Smoking Pot has more tar in it.I think Marijuana should be legalize. The reason why is because of all the illegal drugs out there, marijuana is the less dangerous. Hell it less dangerous then alcohol and cigarettes which are legal. Marijuana is just a pant that came for the earth, nothing more and nothing less while cigarettes is tobacco (another pant that came from the earth) and 100 other ingredients added to it. So what you rather smoke, pot or cigarettes, the choice should be clear by now.
Some good thing about legalize Marijuana is that there well be less people in jail/prison and probably less drug crimes too. Also legalize it might actually help our economy in a good way, because you have new jobs and the government well be able to taxes it too. Hell I already know shop that sell bong and pipe for "tobacco uses" but we all know that people uses them to smoke pot with so why not legalize it. It probably do more good then harm.
Also check out the link that Diaperdude give you in his post. It make some more good points on why we should legalize Marijuana.
What was that? How would you know this at all? Go to my link, and be persuaded.If tobacco is legal, there has to be a mountain load of arguments for pot to not be legal. Tobacco has a proven link to kill you, and those around you. How is that worse than a plant that has some medicinal benefits, and makes you completely unable to make good decisions for a night?
Basically, legalize it, but also regulate it. I don't think people that are high should me able to drive a car for example. People who have certain jobs should also not smoke, this being at the discretion of a private company who can hire who ever the hell they want to hire.
Is this going to happen, most likely not.
In the link you provided, point number 24:What was that? How would you know this at all? Go to my link, and be persuaded.
Wow. Being completely unable to make good decisions and being unable to use electricle equipment are two very, very, very different things.In the link you provided, point number 24:
Marijuana does not impair your ability to drive as much as alcohol, however operating machinery, driving, and using power tools isn't a good idea while using the plant.
This was what I was referring to, not so much as decisions, but putting people in an altered state of mind and giving them a car.
True they can tax it but government does not nee ANY more money from us they need to learn to use what they got, not what they don't have. Anyways that's a different matter.Government can always tax it; they need the revenue.
Terrible argument. Rape is natural too. Unnatural isn't necessarily bad is it? Lots of bad things are argued to be natural too.101 Reasons to legalize marijauna
1 Marijuana grows naturally. Making something that is natural illegal is unnatural.
This one is good, and is a basic problem of the system really.2 Marijuana is discriminated against by legislators that are too scared of being referred to as a druggie. Legislators won’t stand up for what they believe in, only the self interest of the corporations they represent.
Source? There are negative effects to marijuana, people HAVE died driving whilst high.3 Marijuana does not cause death.
Probably is, but that really doesn't mean anything to me. It's less toxic, so what? That's not why it's not legal.4 Marijuana’s active ingredient THC is less toxic than nicotine.
True (although arguably pretty much anything can be addictive, but it's not chemically addictive).5 Marijuana is not addictive.
Aww come on. That's why you want it legalised? :laugh:6 Marijuana can be used to make hemp and other products such as paper (no more tree chopping) clothing, and rope. We can also make marijuana oil which can be used as a renewable fuel.
Because beer is bad?7 Legalizing marijuana will cause a sudden drop in need for beer. Wine won’t be affected as much as beer. Beer consumption will plummet.
America's desire to actually care about the drug is pretty silly IMO, so yes I think this is a fair point. Although the point in itself sucks: if most criminals were rapists would you want to set them free?8 There are more people in jail for drugs then there are other criminals.
Says you.9 Marijuana is an issue of public health, not the police.
Again, I sort of agree, but the point still sucks: some things are worth spending money on! (Although I happen to agree that spending it on the 'war on drugs' is probably a bit of a waste).10 Billions of dollars are spent on the war on drugs each year. IT destroy families and ruins lives.
Source?11 Marijuana being legal will cause a sudden drop in using other harder drugs such as methamphetamines, barbiturates, heroin, alcohol and cocaine.
Therefore [enter anything that kills less people than war here]should be legalised? Who wrote this?!12 Alcohol and cigarettes kill more people a year than war.
Some people don't, because of the warnings.13 People still drink and smoke regardless of the warnings.
True. Not a reason to legalise, but a reason to spread truth.14 Teenagers and children are lied to about marijuana by uninformed uneducated parents and propaganda.
Awesome. Not really an argument for legalisation, but a fair point.15 anti marijuana legislation and TV propaganda are funded by the lobbyists that have interest in alcohol and timber.
Meh. I can't believe I'm only at 16. :sad:16 cultivating marijuana will cause a spike in economic growth for more and more plantations of marijuana.
Source?17 the cultivation of marijuana will create jobs for low income families.
How big is an ounce? $100 sounds pretty steep. Also: source? And wouldn't a decrease in price be true of lots of other drugs too?18 the price of marijuana will plummet form 100 an ounce to 5 dollars an ounce
Fine, that is a point.19 The US government is losing billions in tax revenue.
