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Why is porn legal and prostitution illegal? In both instances you have people getting paid to perform sexual acts.
You have a woman (or man) giving up their body to make some money.
 

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I think maybe because the porn industry is somewhat regulated and prostitution isn't. :confused:
In certain counties in Nevada, prostitution is highly regulated and it seems to work just fine.
 

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I'm glad *dancing* is legal... ;)

Hey Darren, wanna meet me at O.G.?
I'll be there next month. :D
 

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My thoughts are, it is all about taxes. It is similar to weed being illegal because they can't get taxes on it, but cigarettes are ok because they are being taxed.

Taxes are collected on the sales of porn products, but you can't get taxes on some woman giving up her body on the corner.
 

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infinite said:
My thoughts are, it is all about taxes. It is similar to weed being illegal because they can't get taxes on it, but cigarettes are ok because they are being taxed.
Silly wabbit. Pot is taxed. Didn't you know?
 

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Righ right

infinite said:
My thoughts are, it is all about taxes. It is similar to weed being illegal because they can't get taxes on it, but cigarettes are ok because they are being taxed.

Taxes are collected on the sales of porn products, but you can't get taxes on some woman giving up her body on the corner.
Same with Liquor. Why the hell can you go down to your local Liquor or corner store and buy alcohol to drunk off you a$$ but you cant go to your neighborhood smoke shop and buy some weed/budd/pot/Ganja/chronic/sticky green/Blunt/Joint/Dagga/wacko tabacco/Marijuana/Mary Jane/Cannabis/Kif/Grass/Hash, or whatever it is to you?
No taxation.
 

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they tried making alcohol illegal during

prohibition but it was useless beacause too many ppl were used to it and it wasn't viewed as bad, they tried to take away something that everyone loved for centuries, if they legalized weed they would never be able to take it back. not that they have it right now. Think about how many ppl that drunk drivers kill each year, even though weed probably doesn't cause as many deaths it will raise the numbers greatly and will be a domino effect once it gets really domesticated, and overall has no benefit for this country. Regardless of how many ppl smoke now, legalizing it would only make situations worse. Why should we care about having it legalized, u can get it anywhere/anytime, why increase the risk of getting urself/loved one killed by a slow reacting driver.

I'm such a hypocrite......... lol
 

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Re: they tried making alcohol illegal during

gen2c said:


I'm such a hypocrite......... lol
HAHA thats funny:D.

But you make a good point the # of deaths would rise due to slow reacting drivers and such. And like you said, You can easily get it. So why change it.
 

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Seasick, just a couple of my favirotes that you forgot, dank, herb, sticky icky, reefer, indow, cheebah, thers probably a few more i jus cant think of anymore right now.... but on the legalizing the weed issue i think it should be legalized. there has never been one case of anybody EVER dying in the history of the US because he smoked weed, and although some say it slows down your reactions which could be true, its 99% safer to drive while under the unfluence of weed then alcohol. ive never heard of anyone getting in a car wreck cause they were high off weed.
yeah you all have a point about why legalize it cause its already so easy to get, but like some crazy number like 60-70% of all people locked up in the US are in jail for weed. now thats a huge waste of taxpayers money, when they should have the real criminals in jail. the sentence for the average murder is something like 8 years, and the avg sentence for marijauna (if its a substantialo amount) is like 20+ years. i just dont see the logic or sense in that. i know a buch of countries over in europe are in the process or already have reformed there marijauna laws where its not a criminal act to smoke it, or if you do get cauight with it you wont have to serve time, you would instead get counseling only. i do think eventually weed will become legalized but probably not in my lifetime or for along number of years.
 

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short-sighted

Never heard of anyone getting in an accident due to weed, huh? Try this link:

Marijuana & Driving

People who smoke weed are much more likely to try other drugs. Grades go down, friends are lost, families are torn apart, crimes are committed, and innocent people are affected, and 30 years from now my tax dollars are going to pay for some weed-user's screwed up lungs because he thought smoking weed was not dangerous. Whatever people! Wake up!

On a political level, I agree w/infinite about the whole taxation thing. Look at cigarettes! If the gov't really feels they are that bad, then why not make them illegal? 1) Too many people are addicted. 2) Just think of the revenue lost if the gov't couldn't collect the cig taxes!?!?
 

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i've never heard of a person getting in an accident because of weed, but i'm sure it's happened...i mean come on, how many times have you smoked so much green that it makes you fall asleep, start seeing sh*t, or start tripping if ya got the crucial! i'm sure it affects your reflexes and judgement time too because come on, you're just too damn lazy to move!

Hell, when i got in my accident even tho it wasn't my fault, I was high as sh*t and had to wipe blunt tobacco off the door while talking to the girl that hit me. Luckily cops didn't show up. :)
 

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shad, i agree with what some of you said.....but you cant honestly say and think that weed is worse (effects health wise, mental) then alcohol beside the fact its considered "illegal".....yeah weed can break up families, grades ect and all that you said, but so could tylenol if not used properly or used by someone who cant handle it. if someone wants to sit at home after work and smoke a joint hows it harming innocent people? i dont know.
 

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Re: short-sighted

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Never heard of anyone getting in an accident due to weed, huh? Try this link:

Marijuana & Driving

WARNING: Link contains government propaganda.

Seriously, pot is no more a "gateway" drug than sniffing paint thinner or stealing your parents prozacs.

and 30 years from now my tax dollars are going to pay for some weed-user's screwed up lungs
But you don't mind paying for someone with lung cancer from tobacco? Or someone with liver disease from too much alcohol?

You are hitting the surface of the taxation problem though. Considering the most likely reason behind the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act was to protect products competitive to Hemp (used in textiles etc, not as a drug.)

See: http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/hemp/taxact/taxact.htm for some good information.

In the end, however, legalization is the only appropriate resolution. If alcohol is legal, it is only logical for marihauna to be legal.
 

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I say for anybody who is looking for weed to be as legal as possible, just move to DC!! haha, cuz it's as legal as it can ever be without actually being legal. Come on, this is like crack central here, and they got a hell of a lot of more important sh*t to worry bout than some pot smokers.
 

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You guys went from porn to drugs next is crime right.
sex/drugs/and violence all go hand and hand, the death plauge of the human species.
 
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