John Thomas 
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Re: “The Weed War Undermines Science

@Mike Dar

There sure is a lot of reading-between-the-lines going on in these comments. I don't see that the author has exonerated any businesses who unethical/criminal, or have actually conspired with the fraudster prohibitionists. He's simply addressing the fledgling marijuana industry.

And he's clearly not making an attempt to describe all the malicious forces working to perpetuate the insane war on marijuana consumers. Why you are taking him to task for his focus is perplexing. Sometimes we look at the big picture. Other times we want a close-up look at certain aspects.

How do " illegal campaign contributions to State Official candidates" undermine science? Your insistence the author NOT focus as he does is strange, to say the least.

It seems you are simply anti-business. So what would be your preferred way of distributing marijuana - through the government?

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Posted by John Thomas on 02/12/2015 at 9:02 PM

Re: “The Weed War Undermines Science

@roberttownsenddc346c

>>>"a flawed assumption. That is, that "Science" is a static state of knowledge of what is true, good, and known to be right- by you, the author."

It's clear Downs is giving us a window on the general state of science by focusing on the state of marijuana research and policy at the current time.

I don't think he's operating under your described assumption at all. This all seems more of an assumption on your part - or worse, a contrived attack on the solid marijuana research and propping up of the biased "science."

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Posted by John Thomas on 02/12/2015 at 8:47 PM

Re: “The Weed War Undermines Science

@Hobart Johnson

I'm sorry. I couldn't get past this:

>>>"The good professor is addressing mostly bad people."

Please explain that incredible assumption.

Posted by John Thomas on 02/12/2015 at 8:35 PM

Re: “The 2016 Election Is Closer Than You Think

Let's just hope no consumers listen to the greedy growers and dispensary owners who helped shoot down our freedom in 2010, just to maintain their quasi-monopolies and outrageously high prices.

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Posted by John Thomas on 01/29/2015 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Scientists Criticize UC Berkeley's Ban on E-Cigs

Until more research is done, I think we should create a middle ground. Allow e-cigarettes anywhere outdoors and in designated 'vaping' areas indoors.

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Posted by John Thomas on 10/30/2013 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Oakland Police Have Prioritized Drug Crimes Over Homicides

This is outrageous, indeed. But one piece of information is lacking. What percentage of these "drug cases" were for marijuana?

The fact that some (most?) of this police activity was to enforce a prohibition that most Americans, and even more Californians, don't want, compounds the outrageousness exponentially!

We URGENTLY need to end all aspects of the monstrously destructive, counter-productive, freedom-strangling, resource and manpower consuming FRAUD of marijuana prohibition - ASAP!

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Posted by John Thomas on 10/30/2013 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Video: SB 439 Hearings on Medical Marijuana Regulation

It seems the will of California citizens is being ignored. All this talk about adults getting it from dispensaries for (horrors!) recreational use is irrelevant.

Most of the support for Prop 215 came from people who want to re-legalize marijuana for ALL adults. The proof of this was the record 46 percent of the vote achieved by Prop 19. Californians, like most of the rest of the country, want to end marijuana prohibition, period - as Colorado and Washington state have already done.

Posted by John Thomas on 07/26/2013 at 12:40 AM

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