2012 US Presidential Election

Blob

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i geuss i cant argue with the facts

SWATLLAMA

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You can argue against them, but they will not be right. However, I think that you really think that I am wrong.
Do your own research, whether online or in real life. If you cannot find anything that suggests that marijuana can instill violence, inform me of it and I'll point you towards a source.
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coleislazy

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Yes, ALL drugs cause violence. How soon we forget the great caffeine riots of '68. I only hope we can outlaw Viagra before society degenerates into roving bands of road gangs, a la Mad Max.

rob1221

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Wow, I used to think different drugs had different effects, until I listened to the brilliant testimony of the administrator of the DEA ;).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwaXsQY6Eg

In an attempt to stay somewhat on topic, the media is already talking about who might run in 2016.  Ugh...

JensWinterstein

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Yes, ALL drugs cause violence. How soon we forget the great caffeine riots of '68. I only hope we can outlaw Viagra before society degenerates into roving bands of road gangs, a la Mad Max.

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irock

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You haven't cited anything that links marijuana to violence, probably because your assertion is completely absurd and you couldn't find anything. The violence caused by the government's war on drugs, on the other hand, is widely understood, documented and supported by both history and common sense.

Your article basically says that most people don't become dependent on marijuana, that a minority of people have anxiety or panic attacks when high (probably a sativa vs indica thing: someone who smokes could probably clarify), that it may cause bipolar people to act bipolar while high and that it could cause psychosis. It also says nothing about second hand smoke.

If you want to see some real negative health effects, research alcohol, cigarettes and prescription medication. Hell, over the counter medications have more health risks than cannabis.

Stevetheipad

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Simply making it illegal sends a very negative message to all people, especially minors. While it will help in some ways, it sends a powerful message you don't want to send (unless you sell drugs :P).

irock

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People (including minors) already smoke weed while it's illegal. The masses didn't suddenly become alcoholics when alcohol was legalized again, though marijuana doesn't have the negative health effects alcohol has, so this should be even less controversial.

The people who currently sell drugs (gangs, drug cartels, shady people in the bad side of town) DON'T want them to be legal, because nobody's going to buy from them if they can get it in a store. When was the last time someone bought booze in a dark alley? 1933.

Alexin

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The reason smoking isn't allowed in public places in some parts of the country is because of the health risks associated with passive smoking. Marijuana, on the other hand, is completely safe to both the user and surrounding people.
As far as I know, most marijuana consumers mix cannabis and tobacco (aka joint) to smoke it. Therefore, I assume the smoking restrictions apply.
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coleislazy

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I don't think that's true. At least, not when I was in high school...