The Multi-Billion Dollar Drug Industry

  The Multi-Billion Dollar Drug Industry

Posted by CN Staff on September 25, 2005 at 08:04:18 PT
By Marc Parsley 
Source: Ukiah Daily Journal 

Calif. -- It has been my experience, in over 20 years of living in Mendocino County, that the people who are growing marijuana today, are being allowed to say or do just about anything to maintain the kind of status quo necessary to keep the billions of dollars of profits from marijuana sales, pouring in. They Will Call It Medicine
What is, and what is not a legal medicine in the United States is not, and never has been, decided by the popular vote. All legal pharmaceuticals in the USA are decided upon by the FDA, the Surgeon General, and an advisory staff of chief medical professionals from all areas of medicine, all across the country. It is likely that, if the people of the United States discovered that a particular brand of aspirin contained as many poisonous impurities, huge dosage irregularities, and the total lack of proper research and manufacturing liability that always accompanies marijuana, the people would have that product yanked off the market in record time, with law suits flying in all directions. The New Compassionate' RulesFirst: You must have a "physician confirmed" medical problem that is best maintained or improved by smoking pot. Second: You have to have the proper medical documentation and licensing paper work from the proper authorizing county or state. Third: The different authorizing states and counties have created a variety of ways to control the size of the grow site. Some allow 100 square feet of grow area and others will declare a maximum number of plants, generally somewhere between 6 and 40. Fourth: When all the growing is said and done, there should't be "more than" a specific amount of processed marijuana remaining. This is generally somewhere between 2 and 6 pounds per year, per license. Fifth: However! One rule that is very common between all the states and counties is, no one is authorized to sell any of it for any reason. No money is supposed to change hands. If these rules were being followed as accurately and compassionately as we have been led to believe, Med-Pot would not be the multi-billion dollar industry that it is, and an ever-increasing number of schools (coast to coast) would not be overwhelmed by how pot quietly undermines the learning process for millions of our children. It appears to me that pot manufacturing and distribution is just one more multi-billion dollar industry that simply doesn't appear to care about any of the collateral damage that it generates. The growers that possess a county or state sanctioned Med-Pot license would have us believe that the alleged compassionate benefits of pot for the sick is more important than the abuses committed by only a few of the growers. After more than 20 years of first-hand observation, I have found that this couldn't be further from the truth. If there is a grower out there that actually has a medical condition that is best managed or improved by smoking pot, and stays within the allotted number of plants, ends up with no more final amount than they are supposed to have and doesn't sell any of their pot at all, in 20 years I haven't met one. It seems to me that in today's society, a little bit of propaganda, and a huge infusion of cash, can have a massive placebic effect on an ever-growing list of physical maladies. The actual tonnage of marijuana that is being produced by, not just the big time growers, but also by the many thousands of so-called ma and pa Med-Pot sites, is enough to stagger the imagination. And it is being sold and shipped to all points of the compass. Unfortunately, this now includes most of the high and junior high schools across our nation. They Will Claim States' RightsMany of the growers will claim states' rights, These growers should look up the definition of the phrase E Pluribus Unum. That Latin phrase "From the many, the one," is fundamentally the definition of the spokes and hub of a wheel. The individual state governments are supposed to operate in concert with the federal government in the same way 50 airplanes would safely use the air space of a single airport, they need to communicate with each other for the safety of all. States' rights were not put into place so that pot growers could destabilize local government and tie the hands of law enforcement. Promoting "marijuana responsibility" in my area is sometimes like promoting "fire safety" in hell. In my opinion, our children's health, educations and futures are a billion times more important than the entire marijuana industry. Please prioritize for the sake of the children's futures. Marc Parsley is a Willits resident.Complete Title: Medical Marijuana: The Multi-Billion Dollar Drug IndustrySource: Ukiah Daily Journal (CA)Author: Marc ParsleyPublished: Sunday, September 25, 2005 Copyright: 2005 Ukiah Daily JournalContact: udj pacific.netWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives

