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Lukas Desjardins
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I would like to poll people on their thoughts on marijuana as well as other drugs. There are several questions. Please fill out this poll, and either post it here or PM it to me if you wish it to remain secret.

The reason I'm not using the forum polling system is because of the nature of the poll. I need to know exactly the answers each person put.

This poll will be posted in other places.

Thank you.

Questions:
1. Are you for the legalization of Marijuana. If so, what level of legalization (decriminalization, medical, or recreational)?
2. What religion do you follow?
3. What level of orthodoxy do you have in that religion (high, medium low)?*
4. On a scale of 1-10, how accepting do you think you are of other peoples beliefs and problems?
5. Are you a liberal, moderate, or conservative?
6. What is your main source of news?
7. Have you ever used Marijuana?
8. Are there any other drugs you are for the legalization of (name them)?
9. Are you for, against, or undecided on higher gun regulations?
10. Rhetorical question: A major scientific discovery is made. There are a high number of skeptics outside the field, but those inside the field are for it. Do you agree or disagree with the discovery?
11. Do you believe in old earth creationism, young earth creationism, or evolution?
12. What do you think all the above questions have to do with marijuana?

Thank you for taking the poll.
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Well I certainly can't see any possible ulterior motive for wanting this data. No sirree.
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Lukas Desjardins
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Don't worry about it if it's too personal. If you don't want to share this information, don't share it.

Honestly the main reason for the poll is planning on legalization movements. I'm hoping to start on in my area and was going to use this information to plan our target audience for those we need to convince.
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LethalHippo wrote:
10. Rhetorical question: A major scientific discovery is made. There are a high number of skeptics outside the field, but those inside the field are for it. Do you agree or disagree with the discovery?

DISAGREE! No wait...AGREE! Wait...
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LethalHippo wrote:
I need to know exactly the answers each person put.


Creepy much?
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Questions:

1. Are you for the legalization of Marijuana. If so, what level of legalization (decriminalization, medical, or recreational)?

Decriminalization and regulation like alcohol.

2. What religion do you follow?


None.


3. What level of orthodoxy do you have in that religion (high, medium low)?*


N/A

4. On a scale of 1-10, how accepting do you think you are of other peoples beliefs and problems?


This question is too vague to answer meaningfully.

5. Are you a liberal, moderate, or conservative?

I'm a liberal.

6. What is your main source of news?

Magazines (The Week, The Economist) TV news, radio, internet news sources

7. Have you ever used Marijuana?

No.


8. Are there any other drugs you are for the legalization of (name them)?


Haven't really thought about it, so no.

9. Are you for, against, or undecided on higher gun regulations?

For, but I don't spend much time thinking or worrying about it.


10. Rhetorical question: A major scientific discovery is made. There are a high number of skeptics outside the field, but those inside the field are for it. Do you agree or disagree with the discovery?

That's a stupid question. The answer depends entirely on the specific facts. It's impossible to answer hypothetically.

11. Do you believe in old earth creationism, young earth creationism, or evolution?

Evolution.


12. What do you think all the above questions have to do with marijuana?


They sound like they were written by someone who was a. stoned and b. in that annoying state where the stoner thinks he or she is making a point but in fact is just annoying everyone.

Just because I'm for legalization doesn't mean I like being around stoners.


Thank you for taking the poll.

No problem.
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I don't trust anyone with that last name. Plus, your question about inner and outer circles and scientific "discoveries" needs to be re-worded thus:

Are you one of those morons who denies that mankind has totally fucked the planet with SUV's and lawn mowers?

I know, but taken in context with the rest of your questions it seems a bit like a leading question. Anyway, I'll answer #1.

1. pro legalization.
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Thank you for your answers. As stated earlier, I'll be using this to educate the right groups about marijuana.

And no, I'm not stoned right now.
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LethalHippo wrote:
the right groups

Perhaps you meant the "Right" groups? laugh
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LethalHippo wrote:

Questions:
1. Are you for the legalization of Marijuana. If so, what level of legalization (decriminalization, medical, or recreational)?

