It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

3 Months Since Legalizing Marijuana, Here's What Colorado Looks Like

page: 11
127
<< 8  9  10    12  13  14 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on May, 16 2014 @ 10:50 AM
link   
We need to stop using the "think of the kids" argument. There are not stupid by a long shot. It's up to responsible parents to keep there edibles, or whatever else they use for treatment, locked up. The dispensaries will not sell to some kid who just walks in and tries to buy. That's why prohibition will never work. It drives up prices, allows street pushers to become wealthy, and actually allows kids to have easier access. I went to public school. Drugs were available in short order. Regulation and responsible parents need to act accordingly. If I had kids of my own that were older, I would rather them partake in a plant, than some man made poison. Beer commercials shouldn't even be allowed on television. If you actually think about it, the government has directly and indirectly killed far more people than Cannabis ever could. There lies and deception have done this world great harm. The truth curtain is lifting.




posted on May, 16 2014 @ 10:52 AM
link   

originally posted by: OccamsRazor04

originally posted by: dawnstar
THC does not cause hullucinations I don't think! And it is near impossible to overdose on!

It does cause hallucinations, but it can not be OD'd on. It is near impossible to ingest enough to OD on.


Can you link me to the strain that causes hallucinations please.
If you are going to play semantics and say THC can cause hallucinations,
I'd love to know the level of THC needed.
I'd prefer the name of the strain though for personal reasons.

You should contact one of them Amsterdam seedbanks and inform them too, they and you would
make a killing.

Regards.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 10:54 AM
link   
a reply to: Rosinitiate

Hey now your catching on...now had you called it a medicine I would agree that it is along with many other herbs. Drugs however take humans to make...

ETA: It does appear I was wrong but so were you...the fact it is not toxic makes it not a drug. I'm big enough to admit I was wrong...are you?
edit on 16-5-2014 by RickyD because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 10:59 AM
link   
a reply to: Taggart

Actually he is correct on that one. Marijuana is considered a mild hallucinogen.

wiki.answers.com...=1



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:02 AM
link   
a reply to: swordsandpens

Well sure it can be dangerous but so can driving and walking and sometimes even talking but we all do those things right. My point was that it gets blown out of proportion and twisted into a propaganda talking point. I felt that it was being talked about as if houses were actually blowing up which is not technically the case and I wanted to clarify that. Not just to you but to everyone...as it has seemed to me over the last few threads where BHO was talked about that it was being talked up to seem much more of a danger than it really is. To me it's a non issue until a myriad of much more dangerous risks to the public are sorted.

I meant no offense I just wanted to make clear something I felt was wrongly represented.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:06 AM
link   

originally posted by: OccamsRazor04

originally posted by: RickyD
a reply to: Rosinitiate

No your wrong it's an herb. Drugs my friend take human involvement to process into their state as drugs. In fact if you wanted to look at it a little differently you could say it could be made into a drug but as it is it grows out of the ground as a plant and nothing more. Would you call a willow tree a drug?

Stop talking when you don't know the subject. It 100% is a drug. Both in the regular sense and in the pharmacological sense.

drug1 [druhg] Show IPA
noun
1.
Pharmacology . a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being.
2.
c. any article, other than food, intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of humans or other animals.


And just who was responsible for that definition and when was it accepted?



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:14 AM
link   
The amount of crap people post on Facebook supporting the damn stuff is unreal...

MJ cures cancer!
MJ cures the incurable!

It's a load of rubbish. I'm not denying it may have some medicinal values, but a doctor says it killed one cancer cell in a thousand tests and all of a sudden the potheads leap on it as a miracle cure.

The fact is, like any substance, it has its pros and cons.....for a start it severely effects the cardiovascular system and leaves vulnerable people open to heart attacks and stroke....you don't see the stoners mention that though.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:18 AM
link   

originally posted by: woogleuk
The amount of crap people post on Facebook supporting the damn stuff is unreal...

MJ cures cancer!
MJ cures the incurable!

It's a load of rubbish. I'm not denying it may have some medicinal values, but a doctor says it killed one cancer cell in a thousand tests and all of a sudden the potheads leap on it as a miracle cure.

The fact is, like any substance, it has its pros and cons.....for a start it severely effects the cardiovascular system and leaves vulnerable people open to heart attacks and stroke....you don't see the stoners mention that though.


Prove it. You are trying to call out the pro-marijuana people on hyperbole and exaggeration then proceed to post your own unsourced claim about the plant. Pot. Kettle. Black.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:24 AM
link   
I have a few good friends who are now able to legally help themselves
using the "phoenix tears" Rick Simpson oil and im happy to report 2 of them
are on the road to recovery from their cancer's. This is what imo is the real
benefit of legalization



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:24 AM
link   
a reply to: woogleuk

Care to link that supposed study where the doc said it only kills 1 in 1000s of cancer cells? Let me me guess you can't. It confuses me why people go to such great length to try and paint a non toxic plant in a bad light.

