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  •  Why keep it illegal? (9+ / 0-)

    NO voters...please tell use why canabis should be illegal.

    People want intoxicants.  Almost every culture in history has had intoxicants.  Canabis is one of the least harmful, less so than alcohol or tobacco.  

    The U. S. prohibition of alcohol was a disaster.  The prohibition of canabis has been shortage of good quality product, reasonable prices, cost to we taxpayers for the full jails has been incredible.

    •  If you're involved with the alcohol (2+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM, Kevskos

      industry (maybe you own a liquor store) you don't want anyone encroaching on your turf.

      Some people may have had addictive behaviors with marijuana or other drugs (while pot itself is not addicting, some might get so focused on the "high" that they don't want to do anything else), or have seen that behavior in family/friends and worry that making it easier to access will lead to more people falling into that trap. The counter-argument to that is that by legalizing it, it makes more treatment options available for those who do have a problem, similar to treatment options for alcohol addictions.

      When it comes to other, harder drugs, usage should at the very least be decriminalized and treated as a medical issue not a criminal one (if someone's burglarizing a house to finance their meth habit, jail them for the burglary not the meth usage) while going after the manufacturers and providers to see if we can dry up the supply.

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 01:13:02 PM PDT

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