Skip to comments.Has ANYONE ever been imprisoned for smoking pot?
Posted on 09/21/2002 5:49:50 PM PDT by Libloather
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How cool is THAT? In the mean time, do you have an answer to the question starting the thread - Has ANYONE ever been imprisoned for smoking pot?
If you have no answer, the rest of the world-wide-web will understand. Good day...
FYI. In the 80s and early 90s thousands of parolees in CA were sent back to prison for dirty drug tests, positive for mj. Takes a lot morenow.
You forgot the disclaimer - the above information you found with your nifty google search comes from the "Marijuana Policy Project", an "I want my whacky weed" support project. Since the stat selections and the "math" was done by the "MPP" (whether any toking was going on during said calcuations will be left unexplored), it may be best to ignore MPP propaganda and go to more credible sources. For example, for some credible information on drug use and crime, see:
Doing a Google search involves more than finding a site that has the "view" you want, it involves finding credible sources. Its pretty easy to find a given fruitcake site on the Web to "prove" nonsense.
Answering a question with another question is noted in mental logic of young children.
Purported queries are often simple riddles.
Thus, the answer is "probably", simply the word "probably". Statistically impossible to disprove given the large number of human lives on this earth, living and dead.
LL rejoinder, another question, is answered "you've asked a serious question of professionals...billing is $110 per hour..get your parents permission."
Either LL is having a ball on the family computer while the parents are out for the evening, or LL has wired an Etch-A-Sketch to the internet.
Have fun! We're going back to bridge and the fireplace and darn good merlot!
M and friends!
The fact is that the poster was passing on an urbane legend. In the 70's Teaxs law could get you hard time in the cotton patch but not for a damn seed and no one went up for more than 5 years for possession.
That's close but still doesn't answer the question. Please, try again...
Did you get through 2nd grade? Smoking is the verb. Pot is the noun. A noun is a person, place or thing. In this case, a "thing". The charge is "Possession of a controlled substance". This "thing" (pot) is a controlled substance. When you go to court, the cop must have physical evidence, the "thing". Without it he has no case. duh?
Let me explain it to you like you were (are?) a 5 year old. In order to throw(verb) a ball(noun), you must have a ball. In order to ride(verb) a bike(noun), you must have a bike. The verb is the operator, the noun is the operand.
This is the syntax of a logical operation. Debating it is just childish to anybody who speaks the english language.
To reiterate, people are inprisioned for "possession" of pot. They are inprisoned for the noun, not the verb. Indeed thay can also inprisioned for culitvation (a verb) and for distrubution (a verb).
What really is you point? Your argument might just as well be "has anyone been imprisioned for killing(verb) a man(noun)". Killing is not illegal (like squashing a bug), but killing a man could be. I don't have a dog in this pot/liberteen fight.
In the 60s and 70s Playboy had a legal fund and used it to provide defense and appeals to some folks who were imprisioned for posession and use. Do your own homework, it's your topic.
Answering the question with an answer would help greatly.
The question is - Has ANYONE ever been imprisoned for smoking pot?
Got an answer?
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