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[GET] Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Money Man, Apr 20, 2010.

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Do you support Marijuana Law Reform?

  1. Yes, legalize it already!

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  2. Yes, but only medically

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  3. No, I don't think it's a good idea

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  1. Money Man

    Money Man Elite Member

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    For those of you who care or celebrate 4/20, NORML.org is offering a free download of the book "Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?" for today only.

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    HAPPY 4/20 EVERYONE! :)
     
  2. havokb8

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    That's awesome and a great question.....Not much good comes from drinking does it? Rocking some White Widow heading to the dispensary :)
     
  3. Money Man

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    @havokb8: Damn, lucky you man! I don't live in a state where it is medically legal (yet), and although I currently do not smoke, I am able to get my hands on California's finest medical strains whenever I desire. :)

    I added a poll to this thread for those of you that care. I am actually interested in BHW's views on Cannabis. Not everyone who smokes is a stoner, and even people who will admit they are a stoner are some of the most successful people on the planet.
     
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    I moved to a state where they decriminilized it for under and ounce to carry because I was tired of being paranoid all the time... FU federal pot laws
     
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    SOon as some seeds arrive from NL (fucking volcanos) will start growing some Northern Lights for own use. Some months and will be high times lol.
     
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    Today is a great day to be in California. I love my state.
     
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    So how hard is it to actually get weed from a dispensary in CA?

    Do you have to get a medical or what?
     
  9. Money Man

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    In California, they are very lax with their Medical Marijuana law. If you are 18 or older and can spare $100-$200 (depending on the doctor) you can get a Medical Marijuana card, no problem. Colorado is pretty much the same.
     
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    Also, if you didn't know, California has an initiative on the ballot this November to completely legalize the recreational use of Marijuana by responsible adults over the age of 21.

    For more info on the initiative you can visit the following page...

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    If you want to stay informed on what is being done to change Marijuana laws in your state, or for information relating to Marijuana Law Reform in general, visit NORML.org
     
  11. DallasDowning

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    Unfortuanetly they practically give perscriptions away here in CA. If you look around in LA you can find places that will give you your card for under $50. Theres a lot of people here trying to make a quick buck off of this opportunity. Posing as doctors and issuing fake cards, posing as legitimate dispensaries, all kinds of new scams popping up everyday. Cant blame em for trying but it makes the rest of us legitimate patients look bad, and it sets a bad example for medical MJ all over the country. Just my opinion.

    @ TameMe ever tried Space cookie?
     
  12. banditrei

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    why is booze legal and not weed?

    population control. tons of people die in alcohol related traffic accidents everyday.
     
  13. DallasDowning

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    IDK about that banditrei. I think it has more to do with Alcohol being much more taxable. Its much easier for the average citizen to grow weed, then produce his own booze.
     
  14. DallasDowning

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    In other words: Why would the federal government want to legalize something that hard for for them to tax, and would cut down alcohol sales which they tax heavily. Also don't forget about health care. That's a whole different issue. Don't get me started.
     
  15. Money Man

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    It goes way further than taxes. Marijuana can easily be taxed and sold for an enormous profit. Some people might still grow their own, but the majority will buy it where it is sold.

    Even though there are a good number of politicians that support legalization (whether it be for medical or recreational use) behind closed doors, a lot of them are afraid to stand up for it publicly because they consider it "political suicide." We all know how scared politicians are of loosing their jobs, which is why most (if not all at some point) put their career before their constituents.

    I could go on forever about why Marijuana is still illegal, but if anyone is really that curious, visit NORML.org or search Google. The good news is for those of us in favor of Marijuana Law Reform, the percentage of Americans nationwide that support full legalization is close to 50% (half) and has been growing like crazy over the last 10 years, and it will only continue to do so. Support for Medical Marijuana nationwide is 73% according to a recent poll released by Pew.

    As far as the Fake ID cards go, I never knew about that and I consider it very messed up. In fact, Marijuana doctors/clinics frequently post ads on Craigslist all the time seeking new clients. Mostly in the 'General' section of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Denver (Colorado), etc. I'm guessing most of these are legit doctors though, but who knows.

    Thank you for the info, DallasDowning.

    Okay, time to get back to work.

    /rant
     
  16. Money Man

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    Haha, I already got started. But like I said previously, if anyone is truly interested in this subject they can find a wealth of information at NORML.org or Google.
     
  17. DallasDowning

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    Check out CNN if you want more info on the illegitimate doctors out there. They did a special on it a while back. These people are fools the money they're making right now is small beans compared to how much money there is to be made if MJ was legal here.
     
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    DallasDowning, no doubt man. I believe it will be legalized, just not any time soon.
     
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    The only problem I would have with buying such a large quantity at one time is the fact that a certain strain can get old quick. To get the most bang for your buck, it is best to switch up strains IMO.
     
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    Didnt read the whole thread, but I see towards the end people are talking about the pros & cons of taxing cannabis.

    I read a few months ago where a Harvard economist had done studies and concluded that in America we miss out on $27 BILLION dollars every year because of our laws on pot.
    This figure was broke down into 2 parts. One for the cost of enforcing the law, and second the money we lose in taxes if it were legal.

    $27 BILLION dollars is a lot of money. We are all smart enough to know now that there has been lie after lie told about cannabis since the 1930's.

    Make it legal ALREADY! We sure could use $27 Billion every year in this country.

    HAPPY 420 everyone!

    PS. I'm mad jealous of Havok right now. I will probably be stuck w/ reggie today. Enjoy the widow my man!
    *mumbles something about his conservative State of residence, while reaching for the phone to call his illegal 'drug dealer' who wont EVER pay taxes on his income.
     
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