what a mess this would be...
this is not what this country needs it legally poss marijuana. Do we really need to have a bunch of "high" people who are going to abuse the drug then move on to other "harder" drugs. I don't think so. We enough crime due to drugs as it is.
R u kidding..........
drugs are drugs and there is enough of that crap here as it is.
I support medical marijuana because I believe that it helps people with legit reasons, chronic pains, long term or terminal illnesses.
Think of how the Governemtn could make by taxing it!
It is a illegal substance and any effects do not seem worth the risk.
We have a big enough problem with drugs already
I agree. For an example, just look at bob's post.
I love it lol!! That is the funniest post I have ever read!! I haven't laughed that hard in years- thank you!!
Why wouldn't we? Would we rather have the Outlaws regulate and control it or the Government? I say the government!!! Why not tax it and regulate it like tob. and alcohol? And take it out of the cartels hands...
Here are some historical facts
reason why industrial hemp -- and not just marijuana -- has been illegal in our country since 1937.
The hemp seed is one of the highest sources of protein and the number-one source of essential fatty acids. It is still a major food staple for many people in the eastern world. Hemp seed was the world's most used birdseed right up until its prohibition. Birds will pick the hemp seeds out of a pile of mixed seed and eat them first. Hemp seed oil was the main base for the planet’s paints and varnishes and was the world's most consumed lighting oil for thousands of years. It was also used as lubricating oil, even as recently as World War II on U.S. war ships.
The fiber from the cannabis hemp plant is the strongest natural fiber in the world. From it man has produced everything from the finest linens to the strongest ropes, sails, and tents for thousands of years. Even the first American flags were made out of hemp. The fiber is also a chemical-free source of paper, and was used worldwide since 600 A.D., for everything from books to money and documents, including both drafts of the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Franklin used hemp in America’s first paper mill. Hemp’s cellulose fibers were also used in the manufacture of dynamite and TNT.
The study of the hemp fiber by the U.S.'s largest powder company, Du Pont, led to the development of the first synthetic fiber, Rayon. Hemp’s cellulose observation was also the basis of our plastics,(Celluloid, Acetate, etc.) and the duplication of these fibers produced Nylon, the world’s strongest synthetic fiber. This company also produced the chemicals that make up synthetic varnishes and paints, and the chemicals used in the wood-paper process.
"The chemist has aided in conserving nature by developing synthetic products to supplement or wholly replace natural products," said Lammont Du Pont, company president.
In 1937, the entire hemp industry was illegalized through the lie that marijuana was the most violent drug known to man. In this same year, Du Pont patented Nylon and the chemical process of making paper from wood
That's just what we need...more "brain fried" morons, sitting on their ass, playing video games, living off welfare-BUT-supporting a DRUG habit! NOT to mention the children that will be exposed to the smoke AND the morons, who will NO doubt be too "high" to take care of their children. You think we have problems now, just wait....
Marijuana's Adverse Effects
Could I become chemically dependent on marijuana?
Yes. When you’re chemically dependent on marijuana, it means you crave it and you need to use more and more to get the same effect. You may have withdrawal symptoms when you stop using it, such as depressed feelings, trouble sleeping or nausea. Because marijuana is a lot stronger now than it used to be, people are also more likely to abuse it and become dependent on it than they were in the past.
Is marijuana use associated with other drug use?
Yes. Many people use legal drugs like alcohol or cigarettes before they start using marijuana. Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal substance in the United States. It’s often the first illegal drug a person will try. Sometimes marijuana use leads to the use of other illegal drugs.
What are the common side effects of marijuana use?
The following are some of the common side effects of using marijuana:
•Trouble remembering things
•Slowed reaction time
•Paranoia (feeling that people are "out to get you")
•Altered time perception
•Red, bloodshot eyes
Using marijuana for a long time makes some people lose interest in school, work, relationships and other activities. It may also cause legal problems. Using marijuana can be especially dangerous in certain situations, such as when you are driving, because your reaction time is slower. This make it more difficult to react to a dangerous situation, which could cause an accident.
How can marijuana affect me physically?
The following are some of the common physical effects of marijuana:
•Reduced blood flow to the brain
•Changes in the reproductive organs
Like tobacco, marijuana contains many chemicals that can hurt the lungs and cause cancer. One marijuana cigarette can cause more damage to the lungs than many tobacco cigarettes because marijuana has more tar in it and is usually smoked without filters.
Since: Apr 10
Fast Food/Unhealthy Eating Adverse Effects
As Surgeon General, I welcome this chance to talk with you about a health crisis affecting every state, every city, every community, and every school across our great nation.
The crisis is obesity. It’s the fastest-growing cause of disease and death in America. And it’s completely preventable.
* Nearly two out of every three Americans are overweight or obese.
