Marijuana Debate - Wolfeboro, NH

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Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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Dwight

Northwood, NH

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Dec 22, 2010
 
This is long overdue. Not only in weed a harmless substance when done in moderation but it would clear our legal systems and jails of millions of prisoners who could be doing something productive in their lives. Not to mention the huge tax revenue that could be gleaned from legalizing it, then allowing it to be sold commercially with stiff taxation. The only reason it is NOT legal now: too many people are making HUGE money on it while it remains illegal. And Law Enforcement would have much less to do if they legalized it. (I even know cops who smoke regularly. What hypocrisy, this country. I am 57 and I have many friends in high level jobs who smoke reguarly, and have done so for many years, with no serious effect on their jobs, family life or social status.
Enlightened

Northwood, NH

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Jan 5, 2011
 
We waist millions on the war against drugs.
Wake up!
Stan McCluskey

Hingham, MA

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Jan 6, 2011
 
Pot heads are losers.
uneducated moron

Augusta, ME

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Jan 6, 2011
 
Yes Dwight and think of the auto insurance premiums you could jack when everyone is driving around stoned crashing into everything and everyone !!! More of that 'Harvard' brillience.
pothead

Old Town, ME

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Jan 6, 2011
 
i like it
Fred

York, ME

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Jan 7, 2011
 
Pot should be legalized.

Or maybe we should outlaw booze..........oops.....we tried that once, didn't we. That also created a lively "underground" market.
Legalize pot and (do what dems always love to do) put a tax on it.
bill clinton

York, ME

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Jan 17, 2011
 
the 'uneducated moron' should stop wasting his (and our) time offering his opinion on something he obviously knows little about. perhaps his time would be better spent attaining a GED. check your spelling moron.
Kym Rams

Buxton, ME

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#8
Feb 7, 2011
 
It's About TIME.
Edward

Zapopan, Mexico

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Feb 7, 2011
 
Stan McCluskey wrote:
Pot heads are losers.
If by pothead you mean anyone who uses marijuana, I disagree.
grumpy old man

Tucson, AZ

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Feb 8, 2011
 
for medical use only
Tax payer

Wolfeboro, NH

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Feb 9, 2011
 
This is something we don’t need in NH! There is no governmental infrastructure in place to monitor, regulate or to collect taxes relative to the legalization of Marijuana. Additionally, Marijuana often leads to the abuse of other drugs. There is already a significant “black market” for the drug, so legalization of the dug will not help curb its sale, it will only encourage it. In terms of Medical use, the dug has limited potential. It is already synthesized in the lab for commercial medical use and it’s already legal; Marinol is one example, and it is used to treat cancer patients in order to stimulate appetites. Marinol’s THC (the active ingredient in Marijuana) content is regulated and consistent,(because it is produced in the lab) which is not the case with “medical marijuana” which is “home grown” or locally produced. In fact, other than producing this drug in the lab, there is no real way to ensure a consistent THC content which is oh so important when treating patients who need this drug. With home grown or locally produced marijuana-it is essentially a shot in the dark when it comes to THC content with each grow, and the THC content is never consistent.

So no, I don’t support this effort. I see this as an attempt by some would be “drug abusers” to help subvert the system and to ‘back door” Marijuana use. In the end, any type of legislation aimed at the legalization of Marijuana will only serve to raise taxes, and any effort will cause the tax payers more money. Don’t forget, if you legalize Marijuana, you have to create rules, regulations, and collect taxes,(these efforts would have to be enforced) and it takes a governmental infrastructure to execute-this cost money. We will never recoup the sunk cost of creating new laws and enforcement of taxes relative to legalizing Marijuana. This is a very bad idea!

