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09-04-13, 03:32 PM #21
Alcohol is a scurge. The fact it is horrible is not a good reason in my book to sanction legalizing marijuana. The difference between them is you can have a couple drinks of alcohol and not be drunk. Marijuana is high or not. There is no moderation for the taste of it.
If THC has some sort of miraculous medicinal benefit why doesn't anyone want to take it in a pill? It's about smoking and getting high.
This doesn't even address the problems with driving high.
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09-04-13, 03:37 PM #22
Respectfully, I disagree. I'm certainly not advocating the legalization of marijuana due to alcohol's legal status. Really, I'm not advocating for decriminalization at all. I simply said I was intrigued.
The smoking statement isn't necessarily true. There has been a significant uptick in diversified THC delivery vehicles. Vaporizers, Hash oil, cookies, brownies, candies, and even pills are becoming more and more common.
Smoking, of course, is the most prevalent, but I don't think the appeal of marijuana is due to its pleasant taste when burned and inhaled.
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09-04-13, 04:52 PM #23
10-20-13, 12:28 PM #24
10-20-13, 09:30 PM #25
How exactly is my rebuttal flawed? What have I said that is incorrect? Xiphos said it's about smoking and getting high, and mentioned the lack of pill forms of THC or CBD. I can personally attest to the diverse forms that THC or CBD can take. Butane Hash Oil, vaporizers, candy, gum, pills, and yes, brownies are all out there. I never stated that these forms can't be and aren't abused. Painkillers have a legitimate use, and are still misused, and the same can be said about spray paint, screwdrivers, cars or bricks.
The simple fact is that marijuana has legitimate medical applications. I can't speak as to its effect on driving, because I don't work DUI/DWI cases and have no experience there. I can guarantee that marijuana is a major, major money maker for the cartels. That fact doesn't sit lightly with me, and legalizing, decriminalizing, or legitimizing marijuana in the US in any way would most likely deal a devastating blow to cartel interests.
There are, of course, other things to consider, such as limiting child-exposure, taxation and regulation, et cetera, but those shouldn't be justification for a 100% prohibition. I'm not advocating for legalization, and I damn sure didn't say that marijuana isn't used by fewer potheads than cancer patients, but I am amazed by LEO's who don't use common sense and reasoning skills to problem solve. You're using the fact that potheads use marijuana recreationally as an excuse to keep the status quo? Really? Your job as a professional is to enforce the laws and be a public servant. Your job as a productive citizen is to engage in the process and question things that don't make sense. I have no problem justifying and defending my positions, and I'll respectfully listen to opposing viewpoints, but I do my own research. I suggest you do some of the same.
Did you develop these arguments last month while you were still in the academy, or a couple of years ago when you decided to be a cop? Because mine have been grown and molded over the last 13+ years working in LE. I don't know that I'd accuse someone of flawed logic who had significantly more LE experience than me.
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10-20-13, 09:50 PM #26
10-20-13, 10:02 PM #27
Actually you stated that the rebuttal was flawed. Yeah, most people want to get high. I do not think anyone in this thread has stated otherwise. If you are going to openly respond to someone's assertions in a thread like this one, be prepared for a response. This can be a sticky [see what I did there] subject in LE circles. It is also a good discussion particularly here where we can openly talk about all the issues associated with it.
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10-20-13, 10:07 PM #28
Sic semper scelestus.
10-20-13, 10:10 PM #29
10-20-13, 10:14 PM #30
Bravo. We do need a sarcasm font or something though.
10-21-13, 07:56 AM #31
I am with That Dude, errm I mean Guy on the 10th amendment. I also herd a LEO state that he would rather deal with a high person rather than a drunk. Drunks are unpredictable and a high person is just hungry.
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10-21-13, 08:33 AM #32
Seemed miraculous enough to me
Funny, through a few hundred thousand years of human history and the earliest recorded etching on rocks hashish has been around and mentioned, but it's only in the past 60 years thanks to drunk men in white marble buildings telling us it's a scourge that it's become one. Now with a shooting war. Thanks?
I really don't have much interest if the drug war continues as there will always be new molecules to chase: it's policy and chemistry now, beyond even politics. Can we at least have some legitimate research on old ones without the F'deral paper-pushers predetermining which of those molecules are bad based on something more than Newtonian politics? (A drug classified as useless will remain classified as useless until reclassified by a study which is prevented by its classification) Then let's talk about what to do with it based on the research. Remarkable amount of good could happen in a short time like that.
I don't like the antics being played with medical dispensaries either. Games and suffering, and who wins?
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