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Momentum builds for debate on legalizing marijuana in U.S.

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Obama is kinda buisy... Bigger fish to fry than this issue. But I can see legalization in my lifetime. I wonder how long it would take Japan to follow suit?

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Legalize Pot only if AL Gore agrees to shut-up.

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great. Japan loves to copy anything American, so go Obama, go!

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"Former President Bill Clinton acknowledged trying marijuana"

Bill didn't inhale it.

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I don't see it happening. The tobacco industry has far too many politicians in their collective pocket to allow for legalization to occur.

Taka

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I don't see it happening. The tobacco industry has far too many politicians in their collective pocket to allow for legalization to occur.

Damn right we do! What's wrong with a nice cigarette anyway?

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What's wrong with a nice cigarette anyway?

Let me count the ways ..... :-)

(nice cigarette is an oxymoron, by the way.)

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What's Al Gore got to do with this issue?

I'd love to see it legalized.

But it's the alcohol industries who would hurt. Not cigarette.

It's great to smoke not drink and not worry about cancer. < :-)

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I'm curious about the unintended consequences - British Columbia has 100,000 of its citizens involved in growth,harvest,transport and sale of marijuana. It is the province's biggest cash crop, no secret where most of it goes. If legalized consumer demand in the States will drive prices down and result in massive unemployment and not a little social unrest.BC politics and quite possible national politics in Canada could change as a result;ditto for the narco state on our southern border.

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I don't see it happening. The tobacco industry has far too many politicians in their collective pocket to allow for legalization to occur." I think that is dying out.

I say this, in regards to “Name me a couple of parents who have lost their lives to marijuana,” Cohen said.,“Can’t,” Mueller replied." True, but I can tell you many who lost by drinking. I say legalize weed, and make alcohol illegal. That and tobacco - they are both disgusting.

I never heard of anyone being able to fight, much less beating their wife and kids after smoking some.

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Legalize it and TAX it for pete's sake.

"I say legalize weed, and make alcohol illegal. That and tobacco - they are both disgusting."

Damn you're a killjoy, skip.

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I can aggree to the legalization part as long as one major requirement happens. Same rules need to apply to MJ smokers as the smokers. Do not smoke in non smoking areas, and since MJ smoke has mind altering effects its probably best if people didn't smoke it out in public since a lot of us second-hand smokers end up suffering from it anyway.

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Skip: Love the comment, my friend. Can't well have marijuana legal while tobacco is not -- still too much smoke and chemicals and second hand to justify one over the other. And of course unlike just getting sick of second hand tobacco smoke (and perhaps a mild buzz) you CAN get a wee bit high off the inadvertent stingers from second hand doobie smoke.

Anyway, I say legalize it and tax it, as Madverts said. Keeping it illegal and making it out to be a hardcore drug and something that could destroy families, etc. is simply absurd.

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