Southern Oregon leads state in medical marijuana cards

Dec 11, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KMTR-TV

It could cost him his crop, even if it's behind a 6-foot electric fence. And Not Frank isn't completely legal himself.

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Robert F

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Mar 8, 2010
 
I have seen the description, the establishments gives for the effects of marijuana and what it will cause you to do.
that's why I don't think I'm smoking marijuana (although that's what the guy in the street calls it)
Must be a case of mistaken identity. there is obviously two things called marijuana, one cause brain damage and cause you to go crazy and kill your neighbor. the other doesn't come close to the description given by those who are in favor of keeping it illegal.
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I'm in favor of marijuana but I forgot why.
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Mar 10, 2010
 
I've seen so many comments on this page.People talk about marijuanna user abuses the medicine by selling it etc.. Do you people ever think that people with pain and get prescription from their Doc, maybe doing the same by selling it under the table etc..?and /or people able to buy booze don't sell to minors? come on people. Reality check here. Obviously there are goods and bad people in this world that will do what they want and take risk. Thats their choice.Why can't people just leave it a lone
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Mar 15, 2010
 
Prohibition is always a front for some other effort. The removal of alcohol during prohibition ended with the loss of alcohol as a fuel for farm equipment and others. We got the drinking alcohol back but we can not make our own alcohol for fuel in any amount that would be economic. Now the criminalization of Hemp as any kind of product is more than a prohibition on pot, pot is just the "Crime" the real effort is to keep a universal product off the market insuring the monopoly of other industry just like prohibition did for gasoline.

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Apr 22, 2010
 
Robert F wrote:
What's a "POT PATCH" never heard of it.
The truth is, pot will be a drain on the pharmaceutical industry. Pot heads require less medication then the general population.
Pot Patch, like other med patches, you peel and stick on your shoulder and you absorb meds slowly for several hours.

A "pot head" is a drug abuser, not a person needing medication. A heroin addict or alcoholic uses less medication too as they are already self-medicated.

The drug industry would love to have pharmaceutical marijuana, do not kid yourself.

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whiteyward wrote:
Prohibition is always a front for some other effort. The removal of alcohol during prohibition ended with the loss of alcohol as a fuel for farm equipment and others. We got the drinking alcohol back but we can not make our own alcohol for fuel in any amount that would be economic. Now the criminalization of Hemp as any kind of product is more than a prohibition on pot, pot is just the "Crime" the real effort is to keep a universal product off the market insuring the monopoly of other industry just like prohibition did for gasoline.
Evolution is how species change and how society changes. No business organization made a big plot and then closed sectors out to monopolize a market. Yes, they lobby to encourage an advantage for their industry, but the results are a natural organic growth of our society. All situations are the result of environmental and social conditions that evolve over time. Conspiracies are almost always bogus.
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Marijuana will be legalized by most if not all states within the next few years. If not recreationaly then medically. I think its funny as hell that all of you anti-marijuana people are on here talking so much smack and are probably drunk as hell and pissing all over yourselves. I just want to say that I am a Afghanistan and Iraq war VET. Served in the Army for 6 years at which point I was medically discharged for severe chronic post traumatic stress disorder. Some of you might say that it is all in your head and you are right. The things that I have done and seen during my deployments will be stuck with me forever "IN MY HEAD"! To the point! I was prescribed all kinds of uppers, downers, sleeping pills, all of which I have seen my battle buddies on when they commited suicide. I refuse to take them. I rarely sleep and when I do its not for long because of the repeating nightmares that I have. One thing that I can say that does help is MJ and I am sure that many other Vets diagnosed with PTSD will say the same. It makes you happy, and I am able to get a good nights sleep because it suppresses the nightmares. There is absolutely no health risks involved with smoking or vaporizing MJ. Alcohol on the other hand... Hmmm should I even go there? Lets just say when I see someone drunk I just say wow, you are a fuckin idiot. Pot smokers are stupid and have no brain cells? LOL, I am a Government contractor and I make 85K a year. I have a Masters in Information security and a Bachelors in Information systems. I have a Cisco networking certificate and I am still going to school, yet I still get high. Thats funny. Go to the store and buy your twelve pack or whatever the hell you do, just make sure you don't run over any kids on the way there or back home, oh, and piss on yourself some more.
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I have to LOL wrote:
Marijuana will be legalized by most if not all states within the next few years. If not recreationaly then medically. I think its funny as hell that all of you anti-marijuana people are on here talking so much smack and are probably drunk as hell and pissing all over yourselves. I just want to say that I am a Afghanistan and Iraq war VET. Served in the Army for 6 years at which point I was medically discharged for severe chronic post traumatic stress disorder. Some of you might say that it is all in your head and you are right. The things that I have done and seen during my deployments will be stuck with me forever "IN MY HEAD"! To the point! I was prescribed all kinds of uppers, downers, sleeping pills, all of which I have seen my battle buddies on when they commited suicide. I refuse to take them. I rarely sleep and when I do its not for long because of the repeating nightmares that I have. One thing that I can say that does help is MJ and I am sure that many other Vets diagnosed with PTSD will say the same. It makes you happy, and I am able to get a good nights sleep because it suppresses the nightmares. There is absolutely no health risks involved with smoking or vaporizing MJ. Alcohol on the other hand... Hmmm should I even go there? Lets just say when I see someone drunk I just say wow, you are a fuckin idiot. Pot smokers are stupid and have no brain cells? LOL, I am a Government contractor and I make 85K a year. I have a Masters in Information security and a Bachelors in Information systems. I have a Cisco networking certificate and I am still going to school, yet I still get high. Thats funny. Go to the store and buy your twelve pack or whatever the hell you do, just make sure you don't run over any kids on the way there or back home, oh, and piss on yourself some more.
You rant about yourself like you are on crank.
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Sep 26, 2010
 
