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Originally posted by Inactive UserLastly, saying "People already use it, so why make it legal?" and "Just get a medical marijuana card if you want to smoke marijuana" are ridiculous arguments. A friend of mine had a medical marijuana card and nearly went to prison because of it. Turns out, the "physician" he got the card from was a crooked doctor and nearly got locked up for having documents that weren't legal.
that's what your friend gets for cheaping out on a physician. that physician was most likely advertising recommendations for some price like $35. the only LEGIT medical marijuana card recognized by law enforcement costs $150 from your county's health department.
honestly, what resources are being spent on recreational marijuana usage? everyone says we're wasting time and energy.. the police don't spend time trying to spy on recreational users...
and there are NO recreational users doing prison time.. you have to be caught with a good amount(around a quarter pound) or with distribution charges.
Originally posted by Inactive UserDo you know how easy it is for them to add "With intent to distribute" to drug possesion charges? If you are near a school when caught, "INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE", In public transportation, "INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE". Furthermore, my friend paid 160 to this doctor and 75 bucks to renew. He had been going to him for a while. I wouldn't call that cheaping out.
Some Reading Material.
HS 11006.5: Concentrated cannabis means the separated resin, whether crude or purified, obtained from marijuana.
Pertaining to marijuana
HS 11357. (a) Except as authorized by law, every person who possesses any concentrated cannabis shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not more than one year or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500), or by both such fine and imprisonment, or shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison.
even if you get hit with a intent to distribute, realistically you're only getting probation and community service.
you should know this especially in LA.. 1 year sentence = 3-4 months of actual time served in la county.
you guys should look into who wrote prop 19... richard lee. if this passes he's going to be getting massive amounts of money..
Originally posted by Inactive Userraylo.
if you been smoking for years and you've been around people who been smoking for years, you will see the long term effects of marijuana usage.
i think marijuana is too strong just to be allowed for people to make their own decision to use it.
and if you consider marijuana a medicine and you support prop 19, you are completely disrespecting marijuanas use as a medicine.
why would you support recreational use of a medicine? its like legalizing vicodin or xanax. there will always be responsible people and abusers. legalizing it will just let people abuse it. yes "abusing marijuana" because if you consider it a medicine, you should already know that you need to use it in moderation.
taxing the actual marijuana crop is going to go nowhere unless it is a big grow op.. most likely small operations are not gonna give a fuck about being documented.. the tax revenue numbers that prop 19 supporters are throwing out are highly highly exaggerated.
if you try to tax the plant, you're gonna end up spending a decent amount of resources just to collect your tax money cause i know damn well alot of people arent gonna pay taxes for that.
this is what i think should be done:
require a physicians recommendation for use of marijuana
tax the physicians for every recommendation they give out
people are saying prop 19 is gonna create alot of jobs... what jobs? there is no state curriculum for marijuana. how will you know if people are qualified? the only certification you can get is from oaksterdam which is probably easy as fuck and everyone who signs up probably gets the certification upon completion. the only jobs its gonna create is a couple minimum wage jobs.
honestly i think it puts more people out of jobs then in. if you go up north, their economy is run by weed. i dont know the numbers but just imagine if 30k people rely on the marijuana economy..
now think about another industry, say photographers.. you pass a bill that puts 30k photographers out of jobs to create like 10k small minimum wage jobs for them to develop film in a walgreens. how is that helping the economy? would you even pass that bill in the first place?
just my 2 cents