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Posted by To Bob from Victoria on October 21, 2000 at 21:18:33:

In Reply to: Re: Not doing so well.................. posted by bob -- 21oct00 on October 21, 2000 at 19:24:54:

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: HI AGAIN;

: That is a bummer that you can't do it once in a while.

: I hope that someone out there has some better solutions for you than I do. What about joining a gym and becoming an excercise demon?? You do get a great high from lifting weights or distance running - AND- you have no trouble falling asleep!!

: I have had a few discussions with friends about legalizing all drugs or at the very least pot.

: 1) Do you think that is a good idea or a bad one?

: 2) If it were legal, would you be upset if hubby used it then?

: Good luck!! I hope that you find the answer.

: BOB

Dear Bob,

No, you didn't upset me at all. If I didn't want honest opinions, I wouldn't post here!

Yes, I firmly believe that marijuana should be legalized. I personally believe that it is a LOT safer than alcohol, especially with the number of people killed by drunk drivers every day. I think that if they legalized pot, and used the "sin tax", as they do with cigarettes and alcohol, we could eliminate many other taxes in this country.

If it WERE legal, I would not have a problem with either of us using it. But, being parents, we have to be a good example to our children. Doing something illegal and costly is harmful to them, even though we have NEVER done it around them. We have friends that smoke in front of their kids, and I get very upset about it.

Don't you think that legalizing marijuana (not harder stuff, though) would create a huge tax revenue for the US? It also would empty out a lot of jail cells, and take away a lot of drug trade from foreign countries. Also, our American farmers would be able to grow a crop that actually could put food on their tables.

So, yes, I do agree with you. Unfortunately, if George W. gets elected, it won't happen any time soon...........

I really enjoy hearing your point of view. Thank you for replying to me!

Victoria


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