Marijuana Debate - Lexington, KY

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moosefly

Lexington, KY

#1 Aug 25, 2010
time for change

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#2 Aug 25, 2010
Change is coming =) And it very well should. The reasoning's behind prohibition are outdated especially with the proof being produced on a daily basis that this plant is not the demon it's made out to be,but instead is a beneficial plant with unlimited possibilities. It should be a choice if a person prefers to smoke a joint in their own home or choose marijuana as a treatment for an ailment.
mark

Evansville, IN

#3 Aug 26, 2010
everybody smokes
john

Lexington, KY

#4 Aug 28, 2010
there is much to gain from the legalizing of marijuana the taxes from it would help the economy and we could free up jail space for more violent criminals
Aaron Brock

Williamsburg, OH

#5 Sep 1, 2010
you can ask any doctor and he will tell you that marijuana is better for you then cigarettes. Also if they did then Kentucky would put a lot of drug dellers out of a job and the city would make a lot of money
ye

Lexington, KY

#6 Sep 1, 2010
Doesn't hurt anything.

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#7 Sep 2, 2010
"Borrowed this from ACC... thought it was awesome and wanted to share it..

Food for Thought
by Alabama Compassionate Care on Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 11:23am

Food for Thought....


Genesis 1:29 (King James Version)

29And God said, Behold, I have given you EVERY herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

The hemp plant (scientific name: cannabis, slang: marijuana) is one of the many useful herbs "yielding seed after its kind" created and blessed by God on the third day of creation, "and God saw that it was good." (Genesis 1:12) He gave hemp for people to use with our free will.

God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth.…To you it will be for meat." … And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.(Genesis 1:29-31) The Bible predicts some herb's prohibition. "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times, some shall … speak lies in hypocrisy … commanding to abstain from meats which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.(Paul: 1 Timothy 4:1-3)

The Bible speaks of a special plant. "I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more." (Ezekiel 34:29) A healing plant. On either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare 12 manner of fruits, and yielding her fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.(Revelations 22:1-2) A gift from God.

How was cannabis used in Biblical times and lands?

Cannabis was used 12 ways: clothing, paper, cord, sails, fishnet, oil, sealant, incense, food, and in ceremony, relaxation and medicine. For so the Lord said unto me, "I will take my rest and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs. For afore harvest, when the bud is perfect and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks and take away and cut down the branches." (Isaiah 18:4-5)

It was God who created cannabis hemp and told mankind to use "every green herb" on Earth. The Bible speaks of mercy, healing and a persecution of God's children. They persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.(Psalms 119:86) Prisons and drug wars do not save souls. The Lord… hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.(Isaiah 61:1)

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#8 Sep 2, 2010
The research is out there and there is so much of it that proves Marijuana is not harmful,has very high medicinal properties,has many other uses such as cloth,oil,paper,fuel,plastics. .etc. The Research also shows that it would be a financial boost if legalized. How much is wasted per year on man-power,equipment,court costs,and the cost of keeping up inmates whose only crime was possession of a plant?
Hannah

Louisville, KY

#9 Sep 2, 2010
It's only illegal because politicians had their hands in the timber, fuel, and clothing, etc. companies because hemp would dominate them. It's all about money, always has been.

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#10 Sep 2, 2010
Harry Anslinger's testimony to Congress in 1937 as to why Marijuana should be criminalized...

"There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US,
and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers.
Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage.
This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations
with Negroes, entertainers and any others."

by:

Harry J. Anslinger
(1892-1975) Assistant Prohibition Commissioner in the Bureau of Prohibition, first Commissioner of the Treasury Department's Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN)(1930-1962, 32 years), US Representative to the United Nations Narcotics Commission
Source:

testimony to US Congress supporting Marihuana Tax Act, 1937

Harry and his cronies had their hands in all the above industries You mentioned Hannah,Timber, fuel, and clothing, etc. This is the hateful idiocy and greed that has caused over 70 years of suffering be it denial of medical marijuana or serving jail or prison time for possession of a plant.

So THAT

Lexington, KY

#11 Sep 2, 2010
explains why white chicks are so into black (negro) men these days! ;)
Brenda

Nicholasville, KY

#12 Sep 2, 2010
My mother is very ill/hospice is taking care of her now. Her appetite is poor and I believe if she could use a natural herb to increase her appetite it would be beneficial.