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Comment #34 posted by global_warming on September 27, 2005 at 16:19:15 PT
"The origin of guns and gunpowder will probably never be known with certainty. Black powder, a 75:15:10 mixture of saltpeter (potassium nitrate, KNO3), charcoal, and sulfur, may have been developed in China, Arabia, Germany, or somewhere else entirely. Guns appeared across Europe early in the 14th century (by 1326 at the latest) and almost every conceivable variation was tried during the next century, although the state of metallurgy and machining was generally inadequate. Terminology was developed, stolen, borrowed, and altered freely. Few people were literate, and standard spelling came centuries later. In any case, literate people (mostly priests) did not associate with gunners, who were thought to be in league with the Devil (a belief that seems still to prevail in some quarters).All guns were originally cannon, fired from some sort of dug-in emplacement, and as a technical term, 'gun' still means a large artillery piece fired from a mount or emplacement. Handguns, which could be carried and held for firing came somewhat later. " founding fathers of this US Constitution may have hurriedly penned the Declaration of Independence and Our Constitution, which was quickly amended..Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or
of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition
the Government for a redress of grievances.Amendment II
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the
right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.The wording is carefully connected to the preamble of this Constitution,..We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,
establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common
defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to
ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the
United States of America.A more perfect Union, and the blessings of Liberty resonate with that lowly carpenter and his vision, and a Free
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Comment #33 posted by FoM on September 27, 2005 at 16:01:24 PT
I'm glad you are ok. The grid lock must have been terrible. They covered it on the news. We can do all we can do and still get stuck in a major traffic jam. 
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Comment #32 posted by Toker00 on September 27, 2005 at 15:28:14 PT
Thanks, FoM. Things are much better now and will be much better the next time.I was more prepared for a disaster than I was for the evacuation. I have an alternative place to re-establish if that ever is necessary. Getting out of town along with 2.5 million other people was the nightmare. It wasn't so bad when they opened both lanes northbound, but they should have done that at the beginning of the evacuation, instead of almost twenty-four hours later. We all learned a lot going through this. I will have an alternate plan next time, and I never wait for official permission to move. That is why I was one of the handful that made it back to Houston right after the storm. Thanks for the link to the manual, kap.Wage peace on war. END CANNABIS PROHIBITION NOW! 
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Comment #31 posted by FoM on September 27, 2005 at 11:06:58 PT
I'm on the same page as you are. We have lived out in the country for so many years that we must always be prepared for being stuck for a few weeks even though that has never happened. Candles, wood to heat our house, dehydrated foods, canned goods etc. Here's a video of WTNO that will bring a chill to anyone who watches it. We must NEVER forget! Never.
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Comment #30 posted by kaptinemo on September 27, 2005 at 10:59:16 PT:
FoM, I know what I would have done
This is what I would have done, and I'd have dared some stupid SOB to try to arrest me later: I haven't forgotten what Uncle spent a huge amount on teaching me...And I wouldn't have been asking 'pretty please' to survive, or wasted time with some chairborne bureaucrat who couldn't save his own arse in a disaster. But it still requires preparation. I live in an apartment complex scores of miles from the ocean and any earthquake zone, I'm not near any refineries, or anything like that...but I am (too) close to War-shington DC and know what could happen should an nuke/bio/chem attack take place. Hell, just a bad snowstorm downing power lines can put you in the hurt locker for sure. So I am ready for a lot. I keep 10 gallons of water, rotated monthly, in big collapsable plastic containers in the pantry. Canned food. A portable stove and fuel. Matches and candles. A hand-crank powered shortwave radio that gets commercial band too. Lots of stuff...just like in the book; I practice what I preach. But my point is that anyone who relies upon Uncle for any help should take what happened in NOLA as a foretaste of the kind of response you can expect. Don't get me wrong; I am not detracting from the brave efforts of the rescuers; I felt like the proverbial racehorse when he hears the starting gate open every time I saw those gutsy guys and gals swinging from tethers from choppers and taking people off of rooftops, literally risking life and limb to do it. I used to do that myself, and I don't mind admitting to getting choked up when I saw that. Ask Stick; you NEVER forget. Hoo-rah!But the FEMA types? The crony-ridden top leadership? They're the equivalent of something brown and smelly I'd scrape off my jumpboots on the way to helping someone needing it. As my Brit friends used to say, "The scum always rises to the top." In this Administration, that's proven all too true.But that's what's running things, and as you pointed out, they're running it for themselves and for their buddies, and to Hell with 'the common folk'; Barbara Bush's comments about the NOLA evacuees in the Houston Astrodome is a perfect example of what goes on the minds of people like that. Expect help from that? Beg...from *that*? No way. 
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Comment #29 posted by FoM on September 27, 2005 at 08:40:57 PT

