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The War on Pot: Not a Safe Bet

peaceman Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 1:33 PM
Good point, Chris. 'Big Pharma' and the AMA have a big investment in the 'business' of finding a cure for all diseases and suppress anything that would threaten their 'cash cows'...hence the lousy state of our healthcare and both sides of the party line continue to support this corruption like they do with Wall St
As recreational drugs go, marijuana is relatively benign. Unlike alcohol, it doesn't stimulate violence or destroy livers. Unlike tobacco, it doesn't cause lung cancer and heart disease. The worst you can say is that it produces intense, unreasoning panic. Not in users, but in critics.

Those critics have less influence all the time. Some 18 states permit medical use of marijuana, and in November, Colorado and Washington voted to allow recreational use. Nationally, support for legalization is steadily rising. A decade ago, one of every three Americans favored the idea. Today, nearly half do -- and among those under 50, a large...