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Canada's prime minister said marijuana is "infinitely worse" than tobacco. Absolutely not.

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posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 01:59 PM
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Canada's prime minister said marijuana is "infinitely worse" than tobacco. Absolutely not.

Hey Canada, looks like you guys have a politician who cares more about what anti-pot lobbyists say about marijuana than what the actual science says about marijuana. Don't worry though, you aren't alone in this regard.


Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Saturday made the most incorrect statement possible about drug policy.

Asked about the Conservative Party's opposition to marijuana legalization, Harper said, "Tobacco is a product that does a lot of damage. Marijuana is infinitely worse."


You hear that Canada, never mind that there hasn't been a single case of death that can conclusively be linked to marijuana usage, marijuana IS worse than cigarettes. And not just moderately so either, INFINITELY worse. That's how evil it is, a politician has to break out the hyperbole train to classify it.


It is difficult to overstate just how wrong Harper is. Tobacco's health effects cause 37,000 deaths in Canada each year — an astonishing 17 percent of all deaths in the country. Marijuana, meanwhile, has never been conclusively linked to any deaths from direct health effects. Even the scientific evidence on whether pot causes lung damage when smoked is mixed, with studies that control for tobacco smoking finding no significant effect from marijuana on lung cancer risk.


HA! Get your facts out of here Vox.com. Such things are unnecessary for Stephan Harper. If he says that marijuana is infinitely worse than cigarettes than by GOD it's true!


Of course, this is true not just in Canada, but in the US too. In fact, the top three deadliest drugs in the United States are legal: tobacco, alcohol, and opioid painkillers. Some of that, of course, is caused by their legality, which makes them more accessible and more widely used. But tobacco in particular is so deadly that it's unlikely anything would catch up to it even if all drugs were legalized.


So kick back, light up a cigarette while holding a glass of whiskey on the rocks in your hand. Then pop a Percocet for your back pain. But smoke one joint and your whole life is destroyed!




posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 02:05 PM
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Harper wouldn't know science if he had the LHC stuck up a certain orifice. If I were a USAphobe I'd ship him off to Texas so he could be Cruz's running mate.

G-d what an embarrassment he is.

ETA: I hope the PM's Office doesn't read this they'll waste a couple mill trying to figure out what LHC stands for.
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posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 02:06 PM
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Stephen is talking through his backside. i speak from vast experience of both (tobacco and weed) and i know which is worse for me. also, i don't care if something i like is bad for me. my body, my choice. and who the hell thought criminalising a plant would work? fail in extremis.



posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t




But smoke one joint and your whole life is destroyed!


Not that you'd have much of a life left to live after that single joint...because everyone knows it kills immediately and indiscriminately. Even a single puff on a joint will cause your eyeballs to melt and run out of their sockets, a second one will definitely kill you.

Kids..100 ciggies and a couple of bottles of whiskey per day is the way to go...MUCH safer than that killer weed. Just say yes to tobacco and alcohol, you know it makes sense.



posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 02:07 PM
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I see Canada has its own idiot problem.



posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: MysterX

"everyone knows it kills immediately and indiscriminately. Even a single puff on a joint will cause your eyeballs to melt and run out of their sockets, a second one will definitely kill you."

ha ha very good



posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 02:11 PM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
I see Canada has its own idiot problem.


More of a right-wing evangelical problem. Fortunately most of them are in Texas lite (Alberta).



posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 02:13 PM
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Coming from the Prime Minister that is "Infinitely Worse" than all his predecessors, his official opinion is laughable on this subject or any other. He best pray to his puppeteers he never gets cancer only this can cure. God , lately it seems ignorance just emanates from his pores...



posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 02:14 PM
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Harper is just sticking to his base.

This is a man that wanted stricter penalties for growing marijuanna than assaulting children. I think it is a madantory 6 months for marijanna and 3 months for assault against a child.



posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 02:21 PM
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a reply to: MALBOSIA

Wow. That's insane. What an asshole. How did this guy get elected?



posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 02:21 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Weed will make you CRAZY! That's why alcohol is legal! More DUI arrests, more intestinal cancers, MORE MONEY for local governments?

