 people. As more states move to legalize cannabis, these numbers will only rise, potentially providing a new stream of revenue and jobs to local economies. But to realize these benefits, policymakers must address conflicts between state and federal regulations that impede the growth of the cannabis economy.

“It’s time we legalize marijuana, but at the minimum, we must reduce the conflicts between federal and state laws so that the industry can continue to create jobs and bolster state economies,” said U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee. “This conflict hurts small businesses and constrains the economic benefits of legal cannabis—an industry that is estimated to reach $11 billion in sales this year and $23 billion by 2022. But in order to realize the benefits, we must act on legislation such as the STATES Act to help these businesses thrive.”
Growing support...no pun intended.
 

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/andrebourque/2018/12/17/how-hemp-and-the-farm-bill-may-change-life-as-you-know-it

Imagine a sweater softer than any fabric you’ve ever felt before, and more durable than cotton.
Imagine a car built with something lighter than steel that could stand 10 times the impact without denting.
Imagine if you could save four acres of trees by making paper from a single acre of a rapid-growing plant, instead.
What will this mean for Nationwide legalization of marijuana? How will this effect cotton, paper and other idustries?
Hard to believe this and prison reform are getting started under Trump. Sure hope it all continues.
 

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Hemp grows like crazy and marijuana also, so the fibers and such could replace a lot of things, and it grows with little fertilizer and generally is resistant to pests. Yes, I know for good bud there’s a lot more to it than that, but just for commercial growing was less chemical usage than cotton, and no deforestation as hemp
Fibers grow quicker and are generally stronger and more resistant than wood, which in all honesty isn’t a great choice for paper as it only gives you 7 uses before it’s used up its life. It’s just cheap and all over as a byproduct from logging.
 
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/2019/01/09/new-congressional-marijuana-bill-is-actually-numbered-h-r-420/#6622b42d2e60

In a hat tip to marijuana culture, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have officially reserved the number H.R. 420 for a bill that would dramatically change federal cannabis laws.

420, of course, is a special number for marijuana enthusiasts, who celebrate the plant extra hard every April 20.


The new bill filed in the House on Wednesday by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) is titled the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. If passed, it would remove cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act.
Huge, will be interesting to see where it goes.
 
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https://thetakeout.com/recreational-medical-marijuana-beer-liquor-sales-1831837814

The Distilled Spirits Council, a trade group representing liquor producers and marketers, released its findings last week. It concluded that liquor sales haven’t been negatively affected in the three states where recreational marijuana has been legal the longest: Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. The group analyzed liquor sales data from the two years leading up to legalization and compared them to the three- or four-year period after, and found per-capita spirits sales increased between 3.6 to 7.6 percent since recreational marijuana legalization.


“Simply put, the data show there has been no impact on spirits sales from recreational marijuana legalization,” Distilled Spirits Council chief economist David Ozgo said of the study.
Oh rly...
 

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