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    Re: Medical Marijuana, will it be misused ?

    OF course it will be misused, just as a myriad of other drug used for medical purposes. Xanax, muscle relaxers, pain reliever, viagra. you name it, misuse of drugs is rampant, and to be expected, name a drug that has what some perceive as pleasant side effects that does nor get misused.

    Is this supposed to be an argument against medical use of marijuana?

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    Re: Medical Marijuana, will it be misused ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Please don't attribute capitalism with foolishness.
    Sometimes, it just is what it is Harry. It's ALL about da money. All'z ya gotta do is step outside the ring and do the math.

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    Re: Medical Marijuana, will it be misused ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    That is the basis of my argument. Government shouldn't meddle with it.
    What? And lose out on all that money set aside to fight this "evil weed?"

    There is BIG money in keeping pot illegal. For both sides.

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    Re: Medical Marijuana, will it be misused ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Incorrect (assuming you are talking about Americans). By Gallup's last poll, about 36% of the population supports legalization. It is an upward trend though; we'll probably see it happen within the next 20-40 years.
    Dav, you failed to mention that Gallups "latest poll" was in 2005.

    Here are some results from recent polls, attitudes are changing.. quickly.

    The first poll, conducted last week by Rasmussen Reports, has 40 percent of Americans in support of legalizing the drug and 46 percent opposed. The second, conducted in January by CBS News, has 41 percent in favor of legalization and 52 percent against. And a third poll, conducted by Zogby on behalf of the marijuana-rights advocacy group NORML, has 44 percent of Americans in support of legalized pot and 52 percent opposed.

    That all three polls show support for legalization passing through the 40 percent barrier may be significant. I compiled a database of every past poll I could find on this subject, including a series of Gallup polls and results from the General Social Survey, and could never before find more than 36 percent of the population (Gallup in October, 2005) stating a position in favor of legalization
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    Sorry, I could not find the raw data on these polls. The article quoted is dated 2/22/09

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    Re: Medical Marijuana, will it be misused ?

    Many medical drugs are misused. This does not mean that they should not exist.


    Glaucoma is one the things that are helped by Pot..

    Pain drugs are used and misused everyday. They are not removed from the market. I wonder why?

    Could it be that people don't like pain?

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    Re: Medical Marijuana, will it be misused ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post

    I think the more important question is whether or not the State has any legitimate reason to make medical decisions for its citizens, or to delegate those medical decisions to third parties. I am perfectly qualified to decide which drugs I require, including having the wisdom to know when to consult a doctor for advice.
    If the state is paying for your "medical treatment" wouldn't that be a legitimate reason for the state to say no you can not have "medical" marijuana?
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    Re: Medical Marijuana, will it be misused ?

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonslayer View Post
    Many medical drugs are misused. This does not mean that they should not exist.


    Glaucoma is one the things that are helped by Pot..

    Pain drugs are used and misused everyday. They are not removed from the market. I wonder why?

    Could it be that people don't like pain?
    I think most people who use marijuana have nothing wrong with them and use it just to get high, however I bet the opposite is true about people who use most pain drug drugs.
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    Re: Medical Marijuana, will it be misused ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If the state is paying for your "medical treatment" wouldn't that be a legitimate reason for the state to say no you can not have "medical" marijuana?
    Yes. I have no objection whatsoever to the State refusing to pay for marijuana-- or other drugs-- for citizens as long as those citizens don't require the government's permission to purchase them on their own.

    And if we had a universal healthcare system, I would have no problem with requiring citizens to pay for their own medical treatments if they were applying them against their doctors' advice.
    Last edited by Korimyr the Rat; 03-22-09 at 03:41 PM.

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    Re: Medical Marijuana, will it be misused ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think most people who use marijuana have nothing wrong with them and use it just to get high, however I bet the opposite is true about people who use most pain drug drugs.
    Yeah dude, will police arrest you for having painkillers ? I don't think so, but he does if you got Marijuana.

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    Re: Medical Marijuana, will it be misused ?

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    Is this supposed to be an argument against medical use of marijuana?
    Nope, I think the government legalized "Medical Marijuana" for people to keep them away from the illegalized Marijuana, or they'd added the term "Medical" to "Marijuana" so they keep it legal as long as the Medical Marijuana had the same effect when smoking Marijuana, or that the Medical Marijuana had no/few side effects than the smoked one,,,, me thinks.

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