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Michael Ramirez

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  1. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 3 years ago

    ….and other studies (also with very tiny numbers of subjects) fail to show that it causes brain damage. The problem with marijuana studies is that they’re illegal in the U.S., so they don’t get conducted. It stands to reason that bringing smoke into your lungs isn’t healthy, and messing with your brain isn’t healthy, which means Obama’s observation (which is misquoted here to make it sound worse than it was) is extremely reasonable. He also gave a series of sound reasons not to smoke marijuana. But conservatives block that part out in their bubble-addled brains, because they have to pretend that Obama is a dope fiend.

  2. eugene57

    eugene57 said, almost 3 years ago

    The artistic and creative side of Ramirez’s brain is well developed, too bad the logical side is not.

  3. UM5

    UM5 said, almost 3 years ago

    There seems to be a need for far more research into the effects of .cannabis, both the detrimental and potential beneficial.

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    @UM5

    Agreed. However, the only way to run a drug study with reliable results is to use a controlled dosage on all subjects. The only source that is controlled in such a way is the stuff the federal government grows. But it is illegal to use that crop in any study. Therefore any conclusions of any studies done otherwise are unreliable. Catch-22.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Pretty much… Marijuana can and does cause cancer just like cigarettes. Marijuana used long term regularly can impair some mental functions, particularly when started in adolescence.
    THC stays in your body up to 30 days creating a nightmare for employers, and insurers. What happens when a commercial driver or pilot tests positive for THC after an accident involving loss of life?
    Marijuana long term usage also gives the user a 19% increased chance of developing a bi-polar disease.
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    Alcohol and cigarettes both have their problems in terms of health and societal impact. So does Marijuana and it can be just as bad or worse than either in some ways.
    Those who claim it is “harmless” are delusional.

  6. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, almost 3 years ago

    The Obamanation’s brain damage is obvious for all to see just by examining the horrendously moronic job he has done as “president.” It IS about the level of incompetence one would expect from a stoner.

  7. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “…Because something stays in your system is not reason to ban it…” When you are in court, Juries will decide you are negligent. And Employers will not employ you. But, people on mj could care less about those things.

  8. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    People have got to get with the program, marijuana is well on the way to legalization nationwide. One hell of a tax source and huge savings on ridicules waste on fighting it.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    @Olongapojoe

    If it were nationally legalized you can bet the only people making bank off growing it will be companies like RJ Reynolds or Archer Daniels Midland. Taxes paid by those agribusiness mega corporations won’t change a bit.
    Also if you think the government law enforcement infrastructure that was policing it will disappear you are a fool. They might change what they are enforcing, they may not. Either way they won’t disappear and the cost of them won’t either.
    If one thing about government bureaucracies is true they entrenched better than the armies of WW 1 were and are going nowhere.

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Yea, sure Nantucket…
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    Two hundred years ago people thought tobacco was medicinal and just over a century ago people still thought mercury had medicinal value…

  11. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Enoki “If it were nationally legalized you can bet the only people making bank off growing it will be companies like RJ Reynolds or Archer Daniels Midland. Taxes paid by those agribusiness mega corporations won’t change a bit.”

    You’re forgetting (or ignoring) the tax dollars raised by the sale of cigarettes. If legalized pot is taxed in a similar way as cigarettes, it would be a revenue stream.

  12. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    @Jase99

    Cigarette taxes are regressive. The point of raising them to massive levels was two fold: To offset the cost of health care and other negative impacts smoking has and two: To discourage smoking.
    The result has been a massive rise in black markets and a steady decline in tax revenue from cigarettes.
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    Marijuana would be the same way, only the black market already exists.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Right wing radio, TV, and TEA have done a lot more damage to brains in America.

  14. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Enoki

    Instituting a tax similar to that of cigarettes does not mean taxing at the same punitive level. I said it’s a potential revenue stream, not a miracle cure-all for state & local budget shortfalls.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    ^In ’Nam what I saw was drunks coming out of the clubs killed, while those awful “stoners” were able to react when it hit the fan, and survive. Just spoke to an Iraq vet today who saw the same thing. Also seeking a medical card, because the “big pharma” drugs are messing me up worse, and yes, my medical issues ARE a result of my service in ’Nam.

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