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Obama: Pot is not more dangerous than alcohol. Do you agree?

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TripleD

Jan-21-14 6:16 AM

Alcohol has always been more dangerous than Marijuana. Of course since President Obama said this we will see the typical knee jerk reaction from the Right that anything this President is for, they are against. They will probably be passing around the bong while they figure out what to type. :)

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ladybug

Jan-21-14 7:30 AM

Your right triple D .There already howling on Fox News.

A bunch of arm chair qtr,

Know there telling Russia how to handle it's security. The channel with all it's washed up supporters.

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Mtlhed

Jan-21-14 8:36 AM

You won't get that knee jerk reaction from me. I clicked the yes button. I won't be passing around a bong as it could be detrimental to my career, but I have no problem with people partaking in all forms of smoke, if that's their thing.

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salemresident

Jan-21-14 9:11 AM

Its a generational thing. Its amazing how the older generation thought alcohol was perfectly acceptable but are terrified of marijuana. There have always been more deaths attributed to alcohol.

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GrantMingus

Jan-21-14 10:51 AM

This isn't a matter of opinion, it's a matter of fact. He's right.

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ladybug

Jan-21-14 11:12 AM

Hate to say this salemresident. From what iv'e seen all generations are doing it. ??:)

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Truth101

Jan-21-14 12:44 PM

Just make it legal and be done with it.....................

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rpmwwe

Jan-21-14 1:35 PM

The government knows what kind of tax revenues they can raise with tobacco and alcohol so it should be no surprise that the government will become pro-pot. Once pot is legal at all levels (and taxed), the next step will be the legalization of the harder stuff. But it will be okay, because the packaging will have little messages that say its bad for you and it should only be used in moderation. I know I'm going to be flamed for this comment but that will happen only because its so true...once we break down one barrier in this country, we always go looking for the next barrier. No one really knows when to stop.

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ladybug

Jan-21-14 1:50 PM

Really !

Instead of spending billions on something we are not going to stop.

Tax ,legalize and put the real efforts into stopping the hard and dangerous ones.

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GrantMingus

Jan-21-14 2:23 PM

Notice how none of the people who disagree with the President on this issue, or clicked disagree on my comment, are commenting here and making the case that he's wrong...

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WatchDog

Jan-21-14 2:25 PM

I didn't know the issue of legalization of a "mind altering drug" was a political strategy for a party affiliation. Was that Obama's intent TripleD? You seem to think so.

This is actually interesting. Obama speaks and of course the idiot voters for the Dems can't ever miss an opportunity to make it political, so they snatch and run with it. I see TripleD you jumped right on it and attacked the Republicans.

Then this makes it comical. Salem News put out a poll with Obama in front of it as if he stated that and he didn't.

His exact words. "I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol," the president said.

Only brainless twits would not have understood what he said.

Then he goes on an states: "Smoking marijuana is "not something I encourage, and I've told my daughters I think it's a bad idea, a waste of time, not very healthy," Obama said.

I agree with Obama 100%. In fact, if anything those pushing for legalization of it should pr

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WatchDog

Jan-21-14 2:26 PM

..probably be mad at him.

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WatchDog

Jan-21-14 2:29 PM

Ladybug that appears to be the mentality. "Instead of spending billions on something we are not going to stop."

Guess we need to do the same thing with alcohol. We can't stop people from driving under the influence so I guess we need to make it legal to do so!

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WatchDog

Jan-21-14 2:37 PM

salemresident do you know why that is about our generation? It is against the law and our generation pounded night day on our kids that it was illegal and dangerous. Through our home life and in our schools. Now we are suppose to face our kids and do an about face and legalize it so our kids can laugh at us. Our society is so screwed up.

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GrantMingus

Jan-21-14 2:42 PM

The society WAS screwed up when they told you that it was dangerous without anything to back the claim up, and you believed them. You still absolutely CAN NOT make the case that marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol.

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WatchDog

Jan-21-14 2:45 PM

rpmwwe you nailed it! There isn't an end game. Exactly why I am against the legalization of it. I against the legalization of any "mind altering drug". We legalize pot, what is next on the list that we allegedly spend billions on to stop?

Just another vicious circle that is going to come back and bite us.

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WatchDog

Jan-21-14 2:46 PM

Grant sez: "You still absolutely CAN NOT make the case that marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol."

Poor Grant, he can't read.

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GrantMingus

Jan-21-14 2:49 PM

Well, you made such a strong argument there I couldn't possibly put together a rebuttal.

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ladybug

Jan-21-14 2:53 PM

#1 Triple D said nothing about republicans # 2 I said nothing about making it legal to drive drunk #3 i'm sure people felt the same about alcohol back during the yrs it was illegal #4 I think sex should be held bsack to,but how many of todays teens are doing it ?#5 I would to know how many of todays school children are using some sort of drugs. # 6 I know the people of salem couldn't possibly think something like this could be going on in this town of up standing citizens #7 Our courts, jails and reduced police forces are maxed out . Possibly concentrating on the more leathol drugs would be more beneficial.

I have never touched any illegal drug or never will. But I do have a few bers or mixed drinks and enjoy every one of them . But I guess so are more holler than others.

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GrantMingus

Jan-21-14 2:57 PM

Cue Watchdog telling the worst that I'm a worthless drug addict in 10, 9, 8 7...

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GrantMingus

Jan-21-14 2:57 PM

World*

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ladybug

Jan-21-14 2:58 PM

Iv'e been around many who use pot and yet to see any of them go wild ,nuts or out of control I have seen plenty of drugs. No comparision.

And yes I will stick by my opinion ;like it or not

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ladybug

Jan-21-14 2:59 PM

People talk about illegal drugs. But I guess it's ok if the drug store sell it by the truck loads everyday because some Dr, signed a piece of paper.

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GrantMingus

Jan-21-14 3:01 PM

100+ deaths a day from prescription drugs in the United States. 200+ deaths per day attributed to alcohol. Zero deaths from marijuana, ever.

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ladybug

Jan-21-14 3:02 PM

Mentality on something we are not going to stop. Right.

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