Event Offers Marijuana Views

Event Offers Marijuana Views
Posted by CN Staff on October 16, 2006 at 09:25:15 PT
By Michael Lyle, Assistant News Editor
Source: Rebel Yell
Nevada -- With the November elections around the corner a debate over ballot question seven, focusing on the regulation and legalization of marijuana in Nevada, will be held.The legalization of marijuana has been a highly controversial topic in the state of Nevada with previous proposals for a constitution amendment to use marijuana for medical purposes being rejected.
With such opposing views, CSUN decided to bring a lecture to campus focusing on the legalization and regulation of marijuana.The debate will be held Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the student union theater informing students on the facts about marijuana.Sponsored by the Nevada Student Affairs department of CSUN, the debate will feature two opposing views, allowing students to get a full scope of the issues.On the side against legalization of marijuana is Sandy Heverly, executive director of Stop DUI in Nevada. Opposing her will be Neil Levine, campaign director for the Committee to Control and Regulate Marijuana.Each side will give a 10 to 15 minute presentation on the facts and their views on why marijuana should or should not be regulated.Afterward, moderator Ray Patterson, director of the Saltman Center at Boyd School of Law, will open up the floor for questions.Spencer Yasbin, director of Nevada Student Affairs wanted to get as many people speaking on the subject as possible."Students can't make an intelligent decision with inaccurate information," Yasbin said.According to Yasbin, he even contacted Todd Raybuck, a narcotics agent, to come speak in addition to Heverly on the side opposed to the legalization of marijuana. However, Levine felt it would be two against one.Even after Yasbin offered to get another person to accompany Levine's views, he still refused, stating he would be the only one able to talk about the regulation of marijuana, according to Yasbin.Even though Raybuck will not present facts beside Heverly, he will still be attending the lecture."I expect Todd to be actively involved," Yasbin said.Yasbin is hoping students will come with questions in order to make an informed decision."If it is so important to students whether it is to be or not to be legalized, they will attend and learn the facts so they can vote intelligently," Yasbin said.The even put this on the advertisement even included the phrase, "Come learn the facts so you know whether to vote yes or no." Note: Nevada Student Affairs to hold legalization debate Tuesday.Source: Rebel Yell (Las Vegas, NV Edu)Author: Michael Lyle, Assistant News EditorPublished: October 16, 2006Copyright: 2006 Rebel YellWebsite: Articles & Web Site:Regulate and Control Marijuana A Question of Consequences Redux - Las Vegas Sun Screens - Las Vegas City Life
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Comment #4 posted by Hope on October 16, 2006 at 11:04:02 PT
Thanks very much for the information about the white phosphorous. Our soldiers breathing white phosphorous? Necrosis of the jaw? That white phosphourous is obviously some hideous stuff.
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Comment #3 posted by Hope on October 16, 2006 at 11:00:47 PT
A Ten Foot Tall, Dense, Forest of Cannabis
is hemp, and not "marijuana". Of course it's all the same to anyone who doesn't want to acknowledge that hemp has hardly any THC in it and is about fiber, animal food, and seeds, and has nothing to with getting high.
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Comment #2 posted by dongenero on October 16, 2006 at 10:17:53 PT
white phosphorous - comment #1
But a section of soldiers that was downwind from that had some ill effects and decided that was probably not the right course of action, Hiller said.Yea, the inference is that they had ill effects from breathing the cannabis........couldn't have been a problem of breathing white phosphorous I suppose.Health effects:White phosphorus is a poison which can be absorbed through skin contact, ingestion, or breathing. If its combustion occurs in a confined space, white phosphorus will remove the oxygen from the air and render the air unfit to support life. Long-term absorption, particularly through the lungs and the gastrointestinal tract, can cause chronic poisoning, which leads to weakness, anemia, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal weakness, and pallor.Eating or drinking less than one teaspoon of white phosphorus can cause vomiting; stomach cramps; liver, heart or kidney damage; drowsiness; and even death. Being burned with white phosphorus can cause heart, liver, and kidney damage. Breathing white phosphorus may damage lungs and throat.White phosphorus can cause changes in the long bones; seriously affected bones may become brittle, leading to spontaneous fractures. White phosphorus is especially hazardous to the eyes and can severely damage them.High concentrations of the vapors evolved by burning white phosphorus are irritating to the nose, throat, lungs, skin, eyes, and mucus membranes.Breathing white phosphorus can cause coughing and the development of a condition known as phossy jaw -- poor wound healing in the mouth and a breakdown of the jaw bone. The most common symptom of exposure to white phosphorus is necrosis of the jaw.Exposure to white phosphorus can also cause nausea, jaundice, anemia, cachexia, dental pain, and excess saliva.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on October 16, 2006 at 09:39:35 PT
Canadian Troops Use Cannabis Camouflage
United Press InternationalOctober 16, 2006Canadian troops on a NATO mission to combat Taliban militants in Afghanistan have resorted to camouflaging their vehicles with marijuana foliage. The chief of the Canadian defense staff, Gen. Rick Hiller, told reporters in Ottawa there were actual forests of 10-foot-high marijuana plants that were almost impenetrable by heat-seeking technology and that Taliban fighters were using it as cover. Hiller said some troops were using the Taliban's own jungle tactics of using the plants as cover by draping their personnel carriers with cannabis branches and leaves. He said attempts to eliminate the forests by burning them with white phosphorus and diesel fuel weren't working, as the plants contain so much water, ABC News reported. He said even successful burning had unexpected consequences. A couple of brown plants on the edges of some of those (forests) did catch on fire. But a section of soldiers that was downwind from that had some ill effects and decided that was probably not the right course of action, Hiller said. About 2,300 Canadian troops are based in Kandahar province as part of the NATO mission.Photo Copyright Getty ImagesCopyright Yellowbrix 2006URL:
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