Should marijuana be legal nationally?
I'll tell you what you damn dope heads! You get off my case about smoking cigars and I won't bug you about smoking your damn drugs!
Does it make sense that you could be in a state where it's legal but still breaking Breaking the law federally? What is the point of having a federal governments if state rights come first?
Constitutionally, it should be left up to the states. Although I believe it would be a mistake to legalize marijuana. If marijuana can not be trafficked by the cartel, then what will the begin to traffic? Reference communities of lower socioeconomic background in Southern California.
It should be legalized LEGALLY not through illegal executive order while at the same time shouldn't be illegal on a federal level so states can decide themselves
May the Old Me forgive this Me;
Illegal and should stay that way.
I believe that pot is a gateway drug (for too many) and is simply not a good habit.
No way. More accidents and murders for marijuana.
Read the tenth ammendment, if it isn't in the Constitution let the states decide.
The argument purporting the right of Americans to use marijuana recreationally in the privacy of their own homes like they do with alcohol nearly convinces me on this issue; but the gateway drug concern I have still hasn't been adequately addressed I feel. I finally voted No not because I fear a stoned nation, but a generally drug-cultured one; and despite all the very reasonable arguments for legalization I just haven't been convinced.
Here's someone who thinks it should be legal:
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Let each of the states do it.
Can't wait until it's legal, you think our youth are bad now, just wait until they all stoned. Watching our country going to shit by the day.
Nice fear mongering. Do you have any legitimate arguments against it or just "save the children!" and "America is going to crumble!"?
I'm a senior engineer at a major software company and a graduate student studying computer vision in my off time. I pay all my bills, including student loans and taxes. I contribute more to society than many people I know. I use marijuana to relax in the privacy of my own home. I know several people with good jobs and respectable life styles that do the same. Get over the reefer madness propaganda from the 20's. My father died of complications of alcoholism at age 50, funny thing how alcohol is still legal. Douche.
Lol fear mongering...typical leftist answer. Honestly I don't care, marijuana won't be the demise of this country. It's the culture. And, yes I know people who are productive that smoke but many more that don't use their talents or their potential. I used to be one of them. And stop with the alcohol comparison, it's a stupid argument.
How is it a stupid argument? It is one drug vs another except the one with the most negative effects being legalized?
Only reason why alcohol is legal is because it is big business. The government is greedy
Or maybe because history tells us that it didn't work well when we tried to make it illegal. Ever heard of prohibition?
Yeah, I know about it. Period of time around the Great Depression when it was banned. Al Capone and others profited off the black market, and moonshine was used as an alternative.
So why repeat history
Sadly alcohol was legalized, and is now killing way more people than guns are due to drunks deciding that they should drive after having too many
You've just proven my point. There are many people who are perfectly ethical and hardworking that don't deserve to live in fear of arrest or being associated with criminal activity, just because they consume a drug to relax in their off time. Of course there are plenty of stoners out there that are wasting their potential, but those people would be wasting their potential and contributing nothing to society with any other substance anyway. Regardless of if they're wasting their potential, they too shouldn't be pigeonholed as criminals. They're adults who will skate by, like generations before them did, while the rest of us run this country properly. We can't punish people for this anymore. It makes no sense.
"Can't wait until it's legal, you think our youth are bad now, just wait until they all stoned. Watching our country going to s**t by the day."
"Honestly I don't care, marijuana won't be the demise of our country"
Make up your mind. Either legalizing weed is going to make America become a piece of shit, or it won't have any effect. Based off of Portugal, Colorado, California, Washington, I'm going to guess the latter.
"Typical leftist argument..."
Not really. It's a typical logical argument. Much more logical than the typical argument of "all the kids are gonna get high and America is going to be ruined oh no!"
Only reason alcohol is legal is because of different cultures. Read about prohibition.
You know many people are killed from
People getting stoned while driving as well. Back in the day I smoked weed a few times, I was in no condition to drive.
Making it illegal and marking them as a criminal for owning it isn't going to help our youth in any way.
The only reason why the youth is being impacted by marijuana is because they will be criminalized for having it.
Yes, it should be regulated for safety, and taxed.
It should not be illegal nationally, in fact the federal government should not regulate it at all.
Let's be consistent and constitutional. States rights issue.
It should only be legal for medicinal use and very heavily regulated. Other than that we should arrest anyone caught with it, and clean up our streets.
Great, more people in prison is what we need.
Exactly! The less criminals on the streets the better.
Cutting off revenue streams to criminal organizations would serve to clean up our streets more through legalization.
Or you could just raid those criminal organizations then you clean up the streets and keep from having to pass any new laws. It's a win win.
