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Legalizing Pot Remains Bad Idea

February 9, 2015

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg nails the answer.

When an audience member asked the 72-year-old Bloomberg about Colorado marijuana, he responded that it was a terrible idea, one that is hurting the developing minds of children. Though he admitted to smoking a joint in the 1960s, he said the drug is more accessible and more damaging today.

“What are we going to say in 10 years when we see all these kids whose IQs are 5 and 10 points lower than they would have been?” he asked. “I couldn’t feel more strongly about it, and my girlfriend says it’s no different than alcohol. It is different than alcohol. This is one of the stupider things that’s happening across our country.”

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 24, 2017 4:20 AM

    There is no way to justify the Drug War in America, especially when it comes to marijuana. President Carter was correct when he said penalties against a substance should not be more harmful to a person than the substance itself, and as President Nixon’s hand-picked commission discovered the worse health risk a marijuana smoker faces is getting caught. Nobody has every died from smoking pot, unless you count the people shot by the police for doing so.

    The ban is rooted in racism (original reason given, on the floor of Congress, for banning marijuana was because black people who smoked it got uppity and looked white men in the eyes) and the punishments are still leveled disproportionately against minorities today. It is fueling the prison-industrial complex and has turned our country into a police state.

    And don’t beleive those ol’ myths that marijuana kills brain cells or it makes people crave heroin. The science and data is pretty solid on this issue and the Prohibitionist-stance is flat-out wrong. Much like the Climate Change deniers, you are relying on paid-for propaganda rather than actual science in order to justify your opinion…please take the time to look into the issue and you’ll understand why the majority of Americans are in favor of re-legalizing cannabis.

  2. April 23, 2017 11:31 AM

    Pot has implications far removed from the person who smokes it. There are issues of health, safety, and national consequences of shared costs when brains do not form correctly in the teen years, workplaces productivity lags, and the use of other drugs as consequences of using pot. There is no way to justify its use.

  3. April 23, 2017 11:07 AM

    Whatever happened to “My body – My laws”?

    The stance…shared by both Republicans and Democrats…that marijuana is more dangerous/addictive than cocaine is absurd, and ya’ll should be ashamed of yourself for holding such an opinion.

    Only three kinds of people are in favor of keeping marijuana illegal: The ignorant, the evil, the insane. (Beleiving that ingesting this herb causes IQ to lower puts you in the first group) Don’t buy into that “Reefer Madness” crap they fed ya as a kid….actually look into the issue with open eyes and you’ll see how wrong it is to wage war on people over an all-natural and relativity safe plant.

  4. Satta Solly permalink
    April 20, 2017 11:46 PM

    Happy 4.20! Unless you want to align with Jeff Sessions, (at least Hawaii will be safe as he apparently thinks it’s a foreign country) it’s time for “One love” and to move forward with a sensible policy and regulate and tax and deal a blow to the drug cartels and support your family farmers and empty the prisons of non-violent people caught up in Carrie Nation’s nation.

    http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/04/20/marijuana-industry/

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