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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:19 am 
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LOS ANGELES (April 20) -- Most Americans still oppose legalizing marijuana but larger majorities believe pot has medical benefits and the government should allow its use for that purpose, according to an Associated Press-CNBC poll released Tuesday.

Respondents were skeptical that crime would spike if marijuana is decriminalized or that it would lead more people to harder drugs like heroin or cocaine. There also was a nearly even split on whether government spends too much or the right amount enforcing marijuana laws. Almost no one thinks too little is spent.

Most Americans think marijuana shouldn't be legalized, but that it should be allowed for medical purposes, a new poll found.
Marijuana use - medically and recreationally - is getting more attention in the political arena


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And of course, there is a poll at the bottom of this story that shows 80% support...lol


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Hey, welcome to REAL matters, America. Took some time. Though not as long for the Islam is taking to become civilized. ZING! Sorry, couldn't help it. Recent news is making me cringe.


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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:24 am 
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So what part of some guy burning a plant in his own home hurts other people again?


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So what part of some guy burning a plant in his own home hurts other people again?




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And of course, there is a poll at the bottom of this story that shows 80% support...lol


That is funny, but also expected.

The informal poll has 8,704 participants; whereas the AP-CNBC (DEA) Poll had 1,001; ten to one they messed with the sampling too.

From propaganda like reefer madness to skewed polls... anything to perpetuate the very costly and ultimately failed war on drugs. :(


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You see once again I just can't tell if you are being serious. This is like the Colbert thing... your perception is so skewed that you might actually take that video seriously.


Also I will ask you (again): what has the act of burning a plant ever done to you? or other people.


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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:02 pm 
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You see once again I just can't tell if you are being serious. This is like the Colbert thing... your perception is so skewed that you might actually take that video seriously.


Also I will ask you (again): what has the act of burning a plant ever done to you? or other people.




lol..Kurgan, I just like to keep you guessing.

Reefer Madness was hilarious, interesting that it came out about the time that the pharmaceutical company's started eh?

I really don't think you guys want it legalized and regulated. Your Oz. of chronic would go from 300 to 600 bucks overnight.


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I really don't think you guys want it legalized and regulated. Your Oz. of chronic would go from 300 to 600 bucks overnight.

The price wouldn't rise if it were regulated/'legalized'... it may even drop.

I don't advocate legalization because I want to smoke it, I can do that regardless of the law. I simply want thousands of incarcerated people who have done nothing to another individual released from prison... and therefore doing something productive for society. Removing the laws will also reduce the violent proliferation to near zero, no more drug gangs, no more cartels, no more "war on drugs".

Less violence, less coercion, more voluntary interaction. All staples of a healthy society.


If you think smoking and driving puts people in danger advocate making that action illegal. Smoking in one's home has nothing to do with driving intoxicated.


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There are side affects you know..

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Marijuana Doubles Risk of Schizophrenia

http://www.schizophrenia.com/sznews/arc ... 01475.html





Just look at this dude, he ain't right

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