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  1. The_Pikachu's Avatar
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    46) Listen to every rule here. Especially Bluetoise's
  2. Darkraiii's Avatar
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    Oh, BTW Disclaimer: the moderating team reserves the right to infract for complaining, flaming, trolling, double posts, and replying to spambots.
  3. Snugglefox's Avatar
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    Not only do I think it should stay illegal, but I think alcohol and any other mind altering drug should follow suit. (With the exception of under medical supervision).
  4. Ivysaur's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Contrary
    My sister takes medicinal marijuana, though she has to put it in this vaporizer because she can't stand smoking it. Knowing her all my life and all the pain she's bee through, I'm just happy to see that it's taking away the pain.
    I'm sorry to hear that. :/ I definitely agree that if it helps anybody medically, then there's really no reason to restrict it, at least in that respect. In such a situation the positives heavily outweigh whatever consequences there could be.

    Quote Originally Posted by Winterdaze
    Marijuana has the truly insidious side effect of making the user post excessively on social media about how often they blaze it.
    I feel like they're less interested in the actual drug than they are in trying to look badass for doing something illegal. Whatever the case it's pretty stupid to brag about it, especially on a non-anonymous social network like FaceBook where everybody can see it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spyspotter
    I wouldn't smoke it, but I support the legalization. After all, the illegal drug trade has gotten really bad, especially around where I live.
    Yeah, that's one of the biggest arguments in favor of legalization that I really support. There's plenty more to deal with there besides weed but it's already a pretty big step by taking that down.

    Quote Originally Posted by FairyGaga
    I've smoked weed before (not anymore) and I see no reason why it shouldn't be legalized. There have been exactly zero deaths caused by marijuana each year. Compare that to, say, the 25,000 a year alcohol causes (some numbers say up to 75,000). The main weapon against marijuana legalization is misinformation.

    Marijuana is not a "gateway" drug. The vast majority of marijuana users never use another drug. And those that do tend to actually quit and return to marijuana use. There is literally no real proof linking marijuana to other drugs. That entire notion is a myth that people sadly buy into.
    @Lysandre; This is actually another myth and isn't true at all.
    Interesting article there, thanks for that. The gateway myth has always baffled me in the sense that it's pretty clear-cut it's not the weed itself, it's simply that the type of person who may try something like cocaine and heroin is certainly almost always someone who's also willing to try something much less powerful like weed, which just so happens to be one of the cheapest and most accessible street drugs. Doesn't necessarily mean something in the weed is gonna get you out there and snort coke or anything.


    And thanks for the replies, everyone! They were all great to read. Really appreciate all the input.
  5. maglev's Avatar
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    I'd try it if it was legal. Not that fussed about it. I think it should be legalised given that it's less harmful and addictive than currently legal drugs. Heavily taxed, same age as cigarettes, laws on when you cannot light up (driving, closed public spaces, operating machinery, etc.) and outlaw the advertisement of it.
  6. Codface's Avatar
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    Cigarettes and pot are not mutually exclusive. Pot does not burn properly alone and usually needs tobacco to burn properly. Smoking pot is also habit building with the whole process of rolling and smoking and habit that can be transfered and is the same for tobacco.

    Most pot users do smoke, do not get into the belief that you can casually smoke pot and not end up smoking cigs. Alot of people just 'fall into' smoking in this way.

    As for legalisation. Seriously be smart. The state has to take some responsibility for the more vulnerable and impressionable members of society. While you might be smart and educated well enough to know even if it is legal its not a good thing to do, these rules help protect those who would otherwise get drawn in seeing it as not the same risk. Just look at the legal drugs already, most poor areas already have high lvls of alcoholics and normal smokers. These people dont need extra ways to ruin their lives.
  7. Insanish Danish's Avatar
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    I don't smoke weed purely because a) I hate the smell and b) I honestly don't know anybody I could buy it from anyway. Most of the kids I went to high school with smoked weed but none of my friends did so it's not like there was anyone I could get it from easily.

    But yeah like, I don't care if people smoke marijuana, that's their business and their choice, and to be honest not smoking weed does not make you a better person than people who do. Quite frankly I'm sick of people who don't smoke weed acting like they're somehow superior to people who do (and of course this also works the other way around).
  8. Fennel's Avatar
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    Practically half my grade at my school smokes weed, including a sizable chunk of the "good kids." I'm not one of them (nor am I interested) but I really don't care if anyone does it as long as they have the ability to hold a conversation about anything other than weed.

