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Legalize Marijuana- Illegalize Cigarettes

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  • California
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    Carcinogens cause lung cancer there are 800 in each cigarette including rat poision- you will breathe in second hand smoke everytime you pass by a smoker yet it is legal. A doctor will NEVER prescribe a cigarette. On the other hand there are no carcinogens in pot, its helps pain and many other things and a doctor will prescribe it. In my opinion it should be legal and cigarettes should be taken off the market. Less drug crime would also be a plus! Why is our government involved in this issue. In Amsterdam they have cannibis bars, you never have heard of ANYONE dying of an overdose of pot but you have heard many people dying from cigarettes.
  • Democrat
    Meridian, MS
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    Remind me to never go to Amsterdam and have to drive or ride in a car. It sure sounds like accidents waiting to happen.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    michaels39301 Wrote: Remind me to never go to Amsterdam and have to drive or ride in a car. It sure sounds like accidents waiting to happen.
    The funny thing is the Dutchy's know better; just suck in the American tourists; they themselves (not the imports) do not smoke much of that stuff themselves; it is always the same story if it is illigal then everyone wants it; if it is legal then it is not a "must have" thing anymore. There are a lot less accidents in traffic there because of very stringent examination for drivers tests and plenty of speeding camera's everywhere as well strict enforcement of traffic rules.
  • Democrat
    Meridian, MS
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    If they have cannibis bars, then they have impaired drivers leaving them, that is just a fact. Just like in the U.S. where there are impaired drivers leaving bars all the time. The difference is alcohol vs. cannibis in its effect, speed of effect, lasting of effect, and significance of effect. As one who has no idea of the answers to these comparisons, but also one who has years of experience as a bartender going through college, and believe me I am conscious at all times of the possibility of meeting an alcohol-impaired driver here in the U.S., I am just saying that I would not risk the added effect of driving where I know there are cannibis-impaired drivers leaving those specific legitimate bars in the Netherlands. I am not dumb enough to think that I have not driven on the roads here in the U.S. and met one or more of those cannibis-impaired drivers, but at least I wasn't aware of it, and thus I didn't worry about it.
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    Pot has been here for decades. So your argument would be true if evidense supported it, but alas.

    As a friend told me "If i drink I end up in a ditch. If I smoke I forget where I was going but bring home frito's".
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    michaels39301 Wrote: Remind me to never go to Amsterdam and have to drive or ride in a car. It sure sounds like accidents waiting to happen.
    You NEVER hear of people being pulled over for smoking pot- only drunk drivers in the US. I watch the news daily......you dont hear about crime in Amsterdam. I suggest learn about the subject, become educated then post again.
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    Most people smoking pot are at home relaxing in the US -it is a mello drug not an amped up drug like coccaine or crystal meth which should be illegal. All those young actors that overdosed never did on pot it was pills which truly effect your thinking, reflexes!
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    Central, FL
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    WovenGems Wrote: Pot has been here for decades. So your argument would be true if evidence supported it, but alas.

    As a friend told me "If i drink I end up in a ditch. If I smoke I forget where I was going but bring home Frito's".
    Woven,
    I agree with your friend.

