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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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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.

FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!*** FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list. (multiple votes using multiple internetz devices are allowed!) And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin', if I miss them. (looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)

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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