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when do you guys think weed will be legal?

Discussion in 'Marijuana Consumption Q&A' started by catpuchino, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. USA, Canada, whatever!

  2. I think it depends on the next few election cycles in the U.S.  I'm sure some more states will have referendums, and if those start passing in large quantities I believe the federal government will come around.  It is far more likely to be legalized nationwide if Democrats are in power of the Executive and Legislative branches.
  3. it's legal in two states right now. 
  4. When someone feeds the government an edible. Then the American Flag will turn into a Kush Flag. The United States will turn into United Land of Kush and the Statue of Liberty will be an image of Mary Jane. Oh it's easy to dream...
  5. Never. Not in our lifetime I don't think.
  6. #6 BearJew7, Jun 21, 2013
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    We know marijuana effects the brain in many ways, as well as other important parts of the body, but I dont think we have a great grasp of exactly how it effects these areas.  No I'm not trolling, I love getting high, but I think you're a bit dellusional if you think using cannibis has 0 negative effects.. just take a look at google scholar and search for "adverse effects of marijuana": there are plenty of studies to support adverse effects.  I think it is definitely a possibility that marijuana is doing negative damage to our brains and bodies, and with the quick onslaught of developing medical technology, if more adverse effects become causually related to marijuana, I could definitely see prohibition returning with a hell of a lot more power.  Personally, my gut tells me that a healthy balanced lifestyle(eating well, excercising, engaging in intellectual activities, developing social skills and relationships) accompanied by moderate marijuana use is perfectly fine in the long term -- however the fact that many people will struggle to use marijuana responsibly will always keep prohibition supporters on guard.  In other words, yes its probably true that moderate marijuana use is perfectly fine in the long term.. however the real question is, if weed becomes legalized, will the majority of cannibis users be able to avoid abusing the substance?  Is the average man or woman capable of doing such a thing in the long term?  Highs are addicting, lets be honest. 
    That being said, in the mean time hopefully Colorado and Washington's can develop great systems to regulate legalized marijuana that will influence other states to make the jump as well.
    this would be true if you were born 70 some years ago, but with two states already legalized and the medical scene blowing up,
    I'm going to go ahead and estimate it'll be within ten years if not shorter.
    People will come around, older generations will pass away, and the reefer madness mentality will fade.
  8. But how would you handle the millions of people in custody for it?
  9. #10 AuhMayZing, Jun 21, 2013
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    People who committed the crime while the law was still in effect will have to finish their sentence / serve their punishment.
    not what I want, I assure you; if I had it my way, I would pardon those convicted for non-violent offences. 
    but this is how it works, and will work. It's happening now.
  10. Couldn't have said it any better
  11. If I had to guess I'd say somewhere between 20-30 years from now. Once the older, less educated politicians die off or retire.
  12. I say within the next 10-15 years since many states have legalized it in some way. You know that the southern states will be one of the last to do it though :/
  13. Yeah i live in Colorado and its legal here. I honestly sometimes forget how illegal it was even just a year ago, but its changed so fast and now its a pretty acceptible thing to smoke weed haha. It was before 64, but now people give me more problems for smoking cigarettes. Other places will follow surely. And like stated before, convicted people will have to finish but everyone else is free..even pending cases. Thats what happened here. I can imagine states where its not popular to smoke, to take much more time. I can see some other states following soon, and maybe parts of Canada. Its weird, i was so into the whole legalization fight and it was such a big thing, and now its like none of that ever happened. Its like its always been legal.

    Within 5 years itll be starting to get to more and more states..very slowly but it will. And in ten i imagine it being almost everywhere with a few places that really dont care. Then hopefully the feds will come around but idk. Theres too much money in synthesized medicine, cancer patients, and everything else to make them WANT to change. We'll really have to make them change.
  14. Shortly after all 502,777 GC members get off their butts and become activists! :hello:
    Do you guys realize what a "sleeping giant" GC is?  :confused:   If we all just stopped goofing off and started DOING, we could get cannabis LEGALIZED! :smoke:
    I am doing MY part! What about YOU? :confused_2:
  15. #16 AuhMayZing, Jun 21, 2013
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    I'll be more than happy to Storm, what can I do?
    don't forget about the dealers flipping lbs making bank who don't want everyone else to benefit from it, though.
  16. #17 Storm Crow, Jun 21, 2013
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    Get a copy of my List and educate yourself! (Bottom of my sig for my email addy)
    Comment in the online news! It gives you a great chance to reach people! And don't just stick to marijuana news- look for articles on conditions that cannabis treats. I said this in "What's the Best Headache Medicine: Tylenol, Excedrin or Advil?
    I found the treatment ("cure" isn't quite the right word) for my migraines- CANNABlS! As long as I have a few puffs in the evening, I remain migraine-free!

    Several years back, I quit using CANNABlS when I started a new job. My boss saw me when a migraine hit me at work. He demanded that I see a doctor ASAP (he was scared I had a brain tumor). I saw the doctor, got brain scanned and told that I "just" have migraines! I knew what worked and I got my "recommendation" later that month. I have had 10 wonderful years without a single migraine!

    (FYI - the Yahoo censor will block the words "cannabis" and "medical marijuana". Just type them in capital letters except for the "i"s! Use a lower case "L" for the "i"s, and the censor won't bleep it! Plus it makes it stand out from the rest of the text! :laughing:
    Write those politicians! You are just a tally mark,  a "yes" or "no" on the issue, unless you write that "1 in a 1000" exceptional letter that actually makes it to the politician!
    Find easy-readying articles like WebMD's stuff and make up a pamphlet to leave in laundromats, etc. (How many times have you ended up reading "Women's Day" at a laundromat out of sheer boredom?)  These are good ones to start with!
    Marijuana May Slow Alzheimer's      (news - 2006)
    Pot compound seen as tool against cancer      (news – 2012)
    Lab Notes: Pot Has Benefits for Diabetic Hearts      (news - 2010)
    One in 8 with fibromyalgia uses cannabis as medicine       (news – 2012)
    Marijuana Chemical Fights Hardened Arteries
    Chemicals in Marijuana May Fight MRSA
    Marijuana's Active Ingredient Targets Deadly Brain Cancer
    Marijuana May Fight Lung Tumors
    Marijuana Ingredient May Cut Fibromyalgia Pain
    Cannabis Relieves Multiple Sclerosis Pain
    Pot Chemical May Curb Inflammation
    Teen Pot Smoking Won't Lead to Other Drugs as Adults
    Heavy Marijuana Use Doesn't Damage Brain
    Marijuana Smoking Doesn't Kill
    Send a few articles or abstracts to an ailing relative or friend- the post office does NOT require return addys, so you CAN stay anonymous! :yay:  Your doctor should also be treated to abstracts (he has PubMed access and can look up the full studies himself!) in the same way, or bring them in yourself for a lively discussion! 
    If you can do that much, AuhMayZing, you will be doing FAR more than most of GC's blades! :yay:
    Granny   :wave:

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