ETA: lmao your too damn quick krazy. Glad I'm not the only one shaking my head.
edit on 16-5-2014 by RickyD because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:27 AM
link   
Hello. Just thought I would chime in.

The effects of marijuana are very complex and depend on a lot of factors.

THC tends to be found in a higher ratio to CBD in Sativa dominate strains.
CBD tends to be found in a higher ratio in Indica dominate strains.

An even more important factor is the total terpenoid, cannabinoid, and essential oil profile. The combined effects of the entire package is what determines the experience.

It has been proven to help prevent traumatic brain injury as well as kill some cancer cells.

Also look into marijuana use in relation to Hep C and liver transplants.

As far as altering brain chemistry goes, studies have been done that show television and internet usage do the same thing.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:28 AM
link   
It did not take long at all for the 'weed makes you go crazy and kill people' crowd to get in, huh? I really didn't even think people said that anymore...LOL! Are we still in the 1930's? I forget.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:28 AM
link   
a reply to: woogleuk

MJ is also good at lowering your blood pressure.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:31 AM
link   

originally posted by: TheJourney
It did not take long at all for the 'weed makes you go crazy and kill people' crowd to get in, huh? I really didn't even think people said that anymore...LOL! Are we still in the 1930's? I forget.


Seriously:

Why is Marijuana Illegal?


Many people assume that marijuana was made illegal through some kind of process involving scientific, medical, and government hearings; that it was to protect the citizens from what was determined to be a dangerous drug.

The actual story shows a much different picture. Those who voted on the legal fate of this plant never had the facts, but were dependent on information supplied by those who had a specific agenda to deceive lawmakers. You’ll see below that the very first federal vote to prohibit marijuana was based entirely on a documented lie on the floor of the Senate.

You’ll also see that the history of marijuana’s criminalization is filled with:

Racism
Fear
Protection of Corporate Profits
Yellow Journalism
Ignorant, Incompetent, and/or Corrupt Legislators
Personal Career Advancement and Greed


These are the things people should be outraged over. Not a simple plant.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:38 AM
link   
Those who support the legalization of alcohol will have a hard time arguing against the legalization of marijuana. Alcohol has far more potential to incite violence, or cause injury and death than does marijuana. Just compare the number of problems that surface through excessive alcohol consumption and excessive marijuana use.

That is not to say that marijuana does not carry any potential dangers - as others have mentioned there is a small percentage of the population that can go into psychosis by using it. Nevertheless, this does not mean it should be illegal for everyone.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:39 AM
link   
Great thread! I hope this trend of events continues to open the eyes of other states. There may be a few hiccups along the way but I agree the the pro's out way the con's.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:44 AM
link   
Alcohol is legal and is such a huge part of our culture and it causes more problems than MJ. Go for a drink after work most people don't even think twice about it. So why not take the MJ trade out of the hands of criminals and regulate it?

People use MJ whether it's legal or not. Should it be a legal matter for the police, courts and prison system or would it be more beneficial to society to legalize it with the same restrictions as alcohol?

The so-called war on drugs is a complex issue and clearly billions if not trillions of dollars have been spent on law enforcement, courts, prisons and incarcerating huge numbers of people for drug offences. The illegal drug trade has been a brutal and extremely violent industry and despite the massive amounts of money spent by governments the war has not been won or even slowed. I think illegal drug use should be treated as more of a medical issue than a criminal issue. Then there is the legal prescription drug addiction issue which is rising but you don't get convicted and imprisoned for that. There are no easy answers.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:45 AM
link   

originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: onequestion

No one here has even Questioned the Fact that the Sale and Distribution of this now Legalized Substance in Colorado is being Taxed . Why Tax it at All ? It's just a Weed . Why aren't there Taxes on Dandilions or Poison Ivy ? Oh I get it , they don't get you High . I see this as just another Politically Motivated move to Fleece the American People out of their hard earned Money as usual .


Do people sell poison Ivy? If they do we should tax them.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:46 AM
link   
I figure it this way. The cartels are not stupid. They are well connected and there should be every assumption that, although they are losing some money to taxes, many of these storefronts are being run by the cartels, but it's a no-risk proposition now.

It's a cash only business than no bank or credit card company will touch, so it's the perfect situation for the cartels. Cash in, cash out.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:51 AM
link   
a reply to: usernameconspiracy

It's not an all cash business at least not at medical dispensaries in Arizona you can use a cc or bank card.



new topics

top topics



 
127
<< 8  9  10    12  13  14 >>

log in

join