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Title: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: Just_a_Biker on November 08, 2011, 08:47:40 PM
(Jefferson City, MO) -- A Columbia-based group has won approval to begin circulating a petition to legalize marijuana in the state of Missouri.

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Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: matrsnot on November 08, 2011, 11:21:25 PM
won't lying Eric love that one
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: tpgunbiz on November 09, 2011, 09:23:40 AM
I think its about time America woke up and legalize this, Alcohol is legal and causes way more problems. Personally i dont like it, makes me paranoid and retarded, but I love to drink beer. My vise is legal, yet people drive drunk and kill people , Men beat wives,kids, women do stupid  shit as well, but its legal.......the only thing i have ever seen Weed do is make someone sink into the couch and maybe get hungry. Ive never seen a guy high want to beat some ass. Never, nor seen a guy Gal high want to drive. Im sure it happens, but at a really slow pace...lol. I dont understand why it isnt legal
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♥♥Trena♥♥♥ on November 09, 2011, 12:41:58 PM
Wouldn't surprise me if it passes. I don't personally use it, but I don't know many people that don't. I would rather be in a room full of people that were high on weed...than drunk on alcohol! There are far more people smoking pot than anyone realizes.
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: Geezer Glide Taz on November 09, 2011, 03:36:04 PM
Plus if they put on a special tax on Chips and twinkies they will make a bundle
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: Yankee Trader on November 09, 2011, 06:37:16 PM
Legalize it and tax it.   Agree with you all about the comparisons to alcohol and peoples behavior.
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: matrsnot on November 09, 2011, 08:01:54 PM
Why not?  Obama put a tax on Christmas trees
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♥♥Trena♥♥♥ on November 09, 2011, 08:46:37 PM
With as many people that use and sell it, if it were legalized and taxed like cigarettes the government could make a great dent in the deficit. People have been smoking it for a looooong time, and always will so why not let the government make some bank on it?
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♣ ~Maynard~♣♥ on November 09, 2011, 09:22:45 PM
With as many people that use and sell it, if it were legalized and taxed like cigarettes the government could make a great dent in the deficit. People have been smoking it for a looooong time, and always will so why not let the government make some bank on it?
I can see it now Twinkies and chips on every government workers desk.
LSD, Crack, Heroin and more will be next :poke:
I say Ban Tobacco and alcohol not tax it.
The money that will be lost will make up for it in healthcare cost.
Get rid of it and your healthcare will be cut in half.
JMO
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: Just_a_Biker on November 09, 2011, 09:31:23 PM
I can see it now Twinkies and chips on every government workers desk.
LSD, Crack, Heroin and more will be next :poke:
I say Ban Tobacco and alcohol not tax it.
The money that will be lost will make up for it in healthcare cost.
Get rid of it and your healthcare will be cut in half.
JMO

Maynard... MJ is no more a "Gateway Drug" than Coke, Pepsi or Coffee. 
Healthcare costs WILL be lowered, because the medicinal uses of MJ will eliminate the need for some prescription medications for some people (I'm not naive enough to think that it's the super drug that will cure the worlds ailments).
I know you grew up with the guberment propaganda "Devil Weed" garbage that we all believed for so long.  But, if you take the time to do some research, you'll see the many benefits of MJ and realize that what you've been told most (or all) of your life regarding MJ is garbage...
Don't take my word for it, spend some time researching and reading.  You might be surprised at what you find, I know I was.
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♣ ~Maynard~♣♥ on November 09, 2011, 10:22:25 PM
Maynard... MJ is no more a "Gateway Drug" than Coke, Pepsi or Coffee. 
Healthcare costs WILL be lowered, because the medicinal uses of MJ will eliminate the need for some prescription medications for some people (I'm not naive enough to think that it's the super drug that will cure the worlds ailments).
I know you grew up with the guberment propaganda "Devil Weed" garbage that we all believed for so long.  But, if you take the time to do some research, you'll see the many benefits of MJ and realize that what you've been told most (or all) of your life regarding MJ is garbage...
Don't take my word for it, spend some time researching and reading.  You might be surprised at what you find, I know I was.
Don't be so naive Timmy, I was smoking pot 54 yrs. ago.
Hell I can get a script now if I wanted__ I don't.
With age comes wisdom
And your full of crap about A gateway drug ask any Crackhead or
Herion addict if they smoked pot before they done the other,
In most cases they do both.
And I was talking about Banning alcohol and tobacco on the healthcare issue.
Have you got that school girl outfit on again? &^&&(
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: christy550679 on November 09, 2011, 10:26:27 PM
Tax it!!!!!!!!!! Empty jail cells and beds from people who have been incarcerated for MJ crimes. Save tax payers money for incarceration of these petty crimes. I would rather see a drunk driver in jail for killing a family then a pothead! JMO


