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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-27-07 06:03 AM
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27. I've never understood this country's obsessive fear of marijuana
Is it fear? I don't know because I simply can't grasp what's going on here. How many thousands of folks die every year die at the hands of alcohol-impaired drivers? How many thousands more are victims of domestic violence were alcohol is involved? Just what are the statistics for other crimes where booze is a factor? Yet marijuana is illegal?? I just don't get it. We promote and pander alcohol to children yet people who are suffering can't get medical marijuana?

This country is so screwed up where our priorities are concerned. Caught between unfettered capitalism and fundamentalism, it's only a matter of time until this society totally implodes.
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  -Medical marijuana advocate kills herself Newsjock  Oct-27-07 01:02 AM   #0 
  - more from the conservative culture of death....  mike_c   Oct-27-07 01:05 AM   #1 
  - i hate ignorant politicians  theaocp   Oct-27-07 07:36 AM   #30 
  - Sad to say  Malidictus Maximus   Oct-27-07 08:00 AM   #36 
     - Thank you for the touch of reality. We won't get anywhere until we finally  bobbolink   Oct-27-07 11:14 AM   #59 
  - Oh, where's the compassionate conservative now?  CaliforniaPeggy   Oct-27-07 01:06 AM   #2 
  - Wow, that really says it all.  Gregorian   Oct-27-07 12:36 PM   #74 
  - Very Kicked and Recommended  AndyTiedye   Oct-27-07 01:06 AM   #3 
  - My sister says, "I know how she feels."  aquart   Oct-27-07 01:07 AM   #4 
  - Chronic pain kills  Warpy   Oct-27-07 12:06 PM   #71 
     - It sure does. I've had bad pain before and know that depression.  knitter4democracy   Oct-27-07 01:19 PM   #82 
  - meth labs destroying people & property all over this f*cking nation so the DEA makes pot busts....nt  fed-up   Oct-27-07 01:10 AM   #5 
  - Too many crooked fucks make money from the drug business...  superkia   Oct-27-07 01:12 AM   #6 
  - Never say never. This has been done in Canada, other countries and is progressing in Britain. (nt)  w4rma   Oct-27-07 02:32 AM   #19 
  - Look, we're talking "USA" here. Ain't gonna happen.  pattmarty   Oct-27-07 08:47 AM   #41 
  - It took a while for the miniskirt to get here, but it's here. It took awhile before  MADem   Oct-27-07 12:46 PM   #76 
     - Those things you just mentioned were only made available because they can be sold.  Zhade   Oct-27-07 05:04 PM   #100 
     - Ahhhhh....but who ever thought, except in Europe, the Middle East, southwest Asia, and Asia,  MADem   Oct-27-07 05:16 PM   #104 
        - As a patient myself - no. And yes.  Zhade   Oct-27-07 06:10 PM   #110 
     - We only adopt it if there's money to be made. (a lot of money)  pattmarty   Oct-27-07 05:12 PM   #102 
        - See post 104, just above. They can make money. They just have to figure out  MADem   Oct-27-07 05:17 PM   #106 
  - I agree with you.  debbierlus   Oct-27-07 02:17 PM   #90 
  - Drug economics is a boon  Turbineguy   Oct-27-07 08:52 AM   #43 
  - To many people would grow it themselves, thats why the pharma and govt wont allow it.  IsItJustMe   Oct-27-07 01:12 PM   #79 
     - Not if corporate America produces an affordable, well packaged product.  MADem   Oct-27-07 06:17 PM   #111 
  - This is sad...  losthills   Oct-27-07 01:28 AM   #7 
  - and what specialty is your doctorate in??? you say leaglize..then don't  angstlessk   Oct-27-07 01:32 AM   #8 
  - You really should know what you're talking about  Pastiche423   Oct-27-07 01:52 AM   #13 
  - All of our "real medicine", the pharmaceuticals, have their genesis in natural  gateley   Oct-27-07 02:40 AM   #20 
  - Yep, And How In The Heck Did We Ever Give Up The Right  lligrd   Oct-27-07 03:07 AM   #21 
  - It was inflamed by Hearst's newspapers  SimpleTrend   Oct-27-07 07:55 AM   #34 
  - WE didn't.  kgfnally   Oct-27-07 10:28 AM   #52 
  - The way we've given up the rest of our rights... by being asleep,  bobbolink   Oct-27-07 11:17 AM   #61 
