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Should marijuana be legal?

  • Yes, it should be legal and taxed

    Votes: 642 87.5%
  • Yes, but only medically

    Votes: 26 3.5%
  • No, but the marijuana laws should be relaxed

    Votes: 23 3.1%
  • No, it should remain illegal.

    Votes: 43 5.9%

  • Total voters
    734

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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Maybe if they weren't smoking weed all the time, they'd get up and vote
Nice throwaway line to lump MILLIONS into the fake take! If only Alzheimers patients would remember to vote, it's be so much better, right counselor? Every single person I know that uses cannabis, votes(local, state& national). W/a few exceptions NONE are "single issue voters", gainfully employed(or students business owners), unlike the religious hypocrites that ONLY vote for female medical suppression and the unqualified congrressional/judicial nominees that lock step w/their reactionary backward viewpoint!
There has been an historical lack of interest in politics/voting in the young population(likely yours too), LONG before the stupidity of the "war on drugs" was ever conceived.
The largest population segment using cannabis is over 65! Why? Because it works to help the old bones, joints & guts maintain some level of comfort. The largest impediment is ignorant old white folk, big Pharma, the Alcohol industry, religious hypocrites & the toadys in Congress that march to their tune!

Lumping gambling & other "vices" w/Cannabis reform is disengenuous @ best. Gambling(especially the "tax on the mathematically inept"(Lottery) has destroyed more communities than it has helped(w/minor exceptions). Lack off focus/attention is how this country has been divided. The wealthy has convinced the "Middle Class" that the less fortunate & progressive population is the enemy! If the govt ever released the ACTUAL POVERTY LEVEL, most of you here would break down & cry! It hasn't been acurately revised in DECADES!
 

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I forgot about that. Looks like its just going to be Alabama and Utah then. The only states without any kind of gambling.
Aaand the thing both of these states have in common?

Religious zealots controlling the state gov't. Salt Lake is a liberal island in what is probably (competing with Alabama) for the reddest state in the country. But you increasingly see these islands in red states everywhere..Texas, Georgia, even Louisiana..

It's sad to see that a bunch of old, out of touch individuals will be standing between the constituents and the freedom they deserve. Alcoholism and drunk driving claims the lives of much, much more than smoking this plant would. Unfortunately those old zealots still have a lot of staying power in the minds of folks who, because of social stigma, wouldn't be caught dead doing anything (voting) other than what they've always done.

We should never underestimate the power of what is taboo in human social constructs.
 

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Is this stuff not legal everywhere yet? So archaic and stupid imo. And I don’t even partake.
Maybe you should. Wouldn’t hurt. Might even help A bit.

I’ve never taken the THC stuff myself but I take CBD semi-regularly and my son takes it daily to help with his Autism. I’ve also invested a few thousand in various companies. Ironically those stocks perform like a pothead and keep losing money.

It just pisses me off that Joe Biden is so damn ignorant. It’s truly his ‘OK Boomer’ moment IMO. It also pisses me off that I’ve donated $500 to him and now I’ve got to dig around to see who I’ll support next. I just know it won’t be Sanders or Warren.
 
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I'll have to agree with Gaetz on this one.


Gaetz said, "To my friend Kellyanne Conway, I would say, 'OK, boomer,'" referencing a popular meme on social media used to push back against older generations' criticism of millennials and Generation Z.

Continuing, he said, "That's a very boomer approach to marijuana, for no other reason than it's THC, not TCH, and I think her reflection shows a real ignorance to the science."
 

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I really need to move out of Texas and to another state. Common sense and social progress seem to take decades longer here as people cling to the past.
 

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