A Conservative Mom Breaks the Pot Taboo

By Michelle Malkin

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A Conservative Mom Breaks the Pot Taboo
Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin

USA –   -(Ammoland.com)- Let's talk about marijuana.

Specifically, let's talk about how and why I came to be one of the countless parents across America (and around the world) who have let their chronically ill children try it.

A groundbreaking new study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine reported on the health benefits of cannabidiol for children with epilepsy. The randomized, double-blind, controlled study found that among children with Dravet syndrome taking cannabidiol, the decrease in the frequency of convulsive seizures was 23 percentage points greater than the decrease in seizures among children taking a placebo.

Cannabidiol is one of hundreds of chemical components found in cannabis plants. Unlike THC, the most famous of marijuana's compounds, CBD is nonhallucinogenic and nonaddictive. It doesn't make you high. CBD can be extracted from hemp and sold as an oil. That's what the pioneering Stanley Brothers of Boulder, Colorado, did several years ago when they conceived and manufactured “Charlotte's Web” — named after Charlotte Figi, a Colorado Springs girl with Dravet syndrome whose seizures dramatically decreased after using CBD.

Until now, evidence of marijuana's benefits for pediatric epilepsy patients has been largely anecdotal. The new CBD study, led by researchers at the NYU Langone's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, is a hugely significant development because it uses the scientific gold standard of a randomized controlled trial. Other limited clinical trials involving CBD have explored the drug's therapeutic benefits for pediatric patients with conditions ranging from anxiety to movement disorders to inflammatory diseases, multiple sclerosis and cancer.

My own interest in pediatric use of medicinal marijuana is more than academic.

When my daughter, Veronica, fell ill in late spring of 2015 — unable to breathe normally, bedridden with chronic pain and fatigue — she saw dozens of specialists. Among those doctors was a leading neurologist at one of Denver's most well-regarded hospitals who treated intractable cases. The various drugs prescribed to my daughter weren't working and had awful side effects.

One of them, a potent anti-epileptic drug called Trileptal, was supposed to treat the severe motor tic that left her gasping for air nonstop for months. But Trileptal ended up causing extreme loss of appetite, more fatigue and temporary dystonia, while doing nothing to alleviate the tics. The constant jerking of her body caused one of my daughter's hypermobile shoulders to dislocate multiple times a day –– increasing her pain and anxiety.

To our surprise, the mainstream neurologist suggested Veronica try CBD. This doctor had other young patients who used CBD oil with positive results, but she could not directly prescribe it because of her hospital affiliation. So we did our own independent research, talked to a Colorado Springs family whose son had great success using CBD to treat his Crohn's disease symptoms, consulted with other medical professionals and friends — and entered a whole new world.

Two physicians signed off on our daughter's application for a medical marijuana card. She became one of more than 360 children under 18 to join Colorado's medical marijuana registry in 2015.

And we became pediatric pot parents.

For Veronica, CBD provided more relief than all the other mainstream pharmaceutical interventions she had endured, and without the scary side effects. But ultimately, it was a temporary remedy for her complicated basket of neurological and physiological conditions. We were glad for the chance to try CBD at the recommendation of medical professionals, and glad that so many other families are having success with it.

Our experience showed us the importance of increasing therapeutic choices in the marketplace for all families — and trusting doctors and patients to figure out what works best.

It flies in the face of current science to classify CBD oil as a Schedule I drug, as the feds did at the end of 2016. Nor does it make sense to draw the line at CBD if some patients and doctors believe that the benefits of using THC therapeutically outweigh the potential harm.

As a lifelong social conservative, my views on marijuana policy may surprise some of you.

I used to be a table-pounding crusader for the government's war on drugs. When I worked in Seattle in the 1990s, I initially opposed efforts to legalize medical marijuana. I also opposed efforts to loosen restrictions on conducting studies on the potential therapeutic effects of using marijuana.

But the war on drugs has been a ghastly quagmire — an expensive and selective form of government paternalism that has done far more harm than good. What has this trillion-dollar war wrought?

Overcrowded jails teeming with nonviolent drug offenders. An expanded police state enriched by civil asset forfeiture. And marginalization of medical researchers pursuing legitimate research on marijuana's possible therapeutic benefits for patients with a wide variety of illnesses.

The Trump administration has sent mixed signals on a medical marijuana crackdown.

So let me be clear as a liberty-loving, conservative mom: Keep your hands off. Let the scientists lead. Limited government is the best medicine.

