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If it was that easy, there wouldn't be the absurd amount of chemicals there are in cigarettes.
All of the stuff you are saying seems relatively simple in terms of just talking, but it's completely different when it comes to the legal system and the political system, especially when those big industries are lining your pockets.
Alcohol/food products don't deserve to be in the same conversation as smoking products either.
You say we are smarter today, but why are all those chemicals still in tobacco?
What about that quote? If a group of people consider meth and cocaine to be a part of their life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, should we legalize it?
They might try that for a while but it's too easy to grow and would be impossible to enforce. It would be like trying to ban homebrewing. Good luck.
So you have smoked marijuana and you don't don't have Reefer Madness on VHS?
They would have limits on how many plants you can be in possession of and have similar laws to its distribution.
Because it being illegal prevents me from my pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness.
You know what else hampers brain development and messes with people's mental illnesses? About a million prescription drugs that are "legal." Surely, you are all for outlawing all of those as well, correct?
To the OP - Yes because I wouldn't be in pain anymore.
"Nobody makes me bleed my own blood, nobody!"
yes. but when they try to rob me to fund their habit, then their happiness conflicts with my happiness
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
So when did you become all laaaaame, maaaan?
If you care to read my first post in this thread, I said I was for legalization for medical uses, but not for recreational uses. Those prescription drugs have medical uses, but also have side effects, and if you use those drugs for recreational purposes, it is only detrimental to your health, similarly to the recreational use of marijuana.
I like ecstasy, so it being illegal prevents me from my pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. Should ecstasy be legal?
It is easier the create legislation then change legislation.
You don't think we have a better method to create a safer industry today then we did in 1890?
You don't think we can make sure that cannibus doesn't have over 4000 chemicals added to it for sale?
Seriously... if you don't think that, then we should just become a 3rd world country and live in clay huts and pick tics off of each other.
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Not really sure what you're getting at. If I'm reading it correctly, you are stating that anything should be legal if it's not conflicting with anyone else's life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
How 'bout that reason?
My wife is in the same boat... would you rather someone take a $1000 pill manufactured in a lab that can cause more side effects then we can count...or smoke/ingest cannibus to put someone out of their pain.
It's utter insanity that we have a dirt cheap deliver method to make people feel better and we can't use it. But we'll allow someone to drive to Walgreens and put $500 on their credit card so they can get relief.... it blows my mind.
Hey gang... I've enjoyed this, but I've gotta run. I like debate where we act like adults.... good stuff.
I'm sure I'll check in later... I have to go to a bar, buy beer and drive a 4500 pound automobile 65 mph down the highway
I don't think many people would be against removing the chemicals from cigarettes, but it's the fact that big industry pays quite a large amount to make it the way it is.
Legalizing marijuana isn't a new piece of legislation either, as someone posted earlier, it is illegal under Congress' Commerce act, which would effect a plethora of other bills.
you are gettin' it pal
The hardest part about legalizing marijuana (or hemp) will be dealing with logging, paper, cotton, oil, and pharmaceutical lobbies.
This post was edited by A2Wolverines 17 months ago
I read your first post. You're missing my point.
"Those prescription drugs have medical uses, but also have side effects, and if you use those drugs for recreational purposes, it is only detrimental to your health, similarly to the recreational use of marijuana."
My point is... recreational use or prescribed use... what the hell does it matter if it is "detrimental" to your health.
And no.. I flat out disagree that recreational marijuana use is comparable to recreational prescription drug use. Really don't know how in the world you can compare the two with a straight face.
And yeah.... if you like X and you want to do it in the privacy of your own home, knock yourself out. What do I care? I'm not your Daddy. And the government shouldn't be yours either.
How much do you think our country would advance with everyone doing whatever they want all the time? Basically you want anarchy and are under the belief people act rationally and wouldn't try to intrude on other's rights.
People are going to do what they want anyways. It's a shame that you think the government needs to exist to keep us in line. The government is supposed to exist to SERVE it's people, not control them.
So, I haven't been keeping track, but since we are a democracy, what are the totals for and against right now on this thread?
20+ vs. 2?
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