Marijuana Debate - Jackson, KY

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Jackson, KY.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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kiss

West Liberty, KY

#1 Aug 24, 2010
If we could grow it legally here then them mexicans would not get rich or be violent anymore!! hell their weed aint no good anyway!!! they couldn't compete!!
THE TRUTH

Lewisport, KY

#2 Aug 24, 2010
it is very good for you
THE TRUTH

Lewisport, KY

#3 Aug 24, 2010
its very good for you
no one special

AOL

#4 Aug 24, 2010
no drug should be legal
Oe Man George

Irvine, KY

#5 Aug 24, 2010
i got me sum marywanda i wil trade fer sum chickeni gonna hav big harvist this yeir in novimbir
Gabrielle Hensley

London, KY

#6 Aug 25, 2010
when have you ever heard of marijuana killin someone or overdosin on somethin or causin someone to ffreakin kill a doctor for dope ya know it makes peace and happiness and it calms your nerves and no xanaxes or klonopins or doctor visits
sounds

West Liberty, KY

#7 Aug 25, 2010
First marijuana the something else next. When will it stop.
noooooooooo

West Liberty, KY

#8 Aug 25, 2010
First marijuana then what would be next?
but just my opinion

AOL

#9 Aug 25, 2010
no good comes from any drug
LoL

Georgetown, KY

#10 Aug 25, 2010
This thread is why ray and harv rule breathitt baby.
Weeeeeeeeee
dylan

Columbus, GA

#11 Aug 25, 2010
but just my opinion wrote:
no good comes from any drug
marijuana is a plant. it grows naturally on our planet. there is no refining or adding chemicals to it, it just grows that way, they way God intended.
Genesis 1:29 (check it out on google)
doesnt making nature against the law seem a bit...unnatural?
The Green Man

United States

#12 Aug 26, 2010
Hell, ever since all the pill-heads took over there isn't as much maryijuana in B.C. like there used to be.... most dealers dropped pot so they could make easier, faster money on pills. And what has happened since the decline in marijuana sell??? You have all the rogues stealing for pills (not pot) you have ppl on the needle, and ppl dieing from the needle/OD.... You have the whores on the bridge selling their asses for pills... Alcohol isn't even legal in B.C. and pills are easier to find than anything... soooo the youth get pilled out instead of just drinking a little or smoking a little grass. When I was young... all anyone EVER did was drink a little and smoke a little grass, no one died, no one got robbed or abused in any manner and everyone got along at parties.... even different social clicks... Now you have 17yr old parties with mass amounts of nerve pills and girls getting taken advantage of... There is nothing for the youth to do in B.C. for fun/thrills except catch some type of buzz and have sex... this is a sad situation, and it has been that way for at lease 20 years that I have saw myself... me now being around 30... Maybe if the ppl of B.C. worried more about educating the children than what they worry about who's buying what from whom.... the pill abuse would cut down... and without the youth to buy up the pills, then the dealers would start to lose money and maybe.... just maybe find a job... doubtful but possible. And to a person who posted earlier... marijuana doesn't always lead to other drug addictions, I am in favor of marijuana but not pill abuse, especially when it comes to the youth. In my opinion B.C. needs to do 2 things to get things started back in a better light.. 1. Get something for the kids to do other than get high and screw (Movie Theater, BETTER after school activities, etc.) 2. Make the county wet. This one may sound bad, BUT would you rather your sneaky teenagers be drinking a little beer.... or taking pills..... Also we are GIVING away our money to Wolfe and Perry county anyway, it's not like us being dry stops anyone from getting drunk, and it doesn't make us holier-than-thou to be dry, what it does do is it gives our money away to other counties and our county governement could benefit from the taxes on that shit.... Also, just maybe if alcohol was available more readily and closer to the ppl of B.C., pills would be bought less as well. Soooo... to sum up all of my ramblings.... Make B.C. wet... and Yes legalize God's Great Green!!!! hahahahah

“SINE POENA NON EST LEX.”

