Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 4, 2016, 5:06 am
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Canadian lottery winner donates $1 million for marijuana legalization

Topic closed. 32 replies. Last post 4 years ago by rdgrnr.

Page 2 of 3
51
PrintE-mailLink

United States
Member #116268
September 7, 2011
20244 Posts
Offline
Posted: April 22, 2013, 11:05 am - IP Logged

awesome!..you're right reggie,it is a social injustice.

The laws do more harm than the actual product sad to say.

I don't think the Justice system agrees with you. lol.


    United States
    Member #116268
    September 7, 2011
    20244 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: April 22, 2013, 11:15 am - IP Logged

    awesome!..you're right reggie,it is a social injustice.

    The laws do more harm than the actual product sad to say.

    Perhaps arresting ANY criminal is a "social injustice"?

      LottoGuyBC's avatar - Lottery-050.jpg
      British Columbia
      Canada
      Member #116101
      September 4, 2011
      4033 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: April 22, 2013, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

      This dude is cuckoo for weed.

      Indeed Poke

      "You have to be in it to win it!"

        MadGeniusDude's avatar - 3JPyQBr
        Texas
        United States
        Member #139322
        February 19, 2013
        47 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: April 22, 2013, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

        u mad bro? Wink

        Just a little bit. Confused

          Boney526's avatar - NjlpLogo
          New Jersey
          United States
          Member #99032
          October 18, 2010
          1439 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: April 22, 2013, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

          Next up, let's do away with speed limits, stop signs, traffice lights, and anything else with which I disagree.

          Or, you know, allow people the right to petition their government when they disagree.  That's fundamental.

           

          And obviously you recognize that traffic laws aren't even a decent comparison to drug laws.

            Boney526's avatar - NjlpLogo
            New Jersey
            United States
            Member #99032
            October 18, 2010
            1439 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: April 22, 2013, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

            I don't think the Justice system agrees with you. lol.

            Actually if you take two seconds to think before speaking you'd realize how dumb that is.

             

            First of all the "justice system" is a collection of individuals, and secondly, many within it recognize that crowding the system with people who smoke pot is costly, not practicle and unfair.

             

            Honestly sticking people through the criminal justice system for marijuana is such a silly notion.  Imagine if we did that for EVERYTHING that was bad for you.  And obviously it's quite a hypocritical.... to talk about freedom and then crowd our justice systems with people who are commiting a "victimless crime."  But that's the reason things are changing.  Marijuana prohibition is harmful, and only those who refuse to look it at it objectively disagree.

             

             

            Although this is in Canada (The BC, on top of that.) The attitude in the US is changing, as well.

              JonnyBgood07's avatar - Patriots logo1.jpg
              Connecticut
              United States
              Member #61623
              May 29, 2008
              20581 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: April 22, 2013, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

              Perhaps arresting ANY criminal is a "social injustice"?

              No...just for folks who toke.
              You have to admit that for something that makes you laugh and
              has no lethal dosage,it does seem like alot of hoopla over nothing.

              "No matter how bad things may get, I'd like to thank my middle finger

              for always sticking up for me.."

               


                Avatar
                CT
                United States
                Member #62299
                June 23, 2008
                53 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: April 22, 2013, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

                That's right.  Meanwhile, it's legal, if you are old enough, to smoke or otherwise use tobacco though it's effects have proven to be harmful, while marijuana at least in some cases has shown to have medicinal value, yet it is illegal.  It shows government's aren't run with intelligence or compassion, but with strong, influential lobbyists throwing money at selfish, ignorant politicians to fund their campaigns.

                  Artist77's avatar - batman14

                  United States
                  Member #121745
                  January 16, 2012
                  4784 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: April 22, 2013, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

                  I guess I am the ony one who is appalled by this donation.

                  J'aime La France.

                    HaveABall's avatar - rocket

                    United States
                    Member #72448
                    March 18, 2009
                    1227 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: April 22, 2013, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

                    I guess I am the ony one who is appalled by this donation.

