Marijuana Debate - Bloomington, IL
Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Bloomington, IL.
Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?
#1 Sep 12, 2010
Are we not mature enough as a society to look at the facts of pot use? America is so backwards!!! Pot is one of the least harmful drugs known to man yet too many conservatives would rather drink and pop pills. Somehow they view this as better!?
#2 Feb 17, 2011
#3 May 5, 2011
1.THC is proven to be more benign than the majority of prescription and over-the-counter medications including acetylsalicylic acid, the active ingredient in ASPIRIN.
2.TO SAVE MUCH NEEDED TAX DOLLARS.
A.)Reduced number of incarcerations due to smaller, non-violent possession charges.
B.)Drug enforcement funding utilization for more urgent needs such as methamphetamine, the growing synthetic designer research chemical problem (many of which are more cardio/neurotoxic and addictive than methamphetamine, crack/cocaine and powerful opiates like heroin, morphine and methadone) and other harmful narcotics.
C.)Reduced court costs.
3.TO GENERATE MUCH NEEDED TAX REVENUE.
A.)Tax marijuana prescription card issuance and renewal as well as marijuana distribution revenues.
4. Create jobs with marijuana cultivation and distribution industries.
5. Marijuana's medicinal value has been clinically proven in numerous reputable and studies, many of which have been published in legitimate and unbiased scholarly journals.
Excerpt from abstract of A Summary of the 1999 Institute of Medicine Report-
"Recommends against the use of smoked marijuana in medicine and for the development of a medical cannabinoid inhaler; and recommends that compassionate use of marijuana be considered under carefully reviewed protocols."
From the Department of Psychiatry, Mental Health Research Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Dr Watson); the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine, Portland (Dr Benson); and the Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC (Dr Joy). Dr Benson is dean and professor emeritus of the Oregan Health Sciences University School of Medicine.
"You have done a splendid job of producing a comprehensive summary of the evidence documenting that the prohibition of the production, sale and use of cannabis is utterly unjustified and produces many harmful effects. Any impartial person reading your REPORT will almost certainly end up favouring the re-legalisation of cannabis."
NOBEL LAUREATE PROFESSOR MILTON FRIEDMAN, Economics’ Adviser to U.S. government; Author, video and TV series writer and presenter; Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace; Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago.
AT LEAST LEGALIZE MEDICINAL USE OF CANNABIS!!
#4 May 12, 2011
beacuse alcohol is way worse but it is legal, who ever is in charge doesnt legalize marijuana beacuse they wouldnt make any money for taxes on it.
#5 Nov 3, 2011
I support the legalization of ALL drugs. Then, about two months after that would pass, I think we should, as the line goes in The Day After, "bury the dead, fill in a couple a' holes, and build some supermarkets."
#6 Nov 8, 2011
If marijuana was legalized, there would be more room in jails and prisons for real criminals.
#7 Jan 20, 2012
it's not very bad for you
#8 Feb 18, 2012
Those people who committed felony crimes when MJ was still illegal will not walk out of jail.
#9 Apr 19, 2013
There u certain diseases that madmade medicanes do not help. God put marijuana here on purpose. He did not invent loratabs valium and all those legal things. Why not use natural tax it n erase illinois debt??
#10 Aug 12, 2014
Freedom almost here House bill 4299
#11 Aug 27, 2014
Liquor kills people smoking don't
#12 Nov 17, 2014
for real medical reasons only
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