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The ever-annoying Dell "dude" was arrested for criminal possession of marijuana... and faces up to a maximum of 3 months in Jail.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.msnbc.com/news/871028.asp?0cv=CB10" target="_blank">http://www.msnbc.com/news/871028.asp?0cv=CB10</a><br><br><br><br>
Honestly, can't the police start worrying more about actual criminals? He was arrested in New York. During the time he was arrested, someone was probably mugged, stabbed, murdered, raped or beaten. Priorities.
 

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Robert, amen to that. New York is notorious for its draconian drug laws which were enacted when Rockefeller was governor, I believe, and have never been lightened since then. Reducing the criminal penalties for some drugs, and marijuana in particular, was a major campaign issue in New York in the last election, I seem to recall.<br><br><br><br>
For instance, in NC, which is by no means a bastion of liberal legislation, possession of 1/2 ounce or less of marijuana is punishable by a maximum fine of $100 and incarceration is not an option available to the judge. Many times the DA in my particular county will simply dismiss simple pot possession charges as a "warning" if the client will do some community service or some such.<br><br><br><br>
DUDE, you're getting a REAMING . . . <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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They tried to screw my brother over because he has enough that acording to the law was more than for his personal use. He was facing a felony and time in jail.
 

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Dude, get a cell (opps, Dell sorry)<br><br><br><br>
Musta been that orange level we were bumped up to that's got the fuzz scraping for busts....note to self: be particularly careful to use turn signal on high level security days..
 

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Bah.<br><br>
It would be funnier if he were the Gateway PC spokesperson, not the Dell guy, cause then I could make a bad joke about "Gateway Drugs", but alas!<br><br><br><br>
Ahahahahaha.<br><br><br><br>
In a parallel universe I am <i>SO</i> funny...
 

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sigh.<br><br><br><br>
ditto to everything.<br><br><br><br>
pot-use and the surrounding culture only hurts people BECAUSE it's illegal. de-criminalize it, and the black market business (and all it's accompanying badness) will fade away.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Kreeli</i><br><br><b>sigh.<br><br><br><br>
ditto to everything.<br><br><br><br>
pot-use and the surrounding culture only hurts people BECAUSE it's illegal. de-criminalize it, and the black market business (and all it's accompanying badness) will fade away.</b></div>
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Partnership for a Drug free america even had a commercial to this effect. They showed two boys going into a restroom three times to smoke pot and on the third time they were busted. The announcer said, "Still think it's harmless?" Wah? Irony.<br><br><br><br>
Then they had another one about how one joint has as much tar as five cigarrettes. Um, hello, most people would never smoke more than one whole joint a day, everyday (if even that much <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> )wheras smokers smoke 20-40 cigarettes a day, EVERY day. They are really grasping for straws.
 

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What has the impact been in countries who have legalized marijuana? Is there an example we can look at?
 

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RSJ, me too. CRIMINALIZATION supports SMUGGLING and thus, arguably, funding of terror. Legalize pot and sell it in controlled circumstances to adults for less than smugglers can and the whole illicit pot smuggling empire would crumble like a house of cards. If you want to stop drug smuggling, make it LEGAL, man, why can't anyone but me and George Schultz see that? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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So if it's legal, all terrorists drop pot like a hot potato? Sounds to me like it just might make it easier for them.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by skylark</i><br><br><b>So if it's legal, all terrorists drop pot like a hot potato? Sounds to me like it just might make it easier for them.</b></div>
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i don't see how? once it's legal and accessible, there would be no market for smuggling it around the world.
 

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Might they just switch to transporting it or growing it? Would the terrorists be squeezed out of the pot market by free trade?<br><br><br><br>
Do we have any applicable examples of legalized marijuana in other countries? I'd be interested to see what the results were. I heard it contended that legalized drugs were the ruining of the Netherlands, but I know very little about the state of the Netherlands to declare that true or false.
 

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i do believe that holland has one of the lowest crime rates in europe.<br><br><br><br>
hard drugs like coke and H are completely illegal there, but it can still be found, just like here in north america.<br><br><br><br>
here is an interesting little page.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Marina/1247/drugs.html" target="_blank">http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/...247/drugs.html</a>
 
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