“and do you also notice that in every commercial has a disclaimer for you to drink responsibly? and that AA and other programs offer help to those who recognise they have a problem? pot is looked upon as a drug and should only be used for medicinal purposes if then. i have smoked pot and other drugs and don't now, so I speak from experience. and look how many stories come out every week about someone who does not know that they are eating infused cake or candy and being sick or dying from it.”
dkennylee on May 29, 2014 at 16:25:51
“Yes i do. I also know from experience that booze is a lot more harmful then pot on many levels. I can smoke and cut my grass safely. drinking I would never drive or cut grass. Of course smoking responsibly is a big factor. with that there is a program "Na" to help people with problems with drugs. No different. Compare crime related to pot/drinking ..i would say drinking comes with a lot more problems. Pot will never go away, there are many people that have great jobs and life that smoke and never touch a drink. I have one question .What do you mean buy infused cake that is making people sick or die? My thinking is pot should be no different then drinking. People look at drinking as a norm when just as many people smoke but have to do it at home or risk jail over a plant. also to put pot in with hard drugs is insane. This big lie on pot is coming to a head and people realize they have been lied to far to long on this subject.”
“i live life on life's terms after doing all the drugs i choose to do. maybe instead of eating weed you should try living life.”
dkennylee on May 29, 2014 at 14:49:26
“opps Look i was playing. but really this oh a pot smoker is so bad when we have drunkards driving around in cars, beating there wife. and some how people still look at pot so bad while there are 100 ads on tv for booze ... I don't get where anyone makes a judgement on something they must not know the true facts on. or they would have a different out look...”
“excuse me i am a life resident of NYC and black to boot. i don't need Netflix to tell me about NYC. i lived it. if someone were to light up next to me i would tell them once and only once to put it out or leave. if not then the cop will tell them to leave or be arrested. i dont have to explain myself to you or anyone else. drugs are illegal to use in public and should always garner a look if not an arrest. if you are that stupid to light up in public then you should get all the time coming to you.”
Rymphs Klymptor on May 29, 2014 at 11:04:55
“YOU DID NOT ANSWER THE QUESTIONS, AND THEREFORE, YOU DON;T MATTER.”
dkennylee on May 28, 2014 at 19:32:37
“Please eat some weed... you will be much nicer....”
“do you want someone to light up a joint next to your child?”
schnauzergirl on May 28, 2014 at 13:23:59
“Bet you're ok with someone lighting up a cigarette "next to your child". Or drinking a beer "next to your child".”
Rymphs Klymptor on May 28, 2014 at 13:16:28
“Uh, if you bring your kids to a concert, then your expectations of anything possibly happening is raised, and shielding them from all types of behavior is vastly diminished, so take your question and your spin elsewhere.
If I were to bring my child to a concert and there was too much smoking going on, we would leave, which is what any sane person would do. If your question was one to try and lead me to your point of view, though, no way do I agree with you at all.
If someone lights up near us, I believe I would walk away to a place I could avoid, if I could otherwise.
But really, why do you care what I do? And why did you ask? What's your agenda?
So before anything else comes from me, besides disdain for you, explain yourself, thanks.
The point is that the NYC arrests are wrong and costly, and people will continue to smoke it, NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU DON'T LIKE IT.
Maybe you didn't come to NYC in the 90's or 80's, but it was not weed smoking that is the problem and has never been one until this started to happen.
I watched on Netflix, AMERICA: Live in Central Park, 1979 - people were rolling up and smoking right next to cops - It looked like a real nice day for everyone.
And if you are Christian, the ask yourself,"Who are you to judge?"
“good to see the police doing their jobs. yes MJ is illegal in NY for you to carry or possess in any amount.”
Towers3 on May 28, 2014 at 13:06:35
“Yes and just like in CT where 70% of those arrested for minor drug charges are white and 90% of those convicted are black for exact similar backgrounds and circumstances, it would be nice if NY arrested whites too. Or even better, be fair across the board. In CT they made a documentary about it called "The Color of Justice."”
“because I dont want it in the street or around kids or even in public parks. dont you think that youcan smoke tobacco in areas but you can smoke weed? or that while the laws were changed to remove tobacco products from the front of stores now you have bongs and pipes and scales in store front windows?”
progressive06 on May 20, 2014 at 12:57:02
“What has bongs, pipes and scale to do with smoking outdoors? I have asked you why do you object to others smoking outdoors? A simple question, but if you can't answer is because your argument is weak.”
“Isolated anecdotal evidence provided by a couple of "real people" is not a replacement for volumes of information covering tens of thousands of inmates that prove you are incorrect. Your "proof" fails to meet any basic criteria for credulity.
Are you in favor of a tax increase to pay for the continued mass incarceration?”
“punishment does not lead to recidivism. if people learned their lesson and not do the crime again how much of a chance do they have to go back to jail? the bad behavior is not socitey worry fior if you mess up they got a place to put you.”
SteveFromEuless on May 20, 2014 at 12:37:56
“Punishment without rehabilitation does increase recidivism.
The threat of retribution is less of a deterrent than you think.
If you want to lock people up, then lobby for a tax increase to cover the bill. The cost per prisoner varies by state from $20,000 > $35,000 per prisoner. The cost of therapeutic treatment is @ 15% of that amount, and the recidivism rate drops.”
“it was never based upon rehabilitation it is to punish the evil doer. we have a crime problem in this country that no matter how many jails we build dummies will fins some way to fill them. I live one block from the most famous jail in America in sing sing. and the people are knocking down the walls to get in there.”
SteveFromEuless on May 20, 2014 at 12:02:01
“The behavior that brings people to commit a crime has it's roots somewhere in society. Working on quelling the source of the desperation and bad behavior should be the focus of our efforts, not just warehousing the convicted on the back end.
Our prison system is not designed for rehabilitation, it is designed simply for punishment, punishment that increases recidivism.”
“well maybe people need to stop committing crime and go to school”
CitronY on May 20, 2014 at 13:36:00
“Going to school keeps you out of prison? I didn't know that...”
jistinnkees on May 20, 2014 at 11:58:04
“Consider this; The production, distribution, and use of drugs like crack, heroin, and meth are illegal. Yet more people are addicted to pharmaceutical drugs than the last three combined. 80% of these legal prescription drugs are sold in the US, to mostly white professionals, yet they have little chance of arrest or prosecution because these afluenza drugs are legal.”
“using drugs in normal behavior? for who Cheech and Chong?”
xmarine521 on May 20, 2014 at 12:41:28
“Mind altering substances have been used by humans since the dawn of humankind, especially for religious purposes, including alcohol and tobacco. Prescription drug abuse is more prevalent than illegal drugs.”
Yossarian22 on May 20, 2014 at 12:39:50
“Yes, it is.”
anonworker on May 20, 2014 at 11:40:59
“One really has to have a poisoned mind not to understand the simple truth I posted.”
“proud of it!!!!!!! you got something to say about it?”
clearasmud on May 20, 2014 at 12:09:05
“I guess you just decided to ignore the last 20 years of University and Medical Center research on the medicinal uses of cannabis. Oh, yes, those facts and enlightenment probably conflict with your dogma, and thus is to be ignored.”