That... isn't even a point. So what?20 The US has more people in prison than any other country
Slightly irrelevant. And I say this is just a copy of 19.21 The US is a few trillion dollars in debt
Make it legal just for them?22 Marijuana can help HIV victims eat and sleep.
If you've got hold of crystal meth... why are you struggling to get weed?23 Marijuana can reverse the effects of crystal meth by making the person hungry and tired.
I still wouldn't recommend driving, I wouldn't trust myself to.24 Marijuana does not impair your ability to drive as much as alcohol, however operating machinery driving and using power tools isn’t a good idea while using the plant.
No idea what this means.25 Congress was lied to by yellow journalism
Therefore America should legalise it and so have crime rates lower? Amsterdam isn't a country either, just for future reference.26 Marijuana is legal in Amsterdam and is on the way of being legal in Canada. Both countries have far less crime than the US.
Wasn't something like this said earlier?27 Marijuana can be fermented into alcohol which burns cleaner than oil.
Good for it.28 Africa can be the world’s largest supplier of hemp.
Nope, sorry, you already used the 'tax weed' thing. I won't get into medical expenses caused by marijuana use.29 The US can spend the tax dollars generated by marijuana to fund a universal public health care system
Fair enough, not really an argument for making it legal though!30 Treatment of marijuana should increase instead of sending people to jail.
Fair enough, not really an argument for making it legal though!31 Mandatory minimum sentences should be outlawed. MMS only hurt the innocent while protecting the self interest of corporations.
Domestic abuse happens in the privacy of people's homes. Please use apostrophes where needed.32 Marijuana grows in the privacy of peoples homes ?
33 Marijuana’s fibers are an economical god send.[/quote
You've said this! Cheat! Cheat!
Not relevant to non-Christians.34 Marijuana use is in the bible. Genesis gave mankind the power over every land, sea, and animal. Not to mention every seed bearing plant. (Marijuana is a seed bearing plant)
Source? And who cares? Neither is cocaine or heroin.35 Marijuana is not a gateway drug.
Neither does rape. These aren't reasons for legalising!36 Marijuana does not cause cancer
Fantastic.37 Tobacco users will still get their nicotine from cigarettes.
:laugh:38 By definition, Nicotine, Aspirin, Alcohol and THC are drugs. There are more drug users then there are non drug users.
This was written by a child!
Alcohol is cool, in moderation, you're liver should be fine unless you're abusing it.39 Marijuana and alcohol cause short term memory loss. Alcohol destroys your liver, THC doesn’t.
We had something like this before.40 Marijuana can be used to help alleviate pain and suffering humanely.
You can't opt-out of the effect it will have on society.41 People who don’t want marijuana legal have a drug of choice.
And so weed should be legalised. (?!)42 No one cares about other peoples problems.
43 Your teenager will try marijuana no matter what you do.What parent is still reading this? And no, not all teens try it.
'Dying'. Same goes for being murdered probably?44 Your teen has a better chance of dieing from alcohol or becoming pregnant then they do messing up their lives form marijuana.
WTF?45 using marijuana does not support terrorism.
Yes yes, everyone hates the Puritans.46 Jamestown, Virginia had a law enacted stating that framers shall produce marijuana and sow the seeds everywhere.
47 Jamestown, Virginia was created 20 years before the Puritans sailed to New England.
I might kill you. I could rights essays and essays about this, and why this is such a stupid thing to say in this context.48 It is human nature to seek pleasure.
This is disgraceful, and I'm not even half way through yet!
And...49 There are more people using marijuana than people know.
Source?50 Marijuana is used in world religions. Jesus Christ himself used the plant.
They do now. Thank you random child!51 Christians don’t know Jesus was a stoner.
A tree is a plant. Ever been hit by a tree? Huh?52 It is a plant. It is no more harmful than dandelions.
Do you not watch TV?53 There are anti marijuana commercials but never commercials for anti drinking nor are their commercials for anti cocaine.
I thought this was meant to be about weed?54 Cigarette companies are putting more nicotine in their products since more and more people are being killed and are quitting.
I don't care about money, it's not really a good reason to legalise. Rape is free, afterall.55 It cost more to smoke cigarettes than it does to smoke marijuana.
Give it to insomniacs?56 Marijuana can cure insomnia.
I knew that. And...57 Marijuana does not kill brain cells, it only blocks receptors.
Please end your life.58 Marijuana will not hurt a fetus; it is not a good idea to have a child. Get an abortion and light up a joint.
I never said it did.59 Marijuana does not lower your immune system.
Quit comparing the two, who cares what's in the smoke?60 Marijuana smoke isn’t as bad as Cigarette smoke. Cigarettes have more carcinogens.
You can overdose on chocolate.61 You can not overdose on marijuana.
After use, or in general?62 Marijuana does not make you lazy
Not a reason to legalise.63 It is rare to cause toxic psychosis, but this is rare and usual stops in an hour or so.
