Dr. Gupta admits he was wrong

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    This helps but to me the big push is going to be for increasing tax revenues from regulating it and reducing costs in the penal system from locking up people who are growing, distributing and selling pot. Gotta find ways to reduce the debt and pot seems to be as good of a way as any.
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    fify
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    Good for Gupta.

    Now, maybe we can get other ding dongs on board.
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    So that was dr. Gupta I saw at white castle getting his munches on.
    Man he was baked.
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    Refreshingly honest.


    LEGALIZE IT
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    Dr Weed

    true story

    a friend of mine had some pretty much the same surgery about 2 weeks prior to my shoulder surgery-he smokes weed and I don't- he seemed much more comfortable and was able to sleep and has recovered faster than I-I am still sleeping sitting up on the couch after 9 weeks and he was able to sleep in his own bed after 3.5 weeks

    yes totally anecdotal- sure gave me pause for thought
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    I don't know how much influence Gupta has, but it's too bad he didn't do his homework before he took the initial public position which he now states was wrong.
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    Our Ding Dong in Chief was just crack some joke about it. (Probably on Leno or Letterman.)
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    I must be in the minority here, but I say legalize it and tax it like alcohol.

    States are using the health issues with cigarettes to tax the heck out of it while at the same time telling people/forcing people to quit. Well the more folks quit the less of a tax you have. Now this tax (at least here) was supposed to be only for stop smoking programs or health programs -I know they've used it here for road repairs and other things that it wasn't meant for. So when that source dries up, where do we think the money will come from?

    Make it legal, regulate so the quality control is there, then tax it like you would alcohol/tobacco and there you go. If it's for medicinal purposes, get a prescription and then code it so it's not taxed like you would other medications.

    I think it'd be a great source of revenue.
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    Always best to get a second opinion before operating, I always say. Guess that applies to Doctors, too.

    Probably applies to popping off at the mouth, as well.
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    I just hope the savings from a reduced inmate population and a resulting increase in young males participating in the work force vs. rotting in jail fully offset the productivity drops from others deciding to try the drug.

    And no, I'm not trying to be funny.
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    I think it's a personal reaction - kind of like alcohol. I've known people who've done weed and been just fine - just mellow but still working and functioning normally. Then I know people who have a straight shot of Jack and they're under the table muttering about voices coming from the wall and are drunk out of their skull :laugh:
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    I don't know if you are in the minority or not, but I agree.

    Legalize it. Drugs aren't good for you, just like liquor and cigarettes, we should discourage it and tax it, but in the end, if you want to get high, I don't care.
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    My brother is what I would consider a heavy marijuana user. He could be taking drugs for his condition but he never feels right on them. Instead he uses marijuana, doesn't have the side effects of prescribed medication, and is a productive member or our society (electrical engineer).

    I'm all for legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana with the caveat that the proceeds go to pay our debts and not find further ways frivilously waste our money.
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    From reading many posts on this subject over the years I would say you decidedly not in the minority.

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