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The old adage too many cooks in the kitchen spoils the soup is true with this issue. Last time I checked there was upwards of 90 competing measures in California alone. Very few of them are going to qualify. If too many do gather enough signatures to qualify it's going to defuse the vote and nobody will win. The people behind mclr2016 the same thing on a local issue. Now the Silicon Valley has virtually no medical dispensaries thanks to their making competing measures when city officials moved to ban.
Every poll in the nation shows A Solid Majority of Americans favor The Legalization of Marijuana Nationwide!
"Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana Support surged 10 percentage points in past year, to 58%"
"A solid majority of voters nationwide favor legalizing and regulating marijuana similar to the way alcohol and tobacco cigarettes are currently regulated. Most also don’t believe it should be a crime for people to smoke marijuana in the privacy of their own homes"
"Americans favor making cannabis legal for adults, according to the findings of a CNN/ORC International survey released late Monday. The percentage is the highest ever reported by the survey, which has been tracking public opinion on the issue since 1973, and marks a 12 percentage point jump in support since the last time pollsters posed the question in 2012"
Fear of Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is unfounded. Not based on any science or fact whatsoever. So please prohibitionists, we beg you to give your scare tactics, "Conspiracy Theories" and "Doomsday Scenarios" over the inevitable Legalization of Marijuana Nationwide a rest. Nobody is buying them anymore these days. Okay?
Furthermore, if all prohibitionists get when they look into that nice, big and shiny, crystal ball of theirs, while wondering about the future of marijuana legalization, is horror, doom, and despair, well then I suggest they return that thing as quickly as possible and reclaim the money they shelled out for it, since it's obviously defective.
The prohibition of marijuana has not decreased the supply nor the demand for marijuana at all. Not one single iota, and it never will. Just a huge and complete waste of our tax dollars to continue criminalizing citizens for choosing a natural, non-toxic, relatively benign plant proven to be much safer than alcohol.
If prohibitionists are going to take it upon themselves to worry about "saving us all" from ourselves, then they need to start with the drug that causes more causes more determent to our society than every other drug in the world COMBINED, which is alcohol!
Why do prohibitionists feel the continued need to vilify and demonize marijuana when they could more wisely focus their efforts on a real, proven killer, alcohol, which again causes more determent to our society than all other drugs, COMBINED?
Prohibitionists really should get their priorities straight and/or practice a little live and let live. They'll live longer, happier, and healthier, with a lot less stress if they refrain from being bent on trying to control others through Draconian Marijuana Laws.
Politicians who continue to demonize Marijuana, Corrupt Law Enforcement Officials who prefer to ruin peoples lives over Marijuana possession rather than solve real crimes who fund their departments toys and salaries with monies acquired through Marijuana home raids, seizures and forfeitures, and so-called "Addiction Specialists" who make their income off of the judicial misfortunes of our citizens who choose marijuana, - Your actions go against The Will of The People and Your Days In Office Are Numbered! Find new careers before you don't have one.
The People have spoken! Get on-board with Marijuana Legalization Nationwide, or be left behind and find new careers. Your choice.
Way things are shaping up, Adelson, Kendrick, and their fellow plutocrats are going to have *lots* more to worry about than weed legalization, like a down-ticket GOP bloodbath if either of that parties' two current primary frontrunners gets the nomination, not to mention the possibility of a democratic socialist in the White House ... !
Prohibition didn't work with alcohol because a government can't control what the people want. If you actually read the Constitution you will see that our founding fathers recognized this and put it in writing. Current and past elected offices have been trying to shred this document we hold so dear for years with no opposition. We have a do nothing for the people Congress & Senate because all the money to be had on a War On Drugs started by Richard Nixon. Prohibition on Marijuana follows the same track as Alcohol. There is a two term restriction on the Presidency for a reason and this should be true for the Congress and Senate. It's "We the People" who should decide this not the ones who benifit from it. I am for the use of medical marijuana for all who seek it out.
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Mr. Rosenberg s ignorance scares me more than any drug..There s been over 20,000 formal scientific studies done(completed ) on MJ..Yet our DEA chooses to ignore these studies..At the end, all of you bigots, will answer to the will of the public...GP rules, not GOP rules..How does these kinds of people get elected??How in the world can you say opium is more safe than MJ?Did you not get your GED?John Davis
I need info on being a signature gatherer. My wife and I both are interested
So how does the NIH explain the studies it's already done?
