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Freep This Poll (Maine to Legalize Marijuana)
Portland Press Herald ^ | 11/15/12

Posted on 11/15/2012 8:18:39 AM PST by YourAdHere

Do you believe Maine should legalize, tax and regulate marijuana?


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; cannabis; drugs; drugwar; maine; marijuana; me2012; potheads; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd
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1 posted on 11/15/2012 8:18:48 AM PST by YourAdHere
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To: YourAdHere

I FReeped it with the conservative response: Yes.

Do you believe Maine should legalize, tax and regulate marijuana?
Yes 72%
No 28%

Total Votes: 479


2 posted on 11/15/2012 8:23:21 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("mouth piece from the pit of hell" (Bellflower, 11/10/2012))
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To: YourAdHere

I’m going to vote yes. Do you still want me to FReep it?


3 posted on 11/15/2012 8:23:32 AM PST by BreezyDog (PLAN A: A Peaceful Restoration of the Republic.....PLAN B: A Restoration of the Republic)
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To: YourAdHere

Thanks.
I voted YES.

I get the “legalize part, but the “tax” and “regulate” is ridiculous.

You can grow the stuff in your bedroom. So much for taxing and regulating. And THAT is why it was made illegal.


4 posted on 11/15/2012 8:23:57 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: YourAdHere

Ah , Marijuana Liberal Brain Food


5 posted on 11/15/2012 8:24:44 AM PST by molson209
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To: SJSAMPLE
I get the “legalize part, but the “tax” and “regulate” is ridiculous.

You can grow the stuff in your bedroom. So much for taxing and regulating.

A lot of products that people buy in stores are things they could grow (or make) themselves. Convenience has market value.

6 posted on 11/15/2012 8:26:26 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("mouth piece from the pit of hell" (Bellflower, 11/10/2012))
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To: YourAdHere

Hell/Handbasket, why not?


7 posted on 11/15/2012 8:33:37 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: YourAdHere

No


8 posted on 11/15/2012 8:34:21 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: YourAdHere

Portland = “Po’tland” :) (pronunciation)


9 posted on 11/15/2012 8:35:40 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

I agree, but that “convenience” might mean buying it, tax-free, from the guy (kid) next door. And the stuff you buy locally might be more potent than any government-blessed stuff at the store. Think about the old limitations on beer across the US.


10 posted on 11/15/2012 8:39:23 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE
“convenience” might mean buying it, tax-free, from the guy (kid) next door. And the stuff you buy locally might be more potent than any government-blessed stuff at the store. Think about the old limitations on beer across the US.

I'm not familiar with the old limitations on beer across the US - I am sure that the untaxed guy-next-door market in beer is negligible.

11 posted on 11/15/2012 8:43:24 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("mouth piece from the pit of hell" (Bellflower, 11/10/2012))
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To: YourAdHere

Dude...nobody wants to give me a job but it's still cool cuz I got my bennies!
12 posted on 11/15/2012 8:44:11 AM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: showme_the_Glory
Hell/Handbasket

Legality of the addictive mind-altering drug alcohol hasn't sent us to Hell in a handbasket - why would legality of marijuana do so?

13 posted on 11/15/2012 8:45:27 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("mouth piece from the pit of hell" (Bellflower, 11/10/2012))
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To: bgill
No

Why not?

14 posted on 11/15/2012 8:46:52 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("mouth piece from the pit of hell" (Bellflower, 11/10/2012))
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To: molson209

“Ah , Marijuana Liberal Brain Food”

It will keep them dumb and numb while Obama takes over the rest of their lives.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 8:50:35 AM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: YourAdHere

Yes 70%.
No 30%.

Voted yes.

Caveat... Make drug testing mandatory for any and all welfare/socialist benefits. Pop positive on a pee quiz and the money tap gets shut off.

Wanna sit around being a stoner? Fine. Don’t do it on my dime...


16 posted on 11/15/2012 8:50:47 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Hell in a handbasket
17 posted on 11/15/2012 8:51:54 AM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: Dead Corpse

“Wanna sit around being a stoner? Fine. Don’t do it on my dime...”

ahahaha there’s a reason why liberals want to legalize pot. Nothing to do with freedom.


18 posted on 11/15/2012 8:54:53 AM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Actually, alcohol has sent plenty of people into a kind of hell, arguably of their own making, but few drinkers set out to be alcoholics or killers of small children in auto accidents. The stuff can be lethal, adds billions of dollars in harm costs to state budgets (hospital, police etc).

So why would anyone want to add another legal mind/judgement altering substance to the mix? The day after it was voted “legal” in WA state, a stoned kid had an accident that injured six others, a couple critically. It’s just the beginning.


19 posted on 11/15/2012 9:01:59 AM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: YourAdHere
Another vote for "Yes." And I don't even live in Maine.

Isn't the internet wonderful?

20 posted on 11/15/2012 9:06:20 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Just curious. What does legalizing drugs do to pre-employment and random drug screens? Since pot would be legal, how long would you have to wait for favorable drug results? Would you just quit testing for drugs too?


