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William Bloode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:56 PM
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29. Yup,
They taxed me $10,000 when i was busted.
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  -Legalize pot or ban alcohol again? UdoKier  Jan-28-05 05:03 PM   #0 
  - Tax it ??  jaysunb   Jan-28-05 05:05 PM   #1 
  - Being an intoxicant, it would have to be regulated...  UdoKier   Jan-28-05 05:06 PM   #3 
  - all drugs...  Jack_DeLeon   Jan-28-05 05:21 PM   #11 
  - I agree.  ProgressiveConn   Jan-28-05 05:46 PM   #14 
     - Taxing income...  Jack_DeLeon   Jan-28-05 11:41 PM   #45 
        - Indeed.  ProgressiveConn   Jan-29-05 03:53 AM   #46 
           - I don't know, "sin" can be pretty fun, sometimes.  Cicero   Jan-29-05 12:30 PM   #83 
  - Packs? you assume that people would want to smoke it.  LiberallyInclined   Jan-28-05 06:57 PM   #26 
     - If you can vote and go to war when you are 18, you are an adult. n/t  Raised_In_The_Wild   Jan-30-05 07:44 PM   #123 
        - Not so in this country.  LiberallyInclined   Jan-31-05 12:20 PM   #135 
           - no, it shouldn't, unless you raise the age for military service to 21  Raised_In_The_Wild   Feb-01-05 04:39 AM   #144 
  - Tax it.  LiberallyInclined   Jan-28-05 06:54 PM   #25 
  - Hard to grow ?????  jaysunb   Jan-28-05 07:17 PM   #27 
  - Not everyone has spare property or a desire to grow drugs.  K-W   Jan-28-05 08:52 PM   #34 
  - it's not all that easy if you don't have a yard.  LiberallyInclined   Jan-29-05 11:15 AM   #55 
  - It's very easy to make an indoor garden with grow lights.  in_cog_ni_to   Feb-01-05 05:46 AM   #147 
  - hmmm like tobacco?  ooglymoogly   Jan-29-05 11:38 AM   #66 
  - We tax tobacco  dkofos   Jan-29-05 11:49 AM   #70 
  - You tax the sale of it, not the use of it.  SmokingJacket   Jan-29-05 12:06 PM   #76 
  - This is actually getting to be kind of funny.  Zenlitened   Jan-29-05 12:10 PM   #78 
  - Not at all.  K-W   Jan-29-05 12:25 PM   #82 
  - if you think that growing quality high-grade marijuana is as easy as...  LiberallyInclined   Jan-29-05 04:21 PM   #99 
     - Did I say high-grade weed could be grown in a window planter?  Zenlitened   Jan-31-05 11:48 AM   #130 
        - i don't need any type of security system for my patch-  LiberallyInclined   Jan-31-05 12:25 PM   #138 
  - Hydroponic and pre-fab growing set ups come to mind :-)  temperancedissent   Jan-29-05 03:05 PM   #95 
  - Hey You !!  jaysunb   Jan-29-05 04:10 PM   #97 
  - You could say the same thing about tobacco...  mrbassman03   Jan-30-05 03:37 AM   #111 
  - You should be able to grow a certain amount for your own use  klyon   Jan-29-05 06:26 AM   #48 
  - in case you hadn't noticed, pot ain't tomatoes.  LiberallyInclined   Jan-29-05 11:24 AM   #57 
  - Chocolate and love are intoxicants too.  K-W   Jan-29-05 11:27 AM   #58 
     - the societal costs would come from legalized growing  LiberallyInclined   Jan-29-05 04:15 PM   #98 
        - You are making assumptions with no support.  K-W   Jan-29-05 04:58 PM   #103 
           - there's a lot of support for the claims.  LiberallyInclined   Jan-30-05 09:24 PM   #128 
              - You are lying those statistics do not exist.  K-W   Jan-30-05 09:34 PM   #129 
                 - I'm sorry, but you're wrong.  LiberallyInclined   Jan-31-05 12:36 PM   #142 
