Should cold beer be sold in gas stations/ convient stores?
Cold beer should not be sold in gas stations because that will give someone the option to drink and drive. Some people may drink hot beer, but it is more likely for someone to drink a cold beer on the way home. How would this affect the rate of death from drinking and driving? It is hard to say, but logically this would take a negative turn on the death rate. Giving someone the option to have a single cold beer in the car is going to tempt anyone that drinks. Not giving a person this option is the best idea to keep the death rate low from drunk drivers.
If single bottles of wine are sold in convenient stores, what is the difference between them and single cold beers?
Legalization of medical marijuana has been the talked about a lot in the past couple of years. Marijuana is a stimulant that has no known harmful affects on the body. In my opinion I think that legalization of medical marijuana would help out our society because it would help out with people who are terminally ill and make them potentially better. I think that it is illogical that alcohol is more deadly than marijuana but somehow it is still legal. If we were to legalize weed it would help out our economy and maybe even take a little stress out of everyones day.
What illnesses can it help cure or at least reduce the negative effects of?
College scholarships are are something made to help those students who wouldn’t be able to afford college as easy as some, but what about those who are going into technical schools? I believe that those who choose to go into technical schools should have the same privileges as those who decide to go to college. A portion of the scholarships for student who go to college should be shared with those who go into technical schools and careers. Going into those technical schools and careers are just as good to further better your future as going to college. The portion of money spent on college scholarships should be shared with those who choose differently.
If a portion of college scholarships shared with technical schools, would that have to eliminate several scholarship opportunities for college students who need that financial aid?
Should indiana raise ciggarett tax?
How much are people willing to spend on an addiction? If someone cant get through the day without their daily dose of nicotine then they will break down and buy some. With this said I dont think that prices of ciggaretts are going to stop anybody from smoking. If you already smoke a pack a day and spend $6 on a pack everyday then they arent gonna be happy about that pack being more expensive but it wont stop them from buying them. I do think that smokers could be a good way for the government to make a little extra money off of these sales, but raising prices arent going to help people stop smoking.
Is there truly anything wrong with taking advantage of people with unhealthy addictions by raising the price of cigarette tax for the people?
People who overdose tend to have had addictions for a while. If we require people to tend treatment after so many times of first respondents using Narcan on them, then they won't call 911 in the first place. They will be to afraid to call for an ambulance because they can't pay for treatment or they don't want to go through the treatment program. We are using expensive resources, but it's for a good cause, to save people's lives. We don't want people to be afraid of calling 911 because of certain requirements or restrictions. They might overdose over and over, but we need to keep saving them no matter what because every life matters. Life is hard and sometimes you can't get the help you need and that isn't your fault. It's not your fault addiction takes over you. People should be offered the program but not required to take it, especially if it costs them money they don't have. People should be more aware on how harmful drugs can be to you and your family, and drug problems might decrease.
What would happen if narcan and rehab were free to people who overdose multiple times?
Handguns in public
Handguns should always have to be permitted to carry them in public, because people are too dangerous. People who have not been properly trained don't know how to use a handgun properly. Some people could accidentally fire their gun in public and hurt someone. If Indiana does not require special tests for handgun users, hundreds of people that are not mentally stable will be carrying a weapon. If handguns are allowed without tests or licenses, more people could get hurt or even die. Some believe that this will help lower crime rates, but it could rise them because criminals would be allowed to carry in public without any backlash. Currently in Indiana one must get a license to carry in public, and the law should stay that way.
How would you keep track of those people that are licensed, are you just going to stop anybody with a handgun whenever they are in public and demand to see their license?
What guns are considered as carry weapons and what requirements must be met to obtain a carry licence?
Buying a firearm is about as easy as buying illegal drugs, how can we identify who is carrying illegally or legally?
Should people administered narcan be forced to go into rehab facilities?
Drug addiction is a major problem in our city, its to the extent that we have been the meth capitol of the world for many years in a row. This name comes with many downsides such as the fact that with more drugs and drug users there are going to be overdoses that can harm people for the rest of their life or potentially killing them. Narcan is used daily here and it costs a lot of money to just be saving 5 or 6 people a night and of these people what is going to stop them from just going out the next week or next night from just using those drugs again. There should be a penalty for being administered Narcan for a drug overdose, it would benefit everybody due to the fact that the person gets help with their addiction and they are also off the street so the taxpayers dont have to spend more money on them.
