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View Poll Results: Should marijuana be legalized?
Yes, in all cases with age laws and taxation, of course. 78 52.35%
Yes, but for medical purposes only. 23 15.44%
Not at all. 46 30.87%
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Old Feb 21, '12, 1:09 pm
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... Yes, America is the land of the free, but not the land of the idiots. Even children know right from wrong...
That's part of the point that is being made by supporters of legal marijuana. We all know right from wrong and can decide to take a substance, or not, based on what we know and understand and believe. Compare it to alcohol. Everyone knows and understands the right and wrong of alcohol, each according to his own beliefs, and can decide whether or not, and how much, to use it.

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But wow, 'the right to be stupid'? So are you saying you want people to do whatever they want? This world would fall into shambles. People would rob, murder, do drugs, etc--because who am I, or the law, to say that the previously mentioned is wrong? But it appears that we will just have to agree to disagree.
You have to admit that even God gives us the right to sin. It doesn't make it right, but it is our freedom to choose. And it not a matter of doing what one wants...that must be put into perspective of who it affects. Robbery, murder, these are things that are done against another. Drug use, in and of itself without a legal issue attached, is a personal action that does not affect anyone. If it does become an action that affects someone else (just like drunk driving, or operating under the influence, giving bad example to peers/children) then there are laws in place to protect the potential victims. But someone sitting on a couch smoking his brain away...he DOES in fact have the theoretical right to do so. What it becomes then is a matter of "is indulging in this a sin...does it negatively affect me or anyone that depends on me, takes example from me, etc..."
 

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