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A Thoughtful Look at the Marijuana Legalization Trend

Paulus Textor Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:35 AM
Ah, today's government propaganda piece, complete with links to the government's DEA website. No chance for bias there. Where to begin on this mountain of misinformation? Perhaps a good starting point is the claim that marijuana must somehow cause cancer. Actually, marijuana is used successfully as an ANTI-cancer treatment. An example of this is Steve Kubby, former libertarian candidate for governor of California, who has survived for decades with pancreatic cancer, using his own home-grown hybrids of marijuana. Typically, a pancreatic cancer patient has about six months to live, as Kubby was told. Unfortunately, gotta go earn some counterfeit Federal Reserve fiat paper to survive in the Obama economy. Will check back in ten hours or so
Texas Chris Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 10:19 AM
Pot is illegal because there is too much money dependent on keeping it illegal. And not just drug companies and police / prison unions, either. Paper manufacturers, lumber suppliers, cotton and textiles, agriculture, public prosecutors and judges, federal drug agencies...
jmonaco Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:22 AM
I don't use doobie, but that's the conclusion I have reached.
Lonnie32 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 12:35 PM
As soon as there is a roadside test for MJ, it can be legalized and the draconian laws will survive. There is far too much money and confiscatory property ability to totally abandon the current war on drugs. This article is an update to the REEFER MADNESS of years gone by and just as realistic and factual. NOT. Some VALID research and facts would be welcomed.
exterminate Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 2:54 PM
So the testing has to be convenient for the state, or people lose their rights? The test exists, it's part of the legislation in the state of WA. What is wrong with a field sobriety test, that has been used for alcohol for generations? Doesn't that measure impairment? If not, a blood test of active THC in the blood can be done. The research HAS been done, it's just that our government didn't like the conclusions. A search of "1993 NHTSA Marijuana" will bring it right up. It doesn't cause driving impairment. Canada and the UK's studies concur. We should make caffeine illegal to drive under the influence of, too, right? Why not? Because there is no proof of impairment? EXACTLY. It's the same with marijuana. Show us the proof of impairment.
Rich L. Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:49 PM
The real money in keeping it illegal is the contributions to our legislators from the drug cartels. And if you don't believe that is happening, I have a nice bridge to sell you.

Society is gradually becoming more liberal – or libertine – in many ways, and one of the latest trends is the gradual legalization of marijuana in one state after another. This past election, voters approved marijuana for legal (recreational) use in Colorado and Washington. Marijuana has been legalized for recreational or medicinal use in 13 states, with more states to consider it soon. 15 million Americans are regular users of marijuana, a little over 5% of of the population. It seems problematic to criticize its legalization from a logical perspective considering alcohol, another psychoactive substance, is legal. If it is acceptable...