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8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 15:34:12 Reply

http://blog.norml.org/2012/02/09/8-states-may-legalize-marij uana-this-year-did-yours-make-the-list/

Washington has been on the verge since 2009, with massive activity in the botanical medicine community in 2010, so that's my prediction as to whom decriminalizes first. Any fellow Newgrounders in any of these potentially lucky states?


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 15:35:09 Reply

Because all blogs are always solid fact.

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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 15:37:01 Reply

At 30 seconds ago, Zippy-MyMusic wrote: Because all blogs are always solid fact.

I second this!

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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 15:37:20 Reply

At 1 minute ago, bongboy69 wrote: http://blog.norml.org/2012/02/09/8-states-may-legalize-marij uana-this-year-did-yours-make-the-list/

Washington has been on the verge since 2009, with massive activity in the botanical medicine community in 2010, so that's my prediction as to whom decriminalizes first. Any fellow Newgrounders in any of these potentially lucky states?

The amount of dissapointment I felt when Texas wasn't on the list is unbelievable.


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 15:38:22 Reply

I don't think it's that bad of an idea. But I'm not sure why it should be open for everyone, beside revenue through taxes. There's a couple cases I'm familiar with where people have had severe pain, I'm talking about results from head-on collisions, and have used medical marijuana to ease the pain. And it helped.

There's a strain for every pain. But there's people who just want to get stoned out of their mind. I support the use for people who actually could use it, but I can't support it for people who want to smoke just for the sake of doing it.


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 15:39:11 Reply

At A few seconds ago, Ultimate-fish wrote: The amount of dissapointment I felt when Texas wasn't on the list is unbelievable.

And to you now...I smoke a bowl. I'm so sorry Texas deserves it peace


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 15:40:14 Reply

At 50 seconds ago, Ultimate-fish wrote:
The amount of dissapointment I felt when Texas wasn't on the list is unbelievable.

But did you really expect Texas to be on the list?

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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 16:01:56 Reply

At 21 minutes ago, Razz wrote: There's a strain for every pain. But there's people who just want to get stoned out of their mind. I support the use for people who actually could use it, but I can't support it for people who want to smoke just for the sake of doing it.

Why? It's less damaging than many legal recreational drugs.

It's pretty fucked up how illegal the whole plant is if you think about it. The fact that rat poison and other harmful junk is legal just proves that the reasons are completely political.


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 16:23:22 Reply

At 44 minutes ago, Ultimate-fish wrote:
The amount of dissapointment I felt when Texas wasn't on the list is unbelievable.

That does not surprise me in any sort.


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 16:30:47 Reply

At 19 minutes ago, Ilssm wrote: I don't care if it's less harmful then air, the problem is the users, not the plant itself.

The problem is the general ignorance associated with the condemnation, and blind support, of the plant itself.


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 16:38:27 Reply

At 1 minute ago, Ilssm wrote:
I know it's harm to an average person is little to none, and I know it's about as addictive as one cup of coffee. It doesn't change the fact 70% of it's users between the ages of 13 - 20 are annoying as fuck about it.

Ive seen people who run their whole lives around pot, they are controlled by it, and they don't accomplish anything.

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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 16:38:53 Reply

It's actually a ploy to send all the marijuana smokers to newly constructed concentration. They will mysteriously die in a "Forrest Fire." It's a perfect plan.


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 16:50:45 Reply

Two gay people getting married is wrong.
But a drug that can cause brain damage through long term use? Nah, that's completely fucking fine.


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 16:57:43 Reply

At 1 hour ago, Xergozy wrote:
At 30 seconds ago, Zippy-MyMusic wrote: Because all blogs are always solid fact.
I second this!

I third this.
If it legalizes that much in the state's i swear I'm going to alpaca.


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 16:58:09 Reply

As much as this sounds awesome, I wouldn't get too excited. That source could always be wrong, and even if it is right, the bills would still have to be voted on.

Still, it's a shame my state isn't on the list.
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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 17:00:07 Reply

At 1 minute ago, Scarface wrote: Two gay people getting married is wrong.
But a drug that can cause brain damage through long term use? Nah, that's completely fucking fine.

