Change of anything is slow but legal weed is on the fast track to 100% legality.
The opposition is evaporating and the hold outs are going down kicking and screaming but going down they ARE.
California should watch for doctor shopping and the doctors that push pills, but should realize that pain patients have few choices. The Feds keep pushing opiate pills, but stop people from using safe medical marijuana for pain. Marijuana works very well for pain management. Unless someone has tried cannabis for pain, they should not venture the opinion that it doesn't work for medical purposes. Pain management with cannabis requires the right dosage. Using marijuana edibles is the right way to maintain pain reduction. This book has great recipes for edible marijuana that are easy, small and cheap to make: MARIJUANA - Guide to Buying, Growing, Harvesting, and Making Medical Marijuana Oil and Delicious Candies to Treat Pain and Ailments by Mary Bendis, Second Edition. Only 2.99. Learn to make marijuana oil, delicious Cannabis Chocolates, and tasty Dragon Teeth Mints. goo.gl/iYjPn goo.gl/Jfs61
Give a copy to the pig feds>so they can have a good laugh.
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Prohibitionism is intensely, rabidly, frantically, frenetically, hysterically anti-freedom, anti-public-health, and anti-economical.
An important feature of prohibitionism (which it closely shares with fascism) is totalitarianism. That means:
A police state apparatus; widespread surveillance, arbitrary imprisonment or even murder of political opponents, mass-incarceration, torture, etc.
Like despicable, playground bullies, prohibitionists are vicious one moment, then full of self-pity the next. They whine and whinge like lying, spoilt brats, claiming they just want to "save the little children", but the moment they feel it safe to do so, they use brute force and savage brutality against those they claim to be defending.
Prohibitionists actually believe that they can transcend human nature and produce a better world. They allow only one doctrine, an impossible-to-obtain drug-free world. All forms of dissent, be they common-sense, scientific, constitutional, or democratic, are simply ignored, and their proponents vehemently persecuted.
During alcohol prohibition (1919-1933), all profits went to enrich thugs and criminals. While battling over turf, young men died, every day, on inner-city streets. Corruption in Law Enforcement and the Judiciary went clean off the scale. A fortune was wasted on enforcement that could have been far more wisely allocated. On top of the budget-busting prosecution and incarceration costs, billions in taxes were lost. Finally, in 1929, the economy collapsed. Does that sound familiar?
Shame on you California.
The Police involved in this activity should be brought up on charges of murder. They are directly responsible for the deaths of these children and adults whom they put in extreme danger. And I know they don't care about the people they put in danger. They only care about their career advancement.
We need a resolution from CA democrat party to remove haag, no doubt this is a coordinate effort of many us attny but removing haag a good start point.
Going after San Jose will send the Vietnamese gangs into action. I don't think this was too wise, even with the billions of bullets that DHS recently purchased.
FDA approved Prescription drugs kill some 200,000 Americans every year.
"An estimated 770,000 people are injured or die each year in hospitals from adverse drug events (ADEs) defined as an injury resulting from medical intervention related to a drug. Not all, but many, IF NOT MOST, of these adverse drug events are preventable."
* The number of deaths from drug poisonings in the U.S. has increased sixfold since 1980.
* In 2008, more than 41,000 people in the U.S. died from intentional and accidental poisonings. Nine out of 10 were due to drugs. These deaths exceeded the number of deaths from automobile accidents making poisoning the leading cause of injury death. (CDC National Center for Health Statistics 1980 to 2008)
Fully 40% of these deaths in 2008 involved the use of prescription opioid pain relievers such as codeine, fentanyl, hydrocodone, morphine, and oxycodone, (was 25% in 1999) - In 2008, Cocaine was involved in about 5,100 deaths and heroin was involved in about 3,000 deaths.
* PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS: drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone, the main ingredients in Oxycontin and Vicodin, landed 305,885 Americans in emergency rooms in 2008 -- more than double the 144,644 visits in 2004, (2010 study by Samsha and the CDC)
Overdose deaths involving these opioid pain relievers (oxycodone and hydrocodone; and synthetic narcotics such as fentanyl and propoxyphene) now exceed deaths from heroin and cocaine combined (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Prescription drug overdoses have been increasing in the United States over the last decade, and by 2008 had reached 36,450 deaths—almost as many as from motor vehicle crashes (39,973).
* VIOXX: On January 24, 2005, the medical journal The Lancet published on its website a report on Vioxx risks that was previously blocked by the FDA. The study found that Vioxx may have caused as many as 140,000 cases of heart disease in the United States and as many as 56,000 deaths during the five years that it was on the market. The newly published study of 1.4 million patients shows that that low doses of Vioxx increased the risk of heart disease by about 50%, and higher doses increased it by 358%.