One More Comment
What I mind the most about what happened in New Orleans is they didn't heed advice and build up the levee. That's unforgiveable to me. Also I really am upset about not taking care of the senior citizens and getting them out of harms way. I also am upset about the bus exploding and killing those dear old people. They better start caring. Why were all those buses sitting in water and never used to evacuate the poor folks in New Orleans? "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." (Matt. 25:40.)
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Comment #28 posted by FoM on September 27, 2005 at 08:24:15 PT

I don't count on the government for anything. I believe from my own experience we must lean on ourselves if we want to survive. Maybe they care if a person is rich and has lots of influence but normal folks are expendable to them.
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Comment #27 posted by kaptinemo on September 27, 2005 at 08:05:37 PT:

OT: About preparedness
After having served in a search-and-rescue (SAR) unit in the 1970's, and been witness to too many natural (and sometimes, man-made) disasters and their aftermaths, I cannot recommend this book enough:Amazon link to Wright's Complete Disaster Survival Manual: more people had read this book, and made their preparations, there might have been far less tragedy these past 10 years.I'm not getting anything by plugging it. I'm just bloody tired of seeing all those pictures of people wandering around like shell-shock cases and knowing that had they done a little preparation they might have fared better. It also riles me that many are in the pickle they are in largely because they naively expected a government that would rather they'd died to step in and help them. Any cannabist knows the true motivation of this government is power, not service; we've been on the short, sharp and dirty end of the government stick for years and know the truth. The Gub'mint response to Katrina smacks of 'social darwinism' in all but name. The more of the *untermenschen* that 'get the chop', the more 'useless eaters' are dispatched by Mother Nature, the happier the promoters of this malign neglect are. Needless to say, fellow cannabist reading this, you and I are consideerd amongst the 'undesirables' they wish to rid themselves of.
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Comment #26 posted by FoM on September 27, 2005 at 07:37:24 PT

I've really been worried. I get that way. I'm so glad you are ok. What a terrible mess it has been down your way. 
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Comment #25 posted by Toker00 on September 27, 2005 at 07:33:15 PT

Safe evacuation
I won't bore you with the details of my story, since there are about 2.5 million stories out there. It was definately a life changing experience, though, and I had to draw on both my military and trucker training to succeed. There are enough details to fill a paper back book, but suffice it to say I went to L.A. by way of Omaha. I made the trek, on Wed., to Dallas on 45N.(thirty hours), went east to get out of the mad house traffic. Headed back southwest the next day,(friday) and wound up between Austin and San Antonio. Came back in to Houston on I-10 east as the storm was headed out (saturday), at about 9:30 am or so. Watched the entire storm move from right to left as I drove down an isolated I-10 eastbound. Luckily I came back to water and electricity. Texas City was one of only a few towns with power and water. But there was no one home to run the stores or gas stations. LOL. I stole some food and water from my mother-in-laws house since we cleared our refrigerator before we left, (she was still on the evacutation route or in Dallas, with my wife. I lost touch with them right outside of Houston, as we were evacuating.) so me and my hounddogs (two dachsunds) made a safe evacuation, and my wife and mother-in-law made it back safely, as well, yesterday. We learned some hard lessons about preparedness. There will be a next time, but my evacuation plan will be drastically different. I must say, it was a blessing and wonderful thing that I had scored right before the storm.Wage peace on war. END CANNABIS PROHIBITION NOW! 
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Comment #24 posted by FoM on September 26, 2005 at 20:49:44 PT

Thank you. I'm not against guns but I see the danger in guns in the wrong hands. I have watched what has gone on since Katrina and the Levees breaking in New Orleans with a wided eyed wonder. Not in a good or bad way but studying more the human nature side of a catastrophic event like this has been. How can we feel safe without a gun? How can we feel safe with a gun? I don't really know that there is one good answer.
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Comment #23 posted by afterburner on September 26, 2005 at 20:40:07 PT

FoM: 'Guns Guns Guns' - The Guess Who
I think it is handguns that are illegal in Canada. I don't know the details of the gun registration system as it has mostly been retroactive, so far. However, the gun registration system has been roundly attacked as an expensive boondoggle that does not keep guns out of the hands of criminals. A recent spate of gun-related violence in Toronto this summer has many people 'up in arms' so to speak. Concerned citizens are holding public meetings to discuss what needs to be done to make the community safer.
Guns Guns Guns Lyrics - Guess Who [Canada's 1st Supergroup] Lyrics
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Comment #22 posted by FoM on September 26, 2005 at 12:23:56 PT

