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Should drugs be legalized?
« on: February 11, 2014, 09:51:48 PM »
Choose the option that most closely describes your view.

I am curious about the make up of this group and what the people that participate in this forum think on this topic…

Personal note: I don't imbibe any illegal drugs. I rarely drink and I'd dare say my caffeine intake is below average.
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Re: Should drugs be legalized?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 10:23:05 PM »
I voted for pot, but secretly I'd like to see the prohibition of alcohol just to see the wholesale defiance of the federal government by most of America.

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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 03:01:49 AM »
Legalize pot with sale/consumption laws on par with alcohol. That means it is not for smoke breaks at work, if it isn't an appropriate time for alcohol then it isn't for pot either.

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 07:40:42 AM »
I will have to check my computer to see if there us any sort of poll but I don't have a problem with people using drugs as long as it doesnt effect me.

If it effects job performance or causes you to injure others then I have a problem, just no problem with someone doing it in their homes and watching spongebob for 4 straight hours.

I would prefer not walking around a mall and everyone being baked out of their skull, that would effect me.

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Re: Should drugs be legalized?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 09:33:23 AM »
Legalize drugs and watch organized crime dwindle.
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 09:50:26 AM »

Legalize drugs and watch organized crime dwindle.

I fully agree. The vast majority of the organized crime network exists to support the black market. Most of the black market is drugs.
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Re: Should drugs be legalized?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2014, 01:58:31 PM »
drugs are bad mmmkay! (south park reference to mr mackie the guidance counselor)

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2014, 02:39:53 PM »
drugs are bad mmmkay! (south park reference to mr mackie the guidance counselor)

Oh, in the case of many drugs, I agree. I just don't think anyone should be able to stop anyone else from putting stuff into their body.
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 04:48:49 PM »
i will agree with that. however they are illegal for obvious reasons, addiction is the main one i see as viable, when they addicted person cant afford more drugs, they commit crimes to fuel their addiction. pot go ahead, decriminalize it. crack, heroin, cocaine. no keep them illegal. thats my outlook on it. as we said at dinner, opinions are like assholes :)

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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2014, 07:56:55 PM »
I could use that logic to argue against anything being legal.

i will agree with that. however they are illegal for obvious reasons, addiction is the main one i see as viable, when they addicted person cant afford more drugs, they commit crimes to fuel their addiction. pot go ahead, decriminalize it. crack, heroin, cocaine. no keep them illegal. thats my outlook on it. as we said at dinner, opinions are like assholes :)
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Should drugs be legalized?
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2014, 09:51:25 PM »

i will agree with that. however they are illegal for obvious reasons, addiction is the main one i see as viable, when they addicted person cant afford more drugs, they commit crimes to fuel their addiction. pot go ahead, decriminalize it. crack, heroin, cocaine. no keep them illegal. thats my outlook on it. as we said at dinner, opinions are like assholes :)

If someone breaks into my house in order to get money for the next fix, I have a solution for that too…
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2014, 10:10:02 PM »
Legalize drugs and watch organized crime dwindle.
I agree with this. I would have opted for the first choice in the poll, however my problem is with the wording; selling in particular. Selling of it should be left to licensed business. I don't have a problem with people doing drugs, so long as it only affects them and doesn't involve me. And as in another post, at appropriate times such as not a work. Legalize and decriminalize, and watch a lot of the crime today begin to fade away. Unfortunately, jails are big business and they are going to fight against such a thing. Same as I feel that there is a cure for cancer but big PHARMA doesn't want to find a cure because there is too much money to be made without a cure.
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2014, 01:26:26 AM »
If someone breaks into my house in order to get money for the next fix, I have a solution for that too…

How is baking them chocolate chip cookies going to solve that problem?!!!

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I voted for all drugs should be legal.  I believe the majority of the people aren't going to start using drugs just because they are legal.  I believe that it should though be illegal to be under the influence in public.

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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2014, 03:41:02 AM »
I could use that logic to argue against anything being legal.
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How is baking them chocolate chip cookies going to solve that problem?
It won't because they obviously want cheese puffs....
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2014, 08:00:23 AM »
How is baking them chocolate chip cookies going to solve that problem?!!!

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I voted for all drugs should be legal.  I believe the majority of the people aren't going to start using drugs just because they are legal.  I believe that it should though be illegal to be under the influence in public.

I think you are correct, most people are intelligent and won't just start doing cocaine just because it is legal.
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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2014, 09:21:27 AM »
Selling of it should be left to licensed business.

Why? Should firearms sales only go through "licensed businesses" as well?
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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2014, 11:50:54 AM »
I'm leaning more and more to legalization..  Tax the hell out of it like alcohol and tobacco.   Keep the money in the hands of the government instead of in the hands of the amateur criminals.   :P   Save money on prosecution, jail, enforcement and use it for addiction assistance and to lower taxes.   

Haha, like that would ever happen!   :o

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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2014, 12:29:08 PM »
Tax the hell out if it, should we do that with gun sales too?
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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2014, 12:30:11 PM »
I'm curious who voted to leave things the way they are....
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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2014, 06:13:01 PM »
Tax the hell out if it, should we do that with gun sales too?

No.  Why would you suggest that ??