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This guy is a troll-bot.

This guy is a troll-bot.

Ventura 2012

ConstitutionHugger's picture

There will always be people who do dumb things

with their freedom. But it's their freedom, not yours. Lots of people abuse alcohol, but far more people drink it responsibly. The violence and state abuse that goes along with prohibition is not worth the futile effort to save a few from their own bad decisions. It's better to give charity to rehabs than to be taxed to fund swat teams and prisons.

the perspective of someone who only met ONE . . .

person who smoked pot, and that was 35 years ago (and not a friend; it was an in-law)--

I have never smoked a thing in my life. The closest I have come to smoking has been to light a match to start a fire in my woodstove or to light the candle under the essential oil diffuser we keep in our home--

Not a cigarette, not a 'thing'; never have 'puffed'--

However, I am suffering from an extremely rare genetic health condition which could be hugely benefited by cannabis tincture. Frankly, smoking anything would make my lungs, which aren't the healthiest set in the world, very unhappy.

This tincture was available for decades before the early 1900s--

it has been around in various cultures throughout the world, and it helped people who suffered from 'my disease' and diseases similar to it--

nobody asked any questions; it was just there, and it helped. Nobody got addicted to it, but it eased a lot of pain.

I can't have access to this substance, because it is illegal.

The person I met who smoked pot had a doctor's degree. I wouldn't say he's had the most productive life, but he's done very little harm to anyone--

as I said, he's not a friend; I've only seen him once in the last six years--

but I would certainly like to be able to have the tincture; it would make a huge difference in my life. Friends of mine urge me to contact the places where it is legal for medicinal purposes, but every time I start to get the courage I read an article about a 'legal' marijuana grower being put into prison, etc.--

So, because the 'government' and 'society' have to control people whose behavior they deem is beneath dignity (somehow) there are a lot of people who go without help that doesn't harm--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Can I ask what state you live in?

There is help available.

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

I'd rather not say on DP--

but thank you--

if you can give me more info . . . I'd appreciate it. If I have to have a prescription, though, I'm not sure I can do that--

we're uninsured and have been since financial disaster hit us a few years ago (and we don't do government health 'aid')--

we pay for things with cash--

My condition, however, was diagnosed by conventional medical doctors years ago--

but we've been dealing with our 'medical' issues alternatively--and paying with cash--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

I'm with ya

Check out www.weedmaps.com. Good luck with that, Also, phoenixtears.ca giives you the "secret" recipe. Alternative is best!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

THANK you!

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it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

I have a problem with the term legalized

Who has such authority to make such rules over a free sovereign person?

sovereign

i'm with you

conservatives talk about the 'good old days'
well, that's when drugs were purchased at the local pharmacy
along with anything else you might want.

then the govt stepped in and it's been a mess ever since.

No one has authority to make

No one has authority to make laws over sovereign men. But when one becomes a citizen, they become subject to/ have an allegiance/obligation/agreement to the laws made. Becoming a citizen is the surrender of one's sovereignty. These laws to not apply to sovereign man, they apply to citizens.

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"Ehhh, What's ups Doc?" B.Bunny "Scwewy Wabbit!"E. Fudd
People's Awareness Coalition: Deprogramming Sequence

I don't know about you...

but in my opinion drug prohibition has been more damaging to society than the drugs themselves, what with the militarization of the police, violation of privacy, killing of innocent people, growth of the prison industrial complex, and what not. Just saying.

Why won't this thread die?

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Why won't this website die?

Why won't this website die?

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"Ehhh, What's ups Doc?" B.Bunny "Scwewy Wabbit!"E. Fudd
People's Awareness Coalition: Deprogramming Sequence

Man's burning ache to be

Man's burning ache to be free.

"You only live free if your willing to die free."

Seriously?

Absolutely!!! Government

Absolutely!!! Government MUST protect the people from themselves, THAT IS their purpose. No one should be allowed the free will to do damage to themselves, we should only have free will to make the decision that don't matter, like biscuits w/gravy or pancakes w/syrup for breakfast.

Of course government SHOULD make laws on HOW MUCH biscuits w/gravy or pancakes w/syrup we can consume. Eating to much leads to obesity, and obesity is a burden on the society as a whole. So government has a responsiblity to regulate EVERYTHING an individual does, in the name of "the greater good" of the whole. In fact, maybe government should go back to telling us what we CAN DO, and everything else is not allowed.

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"Ehhh, What's ups Doc?" B.Bunny "Scwewy Wabbit!"E. Fudd
People's Awareness Coalition: Deprogramming Sequence

In a Free Society

there will be many lifestyles and behaviors that you will not personally condone.
That you do not want to live around something is not a good enough reason to infringe on the liberty of other free people.

peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

Sigh, not another one.

