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President Obama--Please say NO to legalizing Marijuana

Ignorance drives these types of inane diatribes! Google the facts FROM MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC SOURCES! I started using marijuana 3 years ago to help treat my MS symptoms. It work better than anything else and cost a fraction of the amount of ineffective prescription alternatives. And. I've never had a hankering to move on to heroin. I also live a productive life; and, my intellect has remaind at a level apparently well above yours. I am actually able to read scientific research and talk to my doctors. You will learn marijuana is safer than caffeine, aspirin, and Advil. These kill thousands every year! GOOGLE IT! Consumption of MJ has never killed anyone. I agree that marijuana should be strictly regulated; and, no one under the age of 21 should be able to buy it, just like tobacco and alcohol, which kill hundreds of thousands of people every year, but ARE PERFECTLY LEGAL! Marijuana MAY adversely affect brain development in children and adolescents. Also, the Substance Control Act schedules MJ as Schedule I, just like heroin, but it Classifies Cocaine as Schedule II. Therefore the government thinks Cocaine is safer than weed. That's stupid!  (Nov 23, 2012 | post #6)

President Obama--Please say NO to legalizing Marijuana

Piss in your own backyard. It doesn't harm anyone else, just your tulips. Freedom.  (Nov 23, 2012 | post #5)

Albuquerque, NM

Marijuana - Albuquerque, NM

I'm happy to hear that your support legalizing marijuana. A point of clarification: Opium must be distilled and modified to become a 'drug.' Heroin does not grow in wild. You don't just pick the flower and pop it in your mouth or smoke it. Coca leaves are definitely from a plant. If you chew on the leaves, you gain a certain level of intoxication. If you want to produce the dangerous 'drug' cocaine, you must concentrate the compound, typically using gasoline (I'm sure it is the healthy kind of gasoline, probably unleaded). With the marijuana plant: You place the seed in the dirt, water it, and cut it down after 4 months. You dry it and put it in your vaporizer. No chemical modifications. It's a plant created by God (if that's your belief system). Read Genesis 1:29 God's not a lying drug pusher.  (Feb 5, 2012 | post #524)

Medical marijuana becoming blockbuster drug

Dude, your statement says, 10th Amendment specifically says that states powers only extend to areas not granted to the federal government. Marijuana use and/regulation WAS NOT in the Constitution; thus, it is unConstitutional for the federal government to regulate it. In addition, you state acceptance for Marinol (synthetic marijuana), but you refute the use if the real thing created by God??? Marinol is an expensive pharmaceutical product (lots of corporate profits). Who the hell knows what chemicals are used to manufacture it. Marijuana grows naturally and costs a fraction. It is the ONLY product that has worked successfully helping me live with MS. And I bet I pay more federal and state taxes than you do.  (Jun 26, 2011 | post #227)

Medical marijuana becoming blockbuster drug

And yet: Marijuana is more available, it is cheaper, and it is stronger. We are force to spend billions EVERY YEAR to prosecute and incarcerate hundreds of thousands of people EVERY YEAR. Synthetic heroine, known to Rush Limbaugh and his minions as Oxycotin, is easily available from your nearby pharmacy (and your local high school). As a plus, this approved drug is profitable for drug companies. Legal Alcohol ingestion kills tens of thousands every year. Illegal Marijuana ingestion kills zero every year. Alcohol is toxic to humans and it is legal for adults. How come everyone in the country is not a drunken bum with a failing liver? Do you think decriminalizing heroin would lead to more usage? Do you think if we 'legalized' murder, everyone in this country would start killing each other? Stupid says "What?"  (May 22, 2011 | post #199)

Medical marijuana becoming blockbuster drug

There is NO constitutional basis for the federal prohibition law. The law evolved from yellow journalism in the early 20th century. Also, have you ever looked at the federal drug schedule? It is convoluted and insane. Did you know that the federal government classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug (the most dangerous with no medical benefits). Marijuana is the supposed 'gateway' drug. Did you know that Cocaine is classified as a Schedule 2 drug? This means that the 'gateway' drug, marijuana, will probably lead to the 'safer' drug Cocaine. Stupid says 'what?'  (May 22, 2011 | post #198)

Medical marijuana becoming blockbuster drug

We will see. If the world does indeed 'end' on December 21, 2012; then, you win, marijuana remained illegal long after all of us are dead. Hey, and then our souls can get drunk (legally) and toast to your triumph. If the world does not end on that date (I've got $10,000 riding on this), I'll wager that marijuana will be LEGAL for adult recreational use in at least a couple of states by 2016. FYI: That 'tiny little fraction of a percent' is somewhere between 8% and 11%. That's more than the number of Methodists.  (May 21, 2011 | post #189)

Medical marijuana becoming blockbuster drug

Thanks for the info. regarding the Pope's "briefs. " In the interest of full disclosure, I don't review the Pope's briefs. Furthermore, I do not know how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. I suppose it depends on how much weed you've smoked. ;-)  (Apr 16, 2011 | post #158)