  - I agree, grow-your-own is a good first step.  Zenlitened   Jan-29-05 11:28 AM   #60 
  - bullshit, I feel like taxing your cookies and potato chips! why is it  Raised_In_The_Wild   Jan-30-05 07:47 PM   #124 
     - that's just the way it is, friend.  LiberallyInclined   Jan-31-05 12:39 PM   #143 
  - Food is grown and that's taxed. (nt)  w4rma   Jan-30-05 04:43 AM   #119 
  - Marijuana is already taxed  htuttle   Jan-28-05 05:06 PM   #2 
  - Yup,  William Bloode   Jan-28-05 07:56 PM   #29 
  - I've heard about people buying those tax stamps strictly  temperancedissent   Jan-29-05 02:08 PM   #93 
  - The point of that being that pot is not really illegal...  mrbassman03   Jan-30-05 03:55 AM   #118 
  - Prohibition was highly underrated (sarcasm)  KamaAina   Jan-28-05 05:06 PM   #4 
  - Actually I like NASCAR  Melynn   Jan-28-05 10:26 PM   #39 
  - Prohibition doesn't work  Warpy   Jan-28-05 05:07 PM   #5 
  - oh yes it works  ooglymoogly   Jan-29-05 11:53 AM   #72 
  - Prohibition of alcohol didn't work and prohibition of pot isn't working.  havocmom   Jan-28-05 05:08 PM   #6 
  - "As annoying as they can be, pot heads are pretty peaceful."  IMModerate   Jan-28-05 05:16 PM   #10 
  - Gets tiresome having to refill the cookie jar all the time  havocmom   Jan-28-05 06:30 PM   #19 
  - Prohibition of pot is working for me . . .  CrispyQGirl   Jan-28-05 05:37 PM   #13 
  - I live in SF, it's practically legal here.  UdoKier   Jan-28-05 06:29 PM   #17 
     - We're lucky here. Possession of up to 4 oz. of marijuana  Blue_In_AK   Jan-28-05 09:44 PM   #38 
        - wow. fascinating situation. n/t  Raised_In_The_Wild   Jan-30-05 07:50 PM   #125 
  - I personally think a womens right to choose could be expanded  klyon   Jan-29-05 06:38 AM   #49 
  - Prohibition is a drugs baron's worst nightmare  McKenzie   Jan-28-05 05:09 PM   #7 
  - I have always thought we should require violent people to  klyon   Jan-29-05 06:46 AM   #50 
  - Only interstate commerce of either substance should be taxed  slackmaster   Jan-28-05 05:11 PM   #8 
  - I can't have alchohol because it gives me migraines so I think  cags   Jan-28-05 05:11 PM   #9 
  - I can't drink alcohol either, but i don't want to take it away-  LiberallyInclined   Jan-28-05 06:50 PM   #24 
     - You know I was kidding, Right ;-)b  cags   Jan-28-05 08:49 PM   #33 
  - Please expect Bill O'Rielly to pick up and publish this thread  Botany   Jan-28-05 05:26 PM   #12 
  - So, favoring marijuana legalization is "fringe"?  UdoKier   Jan-28-05 06:30 PM   #18 
  - Bill O'Reilly's a hypocritical douchebag and I'll bet he has his vibrator  DS1   Jan-29-05 12:47 PM   #87 
  - fighting marijuana is a waste of law enforcement's time.  Undercover Owl   Jan-28-05 06:21 PM   #15 
  - It has been said that it is a value-changing drug...  UdoKier   Jan-28-05 06:31 PM   #20 
     - You are correct.  William Bloode   Jan-28-05 08:13 PM   #30 
     - It wouldnt be so thought provoking if it wasnt stigmatized  K-W   Jan-28-05 08:54 PM   #36 
     - Finding out that your government has lied to you your whole life  K-W   Jan-28-05 08:53 PM   #35 
  - How about, as one small step in the right direction...  Zenlitened   Jan-28-05 06:27 PM   #16 
  - Why do you think they call it dope?  Kahutec   Jan-28-05 06:37 PM   #21 
  - If it's legal to grow, it has to be legal to sell-  LiberallyInclined   Jan-28-05 06:37 PM   #22 