It's very depressing to see so many ill-informed individuals, in a single place, protesting the use of marijuana.

Most of you have fallen victim to pure government funded influence, and their "statistics".

It's obvious that most of you are not speaking from a first hand perspective. You have swallowed whole everything that has been served to you.

Here's a reality check; the idiot pot-heads you speak of (such as some who have been posting here) were idiots to begin with, nothing more.
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Why allow pot? Alcohol is better and legal, and causes less problems. I'm not sure why the government raises marijuana, or even why pharmaceutical companies make marijuana pills for medical users. I also don't understand why we refuse to believe that putting users in jail and prison stamps out crime and isn't cost-effective.
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Cannabis is less physically addictive than caffeine, while the so-called “gateway drug” theory is a complete fantasy, and it was just recently called “half-baked” as a result of a scientific study. CNN reported that Cocaine use has dropped sharply, by 30% since 2002, which is really good news

I worked in addiction medicine for years, and this is what I can advice on the matter: Any suppression of Cannabis use will be immediately followed by an increase in alcohol/hard drug/prescription drug abuse! You don’t believe me? Then maybe you will believe the Big Alcohol lobby that is financing the Cannabis Legalization opponents for exactly this reason

Right now Cannabis is just simply perceived as a much safer alternative to alcohol/hard drugs, which is precisely how it should be perceived. To have a society in which there is NO psychoactive substance use is an illusion, and it will be good for our government to realize this. So then, it becomes a matter of “safer choices”, just like with the sex education.

And Cannabis is, without a shadow of a doubt, a much safer choice than alcohol or hard drugs! Just very recently a research study in addiction medicine has determined that Cannabis may actually serve as an “exit” substance for recovering alcoholics/hard drug addicts.

And there is another extremely important property of Cannabis that the prohibitionists would love to keep secret: Cannabis use suppresses violent urges and behaviors and, as one prestigious textbook says,“Only the unsophisticated think otherwise”.

Then, of course, there is a potential for Cannabis in chronic pain, where other drugs may be ineffective (or physically addictive), with very important potential implications for our wounded veterans, many of whom have chronic pain.

It is also worth noting that Cannabis may have certain preventative value for such devastating conditions as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. And all this comes with no danger of overdoses or induction of a physical dependence! Let’s be very happy that the cocaine abuse rate is dropping.

Let’s not interfere with these dynamics, and then we can possibly achieve what has already been achieved in the Netherlands where the drug overdose rate is 85%(!!) lower than in the US, and that is with much more liberal Cannabis possession laws than in this country!
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Cannabis is less physically addictive than caffeine, while the so-called “gateway drug” theory is a complete fantasy, and it was just recently called “half-baked” as a result of a scientific study. CNN reported that Cocaine use has dropped sharply, by 30% since 2002, which is really good news

I worked in addiction medicine for years, and this is what I can advice on the matter: Any suppression of Cannabis use will be immediately followed by an increase in alcohol/hard drug/prescription drug abuse! You don’t believe me? Then maybe you will believe the Big Alcohol lobby that is financing the Cannabis Legalization opponents for exactly this reason

Right now Cannabis is just simply perceived as a much safer alternative to alcohol/hard drugs, which is precisely how it should be perceived. To have a society in which there is NO psychoactive substance use is an illusion, and it will be good for our government to realize this. So then, it becomes a matter of “safer choices”, just like with the sex education.

