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ligaboy
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I know that there is a topic about legalizing drugs, but I wanted to talk about Marijuana specifically.

Marijuana was banned in 1937 in the US and is now said to be a gate-way to more dangerous illegal drugs. However in this current state of economy I think we'd be better off with the legalization of marijuana. First, it would provide jobs for people. Second, more tax money to the government. Third, it would decrease sale to minors.

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Cholokid
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First, it would provide jobs for people


It already does. They're called drug dealers, seriously shady people.

Second, more tax money to the government.


Tax is the last thing we need to be increased. With our struggling economy the average American man giving even more money to the government so they can give it to those who don't even bother to work? Yeah, that's called socialism, look it up.

Third, it would decrease sale to minors.


No. By it becoming legal there would be less of a reason not to do it.
TSL3_needed
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Sure, why not? Then we sit back and watch as the country turns to pot smokin', weed burning dope heads. Sounds like fun.

orion732
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How about no, no, No, NO, NO, NONONONONONONO!!! and no. Worst idea I've ever heard.

Xzeno
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[quote]First, it would provide jobs for people


It already does. They're called drug dealers, seriously shady people.[/quote] Just gonna say: Drug dealers are people too. If pot was legal, they'd sell it in gas stations and whatnot, putting drug dealers out of work. People don't sell pot for fun, they do it because they're desperate.
orion732
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How about no, no, No, NO, NO, NONONONONONONO!!! and no. Worst idea I've ever heard.

orion732
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sorry about the double post. My computer wasn't working.

Xzeno
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How about no, no, No, NO, NO, NONONONONONONO!!! and no. Worst idea I've ever heard.
Did everyone see that? Yeah, that was the most epic ninja-post the world has ever seen. Right in between a double-post glitch thing. I hope the mods don't delete the double-post. I'm takin' a screenshot.

Worst idea I've ever heard.
Well, it could be worse; they could legalize heroine.
orion732
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Or, they might decide to legalize you, Xzeno.

Jkjkjk lol

Cholokid
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People don't sell pot for fun, they do it because they're desperate.


Hahaha dude, you have no idea. I'll admit I've gotten into it in the past, and you are speaking from ignorance. They deal so they can afford bigger drugs. Not all are like this, but 99% percent do it for bigger drugs with more bang.
Xzeno
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OK Cholokid, let me re-iterate: Where I come from, people sell drugs because they either have no other means of gaining money or because drugs are the easiest/most profitable way of making money, usually a little bit of both. I personally consider that desperation.

They deal so they can afford bigger drugs.
But isn't that how all businesses work, to some degree?
Cholokid
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But isn't that how all businesses work, to some degree?


I don't think Donald Trump makes mergers so he can get higher.

Where I come from, people sell drugs because they either have no other means of gaining money or because drugs are the easiest/most profitable way of making money


That could be. But legalization of marijuana leads to a dark path. I'm not against it for medical purposes but legal all together would just be moronic.
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I don't think Donald Trump makes mergers so he can get higher.


Oh, you mean, like, sampling their own stuff! Well... yeah, but that's not why they sell drugs. They sell drugs to make money; they make money to get high. In a way, they do sell drugs to get drugs for themselves, but that's because they can easily make money off of drugs, not because the two things necessarily go hand-in-hand,

That could be. But legalization of marijuana leads to a dark path.
I in no way support legalizing marijuana, primarily because it 'leads to a dark path', as you so aptly put it.
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They deal so they can afford bigger drugs. Not all are like this, but 99% percent do it for bigger drugs with more bang.

This point is argued currently that marijuana is a "gateway" drug. While I don't think this is true, I'll accept it for the sake of argument. If pot is a gateway drug, then making it legal removes the gateway to any illicit activity. The argument fails at this point, because it is inapplicable. Having marijuana as a legal drug, it could be argued, would actually drastically hurt the other drug business. If it is a gateway drug, then that's immediately those users who would have used it as an illicit gateway. I would also argue that selling weed probably does support dealers who sell more hardcore drugs. Without this steady flow of cash from pot heads, they would no longer be able to sustain a living and the chain would break down at the street level.
And let's make this clear: you don't just go from smoking weed to shooting heroin. That's like going from shoplifting to murder.
As far as kids smoking, there would obviously be an age restriction on it. Then it comes down to parenting; make sure you kids aren't doing bad things! If you're getting high every single day and your parents don't know,then there's a real problem with that family dynamic.
Cholokid
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Well Moe, basically what you said is true. Given I'm quite tired I failed to comprehend some of it. However what I did comprehend here is my response:

Yes it will remove any illegal activity from happening. But what happens when the marijuana doesn't fulfill the need to reach the perfect high? If its legal, people will still use it for that purpose. And once they do, when their judgment is impaired by the lust for that unjust high, they will do things they would have before. They will go farther into the drug line. Which actually is opposite what you said, marijuana will remain a gateway drug. Having it illegal is actually less of a gateway drug than when it would become legal.

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Drugs are bad. Period. End of story. Now then, who wants some ice cream? It's "Express". JK

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