Medical marijuana legalization push t...

Medical marijuana legalization push taking root in Kentucky

There are 140 comments on the The Courier-Journal story from Jan 10, 2014, titled Medical marijuana legalization push taking root in Kentucky. In it, The Courier-Journal reports that:

Eric Crawford is a quadriplegic and suffers from glaucoma -- and he says his best medicine is marijuana.

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allmylove

Charleston, SC

#1 Jan 15, 2014
Marijuana.it has been demonized since the Nixon era,i personally believe in its healing powers and for those of you that proceed with your negative thoughts....well,I've never in fifty years went to a gravesite BC the person died of thc
Politically Incorrect

United States

#2 Jan 15, 2014
Same here. Those that are aware know that it was made illegal for greed and lies. To rid hemp oil in favor of fossil fuels and its euphoric feeling to force it on the black market so feds can make cash off of it.

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#3 Feb 2, 2014
Funny how people demonized the tobacco industry and have made smokers second class citizens but want to legalize marijuana.
In the know

Nicholasville, KY

#4 Feb 3, 2014
You must be living under a rock if you aren't aware of the numerous medical conditions that medical marijuana can help. I think it should be a first choice treatment instead of the manufactured chemical prescriptions. Have you ever read the possible side effects of the drugs you get from the pharmacy? Headache, liver damage, addiction....
You know retired sof , it's none of my business if you want to smoke, drink, snort pain pills, have sex with the same sex...that's your choice. That's a lot of what wrong with the world today, everybody in people's personal business . Judging each other .
If thing don't effect you negatively , then don't worry about it. Using marijuana to treat what ails you should be your right!
mmmm

United States

#5 Feb 3, 2014
Aint happenin here
ThatGuy

Lexington, KY

#6 Feb 28, 2014
To the person above me saying it "'ain't happening here". It would appear you haven't been keeping up with the news. It very well could happen here and it probably should. Over 70% of your fellow kentuckians agree that this needs to happen so here's to democracy bud!
Gotti

United States

#7 Feb 28, 2014
Marijuana doesn't have the same toxic stuff in that cigarettes do. With that being said I think people should have the right to smoke either. You make tobacco illegal the same thing will happen to it that happened to weed. The tobacco blackmarket would flourish. Look what happened in jails. People get killed over cigs. Back off the tobacco smokers and legalize weed. Look how we'll Colorado is doing!
you probably say yolo too

United States

#8 Feb 28, 2014
Retired SOF wrote:
Funny how people demonized the tobacco industry and have made smokers second class citizens but want to legalize marijuana.
People have demonized cigarette smokers and I hate that I've been a smoker for 10 years, but we definitely need to push for marijuana legalization not just medical marijuana....colorado has already brought in 150+ million dollars in tax revenue and it's only been 2 months. As for cigarettes if it bothers you get the fuck over it were not harming anyone but ourselves, second hand smoke is bullshit unless you're around a smoker 24/7 a little bit of cigarette smoke isn't gonna hurt you bunch of whiners

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#9 Feb 28, 2014
you probably say yolo too wrote:
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People have demonized cigarette smokers and I hate that I've been a smoker for 10 years, but we definitely need to push for marijuana legalization not just medical marijuana....colorado has already brought in 150+ million dollars in tax revenue and it's only been 2 months. As for cigarettes if it bothers you get the fuck over it were not harming anyone but ourselves, second hand smoke is bullshit unless you're around a smoker 24/7 a little bit of cigarette smoke isn't gonna hurt you bunch of whiners
I really don't care if you smoke or not, I don't. I just think it is hypocritical for people that treat smokers as second class citizens but want to legalize marijuana. If it ONLY about the money then STOP treating smokers as such and allow them to smoke wherever. If it is ONLY about the money then STOP with the negative ads about smoking. If it is ONLY about the money then STOP with the lawsuits against the tobacco industry. As for the tax revenue, we will see in time if it was worth selling there soul for extra cash!
you probably say yolo too

Versailles, KY

#10 Feb 28, 2014
Retired SOF wrote:
<quoted text>I really don't care if you smoke or not, I don't. I just think it is hypocritical for people that treat smokers as second class citizens but want to legalize marijuana. If it ONLY about the money then STOP treating smokers as such and allow them to smoke wherever. If it is ONLY about the money then STOP with the negative ads about smoking. If it is ONLY about the money then STOP with the lawsuits against the tobacco industry. As for the tax revenue, we will see in time if it was worth selling there soul for extra cash!
I agree I laughed my ass off about the cigarettes are bullies ad, but How would we be selling our soul to legalize weed? Legalizing booze in 33 helped take the sting out of the depression.

