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#31 Kurb

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:06 AM

I am feeling anger for my home being tarnished.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:06 AM

"Eastern NC" to me means everything from Raleigh to about 5 miles from the coast. So yeah its a barren wasteland.

pretty much because once you hit the obx it's mostly people that are there seasonally, but in this area outside of Greenville the population is older on average then the rest of the state, there is a fair amount of population out here though, it was eastern Carolina that gave us the marriage admendment it failed in all the more populated areas but Eastern NC was what pushed it through.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

I am feeling anger for my home being tarnished.


as someone who grew up in eastern NC... and as much as i love it... most of the people there can take a long walk off a short pier.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:14 AM

All you have to do is look around America today. Look at 1990 where it was taboo and not even medicinally allowed, then to mid 90s where a few states were like, ok these laws are stupid, it's obviously a medicine and it became medicinal. Then in the early 2000s, instead of it blowing up in those few states' face like MJ doomsdayers believe, creating a bunch of crazy stoner addicts, over time 15 or so other states decided to do it medicinally, agreeing with the few that it was helping patients and is beneficial. Then, finally, two of these states realize just how benefical the plant can be legalized, to everyone not just patients, and are now legal.

It isn't a matter of if anymore, it's a matter of when and to me it's stupid to lock up people and give them records for something everyone will eventually be free to do. Pharm companies simply cannot charge poeple for things they can grow themselves. It's like a company who makes and charges you for your daily food, finding out you just learned how to grow/farm it yourself. They are going to fight it and they will fight dirty.

I think what sucks the most is the fact some advocates, maybe even most, have to keep their mouths shut to keep their jobs/buisnesses to support their families, otherwie it'd be legal a long long time ago. It's a shame really and I don't blame these poeple at all, they have to take care of their own but it explains why this process is so slow. Same with politicians, no one wants to advocate legalization (besides Ron Paul), in politics it's suicide to be the first. But states are becomming the first and you can't stop time, can't stop these politicians from aging and a new, more educated, logic/science based generation taking their places. At least we can all be happy we are moving in the right direction.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:24 AM

The fact that I can't go to jail for buying 1/4 oz. of weed in NC while in other states consider it a felony is why we are labeled decriminalized.

It's a very accommodating law actually. I'm guessing that 95% of pot smokers in NC buy less than .5 oz when they do.

I own my own business and can't afford to get a felony or spend time in jail.


You can't get a felony for possessing 1/4 oz of weed. You can get a felony for purchasing 1/4 oz of weed. There's a difference.

Buying or selling weed in NC is a felony no matter the weight involved.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:45 AM

as someone who grew up in eastern NC... and as much as i love it... most of the people there can take a long walk off a short pier.


Agree most, not all. We are from there and we are awesome

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:03 PM

You can't get a felony for possessing 1/4 oz of weed.


In Arizona it's a felony for any amount.

You like to argue over any mundane detail :lol:

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

my gun wielding, southern baptist, pro-life, republican family will likely protest this along side many of their friends. I'm totally a black sheep in the family.

Edited to change pro-choice to pro-life. derp

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:28 PM

my gun wielding, southern baptist, pro-choice, republican family will likely protest this along side many of their friends. I'm totally a black sheep in the family.

ha me too, I consider myself a moderate politically and in my families eyes I'm a left wing wacko

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

And SC will be the 50th.


51st. I see Puerto Rico becoming a state and legalizing it before SC

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:25 PM

NC will be the 47th state to legalize


SC, AL, MS?

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:53 PM

The Religious Bible Thumpers of NC wouldn't get behind it, thats the issue.


my gun wielding, southern baptist, ... republican...




I have 100% faith that God created heaven and earth. Jesus died for our sins.
I'm Batist
I'm Republican and believe in the Right to bear Arms.

I'd also be 100% behind legalization, and I'd make sure that I get in line to vote.
Maybe (hopefully) the state will surprise you. At least one republican Christian has today, I'd say.

Nothing but love for ya, fella's.... :-)

#43 Kettle

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

my "christian" family definitely believes "love thy neighbor". unless they aren't heterosexual and caucasian. smh.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:58 PM

my "christian" family definitely believes "love thy neighbor". unless they aren't heterosexual and caucasian. smh.


The first Christian that claims to be perfect doesn't really understand what it means to be Christian. We're all flawed and can onlyl hope to learn from our mistakes, and the mistakes of others. God gave us free will, so use it.

I am NOT trying to hijack this thread or turn it into something else. Just showing my FULL support for the push to legalize.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:20 PM

Personally I think this is going to happen sooner than people think. Soon the number of states that have legalized it that will be reaping some kind of financial benefits will start to make other states look stupid, the medical usage issue is a big push that not a lot of people are even putting up a token fight against.

You just wont be able to enjoy a joint at your gay wedding, that's all.


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