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1 year ago  ::  Oct 23, 2015 - 11:49AM #11
MMarcoe
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Oct 22, 2015 -- 10:58AM, looshawn wrote:


Progressives continuously state that this country is getting weaker and falling apart.


If millions of Americans are going to be high all the time, maybe we are headed in that direction.





Millions of Americans already are. The only difference is that we'd be putting a dent into the prison-industrial complex. The prison-mongers would have to find a new business to go into -- like, maybe marijuana.


Oh, the irony of that.




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1 year ago  ::  Oct 23, 2015 - 2:32PM #12
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Legalization would stop insanity like this:


Heavily armed drug cops raid retiree’s garden, seize okra plants

Georgia police raided a retired Atlanta man's garden last Wednesday after a helicopter crew with the Governor's Task Force for Drug Suppression spotted suspicious-looking plants on the man's property. A heavily-armed K9 unit arrived and discovered that the plants were, in fact, okra bushes.

The officers eventually apologized and left, but they took some of the suspicious okra leaves with them for analysis. Georgia state patrol told WSB-TV in Atlanta that "we've not been able to identify it as of yet. But it did have quite a number of characteristics that were similar to a cannabis plant."

Indeed! Like cannabis, okra is green and it has leaves.


Okra busts like these are good reason for taxpayers to be skeptical about the wisdom of sending guys up in helicopters to fly around aimlessly, looking for drugs in suburban gardens. And that's not to mention the issue of whether we want a society where heavily-armed cops can burst into your property, with no grounds for suspicion beyond what somebody thought he saw from several hundred yards up in a helicopter.



What a waste of resources.  It's a seed bearing plant! Except in pot shops where there are no seeds in the buds they sell.  Cool

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1 year ago  ::  Oct 24, 2015 - 10:21AM #13
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Oct 23, 2015 -- 11:39AM, Girlchristian wrote:


I don't know anyone, including any conservatives, that oppose legalizing marijuana. There is no reason it should be illegal.



Lots of conservatives disagree. One 'reason' is ... Monsanto. Another 'reason' is the highly-profitable prison-industrial complex. Another 'reason' is Nancy Reagan's infantile "Just say no" mantra. Want more 'reasons'?


LOL.


Oct 23, 2015 -- 11:39AM, Girlchristian wrote:

We should make it legal, regulate and tax the sales like alcohol and cigarrettes and move on.




Agreed, but you'll NEVER hear that from the GOP.

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1 year ago  ::  Oct 24, 2015 - 10:41AM #14
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Oct 23, 2015 -- 2:32PM, Stardove wrote:


Legalization would stop insanity like this:


Heavily armed drug cops raid retiree’s garden, seize okra plants

Georgia police raided a retired Atlanta man's garden last Wednesday after a helicopter crew with the Governor's Task Force for Drug Suppression spotted suspicious-looking plants on the man's property. A heavily-armed K9 unit arrived and discovered that the plants were, in fact, okra bushes.

The officers eventually apologized and left, but they took some of the suspicious okra leaves with them for analysis. Georgia state patrol told WSB-TV in Atlanta that "we've not been able to identify it as of yet. But it did have quite a number of characteristics that were similar to a cannabis plant."

Indeed! Like cannabis, okra is green and it has leaves.


Okra busts like these are good reason for taxpayers to be skeptical about the wisdom of sending guys up in helicopters to fly around aimlessly, looking for drugs in suburban gardens. And that's not to mention the issue of whether we want a society where heavily-armed cops can burst into your property, with no grounds for suspicion beyond what somebody thought he saw from several hundred yards up in a helicopter.



What a waste of resources.  It's a seed bearing plant! Except in pot shops where there are no seeds in the buds they sell.  Cool



"Okra bust"  LOL!   It's hilarious, but at the same time I'm sure it was very frightening for the property owner.  And, you're right, it is serious when these kinds of mistakes are made.

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1 year ago  ::  Oct 24, 2015 - 12:10PM #15
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Oct 24, 2015 -- 10:21AM, Do_unto_others wrote:


Oct 23, 2015 -- 11:39AM, Girlchristian wrote:

We should make it legal, regulate and tax the sales like alcohol and cigarrettes and move on.




Agreed, but you'll NEVER hear that from the GOP.




Yes you will. And pretty soon.

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1 year ago  ::  Oct 31, 2015 - 3:47AM #16
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I say let it grow! Wink


and the number of folks who agree.

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1 year ago  ::  Oct 31, 2015 - 11:48AM #17
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Legalize it!



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