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Posted by CN Staff on April 13, 2007 at 21:27:10 PT
By Adam Krause, Bay City †
Source: Bay City Times†

Michigan -- I do not understand how our government can place dangerous, life-threatening drugs such as alcohol and tobacco as legal products on every corner in America while at the same time, they criminalize a virtually harmless, non-toxic, medically beneficial plant such as cannabis. In 2005, tobacco use caused 435,000 deaths in the U.S. alone. Not much better, alcohol caused some 85,000 deaths. Even legal drugs such as aspirin caused over 7,000 deaths in 2005.
Where is that dangerous devil weed that we have demonized for so long for all its devastating effects? It's not even on the list. Maybe that's because it hasn't killed a single person in the history of its existence. I think the government is scared - scared to unleash the truth about marijuana. It would be just way too convenient for us to plant a seed and grow our own medicine in our backyards. We could use one medicine for several ailments at the same time, thus saving our bodies and wallets. Think how much money people would save from using less pharmaceutical garbage. Additionally, the cost of the war on marijuana is unbelievably high. If we legalized, taxed and regulated cannabis, we would not only save billions, but also could yield tax revenue up to $6.2 billion annually. That would also free up a good portion of our jail crowding. There are an average of around 700,000 people arrested for marijuana offenses annually. Ninety percent of those arrests are for possession. We'd have more room for real criminals that actually deserve to be in there. We could save all our police resources for finding and correcting the real problems in our world today. Let's put an end to this political nonsense. It's the only logical thing to do. Source: Bay City Times, The (MI)Author: Adam Krause, Bay City Published: Friday, April 13, 2007Copyright: 2007 The Bay City TimesContact: forum bc-times.comWebsite: http://www.bc-times.com/CannabisNews -- Cannabis Archiveshttp://cannabisnews.com/news/list/cannabis.shtml

