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    Why pot should be decriminalized but never smoked:
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    (NaturalNews) Supporting the decriminalization of pot does not mean supporting its recreational consumption. Let's be honest about pot's effects on people who smoke it regularly: first it makes them dull, then apathetic, and finally stupid. With enough repeated use, recreational pot use turns intelligent, productive people into unmotivated stoners.

    That doesn't mean it should be illegal, however. And that's the point of this article: I am wholehearted in support of marijuana decriminalization, yet at the same time I strongly encourage people to avoid smoking it. That's the difference between me and a police state government, by the way: I believe in your right to choose what you wish to do with your body, while the police state government would far prefer to shove a gun in your face, slap a pair of handcuffs on your wrists and throw you into the prison system which is little more than a modern-day slave labor camp that benefits corporate interests under the guise of fighting the "war on drugs."

    What should a free society really look like?

    There's no question that pot possession should be completely decriminalized in a free society where individual choices are respected. At the same time, anyone who agrees with that philosophy must simultaneously agree that the selling of safely-produced raw milk from farms to consumers must also be embraced as perfectly legal.

    While we're on the subject of milk, the sales of human-produced liquid substances must also be considered legal, too, including the sale of human breast milk and even human sperm. Yet all of these have been repeatedly and aggressively attacked by federal regulators. We have now entered a strange era of twisted federal law where it's easy to buy a joint in Colorado but selling raw milk can get you raided at gunpoint (like happened with Rawesome Foods in California).

    Continuing down the path of libertarian thinking, a society that truly respects the free choices of individuals would, by definition, have to also embrace the legality of personal behaviors like prostitution, gambling and gay marriage. All of these involve individuals making their own private choices, even if somebody else doesn't agree with the substance of those choices.

    As a practical example, consider the fact that I am opposed to the recreational use of marijuana. I'm also opposed to casinos and prostitution rings. I think they're bad for society, but what right do I have to tell people they can't enter into voluntary agreements with other consenting parties? By extension, if an individual has no right to tell other individuals how to live their lives, then no government should have that right either.

    In a truly free society, in other words, no government would have any philosophical basis from which to restrict people from buying and drinking alcohol, buying and smoking pot, paying other consenting adults for sex, marrying people of the same sex, or even attempting their own suicide as long as no one else is harmed in the process.

    Most people hold striking contradictions in their beliefs

    Yet in society today, most people carry absurd contradictions in their heads about such topics. On the political left, the "pro choice" people are anti choice when it comes to a law-abiding citizen carrying a concealed firearm for self defense, for example. On the political right, the "pro freedom" people are anti freedom when it comes to gay marriage. They say, "Get the government out of our lives" but then they are very selective about the areas in which they want that principle to apply.

    If you are going to be an honest, ethical, responsible adult, your beliefs must be applied with consistency.

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    As usual, another great article by Mike Adams. When can he run for congress?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    As usual, another great article by Mike Adams. When can he run for congress?
    I disagree with him about legalizing heroin, meth, cocaine, though. ALL should be decriminalized.
    The war on cancer, war on poverty didn't work, nor will the war on drugs ever work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    I disagree with him about legalizing heroin, meth, cocaine, though. ALL should be decriminalized.
    The war on cancer, war on poverty didn't work, nor will the war on drugs ever work.
    Face it, the war on crime doesn't work! There is no scarcity of crime, only periods of decrease followed by periods of increase. Maybe we should decriminalize it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aslan View Post
    Face it, the war on crime doesn't work! There is no scarcity of crime, only periods of decrease followed by periods of increase. Maybe we should decriminalize it?
    One of the biggest crimes in a so-called democracy should be where a corporation or individual or group makes a bribe disguised as a donation or gift in return for favors. So we get the likes of Halliburton and others with a vested interest in promoting wars able to buy influence. It stinks. Did you notice Israel is the world's #3 weapons manufacturer? Not bad for a tiny country of only 6M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    I disagree with him about legalizing heroin, meth, cocaine, though. ALL should be decriminalized.
    The war on cancer, war on poverty didn't work, nor will the war on drugs ever work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    One of the biggest crimes in a so-called democracy should be where a corporation or individual or group makes a bribe disguised as a donation or gift in return for favors. So we get the likes of Halliburton and others with a vested interest in promoting wars able to buy influence. It stinks. Did you notice Israel is the world's #3 weapons manufacturer? Not bad for a tiny country of only 6M.
    It looks like they've turned a necessity for existence into a profitable business. What do they say, "When life hands you nothing but lemons, make lemonade!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by aslan View Post
    Face it, the war on crime doesn't work! There is no scarcity of crime, only periods of decrease followed by periods of increase. Maybe we should decriminalize it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    I disagree with him about legalizing heroin, meth, cocaine, though. ALL should be decriminalized.
    The war on cancer, war on poverty didn't work, nor will the war on drugs ever work.
    He never said that...

    Without question, shake-and-bake drugs like meth are destroying rural America with frightening speed. Nearly everyone with a still-functioning mind agrees that meth, crack and heroin should be illegal

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    Addiction to meth, ecstasy, and various other nightmares are a hugh problem in Australia as well. Heroin was also a major problem in the 70s and 80s. The problem with heroin is so many young ones die from heart stop, after using too much in one go. Stiff penalties IMO should even be increased for those who manufacture, smuggle, or deal in these killers. But not for mary jane of course.
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    Did brother Zengrifter admit to being a regular potsmoker for years? This might explain a few things, you lazy pathetic stoner you...

    From Mike Adams: Individual pot consumption cannot easily be linked to any direct harm to another person not involved. People who smoke lots and lots of pot, after all, are not violent, angry people. They tend to be lazy pathetic stoners who mind their own business and present no real threat to society; especially if they are purchasing pot legally through state-regulated dispensaries (and therefore not funding drug gangs).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    Did brother Zengrifter admit to being a regular potsmoker for years? This might explain a few things, you lazy pathetic stoner you...

    From Mike Adams: Individual pot consumption cannot easily be linked to any direct harm to another person not involved. People who smoke lots and lots of pot, after all, are not violent, angry people. They tend to be lazy pathetic stoners who mind their own business and present no real threat to society; especially if they are purchasing pot legally through state-regulated dispensaries (and therefore not funding drug gangs).

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/043933_de...#ixzz2tcgOt153
    Yeah, that's all America needs is more lazy pathetic stoners! That will really make us number one in the world-- number one for stupidity. If they don't want to be productive citizens, ship'em to Australia, that's what I say. They would blend right in, might even pull the standards up a bit, eh, mate? Just kidding of course, but do we really want to encourage a lazy society? And do we want all these people stoned on today's much stronger weed out on the highways driving in a stoned stupor? And do we want these pathetic hash heads raising children, God help us. Their behavior does in fact affect others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aslan View Post
    Yeah, that's all America needs is more lazy pathetic stoners! Their behavior does in fact affect others.
    Lazy pathetic stoner? Brother Zengrifter is not going to be happy about that racial slur, Oy Vey...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    Lazy pathetic stoner? Brother Zengrifter is not going to be happy about that racial slur, Oy Vey...
    It's from your quote above. Wasn't it factual?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aslan View Post
    It's from your quote above. Wasn't it factual?
    It's what Mike Adams said; People who smoke lots and lots of pot, after all, are not violent, angry people. They tend to be lazy pathetic stoners who ...Now Zengrifter can go after Mike. That's if Z is not too lazy from being a pathetic stoner.

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