concerned citizen

Saint Albans, WV

#607 Jun 22, 2014
In the study published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, the New York University researchers used information from five years of an annual survey called Monitoring the Future (dating from 2007 to 2011) to determine if a widespread trend toward cannabis legalization would lead to an increased number of lifetime users (and therefore, by logical inference, lead to an increase in the number of people affected by cannabis addiction). Monitoring the Future uses information from tens of thousands of teenagers in three grades (8th, 10th and 12th) to project larger trends for substance use. Specifically, the researchers looked at survey data collected from 9,945 12th graders who were asked if they would use cannabis if or when the drug became legal in their area. More than half of these participants (6,116) had an established lifetime history of cannabis use; the remaining 3,829 participants had no such history.

The researchers found that roughly 10 percent of the surveyed teens who did not have a current history of lifetime cannabis intake would start using the drug if legalization made such use permissible. They also found that roughly 18 percent of the teens already identified as cannabis users would increase their level of cannabis intake if this activity became legal. Many of those individuals who would start using legalized cannabis already fell into at least one high-risk category for lifetime cannabis intake. However, a significant number of these individuals came from groups considered low-risk for lifetime cannabis intake.
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concerned citizen

Saint Albans, WV

#611 Jun 22, 2014
Mexican drug cartel tried to smuggle marijuana painted to look like fruit



A Mexican drug cartel recently used its painting skills to smuggle millions of dollars of marijuana into the United States, a brushstroke of genius of sorts until the effort was uncovered by a federal border agent.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents stopped a suspicious tractor trailer late Thursday on Interstate 19, south of Tucson, Ariz. Inside, the driver said, was a shipment of watermelons. But when agents inspected the shipment using X-ray imaging, they discovered the purported fruit was actually packages of marijuana painted to look like watermelons.

"These criminals use a lot of unique ways to try to conceal their narcotics," Tucson CBP Agent Bryan Flowers said. "We've seen individuals use false compartments in the seats and gas tanks. We've also found marijuana in tractor trailers here before."

The truck had already crossed into the United States about 20 miles south, near Nogales. The trailer's contents were discovered at a second mobile checkpoint close to Tucson.

Drug Enforcement Administration officials later took custody of the contraband and tractor trailer, estimating the value of the marijuana in the millions.

Flowers said this isn't the first time the agency found marijuana disguised as fruit.

In April 2010, agents discovered 9,500 pounds hidden in a load of real watermelons. In June 2008 in Nogales a narcotics dog helped sniff out 5,000 pounds of pot valued at $8.3 million. DEA officials in Phoenix are still determining the street value and total weight of Thursday night's haul.

The driver of the truck remains in custody, authorities said.
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up up an away

Summersville, WV

#615 Jun 23, 2014
WV bill to legalize weed is in play we will be the 23rd state to get it legal.NY just passed theres,cross ur fingers wv
Concerned Citizens

Saint Albans, WV

#616 Jun 23, 2014
up up an away wrote:
WV bill to legalize weed is in play we will be the 23rd state to get it legal.NY just passed theres,cross ur fingers wv
The Bill was tabled for 2014. The was the fourth year in a row that the bill has been tabled. We will see what happen next year.
Concerned Citizens

Saint Albans, WV

#617 Jun 23, 2014
Marijuana: Effects of Weed on Brain and Body
Marijuana is a combination of shredded leaves, stems and flower buds of the Cannabis sativa plant. Marijuana can be smoked, eaten, vaporized, brewed and even taken topically, but most people smoke it.
The intoxicating chemical in marijuana is tetrahydracannabinol, or THC. The legalization of medical marijuana in 22 states and the District of Columbia is encouraging some growers to produce cannabis with lower THC content, but most growers for recreational use push the THC content as high as possible.
According to research from the Potency Monitoring Project, the average THC content of marijuana has soared from less than 1 percent in 1972, to 3 to 4 percent in the 1990s, to nearly 13 percent today. The increased potency makes it difficult to determine the short- and long-term effects of marijuana.
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concerned citizen

Saint Albans, WV

#622 Jun 23, 2014
We live in a country that highly values freedom. That is a good thing. God Himself made us free. But He didnít intend for us to use our freedom in destructive ways. He made us free so that we could choose to make the right decisions, glorify Him, and realize our personal and societal potential on our own.