I wasn't there.64 Marijuana has the same potency as it does in the 60’s
Better methods needed then. Probably a more truthful one.65 There is no supporting evidence to date that shows drug prevention is working. So far it seems to only increase curiosity.
I'd need to look into the biology a bit more before saying anything, but I'm sure you've managed to get something wrong.66 Marijuana increases heart rate and blood pressure more than cigarettes do. This is true. It doesn’t harden arteries like cigarettes however.
*Starts singing Just say No*67 Marijuana is offered to people by their friends or people they know. It is ok for these kids to say no and still be socially accepted. Most kids who try marijuana like it. Some shit their pants. Parents should talk to their kids at early stages.
I'm sure you are fat.68 Pot brownies accidentally convert people to pot smokers. This is true in my case. I’m fat I will never turn down a brownie. I didn’t know it had ganja in it! Oh man I was missing out.
That's true.69 Your parents tried marijuana!
I'd have to ask them.70 So did your grandparents!
So we should legalise something if enough people break the law? (Probably a sincere question)71 According to the NIDA, 1 in 6 10th grades use marijuana, 1 in 4 seniors of high schoolers use marijuana.
?72 Marijuana smokers normally hang out with other smokers. People pay a premium and party; the owners collect the benefits and have a great time. This is normal.
I'm sorry, have you forgotten what this list is?73 Marijuana ranges in potency, it can be American skunker (grown in basements) or it can be white widow (the strongest known). White Widow is the rarest of weed, but if smoked, you will need a wheel chair.
Really stretching to make the hundred aren't you?74 Marijuana can grow in most climates.
Bill Hicks! Why this one number 75.75 Marijuana inspires painters to pain, writers to write, and musicians to music… or sing.
It's worth noting that weed isn't needed for inspiration altogether though.
Been said twice.76 Marijuana is fibrous meaning that its fibers can be used to manufacture textiles.
Oh no!77 There are patented machines that were designed to cultivate hemp which now remain useless since they are obsolete.
Unused patented machines!
What ever shall we do!
Care to expand?78 Marijuana will make the US less materialistic.
So is my shit.79 Marijuana is biodegradable.
Going for the green vote now?
Yes, it seems you are.80 Marijuana is a renewable resource that can help us prevent global warming.
Been said before. Enough with the repeats!81 Marijuana, if legal, will create a less of demand for harder drugs, thus eliminating cocaine.
Because big businesses losing money is a good thing?82 With a nationwide health care plan, and marijuana being legal, GSK and other pharmaceutical monopolies will lose billions!
They'd be hostile more often if they got weed for it.83 Marijuana can eliminate hostility in aggressive people. For example, if you were to give hostile criminals marijuana, they won’t be hostile.
Allow weed to be used in experiments? (I swear this is already the case)84 Psychologists could study deeper human motives while the patient was high on marijuana. This has since been stopped since the marijuana ban.
Repeat.85 The US government could have an economic overhaul if they legalized marijuana.
Murdering people is bad and wrong.86 how can people criticize something they never tried?
A child wrote this.
Whatever, I'm bored now.87 Marijuana can create an agriculture spike in demand for labor, thus allowing more jobs for immigrants.
Who cares, I think you miss the point.88 Indoor growth in peoples houses will stop since technically it is not worth growing indoors if it were legal.
I'm sure they'll use the free time to get jobs.89 The price of marijuana will drop allowing drug dealers to do something else.
Not a reason!90 The US state stores, where they sell alcohol can sell marijuana as well.
Fair enough.91 With the sudden drop in people in jail for non-violent crimes will cause states to have more revenue since they don’t have to pay to keep innocent people in jail.
Fair enough.92 the extra funding grated to states will allow for increase treatment for addiction to harder drugs.
Source? Why is this a reason?93 If legalized marijuana will become the drug of choice over Cigarettes and alcohol.
Super.94 States with the extra revenue can place more funding into schools telling people not to do drugs.
REPEAT! REPEAT!95 Job training can be provided to low income families with zero expense to the tax payers. All funded by the taxation of marijuana.
REPEAT!96 States can make legislation stating that cultivation of marijuana should be regulated with a license to grow. Licenses will allow people to pay taxes on the marijuana they produce.
What?97 Tax stamps can also produce revenue on states that are too large or to populated to regulate cultivation.
For thousands of years (I think) people accepted slavery.98 Marijuana is an excellent party drug. For thousands of years mankind used marijuana as an intoxicant.
So is rape.99 Marijuana, despite what you heard, is a lot of fun.
REPEAT.100 Marijuana is the only drug that, if made stronger, still can not kill you.
So can exercise! Use that!101 Marijuana can create stronger family ties by relieving stress form the work environment.
I'm actually for the legalisation of marijuana. This just really annoyed me.
I've never tried it.43 Your teenager will try marijuana no matter what you do.
I think his/her source was Dogma... that movie...Charlie F said:50 Marijuana is used in world religions. Jesus Christ himself used the plant.
51 Christians don’t know Jesus was a stoner.