Would the rehab facility be a requirement if you have been injected with Narcan more than once or an option for them?
Carry out sales of cold beer
The sales of cold beer in convenient marts and grocery stores should not be allowed. Buying a cold beer at a gas station or a convenience mart is just asking for it to be drank once you get in the drivers seat. If someone needs cold beer they can travel the few extra miles to a liquor store where more are offered and cold ones are already sold. It could reduce drunk drivers and sales to underage consumers. This could prevent many from being injured or even killed in a collision with a drunk driver. Many would say that this could still happen where cold beers are sold now so why not just open more, but the more stores that sell these already cold ones the higher the chance that people will pop them open and take a few drinks on their way home.
Legalization of medical marijuana
The legalization of medical marijuana has many benefits. Marijuana is not at all just used to get high for fun, it has countless health benefits such as, decreasing anxiety, increasing appetite for those with eating disorders, and it even can stop the spread of cancer cells. These are just some of the benefits. Marijuana can bring the medical help people need that is not accessible to them because of the laws of the state. There is so much research on marijuana showing all of these benefits, and saying that it is not addictive or harmful accept to those with developing minds. It makes you question why it hasn't been legalized medically already.
Don't you think a lot of people will take advantage of it being legal?
Legalizing medical marijuana in the state of Indiana would help a lot of patients dealing with medical problems that could help reduce the effects with medical marijuana. Medical marijuana is a drug that is only used for medical purposes not recreational so legalizing it would not allow anyone to use marijuana, making it a prescription to only to certain people. The major question that everyone has, would this legalization let people abuse the drug or would someone make this excuse to use the drug? The legalization would have to go through more steps and more questions to answer the question to if we should legalize medical marijuana or to terminate the request.
Those who are administered reversal drugs, like Narcan, should be admitted to a certified addiction treatment program. These reversal drugs shouldn't be cut off to certain people because there's a chance their life could be taken without them. If they've been given copious amounts of Narcan, a rehabilitation center could help correct their behavior. A mental health hold takes about three days. Holding addicts for a minimum of three days probably won't beat their addiction, but it might make them realize they have a problem.
Medical Marijuana - Most of the users of marijuana who use it medically in this country are debilitated with pain without it. If it weren't for them being able to have a drug that helps the push through the pain who knows if they would even try to survive their illness. Bringing medical marijuana to Indiana would seriously help the deathly ill in this state and could be an alternative to other more harmful and addictive drugs that are already being prescribed to people.
What do you believe about claims that legalizing medical marijuana opens the door to the uninformed believing that the drug is totally harmless, and increasing the likelihood of abusing the substance?
How would the carryout selling of alcohol at retailers affect the community?
Selling alcohol at a retailing place like Walmart or Schnucks would have a negative affect on the community. It would more accessible for underage drinkers to get a hold of the alcohol. Also doing this would damage the local economy as liquor stores will begin to go out of business. They would not be able to compete against large, national retailers. Jobs would be lost for the workers who work to maintain the store or distribute the alcohol. All in all, it would worsen the community as underage drinkers would be able to get a larger amount of alcohol, and business and jobs would be lost due to liquor store closing.
The retail stores already sell alcohol, the alcohol is just room temperature. How would the selling of cold alcohol have any more of an effect on under age drinking than it already does with it being at room temperature?
How would the change of temperature in the alcohol affect sales?
Would you support repercussions for those who are administered Narcan multiple times, such as requiring involuntary commitment to a certified addiction treatment program?