Let's not forget how many Trillions of dollars spent on "The War on Drugs"? Who in the government DARE stand up and call that a success?

/END SARCASM



posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 02:23 PM
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That's The Right Honourable Stephan Harper for you as always incorrect and honorless.

I am voting Liberal this year, I just can't stand Harper. He reminds me of car salesmen with his greasy fake nice guy look.


All the adds from the conservatives this year slam the liberals/Justin Trudaue with stupid personal attacks and use words that scare the elderly.

Legal pot would be great as long as it's cheaper and better then illegal pot.









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posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 02:24 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
Canada's prime minister said marijuana is "infinitely worse" than tobacco. Absolutely not.

Hey Canada, looks like you guys have a politician who cares more about what anti-pot lobbyists say about marijuana than what the actual science says about marijuana. Don't worry though, you aren't alone in this regard.


Definitely not alone, the following excert is the start of a response from the UK Government to a petition sent to them titled "Make the production, sale and use of cannabis legal.” signed by over 260,000 UK residents...


Substantial scientific evidence shows cannabis is a harmful drug that can damage human health. There are no plans to legalise cannabis as it would not address the harm to individuals and communities.]

The latest evidence from the independent Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs is that the use of cannabis is a significant public health issue (‘Cannabis Classification and Public Health’, 2008).

Cannabis can unquestionably cause harm to individuals and society. Legalisation of cannabis would not eliminate the crime committed by the illicit trade, nor would it address the harms associated with drug dependence and the misery that this can cause to families.



posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 02:29 PM
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Wow Texas Lite(Alberta) that's so awesome I just love that analogy. I've been to both Texas and Alberta and there are quite a few similarities culture wise.


I don't think people live off smokes and blow in Texas however.....




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posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 02:30 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Let me break it to you Krazy! Many of the agendas you support that fall within the agenda of the United Nations? Legalizing weed isn't one of them!!! Look it up!

I don't have nothing to do with the UN. So for those who support legalization while supporting the UN? Be careful what you wish for!

UN Condemns Colorado, Washington Marijuana Legalization (Again)


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posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 02:32 PM
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List of symptoms marijuana alleviates:

Insomnia
Nausea
Hangovers
Headaches
Loss of Appetite
Anger
Alzheimer's Disease
Anorexia
AIDS
Arthritis
Cachexia
Cancer
Crohn's Disease
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
HIV
Migraine
Multiple Sclerosis
Nausea
Pain
Spasticity
Wasting Syndrome

I think the pharmaceutical companies have some competition.



posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 02:39 PM
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originally posted by: amicktd
I think the pharmaceutical companies have some competition.


As do the textile and plastics industries, in fact it's hard to find an industry that hemp doesn't cater for...



posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963

Is this supposed to be surprising? I mean I know EXACTLY why the UN thinks like that. It's because the US basically strong armed the rest of the world into making drugs illegal and this is opinion is a holdover from that. But even then, I'm STILL not surprised about that opinion, most of the world still agrees that marijuana is a dangerous drug. I can't help it. There are still very few places of support to turn to for marijuana legalization. Sure much of the public at large wants it legalized, but they don't write the bills. Idiotic politicians who refuse to look at conflicting evidence do.



posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 03:01 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: seeker1963

Is this supposed to be surprising? I mean I know EXACTLY why the UN thinks like that. It's because the US basically strong armed the rest of the world into making drugs illegal and this is opinion is a holdover from that. But even then, I'm STILL not surprised about that opinion, most of the world still agrees that marijuana is a dangerous drug. I can't help it. There are still very few places of support to turn to for marijuana legalization. Sure much of the public at large wants it legalized, but they don't write the bills. Idiotic politicians who refuse to look at conflicting evidence do.


All one needs to do to educate themselves on the war on drugs is look at the heroin epidemic since the Taliban is being prevented from burning down the poppy fields? Trying to be generous here and keep it up to date?


But yea, the UN would not exist without the MONEY keeping them in business......



posted on Oct, 5 2015 @ 03:05 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963

Don't forget that said epidemic was/is exacerbated by pharmaceutical industries over-prescribing opiate painkillers then forcing the users to cope with their addictions when the pills became too unaffordable.



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