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    Marijuana and the billion dollar revenue

    Well guys, this is about the legalization of marijuana and the taxation of it.

    As many of you may or may not know, with the legalization of marijuana would come the taxation of it. It WOULD be the simplest way out of the budget crisis, offering around $3 billion in revenue. This is because of the million marijuana smokers around the country, (Not including myself). The medical effects of it really do not seem like it would be worth the legalization. Although it has been argued back and forth of the negative and positive effects of marijuana's legalization, here is how it is in my opinion.

    Good Effects:
    -Removes unease in the sick patient
    -Provides a $3 billion bailout
    -Drops the amount of cigarette usage

    Bad Effects:
    -Lowers immune system
    -Has over 400 carcinogens
    -3-4 Blunts=16 cigarettes in one day
    -Lowers concentration, motor skills.
    -Causes paranoia and other physcoactive effects.

    These are what I am aware of currently, I know there is much more but will others care to add on and tell what their opinion of the legalization is?
    Last edited by Joe Fries; 04-16-2011 at 10:40 PM.
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    I smoke a pack of cigs a day. And I toke on a regular basis. So, I wouldn't mind seeing it legal.

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    yeah the debate is the money we would get for it
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    Personally I'm against the usage of marijuana but I do approve of the legalization of it.
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    I'm sure sticking pine cones up your ass is bad for your health but that isn't illegal.

    OT: pro legalization
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecks Nine View Post
    I'm sure sticking pine cones up your ass is bad for your health but that isn't illegal.

    OT: pro legalization
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecks Nine View Post
    I'm sure sticking pine cones up your ass is bad for your health but that isn't illegal.

    OT: pro legalization
    basically this, we might as well get the money for it
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    Maybe so, but they are worse than cigarettes for health reasons. We are only making the cancer and lung issue worse.
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    I don't think relatively small amount of money the Government would take in off of taxing would make a big difference in the deficit. Ultimately, we're talking about trillions of dollars and taxing pot would not generate enough revenue to outweigh the medical cons. Then if you legalize marijuana and tax it, you'd have drug addicts seeking for more dangerous drugs to be legalized. And don't give me that "They'll do it anyway so you might as well legalize it." bs because by that logic some guy somewhere is going to get hold of gun and kill somebody so should we legalize it because he'll do it anyway?

    You may think I'm really conservative after all of that but I'm really not.
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    Martian LANhunter
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    could you point me to the facts you have about weed being worse than cigarettes, i'm currently ignorant about that.
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