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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:47 PM

If marijuana was completely legal, cheap and easy to get,

would people still be looking at crap like "bath salts"?

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:50 PM

1. Of course they would

Never underestimate the titillation factor.

-- Mal

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:51 PM

2. My marijuana is completely legal, cheap and easy to get,

& there is no way I would do anything other than bathe in bath salts!



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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:54 PM

5. You are lucky. Here, they would give you a sentence greater than for murder. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:44 PM

14. Fear of the leaf is mighty!

Our corporate overlords have done an excellent job scaring the masses about the evils of cannabis - gateway drug & all the other BS. I contend that alcohol is as much or more of a gateway drug.

Colorado is a lovely place to live!

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:51 PM

3. Not as much..

though bath salts are seen as a substitute for meth and coke ..not pot.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:53 PM

4. I don't think so. Studies have shown getting high is a very

normal ingrained desire in humans. The problem is, Corporate/Gov. USA, Inc. wants everyone to rot their guts out on alcohol.

So, people look for alternatives, so they get all of the crap.

And something like marijuana gets bypassed, because there are more profits in keeping it illegal, and big pharma wants in on the game too.

So, people die and suffer, this, is American Exceptionalism.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:56 PM

6. Of course not.

In addition, the violent drug gangs will go out of business when the black market becomes unprofitable. Oh, there will still be packs of violent punks. They just won't be nearly as well funded and might have to go back to zip guns.

Unfortunately, there will likely be a market for bad drugs like meth. However, that market will be greatly reduced and meth addicts will serve as walking advertisements for why people need to stay away from the stuff.



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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:57 PM

7. I know for seventeen years marijuana was completely legal in Alaska

Shortly after they made it illegal again teenage huffing problems grew almost out of control.. Never had much problem while pot was legal, but almost immediately afterwords there was huge problem.. Coincidence???? I don't think so..

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:01 PM

8. Yes they would

Meth, heroin, coke, PCP, and so on would still be "outlaw" drugs and people would still do them. There might be a slight drop in some of the drugs that share characteristics with pot, but there isn't a direct correlation between pot and everything.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:07 PM

9. Some would still use "bath salts," but I think it would be used less if

marijuana was legal.

According to my perception, most people who take intoxicants take legal intoxicants.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:20 PM

10. I think the real problem is that conservatives think they can control human behavior.

People do bad shit. And no amount of threat or punishment can deter or stop it.

The real problem is that those who do the worst shit get away. Like the Bush family.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:41 PM

11. What I really wonder is how many people drink more alcohol than they would,

if they had access to pot instead?

Tons, I'll bet.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:42 PM

12. Yes

Bath salts serve a different need. They're high powered stimulants so users that like high powered stimulants will look for them.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:43 PM

13. some would, but not as many

Some people are always going to be more willing to pursue extremes, though.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:47 PM

15. I live where pot is legal-ish, cheap and easy to get, and there's a hell of a meth problem.

For one thing, you're comparing a downer with an upper (possibly with hallucinogenic properties?) and while some people get fucked up just to get fucked up, mostly they seem to be aiming one direction or the other.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:52 PM

16. I've said it all along, pot is a gateway drug.

It's your gateway to a dealer who's all out but he has some coke or crack or meth or whatever.

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