Marijuana laws draw comments
It's a very adversarial topic, which surprises me.
Today's story about the possible removal of the schedule one classification drew actual comments that consider the issue and not just hate between each side. Sure, you see a bit of the animosity, but this one is a good debate, considering the topic.
I mean if you're against the drug, do you still hate the user? And if you're for the drug's use, do you have to despise those against, considering it's been banned as a schedule 1 drug for decades, or almost a century.
I would think immigration would be a topic like this, and it is, but not medical marijuana. I'd think the pension tax would have people more up in arms, so perhaps these cultural divides are greater than I thought. Is it generational, too? Maybe a bit, but I think it's more where you stand in our culture.
Personally, it's a shame all the money spent fighting a war that will never be won, and this money is very important to a whole society of lawyers, cops, administrators and government people. Yet, teachers are the ones who are hated? If you hate teachers and their money, why not hate all the money spent on this war?
Here's a sample of comments on our latest story, and please note, these comments are the best and most constructive I've seen on a story about marijuana:
BigBoss-Osaurus wrote on Dec 1, 2011 5:18 PM:
Its coming. "
rd rge wrote on Dec 1, 2011 5:27 PM:
greedISbad wrote on Dec 1, 2011 6:19 PM:
thoughtful blogger wrote on Dec 1, 2011 6:32 PM:
rd rge wrote on Dec 1, 2011 6:35 PM:
TheBoss wrote on Dec 1, 2011 9:39 PM:
OldDog wrote on Dec 1, 2011 9:42 PM:
"Then we have what the people of this county and this state wanted," Cooper said. >>>>>>>>>>>>>> The people of this county and state voted on this and have no need for a change to please you and law enforcement. What the people wanted ?, what an un-flushed toilet you are Jessica. "
gps wrote on Dec 1, 2011 10:23 PM:
Reclassification should also include removing this label. "
TheBoss wrote on Dec 1, 2011 11:28 PM:
GrEeDiSbAd wrote on Dec 2, 2011 12:02 AM:
Nacho Panza wrote on Dec 2, 2011 6:48 AM:
Legislators are only now catching on to the idea, mainly because the majority of the population has been taking measures into their own hands. L. Brooks Patterson indicates an obvious lack of education on cannabis.
DEA judge ruling marijuana "safe and therapeutic"
National Cancer Institute's history of marijuana as medicine
Kalamazoo lowers marijuana priority to improve public safety "
TheBoss wrote on Dec 2, 2011 7:47 AM:
BigBoss-Osaurus wrote on Dec 2, 2011 10:49 AM:
We won't be duped again. "