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Bernie Sanders Will Consider Legalizing Marijuana If Elected President

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posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: seagull

Me, too.




posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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Obama said that too.



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

Please read the OP before commenting!

From OP:




While never making marijuana policy a major part of his policy platform in the past, it seemed likely that the progressive Sanders would be a supporter of sensible marijuana laws.

Italics emphasizing my point!



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: seagull

I think, personally, that it's an issue which is stinging the big-pharma industry. I thought many ATSers were suspicious of big pharma??? Oh, yes, they/we are.

All the hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth that it's about a bunch of dirty, lazy hippies who just want to sit around and live off of other people's money is CRAP. It's actually about how Big Pharma is a scam and how MJ could alleviate SO MUCH of the suffering that they continue to endure with side-effects and 8 bottles of pills that counteract each other....

ONE PLANT that's easy to grow and medicinal is a HUGE plus for the whole issue. Besides as someone pointed out how the prisons THAT WE PAY FOR are flooded with non-violent offenders.

Trivial Point: One of the crops grown during the colonization and development of this country was HEMP.
HEMP, and MJ, are VERY useful, drought hardy, easy to grow, etc....they can be used for not only medicinal purposes, but also paper, fabric, ropes, and so forth and so on and scooby-dooby-doo.



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Oh, and not to mention the Mexican cartel murdering hundreds of people, or the fact that the "War on Drugs" is an UTTER FAILURE.
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posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 01:58 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Big Pharma is in the business.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (Marinol)




posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 01:59 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Oh yes, one plant that cures everything, including sliced bread apparently.




posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Do some homework.



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

Emphasis on the word "consider" personally i don't think he would, he is merely pandering to gain support, same as hillary when she tweeted " her rememberance for the black people who were killed by cops" shes merely pandering for the black vote, but considering 51% of the population think shes a liar i cant see her winning.

I think the dem's have a poor line up for 2016 thus far, and with them losing 900 seats in the house and congress and with republicans dominating both, i think there's a good chance republicans might be harbouring a winner for 2016



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 02:06 PM
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Obama said that too.



Really, quotes or it never happened!

As I remember it when asked he laughed about legalization.


Asked this morning whether he “would … support the bill currently going through the California legislation to legalize and tax marijuana, boosting the economy and reducing drug cartel related violence,” the President responded with derision.

“There was one question that was voted on that ranked fairly high and that was whether legalizing marijuana would improve the economy and job creation, and I don’t know what this says about the online audience,” he laughed.

“The answer is no, I don’t think that [is] a good strategy.”

Obama’s cynical rebuff was short-sighted and disrespectful to a large percentage of his supporters. After all, was it not this very same “online audience” that donated heavily to Obama’s Presidential campaign and ultimately carried him to the White House?


source

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posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Not everything. Don't think anyone with half a braincell says that.

But...

There is evidence that suggests that MJ has ameliorating effects upon a whole host of ailments. Doesn't cure, but helps to deal with things associated with diseases.

Side effects of chemotherapy, as only one example.



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 02:09 PM
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Along with many other things:


More states are passing laws that allow people to use medical marijuana. So what does it treat, and who can and should use it?

Pain is the main reason people ask for a prescription, says Barth Wilsey, MD, a pain medicine specialist at the University of California Davis Medical Center. It could be from headaches, a disease like cancer, or a long-term condition, like glaucoma or nerve pain.

If you live in a state where medical marijuana is legal and your doctor thinks it would help, you’ll get a “marijuana card.” You will be put on a list that allows you to buy marijuana from an authorized seller, called a dispensary.

Doctors also may prescribe medical marijuana to treat:

Muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis
Nausea from cancer chemotherapy
Poor appetite and weight loss caused by chronic illness, such as HIV, or nerve pain
Seizure disorders
Crohn's disease

www.webmd.com...
And add to those: PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Alcohol Abuse, etc.



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: kellyjay

Kelly dear look at the bills he has signed in the past!

and then repeat that uninformed opinion of yours!

His TRACK RECORD speaks for its self on this issue!



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

I don't disagree with you.

I think we just differ on the importance of this, that's all. If this is what the majority of folks want, I'm certainly not going to fight it.

Do I deny the usefulness of it? No. 'cause I'm not totally blind.



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

The president can only SIGN bills into law.

He can't create law.

I see this as the "Obama-fication" of Sanders.



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 02:15 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko


Oh yes, one plant that cures everything, including sliced bread apparently.






Marijuana helps broken bones heal faster, a new study has found.

The Times of Israel reports that researchers at Tel Aviv University found that rats with broken bones healed much quicker when given the non-psychotic marijuana component, cannabidiol or CBD.

The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research on Thursday found that the bones not only healed quicker, but were also stronger and more resilient against a repeated fracture, meaning the bones treated with marijuana were much less likely to break again.

The scientists behind the research believe that this is due to a connection between cannabinoid receptors in the human body and the stimulation of bone growth.

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posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 02:16 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

True. But - if the majority has already come THIS FAR with pushing legalization, and his support continues to grow, I'd think that the sitting Congress would be shaking in their shoes. They tried 8 years of obstructionism, and now the entire country is coming apart.



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 02:16 PM
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It's sad that it takes a socialist to not only understand freedom, but make it part of his platform.

His popularity is also indicative that even though propaganda has told us that socialism is bad and "evil", many people have not fallen for the rhetoric and lies.



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 02:18 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

A majority in the House and senate of GOP, and you think they'll put forward a bill to President Sanders on pot legalization?

That's about as likely as Pelosi writing an anti-abortion bill.



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 02:20 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

It's already happening, beez. Sorry to break the bad news to you.



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 02:21 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: BuzzyWigs

A majority in the House and senate of GOP, and you think they'll put forward a bill to President Sanders on pot legalization?

That's about as likely as Pelosi writing an anti-abortion bill.


That's a very valid point.

It's sad that the GOP doesn't believe in freedom.



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