Every Pot smoker is a dead beat : False
Most Pot smokers are deadbeats : False
Some Pot Smokers are Deadbeats : True (but they would have been dead beats anyhow)

Morally how can you say that someone who enjoys pot is immoral? Does that mean that anyone who uses wine is immoral? By you logic above, we must assume all alcohol drinkers are going to beat their sposes and go for drunk driving sprees.

There are two drugs id say should be legal to buy over the counter. Aspirin and Pot. Everything else should need prescription by a doctor.

Fun Fact: Prescription drug overdose are now bigger killers than cocain and heroin combined... did you know there was a heroin epidemic going on right now? Imagine how common those prescription overdoses must be.

http://www.businessinsider.com/prescription-drug-abuse-epide...

Why cant this issue just be dropped. Pot is at the very least the most benign drug around, why is it ok to have peopl walking around like zombies on prescription drugs but a little pot causes all this fuss. No one dies from pot, no one goes looking for fights on pot, but everyone wants to condemn the people who enjoy its merits. It just makes no sense and neither does this OP.

Oh and by the way, who are you to judge what is moral and what is not? He without sin, cast the first stone.... judge not lest ye shall be judged... etc. People like you really make this world a worse place. You dont like pot, fine, dont smoke/ingest it take your judgmental attitude elsewhere. You certainly wont find much support here on the DP anyhow.

You do have nerve; misplaced and uninformed though.

Addictive?...NO. It is the addictive personality of some, maybe.
Are you go1ng to outlaw TV, video games ,internet, chocolate, sex. Smoking pot is something to do. Period. It sure is not like cigarette addiction or booze.
I don't know anyone that are among the most prolific smokers that can't stop cold, like for a piss test, a few of which are successful managers, and business professionals ,and one attorney. I'm sorry your friends didn't live up to your aspirations.
The Cannabis plant is the most important plant in history and has been victimized by corporate greed sponsored law and propaganda since 1937. It's anti-inflammatory, cancer treatment, and many other benefits are just starting to break the stranglehold of the Medical industrial complex.
Ii is mostly , more importantly an issue of personal liberty, like the Daily Paul.

Mikoni

So, in another post you've

So, in another post you've become an anarchist...but here you think the state should make decisions regarding drugs?

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

I went through the trouble of loggin in

...just to down-vote this! haha, get with the program man!

drug laws suck

just wanted to add my two cents to this conversation..i have been smoking for over 10 yrs..i work out 5 times a week, teach 3 intense cardio classes a week, teach spec ed, etc..the ignorance of some posters on here is incredible...motivation comes from within and a weak person needs to find it from within to keep themselves motivated, whether smoking or not..it is not the role of the govt to pick and choose what people can consume and what they cant...secondly, drug laws open the door for police to pry into innocent peoples lives on a reg basis...understanding how corrupt our government is and how militarized the police are today, i cant imagine anyone supporting drug laws that harm, if they do, only the consumers and that is their choice...alcohol and cigs are millions times worse then marijuana..its your life, consume as you please understanding the possible side effects. etc..

Asclepius's picture

Regardless of your personal views, if you want police to target

Regardless of your personal views, if you want local police to target real crime (murder, pedophilia, rape, etc.), you should support MJ decriminalization at the state level and end prohibition at the federal level. Any other way of looking at this issue on moral grounds should be debated elsewhere.

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds. - Bob Marley

amen--

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it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-223 Votes!!!

Seems weed has a friend in the DailyPaul!

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Go away, you are not libertarian enough.

So you make excuses why government should spent billions of dollars trampling people's rights.

Free includes debt-free!

Look, get off his back!

Ryno has done alot of learning in the last few months.

Dont forget he just posted that he is an anarchist now. That "Not libertarian enough" post was months ago as was this one. Dont you realize that he is in the middle of a transformation?

Ryno, if you are reading this, Stay the course. Dont listen to these jerks, you are becoming more and more in control of your life. Good job, dude.

Séamusín

you do realize that everyone

you do realize that everyone here may not be familiar with the OP's posting history and the 'transformation' you say is taking place. Most just enter a thread and respond to it's content.

If he is changing his views, good for him.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

Yeah I know.

Its just how this all went down. This morning he posts about how he's an anarchist and then a little while later someone digs up how he posted "this website isn't libertarian" then of course someone found this misguided post. But these were from months ago and the only reason they were revisited was because of his latest post.

I just hated to see every one get spun up about it.

Séamusín

isn't this the same guy that

isn't this the same guy that said he was going to leave because we are not libertarian but he wants to dictate what others can do?

Ron Paul 2016