Do you want legal marijuana in Missis...

Do you want legal marijuana in Mississippi?

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Tupelo_Guy

Belden, MS

#1 Dec 7, 2012
Here's an article about legal marijuana in Washington.

On Facebook, there are several MS marijuana pages coming together to support Senator Dawkins of Pass Christian to push for legalization of industrial hemp & medical marijuana in 2013. Do you want marijuana legalized in Mississippi? Should Washington's laws be similar to Mississippi? What are your thoughts?

http://djournal.com/view/full_story/21050844/... ?
anon

Tupelo, MS

#2 Dec 7, 2012
"legalization of industrial hemp"
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That is a far cry from groomed marijuana grown to specs. It would make you sick before you got a buzz. Today's marijuana is a very spec breed and each type is a mixture of THC and cannabinoids.

In the long run the corporate pharmaceuticals will buy out growers and make the real money. What is left are stoned people nobody wants. The best thing is to not have criminal penalties only loss of medical treatment and support from any insurance or government programs.
seriously?

Tucker, GA

#3 Dec 8, 2012
Heck yea!!!!
Steve

Tupelo, MS

#4 Dec 12, 2012
This is one of the most asinine ideas ever. So now we'll have machine operators, nurses, et al all smoking dope and no way to weed out (pardon the pun) the chronic over users. This is STUPID!
anon

Tupelo, MS

#5 Dec 12, 2012
Do not make it legal just take it off the list of things to punish people for. If it still is not approved for human use the government is not responsible for the hazards and medical costs of its use.
Business always has the right to fire people using drugs.
The

Dallas, TX

#6 Dec 12, 2012
Yeah right like this will ever happen. You can't even buy a porno toy here. So smoking weed will never happen.
elmer

AOL

#7 Dec 13, 2012
Steve wrote:
This is one of the most asinine ideas ever. So now we'll have machine operators, nurses, et al all smoking dope and no way to weed out (pardon the pun) the chronic over users. This is STUPID!
I hope your wife doesnt have to go through the hell of dieing of cancer.People like you,so dam*ed high and mighty.You people(CHRISTIANS?) make me sick.
no pot

United States

#8 Dec 14, 2012
I am dieing of cancer and would never consider smoking pot even if it was legal. That nasty stuff has got to be harmful to the body just like these drugs I am prescribe to elongate my life. If I live 5 years cancer free, I do not have to take this awful medicine any more. Currently the aching joints, the muscle pain, the memory loss, and the loss of ability to drive a car without fear of having a wreck and killing myself or another is enough. My quality of life is zero. I have no friends, and spend a good deal of time alone. So this cancer is not what it's advertised to be. Everybody already thinks I am crazy, so why would I want to be labeled a pot-head also?
Sanity

North Carrollton, MS

#9 Dec 17, 2012
it is problobly the only thing that can restore people to sane if theyve been through a hardcore addiction as of talking about myself if this is a vote im saying hell yeah, i used to get high for fun but i encourage the responces for medical use you get out of it, sanity is a big thing of being mortal and staying clear of michevious mysteries included of death and problomatic seituations, vote my vote...yes with an amen
Don

Brookings, SD

#10 Jan 1, 2013
Y not people don't think of doin any crimes they wanna munch on something that's all legalize tha bud
anon

Tupelo, MS

#11 Jan 2, 2013
Don wrote:
Y not people don't think of doin any crimes they wanna munch on something that's all legalize tha bud
Because legal makes the other citizens responsible for your bad health. Just stop putting people in jail for it and stop government health care for them.
amberlin

Webb City, MO

#12 Jan 6, 2013
i think it would be great i dont see anything wrong with it if it was legal more ppl would be more opt to baking it and eating or buying in bake goods so it wont harm you lungs . tabacco is even more harmful then bud yet ppl still smoke it
anon

Tupelo, MS

#13 Jan 7, 2013
amberlin wrote:
i think it would be great i dont see anything wrong with it if it was legal more ppl would be more opt to baking it and eating or buying in bake goods so it wont harm you lungs . tabacco is even more harmful then bud yet ppl still smoke it
You do not see anything wrong with altered reality and loss of brain cells? The time spent high is loss of progress in life long learning lost along with many other problems such as heart disease.