  - Not all of them...but your point is nonetheless valid...  piesRsquare   Oct-27-07 04:22 AM   #22 
  - I had no idea!  Kajsa   Oct-27-07 09:53 AM   #51 
     - neither did i  shanti   Oct-27-07 11:23 AM   #67 
     - Valium does not come from Valerian root  ForPeace   Oct-27-07 12:23 PM   #72 
        - You're right - I was wrong. This is a perfect example of me believeing  gateley   Oct-27-07 01:18 PM   #81 
  - So you're uneducated beliefs  JTFrog   Oct-27-07 04:28 AM   #23 
  - **Sigh**  Popol Vuh   Oct-27-07 05:37 AM   #24 
  - Not to mention, there are many doctors who have the temerity to actually RECOMMEND it to patients!  bobbolink   Oct-27-07 11:23 AM   #66 
  - zapped...  bobbolink   Oct-27-07 11:24 AM   #69 
  - Someone brought you medicinal marijuana, labeled "girly girl"?  Bluebear   Oct-27-07 05:43 AM   #25 
  - .  bobbolink   Oct-27-07 11:18 AM   #62 
  - It's not  H2O Man   Oct-27-07 05:55 AM   #26 
  - People who use it a 3 times more likely to be cured than those that don't.  Cobalt Violet   Oct-27-07 07:58 AM   #35 
  - Please. Let us not confuddle people with facts.  bobbolink   Oct-27-07 11:19 AM   #64 
  - Talk about blowing smoke  Felinity   Oct-27-07 08:15 AM   #39 
  - wow, highly topical post.  f the letter   Oct-27-07 04:02 PM   #95 
     - No you're wrong  Felinity   Oct-27-07 04:36 PM   #96 
  - There is no doubt in my mind that you have never cared for late stage HIV or cancer patients.  BleedingHeartPatriot   Oct-27-07 09:36 AM   #47 
  - Have you ever suffered from chronic, acute pain?  Kajsa   Oct-27-07 09:49 AM   #50 
  - You are totally clueless. Try the Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics.  High Plains   Oct-27-07 10:42 AM   #54 
  - When you find yourself dealing with fibromyalgia, then get back to us.  bobbolink   Oct-27-07 11:20 AM   #65 
  - It is "medical" when it is being used  merci_me   Oct-27-07 12:37 PM   #75 
  - Peer-reviewed studies refute your claim.  knitter4democracy   Oct-27-07 01:21 PM   #83 
  - Perhaps if big Pharm synthesized it and bottled it you might change your mind?  rAVES   Oct-27-07 02:01 PM   #86 
  - They makes most people sick  debbierlus   Oct-27-07 02:18 PM   #91 
     - yep and  lame54   Oct-27-07 10:48 PM   #122 
  - "medical" value  Sees Clearly   Oct-27-07 03:34 PM   #94 
  - You are totally clueless if you think it isn't medicine..  Webster Green   Oct-27-07 04:49 PM   #97 
  - In 1979  rucognizant   Oct-27-07 07:47 PM   #115 
     - I didn't lose mine either. I couldn't believe it.  Webster Green   Oct-27-07 08:49 PM   #117 
  - FUCKING. BULLSHIT.  Zhade   Oct-27-07 05:07 PM   #101 
  - 'girly girl' is a varietal name  crikkett   Oct-27-07 07:15 PM   #112 
  - Oh, you don't? I just had five months chemotherapy and  JeanGrey   Oct-27-07 07:49 PM   #116 
  - 15 Years ago I might of agreed but...  lame54   Oct-27-07 10:41 PM   #121 
  - Very Sad  everydayis911   Oct-27-07 01:32 AM   #9 
  - Every once in a while I see, or hear, or read something that opens  freefall   Oct-27-07 08:04 AM   #38 
  - If you were in her situation, you wouldn't have the $$$ to move ANYWHERE, and certainly NOT  bobbolink   Oct-27-07 05:20 PM   #107 
  - Yes  everydayis911   Oct-27-07 01:43 AM   #10 
  - Another victory in the war of drugs.  killbotfactory   Oct-27-07 01:43 AM   #11 
  - damn tragedy  Froward69   Oct-27-07 01:49 AM   #12 
  - wow....  themartyred   Oct-27-07 02:02 AM   #14 
  - The phony, failed, murderous, corrupt "war on drugs" killed her. nt  Peace Patriot   Oct-27-07 02:14 AM   #15 
  - Horrible  patpatriot   Oct-27-07 02:28 AM   #16 
  - Welcome to DU.  Mojambo   Oct-27-07 02:32 AM   #17 
  - It certainly is  wicket   Oct-27-07 02:32 AM   #18 
  - I've never understood this country's obsessive fear of marijuana  theHandpuppet   Oct-27-07 06:03 AM   #27 
  - How sad this woman died and how sad she suffered so much. I think the  Mend   Oct-27-07 07:15 AM   #28 
  - I don't think the common people believe the anti-pot crap.  DarkTirade   Oct-27-07 07:48 AM   #33 
  - If you really want to know, it's racism.  EST   Oct-27-07 11:01 AM   #58 