* One out of every eight deaths in America is caused by an illness directly related to overweight and obesity.
* In the year 2000, the total annual cost of obesity in the United States was $117 billion. While extra value meals may save us some change at the counter, they’re costing us billions of dollars in health care and lost productivity. Physical inactivity and super-sized meals are leading to a nation of oversized people.
* This year, more than 300,000 Americans will die from illnesses related to overweight and obesity.
* Obesity contributes to the number-one cause of death in our nation: heart disease.
* Excess weight has also led to an increase in the number of people suffering from Type 2 diabetes. There are at least 17 million Americans with diabetes, and another 16 million have pre-diabetes. Each year, diabetes costs America $132 billion. It can lead to eye diseases, cardiovascular problems, kidney failure, and early death.
So, shall we make fast food illegal too? Or would that violate the constitution and/or basic freedoms?
Well....imagine how many "obese" people there are going to be if they legalize pot! There's a reason "pot heads" get the munchies :P If you read the above statement the doctor made- it plainly states that it increases appetite, & any pot smoker will tell you the same...not only that- it makes you lazy, so I can't wait to see how this goes....
Since: Apr 10
there are plenty of pot smokers that eat healthy, so an increased appetite still wouldn't be near as bad as this junk food nation's diet.
as far as the laziness goes, that comes down to personal responsibility. the best comparison i have is getting drunk. that too will make you lazy. it has been my experience that if getting drunk motivates you to do anything, it's usually a stupid idea. in contrast, people getting high after work will probably not be the one's screaming at each other in the driveway at 3 a.m. or beating their wives. they'll probably be watching a comedy ;)
Since: Aug 10
Heres a few "potheads" who are smart enough to be worth millions.
Sir Richard Branson Owner Virgin Mobile
Rick Steves Host of Travel Channel Renowned Author
Aaron Sorkin writer and producer of The West Wing
Barack Obama President of the US
Michael Bloomberg Mayor of New York
Ted Turner Yet he is a mega-mogul. He single-handedly invented the 24-hour news cycle with CNN,
was named Time’s Man of theYear in 1991, is the largest private land owner in America, and also owns
a few other TV stations, and the Atlanta Braves
Montel Williams Talk Show Host Activist
Stephen King Award winning writer
Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor of California
Stoned Presidents: U.S Presidents that Smoked Marijuana
Before marijuana prohibition began in the late 1930’s, many people, including some of our nations leaders
grew cannabis for a variety of reasons. It’s fairly well known that cannabis has thousands of industrial uses,
and has been grown for thousands of years. While simply growing cannabis is far from proof that someone
smoked it, there is still evidence showing many would-be U.S Presidents enjoyed it for recreational and medicinal uses.
Washington routinely smoked marijuana to alleviate the pain from his ailing teeth.
Washington’s diary recounts his efforts to better cultivate and enhance his crops of marijuana.
Jefferson grew cannabis on his plantation and smuggled Chinese hemp seeds to America. He also is
believed to have given specialsmoking blends out as personal gifts which is why he makes the list.
Madison once remarked that hemp gave him insight to create a new and democratic nation.
Monroe began smoking it as Ambassador to France & continued to the age of 73.
Jackson has been documented to have smoked cannabis and tobacco cigars along withthe troops he led.
Like Andrew Jackson, Taylor is said to have smoked with his troops in one or more of the
many wars he was in.
Continuing a popular theme of the era, Pierce also smoked with his troops as a general in the Mexican-American War.
In a letter to his family, he says cannabis is “about the only good thing” in the war.
Quotes (real and fake) about Lincoln enjoying hemp are all over the internet. While some debate if Lincoln
sparked up, manyresources point to yes.
John F. Kennedy
Close acquaintances say Kennedy used cannabis regularly to control his back pain (even during his term) and
actually planned on legalizing marijuana during his second term.
Along with his efforts to legalize marijuana, Some say Carter also hosted many marijuana smoke filled events
at the WhiteHouse. This leads most to assume Carter at least tried it at some point in life.
George W. Bush
Bush publicly refused to answer the marijuana question. He was later caught saying he refused to talk about it
“because I don’t want some little kid doing what I tried”.
Clinton famously stated that he smoked but “didn’t inhale”. He has been known to bend the truth every now and then,
so he still makes the list
Even though he joked off many American’s wishes to legalize marijuana, Obama has been very open with his own marijuana
smoking in the past, once saying “I inhaled frequently. That was the point”.
Some Pretty Smart People huh copy n paste
Since: Aug 10
pot information & rational argument
copy & paste.....far & wide.--folks-- then <<<VOTE!>>>
heres a song for ya.
that is EXACTLY WHY our country is so screwed up lol! Stoner logic!
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