Those who use their freedom to engage in self-destructive behaviors are letting themselves down, depriving society of their very best contribution to its well-being, and dishonoring the God who made them. Rather than encouraging such negative consequences by legalizing marijuana, we should be helping people to focus on the best of what they can be.
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really

Summersville, WV

#626 Jun 24, 2014
Quit spewing your crap on here about God there is no God its nothing but good and evil witches of moral aspect of any person if you gotta be weak willed enough to believe in imaginary characters why don't you believe in Santa Claus
concerned citizen

Saint Albans, WV

#627 Jun 25, 2014
really wrote:
Quit spewing your crap on here about God there is no God its nothing but good and evil witches of moral aspect of any person if you gotta be weak willed enough to believe in imaginary characters why don't you believe in Santa Claus
You don't believe in Santa Claus? Every Nation on Earth has a God that they believe in, just as I believe in our Christian God.
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really

Summersville, WV

#629 Jun 25, 2014
concerned citizen wrote:
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You don't believe in Santa Claus? Every Nation on Earth has a God that they believe in, just as I believe in our Christian God.
ya that's why every on has war to doing crap in the name of a god the only reason people believe in that crap is because humans are weak minded creatures why freak out over what they can't explain so they make up stories of how things work if u believe in that crap I feel sorry for u if anything its a sad world u live in if there was a god then where's the proof and u can't say the bible cause man wrote it an were nothing but liers think about it at one time man said it was OK to have slaves and they said god said it was OK
concerned citizen

Saint Albans, WV

#630 Jun 26, 2014
really wrote:
<quoted text>ya that's why every on has war to doing crap in the name of a god the only reason people believe in that crap is because humans are weak minded creatures why freak out over what they can't explain so they make up stories of how things work if u believe in that crap I feel sorry for u if anything its a sad world u live in if there was a god then where's the proof and u can't say the bible cause man wrote it an were nothing but liers think about it at one time man said it was OK to have slaves and they said god said it was OK
If you don't believe in God, it must be terrible to go thru Life with nothing to believe in. I don't mind stating that I believe in GOD. Reglion is a matter of Faith, you either have it or you don't. If you have Faith, you don't need proof, you know in your heart that there is a GOD. Provide me with the verse where GOD said that slavery was ok. People for ages have been intreperting the Bible to suit their needs. Like you said War has been fought in the name of Reglion. It doesn't mean that GOD wanted man to fight wars in his name. Its still happening today in the Middle East. I personally couldn/'t go thru life without believing in GOD, you must have a empty life without nothing to believe in. Its no wonder you turned to drugs to fill that empty void inside you.
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Concerned Citizens

Saint Albans, WV

#634 Jun 27, 2014
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) isn't backing down from his campaign to stop the District of Columbia from decriminalizing marijuana, as he slammed a member of the D.C. Council on Friday.

On Wednesday, Harris successfully passed an amendment in the House Appropriations Committee that would bar the District from spending money to implement any policies that lessen the penalties for marijuana possession. Earlier this year, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) signed a bill that would make pot possession a civil infraction similar to a parking ticket.

On Friday morning, D.C. Councilman David Catania -- a former Republican who is running for mayor as an independent -- paid a visit to Harris' office to express his displeasure with the amendment.