Seriously? We've been shoveling billions of dollars into that plan already for the last thirty years. Enforcement alone does nothing and actually makes the problem worse. We already house nearly a third of the world's incarcerated and have one of the highest crime rates of the developed world. Your plan is a proven failure.
Maybe we have a high incarceration rate because 1) we have one of the most populated countries in the world and 2) we have laws that other countries don't. And when you break the law you are incarcerated. It's as simple as that. Maybe if we as a society weren't so disrespectful to the law there would be less of us breaking it.
Medicinal use is bullshit. Open your eyes, the industry is using that as a way to legalize it.
No one is in prison for personal use of weed. Only ones in prison might be dealers and manufacturers, not pot heads.
Don't ruin your life with drugs or the government will do it for you!
When anything people like becomes illegal organized crime will go up, just like in prohibition which made the mafia.
No why promise drugs
Ugh I'm so torn over mj. I don't want anyone to go to jail over a stupid offense like weed, but at the same time, the smoke everywhere is tiresome, and I hate seeing my friends waste their life on it. That said I still believe more that no one should go to jail or get a criminal record for smoking weed.
I voted no, marijuana pretty much ruined my sister's life.
From personal experience...especially if I were driving, nope.
I vote yes..but rather begrudgingly..it smells like literal shit. Nothing pisses me off more than working in my pharmacy and handing out free (aka taxpayer paid for) prescriptions to somebody who reeks of pot.
If it's illegal we need to make cigarettes and alcohol illegal too. Our approach to cannabis is not based on logic.
It's based on racist propaganda intended to protect other industries.
Yeah, Fu*k William Randolph Hearst... and our racist culture.
Yep. As long as no one else is harmed, why should gov't get to decide what law-abiding citizens choose to smoke.
Just legalize it !! Enough with the nonsense!!
Well in just really surprised that it helps out medically I mean I'm not a doctor or anything but it's really surprising but in a way only for medical should it be legal though
Im more like the true the typical stoner: successful attorney, races bicycles, family man -- and vapes a few times a week.
You have to be an idiot, or a big pharma lobbyist, to proclaim anyone who uses is headed to welfare or acts like Spicoli.
For medical reasons, yes. Our granddaughter has a genetic disorder that forms tumor-like growths on nerve tissues, and she was born with it growing in her spine. She had a leg amputated at 3. The only real relief she has is from marijuana oil. Much healthier than smoking it.
This is one of the issues I stand against the majority of my fellow Republicans. It should be legalized.
Oh and happy Weed Day everyone🌿
Happy 420 day to u too
Morality should have no place in government.
In my state before it was legal conservatives paid a lot of money for ads painting the legalization of pot as the zombie apocalypse. It talked about how violent crime would be rampant, it would be the end or civilization and it would cause moral decline. None of that ever happened. I don't smoke or do drugs but it helping to remove the criminal element from the buying, selling and growing. All I notice is sometimes I can smell it while walking downtown or in a park. That's not too bad.
Yes. All drugs should be legal for everyone.
No. It offers no help to us. It also makes no sense morally.
That's ignorant. Marijuana helps a lot in medical care, and smoking a little bit a day can actually make you happier and healthier.
Happier, maybe. Healthier, not a chance. Glaucoma patients maybe. 23 year olds, no way.
It's one of those weird things like how red wine helps prevent heart issues. Marijuana relieves stress, therefore making you far healthier. I would personally illegally smoke Marijuana, but I don't trust it to not be laced with anything else.
Should we ban cigarettes, tobacco, and alcohol?
Weed doesn't have to be smoked, and its use isn't a moral issue.
I'm all for legalizing or decriminalizing it, but not as a healthy lifestyle choice. I never suggested it shouldn't be legal because it's bad for you, like cigs.
Mfw it slows cancer growth and cures seizures
Which of those do you suffer from? We both now it's fun and makes you feel good.
Not mutually exclusive. It has medicinal benefits and can also be fun
I have neither. I was simply refuting the point that it offers no help.
My point is simple. If you're going about this from a healthy perspective, you lose. It doesn't make any sense. There are safer, healthier options. If you wanna toke away, be my guest. I don't care. Just have a valid reason and defend it.
You don't have to smoke it to get medicinal effects.
Your point is scientifically inaccurate. Quit pretending to be concerned with peoples' health
Ok. Put your pipe down, and read. Geez. I never implied that. Ever. I could care less about your health. I'm not typing it again.
By your logic, we should ban TV, junk food, video games, alcohol, tobacco, and amusement park rides, because they don't do anything good for us
Nice try. You can't read either. I said pick a reason and defend, and you'll never sell it as health benefit. I'm not making the argument you want me to make. Just try this time. It isn't that hard.