People often debate whether it is the responsibility of the state to ensure that everyone makes the correct decisions, and when the protection of human life should come above the economic costs. Human life is incredibly important, and almost everyone makes mistakes. We are all human, after all, and second chances should be available to those who have the mind and will power to take them and fix their situation. However, not everyone has the dedication and the thought process to make this decision for themselves. This would not be a problem in a country that highly values liberty, but the issue occurs when these people drain our resources and hurt our society. They should not be able to take without giving at least something in return to our society as a whole. Often times, those given Narcan are addicts and criminals who struggle to ever repay to society what they take away, and this cannot go on forever, especially when such costly methods are required to protect them from their own ignorant decisions. Because of this, these people should be forced into some kind of rehabilitation so that the amount of people draining society and hurting us as a whole decreases. Even if not all of those forced into it actually changed, the small number that do each time they're committed will benefit us greatly. Even if we could decrease the amount of ambulances we have to have circulating all of the time in our meth capital by one, it could save us time and money that can be spent on other, more useful items.
This isnt my first question. What if they get addicted to narcan?
Should we legalize medical marijuana?
In Indiana medical use of Marijuana is illegal for everyone. It's 2019, it is time to change that and make marijuana helpful to the people that actually need this for their certain conditions. People with Parkinson's disease struggle daily trying to do normal everyday things. With the help of medical marijuana these problems go away almost instantly. After using the THC to help them, these people can finally talk again, they can walk normally, they can use their own two hands to feed themselves again. This little bud can help people in more ways than you can imagine. If it is legal, it probably won't affect you, but if you were in the situation where you needed it, it could possibly save your life.
Tax on Cigarette's
What's wrong with having the highest tax on something that causes cancer? Out of fifty states we have the 36th lowest tax on cigarettes. I would support raising the 99.5 cent per tax to at least the mean number in the varying prices of the United States. Not only will the raised tax bring buyer numbers downward, but it will also fund helpful and convincing campaigns set to save loved ones lives before it is too late. We simply need to consider the already low tax compared to other states, and give them the opportunity and possibility of raising for the good of our peoples health and well-being.
Knowing that just about everything man made is known to cause cancer in the state of California, how would you feel if tax was raised on cleaning supplies or florescent lights?
Opioid overdoses have become a growing problem within our comunittties in the past years. The rates have increased with more EMT and`s first responders having to respond to calls regarding overdoses. Implementing a involuntary rehab program if that individual is administered Narcan would help lower the death rates and would help people get on the road to recovery.
Should we legalize marijuana?
Medical Marijuana, for people still in the past this means people will abuse the product and become chronic users but, we are in the present. There is already a copious amount of weed in the U.S and what better way for a state to try and show they have control over the situation than legalize it. Marijuana is used for medical reasons like
Altimeters, glaucoma, and epilepsy. Marijuana will help sooth their lives making the pain almost vanish so they can enjoy their everyday lives. Downsides may be short term memory loss after many uses of the product, but it would take a lot of marijuana for you to forget things.
Do you support the legalization of medical marijuana?
Legalizing medicinal marijuana has already been very beneficial for the states where it is legal. Along with mass amounts of health benefits for people diagnosed with physical and mental issues, such as Parkinson's Disease, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and even relieve pain caused by cancer or leukemia. Also, pushing for medicinal marijuana is generally the first kick in the process of legalizing it completely, which is ideal for all states. After the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, the state would see over 1 billion dollars in sales, and 200 million dollars in profit to the industry in just 2 years. The case behind legalizing medical marijuana is a "no-brainer" as it only brings benefits to the state.
How would the legalization of medical marijuana effect teens that want to use the marijuana for recreational purposes?
If marijuana was legalized everywhere, how would it impact drivers on the road? Marijuana impairs your judgement, and people might think they could drive whenever they are not suited to. This goes into the same domain as drunk driving, except it is much less noticeable whenever somebody is high on marijuana. Would legalizing weed be safe for the streets, since drunk driving is already a battle society is fighting already?
Narcan can reverse overdoses as long as the first responders or whoever has narcan can get to them before it's too late. These drugs can save lives and it's important for people who do have drug addictions to have a second chance and to get help to stop doing drugs. Yes it's expensvie but you can't put money vs. a life. Saving a life is way more important then how much the item cost. Yes I would support repercussions to go into involuntary commitment because if you're going to keep doing it and you know someone someone can save you as long as they get to you before its too late.
What if they can't afford the treatment programs?