This article states that the police are keeping pace with the criminals.
Wait... What? Marijuana and every other drug is widely available here in Utah.
They are so far behind that it's inconceivable that they are "keeping
pace" with the criminals. This evaluation of why they didn't
find as much marijuana this year seems nice, but what if they just didn't
find them, or wern't looking hard enough, or the operations went indoors,
or to states like Colorado.But to even THINK they are keeping pace is a
Legalize it. Tax it. Remove the incentive for organized crime to be involved
Barack,Protect our borders and our people please.
This article makes NO sense. If it's legal to grow in CO why would you come
to UT to grow it?Was this written by someone impaired?
Marijuana results in a lower IQ in children or teens that use it. Do you want
your doctor using marijuana? I think it is better keep it out.
What in Tucket?,"Marijuana results in a lower IQ in children or
teens that use it. Do you want your doctor using marijuana? I think it is better
keep it out."If it were just that simple I would agree. But you
can't just keep it out. And making it illegal allows one heck of a nasty
and brutal black market to exist that sucks up lives, law enforcement resources,
and jail space that would be better used fighting violent crime. It's a
complex issue, and "keep it out" is too naive and simple to actually
work as a solution.
"Marijuana results in a lower IQ in children or teens that use it."Like you dont think kids use it right now. In fact, if you want to
acquire some go to your closest high school. "Do you want your
doctor using marijuana?"Like you don't think they do right
To "Happy Valley Heretic" it isn't legal to grow Marijuana in
Colorado. Federal law strictly prohibits growing and using Marijuana.Wouldn't it be so much easier if we just renamed it "Epsilons"
and made it available to everybody?
What in Tucket?Provo, UTMarijuana results in a lower IQ in children
or teens that use it. ========== Please, stop the
red-herrings!Just like Alcohol and Tabacco,Marijuana was NOT
legalized for minors in Colorado and Washington.In fact, in
Washington, smoking a cigarette in a car with children in it is illegal,
Not so in Utah.In reality - it's STILL illegal for teens
and children to use.DUI stay illegal.Like liquor, smoking in public
places is illegal.Canada has had legal marijuana for YEARS.I here nothing about the evils of Canada from anyone -- just Mexico.I
think this has more to do with Race and bigotry then reality.
No race or bigotry. The kids I knew growing up who used pot were your standard
issue white kids.My favorite public service ad on TV was about pot.
It showed a kid doing nothing with his life and when his mom asked about him
going out and getting a job (and him making excuses) is said something to the
effect of "pot, it can make nothing happen to you too".And,
anecdotal though it may be, that is my experience. It seems to take the drive
out of folks and leave them listless.BTW, if it so great, then I am
sure you are all teaching your kids to do it, right? You wouldn't want to
deprive them of the wonders . . .And no, there are no simple answers
here. But giving up isn't the answer either. We have heard the tax it and
regulate it mantra before. It has worked out great with alcohol and gambling.
No abuse problems there and kids never get involved under age because that would
be illegal, right?.Sorry but until we look at the failures of tax
and regulate, adding another item to that list does not make much sense.
@Twin LightsYes we do give up on a horrible idea of trying to imprison
people who use substances. A natural plant that has been with us for 1000s of
years. We give up on this notion that we can fool people about what the war on
drugs is really about.
Midvalien,I understand. And were our society of the "let him
die" philosophy, that might be okay. But (fortunately) we are not. There
are then, externalities. Costs we bear for someone else's foolishness.
True we bear the cost of prison (and I am not convinced that prison is the right
answer for most users anyway) but due to the preventatives we have less
collateral damage to deal with.Until we can figure out how to make
sure that the users actions do not affect me or society, I am unconvinced.
When you make it legal you illiminate the incentives for people to sell it and
the crime that goes with it. If you can get it at the store there is no need for
that unscrupulous person to bother selling it and KIDS won't be able to get
it.So if you want to keep kids from getting pot so easily make it
legal and treat it jst like alcohol.Portugal legalized ALL drugs 10
years ago. look up the results for yourself.Denmark not only made
heroin legal they offered it free to anyone that wants it and a clean place to
use it too. They illiminated the dealer. Now heroin is so uncool nobody wants it
even for free in Denmark.Facts just don't support the
republican position on the subject of prohibition. And the irony of hypocricy is
stunning.Of course most of us know there is a HUGE enforcement lobby
that likes the taxpaer cash from the "war" on drugs.
My guess is that Utah legislators would never legalize marijuanabut would
also probably not make it illegal to smoke in a car witha minor. Kind of
illogical in my mind.