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Feds Won’t Stop Marijuana Use

Legal in 2 states for recreational smoking

August 30, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite 75 years of federal marijuana prohibition, the Justice Department said Thursday that states can let people use the drug, license people to grow it and even allow adults to......

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Sep-01-13 3:10 AM

I watched a program on medical marajuana. It was about a 5 yr old girl who had over 100 seizures a week. Her mother found this medical mj that was too weak and the grower was going to rid of it. Mom convinced him to let her try with daughter. The little girl in now able to live a normal life with a rare seizure. My nephew was quadropalegic from drunk driver at age 18, he smoked daily for seizures and did not have side effects of meds. I never saw him stoned. I would never do it again, but those who need and know where it came from and the potency have my blessing(medically). Not sure how I feel about generally, but I have heard horror stories about the fake stuff. I think we have moved to bigger drug problems than mj. But honestly, I am on fence about it. Dont want to be on road with stoned drivers any more than alcohol, but those that dont cause problems...dont bother.

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Aug-31-13 11:29 PM

RationalWestVirginian, If those 5 people are of average weight and have ten drinks between them in an hour, in most cases, they aren't drunk. If they smoke one joint, they're all stoned. You can argue all kinds of variables in this comparison, but there's no such thing as moderate pot smoking. And I wonder if the the medical marijuana advocates would be as enthusiastic if the medical benefit was available with the buzz removed?

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Aug-31-13 9:49 PM

Well its not for everyone-I know its not for me. I know many who have used medically and never heard of bad results.

Not the same as it was in 70s, much more potent. I dont know how anyone could function on this.

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Aug-31-13 11:52 AM

Mikey is right, NICOTINE is the gateway drug, not pot.

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Aug-31-13 9:49 AM

you blacked out on weed?must have been laced with something else.just plain weed won't make you black's happened with alcohol many times.almost everybody's first experience with drugs is nicotine and then to alcohol and on from there.alcohol will always be the worst of the many people die outside of bars?

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Aug-31-13 7:33 AM

Choom away America! And while you're at it, keep playing basketball, attend classes sparingly, drink beer heavily, and try drugs enthusiastically. This is the path to the presidency, and you owe it to the kids to be a role model. Even better if you encourage them to spend their last two years of high school in a daze.

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Aug-31-13 2:46 AM

I grew up in 70s but little use. Couple months ago, friends came over and one brought pot. Couple hits-I blacked out. Though ti good for ptsd but instead came to in bad situation. I have been ok about pot but now so much stuff we dont know-fake stuff, laced, etc.

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Aug-30-13 9:56 PM


Also, you say that legal marijuana is just an excuse for "morons to sit around and get high". If you fell that way about marijuana, do you feel the same about alcohol. Take two scenarios, 5 people are hanging out,socialing, etc. but in one scenario they are drinking alcohol and the other they are smoking pot. Are both groups "morons that just want to sit around" or just the ones smoking pot?

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Aug-30-13 9:50 PM


Yes, it is true that some people smoke marijuana and they will sell things to get money for more. But this is not a universal of marijuana use, and this is definately not exclusive to marijuana. There are bums that live on the street and spend every cent they get on booze, coke, herion, whatever. All these things are true but they are a result of poor judgement and priorites, not drug use.


Yes, marijuana has the potential to be psychologically addictive, but that's possible with everything. Should we ban TV, video games, computers, junk food, alcohol, etc just because someone might get addicted to them, I think not. The only regret anyone has from marijuana use is legal consequences, which thankfully are being slowly eraticated.

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Aug-30-13 9:22 PM

@RationalWestVirginian: I think your marijuana usage has blurred your rationally. Marijuana is an introduction drug, it is habituating if not addictive,and your comment about not knowing the pleasures of using weed gives some indication of how far down the road you have traveled.You know pedophiles belive introducing children to sex at an early age is mind broading, and a real recreational high. You will live, maybe, to regret the use of marijuana.

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Aug-30-13 9:18 PM

Outside of those medicinal purposes, everything else is just an excuse for those morons to just sit around and get high. Losers and nothing more.

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Aug-30-13 9:17 PM

@RationalWestVirginian - you don't know me so don't presume to think I know nothing about marijuana. I have tried it. I also happen to know and hang out with people who still do. I have seen what it does to people. You can believe me or not. Most people who are potsmokers and advocates of potsmoking tend to be militant in their beliefs that there's nothing wrong with it. I have seen people who have been so desperate to smoke it that they would sell whatever they can to get just a dime bag. I have seen people do nothing but smoke that crap and live in their own filth because they're mind-blown and won't do anything else. I have witnessed a pregnant woman smoke that crap recently and still does and she hasn't had the baby yet and refuses to stop. I have also witnessed a mother smoke with her friends while her 3 and 4 year-old children are in the other room. All of them say the same thing. "There's nothing wrong with it!" I believe in it's legit medical use for cancer patients.

