Marijuana Debate - Scottsville, KY

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#86
Nov 6, 2010
 
It is a natural herb that was here long before us. There is nothing wrong with sitting at your house on your own time minding your own business smoking and not out causing trouble.
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Westmoreland, TN

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#87
Nov 6, 2010
 
Marijuana IS NOT a drug. Marijuana is a natural grown HERB!! The Indians used it WAY before we came to this country. I mean hell one of our greatest presidents, George Washington, used to grow it on his plantation. Bet you didnt know the Declaration of Independence was made from HEMP paper, AKA MARIJUANA PAPER!! America’s first marijuana law was enacted at Jamestown Colony, Virginia in 1619. It was a law “ordering” all farmers to grow Indian hempseed. There were several other “must grow” laws over the next 200 years (you could be jailed for not growing hemp during times of shortage in Virginia between 1763 and 1767), and during most of that time, hemp was legal tender, you could even pay your taxes with hemp!! Harry Anslinger and William Randolf Hearst wanted Marijuana illegal because it was competition with the Timber Industry. Thats the only reason its illegalized today. Look it up.

So if you dont want to smoke it, fine. Nobody said you had to.
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#88
Nov 6, 2010
 
Hell yes do it

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#89
Nov 6, 2010
 
backwoods country girl wrote:
Marijuana IS NOT a drug. Marijuana is a natural grown HERB!! The Indians used it WAY before we came to this country. I mean hell one of our greatest presidents, George Washington, used to grow it on his plantation. Bet you didnt know the Declaration of Independence was made from HEMP paper, AKA MARIJUANA PAPER!! America’s first marijuana law was enacted at Jamestown Colony, Virginia in 1619. It was a law “ordering” all farmers to grow Indian hempseed. There were several other “must grow” laws over the next 200 years (you could be jailed for not growing hemp during times of shortage in Virginia between 1763 and 1767), and during most of that time, hemp was legal tender, you could even pay your taxes with hemp!! Harry Anslinger and William Randolf Hearst wanted Marijuana illegal because it was competition with the Timber Industry. Thats the only reason its illegalized today. Look it up.
So if you dont want to smoke it, fine. Nobody said you had to.
Poison Oak is a natural leaf too. If you are camping and run out of toilet paper, you could always use this natural leaf but it may not be the most healthy decision .... hehehehe
keke

Campbellsville, KY

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#90
Nov 19, 2010
 
because its nasty
keke

Campbellsville, KY

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#91
Nov 19, 2010
 
hell nooo its f*****ing nasty!!!!1
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Bowling Green, KY

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#92
Nov 19, 2010
 
People are going to smoke it whether it legal or not. It would be good for the government to make money on it for taxes and such instead of drug dealers breaking the law and getting rich.
Harry B Dangles

Elizabethtown, KY

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#93
Nov 19, 2010
 
THE UNA FARTER wrote:
Hell no. It's just a gateway to stronger drugs. No everyone doesn't do it.
There is no such thing as a gateway drug. If it was then everybody that smoked weed would be doing harder drugs. Its like saying that humans evolved from monkeys. If it was true then why are there still monkeys. Nobody would force you to do anything you didn't want to do, so why do you feel the need to push your values on to everybody else. What people do in the privacy of their own homes is their business.
Harry B Dangles

Elizabethtown, KY

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#94
Nov 19, 2010
 
RoamingInsomniac wrote:
And, if it were up to me, alcohol would be illegal. Yes, it IS as bad as drugs. People die Because of it. So, let's do away with things that KILL people we love. Just TRYING a drug doesn't make me do it over and over. The addiction that comes from the drug does. So why not eliminate it?
I would much prefer to let people live without addiction, and death that comes from it.
I HATE that I have lost people I loved BECAUSE of drugs and alcohol. So I would get rid of it all. Simple as that.
Maybe we should outlaw everything that is bad for people, we can all live with Big Brother standing over us, smacking are hands whenever we try to make a decision about are lives. Tobacco is a drug, I use to be a smoker, maybe that should be the first thing outlawed. Its very addictive. Probably should outlaw fast food also, because its not good for you. Personally, I like my freedom, I think the goverment gets into peoples business too much the way it is.
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#95
Mar 1, 2011
 
Alcohol is much more dangerous and it's legal! Potheads are just lazy.
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West Union, IL

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#96
Mar 1, 2011
 
I like smokin g let me be free.
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Scottsville, KY

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#98
Mar 6, 2011
 
IT don't kill brain cells. And its not a drug its a herb. IT is all natural there Is not a more pure herb out there if weed was legal the world would be in better shape! ALL you haters can go kill your self! PArty on \m/.......\m/
whouldntuliketok now

