Eight on Fire Island sickened by pot brownies

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Eight people on Fire Island were transported by helicopter and boat to local hospitals, where they were treated for respiratory and gastric distress after eating brownies the victims said were laced with ...
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Len

Jersey City, NJ

#153 Jul 10, 2008
Lady Day wrote:
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People try to minimize the effects of pot usage.
Maybe that's because they are trying to counteract the Gov't propaganda, most of which are fabrications. I see posts where people say "pot kills" or they are just under the mirage that marijuana is the same as coke, meth, heroin, and alcohol. Truth is that all of the latter substances are a lot worse as far as the effects on the human mind and body. Unfortunately, trying to counteract 70+ yrs of fallacies and stigmas will take a while.
Lady Day

Santa Ana, CA

#154 Jul 10, 2008
Len,
I guess what I am trying to say is that it is a gateway drug. And that there many crimes go hand in hand with marijuana. However, I do believe marijuana should be used for medicanial purposes.
Len wrote:
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Maybe that's because they are trying to counteract the Gov't propaganda, most of which are fabrications. I see posts where people say "pot kills" or they are just under the mirage that marijuana is the same as coke, meth, heroin, and alcohol. Truth is that all of the latter substances are a lot worse as far as the effects on the human mind and body. Unfortunately, trying to counteract 70+ yrs of fallacies and stigmas will take a while.
Len

Jersey City, NJ

#155 Jul 10, 2008
Lady Day wrote:
Len,
I guess what I am trying to say is that it is a gateway drug. And that there many crimes go hand in hand with marijuana. However, I do believe marijuana should be used for medicanial purposes.
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Lady,

You bring up two of the fallacies that I spoke of earlier. With regards to the "gateway" argument, alcohol is actually more of a "gateway drug". I happen to know many who smoke and have not gone to anything harder. I can guarantee that most who use hard drugs actually started with alcohol rather than mj. As for the crime going hand in hand with mj(the second fallacy), that has actually been proven not to be in most cases.Two studies were done prove my case (Sherman & LaGuardia) yet the Gov't never published them in order to keep the people scared of a plant. Unfortunately there is a stigma promoted by the Gov't that has many otherwise level-headed people believing in their untruths. This is evident in our pols reluctance to allow cancer patients, etc to use under doctors orders and the Fed's use of the DEA to hassle sick people and dispensaries to keep the sick from receiving the only medicine that works for them.
There are many more pros than cons regarding mj legalization. If only our Gov't would wake up and realize this.
Have a great day !!!
Lady Day

Santa Ana, CA

#156 Jul 11, 2008
I guess what I am trying to say is people should live within the law. Without these laws we would have chaos.
Len wrote:
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Lady,
You bring up two of the fallacies that I spoke of earlier. With regards to the "gateway" argument, alcohol is actually more of a "gateway drug". I happen to know many who smoke and have not gone to anything harder. I can guarantee that most who use hard drugs actually started with alcohol rather than mj. As for the crime going hand in hand with mj(the second fallacy), that has actually been proven not to be in most cases.Two studies were done prove my case (Sherman & LaGuardia) yet the Gov't never published them in order to keep the people scared of a plant. Unfortunately there is a stigma promoted by the Gov't that has many otherwise level-headed people believing in their untruths. This is evident in our pols reluctance to allow cancer patients, etc to use under doctors orders and the Fed's use of the DEA to hassle sick people and dispensaries to keep the sick from receiving the only medicine that works for them.
There are many more pros than cons regarding mj legalization. If only our Gov't would wake up and realize this.
Have a great day !!!
Len