About: Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin is host of “Michelle Malkin Investigates” on CRTV.com. As well as the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” & “Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild“. Her e-mail address is [email protected]

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    Larry Brickey
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    We are not a totally free people. Nobody is. We have laws. When enough people are against a law it can be changed.

    Old salt
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    Old salt

    Iive in South West Washington state. MJ is legal here and across the river in Oregon. I have to live with pain incurred due to an injury sustained while on active duty (USN). I’d love to try CBD but the VA is also my employer. If I were to get injured at work and had to provide a urine sample and they found any cannibas related checks I would lose my job. So much for helping the patients. Federal research is so facking out of date and poorly done it is embarrassing.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    I don’t think that anyone is against a medical use, but too many recreational users hide behind the medical use argument. My experience is that you can’t trust dopers to even burn the human waste the right way.

    Gregory Peter DuPont
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    Gregory Peter DuPont

    Wild Bill,you are the boss of you. I hate Budweiser. A mi,me prefiero Negra Modelo. But I would never move to prohibit Budweiser. And we KNOW Budweiser drinkers are incompetent at burning human waste .
    What adults do is their business. Obsessing over whether or not someone finds a medical use for OR a recreational use for something you dislike is a bit insecure. And suddenly finding out that you Have Learned To Love Big Brother is a bit more.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @GPDuP, I respect your right to express your opinion. I have empathy for those who used drugs for a medical purpose. I have no respect for recreational drug addicts. Their inability to function makes them dangerous to others, and makes them wards of the public.

    Repo
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    Repo

    There is a difference between a recreational drug user and an addict just like the difference between a social drinker and an alcoholic. So do you feel the same way about someone who likes to drink get drunk and have a good time but works and causes no harm to anyone? How do you feel about an alcoholic? Is it just people that use drugs in a non medical way that you dont like regardless if they are an addict or not. Im curious because it seems its not as much of a legal issue with how you feel its… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Repo, I respect your right to express your opinions, also. But you are wrong about the debate not being about a legal issue. That is all it is about. The laws are what they are because many generations and thousands of legislators, presidents, justices, governors, state legislators, and judges have agreed that recreational drug use is dangerous to the individual and the nation as a whole. The safety of the nation out weighs the desires of various individuals.

    Gregory Peter DuPont
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    Gregory Peter DuPont

    They’re only” wards” if you subsidize them.
    Legalize everything(for adults), subsidize NOTHING and whatever problems arise will sort themselves out.
    The answer is not mandates or prohibitions. It’s simply Minding Ones Own Business. The ” Your Job/Not Your Job” method.

    Repo
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    Repo

    I respect yours as well. I was asking to see if you saw a difference between the 2 alcohol or drug use if legal. Also i thought we were talking about if drugs were legalized not breaking the law to use them and i meant you personally dont care if its legal or not you dont like anyone that would use drugs other than medically and regardless of if they are an addict or a usefull member of society. I keep coming back to my body my choice it should be legal and once it is the black market goes… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @repo, For one who respects my right to express my opinion, this seems highly accusatory and personal: “… you dont like anyone that would use drugs other than medically and..” That is the tactics of the liberal/socialist/progressives.
    Write some more, Repo, so that I can gather more facts to classify you and your motives.

    Repo
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    Repo

    Well you are the one that lumped all people who use drugs of any kind recreationaly as addicts.Everything you have said about anyone that uses drugs has been very negative so i was making an assumption but it was based on your words. I wanted to see if you felt the same about people who use alcohol because we were talking about if drugs were legalized and if you thought it was OK to use alcohol but not drugs that would be hypocritical. I have no motive other than exanging/expressing opinions and ideas and I just really believe in complet… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    Well, Repo, I like most of what you write.

    Repo
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    Repo

    I can live with/respect that. No one has to agree with everything.. I try not to make things personal unless I feel directly attacked. I do like to try to understand where someone is coming from and express my opinions on a subject. Sometimes I may see something in a new way or maybe cause someone else to do the same.

    Gregory Peter DuPont
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    Gregory Peter DuPont

    If you are worried about” marijuana addicts”- whatever those are- winding up as ” public wards” there’s a way around that: Stop mandatory participation in Social Security. Them not being able to assume your participation in it forces them to proceed on a baseline budget. Then,you are less likely to scam SS/disability for ” depression subsequent to substance abuse”(yet another problem we have-the symbiotic relationship between the idiocy of the War On Drugs , Leviathan State Nanny Governance and the phony rehabilitation industry). In short, I am of the ” legalize everything(for adults),fund/subsidize NOTHING”. You see,I really DO believe in… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @GPDuP, I like your way around it, but if things were your way…be prepared for lots of people begging by the side of the road. All those people who spent their money on recreational drug use rather than using their money to build a future will be looking to government to save them. They will be so piteous that liberal/progressive/socialists will get elected and create social welfare systems to support them, and pass laws to protect them from themselves. Oh, I guess that we have come full circle.