Westmoreland, TN

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#100
Mar 21, 2011
 
i thinkits okay becayse its a plant
SilentOne

Scottsville, KY

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#101
Apr 12, 2011
 
RoamingInsomniac wrote:
I don't drink. I don't do drugs. I DO eat, however, it's NOT going to kill brain cells. If you want to LIE to yourself about what drugs like marijuana can do- go ahead, but it's NOT an herb. It USE to be, however, now, it is mixed with OTHER things. It's a drug.
Drugs are killing our kids. And, our friends and family. Stop the dealers. Save your friends and family.
Agreed that drugs are killing our friends and family, but I'll have to partially agree that it's mixed with other things. Being as marijuana is illegal. Most of the growers are just going to plant, and water the plant, they're not going to deal with all the unnecessary engagements of putting extra chemicals or anything like that into the soil (not the plant) it'd be hard enough to conceal the fact that they're even growing the plant.

Being a previous marijuana smoker, I've done a lot of research on the subject of "medical" marijuana, there are over 400 chemicals in marijuana, most of which is proven to be good for the body. Being Bi-Polar and also a patient of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), I smoked the plant to calm myself and also for the chronic pain from the underneath my arms, to this day I still have severe mood swings and the chronic pain. An example for the MRSA I might add, you've heard about boils/cysts having to be cut out of people I'm sure, imagine having those 24/7 right there where your armpit is to where you can barely move your arms because of the pain. Doctors won't do anything about it simply because of the nerves that are located there.

Legalizing Marijuana (Hemp) would be a huge benefit to the country as it was and still is America's number 1 cash crop, second to none, used to for making Paper, Rope, and an estimated 50,000 other things. Create countless of jobs for farmers, and also bring in extra Tax revenue for America. I will however agree that America is making so much money keeping marijuana illegal it's pitiful, but, thinking about how much of the country smokes marijuana at least 40+%(actually admitting) to smoking marijuana how much more money the economy would have spread through it. Keep in mind that most of the people in prisons today are in there due to marijuana charges against them.

Here's another known fact that most people actually do not know about. Biofuels, such as biodiesel and alcohol fuel, can be made from the oils in hemp seeds and stalks, and the fermentation of the plant as a whole, respectively. Biodiesel produced from hemp is sometimes known as hempoline. Hemp biodiesel is clean burning and non-toxic. Filtered hemp oil can be used directly to power diesel engines. In 1892, Rudolf Diesel invented the diesel engine, which he intended to fuel "by a variety of fuels, especially vegetable and seed oils, which earlier were used for oil lamps, i.e. the Argand lamp.( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp ) for more information for what Marijuana (Hemp) can be used for.

For those who actually sat and read this I thank you.

I do support the legalization of marijuana if you haven't guessed by now.

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#102
Apr 12, 2011
 
SilentOne wrote:
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Agreed that drugs are killing our friends and family, but I'll have to partially agree that it's mixed with other things. Being as marijuana is illegal. Most of the growers are just going to plant, and water the plant, they're not going to deal with all the unnecessary engagements of putting extra chemicals or anything like that into the soil (not the plant) it'd be hard enough to conceal the fact that they're even growing the plant.
Being a previous marijuana smoker, I've done a lot of research on the subject of "medical" marijuana, there are over 400 chemicals in marijuana, most of which is proven to be good for the body. Being Bi-Polar and also a patient of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), I smoked the plant to calm myself and also for the chronic pain from the underneath my arms, to this day I still have severe mood swings and the chronic pain. An example for the MRSA I might add, you've heard about boils/cysts having to be cut out of people I'm sure, imagine having those 24/7 right there where your armpit is to where you can barely move your arms because of the pain. Doctors won't do anything about it simply because of the nerves that are located there.
Legalizing Marijuana (Hemp) would be a huge benefit to the country as it was and still is America's number 1 cash crop, second to none, used to for making Paper, Rope, and an estimated 50,000 other things. Create countless of jobs for farmers, and also bring in extra Tax revenue for America. I will however agree that America is making so much money keeping marijuana illegal it's pitiful, but, thinking about how much of the country smokes marijuana at least 40+%(actually admitting) to smoking marijuana how much more money the economy would have spread through it. Keep in mind that most of the people in prisons today are in there due to marijuana charges against them.
Here's another known fact that most people actually do not know about. Biofuels, such as biodiesel and alcohol fuel, can be made from the oils in hemp seeds and stalks, and the fermentation of the plant as a whole, respectively. Biodiesel produced from hemp is sometimes known as hempoline. Hemp biodiesel is clean burning and non-toxic. Filtered hemp oil can be used directly to power diesel engines. In 1892, Rudolf Diesel invented the diesel engine, which he intended to fuel "by a variety of fuels, especially vegetable and seed oils, which earlier were used for oil lamps, i.e. the Argand lamp.( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp ) for more information for what Marijuana (Hemp) can be used for.
For those who actually sat and read this I thank you.
I do support the legalization of marijuana if you haven't guessed by now.
great post! i also use marijuana for chronic pain due to an accident at work. i've been prescribed just about every pain killer, i now have damage to my liver thanks to those prescription drugs, i'll stick to the weed now! it needs to be legalized, at least medically, NOW! i cannot understand why the country is dragging it's feet on this issue???
gustapo