     - "something is either legal, or it isn't"  Zenlitened   Jan-29-05 10:22 AM   #52 
     - It's true for people of legal age  LiberallyInclined   Jan-29-05 11:10 AM   #54 
        - Well, it wasn't so obvious to me by your original statement.  Zenlitened   Jan-29-05 11:20 AM   #56 
           - once you've been an adult for awhile you'll understand...  LiberallyInclined   Jan-29-05 11:31 AM   #62 
              - Once I've been an adult for a while? Nice.  Zenlitened   Jan-29-05 11:35 AM   #63 
                 - quest? i have no 'quest'.  LiberallyInclined   Jan-29-05 11:40 AM   #67 
                    - Here's a post that will get deleted, but what the heck.  Zenlitened   Jan-29-05 11:45 AM   #68 
                       - how...zenlitened of you....  LiberallyInclined   Jan-29-05 12:07 PM   #77 
                          - This is a riot!  Zenlitened   Jan-29-05 12:15 PM   #81 
                             - Free Mary Jane?  LiberallyInclined   Jan-29-05 04:27 PM   #100 
                                - *shakes head, swears off subtlety in written communication*  Zenlitened   Jan-31-05 11:51 AM   #131 
     - Actually I don't think that is the case.  ProgressiveConn   Jan-30-05 03:34 AM   #110 
  - Why not do both?  LSdemocrat   Jan-28-05 06:44 PM   #23 
  - You KNOW!  Up2Late   Jan-28-05 07:36 PM   #28 
  - I'd hope so.  DrWeird   Jan-28-05 08:16 PM   #31 
  - Seriously, what is up with this?  UdoKier   Jan-28-05 11:02 PM   #43 
  - The marijuana plant has so many uses BESIDES its intoxicating qualities.  antigone382   Jan-28-05 08:46 PM   #32 
  - This is the reason for the drug war!  Pushed To The Left   Jan-28-05 09:34 PM   #37 
  - Cannibus makes excellent fabric and paper.  Massacure   Jan-28-05 10:31 PM   #40 
  - "A lot of them can't even walk a strait line"  Speed8098   Jan-29-05 06:55 AM   #51 
  - A person I know smokes pot, and I saw him walking outside  Massacure   Jan-29-05 04:50 PM   #102 
  - That is the worst argument I have ever read.  K-W   Jan-29-05 05:00 PM   #104 
  - So what do you think it was that cuased such odd behavior?  Massacure   Jan-29-05 10:06 PM   #106 
     - If I could fully explain what caused human behavior, id have a nobel prize  K-W   Jan-31-05 11:54 AM   #132 
  - And my dealer...  ProgressiveConn   Jan-30-05 03:28 AM   #108 
  - no one I know is advocating drug use by minors  klyon   Jan-30-05 05:54 AM   #120 
  - You need to try it  Speed8098   Jan-30-05 06:21 AM   #121 
  - I've seen drunk people act much worse than that.  UdoKier   Jan-31-05 12:27 PM   #139 
  - Diffferent people react differently to it, though.  UdoKier   Jan-31-05 12:24 PM   #137 
  - The problem with intoxicated driving.  K-W   Jan-29-05 11:51 AM   #71 
  - Any honest person that has used both, cant deny booze makes..  orpupilofnature57   Jan-29-05 12:38 PM   #84 
  - True.  ProgressiveConn   Jan-30-05 03:30 AM   #109 
  - Driving stoned is definitely dangerous.  UdoKier   Jan-31-05 12:30 PM   #140 
  - Making shit up i see  sweetheart   Jan-29-05 01:32 PM   #89 
  - legalise it. but you know what's annoying?  seg4527   Jan-28-05 10:37 PM   #41 
  - I totally agree  HEyHEY   Jan-29-05 01:37 PM   #91 
  - But you're hurting yourself, dirty lungs... ahhh, just kiddin....  mrbassman03   Jan-30-05 03:46 AM   #116 
  - i don't think it's usually the same people, dopers have a live & let live  Raised_In_The_Wild   Feb-01-05 04:48 AM   #145 
