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Comments made by jamesalbertsnyder

How Would Legalizing Pot Affect Calif. Budget, Communities?

The more that Mr. Morgan and other anti prohibitionists make the argument that marijuana has "0" medical benefit and/or that legal medical marijuana sales have brought terrible troubles to the communities in which storefront dispensaries have operated the further ground that we anti-prohibitionist gain in the realm of rational, reasonable discourse.

These folks are showing up to the 2010 car show in a broken down, rust spotted, 79 Pinto (complete with fire extinguisher and AAA card) . If they can offer nothing more substantial than that same old vastly disproven "Refer Madness" rhetoric then we may be best suited just to let them talk.

Every time they claim that medical marijuana is without medical benefit or is "a hoax" to use Mr. Morgan's exact wording, then we can introduce them to our friends and relatives who are receiving tremendous relief from some terrible symptoms from their use of medical cannabis.

Every time they tell us how the medical marijuana system is ruining communities and neighborhoods we take them straight up to the city of Oakland where the communities supported by medical marijuana facilities there have become a model for private/public development in their city and should be to our entire state.

Gone are the days when you can just say "boo" and expect pre-existing prejudices to carry your argument for you. If this is the best you've got, Mr. Morgan, then I say the floor is yours. Please keep talking.

July 30, 2010 at 5:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )