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JDigital

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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #120 on: April 09, 2009, 12:47:08 PM »

In one of his usual 5,000 word blog posts, Steve Yegge thinks legalizing pot is largely a problem of implementation.
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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #121 on: April 09, 2009, 01:49:09 PM »

That was... Special.

Legalization would find traction if dealt with on a state by state basis. The oddity that California could be the first state to legalize recreational smoking, while still outlawing gay marriage is... Is...

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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #122 on: April 09, 2009, 03:22:02 PM »

Slightly off-topic: Today's My Messy Bedroom article is about the aphrodisiac qualities of pot.
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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #123 on: April 09, 2009, 03:24:06 PM »

That was... Special.

Legalization would find traction if dealt with on a state by state basis. The oddity that California could be the first state to legalize recreational smoking, while still outlawing gay marriage is... Is...

:scanners:

Old people hate queers but want pot for their joint pain?  (har har, joint)

I'm trying to blame Orange County here.
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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #124 on: April 09, 2009, 05:29:51 PM »

There isn't a kid in America who doesn't hear from every authority figure in his life that drugs are bad

...going to have to nitpick about your hyperbole there, dude.

Actually most 'first times' I've seen were the result of soft peer pressure.

Mine was because

Slightly off-topic: Today's My Messy Bedroom article is about the aphrodisiac qualities of pot.

yeah, that.
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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #125 on: April 09, 2009, 06:47:23 PM »

There also isn't a kid in America who doesn't resent those same authority figures, aside from retards and Bible-thumpers.
I... guess that makes me a retard, then? This comes as a surprise.
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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #126 on: April 09, 2009, 07:04:27 PM »

I raged against the machine as a kid and teenager just like everyone else, but never saw the appeal in drugs even with 'grrrrr rebel!!!'.  Tried weed once to see what the big deal was, thought it was dumb when I got nothing out of it.

Now I just think drugs are dumb, the users are also dumb and I avoid them at all costs.

Except at work, where I hid the cigars in glass tubes from the tweakers.
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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #127 on: April 09, 2009, 08:38:22 PM »

I smoked half a cigar once. For a Clint Eastwood costume. I was 22.

Such a rebel.
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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #128 on: April 09, 2009, 08:52:13 PM »

There also isn't a kid in America who doesn't resent those same authority figures, aside from retards and Bible-thumpers.
I... guess that makes me a retard, then? This comes as a surprise.
You mean you don't whack off into holy books?
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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #129 on: April 10, 2009, 04:43:49 AM »

There is no way that any given illegal substance is more harmful than HFCS.

When you guys find something in the world that isn't going to kill me, let me know.
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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #130 on: April 10, 2009, 05:49:09 AM »

CRUNK JUICE CRUNK JUICE
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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #131 on: April 10, 2009, 06:41:07 AM »

There is no way that any given illegal substance is more harmful than HFCS.

When you guys find something in the world that isn't going to kill me, let me know.

I can't tell whether you're being serious or not.
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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #132 on: April 10, 2009, 11:57:46 AM »

I never take Kazz seriously.

He's a cute, manic puppydog. With mod powers. :wuv:


But yeah. If you read the article he's not complaining about HFCS per se. So I'm guessing he's being a little bit sincere.
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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #133 on: April 10, 2009, 12:57:41 PM »

Ah, mercury.  Sweetest of the transition metals.
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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #134 on: April 10, 2009, 03:16:53 PM »

I'm not scared of fish, either.
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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #135 on: May 06, 2009, 04:39:52 PM »

Schwarzenegger says he's open to debate on pot

56% of Californians also favor legalization, and there's currently a bill in the legislature.  Now, how long until Ms. California comes out against it?

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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #136 on: May 07, 2009, 11:29:32 AM »

I just want everyone here to know I did not vote for Ms. California
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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #137 on: May 29, 2009, 11:25:22 AM »

Property forfeiture based on drug crimes.

The main article is a midly interesting account of legal hairsplitting. What's really interesting the last paragraph that mentions that this has basically become a new revenue stream.

So in Canada at least, it appears that we are experimenting with a backdoor tax on grow-ops.

Interesting.
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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #138 on: April 08, 2010, 07:31:10 AM »

Stop me if you've heard this one before.

Tax and legalize the sale of marijuana

...to people over the age of 30.

Because we all know the alcohol industry makes a huge profit off those 18-21 year olds who do everything in their power to purchase alcohol because it's illegal.  After 21, the market for vices pretty much disappears, except in the area of prostitution.  Why not let loose a brand new industry to tap that open market?

The government makes its cut off vice taxes, the kids and young adults get their weed by hook or by crook, the purists can bury the argument and be satisfied that the stuff will never legally touch anyone who shouldn't already have a career and a 401(k), parties actually have a fucking point again past college age, and pharma gets an injection shot in the wallet after being kneecapped by reform.  The only people who lose out here are the smugglers who for some odd reason I can't seem to sympathize with.
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Re: Legalize It!
« Reply #139 on: December 22, 2010, 07:11:17 PM »

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