Basu: Getting high isn't the point

Basu: Getting high isn't the point

There are 5 comments on the Http story from Aug 23, 2009, titled Basu: Getting high isn't the point. In it, Http reports that:

I'm not sure who I expected to see testify for legalizing medical marijuana at last week's public hearing.

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Mark Canbusby

Seattle, WA

#1 Aug 25, 2009
Over 250 world health organizations support Medical Marijuana, and so should you.

Look at how many lives that the legal drug alcohol takes every year; hundreds of thousands! NO ONE in the HISTORY of MANKIND has EVER Overdosed on marijuana. Can't happen, unless you EAT a pound or two, in which case, seems anything would kill you at that point.

Over 800,000 people were arrested in the USA last year for marijuana and about 90% of cases were minor charges. Time for some new laws! Thank you MPP.ORG

Since: Dec 10

Bastrop, TX

#2 Dec 24, 2010
It's just so stupid that they refuse to listen to all of these endless positive studies about marijuana and people in chronic pain telling them time after time about how much better they're lives are because of this wonderful drug. They just will not listen to the truth. They would rather you and I die before they do they're sworn duty to do what's best for the people. How many more of you're fellow Americans must die before they do what should have been done years ago? It just makes me sick. What cowards they are to live in fear of the DEA or whatever government agency that's breathing down they're necks instead of doing what's right for the American people. I'm sorry if they may lose their job that they went so many years to do. That's a hell of a price to pay, I understand. But is it better to lose your soul than to gain the world? My name is Russell Berwick and my blog is"The Extreme Centrist".
believer

Aberdeen, SD

#3 Dec 29, 2010
it certainly helped my brother who died of liver cancer 11/2010. helped with his pain and improved his appetite. it is also helpful for nausea and mental health issues, ie anxiety, panic and anti social disorders. what a waste of taxpayer monies to take care people in prison for possession. also, look at all the people hooked on prescription drugs. the gov't seems to think legal drugs are ok ... so ok, then legalize marijuana.
Shelley

South Pomfret, VT

#4 Dec 29, 2010
They could at least decriminalize and go chase after Meth and other horrible substances. I never could understand the time and energy and money wasted on marijuana.
jway

Florence, AL

#5 Dec 31, 2010
I am starting to think that may be legalizing small amounts of pot might be the the way to. Some sort of control, taxes and hope fully getting it out of the hands of crack meth and coke dealers. But so many dealers sell it all.

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