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Comment #28 posted by peacepunk42 on June 03, 2007 at 21:41:52 PT:
we, the youth, are the future.
i honestly believe that it's people that care (the youth) that will eventually get something done about the cannibis prohibition and every other form of "madness" and hysteria. right now we're stuck in a cycle where parents teach their kids to hate "drugs" like cannibis but if we can step it up and get the public informed (on websites such as this) there may be hope for the future. i'm with ekim, obama has the ability and values to reform a lot of things but first he has to be elected and second he has to take care of iraq. that's the biggest issue in our country right now and until the american people don't have that to worry about they won't be able to see the other issues.advice to all:
keep fighting the good fight, inform as many as possible and if obama is nominated, VOTE FOR HIM!!!
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Comment #27 posted by ekim on April 15, 2007 at 19:55:13 PT
yes have respect
keep it realno cagingstop cannabis prohibiton
http://blog.leap.cc/
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Comment #26 posted by Hope on April 15, 2007 at 10:11:11 PT
John Tyler. Me, too.
"I'm tired of out of office politicians clucking about a new approach to the Drug War when they didnít do anything about it when they had the opportunity."
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Comment #25 posted by FoM on April 15, 2007 at 07:39:01 PT
John Tyler
I feel just like you do. Thanks for saying it.
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Comment #24 posted by FoM on April 15, 2007 at 07:37:44 PT
Obama Returns Lobbyistsí Donations
This action impresses me. I really can't stand anything about lobbyists no matter how good their intentions are. Our government is controlled by people who have money not ordinary people who are hoping for change. This is a good beginning.http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/04/14/obama-returns-lobbyists-donations/
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Comment #23 posted by John Tyler on April 15, 2007 at 07:37:29 PT
It's time
I agree. Itís long past time to make cannabis legal again. Cannabis is good and is good for you. Itís good for farming, for business, for the country, and itís good for the soul. Oh, with regard to comment #20 about Chafee, I'm tired of out of office politicians clucking about a new approach to the Drug War when they didnít do anything about it when they had the opportunity. 
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Comment #22 posted by Toker00 on April 15, 2007 at 05:00:32 PT
whig
We are creating sanity in an insane world. Many around us are beginning to heal. People don't change immediately, like FoM says. Give it a little more time. When all these people around us become convinced, (That's the stage they are in now... becoming.) then THEY WILL BEGIN TO HELP US. Now, it's a lonely job at the bottom, for most of us. It's hard enough fighting against a brutal Domestic Tyranny. We wield a double edged sword here at C-News. We understand, after thirty seven years of war on our Brothers and Sisters, the enormous corruption in our Domestic Policy makers. That makes understanding the fact that our National Policy makers are, even more so, corrupt. THAT is the issue. Corruption. Untruth, Injustice. None of these Drug War laws or these War on Terror laws are JUSTIFIABLE, because Truth cannot be justified by Lies, whether they be about Cannabis, Oil, or anything else. Sooner or later the Truth shines through, and it is shining through all of us right now, so let your little light shine.Toke.  
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Comment #21 posted by whig on April 15, 2007 at 02:18:58 PT
madness
We are all feeling it, even if we are steady ourselves, because we see it reflected in everything. A president in denial of reality, a media suspended in disbelief, a population unsure of what is happening and how to make it stop happening to them. Just wanting to go back to sleep and their ordinary life with their ordinary day, and now what?I think we were all prepared for this, and we are free to act as our conscience dictates we should. You are in control.
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Comment #20 posted by Hope on April 14, 2007 at 23:16:00 PT
Chafee Questions Effectiveness Of Global Drug Laws
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v07/n474/a08.html?397
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Comment #19 posted by Hope on April 14, 2007 at 22:49:34 PT
"madness"
Lots of it going on all over the place about a lot of stuff. No doubt.When you say "madness" these days...you have to make clear which "madness" you are referring to.
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Comment #18 posted by FoM on April 14, 2007 at 20:11:17 PT
ekim
I'm not sure what madness you mean. It took years to create the mess we are in and it will take time to fix everything that can be fixed. Obama can't help unless he is elected. Even if he is elected nothing will change at first because of dealing with Iraq. Ending the war in Iraq will be the top priority and I understand that.  I have been waiting for those running everything to do something and we are still here wishing and hoping.
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Comment #17 posted by ekim on April 14, 2007 at 19:45:41 PT
where are Rev Al and Rev Jessy
where are Fox and CBS for that matter where is NBC not to mention PBS or NPR come on Obama or Gov Jim who is going to say ---for gods sake stop this maddness
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Comment #16 posted by FoM on April 14, 2007 at 17:23:34 PT

Just a Comment
For me as I read the USA news I see hope returning to so many people and it is very contagious and that is such a good feeling. What our country has become is mean, hateful, intolerant and lacking in what I call natural affection. Most of us I would think have had someone in our life that no matter what we say or how well we try to tell them to think a little differently they just can't. It's almost like they have a lock in their brain. I see beyond those people and see a dream. If change does come then the laws will be changed because those who have made these laws with no feelings about the harm these laws have produced won't have any say anymore. Then things can change for the better. That's just my opinion.
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Comment #15 posted by Hope on April 14, 2007 at 17:13:11 PT

Some of them are worse 
than the addled, insane,fanatical, misled, blind, hysterical prohibitionists. Some of them participate in the "burnings" for money and profit.
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Comment #14 posted by Hope on April 14, 2007 at 17:10:24 PT

Comment 11
The every day, la di da, injustice of it all is stunning. It has been for a long, long time. When will it end? When will it end?There is really something seriously wrong with prohibitionists. There really is. They remind me of witch burners.
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Comment #13 posted by ekim on April 14, 2007 at 13:59:21 PT

thanks mayan
you have given so much to all the people.its like this 3d only some can see it
http://www.magiceye.com/gallery/032207s.html
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Comment #12 posted by mayan on April 14, 2007 at 13:02:19 PT

ekim
I don't expect much from the democrats. The first thing they should have done was launch an immediate investigation of 9/11. The fact that they didn't leads me to believe that they don't care if it happens again and they will likely be complicit in the cover-up again. It cannot be overstated that time is of the essence!
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Comment #11 posted by ekim on April 14, 2007 at 12:50:41 PT

what goes thru a Judges mind to allow this
when will this issue be taken up by the Dem Party 
http://blog.leap.cc/?p=79#comments
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Comment #10 posted by FoM on April 14, 2007 at 10:13:36 PT