I don't have a strong opinion either way. If the stuff is unsafe, then regulate it under unsafe-products legislation; if it's not or if it fits the category of prescription drugs then either legalize or regulate it.

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2. What religion do you follow?


Judaism.
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3. What level of orthodoxy do you have in that religion (high, medium low)?*

High.

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4. On a scale of 1-10, how accepting do you think you are of other peoples beliefs and problems?

8 (assuming 10 is the maximum)

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5. Are you a liberal, moderate, or conservative?

Conservative.

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6. What is your main source of news?

RSP goo

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7. Have you ever used Marijuana?

No.

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8. Are there any other drugs you are for the legalization of (name them)?

As the above answer for marijuana: if it's dangerous then treat it under laws pertaining to unsafe products; if it's completely safe, legalize it; if somewhere in between, regulate it.

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9. Are you for, against, or undecided on higher gun regulations?

I'm not for necessarily stricter or looser gun regulations; I favor gun regulations that are as common sense as possible, and consistent.

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10. Rhetorical question: A major scientific discovery is made. There are a high number of skeptics outside the field, but those inside the field are for it. Do you agree or disagree with the discovery?

I investigate it for myself, as a scientist, and determine what my view would be, based on the specifics.

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11. Do you believe in old earth creationism, young earth creationism, or evolution?

Yes.

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12. What do you think all the above questions have to do with marijuana?

Little or nothing
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Thank you for taking the poll.
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Hey, I like polls.

1. Are you for the legalization of Marijuana. If so, what level of legalization (decriminalization, medical, or recreational)?

recreational

2. What religion do you follow?

Christian

3. What level of orthodoxy do you have in that religion (high, medium low)?*

low

4. On a scale of 1-10, how accepting do you think you are of other peoples beliefs and problems?

5

5. Are you a liberal, moderate, or conservative?

Moderate

6. What is your main source of news?

Newspaper, yahoo.

7. Have you ever used Marijuana?

Yes

8. Are there any other drugs you are for the legalization of (name them)?

I believe that all drugs should be legalized for consenting adults. But still regulated, e.g. Driving while nder the influence, etc.

9. Are you for, against, or undecided on higher gun regulations?

I am against higher regulation.

10. Rhetorical question: A major scientific discovery is made. There are a high number of skeptics outside the field, but those inside the field are for it. Do you agree or disagree with the discovery?

I dunno.

11. Do you believe in old earth creationism, young earth creationism, or evolution?

I believe in a hybrid of evolution based on a higher intelligence. I don't find them mutually exclusive.

12. What do you think all the above questions have to do with marijuana?

I think that wore off years ago.
 
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1. Are you for the legalization of Marijuana. If so, what level of legalization (decriminalization, medical, or recreational)?

Full legalization, although it's not a very strong opinion as I'm not well-informed.

2. What religion do you follow?

None.

3. What level of orthodoxy do you have in that religion (high, medium low)?*

n/a

4. On a scale of 1-10, how accepting do you think you are of other peoples beliefs and problems?

I'm not sure what you mean by problems, but I'd say I'm about a 7 on accepting other's beliefs.

5. Are you a liberal, moderate, or conservative?

Socially very liberal, fiscally moderate.

6. What is your main source of news?

RSP. (OK, I don't have one main source unless you mean "Internet" rather than print or TV.)

7. Have you ever used Marijuana?

No.

8. Are there any other drugs you are for the legalization of (name them)?

My general belief is that prohibition causes worse problems than drug use so overall I'm for legalization of recreational drugs. Again, I'm not very well informed, so it's not a strong opinion.

9. Are you for, against, or undecided on higher gun regulations?

Generally against, but I'm a pragmatist -- I'm open to sensible regulations.

10. Rhetorical question: A major scientific discovery is made. There are a high number of skeptics outside the field, but those inside the field are for it. Do you agree or disagree with the discovery?

