At 1/30/13 02:03 PM, DickChick wrote:
Explain why these victimless users should still be considered criminals along with harmful users.
That's why I say it should be like Washington was before they passed their recent law. Less than an ounce is merely ticket. A ticket is still a pentaly and a deterrent to the use of the drug, but it does not label one a criminal for merely possession it for personal use.
At 1/29/13 08:23 PM, Light wrote:
Laziness does the same thing. We should obviously outlaw laziness then.
You can't outlaw a trait. It is both unethical and 100% impossible to really enforce.
Because most people drive while high.
So? That is no reason we should spend millions of dollars to make a sweeping change and put numerous people at risk.
Please tell me what talent is wasted with marijuana usage.
How many people do you know (I know, you're still a minor) who have used marijuana regularly and actually gone places? I can think of about 4, out of a total of over 100 people I knew that used it. That's well below that average for those who did not use marijuana. I've seen near genuis level people fail out of college due to incessant marijuana usage. I've seen intelligent high school folks who never made it to college because they spent all of their time smoking marijuana.
Everything in moderation. If used in moderation(as everything should be), then it won't result in neglect of responsibilities and duties.
And how has that worked out so far? Not well.
I smoke the drug in moderation and I maintain a 3.89 gpa in school. I don't seem to be fucking up in life.
And I have seen people who can drive extremely well after 6 beers. That doesn't mean we should legalize drinking and driving, now does it?
I've also seen cases where people took heroin to cover pain because they couldn't afford properly prescribed oxy, and till be able to live a normal life. That doesn't mean we should legalize heroin.
The evidence of 1 person being able to handle it, or even half of the entire marijuana smoking population being able to handle it is hardly reason to make it legal. Because if only half can handle it that means half cannot. Why open up more people to not handling it?
Besides its numerous medicinal uses and proven ability to relieve stress as well as its demonstrated recreational value.
Medicinal use is completely different and doesn't belong in the complete legalization debate.
Recreational value does NOT warrant legalization. ALL recreational drugs have recreational value, but again that does not mean we should legalize all drugs. Whether or not somebody 'likes to do something' has about zero bearing on whether it should be legal.
I've already disproven your point, so there's not much to say here.
You've disproven nothing. You have not made a case as to why we should change the status quo here.