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#11 Mar 1, 2014
you probably say yolo too wrote:
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I agree I laughed my ass off about the cigarettes are bullies ad, but How would we be selling our soul to legalize weed? Legalizing booze in 33 helped take the sting out of the depression.
You demonize one substance as a cancer causer but want to idealize another as an intoxicant when they are both smoked that your body was never designed to inhale. There are better ways, more productive way to get us out of this economic slump we are in. Exploring our natural resources would be a good start, no not saying weed I am talking about fossil fuels.
You guys really need a history lesson. In "33 the depression was just getting started. It took a world war to get us out of the slump. If Obama keeps it up, we could be in another world war against Russia but I believe Putin will bend him over like he did with Syria.
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Versailles, KY

#12 Mar 1, 2014
Retired SOF wrote:
<quoted text>You demonize one substance as a cancer causer but want to idealize another as an intoxicant when they are both smoked that your body was never designed to inhale. There are better ways, more productive way to get us out of this economic slump we are in. Exploring our natural resources would be a good start, no not saying weed I am talking about fossil fuels.
You guys really need a history lesson. In "33 the depression was just getting started. It took a world war to get us out of the slump. If Obama keeps it up, we could be in another world war against Russia but I believe Putin will bend him over like he did with Syria.
I'm not demonizing cigarettes I hate that I can't smoke in public, but marijuana is all natural, no additives, non addictive, and if you could smoke weed as much as people do cigarettes it probably would cause health problems. And the depression started in 29 so it was 4 years in before booze was legalized again. That's not just getting started it already started and the American public got pretty upset Herbert Hoover wouldn't legalize booze to help out with the depression.....I've told you before I know my history. And how is fossil fuels gonna help the economy? Explain. It would definitely help the economy if the right would stop complaining about researching green energies imagine if America discovered a renewable energy source....a lot of people say hemp oil would be a good replacement for oil for green energy....look it up sir.
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Versailles, KY

#13 Mar 1, 2014
Retired SOF wrote:
<quoted text>You demonize one substance as a cancer causer but want to idealize another as an intoxicant when they are both smoked that your body was never designed to inhale. There are better ways, more productive way to get us out of this economic slump we are in. Exploring our natural resources would be a good start, no not saying weed I am talking about fossil fuels.
You guys really need a history lesson. In "33 the depression was just getting started. It took a world war to get us out of the slump. If Obama keeps it up, we could be in another world war against Russia but I believe Putin will bend him over like he did with Syria.
I've been in the cancer club for ten years I've also smoked weed for ten years. It's bullshnit weeds illegal, or all drugs for that matter. Who has the right to tell a consenting adult what he can or can not do with his or her body. That's stomping all over my rights as an American.
you probably say yolo too

Versailles, KY

#14 Mar 1, 2014
Retired SOF wrote:
<quoted text>You demonize one substance as a cancer causer but want to idealize another as an intoxicant when they are both smoked that your body was never designed to inhale. There are better ways, more productive way to get us out of this economic slump we are in. Exploring our natural resources would be a good start, no not saying weed I am talking about fossil fuels.
You guys really need a history lesson. In "33 the depression was just getting started. It took a world war to get us out of the slump. If Obama keeps it up, we could be in another world war against Russia but I believe Putin will bend him over like he did with Syria.
So if another world war happens it's Obama's fault....I can't wait for the next republican president so I can blame everything from my personal problems to problems in other countries on him.