And Cannabis is, without a shadow of a doubt, a much safer choice than alcohol or hard drugs! Just very recently a research study in addiction medicine has determined that Cannabis may actually serve as an “exit” substance for recovering alcoholics/hard drug addicts.

And there is another extremely important property of Cannabis that the prohibitionists would love to keep secret: Cannabis use suppresses violent urges and behaviors and, as one prestigious textbook says,“Only the unsophisticated think otherwise”.

Then, of course, there is a potential for Cannabis in chronic pain, where other drugs may be ineffective (or physically addictive), with very important potential implications for our wounded veterans, many of whom have chronic pain.

It is also worth noting that Cannabis may have certain preventative value for such devastating conditions as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. And all this comes with no danger of overdoses or induction of a physical dependence! Let’s be very happy that the cocaine abuse rate is dropping.
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Oregon is Disgusting wrote:
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Along with alcohol.
Now THAT sounds familiar.
if Oregon is so disgusting then MOVE.
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Karenopa wrote:
Well...this explains why there's nowhere to go here and not run into a miserable, stupid pothead!!! Come on people...our parents and their parents used aspirin and tylenol for pain. All these potheads really irk me....they can't think straight, finish a sentence or remember what time of day or night it is. If you're not a pothead here it becomes a lonely place to live. Thank God I have people to connect to on the internet because S. Oregon is chock full of numb, lamb brains!!!! Try something new folks....it's called INTEGRITY!!! You do have a dictionary don't you? Look it up!=(
Back in my school days I recall doing a little of the wacky weed, and along side of me were other people who, now are running huge companies, doing the same. The drug is a ground breaker. Opens the door to other drugs. You sure
like to through people in a bag, don't you. It is kind of like saying all
blondes are stupid or have sex with everyone that asks them. It isn't the pot
that is making them stupid. It is the other drugs they take. Alcohol,speed,
prescription drugs obtained illegalally. Calling people harsh names will not
change their problems. Pot doesn't take away pain, like asprin. Occicotin will
take away pain. It has a street name of Mexican Herrion. There's a real problem. Meth, another problem. Those people have no brain left after years of consuming. These people need help not verbal abuse. A prayer wouldn't hurt either. But cut your hatred.
truth be known

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Medical Doctor wrote:
Cannabis is less physically addictive than caffeine, while the so-called “gateway drug” theory is a complete fantasy, and it was just recently called “half-baked” as a result of a scientific study. CNN reported that Cocaine use has dropped sharply, by 30% since 2002, which is really good news
I worked in addiction medicine for years, and this is what I can advice on the matter: Any suppression of Cannabis use will be immediately followed by an increase in alcohol/hard drug/prescription drug abuse! You don’t believe me? Then maybe you will believe the Big Alcohol lobby that is financing the Cannabis Legalization opponents for exactly this reason
Right now Cannabis is just simply perceived as a much safer alternative to alcohol/hard drugs, which is precisely how it should be perceived. To have a society in which there is NO psychoactive substance use is an illusion, and it will be good for our government to realize this. So then, it becomes a matter of “safer choices”, just like with the sex education.
And Cannabis is, without a shadow of a doubt, a much safer choice than alcohol or hard drugs! Just very recently a research study in addiction medicine has determined that Cannabis may actually serve as an “exit” substance for recovering alcoholics/hard drug addicts.
And there is another extremely important property of Cannabis that the prohibitionists would love to keep secret: Cannabis use suppresses violent urges and behaviors and, as one prestigious textbook says,“Only the unsophisticated think otherwise”.
Then, of course, there is a potential for Cannabis in chronic pain, where other drugs may be ineffective (or physically addictive), with very important potential implications for our wounded veterans, many of whom have chronic pain.
It is also worth noting that Cannabis may have certain preventative value for such devastating conditions as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. And all this comes with no danger of overdoses or induction of a physical dependence! Let’s be very happy that the cocaine abuse rate is dropping.
Kudo's to you Doc. More of the Dopctors in society need to stand up and roar
their discontent with the system. Education should be flaunted not supressed.
Gop 2012

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Karenopa wrote:
Well...this explains why there's nowhere to go here and not run into a miserable, stupid pothead!!! Come on people...our parents and their parents used aspirin and tylenol for pain. All these potheads really irk me....they can't think straight, finish a sentence or remember what time of day or night it is. If you're not a pothead here it becomes a lonely place to live. Thank God I have people to connect to on the internet because S. Oregon is chock full of numb, lamb brains!!!! Try something new folks....it's called INTEGRITY!!! You do have a dictionary don't you? Look it up!=(
Funny that you think that they are like that because of pot when you have no idea what these people are on.Do you always just assume and make things up like that?You are a nut job.The people you are descibing are probably on a "legal" drug like oxycontin or some other type of opiate.The difference is I don't pretend to know what they actually are on because I haven't seen the results of their tox screen.You are a nut job.

