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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years 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, almost 2 years 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, almost 2 years 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, almost 2 years 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. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years 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.

  6. eepatt

    eepatt said, almost 2 years 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.)

  7. eepatt

    eepatt said, almost 2 years ago

    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?

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years 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.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    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.

  10. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years 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.

  11. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 2 years 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.

  12. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years 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.

  13. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    And it has still never been the place of appointed officials, self or otherwise, to rule and control the actions and lives of others. The laws to control the behaviors of others have, historically, always caused greater problems than those for whom they were intended as a remedy. It is more effective to shovel snow than to run about with a hair dryer shooting it out of the air before it can land, only to tangle your feet in the cord and break an arm falling down. You don’t even have to be high to understand that, though it helps to be somewhat high when postulating that we can control behavior we don’t like by passing and enforcing laws against people of whose lifestyles we do not approve.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Your line of thought is pointing to legalizing murder to reduce the crime.

    False equivalence. How does someone making the choice to get high impact you, as long as they aren’t behind the wheel or playing with guns? Do you support banning alcohol, tobacco, coffee & all other stimulants/depressants?

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Yeah, Republicans go for meth.

    Hey, that’s not fair. Republicans favor prescription drugs like Vicodin & Oxycontin. That’s why they oppose any database tracking those prescriptions.

    http://www.gainesville.com/article/20110313/WIRE/110319757

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