Does anyone here support legalizing cannabis? Please explain where you stand on the matter.
I've been supporting the decriminalization of marijuana and hemp for nearly 40 years.
It NEVER should have been criminalized in the first place. The reasons for doing so, had nothing to do with facts, in any way, shape, or form.
It was purely political. It was a means for deportation. It was a means to please the lumber lobby. It was a means to appease the racists. It NEVER had anything to do with public health and safety.
Now, the biggest opponent to legalization is Big Pharma. They stand to lose BILLIONS if people are no longer relegated to treating their ailments with pharmaceuticals.
Cannabis is safer than alcohol. People don't die of overdoses. The current prohibition was historically racially motivated as the drug was associated with black people and criminalizing it was a reaction by racist politicians. I used cannabis when I was a teenager and was never harmed by it. Also cannabis has many medicinal properties and should be made legal for medical purposes.
I am an active cannabis patient and supporter here in the very difficult state of Utah. As far as I know, I am Utah's only ex-clergyman full-time cannabis activist. I personally led a team of fellow Utah Patients Coalition members in gathering over 3,000 signatures on our ballot initiative to see that medical cannabis is legalized in our state. I am a member of the leadership team for TRUCE here in our state, a leading education and cannabis advocacy group. I use cannabis to relieve symptoms of arthritis and insomnia. None of which are on the official list of symptoms required to get medical cannabis Under the ballot initiative proposal. But that's okay, it's a short drive to Colorado and I have friends in Denver!
Yes, I do.
Legalize it, tax it, and regulate it just like food, alcohol, cigarettes, etc.
It abhorrent that we have so many people in freaking PRISON for getting high -- or selling a product so others can get high, relax, deal with pain, or whatever.
A damn shame.
At the age of 79 all of my injuries have arrived from my past sports life, along with my many operation's residual pain.
It's difficult to deal with the myriad of problems brought about by physically living and the anxiety
of old age.
I contacted a pain center today and have an appointment to be introduced to a Doctor
who will evaluate me as to being approved to be eligible for Cannibus medication.
Legality of this plant medication is long overdue.
yes, there is a group here called legalize marijuana nationwide. i prefer to keep my marijuana talk on there. i don't mind a calm rational debate with someone who is against it, but i have found that some people can be a bit pushy about their beliefs. so i stick with the group, they tend to weed out most of the trollish sorts.
It is legal now in many areas for recreational use and in other areas for solely medical use. I think it may achieve national legality if what I've been reading is accurate.
It is far less debilitating than alcohol and other dangerous substances like meth, opiods, cocaine and other drugs.
There are gummy bears.
I am a MMJ patient in FL. I beleive it should be recreational AND medical like they have in CA but beyond that it should be a states rights issue as to whether or not it should be legalized. At the very minimum the medical marijuana qualifications for a patient should be very broad. And possession should be federally decriminalized and CBD should be descheduled at a bare minimum. THC should have SOME regulations but not schedule 1.
THC should be a Schedule IV or V. Xanax and other benzodiazipines, which is schedule III, should be Schedule II.
For medical reasons there should be no debate, the answer should be yes, lets legalize it. When it comes to recreational use this is more of a grey area, having said that, I would still probably legalize it, because as of right now (this could change) the arguments that I am aware of that support legalizing cannabis, outway the arguments to keep it ilegal