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Learn more about Marijuana
U.S. law currently bans the sale and possession of all forms of marijuana. in 2014 Colorado and Washington will become the first states to legalize and regulate marijuana contrary to federal laws. See recent marijuana news
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No. Drug abusers who want to stop their addiction should be offered treatment. I certainly don't see businesses allowing employees who are high to work for them. Marijuana doesn't make anyone a better worker, student, parent does it?. 10mons ago from a Democrat in Arlington, VA.
I voted in WA to legalize it, but out of ignorance, did not know the waste products created and released into the environment by producers of it. We have no ready system to ensure that production is regulated, that illegal growers, producers and sellers don't just continue illegally to avoid taxes and regulations. Or that illegal aliens using national forests to grow it, cease. 10mons ago from a Democrat in University Place, WA.
Yes, legalize it..tax it..and regulate it instead of criminalizing it. Also, immediately free all citizens jailed for marijuana offenses. This would bring in money on taxes and save money by getting people out of the prisons. 10mons ago from a Democrat in Prior Lake, MN.
Yes, and immediately free all citizens jailed for drug offenses while legalizing, taxing, and regulating marijuana instead of criminalizing it. 10mons ago from a Democrat in Haynesville, LA.
Legalize it only after a simple test can be administered to detect those driving, operating heavy machinery, etc.while under the influence of marijuana. 10mons ago from a Democrat in Pennington, NJ.
Yes, the war on drugs is not working and we have created a criminal justice industrial complex that employs tens of thousands of lawyers, probation and parole offices and court officials as a result. 10mons ago from a Democrat in Tallmadge, OH.
Within five years marijuana abuse will escalate requiring increasing state and federal regulation. This will first be noticed in the number of automobile accidents due to marijuana impairment. 10mons ago from a Democrat in Cleveland, OH.
Regulated as is done with alcohol and tobacco, and limit the volumes as is now done for such drugs as can not be bought over the counter "freely". Lessen, not decriminalize, while enforcing driving laws, etc. 10mons ago from a Democrat in Florence, OR.
8 billion spent on MJ enforcement & it doesn't kill. Tobacco kills 400k per year, alcohol kills 40k' Lethal , but great source for fed revenue. FoggyBottom functions on greed , not stupidity. 10mons ago from a Democrat in Abbeville, AL.
No. Not until there is a way to test if someone is high on the spot, as a breathalyzer does for alcohol. Then legalize, tax, and regulate it for individuals over 21. 10mons ago from a Democrat in Kalamazoo, MI.
Allow legalization by states and carefully evaluate results over 5 years before enacting federal law. 10mons ago from a Democrat in Purcellville, VA.
Yes. And release anyone arrested for marijuana possession under an ounce immediately. 10mons ago from a Democrat in Berwick, PA.
Yes, but marketed for medical use. Recreational use will be limited & taxed. The reformed FDA will have no grounds for herbs or non-narcotics. The DEA will be used to monitor controlled medications & narcotics and they will monitor & practice inventory & cease the markets that are not cooperating with the reformed FDA standards on drugs & medicine, especially those that are not being taxed by the federal government. Legalize, tax, and regulate all drugs, but not vitamins, herbs & non-narcotics. 10mons ago from a Democrat in Peoria, IL.
Yes it should be regulated and taxed; with limited medical applications. 10mons ago from a Democrat in Middleton, WI.
Give it away for free or for info on traffickers. 10mons ago from a Democrat in Kent, WA.
Educate the people on the so called "Drug" and why it was made illegal I the first place. And that it has 0 deaths and all our brains actually have one of the active ingredients already. 11mons ago from a Democrat in Lyons, IL.
Decriminalize the possession of marijuana, but keep the sale of marijuana a criminal offence. Also, free those in jail on marijuana possession charges and require that all marijuana users undergo a series of court mandated detox programs instead of going to jail. Jail the sellers though. 11mons ago from a Democrat in Gonzales, LA.
Age limits should b imposed. 11mons ago from a Democrat in Westlake Village, CA.
Yes, I believe it is no worse than beer or wine, used in proper moderations. But I feel there will be increased injuries and deaths because of increased DUI and accident related. 11mons ago from a Democrat in Malakoff, TX.
Decriminalize marijuana, but do not legalize until law enforcement and the education system can prove it can be kept out of schools. 11mons ago from a Democrat in Denver, CO.
Yes, primarily for medicinal purposes. However, they should follow the same guidelines as cigarettes (no smoking in public places) and alcohol (can't be under the influence at work or when operating a vehicle or machinery). 11mons ago from a Democrat in Calumet City, IL.
As one who does not, nor have I ever used ANY FORM of illegal drugs, including marijuana. I'm passed seventy years of age, suffering painful medical conditions, and still blessed to be here. I can't endorse the use because I've seen a few who have experienced personality changes after using drugs. 11mons ago from a Democrat in Mesquite, TX.
No. Drugs all too often result in harm of an individual person or others. 11mons ago from a Democrat in Lakewood, CA.
Yes, and immediately pardon and free all citizens jailed for use of marijuana, not the dealing of. It should be made illegal to operate heavy machinery and drive while under the influence of marajuana. 11mons ago from a Democrat in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
Yes, legalize and heavaly tax it. 11mons ago from a Democrat in Hillsboro, OR.
Yes, and immediately free all citizens jailed for drug offenses and Yes. Legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it. 12mons ago from a Democrat in College Station, TX.
Yes but in force strict laws on the usage of marijuana And the consequence of being high in public locations. Marijuana for any other purpose beside medicinal use should be taxed. 12mons ago from a Democrat in Hialeah, FL.
Yes, if people want to make the choice to smoke pot, they take on the risks and it is not my, or my government's, problem. 12mons ago from a Democrat in Gilbert, AZ.
Yes, but it should but addiction should be treated as a medical problem, there is one country that has done this and their drug usage percentages have dropped. 12mons ago from a Democrat in Newark, NY.
Yes, but treat it as alcohol - so drunk driving penalties and other legislation should apply. 12mons ago from a Democrat in Overland Park, KS.
Yes. Legalize, tax and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it. Prohibition of alcohol was a disaster and caused crime to surge - the same has happened with marijuana. 12mons ago from a Democrat in Potwin, KS.
No, Since alcohol is legalized, there will be a high chance of mixing marijuana and alcohol together, which is also called cross faded. That situation will turn all angels bad. 12mons ago from a Democrat in Las Vegas, NV.
Yes, Only the most organic kind. 12mons ago from a Democrat in Stedman, NC.
Yes, but allow employers to test for marijuana and give them the latitude to refuse to hire marijuana users. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Bowling Green, MO.
No, marijuana should not be legal but it should have very light sentences. Such as only jail for one week at a maximum if found with over a pound. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Carmel, IN.
No, decriminalize it instead and free those in jail on marijuana charges. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Prairieville, LA.
Yes. Legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana and immediately free criminals in jail for marijuana-related drug offenses. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Little Falls, NJ.