Since: Aug 08

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#13 Aug 26, 2010
Marijuana: The Facts

Marijuana is an addictive drug with significant health consequences to its users and others. Many harmful short-term and long-term problems have been documented with its use:

The short term effects of marijuana use include: memory loss, distorted perception, trouble with thinking and problem solving, loss of motor skills, decrease in muscle strength, increased heart rate, and anxiety.

In recent years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of emergency room mentions of marijuana use. From 1993-2000, the number of emergency room marijuana mentions more than tripled.

There are also many long-term health consequences of marijuana use. According to the National Institutes of Health, studies show that someone who smokes five joints per week may be taking in as many cancer-causing chemicals as someone who smokes a full pack of cigarettes every day.

Marijuana contains more than 400 chemicals, including most of the harmful substances found in tobacco smoke. Smoking one marijuana cigarette deposits about four times more tar into the lungs than a filtered tobacco cigarette.

Harvard University researchers report that the risk of a heart attack is five times higher than usual in the hour after smoking marijuana.

Smoking marijuana also weakens the immune system and raises the risk of lung infections. A Columbia University study found that a control group smoking a single marijuana cigarette every other day for a year had a white-blood-cell count that was 39 percent lower than normal, thus damaging the immune system and making the user far more susceptible to infection and sickness.

Users can become dependent on marijuana to the point they must seek treatment to stop abusing it. In 1999, more than 200,000 Americans entered substance abuse treatment primarily for marijuana abuse and dependence.

More teens are in treatment for marijuana use than for any other drug or for alcohol. Adolescent admissions to substance abuse facilities for marijuana grew from 43 percent of all adolescent admissions in 1994 to 60 percent in 1999.

Marijuana is much stronger now than it was decades ago. According to data from the Potency Monitoring Project at the University of Mississippi, the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of commercial-grade marijuana rose from an average of 3.71 percent in 1985 to an average of 5.57 percent in 1998. The average THC content of U.S. produced sinsemilla increased from 3.2 percent in 1977 to 12.8 percent in 1997.

Any determination of a drug's valid medical use must be based on the best available science undertaken by medical professionals. The Institute of Medicine conducted a comprehensive study in 1999 to assess the potential health benefits of marijuana and its constituent cannabinoids. The study concluded that smoking marijuana is not recommended for the treatment of any disease condition. In addition, there are more effective medications currently available. For those reasons, the Institute of Medicine concluded that there is little future in smoked marijuana as a medically approved medication.

Advocates have promoted the use of marijuana to treat medical conditions such as glaucoma. However, this is a good example of more effective medicines already available. According to the Institute of Medicine, there are six classes of drugs and multiple surgical techniques that are available to treat glaucoma that effectively slow the progression of this disease by reducing high intraocular pressure.

In other studies, smoked marijuana has been shown to cause a variety of health problems, including cancer, respiratory problems, increased heart rate, loss of motor skills, and increased heart rate. Furthermore, marijuana can affect the immune system by impairing the ability of T-cells to fight off infections, demonstrating that marijuana can do more harm than good in people with already compromised immune systems.

“SINE POENA NON EST LEX.”

Since: Aug 08

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#14 Aug 26, 2010
Marijuana: The Facts
Continued:

In addition, in a recent study by the Mayo Clinic, THC was shown to be less effective than standard treatments in helping cancer patients regain lost appetites.

The DEA supports research into the safety and efficacy of THC (the major psychoactive component of marijuana), and such studies are ongoing, supported by grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

As a result of such research, a synthetic THC drug, Marinol, has been available to the public since 1985. The Food and Drug Administration has determined that Marinol is safe, effective, and has therapeutic benefits for use as a treatment for nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, and as a treatment of weight loss in patients with AIDS. However, it does not produce the harmful health effects associated with smoking marijuana.

Furthermore, the DEA recently approved the University of California San Diego to undertake rigorous scientific studies to assess the safety and efficacy of cannabis compounds for treating certain debilitating medical conditions.

