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originally posted by: TheLotLizard
The only way that marijuana prohibition will end is when all the older generations die out as they are the ones most likely to oppose it.
originally posted by: FinalCountdown
a reply to: NihilistSanta
I think, thanks to tobacco backlash, that it won't matter.
I believe a employer can decide to not hire you if you smoke cigarettes.
If that is the case then there would be nothing to stop them from not hiring you for using marijuana.
Companies can pretty much make up their own rules. Unless you're a minority, handicapped or sexually something, then you cannot be discriminated for hiring.
originally posted by: pheonix358
a reply to: TheLotLizard
The older generation were the ones that made it what is is today. Without them, it would not be anywhere near as popular.
The problem is not the people, it is the idiots in Politics
originally posted by: InFriNiTee
a reply to: FinalCountdown
The only problems I see are these: What will it take to be able to independently grow the plant? I could imagine that if corporations are given exclusive rights to grow the plant and it is still illegal for individuals to grow it, that will create an unfair corporate control and the underground market will STILL exist. How could a person guarantee that the "corporate" grown plants are organic and pesticide free? A lot of people would just say that the organics would cost more (like organic food in the supermarket).
If it is legalized at all, they had better make it to where ANY person has the right to grow their own, and not have to purchase products that are laden with dangerous pesticides. Of course then the gov't won't be able to collect their taxes if people are allowed to grow it independently of the corporate "big boys".
It will be all bad if the corporations get control of it. At that point the underground market will still exist, because the people will not have to pay the hefty taxes on the "legal" corporation controlled plant if it is purchased through the underground. If they want to make it legal, they better make it to where anyone can grow it-much like tobacco is in most states.
originally posted by: tothetenthpower
a reply to: FinalCountdown
To allow the 'big players' to convert their existing operations, so they they can have the entire market, before the transition takes place.
Gov want Big Business to run this, not the little guy like you and me. It's a proverbial 'Green Rush' and the companies already involved in Tobacco for example, want their cut. Oh and Monsanto needs time to develop GMO strains of course.
This is good news though, at least on the the legislation pov.
originally posted by: JIMC5499
Personally I refuse to support a law legalizing weed, unless it includes the release of people who are in jail for doing what the law now makes legal.