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Poll: Do you think Texas should legalize the recreational use of marijuana?

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d:-] 1
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POTUS 6
Hiro Protagonist 3
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mutton --- 2 years ago -

I guess I missed the Miles and pot connection? 

Slider152 --- 2 years ago -

I don't know what to tell you Mark... Every minute of my life since I was about 3... Happened due to choices that I made. Yes some were life-threatening, and some people may have thought I was crazy, but they were all lucid choices I made. Psychosis doesn't allow for lucid choices. I was never in a situation where I didn't have control of my mental faculties. So everything is either a choice I'm ok with or not.
The fact that you find that hard to believe is a little disconcerting and infers something along the lines of what we're talking about here. Psychosis is a broad term and basically means a break from reality. Most people hallucinate and some develop schizophrenia or paranoia and think everyone is out to hurt them.

And... The guy who shot go forth was found mentally incompetent due to evidence of psychosis episodes (psychosis). You are right about one thing. There's no evidence that his was pot-related. Not all psychosis is...
But my initial statement remains... 7 out of 10 people who seek ER assistance for sudden-onset psychosis is pot-related and many suffer from the same delusions that the guy who murdered go forth was suffering from.
My point in all of this is that psychosis is very real and very VERY bad in most cases. So the question remains... If there's evidence to support the theory that marijuana increases the likelihood of someone having a psychotic break, why would you risk it...? And why would you subject your family to something like that or make more easily available? 

logic --- 2 years ago -

Take a 2nd look. The crash was fatal, not the pot. I rest my case.

LOL, the crash was fatal because the marijuana drugged person caused it. Get a clue mark. 

Butterbean --- 2 years ago -

And why would you subject your family to something like that or make more easily available?

I'd have no problem closing every bar and liquor store in the country.

Fact is, it would not solve the problems of people's choices and the consequences. It would really be a problem for those who enjoy the sociability of alcohol, and responsibly consume the stuff.

Pot is available virtually in every neighborhood in America. I don't think it's responsible use deserves a prison sentence. 

Slider152 --- 2 years ago -

No miles and pot connection. But there was a miles and psychosis connection. We see what psychosis can cause (miles murdering go forth while delusional).
Pot can also bring about the same type of psychosis and is present in 70% of ER visits due to acute psychosis.
That's significant to me, especially since I just recently experienced full-blown psychosis with a relative and the ER staff insisted it was pot-related (though it wasn't).
Now 10% - not scary
30% not really scary
70% - pretty scary and profound. Happens often enough that we should take notice. 

Slider152 --- 2 years ago -

Who said prison sentence... I think it should trigger mandatory drug rehab. 

Judas --- 2 years ago -

It should be legalized. I don't care what any of you say it is so much safer than the real demon alcohol. That's as far as legal drugs go. Alcohol is a drug for those not following along.

The real problem is why so many feel the need to do anything and can't cope with reality.

But the psychosis crap, gimme a break. Too stoned to cope will happen rarely maybe once in a lifetime to every potsmoker. They get laughed out of the ER. I'd rather drive down a highway full of potsmokers over a highway full of drunkards anyday. I'd probably be the only one going the speed limit. 

Butterbean --- 2 years ago -

Who said prison sentence... I think it should trigger mandato ry drug rehab.

Unfortunately, that's another whole world of problems.

Who will pay for the rehab? The state won't. You'll get pushback from a lot of people here on KU.

It would require a new direction for law enforcement- is it really breaki9ng the law?

Solutions are vague at best. Personal responsibility is difficult to legislate. 

Judas --- 2 years ago -

Who said prison sentence... I think it should trigger mandatory drug rehab.


WTF for those smoking pot? Only if rehab is the trigger for every drinker. 

Slider152 --- 2 years ago -

When 70% of alcohol-related ER visits are causing people to lose their minds... I'll agree with you. 

Slider152 --- 2 years ago -

Ok, that didn't make any sense. :)
You get my drift though. 

d:-] --- 2 years ago -

It should be legalized. I don't care what any of you say it is so much safer than the real demon alcohol.

BS. I don't smoke but I was in a room for 2 hours with smokers this past summer. Walked out of there more affected than if I had taken 2 or 3 shots of whiskey, and don't drink anymore either.

The truth is, drug users will ALWAYS find an excuse to keep doing their drugs. Always have, always will. Not only that they have the tendency to think that everyone else wants to do their drug too. Not true. Not everybody likes to be under the influence.

Potheads always want to bring alcohol into the discussion. Pot vs Alcohol is a false comparison. 

steinhoister2016 --- 2 years ago -

Ya, Texas isn't ready...LOL 

fuzz81 --- 2 years ago -

There's still an issue with rampant stupidity. Need to fix that before it will be legalized. 

