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Top message:  legalize marijuania YES or NO? by weaselbitmypancake   Aug 7, 2005, 7:13 PM

Replying to:  Re: WRONG by Thales   Oct 9, 2008, 4:02 PM


by ZombieJ    Oct 13, 2008, 5:13 PM

Addiction is not going to play a role? If you tell someone; "Marijuana can be addictive, you can become addicted to it!" that isn't going to change anything? O'rly?

Yes really. But only because you're completely misunderstanding the argument. We're talking about increased usage if it were legal vs. illegal. That's why I made the claim that it was of no consequence - You're talking about something completely different. I said that you point would be relevant "all things being equal". In other words, your point would be valid if we were talking about trying to stop people from smoking pot, or getting them to start. This discussion has always centred around the merits of it being decriminalized - not whether people use it or not. The addicitive properties of THC are mostly psychological at any rate. It's addictive in the same way video games or gambling is addictive; A problem to be sure and something to consider but we shouldn't be so quick to fear monger over it. Harvard Medical School has done quite a bit of work on this topic over the last 25 years or so, suffice to say you're a lot more likely to become physically addicted to coffee or cigarettes than marijuana.

Government is formed and governs based on the consent of the people. I gave a little history of pot and how/why it was criminalized back in the early 1900's. It certainly wasn't done with consent of the people or for their protection. In fact the history of cannabis going from bumper crop and livelihood of many Americans to "deadly drug that forces teens to have unprotected sex", is a damning example of abuse and misuse of power and influence in Washington. One of many of course, but I didn't say it stood alone.

Taking part in and listening to debates and discussions isn't hard if you attended a High School that wasn't underfunded; Or went to University - in fact, it's mandatory. I don't see how these claims are so wild that it would give you cause to question them. If you went to a university where every professor you encountered didn't hold a doctorate you probably went to a shi**y university.

My aversion to "Fin" has no relevance, but you're either pretentious or you're assuming I can't tell when you've finished a thought. Notice how I, nor anyone else, uses "fin" or "the end" yet somehow we manage to keep our conversations coherent. Imagine that.

is he done yet??? who knows!

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