  - Cotton Farmers.  rAVES   Oct-27-07 02:02 PM   #87 
  - So if a Dem takes the White House in 2008 and the Republicans  tanyev   Oct-27-07 07:36 AM   #29 
  - See Clinton, 92-2000. NO.  Warren Stupidity   Oct-27-07 07:44 AM   #32 
  - Dennis Kucinich will de-criminalize marijuana. n/t  sofedupwithbush   Oct-28-07 12:51 AM   #126 
  - At least she wasn't a marijuana addict.  Warren Stupidity   Oct-27-07 07:42 AM   #31 
  - Shame  rockybelt   Oct-27-07 08:01 AM   #37 
  - liquor, tobacco, prescription medications, addicting and expensive  carly denise pt deux   Oct-27-07 08:42 AM   #40 
  - K&R  Dystopian   Oct-27-07 08:49 AM   #42 
  - That's a great story.  Bozita   Oct-27-07 01:15 PM   #80 
  - Thank you....  Dystopian   Oct-27-07 11:06 PM   #125 
  - Good for him. Hubby's had cancer patients who've needed it.  knitter4democracy   Oct-27-07 01:24 PM   #84 
  - Looking the other way...  Dystopian   Oct-27-07 10:59 PM   #124 
  - Tell your son that another patient out in SoCal admires his integrity and compassion.  Zhade   Oct-27-07 05:14 PM   #103 
     - Thank You....  Dystopian   Oct-27-07 10:57 PM   #123 
  - Yet another instance , also, of Democrats  abq e streeter   Oct-27-07 09:06 AM   #44 
  - So sad.  NC_Nurse   Oct-27-07 09:25 AM   #45 
  - Cannabis not only eases pain and nausea -- it attacks cancer cells and kills them.  Fly by night   Oct-27-07 09:26 AM   #46 
  - wow -- thanks for these links, and your input.  nashville_brook   Oct-27-07 11:14 AM   #60 
  - :(  Da Forp   Oct-27-07 09:41 AM   #48 
  - Cannabis is one of the most all-purpose useful drugs. That is why it is kept from us.  Bonobo   Oct-27-07 09:46 AM   #49 
  - Politicians who pass and force everyone to abide by these laws act like an insane God.  graywarrior   Oct-27-07 10:30 AM   #53 
  - she had no right to kill her self. She just proves what a culture of  ladywnch   Oct-27-07 10:43 AM   #55 
  - As far as I'm concerned, the US Supreme Court and the "war on drugs"  Triana   Oct-27-07 10:47 AM   #56 
  - GOP prefers death over medical marijuana  Joey Liberal   Oct-27-07 10:52 AM   #57 
  - Democrats are as much to blame as repubs on this issue...  abq e streeter   Oct-27-07 11:19 AM   #63 
     - I can't argue with that! n/t  Joey Liberal   Oct-27-07 02:09 PM   #88 
     - Pathetic isn't it---I wish you COULD argue with that  abq e streeter   Oct-27-07 02:20 PM   #92 
     - Indeed - look at the ignorant motherfucker upthread.  Zhade   Oct-27-07 05:16 PM   #105 
  - Follow the money, The Prohibition on Hemp crosses many industries.  bagrman   Oct-27-07 11:23 AM   #68 
  - There was an author named Peter McWilliams  MikeNearMcChord   Oct-27-07 12:03 PM   #70 
  - Inflicting pain and suffering on others is a jealously guarded joy of the pugs  ooglymoogly   Oct-27-07 12:29 PM   #73 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Oct-27-07 12:56 PM   #77 
  - I wonder what drug cartels are giving to US pols to stop the med mj bills from passing nt  wordpix   Oct-27-07 01:07 PM   #78 
  - It's her right to do so  RGBolen   Oct-27-07 01:28 PM   #85 
  - The Marijuana laws in this country are positively Draconian -  debbierlus   Oct-27-07 02:16 PM   #89 
  - My 94-yr old mother is terrified  Sukie1941   Oct-27-07 02:56 PM   #93 
  - I wonder  everydayis911   Oct-27-07 04:59 PM   #98 
  - He'd have brought his own maybe.  crikkett   Oct-27-07 07:17 PM   #114 
  - Another person MURDERED by the war of lies and terrorism against a beneficial plant.  Zhade   Oct-27-07 05:00 PM   #99 
  - strongly disagree with those who don't think MJ can be marketed  0rganism   Oct-27-07 05:38 PM   #108 
  - I think it would become like the wine industry....  Bennyboy   Oct-27-07 06:07 PM   #109 
     - this is exactly the kind of situation where the tobacco industry thrives  0rganism   Oct-27-07 09:15 PM   #119 
  - Yeah but doing drugs is morally wrong.  Counciltucky   Oct-27-07 07:17 PM   #113 
  - I just can't wrap my mind around...  Stump   Oct-27-07 08:52 PM   #118 
  - Every time a state votes for med marijuana, the FEDS knock  janx   Oct-27-07 09:44 PM   #120 

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