21 posted on 11/15/2012 9:07:07 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Veto!
So why would anyone want to add another legal mind/judgement altering substance to the mix?

You were naïvely living in a world where you believed there was no marijuana in Washington State until November 6th?

22 posted on 11/15/2012 9:15:34 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: ari-freedom
The poll is about legalizing marijuana - sadly, the 0bamas are already legal.
23 posted on 11/15/2012 9:17:22 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("mouth piece from the pit of hell" (Bellflower, 11/10/2012))
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To: showme_the_Glory
What does legalizing drugs do to pre-employment and random drug screens? Since pot would be legal, how long would you have to wait for favorable drug results? Would you just quit testing for drugs too?

As far as I know, employers are free to test for legal or illegal drugs.

24 posted on 11/15/2012 9:20:04 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("mouth piece from the pit of hell" (Bellflower, 11/10/2012))
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To: YourAdHere
'Yes'

Now it's 71-29 'yes', 659 votes.

25 posted on 11/15/2012 9:23:41 AM PST by Ken H
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To: Veto!
Actually, alcohol has sent plenty of people into a kind of hell, arguably of their own making, but few drinkers set out to be alcoholics or killers of small children in auto accidents. The stuff can be lethal, adds billions of dollars in harm costs to state budgets (hospital, police etc).

So why would anyone want to add another legal mind/judgement altering substance to the mix?

Do you support subtracting a legal mind/judgement altering substance from the mix by returning to Prohibition?

The day after it was voted “legal” in WA state, a stoned kid had an accident that injured six others, a couple critically.

Marijuana remains illegal until enabling legislation is passed, so your anecdote proves nothing.

26 posted on 11/15/2012 9:24:41 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("mouth piece from the pit of hell" (Bellflower, 11/10/2012))
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To: dynachrome
'FReep this poll' ping
27 posted on 11/15/2012 9:32:35 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("mouth piece from the pit of hell" (Bellflower, 11/10/2012))
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To: showme_the_Glory

There will be an increase in sales of drug-masking potions.


28 posted on 11/15/2012 9:39:00 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: YourAdHere

Hail yes...those Mainers are crazy anyway...might as well let them be high and crazy...


29 posted on 11/15/2012 9:41:21 AM PST by Adder (Holy Crap! Now what?)
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To: ari-freedom
ahahaha there’s a reason why liberals want to legalize pot. Nothing to do with freedom.

And the reason "conservatives" want it to remain criminalized?

The blood rushes to their loins when they think of employing state power to crush hippies and other types of people they consider unpalatable.

30 posted on 11/15/2012 9:46:15 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
The blood rushes to their loins when they think of employing state power to crush hippies and other types of people they consider unpalatable.

LOL! Beautifully put.

31 posted on 11/15/2012 9:51:14 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("mouth piece from the pit of hell" (Bellflower, 11/10/2012))
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To: YourAdHere; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
Thanks to Justsaynotonannies for the ping. Have at it. The state will screw it up, but what the heck. legalize 'em all.

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32 posted on 11/15/2012 9:54:38 AM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: stuartcr
There will be an increase in sales of drug-masking potions.

Another victory for capitalism.

After all, how many accountants and financial advisors make a portion of their living advising clients how to circumvent oppressive tax laws?

33 posted on 11/15/2012 9:54:49 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Got that right, just like selling radar detectors...


34 posted on 11/15/2012 9:57:28 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
LOL! Beautifully put.

Thank you, my friend. I wonder how long it'll take before the Usual Suspects sniff this thread out and start posting awesomely-intellectual and compelling looserdopian rhetoric. Socons have an absolutely amazing way of sniffing out fun so they can squelch it.

35 posted on 11/15/2012 10:00:50 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Veto!

“Actually, alcohol has sent plenty of people into a kind of hell, arguably of their own making, but few drinkers set out to be alcoholics or killers of small children in auto accidents.”

Well, “actually” most people who consume alcohol not only do not “set out to become alcoholics or killers of small children in auto accidents”, and in fact MOST do not obtain either one of those attributes during their life time of alcohol consumption.

And guess what, MOST recreational consumers of marijuana are no different in those respects; they do not become marijuan addicts at any higher rate than do alcohol consumers become alcoholics, nor do they become “killers of small children in auto accidents” at any greater rate than consumers of alcohol.

“Substance abuse” is subtance abuse, regardless of the chemical/drug involved amd certain incidents and certain occupations require checking for substance abuse as a matter of public safety. Decriminalization of marijuana will not change that. It might even stir greater vigilance about it, with regard to all “legal” substances that can be abused, when it comes to both transportation accidents (of all kinds) and occupations with a high priority concern for public safety.


36 posted on 11/15/2012 10:06:28 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Wuli
they do not become marijuana addicts at any higher rate than do alcohol consumers become alcoholics

In fact, the addiction rate is quite a bit LOWER for marijuana: of those who have used alcohol, 15% were at some point dependent on it, whereas the corresponding figure for marijuana is 9%.

37 posted on 11/15/2012 10:16:17 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("mouth piece from the pit of hell" (Bellflower, 11/10/2012))
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Well, at least we know what side you’re on, troll.
IBTZ.