Since: Feb 11

Tilton, NH

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Feb 23, 2011
 
Close to a century of drug prohibition has not solved the problem, and in several ways has made many more problems of it's own. It is more than time to try a different solution.
Charles River

Fort Huachuca, AZ

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Jun 2, 2011
 
Drugs are for losers.
brucesays

Melvin Village, NH

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Dec 30, 2011
 
Tax payer wrote:
This is something we don’t need in NH! There is no governmental infrastructure in place to monitor, regulate or to collect taxes relative to the legalization of Marijuana. Additionally, Marijuana often leads to the abuse of other drugs. There is already a significant “black market” for the drug, so legalization of the dug will not help curb its sale, it will only encourage it. In terms of Medical use, the dug has limited potential. It is already synthesized in the lab for commercial medical use and it’s already legal; Marinol is one example, and it is used to treat cancer patients in order to stimulate appetites. Marinol’s THC (the active ingredient in Marijuana) content is regulated and consistent,(because it is produced in the lab) which is not the case with “medical marijuana” which is “home grown” or locally produced. In fact, other than producing this drug in the lab, there is no real way to ensure a consistent THC content which is oh so important when treating patients who need this drug. With home grown or locally produced marijuana-it is essentially a shot in the dark when it comes to THC content with each grow, and the THC content is never consistent.
So no, I don’t support this effort. I see this as an attempt by some would be “drug abusers” to help subvert the system and to ‘back door” Marijuana use. In the end, any type of legislation aimed at the legalization of Marijuana will only serve to raise taxes, and any effort will cause the tax payers more money. Don’t forget, if you legalize Marijuana, you have to create rules, regulations, and collect taxes,(these efforts would have to be enforced) and it takes a governmental infrastructure to execute-this cost money. We will never recoup the sunk cost of creating new laws and enforcement of taxes relative to legalizing Marijuana. This is a very bad idea!
Spoken like someone fearful of legalization, why is that? Could it be that you would lose your customers, like the drug companies. You use the same lame arguments as big pharma. You sound like a big farmer yourself.
concerned

Northwood, NH

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Jan 4, 2012
 
Why not legalize weed, its easier to get illegal drugs that will kill you, than weed. The penalties for weed are same as drugs that kill you. Look at the young drug dealers that killed their friend at Piping Rock the drug motel. The Police spent time enforcing weed regs and our youth are being destroyed by local drug dealers. The cops arrest for weed and the young drug dealers that watched their friend die will never get arrested. Wolfeboro police are afraid.
John Swanson

Hollis Center, ME

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Jan 8, 2012
 
it is a gateway drug for many present addicts
Vodoo man

Wolfeboro, NH

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Jan 9, 2012
 
Marijuana is a dangerous drug-it leads to the use of other more dangerous drugs. Legalization of marijuana would be too hard to regulate. Look at the lousy job we have done enforcing the liquor laws in this Country. Marijuana will just lead to individuals consuming more and more addictive drugs. Countries that have legalized drugs such as Holland, and the Netherlands are now paying the price in terms of entire societies addicted to some sort of substance. Lastly, Countries such as Holland and the Netherlands are faced with hugely mounting medical expense relative to the care and treatment of drug addicted persons. Oh by the way, these countries have socialized medicine! This expense is now borne by the taxpayers. Not for nothing-I am all set with paying for some “drug gooned” fool’s medical treatment! The legalization of Marijuana will most likely lead one to addiction relative to some other drug such as Heroin, Cocaine, or prescription narcotics. If Marijuana is legalized, we will be sending the wrong message to the youth of this country, and dooming millions to a life of torment and addiction!
Mother of three

Wolfeboro, NH

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Jan 9, 2012
 
The use and legalization will just lead to more issues that its worth, Leave this one alone-its working out just fine. I don't want my kids thinking that smoking pot is okay or cool! If this is legalized, there will be no way to keep it out of the hands of kids. We have enough problems with alcohol as it is now!
shmin

Wolfeboro, NH

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Jan 26, 2012
 
all natural!!!
Angel of the Mountain

New Durham, NH

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#20
Feb 4, 2012
 
too many drugs on the street such as pain pills, methadone, heroine, ecstasy, etc. Would rather see marijuana legalized so that ANYTHING else found on a person would be an automatic crime with a stiff sentence in jail, I will only support if other hard core drugs land a person in jail for a minimum of 120 days- for each ounce over the set amount ADD another day on to sentence. So sick of the young kids dying on the streets with all these pain pills, methadone, and heroine. Get rid of those evils with REALLY harsh jail time..and reward with small amounts of marijuana. The world wants this legal---then The world will pay the crime of other drugs in their possession with TIME in jail. Now take that to a vote

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