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Old December 21st, 2008, 02:03 AM   #1
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Pretty much everyone has an opinion on marijuana laws, and very few of them want the laws to stay the same. Whether you want the laws lifted, or the restrictions tightened, what do you have to say on Marijuana laws.

As far as I'm concerned, all victimless crimes should be legal. In the case of marijuana though, it's different. Not only is it victimless, it's nearly completely harmless. A huge number of people smoke regardless of the illegality of it, and the illegal status puts otherwise law abiding people into a difficult scenario.

Marijuana should be legal and regulated, as with alcohol.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 02:54 AM   #2
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Pretty much everyone has an opinion on marijuana laws, and very few of them want the laws to stay the same. Whether you want the laws lifted, or the restrictions tightened, what do you have to say on Marijuana laws.

As far as I'm concerned, all victimless crimes should be legal. In the case of marijuana though, it's different. Not only is it victimless, it's nearly completely harmless. A huge number of people smoke regardless of the illegality of it, and the illegal status puts otherwise law abiding people into a difficult scenario.

Marijuana should be legal and regulated, as with alcohol.
Agreed. While some argue that because marijuana is a mind-altering substance, it needs to be criminalized. However, the same could be said for alcohol, and though there are restrictions on the purchasing and use of alcohol (which aren't followed much of the time anyway), it is legal. Decriminalize the use of marijuana, and apply similar laws to its use as there are with alcohol--such as desiginated places to smoke, penalties while driving stoned, etc.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 04:02 AM   #3
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Decriminalize the use of marijuana, and apply similar laws to its use as there are with alcohol--such as desiginated places to smoke, penalties while driving stoned, etc.
Well said rmw.

It makes no sense to criminalize an (almost) harmless herb while alcohol, which causes more deaths, is not. If a substance is going to be criminalized for 'our own good', shouldn't it be the substance that can cause the most harm?
Pot is criminalized for political reasons, not for 'our own good'. Marijuana laws are Sumptuary Laws. And that's why it's potential benefits are being ignored/buried.
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Pot is criminalized for political reasons, not for 'our own good'. Marijuana laws are Sumptuary Laws. And that's why it's potential benefits are being ignored/buried.
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I say make everything illegal, get the people good and angry and then maybe they will start to stand up for what is right rather then complain and do nothing.
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What disturbs me is in the US, states' rights are considered an important foundation of our country's legal/social system. However, the federal government threatens to crackdown on the citizens who use marijuana for medicinal purposes, in states where such use is legal.
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