"Directed to no one in particular:
I think that an old quote about science is relevant here:
"New theories don't win out, the proponents of old theories die off".
When all these hypocritical baby boomers, who brought the drugs into…"
"The problem with further legalizing the use of drugs, including marijuana is unfortunately something that is anathema to both sides of the political aisle.
To the Conservative, drugs are not a good thing, because people abuse them.
"I haven't used anything in many years, and even when I did the only thing I used with any frequency was marijuana.
That said, I believe the illegality of drugs is absolutely absurd. I don't believe in political/ideological labels, but…"
"i believe Regulation and education is the key to any new drug being introduced.
Because that is working so well in Colorado where marijuana was recently legalized. Now they are having a slew of new problems to deal with, not the least of…"
"Demonstrate how it is not hurting anyone. I hear this lame excuse to do whatever one wants all the time and never have been able to get a solid shred of evidence it is true while evidence to the contrary abounds.
"As a history buff, I can say with a great deal of certainty that all of the arguments invoked against marijuana were also invoked against alcohol and against repeal of the 18th Amendment. A little actual scientific research has been done on…"
"I'm wasting no one's time, Titus. In fact, unlike many, I'm framing this discussion in a way that actually makes sense.
To keep from getting mired in overwhelming details, let's just talk about marijuana. And,…"
"Actually Titus, if you want a good idea on the Prohibition, watch Ken Burns' documentary on it. It's quite good.
Basically in a nutshell, drinking, in certain areas went up in volume during the prohibition. We drink more now than we…"
"I live in Texas, a state where marijuana is illegal. I have severe glaucoma...a condition which is effectively treated with marijuana, which has been demonstrated time and again to be more effective than the eyedrops I currently forced to use…"
"Tyler, that is largely the situation as it stands now. With legalization there is absolutely no reason to continue on that path, because with legal products, there are legal means with which to get recompense for "wrong doings"
"Here's the problem with drugs: They lead to crime. They lead to theft, they lead to arson, they lead to murder, they lead to assault, they lead to pedophilia, they lead to rape.
I agree with Titus' reply 100%
That being said,…"
"I think it is a horrendously bad idea. It is bad for individuals and it is bad for society as a collective. As for the "as long as it don't hurt no one" clap trap that, if it hasn't already reared its ignorant head it soon will…"
"Personally, I think that from a funding/prisons issue, we should legalize SOME drugs, but many/most should stay illegal.
If we were to legalize even just marijuana, and tax it at the same rates as we do alcohol and cigarettes (which is…"
"Titus, might i then inquire why alcohol and tobacco are legal, and often commonly accepted in society? Indeed, does this very community not have groups devoted to cigars and fine scotch? Scientific pretenses aside, how is the use of certain…"
"They must have been really happy to see you go from the USAF.
This is some menopause cycle you're going through, with a dash of mid-life crisis.
It must be sad in your little mind. Going about the internet creating a multitude of online…"