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Medical Marijuana Means Money

Revenue carrot dangled before committee

September 26, 2013

CHARLESTON (AP) — A legislative analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project told state lawmakers on Wednesday that permitting the use of marijuana for medical purposes can generate revenue for the......

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littlefox

Sep-29-13 12:29 AM

And RationalWestVirginian- "True freedom" doesn't mean allowing evil people to manufacture deadly substances for weak-minded fools to inject into their eyeballs. I don't "think" this, I'm 100% confident that this is a criminal offense.

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littlefox

Sep-28-13 11:23 PM

Your

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littlefox

Sep-28-13 11:22 PM

Gee thanks RationalWestVirginian! You're comments are the very essence of objectivity. smh

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RationalWestVirginian

Sep-27-13 10:46 PM

I think that if you want to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, smoke marijuana, snort coke, shoot ****** into your eyeballs, whatever you want to do to yourself, as long as you under stand the risks, and above all are not hurting anyone else in the process. That is what true freedom means. If you don't like it, don't do it. You want to get rid of drug dealers, then legalize the drugs they sell and take the market (and the money) away from them. The demand for marijuana will always be there, and with it the potential for profit, and by keeping it illegal we are essentially handing this money over to criminals and inviting them in.

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RationalWestVirginian

Sep-27-13 10:41 PM

Ok let's grow up, stop with the trolling, and talk objectively about marijuana. Marijuana is probably the least harmful drug in existence, e.g. impossible to overdose on, no one has ever died from smoking marijuana, and it has the potential to help people with cancer, glaucoma and other illnesses. Marijuana is much safer than both alcohol and tobacco, it is impossible to overdose on, and no one has ever died from it.

Those of you that don't see that have bought into the "Just Say No/DARE" government propaganda that tells you marijuana is a gateway to shooting ****** and robbing people when it's just not the case. I'm sure someone has robbed someone else to buy marijuana, but I'm also sure that's true for alcohol and tobacco as well, which kill 400,000 and 100,000 people each year, respectively.

There is just no way that you can logically argue in support of drinking alcohol and smoking tobacco and be against marijuana.

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buffy99

Sep-27-13 7:17 PM

ANYONE that smokes that shi-t should be sent to some far away island, dropped off and forgotten about..youre USELESS..

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buffy99

Sep-27-13 7:16 PM

ANYONE that smokes that shi-t should be sent to some far away island, dropped off and forgotten about..

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buffy99

Sep-27-13 7:14 PM

Yep, as if there arent enough of dope heads already running around the valley,,@ whgfeeling,, FIGURES,,

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littlefox

Sep-27-13 9:30 AM

Recreational users, get to work on honest lobbying and stop using the medical mj cover or you will never get the equality to alcohol you want. You have a long way to go.

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littlefox

Sep-27-13 12:52 AM

Medical marijuana is on it's way to being taxed, regulated, and available at your local pharmacy, from a licensed pharmacist just like any other drug, in whatever form the government approves, and at whatever cost the government approves. Head shops with cool names will be shut down, and your prescription will be for "tetracannicondroiton," not "Hazy Purple Sky." Is that acceptable to you medical mj advocates?  People who are sincere about medicinal use, divorce yourselves from the recreational users who are using you.

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atoddh

Sep-26-13 11:02 PM

wv may have to resort to full legalization of MJ to pay for Medicaid.

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atoddh

Sep-26-13 10:53 PM

I must agree with Troll the facades of the pot shops(as shown) do not suggest a medicinal product. A little more decorum is in order perhaps.

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DinoCrocetti

Sep-26-13 10:49 PM

A problem I've never seen addressed. What about 2nd hand smoke? I go to a Steeler game and a bunch are smoking dubies near me. Go to work on Monday and get a random drug test. Not the Monday after the game. 4 monday's later. Just askin.

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Ragnar

Sep-26-13 10:32 PM

Mary Jane is less effective when smoked but try and tell that to the smelly hippies who want it legalized, under the guise of "medicine".

I will agree to the DECRIMINALIZATION of ALL narcotics if users agree that they will be subject to monthly drug tests (and lose welfare benefits if they fail), that they will receive no free health care for issues resulting from their usage, that they will get a mandatory 25 year prison stretch for driving a vehicle or operating equipment under the influence of narcotics and that any crimes committed to get money for their fix will result in a harsh sentence.

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Ragnar

Sep-26-13 10:25 PM

How much money is generated for West Virginia from prescription pills, alcohol, tobacco and gambling vs. the costs to society?

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atoddh

Sep-26-13 10:09 PM

folks keep in mind cannabis was used for centuries as a medicine. It was in the USP for many years here in the US for pain and insomnia for which it is very effective. The old docs used it extensively when herbal medicine was all they had to work with.

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whgfeeling

Sep-26-13 9:02 PM

afterdeployment dot com. this is another site that must lie.

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whgfeeling

Sep-26-13 9:01 PM

maketheconnection "Some Veterans turn to alcohol as a way to try to deal with problems in their daily lives and use it for recreation, to calm down, or to fall asleep. Maybe you feel alcohol helps reduce the stress in your life or helps you forget a problem, painful memory, or traumatic event for a while."

wait..you know everything so they must by lying also. lol.

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whgfeeling

Sep-26-13 8:57 PM

“There is a big need, it is a valid way to not take as many narcotics,” she said. “We need to look at alternatives. I have learned that our veterans are wanting that, and they’re open to that

"Twenty states have legalized medical marijuana. At least four specify PTSD as a qualifying condition: Connecticut, Delaware, New Mexico and Oregon." “Painkillers and psychotropic drugs, that’s how they deal with brain injury right now. Any kind of brain injury, that’s how they treat them,” said Oklahoma Secretary of Veteran Affairs Rita Aragon, a retired major general of the Air National Guard. “The drugs depress them (veterans) or make them crazy." wait again..they must be lying lol.

“We have to start serving those who served us.”

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whgfeeling

Sep-26-13 8:51 PM

instead of sitting trying to one up people why not put your boots on the ground and help the cause.

per americanhomecomings: Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries increasingly are turning to experimental remedies — ranging from yoga and acupressure to marijuana and hyperbaric oxygen treatments — as alternatives to the traditional medicine and prescription drugs offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

oh..but wait. you know it all so it all must be a lie. lol.

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Sep-26-13 8:48 PM

Lets see, ban alergy medicine, acetone, bath salts and insense but legalize weed

Sounds to me like all those burned out hippies have now become politicians

The sad fact is that Wheeling already has a "sobriety" check point, and a "seat belt" check point and likely soon a "cell phone" check point

We don't need a "weed" check point added to that list

Soon residents will be forced to move to North Korea to seek freedom of movement!

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whgfeeling

Sep-26-13 8:40 PM

lol thinking. I forgot you know everything. you haven't a clue who I hang with and take meals to. so maybe you should sit back and be the wanna be glory vet you seem to want to be.

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Alphacentaur

Sep-26-13 6:19 PM

Trollslayer has the right of it. Calling pot a medicine is a joke. If terminal patients want to smoke it, fine by me. Call it whatever you want. But it is not a medicine anymore than alcohol is. It is a drug used to get high, period.

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dyingov

Sep-26-13 5:06 PM

whgfeeling, please explain why it is my dime that needs to pay for your insurance?

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whgfeeling

Sep-26-13 3:56 PM

troll and fox. yes, let the gov take over health care so all americans can have it. not sure why you are so dead against people who are not that well off. guess you are just full of hate. shame. try to love. lose a few lbs, buy some new clothes. feel better about yourself.

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