I didn't know that people could hunt in Canada. Can anyone have a gun that registers as soon as they want one? How do they keep Canada so peaceful compared to down here?
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Comment #21 posted by afterburner on September 26, 2005 at 12:05:07 PT

Exactly, FoM
Guns are legal for hunters and other registered users. Notice they didn't call for a crackdown on truck leases or truck parts either.
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Comment #20 posted by FoM on September 26, 2005 at 11:10:15 PT

Why aren't they angry about guns? I thought guns weren't allowed in Canada? 
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Comment #19 posted by afterburner on September 26, 2005 at 10:17:32 PT

Here We Go Again
Get tough on pot, slain Mounties' families urge.
Sep. 26, 2005. 11:19 AM.
 [Toronto Star: Canada - free registration]
{OTTAWA (CP) — The families of four RCMP officers slain in Mayerthorpe, Alta., last spring say similar tragedies could happen again unless the federal government gets tough on crime.{The families want tougher sentences for people who run marijuana grow operations.{They're also calling on the Liberal government to abandon its plan to decriminalize simple possession of pot and they want tougher parole criteria for violent criminals to keep them off the streets.{The demands were outlined by Don Schiemann, a Lutheran pastor whose son Peter was among the four officers gunned down by James Roszko, who killed himself after ambushing the Mounties at his farm.{The families say they'll make their proposals an issue in the next federal election.{Schiemann says if Ottawa doesn't act and more police officers die, their blood will be on the hands of federal politicians.}Despite the grudging admission by the RCMP Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli that he overreacted and misrepresented the facts of the 4 Mountie deaths due to a bungled truck repo raid, which incidentally found a small cannabis grow, NOT A LARGE-SCALE COMMERCIAL 'GROW-OP'. Because the Canadian Public Safety Minister & Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan stubbornly refuses to retract her ill-founded and disproven allegations that 'the 4 Mounties were killed investigating a marijuana grow-op', the politicians, press, and a significant proportion of the Canadian public is still clinging to the emotionally-charged demonization of the cannabis culture, orchestrated by the loose lips of the Mountie Chief and the Deputy Prime Minister. Now, the families of the slain officer are once more resurrecting this vicious fiction in their grief-blinded attempt to exact vengeance for the actions of a known gun-loving police-hater with a history of violence, who is now dead himself.Thank you, RCMP Comissioner Zaccardelli, for belatedly issuing a retraction of your initial intemperate remarks. Shame on you, Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan for refusing to retract your vicious and misleading allegations. My sympathies to the remaining families of the slain Mounties, but your misinformed cries to further demonize peaceful cannabis consumers and their gardeners will not bring back your fallen heroes.Media Duped on Dope Story. 
Posted by CN Staff on March 12, 2005 at 07:28:27 PT.
By Ben Rayner. 
Source: Toronto Star Drug Laws Called More Risky. 
Posted by CN Staff on March 05, 2005 at 09:27:58 PT.
By Betsy Powell and Joseph Hall, Staff Reporters. 
Source: Toronto Star
Media Duped on Dope Story 
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Comment #18 posted by Richard Zuckerman on September 26, 2005 at 08:37:55 PT:

The author of the article seems like another unlearned, brainwashed, government sycophant. Certainly, he cites no relevant medical or legal authority supporting his position. As a matter de facto, last week's NORML E-Zine refers to one author's misinterpretation of a recent medical study...My understanding from a brief reading of the E-Zine was that the study did NOT find children are harmed from pot use.
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Comment #17 posted by FoM on September 26, 2005 at 07:23:23 PT

Just a Comment
The news is very slow these days but I want to say thank you for your comments. The hurricanes have been a real eye opener for me and I really appreciate the focus that CNN has kept on this terrible situation. Other news channels just aren't as detailed as CNN has been. We've been fighting this fight for almost 8 years now and I hope if we keep our focus that soon the war on Cannabis will end. I could post articles about drug testing children but that isn't an adult issue so I feel it gives them ammunition if we even try to talk about kids. I hope that our Texas friends are doing ok since we haven't heard from them for awhile. I know Toker00 evacuated and hopefully we will soon hear from him. I'll keep looking for news to post. You are the best people and I'm glad you come here and post your feelings about Cannabis.
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Comment #16 posted by goneposthole on September 26, 2005 at 07:05:19 PT

