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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    Pot was WAY easier to get than alcohol when I was in high school. No fake ID, just call “The Guy”.
    I doubt normal Americans will now all want to get high with their kids just because pots legal.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 3 years ago

    doomsaid: "Just one more step down the slippery slope to anarchy!

    That’s a lousy slippery slope, one that has steps.

  3. PICTO

    PICTO said, almost 3 years ago

    @omQ R

    …And here I went and brought my toboggan instead of my slinky.

  4. Nancy

    Nancy said, almost 3 years ago

    i didn’t take it as an attempt at humor but as a reality point.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    Consider tax revenue.

  6. Nohwear

    Nohwear said, almost 3 years ago

    Well its totalitarian anarchy of course

  7. eugene57

    eugene57 said, almost 3 years ago

    Many of the “stoners” and pot smokers I have known were well employed and diligent workers.
    They did not come to work hung over, but were alert and ready for another day.
    Then I have also known alcoholics how could sell ice to Eskimos as they wanted to get their quota and hit the bars.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    That is until they develop a bi-polar disease (20% more likely with long term use) or cancer…
    My question is: Why are so many people trying to legalize marijuana when they are also trying to make tobacco illegal?
    After all, both smoked are cancer causing, both have bad systemic effects on you with long term use, both create second hand smoke that is annoying…
    Three hundred years ago people thought tobacco was a medicinal product. I hope it doesn’t take 300 years this time to figure out marijuana isn’t a medicinal product and is just as bad or worse for you than smoking tobacco is.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Enoki obviously didn’t get michal wme’s joke. “Medical marijuana” does indeed have MANY positive applications, just like many herbals and naturopathic remedies do. You know, the ones “big pharma” has spent big bucks to synthesize and sell to you at hundreds, or thousands, of times the cost of the natural product.

    I DO have reservations about sales for recreational use, but the amount of marijuana you’d have to smoke to equal the damage from tobacco smoking, would have you so stoned you couldn’t stand up. As to comparison to alcohol, I’ve never seen a “mean stoner” in a fight, but broke up lots of mean drunks in bars, and my dad was a mean drunk, who administered regular beatings, until the day he realized I’d grown taller than him.

    Which, does point to the fact that with said “recreational use” regulations do need to be in force for those who “indulge to excess”, and then try to drive, etc..

    But, “Reefer Madness” was the most ridiculous exaggeration I’ve ever watched, well, except for “Commando” with Schwarzenegger making folks think that heroes are all bulletproof and only “bad guys” can get hit by bullets.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago


    The feds have been saying for decades that pot smoke is worse for you than cigarette smoke. And I guarantee you that if we could link just one case of lung cancer to pot usage, the news networks would be broadcasting it 24/7. Yet there are people who have been smoking it daily for 30, 40 years, and not one of them has had predicted cause-and-effect respiratory ailments.

    I’m afraid that the government’s Department of Disinformation has created another fictitious boogey-man. Remember the “this is your brain wave on pot” commercials? It wasn’t even a human brain wave.

  11. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 3 years ago


    “That is until they develop a bi-polar disease (20% more likely with long term use) or cancer…”

    That is nothing more than an egregious lie. Do some actual research on, say, breast cancer, and discover that the only sign of a cure is … the CBD fraction of the cannabis plant. Bi-polar disease? I know a number of people with that dx, but like you, they are all devoted to the principle that the government knows best, and the Devil Weed is poison, so they never used it.

    Lung cancer is much more commonly caused by industrial pollutants – asbestos, etc, than cigarette smoke. The cancer most commonly associated with tobacco use is actually bladder cancer, which is relatively rare. Look it up.

    That said – I am using the essential oil to knock down the side effects of chemo, and without it I would be dead long since, because cancer medications ARE toxic, and I have no tolerance for them.

    Cannabis treats Rheumatoid Arthritis – a fact that I would have been very skeptical of three months ago, had I not watched a friend whose hands have been crippled, deformed and useless for over twenty years fully recover the use of her hands, pain free, on using very low dose candy for a couple of weeks. The industrial medications that they have been using to ‘treat’ her condition all these years have not controlled the RA at all, but HAVE destroyed her kidneys. Kidney disease is a well known side effect of the drugs she has been using, which haven’t relieved her of the pain, nor of the calcifications, nor kept them mobile. Using the cannabis has allowed her to back off the RA medication, and escape dialysis.


    Cannabis is probably the most benign of the powerful herbs we have available to us. People do very occasionally react allergically to it – usually in the matter of headaches, easily treatable with OTC medications, and it is no panacea. It doesn’t cure everything – but what it does cure or alleviate, it does without doing collateral damage.

    There is a huge mass of research, which, of course, cannot be recognized by any government which has decided to deprive its constituents of the use of it. It is being studied as a cure for cancer, as well as a repair device to fix the damage done by the chemo drugs. It’s being looked at as a bone hardening agent and a BP leveler. It treats pain and insomnia with a minimum of side effects.

    It treats juvenile seizure disorders which commonly kill children in early childhood.

    Why people swallow toxic chemicals on a daily basis, often for no better reason than to support other toxic chemicals, but are terrified of cannabis is a mystery I can’t fathom. Even if you discount the medical properties of the plant – why would you suppress it for social use? Pot smokers who aren’t using one of the more destructive substances – alcohol, crystal, meth … very rarely get into trouble. On the whole, pot smokers are creative and hard working in my experience – and astute businessmen. Oddly, I have only stumbled over one true deadbeat who smokes weed over my lifetime … but sadly, he’d have been a deadbeat with or without the weed or any other substance.

    No one is forcing anyone to use it, medicinally or recreationally, that I’ve noticed. If it worries you, don’t use it. Just don’t support the idea that all of us should be deprived of it.

    Apart from all that – what right does government have to outlaw a plant? Or grant patents on plants to corporate entities?

  12. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 3 years ago

    “Refined sugar, processed foods, and sugar substitutes are far more problematic to American consumers than pot. Diabetes is soaring in America, just ask Tom Hanks.”


    Researchers are now suggesting that the weed may support insulin function … I suppose anything’s possible, but since TPTB refuse to acknowledge the body of research, refuse to fund such research, we may never know.

    And that seems to me not just ‘like stonewalling’, it seems to me like criminal stonewalling.

  13. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 3 years ago


    Like baby bush and crew outlawing stemcell reasearch. Other countries are bypassing us. There are real, live human beings that could benefit from stemcell applications, but won’t because of some fear a potential, non-existant life may possibly be prevented.

  14. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser said, almost 3 years ago

    “Gen Y Millennials work? WORK?
    Not likely. Let the “government” feed the kids.”
    That isn’t my experience. Most of the Gen Y parents I know are hard working, attentive parents. Perhaps you should get to know more responsible people.

  15. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser said, almost 3 years ago


    “Many of the “stoners” and pot smokers I have known were well employed and diligent workers.
    They did not come to work hung over, but were alert and ready for another day.”
    Ditto. And that includes a few who have and had their own businesses. As if any group is a monolith…

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