California Proposition 19: the Mariju...

California Proposition 19: the Marijuana Legalization Initiative

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#13357 Nov 27, 2012
Moniker wrote:
These are almost direct quotes from the mouth of Rush Limbaugh
This is the typical paranoia and hyperbole that characterize the daily nine hours of right-wing talk radio we get from Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Sussman, etc., along with the additional nonsense that Obama is a foreign-born, radical leftist, socialist, Muslim sympathizer.
Ummm, but Obama is.
Flounders

La Puente, CA

#13358 Nov 28, 2012
The Republican's elected offcials in Washington D.C. haven't got over the butKicking they got in 2012.

Taking it to the limit, GOP, Republican idiots in Washington D.C. have decided to get side tracked and pick on a FEMALE rather than deal with the debt crises.
Last True Conservative

Chico, CA

#13359 Nov 28, 2012
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>I'm for it being legal but there is a lot of false information about it. More teens enter treatment each year with marijuana as the main substance that they abused. In 2004, 64% of teens were admitted for treatment for marijuana as their main drug of choice vs. 36% of all other substances including alcohol. Marijuana is addictive, as it meets the criteria for substance dependence
In a study reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, even a moderate dose of marijuana was shown to impair driving performance, since it affects alertness, concentration, perception coordination and reaction time – essential skills required for safe driving. Researchers also found that 17%(1 in 5) of crash victims under the age of 18 tested positive for marijuana.
What did the High times study find?
Researchers have found that heavy marijuana use may be especially problematic during teens’ peak learning years, when the brain is still developing, since smoking pot can impair your ability to concentrate and retain information. This can cause poor academic performance. You might think you’re doing well in school – but you’ll never know if smoking pot is inhibiting your true academic potential. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =IiWpyWsMVPgXX
The main reason that there are so many people in treatment for cannabis is that if caught with a small-medium amount of cannabis, the court will usually offer a diversion program (ie..."treatment"), rather than jail time. Most of these "patients" are not going into treatment voluntarily. Also, the stats for drivers who have THC in their system are somewhat misleading as they show are who has consumed THC in the past 30 days, rather that the past 24-72 hours with other substances such as alcohol, cocaine, and meth.
I'm not saying that cannabis is a cure-all or isn't bad for you, but it is also not the "devil weed" that it was once made out to be.
The Devil

Santa Cruz, CA

#13360 Nov 28, 2012
We live in a strange culture, it seems more appealing to give more attention to a problem than it's solution.
This is regarded as economy.
You might get the impression that we are an inquisitive people.
Well, almost.
Spangle

La Puente, CA

#13361 Nov 28, 2012
Darn lost another idiot tot he toilet.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#13362 Nov 28, 2012
Last True Conservative wrote:
<quoted text>
The main reason that there are so many people in treatment for cannabis is that if caught with a small-medium amount of cannabis, the court will usually offer a diversion program (ie..."treatment"), rather than jail time. Most of these "patients" are not going into treatment voluntarily. Also, the stats for drivers who have THC in their system are somewhat misleading as they show are who has consumed THC in the past 30 days, rather that the past 24-72 hours with other substances such as alcohol, cocaine, and meth.
I'm not saying that cannabis is a cure-all or isn't bad for you, but it is also not the "devil weed" that it was once made out to be.
By "people" do you mean underage? If made legal like Colorado, there still will be an age limit. Smoking pot while a kid is not a good idea, is it?
The Smell Precedes Him

Santa Cruz, CA

#13363 Nov 28, 2012
Spangle wrote:
Darn lost another idiot tot he toilet.
Think again.
Bruno24

Brussels, Belgium

#13364 Nov 28, 2012
RiccardoFire wrote:
Dear Potheads: If weed apparently CURES cancer...?
As a lot of you state (as you're uneducated) why are we still using chemo for cancer? Why not give patients a giant bag of weed and send them on their merry way?
Weed does not cure cancer, it's only lessens the pain!
I'm basically saying stop making up/exaggerating facts about weed to try and get it legal.... The amount of times I see people saying it CURES cancer is unbelievable,
If you want it legal because you like the "high" feeling, then tell the truth, don't make it out to be the cure for the world.
I know it is hard to believe. But if cannabis can be used to ease the pain of chemo and radio therapy, notably the nausea, cannabis, indeed THC seems also to transform many type of cancerous cells into autophagic cells, i.e. eating each other(*). This has been discovered on mice and extended on other mammals and some people have been cured. It looks like the progress are slow due to the fact that cannabis is schedule one, and that's probably the reason chemo and radio continue. I am not sure, nor do I pretend, that THC will replace completely chemo and radio, but given the facts that seems plausible to me. Progress in science are always slow and applications are slower due to conflict of interests, so you imagine how making cannabis schedule one can slow the progress!

