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originally posted by: TiedDestructor
originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: Aleister
I had this conversation with my cousin who lives up by DC last night we both came to the same conclusion as the article did.
We recognize that this Congress is as unlikely to take action on marijuana as it has been on other big issues. But it is long past time to repeal this version of Prohibition.
Maybe if Congress were to partake a little of said marijuana they'd get a little creative and get s# done.
I have to agree wholeheartedly!!!! LMAO
Yes big pharma will be hurt, but some people with chemical imbalances that has tried everything big pharma has to offer,
and had noting but ill side affects, lost jobs, friends........you get the point.
I know some people who are just meaner than #, defensive, and just down right nasty......they partake, and it is like
Jeckyl and Hyde. some people, it might have the reverse affect on, what I mean, if said person partakes, they do not
just sit on the couch and veg out, it actually motivates them.
But we all know that wouldn't happen.
They couldn't decide on who to pass it to next.
Times a changin' though; and for that I'm thrilled.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
Interesting... William Randolph Hearst used the leading New York newspaper of the time (The New York Journal) to spread his anti-marijuana propaganda. It's kind of ironic that the same city is now calling for the exact opposite.
The status quo, according to advocates and even the president, has resulted in the disproportionate arrests of minorities and the poor.
"The social costs of the marijuana laws are vast," the editorial said. "There were 658,000 arrests for marijuana possession in 2012, according to FBI figures, compared with 256,000 for coc aine, heroin and their derivatives. Even worse, the result is racist, falling disproportionately on young black men, ruining their lives and creating new generations of career criminals."
These are not new arguments. But this time they come from the New York Times, not High Times.
Support for marijuana legalization has grown so rapidly within the last decade, and especially within the last two years, that some advocates and pollsters have compared it with the sudden collapse of opposition to same-sex marriage as a culture-redefining event.
originally posted by: one4all
The momentum is just beginning, and it is about time.
It is no longer politiclly incorrect to support legality.
Mexico is literally reeling economiclly already and word has it the Cartels are looking for new markets North of the Border in canada where the legalisation issue had lagged and is being ignored,this would be a tradgedy after the Americans snuffed the Cartels cash flow in the US, hoefully we can see a North American agreement that completely disables the Cartels,as it looks now Canadas Prime Minister Harper must supprt the mexican Cartels and their way of making money off of Illegal drug sales because he is not keeping Canada in line with the times and in doing so he is making the Canadian People vulnerable to the criminal impacts that America just put a stop to.Harper is selling out his own Country and setting the table for the provision of an alternative market for mexican drugs.
I do not want to see the muders and damage that has now been stopped in the US come North of the Border and it looks like Harper is trying to set this dynamic into play for some odd reason.
originally posted by: jrod
a reply to: Pimpintology
Some will argue the system makes too much. I am familiar with a court room for the wrong reasons and while I have never been busted for illegal drugs I know what happens in Florida when someone is busted for simple possession. It is a huge money maker for the court system and legal industry. Yet another reason in my opinion prohibition has lasted so long.