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Seattle's first legal pot shop runs out of marijuana

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@gokai wo maneku: America is getting smart and states that are legalizing it are going to make a lot of money. You will not be required to smoke it but the great thing is that you have the right to choose to smoke it if you want to.

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In other news, violent crime in Seattle has dropped to an all time low

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There would be no shortage if people could simply grow their own, like other herbs.

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At the risk of being "offTopic" all I can say it is a freedom of choice topic, and getting stoners organised is going to have teething problems. The war on drugs has failed, let's try a new approach. Globally many countries have realised that prohibition has just failed miserably. The governments spend trillions trying to suppress a need or want of their communities for the Demon weed, a weed that before 1916 ish was totally legal. During WW1 care packages to troops usually contained opiates and cocaine, Mary Jane was a give in. It's only after ww1 that it became a problem as Du pont had just patented its paper making process using trees. Now we know you can make more paper from Mary Jane more environmentally friendly and quicker than from tree harvesting. Also the medical benefits are soooo apparent it's not to be ignored. And recreationally its down sides pale in comparison to drink or chemically made stimulants. No one has directly died from dope, but they have from the criminal control of dope. The battle of Saipan was the first battle between two armies hyped on speed, so governments will use drugs when it suites them and ban then when they don't .

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I don't smoke pot. I drink. And very happy that and when I do. Alcohol is a serious drug: the personal (for many) and societal cost is enormous. And if anyone tried to take away my beer, wine or whiskey, I'd kick them in the nuts.

I have a hard time understanding opponents of pot thinking its ok for people to drink, and not smoke pot.

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Thunderbird

Marijuana "junkie?" Wow, how, 1950...

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Americans need to ask: what is it about the American life style that makes people want to use drugs?

That's an excellent question. Come on, America! No one else in the world wants to use drugs...

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@gokai_wo_maneku no different than the high stress levels of Japanese and the equally high suicide rate in Japan. Is life in Japan so stultifyingly boring/stressful that leads people to kill themselves. Suicide is not the problem, it is the symptom of the problem: possibly the conforming archaic cultural mentality.

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Good great news,,,,,

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I live five minutes from Seattle. This makes me very happy!

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Damn that freedom of choice option! If only there were an omnipotent god to solve this...oh that's right there was.

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Seattle's first legal pot shop runs out of marijuana

Obama and his old buddies must have made a trip to the northwest.

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Americans need to ask: what is it about the American life style that makes people want to use drugs? Is life in America do stultifyingly booring that they need drugs to make it through the day? Drugs are not the problem, it is the symptom of the problem: the vapid American culture.

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I live five minutes from Seattle. This makes me very happy!

That'll be the fumes.

That city must be off its face by now with all that weed floating about. Junkies delight.

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What's happening to America? Will I be required to smoke marijuana when I go there?

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