Senator Barney Frank (D-MA) calls for decriminalization of marijuana

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  1. Codyyy

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    that would certainly ease the pressure on the prison systems.
     
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    I :wub: Massachusetts.

    Not because I'm on some huge crusade to get everyone to smoke up (I don't even smoke myself), but honestly there are bigger fish to fry, and I'd rather see it legalized, treated like alcohol, and then taxed than the current tax drain marijuana enforcement is.
     
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    I totally agree with Drew other than Massachusetts sucks. :D

    I just saw something on the History Channel that originally marijuana was made illegal as a way to punish Mexicans who smoked a lot of it. So in the southwest they pushed like crazy for it as a way to control the Mexicans in their area.
     
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    I agree Drew, I don't smoke, but I just think it's logical to do this.

    I'm sort of surprised that any congressmen would fight for this issue, but I would definitely say "only in Massachusetts." :lol:
     
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    ^ What he said. What could be a hugh source of tax revenue, is instead a horrible tax drain, trying to outlaw a naturally growing, mild depressant that is less dangerous than alcohol. Plus, I am a civil libertarian that feels the federal government has no right to restrict what we are allowed to do to our own bodies.
     
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    I just really don't want to see this thread turn into, say, a bunch of people bragging about how awesome their pot leaf tatoos are, and saying stuff like "ZOMG, I CAN HAS 4:20???!!!!!1"

    Honestly, I have more trouble with your average potsmoker than I have with pot being legal. :lol:
     
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    Decriminalize pot.

    Criminalize being a braindead idiot. :lol:

    I've met normal people that smoke pot, and i've met complete dolts who couldn't find their ass with a flashlight and a map even when they weren't high.
     
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    Yeah, theres no need to throw people in jail for getting high on a couch. Now if someone hits another person while driving under the influence then thats completly different and should be dealt with accordingly.

    Although I must say it's way easier to drive drunk then blunted. ;)
     
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    i'm sorry to hear you've done both. :noplease:
     
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    Of all the times I picked to go sober...

    :lol:

    This is cool, though. It probably won't affect how much I smoke, or don't smoke really, anymore, but I'm glad to see this finally happen.
     
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    +1000 :agreed: :wub:
     
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    Obviously it makes no sense for marijuana to be illegal for all the reasons Drew mentioned. I don't smoke myself, but it is a real waste of law enforcement and tax payer's resources to give a shit about it. Also of course alcohol is much more harmful than pot, so it's a bit hypocritical.

    That said, Barney Frank is a homosexual liberal from MA, he's a good man but I doubt he really has the credibility to make waves in the mainstream due to his reputation (fair or unfair as it may be).
     
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    For the record I've only driven high once. I dont smoke anymore though. And I've only driven with alcohol in my system within two miles of my house. I also know all about that statistic that says most drunk-driving accidents occur within a mile of the persons home.
     
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    Is that supposed to make it OK?
     
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    Ok, why dont you guys tell me some of the things you do wrong and then I'll rip you? Give me a break.
     
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    Good, more for me. :yesway:
     

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