Marijuana advocates strike back at La...

Marijuana advocates strike back at Lamar Smith

There are 50 comments on the MySanAntonio.com story from Jul 6, 2011, titled Marijuana advocates strike back at Lamar Smith. In it, MySanAntonio.com reports that:

Worried that marijuana decriminalization dreams could go up in smoke, advocates are targeting a Texas congressman who has vowed to kill a bill that would remove pot from the federal list of controlled substances.

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Sheik Yerbouti

Richmond, IN

#2 Jul 7, 2011
No surprise that this scumbag if from texas the same state that produced the busheviks! This idiot sounds like typical redneck scum!!

“Good luck with that !!!!”

Since: Dec 10

New York, NY

#3 Jul 7, 2011
I wonder how much in kickbacks he's getting from the pharma/alcohol lobbies .
Bringmedinner

San Jose, CA

#4 Jul 7, 2011
All recent scientific studies with peer review have shown marijuana harmful in many ways. It fools the endocrine system and thus, places fake chemicals in the brain synapses and alters perception and response. It alters hormonal levels prior and during pregnancy and in developing adolescents. The affects on society since the sixties is destructive any way one judges it. Most criminals extol its affects on their lives as positive, yet the connection between marijuana and crime is undeniable. It alters perception of distance and is hallucinogenic in varying degrees based on the personality stability of the victims. It causes and cements emotional growth, giving the smokers the idea they were born intelligent and have no need for further maturation. It fools the user into the common psychological malady of self-validation of stagnant and irreversible delusions. It can be found in the blood thirty days after last use. It takes over a year to reverse the detrimental affects on the psyche, return the endocrine system to normality and some never recover. The increase in chronic mental illness and homelessness is keyed to this drug's use. It has been the primary cause for the increased occurrences of deviant sexuality and is used by sexual perverts to lessen psychological safety factors (inhibitions) in their victims.
An Independent

Copperas Cove, TX

#5 Jul 7, 2011
Bringmedinner wrote:
All recent scientific studies with peer review have shown marijuana harmful in many ways.
The most abused drug of all is alcohol, yet it is legal. It causes more deaths than all illegal drugs combined. Cigarettes are far more harmful than marijuana.

I assume you are consistent in your thought process and support prohibition of alcohol and cigarettes?
Bringmedinner

San Jose, CA

#6 Jul 7, 2011
An Independent wrote:
<quoted text>
The most abused drug of all is alcohol, yet it is legal. It causes more deaths than all illegal drugs combined. Cigarettes are far more harmful than marijuana.
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Neither alcohol, nor tobacco cause core level changes in the endocrine system, altering basic body chemistries. Alcohol is burnt off in the body as sugar; marijuana stays in the system for long periods. It has been scientifically established that marijuana leaves much more tars and cancer causing agents in the lungs, not only due to its nature, but the fact that dope heads keep the smoke in their lungs. The number of traffic accidents and deaths caused by marijuana hallucination is yet to be established; most deaths are not tested for marijuana. Total hallucinatory destruction of response times and false perceptions of space and distance suggest marijuana is a high contributor to many fatal accidents.
An Independent

Copperas Cove, TX

#7 Jul 7, 2011
Bringmedinner wrote:
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Neither alcohol, nor tobacco cause core level changes in the endocrine system, altering basic body chemistries.
I didn't see an answer in there.

Are you consistent in your thought process and support alcohol and cigarettes to be prohibited.

DO you deny that they cause more harm and deaths than marijuana?
An Independent

Copperas Cove, TX

#8 Jul 7, 2011
Bringmedinner wrote:
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The number of traffic accidents and deaths caused by marijuana hallucination is yet to be established; most deaths are not tested for marijuana.
Yet it is well known that 50% of traffic deaths are directly attributed to alcohol, killing over 20,000 people annually.

DO you deny that?
Crazy n Nutty Politics

Miami, FL

#9 Jul 7, 2011
Bringmedinner wrote:
All recent scientific studies with peer review have shown marijuana harmful in many ways..
Source 1 please!(not the psychzophrenia study, resus monkey study both which were proven wrong)

I'll do an easy one for you since the BRAIN HAS IT'S OWN cannibanoid receptors.(ps..cannibis is the correct term..no such thing as marijuana..(aka, the racist refer maddness term)

Cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1) receptors are thought to be one of the most widely expressed G protein-coupled receptors in the brain. Endocannabinoids released from the depolarized post-synaptic neuron bind to CB1 receptors in the pre-synaptic neuron and cause a reduction in GABA release.(gaba relase causes natural rest and relaxation)

CB2 receptors are mainly expressed on T cells of the immune system, on macrophages and B cells, and in hematopoietic cells. They also have a function in keratinocytes, and are expressed on mouse pre-implantation embryos. It is also expressed on peripheral nerve terminals. Current research suggests that these receptors play a role in nociception, or the perception of pain.(pain releif and they are found in human embryo's..wow..weed receptors in brain BEFORE BIRTH)

The existence of additional cannabinoid receptors has long been suspected, due to the actions of compounds such as abnormal cannabidiol that produce cannabinoid-like effects on blood pressure and inflammation, yet do not activate either CB1 or CB2.(WOW..it raises heartbeat..but LOWERS blood pressure and inflamation in arteries)

read more for gastrointestinal, arthritic and opthamaltic pain relief..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabinoid_rece...