Jersey City, NJ

#157 Jul 11, 2008
Lady Day wrote:
I guess what I am trying to say is people should live within the law. Without these laws we would have chaos.
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You are absolutely correct, without laws chaos would be abound. However, shouldn't those laws be based on the welfare of it's citizens and not a political agenda ? If a law does more harm than good, should it not be reviewed with facts rather than propaganda(especially if it results in a complete waste of $$$ and resources that could be better spent somewhere else)? Is it really necessary for the Gov't to raid the homes of cancer patients because they are growing 6 marijuana plants in their backyard?
This prohibition reeks of political subversion and mind control. If a Gov't knowingly shelves test results that would prove it wrong regarding it's stance, shouldn't they be held accountable for the deceit? Laws are needed for any civilized society, but the law should not be a platform for lies or political agendas. Thanks for letting me vent Lady, and anytime you want more detail on what I'm talking about, feel free to ask. Have a great weekend !!!
Screwy Louie

Bethlehem, PA

#158 Jul 11, 2008
AL Sharpton wrote:
I think they were packing the fudge first then smoke it. Remember it's Fire Island "Boys Town"
Everyone knows, they was eatin more then just cookie brownies...could have been a hot slut from san fran....they is nasty.....
MedicineTopic

Corrientes, Argentina

#159 Jul 15, 2008
Diet Impacts Brain Function In Seniors With Type 2 Diabetes.( www.medicinetopic.com )
Adults with type 2 diabetes who eat unhealthy, high-fat meals may experience memory declines immediately afterward, but this can be offset by taking antioxidant vitamins with the meal, according to new research from Baycrest.
LibertyTreeBud

Brooklyn, NY

#160 Aug 1, 2008
Mike Savage wrote:
Yes, eating pot is enough to get anybody sick. I much prefer smoking it, not that it is that much more healthy.
As far as that Spike Sucker who goes to work everyday, thanks to you because you are paying my social security too. I'm a retired hippie and by the time you get here don't expect much money to be available for your own SS. If you keep electing Conservative fools like G Bush, you get what you deserve.
They didn't read the wonderful informative book: A Child's Garden of Grass. My brownies were so very very very very good. Nobody ever got sick on them, but that was a long, long time ago and now pot is bad bad bad bad.... NOT!
LibertyTreeBud

Brooklyn, NY

#161 Aug 2, 2008
ToddFromAstoria wrote:
Go with the flow you F-ing Lightweights. And give me a break Spike about your taxpayer money going to this BS. I agree it may be a waste of money but Potheads and illegal drug users are far less expensive on our wallets than the fat-phucks stuffing their pieholes. Obesity is a much bigger problem.
What is expensive to us in more ways than one is the fact that this Corporate UNITED STATES is socialist in nature and had been practicing all of the ten planks to the communist manifesto. We are all practicing commies, even if you don't know that you are. This system is an will destroy America. I wouldn't worry about any fat people taking from your wallet, you ding-bat, When we are starving we will all loose weight.
BJ Clinton

Los Angeles, CA

#162 Aug 2, 2008
When I was in England, I experimented with pot brownies a time or two, and I didn't like them. I didn't swallow and never tried it again.
Matt

New York, NY

#163 Aug 25, 2008
Having pot in your system isn't an arrestable offense you jackass-
Spike wrote:
The SCPD helicoptered potheads with tummy aches to the hospital and didn't arrest them??!! How much did that cost the non-drug using taxpayers of Suffolk County? Why do I get up every morning to go to work to pay my taxes? For this? If you are not going to arrest them, at least bill these bums for the services they used.
Reform Guy

Ridge, NY

#164 Aug 31, 2008
And when you get drunk and don't show up for work or beat your wife-- are the tax payers suppose to pay for that? How about when you smoke yourself to death with legal cigarettes-- am I supposed to pay for your medical care? Am I suppose to pay for the drunk joey buttofuccos that swarm over Long Island-- am I suppose to pay to protect for all those police to protect my family. You're a knucklehead...
Reform Guy

Ridge, NY

#165 Aug 31, 2008
We spend billions and billions on keeping substances that calm you down away from the public. Billions on lawyers, police, correction officers, etc to keep pot and downers away from the public. America favors coffee, cigarettes and alcohol-- all substances that stimulate the CNS and burn out the nervous system and foster a climate of ultra violence, which is the national past-time.

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The Moon

#166 Aug 31, 2008
Moonajuana is shaped like poisonous tires .
Any dealer will tell you that...

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