This is how I look at it. God made weed, man made beer, who do you trust?
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♣ ~Maynard~♣♥ on November 09, 2011, 10:38:47 PM
Tax it!!!!!!!!!! Empty jail cells and beds from people who have been incarcerated for MJ crimes. Save tax payers money for incarceration of these petty crimes. I would rather see a drunk driver in jail for killing a family then a pothead! JMO


This is how I look at it. God made weed, man made beer, who do you trust?
I Like the way you think  :{:{:
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: matrsnot on November 09, 2011, 11:07:31 PM
God gave man the wisdom to make beer.  I ain't givin up my beer.  I like it.  I don't drink it to excess.  Look at what happened the last time they tried banning booze.
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: Lepard LLC on November 09, 2011, 11:28:50 PM
Pot makes people lazy, fact..
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: Lepard LLC on November 09, 2011, 11:29:45 PM
Most likely this won't pass..
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: christy550679 on November 10, 2011, 12:24:06 AM
I knew I would get slammed for that comment. I don't think anyone should have to give up beer or pot if they know how to control it. I just think it makes more sense to legalize something that is natural. It's a way to generate more tax revenue and we need that. And yes it does make some people lazy..that is a fact but in some instances where it is used for medical purposes it takes away pain and allows a person to get out of the bed and function. There is a positive and negative to everything that is considered illegal or legal. 

I just think that everyone should look at it from both sides of the argument. I can see why people who are against legalization feel that way just as I think some people can understand why others feel the opposite.
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♣ ~Maynard~♣♥ on November 10, 2011, 12:30:19 AM
I knew I would get slammed for that comment. I don't think anyone should have to give up beer or pot if they know how to control it. I just think it makes more sense to legalize something that is natural. It's a way to generate more tax revenue and we need that. And yes it does make some people lazy..that is a fact but in some instances where it is used for medical purposes it takes away pain and allows a person to get out of the bed and function. There is a positive and negative to everything that is considered illegal or legal. 

I just think that everyone should look at it from both sides of the argument. I can see why people who are against legalization feel that way just as I think some people can understand why others feel the opposite.
Who slammed you?  It wasn't me I thought what you stated was awesome.
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: christy550679 on November 10, 2011, 12:32:30 AM
Who slammed you?  It wasn't me I thought what you stated was awesome.

No one. I read it wrong. Darn glasses must be dirty. lol
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♣ ~Maynard~♣♥ on November 10, 2011, 12:40:51 AM
No one. I read it wrong. Darn glasses must be dirty. lol
If you talking about the guy who said pot makes you lazy,
I'll Bet he knows this for a fact. LOL
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♣ ~Maynard~♣♥ on November 10, 2011, 12:45:08 AM
Damn I feel guilty now. I just had a beer with my pizza and wings.
Now I need to take my medication. ;D
And I'm not kidding :th_thwhistling:
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: fish on November 10, 2011, 01:11:42 AM
another boost for business! more greenhouses, gardening stuff sold,don't forget more donut shops! It might be better to fight the war on drugs with money hat was spent on pot raids. regulate it like alcohol and tax it.
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: SC Susie on November 10, 2011, 02:40:46 AM
I say legalize it.........

I wonder if "unemployment" will increase due to businesses , who only prior to legalization demanded PRE-employment screenings, possibly implementing frequent testing or mandatory testing  causing either people to voluntarily not seek employment or be fired.