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#15 Mar 1, 2014
you probably say yolo too wrote:
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I'm not demonizing cigarettes I hate that I can't smoke in public, but marijuana is all natural, no additives, non addictive, and if you could smoke weed as much as people do cigarettes it probably would cause health problems. And the depression started in 29 so it was 4 years in before booze was legalized again. That's not just getting started it already started and the American public got pretty upset Herbert Hoover wouldn't legalize booze to help out with the depression.....I've told you before I know my history. And how is fossil fuels gonna help the economy? Explain. It would definitely help the economy if the right would stop complaining about researching green energies imagine if America discovered a renewable energy source....a lot of people say hemp oil would be a good replacement for oil for green energy....look it up sir.
Don't call me sir, I work for a living!
Your body is not designed to inhale smoke of any kind! Let's think about this instead of trying to good time rock and rollers!!

Our infrastructure, for now ,is set up on fossil fuels. Where are we going to plug in theses electric cars if the EPA keeps shutting down coal fire power plants, your a*s?? Natural gas, oil, fracking, coal will provide the jobs, the tax revenue AND the money for the R&D to alternate energy. Right now, it isn't there. It is too expenses for the working man and government subsidies are not helping either! AND I am f*cking tired of fighting Middle Eastern wars. Giving money to people that give their money to people that hate us and want to kill us is insane!
Your knowledge of history is just enough to be dangerous!!

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#16 Mar 1, 2014
you probably say yolo too wrote:
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I've been in the cancer club for ten years I've also smoked weed for ten years. It's bullshnit weeds illegal, or all drugs for that matter. Who has the right to tell a consenting adult what he can or can not do with his or her body. That's stomping all over my rights as an American.
It is funny you don't say the same thing about: abortions, 2nd Amendment, how Obama used the IRS, NSA, AP & Fast and Furious! Where were you then?

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#17 Mar 1, 2014
you probably say yolo too wrote:
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So if another world war happens it's Obama's fault....I can't wait for the next republican president so I can blame everything from my personal problems to problems in other countries on him.
Obama QUIT GWOT!! NOW he wants to poke Russia in the eye!! After Putin has schooled him twice already!! Our enemies don't fear us and our allies don't trust us ALL BECAUSE OF THIS PRESIDENT!!
you probably say yolo too

United States

#18 Mar 1, 2014
Retired SOF wrote:
<quoted text>Obama QUIT GWOT!! NOW he wants to poke Russia in the eye!! After Putin has schooled him twice already!! Our enemies don't fear us and our allies don't trust us ALL BECAUSE OF THIS PRESIDENT!!
You're dumb. Yeah let's keep polluting and pumping carbon in the air and mess the earth up even more. Brilliant, sheer brilliance....you do know we will run out of fossil fuels and it'll probably be sooner rather than later right? My right to get an abortion is in jeopardy? noooope still can get an abortion. I can't buy a gun anymore? Noooope still can buy a gun if I choose to, and that right will never go away they're just trying to ban assault rifles, with all the mass shootings can you really blame em? All that other crap is Fox News noise. Yes it's messed up the NSA was tapping into people's phones but if you're not a terrorist what do you have to worry about? They're not gonna come after if you're simply bi tching about Obama. And all that Vladimir Putin stuff I'm making a whacking off gesture with my hand. If our enemies don't fear us then why don't they just try to invade? Your Fox News Glenn beck logic makes zero sense. Obama quit the global war on terrorism? No we pulled out of Iraq and were gonna pull out of Afghanistan because aren't you tired of seeing our troops fighting and dying in a war that we will never win.... You're not gonna stop terrorism by declaring war on it, it's still gonna happen....it's kinda like having a war on drugs it doesn't work. It's that plain and simple....I'm sick of you, you make no sense you have the comprehension of an 11 year old cuz when you have to resort to calling people names when they don't agree with you....I'm an American and I'm a patriot. Other than the fact it's a crime to smoke weed, I've never felt my rights were in jeopardy, you're just being a baby if you feel yours are. So whine on cry baby I'm finished talking to your ignorant self, read a book dude, read a book about repressive governments, read a book about nazi Germany cuz I bet you think America is like nazi Germany. Ignorant. You probably think your religious freedom is in jeopardy cuz wal mart employees can't say merry Christmas too huh? If you think im unpatriotic then think that I don't care, I want change in this country I don't want war, I don't want to be dependent on fossil fuels, I want to be able to smoke weed without being worried about being arrested or worried about losing a job, i want to see assault rifles and other automatic weapons banned, I want you to acknowledge praying and hugging your children doesn't solve mass shootings, I don't want religion in politics, I want to see a better distribution of wealth because minimum wage as of now sucks, I want to see the voting system go to popular vote, I want less censorship, I want people like you to change their outlook on a lot of these issues because your way of thinking stopped working for this country a while ago. But what is the use of changing the mind of someone who has lived in a bubble for the past 14 years and is to scared of the black boogie man in the White House to get out of the bubble. Get real man, I'm out. Peace.

