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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 05:32:29 Reply

At 5/22/11 08:40 PM, Tokecat wrote: The only people who are against marijuana are ignorant conservatives.

...and those with functioning brain cells, liberals, neutral parties, rationalists, those open-minded, etc...

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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 11:53:38 Reply

At 5/23/11 03:35 AM, Sensationalism wrote: Yet rapists and murderers roam free. GREAT JOB JUSTICE SYSTEM.

I've seen an episode of COPS where some guy beat the shit out of a woman store clerk with a sharpened wooden stick before throwing her back over the counter to open the cash. She scrambled to the stock room and locked herself inside. He proceeded to break the cash open, which took him about 5 minutes. Before leaving he grabbed a carton of smokes.

The whole thing took about 7 minutes, and the cops never caught him.

Just last night I saw another episode in which 2 guys (who seem to be raging on PCP or steroids) beat the shit out of the clerk with a pistol and a baseball bat. They took off with no cash, a 24-pack and a few cartons of cigarettes. They also were not caught. This one was at least a bit understandable, the robbery only took them 48 seconds.

The convenience store was located in one of New York city's boroughs however. I would have thought at least one police officer could find 2 guys speeding with a bunch of stolen items.

Priorities are fucked these days. I am a huge supporter of the death penalty for such heinous crimes.

Small time offenders should be sentenced to community service. Screw jail time.


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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 11:55:31 Reply

Hey atleast she's not living in the 70ths, back (what I've learned from Fear and Loathing) then you could get life sentence by selling it.


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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 11:57:11 Reply

12 years? I mean selling weed is bad, but that is too much, now the poor children have to suffer.


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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 12:06:13 Reply

At 5/23/11 11:55 AM, Mismo wrote: Hey atleast she's not living in the 70ths, back (what I've learned from Fear and Loathing) then you could get life sentence by selling it.

Marijuana sentences were more lenient back in the 70's. Don't believe everything you see in movies.

Keep in mind she was selling 30 dollars worth. 30 fucking dollars.


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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 12:13:39 Reply

She coulda got parole, but then she got high, then she got high, then she got higgghhhh


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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 12:19:34 Reply

At 5/23/11 12:06 PM, Spilda-Bongwata wrote:
At 5/23/11 11:55 AM, Mismo wrote: Hey atleast she's not living in the 70ths, back (what I've learned from Fear and Loathing) then you could get life sentence by selling it.
Marijuana sentences were more lenient back in the 70's. Don't believe everything you see in movies.

Keep in mind she was selling 30 dollars worth. 30 fucking dollars.

Dosen't sentences variy from state to state? I don't since I'm a Swed and obviously don't actually live in the U.S, but ain't that right? So since, in both the novel and movie it is actually there, (and it is made a little bit bigger deal of in the novel) and they are in the state of Nevada. Can it have been so, that in the 70's i nevada, you could get life for selling weed?


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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 12:21:55 Reply

Who gave that judge her job? Sometimes I don't think judges even think about what they're doing to somebody when they give them such fucked up jail times for such petty 'crimes'. Selling harmless plants is not going to affect the children present, not having a mother for 12 years however, is.

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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 13:05:00 Reply

At 5/23/11 12:27 PM, Otto wrote:
At 5/22/11 08:58 PM, Xyphon202 wrote: And what illegal substances is the weed you have laced with? Let me remind you that most other drugs are nearly 10x more expensive than weed, so they would not be mixed with weed.
Nice try but I've seen plenty of deals laced with traces of coke to induce addiction.

I'm glad I don't live in the United States. I have never seen any foreign substance ever sprinkled or sprayed onto my buddha. One time my bud was wet as hell, me and a few friends went to meet the guy for another deal and beat the hell out of him. Hopefully he will think next time before spraying his weed down with water to increase weight.

Hard drugs are extremely expensive in Canada, maybe that's why I've never heard of or seen it being done in my city.

80 dollars a gram here for cocaine. I don't buy the shit because you can't find coke anywhere in Canada more then 70% pure these days. Back in the 70's the record was set at 84% for my city.

I never buy shake either, that's dirty as fuck. I use that shit for bubble hash. What are they gonna do - sprinkle it on a few buds? It will only settle at the bottom of the sack.

It would be pretty fucking expensive to lace a quarter pound of somebody's shit without them knowing. Unless you were charging UP THE ASS.


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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 14:12:56 Reply

At 5/22/11 09:07 PM, Spilda-Bongwata wrote: Some people choose to believe in bad luck, karma and a "man" in the sky who controls the Earth. This is no different. You can't argue with stubborn, ignorant people. Leave them be, and request a lock before this shit reaches the ears of others just as gullible.

