1. For me it's a question of overall harm.

    If it is illegal people are arrested for possession, more/longer interactions with police occur, they lose their jobs and likely struggle to find another, they consume unregulated. I think an argument can made that the solution is worse than the problem.

    If it is legal, we remove all of the issues with it being illegal and the solution being worse than the problem, but more people will use it. However, I think it's fair to argue most who fall into that population difference would tend to be casual users. For many, it would also serve as a healthier alternative to vices, such as pills, alcohol, and tobacco.

    Also, her point about people being "high" would lead to more violent/aggressive behaviors is just flat wrong. That's why I don't like it being phrased as "high" as this phrase lumps it into generally being high, rather than being high on weed. Anyone with any experience being around weed smokers knows that they are pacifist as hell when high, unlike many other types of highs.

  2. 99% of the people I know DONT smoke pot, but every person I do know that smokes pot thinks EVERYONE else does it or wants to do it and are just afraid of being arrested.

  3. It’s legal in my country (South Africa). There are weed shops located in commercial shopping districts but I almost never see anyone in them. CBD is sold in pharmacies. It’s not a big deal and nobody here think it is anymore. Hard drugs and alcohol are way bigger problems. I don’t think hard drugs should be legal.

  4. The spirit gin acquired the appellation "Mother's Ruin" and was featured in cartoons drawn in the 1700s by the political cartoonist Hogarth as a critique of the social ills of industrialisation.

    The attempt by the USA to prevent the gin palaces of the 1700s reappearing by outright banning alcohol sales during the Great Depression provided a profitable black market and created speak easies.

    Better to regulate through licensing? Assures quality control and moderation of supply.

    Supply moderation in areas where it is taken up as a response to social or economic issues then becomes possible.

    Prohibition merely promotes rebellion.

  5. legalizing marijuana probably reduces use i think. part of the appeal of weed is that its a taboo (at least w/r/t the youth) so if its legalized its less of a temptation for a rebellious individual. but maybe if thats true it leave a gap open for experimentation and they would start with something worse?

  6. If you don't know what CHS is and you smoke weed everyday you need to do your research. And CHS is deadly, there's a current epidemic especially since legalization, not enough people are addressing it. We were not educated enough on the damaging effects of regular, long term marijuana use. As someone who still smokes myself, it can be quite safe if you do your research, but more studies on marijuana still must be done. Nothing in life is completely risk free. There are benefits, but there are naturally drawbacks too. CHS being one of them and it's deadly, very painful. Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome.

  7. Strong agree. It has been proven to be effective with a variety of health ailments with little side effects (cancer and cancer related treatments, digestive, bowel and bladder issues like colitis, chronic pain disorders, etc) and America still won't legalize it…I wonder why…
    ?? ?

    Also…"marry anna" ??

  8. Whether or not you like or had weed, no matter what positive or negative effects it has, I believe it should be legal for person freedom reasons and because the drug war has caused far more damage to our society. We have prohibition as an example of how criminalizing a substance only benefits criminals who profit from its sale/distribution and doesn't stop people who want it from getting it.

  9. If the only negative side effect that you can remember is memory loss, you definitely should not smoke marijuana. The poor girl is so sold on propaganda that she cannot think hypothetically about the topic.

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