* ACETAMINOPHEN: ( found in more than 300 products with sales in the billions of dollars annually) Acetaminophen overdoses are the leading cause of acute liver failure (ALF) in the United States, Great Britain and most of Europe. Acetaminophen toxicity accounts for approximately 50% of all cases of ALF in the United States and carries a 30% mortality—More than 100,000 calls to Poison Control Centers, 56,000 emergency room visits, 2,600 hospitalizations and nearly 500 deaths are attributed to acetaminophen in the United States annually.
* ANTIDEPRESSANTS: The respected journal, PLoS ONE, published a study in June 2010, showing that men who are depressed and take trycyclic, SSRI, or any other antidepressants die at a significantly greater rate than those who don't. - Performed in Australia, the study followed 5,276 men aged 68-88.
"The results of this study indicate that the 6-year adjusted mortality hazard is twice as high for men with depression compared with non-depressed men and that the use of antidepressants is associated with an independent rise in mortality of 30%. .. We found that antidepressant treatment increases the mortality hazard of men by 30%, and this association is independent of the presence of clinically significant depression. .. It is also important to consider that the use of antidepressants has been associated with numerous potentially harmful effects, some of which may increase morbidity and mortality. For example, antidepressant treatment has been linked to increased risk of injurious and non-injurious falls in cross-sectional and longitudinal studies, and there is some evidence that the use of common antidepressants increases the risk bleeding in various body systems, including the central nervous system, as well as the risk of incident diabetes. In addition, recently published findings from the Nurses' Health Study showed an increase in the number of sudden cardiac deaths associated with the use of antidepressants, a result that is consistent with our observation of an excess of cardiovascular deaths amongst men using antidepressants."
Postmenopausal Women on antidepressants are 45% more likely than those not on such medication to have a stroke, and 32% more likely to die of any cause. - There is an increased likelihood of Hemorrhagic strokes (bleeding in the brain) which is possibly the result of the anti-clotting effect of selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) which are most frequently prescribed for depression. The authors of the study noted that since post-menopausal women make up the largest segment of patients in the United States on antidepressants, the resulting increases in strokes and deaths across the country could be significant.
A study published in 2009 found that SSRIs interfered with the breast cancer medication tamoxifen, with tumors more than twice as likely to return after two years in women taking antidepressants compared with those taking tamoxifen alone.
Children whose mothers take Zoloft, Prozac or similar antidepressants during pregnancy are twice as likely as other children to have a diagnosis of autism or a related disorder.
I use cannabis oil or edibles for my pain and it does help my pain
Mr. Filner is a very special mayor to back MMJ as strongly as he does. Thankfully more and more Californian's are getting behind marijuana usage (for responsible adults adults). With the help of other respectable people in the MMJ community (including ASA and politicians) we may just get legalization in CA:) http://www.californiadispensaryinfo.com/
The DOJ's claims to be protecting "school children" is a joke, given the closer proximity of liquor stores, sex shops, and other adult businesses to schools. Sorry Haag but the politically correct "protecting our children" scheme doesn't work anymore. People are smarter now, especially in the Bay Area. ---Quit wasting our tax dollars to attack other citizens.
Just another political move to setup for RAIDS on state approved medical marijuana dispensaries. Notice the timing, how these RAIDS always happen after every election season... Reminds me during the end of Alcohol Prohibition. Law enforcement knows its getting to the end and making one final punch to cash in on the government's 7 billion dollar budget on the war against marijuana. Much easier to go after defenseless medical marijuana pharmacies than real drug criminals: Cartels and organized drug trade. So SAD that our tax dollars are used to arrest other citizens.
It's sheer stupidity to keep up this pot war...But, more than that, it required a Constitutional Amendment to institute Prohibition for alcohol and then another to repeal it. If the Federal Government thinks it has the right to overrule the rights of States to handle that which is not particularly granted to the Federal Government, why then is there no Constitutional Amendment giving the Federal Govt the right to pursue marijuana use as there was for alcohol?
i thought landlords were threatened and won against the Hag in the Harborside case
Haag - What an appropriate name!
Pretty much says it all but with one too many a's - HAG Save the over A for her ASS where her head is stuck. Sure sorry she is nit an elected official. Obviously not elected.
SHAME ON YOU OBAMA, SHAME ON YOU!! - You look like quite the "conservative asshole" & play the part very well. LIE, LIE, LIER
Is it just me, or is Melinda Haag uglier than Ellen Barrkin?
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