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Massachusetts decriminalized Marijuana AND Outlawed Dog Racing in ONE day !!!!

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    Dog racing is useless anyways ... will Deval be sparking one up tonight like the old days?
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    so does this mean marijuana is going ot be more prevalent. what does it mean for schools and kids?
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    Teachers will have to incorporate the art of twisting up a fatty into art class.
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    Well that's a stretch, but Glass blowing could become quite a cool class to take now...
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    Well, CLEARLY, as studies have "shown"... lack of accountability regarding pot use will ONLY lead to increased use of crack, promiscuity and godlessness ... take that to the bank... you'll all be judged...


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    Hi , when you are an adult , you get a Fine, when in possession of for an ounce or less , not jail time.

    If you drink alcohol at home ,nobody bothers you same for pot now , but if you drive under influence , of course , you will get arrested.
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    I remember going to concerts at the then Providence Civic Center and smoking joints (along with many) right next to the cops ... it was a sight to see back in the late 70's.
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    well i'm in my 30's and i voted NO

    but it sends a scary tolerant message
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    I am against marijuana, but that aside doesn’t federal law supersede state law?

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    call the FBI!!!!!

    but seriously.... you mean on dealing? or what does federal law say?
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    Let me tell you this : alcohol is 100% more destructive than pot , and yet it is sold with no problem (see statistics)
    And i believe using pot as relaxing and medication for sick people is better than chemical pills who have many bad side effects.
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    That would be yes but i think drugs is only a federal crime when it involves the crossing of the state line.
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    It is a state issue, Stanford boy !
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    curious... for those who voted no... would you feel the same if your son or daughter was busted for a joint in college, and it stained their record for the rest of their lives, denying them job opportunites and advancements?

    that's what the question was about... not advocating drug use...
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    It means that parents will have to start doing their jobs. :singing:

    What I can't fathom for a second is why people actually voted NOT to cut their income tax.
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    that's a great point.
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    I am just trying to understand. So people can openly smoke marijuana?
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    I voted yes for just that reason !
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    except pot is smoke and alcohol is a liquid. so if you have a neighbor who is a chain smoker will you be fine with smelling that constantly? or what about going out to eat and the waitress smells like it?

    i just think it will be more prevalent. the alcohol argument doesn't justify it. alcohol should be dealt with somehow too but our society condones it.

    let's just hope marijuana never gets legallized otherwise it will be like a cialis commercial
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    No.

    It is only decriminalized for less than one ounce. So its still illegal but your permanent record wont be stained if you are found with less than one ounce of marijuana.
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    you can smoke a joint in Copely Square and if you get caught you pay a fine. Will cops really care to arrest people so they can pay a fine ... probably not to often.
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    Reminds me of my high school days. Another student made a lamp base in wood working..............lamp by day, bong by night.
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    I voted yes on decriminalization. Good to see it passed. Sucks about question 1. I guess we get what we deserve in this state. The dog track thing is so stupid. It's fricking dogs running around a track, what needs to be outlawed? Dumb people voting cuz they like little doggies. :yeeha:
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    Didn't even know about the dogs (don't live in Ma). So are they trading dogs for slots? What's with the dogs?
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    So what you're saying is that you guys STILL can't enjoy the simple pleasure of getting stoned and watching a bunch of half-starved speed-freak canines chasing a mechanical rabbit?

    Damn shame.
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    Is this a nod to "Dazed and Confused" or just a coincidence?

    Anyway, I'm happy about the turnout on the questions today. I voted yes on all 3, with the yes on 1 being largely symbolic. A big reason to be against question 1 was that there was no tie in to reduction in spending, so the gov't would just have found other ways to take revenue.

    Good times on question 2, why waste the resources on arresting and dragging these people to court instead just have them pay a fine. It makes it a net gain of money for the state (fine dollars coming in instead of funds spent on arrests/court proceedings), and starts removing the stigma from a drug that is IMO no worse than alcohol, and definitely no worse than the prescription meds routinely given out to calm people down.

    As for #3 there was more to it for me than just liking dogs. We adopted a greyhound when I was younger and from seeing ours and talking with other owners they exhibit some behaviors that point to their mistreatment (nervous behavior, fear of humans especially men, the fact that they learned to sleep with all 4 paws up in the air because their pens were too small to stretch out in, etc.) I'm glad its done with here, let's go ahead and replace the dog tracks with some casino gambling, probably a lot more money for the state than what the tracks brought in. Everybody likes bright flashing lights and blackjack!
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    Hopefully, you weren't as ignorant to the other issues as you clearly appear to be on this one:

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    A. Culling the Litter

    The process of selecting only the fastest greyhounds for a stint on the racing circuit begins just moments after a puppy’s birth.9 Some greyhound breeders are so seasoned that “they can tell from the greyhound’s joint structure and health at birth whether the pup has a chance at the big time.”10 Those pups that will not succeed on the track are put down on the spot by “bash[ing] the head in.”11 If the runts are not killed immediately after birth, the breeder typically culls them from the litter within the first three weeks.12 Because a greyhound’s racing capacity is not always visually discernible at the outset, the culling process continues at the training grounds where young greyhounds learn to race.13 It is there that “the slow afoot, the slow to learn, or the just plain stubborn get winnowed again.”14 As the pups grow older, death usually comes by bullet, though it has been rumored that sport fisherman have also purchased young greyhounds for shark
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    The inexperience of amateur backyard breeders interested in
    turning a quick buck multiplies the number of puppies that will be
    born and killed for lack of racing potential.16

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