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 maxxoccupancy
Joined: 2/5/2007
Msg: 1436
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Prohibitionary laws are nearly always targeted at various minority groups. Cocaine (1914) and marijuana (1934) prohibition were aimed at blacks. Opium prohibition (1875) was aimed at Chinese immigrants.

Some of us at freestateproject.org are working hard in New Hampshire to decriminalize marijuana. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever to release dangerous criminals from prison in order to make room for pot smokers. We make the case to residents and elected officials, and we've even pulled a lot of activist groups together that would have atrophied otherwise.

I have spent a lot of time in the State House testifying against bad bills. The point is that you have to have a lot of activists working full time to make a dent in the legal structure. Meanwhile, people are sitting in prison for possession of pot, guns, etc., and we're having to pay $60-80,000 a year in some states to keep them behind bars.
 designingwoman
Joined: 9/4/2005
Msg: 1437
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Why is smoking pot a crime?
Posted: 2/8/2008 4:28:08 PM
^^^Good for you maxx for your efforts to shift law enforcement priorities to those who REALLY need to be behind bars like rapists, murderers and child molesters rather than a pothead. It's a huge waste of taxpayers' money to have nonviolent people behind bars for smoking a joint. Violent criminals are released early and given the chance to reoffend (and ruin more people's lives) to make room for locking up potheads who are simply smoking a joint--hurting themselves maybe but not hurting others. More people's lives are ruined by violent acts than from smoking an occasional joint.

With that said, just as driving while drunk is a crime and should be because it kills so many people, people who are driving stoned should pay the price for doing so.

I don't think people who smoke an occasional joint at home are any different than myself, a person who enjoys an occasional glass of beer or wine but am careful to not drive shortly after having had that drink.
 mr.amoree
Joined: 3/6/2008
Msg: 1440
Why is smoking pot a crime?
Posted: 3/20/2008 6:48:57 AM
it's a crime because it makes you think stupid thoughts and act out stupid ideas.
wait, that's what having sexy thoughts about women you can't have will do to you.
oh well, both are for those out of touch with reality.
smoke dope and you go to jail. ok with me. hope it stays that way.

rsx ms 1452, if you are so hopped up on doing drugs why don't you admit to doing illegal drugs on your profile where it asks that question? why do you lie and answer "no"?
yes, you should be ashamed to admit it. you are an advocate of illegal dope smoking according to your past comments. amazing!!!!!
 packrat500
Joined: 1/13/2008
Msg: 1441
Why is smoking pot a crime?
Posted: 3/23/2008 8:12:53 PM
maybe uncle sam just hasn't found a way to tax it yet.

 blondbomber*
Joined: 2/13/2008
Msg: 1442
Why is smoking pot a crime?
Posted: 3/24/2008 8:52:16 PM
Check your British history. Queen Victoria was prescribed cannabis from Turkey for her migraines. Was England ever more prosperous since her reign?
 GuitarFingers
Joined: 12/24/2005
Msg: 1443
Why is smoking pot a crime?
Posted: 3/24/2008 8:55:46 PM
Because it is against the law?
 forum_moderator
Joined: 1/24/2003
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Why is smoking pot a crime?
Posted: 7/13/2008 5:09:04 PM


*- You're right. Time for everyone to go home, do...whatever it is you do, then have some cookies and chips and ice cream and watch some tv or play hackysack. Thread closed. -TheMadFiddler-*
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