Marijuana Debate - Roseburg, OR

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Sherlock Holmes

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Aug 28, 2010
 
Lets decriminalize for the whole usa .No more corruption and black market .
kjoe

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Aug 29, 2010
 
legalize it
Dave Haskins

Roseburg, OR

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#4
Aug 30, 2010
 
This country, this county and this city do not need more people operating under the influence of anything. At a time when we are just about to throw off the reins of socialism, we need society at large to become productively engaged and participate, not get loaded and drop out.

What's the point here? Do we really need more people coming at you on a two lane road under the influence of something ELSE????
Dave Haskins

Roseburg, OR

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Aug 30, 2010
 
Do we really need more people coming at you in a vehicle on a two lane road under the influence of something else?

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Sep 1, 2010
 
I want the state OR or to recognize the economic potential of marijuana and actually research the possibility of getting involved in a growing business I do not want people to only focus on the smoking it aspect and research and realize how much money it could generate for this area and all the many jobs it can create this artcle is from the Charleston Gazette by reporter Emily Gould the title is PRO:Legalizing Marijuana can beefit the Nation.
An issue has arisen in our country that has caused much debate and discontent: the legalization of marijuana.
Now I am by no means an expert on the subject, but through meticulous research (not field studies, mind you), I have come to the conclusion that legalizing marijuana being is as sensible as it is controversial. Many countries have already made the leap in the right direction on this issue and have legalized the drug's usage.
Let's start with some basics about the plant itself. Marijuana is a dried conglomerate of the flowers, stems, leaves and seeds of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. It can be used in a variety of ways, though I won't list them here so as not to give you any ideas.

It can produce many effects, most of which are very pleasurable and relaxing. One of these is that the user gets a feeling often described as "the munchies." This would be beneficial to people who are nauseated by chemotherapy or those that are overcoming an eating disorder like anorexia.
Pot could also be used for treating insomnia, as it produces a lethargic effect. People who are constantly anxious or stressed out would really benefit from using ganja, too, as it can make the user's life problems seem to melt away, even to the point of euphoria. It is almost like a direct portal to "cloud nine," some users would say.
There are many false myths surrounding marijuana usage.
People say that marijuana is addictive, but whoever says this is misinformed. Marijuana is no more addictive than the caffeine that is present in most sodas and coffee. Marijuana causes no physical dependence, unlike tobacco. So by this reasoning, tobacco is worse than marijuana, yet our government continues to allow the nationwide use of tobacco while demonizing marijuana as equivalent to smoking crack.
Another misconception is that marijuana is a dangerous "gateway drug." Again, this is not based on fact, but on preconceived bias. According to government statistics, less than 25 percent of marijuana users move on to "heavier" drugs like cocaine or heroin.
Any discussion of marijuana should begin with the fact that there have been numerous official reports and studies, every one of which has concluded that marijuana poses no great risk to society and should not be criminalized. These include:
the National Academy of Sciences Analysis of Marijuana Policy (1982);
the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse (the Shafer Report)(1973);
the Canadian Government's Commission of Inquiry (Le Dain Report)(1970);
the British Advisory Committee on Drug Dependency (Wooton Report)(1968);
the La Guardia Report (1944);
the Panama Canal Zone Military Investigations (1916-29);
and Britain's monumental Indian Hemp Drugs Commission (1893-4).
It is sometimes claimed that there is ``new evidence'' showing marijuana is more harmful than was thought in the sixties. In fact, the most recent studies have tended to confirm marijuana's safety, refuting claims that it causes birth defects, brain damag e, reduced testosterone, or increased drug abuse problems.
The current consensus is well stated in the 20th annual report of the California Research Advisory Panel (1990), which recommended that personal use and cultivation of marijuana be legalized: "An objective consideration of marijuana shows that it is respo nsible for less damage to society and the individuthan are alcohol and cigarettes."
Dave Haskins

Roseburg, OR

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Sep 1, 2010
 
Why do we need something else to impair drivers in Oregon.
Think about this next time you are heading toward oncoming traffic on a 2 lane road at 55 mile per hour.
wendy burns

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#12
Sep 17, 2010
 
we should be harvesting hemp to wipe our butts on if we hate it so much and building everything out of it instead of trees, lets re open mills with hemp mill and create more jobs and non polluting jobs. lets stop letting corporate control everything. let it be free for anyone to have and grow on there own.
Humboldt Dougar

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#13
Sep 23, 2010
 
It's just wrong
Marie Kohler

Grants Pass, OR

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Sep 28, 2010
 
If alcohol is legal, marijuana should be as well. Pain control patients need alternative options to ease chronic pain, particularly if they have drug allergies.
Melissa Hill

