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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It’s long past time to take Marijuana off Schedule I, and move on! Legalization makes a lot more sense, in many ways, and not just for medical use.(and it DOES have valid medical use which removes it from Schedule I!)

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    Wow, we actually agree on something!
    Let the dopeheads smoke their dope because they already are.
    Most dopeheads are Democrats anyways, so this will make it even more likely they won’t bother to vote anymore.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    Amen to that.
    It is taking states forever to pass the laws.
    Not because most folks aren’t for legalization, they’re just too stoned to vote.

  4. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Control of society is the sole purpose of Big Government. Prohibition, like Socialism or Communism, will work one of these times if we can just get the proper figurehead in place who can win the adoring mindless devotion of the people so that they will do as they are told without question and take whatever they are given with a deep sense of gratitude. We need more than a Czar or a President. We need a Pope of the United States. This way to the veal pens.

  5. mskemple

    mskemple said, over 1 year ago

    Dr Sanjay Gupta has seen the light! It’s about time the McCarthy era was over.

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Dude, you are talking out of the wrong orifice.

    Prohibition – no matter what it is – only leads to the criminal element enjoying a market monopoly.

    Ask the Kennedy’s about the great wealth one can accumulate during prohibition.

    Plus you add the cost of investigations, prosecutions and incarceration for harmless people that get “caught” with less than a oz. of weed…….welll.

    But the law IS the law. It just needs to change.

  7. eepatt

    eepatt said, over 1 year ago

    Your post in inappropriate for two reasons:

    1) Just because he is not polite is not a good reason for you to be rude.

    2) You are belaboring the obvious. (And the oblivious, too, come to think about it.)

  8. eepatt

    eepatt said, over 1 year ago

    @DaSharkie

    Point one: There’s little doubt that inhaling smoke from from either tobacco or dope is somewhat harmful, but almost no one smokes twenty or more joints a day and there used to be plenty of two-packs-a-day cigaret smokers.

    Point two: Don’t you think that alcohol and tobacco are both “gateway drugs” too? I agree that almost no drug is harmless.The “gateway” argument is B.S. It probably is true that almost no one’s first drug experience is dope. Perhaps food is a gateway drug too, because everyone who smokes dope probably started out by eating food.

    Point three: Chemistry has advanced a lot since the 1970’s when your point was certainly true. They have some pretty good tests for THC now. Hopefully, even doped out hippies know that driving while stoned is dangerous for everybody.

    Point four: It should be “politically expedient” to legalize dope when most people in our country do not think it should be illegal and the monetary expense of enforcement and incarceration is huge. The medical community does know more than politicians and most doctors that I know smoke dope.

    Point five: So I say to my kid(34years old, Ph.D. in chemistry)" I dunno how taxing dope is gonna work. It’s so easy to grow your own." He says" You make your own beer and wine too, but most people buy it and pay the tax while doing so, because it’s easier and just more convenient." Furthermore, don’t we spend resources enforcing laws about alcohol?

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    I know of five Iraq/afghan vets who are using in order to control their PTSD, ConGov. They don’t vote because they don’t think their country gives a damn about them or what they did. What does that make them?
    Respectfully,
    C.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    @DaSharkie

    I do not claim to have exclusive knowledge, but I would like to address your well-considered questions with what I know as a health-care provider (and someone who went to college….)

    1: Although there is ample lipservice to portray marijuana smoke to be as toxic or more so than tobacco, the incidence of lung-related diseases does not support those conclusions. It is quite likely that we have been lied to about its toxic effects. Witness the “this is your brainwave on pot” commercial, which was not only NOT a brainwave of a person smoking pot, but not a human brainwave at all.
    2. Correct. No drug is harmless. Witness caffeine or alcohol or nicotine. Our society deems us capable of weighing risks and benefits associated with taking legal drugs, and those named above can have far more devastating effects than pot.
    3. In Virginia, DUI laws cover more than just alcohol. I am sure we are not alone. Testing will be developed, spawning a new and lucrative industry.
    4. Politicians don’t know squat about medicine. Witness their incapacity to fix the health care system. But more and more docs (including the famous Dr. Gupta) are realizing that previous “studies” were skewed to match pre-determined results, and that the previous myths about marijuana are mostly just that: mythical.
    5. While it is true that many Rx’s for marijuana are for “stress” or “nerves”, marijuana has been found to decrease pain and increase appetite in a number of maladies, including seizures and cancer. People who have used strong opiates like oxycontin or dilaudid often will say that pot works better, works longer, and does not interfere with function as much.
    Overall, though, the fight against pot is over. More than 10 years ago, a DEA agent told my friend that DEA estimates there is marijuana in 3 out of every 5 households. Probably more now.
    And as to illegal growing: same as alcohol. There will always be moonshiners, but most of us go to the liquor store to buy our liquors.

  11. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Excellent post, thanks. Some of my arthritis patients relate that they have less pain and better appetites using marijuana with their methotrexate.

  12. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    @I Play One On TV

    I have been on Morphine for 8 years as well as a Marijuana extract.
    If one had to go it would be the Morphine, Marijuana is more effective overall at controlling discomfort. Perhaps individual genetics plays a role but without the Marijuana it takes twice the dose of Morphine for the same effect.
    Colon cancer, not “nerves” is the problem, I have to put that in or the intolerant will accuse me of being a hippie slacker.

  13. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The federal government is moving toward legalization of cannabis.
    When the legal pot stores open in Washington state it may not be a cash only business. The feds have dropped the restrictions on banks about accepting drug money so that pot growers and sellers can get bank loans and buyers can use credit cards.
    My guess is they are using Washington state and Colorado as experiments to see how it works out before full legalization takes place.
    .
    Tobacco is a nasty dangerous addictive drug that should be restricted. Alcohol and tobacco have always been the real gateways to more dangerous drugs.

  14. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @DaSharkie

    1) So true but smoking in private is still OK, it is when someone gets into someone else air space that the problems begin. So if the smokers can keep it to them self then the pot smokers should be able to also.
    2) I wish more pro pot people were up front and honest with the fact that it is more dangerous then cigarettes and alcohol. by trying the soft sell they are hurting their cause. I am for legalizing pot, but I have seen the harm it does. But making it illegal is doing more harm. It puts people into a more dangerous path. If it was legal it would be easier to get off the path of destruction, if more honest about the effects less would start down the path. but making it illegal, the forbidden fruit, risk takers are more likely to take it, Plus with so many myths out there and it illegal, the less likely someone will believe the real truth of the harm it can do to your life.
    3) About right, but there is no real test for stupidity and driving, only results. So if you are stupid and driving no one should or could use pot as an excuse. Civil Court should get them! Criminal court? Well that is a hit or miss.
    4) Not sure what you are saying? My sister is a respiratory therapist. She see it as a win in more customers if it is legalized. And why not, if legalized more would be compelled to seek help when things go wrong.
    5) True, see 1)
    Not worried about those who grow it. More power to them. but taxing the selling of it would generate tax money. The focus could be off the user and on to those who do not pay taxes on the selling.
    My take. If it can be grown legalize it, tax it. If processed decriminalize to the point it is easy to get help from it. Go after treatment for the victim not the drug it self.

  15. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Gore Bane

    Gore Bane said, about 1 hour ago
    Legalize it. Then we can pass out joints to the hippies on election day."
    They would not take it because a photo ID would have to be shown to prevent double dippers. Then they would start complaining about the quality of the free hand out, then accuse who ever of red lining.

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