HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Meghan McCain Wants to Le...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 07:16 PM

 

Meghan McCain Wants to Legalize Marijuana, Says She Doesn't Use It 'Frequently'

Source: People Magazine


Meghan McCain
Derek Storm/Splash News Online
FacebookTweetMeghan McCain has officially gone green as in, marijuana green.

During an appearance on Tuesday's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, McCain discussed her new book, America, You Sexy Bitch, which includes a section about her advocating for the legalization of pot.

"I was living in Los Angeles very briefly last year, and I was shocked at how people here smoke weed the way people in New York pour wine," she said. "Once I started doing research onto the economic benefits for our country by decriminalizing marijuana, I decided to come out publicly in support of it."

Read more: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20603768,00.html



Right on. Now if everyone that tokes takes the same stance we will be able to change the stupid laws.

27 replies, 3995 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 27 replies Author Time Post
Reply Meghan McCain Wants to Legalize Marijuana, Says She Doesn't Use It 'Frequently' (Original post)
Bennyboy Jun 2012 OP
Ian David Jun 2012 #1
bighughdiehl Jun 2012 #2
kayakjohnny Jun 2012 #10
maddiemom Jun 2012 #13
Lochloosa Jun 2012 #18
Confusious Jun 2012 #24
frylock Jun 2012 #25
rurallib Jun 2012 #3
Booster Jun 2012 #8
Life Long Dem Jun 2012 #4
truthisfreedom Jun 2012 #7
maddiemom Jun 2012 #15
onehandle Jun 2012 #5
Tom Ripley Jun 2012 #11
awoke_in_2003 Jun 2012 #23
hrmjustin Jun 2012 #6
tridim Jun 2012 #9
maddiemom Jun 2012 #12
BlueToTheBone Jun 2012 #14
otherone Jun 2012 #17
lookingfortruth Jun 2012 #16
struggle4progress Jun 2012 #19
jpbollma Jun 2012 #20
struggle4progress Jun 2012 #21
PavePusher Jun 2012 #26
Bennyboy Jun 2012 #22
struggle4progress Jun 2012 #27

Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 07:18 PM

1. There is hope for her yet. Come into the light, Meghan McCain!

Come... come to Butthead....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 07:25 PM

2. Big Deal....

no one with a lick of sense left right or center still supports throwing
people in jail over mere possession of a few grams of weed.
The only people who still support that bullshit are 50-60-70
year old hypocrite who think nothing of passing out every night
after having 3-5 beers.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bighughdiehl (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:02 PM

10. Unfortunately, it's a huge industry that supports throwing people in jail for any amount of weed.

It is a very big money maker for a niche group of people and they are mad that their cash cow is in danger.

It's an industry of it's own and they won't let go easily. Follow the process after someone gets busted and see who makes the money along the way.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bighughdiehl (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:11 PM

13. I'm in the age range you mention.

And I'm puzzled about the opposition to legalization. Some 40 years ago, knowing how many people, including myself, indulged, I was positive it would be legal by now.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bighughdiehl (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:42 PM

18. You are way off base on this one. I am 54 and no one my age

passes out after on 5 beers....a 12 pack...maybe

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bighughdiehl (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 09:17 PM

24. There are quite a few Repugs

in congress, under 50, who support "this shit"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Confusious (Reply #24)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 10:13 PM

25. plenty of dems as well

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 07:32 PM

3. This should make Daddy proud.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rurallib (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:00 PM

8. What do you think he was doing in that underground bunker? Pot's good for a bad heart.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 07:36 PM

4. On the other end we have Romney

 

Romney is so confused and out of touch on the subject that he says he wouldn't legalize marijuana because he thinks it is the "entry drug for people trying to get kids hooked on drugs". http://2012.presidential-candidates.org/Romney/Marijuana.php

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Life Long Dem (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 07:53 PM

7. I doubt Romney has ever tried it. And if he did, he probably didn't get high.

Romney is a square.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Life Long Dem (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:16 PM

15. Reefer Madness!

He must have taken that film to heart......or else he's a huge, lying hypocrite... wonder which is more likely?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 07:47 PM

5. Millionaire heiress says something pandery. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:06 PM

11. +1,000,000

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to onehandle (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 09:04 PM

23. yep...

probably a libertarian. What is a libertarian? A republican that wants to smoke pot and get laid.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 07:52 PM

6. I bet daddy hates this.

Go Meghan Go

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:01 PM

9. Well, it is the majority view in America.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:07 PM

12. I love Meghan.

I'm a Democrat, but feel that Ms. McCain is offering Republicans a way back to the light for the kind of Republicans I used to know and considered friends. Sure, she has a forum due to who her father is, but she makes very good use of it. Most of all, she makes sense.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:14 PM

14. Now lobby Daddy. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:41 PM

17. yes

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:39 PM

16. The girl's only a Republican because of her father.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:43 PM

19. Wow! How very frickin edgy and 21st century, Meghan!







Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to struggle4progress (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:52 PM

20. I Feel We Should Go Easy On Meghan

Sure we disagree with her most of the time, but this a Republican who would be for the decriminalization of small drug users, she is for gay marriage, she is for pay equity, she knows climate change exists and wants to do something about it, and sides with the Dems on some other issues too. If she agreed with us all the time she would be a Dem. She is not. At least Republicans like her would not be like the Tea Party. I have no ill will towards her. I disagree with her a lot of the time, but I can respect her. What she is doing is not easy in her party.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jpbollma (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:59 PM

21. Maybe. But y'know, the only reason she gets any press is that her daddy ran for POTUS.

Frankly, I can't see what value her voice adds to the discussion or why anyone should want her as spokesperson


Decriminalize marijuana? Four ways America's views of pot are changing
... According to the telephone poll in April, 47 percent of adults also "believe the country should legalize and tax marijuana in order to help solve the nation's fiscal problems." Forty-two percent of respondents disagreed, while 10 percent are undecided.

Another poll by Angus Reid also suggested that Americans broadly agreed that marijuana crimes should be punished less harshly than some others. Three of four Americans favor the use of fines or probation in lieu of criminal sanctions for marijuana offenders, according to the May poll.

In addition, 74 percent of respondents said they favored the imposition of "alternative penalties," such as fines, probation, or community service, rather than prison for violators of marijuana possession laws. By contrast, only 41 percent of respondents favored such penalties for credit-card fraud, and only one-third for drunk driving offenders ...

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0605/Decriminalize-marijuana-Four-ways-America-s-views-of-pot-are-changing/Polls

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to struggle4progress (Reply #21)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 05:43 PM

26. "the only reason she gets any press is that her daddy ran for POTUS"

 

Sounds like an excellent reason to get out some actual good messages to people who might otherwise ignore them, using the tools available to her.

I wish my father had run for president.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jpbollma (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 09:00 PM

22. Well put....(NT)

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 08:38 PM

27. I think she's just after publicity now so she can hype her book

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread