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Originally posted by Vacume Tube
That was one of, if not the best docs on the subject I've seen. Far to often these types of films devolve into a celebration of being stoned all the time, this was a nice change of pace.
One question for the group is, the argument often given for legalization is the tax revenue made from sale, but how much would be sold of a plant easily grown by anybody? I mean, if it were legalized tomorrow, why wouldn't I just grow my own instead of purchasing a manufactured version of it?
Add this to the list of "another reason to consider moving to Portland." A statewide initiative is being launched in Oregon this week to legalize marijuana and to sell it as a taxable, controlled substance at Oregon stores, similar to alcohol. The initiative needs over 80,000 signatures to make the cut for a statewide vote in 2010.
If the ballot measure passed and Oregon were somehow able to get around the Feds and DEA, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission would be in charge of sales and licensing "approved individuals to cultivate the product for sale." And just like all those fine Oregon pinot noirs and microbrews, you'd have to be 21 or over to purchase pot. Supporters say that Oregon would collect millions of tax dollars annually on marijuana sales if the ballot passed.
Originally posted by TheRealDonPedros
reply to post by Vacume Tube
You would... most wouldn't.
Even if weed became legalized, people wouldn't suddenly want to start "doing things for themselves". It takes a few months to even get your own setup running, we live in a need it now, gotta have it now world.
Alcohol use in the six hours prior to injury was associated with a relative risk of 3.00 (C.I.: 1.78, 5.04) compared with no alcohol use, a dose-response relationship also was found. Cannabis use was inversely related to risk of injury (RR: 0.33; C.I.: 0.12, 0.92), also in a dose-response like manner. However, the sample size for people who had used cannabis was small. Simultaneous use of alcohol and cannabis did not show significantly elevated risk.
The most surprising result of our study was the inverse relationship between cannabis use and injury. Possible explanations and underlying mechanisms, such as use in safer environments or more compensatory behavior among cannabis users, were discussed.