Im really curious if advertising  would change.....possibly seeing..."Use me,  Mr Adder, CPA, for your tax needs this season, Im pot free and will happily prove it to you" or "Cab Company X - all our drivers submit to weekly testing".......( I know, lame examples....)

And Im glad to see on the petitions legalization  for MEDICINAL use for some minors.....yes, there will be fraud...but...  a 15 year old bone cancer patient's pain and quality of life deserves to be addressed just as much as the 36 year old suffering from the same  JMO.
 
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: JShultz on November 10, 2011, 12:40:22 PM
Smoking ganja doesn't make me lazy...Though it makes me less motivated to give a damn about stupid stuff.
 
Marijuanna is a gateway drug. It is not due to the nature of THC though. Why is it a gateway then? Because it puts people in an illegal environment where there are other drugs to try. The other time in American history where there was this much illegal drug activity was the time period between the 18th amendment and the 21st amendment...
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: Just_a_Biker on November 10, 2011, 06:51:58 PM
Don't be so naive Timmy, I was smoking pot 54 yrs. ago.
Hell I can get a script now if I wanted__ I don't.
With age comes wisdom
And your full of crap about A gateway drug ask any Crackhead or
Herion addict if they smoked pot before they done the other,
In most cases they do both.
And I was talking about Banning alcohol and tobacco on the healthcare issue.
Have you got that school girl outfit on again? &^&&(
Not trying to pick a fight, just trying to have honest debate.  Something many folks don't realize is the pot you smoked 54 years ago is completely different than the pot being grown today, especially in the medicinal market.  The THC content of what you smoked many many many moons ago was about 1/3 of the THC content of today (some studies say more some say less).  So you most likely did not see the medicinal value that there is today, but you probably had a lot more headaches than folks smoking today because you were smoking a weed with a little bit of THC instead of a higher concentration of THC that there is available today.

Regarding the "gateway drug" thing... Depends on who you listen to and what research you believe.  Bottom line (for me) is people either have addictive personalities or they don't.  If someone has an addictive personality they will become addicted regardless of whether MJ is legal or not.  Yes, most who do hard core drugs used MJ first, but they also used over the counter medications, stole meds from mom & dad, abused alcohol, cigarettes, etc... Someone who does NOT have an addictive personality can pick up & put down a joint at will.  It's not the DRUG that opens the door to addiction & abuse; it's the person's hard wiring (brain) and whether or not they are susceptible to addiction & abuse.  Same goes for alcoholism & a host of other addiction based diseases we have today.

As for banning alcohol & cigarettes… Sure, it would be nice to ban them right along with internal combustion engines, which pollute our air & indirectly cause cancer & a host of other health problems.  But, that’s not what America is about.  Our guberment should not have the ability to tell you as a citizen what you can or can’t eat, drink, drive, etc.  You have free will and we live in a “free” society.  Besides, we already tried that.  I’m sure you remember how prohibition went over, don’t you?  :th_thbeer1-1:
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: Lepard LLC on November 10, 2011, 07:22:39 PM
http://www.wboc.com/story/16006847/heavy-meth-use-linked-to-schizophrenia (http://www.wboc.com/story/16006847/heavy-meth-use-linked-to-schizophrenia)
Meth and pot use linked to schizoprenia
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♣ ~Maynard~♣♥ on November 10, 2011, 07:24:16 PM
Not trying to pick a fight, just trying to have honest debate.  Something many folks don't realize is the pot you smoked 54 years ago is completely different than the pot being grown today, especially in the medicinal market.  The THC content of what you smoked many many many moons ago was about 1/3 of the THC content of today (some studies say more some say less).  So you most likely did not see the medicinal value that there is today, but you probably had a lot more headaches than folks smoking today because you were smoking a weed with a little bit of THC instead of a higher concentration of THC that there is available today.