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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 14:15:45 Reply

She obviously had more than that, i think 12 years isn't even enough.


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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 14:21:43 Reply

At 5/23/11 12:21 PM, JaY11 wrote: Who gave that judge her job? Sometimes I don't think judges even think about what they're doing to somebody when they give them such fucked up jail times for such petty 'crimes'. Selling harmless plants is not going to affect the children present, not having a mother for 12 years however, is.

Yes it's really messed up. She destroyed somebody's life with that 12 years. After she gets out she wouldn't get a job anywhere. And did they mean with kids, her kids? Because if she has to leave her kids behind for 12 years that would be some really fucked up shit.

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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 14:26:23 Reply

So she commits a crime... and is sentenced to jail?

Dear God.


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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 14:40:33 Reply

12 years does seem excessive to me as well. Especially considering the fact that other people apparently get/got away with similar offenses according to the article.

Because she "showed no signs of remorse, nor did she seem to even care about what she was doing to her children" hardly seems like valid reasoning to me to give her such harsh punishment. I'm not an expert in this field, but I suppose any half decent attorney can easily tear that argument apart.


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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 15:11:46 Reply

At 5/23/11 02:26 PM, Markface wrote: So she commits a crime... and is sentenced to jail?

Dear God.

This. Come on guys, doesn't matter if it should be legalized or not, it's the law and she broke it.


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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 15:16:43 Reply

At 5/22/11 08:44 PM, TasmanianDevil wrote: That's fucking retarded.

Arresting people for this is leading to prison over crowding and people getting introduced to much worse drugs such as crack cocaine and heroin while inside. Weed does nothing besides get you high for a small while and technically it's not addictive, it's the same effect as beer.There have been little to no automobile accidents related to it. I would rather have a stoner dad who just wants to sit on his ass than an angry drunk dad who just wants to beat his wife. Also weed makes everything EVERYTHING better.

Now explain why weed is so awful enough for 12 years in prison.

I would, but your post here destroys every argument I could possibly have that justifies 12 years with no parole for 30$ worth of marijuana.

Good show, sir.


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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 15:39:57 Reply

At 5/22/11 08:40 PM, Tokecat wrote:
At 5/22/11 08:37 PM, Magic-Mushroom wrote: inb4 pro vs anti marijuana flame war.
The only people who are against marijuana are ignorant conservatives. So what if they don't like weed? All you have to do is get the big tobacco company cabals out of Washington, and I betcha congress would repeal weed laws.

Not true. I'm only starting to get annoyed by marijuana, but I'm not against it. It's incredibly annoying how so many of my friends are potheads and think it's cool to smoke. People who keep wanting it to be legalized are annoying too. IT IS NOT A NECESSITY.


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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 16:14:42 Reply

12 years of jail time is an unnecessarily harsh sentence for selling maybe an eighth. You want to stop people from dealing marijuana? Make them go to mandatory drug rehabilitation for a year, so they have to hear over and over again about 'the dangerous impact weed has on our society'.

Here's some D.A.R.E. for ya: our system operates under a scared-straight initiative. If people want to prevent others from using drugs, they will only reinforce the negativity associated with the drug. If you get caught and show no inclination of being remorseful, they may make an example of you to show the others what punishments they're capable of inflicting.

Sometimes you'll hear stories of people committing their third offense in marijuana trafficking, and they'll get a life sentence. There will always be repeat offenders, and the punishment should reflect upon that, but should someone have to waste away the rest of their life behind bars for selling marijuana?

Drug distribution sentencing is excessive because the individual is capable of making large sums of nontaxable money. Legalize the drug, and there will be a lot less people rotting away in prison.


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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 16:17:51 Reply

At 5/23/11 04:14 PM, Head-Full-Of-Acid wrote: Legalize the drug, and there will be a lot less people rotting away in prison.

Exactly, we have so many useful and important people just rotting away in a cell instead of doing their job which can help out the rest of us.


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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 16:22:02 Reply

Progress is being made, keep pushing it until we've eradicated the junkies. Execution for multiple offenses.

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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 17:37:15 Reply

To: Pot smokers.

We are prepared to admit that pot should be legal on the condition that you stop pretending to have a higher purpose than your personal convenience in getting and having pot. We look forward to your response.

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I have nothing against people who can use pot and lead a productive life. It's these sanctimonius hippies that make me wish I was a riot cop in the 60's

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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 17:49:26 Reply

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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 17:58:07 Reply

At 5/23/11 12:27 PM, Otto wrote:
At 5/22/11 08:58 PM, Xyphon202 wrote:
Nice try but I've seen plenty of deals laced with traces of coke to induce addiction.

