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?
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.
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