(*) http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37948
Goat Boy

Santa Cruz, CA

#13365 Nov 28, 2012
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>By "people" do you mean underage? If made legal like Colorado, there still will be an age limit. Smoking pot while a kid is not a good idea, is it?
While influential in his field, revolutionary in his conceptions and synonymous with genius itself, Albert Einstein had ideas about the responsible use of nuclear power, world government and policy in the Middle East. But to a world that is happy to capitalize on the value of a resource without taking personal responsibility for it's intelligent use, it became necessary for certain people to present themselves in support of their own ambitions- resigned to the opinion,
"Einstein , that's not a very good idea."
I like your question though.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#13366 Nov 28, 2012
Bruno24 wrote:
<quoted text>
I know it is hard to believe. But if cannabis can be used to ease the pain of chemo and radio therapy, notably the nausea, cannabis, indeed THC seems also to transform many type of cancerous cells into autophagic cells, i.e. eating each other(*). This has been discovered on mice and extended on other mammals and some people have been cured. It looks like the progress are slow due to the fact that cannabis is schedule one, and that's probably the reason chemo and radio continue. I am not sure, nor do I pretend, that THC will replace completely chemo and radio, but given the facts that seems plausible to me. Progress in science are always slow and applications are slower due to conflict of interests, so you imagine how making cannabis schedule one can slow the progress!
(*) http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37948
I know it can be helpful for cancer, but not cure it. If u want it legal to get high, then it's okay to say that, but to say all these great things about what it does is bogus.
Bruno24

Brussels, Belgium

#13367 Nov 28, 2012
And as I said before, the fact that THC can help curing cancer was discovered 30 years before in the US.

"Federal researchers implanted several types of cancer, including leukemia and lung cancers, in mice, then treated them with cannabinoids (unique, active components found in marijuana). THC and other cannabinoids shrank tumors and increased the mice's lifespans. Munson, AE et al. Antineoplastic Activity of Cannabinoids. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Sept. 1975. p. 597-602."

And cannabis has been made schedule one!

http://www.mapinc.org/newstcl/v01/n572/a11.ht...

If you accept that your government lie to to you, you can expect the worst.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#13368 Nov 28, 2012
Goat Boy wrote:
<quoted text>
While influential in his field, revolutionary in his conceptions and synonymous with genius itself, Albert Einstein had ideas about the responsible use of nuclear power, world government and policy in the Middle East. But to a world that is happy to capitalize on the value of a resource without taking personal responsibility for it's intelligent use, it became necessary for certain people to present themselves in support of their own ambitions- resigned to the opinion,
"Einstein , that's not a very good idea."
I like your question though.
Pot is nothing new.
Goat Boy

Santa Cruz, CA

#13369 Nov 28, 2012
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>Pot is nothing new.
And you are a fountain of novelty.
Why don't you throw the world in while you're at It. 4.54 billion years old, tell me something I don't already know. What a rip-off.
Can you ear me

La Puente, CA

#13370 Nov 28, 2012
Can you ear me? me now? me now?

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#13371 Nov 28, 2012
Goat Boy wrote:
<quoted text>
And you are a fountain of novelty.
Why don't you throw the world in while you're at It. 4.54 billion years old, tell me something I don't already know. What a rip-off.
You can't afford it?

Since: Sep 07

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#13372 Nov 28, 2012
Bruno24 wrote:
And as I said before, the fact that THC can help curing cancer was discovered 30 years before in the US.
"Federal researchers implanted several types of cancer, including leukemia and lung cancers, in mice, then treated them with cannabinoids (unique, active components found in marijuana). THC and other cannabinoids shrank tumors and increased the mice's lifespans. Munson, AE et al. Antineoplastic Activity of Cannabinoids. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Sept. 1975. p. 597-602."
And cannabis has been made schedule one!
http://www.mapinc.org/newstcl/v01/n572/a11.ht...
If you accept that your government lie to to you, you can expect the worst.
if marijuana cures cancer, why do we still have millions dying every year?
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_people_die...

frankly, I don't believe anything that drug addicts say. they are liars. they will sell their soul for a hit.

you rant about how all drugs should be legalized. yeah. go take some krokodil and spare us your problems.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europ...
Wiskers

La Puente, CA

#13373 Nov 28, 2012
Can you hear me now you bunch of skankers?
The Miracle Worker

Santa Cruz, CA

#13374 Nov 28, 2012
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>You can't afford it?
I'm sorry.
Do you even speak English?
Wiskers

La Puente, CA

#13376 Nov 28, 2012
Another GOP, Republican Crank-Yanker Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) is set to take over as Chair of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Since this raving idiot has questioned the scientific consensus on climate change.
NeverAllowSimple Answers

Santa Cruz, CA

#13377 Nov 28, 2012
Wiskers wrote:
Another GOP, Republican Crank-Yanker Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) is set to take over as Chair of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
Since this raving idiot has questioned the scientific consensus on climate change.
Space- the ultimate barrier.
I think Steve Jobs had it right.
The impulse to technology should also be used to claim abstract territory and explore the world within.
It's practically all that's allowed anyway.
(And even that with a degree of restriction.)

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