He forgot one thing:
The law of supply and demand. No demand for pot, no supply.Demand for pot, plenty of supply.The Austrian model of 'final utility' comes into play.Pure and simple.Reefer time
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Comment #15 posted by dongenero on September 26, 2005 at 06:56:56 PT

great comments everyone
Great research by AOLBites too.....digging up this guy's past diatribes.How many people are detached enough to still buy the fear and hate this Marc Parsley idiot is selling.
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Comment #14 posted by OverwhelmSam on September 26, 2005 at 03:20:28 PT

Sobriety Freak & Prohibitionist Drone
I can't believe the lack of reasoning that can exist in a mind that's still capable of writing a letter to the editor. No sense in debating this guy, his mind is made up and his thoughts are like the bars of a jail cell from which he will never escape. Sad really.The only thing I could say to this guy is, "If you are truly worried about the children, then eliminate the dangerous black market. Legalize and regulate marijuana for adult use."
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Comment #13 posted by kaptinemo on September 26, 2005 at 03:03:51 PT:

Dust motes and planks in eyes.
I'm not a Bible scholar, but I certainly remember the line about the 'mote (dust speck) in thy brother's eye' and having a 'beam' ( a wooden plank) in your own.The author rails against a 'status quo' in which the artificially high price of cannabis is being maintained. Yet he cannot - or more likely, will not - see that it is prohibition which maintains this *de facto* price support. Prohibnition that he supports. End prohibition, and the price of the commodity drops down to levels far below present profitability, and this ends the incentive for criminality. But as usual, like most antis, he's got that plank sticking out of his eye: he sees the problem, and bemoans it, while failing to realize *he'as part of it*. He and his kind are directly responsible for having created the situation he complains of.I'm sure that during alcohol Prohibition, many bootleggers secretly gave money to the temperence groups to maintain the artificially high price of illicit booze. Mr. Parsley's tax dollars are doing roughly the same. And to the same effect. Mr. Parsley should take care when rolling over in bed; depending upon which direction he turns, he might see, not the face of his wife, but that of the 'drug kingpin' he supports with his moralistic 'children's crusade'.
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Comment #12 posted by potpal on September 26, 2005 at 03:02:18 PT

re: comment 10
The only line of truth that appears in this nonsense is...There’s nothing real going on here, just LIES. Be it a subconscious slip or whatever, that line just about sums this guy up.
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Comment #11 posted by AOLBites on September 25, 2005 at 15:33:36 PT

noticed ..
noticed that jose shot him down in '03 and no response of course ... 
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Comment #10 posted by AOLBites on September 25, 2005 at 15:31:30 PT

he's been doin this a while ...
-=snipped=-Claiming that marijuana is necessary for medical reasons is wrongEditor:If moldy bread cost $3000 a pound and got people stoned, the pot growers would try to convince us all that it's penicillin, The question is, would we believe them. What is and what isn't medicine is not up to the voters, it's up to the Surgeon General, the FDA and properly conducted medical research.If the voters from any state voted tomorrow to make bazookas and land mines legal for home defense, it wouldn't pass because it's not up to the voters of a single state.
-=snip=- The lies around here are flowing like a river. While all this is going on, our children’s health, education and futures are slowly but surely being dissolved as the growers laugh and party. If I had a dollar for every time I witnessed a pot grower drive into town in a $40,000 or $50,000 dollar vehicle just to pick up there welfare checks and food stamps, I’d be a very rich man. I've seen this happen thousands of times. All of these alleged sick people are still able to pack thousands of tons of soil up hill to their grow scene’s and work like beavers to grow, process and deliver all the marijuana our schools can hold. There’s nothing real going on here, just LIES.FACTS:
1.) Marijuana doe’s not cure cancer
2.) Marijuana doe’s not cure AIDS
3.) Marijuana doe’s not relieve pain
4.) Marijuana doe’s make a lot of money for thousands of greedy people who only think of themselves.These drug dealers have never paid taxes and some live on massive estates. Its amazing what can be built with millions of dollars of children’s lunch money, Drug sales in this area are rampant, How any doctor can tell anyone, for any reason, at any time, to smoke anything is nothing less than criminal negligence.
What is the AMA doing about it ? NOTHING !
What is the IRS doing about it ? NOTHING !
What is the State of California doing about it ? NOTHING !
What is the Mendocino County Sheriff's Department doing about it ? NOTHING !
What is the Federal Government doing about it ? NOTHING !
What is the DEA doing about it ? NOTHING !
It makes me very suspicious and concerned.
How many of today’s children are going to have strong legal cases against the above agencies later on ? Hundreds of thousands, maybe more.-=snip=-and again from '03 on terrorism: Releasing the wrong people could mean thousands more may die in bombings and other terrorist acts. I think that caution is the best rule of thumb today
Marc Parsley, California, USA
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Comment #9 posted by runderwo on September 25, 2005 at 15:21:25 PT