Regarding the "gateway drug" thing... Depends on who you listen to and what research you believe.  Bottom line (for me) is people either have addictive personalities or they don't.  If someone has an addictive personality they will become addicted regardless of whether MJ is legal or not.  Yes, most who do hard core drugs used MJ first, but they also used over the counter medications, stole meds from mom & dad, abused alcohol, cigarettes, etc... Someone who does NOT have an addictive personality can pick up & put down a joint at will.  It's not the DRUG that opens the door to addiction & abuse; it's the person's hard wiring (brain) and whether or not they are susceptible to addiction & abuse.  Same goes for alcoholism & a host of other addiction based diseases we have today.

As for banning alcohol & cigarettes… Sure, it would be nice to ban them right along with internal combustion engines, which pollute our air & indirectly cause cancer & a host of other health problems.  But, that’s not what America is about.  Our guberment should not have the ability to tell you as a citizen what you can or can’t eat, drink, drive, etc.  You have free will and we live in a “free” society.  Besides, we already tried that.  I’m sure you remember how prohibition went over, don’t you?  :th_thbeer1-1:
I agree with most everything you said.
and as far as Prohibition. I had relatives that owned and opperated Speak easy's in Gary Ind. , Chicago and Calumet city ILL. >:D
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♣ ~Maynard~♣♥ on November 10, 2011, 07:34:54 PM
http://www.wboc.com/story/16006847/heavy-meth-use-linked-to-schizophrenia (http://www.wboc.com/story/16006847/heavy-meth-use-linked-to-schizophrenia)
Meth and pot use linked to schizoprenia
Read this and tell me the first person that pops into your mind on this Blog/message board.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001925/ (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001925/)
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: Lepard LLC on November 10, 2011, 09:03:19 PM
LOL, we are on the same page..


Read this and tell me the first person that pops into your mind on this Blog/message board.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001925/ (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001925/)
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: Lepard LLC on November 10, 2011, 09:06:20 PM
My opinion? Legalize it.. I couldn't care less either way, I have no use for it myself..
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♣ ~Maynard~♣♥ on November 10, 2011, 09:07:34 PM
LOL, we are on the same page..
Yep we are  :th_gen129:
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: CrazedChris on November 10, 2011, 09:22:47 PM
I am curious, if this passed, who will grow it?  Will it be regulated by the FDA?  Or are there going to be collection sites for the locals to share their harvest?  Will you have to have a drug screening to work in the greenhouse? 
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♣ ~Maynard~♣♥ on November 10, 2011, 09:33:19 PM
I am curious, if this passed, who will grow it?  Will it be regulated by the FDA?  Or are there going to be collection sites for the locals to share their harvest?  Will you have to have a drug screening to work in the greenhouse? 
Don't worry about it Chris___ It will never pass.   :)
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♥♥Trena♥♥♥ on November 10, 2011, 10:24:52 PM
Really Maynard? Bet you thought we would never have a black president either? lol...just saying
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: Geezer Glide Taz on November 10, 2011, 10:26:59 PM
I am curious, if this passed, who will grow it?  Will it be regulated by the FDA?  Or are there going to be collection sites for the locals to share their harvest?  Will you have to have a drug screening to work in the greenhouse? 
You will grow them right next to the tomatoes and green beans, Lowes will have the sprouts on sale, but the Amish will have the best ones
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♣ ~Maynard~♣♥ on November 10, 2011, 10:49:03 PM
Really Maynard? Bet you thought we would never have a black president either? lol...just saying
If I'm WRONG I'll Kiss your Bare ass on the court house steps and give you 15 minutes to draw a crowd!
Also this applys if I'm right
 :":": :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: David Day on November 10, 2011, 11:12:01 PM
If it's on the ballot I suspect it will get about 35 - 38% approval.  Just my guess.

Dave
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♥♥Trena♥♥♥ on November 10, 2011, 11:32:13 PM
If I'm WRONG I'll Kiss your Bare ass on the court house steps and give you 15 minutes to draw a crowd!
Also this applys if I'm right
 :":": :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

lol
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♥♥Trena♥♥♥ on November 10, 2011, 11:34:57 PM
If it's on the ballot I suspect it will get about 35 - 38% approval.  Just my guess.