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Aug-30-13 8:58 PM

The big deal most people have with marijuana is that it is illegal in most states, and for some reason people have a blind respect for the law no matter what it says or what the facts really are, it's against the law and that's that. These are people who let their govt. think for them, and don't investigate for themselves. To make it perfectly clear I think ALL drugs should be legal and regulated like alcohol and tobacco on the white market. Drug dealers would disappear over time all drugs were legal, and if you don't believe me when was the last time you went to "that guy/girl" to get tobacco or bootleg alcohol instead of going to the store? Why would you go to a drug dealer when the substance you want, whatever that might be, is readily availible? I believe people have the right to put anything into their bodies as long as they understand the risks involved, that is why all drugs should be legal, but especially marijuana because it is the least harmful drug that exits

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Aug-30-13 8:52 PM

All you people that go on and on about how marijuana "cripples society" and "makes you a lazy slacker" obviously have never smoked marijuana and know nothing about it other than what the DARE and Just Say No propaganda told you. Marijuana is MUCH safer than alcohol and tobacco, no one has ever overdosed (unlike alcohol and virtually every other legal substance, including WATER!) and when used in moderation (like anything else) can provide medical benefits and is quite enjoyable recreationally

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Aug-30-13 3:53 PM

I think most are missing the point of the Feds lack of interest in marijuana use. Marijuana is another crippler of our society helping to keep the populace in servitude and that is exactly where the professional politicians want you. What's next? The homosexuals are covered, those blacks who are trash, white trash, tree huggers, communist, Muslims, pedophiles, and just about every other wierd SOB you can think of has some form of Government protection or handout, so who's left?

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Aug-30-13 12:13 PM

Some news for the legalization tax revenue crowd! Doper buys an ounce and then grows his own for staying stoned! How much tax revenue will result? Welcome to "dopers" are smarter than you, 101.....

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Aug-30-13 12:10 PM

Ohio already has DUID laws. They can order a urine test at any time if the officer feels your impairs or rather knows you smoke weed. A test is truly needed to test the level actually active in your body at the time because a person could smoke a week ago, especially if they are slightly over weight and test positive in a traffic stop even though they are truly not impaired. Also states have always been able to arrest you for impaired driving even if you have a prescription. So if your on a medication that says do not operate machinery..use your brain. An automobile is a machine.

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Aug-30-13 11:29 AM

If ignorance is bliss, the Federal Government is Heaven. How about this statute, dear politicians:

We will not fight States legalizing marijuana use; however, anyone who is receiving welfare benefits must be routinely drug tested. One failed drug test = permanent ineligibility for any welfare programs, including AFDC, WIC, and Medicaid.

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Aug-30-13 10:56 AM

I love how everyone is for the legalization. It's not bad enough that we already have a nation full of lazy, slacker generation of potheads. It's great because now everyone can sit around and get high, eat themselves out of house and home, not clean their houses, slack off at work, drive while high and kill somebody all in the name of legalization. Bad enough these losers are looking for medical excuses, like anxiety and back pain, to use now they will be able to do it legally. If you have to have pot to make things all better, you're a loser!

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Aug-30-13 10:51 AM

if the politicians want to get richer they'll pass legalization.they're smart enough to see crop for sure.

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Aug-30-13 10:28 AM

This is a win win for government.(1.) there will be huge savings by not enforcing anti marijuana laws.(2.) a new product-income stream- to heavily tax.

WV is going to need every tax dollar they can get and savings in the criminal justice system. I see this coming up this session. MJ could be an attractive commercial cash crop for WV as well.

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Aug-30-13 10:00 AM

they haven't even slowed it down in the last 75 years.time to give it up.

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Aug-30-13 7:45 AM

You are in the 19th century when you step into a court room in WV. Time to catch up with what the rest of the country has already figured out. There are more important issues to deal with than to spend so many resources on a losing cause. If you can't beat em, join em.

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Aug-30-13 7:12 AM

Welcome to the 19th Century.

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Aug-30-13 6:53 AM

I read that Colorado is going to have a test to detect maryjane for drivers. Does anyone know what kind of test they will be using? Hair tests can detect for 90 days after usage, blood test 3 days and urine 2+ weeks! Happy driving.....

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