  - Actually, numbers on Alcohol Overdose aren't available.  Dark   Jan-28-05 10:41 PM   #42 
  - i have seen many anecdotal stories of alchohol poisoning and death.  UdoKier   Jan-28-05 11:05 PM   #44 
  - many documented deaths from etoh overdose. it's common. n/t  Raised_In_The_Wild   Feb-01-05 04:49 AM   #146 
  - If keeping pot illegal meant making booze illegal again...  njdemocrat106   Jan-29-05 04:47 AM   #47 
  - I'm curious.  K-W   Jan-29-05 11:30 AM   #61 
  - The problem with legalizing other, harder drugs is they cause people  SemiCharmedQuark   Jan-29-05 10:31 AM   #53 
  - Not many drugs cause psychosis.  K-W   Jan-29-05 11:28 AM   #59 
  - no- it's about addiction and lethal overdoses.  LiberallyInclined   Jan-29-05 11:38 AM   #65 
  - Yes. Grouping pot with Cocaine, acid, heroin, etc. is ridiculous.  UdoKier   Jan-31-05 12:32 PM   #141 
  - Someone should start a DU NORML group...........  CrownPrinceBandar   Jan-29-05 11:35 AM   #64 
  - There's a Drug Policy forum that seems pretty active...  Zenlitened   Jan-29-05 12:05 PM   #75 
     - Oops.  CrownPrinceBandar   Jan-29-05 12:43 PM   #85 
        - Me, too. I keep finding new forums that I didn't know existed.  Zenlitened   Jan-29-05 12:44 PM   #86 
  - Legalize it.  AllyCat   Jan-29-05 11:48 AM   #69 
  - Gateway drug.  K-W   Jan-29-05 11:54 AM   #73 
  - Hey, I smoked a lot of pot in college, and now...  Zenlitened   Jan-29-05 11:58 AM   #74 
  - most widely ILLEGALLY used gateway drug...  LiberallyInclined   Jan-29-05 12:13 PM   #80 
     - Water is the ultimate gateway substance.  Telly Savalas   Jan-29-05 05:42 PM   #105 
        - i don't know of anyplace where water is illegal to anyone of any age  LiberallyInclined   Jan-30-05 09:13 PM   #126 
           - No, the argument is that pot naturally corrupts people  K-W   Jan-30-05 09:15 PM   #127 
  - That's a point I like to bring up...  mrbassman03   Jan-30-05 03:40 AM   #113 
  - Treating it exactly like alcohol is a good idea.  SmokingJacket   Jan-29-05 12:12 PM   #79 
  - Roughly equivalent?  HEIL PRESIDENT GOD   Jan-29-05 01:27 PM   #88 
  - FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LEGALIZE POT  HEyHEY   Jan-29-05 01:36 PM   #90 
  - Amen!  orpupilofnature57   Jan-29-05 02:00 PM   #92 
  - Here-Here! Amen! Right on Brother HEyHey  temperancedissent   Jan-29-05 02:15 PM   #94 
  - But think of the Chilllllll-dren!!!! n/t  mrbassman03   Jan-30-05 03:41 AM   #114 
  - Legalize. They are not really equivalent.  Zhade   Jan-29-05 03:39 PM   #96 
  - I think its unfair to call them equivalent  Radical Activist   Jan-29-05 04:34 PM   #101 
  - it/s not practical to tax it, people will just grow their own, but  Raised_In_The_Wild   Jan-30-05 02:55 AM   #107 
  - I'm FAR to busy to grow my own high quality plants.  ProgressiveConn   Jan-30-05 03:39 AM   #112 
  - nobody has ever died from  paulie5   Jan-30-05 03:43 AM   #115 
  - Welcome to DU, p5  Cooley Hurd   Jan-31-05 12:06 PM   #134 
  - Couldn't you say the same thing about alcohol or tobacco?  mrbassman03   Jan-30-05 03:49 AM   #117 
     - Well, they can if they want to! If you'd rather pay taxes and buy it,  Raised_In_The_Wild   Jan-30-05 07:41 PM   #122 
  - I'm a pot enjoyer...  Cooley Hurd   Jan-31-05 12:01 PM   #133 
  - It's already legal and taxed via the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937  Walt Starr   Jan-31-05 12:20 PM   #136 
 

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