Dave
My guess is a little higher. I'm sure that 35-38% would be the pot smokers that make it off the couch to vote lol. And there will be the ones that don't smoke (like Me) that would vote to pass it.
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: fish on November 11, 2011, 12:10:55 AM
make sure it is the Pulaski county courthouse Maynard! I don't want to travel too far to take the picture!!!
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: SC Susie on November 11, 2011, 03:57:20 AM
If I'm WRONG I'll Kiss your Bare ass on the court house steps and give you 15 minutes to draw a crowd!
Also this applys if I'm right
 :":": :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:
RESERVE YOUR SEATING FOLKS......looks like Show-Me might hit the   requirements to get their petitions passed and up on a ballot.........check out these numbers http://show-mecannabis.com/2011/10/24/majorityagree/ (http://show-mecannabis.com/2011/10/24/majorityagree/) from the week of 24OCT11.
 
"This week marked a turning point in the history of cannabis legalization, when Gallup announced a poll (http://www.gallup.com/poll/150149/record-high-americans-favor-legalizing-marijuana.aspx) showing that for the first time in history, a full majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana: 50% in support and 46% in opposition.  That’s an increase in support of 4% since last year (http://www.gallup.com/poll/144086/New-High-Americans-Support-Legalizing-Marijuana.aspx) and an astounding 14% increase from 5 years ago.
In the Midwest, including Missouri, support soared a full twelve percentage points – from 42% in favor in 2010 to a whopping 54% in 2011."
 
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♣ ~Maynard~♣♥ on November 11, 2011, 04:10:46 AM
RESERVE YOUR SEATING FOLKS......looks like Show-Me might hit the   requirements to get their petitions passed and up on a ballot.........check out these numbers http://show-mecannabis.com/2011/10/24/majorityagree/ (http://show-mecannabis.com/2011/10/24/majorityagree/) from the week of 24OCT11.
 
"This week marked a turning point in the history of cannabis legalization, when Gallup announced a poll (http://www.gallup.com/poll/150149/record-high-americans-favor-legalizing-marijuana.aspx) showing that for the first time in history, a full majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana: 50% in support and 46% in opposition.  That’s an increase in support of 4% since last year (http://www.gallup.com/poll/144086/New-High-Americans-Support-Legalizing-Marijuana.aspx) and an astounding 14% increase from 5 years ago.
In the Midwest, including Missouri, support soared a full twelve percentage points – from 42% in favor in 2010 to a whopping 54% in 2011."
I better practice my Pucker.
People are such Damned fools, I should have known better.
They elected Obama didn't they?
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: 2CardJohnE on November 11, 2011, 04:22:11 AM
If it does make it to the ballot i'd bet good money there will a record number of people turn out to the polls.  could have a effect on other legislation being voted on because of it
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♥♥Trena♥♥♥ on November 11, 2011, 12:22:16 PM
RESERVE YOUR SEATING FOLKS......looks like Show-Me might hit the   requirements to get their petitions passed and up on a ballot.........check out these numbers http://show-mecannabis.com/2011/10/24/majorityagree/ (http://show-mecannabis.com/2011/10/24/majorityagree/) from the week of 24OCT11.
 
"This week marked a turning point in the history of cannabis legalization, when Gallup announced a poll (http://www.gallup.com/poll/150149/record-high-americans-favor-legalizing-marijuana.aspx) showing that for the first time in history, a full majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana: 50% in support and 46% in opposition.  That’s an increase in support of 4% since last year (http://www.gallup.com/poll/144086/New-High-Americans-Support-Legalizing-Marijuana.aspx) and an astounding 14% increase from 5 years ago.
In the Midwest, including Missouri, support soared a full twelve percentage points – from 42% in favor in 2010 to a whopping 54% in 2011."
 




