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#71 - latinotornado (03/19/2012) [-]
so am i the only one who thinks this is hella retarted?ive heard this argument over a million times,especually at my highschool"MAN THE GOVERNMENT WONT LEGALIZE WEED CUZ THEY WONT MAKE MONEY OFF IT!!!" lemme tel u why thas sum 						********					.U actually think the government wouldnt make money off of it?they would tax the 						****					 out of it.they would make tons of money off of it.Jus like cigs man theyd be expesnive as 						****					 (more expensive than cigs) AND further more, it wouldnt even be the same weed u kno,the government would put addictive additives in the Marajuana like Nicitine and things to get u hooked so u come back for more.OP is literally retarded for making this
so am i the only one who thinks this is hella retarted?ive heard this argument over a million times,especually at my highschool"MAN THE GOVERNMENT WONT LEGALIZE WEED CUZ THEY WONT MAKE MONEY OFF IT!!!" lemme tel u why thas sum ******** .U actually think the government wouldnt make money off of it?they would tax the **** out of it.they would make tons of money off of it.Jus like cigs man theyd be expesnive as **** (more expensive than cigs) AND further more, it wouldnt even be the same weed u kno,the government would put addictive additives in the Marajuana like Nicitine and things to get u hooked so u come back for more.OP is literally retarded for making this
#106 to #71 - jalthelas (03/19/2012) [-]
grammar....
#85 to #71 - threesixzero (03/19/2012) [-]
It would be bad for the economy because cannabis can be used to treat hundreds of illnesses; If marijuana were legalized, no one would ever need another Tylenol or Advil, they would go out of business.

It would also be bad for alcohol companies, because some people would choose marijuana over alcohol. All these anti-marijuana ads and propaganda you see are almost always funded by alcohol companies.

Another thing is that since hemp can be used to create thousands of products, a lot of other companies would lose money on their own products. Materials made from hemp (like ropes, clothes, backpacks, hemp oil) last longer, are better than other things like wood and cotton in many ways. This is the original reason hemp was prohibited in 1937.

The government can make a lot of money off of it, but it wouldn't be good for the corporate world.
User avatar #89 to #85 - latinotornado (03/19/2012) [-]
ok i hav to disagree with the alcohol statmenet, u said ppl would choose marijuana over alcohol?why would they need to choose?they could hav both,which is a BAD combo.and yes hemp can be used to creat many many MANY things but cannibis and hemp are LEGAL!!! cannibis and hemp is sold all over the US so its not like legalizing weed is going to change that.smokin weed,is ILLIGAL!also,marijuana isent stronger than the average pain medication -_- and it dosent treat that many illnesses it treats symptoms, but we already hav ******* medication for that, also itll prlbly be more expensive to get a hold of Marijuana to treat u than it would be the other medication.
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User avatar #103 to #89 - KayThanxBye (03/19/2012) [-]
the only reason prices of food and herbal medications go up, is because of availability. Cannabis is a weed, weeds can grow any where, all they need is water and sunlight and patience and you have a literal money tree growing in your garden.
#93 to #89 - threesixzero (03/19/2012) [-]
Some people prefer getting high over getting drunk. I've gotten high before I've ever gotten drunk, and I would wayyyyyy rather choose smoking weed if I had to pick one. I don't even like drinking that much. If both were legal, I wouldn't drink very often, but I would be smoking weed often.

Cannabis is not legal, and owning hemp products is. I could own a hemp shirt, and it won't be illegal. As for growing hemp, it depends on what the exact laws are where you live, you might need a permit.