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#19 Mar 2, 2014
you probably say yolo too wrote:
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You're dumb. Yeah let's keep polluting and pumping carbon in the air and mess the earth up even more. Brilliant, sheer brilliance....you do know we will run out of fossil fuels and it'll probably be sooner rather than later right? My right to get an abortion is in jeopardy? noooope still can get an abortion. I can't buy a gun anymore? Noooope still can buy a gun if I choose to, and that right will never go away they're just trying to ban assault rifles, with all the mass shootings can you really blame em? All that other crap is Fox News noise. Yes it's messed up the NSA was tapping into people's phones but if you're not a terrorist what do you have to worry about? They're not gonna come after if you're simply bi tching about Obama. And all that Vladimir Putin stuff I'm making a whacking off gesture with my hand. If our enemies don't fear us then why don't they just try to invade? Your Fox News Glenn beck logic makes zero sense. Obama quit the global war on terrorism? No we pulled out of Iraq and were gonna pull out of Afghanistan because aren't you tired of seeing our troops fighting and dying in a war that we will never win.... You're not gonna stop terrorism by declaring war on it, it's still gonna happen....it's kinda like having a war on drugs it doesn't work. It's that plain and simple....I'm sick of you, you make no sense you have the comprehension of an 11 year old cuz when you have to resort to calling people names when they don't agree with you....I'm an American and I'm a patriot. Other than the fact it's a crime to smoke weed, I've never felt my rights were in jeopardy, you're just being a baby if you feel yours are. So whine on cry baby I'm finished talking to your ignorant self, read a book dude, read a book about repressive governments, read a book about nazi Germany cuz I bet you think America is like nazi Germany. Ignorant. You probably think your religious freedom is in jeopardy cuz wal mart employees can't say merry Christmas too huh? If you think im unpatriotic then think that I don't care, I want change in this country I don't want war, I don't want to be dependent on fossil fuels, I want to be able to smoke weed without being worried about being arrested or worried about losing a job, i want to see assault rifles and other automatic weapons banned, I want you to acknowledge praying and hugging your children doesn't solve mass shootings, I don't want religion in politics, I want to see a better distribution of wealth because minimum wage as of now sucks, I want to see the voting system go to popular vote, I want less censorship, I want people like you to change their outlook on a lot of these issues because your way of thinking stopped working for this country a while ago. But what is the use of changing the mind of someone who has lived in a bubble for the past 14 years and is to scared of the black boogie man in the White House to get out of the bubble. Get real man, I'm out. Peace.
I could pick your argument apart line by line but why waste my time! Liberals have a hard time excepting truth and facts, to you it is all about emotions. Your community organizer is about this close to staring something he can't handle and you are worried about smoking dope, the minimum wage,abortions, banning guns and fossil fuels. I spent 22 years of my life defending this country and I will be d*mned if I am going to willing hand it over to a socialist! Keep your head in the sand because by the time YOU realize how f*cked up this all really it, it will be too late!
you probably say yolo too

United States

#20 Mar 2, 2014
Retired SOF wrote:
<quoted text>I could pick your argument apart line by line but why waste my time! Liberals have a hard time excepting truth and facts, to you it is all about emotions. Your community organizer is about this close to staring something he can't handle and you are worried about smoking dope, the minimum wage,abortions, banning guns and fossil fuels. I spent 22 years of my life defending this country and I will be d*mned if I am going to willing hand it over to a socialist! Keep your head in the sand because by the time YOU realize how f*cked up this all really it, it will be too late!
What's he gonna start war???? This is media hype they do it once every few months and when we don't go to war people like you say he's weak. So if you're not sending troops to die for useless causes you're weak and a socialist.... Get real man

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