May 6th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 05/06/09

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Tonight on AC360°, should pot be legalized and taxed? Text 360 with your questions/comments on this hot topic. Just be sure to type AC in the message and sent it to 94553. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke about the possibility yesterday. "I'm always for an open debate on it (legalization). And, I think we ought to study very carefully what other countries are doing that have legalized marijuana and other drugs, what effect did it have on those countries?," he said. Keep in mind, California is hurting for cash during this recession, like many other states. Could legalizing pot help fix some of the money woes?

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soundoff (466 Responses)
  1. Isabel

    Great show today! Thanks!

    May 6, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. thomas leachman

    we need to take a good look at the people that we put in office legalizeing pot is the most stupid idea i have ever heard have they lost all sence of morals and diginity you cant fix stupid.

    May 6, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Cessy, Chicago

    goodnight, Anderson and you–fabulous AC360 crew! Be safe!

    May 6, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Mike

    Marijuana is the least harmful substance their is. Much less harmful than cigarettes, alcohol, and even most over-the-counter medications...

    May 6, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  5. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    Goodnight All

    May 6, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  6. Glen Up North

    Well, it's getting that time. Evening Anderson, Erica, and all you great bloggers out there! 😀

    May 6, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  7. Anthonia-California

    great show! good nite every1

    May 6, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  8. Nattada, Houston TX

    Good night everyone.
    Have a good one.

    Sweet dreams all.

    May 6, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  9. Chris

    Ok, Let's compare this to alcohol. How many people die every year because of drinkin and driving? How many more times does a person feel comfortable to pick up their keys after they have a drink compared to smoking a joint? You will hear of this happening more with alcohol than with pot. You take 30 people; 15 to drink and 15 smoke and see what the difference will be! I think alot of people will be shocked.
    If you legalize it then yes there needs to be restrictions to it just like alcohol, cigarettes and prescription meds.

    May 6, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  10. Jeanine

    Why would we not want to ADD a domestic farming industry that would employ people, stop sending money to feed Mexican violence, and be controlled like alcohol which is most often the violent drug?

    May 6, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  11. cheri

    I think legalizing pot isn't as bad as someone taking to many hard drugs, and alot of pain pills. When someone is in pain instead of using narcotics and getting hooked on them, I would much reather them us pot.

    People make such a big deal, and it its'nt as bad as being hooked on beer or harder stuff.

    May 6, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  12. Glen Up North

    Abigail, cold/flu remedies back as recently as the early 20th century contained a high percentage of alcohol... for starters.

    May 6, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  13. Patrice Palmer

    Miss. California has capitalized on her publicity, yet doesn't want the results of heightened attention. She signed a morality clause, yet posed semi-nude. Hypocrisy. As for the pageant paying for her implants, this just goes to show that the pageant is plastic. When are we going to admire real, unadultered beauty, rather than all the "falsies" (pun intended) out there?

    May 6, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  14. Dodie from Irvine, CA

    No one should drive under the influence of anything!!! or angry, emotional, tired, sick, poor vision, distracted... etc. They all could cause accidents and kill others

    May 6, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  15. Cessy, Chicago

    Good Lord, what is happening to our society? Are people really vicious? There are people who are really after Miss Califonia–not only hate her for speaking her mind but also will do anything to destroy her.

    May 6, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  16. Mara, San Francisco

    I would like correct the statement from Mr. Walters (?), the former drug czar under President Bush. There are not more marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks in our city of San Francsico. There are between 27 and 31 listed Cannabis Clubs in SF, there are many more Starbucks than 31. He should check his information before putting this great city in a bad light.

    May 6, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
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