No one said it is stronger than the 'average pain medication', it's just funner, natural, and can be used to treat hundreds of things instead of just a few. The reason I would choose smoking a joint over taking pills is because it's more natural, cannabis has been used as a medicine for thousands of years now. Just because we have major corporations that make pills for us doesn't mean we should stop smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes. It's not THAT expensive to get some marijuana btw.
User avatar #84 to #71 - laelaps (03/19/2012) [-]
No the government wouldn't make money off of it and legalizing it would solve nothing. Because you were correct in that the government is going to tax the **** out of it because they know so many people love using it. Since they are legally taxing it, it is going to become much more expensive, and people will be more likely to get it off the street or from private dealers for cheaper. And the countries involved in the drug wars will still profit, the mafia will still exploit it and the only thing that will be different is that the government will simply be introducing a drug into a new population who would never dare to try it if it was illegal (aka the law-abiding citizen).
#99 to #84 - anonymous (03/19/2012) [-]
Hmm well let's see if it were made legal it would be grown outside in fields, each plant if genetically engineered and under the good yellow sun would grow at least half a pound (it would probably be more but whatever, currently you can get around a pound outside if you know what you are doing and with certain strains.) It really would take almost no land at all compared to land available to produce this due to the small amount consumed to get high. Prices would plummet to incredibly low levels. Secondly 50,000 people died in the last five years in drug violence on the Mexican border over the illegal drug trade. Make it legal and then this violence gets reported to police thus dramtically lowering it if not causing it to vanish (Mexico already has decriminilized small amounts and is talking of legalization but won't due to U.S. pressure). Secondly due to price plummets gangs will not get into the drug trade because it will not be profitable thus no drug gang violence. Furthermore every country that has decriminalized to some extent has seen lowering in drug use (Portugal, Amsterdam, Switzerland), So if lowering drug use, saving tens of thousands of lives and stopping the imprisonment of tens of thousands of people doesn't seem like solving anything to you then you should really stop breathing.
User avatar #102 to #99 - AlexK (03/19/2012) [-]
not for or against, but there a a major flaw i see in your argument. if weed becoms unprofitable, then the drug trade shifts to any one of the hundreds of other drugs (probably cocaine) so we're back at step 1.
User avatar #128 to #102 - theivindon (03/19/2012) [-]
The amount of user would decrease massivly, i would never snort, but i do smoke weed. Just because a person smokes weed, doesn't mean he does it to be cool, crimal etc, but because it's enjoiable.
User avatar #188 to #128 - AlexK (03/19/2012) [-]
i realize that, but there are many people who do other drugs like that. that's the problem. to be honest, there will be problems if it's legal or illegal, it just changes what problems there are.
User avatar #87 to #84 - latinotornado (03/19/2012) [-]
which is another reason it shouldnt be legal or even exist at all.
User avatar #88 to #87 - laelaps (03/19/2012) [-]
Correct. I was agreeing with your general philosophy but started off the comment with 'no' because in the end the government really wouldn't make that much money off of it.
User avatar #90 to #88 - latinotornado (03/19/2012) [-]
indeed they would not my friend
User avatar #254 to #90 - msvegeta (03/19/2012) [-]
The government would make more money than they would if they invested money in fighting it
User avatar #74 to #71 - msvegeta (03/19/2012) [-]
Well actually, street marijuana is super dangerous because some dealers lace it with crazy chemical drugs. Marijuana is much stronger than it used to be as a result. If it was legalized, the FDA could control it, and make it much more safe and reliable.
#133 to #74 - anonymous (03/19/2012) [-]
Also, a lot of weed here in Scotland (and probably the UK) is dipped in chemicals to make it look more crystallised so people think its better weed. Often it is pesticides or other very harmful chemicals that are used which can't be good for you when you smoke them.
User avatar #75 to #74 - latinotornado (03/19/2012) [-]
now see the average teenager dosent know the crazy street dealer who laces their **** .its usualy one teen buying from another teen of jus straight **** .
User avatar #76 to #75 - msvegeta (03/19/2012) [-]
Exactly! That's why it's so dangerous.
User avatar #77 to #76 - latinotornado (03/19/2012) [-]
well i mean even ur erryday run of the mill weed is dangerous in the fact that it gets u high as **** .there are NO benifits to smokin,except the high ass feeling.thats it,forget that its damaging ur body
User avatar #80 to #77 - msvegeta (03/19/2012) [-]
Well, by my logic, alcohol and tobacco is more dangerous, so why is marijuana such and exception?

Have you ever studied prohibition? When alcohol became illegal in the US, criminal organiztions like with Al Capone thrived on the sale of it. The same thing is happening with marijuana. Alcohol is legal again today, and sure, crazy awful **** happens because of it, but there are no gangs peddling it. If we decided that that was better than gangs for alcohol, why should marijuana be any different?

And at least with marijuana you won't have so much domestic violence- alcohol makes ppl angry, marijuana makes ppl calm
User avatar #81 to #80 - latinotornado (03/19/2012) [-]
it also makes them stupid
User avatar #130 to #81 - theivindon (03/19/2012) [-]
Well would you look at that, the kid that writes like he's from the ghetto insulted stoners intelligence. Really kid? If you're going to act all smart and **** , at least write readable.
User avatar #83 to #81 - msvegeta (03/19/2012) [-]
Another thing- a higher percentage of Americans have tried marijuana than Dutch people. (In their country, marijuana is legal). So it seems that legalizing marijuana hasn't dramatically affected the # of ppl that use it in Holland.

When something is illegal, young ppl feel badass for using it. Then when it's legal, it's not so cool anymore, and your problem is (to some extent) solved.
User avatar #86 to #83 - latinotornado (03/19/2012) [-]
ok thats a lil lil kid thing to do it to be badass.i hate to say it but highschoolers r a bit more mature than junior high kids lightin up a fatty. they dont do it to be cool anymore,they literally do it,jus to get high.
User avatar #253 to #86 - msvegeta (03/19/2012) [-]
Just saying then, a higher percentage of kids in a country where it's illegal do it than kids in a country where it's legal

So legalizing won't affect how often ppl use
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