Slider152 --- 2 years ago -

If you mean, naivety of the scope of the drug-addiction and public-health concerns... I (and apparently the Obama Administration) agree.

Check this out from whitehouse.gov:

Legalizing MaryJ

Pay special attention to this part in that document...

MARIJUANA USE POSES SIGNIFICANT RISKS TO PUBLIC HEALTH
Marijuana places a significant strain on our health care system, and poses considerable danger to the
health and safety of the users themselves, their families, and our communities. We know that marijuana
use, particularly long-term, chronic use that began at a young age, can lead to dependence and addiction.i
Marijuana is not a benign drug:
- In 2011, approximately 4.2 million people met the diagnostic criteria for abuse or dependence on marijuana.
- Marijuana use is associated with addiction, respiratory illnesses, and cognitive impairment.
- Marijuana is also the second leading substance for which people receive drug treatment and a major
cause for visits to emergency rooms.

- Studies also reveal that marijuana potency has almost tripled over the past 20 years, raising serious
concerns about implications for public health - especially among adolescents, for whom long-term
use of marijuana may be linked with lower IQ (as much as an average 8 point drop) later in life.
 

Joe Blow --- 2 years ago -

I think Texas should legalize the use of common sense in pubies for starters. 

Markster --- 2 years ago -

After Year 2 of Legal Pot in Colorado, ALL Drug-Related Charges Drop Significantly, Record Revenue

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"On the issue of tax revenue, Colorado has beaten expectations with a projected $125 million collected in 2015. This is almost three times what the state collected in 2014. Analysts attribute this to a variety of factors, including more dispensaries open, more tourists visiting those pot shops, and more people deciding to try cannabis"

Politicians like that money. Stoners like that product. Seems like legalizing weed is a win win to me.
Colorado got it right. 

SoupIsGoodFood --- 2 years ago -

Legalize it. Tax it to the hilt.

Let the stoners foot the bills. 

Markster --- 2 years ago -

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LOL

If anyone from KU gets a chance to see this play. Do it. 

POTUS --- 2 years ago -

I smoke marijuana everyday. Come and get me.

If they legalize it and the tax causes an increase in price, screw that.

Either way, I'm loading the pipe as I type. 

SleightOfHand --- 2 years ago -

"Either way, I'm loading the pipe as I type. "

I'm sure you were, Mark. 

Defcon1 --- 2 years ago -

POTUS definitely isn't Mark lmao 

POTUS --- 2 years ago -

Why does this guy think I'm Mark? Intellectual opportunity. 

Hiro Protagonist --- 2 years ago -

I'm sure you were, Mark.?


Ahhhh, those finally honed detection skills in action!! 

SleightOfHand --- 2 years ago -

"Why does this guy think I'm Mark? Intellectual opportunity. "

Because you are Mark 

Hiro Protagonist --- 2 years ago -

Potus is an old-time poster. Long before you or Mark, and his style is easily recognizable. 

SleightOfHand --- 2 years ago -

"his style is easily recognizable. "

Exactly. He has deleted a lot of stuff he has posted recently but a lot of it was stupid random bull crap that mark would post. 

POTUS --- 2 years ago -

Exactly. He has deleted a lot of stuff he has posted recently but a lot of it was stupid random bull crap that mark would post.

You're smart but over-emotional, clouding your judgment. I have no idea who "Mark" even is and don't care. Want to meet face to face? We'd probably get along.

I was posting on this board years ago, elected Mod by popular vote and then it was rigged against me and a girl. Fact. 

SleightOfHand --- 2 years ago -

"You're smart but over-emotional"
You are the one that went bat scat crazy and threatened me when I posted that Poor meme lol. But you conveniently edited your post saying "drops mic" 

POTUS --- 2 years ago -

Never threatened you. Just felt sorry for you. 

Dorothy Parker --- 2 years ago -

POTUS isn't Mark...they don't post remotely the same way.

Potus was here years ago...a lot of people remember him. You look stupid insisting he's Mark...please stop. 

SleightOfHand --- 2 years ago -

"Potus was here years ago...a lot of people remember him. You look stupid insisting he's Mark...please stop. "

I had another account years before Sleightofhand, what are you getting at? He may not be mark but he sure acts like him at times. 

POTUS --- 2 years ago -

I had another account years before Sleightofhand, what are you getting at? He may not be mark but he sure acts like him at times.

Dude, I have idea who Mark is because that's not relevant to me. I'll meet you right now, face to face. 

Dorothy Parker --- 2 years ago -

Lol...wow. Keep holding out that they're the same guy because you had another account on KU. 

SleightOfHand --- 2 years ago -

"Keep holding out that they're the same guy because you had another account on KU. "

Stop playing like you don't know what I am talking about. 

POTUS --- 2 years ago -

Who the hell is Mark? Now I'm curious. 

Markster --- 2 years ago -

I have no alts 

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