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Saturday Six #420

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Well, given that it’s the 420th edition of the Saturday Six, and given what “420” has become a nickname for, you can guess what the questions this week are going to focus on.

Are you game?

Be sure to check back this week and click on the links of bloggers who play along in the comments below! It’s a great way to find blogs you may not have visited and keep the conversation going!

Here are this week’s “Saturday Six” questions. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your blog… But don’t forget to leave a link to your blog so that everyone else can visit! Permission is not granted to copy the questions to message boards for the purpose of having members answer and play along there. Enjoy!

1. Do you believe that non-medical marijuana should be legalized?

2. Do you believe that medical marijuana should be legalized?

3. Have you ever spent time around anyone whom you know had smoked marijuana? Did you notice any significant changes in their personality?

4. Should someone found to be growing marijuana face as stiff a legal penalty as someone producing crystal meth? Why or why not?

5. Should someone found to be driving under the influence of marijuana face the same legal penalty as someone driving under the influence of alcohol? Why or why not?

6. Some have claimed over the years that marijuana is a “victimless crime.” Do you agree? Why or why not?

If you have a Reader’s Choice question you’d like to see asked (and answered), send me an email! I’d love to include it in a future edition of the Saturday Six.

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6 Comments

  1. 1. Yes.  It should be legalized and regulated just like we do with alcohol now.
    2. Yes. 
    3. Yes and no.  I didn’t.  On the other hand, I believe they smoked when I met them so it isn’t like I got to know them before they started.
    4. No.  Well… perhaps if you have an entire farm growing but if you are only growing enough for yourself I think it should be allowed.
    5. Yes. You are impaired.
    6. I’m not entirely sure what the term means but I guess it might refer to the fact that it is relatively harmless and I’d have to agree to this – although one should avoid driving or operating machinery while under the influence.

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  2. 1. Yes.  It should be legalized and regulated just like we do with alcohol now.
    2. Yes. 
    3. Yes and no.  I didn’t.  On the other hand, I believe they smoked when I met them so it isn’t like I got to know them before they started.
    4. No.  Well… perhaps if you have an entire farm growing but if you are only growing enough for yourself I think it should be allowed.
    5. Yes. You are impaired.
    6. I’m not entirely sure what the term means but I guess it might refer to the fact that it is relatively harmless and I’d have to agree to this – although one should avoid driving or operating machinery while under the influence.

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  3. Don’t Bogart that joint my friend pass it over to me…
     
    1. Do you believe that non-medical marijuana should be legalized?
    Yes. It should be treated just like alcohol.
     
    2. Do you believe that medical marijuana should be legalized?
    Yes, when I stopped smoking pot, my eye pressure went up. There was a distinct increase in my eye pressure of about twenty percent between the year I smoked and the year I stopped.
     
    3. Have you ever spent time around anyone whom you know had smoked marijuana? Did you notice any significant changes in their personality?
    No, I never knew anyone who smoked. 🙂
    Yes, people do get the munchies. You do not want to go grocery shopping at 3 AM when you are smoking because in the morning you will be wondering why you bought all this crazy food, like smoked oysters.
     
    4. Should someone found to be growing marijuana face as stiff a legal penalty as someone producing crystal meth? Why or why not?
    No, you should be able to grow your own. Maybe with a permit, like for 10 plants (I have no problem with a tax on pot).
    Meth is very addicting and cause violent behavior, while pot is not addicting and it mellows you out.
     
    5. Should someone found to be driving under the influence of marijuana face the same legal penalty as someone driving under the influence of alcohol? Why or why not?
    Yes, you are intoxicated.
     
    6. Some have claimed over the years that marijuana is a “victimless crime.” Do you agree? Why or why not?
    I smoked pot from 1970 until 1999 and I stopped cold turkey. One day I smoked and the next day I didn’t (I thought I was having a heart attack and my doctor said to stop smoking) and I had no withdraw or anything. Like all drugs it can be abused, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine and can be taken in excess but are not illegal.   
    Here in Connecticut last year possession of pot was reduced to a misdemeanor and it looks like the medical marijuana bill might pass.

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  4. <b>TO</b>tally <i>awesome</i> choice for today’s topic, man.   😀 My answers are here: http://sweetmemes.blogspot.com/2012/04/patricks-place_28.html

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  5. 1. Do you believe that non-medical marijuana should be legalized?
    Yes, with provisions.
     
    2. Do you believe that medical marijuana should be legalized?
    Absolutely.
     
    3. Have you ever spent time around anyone whom you know had smoked marijuana? Did you notice any significant changes in their personality?
    Yes. No.
     
    4. Should someone found to be growing marijuana face as stiff a legal penalty as someone producing crystal meth? Why or why not?
    In California, producing meth can carry a maximum sentence twice as long as that for producing marijuana. All drugs are not created equal. Growing small amounts for personal use ought to be legal, or a misdemeanor at best.
     
    5. Should someone found to be driving under the influence of marijuana face the same legal penalty as someone driving under the influence of alcohol? Why or why not?
    Yes, if the authorities can prove that the driver is under the influence of cannabis to the degree that it has impaired the driver’s ability to safely operate their vehicle. We have breathalyzers, blood tests, and field sobriety tests to assist in determining whether a driver is too drunk to drive. Create similar, scientifically sound methods of detecting such an impairment; then you can prosecute.
     
    6. Some have claimed over the years that marijuana is a “victimless crime.” Do you agree? Why or why not?
    When people refer to cannabis as a “victimless crime” they probably refer to the use of marijuana as being harmless. It is true in the sense that, compared to something like alcohol or drugs that can act as gateway drugs, marijuana is relatively harmless. Unfortunately, much like during the Prohibition in the 1920’s, when something is made illegal there are organized crime cartels ready and willing to supply the customers with their desired product. As long as the idiotic “War on Drugs” carries on with hefty penalties for cannabis manufacture, possession, and consumption, the body count will continue to rise.

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    1.  @msalakka Your last answer was what I was trying to get at, but you said it much more clearly than I did.

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