Should minor marijuana possession be a ticketable offense?
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel would like to make the possession of fifteen grams or less of marijuana punishable by a fine of up to five hundred dollars. By making the minor possession a ticketable offense “allows us to observe the law, while reducing the processing time for minor possession of marijuana – ultimately freeing up police officers for the street.”
Of course, there are many opposed to the mayor’s proposal. One city councilman says, “Is this a slippery slope that we begin sliding down? As a parent, I’m very concerned about anything that gives kids the idea that this is not a bad thing to do. [These are] things people have to consider before they sign on to support a further decriminalization.”
What do you think of minor marijuana possession being punishable by a ticket and a fine?
DamienX on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm
I’m anything but a conservative when it comes to political views, but people’s glorification of marijuana has got to end soon. It’s a drug, considered the biggest gateway/stepping stone drug, it can make you high, it can damage your lungs and introduce young adults into the wrong crowd (dealers and heavy users of other drugs). Yes, it’s a medical miracle, but that’s not what people are using it for or glorifying it for. They just want to get high. Though I have nothing personally against it, considering the risks, it’s just not worth it. If you do not have a medical license to have possession of it, you should be charged properly. As unfair and uncool as it sounds.
BoriBabii on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm
That **** Cray!!
It Is Also Fuxxing DELIFIOUS!! XD
EverythingssPurple on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm
Legalize the ****! Holy **** its a goddam plant!
ProletariatScum on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm
Yeah, being in possession of 15 grams of marijuana intended for personal use is just as terrible as beating up children and raping girls. Where the ******* hell do you people get your ideas from? Has stupidity become an airborne virus or something? Laws change, idiot, and you won’t be breaking it if/when this idea goes ahead.
oxkristyxo on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 6:20 pm
Totally agree with sawyer90. It’s the individual’s choice. The gov should make it legal. But if people do something really stupid while on it, then they should get in trouble( like how alcohol is. It’s legal but if they get drunk and drive, they have consequences.) besides its stupid to bust that many people when so many do it.
xXkaebbyXx on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 6:17 pm
This looks like a great idea!! You’re only breaking the law a *tinyy* bit, so nbddd!!
I can’t wait until we can apply this to other things too!! Oh, you only beat that kid up a little bit — no worries, $100 and we’ll call it even, move along now!! Oh, you only raped that girl a tiny bit — $500 should cover it, sounds fair!! Whaatt, you only racked up a few thousand dollars on those stolen credit cards — $250 sounds fair!!
Good policy, right? :D
julianajacobsbi on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm
Lagalize it and tax it like they do in california.
Sawyer90 on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm
All drugs should be legal..
including meth, heroin, XCT, cocaine. It should ALL be LEGAL!. Point is nobody has the right to tell you what you can or cant put in your body. If youre stupid enough to shoot up the ****, then the only ones that suffer is the user. As for the family, try harder to help the person doing the drugs rather than spending so much of the tax dollars on the laws. Be a better parent, raise your kids better an maybe they wont turn to drugs.
As for the drugs that make people crazy an eat faces.. its called the 2nd Amendment..
ihearthankmoody on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm
no. legalize it.
xxx-jacob-xxx on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm
I don’t understand why people even need marijuana anyway.. and alcohol will never be illegal lol.