 :wee_fly:       :2popcorn:
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: Chas on November 12, 2011, 03:30:05 PM
IF it passes and I hope it does. Local LE can amend their budgets there will be no need for fly overs and Mj eradcation programs. There are still the federal laws that make illegal.
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: dixonbob on November 12, 2011, 06:31:48 PM
Id bet it passes easily in the 60-70% range and it should.I also believe growing for personal use such as 10 plants should not be taxed BUT if you have a farm and are making BIG BUCKS then taxation should be inherited into the equasion
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: igahmah at work on November 12, 2011, 11:19:56 PM
I say legalize it and tax the heck out of it.  You all know, people growing their own and selling it could put some pretty nasty stuff in it.  It would have to be processed and packaged just like a pack of cigarettes and if you get caught using any that has not been packaged for resale, then you are not being legal and you should be charged with having an illegal substance.  Just my opinion. 
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: jlh on November 13, 2011, 02:31:13 AM
You know, years ago I was very much against legalizing marijuana, but my opinion has changed. It took two years of sociology and a parent and sister suffering from glaucoma to help change my mind. Besides, it would half way empty out our jails and prison systems so the real criminals could be put behind bars and serve their full sentences for more serious crimes. Besides we all know that even though they are serving time for possession they still manage to get it on the inside.
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: 2CardJohnE on November 13, 2011, 02:46:16 AM
I say legalize it and tax the heck out of it.  You all know, people growing their own and selling it could put some pretty nasty stuff in it.  It would have to be processed and packaged just like a pack of cigarettes and if you get caught using any that has not been packaged for resale, then you are not being legal and you should be charged with having an illegal substance.  Just my opinion.
It should be no different then a tabacoo plant.  Grow it, hang it in the barn to dry and if you sell it make sure you pay your taxs on the income you recieved.
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♥♥Trena♥♥♥ on November 13, 2011, 03:25:30 AM
I was raised by parents who openly smoked pot and never hid it from me. Did I like it...of course not. But on the positive side it made me not want to do it. Ended up trying it a couple times in my 20's and makes me very sick. Been around many and I do mean many alcoholics in my life and I would rather be around someone that has smoked a doobie than a freakin drunk any day. Weed gives you a much more mellow "high" than booze does so why is alcohol legal and MJ not? THC may clog up some brain cells but alcohol destroys them. Also there are so many medical benefits. The government could make so much money from the taxes, and like others have said clear out many jails cells for serious crimes. Create a new source of income, free up wasted money, help with medical problems...seems like a "No Brainer" to me. I think it has a very good chance of passing if put on the ballot. I personally wouldn't use it even if it were legal but I'm not going to judge other for doing so, the same goes for drinking. I don't do it but to each their own...
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: tpgunbiz on November 13, 2011, 08:22:26 AM
I love to see open minded opinions , especially from people who dont have any interest in the actual use of it. If only we could get the same open mindedness for other issues...lol
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: tpgunbiz on November 13, 2011, 08:24:36 AM
If I'm WRONG I'll Kiss your Bare ass on the court house steps and give you 15 minutes to draw a crowd!
Also this applys if I'm right
 :":": :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:
Might want to get some lip balm, Ill be expecting mine after Trenas...lol
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: dixonbob on November 13, 2011, 02:07:40 PM
I want mine right on the brown spot. I`ll have bad gas that day also.
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: David Day on November 14, 2011, 02:33:59 PM
OMD opened with this song Friday night in Springfield...GREAT concert.  Seems about right for this thread LOL.

Enjoy!  Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Standin On The Rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyxFnO5zoXM#)
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: 2CardJohnE on November 15, 2011, 12:44:30 AM
OMD opened with this song Friday night in Springfield...GREAT concert.  Seems about right for this thread LOL.

Enjoy!  Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Standin On The Rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyxFnO5zoXM#)
  Yep it was a excellent show.  Maybe you can "name that tune" David.   I posted a picture of Steve Cash from friday night just to see if there were any fans in this forum, got no replies yet http://pulaskicountyweb.com/smf/index.php?topic=27961.msg256168#new (http://pulaskicountyweb.com/smf/index.php?topic=27961.msg256168#new)
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: David Day on November 15, 2011, 12:53:52 AM
I gave it a shot. Great shows , that is a great pic!
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: Just_a_Biker on November 15, 2011, 07:21:54 PM
You know, years ago I was very much against legalizing marijuana, but my opinion has changed. It took two years of sociology and a parent and sister suffering from glaucoma to help change my mind. Besides, it would half way empty out our jails and prison systems so the real criminals could be put behind bars and serve their full sentences for more serious crimes. Besides we all know that even though they are serving time for possession they still manage to get it on the inside.

