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rob.rice 06-23-2011 06:52 PM

Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011
 
here we go guys lets all contact congress and get this bill passed
here is the news story about this
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_18340026
here is where you can contact your congress person
https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml
THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN WITHOUT OUR SUPPORT!!!

jefro 06-23-2011 08:57 PM

They Prohibited MaryJane in 2011?


I do not use recreational drugs nor abuse prescribed drugs and I don't believe anyone ought to either. Saying that I too feel it may be time for a different approach.

I'd make everyone get a license to use marijuana. Each year they'd have to spend a Friday or Saturday night in an Emergency Room. They should know first hand the cost of drug use. Make them pay $150 each year for it. No tests, no studying just let them see the blood shed. If you want to play you got to pay.

John VV 06-23-2011 09:25 PM

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I'd make everyone get a license to use marijuana. Each year they'd have to spend a Friday or Saturday night in an Emergency Room. They should know first hand the cost of drug use.
??? not so fast. Ask any cop ,they will tell you, that alcohol is far FAR worse that weed
how many bar fights are there with ONLY weed ?
Answer = 0 ( a few broken tv's from "pong" )
with alcohol = to many to count

how many car accidents involve speeding and alcohol
Answer = most
from only stoned on weed and speeding = 0
stoned drivers DRIVE slow very s l o w

rob.rice 06-23-2011 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by jefro (Post 4394188)
They Prohibited MaryJane in 2011?


I do not use recreational drugs nor abuse prescribed drugs and I don't believe anyone ought to either. Saying that I too feel it may be time for a different approach.

I'd make everyone get a license to use marijuana. Each year they'd have to spend a Friday or Saturday night in an Emergency Room. They should know first hand the cost of drug use. Make them pay $150 each year for it. No tests, no studying just let them see the blood shed. If you want to play you got to pay.

sorry to inform you
but
this is just a part of a black market
the blood shed comes from the drugs being illegal
so the people who should see this are the people supporting keeping drugs illegal

sundialsvcs 06-25-2011 07:15 AM

Just visit Santa Clara, CA and you'll find hundreds of "medical" marijuana shops. I do not like the way that this is going.

H_TeXMeX_H 06-25-2011 01:46 PM

Weed is far less addictive and dangerous than cigarettes, so I don't see why it is such a problem for people... in fact it is one of the least addictive and dangerous of the addictive drugs.

John VV 06-25-2011 03:31 PM

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Weed is far less addictive and dangerous than cigarettes, so I don't see why it is such a problem for people... in fact it is one of the least addictive and dangerous of the addictive drugs.
True ,unless you fall for the misinformation and out right lies in things like "reefer-madness" .
or the " just say no" campaign

but this is America the land of "? choice ?" ( as long as you do what the govt. orders you to do, because a "big business told the govt. to. )

honeybadger 06-25-2011 11:04 PM

IMHO - all drugs should be avoided but then again given a choice grass is a _lot_ better than alcohol or tabacco.
BTW:- Legalisation of grass potientially could be the first step to world peace :)

tacticalbread 06-25-2011 11:31 PM

Marijuana should not even be considered a drug. It's a PLANT.

How many other drugs are 100% natrual? NONE OF THEM.

catkin 06-25-2011 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by jefro (Post 4394188)
I do not use recreational drugs nor abuse prescribed drugs and I don't believe anyone ought to either. Saying that I too feel it may be time for a different approach.

Marijuana is not only a recreational drug. Until the end of the 19th century it was an effective medicinal drug for a wide variety of conditions. Sales of marijuana-based medicinal drugs made up a substantial proportion of sales. Marijuana's effectiveness/side-effects balance is better than many of the replacements used today.

Marijuana is also one of the best fibre, bio-mass and oil crop plants in terms of yeild and utility. It grows on marginal soils without depleting them. As petroleum oil runs out, the price of synthetic fibres increases and plant fibre becomes more important. As oil runs out, bio-mass is a replacement. It is such a useful crop that the US government had a program during World War II to promote large-scale growing. Henry Ford worked on engine design and plantations for marijuana-derived fuel.

As a recreational drug marijuana is relatively benign. It is less dangerous than the world's most commonly used recreational drug, alcohol. The fact of its illegality in many countries gets it lumped with all illegal drugs; it is not in the same league as opiates etc. but is often confused with them.

Given these facts, how did we end up where we are now? The root cause was commercial interests. Marijuana threatened the petroleum oil and pharmaceutical companies profits. They campaigned to have it made illegal and succeeded, helped by newspapers of the Hearst group which demonised it. The US government then pressured foreign governments into following suit.

John VV 06-26-2011 02:51 AM

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How many other drugs are 100% natrual? NONE OF THEM.
Well most ARE 100% natural or derived form 100% natural source
opium is one in it's RAW form fairly mild
Coca leaves in ( as a leaf tea or chewed or ground into a flour ) is about as stimulating as tea and coffee
- coca tea and flour are exports of Peru

H_TeXMeX_H 06-26-2011 03:56 AM

Yeah they sell coca leaves in South America ... their effect of course is not that of purified cocaine, they act as a mild analgesic. Technically, today nearly all the local anesthetics used in medicine are derived from cocaine, ex: lidocaine, procaine, etc. (they all have the -caine ending).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_anesthetic

However, I do not use any drugs, unless there is a reason for it. Most pharmacies still keep the original and appropriate symbol of medicine: the snake and the staff, this means that drugs are both poison and crutch ... use them with discretion and with reason. They can help when you need it, and hurt when you abuse them.

sundialsvcs 06-27-2011 08:35 AM

Be that as it may ... every time I'm visiting Apple I spend time looking through the local rags in the Bay Area, and "medical" is a tremendous sham. There are hundreds of these "clinics" around town. I see no good coming from a nation-wide continuation of this trend.

Full disclosure: I lost three family members to smoking. I watched them die, one by one. I saw what was (and is) widely touted as a "recreational pleasure," and I spent years of my life warning each one of them what surely was to come. And then, I watched helplessly as the trap snapped shut as I knew it would, and dragged them under. The legislators ultimately saw only the taxes and the bribes. They never watched lives that were quite beloved to me being destroyed. Yes, each one of my loved ones did voluntarily start themselves down that pathway by a singular foolish decision. Then, addiction set in. They were destroyed, and I paid a dear financial price in this country that provides no health care for its citizens. That is always going to color my perspectives on such things. I'm going to stop now before the tears come back.

Latios 06-27-2011 10:52 AM

So dont shop in them. Problem ?

H_TeXMeX_H 06-27-2011 11:09 AM

Although I said what I did, I do NOT support drug abuse. Use drugs when you need them and responsibly.


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