Marijuana Debate - West Bend, WI

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in West Bend, WI.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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Wendle

West Bend, WI

#1 Aug 25, 2010
What's it matter, the country's going down the tubes anyway so we may as well be buzzed while it happens.
Pro

Slinger, WI

#2 Aug 26, 2010
Tax it big time (and regulate it). They use it anyway. Just another controlled substance. The money can help get us out of debt.
Kristina

West Bend, WI

#3 Aug 28, 2010
Marijuana is far less dangerous than cigarettes or alcohol, and is only outlawed today because of lobbying by the tabacco, cigarette, and perhaps surprisingly, cotton industries. Legalization would also provide a method for the drug to be taxed, providing money to a struggling economy, and regulated, making sure that people's safe marijuana is not being laced with drugs that are actually dangerous.
Ashlee K

Reedsburg, WI

#4 Aug 29, 2010
Get over it and just legalize it already.
pjz

Hartford, WI

#5 Sep 1, 2010
its safer than booze. it is only illegal cuz the pharms would not profit by it.
gary gripentrog sr

Caledonia, IL

#6 Sep 14, 2010
its no worse than alcohol and it would take care of a lot of crime
Kaz

United States

#7 Sep 20, 2010
Misconception like so many others that needs to end, people check your facts! Besides being less dangerous than alcohol.. it would provide paper, rope, textiles, building materials, food, medicine, paint, detergent, varnish, oil, ink, and fuel.. and now lower TAXES too;)
Megan

West Bend, WI

#8 Sep 29, 2010
There will be less drama and more money made for the state, There will be less confusion and more peace between people, Less hurt and more good. I am for it all the way,100%
Shelley

United States

#10 Mar 14, 2011
It is a natural drug and helps us in many ways
C. Bruening

Milwaukee, WI

#11 Mar 25, 2011
Not only does it relieve headaches, but the nausea that goes along with migraines.
GW

Kennesaw, GA

#12 Mar 30, 2011
Roll one out of your bag
Channel 6 Viewer

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Apr 4, 2011
Pro wrote:
Tax it big time (and regulate it). They use it anyway. Just another controlled substance. The money can help get us out of debt.
This sounds like a good idea, AND,...We already know that the government would tax the hell out of it, BUT,...We, as tax-paying citizens, also know how our government handles our tax dollars! Do you honestly believe that our politicians who are in charge of handling this tax money, whether democrats, republicans, or both,...would actually be honest enough to use it to help us get out of debt????? Please wake up & smell the coffee!!! That money will be slipped into their retirement fund! We'll still be broke, & they'll be sunbathing in the Bahamas with their personnal secretary, while their ex-wife will be shopping with their unlimited chargecard in New York. And all at the expense of the middle & lower class taxpaying citizens.
Mind you,...I think it's a good idea, BUT,...My schepticism prevents me from believing it would work. My many years of watching this country go down the toilet with no way of preventing it other than my sole vote, makes me terribly untrusting of ANY politician.
mac

Milwaukee, WI

#14 Apr 18, 2011
It's a drug and shouldn't be allowed...
Brian

Jackson, WI

#15 Apr 26, 2011
It's needed in life
la gunda brown

Thiensville, WI

#16 Apr 30, 2011
I suffer from MS
Gj

West Bend, WI

#17 May 2, 2011
Too much wasted money for a harmless herb that can be taxed.
angela promo

Hartford, WI

#18 May 5, 2011
i am in the medical field- nusing, my aunt recently died of cancer (runs in the family) & i've worked in hospice; research has proven that marijuana reverses the side affects of chemotherapy (ie.: little to no hair loss, appetite improves, loss of pain without impairment). the legalization for medicinal purposes would benefit our community by creating jobs (ie.: farms, packaging, etc.) and would allow a medicine that is a proven non-addictive "drug" (unlike other medicines used in hospice/healthcare: morphine, prozac, ridalin, vikadin, zanex etc.) and marijuana also does not have the hazardous or dangerous side effects of most "drugs" perscribed.
hospice nurse

Hartford, WI

#19 May 5, 2011
please remember, if you are against drugs: insuline is a drug! epinephrine is a drug! morphine is a drug! if you have diabetes, are allergic to bee stings, or if you EVER need surgery... if you don't take your "drugs" you will die. please, everyone do more research before commenting, because this is actually a very serious matter. marijuana is needed for people recieving chemotheray treatment. it reverses hair loss & nausea created by the chemo. if you need chemo treatment and would like to try marijuana while being treated, our neighbor MI is a green state.
woodtroll1167

West Bend, WI

#20 Jun 13, 2011
It would create 1000's of jobs as well as pay city county and state taxes, it is no different than alchol in fact when people smoke they just want to stay home, hence no accidents caused by being high. It could pay off the national debt it taxed right.
Michelle Behnke

West Bend, WI

#21 Jun 14, 2011
because it would be less people in jail to feed because of a natural grown herb. Also I feel that if it was legal they could have some kind of dr note or what have you so thta they know they can't operate or what ever on it to make it a bit safer.

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