Cannabis debates part 3 LULZ – wow!

                • JD – Radiology • 6 months ago • parent

                  Aka Arlene: Ummm yeah, you’re wrong… I know personally several very successful people, incuding myself, who have used and/or still use.

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                    Stevens • 6 months ago • parent

                    JD – Radiology: Your right JD, I have an Engineering degree and a MBA both with honors and was high the entire time I went to school. Now I use Cannabis for medical reasons.

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                  Imajininja • 6 months ago • parent

                  Aka Arlene: I don’t smoke weed, but Arlene, but really, this is your argument? It’s not the government’s job to protect people from themselves. If someone wants to be a pothead as a career, and they can support it themselves, I fail to see a problem.

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                    Tijerinadion • 5 months ago • parent

                    Imajininja: In the mean time while so many of you get off on trying to validate your intellectualism, I on the other hand who can’t spell am leaving this post feeling hopelss regarding the many people who will die due to illnesses that may have been cured if Cannabis was recognized as a sound medicine for cancer. What a waste of time this has been. My dyslexic son who can’t spell a word is light years ahead of of you so called genius communicators.

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                    Imajininja • 6 months ago • parent

                    Imajininja: Damn. There are some extra buts in there. Proofread fail.

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                  James Barbaria • 6 months ago • parent

                  Aka Arlene: IF you cannot continue to be responsible and work just because of getting high, then THAT is a personal problem. They have been given too much to enable them to eat everyday. Let them go hungry. Lets’ see how long they go smoking if they are going hungry. Truly pathetic that people cannot get high and keep their responsibilities. I mean give me a break. What a lame excuse. Problem is too many enabling them to survive while smoking. Kick their lazy assies out of your basement and make them go to work. You ALLOW them to be bums. When they start going hungry, I assure you they will go to work. Then if they want to smoke, so what. Robbed of ambition. Laughable. QUIT FEEDING THEM, they will go to work. How long do you feel someone will not have ambition to work when there is no food in front of them? That sense of personal responsibility comes back real soon when there hungry. YOU AKA ARLENE ARE THE PROBLEM. QUIT ENABLING THEM TO SURVIVE without working and you will see an overnight change.

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                  Micheal Williams • 6 months ago • parent

                  Aka Arlene: You can’t be speaking from a real perspective,just a proppaganda relay.

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              solo_poke • 6 months ago • parent

              RepublicOfTexasTV: Fact check; All the industrialists you listed were republicans, furthermore they were worried about having their conglomerates broken up, by FDR.Third point all the same people had business interests in fascist Germany, especially Standard Oil and its partnership with IG Farben. The industrialists are the cause of WW2, including Merimann bros, which was seized by the Feds in 1942 under the “Trading with the enemy Act”, yet within 10 years Prescott Bush was elected to office instead of being in prison.

              RE: 1937 Marihuana Tax Act, in 1938 the Virginia Law Review “congress has been hoodwinked”.

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              Ladyblue72 • 6 months ago • parent

              RepublicOfTexasTV: Rockefeller was a Republican, not a Democrat.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R…

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              greata • 6 months ago • parent

              RepublicOfTexasTV: I believe that Democrats in 1937 were the “conservatives”, the Confederate forebears of the current Republicans.

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            SamWax • 6 months ago • parent

            Gunt21: Ahh… not really. Obama has done nothing good for this easier. In fact he fell back on his word, and essentially lied to voters in 2008.

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            KOOL2HANDLE • 6 months ago • parent

            Gunt21: I dont think you know what a republican is.

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              Rand Allan • 6 months ago • parent

              KOOL2HANDLE: I’m not sure even the Republicans know what a Republican is anymore. Since Bush had his trauma with 9/11, the Republican Party leadership has only differentiated themselves from the Democrats in how they want to use govt to control people. The Paulites seem to be the only people in the Republican Party that have a clue as to what is really important to the freedom of the American people. And no, I’m not a Republican. I gave up on them and the Democrats several years ago and put my lot in with the Libertarians. Neither of the Big Two have any respect for the rights of the individual anymore, The constitution to them is just a quaint little document that is useful to wipe their feet on.

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              Catchdogdano • 6 months ago • parent

              KOOL2HANDLE: Hint…not John McCain

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              SlateRockRocks • 6 months ago • parent

              KOOL2HANDLE: Its hard to know what they think, as their new banner waver Mitt Romney, has changed his mind sometimes daily to fit the retoric he is pushing at that moment. With this type of action no matter who the Rep Candidate is, how can we know anything about them, they say certain things but do they realize we Americans are not blind and are not dumb (not all anyway) we need to be America first, and this 2 parties not working together on anything important is killing this country and we need some attention to OUR COUNTRY< OUR important word here….The American People are that, not 2 parties, we are The People !!!!

