"Despite 75 years of federal marijuana prohibition, the Justice Department said yesterday that states can let people use the drug, license people to grow it and even allow adults to stroll into stores and buy it as long as the weed is kept away from kids, the black market and federal property.
In a sweeping new policy statement prompted by pot legalization votes in Washington and Colorado last fall, the department gave the green light to states to adopt tight regulatory schemes to oversee the medical and recreational marijuana industries burgeoning across the country.
The action, welcomed by supporters of legalization, could set the stage for more states to legalize marijuana. Alaska could vote on the question next year, and a few other states plan similar votes in 2016"
Weed is over-rated but it's great medicine, social activity, and a fun past-time. OP is either ignorant, has never smoked, or just plain doesn't like weed but is one of those narcissistic guys that thinks his opinion is the only one.
Alcohol causes more deaths/violence/harm than weed.
You never hear of people committing crimes to attain weed,
Or fighting and being stupid because of weed.
Criminalising it just encourages organised crime,
If it was taxed the gov(s) could make money to build schools etc.
Police could be freed to fight REAL crime.
But we would rather bomb defenceless countries and persecute whistle blowers.
Don't take my word for it,
Google Sir Richard Branson's stance on it.
I never get munchies (I get the opposite), it keeps me awake and focuses my introverted mind.
I'm almost at the end of a 12 hour shift at work,
And guess what is the first thing I'm gonna do to relax ASAP when I get home?
1)Dry mouth can be cured by drinking something... Fool
2)The munchies is never an issue for anyone unless they have no food. The food we eat tastes even more amazing and meal time is just perfect when you're high.
3)The red eyes depends on what type of weed you have been smoking (sativa and indica) Indica is the body and Sativa is the mind.
4)It will only make you feel sick if you have a completely empty belly before smoking or if you're smoking some bad shit.
People take it as a stress relief. People take it to chill out, get mellow, get happy. People smoke it because they want to. There are the odd few 'ediats' who smoke it to look cool in front of other people. People smoke it at social events. People smoke it for medicinal reasons.
There are so many reasons as to why people smoke/don't smoke marijuana. It's a highly controversial issue where many opinions are misguided due to what they have been told. My advice to anyone is before you pass judgement on marijuana, smoke it a few times to get the full experience of it and then pass judgement.
I personally think it's just completely stupid, idiotic, retarded, pathetic how a natural fakin plant can be illegal, where you have intoxicants such as alcohol which is completely negative for you in every way that marijuana is positive. Yet I don't see threads telling people to 'quit' alcohol. Shut the f**k up and open your eyes as to what is really good/bad for you before you start talking your bullshit. Maybe you just need to hit a few blunts and chill the f**k out because you people really do frustrate me!!!!
By IN_COLD_BLOOD 
Who needs weed when you got this
I couldn't smoke even if i wanted to... they drug test me for my job.
To each their own, & not knocking you 1 bit. But Looks like vomit in a bottle to me. But i also haven't drank in close to 3 yrs. Can't really say i miss the whole "gamble" involved with social drinking. Yea i know ya can drink at home. But for some reason i just can't get excited to the thought of getting plastered & spending the night typing at my computer.
You can get alcohol poisoning from alcohol. Overdose on cocaine, Herron, lsd, bath salts, spice. Your chances are higher to get cancer if you smoke cigarettes. But I still haven't heard someone overdosing on weed. Weed could be a good source of revenue, it would open up jobs(i.e. farms, shops, government employees toregulated it). It could be taxed. But like cigarettes and alcohol, it should be regulated. Just put a warning label on it like, WARNING, THIS MAY CAUSE STUPIDITY.
Personal opinion I guess. Its one of those things. I like it. You don't. I'm sat drinking a beer, If beer was just invented now would have been illegal surely. Look at the damage it dose to yourself, and what it dose to the county. Same with smoking fags as well. It would be illegal if just invented. Who knows one day we wont be able to breeth at some point.
By DarthBrogo 
No, I am arguing that it should be COMPLETELY repressed and that not the SLIGHTEST liberalisation should be allowed and that HM Government should make it very plain that any organisation which engages in any form of propaganda in favour of toleration will be banned and its members prosecuted.
Is that based on the fact that prohibition has worked so well throughout history?
Do you really think that prosecuting more people/ making stricter laws would quell the demand?
Banning weed goes against scientists' opinions that it's much less harmful than legal drugs (tobacco and alcohol), logic (in keeping a harmless drug in the hands of gangsters)and economics. (Why shouldn't the government tax something that a shit ton of people already use?)
It's an antiquated law based on old-fashioned preconceptions which hold no basis in reality. The only reason it's still illegal is because 'family friendly' politicians don't want to stick their necks out and listen to science instead of middle-aged mothers who probably smoked the shit themselves when they were young.
Make it legal, set some strict boundaries (similar to those of alcohol).
If you make it legal, Chavs/Gangsters will move onto the next illegal "Badass" drug, which will be probably like Cocain or Heroin, Therefore the world will be 10x more dangerous and unstable than it already is.
Hah! What about in california, amsterdam, Colorado? Cannabis is legalized their and I.don't thonk people are rushing to buy crack & heroin!
Its not even a "Gateway" drug! It All depends on the person, Cannabis.is differet for everyone. Some peeps enjoy being High others don't..
Legalize it dont legalize it... makes No difference to the people already smoking it.
everyone has their own opinion. my opinion ? i say legalize it. no recorded deaths due to weed & if people enjoy it regardless the effects and stuff then let them smoke it. & the law? don't let the government control your life. They are here to stop crime and look after their citizens,i doubt weed has any effect on society.
edit: i would say if your looking to bust some drug industries,go look for crack,Ecstasy
users and sellers. They seem to be the more dangerous drugs.