Quote: Originally Posted by dumpthemonarchy
To me, its about harm reduction, adults making their own decisions about their own body and what goes in it, and taxes. Legalizing pot does all of this. So who is against it?
1. people want to buy weaker grades of THC in pot, but its tough, and they ought to be able to easily buy brands or organic
2. govt regulated pot makes production safe and no electricity is stolen from the grid like it is now
3. there are billions to be made here, don't we have budget deficits to worry about? Here's an answer
I am against legalizing marijuana if its not done properly. I would have to see the proposed law first and then decide. I would not support legalizing marijuana if the end result would be large corporations trying to increase consumption to increase profit. Once we start on that path, we can't turn back. The objective of decriminalizing marijuana should be least harm to society and the individual. If legalization isn't done properly, it could be more harmful than the current situation.
I'd support allowing people to grow a small amount for personal consumption. (less than 10 plants)
I'd support allowing small regulated cafes growing and selling it in municipally zoned green areas.
I'd support limits to possession for personal use (less than 20 grams on your person)
Limit and control violations would result in exponentially graduated fines and possibly jail time. The more you exceed the limits the greater the punishment, like speeding.