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No its not right
March 18, 2009 | 12:50 PM
Why would you want to make money on something so horrible?!?!?! Legalizing weed in Hawaii will only raise dropout rates and accident rates. Weed is a drug, and it makes you lazy. It would also make weed more accesable to teenagers. Why are adults so concerned with getting more money. They never think about what matters.
Yes it is
April 09, 2009 | 11:44 AM
It's about time weed was legalized in Hawaii. TampaBAYOline please give a listen to Peter Tosh's "Legalize It." If you still don't believe weed is wrong then at least I've tried.
I drink Jim Bean and I smoke Marlboro cigarettes. I have never touched weed but I have many friends who have. They are far safer than I.
TampaBAYOine is right
April 09, 2009 | 12:35 PM
Smoming weed is pure evil! Roger you are dumb. Tar is reason that weed is illegal...is because is bad!! Bad 4u and bad 4 the world. No matta how many millions that save in taxes it doesnt pay for the grief and problems that wood be caused by a bunch of DIRT HIPPIES!!; run around the island. TampaBAYOline knows what is right. Roger doesn't know his left earlobe from hss rght toe!
screw you weed haters
April 09, 2009 | 05:39 PM
if you think weed is "pure Evil" as you put it then what the hell is alcohol and ciggarettes, people dont attack or rape people when they are stoned, unlike alcohol. the chemicles in weed are natural. my boyfriend has severe shoulder problems and instead of getting addicted to pain kilers he smokes and so do i since i was 12, and im smart and in honors classes and have 3 jobs and am only 17 so maybe before you stereotype you should do a little more research . jah put this plant on earth. its not man made. i support roger, alcohol should be illegal if anyting
Weed made me who I am
April 10, 2009 | 07:44 AM
I've smoked weed nearly everyday for 20 years and I have never been arrested, never tried coke, do not drink, never been in a fight, never cheated on someone, never been pulled over for DUI, attended college for 5 years, read the newspaper, vote, volunteer, currently hold 3 jobs, have no debt, have a nice place to live and a happy relationship.
Should I quit and take up being an uneducated asshole? Should I be locked up for smoking weed?
BTW Island Cowboy, have you heard of a vaporizer? A tarless way to smoke weed and tobacco.
April 10, 2009 | 03:13 PM
Weed is too easy to grow to be marketed. Everyone and their uncle could grow a plant, so why would someone want to par some outrageous taxed ammount when they can get cousin keoki to hook you up.
If anything this will just be telling our kids "its ok to do drugs." We have a hard enough time combatting Tobacco and Alcohol. Lets not tell our chilren that Marijuana is perfectly fine.
Weed is for losers
April 10, 2009 | 09:03 PM
I am a cowboy. Whatever this "Vaporizing" is...I dont wanna know. If my grandpappy didnt do it then I wont.. That goes for everything in my life. I want to know Lyle Lovett, Trisha Yearwood and my cattle and thats just about it. Preciate the suggestion though.
April 10, 2009 | 10:32 PM
Tobacco causes around 435 000 annual deaths in the United States alone. Poor diet and physical inactivity follows closely with 365 000 deaths. Alcohol abuse is responsible for 85 000 deaths per year. Adverse reaction to prescription drugs, 32 000 annual deaths. Number of deaths due to Marijuana consumption, in the United States, per year: 0
Something is clearly wrong (read hypocritical) about penalizing the use of Marijuana, while Alcohol and Tobacco are legal.
April 11, 2009 | 02:51 PM
Smoking deaths...are those lung cancer deaths you may be reffering too. Are you aware that Marijuana contain a lot of the same CAncer causing toxins that tobacco does.
Alocohol Deaths...I'm sure alochol poisoning is much more of a problem than the non-existent marijuana overdose, but what are the numbers of Marijuana based accidents. Just like Alcohol, Marijuana may inhibit reaction times and awareness, so marijuana users can have the same damaging effect as a drunk driver.
Prescription Drugs...obviously when abused prescription drugs are dangerous, but when used as directed they are useful.
Marijuana in the end can have damaging effects.
I can play
Marijuana is no more a drug than a Hamburger
April 11, 2009 | 05:03 PM
Fast Food. Red-Meat, Eggs, Soda, Alcohol, Abused Prescription Drugs, Cholesterol Rich Foods, Saturated Fatty Foods are all far worse for you than Marijuana.
And to all the "lung cancer" crowd, look up a Vaporizer. You can smoke without toxins these days, really, no joke. Seems 'somebody' doesn't want you to know that.
April 11, 2009 | 07:18 PM
Oh Great, our county employees are high on drugs!
May 01, 2009 | 12:15 PM
County Employee about your post.... Eatin McDonalds doesnt kill you brain cells asshole! Coke hasn't gotten me high... And eating steak hasnt killed my lungs.
Alcohol should be illegal tho. We need more strait edges in the world.
Oh and that 'somebody' or the 'man' isn't the government. they don't even exsits. You just sound like a stupid rerun of that 70's Show. And im sure ass hell you aint black!
I LOVE BIG MACS!
Big Mac Jack Box
May 01, 2009 | 05:48 PM
haha Big Macs and Coca Cola are better for you than Marijuana smoked thru a vaporizer? Wow, that's hilarious.
You know, some people just wanna get high every now and then, like when watching a movie or something. That won't kill your brain-cells, however it may cause you to question Christianity and Conservatism. That might be the bigger problem for some people in power.