    Geoff King
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    Geoff King

    WB, gun freedom=good, but MJ freedom=bad, explain?

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @GK, Are you trying to put me to a lot of work? Here is your explanation: gun freedom=good. MJ freedom=bad. There.

    Colonialgirl
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    Colonialgirl

    I think this : What you suggest is what addicted and ruined China as a world power and allowed the communist take over.” Refers more to Heroin/ Opium than MJ; Other than their anesthetic effects they have ZERO good points. Now IF you want to be an addict, snort it and the other addictive drugs, Then DO NOT look to the taxpayer to pick up the cost of treating your over dose every time it happens. As I saw and heard one of the interns in the ER say one night when they wheeled in the idiot from the ambulance:… Read more »

    Old Codger
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    For people like that we may have to revive “Debtor’s Prison”. Bill them for their medical care and if they do/can not pay up then lock em up until they dry out or go off the drugs and work to pay off the debt. I would not consider that to be involuntary servitude since the person would be working of a literal debt to society. An alternative would be simply to not treat them unless they have a fully verified means to pay for the care. If somebody wants to commit suicide by overdosing on chemicals, it should be their… Read more »

    Sick of self-righteous conservatives
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    Sick of self-righteous conservatives

    Old Codger, You have exhibited a sickeningly medieval mindset. You sound like one of those self-righteous, conservative imbeciles who believes himself smarter than God and more perfect than Jesus. You are not! Remember these words? Let he among us who is without sin cast the first stone. You sound like one of these conservative imbeciles who believes that this country was founded on Christian principles . It was not. That’s why we have this thing called “the separation of church and state”. It’s intent was to keep so-called ‘God-fearing’ yet extraordinarily sinful, self-deceiving, human beings like you with, hearts full… Read more »

    Old salt
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    Old salt

    Gil, is that you? I was wondering when you’d show up!

    Wild Bill
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    @CG, Yes, you are correct it does refer to opium, not marijuana.

    Mike0369
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    Portugal’s example offers a new way forward, rather than the totally ineffective and destructive “War on Drugs”.
    Regardless of the original quote, “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results” is the definition of stupidity.

    Old Codger
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    Old Codger

    Correction, Mike, Einstein said that “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results” is the definition of INSANITY.

    (Unless you are clicking a link online whereupon the exact same action 10 times can easily result in your being sent to 10 different locations.)

    Gregory Peter DuPont
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    The Road To Damascus….it has different on-ramps for is all.
    I have always liked and respected Michelle Malkin.That respect has increased with this. I have always believed in full on legalization for cannabis. I don’t smoke/use,but my beliefs have always been rooted in liberty/freedom concepts with the individual being the boss of THEIR selves.

    Old Codger
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    Here’s a thought; legalize everything – for adults. Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution nowhere empowers Congress to regulate what substances an adult may of may not introduce into their body by whatever means they see fit. An adult wants to sniff Draino – let him. It’s his body so it ought to be his choice. Regulate what may be sold – and perhaps supplied – to minors as we do tobacco and alcohol today. If a Dr. prescribes pot or a derivative of pot for a sick minor then the bureaucrats should have no say in the matter.… Read more »

    Gregory Peter DuPont
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    Gregory Peter DuPont

    I agree with the above.

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    I concur… with the exception you make for minor children. That is the responsibilituy of their parents, not the federal nannie. I know a number of families whose children, even very young, are alllowed to take wine or beer along with other beverages and food… a very natural sort of thing. The kids soon learn the effects of it, and regulate themselves well. We are one of the few nations in the world that prohibit alcohol etc to the young. And few of those other nations have the alcoholism issues we do because kids, from very young, learn moderation, self-control,… Read more »

    Old Codger
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    I have no problem with that. I was thinking more along the lines of some substances not being lawful to SELL to minors. I also have no problem with prosecuting the FRACK out of parents who fail to control their own stores of restricted substances if their minor child is injured due to exposure to something they could not purchase on their own. I would also prosecute a parent who knowingly or negligently allows their minor access to substances which can harm or kill them. If an adult wishes to huff or sniff glue, that is their sovereign right as… Read more »

    Mike0369
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    Mike0369

    By the way, Einstein DID NOT say that. Look it up.

