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Study: Nationwide medical marijuana laws would save lives — and a billion taxpayer dollars

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posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 09:21 AM
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a reply to: jtma508

Lol. That's a crazy story.




posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 09:24 AM
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I never have and don't plan to smoke weed. However, I have no problem with it being legal. Really no logical reason for it not to be considering alcohol is legal. In fact, I'd be all for legalizing most drugs. Make all of it legal, tax it, and then spend the money we use prosecuting people to fund rehabilitation and other healthcare services for junkies.

I also support legalization of prostitution and gambling. When you outlaw vices, you wind up creating black markets that are exponentially worse.

I suspect a lot of the lobbying preventing its legalization is from parties that benefit from drugs being illegal- law enforcement, those that sell equipment to law enforcement, prisons, pharma, and other industries directly and indirectly that would be negatively affected by ending the war on drugs.



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I think the problem is that the people who don't use it recreationally have little reason to flip the laws since there is no skin off of their back, BUT introducing them or a family member of theirs to medicinal cannabis may do a lot to knock away those biases. I want full on legalization too, but there is even LESS of a case to keeping pot a schedule 1 drug and changing that is the first step we need to complete to get a first TRUE victory for cannabis at the federal level.



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 09:25 AM
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Civil asset forfeiture and anti-marijuana laws have always went hand in hand.
And people wonder why ? The studies and reports are all in the public domain.
As well if anyone took the time to review the fact that pharmaceutical corporations are the largest contributors to marijuana legislation.

Its a club, and you ain't in it.

Buck



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 09:28 AM
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I agree. The War on Drugs in its totality, not just for weed, is one of the biggest conspiracies perpetuated against the American people in the present, and we keep letting the government fleece us over it year after year. Portugal knows what's up.
6 incredible things that happened when Portugal decriminalized all drugs

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posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 09:33 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Edumakated
I agree. The War on Drugs in its totality, not just for weed, is one of the biggest conspiracies perpetuated against the American people in the present, and we keep letting the government fleece us over it year after year. Portugal knows what's up.
www.businessinsider.com...



It is obvious prohibition does not work. It isn't like we don't have prior case studies to know this. Don't get me wrong, I think drugs are bad. However, I realize that no matter how much you try to ban it, someone is going to find a way to get their hands on it and someone is going to be willing to sell it. The cost we pay to keep up this facade is ridiculous both in direct expenditures and indirect.



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 09:39 AM
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originally posted by: Edumakated

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Edumakated
I agree. The War on Drugs in its totality, not just for weed, is one of the biggest conspiracies perpetuated against the American people in the present, and we keep letting the government fleece us over it year after year. Portugal knows what's up.
www.businessinsider.com...



It is obvious prohibition does not work. It isn't like we don't have prior case studies to know this.

Heh. You don't say... Prohibition: A parallel to modern war on drugs



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 09:52 AM
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M should be legal and not with a whole rat's nest of strings attached if it's used for chronic pain, instead of a handful of pills everyday. In Illinois, I can get it because of my disability/chronic pain, but I have to give up all 2nd Amendment rights if I do. I can't even own a gun, much less conceal carry.
It's just a BS law, set long ago out of greed, fueled by ignorance and fear, that keeps Big Pharma in the driver's seat.



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 09:52 AM
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I believe that legalizing MJ will somehow, in the minds of our ancient "conservatives", will validate Henry Ford. Henry Ford made a semi-complete automobile out of cannabis and fueled it by cannabis.
www.newsmax.com...
Some websites claim that HF made it out of soybeans but it seems that the people who made it were sure it was Hemp.
obrag.org...
I think that if this validates Henry Ford, who was very anti-Semitic, the people who actually run this country and own our fiat money, will fight this tooth and nail to keep it from being exposed again. Can't have that, now can we...

Search Results for Henry Ford's Hemp Car
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posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 10:06 AM
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2nd amendment rights have no business being attached to marijuana use... I'm more worried about a drunk with a firearm than a stoner with one.
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posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 10:25 AM
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So you believe this liberal propaganda funded by George Soros, the illuminati, and big Pharma?

It's really amazing that adults are not producing science that reflects reality.

Obviously if we take this approach Jungle men everywhere are going to come and lay down with your women. From syria, the amazon, Mexico everywhere bad.



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posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 10:37 AM
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Jeff Sessions is a 70 year old man from Alabama. I can't imagine anyone thinking he'd be a sensible voice on Drug Policy. Or anything for that matter.

If the out of touch Trump admin goes after cannabis it will be the nail in their coffin.



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 10:41 AM
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originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: Boadicea

Jeff Sessions is a 70 year old man from Alabama. I can't imagine anyone thinking he'd be a sensible voice on Drug Policy. Or anything for that matter.

If the out of touch Trump admin goes after cannabis it will be the nail in their coffin.


Look manditory minimums worked. A lot of minorities were taken off the streets.

It's really not funny when you translate the vernacular.



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 10:44 AM
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originally posted by: luthier
A lot of minorities were taken off the streets.

The War on Drugs is working EXACTLY as intended.
Nixon official: real reason for the drug war was to criminalize black people and hippies



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 10:47 AM
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The real question is how do we get Muslims smoking more pot so it's easier to round them up. Luckily we are making ground in getting Transgender people back in the closet so we don't have to deal with them.


Luckily I never through my copy of DOMA either. Be looking to bring that into the mix.
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posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 10:55 AM
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originally posted by: luthier

originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: Boadicea

Jeff Sessions is a 70 year old man from Alabama. I can't imagine anyone thinking he'd be a sensible voice on Drug Policy. Or anything for that matter.

If the out of touch Trump admin goes after cannabis it will be the nail in their coffin.


Look manditory minimums worked. A lot of minorities were taken off the streets.

It's really not funny when you translate the vernacular.

Exactly.



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: MOMof3

Our government was run by democrats for the early years of the Obama administration. Please, don't act like its one sided. If they wanted to make it legal (either party) it would be done by now.

Blame the big pharma and lobbyists.
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posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 11:14 AM
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The previous study you can find linked in the article shows the 100's of millions spent lobbying against medical.
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posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 11:19 AM
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The solution: just have 'Snoop' lobby the Trump admin for the repeal of anti-cannabis legislation on the basis that it was and is primarily RACIST AT ITS FOUNDATION!



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 11:35 AM
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Smoke weed everyday



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