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Ex-police chief backs medical marijuana, says legalization coul...

There are 115 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 24, 2009, titled Ex-police chief backs medical marijuana, says legalization coul.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Allowing some people to use marijuana for medical purposes won't prompt a rash of drug crimes.

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Crohnsguy

Eden Prairie, MN

#106 Mar 27, 2009
Hate to say it Tony, but even the former Deputy Director of Drug Free America Foundation now supports medical marijuana. Oops... there goes your hateful neighborhood! I'm sure you'll say this guy is a "doper" too.
http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/opinion...
John Bennett

Wimberley, TX

#107 Mar 29, 2009
Good luck getting this legislation passed, Minnesotans. Of the three reasons for legalizing marijuana (medical, recreational, and commercial) medical use is the most pressing, because it can bring immediate relief to people who are suffering right now. It should be noted that in 1988, DEA administrative law judge Francis Young, after reviewing the available evidence, found that marijuana is the safest therapeutic substance known to man. Opposition to its medical use can only come from an ignorant, bigoted mind.
Oh, and ignore Tony. He's a classic troll. He probably doesn't have any real beliefs, he just likes irritating people.

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#108 Mar 29, 2009
John Bennett wrote:
Good luck getting this legislation passed, Minnesotans. Of the three reasons for legalizing marijuana (medical, recreational, and commercial) medical use is the most pressing, because it can bring immediate relief to people who are suffering right now. It should be noted that in 1988, DEA administrative law judge Francis Young, after reviewing the available evidence, found that marijuana is the safest therapeutic substance known to man. Opposition to its medical use can only come from an ignorant, bigoted mind.
Oh, and ignore Tony. He's a classic troll. He probably doesn't have any real beliefs, he just likes irritating people.
Many rights that we have in this state/country were about educating ignorant, bigoted minds. This issue will soon work itself out!
george

Mankato, MN

#109 Mar 29, 2009
"what can it be rx'd for, depression?
If the FDA wont approve other meds without knowing this info why would a bunch of politicians be able to?"
Depression kils over 30,00 Americans a year. Search for Granny Storm Crow's list, hundreds of formal studies show several dozen conditions that can be treated safely and effectively. No fatal OD's or other deaths as a result of using any amount depite over 1 billion having used it last 10,000 years.
Politicians, not FDA, made it illegal. Thanks!
Brad

Minneapolis, MN

#110 Mar 30, 2009
Does anyone else see a problem with letting cops tell US what the law should be? If they don't want to do the job of enforcing the laws that the people want, they should quit. Do you get to tell your boss how you should do your job? It's insane, just like the entire war on drugs.
Anti-Tony

Walnut, CA

#111 Apr 15, 2009
Tony,you must work in law enforcement. No more war on drugs means you no longer have a job. Your selfishness and lack of compassion clearly shows the kind of person you are. I cant wait until a drunk driver runs you over. I will be at your funeral with a marching band.
Parks and Rec

Iowa City, IA

#113 Apr 15, 2009
Tony Caine wrote:
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How many patients in the "pot" arm of your studies did not tolerate marijuana?, fact is many dont, in the rare studies that are published most patients that did not enjoy or use pot could not tollerate it as a drug, many could not inhale or smoke it. Indeed in the few studies I found most patients that did "well" on pot were already pot users, imagine that?
Source?

I'd love to see your 'studies'... lol
OkieDokie

New Franken, WI

#114 Apr 15, 2009
I'm thinking that Tony has left the building! He couldn't come up with anything that was a good argument so he tucked tail and ran.
Anti-Tony

Walnut, CA

#115 Apr 15, 2009
Tony Caine wrote:
Ps, Vioxx did not kill 5000 people, typical truth manipulation to advance your point.
So how many did Vioxx kill Tony?
and how many has tobacco killed Tony?
and how many has alcohol killed Tony?

Now how about Cannabis alone Tony?
alone meaning not mixed with alcohol,heroine,cocaine,pcp,cr ack,or any prescription drugs such as the ones Heath Ledger used.
I'm sure it will be hard to wrap your mind around these facts, so heed my advice and go smoke a joint...it will all suddenly make sense.
Figure it out
poor guy

Saint Paul, MN

#116 Apr 15, 2009
Tony Caine wrote:
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You dopers are quite fun to engage with, your denial fest is very informative. Your problem is you lack the facts and scientific studies to back up your empty claims. I can beat you in any part of the debate on this subject.
If you want to legalize pot ok, just don’t pretend it has some proven medical benefit beyond what is currently available. For the most part the only people pushing for medical use MJ appear to be chronic pot users. Not oncology patients looking for relief.
Think through the ramifications of this legislation.
If you want to keep debating me I will start to show you the unintended negative consequences of this type of legislation that occurred in California are you ready for that?
LMAO OMG, have at it doper! You are TOO funny. Buddy, you have NO clue.
Anti-Tony

Walnut, CA

#117 Apr 15, 2009
Tony Caine wrote:
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See this is the type of garbage science you pro pots try to pass off as evidence
"Three cases are described in which common migraine headaches appeared shortly after abrupt discontinuation of long-term marijuana use. Since cannabinoids have been reported to have both a peripheral vasoconstrictor effect and an ability to inhibit platelet serotonin release induced by migraineur's plasma, they may have a specific migraine prophylactic effect. This would have implications regarding potential therapeutic uses of cannabinoid derivatives."
A study of 3 patients, you cant find the actual study that doesnt prove or even indicate any finding.
Nowhere in the scientific community would a "study" with an N of 3 be accepted infact you would be laughed at if you tried to advance findings from such a study.
Please dont bother your not helping your case.
How about this garbage:
http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser...
Our own government has a patent on the medicinal qualities of cannabinoids in cannabis. Here is proof that our own government claims medicinal value yet it is still scheduled as a class ! narcotic with no medicinal value. Yet still the run around. No...., we aren't being lied too by our gov't. Come on Tony, at least give me a little push.

Since: Mar 09

Saint Paul, MN

#119 Mar 23, 2010
Tony Caine wrote:
OK you have proven my point, this is a scam, under this bill pot use would not be limited to " oncology" patients, indeed anyone complaining of a headache could get an rx for pot.
Folks this is a scam, THC the active ingredient in pot is already legally available its called Marinol, problem is you dont "toke" it and the stoners advocating legalization want to preserve the "pot culture" of rolling, bonging and smoking.
What a farce!!!
I have a cousin who has cancer and was given the marinol, and to her dismay was not effect in obtaining the relief that smoking a joint gave her....get over it mr. someone said earlier it is all about the money and nothing else. Corrections/Courts budgets are billions of dollars....the government isn't going to let go of that frosted cake easily...
MNPatriot

Mankato, MN

#120 Apr 20, 2010
Of course it won't lead to a rash of drug crimes! It will be by definition legal, so it won't be a crime to use it! Don't you love the way people twist words to try to fool others into agreeing with their bad policies? We could cause the overall crime rate to drop to zero, if we would just legalize everything!
Bumper Morgan

Titusville, FL

#121 Apr 20, 2010
That's all we need.....
MORE impaired people on the roads, driving trains, operating heavy equipment....

The modern liberal's unending cry:

"Nobody can say 'No' to me...Waaaaaaaaw!"
dieter

United States

#122 Apr 20, 2010
Happy 420 day everybody!!! Peace & love to all.

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