NO WONDER BIG PHARMA WANTS IT ILLEGAL!
Crazy n Nutty Politics

Miami, FL

#10 Jul 7, 2011
Bringmedinner wrote:
<quoted text>
Neither alcohol, nor tobacco cause core level changes in the endocrine system, altering basic body chemistries. Alcohol is burnt off in the body as sugar; marijuana stays in the system for long periods. It has been scientifically established that marijuana leaves much more tars and cancer causing agents in the lungs, not only due to its nature, but the fact that dope heads keep the smoke in their lungs. The number of traffic accidents and deaths caused by marijuana hallucination is yet to be established; most deaths are not tested for marijuana. Total hallucinatory destruction of response times and false perceptions of space and distance suggest marijuana is a high contributor to many fatal accidents.
Pot users titrate unlike alcohol users which don't know when to stop.(ie..they know they are stoned and compensate for it)
tom

Owatonna, MN

#11 Jul 7, 2011
Show me in constitution where it says the government controls what you put in your body.

Since: Oct 10

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#12 Jul 7, 2011
Bringmedinner wrote:
All recent scientific studies with peer review have shown marijuana harmful in many ways. It fools the endocrine system and thus, places fake chemicals in the brain synapses and alters perception and response. It alters hormonal levels prior and during pregnancy and in developing adolescents. The affects on society since the sixties is destructive any way one judges it. Most criminals extol its affects on their lives as positive, yet the connection between marijuana and crime is undeniable. It alters perception of distance and is hallucinogenic in varying degrees based on the personality stability of the victims. It causes and cements emotional growth, giving the smokers the idea they were born intelligent and have no need for further maturation. It fools the user into the common psychological malady of self-validation of stagnant and irreversible delusions. It can be found in the blood thirty days after last use. It takes over a year to reverse the detrimental affects on the psyche, return the endocrine system to normality and some never recover. The increase in chronic mental illness and homelessness is keyed to this drug's use. It has been the primary cause for the increased occurrences of deviant sexuality and is used by sexual perverts to lessen psychological safety factors (inhibitions) in their victims.
been smoking it every day of my life for over 35years and have never rread so much crap in all my life since watching reefer madness years ago.

what an idiot!!!
roaddog

Kingston Springs, TN

#13 Jul 7, 2011
Mom says anyone who takes pot looses their...., looses their...., forgot what I was gonna say.
hot-dog-gobbler

Lynbrook, NY

#14 Jul 7, 2011
Prohibition is a failed policy. Just as God could not keep Adam and Eve from eating from a single tree a politician can not keep a human from consuming cannabis. Decriminalize it.
Even if one were to use cannabis to the point of addiction, they have no more business being in jail than an obese person with an addiction to food.
If an individual choses not to partake for their own reasons they are entitled to do so. However, to lock another in a cage (jail) for not agreeing with said individual is despicable.
roaddog

Kingston Springs, TN

#15 Jul 7, 2011
How about we lock up politicians for telling lies, but then we'd have nobody in office anywhere.
Sheik Yerbouti

Warrington, PA

#16 Jul 7, 2011
bring me dinner is notorious on Topic for ridiculous posts. Note that he didn't cite specific studies just his own perverted stereotyping of otherwise law abiding cannabis users. He is nothing but right wing vermin! Cannabis has been shown to be relatively harmless when compared with other legal drugs like alcohol and prescription narcotics. He is just another self righteous twit with nothing to back up his ridiculous position!
roaddog

Kingston Springs, TN

#17 Jul 7, 2011
why doesn't the war on drugs include the hundreds of commercials on t.v.,"side effects of using this product may include bla bla bla bla or in some cases even death might occur." corporate merica has politicians IN THEIR POCKET!!! sickening
Sick of Stupid

Davenport, IA

#18 Jul 7, 2011
An Independent wrote:
<quoted text>
The most abused drug of all is alcohol, yet it is legal. It causes more deaths than all illegal drugs combined. Cigarettes are far more harmful than marijuana.
I assume you are consistent in your thought process and support prohibition of alcohol and cigarettes?
Everyone who smokes cigs smokes 30 a day or more.
Stoners, generally, couldn't smoke 30 joints a day, even if they tried.

Legalization would be sensable at this point. The stuff is everwhere. Every high school has seen pot up close. They know where their parents keep it, and they know how to get it if they want it. Everyone knows someone who smokes, or quit smoking, or is dealing it, orknows how to get it. 1 out of 10,(maybe 7)American houses has a felony amount of pot in it.

The most sensable thing to do is legalize it, tax it, and advocate people not using it, just like we do with alcohol, cigs, and gambling.

Let's take the excitement out of Weed.
roaddog

Kingston Springs, TN

#19 Jul 7, 2011
The drug companies dont want weed legal, it would cut into their profits way too much. And we all know the politicians are bought by the drug companies and other big bizz,(oil, pharmacuticals, on and on). Sad but true. Then the politicians can argue for more $$$ to build more jails to retain jobs and on and on. Like I said earlier the war on drugs does not include the endless t.v. commercials for...DRUGS!!!
Crazy n Nutty Politics

Miami, FL

#20 Jul 8, 2011
New drug for career politicians has numerous side effects: side effects might include lying, using campaign funds on prostitutes, hypocritical outburts, cynical, ignorance and profound deafness to the American populous.

(2 early to come up with a witty name..sigh)
roaddog

Kingston Springs, TN

#21 Jul 8, 2011
Too bad they can't come up with a drug that makes politicians be truthful, but then they would refuse to take it.

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