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Open Phones: Recreational Marijuana

Friday, August 16, 2013

Marijuana (Federacion de Asociaciones Cannabicas/flickr)

Mayoral candidate John Liu has a new proposal to fund CUNY scholarships through legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. What do you think? How do you view recreational marijuana use in 2013? Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment here.

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Comments [18]

Many people seem to confuse /legal/ status of a substance or activity with /endorsement/. Arguing that something should be made /legal/ (or at least de-criminalized) is not necessarily /endorsing/ or /approving/ it, per se.

Aug. 16 2013 11:39 AM
John A from persistent sobriety

A terrible proof of concept, people...

Aug. 16 2013 11:39 AM
Clif from Manhattan

Sorry, but this woman is clueless! She said "HTC content". Totally discredits the rest of her argument. And no one corrected her!

Ha!

Aug. 16 2013 11:38 AM
Peg

Medical and recreational aspects of marijuana aside, the plant has so many other uses. From the stalks to the seeds this plant which has been used by humans since the beginning of recorded history has been used for it's oils, fibers, high protein content of seeds... The plant itself has been foolishly framed worldwide. Anyone tried marijuana seed butter? Apparently it's used like peanut butter (without the risk of allergies) in many places in the world.

Aug. 16 2013 11:37 AM
Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

Read what Dave Barry has to say about legalizing drugs:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1624132/posts

Aug. 16 2013 11:36 AM

@ JF: SHOUTING (using all-caps) does not help your credibility.

Aug. 16 2013 11:35 AM
John A

And now the onair.
Have we proved anything yet?

Aug. 16 2013 11:35 AM

How about trying a little "stop 'n frisk" in some white, suburban high schools and elite college campuses?

See how much contraband is found...

Aug. 16 2013 11:34 AM
JF

YOU KEEP SAYING LESS DANGEROUS. ARE YOU IN THE STONE AGE? MARIJUANA IS NECESSARY TO NOT GET LUNG CANCER IN THIS TOXIC ENVIRONMENT.

Aug. 16 2013 11:34 AM
SimLash from NYC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2bffpN876Q
Scientifically speaking marijuana isn't harmful and not addictive.

Aug. 16 2013 11:33 AM
John A from Flush

and there goes the comment boards here...

Aug. 16 2013 11:31 AM
Lk from Brooklyn

Governor Cuomo pushes gambling as if it is innocent recreation although it can drive people into enormous debt including losing their houses and losing their families. It is addictive behavior. At least legalizing small amounts of marijuana won't create this kind of chaos in people's lives. It should not be a criminal offense and it should be taxed. Why is it different from alcohol?

Aug. 16 2013 11:31 AM
JF from REALITY

OH YEAH HISPANIC PEOPLE ARE ALL FOR POLICE AND PRIVATE PRISON CORPORATIONS USING DRUG LAWS TO FUND THEIR LEGAL SLAVE TRADE WHERE THEY MAKE 40,000 DOLLARS A HEAD AND DESTROY MILLIONS OF LIVES. TO PUNISH PEOPLE FOR DOING SOMETHING GOOD FOR YOU.

Aug. 16 2013 11:30 AM

But what about all those in the (increasingly privatized and for-profit) prison-industrial complex who will lose jobs or profits if marijuana were to be legalized (or even decriminalized)?

Aug. 16 2013 11:28 AM
jf from REALITY

“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum....”

― Noam Chomsky, The Common Good

MARIJUANA CURES CANCER AND 500 OTHER DISEASES, AND REPAIRS BRAIN DAMAGE ACCORDING TO SANJAY GUPTA ON CNN.

Aug. 16 2013 11:28 AM
John A

The non-stoner-quotient of the medical segment callers did make an impression on me. Not so what I see on the Internet.

Aug. 16 2013 11:27 AM
David

Legalizing pot for recreational use would certainly put to rest any argument against medicinal marijuana. Time to regulate and tax it and allow adults to decide whether or not they use it. Anyone who wants to use it now finds a way.

Aug. 16 2013 11:24 AM

Criminalizing marijuana, while alcohol--which destroys countless lives-- remains not only legal but socially fashionable and actively promoted, is nothing short of schizophrenic.

Aug. 16 2013 11:15 AM

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