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Old November 19th, 2009, 02:02 PM   #1
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I like how it says they want to make cannabis based medicine from it. If you can get the medical benefits simply by smoking it or making a tea, then you don't need to go any farther than that. Its a damn plant for crying out loud. leave it alone.
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I have never understood it being illegal. I have never even tried it, but it seems that a government looking for money should legalize it, tax it and make a shitload of cash. it would be sooo easy. your distribution system is already in place. offer for a fee to all current dealers a license and tax them too. it would be win win for everyone.
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I have never understood it being illegal. I have never even tried it, but it seems that a government looking for money should legalize it, tax it and make a shitload of cash. it would be sooo easy. your distribution system is already in place. offer for a fee to all current dealers a license and tax them too. it would be win win for everyone.
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On top of that, I'd rather go to a cannabis bar than the booze bar. Don't get me wrong, I love drinking, but rarely go out anymore due to all the drunk assholes you encounter. You probably wouldn't run into that at the cannabis bar. Maybe some retards giggling too much, but that would probably be about it.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 04:15 PM   #6
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...Kinda like Global warming. its a smoke & mirrors

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Plus. Opening cannabis bars, seriously. think of the munchies they would sell.
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Harry J. Anslinger
Anslinger was an extremely ambitious man, and he recognized the Bureau of Narcotics as an amazing career opportunity — a new government agency with the opportunity to define both the problem and the solution. He immediately realized that opiates and cocaine wouldn’t be enough to help build his agency, so he latched on to marijuana and started to work on making it illegal at the federal level.Anslinger immediately drew upon the themes of racism and violence to draw national attention to the problem he wanted to create. Some of his quotes regarding marijuana…
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I have never understood it being illegal. I have never even tried it, but it seems that a government looking for money should legalize it, tax it and make a shitload of cash. it would be sooo easy. your distribution system is already in place. offer for a fee to all current dealers a license and tax them too. it would be win win for everyone.
I agree, except for the trying it part

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On top of that, I'd rather go to a cannabis bar than the booze bar. Don't get me wrong, I love drinking, but rarely go out anymore due to all the drunk assholes you encounter. You probably wouldn't run into that at the cannabis bar. Maybe some retards giggling too much, but that would probably be about it.
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The Chairman: I would like to read a quotation from a recent editorial in the Washington Times:
The marihuana cigarette is one of the most insidious of all forms of dope, largely because of the failure of the public to understand its fatal qualities.The Nation is almost defenseless against it, having no Federal laws to cope with it and virtually no organized campaign for combating it.The result is tragic.School children are the prey of peddlers who infest school neighborhoods.High school boys and girls buy the destructive weed without knowledge of its capacity of harm, and conscienceless dealers sell it with impunity.This is a national problem, and it must have national attention.The fatal marihuana cigarette must be recognized as a deadly drug, and American children must be protected against it.
That is a pretty severe indictment. They say it is a national question and that it requires effective legislation. Of course, in a general way, you have responded to all of these statements; but that indicates very clearly that it is an evil of such magnitude that it is recognized by the press of the country as such.
And that was basically it. Yellow journalism won over medical science.The committee passed the legislation on. And on the floor of the house, the entire discussion was:
Member from upstate New York: “Mr. Speaker, what is this bill about?”Speaker Rayburn: “I don’t know. It has something to do with a thing called marihuana. I think it’s a narcotic of some kind.”“Mr. Speaker, does the American Medical Association support this bill?”Member on the committee jumps up and says: “Their Doctor Wentworth[sic] came down here. They support this bill 100 percent.”
And on the basis of that lie, on August 2, 1937, marijuana became illegal at the federal level.The entire coverage in the New York Times: “President Roosevelt signed today a bill to curb traffic in the narcotic, marihuana, through heavy taxes on transactions.”
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I love how it's sooooo bad when most of our founding founders had pot farms.

Damn it! this country was founded on the growing and selling of pot.
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I like how it says they want to make cannabis based medicine from it. If you can get the medical benefits simply by smoking it or making a tea, then you don't need to go any farther than that. Its a damn plant for crying out loud. leave it alone.
Not true. There are different isoforms of the CB receptors that have positive and negative effects. The marijuana plant hits them all non-specifically. You can make a specific agonist and get rid of the negative affects (like munchies which make you gain weight).

Trust me on this. This is why pharmaceuticals can take something that is good in nature and make it better. Fewer adverse events, more potent at the good effects.
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Marinol (THC extracted from cannabis, suspended in oil) has been used since the 80's.

A friend of mine who's going through some horrible stuff right now actually just got prescribed it from his pain management doctor because the morphine patches have stopped being effective.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 05:25 PM   #14
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Damn it! this country was founded on the growing and selling of pot.
I'll bet there was a little more to it than that. Smoke another one.
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Not true. There are different isoforms of the CB receptors that have positive and negative effects. The marijuana plant hits them all non-specifically. You can make a specific agonist and get rid of the negative affects (like munchies which make you gain weight).

Trust me on this. This is why pharmaceuticals can take something that is good in nature and make it better. Fewer adverse events, more potent at the good effects.


True and they can make a real nice profit! Instead of the dude down on the corner.
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I'll bet there was a little more to it than that. Smoke another one.



shhhhh be quiet and let me rationalize it my way
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...Kinda like Global warming. its a smoke & mirrors
Smoke and mirrors?

Cannabis and Coke?
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Cannabis and Coke?
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I love how it's sooooo bad when most of our founding founders had pot farms.

Damn it! this country was founded on the growing and selling of pot.
Linky so I can read about this?
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I agree, except for the trying it part



I concur

it's true. i could care less if people do it around me, the smell of it has always turned me off about it.
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