Scottsville, KY

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#103
Apr 14, 2011
 
Personally I feel like no one has ever been driving on weed and killed a lil kid like the drunks. If they legalize it then maybe it can go to pain management or cancer paitents. Here in Allen county we need to worry about the meth maker next door not have cops knocking down doors for a lil weed. It will never happen though for all you pot heads so quit praying lol. As for us nonsmokers they will get it either way so why not tax it like alcohol or cigs (which have killed people) let the gov't get their cut of it too. I bet the sale of it would pull us out of the deficit and put us in the positive though. Stats show 80% of Kentucky smokes pot. It is rampant so why not tax it??? Damn gov't is so ignorant, make me president I'll tax it lol.
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#104
Apr 14, 2011
 
sonshine wrote:
<quoted text>Have you ever been around a person that used drugs when they were younger?They have a child's perception. Actually, It does destroy brain cells. Sad to see these people in they're senior years thinking like a child. Reality takes too much time and patience. Look at all the comments from the regular Topix Friends. I AM IMPRESSED!! Everyone does not do it. Choices have consequences....
OK, I don't do it either but you are acting like my Grandma who has alzheimers smoked too much pot. No it does not make old people act younger or young people act younger. Ask yourself do you drink alcohol? If so you are worse than those smoking pot, at least they are going 30 miles an hour on the road and not eighty thinking they are bullet proof. I agree that the "possibility" is there of long lasting effects but to say a senior is like a child because of pot use is ignorant. Even you someday will revert to child like behaviors from age, I hope you don't suffer through it badly like MEME but I can most certainly say she never smoked pot. As far as legal, why not? They get it anyway, take up tax payer money in jail, and the gov't could use the money to take care of those "old people" you speak of who have reverted. I think it is better than alcohol or tobacco. If we are going to tax and have those legal why not pot? I believe you are angry because you are smoking it and don't want the world to know... well we know. TAX it, regulate it, and keep out medicare, disability, and other programs going. Are your children going to have anything left when they reach the age of retirement? NO... but that doesn't matter does it, it was there for you when you got older but not them. We have to do something and this is better than alot of the other options like out kids, and our grandkids having nothing left because all the grown ups fuked it up for them. No more SSI checks by the time they get there. Are you really ready to say, yeah we spent it all, yeah we had a way to fix it, and no we were to stupid to pass a law to keep your future in mind? You are ignorant, I think you have smoked too much pot.
Grain

Bowling Green, KY

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#105
Apr 21, 2011
 
The legalization of marijuana would relieve our already over crowded correctional facilities and would also cause the drug cartels of Latin America to collapse. The US is their biggest customer and if we don't buy it they can't make money to run their oftentimes brutal business. More people die from the actual trafficking of marijuana than from anything else considering the fact that pot alone can't kill you. Legalizing it would also reduce gang activity and casualties associated with it. On top of all that if we taxed it we would have more money flowing into our economy plus extra jobs. Factories making pipes and other marijuana related products could help a person who needs to feed their kids. Whether it's moral or not becomes insignificant when the raw facts show that the benefits of legalization far outweigh the costs.
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#106
Apr 21, 2011
 
Grain wrote:
The legalization of marijuana would relieve our already over crowded correctional facilities and would also cause the drug cartels of Latin America to collapse. The US is their biggest customer and if we don't buy it they can't make money to run their oftentimes brutal business. More people die from the actual trafficking of marijuana than from anything else considering the fact that pot alone can't kill you. Legalizing it would also reduce gang activity and casualties associated with it. On top of all that if we taxed it we would have more money flowing into our economy plus extra jobs. Factories making pipes and other marijuana related products could help a person who needs to feed their kids. Whether it's moral or not becomes insignificant when the raw facts show that the benefits of legalization far outweigh the costs.
You are absolutely correct my friend
minnie

Lafayette, TN

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#107
Apr 21, 2011
 
my first husband was a pothead. it was to the point where i liked him better when he WAS high because when he wasnt, he was awful. im not sure about it being a gateway drug, because he never did anything but pot. i never did it though. if they legalize it and tax it maybe all the potheads could pull this country out of the recession! im pretty undecided actually.i wouldnt want my teen kids doing drugs and now it seems that pot is a lightweight compared to meth. sign of the times i suppose.

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