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California can make history once again this november by legalizing marijuana 

Do you think it should be legalized?

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      Yana Berlin wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • Having raised four teenagers I think I’ve seen enough to know that if there is a will there is a way. Marijuana is very easy to come by, and maybe, just maybe if it’s legal parents will go an extra mile to talk to them and explain the side effects, and not burry their head in the sand and say:“Oh...my kids never smoke it, and they never drink“.

      I’m still undecided.




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      Angelcart wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • Why not?  Let the State get the taxes on the sell of it.  It’s going to sell legal or ilegal.  I personally don’t think it’s that big of a deal.  Now do I want my son smoking, or my surgeon to smoke a fatty before he does surgery on me?  Obviously not.  But I really feel alcolhol has caused more problems than pot.  How often do you read some one smoked a joint and caused a head on collision?  It’s always their alcohol level.  I think if someone wants to sit in their living room and drink a beer then they should be able to sit in their living room and smoke a joint without getting into leagal trouble.  Just my opinion.happy  And by the way, you can already purchase it in CA with a prescription from a Dr.




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      Stacey Clark wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • Funny I just talked to my Chiropractor the other day about this!  We all know what happens when you tell someone that they can’t do it, chances are the majority will find a way to do it anyway.  After my parents got divorced my mom remarried an ex hells angel so you can imagine.  I remember smoking a joint with my best friend and my step dad when I was 13.  I know some of you may be thinking how awful is that but let me tell you the more my mom allowed me to explore things for myself the better I did as a kid.  Now would I use this exact philosophy with my own boys not totally but I can say that I never had to sneak around I either did it because I wanted to to or didn’t. Alcohol is legal honestly is there a difference?  Too much of anything can be bad even coffee so to each his own.  I think it is so important that as parents we educate our kids about everything out there so that when they do get in a bind where they might be tempted to try they atleast know the potential out come.  I’ll be watching to see what Cali decides!




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      Paris Mano wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • Yes then it may stop crime and also they can tax it.




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      Trudy S wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • It is no different than alcohol or cigarettes.  

      Legalize it, make it available with the same restrictions as alcohol and then tax the heck out of it.  

      Might see a major upturn in the economy!

      Oh...and Yana..you forgot one “never“.  They never have sex until they‘re married!
      happy




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      Yana Berlin wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • My thoughts exactly. I’m undecided on only one issue:

      DRIVING  

      Stoned driving and other dangers would be increased. Drunk driving is still a major problem in our society despite all the education and stiff penalties. “Driving high” would be even harder to detect. Unless the user has been smoking in the car, there isn’t as distinctive of a smell as there is with alcohol. Also, there’s always the possibility that the lapse in judgment caused by drug use will lead to harder crimes like rape or robbery.

      but not legalizing it doesn’t really solve my problem with driving either frown




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      Denise Richardson wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • I’m undecided as well. With all the other substances that are ready available to our youth’s today what can it really hurt and as someone has already said people are going to do what they want whether you as a parent want to do it or not so the jury is still out in my court.




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      Kelseyface wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • I absolutely think it should be legal. I agree that there should big concerns about driving high, but I think that people who are willing to drive high are probably not waiting for it to be legalized to smoke it, right?




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      Coralee Flug wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • They have proved Texting and talking on the phone is worse the both drugs and alcohol. Would rather the out law the phones in the vehicles

      I say legalize pot, control it - if it is legal people would be less likely to by from drug dealers - get them off the street clean up some crime by simply putting them out of business.




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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • I’d never smoke the stuff myself, but I’m all for legalizing it and taxing the heck out of it.  Because I’m a pretty good gardener I’ve been approached by a friend wanting to know if I’d grow the stuff.  If it were legal, I’d do it in a heartbeat and quit all these piddly jobs I hate and follow my passion, growing things. estatic




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      Cristina Corral wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • Never have tried it, but I say DEFINITELY legalize it!  I so agree with the texting and driving comment.  They say it’s worse than drugs.  Let them outlaw the phones in the car!

