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44. Yet another instance , also, of Democrats
falling all over themselves to get a slice of the knuckledragger vote. How many allegedly liberal Dems have come out against the drug war? Here in NM, it was right-wing/libertarian governor Gary Johnson who went on a one man crusade to stop the drug war madness and was universally derided by the state Democratic establishment, although Gov. Richardson has lately been a strong advocate of medicinal pot, and a buddy of mine, a very liberal retired judge, was the head of Gov. Johnson's commission that advocated legalizing it. But in most cases, you can't just blame this on the right wing; the Dems have been equally complicit in this madness. Letting people die for the sake of perceived political expediency is a bipartisan strategy when it comes to drug policy.
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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 have....it 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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