I think a lot of folks are in the same boat.  We've been told for so long that MJ is "so dangerous" that we believed it.  Now we're starting to see the truth.  My father takes a hand full of pills every day for back pain & nerve damage.  The pills make him "loopy", he loses his balance, fine motor skills are gone, and he's still in pain.  Trying to convince him to use MJ instead of taking a hand full of pills has been a challenge to say the least.
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: Pete on November 16, 2011, 04:38:41 AM
Pot was more or less legal in Alaska back in 94. You could not grow it, you could not sell or buy it, if you got caught with a amount of less then a ounce it was just a misdemeanor. How was a person supposed to get it? Thats the kind of laws that just makes no sence.
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: brucerhowell on November 16, 2011, 06:43:33 PM
what good will it do, as long as the Feds say it's against the law and close down shops Like in Cal. and the Feds keep getting kick backs from the phamacy companies, and privite prison owners it will remain Illegal. so they fill our prisons will pot smokers, enstead of Meth producers and heroin sellers. What would the cartels in Mexico due if it was legal???
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: Jen on November 17, 2011, 09:03:22 PM
If they could control it, they would legalize it and tax it.       
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: Geezer Glide Taz on November 17, 2011, 09:16:33 PM
what good will it do, as long as the Feds say it's against the law and close down shops Like in Cal. and the Feds keep getting kick backs from the phamacy companies, and privite prison owners it will remain Illegal. so they fill our prisons will pot smokers, enstead of Meth producers and heroin sellers. What would the cartels in Mexico due if it was legal???
If it was legal, the cartels would go out of business, as MJ is 80% of their income.
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: tpgunbiz on December 09, 2011, 09:32:24 AM
Id like to see it at least de criminalized. too many folks are in prison over the mere posession of it. Usage is debatable . But a person having a plant stored in a baggie is less harmful to me and my family than a drunk, a child molester, Burgler, you name it ???. I dont fear pot heads. Never has a stoner tried to rob rape fight or cause any havoc in my life. Cant say the same about the rest. Alcohol is legal. yet caused more problems than anything else. Decriminalize it and regulate it. Easy fix. If i eat/Drink, too much salt, garlic, caffeine, oregano, Hot peppers, Hot Products, or have a stressfull day my BP goes up. my health is comprimised daily by products perfectly legal. Marijuana to me is no different than any other herb. Sure it affects your normal wellbeing ....Name something that doesnt. Its time for intelligence to allow us to move forward.Quit sending people to prison over it, quit acting like its as bad as chemically altered drugs and let people enjoy what they want. A cigarette has over 500 deadly chemicals responsible for over half of lung problems. yet you can buy it legal. possess a Joint.....spent time in jail........dont make sense. Clove Cigarettes...Legal....Banana peels...as absurd as it is....legal.....you can smoke your yard waste....not healthy at all...but legal......You can buy paint and sniff it. Not legal to sniff it...but you can buy it. hell you can smoke your own shit if you wanna....Not recommended but legal. Our laws are retarded and not real intelligent if you look at things in respect of others. JMHO.
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: Coyote on December 09, 2011, 04:13:07 PM
Get one of these...it's only $6.99!
 
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: ♥♥♥Trena♥♥♥ on December 09, 2011, 04:17:41 PM
Anyone watch Weed Wars?
Title: Re: Missouri Voters May be Asked to Legalize Marijuana in 2012
Post by: dixonbob on December 09, 2011, 04:38:47 PM
I watched it last night and alltho at State levels they have legalized marijuana for medical purposes BUT at Federal levels they are harrassing the legit buisness with Tax problems to shut them down and all other crap. They CLAIM because they are legal stores its a huge money making buisness. Federal laws shouldnt be involved in MY opinion