In general I'm inclined to believe the experts but before I'd say I believed one way or the other I'd need at least to understand the arguments being made by both sides.

11. Do you believe in old earth creationism, young earth creationism, or evolution?

Really? Those choices are MECE?

Evolution.

12. What do you think all the above questions have to do with marijuana?

You were stoned when you wrote the poll?

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LethalHippo wrote:

Questions:
1. Are you for the legalization of Marijuana. If so, what level of legalization (decriminalization, medical, or recreational)?


Yes. Legalize it completely, with the possible exception of sales to minors, like tobacco.

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2. What religion do you follow?


Christian (Protestant) (Presbyterian)

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3. What level of orthodoxy do you have in that religion (high, medium low)?*


High

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4. On a scale of 1-10, how accepting do you think you are of other peoples beliefs and problems?


10, assuming my definition of "accepting" is the same as yours

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5. Are you a liberal, moderate, or conservative?


Social Lberal, Economic Conservative, usually describe myself as Libertarian

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6. What is your main source of news?


NPR

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7. Have you ever used Marijuana?


No

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8. Are there any other drugs you are for the legalization of (name them)?


All of them

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9. Are you for, against, or undecided on higher gun regulations?


Mostly against, but it is complicated

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10. Rhetorical question: A major scientific discovery is made. There are a high number of skeptics outside the field, but those inside the field are for it. Do you agree or disagree with the discovery?


Probably inclined to agree with the experts

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11. Do you believe in old earth creationism, young earth creationism, or evolution?


Yes to old earth, Yes to Evolution

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12. What do you think all the above questions have to do with marijuana?


Not sure, I hope you clarify
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LethalHippo wrote:


Questions:
1. Are you for the legalization of Marijuana. If so, what level of legalization (decriminalization, medical, or recreational)?


Yes, complete decriminalization. It's less harmful than alcohol, to do otherwise is pretty hypocritical.

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2. What religion do you follow?


None. Formerly a deist, currently an atheist.

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3. What level of orthodoxy do you have in that religion (high, medium low)?*


Not applicable?

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4. On a scale of 1-10, how accepting do you think you are of other peoples beliefs and problems?


Maybe around a 7 or so. It depends on what you mean by "accept," I'm alright with other people believing weird or incorrect things but that doesn't mean I won't argue with them in the right context. If they try to extent their beliefs onto others then I become less accepting. So maybe kind of a douche, but a well meaning one?

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5. Are you a liberal, moderate, or conservative?


Fairly liberal.

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6. What is your main source of news?


RSP. Seriously.

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7. Have you ever used Marijuana?


No, I don't like smoke and prefer to keep a clear head whenever possible.

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8. Are there any other drugs you are for the legalization of (name them)?


Can't think of any, but I could probably be convinced by a good argument in favor of one. That said, we really need to cut down on the harsh penalties surrounding some of these drugs, it's becoming completely insane. We're not helping with the problem and creating more hardened ex-prisoners that go on to commit more damaging crimes, the laws need a serious reworking.

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9. Are you for, against, or undecided on higher gun regulations?


For, but at the same time it's a pretty low priority. The worst offenders are probably going to get access to guns either way, so pissing off the responsible owners that feel strongly about the issue (although honestly many of them probably shouldn't have guns anyways, but that's another discussion) is a strong enough deterrent to keep us from needing to rush any big changes out.

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10. Rhetorical question: A major scientific discovery is made. There are a high number of skeptics outside the field, but those inside the field are for it. Do you agree or disagree with the discovery?


I'd probably be for it, although I'd be willing to entertain the skeptics if they had valid arguments. The important question is whether or not the findings had already undergone the standard scrutiny of peer review, if so then I would trust it was a reasonable conclusion from the current information and don't really have the time or knowledge to investigate the issue myself so will ultimately have to trust someone else on the matter. That said, if the people "in the field" seem to have skipped through some parts of the process then that is a huge red flag.