38 posted on 11/15/2012 10:31:12 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: YourAdHere

Thanks for posting! I voted for freedom and against govt tyranny over a natural-growing weed.

I might change my mind if we had a package making alcohol, tobacco and pot illegal. At least then we would be getting rid of two dangerous drugs.


39 posted on 11/15/2012 10:32:00 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: darkangel82; Hemingway's Ghost
I wonder how long it'll take before the Usual Suspects sniff this thread out and start posting awesomely-intellectual and compelling looserdopian rhetoric. Socons have an absolutely amazing way of sniffing out fun so they can squelch it.

Well, at least we know what side you’re on, troll.
IBTZ.

HG has been posting in that vein since the last century. But feel free to hold your breath waiting for that zot.

40 posted on 11/15/2012 10:44:53 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("mouth piece from the pit of hell" (Bellflower, 11/10/2012))
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To: YourAdHere

Voting Yes. Thanks.


41 posted on 11/15/2012 10:55:42 AM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
Socons have an absolutely amazing way of sniffing out fun so they can squelch it.

Yet you chose to sign up for this social conservative site.

42 posted on 11/15/2012 11:09:24 AM PST by ansel12 (Todd Akin was NOT the tea party candidate, Sarah Steelman was, Brunner had tea party support also.)
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To: YourAdHere

To put everyone’s mind at ease, legalization of pot is not going to change much of anything. I live in Los Angeles, where pot has been functionally legal for the past decade or so. There are hundreds of hip, little “dispensaries” in every commercial district, and they sell pot to anyone with a “recommendation” that can be obtained in about 15 minutes by claiming, without documentation, medical “stress” or “anxiety” or “insomnia”.

Now, there are a lot of things to complain about in terms of life in Los Angeles, but you’d be hard-pressed to attribute many of them to legal pot. Crime rates have posted substantial year over year declines; test scores remain dismal, but slightly improving; drug abuse and addiction rates haven’t changed that I’m aware of.

Think about it like this: do you personally know anyone who doesn’t smoke pot because it’s illegal, and once it’s legal, will become a pot smoker? Everyone I know either likes pot and smokes it, or doesn’t. Nobody is sitting out there saying to themselves, “boy I wish I could smoke some pot, but unfortunately, it’s illegal, so I can’t.”

So make it legal or not, nothing much is going to change. The only thing that I really hope is that if it becomes legal in more places, the market for Mexican pot moved across the border by narco-terrorist cartels via illegal aliens will dry up, helping with our attempts to seal the freakin’ border and stop the illegal alien invasion. Now that would change things in L.A. significantly, for the better!


43 posted on 11/15/2012 11:10:57 AM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: YourAdHere

Couldn’t Vote!!

Poll kept defaulting to the results. Wonder if they’ve closed down the polls?


44 posted on 11/15/2012 11:12:57 AM PST by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: GSWarrior

Another vote for “Yes.” And I don’t even live in Maine. ...As long as the lobsters ain’t F’d up, what do I care?


45 posted on 11/15/2012 11:13:33 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: showme_the_Glory

Just because it is legal doesn’t make it OK at Home Depot. They do not want the liability for some stoner driving a fork lift and hurting someone.


46 posted on 11/15/2012 11:14:33 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

Pot is effectively legal in California. It’s incredibly easy to get a prescription — I live in a retirement area, average age is probably 70. Nice to have retired neighbors because they keep an eye on the area.

BUT, I smell pot CONSTANTLY in my backyard, through my open windows and on the streets when I walk the pooches.

I am sensitive to it because of allergies/asthma and I well know the smell of it having grown up in the 60s and 70s.

These OLD people all (well a lot of them) seem to have prescription for legal pot!!— they’ve told me you can buy pot ice cream, pot brownies, pot lollipops (for the kiddies?), and various brand names of pot — for their glaucoma or arthritis, I’ve heard.

I worry about them getting behind the wheel of a car — which they all do — and driving around STONED.

Sometimes, it’s not what you think...


47 posted on 11/15/2012 11:18:21 AM PST by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: YourAdHere
"Do you believe Maine should legalize, tax and regulate marijuana?

Trick question!

They should legalize it then keep their grubby hands off it. But I voted, Yes.

48 posted on 11/15/2012 11:22:46 AM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: showme_the_Glory

What does legalizing drugs do to pre-employment and random drug screens? Since pot would be legal, how long would you have to wait for favorable drug results? Would you just quit testing for drugs too?.....They would have to start all over, retreat and regroup. As a safety auditor I talked to a guy 20 years ago who was safety manager for a large manufacturing plant. I asked to see his drug plan for employees and he showed me a written plan, took me to a window and said ‘ Do you see those people out there?’ I said ‘Yes’. He said ‘ If we shut the place down, RIGHT NOW and made all of them piss in a jar, I’d be the only person with a car in the lot.’ The people I looked down the floor at numbered about 300 plus.


49 posted on 11/15/2012 11:24:35 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: YourAdHere

No.
Democrats will only use the tax money to grow bigger government.
Among other reasons.


50 posted on 11/15/2012 11:34:04 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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