Weed saved my life and made me who I am. A kind, polite person with a job.
County Employee ur gunna get fat....maybe u alraedy are!
May 08, 2009 | 12:22 PM
Yeah i eat big macs and drink coke. I also play tennis and soccer. and I weigh only 115. I dont sit around and smoke weed to get all loopy.Weedmakes you fat once you quit fatass!
lean and kinda mean
The Evil is drunkeness the Killer is tobacco & dey go together
May 08, 2009 | 09:31 PM
Weed is clean, peaceful, alcohol is mean, angry.
Weed is life, both alcohol and tobacco are Death. Be of open mind, read the statistics on Weed, it's not bad, as alcohol is not bad, it's how it is used and abused. MAKE IT LEGAL! NOW!
i do kea
MORE FACTS = Open Mind or closed mind?
May 08, 2009 | 09:36 PM
I checked these facts out and they are true facts, the real thing! If you hate Marijuana you probably won't read these facts, if you do read these facts you won't believe them. It is a case of open mind or closed mind. Simple.
FACTS: Tobacco causes around 435 000 annual deaths in the United States alone. Poor diet and physical inactivity follows closely with 365 000 deaths. Alcohol abuse is responsible for 85 000 deaths per year. Adverse reaction to prescription drugs, 32 000 annual deaths. Number of deaths due to Marijuana consumption, in the United States, per year: 0
i do kea
No to weed
May 14, 2009 | 12:10 PM
weed is terrible and its the devil
Learn you some
May 31, 2009 | 10:55 PM
well holy warrior if you want to look back organized religon has killed more people then weed and i think that more state employees should smoke
June 02, 2009 | 11:01 PM
County employes need to lay off da weed vato! Did you see those yellow lines on da highway chicadee?!?!?!?!The person who painted those highwaylines must have been blazing!
The devil? ha
June 06, 2009 | 03:37 PM
If you vaporize wee it doesn't not have the same health effects as burning it. You can also cook it.
Secondly, alcohol is a bigger drug than weed.
Thirdly, I would be an alcoholic if it weren;t for weed, and I am a very porductive individual who is a sports enthusist so I am not lazy.
Fourth, my husband who has spinal cord injury from a surfing accident, benefits from weed when it comes to spasms and nerve pain where all the typical meds in the world have not helped.
Fifth, criminalization and ruining peoples lives for possession is absurd.
Sixth, many famous (not infamous) presidents have grown it and smoked it starting with George Washington.
and the list goes on.... weed is not the devil. Grow up.
what the bible bashers & fear merchants don't get is,,,,,
June 13, 2009 | 03:59 PM
you don't get "high" on cannabis, you get a relaxed feeling but not clumsy or euphoric,,, no one beats thier wife or wrecks thier car because they ate a brownie, had a puff, or drank some cannabis tea. several USA universities & top labratories have repeatedly proven cannabis users are 50-75 % LESS, LESS!! LESS LIKELY to have an automobile accident that the GENERAL PUBLIC. this cold hard fact has never let fear mongers & liars that would keep many poor because the true end of people thinking for themselves is the END of the crap known as "Christianity", the worlds biggest fraud. (the notion of a jew also vanishes).
LEAP is for honest cops, lies R 4 PIGS
June 13, 2009 | 04:04 PM
this cold hard fact has never let fear mongers & liars that would keep many poor with bad laws stop using bad laws,,,,because the true begining of people thinking for themselves (result of cannabis use) is the END of the crap known as "Christianity", the worlds biggest fraud. (the notion of a jew also vanishes).
LEAP is for honest cops, lies R 4 PIGS
June 13, 2009 | 05:51 PM
The DEVIL is the devil, weed isn't the devil. Therefore, outlaw the DEVIL. Except for some people with medical permits, who would be allowed to buy the devil for their personal use.
Lucifer B. Elzibub
Slaves to Society
June 21, 2009 | 04:26 PM
Those of you who say weed is evil yet have never tried it are blind slaves to the government and corporations that control every facet of your life -- from what you consume to what you believe. take a toke and open your eyes. the only law i live by is "to each his own as long as you hurt no one else." by that definition, cannabis is legal in my life. it also taught me to question everything -- especially unjust laws.
June 21, 2009 | 04:35 PM
the real reason cannabis is illegal is because it puts people on the path of independence from corporate crap. if weed is legal and every person can grow his own medicine in his backyard, then who will buy all the ridiculous prescription drugs with fatal side-effects? next thing you know people might realize they can also grow their own food, and then who's going to buy all the Big Macs soaked in addictive chemicals? after that, people will start to be happy, and content with what they have. then who will be left to be manipulated by advertising and church propaganda?
take control of your own life...plant a seed...
June 21, 2009 | 05:31 PM
Yeah, man. Corporate crap! I used to take it, then I started smoking pot. Now I've got, like, 100% less corporate crap, dude. Corporations are all, like, evil and stuff. Their run by a bunch of boring white men who don't smoke pot, for the sake of a bunch of controlling investors who just want a return on their money. Dude, it really sucks, why don't they just smoke?
glad you agree
June 21, 2009 | 05:52 PM
im glad you agree, HI. except, why do you sound like such an illiterate fool. i dont talk like that, let alone write that way. get the misconceptions out of your head and live your own life. ive been a professional writer and journalists for the past decade and have seen first hand these controlling devices and effects. if a return on your money is all you care about, then congratulations, you are in the right country!
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