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05-23-2012, 07:00 AM   #1
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Something on which there is agreement--except with the politicians

Rasmussen is now consistently finding a solid majority which favors legalizing and regulating marijuana. 56% Favor Legalizing, Regulating Marijuana - Rasmussen Reports It is interesting, but only 36% favor the current ban, and for comparision, 22% favor a similar ban on smoking tobacco. I don't and can't use any kind of smoke, so I don't have a dog in this fight, but I do question this use of resources.

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Rasmussen is now consistently finding a solid majority which favors legalizing and regulating marijuana. 56% Favor Legalizing, Regulating Marijuana - Rasmussen Reports It is interesting, but only 36% favor the current ban, and for comparision, 22% favor a similar ban on smoking tobacco. I don't and can't use any kind of smoke, so I don't have a dog in this fight, but I do question this use of resources.
I think where everyone has a dog in this fight is how many billions of dollars (we supposedly can't afford) and police man-hours are spent driving up the price of illegal Mary Jane and not incidentally, and increasing prison expenses while creating a *huge* meth problem on the streets.

It makes for good TV and budget justifications to be burning bales of weed on TV, etc, but it's a very expensive way to make things worse, while not dealing with *the real* problems.

Not to mention the prohibition is going out of its way to raise health care costs when the medical use can substitute for whole cocktails of expensive, sometimes toxic medications. Personally, I don't enjoy the recreational effects, but it'd be a very useful addition to the toolbox if it weren't illegal.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
I do question this use of resources.
Sorry Gene I'm not entirely clear on which use of which resource you refer to?
I expect I could guess correctly but I don't want to.
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Sorry Gene I'm not entirely clear on which use of which resource you refer to?
I expect I could guess correctly but I don't want to.
Well, I intended to refer to tax dollars, police, prisons and wasted lives.

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Well, I intended to refer to tax dollars, police, prisons and wasted lives.
Thanks, this is as I expected and I totally agree.
I believe marijuana would be legal in Canada now except for pressure from the US.
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Yeah , great idea
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I don't and can't use any kind of smoke, so I don't have a dog in this fight, but I do question this use of resources.
Unlike tobacco, marijuana can be eaten or brewed into tea to enjoy its effects.
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It's not as if not 'allegedly' being on pot or having pink hair actually stops *any* new parents from doing just that. Even the most straight-laced. When I worked in a supermarket, doting-but-exhausted new mothers would be simultaneously glowing about their babies while not realizing the basinet's on the roof.

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