I know personally bone marrow transplant children that it has benifit to make them eat again and help pain. And teenagers who with anger issues it has help with therapy.
I'm very glad it helped that child, and people in that condition. If it is medicinal, it should be prescribed by a physician. But we aren't talking about that. We're talking recreational use.
In college i knew a few stoners. They were really stupid people... barely could complete a sentence. Nearly always had a glazed look on their face. Just what we meed in this country, more idiots. Ie bernie sanders or HILDA'BEAST supporters
I would certainly support legalization, though, if anything, a great first step would be to at least decriminalize marijuana
Let me just check to see if Republicans still oppose this freedom.......
Or maybe they just believe in the 10th amendment and states rights -_- . I'm pro marijuana and I voted no
Actually, if you're in favor of states rights then you should vote YES because you want it decriminalized on the federal level so the states have the freedom to make their own decisions.
Hey I'm republican and support legalization.
@Americans the question was "Should marijuana be legalized nationally?" Not "Should marijuana be federally legalized?" If all 50 states legalized marijuana of their own accord, then marijuana would be legalized nationally. You can therefore vote yes to this question even if you are pro state's rights.
It's up to each individual state, just like the legalization of gay marriage, which clearly went against the 10th amendment.
Do you believe the Warren court of the 60's had the right to mandate nationwide desegregation of schools?
Completely different... That segregation was found unconstitutional.
What henry said ^
And I'm sure you might argue that Ogberfell v. Hodges was Judicial Activism, but it was their assertion that the denial of marriage rights was an unconstitutional violation of rights. You can disagree with that assertion and that's your right... God knows I truly hate some SCOTUS decisions
Of course that's there assertion. It has to be for everything they do. I don't really get what you're saying here
It's a federal law.
No... It's not. It was a Supreme Court decision
Wait what exactly are you referring too?
Classification of Marijuana as a narcotic
My argument is that, agree or disagree, their assertion of the unconstitutionality of same sex marriage bans is no different from the Brown v. Board's assertions, neither of which violate the 10th Amendment
This is iFL_GNIF_rambo088 from iFunny isn't it
Uhh no hardncz, that is wrong
11% of libertarians are lying about their political alignment
Or adhere to the 10th amendment which clearly separates state and federal
Republicans voted for MORE government regulation? Whaaaat?
10th amendment. Literally the opposite of what you're saying is why I voted No.
I voted yes, because it should be "legal" at the Federal level as this is the only way for a state to flex their prohibitive rights while footing their own bill doing so.
Example: Fireworks are not only legal, but sold damn near everywhere in NH. In MA, they will possibly send you to prison. MA can foot the bill of criminalization, without financially punishing me in NH,
Exactly Krayze! Just like prostitution is legal at the federal level which is why Nevada can have brothels.
It shouldn't be federally illegal, but deciding whether it should be allowed should be left to the states.
All we need. More stoners dependent on welfare.
Or get rid of welfare and legalize it
If Congress ever agrees to get rid of welfare, I'll smoke a joint with you. My treat.
Its legal here and we grow in our back yard. Happy 4/20!! Don't smoke and drive!!
Get rid of the national laws concerning recreational drugs, and let states decide. Personally favor legalization though.
All drugs should.
Any prohibition is an axe to the tree of liberty.
Legal adults should be able to buy marijuana. I heard this wonderful quote the other day:
Don't like gay marriages? Don't get one.
Don't like cigarettes? Don't smoke one.
Don't like abortions? Don't have one.
Don't like sex? Don't do it.
Don't like drugs? Don't do them.
Don't like porn? Don't watch it.
Don't like alcohol? Don't drink it.
Don't like your rights taken away? Don't take away someone else's.
*the rights of others.
Who doesn't like sex??
I've seen this before and LOVE IT!
This is awesome!! 💚 it!!
You missed the most important one:
Don't like guns? Don't buy one!
You almost forgot about guns
No personally and legally No.
This is a states rights issue.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
Yeah we know. That's the problem, the federal govt has made it law that it's illegal.
Other forms should be left up to each state to decide...but it should be illegal to smoke it in the presence of minors.
So it's up to the states to decide, but you are okay with a national prohibition on smoking around minors?
I don't think there's any question that it should be. All evidence concludes alcohol is infinitely more dangerous. It needs to, at the very least be decriminalized. People being fined and having crap on their records for smoking weed is ridiculous.
Yes, but more accurately, it should not be illegal, any more than any other plant you grow in your backyard garden or buy at the farmer's market.