    michaels,
    I would rather drive down the road with 40% cannabis users versus 10% alcohol users. Without question I would be much safer.
  • Democrat
    Meridian, MS
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    Thanks for the information, I have never and will never try the stuff, referring to the cannabis of course.
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    michaels most of us think that marijuana will be legalized in most states, eventually maybe in all states, and it will happen in our lifetime. just think about it: in some parts of the US alcohol is still against the law but that is slowly changing, too. Casino gambling was only allowed in Las Vegas and Atlantic City only a few short years ago. Vice is sweeping the nation and so things change and not always for the better.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Tee13 Wrote:
    michaels39301 Wrote: Remind me to never go to Amsterdam and have to drive or ride in a car. It sure sounds like accidents waiting to happen.
    You NEVER hear of people being pulled over for smoking pot- only drunk drivers in the US. I watch the news daily......you dont hear about crime in Amsterdam. I suggest learn about the subject, become educated then post again.
    You said it right; the real Dutch people seldom refer to that stuff; it is mostly the tourist or the illegals from Maroc or Turkey or souther Europe types who deal in it and use it. On the traffic side; since driving a car there is very costly gas about $4.- per liter ($16.- a gallon) and insurance sky high etc. therefore they use a moped or bicycle instead. But anyway looking at the US the bigger danger is not the weed users but prescription drugs which are way more dangerous like all the mental drugs and the like which gives blurred vision and slower reaction time. My feeling is if I have observed intraffic here that. that percentage is way higher than the weed users and causing way more accidents.
  • Independent
    Dover, TN
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    The cost of prohibition causes and cost society more than the social ills of marijuana smoking. The whole Drug War is Doomed it's just a matter of time till people understand and realize how much they have been duped. How much has the Drug War changed availability and usage rates? Look at the head way we have made, usage rates have varied very little, purer drugs, and cost have went down when inflation is considered. I do not know the right approach but I can sure see this approach is not effective.
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    Plymouth, WI
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    Tee13 Wrote: Carcinogens cause lung cancer there are 800 in each cigarette including rat poision- you will breathe in second hand smoke everytime you pass by a smoker yet it is legal. A doctor will NEVER prescribe a cigarette. On the other hand there are no carcinogens in pot, its helps pain and many other things and a doctor will prescribe it. In my opinion it should be legal and cigarettes should be taken off the market. Less drug crime would also be a plus! Why is our government involved in this issue. In Amsterdam they have cannibis bars, you never have heard of ANYONE dying of an overdose of pot but you have heard many people dying from cigarettes.
    Of course it would take a pot head to say smoking tobacco should be illegal. Sorry, second hand smoke isn't hurting you even one percent of what car exhaust is killing you!

    The system wants to blame second hand smoke for air quality issues, instead of the real problem, “air pollution” from oil. Of course the nonsmoking evolved non eyes buy right into the systems reason for air pollution, and then believe cigarette smoke is the cause of air pollution, are you people really for real? Stop smoking so much pot and maybe you will be able to open your eyes far enough to see the real source of the killer in our air, oil.

    Blame oil for air quality, instead of tobacco, the crop that made America by the way. Had it not been for the 13 colony's tobacco crops you wouldn’t be smoking your pot right now. Don't think we would of got to far west had pot been the conlony's cash crop. If oil didn't own our politicians, you could breathe the air with no problems from second hand oil smoke.

    As far as a doctor NEVER prescribing cigarettes, ask a psychologist what the best anti-depressant for a smoker is, it is tobacco! No you don't over dose and die from pot, but I've seen many potential successful futures go up in smoke, pot smoke, never seen a tobacco smoker veg the day away in their room after smoking.
    Hmm, looks like your ideas on tobacco have been snuffed out in the ash tray, talk about a buzz kill aye? Don't fight it, those are your blinders being ripped off of your opening ;l
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    I like to repeat that there are more accidents related to prescription drugs than pot. There are huge numbers of people who take these "mental" drugs who should not be sitting behind the wheel; no cop ever checks for that. Down here the "old snowbirds" fall asleep behind the wheel because of these prescriptions; happens all the time.
  • Independent
    Plymouth, WI
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    Dutch Wrote: I like to repeat that there are more accidents related to prescription drugs than pot. There are huge numbers of people who take these "mental" drugs who should not be sitting behind the wheel; no cop ever checks for that. Down here the "old snowbirds" fall asleep behind the wheel because of these prescriptions; happens all the time.
    For sure prescription drugs are a HUGE problem, not only for snow birds that are over dosed by their doctor, but our children as well. The preferred drug of choice for kids is legal prescription drugs, many children have no idea that the legal drugs they are taking are the same as illegal heroin. ALL too many of the majority doesn't realize this, and for many they find out the hard way, why heroin is illegal. Heroin or opiates come in all kinds of color today, but all have the same POWERFUL addiction as illegal heroin. Look what opiates did to Brett Farve, someone who had the world by his ass was even taken in by the powerful addiction of heroin. Now our kids who don’t even know what they are taking should know better? I don’t think so, the government should know better, and they do! But they are not doing what is right for the majority and keeping heroin illegal, they are doing what is right for the system!