    As for legalization, I probably don't know enough about the topic to make a decent answer, but from all the information I've heard I would say yes.
  9. IceHippo95's Avatar
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    I would never smoke it personally, but I think that if others want to smoke it, then go ahead and smoke it. It's not hurting me personally, is it? I support legalization.
  10. PyroPokeman's Avatar
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    Hey, if it's going for medicine, then yes. Any other use, no.
  11. Lysandre's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by FairyGaga
    I've smoked weed before (not anymore) and I see no reason why it shouldn't be legalized. There have been exactly zero deaths caused by marijuana each year. Compare that to, say, the 25,000 a year alcohol causes (some numbers say up to 75,000). The main weapon against marijuana legalization is misinformation.

    Marijuana is not a "gateway" drug. The vast majority of marijuana users never use another drug. And those that do tend to actually quit and return to marijuana use. There is literally no real proof linking marijuana to other drugs. That entire notion is a myth that people sadly buy into.
    @Lysandre; This is actually another myth and isn't true at all.
    Very interesting on the Healthland article, that's actually very encouraging to hear. I still don't want to try it because I have a bit of an addictive personality but that's solid information and I'm glad to say I was wrong. The "Gateway" comment was more based on my own experiences (having pot shoved at me at two different parties with people saying they want me to try acid because it'd be hilarious, but to do pot first to 'get used to it'...) but I'm glad to see that it's not a widespread issue. Thank you for educating me more on the issue, as I agree with you entirely on legalization and it's good to see even more facts point in that direction that I had previously thought.
  12. Xita's Avatar
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    Would never smoke it, but I couldn't care less if people do. So, yeah, I support legalization.
  13. BladeLight52's Avatar
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    I would say no to marijuana and there is nothing anybody would do to convince me to try it.
  14. Gaga's Avatar
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    I've smoked weed before (not anymore) and I see no reason why it shouldn't be legalized. There have been exactly zero deaths caused by marijuana each year. Compare that to, say, the 25,000 a year alcohol causes (some numbers say up to 75,000). The main weapon against marijuana legalization is misinformation.

    Marijuana is not a "gateway" drug. The vast majority of marijuana users never use another drug. And those that do tend to actually quit and return to marijuana use. There is literally no real proof linking marijuana to other drugs. That entire notion is a myth that people sadly buy into.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lysandre
    It's not that I see it as morally reprehensible, but I don't like the idea of pouring any kind of smoke into my lungs for any reason. Its main danger I'd say would be in its health risks (similar to smoking)
    @Lysandre; This is actually another myth and isn't true at all.
    Updated 31st October 2013 at 08:38 PM by Gaga
  15. GliscorMan's Avatar
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    I support legalization for people above a certain age limit, along the lines of 18 or 21.

    There have been a number of scientific studies which show that marijuana has very few negative effects on adults. However, they do have very adverse effects on children and teens, who still have developing brains.

    This makes me inclined to lump it in the same group as alcohol, which simply requires a minimum age, and is mostly safe when used in moderation.

    While it doesn't matter to me if it's legalized or not (I personally wouldn't smoke it even if it were legalized), I do support decriminalization of drug use (all drugs, not specifically marijuana) because decriminalization has been shown to decrease the number of instances of nearly all drug-related effects on society.
  16. Spyspotter's Avatar
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    I wouldn't smoke it, but I support the legalization. After all, the illegal drug trade has gotten really bad, especially around where I live.
  17. Lysandre's Avatar
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    Honestly, one can get more out of it from too much alcohol than from weed, and it has pretty similar side effects to smoking, though toned down, so I see no reason why it shouldn't be legal. Having said that, I have no desire to ever try it (or any drugs for that matter), though I'm surrounded by pot smokers (college, wheeeee). It's not that I see it as morally reprehensible, but I don't like the idea of pouring any kind of smoke into my lungs for any reason. Its main danger I'd say would be in its health risks (similar to smoking) and as a 'gateway' drug (starting out with it, doing okay, and moving on to something like acid thinking it'll be similar. It's not). On a purely logical level, legalizing it would help end cartel activity and drug violence and stimulate the economy (we could put a 500% tax on it or more and still sell it for less legitimately than it goes for on the black market) so I see no reason to keep it banned. How many people do you know who've died from accidents with pot-smoking drivers? Anything can be made dangerous if not used wisely, no reason for a 'free' country to make pot or many other things illegal.
  18. maglev's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Contrary
    but I choose not to smoke weed because I want to act high and mighty and say that I never tried it.
    Oh you know what you were doing :3
  19. Winterdaze's Avatar
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    Marijuana has the truly insidious side effect of making the user post excessively on social media about how often they blaze it.
  20. Berrenta's Avatar
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    Only if it's used for medical reasons would I be okay with it. Otherwise, it's a no-no.
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