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11. Do you believe in old earth creationism, young earth creationism, or evolution?


Evolution.

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12. What do you think all the above questions have to do with marijuana?


I don't know, probably an attempt to associate legalization (or opposition to it) of marijuana with standard U.S. liberal/conservative cultural tropes.

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Thank you for taking the poll.


You're very welcome.
 
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LethalHippo wrote:
I would like to poll people on their thoughts on marijuana as well as other drugs. There are several questions. Please fill out this poll, and either post it here or PM it to me if you wish it to remain secret.

The reason I'm not using the forum polling system is because of the nature of the poll. I need to know exactly the answers each person put.

This poll will be posted in other places.

Thank you.

Questions:
1. Are you for the legalization of Marijuana. If so, what level of
legalization (decriminalization, medical, or recreational)?
Yes I am. But tax it, like cigs and alcohol and every other sin tax.

2. What religion do you follow?
The Church of Chuck Norris

3. What level of orthodoxy do you have in that religion (high, medium low)?*
Ultimate

4. On a scale of 1-10, how accepting do you think you are of other peoples beliefs and problems?
Meh, as long as they leave me alone I don't care what they believe or who they fuck.

5. Are you a liberal, moderate, or conservative?
Whatever the flavor of the week is

6. What is your main source of news?
RSP

7. Have you ever used Marijuana?
Nope.

8. Are there any other drugs you are for the legalization of (name them)?
Everything

9. Are you for, against, or undecided on higher gun regulations?
What the fuck does this have to do with allowing someone to smoke pot? Oh... so this is how you tie it in to the other thread...

10. Rhetorical question: A major scientific discovery is made. There are a high number of skeptics outside the field, but those inside the field are for it. Do you agree or disagree with the discovery?
It depends on what Chuck Norris thinks.

11. Do you believe in old earth creationism, young earth creationism, or evolution?
I believe we were created by Aliens and are one big science project to them.

12. What do you think all the above questions have to do with marijuana?
I think these questions have nothing to with Mary Jane, but you trying to push some Anti-gun bullshit on the rest of us.

Thank you for taking the poll.
Anytime
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7. Have you dabbled in god's precious herb?

no..
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no..
yes..
no..
no..
no..
no..

Apparently, I am RSP's resident hippie.
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Questions:
1. Are you for the legalization of Marijuana. If so, what level of legalization (decriminalization, medical, or recreational)?

Recreational

2. What religion do you follow?

None

3. What level of orthodoxy do you have in that religion (high, medium low)?*

High (pun intended)

4. On a scale of 1-10, how accepting do you think you are of other peoples beliefs and problems?

10 - ten being highly accepting (also pun)

5. Are you a liberal, moderate, or conservative?

I'm a very conservative liberal. or what Tripp would call a Obama blowing socialist

6. What is your main source of news?

Intarwebs

7. Have you ever used Marijuana?

Maybe? ninja

8. Are there any other drugs you are for the legalization of (name them)?

All. Legalized but regulated (I am an Obama Blowing Socialist after all)

9. Are you for, against, or undecided on higher gun regulations?

Undecided

10. Rhetorical question: A major scientific discovery is made. There are a high number of skeptics outside the field, but those inside the field are for it. Do you agree or disagree with the discovery?

Depends.


I wear Depends.

11. Do you believe in old earth creationism, young earth creationism, or evolution?

Old Earth Evolution? Is that a thing? How old are we talking here?


12. What do you think all the above questions have to do with marijuana?

You are so high right now bro.
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It would appear that we don't have enough smokers here - have always figured it as a house rule for the fog of war.
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Questions:
1. Are you for the legalization of Marijuana. If so, what level of legalization (decriminalization, medical, or recreational)?
Legal. Period. Maximum THC and other active ingredient levels defined by law however. No genetic monsters coming through the mari door.