States with legalized same-sex marriage: six
States with legalized marijuana: zero


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 17:06:07 Reply

At 11 minutes ago, Scarface wrote: Two gay people getting married is wrong.
But a drug that can cause brain damage through long term use? Nah, that's completely fucking fine.

People still use this as an argument? I don't even fucking smoke and I know how stupid that is. It's like saying everyone should wear helmets because of the myth that bumping your heads kills brain cells.

The only reason I want it to be legal is because I'm a huge supporter of personal freedoms. Let people choose for themselves. But as with alcohol, it should be illegal to drive while stoned, because at that point you're endangering other people.

Obviously I support same-sex marriage, too.

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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 17:06:46 Reply

Smoking is bad and you should feel bad.


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 17:08:58 Reply

Oh look a blog, on the internet, must be legit!

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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 17:10:00 Reply

At 49 seconds ago, Ilssm wrote:
States with legalized same-sex marriage: six
States with legalized marijuana: zero
One is between to people who love eachother.
Another is pretty much useless and helps people waste time.

Oh really. I didn't know you felt that way.

Anyways, just pointing out the inaccuracy of the assumption that same-sex legislation hasn't made more headway than marijuana legislation.


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 17:16:37 Reply

At 2 minutes ago, Ilssm wrote: I'm not gay, I'm straight. I am just not a homophobe is all.

Cool. Intolerance is lame.


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 17:16:42 Reply

Seeing as how It'd be just the same for me anyways if it were legal, I don't really give a fuck. I defiantly think the laws against marijuana were unjustly put in place, and most of the people opposed are just as ignorant or more ignorant than those who support legalization.

Though to be honest, OP looks like one of those losers who whole life is weed and never accomplishes anything. Laws don't stop people from doing this, and that's the worst thing that comes out of it imo.


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 17:20:40 Reply

Besides the fact that New York wasn't on the list...

I'm excited that these might pass through.

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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 17:29:50 Reply

At 17 minutes ago, Head-Full-Of-Acid wrote: Anyways, just pointing out the inaccuracy of the assumption that same-sex legislation hasn't made more headway than marijuana legislation.

Fair enough, I just don't like the idea that same-sex marriage legalization is taking this long. Not to fight the marijuana legalization, though. I don't think it's a good drug to use, but I'd put it WAY above tobacco.


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 17:37:30 Reply

New Mexico or Texas are not mentioned. Eh, I live by the border.


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 17:43:01 Reply

At 1 minute ago, Scarface wrote:
At 17 minutes ago, Head-Full-Of-Acid wrote: Anyways, just pointing out the inaccuracy of the assumption that same-sex legislation hasn't made more headway than marijuana legislation.
Fair enough, I just don't like the idea that same-sex marriage legalization is taking this long. Not to fight the marijuana legalization, though. I don't think it's a good drug to use, but I'd put it WAY above tobacco.

It shouldn't be too much longer, considering the reversal of Prop 8, and the waning support for DOMA. Public opinion is making same-sex legislation much more approachable.

Support for the legalization of marijuana is also improving, but not enough for politicians to pubically support it. It will probably take more time to generate enough approval.


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 17:52:58 Reply

At 2 hours ago, Zippy-MyMusic wrote: Because all blogs are always solid fact.

Yeah, this will never happen. Even if it does, those are all shitty states.

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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 17:55:31 Reply

I personally don't care for the drug, but I hope you guys enjoy only being able to buy overpriced, watered down, taxed marijuana from big businesses, because they're going to make it illegal to sell weed off the streets. Even if that blog didn't mention anything about it.


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 18:02:12 Reply

At 3 minutes ago, Chdonga wrote: I personally don't care for the drug, but I hope you guys enjoy only being able to buy overpriced, watered down, taxed marijuana from big businesses, because they're going to make it illegal to sell weed off the streets. Even if that blog didn't mention anything about it.

If prices are too high, people won't have any incentive to buy it, same goes with weaker quality.


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Response to 8 states are legalizing in 2012! 2012-02-11 18:05:38 Reply

At 57 minutes ago, FigishPig3000 wrote:
At 11 minutes ago, Scarface wrote: Two gay people getting married is wrong.
But a drug that can cause brain damage through long term use? Nah, that's completely fucking fine.

He's talking about alcohol