It was already tried by Nixon to show the harmful effects of cannabis and not only didn't they find any, but discovered benefits!
Research summit? Or ignorance speech?!
Please consider the following as a front page article on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder -
The Transcendental Meditation program has been endorsed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for over 20 years for soldiers with PTSD.
Kindly watch and share with all -
"PTSD and Transcendental Meditation - David George, Infantryman" (2:34;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ki4c-XkYsM / excellent!)
"Transcendental Meditation Improves Performance at Military University" (5:12;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIH0913lQe0 )
Also see, "Use a Treatment for PTSD That Actually Works" in The Hill, Washington DC
"Transcendental Meditation May Reduce PTSD Symptoms, Medication in Active-Duty Personnel" in EurekAlert (01/11/16)
Bill @ BillsArtBox.com
P.S. Please visit http://www.operationwarriorwellness.org/ for more information.
Note: Results are available for long-standing PTSD symptoms, as well, including for Vietnam Veterans.
Also, see the dramatic effects for Domestic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for women and children, and for PTSD for "First Responders", at http://www.davidlynchfoundation.org/#video=6gM_sXiUPvo (5:24)
Also, from http://www.army.mil/ :
"Transcendental Meditation - a Path to Healing"
"Doctors promised him through medication and hard work he could potentially heal over the course of years, but since transcendental meditation he has moved much closer to achieving his recovery in months."
This is a great list of conditions, I don't see "arthritis" exclusively named, but would qualify under the chronic pain, debilitating, wasting et.el. statement.
Hey Doc Where do you get your knowledge about what the medical marijuana industry wants? Somehow I don't think you actually know anybody in the medical marijuana industry. I don't think you're psychic. I do think you might be psychotic with your antisocial anti-pot nonsensicle rambling. The facts are that in states where medical marijuana is legal opioid overdose deaths have gone down 25%. Cannabis is used when used for medicine for over 5 Thousand Years of recorded history. Those 95000 years of empirical data have I have proved the efficacy of cannabis Beyond any reasonable doubt
I believe the magazine is Vanity Fair...Emmett in Berkeley
Nixons war on Americans is still flourishing 45 years later.I don't understand the resistance to legalization. If you don't remember Nixon and his evil intent to become dictator of America, you need to read about this disasterous president.He knew in the seventies that cannabis had medical value and he denied it to America, just so he could hurt the anti war movement and blacks.
This is a bogus law and should have been revoked as soon as the word finaly came out.
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When it became clear that cannabis oils are the only remedy for some types of childhood epilepsy that drugs from Big Pharma could not resolve there was no more doubt that cannabis is good efficacious medicine. All the data needed for an informed decision on cannabis legalization has already been collected and can be found at the CDC web site.
When looking at relative products safely the first thing that should be analyzed as how many people are killed.
Figures directly from the CDC dot gov web site on numbers of deaths per year in the USA
* Prescription Drugs: 237,485 + 5000 traffic fatalities
* Tobacco: 390,323
* Alcohol: 88,013 + 16,000 traffic fatalities
* Cocaine: 4,906
* Heroin: 7,200
* Aspirin: 466
* Acetaminophen (Tylenol): 179
* Marijuana: 0, none, not a single fatal overdose in all medical history and almost no traffic problems.
So, which is safer???? Legalize, regulate, TAX!
doc benway, you're foaming at the mouth. Again. But don't worry that you might annoy me. I think my favorite part of the ongoing collapse of the absolute stupidity of the absolute prohibition of cannabis is getting to watch prohibitionists like yourself being marginalized to irrelevance.
41States, 1 Federal District, 2 US Territories, and about a dozen foreign countries including Israel, Italy, The Czech Republic, Columbia, Chile, Uruguay, The Netherlands, Mexico, Canada, and most recently Australia recognize at least limited medicinal utility of cannabis.
I want to make sure I understand what your bloviations mean. Aren't you saying that people who choose to enjoy or have a medicinal need for cannabis are amotivational, mentally defective idiots and congenitally dishonest people who only want to get high? So in order to get high we've scammed all of these jurisdictions into recognizing the valid medicinal utility of phytocannabinoid medicines which is actually nothing more than fiction? Do you have even a clue about just how prohibition oriented Australia is?
But don't worry that you might annoy me. I think my favorite part of the ongoing collapse of the absolute stupidity of the absolute prohibition of cannabis is getting to watch prohibitionists like yourself being marginalized to irrelevance.
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