Weed? (Page 4)
the real slim DEEPy: like i said, in oklahoma, simple posession can get you 5 years if you catch the judge on a bad day, and thats not a felony charge.
the real slim DEEPy: please study oklahoma posession. it does indeed include an option for jail time, up to 5 years.
the real slim DEEPy: ok, how bout 1 year for a misdemeanor?
Unauthorized possession of a Schedule III, IV or V substance or marijuana
Imprisonment of not more than 1 year
but i swear it was 5 years when i lived there
GuyWithTheWeirdName: I rest my case.
Weed should be legalized, regulated, and taxed: Identical to alcohol.
Prohibition simply does not work!
slicklfty: why give the government money when they are the problem in the first place? grow your own and to hell with em!! i have smoked pot since i was 14.im 55 now,healthy,alert,happy,working and still toke-ing
GuyWithTheWeirdName: Well its quite simple. Do you trust your next door neighbor to grow in his/her house when the resulting fire may burn your house down?
That is the same logic applied to the distillation of alcohol.
Legallizing marijuana and regulating it identical to alcohol creates jobs in America for Americans.
Yea slicklfty, fuck the government, but legalization is the drug cartels worst nightmare. I'd rather see the money go to the government than the drug cartels!
(And I'd also like the government apply the proceeds to the national debt, but that aint gonna happen either)
fixed_gear_eH: Been thinking a bit about the issue lately. For me weed is like television. I can watch this funny sitcom where food tastes better, the good moments of life seem to pop more somehow. I don't think it will ever be decriminalized or legalized unless people do something about forcing the issue. Wildman complained that a grow op might burn down his house. Probably no more than a computer might cause a fire, destroy the house and the fire moves next door. Not a serious danger. Want to get your elderly relative to eat more? Get them to smoke up, or eat some and you wont be able to stop them from eating. You need to tell them it is in the food.
Maximus2k: i drank alcohol and have been in all sorts of trouble arrested and been in hospital when i smoke weed ive never been in trouble
Teddy Mystery: leagalise weed and tax it and it will really help the tax take. and stop demonising a really good plant that has great medicnal properties.
Nathaniel Nirvana: that's right, it'll be good revenue for the governments and it'll save money for the police & courts. the argument I often hear against is that it'll encourage drug use?
as it's usually smoked I don't think it will anymore than cigarettes being legal encourages smoking.
also I don't see how it can be any kind of stepping stone to other drugs as ppl who just smoke weed tend to stick with that in the same way smokers don't suddently start on class A drugs.
also, ppl who don't want to use weed are not going to start using it just because it's legal
Comrade_: Drinking alcohol is different from getting drunk, all about moderation and knowing your limits..
morningsunshine: if weed is legalised wouldnt that send the wrong message? and if its controlled and legal, and restricted, depending on what restrictions there could still be a black market for it. Personally im against it..its a short term pleasure for long term health repercussions which the user and often the community suffer for as it causes amongst other things brain damage.
Bugzzz: weed treats cancer..no reported deaths in history..no reports of overdosing..grows brain cells..but is illegal
alcohol is addictive..causes cancer..deaths from overdosing..destroys brain cells..but is legal...psh...only side affects of weed i heard of,lol, is happy,hungry,sleepy