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          Manifestme • 6 months ago • parent

          “They’re”, not ‘there’.

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        matthewcarmody • 6 months ago • parent

        Yeah, it’s the Bush Crime Family, although they prefer heroin and cocaine.

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      Wyatt J. Larew • 3 months ago • parent

      That would be called the US Government buddy they are listed on their 2 times already!

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      Asdf • 5 months ago • parent

      Yea I know seriously.. That’s the number one group.

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      Graham Organicglassart • 6 months ago • parent

      Wait do you know hat lobbying even is? Cartels may bribe, but not openly lobby a politician…

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    Liz M • 6 months ago

    Sadly, most educated people KNOW that cannabis and hemp could eventually save some of the economy, offer well being to medical and psychiatric conditions, offer a safer alternative to alcohol (I am a mother of teenage girls, I would MUCH rather if my kids are going to experiment that they toke up instead of guzzle down), it is also a much GREENER manufacturing decision for MANY products because the male plant (hemp) has so many uses, and consumes a fraction of our natural resources to produce things like paper (save a tree!), rope, etc. Raw cannabis and the seeds are also one of the most nutritious plants on earth. It could assist in our hunger crisis…the list goes on and on…

    Just because the government tells you something is wrong, does not mean that it is wrong. The above article does accurately describe the true hidden agenda’s of the multi-billion dollar mega corps (that includes Capitol Hill). For them, it would be such a debilitating loss of cash. I wish someone would step up and do the right thing, but I worry that there is too much money involved. It is a monopoly of the super rich…and they plan to remain super rich. I hope the power of the people overturns all the greed, and the independent thinkers of the world prevail one day.

    Happy 420, everyone. Over and Out.

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      lizken2007 • 6 months ago • parent

      I am also Liz M…had to figure out to make a profile on here, so I first commented as a guest proceeding my account. Were you guys also aware that Phillip Morris (among other tobacco companies) has purchased and secured ridiculous amounts of land in Humbolt County, Cali (AKA Green Triangle, it is the Cannabis growing capital in the US) in anticipation of when pot is legal? So basically, these greedbags are currently lobbying against the bill, paying politicians for thumbs down on MJ…but they are also prepared to open up shop as soon as those thumbs go in the air? Meantime, the land is not being used, to we are also looking at many miles of territory that could be profitable to someone else. They are cock blocking the would-be production as we speak that could be growing NOW….I mean, talk about your cake and eating it, too! I mean, where are they required to draw the line on this double standard/conflict of interest?

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        SamWax • 6 months ago • parent

        Not surprising at all. But I would rather Phillip Morris be doing it than the cartels.

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          Delilah Nichols • 6 months ago • parent

          Really? I find this statement extremely surprising because Phillip Morris has lied to the public for years about the tobacco that they have marketed to the public. I find it rather frightening that this company that has already taken one plant and genetically modified it to be more poisonous and addictive than it was to begin with, and it makes me worry that they will do the same to this medicinal plant. None of those that you mentioned should be able to participate in the market of canabis once it is legalized, that’s like building a special access door for the fox to get into the henhouse.

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      Pmancino2001 • 6 months ago • parent

      Giant pharmaceutical corps that make billions have to much to loose; if marijuana were made federally legal.

      PS: Alcohol and especially cigarettes kill more than any other drugs.

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      Daisy Kowalczykowski • 6 months ago • parent

      Thanks for stating the benefits of raw and processed cannabis… it doesn’t always get smoked people :/
      I’m Belgian btw, how’s my English grammar? :p

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        lizken2007 • 6 months ago • parent

        It is fine, Daisy… 🙂 Well spoken. …edibles are quite the healthier alternative, yes?

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          Delilah Nichols • 6 months ago • parent

          Yes, they are MUCH healthier. In fact, only 15% of this plant is what gets people “high.” The other 85% of the plant (when eaten), has so many health benefits that’s it is very difficult to imagine why it is illegal. But, then again, it’s not that surprsing considering how much money that the pharmeceutical companies stand to lose because this natural medicine could replace many of their chemical based (and therefore artificial) “medicines.”

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            Liz M • 6 months ago • parent

            Delilah Nichols: I cannot hit the like button enough times on the above statement. I wish people would do more research to cannabis, especially the ones who are trying to vote against this with a biased and uneducated opinion, It is sickening.

