People care about the marijuana laws. On our comments section, many vilify medical marijuana and have a grand old time making fun of those who endorse medical marijuana or legalization. Equally passionate, and equally mean-spirited, the proponents of legalization or medical use also comment harshly about the other side.
It's a very adversarial topic, which surprises me.
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:
" Time for the old guard to ride off into the sunset.
Its coming. "
BigBoss-Osaurus wrote on Dec 2, 2011 10:49 AM:
" The voters go duped on your beloved AG.
We won't be duped again. "