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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Because national drug laws trump state drug laws. If a state wants to waste its time letting people vote on it, then it doesn't make it any less illegal.
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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

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    I don't think anyone claims MJ cures cancer, HB. It's for pain relief and anti-nausea. Actually, it's hard for me to believe there's anything better than morphine for cancer pain. And as for nausea? There's very effective anti-nausea medication available that won't get people arrested.

    Now. If cancer patients want MJ to relax? Get their minds off their illness? That's something else again. But no one will convince me that MJ relieves cancer pain.
    Yeah, but they all have side effects, while marijuana really doesn't have any side effects. Why shouldn't they be able to use it for their chemo related pain?
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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

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    The Wars on Drugs, and the War on Terror for that matter, is big business and Washington hearts big business.
    Yes, it does, and big business that gives an excuse to increase the size and power of the central government is their favorite love of all.
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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    I wish pot legalization people would just be honest with everyone and just admit that they support it because they want to get stoned. If medical science extracted all the anti-cancer canabanoids, concentrated them and delivered them in a pill form that doesn't get you high would it be OK to ban the smoking of marijuana? I'm pretty sure same cadre of pot smokers would still be fighting for legalization of pot smoking.
    Research shows pharmaceutical cannabis medication is not as effective as raw cannabis consumption. Besides, smoking is dirty. All you need is a
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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

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    I wish pot legalization people would just be honest with everyone and just admit that they support it because they want to get stoned.
    Or, perhaps because they don't enjoy paying for a quarter of the world's prisoners.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    If medical science extracted all the anti-cancer canabanoids, concentrated them and delivered them in a pill form that doesn't get you high would it be OK to ban the smoking of marijuana? I'm pretty sure same cadre of pot smokers would still be fighting for legalization of pot smoking.
    Yes, and the pharmaceutical companies would charge $500 a pill.
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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    I happen to agree with marijuana legalization but in spite of that, I just couldn't help laughing out loud when I read the article linked in the OP.



    Am I the only one who hears the sad violin music being played in the background? Cancer patients? Give me a break. I lived in Olympia for 2 years back in the 90's and have many freinds from there to this day. It's weed culture central. If people want to smoke pot and make it legal, fine. Go for it. Just don't try to hide behind some transparent mumbo jumbo about wanting to help the sick. Be honest about it and just admit that you enjoy catching a good buzz.

    Cancer patients.... that's just TFF. Cue the poor starving children in 5... 4... 3...
    When my mother was fighting the long and very brave battle she fought against cancer chemo made her extremely ill and nauseous. It took many of the good days she might have had nearing what became the end of her life. Her oncologist told her off the record that pot, if she was so inclined, would greatly ease the effects of chemo and allow her to live much greater physical and emotional comfort. We begged our mother to smoke or eat pot. She refused because it was against the law. She would not, she said, because she did not condone anything that would require her sons to break the law. It broke our hearts.

    There actually are people who do care about the wellbeing of others. It may not exist in the people you run with, but altruism still exists.










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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

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    What happened to this? Skip to 0:36.
    Haven't we all learned by now that Obama doesn't call the shots in Washington? I'm serious.

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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The federal government strikes yet another blow towards protecting us from ourselves and making sure that we continue to have a quarter of the world's prisoners right here in the bastion of liberty.

    Does anyone in Washington understand that the war on drugs isn't working? Does anyone care?
    What better way for government to laundry taxpayer money?

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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post
    So why let people vote on making it legal if it's still going to be illegal either way? And don't you think cancer patients have an inalienable right to the only natural medicine known and proven to have the ability to damage and kill cancer cells? I mean, why spend all these billions of dollars on finding a cure for cancer if it's just going to be made illegal anyway?
    Because states can have referendums as they wish, but they do not trump federal law. It's only real affect is to put the Federal Government on notice that folks want change. If more states "legalize" it, then the Federal Government is likely to catch on and modify Federal Laws.

    Also, it has a benefit to my state since state and local police are called off the hunt, thus reducing the costs of courts, jails, prisons, for the state and local municipalities.

    And as an aside, I suspect the Federal Government will be slow to let go of pot, since the idiot war on drugs has created a large government bureaucracy, about half of which is due to pot being on their list. So legalize pot and DEA can hand our pinks slips, en masse, which they'll fight like hell to avoid having to do.

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    Re: Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    You can't say "straight up kills" and then provide evidence that it "may kill". There are lots of pharmaceuticals that "may" accomplish a medicinal goal, but until they've been studied beyond the "may" level and then gone through the FDA process can you start making your "straight up kills" claim. And these potential medicinal effects are most certainly not being delivered effectively in carcinogen filled smoke anyway.

    What smoking pot DOES do is "straight up" cause lung cancer.
    Nope. Study Demonstrates Smoking Pot Doesn't Cause Lung Cancer.










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