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Oct 28, 2011
 
S. Oregon also leads the state in terminally ill and disabled people. Your point, author? I was a nurse here for 18 years and specialized in the terminally ill. There is no reason to deny them what they want for medical purposes. It DOES relieve many symptoms with no side effects, while traditional chemical meds cause much more liver and kidney diseases and failures. People who were nutritionally starving from HIV and other blood related illnesses were able to at least gain some weight after ingesting pot. Also, I have had patients that were allergic to the chemical compounds or couldn't hold anti nausea meds in or down them. Pot was the only relief they had from constant vomiting to the point they ripped their intestines and had to have emergency surgery. It greatly relieves nausea and I have now had my sister in Alaska, who is dying from MS, have great relief from the seizures and headaches following the seizures. Nothing else helped her and she was against pot completely her whole life until this happened. No aspirin or ibuprofen fixes these sorts of things. This is not even mentioning the patients who don't even smoke it, but use it in capsules and don't get high on it. It affects a person differently if ingested differently. The only reason the government is stepping up now is that they have seen a 5 year window of opportunity as the growers who broke the laws went and sold out of state and made mega money. Now the government wants a piece of the pie. The easiest way is to get it outlawed and then control it themselves. That is all this is about...OCCUPY OREGON!
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Oct 29, 2011
 
I agree. It's misused.
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Marijuana should be illegal. If people feel it should be used for medical issues, it should be dispensed like other dangerous drugs through an accredited pharmacy.
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Medical Doctor wrote:
Cannabis is less physically addictive than caffeine, while the so-called “gateway drug” theory is a complete fantasy, and it was just recently called “half-baked” as a result of a scientific study. CNN reported that Cocaine use has dropped sharply, by 30% since 2002, which is really good news

I worked in addiction medicine for years, and this is what I can advice on the matter: Any suppression of Cannabis use will be immediately followed by an increase in alcohol/hard drug/prescription drug abuse! You donÂ’t believe me? Then maybe you will believe the Big Alcohol lobby that is financing the Cannabis Legalization opponents for exactly this reason

Right now Cannabis is just simply perceived as a much safer alternative to alcohol/hard drugs, which is precisely how it should be perceived. To have a society in which there is NO psychoactive substance use is an illusion, and it will be good for our government to realize this. So then, it becomes a matter of “safer choices”, just like with the sex education.

And Cannabis is, without a shadow of a doubt, a much safer choice than alcohol or hard drugs! Just very recently a research study in addiction medicine has determined that Cannabis may actually serve as an “exit” substance for recovering alcoholics/hard drug addicts.

And there is another extremely important property of Cannabis that the prohibitionists would love to keep secret: Cannabis use suppresses violent urges and behaviors and, as one prestigious textbook says,“Only the unsophisticated think otherwise”.

Then, of course, there is a potential for Cannabis in chronic pain, where other drugs may be ineffective (or physically addictive), with very important potential implications for our wounded veterans, many of whom have chronic pain.

It is also worth noting that Cannabis may have certain preventative value for such devastating conditions as cancer and AlzheimerÂ’s disease. And all this comes with no danger of overdoses or induction of a physical dependence! LetÂ’s be very happy that the cocaine abuse rate is dropping.

LetÂ’s not interfere with these dynamics, and then we can possibly achieve what has already been achieved in the Netherlands where the drug overdose rate is 85%(!!) lower than in the US, and that is with much more liberal Cannabis possession laws than in this country!
Great information. Thank you, I totally agree.
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truth be known wrote:
<quoted text>Back in my school days I recall doing a little of the wacky weed, and along side of me were other people who, now are running huge companies, doing the same. The drug is a ground breaker. Opens the door to other drugs. You sure
like to through people in a bag, don't you. It is kind of like saying all
blondes are stupid or have sex with everyone that asks them. It isn't the pot
that is making them stupid. It is the other drugs they take. Alcohol,speed,
prescription drugs obtained illegalally. Calling people harsh names will not
change their problems. Pot doesn't take away pain, like asprin. Occicotin will
take away pain. It has a street name of Mexican Herrion. There's a real problem. Meth, another problem. Those people have no brain left after years of consuming. These people need help not verbal abuse. A prayer wouldn't hurt either. But cut your hatred.
Pot is exceptionally good for cancer patients for sure !! I've seen it give them a better appetite, help them sleep better and cope easier. IF a person is sick then it should legally be available.

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