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California's Marijuana Proposition

Let's not forgot that Prop 19 also makes Industrial Hemp legal. Here is info from the USDA on Industrial Hemp in the United States: Status and Market Potential

Why is this country not competing in this market? How many farmers are going broke that could be farming Industrial hemp?

Please research this topic. You will be amazed by how many uses Industrial Hemp has from fuels to textiles to food.

We should stop just focusing on the psychoactive properties of this plant and really start to look at what it could do for this country's economic growth.

Popular Science declared hemp as America's Billion Dollar crop (in 1938 how much is that today with inflation?)

Way more good could come from this species of plant than bad. It's also important to point out that Industrial Hemp won't even get you high. Why is it illegal????

Why does this country IMPORT Industrial Hemp/oils when we have the BEST farmers and farmland in the WORLD??

October 21, 2010 at 12:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Where Do Your Representatives Stand On Pot?

Wow I am amazed that in this day and age, to hear adults have such closed minds. Passing judgement on people they know nothing about. Applying labels to people while they themselves make the same choice to use drugs, the only difference is the name of the drug. mjs123 doesn't seem to care about the rampant alcohol abuse going on. She is only worried about the red eyed zombies??? Then Mayor Randy Voepe calling people that use cannabis druggies??? Think he would dare to call people that drink alcoholics? Yet when you look at the two extremes of ABUSE which has a bigger impact on society? The person that smokes pot all day or the person that drinks all day?

I don't condone the ABUSE of any drug, however man has been altering his state of mind for 1000's of years. No one is going to change that, even with prohibition. Look at tobacco use, it has dropped DRAMATICALLY and it didn't take kicking down anyone's doors or throwing anyone in jail. All it took was education and communication.

The tides are changing, people don't like to be lied to, it's clear the government has been lying to it's people. The age of prohibition on cannabis is coming to an end. Perhaps not in 2010 but it's coming, the more people learn the more they realize how non productive prohibition is. You're not stopping anyone from using, you're only making it more lucrative for those providing the drug. You're also giving pushers a chance to push the more profitable and addictive drugs like cocaine and heroin.

Take Cannabis OUT of the Black Market! It's only a gateway drug because it is sold by dealers looking to expand their market.

STOP forcing our youth to DRINK! If one MUST alter their state of mind at least have a less harmful choice on the table.

Don't worry it's just a matter of time before closed minded bigoted people like Mayor Randy Voepe are gone for good. The clock is ticking, a new generation is on it's way.

October 19, 2010 at 11:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do You Want To Legalize Pot In CA?

Great info Dr. K.... As far as the gateway drug theory, having been 18 years old and scoring marijuana in a black market. I can tell you that the reason people call it a gateway drug is because the drug dealers sell hard drugs along side the marijuana.

My first exposure to 'hard drugs' was through someone who sold marijuana as well.

If we remove cannabis from the black market you won't have these creeps (that don't care what they sell) pushing seriously addictive harmful drugs to our youth.

Youth and cannabis go hand in hand the drug war hasn't stopped that. If people really "Care about the Children" remove cannabis from the black market to further the distance of hard drugs from 'main stream'. Because let's face it... Cannabis is becoming more and more mainstream everyday. As it should be.

September 20, 2010 at 2:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County Supervisors Say 'No' To Legalizing Pot

@Joanne Faryon Sounds great! I look forward to your coverage!

September 15, 2010 at 4:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County Supervisors Say 'No' To Legalizing Pot

Hey another great quote by another great mind:

"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this."
- Albert Einstein

September 15, 2010 at 4:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County Supervisors Say 'No' To Legalizing Pot

@TIJ here are some quotes to add to your list...

"Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere."
George Washington's 1794 note to Mt. Vernon's gardener

"Hemp is of first the wealth and protection of the country." Thomas Jefferson (1791)

September 15, 2010 at 4:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego City Embarks On Regulations For Medicinal Marijuana Dispensaries

@sclaw Many blind studies have been done already. Here is just one. Do a google search and you will find several universities doing similar tests.

Smoked cannabis for chronic neuropathic pain: a randomized
controlled trial

Investigators at McGill University in Montreal assessed the efficacy of inhaled cannabis on pain intensity in 23 subjects with chronic post-traumatic or post-surgical neuropathic pain in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial. Participants in the study received a single inhalation of 25 mg of 9.4 percent herbal cannabis or placebo three times daily. All of the volunteers in the study suffered from refractory pain for which conventional therapies had proven ineffective

Here is a link to the actual research in PDF form:

Is this NON Voodoo enough for you? This research paper was done by the following professionals: Mark A. Ware MBBS, Tongtong Wang PhD, Stan Shapiro PhD, Ann Robinson RN, Thierry Ducruet MSc,
Thao Huynh MD, Ann Gamsa PhD, Gary J. Bennett PhD, Jean-Paul Collet MD PhD

Funny how the people that claim MMJ is Voodoo medicine or claim that MMJ has no medicinal value, can't seem to figure out how to do a simple google search. It took me about 3 minutes to find that information for you. If given more time I could find 10 more similar to that done by universities and doctors throughout the WORLD. (That's filtering out all the non medical community research/papers/opinions I am talking legit research) And that's just regarding pain relief if you want research about the validity of MMJ in general I could site 100!

Wake up! It isn't 1950 anymore YOU have the power to do your own research and think for yourself. I suggest you do so. Stop being a sheep and taught to just parrot what you've been told.

September 15, 2010 at 3:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )