Letter: Marijuana not a harmless drug

Nov 26, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: 2theadvocate.com

I wish to respond to the Nov. 19 letter to the editor criticizing the Louisiana State Police for wasting money with marijuana air searches.

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Ho Lee Schitt

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What a total moron. As a pharmacist he has a vested interest in keeping cannabis illegal so he can push addicting drugs like Oxycontin on the public. In addition nothing he said is backed up by credible evidence.

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I am a 65 year young grandma,and i have been smoking marijuana every since I was 14 years old. I was raised in New Jersey,there we smoked to keep parents from smelling the alcohol. I am not addicted to marijuana,however;I am to cigarettes. Marijuana is not addicting,just enjoyable and relaxing with no side affects such as, drunk driving,early morning hang overs with red eyes and smelling like a whiskey still early in the mornings,not to mention the head aches and the vomiting (throw -up) puke! nasty feeling all day long,when you can smoke a joint and have a wonderful,beautiful, pleasant day.
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Holy crapola. You don't think that people drive while high on smoke? Guess again. Drugs are a factor in about 17% of traffic fatalities according to post-mortem testing.

Not only that, being high can interfere with your visual depth perception for as much as 48 hours after the high is gone.

When driving a car, being able to tell the difference between 2 feet and 8 feet can save a life.

“Good luck with that !!!!”

Since: Dec 10

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liberal monkey wrote:
Holy crapola. You don't think that people drive while high on smoke? Guess again. Drugs are a factor in about 17% of traffic fatalities according to post-mortem testing.
Not only that, being high can interfere with your visual depth perception for as much as 48 hours after the high is gone.
When driving a car, being able to tell the difference between 2 feet and 8 feet can save a life.
I'd like to know where you got your "info". 48 hrs??? I think not. Stay away from the NIDA site, your brain will thank you.
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liberal monkey wrote:
Holy crapola. You don't think that people drive while high on smoke? Guess again. Drugs are a factor in about 17% of traffic fatalities according to post-mortem testing.

Not only that, being high can interfere with your visual depth perception for as much as 48 hours after the high is gone.

When driving a car, being able to tell the difference between 2 feet and 8 feet can save a life.
You are wrong sir. I know from experience, I'll just take a gamble that you don't.
stoner420

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legalize it. it will save the economy and bring tons of jobs for the unimployed. weed has NEVER killed anyone but on the other hand how many deaths have we had from alcohol, pills, and other hardcore drugs they should be worried about not weed

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stoner420 wrote:
legalize it. it will save the economy and bring tons of jobs for the unimployed. weed has NEVER killed anyone but on the other hand how many deaths have we had from alcohol, pills, and other hardcore drugs they should be worried about not weed
Yes, Marijuana serves many purposes, yes itís a drug and no it does not kill you. Marijuana is not a harmful drug as many people think that, as of current time there have been no records that Marijuana was the cause of death!! Wow! Hard to believe? Yes, but itís true. Marijuana has many uses and would help the economy greatly if it was legalized! Marijuana can be used for medicine, it can be used for construction, a placement for wood, paper products, textiles, bedding for animals, food for animal, certain plastics, oils, nutritional supplements, and etc. I bet you never thought that the "drug" Marijuana would be so helpful to the economy.

If Marijuana was to become legalized it could help bring the economy back to where it was earlier in time. Just think to yourself for a minute, and think of how much money the government made last year off cigarette sells, was it 100,000? NO, was it 1 million? Nope. It was roughly 9.3 billion dollars they made last year from the tax off cigarettes. Now Marijuana is sold for a little bit more. If Marijuana was taxed and sold the government would make double or triple the amount it made on cigarettes, thatís a lot of money over 20 billion dollars the government would have to do whatever they do with it...

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there is nothing wrong with smokeing a blunt.yes it is a harmless drug you can still drive and everything else when you smoke a blunt.but when you are pilled or cracked out or on alcohol you cant.

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i agree with you.you go girl.

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I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong? Marijuana has stood the false blame of many persons under arrest for crimes. It used to be that someone who did a breaking and entering theft could get a potential diminishment of sentence by claiming he was under the influence of marijuana at the time. I used to smoke lots of marijuana in my younger years and I didn't go around committing crimes other than the actual crime of smoking marijuana itself. In fact, I saw other teenagers around who were dangerous and prospective doers of ill, who started smoking marijuana, and turned into more mellow, responsible, concerned persons. It certainly made me a better student. It was a challenge. Teachers saw that I was high and would nail me with a tough question, and when my answers were better than the other students, there was some justice to the positive effects of marijuana. Of course I am a high IQ genius, but my grades went up when I was regularly smoking marijuana before school, and I enjoyed my studies more. Marijuana made me enjoy life more, including those groovie math puzzles and history became fascinating and the sciences (physical and social sciences) became ever so interesting. Marijuana brings enjoyment to life.
After all people;
Man made booze, God created marijuana
Who do you trust?
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Feb 15, 2011
 