2. What religion do you follow?
Not religious.

3. What level of orthodoxy do you have in that religion (high, medium low)?*
N/a.

4. On a scale of 1-10, how accepting do you think you are of other peoples beliefs and problems?
7 to 8. But not yours, you sicko.

5. Are you a liberal, moderate, or conservative?
Socially liberal and fiscally conservative. Believe in personal responsibility for your actions.

6. What is your main source of news?
I read three newspapers, two news magazines, multiple web news aggregators, news radio, talk radio. No longer use television news of any kind.

7. Have you ever used Marijuana?
I can't answer that either way in a public, non anonymous forum.
Note: You do not have to SMOKE marijuana. In california it is made into candy, cake, stew, etc. You can extract the THC into butter and then use that butter in any other form. It still has the slight psychotic risk increase but no lung or throat risk.

8. Are there any other drugs you are for the legalization of (name them)?
I would support legalization of cocaine only in bar like settings for consumption on the premises. I do not support legalization of any strongly physically addictive drugs which could be used on people without their consent.


9. Are you for, against, or undecided on higher gun regulations?
I'm generally pro guns with training, background checks, and a short but reasonable waiting period. The costs are terrible but small to protect us from a tyrannical government and to provide personal protection when the government is unwilling or unable to protect us from criminal elements.

10. Rhetorical question: A major scientific discovery is made. There are a high number of skeptics outside the field, but those inside the field are for it. Do you agree or disagree with the discovery?
I wait for further evidence which is repeatable before taking a stance. I would not agree to spend large amounts of money based on the discovery until it was settled science.

11. Do you believe in old earth creationism, young earth creationism, or evolution?
I believe that the light from other galaxies was not created mid flight. That light makes the age of the universe at over 13 billion years old a certainty.
I believe that geological evidence also supports evidence which makes a world well over 10,000 years old a certainty unless there was a creator of the universe who artificially created evidence the world was older than it really was.
I believe natural selection is obvious and settled science.
I believe archeological evidence definitively shows human existence is over 100,000 years old.
I believe the same DNA which dog breeders rely on works the same in humans.
Which means, given natural selection and other postulates of evolutionary theory, that the theory of evolution best fits the current evidence available.
I believe young earth creationism is bat shit crazy. I believe old earth creationism is desperate pseudo science to protect irrational beliefs from hard evidence. And in a way which actually weakens the religious case and value rather than enhancing it since old and young earth creationists have been caught lying multiple times which undercuts their moral authority.

12. What do you think all the above questions have to do with marijuana?

I assume you are trying to build a profile of marijuana users. I'd point out that several religious people I know did both cocaine (heavily) in the 70's and pot as well (and more recently).

All kinds of people drink and all kinds of people consume pot. Mostly party animals consume coke- but this includes religious party animals in their 20's and 30's.

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Mostly party animals consume coke- but this includes religious party animals in their 20's and 30's.


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Alrighty:

Questions:
1. Are you for the legalization of Marijuana. If so, what level of legalization (decriminalization, medical, or recreational)?

Decriminalization and regulation akin to Alcohol.

2. What religion do you follow?

None

3. What level of orthodoxy do you have in that religion (high, medium low)?*

Extremely none

4. On a scale of 1-10, how accepting do you think you are of other peoples beliefs and problems?

Lolz.

5. Are you a liberal, moderate, or conservative?

USA'ian political perspective much?

6. What is your main source of news?

RSP

7. Have you ever used Marijuana?

Yes, legally.

8. Are there any other drugs you are for the legalization of (name them)?

XTC, Qat. I am undecided about Cocaine. Heroine is a definite no no, way to destructive and addictive.

9. Are you for, against, or undecided on higher gun regulations?

I recommend against shooting while high.

10. Rhetorical question: A major scientific discovery is made. There are a high number of skeptics outside the field, but those inside the field are for it. Do you agree or disagree with the discovery?

If it's rhetorical, you don't really expect an answer do you?