You can't smoke cocaine by exposing it to a direct flame. Any dealer that laces bud with coke is flat out retarded.


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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 18:04:29 Reply

CANT DO THE TIME DONT DO THE CRIME!!!


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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 18:11:52 Reply

At 5/23/11 05:37 PM, stafffighter wrote: To: Pot smokers.

We are prepared to admit that pot should be legal on the condition that you stop pretending to have a higher purpose than your personal convenience in getting and having pot. We look forward to your response.

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We don't pretend to have a higher purpose. We simply are merely happier than the rest of you because we only have One thing to look forward to everyday. One Good thing. as appose to going through life hating lookin forward to work, or getting up in the morning, or being bored, or walkin around aimlessly, etc etc etc.

With weed, all those things are now, Fun.

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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 18:14:35 Reply

At 5/23/11 06:11 PM, HoboPorn wrote: We don't pretend to have a higher purpose. We simply are merely happier than the rest of you because we only have One thing to look forward to everyday. One Good thing. as appose to going through life hating lookin forward to work, or getting up in the morning, or being bored, or walkin around aimlessly, etc etc etc.

With weed, all those things are now, Fun.

WHAT IS THE POINT OF LIFE IF ALL THE EXPERIENCES ARE FALSIFIED BY A FEELING OF NUMBNESS THAT HAD BEEN CREATED BY WEED


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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 19:05:17 Reply

At 5/23/11 06:14 PM, Lorkas wrote::

WHAT IS THE POINT OF LIFE IF ALL THE EXPERIENCES ARE FALSIFIED BY A FEELING OF NUMBNESS THAT HAD BEEN CREATED BY WEED

I'm not talking about being in a perpetual state of High 24/7..

Smoke too much, you'll wanna fall asleep, or just not do shit.

Smoke a bowl or 2 helps me be energetic and focused, smiling and laughing, attentetive. Which is funny because I have ADHD. I don't make it my point to just smoke smoke smoke all day and make it a mission to only hangout with friends and get high. I'm 21 now, not 18 anymore.

And it's not a "falsified" feeling.. Your body is ligitimately feeling those tiny amounts of Euphoria. Whether or not THC is induced or not is irrelevent tbh. I guess if I have to be weird about this and try to explain what I am saying, I could say, on a spiritual stand point, or bhudist standpoint or whatever, your body now recognizes what that feeling is, and remembering is a key point. You can be happy like that and energetic and want to get up and do something and be happy about everything if you want. Some people just haven't found out how too, and need the weed to feel it, ya know, addicted to the "state of mind" you could say.

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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 19:14:14 Reply

At 5/23/11 05:37 PM, stafffighter wrote:
Signed,
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Get people off painkillers that cause more problems, save dying crop soil, save trees by using hemp paper instead,

oh, and like, billions and billioins of dollars from this shit

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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 19:49:12 Reply

At 5/23/11 05:37 PM, stafffighter wrote: To: Pot smokers.

We are prepared to admit that pot should be legal on the condition that you stop pretending to have a higher purpose than your personal convenience in getting and having pot. We look forward to your response.

Signed,
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To: Hypothetical legislator

We admit convenience pays a role in our desire to see marijuana decriminalized, but we feel the punishments are in violation of the Eighth Amendment which prohibits the federal government from imposing excessive bail, excessive fines or cruel and unusual punishments.

this clause also applies to the states.

Marijuana is regarded as a Schedule I, which indicates that:

(A) The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.
(B) The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.
(C) There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision."

The negative consequences pertaining to marijuana use are seemingly equivalent to the negative consequences of alcohol, which was prohibited with the Eighteenth and repealed in the Twenty-first, so it becomes hypocritical to schedule one drug with the likes of heroin when another, with more detriment to our society's health, is massed produced for consumption.

One can easily invalidate these claims with existing legislation, but by enacting harsh and unnecessary punishments on the people, in comparison to the crime that is being punished, we are accepting that the punishment fits the crime. In understanding the parallels between alcohol and marijuana use, one can easily see a prohibition that only creates more problems than solutions. It is only logical to regard them in the same legality.

If there are any arguments as to why these claims are invalid, then by all means, feel free to elaborate the scheduling of one drug to another. It is through understanding that we will begin to see as to why they are regarded the way they are, and come to terms with the legal measures that have incarcerated hundreds of people.

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Response to Woman sells $30 weed, gets 12 years 2011-05-23 19:56:50 Reply

Damn... lots of drug referencing here on Newgrounds. I wonder what bluelight is for.

But double damn... even selling 30$ of weed here in Sweden would give such a harsh punishment. It's crazy, it's just a plant. But laws are laws, they are ment to be broken... wait what.