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Question 2

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:05 pm
by Meso
Gratz Mass. :thumbup

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:30 pm
by Bilnick
Huh?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:31 pm
by Goofydoofy
WTF? Damn crackers.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:54 pm
by Ceruis
Mass? Go Texas Tech! How about them Gators :thumbup

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:19 pm
by Aithzar
http://www.telegram.com/article/2008110 ... 50287/1116

Question 2: Marijuana decriminalization passes

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BOSTON— Massachusetts voters, over the objections of law enforcement officials, yesterday gave their backing to eased marijuana laws.

In Central Massachusetts, Question 3 passed by a margin of more than 40,000 votes: 183,450 to 142,619.

Law enforcement authorities, who opposed the ballot measure to eliminate criminal penalties for possession of an ounce or less of marijuana, warned that it would take time to institute the new law, which goes into effect in 30 days. Those caught with pot will pay a $100 fine and be forced to turn over the drug.

Re: Question 2

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:31 pm
by Bilnick
I have no problems with pot being legal. I don't smoke at all, and have never smoked anything in my life.

A law was passed in Michigan yesterday (I voted for it) that allows the use of medicinal marijuana. People with a prescription can grow up to 12 plants or so.

Seriously, just legalize the stuff and regulate it like tobacco and alcohol. It would be a good source of tax revenue.

Ann Arbor Michigan used to have a similiar law concerning pot. I think it was a five dollar fine if you were caught with it.

Re: Question 2

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:37 pm
by Ceruis
California again voted against gay marriage as did Florida and Arizona. It will interesting to see if the California Supreme Court will overrule the "will" of the people again.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:35 pm
by Hilf
arizona didnt vote against gay marriage, they voted to change the definition of marriage in the state constitution as being between only man and woman.

legalizing marijuana would be a good thing to tax like Bil said, and it would help cut down on a lot of dangerous drug trafficking from south america, especially since coke and meth and pills arent as widespread use as pot is.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:35 am
by Worff
Bilnick wrote:Seriously, just legalize the stuff and regulate it like tobacco and alcohol. It would be a good source of tax revenue.

Ann Arbor Michigan used to have a similiar law concerning pot. I think it was a five dollar fine if you were caught with it.


At least decriminalizing it would be a good start. Law enforcement will always whine about it because law enforcement is a booming business... and getting MJ possession violations is like shooting fish in a barrel since it's so widespread. They spend a pretty significant amount of time and resources dealing with MJ from the various PD's, to the court systems, and jail systems. Then there are border and immigration issues stemming from the smuggling of MJ from Mexico and Canada (which would be eliminated)... people losing jobs because they smoked a dooby one weekend (none of their damn business anyway what someone does on their own time)... the list goes on and on. It's just NOT worth it to keep it illegal... but decriminalizing it would at least be a compromise that would ease the burdens across the board, in my opinion anyway.

Other countries like Costa Rica that's the way it is and crime surrounding MJ is almost non-existent. Amsterdam it's more than just decriminalized it's legal and they have MJ shops and clubs everywhere... I'd love to see that, but don't expect it, and really don't think the US is ready for that to that level anyway... thus my recomendation. :maryj

Re: Question 2

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:47 am
by Bilnick
Ceruis wrote:California again voted against gay marriage as did Florida and Arizona. It will interesting to see if the California Supreme Court will overrule the "will" of the people again.


I am not a legal expert, but I believe the proposal passed by Californians amends the state constitution, defining a marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The Supreme Court's job is to interpret the constitution at the time. I would think the new amendment would make any supreme court case easy to interpret. Men can't marry each other, and neither can women now.

Re: Question 2

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:35 am
by Bilnick
Worff wrote:Other countries like Costa Rica that's the way it is and crime surrounding MJ is almost non-existent. Amsterdam it's more than just decriminalized it's legal and they have MJ shops and clubs everywhere... I'd love to see that, but don't expect it, and really don't think the US is ready for that to that level anyway... thus my recomendation. :maryj


I dunno Worff, pot laws are being relaxed all the time, i would bet it is made somewhat legal sooner rather than later. After all, who would have thought ten years ago we would have a black president?

Re: Question 2

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:51 am
by Goofydoofy
They should legalize murder too. And, I'm not joking!

Re: Question 2

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:09 pm
by bill
Well, its still not legal, they just can't throw you in jail over anything under an ounce.

Finally, people can enjoy a joint in their own home. Amen.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:10 pm
by Zyzzerzazz
Hell yea, just make sure you pinch a little out of your fresh 1oz bag when you pick it up before you drive off with it!

A gratz is def in order for MA!

Liberal baby!

Fucking Dirty Old Republicans would never let this shit pass