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      Denise Richardson wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • Cristina, that will be the day they outlaw the phones in the cars, and if they do that they also need to do away with the televisions in cars too! I have actually seen fools driving with T.V’s in their front panels driving with them on how can you drive and watch TV all at the same time it is so ridiculous that they even allowed these to be put into the vehicles, in the back seat I can understand to keep the littles ones quiet.worried




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      Cristina Corral wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • They never will I know, but it is extremely dangerous.  I know from personal experience.  I was texting and hit the center divider on a freeway off ramp.  How stupid I was.  Luckily I was not hurt and no other vehicle was involved.  I was lucky but there are many who were less fortunate.
      Boy did I learn my lesson and fast!!!

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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • There were two girls from our community killed and one badly injured in a car accident last fall.  The driver was driving WAY too fast and—- texting.  The girl who survived is waging her own little one person war against texting while driving.  

      At least a marijuana user is probably looking at the road, texters seem totally oblivious to other traffic.




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      Mztracy wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • most pot smokers do not even drive due to paranoia. And the only issue is usually driving to slow.




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      Kyah wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • Talking or texting in the car is illegal in NY and I wish they’d outlaw them in public PERIOD!

      I don’t care if they legalize marijuana, employers will have to make adjustments regarding drug testing if it becomes legal in NY. What I wish they would do is equip all cars with the devices that keep a drink driver from driving a car under the influence.




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      Cristina Corral wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • I don’t know if pot users can drive effectively, but texters look at their phones and take their eyes off of the road...even for 2 seconds...anything terrible can happen!  Glad I grounded myself from using the phone in the car.  Now I don’t even turn it on until I am parked!

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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • I agree with Bob Marley-LEGALIZE IT!




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      Mindy Wilson wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • I’m undecided. Hmm. Perhaps they should make it legal. I’ve never tried it..I don’t want my kids to either.

      I do say Cristina would have be safer to herself and to others had she been home smoking instead of on the road texting. ha.




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      Anne E wrote Mar 25, 2010
    • I definitely think it should remain illegal.  I think cancer sticks (aka cigarettes) should be illegal too.




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      Cristina Corral wrote Mar 25, 2010
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      Kimfabulous wrote Mar 26, 2010
    • I would say that I am pretty “open” or “liberal” about most things within the context of reasonable parameters.  I am however, like Bernadette, a bit shocked that most would so quickly be a proponent of legalizing Marijuana. I would support utilization for its medicinal purposes in those who are terminally ill (re pain management, appetite stimulant).  But to compare it to texting???  It alters an otherwise sound thought process...has hallucinogen properties, making those things that are not plausible...seem plausible.  Thus as a Marijuana smoker is driving they may think  I don’t want to sit in this traffic let me use the car wings to get me there faster...plowing through God only knows how many cars, believing the car has wings. Obviously each person is affected differently, but studies have been done and yes it is possible for someone’s thought process to be altered that radically.  Perhaps my driving age daughter, or myself will be on the same freeway - yikes!  I agree texting while driving is also unacceptable...however to compare it to Marijuana use is like comparing apples with styrofoam.  Exactly...zero connection. A moving vehicle can be as lethal as any weapon.  We should all think about what we‘re doing while utilizing that weapon!




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      Susan Haley wrote Mar 26, 2010
    • I’ll add my two cents to this one.

      I don’t smoke it either but I’m totally in favor of legalizing it. You know what they say about “forbidden fruit“.

      Not to mention, after more than a decade of ‘war on drugs’ the problem is only worse and more violent. The prisons are over crowded with users and the dealers walk free. Pot isn’t even the problem anymore. That’s for old hippies. It’s much more advanced than a growable plant now. Most abuse is the result of chemical drugs and abuse of prescription drugs which can be found in almost any home. And the most damaging of all, alcohol in excess, is legal, available everywhere, and it’s a proven fact that alcohol kills. Both the user and the non-user.

      All of it, including cigarettes and overeating is an addiction. Plain and simple. Making addiction illegal only makes it worse. Of course, it should be legalized and taxed. I may just join Tuliplady in the garden. :) I love to plant things.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 26, 2010
    • I’m ok with legalizing it but I am wondering if smoking it really does encourage you to try other drugs?




