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Kivvit On Pot

I actually agree with Maggie on this one.  Prohibition has been an expensive disaster and has screwed up a lot of people’s lives, especially young people.  Almost anything would be better than what we’re doing now.



  1. Sparky wrote:

    Maybe that’s what sparked this lifeguard fiasco. Matt and Maggie have smoked too much weed! Or, maybe not enough!

    Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8:43 am | Permalink
  2. Bill Merkler wrote:

    Dave, Tell me why you feel this should be legal in NJ. Please be specific. Thanks.

    Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8:48 am | Permalink
  3. admin wrote:

    First of all, everything should be legal unless a compelling case can be made for something being made illegal. We do own our own bodies and the government should tread very lightly when it starts telling us what we can and can’t do with them.

    I don’t see proof of enough harm done by marijuana use to justify the extreme measure of arresting people and subjecting them to all sorts of punishments that include jail, financial ruin and screwing up the educational careers of our young people. Certainly drinking and gambling have ruined a lot more lives than marijuana use ever has. In fact far more lives have been screwed up by the law than by the drug itself.

    Another strong reason to legalize marijuana is to get the black market out of it. Criminal gangs love when legitimate businesses are forbidden to distribute something that has a market of millions of people who want to buy it. America’s war on drugs has made the Mexican drug cartels more powerful than the Mexican government, which even itself has been completely corrupted by drug prohibition. Legalization would’t make the gangs go out of business but it would make them a lot less powerful.

    Millions of otherwise law abiding Americans smoke pot. It just doesn’t make sense to have our government waging war against them when they haven’t hurt hurt anybody in any significant and demonstrable way.

    Friday, February 23, 2018 at 9:19 am | Permalink
  4. admin wrote:

    Another problem with prohibition, I should add, is that it provides the government with an excuse for all sorts of violations of our personal and financial privacy rights. On top of that, asset forfeiture (without conviction of any crime) has become basically legalized theft by the government. It’s horrible the abuse that has gone on in the name of fighting drugs.

    Friday, February 23, 2018 at 9:35 am | Permalink
  5. OLD MAN wrote:

    What the hell is our country heading? This is crazy.

    Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10:14 am | Permalink
  6. Joan Corallo wrote:

    Not a fan of legalizing marijuana. Our state is in dire need of revenue and that’s the bottom line. Don’t want to get on a bus after the driver just smoked a joint. Take the signs down around the school because it is no longer illegal to sell or smoke what I feel is a gateway drug.

    Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:42 am | Permalink
  7. eugene creamer wrote:

    except taxes, more money will be leaving New Jersey than coming in …. electric rates are too high in NJ for competitive grow operations.

    Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:49 am | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    Oh no, population explosion coming to NJ together with expanded waist lines from being wasted.

    Friday, February 23, 2018 at 9:29 pm | Permalink
  9. Anony mouse wrote:

    Joan, You wouldn’t want to get on a bus with a driver who has had a few martinis either but are you calling for a reinstatement of prohibition?

    Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8:05 pm | Permalink
  10. ALL TRUMPED UP wrote:

    Is anyone aware of whether our governing body has put any thought into passing ordinances regarding the banning of sales of this miracle weed in out town, as neighboring towns recently have done? And I guess we, Belmar, have no say in whether our neighboring sister-town South Belmar mat choose to swing on this slope. After all South Belmar could really use the economic boost, and our Police could deal with the issues that may come about, once again on our dime. Great deal Matt.

    Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 5:18 pm | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    California, after 5 years, has now imposed all the legal tariffs etc to the tune of $70 on a $35 bag of weed which had been purchased off the street.

    Where oh where do you think ordinary folks will purchase their weed?

    Income stream for NJ? I think not.

    Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 5:33 pm | Permalink
  12. dizzy wrote:

    Whoever wrote the Kivvit article should look up the meaning of “misnomer”.

    Be careful if growing the weed in your house. The power company may notice an unusual surge in electricity use.

    Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 7:39 pm | Permalink
  13. 3rd floor wrote:

    Attention all you 3 story McMansion deck homeowners or RENTERs, summer is coming and solar power is free for your tans and plants. Who knew?

    Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

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