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Should marijuana be legalized?

I've seen some of the interesting issues come up about legalizing prostitution and such and there has always been the talk about legalizing marijuana...why are we as a society even having to think about undoing laws that have been in place for ages and for very good reasons?...this just makes me think that we are moving towards a different kind of society that would condone this type of behavior that is associated with these issues? Any comments?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:38 PM on Oct. 22, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Should marijuana be legalized? NO!!!
    ProudOhioMom

    Answer by ProudOhioMom at 9:41 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • YES! its used as medication and it relaxes you too.
    mamaxkitty

    Answer by mamaxkitty at 9:43 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • If they did, and the tax it that would be a lot of money coming to pay off this debt. But I have never tried that don't ever wish to try it and the only thing I see that people are going to do it regardless so why not create another way to make money and tax it.

    Just a thought, should it be legalized? It would sure free up a lot of court cases and people sitting in jail for it.
    pandermom

    Answer by pandermom at 9:45 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • It should be legalized.
    hannah_belle

    Answer by hannah_belle at 9:50 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • I agree with pandermom. If drugs, not just marijuana, were legalized we'd have a lot less shit going on in this country. It would be legalized and controlled and would greatly reduce gang related deaths. Ppl are going to do it anyway so why not make money off of them?
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 10:00 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • i have not been a drug usser nor do i drink alcohol..but i think some of the drug charges and gang related deaths due to pot would slow down and if we are all adults and we can buy beer at 21 then why not let those who chose to get high do it legally...sell it at the liqour store where you have to be 21 to get in....but not be able to just smoke it anywhere just inside your own kid free house not in the car or at a park etc.and still have laws if you give it to minors well you will lose something.. license to drive or due time in jail..just like the liqour laws.
    justgg

    Answer by justgg at 10:07 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • I think marijuana should be legalized ONLY for medical reasons. There are some people, especially cancer patients and those with chronic illnesses, that would greatly benefit from some of the effects of marijuana. I don't think it should be completely legalized, because it can cause a lot of problems if it's abused.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 10:45 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • Marijuana is legal for medical reasons - you can get it by prescription. I have a friend with terminal cancer, and she gets it legally.
    I think it should be legalized for the reasons the OP's have already stated. Tax the hell out of it, regulate it - just like cigarettes. If you drive or work drunk or high, you lose your job or get a DUI. At least the income would help pay for the damn bailout! LOL
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:30 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • If Alcohol is legal, then pot should be too. Just apply rules the same as for Alcohol. And let employers drug test employees in critical positions, such as police officers and Doctors. If you want one of those jobs, then pot is off limits for you.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:45 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • YES, it absolutely should. It is no more dangerous or damaging than alcohol, and it is a great help to people suffering from a variety of maladies. But more importantly, by legalizing it and other illicit drugs, they take the power out of the drug dealer's hands. It could be regulated, the quality could be controlled, there wouldn't be anything lacing it that the purchaser didn't know about. Just like alcohol, it should have a minimum age requirement, and if you drive under the influence you'd still be cited or arrested, depending on the level of inebriation.
    Sadly though, the government has had a boon in the so-called "war on drugs", and they won't be giving up those billions of dollars any time soon.
    jespeach

    Answer by jespeach at 12:22 AM on Oct. 23, 2008

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