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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 7 2012 7:19 p.m. MST

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CARL
South Salt Lake, UT

When stoned skier collide with other skiers, it will be on the news that would cause other vacationers to reconsider their plans. Ski Utah!

Stenar
Salt Lake City, UT

They should be.

malcolmkyle
NEW YORK, NY

The whole nonsense of "a disaster will happen if we end prohibition" sentiment sums up the delusional stance of those who foolishly insist on continuing down this horrendous blind alley. As if a disaster isn't already happening? As if prohibition has ever worked?

To support prohibition is such a strange mind-set. In fact, It's outrageous insanity! --Literally not one prohibitionist argument survives scrutiny. Not a single one!

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@malcolmkyle

So we should legalize meth too, right?

JohnH
Cedar City, UT

Isn't it the snowboarders who will be on the slopes stoned :)

TheRealU
HERRIMAN, UT

@Carl

Yeah, nobody skiing or snowboarding in Utah is ever stoned.... Just because something is illegal doesn't mean that it isn't happening.

@Brave Sir Robin

First of all, marijuanna and meth are MUCH different. I do not smoke marijuana, in fact, I can't even stand the smell, but it should be legal. Proabition does not work, and leads to more crime. It is easier for kids to get weed than it is alcohol. Why? Because drug dealers don't check IDs. If someone wants to sit in their home and smoke a bowl - have at it - the government shouldn't have a say. Laws enforcing legal marijuana use would probably mirror alcohol laws, i.e. you cannot drive stoned, etc.

Bottom line, people are already using this drug, and most are living a normal life. If we were smart, and could overlook our own uneducated fears, we would see that there are many more benefits in legalizing marijiana than keeping the status quo.

jsf
Centerville, UT

We all now know where Obama will be spending his ski vacations.

jsf
Centerville, UT

Colorado will be great skiing, the pot heads will be stoned in their rooms leaving the slopes free.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Umm lest see --

Let's pretend I'm from New York.

I'm planning a skii trip in the Rocky Mountains.
I'll spend roughly $2-5K for that vacation.

Do I go to Utah where I can't even buy a glass of wine with dinner?
or
Colorado where I can ski the same snow and mountains,
enjoy that glass of wine,
or party on all night long?!

I don't smoke pot or drink by choice, for personal reasons,
but given the choice --- where do you think thoise who do would choose to go?

And that $5,000 can be multiplied by a few million visitors per year...
NOT to mention the tax revenue.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@TheRealU

Your arguments are straw men.

"Proabition does not work, and leads to more crime."

So let's legalize every behavior on earth because then crime would be zero.

"It is easier for kids to get weed than it is alcohol. Why? Because drug dealers don't check IDs."

So because it's easier for kids to get weed, it should be legal? You think an underage kid is going to say 'golly, I'm too young to buy weed...guess I'll abstain'?

"Bottom line, people are already using this drug..."

Is that how you define right and wrong - by how many people are doing it?

"...most are living a normal life."

So how many people have to not be living a 'normal life' before something should be illegal? 1%? 5%? 10%? Remember, there are crackheads out there living a 'normal life.'

raybies
Layton, UT

The sort of skiiers that go to the slopes to get stoned are not the sort you want on the slopes.

TheRealU
HERRIMAN, UT

@Brave Sir Robin

Considering that I have 200 words to work with, forgive me for not being more eloquent.

"So let's legalize every behavior on earth because then crime would be zero."

Victimless crimes? Why yes, we should legalize any action that does not cause an immediate threat to another's pursuit of life, liberty, and property. It is not the government's job to enforce morality.

"So because it's easier for kids to get weed, it should be legal? You think an underage kid is going to say 'golly, I'm too young to buy weed...guess I'll abstain'?"

Well, this is not the only reason. Kids can say whatever they like, but it is quite difficult for them to go into a bar without having an ID (which has to be scanned), and it is also difficult to purchase alcohol without a valid ID. Kids will be kids, and many will still get their hands on alcohol and weed - but legalizing it will make it a little harder.

How's your bubble?

TheRealU
HERRIMAN, UT

@ Brave Sir Robin

"Is that how you define right and wrong - by how many people are doing it?"

Nope, just informing you that many already use marijuana and society hasn't crumbled.

How's your bubble?

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

Why is there prohibition? Doesn't that go against the concept of 'freedom' that America is supposed to protect?

I occasionally smoke, maintained great grades in college, have a great career, an ex-Mo fiance, a rigid fitness schedule, play piano and sing daily, read daily ...

As another commenter stated: The uneducated want it illegal and destroyed. They just don't understand. Keep judging people like myself whose life is far exceeding 'normal'.

Thisguy
Park City, UT

Your going to ask a student from BYU regarding a marijuana topic... get real

Thisguy
Park City, UT

You couldn't even tell if someone was skiing or snowboarding stoned. People are more distracted when they listen to music in their helmet or hat. If you can follow the basic guidelines of the ski code, you will not be harming anyone. Let people stay skiing in CO, it leaves lift lines in UT open for us to get the real snow and less bums on the hill...

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