It's also important to realize that the campaign to allow marijuana to be used as medicine is a tactical maneuver in an overall strategy to completely legalize all drugs. Pro-legalization groups have transformed the debate from decriminalizing drug use to one of compassion and care for people with serious diseases. The New York Times interviewed Ethan Nadelman, Director of the Lindesmith Center, in January 2000. Responding to criticism from former Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey that the medical marijuana issue is a stalking-horse for drug legalization, Mr. Nadelman did not contradict General McCaffrey. "Will it help lead toward marijuana legaization?" Mr. Nadelman said: "I hope so."

Consider the public safety of others when confronted with intoxicated drug users:

Marijuana affects many skills required for safe driving: alertness, the ability to concentrate, coordination, and reaction time. These effects can last up to 24 hours after smoking marijuana. Marijuana use can make it difficult to judge distances and react to signals and signs on the road.

In a 1990 report, the National Transportation Safety Board studied 182 fatal truck accidents. It found that just as many of the accidents were caused by drivers using marijuana as were caused by alcohol -- 12.5 percent in each case.

Consider also that drug use, including marijuana, contributes to crime. A large percentage of those arrested for crimes test positive for marijuana. Nationwide, 40 percent of adult males tested positive for marijuana at the time of their arrest.

Among marijuana's most harmful consequences is its role in leading to the use of other illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine. Long-term studies of students who use drugs show that very few young people use other illegal drugs without first trying marijuana. While not all people who use marijuana go on to use other drugs, using marijuana sometimes lowers inhibitions about drug use and exposes users to a culture that encourages use of other drugs.

The risk of using cocaine has been estimated to be more than 104 times greater for those who have tried marijuana than for those who have never tried it.

In Summary:

Marijuana is a dangerous, addictive drug that poses significant health threats to users.

Marijuana has no medical value that can't be met more effectively by legal drugs.

Marijuana users are far more likely to use other drugs like cocaine and heroin than non-marijuana users.

Drug legalizers use "medical marijuana" as red herring in effort to advocate broader legalization of drug use.
wc

United States

#15 Aug 26, 2010
i would rather talk to a pot head than a pill head any day
LOL

United States

#16 Aug 27, 2010
Best medicine in the world

“SINE POENA NON EST LEX.”

Since: Aug 08

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#17 Aug 27, 2010
wc wrote:
i would rather talk to a pot head than a pill head any day
I'd rather not talk to either. They are both trash, as far as I am concerned.
The Green Man

Richmond, KY

#18 Aug 27, 2010
45ACP wrote:
<quoted text>I'd rather not talk to either. They are both trash, as far as I am concerned.
Then all the original Native Americans are trash?!?!?! You racist!!!(Just kidding around lol) You know they were smoking that peace pipe full of mary jane in order to make friends with travelers and other tribes and sometimes to negotiate peace treaties so that their tribes would go to war with each other.. hence name "peace pipe".... I am not saying it is for everybody... but I CAN say I know a LOT of people that it SUUUUREEE could help calm down in B.C and maybe help them from being stuck up snobs, wife beaters, and mostly just Holier-Than-Thou. If a person smokes he/she is only hurting him/herself if no one is around to inhale the 2nd hand smoke, as long as he/she has a kind heart and isn't violent and doesn't steal, and as long as he/she doesn't drive... Who has he/she hurt really hurt other than his/herself? How has he/she hurt society or breached any "individual's" rights?? Would it hurt you if a neighbor smoked one, then just sat in his house all night and did not drive.... I really think not... The government is probably making more money off of marijuana being illegal than what they would if it was legal. Then American farmers would grow it and that would be major competition on the gov's growers for medial marijuana, etc. So they would no longer have the oligopoly on the product. Kentucky SURE would make the money from it, we have some of the best natural soil to grow it in the country, those are jobs in this recession. Even George Washington said Hemp would be a good cash crop for the USA for clothing, rope, etc. AHHAHAH
got to

United States

#19 Aug 28, 2010
love it man it's calm ful not man i would rather spend $3.75 on a pack of wave full flavor then spend $5 on a joint
The Truth

Harpursville, NY

#20 Aug 28, 2010
They might as well legalize it cause if it wouldnt for snitches the law couldnt catch a cold in a freezer.

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