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222 days ago.
by asknot
Kunectdots
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Legalize Marijuana in Ohio?

In light of some recent and not so recent events, do you believe that marijuana SHOULD become a legal substance in the state of Ohio? I'm posting this under "National Politics" because I believe your answer transcends Ohio's borders.

 
 

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Kendall78

@ask- heck yeah and the "independant" growers will wither away.

Posted 260 days ago.

Kendall78

Eventually it will become legal all over the nation. All it takes is for the govt to figure how much they can tax it for.

Posted 260 days ago.

Kunectdots

AND, Colorado gets to use that money, INSTEAD OF some Mexican drug lord using 'mules' to run that coveted product into America.

Posted 260 days ago.

moderation

ask-yep they do come out, and some have more enthusiasm than others. I feed and water them outside as well, so that is an incentive.i have been using the man door to release them as of late. You don't want to stand in front of the door.(: Some of fly right off of the roost

Posted 267 days ago.

moderation

Car #54... early sixties sit-com Maybe on nickleodian(sp?)

Posted 267 days ago.

NasCarNut

 what station would his 'Car 54 Where Are You' buddies be ?

my guess would be their all in his head...just by his posts you can tell he's got a few screws loose!!...

Posted 267 days ago.

moderation

There is at least one poster on this thread that doesn't want to share his positive position on pot. Who can guess the name?

Posted 267 days ago.

moderation

NASCAR - what station would his 'Car 54 Where Are You' buddies be ?

Posted 267 days ago.

NasCarNut

.IF your not guilty why do you need a lawyer..

seriously??, you just removed all doubt that you're dumber than a box of rocks...ask your ride along buddies this question...

Posted 267 days ago.

luvthesouth

there is only one lesson to be learned asknot....ALWAYS hire an attorney! other than an accountant, it will be the best money you have ever spent...well excluding trixie at the gentlemens club. 8-)

Posted 267 days ago.

Kunectdots

Those of you that still adamantly resist the move to legalize marijuana should ALSO REMEMBER that we have a well established antigun ownership camp in this country. There are those, in power, that would like to seize your 2nd amendment rights if you were convicted of holding a marijuana joint 5 YEARS AGO. This is just another backdoor effort at expansion of gun control measures that the anti-gun crowd doesn't want to lose. "Army Vet fails background check for misdemeanor pot conviction in 1971, can’t buy gun"

h ttp://w ww.guns.c om/2013/07/11/army-vet-fails-background-check-for-misdemeanor-pot-conviction-in-1971-cant-buy-gun/

Posted 267 days ago.

Kunectdots

ask - I should have added the addendum that discovery ability will be possible as long as he doesn't have the conviction expunged (which, I believe, is possible to do in Ohio after one year from the conviction date of a first offense).

"A conviction for a misdemeanor or felony stays on your record forever. It does NOT automatically drop off after a certain amount of years. It does NOT drop off your record like a speeding ticket or other minor traffic offense. In order to deal with your misdemeanor or felony, you must actively do something about it."

SOURCE; h ttp://erasecriminalrecord.c om/felonymisdemeanorhowlongonrecord.html

Posted 267 days ago.

Kunectdots

AND, ask - If your friend's son's hearing was held in any "court of record" in Ohio, his 'crime' is discoverable by a potential future employer.

I know that we're all told that they're not supposed to ask you about any crimes other than felony convictions. You can go right on believing they don't have access to more than that, if you'd like.

Posted 267 days ago.

Kunectdots

They are not to be found in any "Civil" code. But are included in the Ohio Revised Code (law of the land for Ohio) along with all other criminal misconduct applications.

So, in answer to your question. YES!

Posted 267 days ago.

stickhauler

So, you consider a traffic ticket as a criminal charge? Jaywalking is a criminal offense? Letting the meter run out and getting a parking ticket?

Posted 267 days ago.

Kunectdots

stickhauler - I've got to disagree with your comment of, "It's certainly decriminalized compared to penalties prior to that date."

You STILL pay a penalty for it, in Ohio, no matter how small the quantity if caught. "Misdemeanor amount", still pay a fine and possible jail time.

There are two forms of law in existence in the US, criminal and civil. Which are you associated with if you are caught with pot? I know of no "decriminalized" penalties ever inflicted.

Posted 267 days ago.

luvthesouth

R1KRA8...good late afternoon to you. i hope you are well.

Posted 268 days ago.

Caspiansynn

It might be just me but I understand decriminalized, or decriminalizing something is, "To eliminate criminal penalties for or remove legal restrictions against it". A fine is a criminal penalty so it isn't decriminalized in Ohio.

Posted 268 days ago.

luvthesouth

good morning moderation...sorry to have not responded til now. i hope you enjoy your day.

Posted 268 days ago.

stickhauler

It's certainly decriminalized compared to penalties prior to that date. Decriminalizing something is not the same as legalizing it, and you know it. Using one term for another entirely different thing is simply trying to muddy the debate.

Posted 268 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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