(Closed) Marijuana

posted 9 years ago in Legal
  • poll: What is your position?

    It should never be legal.

    It should be legal only if used medicinally .

    It should be legal for both medical and recreational uses.

    I have no opinion.

  • Post # 151
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    Bumble bee

    although I’d like to add that I have a friend from high school who started smoking weed and she smokes it on a daily basis and it has completely taken over her life.. so I believe that weed is just as harmful as alcohol or any other drug, because a person can become addicted to it because my friend smokes everyday and that’s the only drug she uses.. and her life surrounds around it.. really it does, and a lot of us stopped hanging out with her because that’s all she wants to do when she doesn’t work.. it’s sad 🙁 but then again this can happen with alcohol as well. I know!! I have  experience with this, my dad passed away from cirrhosis of the liver, he was an alcoholic, so i know how harmful legal substances can be.

    Post # 152
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    Buzzing bee
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    @Mrs.KMM: It’s a hot topic right now.  There’s lots of marijuana/drug use in the military, along with tobacco and alcohol abuse.  There was a drug ring broken up on DH’s base a few months ago actually.

    If someone’s caught doing it illegally, they would definitely get in serious trouble, both with the military and the law.  For example, underage drinking gets you knocked down a rank or two sometimes.  So, with marijuana being illegal right now, it would be the same types of consequences.

    If someone is in the military and develops a condition that they would need drugs to control (I know marijuana is used a lot with people with PTSD and they cope really well), they can sometimes obtain a prescription for treatment and sometimes they get discharged.  It really depends on the person, the doctor they go see, and their superiors.  

    So, if marijuana was legalized, it could (in theory) still be denied to military members by the military on the basis of their job.  If they needed it, but were in a high-risk job (like my DH’s), they could be forced to change jobs or discharge.  Other jobs, like recruiting or office jobs, it wouldn’t be a big deal.

    Post # 153
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    Honey Beekeeper
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    @piglet_625: No – I was more meaning what happens if someone in the military needs to go on an anti-anxiety med or something (after they enlist).  Are they forced to discharge since those kinds of prescriptions aren’t allowed?

    Post # 154
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    Buzzing bee
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    @Mrs.KMM: Oh sorry.  Got ya.  It would probably depend on what they need and what their job is.  Some people would be able to be put on ant-anxiety meds no problem.  Others would be forced to change jobs and/or get discharged.  

    For example, if my DH developed an anxiety issue, he would be removed from his job and would have to change jobs in order to stay in the Navy.  My Brother-In-Law works in an office on a base and could go on anti-anxiety meds no problem.

    Post # 155
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @Mrs.KMM: It would depend on their branch and MoS.

    Post # 156
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Well I’m not military but I would assume they would be moved to a job where that wasn’t an issue. There are lots of more “desk” type jobs in the military where there isn’t the same kind of risks associated with them.

    Post # 157
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    Sugar bee

    stopped reading after page two or so, but I just wanted to chime in against all those people saying you can’t get paranoid, etc from pot and it doesn’t make you depressed, and it makes you happy, etc.

    I want to give a BS shout on on those statements.

    I started smoking pot *every day* in grade 5.  I loved it an it made me giggle, eat, socialble, etc.    Every single day I smoked it until grade 8.  Then I noticed i started getting paranoid, I was sad when i got high.  I wanted to hide by myself in the dark.  Thinks looked sinister and life was horrible.

    Being that I’m a pretty tough cookie I pulled my head out of my ass and stopped smoking pot. Just like that *snaps fingers*

    I was completely back to normal.

    So be careful throwing around broad sweeping statements about a systemic depressant. 

    Oh and our supplier was the same throughout the progression and it was my best friends mother who grew it. So the stuff wasn’t laced.

    Post # 158
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    Honey Beekeeper
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    @piglet_625: and
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    @tksjewelry: and
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    @chasesgirl: Makes sense.  Sorry for the threadjack!

    Post # 159
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Oneeleven: You were 10 years old and smoking weed. Of course it had a negative impact on you. No 10 year old kid should be smoking anything. The effects that marijuana has on a child are COMPLETELY different than the effects it has on an adult. You cannot possibly compare the two.

    Post # 160
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    Buzzing bee
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    @Oneeleven: I am sincerely curious on how you got the money/means to have access to marijuana for daily use 

    Post # 161
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    Busy bee
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    @Oneeleven: I wanna know how your mom didn’t know you were smoking weed at 10

    Post # 162
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @FutureKMM: My best friend was on prescription anti depressants and looked into joining the Navy. They told her she’d have to be at least a year off meds before she could apply. 

    Post # 163
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Oneeleven:  You were smoking at 10 years old, did you expect it to lead to a positive experience? There is a HUGE difference between a child and an adult smoking, sorry. If a 10 year old was drinking every day, they for damn sure would have a different experience than a GROWN adult. 

    Post # 164
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Legalize it and tax the hell out of it.  You’ll also get the added benefit of marijuana losing the “cool” or “rebel” factor because it’s not a big deal to do something you can get legally.    Oh, and not to mention it would take away a lot of the business of gangs and drug smugglers – yeah, I say legalize it. 

    Personally, I’ve never tried it and never will (I think it’s pretty stupid) but if we can make millions in taxes off it, I’m all for it. 

    Post # 165
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @CanadianMermaid:  Yeah, I’m wondering that too. I mean, if you want to be proud of yourself for kicking the pot habit by age 13 great, but it’s really not an accurate comparison at all. The developing mind of a preteen girl is very different from a 27 year old woman.

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