FL HB49 / SB1140 - Florida bans Bongs/Pipes July 1st

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    The thing is, the marijuana issue is slowly becoming a non-partisan one. I would still say more liberals support legalization while more conservatives don't, but a lot of registered republicans voted for legalization here in Colorado and even on this forum I'm seeing the partisan lines blurring on this issue. All while Florida keeps moving backwards.
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    What happens to all the hookah bars on Lincoln Road?
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    I hear back in the day the paper wrapper of a tampon would work for a rolling paper.
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    As it should be.

    From a rights perspective, there is only one right answer. People should be free to ingest whatever they please... and be accountable for whatever impacts that may result.

    From a morality standpoint it is unquestionably more immoral to incarcerate someone over drug use, than it is to use drugs. And our application of drug laws and enforcement is obscenely immoral - it is effectively a directed war against urban minorities.

    From a crime standpoint, criminalizing use creates a violent criminal black market, and also creates real criminals out of recreational users who get incarcerated.

    From an economic standpoint, it is far more expensive to incarcerate people and needlessly limit their future earnings, than it is to treat the subset of people who abuse drugs... a subset who will be there regardless of whether drugs are legal or illegal.

    There is no valid case to lock people up for drug use.

    All bad.
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    This I agree with, but only for small amounts of pot. And not the large amounts of pot, nor other insidious, illicit drugs.
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    There would be no need for large amounts of pot if small amounts of pot were decriminalized.
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    Yes, because there will still be big-time dealers making 'bank' illegally.
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    Sort of like all those people making big time bank selling moonshine??
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    Problem as I see it is that there will be a push for med pot. So almost all the politicians got on board and voted to make it even tougher on the same issue other states have turned cost into profits. Almost all in state congress voted to make it worse.

    We pay to jail them, other states charge taxes.
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    :laugh::yes:

    Yep, last time I checked that was illegal too.
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    Although it is too late for Scott to heed this advice, "never go full retard." Not only will I not vote for him, I will vote for the opponent of anyone who voted for this. And I'm a registered republican. It's time to stop being the stupid party.
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    Me too.

    He did go full on retard.

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