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War On Marijuana Losing Support

http://www.mlive.com/opinion/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2012/11/jul...

By Julie Mack

KALAMAZOO, MI – Among the texts I received on election night was one from my 23-year-old daughter. “Weed wins!” she wrote.

Was that really her take-away from Election 2012? Well, no. But she said she was pleasantly surprised that Colorado and Washington voters agreed to decriminalize marijuana while the Michigan cities of Kalamazoo, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint and Ypsilanti all moved a step closer to making pot more legally available.

These times, they are changin’.

In 1990, 81 percent of the American public opposed the legalization of marijuana. This was an era when the crack epidemic was raging, “Just Say No” was part of the popular lingo and marijuana was seen by many as a “gateway” drug that could lead to cocaine, meth and heroin.

Today?

A majority of Americans under age 65 support legalizing pot, according to a poll by Washington Post-ABC News released Wednesday.

http://www.mlive.com/opinion/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2012/11/jul...



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If Ive said this once on this site Ive said it 100 times...

The Cannabis Hemp Plant is a NON TOXIC VEGETABLE!!!!! You CAN NOT over dose on this plant no matter how much you eat drink or smoke. You want to know why?? BECAUSE IT IS NON TOXIC! It is GOOD for your health..we should ingest cannabinoids everyday..hell our bodies produce endocannabinoids every minute of every day!! Cannabinoids are good for you! Without them our immune system fails and we die. The ONLY plant on earth that produces there cannabinoids come from the Cannabis hemp Plant..you want a CURE for disease..CANNABIS HEMP OIL!! Let me repeat this..Cannabis Hemp Oil CURES DISEASE. Kick the hell out of cancer..you know somebody with skin cancer??? Get them some oil ingest a small amount daily and rub it into the cancer..CURED. We should be using this plant for the purpose our God and Savior created this plant for...clean burning FUEL (no need for fossil fuels) FIBER (makes the cotton plant obsolete..cotton takes CHEMICAL fertilizers and CHEMICAL insect poisons to grow) HEMP NEED ZERO petrochemicals to grow. AWESOME paper comes from this plant as well. FOOD..the nutritious food we get from this plant is second to none!AWESOME source of fatty acids & fiber and last but not least..MEDICINE that's safe for babies to take and it CURES DISEASE. Now why do you think they want to keep this plant illegal? GREED. Our elected officials need to HANG by a Hemp rope if they keep this non toxic gift from GOD from us. PLEASE WAKE UP PEOPLE. No more talk about "Gate Way Drug" No more talk about TAXING a free growing vegetable. STOP with repeating the FDA/AMA DEA LIES. It is an awesome plant that should be growing EVERYWHERE on this planet!

Cannabis Hemp Oil CURES DISEASE

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I like the visuals this video creates in my mind...

when Ron Paul said, "I found out that if you want to smoke and get marijuana out of hemp, you have to have a marijuana cigarette as big as a telephone pole." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kh4sICIPCw

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

It's a 10th amendment issue and law.

If the people of the USA desire federal control of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, smoking corn silk or tobacco, or chewing tree bark, then amend the Constitution. Otherwise, it's a State's right of determination. All other actions of federal enforcement are actions of despotic or oligarchic tyranny.

exactly. we don't need more

exactly. we don't need more laws, we just need to get rid of unnecessary government regulations and departments.

are there laws that legalize sugar? of course not, this issue shouldn't be any different. by the way, eating too much sugar can kill diabetics, but sugar isn't regulated.

With more people unemployed, they should legalize it

recreational use would reduce crime

people could grow/sell it...even trade with it (as they used to)

that would take off some pressure on the government

Pat Robertson on Pot

Here is Pat Robertson on Pot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfiJinUA51o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQi7A5MW2kQ

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

War on what?

It's not a war on marijuana.

It's a war on people who ingest a certain plant.

It's also a war on people who do not ingest a certain plant. The government steals money from non-smokers in order to attack peaceful people who smoke.

It is a War on Liberty

It is a War on Liberty. Never forget that.

I support liberty but abusing yourself is stupid.

1) Ron Paul support giving FREEDOM and CHOICE for people to do whatever they want with their bodies.

2) Ron Paul DO NOT and DID NOT support or encouraged people to take drugs. For goodness sake people, he is a DOCTOR!

3) Taking drugs or smoking weed or whatever you call it now is a form of self abuse similar to drinking alcohol.

4) I think the liberty movement have to make a stand on this. We should advised people NOT to abuse themselves. HOWEVER, we should not use force.

5) Dr Paul NEVER used force to convince people. Just like alcoholics, no matter how many times a judge send the alcoholics to therapy, if he/she does not want to change on his/her own free will, it is useless

I see you're still incredibly

I see you're still incredibly ignorant of the multitudes of health benefits of marijuana. Poor you.

Wait, I forgot, only pills are viable medicine.

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When you been chemo coz of cancer...

you are given steroid. In normal condition, nobody would take steroid.

In every things there are good and bad. In the case of marijuana the bad outweigh the good.

Do I want the Govt to use FORCE to control it? Of course not. I want ppl to regulate themselves. However, i will do my best to convinced families and friends that taking drugs = abusing urself

Question:

How many people would voluntarily spend their own money to hire goons to kidnap people who smoke a plant?

"A majority of Americans

"A majority of Americans under age 65 support legalizing pot, according to a poll by Washington Post-ABC News released Wednesday."

How pathetic. If any age group should want it legal, its the over 65 age group. They wouldn't be so grumpy if they opened their minds and inhaled a little smoke once in a while. Please slap me if you dont see me with a joint if I reach 70.

The Government

will fight tooth and nail to keep pot illegal. Did you know they claim to own the patent on ALL pot and pot related compounds? They would lose a fortune if pot was legal. Oh the evil is SO rampant!

skippy

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WOW

to the comments on that page. 99% positive...

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