early wrote: »
NPR reported that the AG plans on leaving medical pot alone.
Jermanator wrote: »
So you are saying he is selectively enforcing the laws/regulations as he personally sees fit and this is not an effort to strengthen the country by enforcing the rule of law as it is written? I thought we were doing something different than what they did during the Obama administration. I guess not.
That blows some of the earlier posts on this thread to hell.
tennmike wrote: »
That just means that 'medicinal pot' will end up being as easy to get as 'medicinal opiates'. So nothing really changes. The Mexican cartels can grow and move product North and make exorbitant profits as usual. Same old **** mess; just someone else driving the short bus at DOJ.
Teach wrote: »
Sessions is an old school Washington swamp rat- - - - -and a whiz-poor choice for AG. He needs to step down and clear the way for somebody with a pair of balls- - - -maybe David Clarke?
Bigslug wrote: »
Would it be possible for me to own a medicinal Browning Automatic Rifle? Y'know. . .as an antidepressant?
Jayhawker wrote: »
Sessions has watched Reefer Madness way too many times....but I predicted he was going to do this..
As far as medical marijuana is concerned.... someone I care about very much had been on prescription opioids for years in an effort to control debilitating pain...until she decided to give medical cannabis a try..she got her card and in about a month, opioids were no longer a part of her life and the pain is under control with none of the side effects of opioids....
For those not familiar with it, she doesn't smoke weed, but uses a cannabis distillate in a vape pen....it's done a world of good for her.....
tennmike wrote: »
For the true medical uses it's been a real game changer. There are several forms of marijuana oil with the THC that are removed that are used for several different medical problems. Glaucoma is one. Does what the synthetic drugs do without the nasty side effects. And for chemo patients that can't hold down food after treatment it's been a real gift to them. They can eat food and hold it down.
"Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
While this statement focuses on marijuana and lung health, it's important to note that there are other health concerns outside the lungs attributed to marijuana use that are not addressed here, including neurological and cognitive effects.1,2
Smoking marijuana clearly damages the human lung, and regular use leads to chronic bronchitis and can cause an immune-compromised person to be more susceptible to lung infections. No one should be exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke. Due to the risks it poses to lung health, the American Lung Association strongly cautions the public against smoking marijuana as well as tobacco products. More research is needed into the effects of marijuana on health, especially lung health.
Make_My_Day wrote: »
That silly 1930's movie is more or less the basis for all the hysteria regarding smoking weed, and probably one the main reasons for the lack of medical use nationwide.
alphasigmookie wrote: »
Which leads to another huge reason for the feds refusing to reclassify it. It's actually highly effective in a number of areas that compete strongly with high dollar drugs from big pharma. The amount of cash they funnel into Washington rivals that of any other industry. And the more states that legalize it the longer it's legal the more costs are driven down making it even more appealing from a medical perspective. It also explains why they made it illegal to even study the medical effectiveness.
Varmintmist wrote: »
Pot is not a healthy alternative to booze or anything else. A couple weeks ago a local guy wacked his girlfriend, while he was high, on pot. POOF there goes the "just mellow" argument.
I work with a guy who was toked up the entire time he was in HS according to everyone who knew him. It shows. He isnt dumb, but sometimes it takes a looooong time ti get a point accross, like 7-10 answers to the same question in 5 min. He is a walking example of why one shouldnt smoke pot. .
tennmike wrote: »
If you follow the rabbit tracks all the way back to the beginning, marijuana was first outlawed in NM and AZ due to a little overt racism. The white folk didn't want the brown folk getting the white girls high on it. And the black musicians were known to use it back then, too. Same with the opium smokers and the opium dens in the mid to late 1800s. White wimmins going to opium dens mingling with the Chinese to get their fix. If you read the history available on the internet now, drugs weren't really a problem when they were readily available. They only became a problem when the fledgling FDA started regulating and banning certain substances. The government meddled and made a freaking mess, as usual.
zorba wrote: »
Thank you. I can usually tell a habitual pot user - the "lotus eater" syndrome at the very least. Grandiose plans that go exactly no-where.
I see a lot of "arrested development" from pot smokers - and perhaps other drug users as well. That's why there are tons of 30,40,50,60 year old teenagers who play video games all day and often still live at home with their parents. I personally know several, including a 46 year old 17 year old.
With all this said, legalize it. The Gov't shouldn't be in the business of protecting people from themselves, just protecting people from others. Someone else here had a great idea, some kind of "user's card" and you don't get EMS. Fair enough trade.
Make_My_Day wrote: »
Also, the world famous Coca Cola contained in it's original recipe a small quantity of Coca leaf extract.
bisley wrote: »
In fact, they still use 'spent' coca leaves for flavoring. At least, the last I heard, a year or so ago they still were, although they were working on an alternative. That's probably what the 'New' Coke was about several years ago, when they found out people didn't like it.
cpj wrote: »
Several years ago? Like 30 years ago. Time flies when you're old. :tooth:
bisley wrote: »
All proponents of marijuana legalization swear that it is not a gateway drug, because it is not physically addictive. They are wrong, in my experience. I agree that it is not addictive in a biological way, but the desire to escape reality is addictive, and I've known lots of folks (in my distant past) who used it every day. None of them ever advanced in their jobs or had successful marriages, and quite a few did move on to speed, mescaline, LSD, etc. and probably much worse after I lost contact with them.
The use of it puts you on a certain road that it's very easy to get stuck on. Most of the folks I knew finally let it go, altogether, and had mostly normal lives, but I don't have a lot of confidence that the snowflake generation can do that. It takes a pretty good dose of reality to get off of the wrong road, and there are way too many kids out there now that just don't do reality very well.