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The perils of legalizing pot
Newsweek, by David Frum

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/17/2012 5:11:00 AM

We’re not doing well providing work for our young people. When they do find work, they’ll probably earn less than their parents, probably form less stable intimate relationships, and age into more uncertain retirements. But, hey, don’t say we do nothing for our kids. Instead of work, marriage, and security, we can offer pot, porn, and videogames. Marijuana possession is now legal in Colorado and Washington. California also allows marijuana possession, if users can pay a doctor to prescribe it as “medicine.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read, 12/17/2012 5:14:26 AM     (No. 9070203)

My God! I agree with something written in Newsweek!



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 12/17/2012 5:43:18 AM     (No. 9070216)

Unfortunately the problem is not the pot; if only it were. It is the culture and the kids it produces. Keeping pot illegal is ineffective. It only enriches the drug dealers and the government bureaucracies that feed off it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 12/17/2012 6:21:14 AM     (No. 9070238)

David, it´s your president who thinks that legalizing pot is A OK.

No problem.

Sick sick sick

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 12/17/2012 6:43:10 AM     (No. 9070269)

Davy should stick to a subject he knows something about, like the perils of legalizing LSD.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JackBurton, 12/17/2012 8:13:34 AM     (No. 9070426)

FTA: Over the past generation, American society has closed route after route into the middle class. Wages are stagnant, upward mobility has slowed, job security has deterior­ated, higher education has become more expensive, and two-parent families have dwindled.

Dunno. Sounds like this guy might be onto something.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PageTurner, 12/17/2012 8:45:42 AM     (No. 9070479)

As to the effects of marijuana, Frum talked of dullness but left out some of the good ones: Impotence in men, effectively making them eunuchs, and paranoid schizophrenia in those with vulnerable genetics. I haven´t heard anything about the most recent spray shooting but I know the Aurora shooting, the Norway shooting, the Loughner shooting and many others were marijuana-fueled instances of schizophrenia. Look forward to more spray shootings as pot goes legal or unenforced.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bkt23, 12/17/2012 8:56:50 AM     (No. 9070493)

There was a time when people cared about the rule of law. I don´t advocate the use of any drugs, but I recognize the federal government does not have the lawful authority to ban anything without a constitutional amendment. Remember 18A? Where´s the amendment banning pot?

It doesn´t matter how much you dislike drugs; either you believe in the rule of law, or you do not. If you do not, don´t be surprised with the feds overstep their bounds on something YOU care about.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: KimoSaavy, 12/17/2012 1:45:59 PM     (No. 9071095)

Marijuana is bad juju and the war against it has been a major failed. Why is that? Imagine how many more people that can be employed fighting it. Used for medicinal purposes has been proven effective, but its recreational use only makes people pliable and generally stupid. Look at Holland. I think they are always high and their nation has been taken over. They are still too stupid to figure out things.

I don´t know if we are going to lose this battle. So far, its 2 to 48. I think more states will legalize it. I also think, we will have problems when people decide to step outside their homes high on this stuff.

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