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    The amazing dishonesty from the government and others about marijuana must stop. It's difficult enough to make reasonable decisions without having to deal with official lies.
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    how do you know which is the lie or the truth? whoever is getting paid will say whatever the person who pays them wants to here.
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    @tomincali Many years ago I learned to do research. Part of that training was sifting verifiable facts from fancy. This relieves of the burden of having to take someone else's word for much of anything/
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    That is not true. There are carcinogens in pot smoke and depending on what kind of pot and the quality of the pot, it can be at a higher amount then cigarettes. The main difference between the two is that THC is a cancer inhibitor while nicotine promotes cancer formation.
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    I am also a decorated combat veteran...I could care less if you smoke pot.

    However, If you work at a place and you pop positive for drugs...I would fire your ass immediately.
    Business owners can not tolerate impaired employee's.
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    Alcohol is legal and more dangerous. Ive seen first hand what it can do to cancer patients, and the results are phenomenal. It doesn't hurt anyone so at least decriminalize and make legal for people who truly need its medical use
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    Just legalize pot and tax it like cigarettes or alcohol. There are enough real criminals out there. Quit wasting taxpayer's money putting people in jail for such a victimless crime.
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    Could not agree more, it is a waste of law enforcement resources, prison space and jail space. It costs the citizens billions of dollars enforcing these laws. It should be a personal decision and I don't use it. Tax the hell out of it and make some money instead of spending so much.
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    @Robbo03712 We're getting a wee bit closer. A few politicians with little to risk have dipped their toe in the water and advocated legalization. And lo, the masses did not rise up to strike them down so I think we'll see more and more politicians willing to make it an issue.
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    Sometimes I think they do it because they can't catch real criminals. Then I remember, Oh yes, the CIA is the biggest dealer in the world.
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    It is past time to legalize marijuana. I refuse to ever vote for any candidate that does not openly support legal marijuana.
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    More proof the government is inept. They allow us to drink alcoholic beverages (byebye liver), let us smoke (hello cancer), but smoke a blunt and chill? Oh hell no! Obviously the war on drugs has been lost, how much money have we spent on that war?
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    Judge Judy was on today when I came in, she told a plaintiff who complained the defendant used drugs, "I don't care if she uses drugs, I am not her mother." Their body, their business, none of mine, none of yours, authoritarian politicians, courts, judges, or lawyers. Drug laws are insane.
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    He's a neurosurgeon and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine and associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

    He was offered the position of Surgeon General of the United State but he withdrew his name from consideration.
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    I have lost friends and relatives that died not from the cancer but from the wasting away due to lack of appetite following the chemo. Let's face it if a joint will save someone by giving them the munchies who are you to say they shouldn't at least have the option. Legalize it NOW.
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    I think it's stupid to have drug laws for the basic user. What's the sense in tossing them in the clink when the govt can't even keep drugs out of the prison system?

    Never mind the fact the govt classifies pot with drugs like cocaine and heroin. That's like classifying a pellet gun with an M-4 or AK-74
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    Why do so many people act obtuse about pot? It's not going to kill you if you smoke it, why do you think Big Tobacco, Big Alcohol, Big Pharmacy, Big Textile, Big Government and Rope Manufacturing spend so much money and effort keeping it illegal? It's a super plant, it does everything, you can make anything with it, eat it, smoke it, and it's a freaking weed that will grow anywhere on the planet. They have to keep it illegal, and threaten you with a 20 year stretch in a SuperMax Prison for simple Possession in most US States, and that idiot in Norway who went on a spree killing 77 people, only got 21 years in Prison, oh yeah, Pot Laws are for your own protection. Please, these self serving, self righteous, lobbyist of Mega wealth smoke it everyday, I honestly don't know anyone who doesn't smoke pot, and I live in the freaking Bible Belt. Get over it, it's Pot, give it back to the masses you asses.

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    I don't have a problem with people using pot. But to clarify, the plant you smoke and the plant you make rope and clothing out of are related, but different plants. If you cross pollinate the high THC plant (pot) and the low to no THC plant (industrial hemp), you render a plant with low-to no THC.
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    @DogLady_1 - Yep, that's why the state of Ky has petitioned the Federal gov't for an exemption to allow industrial hemp growth in the state. Odd, you can buy hemp rope made in China...but you can't make it yourself.
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    @matt81 - Hemp would revitalize many areas of our country, boost the economy, create another fuel source, and make us less dependent on other countries...

    Hemp has more than 50,000 industrial uses. It has an estimated $500 billion annual export potential. Anything currently made from trees, cotton or petroleum can be made from hemp at lower cost and with less damage to the environment.

    Harvesting hemp is very cost-effective. Cultivation and processing would create thousands of jobs in transportation and manufacturing. A bonus would be the entrepreneurial jobs and small businesses created from the development of products made from this versatile plant.

    Hemp can also be used for fuels and oils. With a state's agricultural farming potential, one could easily replace one third of the needs for petroleum as a primary fuel for major industries.
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    @DogLady_1
    But when will they start producing Hemp Levi Strauss Green jeans, yeah man, that would be nice. You can keep that idea Levi's, try making them in America please
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    I stumbled upon a replay of the show. I am so glad that Dr. Gupta has seen the light beyond the lies! I am hopeful that he can change the minds of my mother's generation because they still believe the lies spread during the Reagan administration. All I learned as a child from it was "Just say no". They didn't quite reach us like they thought. But they sure convinced our parents! I already have my mother and her friends to vote yes to medical marijuana in 2014. We lost last time 49% to 51% in our state. With the concerted effort of people of my generation speaking to their generation with hard facts. I do not think there's a chance of us losing in 2014. Dr. Sanjay Gupta's show that he is doing Sunday night at 8pm eastern standard time can only help our cause. I encourage everyone to watch this show! Encourage everyone else to also watch this especially the older generation that still has what was told to them during the Reagan administration ingrained in their minds as the truth to do so also!
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    Dr. Gupta states "In fact, sometimes marijuana is the only thing that works." In my case, that's a fact and a half. I have a chronic condition that cannot be predicted and for which there is no cure, just drugs that allow one to function more or less normally at least some of the time. Since beginning medical use of cannabis, I no longer need three of my prescription medications. So who loses from decriminalization? Pharmaceutical companies, perhaps?
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