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originally posted by: Monger
It is quite difficult to obtain medical cannabis status in Canada, prohibitively so for some people. The only real option is the recreational market, because Health Canada's goal ultimately is to make it as difficult as possible for people to get access to the stuff.
Fortunately, the stuff is plentiful and relatively cheap. Canadians smoke more of it than just about any other country. We're also one of the richest, and generally well regarded nations on the planet.
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It's no better than alcohol except for the fact that you don't have marijuana related overdose deaths and stoned drivers killing people every night after 2am when the clubs close and the drunks pile in their cars
95% of the people who i knew with a medical license were just plain potheads, the other 5% had LEGIT reasons such as disease and disorders which the plant helped considerably
the fact that you don't have marijuana related overdose deaths and stoned drivers killing people every night after 2am when the clubs close and the drunks pile in their cars
alternative medicine for those who need it but not for joe schmo who just wants to get stoned and brag to their friends that it's legal for me
originally posted by: pl3bscheese
Back to the commercial. I don't have anything against people consuming whatever they like, per say, but this commercial is just dumb. First pot commercial in the world, and they blew it! So many ways to make an awesome pot ad, and this one is just lame.
originally posted by: WakeUpBeer
I'd like to say that without having tried MJ, I would be a more close minded person. I know it may sound cliche but, marijuana opened my mind, man. A lot of my outlook on life I can honestly say came from MJ breaking walls down in my mind. Does that mean marijuana is for everyone? Of course not. Also, it's actually a lazy assumption, that marijuana makes you a lazy apathetic stoner. Yeah, there are those strands that definitely do that to you, but it isn't all of them. People react differently to marijuana too. Sometimes they get super motivated and creative. Yes, people even study while under the influence. I really hate the lazy stoner stereotype.
The commercial was meh.
originally posted by: IXIXI
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: IXIXI
Why? What harm does it do to you for someone else to smoke pot? Regardless of what you THINK it does for other people, who are YOU to tell someone else what they can or can't put into their body? Especially considering that marijuana has actually been shown to be GOOD for you?
I want you to give me ONE good reason why it should be illegal. What is SO harmful about marijuana that it should be a crime? Not to mention the war on drugs is a proven failure. More people smoke pot than EVER before.
More people commit violent crimes, mass shootings are far more frequent in the good ol USA.
Also more people are smoking crack, and more people are homeless at this point in time...does this mean it's okay and acceptable as a form of argument to further your personal agenda? No.
If every American would start to smoke pot and making it "the norm" in our already frayed society it will hurt the younger kids who are in school watching their older brothers/sisters/relatives/peers getting stoned and saying hey its OK it's legal now, come alter your state of mind!
Smoking pot changes your behavior, I don't want a mass of lazy unmotivated stoners who would rather roll up some joints than crack open their books and study to get good grades and have a shot at a good college education.
It DOES benefit people with legit needs... and by legit I mean their actual physician, at a hospital recommended they use it as a form of treatment to help ease the pain of their cancer or crohns. Not some for profit marijuana doctor in a suite next to your local Subway sandwhich shop selling recommendations for $50 to 18 year old stoners. You're welcome to smoke pot if you want, I made the choice to stop and throw away my prescription. It doesn't need to be outright legal in my opinion
originally posted by: FlySolo
a reply to: ThePublicEnemyNo1
Harper. Harper did this. He turned his back on a fellow Canadian and let the DEA walk right in. For seeds. What a shame. The most ridiculous quote of the year "With Emery behind bars, we feel this was a significant blow to the marijuana legalization movement" - DEA The rest is history.
originally posted by: FlySolo
a reply to: NthOther
I feel so sorry for Marc Emery. He's out now and back home and he must be absolutely pissed and over-joyed at the same time. I hope you all know who Marc Emery is.