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originally posted by: nOraKat
I think it is great that Marijuana has been legalized, but lets not turn it into something it is not - that is something that is not without any potential problems if smoked too often.
I think some problems associated with it is:
- Depressed states of mind (especially when smoked for a long time starting in the daytime.)
- disrupts thought processes and memory for particular tasks.
Whether it is suitable or a hindrance depends on the person, his state of mind, and what he is doing.
originally posted by: merka
originally posted by: WeAreAWAKE
Bottom line. We keep lowering that level. We say "more people are having abortions" and to make them feel better...we lower the bar. We have more divorces, more single parents...we lower the bar. We have been lowering this bar for so long, just to make what was once "shameful" into something acceptable. We have done this to make people feel better and not feel like they have done something bad or failed. But none-the-less...as a society, we have lowered the bar.
And do you know what that's also called in a simpler term?
Freedom to choose, freedom to experiment, freedom over your own life.... Freedom to be different. God I sound like a 'murican, lol. But that's what it is. Modern society is not about the moral obligation to continue the human race. We dont need the church to tell us what's "shamefull" just so that a man and woman can live in a perfect happy little marriage and raise perfect happy little children which will go on and make more perfect families. We dont want the goverment to tell us how to live our lives.
Either way, the whole marijuana argument really boils down to psychology 101 - tell children and teens not to do something and you can be sure they'll find a way to do it on their own. And guess what? It'll be uncontrolled and very messy. You can try to teach your children to take the moral high ground, but in the end they will have to figure that out themselves. You can only guide them.
originally posted by: darkbake
originally posted by: WeAreAWAKE
I don't disagree with anything in the OP, but I would like to throw out a thought here. We are a society that has rules, laws, goals, etc. We want the best for our children, friends and family.
I have two daughters. I hope they both grow up happy and healthy. I hope they get good jobs and/or marry someone who loves them and that they have great lives.
discovered that they are gay, it would bother me. Why? Not because that is what she is, but because it will make life slightly more difficult for her.
What would make life harder for your daughter is pretending she was straight because she didn't want to face a society that discriminates against her. Pretending she was straight would not make her happier.
Also, people tend to be able to choose what is best for them if they are given the option. Maybe a lot of single parents are better off than when they were in an abusive relationship. Maybe some people are better off smoking pot. In the end, it is best if the person chooses their own way.
You don't have to get divorced or smoke pot, or you can, up to you. I don't think the bar is being lowered, it is being raised.
originally posted by: IslandOfMisfitToys
a reply to: WeAreAWAKE
What I'm getting from your posts is that we should now ban arcades because we would rather aspire for our children to be in the library instead.
Am I incorrect?
originally posted by: theMediator
“Two or three years ago, a kilogram [2.2 pounds] of marijuana was worth $60 to $90,” a 24-year-old pot grower in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa told NPR. “But now they’re paying us $30 to $40 a kilo. It’s a big difference. If the U.S. continues to legalize pot, they’ll run us into the ground. … The day we get $20 a kilo, it will get to the point that we just won’t plant marijuana anymore.”
Those prices are outrageous!??!?
I've been paying about 5000$ a kg for the last 20 years...this just doesn't make sense.
40$ a kilo = 2 cents for a joint
What the hell is he talking about.
Writing that he'd begun smoking intermittently around 10 years before, Sagan noted that marijuana "amplifies torpid sensibilities and produces what to me are even more interesting effects." "The cannabis experience has greatly improved my appreciation for art, a subject which I had never much appreciated before," he wrote. "The understanding of the intent of the artist which I can achieve when high sometimes carries over to when I’m down. This is one of many human frontiers which cannabis has helped me traverse." Sagan went on to explain in intricate detail how his experiences listening to music, eating food and even having sex were all heightened while high.
originally posted by: ElohimJD
By legalizing private growers, like here in CO; use can produce your own crops for $30 a kg, like the Mexican growers and pass the savings (pun intended) on to yourself... or to the left LOL.
originally posted by: Unrealised
Nobody likes a druggo.
Have fun filling your heads with emptiness.
Once the big growers take over, you'll eventually forget your own names.
You reap what you sow, literally.
originally posted by: olaru12
Legalization and decriminilization of MJ will skyrocket now that it is seen a money making proposition...here come the corporate big boys to try and control the market, just like tobacco.... Mark my words!
originally posted by: St0mP121
a reply to: WeAreAWAKE
Very good Point, We want our sons and daughters protected and US as well. and to live a healthy happy life. Now to me that statement says to make MJ legal and i tell ya why. Hope i can post a link here ?¿? www.ohiorightsgroup.org...
Now if you look at the site and see some of the research findings on different sickness's and how it can help. now that proper research can be done on it we are finding out alot of great things.
What i really dont get on most people. they dont think 2x about stopping at McDonald's and picking up some chicken nuggets. thats filled with 0% chicken and 60% silicon 40% of what ever is cheap that week and feeding that junk to your kid. but they get worried when MJ has already been proven to slow down cancer that is caused from stuff like chicken nuggets with 0% chicken So its ok to buy, eat, drink cancer driven products but not ok to take anything to stop it?
I just have to add that this just needs to be pushed at a fed level everyone should have this right to grow, not just a select few.. equal rights