11. Do you believe in old earth creationism, young earth creationism, or evolution?

Believe? The latter is the only one substantiated by a large body of scientific research.

12. What do you think all the above questions have to do with marijuana?

Mostly that they have a bit more to do with a political agenda. Sadly with such question you purposely muddle the easily segregated and rationally underpinned case for decriminalization. You are actively diminishing the chance that it will come to pass. Congrats.

Thank you for taking the poll.

No worries
 
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7. Have you dabbled in god's precious herb?

no..
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yes..
no..
no..
no..
no..

Apparently, I am RSP's resident hippie.
Well, as indicated, I smoked pot. Also some shrooming. Both fully legal (at the time) of course.

What worries me is the number of people for whom RSP is the main source of news devil
 
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LethalHippo wrote:
I would like to poll people on their thoughts on marijuana as well as other drugs. There are several questions. Please fill out this poll, and either post it here or PM it to me if you wish it to remain secret.

The reason I'm not using the forum polling system is because of the nature of the poll. I need to know exactly the answers each person put.

This poll will be posted in other places.

Thank you.


Even though this is an obviously bias poll with an agenda I will attempt to answer your questions.

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1. Are you for the legalization of Marijuana. If so, what level of legalization (decriminalization, medical, or recreational)?


Not just NO but ABSOLUTELY NO.

Though I am for changing up the punishments for use and distribution of marijuana to be more enforceable and less long term life impacting so that stupid youth decisions don't haunt people for the rest of their life if they later decide to make better ones.

I would support making marijuana violations be mandatory community service with no prison time unless they refuse to do the community service, along with loss of driving privileges and mandatory informing of employers if the person caught held a job in which public safety could be affected by such usage. Aka... bus driver, heavy machinery operator etc.

Medical Use marijuana should only be via a pharmacy like any other medical drug. With it going through a standardized process like any other drug.

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2. What religion do you follow?


Christian

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3. What level of orthodoxy do you have in that religion (high, medium low)?*


I have no idea of how to answer this question. I am not even sure what you are asking.

I consider myself to be practicing Christian rather than a general cultural one. But I don't think there are levels of orthodoxy in general Christianity.

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4. On a scale of 1-10, how accepting do you think you are of other peoples beliefs and problems?


An ambiguous question to be sure. Do you mean personally, politically, as a friend or family member or coworker.

What nature of beliefs or problems? How do they impact me or others?

Context matters to the answer. I am not going to be buddies with a NAMBLA activist but I am friends with lots of people who have vastly different beliefs and opinions from each other and from me personally. I even love many of them.

Doesn't mean I would be willing to be room-mates with all of them. Or that I would vote for them if they were running for a political office, or that I think they would make great parents, or even that I think they are a net "plus" to society at large.

Assuming 1 is less accepting and 10 is very accepting I would rate myself at about a 7 in general.

However as in regards to marijuana I don't approve and I am pretty up front about not approving of its use. I have a few friends who are casual users but I don't want to be around them when they are using. However I have never tried to turn them in for using either.

This happens to be a hot button issue for me.

My brother is a marijuana addict and a net drain on society at large. Don't even bother giving me the marijuana isn't addictive line of BS. When you willingly choose to buy weed OVER buying food for your hungry toddlers you are an addict. The 3rd or 4th time you lose a good paying job because after months of being clean and getting great reviews you decided you have earned a night of partying with your friends and it effects your job performance so drastically that you get fired within a week or so of starting to smoke pot again (note that one night of partying turns out to be not enough and you cannot stop easily once you start again) you are an addict who is in major denial.

It has been years since he could hold down any kind of job for more than a few weeks. Even the most menial. And his 4 children suffer for it. I have spent many thousands of dollars keeping the electricity and water on for their sake over the years. They were living rent free off his wife's family and even with state food stamps the kids often went hungry. Because you can work the system to trade stuff for pot if you really want too.