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      Tony Sofia • 6 months ago • parent

      while your argument sounds sane…it is misinformed….hemp is a completely different plant than pot…it is not male plants…similar but different…if you knew more you would not come across as a person that is talking out of their ass.

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        Manifestme • 6 months ago • parent

        Interestingly, saying “.if you knew more you would not come across as a person that is talking out of their ass” doesn’t help you come across as reasonable OR intelligent.

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        lizken2007 • 6 months ago • parent

        Thank you, Tony. I made a mistake with the gender. It is a matter in how it is harvested.

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    parkimedes • 6 months ago

    This for-profit prison thing REALLY needs to go. How did it get started in the first place? It must have been during a Republican rule, since they’re for privatization of everything.

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      Chris Vanderwerf • 6 months ago • parent

      Oh piss off with this left versus right horseshit. We need to be unified as Americans, not separated as parties.

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        parkimedes • 6 months ago • parent

        Yea, it would be nice if we were unified. But we don’t need to be, certainly not as badly as we need to recognize where our horrible policies are coming from. Over the last 10 years its been pretty clear, Republicans are trying to dismantle our government in just about every aspect except military. They even have a name for it, its “starve the beast”. The idea is without tax revenue, we will be forced to cut programs. Then corporations can step in and privatize the roles the government no longer plays and make the GOP friends who run these corporations rich. We need to be unified in recognizing the evil we’re facing.

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          Wwhitm7613 • 6 months ago • parent

          Why do you want to get rid of free market capitalism where you can vote with your dollars and replace it with government politicians who will use your dollars to get reelected?

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            parkimedes • 6 months ago • parent

            Wwhitm7613: If we had a system to “vote with your dollars” it would not be a Democratic Republic, as the USA was founded, it would be a Capitalist Republic. In fact, when the politics can be purchased by whoever has the most money, its called Fascism. If that’s what you call “free market capitalism”…hell ya I want to get rid of it!

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              Imajininja • 6 months ago • parent

              parkimedes: Your definition of facism is wronger than two boys caught naked in the woods with the preacher’s wife. You don’t get to make up your own definitions just because it’s convenient for you.

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                lizken2007 • 6 months ago • parent

                Imajininja: I am not sure how relevant you will see this. But this pertains to the entire thread, no person in particular. More of a question, if you will…how do you suppose we could actually configure our government, and regulate matters of law and socialism? I am merely curious about what your answers would be if you woke up tomorrow, and destiny was back in the hands of the PEOPLE and the government was there ONLY to ADMINISTER our collective democratic wishes. In the smallest of words, what do you think a good formula for that would be to make it work?

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                Manifestme • 6 months ago • parent

                Imajininja: “wronger”??? NOT a word….

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        Leon Mayeri • 6 months ago • parent

        The policy oriented basis of the war on drugs resides in the Reagan administration, but the rapid endorsement of mandatory sentencing laws was a bi-partisan effort. Currently, the Holder/Obama administration is proving they are to the right of the GOP when it comes to enforcing drug laws in states that have enacted Medical Pot environments. During the late eighties, when mandatory minimums became law, the three heavy hitters of the Democratic party rigidly endorsed Mandatory Sentencing and disabled any public input on the subject. Tip O’Neil was saddened at the death of a young basketball player who drank a cocaine cocktail at a party (Len Bias).

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          David R. • 6 months ago • parent

          | they are to the right of the GOP when it comes to enforcing drug laws in states that have enacted Medical Pot environments.

          You have absolutely not visited Colorado since Obama came into office. Spend ten minutes driving in any town at least ten minutes across, and I guarantee you’ll see more than one shop with a neon green cross.

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            Brandon R • 6 months ago • parent

            David R.: I’d say you are spot on Obama isn’t right of the GOP. This is non-partisan, this is the rulers (Dems and GOP) telling us what we are allowed to do to ourselves and we are not really owners of our own bodies. Obama didn’t make Colorado what it is, thats the state keeping the Feds in check and reminding them that the states are to be the ones with the power. This is covered under the tenth amendment. Why does the Fed have to be involved in every aspect of life.

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            Ben Thare • 6 months ago • parent

            David R.: I have a friend who was running one of the largest dispensaries in Colorado Springs. No more after the gov’t shut him down.

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        Manifestme • 6 months ago • parent

        Telling people to piss off really doesn’t promote unification, do you think?

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        Agreed • 6 months ago • parent

        Chris Vanderwerf – That should become Ron Paul’s slogan.

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