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Weeding Through The Cannabis Debate

February 7, 2014

To The Reader’s Forum: It’s hard to voice an opinion these days without provoking partisanship but some powerful issues go beyond politics....

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50s4ever

Feb-12-14 8:53 PM

And monkey you seem to support being impaired to the degree you can't drive. Is that what you have to offer? Other than fantasizing about my ex?

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50s4ever

Feb-12-14 8:50 PM

Marijuana should have been in legal medical use long ago. And hemp production. As for being daily use by everyone who wants to tune out....not without restriction and consequences for abuse.

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Regelski

Feb-12-14 11:52 AM

For the libertarians out there (I'm not among you) but the history of the medicalization of drugs is one that shows that the medical profession, on the supposed basis of science, is entitled to pass judgment on and prescribe drugs. What they approve is OK. What they don't isn't. Thus the medical industry and its big role in the market. Big money! The recent change to approving the medical uses of cannabis is an example of this dynamic. In the meanwhile, it is difficult to distinguish between the health effects of, say, an evening cocktail or glass of wine, and MJ, especially if not smoked. So we're talking about the role of government in private life. It has a role, to be sure (e.g., DWI) but it is not necessarily a slippery slope (as demonstrated in European countries, like Denmark, where there has been no social degeneration--other than the day trippers from Germany).

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formerlyphil

Feb-12-14 3:44 AM

i'm conservative in many ways.

but c'mon!

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50s4ever

Feb-11-14 9:16 AM

Well, the comments on this subject explains some of the comments on the other forums.

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50s4ever

Feb-10-14 5:16 PM

Next somebody will claim it's racist to state that AIDS came from African monkeys.

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50s4ever

Feb-10-14 3:38 PM

Any of you people have ideas on how to field test for pot as is done for alcohol for prosecution? Practical and accurate?

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50s4ever

Feb-09-14 7:06 PM

Regardless of the subject, you progs feel you have the greater knowledge, and are so full of yourselves disbelieve the personal experiences of others. The gap of left from right will never be closed.

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sonoma

Feb-09-14 6:30 PM

Yep, weed will be legal before long in most of the nation and we all know it. Some folks will be sitting around all day smoking and joking while complaining about no high paying jobs or protesting for higher minimum wages because most good paying companies make their employees pass a drug test.

The liberals will be complaining about wage inequity, high unemployment and damming the wealthy for not paying skilled wages for unskilled labor.

Meanwhile many will be investing their money in one of the current dozen or more businesses already involved in the pot industry. It's the next emerging industry with projected high short term growth according to the analyst's. They even have a list out of the companies to invest in.

Are you going to get high or rich?

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andyz7

Feb-09-14 4:42 PM

New York led the nation with the 1980 law the governor is rolling out 34 years later! Several states started medical marijuana programs patterned after NY's 1980 law, which turned into medical marijuana in every state that has it! So NY has led the way to medical marijuana, please don't stop now! Call or write your politicians to support the Compassionate Care Act and give mercy to those in need, please!

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50s4ever

Feb-09-14 4:03 PM

At 15 mph I would have been a serious traffic hazard. But wouldn't care. Is that your point?

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50s4ever

Feb-09-14 4:00 PM

I'm still amazed at how much you know that is wrong, and assume that appears to be pipe dreams.

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formerlyphil

Feb-09-14 1:59 PM

yeah for every one of your horror stories about people you knew/know i can counter those with the likes of carl sagan, alexandre dumas, norman mailer, bill gates, steve jobs, richard branson, queen victoria, bill clinton, margaret mead, richard feynman, etc. history is littered with successful users.

"Pot is so dangerous because it's very accessible and often thought harmless." by that line of thinking we should revisit prohibition then.

& sonoma poorer folks will get their fixes the same way they always have. whether we're debating pot, alcohol, television, or potato chips. we will subsidize them.

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50s4ever

Feb-08-14 10:36 PM

I was absolutely fearless and in total control of course.

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50s4ever

Feb-08-14 10:33 PM

phil are you saying if you invite me over for pot pie I should be suspicious? A friend of mine pulled that on me with some laced brownies once. He forgot he had to ride home with me. Any idea how fast a TR6 can make a 60 degree turn?

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Lincoln60

Feb-08-14 10:13 PM

When I said some things were worse than pot, I was referring to other illicit drugs. FYI my friend John is one of the most honest people I've ever met, I doubt he's mistaken about what it was that affected his oldest brother. Somebody will likely question Sonoma's account too. Some wouldn't admit the truth if it was right in front of them. Pot is so dangerous because it's very accessible and often thought harmless - the NIH pretty much says this. Glad someone mentioned the NIH studies. One dated Sept 10, 2012 shows just what we've been saying: "Long-term marijuana use is associated with impaired intellectual functioning." They also found that starting as teen increased the ill effects. There's good reason why it's been illegal so long.

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50s4ever

Feb-08-14 8:51 PM

My ex was a chronic smoker, she stood in the bathroom for several minutes watching the water from the spigot because it was fascinating. Her friends were sometimes brilliant, personable..and still untrustworthy when stoned.

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50s4ever

Feb-08-14 8:47 PM

I can agree to the similarity in moderation. As for the stupid...nothing you can do. They're protected. And if you think I'm clueless because I'm not a long term smoker, that lack of knowledge applies to sodomites, pedophiles, and voyeurs. Makes you wonder where we get people for the bench, doesn't it?

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sonoma

Feb-08-14 8:33 PM

I once knew a machinist who smoked dope on his break (against company policy)came back, started up his lathe and engaged the feed. He then stood there watching while the tool cut across the piece, ran past the stop point and continued on until it hit the faceplate and jaws throwing the piece out of the machine and destroying it and part of the machine.

When asked what happened he said--- I was so stoned I was in a trance watching the pretty chips and didn't want it to end.

There is a reason they call it smoking dope.

BTW--I am still waiting to hear where the poorer folks are going to get the money to pay for the stuff other than steal it or take it out of their children's mouths. You have to pass a drug test for most high paying jobs. Perhaps that's why folks want $15 hr for flipping burgers.

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Sammie

Feb-08-14 7:32 PM

50's you're trying too hard to sound experienced. You don't have a clue!

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formerlyphil

Feb-08-14 6:18 PM

allow me to put it this way 50s. there's no difference between your casual/social marijuana smoker than there is your casual/social drinker.

moderation in all things.

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formerlyphil

Feb-08-14 6:08 PM

i assume you favor continued illicit status as the solution. what's your solution for the stupid people not on drugs or drinking?

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50s4ever

Feb-08-14 5:52 PM

phil--if there is no effect, what's the point?

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50s4ever

Feb-08-14 5:46 PM

I've been present at parties when everybody but me was stoned. I wish I'd filmed it. You might recognize some of the stupidity mannerisms.

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50s4ever

Feb-08-14 5:43 PM

Stupid? A stoned hippy with an Ike jacket, upside down Cpl stripes and a bronze star asking the first dozen of 60 paratroopers off the plane "Hey man, how's the war". That was doobie induced stupidity in a Cheech Marin voice. Or sitting through a traffic light change because they like the colors.

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