I remember my very bright younger pre-pot smoking brother. He was a gentle soul, who could beat me at chess and read Newsweek for fun and talked to me about the various different sides of current events/issues. Now he is a belligerent ass-hole, who even when not high can barely make correct change and he certainly couldn't play a trick taking game that requires real concentration, very well chess. His memory capacity is totally shot. Not to mention he is incapable of critical thinking any longer. He brain has been irreparably damaged by long term pot use. He is little more than a shallow mouth piece for propaganda news bytes when he bothers to pretend to talk about anything of any importance at all.

All of which would make him on average a drain on society but mostly tolerable and occasionally amusing IF he wasn't inflicting needless poverty in addition to verbal and emotional (and likely physical as well) abuse on his four children routinely.

Routine drug use changes people. Pretty much always for the worst and often into monsters.

The argument that we have one legal life destroying drug so lets legalize a bunch more is absurd on its face.



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5. Are you a liberal, moderate, or conservative?


Moderate

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6. What is your main source of news?


It varies. RSP, Internet News sites usually MSNBC, 60 minutes on CBS once a week, Radio in-between music, sometimes NPR, sometimes magazines, sometimes "Meet the Press" or other news shows over the weekend, sometimes PBS Newshour.

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7. Have you ever used Marijuana?


No. Nor will I ever willingly do so.


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8. Are there any other drugs you are for the legalization of (name them)?


Not that I know of. I suppose I would need to address them on a case by case basis.

I don't object to coffee or 5 hour energy drinks or cigarettes being legal. Even those all contain drugs with some addictive properties.

For me the criteria for "legalizing" drugs is that they should on average do minimal to no lasting harm to innocent bystanders. Which means they cannot alter mental states to the point that the users become dangerous while high nor later while suffering from withdrawal, nor do long term mental damage. Nor can they make them so impaired that they are unsafe to drive or do other normal things after a reasonable "sleep off" period. If you are partying Monday night you should be able to drive to work and function at your job Tuesday morning.

Marijuana has been shown to still impair the skills needed to be an alert driver at 24 plus hours after smoking. Long after the "high" is gone, the smokers reflexes and observational skills are still in the range of people who have had a couple of alcoholic drinks. They cannot judge distances nor react to signals and sounds with the same response times as they do when totally clean.


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9. Are you for, against, or undecided on higher gun regulations?


I think the constitution defines the legal boundaries for gun laws not my opinion. And I am against mucking around with the basic Bill of Rights portion of the Constitution.

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10. Rhetorical question: A major scientific discovery is made. There are a high number of skeptics outside the field, but those inside the field are for it. Do you agree or disagree with the discovery?


What??? Load your questions much?

As a scientist myself I tend to trust "major findings" where there is a general consensus. However I also know just how often there are objections by people within a the field to sweeping generalizations that become political footballs in the hands of people who don't really understand much if any of the actual science but do have axes to grind of one sort or another.

Science is complex and doesn't distill down into easy sound bytes.

Major "findings" usually have lots of parameters and constraints based on the known variables and testing constraints. The further from the core data extrapolations go the less reliable they are.

So in the end my agreement or disagreement with any particular "finding" would depend on the data it is based upon, how the data was crunched, and then how much extrapolation from that data when into the "finding". In short, I tend to trust in the scientific review process but I realize that money, bias, politics and simple human honest fallibility affect science just like any other profession.

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11. Do you believe in old earth creationism, young earth creationism, or evolution?


What the heck is Old Earth Creationism???

I tend to believe most evolutionary theories about pathways from a to z I learn about in any detail, though a few have stretched the bounds over the years.

However I think God designed "evolution" and put the whole process into motion.

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12. What do you think all the above questions have to do with marijuana?


I think you are trying to get some unscientifically gathered data which will support your confirmation bias for the express purpose of forwarding your campaign to legalize a dangerous drug by framing your opposition as mostly being made up of unreasonable religious zealots.

Which is a bunch of hooey but I can see why you would go for it. It is a popular tactic to take these days.

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Thank you


You're welcome.
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