Harris is back in his district, but the visit was nonetheless tense. According to Roll Call's Hannah Hess, Harris' deputy chief of staff asked Catania to send an email to ask for a meeting with the congressman. The councilman's chief of staff then sent an email requesting a meeting
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concerned citizen

Saint Albans, WV

#638 Jun 29, 2014
I worry about people going to work high......getting into a vehicle & driving while high......and not being able to enjoy the things in life without being high......somehow, I just think most people won't be able to control their desire to live each day without getting high......Recreational use is one thing....but you KNOW there will be many who will never want to be without it....Colorado & Washington should be an interesting test.....give it some time before we jump onto the bandwagon...
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concerned citizen

Saint Albans, WV

#640 Jun 29, 2014
Colorado detox facility sees 50% bump in pot DUIs

Nearly six months after recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, the first state to allow its purchase has some new numbers to crunch in evaluating its pros and cons.

Arapahoe House, a Denver detox facility, said 15% of their patients arrested for driving under the influence were driving under the influence of marijuana, up from 8% in the same time period in 2013, according to data released Wednesday.

Over its first four months, recreational pot raked in more than $10 million in taxes for the state, with $1.9 million going towards schools, according to the Drug Policy Alliance's report, released Wednesday, citing state department of revenue data.

Recreational marijuana became legal for purchase Jan. 1 in Colorado. Arapahoe House's data tracked patients from Jan. 1 to May 31.

"This percentage increase is significant because recreational marijuana legalization is in its infancy, and there has clearly already been an impact on public safety," Art Schut, president and CEO of Arapahoe House said. "Our hope is that this new data will create awareness so that if Coloradans choose to use marijuana, they do not get behind the wheel."

According to the facility's data, the average DUI-marijuana patient they see is a 30-year-old white man. A driving-under-the-influence citation typically costs $10,000 and includes mandatory substance-abuse classes.
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Flat Lander

Uneeda, WV

#646 Jul 2, 2014
I hear the Rainbows are trading Magic Mushrooms for WV Weed !
Any truth to that ?
Hey JD ! Want to go and Skinny Dip with the Rainbows ?
concerned citizen

Charleston, WV

#647 Jul 2, 2014


Recreational pot is NOT working out in CO. Property crime is actually UP, and the same dealers who were selling illegally are still in business, just as were the bootleggers after Prohibition was lifted by FDR. The FBI will need to step in to clean this mess up. Was it worth it, just to have a population of useless stoners who live in Mom's basement on welfare? No.
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concerned citizen

Charleston, WV

#649 Jul 2, 2014
Nobody is really concerned about "medical" marijuana. The people pushing so damned hard for it want it for recreational purposes and think they'll be able to push or pay a doctor into writing them a script.
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Concerned Citizens

Charleston, WV

#653 Jul 3, 2014
medical uses are one thing, but I worry about common use legalization like CO or WA. I've seen too many good kids flunk/drop out because of their chronic use of pot. That is my concern.
just a sec

Parkersburg, WV

#654 Jul 3, 2014
Concerned Citizens wrote:
medical uses are one thing, but I worry about common use legalization like CO or WA. I've seen too many good kids flunk/drop out because of their chronic use of pot. That is my concern.
A study just came out that shows violent crime has dropped 52.9% around Denver since legalization began.

If a kid is going to drop out they will regardless if they are smoking weed or not.
concerned citizen

Charleston, WV

#655 Jul 3, 2014
Despite some critics' fears of a pot-driven crime explosion, Denver police say burglaries and robberies were down by between 4 and 5 percent in the first four months of the year.

On the down side, sheriff's deputies in neighboring Nebraska say pot seizures near the Colorado border have shot up 400 percent in three years, while Wyoming and New Mexico report no significant increases.
concerned citizen

Charleston, WV

#656 Jul 4, 2014
We do not smoke medicines. The idea of smoking medicine defies logic, common sense and medical science. Nobody would ignite, combust and inhale the smoke from medicines we take to control high blood pressure, treat a headache or help with flu symptoms. Smoking marijuana is similar to smoking tobacco or inhaling second hand smoke. Some of the same harmful substances are found in both tobacco and marijuana. We know a lot more about the harmful effects of smoking tobacco today than we did 50 years ago. It is possible that we will understand a lot more about the harmful effects of smoking marijuana over the next 50 years. Smoking is a leading cause of cancer and other potentially fatal conditions.

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