Sen. Jeff Jackson (running for U.S. Senate) makes the case for legalizing marijuana. Thoughts?

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MySocialAlt

A state that was built on tobacco now trying to take some moral high road against cannabis doesn't make sense to me.


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VicVarron

Times change.


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spvcebound

I just find it unbelievable how many people are still strictly against marijuana, but casually drink almost every single day. If alcohol is legal and doesn't get you fired from nearly any job (provided you enjoy responsibly of course), I see absolutely no reason why marijuana should be illegal. Marijuana is a powerful tool for many people, and a great way to enjoy lots of events and activities. Provided what we do know, the side effects are minimal at worst. In a city AND state founded upon the Tobacco Industry and bootlegging, marijuana should be the least of our worries.


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vordrax

I have never smoked and most likely never will. That being said, legalization of marijuana seems like a no-brainer to me. It is basically 100% upside. Enough people have been victimized by the legal system over this nonsense. Get them out of prison, remove this charge from their criminal history, let them get good jobs again. The longer we wait to do the right thing here, the harsher history will judge us.


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KingAdamXVII

God I hope he wins. He’s such a good politician.


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emmaggins

Legalize recreational marijuana! Get non violent drug offenders out of jail!!


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VicVarron

I haven't smoked weed in years but I see no real harm in it.


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blayzeKING

I was living in Colorado when it went full legal. It took a couple years to get labeling right (particularly with edibles), do away with exit bags and come up with reasonable daily purchase limits that balance flower, edibles, and concentrates. Colorado is honestly a great model to follow, with a few caveats. Allow public cafés or "beirgartens." Keep it small businesses. Limit plastic packaging as much as possible. I can't speak to the production side but regulating seed to sale promotes confidence in the product. The consequences I saw were risk of robbery (lots of cash transactions because banking laws are mostly federal), packaging waste/litter, idiot tourists, the DUI threshold conundrum, old/unused storefronts got renovations, and former unused industrial space was non-existent from grow ops.


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KnightDuty

Legal in MA. Everything is dandy. The only downside exists in the fears of the people who want to keep it illegal.


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80sbabymillennial

Well he's got mine, so he it evens out.


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SpiritGas

Cigarettes are part of our heritage. Whiskey we must have to endure to the fading of the coil. Xanax and our other fillips we take per the orders of medical professionals. Caffeine is barely background radiation.


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JunkyardAndMutt

Was he getting your vote before? Be honest.


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PAirSCargo

You seem tense bro take a puffski and mellow out


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bluedevils91

Just say no to pro aborts.


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mick8980

Dismantle and destroy the Catholic Church, disperse its assets to its tens of millions of victims. Then you can still fuck off with your archaic and outdated opinions.