Skip to comments.Freep This Poll (Maine to Legalize Marijuana)
Posted on 11/15/2012 8:18:39 AM PST by YourAdHere
Do you believe Maine should legalize, tax and regulate marijuana?
I FReeped it with the conservative response: Yes.
Do you believe Maine should legalize, tax and regulate marijuana?
Total Votes: 479
I’m going to vote yes. Do you still want me to FReep it?
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.
Ah , Marijuana Liberal Brain Food
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.
Hell/Handbasket, why not?
Portland = “Po’tland” :) (pronunciation)
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.
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.
Legality of the addictive mind-altering drug alcohol hasn't sent us to Hell in a handbasket - why would legality of marijuana do so?
“Ah , Marijuana Liberal Brain Food”
It will keep them dumb and numb while Obama takes over the rest of their lives.
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...
“Wanna sit around being a stoner? Fine. Dont do it on my dime...”
ahahaha there’s a reason why liberals want to legalize pot. Nothing to do with freedom.
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.
Isn't the internet wonderful?
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?
You were naïvely living in a world where you believed there was no marijuana in Washington State until November 6th?
As far as I know, employers are free to test for legal or illegal drugs.
Now it's 71-29 'yes', 659 votes.
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.
There will be an increase in sales of drug-masking potions.
Hail yes...those Mainers are crazy anyway...might as well let them be high and crazy...
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.
LOL! Beautifully put.
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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?
Got that right, just like selling radar detectors...
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.
“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.
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%.
Well, at least we know what side you’re on, troll.
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.
Well, at least we know what side youre on, troll.
HG has been posting in that vein since the last century. But feel free to hold your breath waiting for that zot.
Voting Yes. Thanks.
Yet you chose to sign up for this social conservative site.
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!
Poll kept defaulting to the results. Wonder if they’ve closed down the polls?
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?
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.
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...
They should legalize it then keep their grubby hands off it. But I voted, Yes.
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.
Democrats will only use the tax money to grow bigger government.
Among other reasons.