Idleyld Park, OR

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Sep 29, 2010
 
its more safe than alcohol. the most that happens when ur high is that you get really hungry and laugh alot. it doesnt make anyone angry. people dont break into fihts when there high. People do go and steal from people in the night cause there high on weed, no cause they wouldn't want to go anywhere. Legalize it
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Sixes, OR

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#16
Oct 1, 2010
 
its not a drug its an herb
travis

Roseburg, OR

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#17
Oct 5, 2010
 
it heals not kills
Buzzkill

Roseburg, OR

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#18
Nov 21, 2010
 
The cartels are against legalizing it, that alone should tell you why you should egalize it.
Anthony

Roseburg, OR

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#19
Feb 18, 2011
 
Medical Marijuana is a great replacement to all these huge pharmecutical companies' drugs that just tear your insides up anyway. God created this naturally growing herb. Not some drug cook.
Anthony Lane

Roseburg, OR

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Feb 18, 2011
 
just to let you know the actual legal medical terminology is: only the usable flowers and leaves of the CANNABIS PLANT INDICA and SATIVA are classified as marijuana.(marijuana is actually a slang term meaning maryjane is spanish) the correct term for "marijuana" is CANNABIS or from the latin GANJA. Industrial hemp is by now way cannabis and is not smokeable. although its economic usses are very abundant from all sorts of textiles to oils.
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I want the state OR or to recognize the economic potential of marijuana and actually research the possibility of getting involved in a growing business I do not want people to only focus on the smoking it aspect and research and realize how much money it could generate for this area and all the many jobs it can create this artcle is from the Charleston Gazette by reporter Emily Gould the title is PRO:Legalizing Marijuana can beefit the Nation.
Now I am by no means an expert on the subject, but through meticulous research (not field studies, mind you), I have come to the conclusion that legalizing marijuana being is as sensible as it is controversial. Many countries have already made the leap in the right direction on this issue and have legalized the drug's usage.
It can produce many effects, most of which are very pleasurable and relaxing. One of these is that the user gets a feeling often described as "the munchies." This would be beneficial to people who are nauseated by chemotherapy or those that are overcoming an eating disorder like anorexia.
Pot could also be used for treating insomnia, as it produces a lethargic effect. People who are constantly anxious or stressed out would really benefit from using ganja, too, as it can make the user's life problems seem to melt away, even to the point of euphoria. It is almost like a direct portal to "cloud nine," some users would say.
There are many false myths surrounding marijuana usage.
People say that marijuana is addictive, but whoever says this is misinformed. Marijuana is no more addictive than the caffeine that is present in most sodas and coffee. Marijuana causes no physical dependence, unlike tobacco. So by this reasoning, tobacco is worse than marijuana, yet our government continues to allow the nationwide use of tobacco while demonizing marijuana as equivalent to smoking crack.
Another misconception is that marijuana is a dangerous "gateway drug." Again, this is not based on fact, but on preconceived bias. According to government statistics, less than 25 percent of marijuana users move on to "heavier" drugs like cocaine or heroin.
Any discussion of marijuana should begin with the fact that there have been numerous official reports and studies, every one of which has concluded that marijuana poses no great risk to society and should not be criminalized. These include:
the National Academy of Sciences Analysis of Marijuana Policy (1982);
the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse (the Shafer Report)(1973);
the Canadian Government's Commission of Inquiry (Le Dain Report)(1970);
the British Advisory Committee on Drug Dependency (Wooton Report)(1968);
the La Guardia Report (1944);
the Panama Canal Zone Military Investigations (1916-29);
and Britain's monumental Indian Hemp Drugs Commission (1893-4).
It is sometimes claimed that there is ``new evidence'' showing marijuana is more harmful than was thought in the sixties. In fact, the most recent studies have tended to confirm marijuana's safety, refuting claims that it causes birth defects, brain damag e, reduced testosterone, or increased drug abuse problems.
The current consensus is well stated in the 20th annual report of the California Research Advisory Panel (1990), which recommended that personal use and cultivation of marijuana be legalized: "An objective consideration of marijuana shows that it is respo nsible for less damage to society and the individuthan are alcohol and cigarettes."
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#21
Feb 27, 2011
 
I believe it can be helpful when used for a medical condition.
E. Coder

Calgary, Canada

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#22
Mar 1, 2011
 
A tax bonanza and in my opinion marijauna is not as bad as liquor.
billydawg

Boise, ID

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#23
Mar 2, 2011
 
duh?
Metalman

Roseburg, OR

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#24
Mar 9, 2011
 
who dies driving and smoking? Not addicting like alcohol.. alcohol should be illegal jesus... pot makes you hungry for food, not hungry for crime..
Patriot

Grants Pass, OR

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#25
Mar 9, 2011
 
It is a Constitution and States rights issue.

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