                    No, several of us are appalled too!  I knew someone who used marajuana regularly, since mid-teenage years, each week for several years.  One evening, he was tired of walking, so he reasoned it a good idea to enter a bulldozer he passed parked at the side of the construction site road, and drove himself towards home.  The police noticed him driving without lights at midnight and arrested him. 

                    Here was a kind, middle-aged, relaxed man; however the marijuana had done it's harmful work in injuring many of his brain cells.  Talking to him was similar to talking to a uneducated, distracted, middle-aged teenager!  Many people felt sorry for him, but knew that he could have hurt someone many times (including himself) via his 'self-inflicted-brains-lacking-continual-condition.'  Once a person's brain cells are mainly destroyed, there isn't anything that can be done to instill intelligence.

                    During the past few days, we have been hearing how the younger "Boston Marathon Bomber" and "Boston suburbs homemade grenades tosser" used to relax via marijuana use.  Now it is quite evident that as a result of the years of his using marijuana his personality, thoughts, and actions had recently taken a HUGE turn for the negative.  This senior teenager's brain became so numbed and addled, that he was easy for his older brother to influence into joining killing and hurting many people.

                    Finally, it is true that no country's government be sending people that are using marijuana and haven't hurt themselves or anyone else, to high costing prison or jail.  However, the offender's negatives effect behavior should be dealt with in an effective and helpful to them self and society way.  For those folks who are terminally ill, and aren't going to leave a bed or house or room, perhaps daily brain cell damaging prescription marijuana and/or morphine is fine though.

                    Sad

                    Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

                    Disney

                      Avatar
                      NASHVILLE, TENN
                      United States
                      Member #33372
                      February 20, 2006
                      1044 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: April 23, 2013, 9:18 am - IP Logged

                      Great Idea!!

                      We should have an autobahn in the united states!

                      But traffic lights, I love them. Everyday there is a new one.  They are on almost every corner.  I feel safer.

                      I cant wait until they just put up fences and use cattle prods.

                      Thank you for seeing the humor in my comment.

                        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
                        mid-Ohio
                        United States
                        Member #9
                        March 24, 2001
                        19817 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: April 23, 2013, 10:23 am - IP Logged

                        I guess I am the ony one who is appalled by this donation.

                        If Canadians had to pay 30% of their winnings in federal taxes, you wouldn't see this type of donations.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
                                     Evil Looking       

                          Artist77's avatar - batman14

                          United States
                          Member #121745
                          January 16, 2012
                          4784 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: April 23, 2013, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

                          I agree. The few times in "academia" that I knew of students involved in this, they were poor students with bad attitudes.Everyone of them dropped out of school or could not hold a job.  I also saw a few top students get involved with this stuff and it is a myth they they can do drugs on the side and still be a good student and have goals.  I can see if someone is dying of cancer and needs it but that is an extreme situation.

                          I am not sure the older Marathon bomber did all the influencing though. I think the youngest one is just as calculating.

                          J'aime La France.

                            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
                            Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
                            United States
                            Member #73904
                            April 28, 2009
                            14903 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: April 23, 2013, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

                            I hope there's not a big shootout there like there was in Colorado the other day when all the potheads got together.

                            I forget how many people got shot.

                            And I hope there's no crazies bringing bombs like that Boston pothead did either.

                            Peace and love, man...

                            Far out...

                            Groovy...


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

                            "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                        --Edmund Burke

                             

                             

                              TheGameGrl's avatar - character catafly.jpg
                              A long and winding road
                              United States
                              Member #17084
                              June 10, 2005
                              4523 Posts
                              Offline
                              Posted: April 24, 2013, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

                              I guess I am the ony one who is appalled by this donation.

                              nope! Add me to your list of nahsayers. The moment we "soften" and "accept" this "drug" as par for the course, we shall escalate to allowing cocaine, morphine and other mind altering drugs to be Supermarketed. 

                              Drugs are for those who cant handle reality.

                              Medication is for those that are in need of getting well. A big difference.

                              ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

                               Thanks be to the giving numbers: 1621,912,119 02014