Medical marijuana becoming blockbuster drug

You're giving us the Roman Catholic Church of the 13th to 19th centuries as an example of intelligence and legal precedent??? I had forgotten about all the glory and blessing bestowed upon Western civilization! The Crusades, Inquisition, witch burnings, the flat earth, excommunicating Galileo (oh yeah, they forgave him for saying the earth orbits around the Sun . . . 500 years later in 1992!). Brilliant! I suppose the Pope of the day also banned play-time with little alter boys. I only mentioned the Bible, because, it is the only book that many of the marginally illiterate among us have ever read. If you believe in the infallibility of the Bible, God created Marijuana and "it was good." Marijuana was available in your local United States pharmacy up until the irrational prohibition of the late-1930s and the propaganda movies of the day like "Refer Madness," still a comedy classic. A lot of "G-men" were facing loosing their jobs after the repeal of alcohol prohibition. Hey, what about the weeds growing all over the country? Let's make them illegal and keep our jobs! And don't kid yourself, I'm not your stereotype of a loser/stoner: I am a business professional with an advanced degree (ie. the Intellectual Elite, ooh, la la). I am not a drug dealer. I just filed my taxes on my six-figure income and paid A LOT of taxes (much of which is being wasted on Middle-east Wars and the War on Drugs). And, as a bonus, I can quote scripture like your worst nightmare! (don't believe it, but me reckon I be smartly)  (Apr 15, 2011 | post #156)

Medical marijuana becoming blockbuster drug

Good points Crockett! I suggest everyone read the quoted articles provided by Ronald. Note that both groups have financial incentives to propagate the current failed drug laws. Attorneys and prisons make money and increase employment in their corporations by sucking money out of the pockets of citizens, in their impossible quest to stop drug use. In addition, arms manufacturers make a great deal of money selling equipment and guns to both law enforcement AND Mexican and American gangs that profit from this prohibition. Also, substitute "alcohol " any time the articles mention marijuana or cannabis; and, the articles make much more sense! Driving while intoxicated is illegal and it should always be illegal! Duh!!! It is illegal to drive consuming alcohol; however, I can buy it at my grocery store. It is illegal to drive while using legal prescription drugs like Oxycotin (synthetic HEROIN). You should drive while using Valium. Grown-ups know this and can be responsible users of all of these. Grown-ups can also be responsible consumers of marijuana. We need to stop wasting billions of dollars jousting at windmills.  (Apr 2, 2011 | post #55)

Medical marijuana becoming blockbuster drug

Ahh Peru! The bastion of democracy and modern governance. The perfect example of how we should structure our legal system! The only reason Marijuana is illegal ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD is that the US Government forced other countries within the United Nations (I'm sure you are a big supporter of this organization) to adopt our failed drug laws, or we would stop giving them money. Sound like extortion to me. Marijuana is natural. It is manufactured by GOD (Genesis 1:29). It is safer than the whiskey you were drinking while you wrote you post. Do you see a "burning bush" when you are drinking or smoking? Deaths attributed to drug consumption: Tobacco: hundreds of thousands per year Alcohol: tens of thousand per year Aspirin: a few thousand per year Marijuana: zero (for the Fox News viewers, this is a very, very small number) And, if you think I'm just some crazy stoner, you should know that I am a respected business professional with a six-figure income. So, put that in your pipe and smoke it! Read and study the subject you are addressing. Google is free.  (Apr 2, 2011 | post #53)

Albuquerque, NM

Marijuana - Albuquerque, NM

Great reply and post. Thanks for the links. Let's hope that Reason Really Does Save Lives.  (Dec 25, 2010 | post #500)

Albuquerque, NM

Marijuana - Albuquerque, NM

You don't even address the salient facts in my post. The Bible says God created all plants on the third day (regardless of how it is defined). God said that it was all good! As a Bible reader, you should be very familiar with the statements in Genesis. God created Weed, AND IT WAS GOOD! If the Bible represents your absolute RULE BOOK; then, there is only one forbidden fruit. A lot of Christians believe the bad fruit is the apple. I mean, the apple led to a lot of scary things: knowledge, fig leaf apparel, moonshine, iPhones, awesome computers, the discovery of gravity, pies, etc. Oh yeah, and Leviticus. Man, that will scare the crap out of you! Talk about some very uncomfortable rules and regs.  (Nov 23, 2010 | post #414)

Albuquerque, NM

Marijuana - Albuquerque, NM

Have you??? Let's start at the beginning. Genesis 1:11-12 God created Marijuana and saw that it was good. Hey, and that was only the third day!!! That was even before stars and seasons and days and years!!! (I'm not sure how God calculated the third day before he created days. Maybe His editor screwed up.)  (Nov 23, 2010 | post #411)

Albuquerque, NM

Marijuana - Albuquerque, NM

Dude: Cannabinoids are already in your brain. They are a natural component within our central nervous system. Cannabinoids have been in your brain and mine since we were little babies. Have you died yet??? Have they destroyed your life??? Really??? Me either. I still have my wife of 30 years, my houses, my successful profession, my 401k, and my very happy quality of life. Alcohol and tobacco have killed a lot of people I have known through my 48 years. I have NEVER heard of ANYONE dying from an overdose of cannabis. I do know several people who have gotten a good night's sleep.  (Nov 18, 2010 | post #384)