Hope
I remember thinking how did people live before chemicals when I saw that commercial. People didn't live as long years ago but it was because of epidemics taking out so many people or their lack of proper sanitation and refrigeration that we had and have today. Employment took the lives of some mostly men and young male adults and war did too. 
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Comment #9 posted by Hope on April 14, 2007 at 09:59:16 PT

Dow, Monsanto, 3M
I remember the chemical company commercials...some showing "idylic" scenes of beautiful, sunny fields with tractors spraying fields...slightly filtered for softness to add to the effect of idylicness...no sound of course...just wow...look what the chemical companies do for us. Wow. 
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Comment #8 posted by FoM on April 14, 2007 at 09:23:34 PT

Hope
Do you remember a commercial that was on tv many years ago which said. Without chemicals life would be impossible?I do and I didn't get it then and I sure don't get it now. The earth doesn't like being messed with. You can't fool Mother Nature.
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Comment #7 posted by Hope on April 14, 2007 at 09:11:12 PT

AAAARRGGHHH!!!!!!
"According to Hans-Hinrich Kaatz, a professor at the University of Halle in eastern Germany and the director of the study, the bacterial toxin in the genetically modified corn may have "altered the surface of the bee's intestines, sufficiently weakening the bees to allow the parasites to gain entry -- or perhaps it was the other way around. We don't know.""Genetically modified corn".....I know this stuff has been allowed, because of gree, into our food system. I'm horrified. More horrified. I was already pretty much horrified.
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Comment #6 posted by Hope on April 14, 2007 at 08:59:45 PT

Gulp
"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man," said Albert Einstein."Reading this actually made me "gulp"... a lump in my throat, like they do in cartoons.I knew this already, but the way they worded it really struck deep.I keep thinking about Mark Souder's rather smuggish portrait. 
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Comment #5 posted by Hope on April 14, 2007 at 08:45:41 PT

From Bee article
"GM, toxic chemicals, chemtrails destroying eco-system, threatening very survival of humanity"And prohibitionists want to create (for a profit somewhere) and unleash monsters on the precious medicinal plants, on us, on our children, on our pets and our fragile Earth. It's amazing to me that they don't ever somehow catch a sidelong glimpse of how bizarre and irrational they are. Are they just mean and cruel, ignorant, and stupid and can't help it?
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Comment #4 posted by Hope on April 14, 2007 at 08:05:49 PT

Chip, chip, chipping away....
A mononlith of oppression is being taken down.
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Comment #3 posted by Hope on April 14, 2007 at 08:01:44 PT

This piece is full of powerful information.
I'm so glad it got ink. More truth in the world. It makes the world that much better.
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Comment #2 posted by mayan on April 14, 2007 at 04:42:32 PT

The Bees
Ecological Apocalypse: Why Are All The Bees Dying?
http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=21462
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Comment #1 posted by mayan on April 14, 2007 at 04:32:57 PT

Legal Cannabis
It just isn't compatible with the elite's plan to depopulate us. I've recently been hearing/reading about the dwindling honey-bee population. Nobody knows where they have gone. They say every third bite of food is possible because of pollinators such as bees,butterflies,hummingbirds,bats,etc. Einstein said that when the bees go we will soon follow. Just what is going on?This ought to be interesting...San Diego Grand Jury - April 14 - Experts to Testify at 9/11 Investigation Hearing:
http://911truth.org/article.php?story=20070413140633742
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