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      Angelcart wrote Mar 26, 2010
    • I have hemp hand lotion that is great.  I also have T-shirts made from hemp.  I personally do not believe that smoking pot makes you want to try harder stuff.  To me, that’s like does drinking wine make you want to start drinking scotch, harder liquor’s?  In my opinion it doesn’t.  They just talked on the radio last week and said studies show 1 out of 6 person’s is driving under the influence of pot.  Plus, when I drive with my top down you’d be surprised at how much I smell at stop lights from other cars!  I don’t condone smoking and driving just as I don’t condone drinking and driving.  I think it’s a personal choice if you want to smoke or not.




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      3sa wrote Mar 26, 2010
    • My thoughts are .....oh uh...what were we talking about again....LOL

      wow that’s how it will go when talking to most people when MaryJane becomes Legal....God help us all... but I’m sure Fritos Lay is pushing for this ....hahaha




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      UK Girl wrote Mar 26, 2010
    • Can I say speaking from a country where it's no longer a criminal offense – it's a living nightmare.

       First off the streets are now flooded with skunk which is very powerful and we now have a whole generation of teenagers who have psychotic problems. It has now turned into a huge money making business  and the price has increased.
      Has it reduced crime – NO. We now have more people with drug problems.
      Skunk is not like the grass you have on the side this is very powerful and we have people just causing chaos driving, operating machinery etc under the influence.
      I know people have it for medicinal purposes – I was offered it to help with nausea during chemo. This is via the doctor with a licence- that is okay.




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      Betspussl wrote Mar 26, 2010
    • I BELIEVE IT IS A PERSONAL CHOICE TO SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE.THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ARE MUCH MORE DAMAGING TO YOUR HEALTH THAN POT AND POT DOESNT MAKE YOU VIOLENT WHEN YOU SMOKE IT.MY FATHER SMOKES IT AND ALWAYS HAS.EVER SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL,HE WAS ALWAYS OPEN ABOUT IT BUT IM NOT A POT SMOKER AND YOU WOULD THINK BEING EXPOSED TO IT ALL OF MY LIFE THAT I WOULD BE.IM NOT OPPOSED TO MAKING IT LEGAL BUT HONESTLY I WOULDNT CARE EITHER WAY.




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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 26, 2010
    • Is this issue going to be on the ballot in California?

      I would think it would get people registering to vote like crazy no matter which side of the issue they are on!

      What I notice with this issue is that there are very, very few people who don’t care one way or the other.  Most have a very definite and strong opinion.




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      Veggie wrote Mar 26, 2010
    • I have not smoked pot for 20yrs, but, I did smoke for 20yrs on a daily basis. tongue out

      As I will call myself an experienced smoker, I would have to say no.

      Our kids are screwed up enough and just because we reach the age of 21 and call ourselves adults, does not mean we are not still screwed up.  We see it everyday and many that we see aren’t even high!

      Today, I prefer living in reality and do not need a crutch to deal with whatever crosses my path in this life.

      As for a source of money (taxes), I think we are selling our souls for money.

      It is a mind altering substance.  Legalizing it just baffles me and saddens me that it would be okay with so many to dumb-down our society.




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      Zena Coleman wrote Mar 26, 2010
    • NO, but it will interesting to see how the population of California increases,if and when it does become legal.




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      Msj wrote Mar 26, 2010
    • I don’t use it but if it can help an ill person yes.




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      Ladisheets wrote Mar 26, 2010
    • Its legal here to have in your home for your use only up to 4ounces.  

       Alaska.
      I am for legalizing it. Its going to be around one way or another.I see it as much less harmful than all the drinking.




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      Marya1961 wrote Mar 27, 2010
    • I have mixed views and so many questions about legalizing it..who will sell it?..what will the requirements be?..what age group is allowed to buy it?..will it only be intended for home use and who will enforce that?..what happens if an employee comes to work stoned because they don’t drive but take public transportation?..and will it just be California who legalizes it or will it end up being all 50 states in time?..yes, I did notice Alaska has a legalization..so you see, alot to think about..and yes, abusing alcohol is criminal and personally there are not enough restrictions on that DRUG!




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      Angelcart wrote Mar 29, 2010
    • Alocohol, pot, prescrition drugs...they are all mind altering drugs.




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      Corine68 wrote Apr 13, 2010
    • I’m with Ladisheets... I want to move to Alaska!!! LOL.....




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      Anonymous wrote Apr 13, 2010
    • That is the most ridicules thing I have Ever heard!!!  Car with wings.  Don’t talk about what you don’t know.




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