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Plead Guilty or Go to Prison for Life: The Medical Marijuana Grower's Stark Choice

nimh2 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 6:25 AM
There is a BIG difference between tobacco and cannabis. Tobacco is a vasoconstrictor where as cannabis is a vasodilator. Extensive studies have shown that the smoke from cannabis, while an irritant, does NOT contain the same substances as tobacco smoke. Look it up . . .
Ms Kelly Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 11:46 PM
I repeat, this is WHY WE HAVE DOCTORS AND PHARMACISTSJ!! Government bureaucrats have no business playing doctor. They are not qualified.
Ms Kelly Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 11:43 PM
And more people have died from NSAIDS, a drug that doctors disperse like candy, than they have from marijuana. NSAIDS include Naproxen, Ibuprofen, Aleve, and Celebrex to name just a few. We see these drugs advertised on television all the time, yet they are dangerous. Not only is there a very real risk of heart attack and stroke with these drugs, they can also cause stomach bleeding, even hemorrhaging leading to death without any warning symptoms at all!
DB07 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 10:31 AM
DB07 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 10:31 AM
And I have heard marijuana is more carciogenic than tobacco is.

Chris Williams, a Montana medical marijuana grower, faces at least five years in federal prison when he is sentenced on Feb. 1. The penalty seems unduly severe, especially because his business openly supplied marijuana to patients who were allowed to use it under state law.

Yet five years is a cakewalk compared to the sentence Williams originally faced, which would have kept the 38-year-old father behind bars for the rest of his life. The difference is due to an extremely unusual post-conviction agreement that highlights the enormous power prosecutors wield as a result of mandatory minimum sentences so grotesquely unjust that...