Alaska has another ballot issue just as important as Prez election...

Discussion in 'Elections' started by Mel Brennan, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. Mel Brennan

    Mel Brennan PLANITARCHIS' BANE

    Paris Saint Germain
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    Apr 8, 2002
    Baltimore
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    ...full-on legalizing of God's weed.

    ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - Voters in Alaska will decide on Tuesday whether to make their state the first in the country to legalize the sale, possession or use of marijuana by adults.

    Alaska already allows legal possession of small amounts of marijuana by adults, the most liberal policy among the 50 U.S. states, thanks to a 1975 state Supreme Court ruling.

    "Our territory and now state has traditionally been the home of people who prize their individuality and who have chosen to settle or to continue living here in order to achieve a measure of control over their own lifestyles which is now virtually unattainable in many of our sister states," the oft-quoted ruling said.

    Supporters say further decriminalizing pot would allow local governments and the state to regulate and tax it and free up police to pursue serious crimes.

    "This is a very broad initiative that says, instead of the prohibition model, let's try the regulation model," said David Finkelstein, a former state Democratic lawmaker helping to organize the initiative campaign for Tuesday's election.

    Opponents of the measure argue full legalization would be a step backward for Alaska, a state of about 650,000 people, which has an extremely high rate of substance abuse, including the use of marijuana by youths...
     
  2. 1953 4-2-4

    1953 4-2-4 Red Card

    Jan 11, 2004
    Cleveland
    NOW I underrstand you--you're doped up all the time. You know, if you voted for lower taxes, you'd have more money to buy weed.
     
  3. biggyv

    biggyv Member

    May 18, 2000
    PGH PA
    You know, if pot were decriminalized, far fewer tax dollars would be needed to perpetuate the prison-industrial complex created by the overzealous prosecution of marijuana users.
     
  4. Mel Brennan

    Mel Brennan PLANITARCHIS' BANE

    Paris Saint Germain
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    Stop making assumptions. If you stay around this board long enough (or ask around this board), you'll find that some of the things you've posted re: me in just the last 30 minutes are, in retrospect, really ********ing stupid.
     
  5. Pathogen

    Pathogen Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Like you care.
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    Well let me save him the trouble of asking.
     
  6. Danwoods

    Danwoods Member

    Mar 20, 2000
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    And if you legalize weed you can buy more with the same money. So there's really no reason to increase deficit spending now is there?
     
  7. argentine soccer fan

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    How about this for a slogan?

    If weed is outlawed, only outlaws will smoke weed.
     
  8. 1953 4-2-4

    1953 4-2-4 Red Card

    Jan 11, 2004
    Cleveland
    Yeah, asking posters about you is on page 835 of my PDF file "To-Do" list, listed right after, "Watch a cricket game."
     
  9. dfb547490

    dfb547490 New Member

    Feb 9, 2000
    The Heights
    I think pot should be fully legalized, but saying it's just as important as the Presidential election is absolutely ridiculous.
     
  10. Mel Brennan

    Mel Brennan PLANITARCHIS' BANE

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    Unless it's sarcastic.
     
  11. Mel Brennan

    Mel Brennan PLANITARCHIS' BANE

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    And "breathe through my nose," don't forget.
     
  12. Garcia

    Garcia Member

    Dec 14, 1999
    Castro Castro
    There is crime related to selling drugs. Will this go away, too?
     
  13. Danwoods

    Danwoods Member

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    You'll probably have the same crime level that you do at the grocery stores that sell beer.
     
  14. JeffS

    JeffS New Member

    Oct 15, 2001
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    This thread is forgetting Alaska's all important anti bear baiting bill. Yup, the voters of Alaska will decide today on whether or not it is legal to bait a bear.

    http://www.adn.com/front/story/5716812p-5650111c.html

    This bill has huge implications, not only for the citizens of Alaska, but western civilization as we know it.

    I mean, what could be better than getting stoned and baiting a bear?



    :D
     
  15. JeffS

    JeffS New Member

    Oct 15, 2001
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    C'mon people! What could be more important than smoking pot and bear baiting? Alaska has it goin' on! Alaska is our new cultural and political trend setter, leaving California in the dust.
     
  16. BlueMeanie

    BlueMeanie New Member

    Apr 1, 2002
    EastSIIIIDE
    Rep given for posting in the pot thread at 4:20.
     
  17. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    It is and it isn't.

    For one thing, the War on "Drugs" affects people way more than the bozo who's sitting in the Oval Office. It also represents the tyranny of the minority (i.e. right wing radicals), special interests (i.e. pharmaceutical makers, private security firms that build and run our prisons) and scare tactics in politics.

    The symbolic value of marijuana legalization is almost as significant as the practical.
     
  18. 1953 4-2-4

    1953 4-2-4 Red Card

    Jan 11, 2004
    Cleveland

    Youre....


    IN A BOX IN A BOX IN A BOX!
     
  19. Dolemite

    Dolemite Member+

    Apr 2, 2001
    East Bay, Ca
  20. Garcia

    Garcia Member

    Dec 14, 1999
    Castro Castro
    I'd agree if all potheads move to one state.
     
  21. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
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    Jan 11, 2002
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    Most of them are in one state.

    It's called Hawaii.
     
  22. Bob Morocco

    Bob Morocco Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    Billings, MT
    Looks like medical marijuana is a go in Montana. Yeah!!! when my family history catches up with me I get to grow and get high.
     
  23. BenReilly

    BenReilly New Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    I hate liberals like you :D

    I'll take the unpopular decision (on Bigsocer) and suggest that America doesn't need more pot smokers.
     
  24. argentine soccer fan

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    Pot smokers? I don't think it is really a question of needing them....It is more a question of....Dude, this computer screen is tripping me out!
     
  25. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    Your disagreement and articulate retort are noted and snickered at.
     

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