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Yes, It Is Time For Common Sense

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Legalize? Yes.  But why tax it?



  1. Tracy Bean wrote:

    I love this idea Dave. Legalization would be invaluable to the medical marijuana community, both literally and figuratively. Though medical marijuana laws have been passed, right now it is extremely costly. A license for it costs $250 per year, in addition to the psychiatric costs and specialized prescription physician costs that are mandated. Not only that, but for an ounce of the plant (which will last about a month for a child) it costs $500. That is only for the plant. Because recreational use is not legal in the State, you have to extract the oils and make the right tincture of medicine at home. The equipment costs to do so costs hundreds of dollars, and it is not a simple process. It is a ten step process that takes a few days to make. We know because right now it is most likely the best option for our son, who suffers from a very serious seizure disorder. His medicine often times will not work correctly, and in December he suffered status epilepticus (non stop grand mal seizures) for three weeks straight because medicine failed to work. In Colorado he would be offered a bottle of the oil, or an edible cannaboid that may be in a cookie or brownie. Most often in extreme cases such as his that alone would stop the seizures. Medicinal marijuana has also been seen to work in a number of other maladies. It is time for the FDA to legalize it in order to allow more companies to research it’s use. Until then Christie should open his mind and listen to the people of his own State, though that is not likely to happen.

    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 2:38 pm | Permalink
  2. Belmar gal wrote:

    Marijuana should be legal. It is far less dangerous than alcohol. People on weed are mellow, those drinking hard alcohol can be rowdy and violent.

    Also, weed should be taxed. The state desperately needs new revenue streams. Use the tax for something useful, like fixing bridges or helping community college be free for all.

    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 3:49 pm | Permalink
  3. admin wrote:

    Why should pot smokers be singled out to pay for bridges or college? It’s a denial of equal protection. They should just be charged sales tax like they are on all other purchases.

    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 4:23 pm | Permalink
  4. Just Passing Through wrote:

    How about reducing waste and cut spending before taxing??? Fact the US has taking in more revenue last year 2013 and look at the deficit. When you purchase things are you spending more than your salary????

    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 4:35 pm | Permalink
  5. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    I’m for legalization of pot, but only as a first step toward legalizing all drugs. This idea of trying to stop people from doing what they want has been, and continues to be a total failure. It’s long past time to stop this dumb “war on drugs.”

    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 6:19 am | Permalink
  6. Just Passing Through wrote:

    If someone wants to misuse drugs or smoke pot in the privacy I have no problem with. To carte blanch legalize drugs is not a good idea what is the purpose of a prescription written by a MD? Why have pharmacies at all??

    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 9:34 am | Permalink
  7. admin wrote:

    By that logic we should make aspirin available only by prescription.

    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 9:50 am | Permalink
  8. Just Passing Through wrote:

    I was not thinking about aspirin that is not a prescription drug like Vicodin or codeine!

    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 10:45 am | Permalink
  9. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Belmar should use the Magical Garden greenhouse @ 15th Avenue & E Street to cultivate cash crops …. like Sour Diesel …. then harvest and supply vacant storefronts on that end of Main Street ….
    A better redevelopment plan!

    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 11:15 am | Permalink
  10. Just Passing Through wrote:

    #9 Good idea Gene maybe we can get Cheech & Chong for the ribbon cutting ceremony!

    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

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