The psychological problems alone cost the taxpayer hundreds of billions.
Doobie

Hattiesburg, MS

#14 Jan 29, 2013
I think that marijuana should be legal I mean why was It put on earth if we can't enjoy it it's not dope just a natural medicine that you can't overdose on whenever your feeling down and out just roll a joint and let the ganja do the rest... I'm 300 percent for it!
anon

Tupelo, MS

#15 Jan 29, 2013
Doobie wrote:
I think that marijuana should be legal I mean why was It put on earth if we can't enjoy it it's not dope just a natural medicine that you can't overdose on whenever your feeling down and out just roll a joint and let the ganja do the rest... I'm 300 percent for it!
Being legal means you have to pay taxes for the health effects to all. Not a good idea as it can and does impair driving and people die. Who gets charged? The drug does send people to the hospital such as the found out in Europe when it was made legal. Few understand the answer to the "Then what ?" question. We should not put people in jail for killing themselves yet we should not approve it either.
Anti-Anon

Belden, MS

#16 Jan 29, 2013
OMG...are you serious? Anon you obviously have NO clue about marijuana! No one can die or overdose on marijuana. Get your facts straight before you start posting stupid comments! That's proof that you are mentally challenged.
anon

Tupelo, MS

#17 Jan 29, 2013
Admissions to in-patient addiction care due to cannabis problems have risen in the 1990s: from 71 in 1990 to 323 in 1997.[4] The number of cannabis cases in all drug-related admissions has slightly increased from 1990 to 1997 (from 3% to 7%). Based on the estimated number of current cannabis users, 1 out of every 1,000 is admitted to in-patient addiction treatment.



General hospital admissions

Cannabis problems are not an important reason for admission in general hospitals. There are about were 1.5 million admissions in general hospitals. According to statistics, drug problems hardly played a role in these admissions. In 2000 cannabis abuse and cannabis dependency were determined as primary diagnoses on 24 occasions, and 193 times as secondary diagnoses (in total: 217).[5] Based on the estimated number of current cannabis users, less then 1 out of every 1,000 is admitted to general hospitals for cannabis abuse or dependency
anon

Tupelo, MS

#18 Jan 29, 2013
Research has shown that, in chronic users, marijuana's adverse impact on learning and memory persists after the acute effects of the drug wear off; when marijuana use begins in adolescence, the effects may persist for many years. Research from different areas is converging on the fact that regular marijuana use by young people can have long-lasting negative impact on the structure and function of their brains.

A recent study of marijuana users who began using in adolescence revealed a profound deficit in connections between brain areas responsible for learning and memory. And a large prospective study (following individuals across time) showed that people who began smoking marijuana heavily in their teens lost as much as 8 points in IQ between age 13 and age 38; importantly, the lost cognitive abilities were not restored in those who quit smoking marijuana as adults.(Individuals who started smoking marijuana in adulthood did not show significant IQ declines.)
Marijuana use can have a variety of adverse, short- and long-term effects, especially on cardiopulmonary and mental health.

Marijuana raises heart rate by 20-100 percent shortly after smoking; this effect can last up to 3 hours. In one study, it was estimated that marijuana users have a 4.8-fold increase in the risk of heart attack in the first hour after smoking the drug. This may be due to increased heart rate as well as the effects of marijuana on heart rhythms, causing palpitations and arrhythmias. This risk may be greater in older individuals or in those with cardiac vulnerabilities.


Marijuana and Driving

Because it seriously impairs judgment and motor coordination, marijuana also contributes to accidents while driving. A recent analysis of data from several studies found that marijuana use more than doubles a driver’s risk of being in an accident. Further, the combination of marijuana and alcohol is worse than either substance alone with respect to driving impairment.

Marijuana smoke is an irritant to the lungs, and frequent marijuana smokers can have many of the same respiratory problems experienced by tobacco smokers, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illness, and a heightened risk of lung infections. One study found that people who smoke marijuana frequently but do not smoke tobacco have more health problems and miss more days of work than nonsmokers, mainly because of respiratory illnesses.

A number of studies have shown an association between chronic marijuana use and mental illness. High doses of marijuana can produce a temporary psychotic reaction (involving hallucinations and paranoia) in some users, and using marijuana can worsen the course of illness in patients with schizophrenia. A series of large prospective studies also showed a link between marijuana use and later development of psychosis. This relationship was influenced by genetic variables as well as the amount of drug used and the age at which it was first taken—those who start young are at increased risk for later problems.

The tax payer can not afford health care for users.
anon

Tupelo, MS

#19 Jan 29, 2013
Marijuana use during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of neurobehavioral problems in babies. Because THC and other compounds in marijuana mimic the body’s own cannabinoid-like chemicals, marijuana use by pregnant mothers may alter the developing endocannabinoid system in the brain of the fetus. Consequences for the child may include problems with attention, memory, and problem solving.

Finally, marijuana use has been linked in a few recent studies to an increased risk of an aggressive type of testicular cancer in young men
Anti-Anon

Belden, MS

#20 Jan 29, 2013
All of that stuff you posted above is propaganda. I'm sorry to tell you but you are the one who's brainwashed by the Government.

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