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#13 Sep 2, 2010
Brenda wrote:
My mother is very ill/hospice is taking care of her now. Her appetite is poor and I believe if she could use a natural herb to increase her appetite it would be beneficial.
It would definitely help her. It is sad that she should be denied herbal help. Check out this link... there is a lot of information here that tells You the different aid that cannabis can provide. It doesn't have to be smoked, it can be used in cooking as a butter or oil,as a tea..or vaporized or as an ointment,a spray...

http://www.420magazine.com/forums/medical-mar...
Hooter

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Sep 5, 2010
Throw all the addictive pain pills away!!!! Allow Ky Doctors to prescribe Pot for chronic pain and any other medical situations that call for prescription marijuanna!!!!! If a politician in Ky would support marijuanna thearpy over pain pills, HE OR SHE HAS MY VOTE!!!!!!!!!
beverly m apple

Shippensburg, PA

#15 Sep 5, 2010
we already have problems with alcaholism we dont need another problem with another drug

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#16 Sep 5, 2010
beverly m apple wrote:
we already have problems with alcaholism we dont need another problem with another drug
The difference between the two is with alcohol use, You become impaired, You lose control of Your ability to rationalize and or make decisions,You lose control of motor skills and vision. Marijuana does not cause these effects. You can not smoke until You pass out or end up in the hospital poisoned like alcohol can do. When You are coming off of an extended use of Marijuana You will not have the physical and mental detox symptoms that You will with alcohol. No shakes,throwing up,hallucinations.... You may be a little bummed You ran out but there is no physical and mental withdraw symptoms such as there are with alcohol. Someone stepping into a vehicle while drinking,poses a huge safety risk due to the fact that even the legal limit of alcohol impairs a person only becoming worse with consumption. They lose motor skills,reaction time,ability to make quick decisions.. will drive erratically often times speeding up more and more. The studies have shown that with marijuana. You may be a little slower but You don't speed and You actually pay attention to what is going on around You. I don't approve of drinking and driving or smoking and driving but to be honest with You.. I would much rather see the smoker coming at Me than the drunk. People who smoke marijuana do not come home and beat their children or wife, they aren't normally a**holes to people the more they smoke. Marijuana is nothing at all like alcohol.
logicc

Paris, KY

#17 Sep 7, 2010
Kentucky's finest. Well said. I agree. Legalize if we hurry. Kentucky could be the first state to have legal herb again. This state could blossom into a utopia. Every time I see a beer commercial. I wonder why hops being related to cannabis. Are legal. While people are rotting in corporate owned prisons. For hemp, and marijuana. Also living in a military state makes me a bit nervous... Dark helicopters with armed soldiers. Fly over my house. While I consume my legal drug cup o coffee caffeine. Which could kill me. If I did not have the good sense. To limit myself. Is a bit discomforting. On so many levels. Legalize !

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#18 Sep 7, 2010
logicc wrote:
Kentucky's finest. Well said. I agree. Legalize if we hurry. Kentucky could be the first state to have legal herb again. This state could blossom into a utopia. Every time I see a beer commercial. I wonder why hops being related to cannabis. Are legal. While people are rotting in corporate owned prisons. For hemp, and marijuana. Also living in a military state makes me a bit nervous... Dark helicopters with armed soldiers. Fly over my house. While I consume my legal drug cup o coffee caffeine. Which could kill me. If I did not have the good sense. To limit myself. Is a bit discomforting. On so many levels. Legalize !
You are absolutely right,Not only would Kentucky free up court systems,and prisons for true criminals not people who's only crime was possession of a plant,but the revenue brought in could be in the billions. Hops are still legal because they didn't pose a threat to several industries that hemp was holding back. Greed and a racist maniac caused the prohibition of plant that was the cash crop that was the foundation Our Founding Forefathers used to build this Nation upon. It was a source of not only income but items such as fuel,cloth,paper,construction (hemp houses and buildings have been around for many centuries)it was used as a medicine and for relaxation. It's all documented in many of their journals that are in the Library of Congress. In the early 30's it was being called the billion dollar cash crop. It could be again. The reasons behind prohibition have been proven wrong time and again. It's healing properties more than well documented on the wide range spectrum that it can be used for. The 14 States and D.C. which have legalized for Medical use shows that regulating can work. Proposition 19 is up for the vote in California for total legalization of marijuana. Why should We not repeal the current laws? Look at the support across America on that map at the top of the page. Seems to Me the public is speaking up.

Yeah, those black choppers get to Me too.. eerie I say.

Marijuana should be a choice,not a felony.
mcdowell

Columbus, OH

#19 Sep 7, 2010
I feel like people who are responsible and are grown shouldn't be told they can't smoke weed! et too some people need a mental distraction from problems and situations being placed under, also weed can't hurt you!
Hooter

United States

#21 Sep 8, 2010
Lets say a man has a hard days work, a big game comes on da tube, girlfriend dumps him and wife cheated on him the same day, lol, or on a more serious note, family member gets bad health, or some other crap, u wanna relax and get crap off your mind, why can a person go get smashed and stupid drunk, but can't smoke a joint? I would rather a man smoke a joint, instead of getting drunk!!!!!! FREE NON VILOENT WEED PRISIONERS!!!!!!!!!!

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