Alberto Einstein wrote:
I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong? Marijuana has stood the false blame of many persons under arrest for crimes. It used to be that someone who did a breaking and entering theft could get a potential diminishment of sentence by claiming he was under the influence of marijuana at the time. I used to smoke lots of marijuana in my younger years and I didn't go around committing crimes other than the actual crime of smoking marijuana itself. In fact, I saw other teenagers around who were dangerous and prospective doers of ill, who started smoking marijuana, and turned into more mellow, responsible, concerned persons. It certainly made me a better student. It was a challenge. Teachers saw that I was high and would nail me with a tough question, and when my answers were better than the other students, there was some justice to the positive effects of marijuana. Of course I am a high IQ genius, but my grades went up when I was regularly smoking marijuana before school, and I enjoyed my studies more. Marijuana made me enjoy life more, including those groovie math puzzles and history became fascinating and the sciences (physical and social sciences) became ever so interesting. Marijuana brings enjoyment to life.
After all people;
Man made booze, God created marijuana
Who do you trust?
I totally agree with you. Alcohol should be illegal & pot made legal in all states our society would be so much better off.

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Marijuana NOR alcohol should be illegal. They should both be regulated (as alcohol already is) and taxed.

I'm not saying everyone should be able to get totally baked and drive with no consequences, but we definitely need to rethink what is important for us to be wasting money on and what isn't. Pot isn't going anywhere...EVER. And since most of society doesn't buy into the propaganda anymore, let's tax it and help the economy.

FACT: No proven lethal amount...In other words you will fall asleep before you could ever think about over dosing.

FACT: No study has ever directly linked pot to lung cancer. In cases where pot smokers developed lung cancer, they were always cigarette smokers also.

Do you think people like Montell Williams should be locked up? Here's a very wonderful human being who helps people in many different ways. But is he a bad guy because he uses it for pain? NO. Neither is anyone else who uses it for pain.

It is also used for many other things from pain, to nausea. And if it is so horrible for you and makes you lazy, I'd like to point out that Mike Phelps won like 8 gold medals. Is he a bad guy too?

If we regulate it, it will make it harder for kids to get. Drug dealers don't ask for i.d. cards, stores do. If it's not your thing, then don't smoke it. But as long as someone is not harming another person, leave them alone. I would much prefer people smoking weed and chilling on the couch than out committing violence.

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Feb 15, 2011
 
any one need crack dealers number ?i have some and would like to put those people in jail but it
would drive them under if i give them up.
The cops know whom they are. They want the big fish
tinkerton

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stoner420 wrote:
legalize it. it will save the economy and bring tons of jobs for the unimployed. weed has NEVER killed anyone but on the other hand how many deaths have we had from alcohol, pills, and other hardcore drugs they should be worried about not weed
You are right on, man! I read something (don't know where)
About city's In California where the drunk driving arrests have gone down 60% since medical marijuana has been legalized. The liquor stores and bars have had significant decreases in income too. Seems like they are stoned on pot. Any pot smoker knows that pot does not affect driving in the way drunk driving does. I've been smoking since I was 15 & I'm now 56, that's 41 years! Yeah I was/am a hippie. It is great to be part of the coolest generation! My health is good, I've never been arrested or in any real trouble. I drink champagne on new years & on our wedding anniversary, get stoned once a day, in the evenings after work, like some people drink a beer or wine. I'm happy! I wish medical marijuana was legal in my state. It will be one day, I just want to be around when it is!!!

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Feb 16, 2011
 
There is very little evidence that smoking marijuana as a means of taking it represents a significant health risk.

Although cannabis has been smoked widely in Western countries for more than four decades, there have been no reported cases of lung cancer or emphysema attributed to marijuana.

I suspect that a day's breathing in any city with poor air quality poses more of a threat than inhaling a day's dose -- which for many ailments is just a portion of a joint -- of marijuana.

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stoner420 wrote:
legalize it. it will save the economy and bring tons of jobs for the unimployed. weed has NEVER killed anyone but on the other hand how many deaths have we had from alcohol, pills, and other hardcore drugs they should be worried about not weed
Are you really serious? Tell me that you are joking!

“Good luck with that !!!!”

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Feb 16, 2011
 
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Are you really serious? Tell me that you are joking!
Maybe not very eloquently put, but aside from that, what exactly, is your problem with that statement??? What has he said that was not true ????

“30yrs in this garbage state ”

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Ralphie1 wrote:
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Are you really serious? Tell me that you are joking!
Proof please, of where MJ has killed anyone !!

“Viva Mexico”

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Feb 16, 2011
 
life is not a harmless experience, do it long enough and you will die.

so enjoy your liberty and freedom, and do not try to deprive others of theirs, since it is valuable to you.

enjoy yourself, and do not rub yourself with poison ivy leaves, even though they are legal, and no one really cares if you do it or not.

why ? because it will make you itch and break out in a rash, and it will be unpleasant for you.

so, by the way, why aren't any marijuana smokers complaining ? or breaking out in a rash ?

well, why is it illegal then ?
good question, because until 1937, marijuana was a constituent of most of your skin lotions, creams, and medications.

lol
what happened ?

no problems were caused by marijuana until AFTER it was made illegal. and the majority of those are IN THE MINDS OF THE ANTI-POT CROWD!
kunal

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whats problem grass

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