thanks all
I was going to post a rebuttal to this, but you guys covered all my points already. :-) Saves me the time...
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Comment #8 posted by global_warming on September 25, 2005 at 14:40:54 PT

Bargaing Table Is Open
I bid one Jew,
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Comment #7 posted by global_warming on September 25, 2005 at 14:19:14 PT

In A Blink Pronunciation (blngk)1. To close and open one or both of the eyes rapidly.This is what seperates and deniesA simple blinkCan recieve the Holy Spirit,And the fullest LightThat shepards your soul.Waiting for the cavalryThat will marchInto this better world,Remember the Sabbath,Remember,gw 
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Comment #6 posted by global_warming on September 25, 2005 at 12:10:20 PT

This writer is a simpleton, a child on Ritalin
"It is likely that, if the people of the United States discovered that a particular brand of aspirin contained as many poisonous impurities, huge dosage irregularities, and the total lack of proper research and manufacturing liability that always accompanies marijuana, the people would have that product yanked off the market in record time, with law suits flying in all directions."You can add Viox, Prozac, and a lot of what is currently being pushed by doctors and the Holy Grail called FDA, which is so riddled with corruption, the FDA can be bought by the highest bidder from the big boys, big pharma, and the lackey's those DEA jack booted thugs who do the business of the big boys and know which side of the bread is buttered.Maybe if the system was not broken, "proper research" could have been done years ago, maybe if the people knew how much information is suppressed for the big boys so that they can take to market thier high powered drugs, maybe they would get yanked off the market and into a court formed by the people and for the people. 

The Truth About the Drug Companies
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Comment #5 posted by Sam Adams on September 25, 2005 at 10:43:36 PT

"What is, and what is not a legal medicine in the United States is not, and never has been, decided by the popular vote."Actually, up until the early 1900's "what is and what is not legal medicine" wasn't decided AT ALL! Everything that could possibly be used as a helpful medicine was totally legal for all.If anyone was making the decision, it was the individuals who were sick. Now all Americans, even really smart ones, are not allowed to decide what medicines and dosage they use. Now the idea of people taking responsibility for themselves and their own health is regarded as lunacy. 

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Comment #4 posted by FoM on September 25, 2005 at 10:05:23 PT

You're welcome.
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Comment #3 posted by Truth on September 25, 2005 at 09:52:54 PT

thanks for posting this articleI needed a good chuckle.Who's this clown that is trying to tell us that we aren't self ruling? Dude, it's America.Sheesss.........
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Comment #2 posted by runruff on September 25, 2005 at 09:28:19 PT:

Holy Moly. Some people just have an axe to grind. If you take the word marijuana and insert the word TV, refined sugar, alcohol, computers, computer games, sex, sports,
disfunctional families, behaveioural drugs, Pharm. drugs.
Here you have a go at it. How many things can you name? How many sacred cows do we have in our culture that are actually harmful with little or no bennefits. This guy. Oh. He kind of reminds me of one of my sisters. She made a living growing pot and enjoyed using it for 20 years. Now she is born again and suddenly pot is bad. She never witnessed a problem with for all those years but now it is the devils weed. Go figure.
I know that some people like to find an axe to grind because they can act all self righteous while grinding it
even though they never intend to chop anything down. Namaste, peace,
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Comment #1 posted by charmed quark on September 25, 2005 at 09:26:24 PT

MedPot overwhelming schools?
"If these rules were being followed as accurately and compassionately as we have been led to believe, Med-Pot would not be the multi-billion dollar industry that it is, and an ever-increasing number of schools (coast to coast) would not be overwhelmed by how pot quietly undermines the learning process for millions of our children."I'd sure like documentation on either of these facts: that medical marijuana is a multi-billion dollar industry and that it is also somehow increasing pot use in schools. The latter one is contradicted by the latest study that showed pot use by teenagers was lower in states with medical marijuana.I guess these days it is consdiered ok to just make up facts.
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