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Who thinks our country would be out of debt and prosperous if......

WE LEGALIZED, growing and selling marijuana, (small business anybody could do), prostitution of oneself, as long as they were required to have quarterly check ups and were offered healthcare at a reasonable cost to make sure they operated safely and on streets designated by you guess it the government, making absynth, (the real absynth, only regulated the quality of the herb used), I mean if you are dumb enough to drink too much and OD, helps the population problem...Let's see what else help me out girls? Catch ya after the game.

 
SheriSanchez

Asked by SheriSanchez at 2:24 PM on Nov. 22, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • To answer an anon question...yes, I have been to a country where these things are legal. Have you ever checked their crime statistics against our own? Its mind boggling. Amsterdam has almost ZERO crime. They have the lowest STD rate per capita, and is considered one of the wealthiest places in the world per capita. Why is that bad??

    I think if we legalize MJ, and prostitution, not only would it free up law enforcemnt and bring in more taxes...it would actually make our nation a little safer. Personally I am fed up with people getting busted trying to sell a little weed, being put in jail for these loooong prison sentences. Meanwhile a woman who "forgets" her kid in the car gets off scottfree?? Or the man who rapes a child gets out of prison early for "good behavior" because our prison are over crowded. Let the weed people out!!!
    SLCMOMMY

    Answer by SLCMOMMY at 9:30 PM on Nov. 22, 2008

  • Umm... no. Legalizing those activities and substances would only curse our country further. No woman LIKES being a prostitute... and no one likes being addicted to substances or having a loved one who is a slave to addiction. Not to mention the rise in other crimes that take place as a result of both of those activities.
    brandyj

    Answer by brandyj at 2:42 PM on Nov. 22, 2008

  • Nope. Any 15 year old kid could grow pot. There is no way to guarantee that a prostitute would be honest about her income, and absynth is not a big enough market. We order ours from Germany!
    hannah_belle

    Answer by hannah_belle at 2:45 PM on Nov. 22, 2008

  • No.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 2:45 PM on Nov. 22, 2008

  • ok, yeah, good idea, let's teach our children to sell their bodies for sex, possibly start getting raped/pregnant or even aids. Everyone is griping about smoker's quitting so lets do something better, let sell something legally to get people high, and commit stupid acts and get themselves killed one way or another.

    I'm game...................not
    sgunn

    Answer by sgunn at 2:46 PM on Nov. 22, 2008

  • i say yes
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:46 PM on Nov. 22, 2008

  • i think it would take a lot more than that.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 3:00 PM on Nov. 22, 2008

  • I say no to both. Legalizing marijuana after making people not smoke cigarettes when they choose to is wrong. The right to smoke is being taken away from those that do by those that don't. How could smoking pot in public be okay, i.e. second hand high from the smoke, when a cigarette is banned just about everywhere!!!!! Prostitution should only be legalized if there are going to be legal brothels, taxes, healthcare, paid vacation and paid holidays. No more street walkers.
    foreverb3

    Answer by foreverb3 at 3:37 PM on Nov. 22, 2008

  • Yep and yep, if they were legalized and regulated than there would be LESS crime surrounding them.
    The drugs they give you for pain have alot more BAD side effects than MJ, not to mention ALOT more addictive.

    Sorry to burst you bubbles ladies but I worry so much about you kids growing MJ, I would be worried about them getting into YOUR medicine cabinet.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:28 PM on Nov. 22, 2008

  • It really won't help out much. The government won't do it because it is too difficult to track a majority of the sales so that they can tax it. It is better off staying an under the table thing. Besides it's another thing they can fine you on when you are caught with it (hence more money into the towns)
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 4:46 PM on Nov. 22, 2008

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