    Joel F
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    Joel F

    Thank you, Michelle. Living in Colorado, CBD has been getting a lot of press for several years, not only with pediatric patients but with former football players who’s bodies suffered years of abuse. I have friends whose children have benefitted from CBD oil.

    One of the biggest disservices our government did was make Cannabis and Marijuana Schedule 1 so that little research can be done while making opioids as available as candy.

    Tony
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    Tony

    A “”Free”” people should be ‘free’ to ingest anything they decide will benefit their situation, ‘free’ of government interference. Just as they should be ‘free’ to keep and bear arms. Government is NOT my father and mother.

    Old Codger
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    “Government is NOT my father and mother.” No but that does not stop some from acting like it. “It takes a village.”, remember? With conservatives it’s “I’m OK, you’re OK. And even if you’re not OK, I’m OK with that as long as you leave me out of it.” With leftists, it’s more like “I’m OK but I’m not sure you’re OK. And I NOT OK with that” The mere fact that leftists believe (OK, “feel”) somebody is doing something they don’t like, gives them the power to do whatever, take whatever steps, generate whatever draconian rules they see fit… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    @Tony, That is not the meaning of free people. The people of this Republic have many Civil Rights, pushing drugs is not among them.

    Tony
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    So you’re allowed to define my rights for me, instead of (take your pick) natural law or a divine concept?
    No, thanks…

    (you’re commenting above your pay grade, guy)

    Old Codger
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    Kindly point out which clause in Article 1, Section 8 which empowers Congress to legislate what substance(s) a consenting adult may or may not introduce into their body by whatever avenue they see fit.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    Tony, It wasn’t me. It was Congresses, Presidents, and Supreme Courts. All learned persons that recognized the dangers to our nation. It was also state legislators, governors, and state supreme courts. Oh, and also, you know nothing about my pay grade.

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    Ever push your shopping cart down the aisles at Costco? Aren’t there “pushers”, especially in the food section? They are free to “push” all they want. But I ain’t buying. Don’t leave out the personal responsiblity factor in the equation. I see adverts everywhere pushinc cigarattes, vapour inhalers, sexy loose females, cheap beer, that vodka that leaves yuo breathless….. but MY money is in MY pockets, and I am the one who decides when, why, and for what I will remove it. I remain free to choose or reject anything on offer. If I am not free to CHOOSE to… Read more »

    Doc
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    I commend you on your common sense endorsement. Cannabis has been misunderstood since it was demonized in the 1930’s. The uneducated individuals in this country would be shocked to know that cannabis was a staple on every pharmacy self in this country before then. I, personally, believe in full legalization and, yes, I am a constitutional conservative.

    Wild Bill
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    @”Doc” So you prefer the addiction that marijuana would lead to? Marijuana is a gateway drug. It leads to other drugs, eventual addiction, and the slavery and crime that addiction causes.

    Repo
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    Marijuana is not physically addictive as in you dont go thru withdrawal like with alcohol and heroine. If you getvrid of the black market for it you also get rid of the crime because no longer is there money to be made in providing it outside the new legal and cheaper providers. Its also pretty hard to prove the gateway theory because it might just be that the type of person who wants to get drunk or high is more inclined to try other intoxicants and it just happens pot is the 1st they try because its easy to find.… Read more »

    Neb Selim
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    Neb Selim

    Marijuana is not addictive in any way shape or form and ANYONE including WILD BILL is a liar if they say otherwise!

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    I said that MJ is a gateway drug.

    Larry Brickey
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    Larry Brickey

    And beer leads to whiskey?

    Wild Bill
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    @LB, I don’t know anyone that started out with whisky. What is your experience?

    Larry Brickey
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    Larry Brickey

    WB: I mean that drinking beer doesn’t automatically lead one to stronger drink. So MJ does non automatically lead one to stronger drugs. I smoked some pot back in the day and it didn’t affect me at all did it, did it , did it.

    hijinx60
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    Wild Bill, I started out with moonshine years ago. I don’t drink now and haven’t for years. I realized that a quart a day was ruining my health, but I enjoyed the taste of whisky and not beer. Just saying….

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    NONE of these are true. NO research ever done has confirmed nor even supported such claims. It may be habit forming, as a glass of warm milk and an apple at bedtime can become so “routine” one so accustomed cannot sleep wihtout it. Not addictive. Marijuana has ONLY served in a loose form as a “gateway” drug because of its illegal status…. the present underground black market distribution of marijuana is the same as for heroin, opium, PCP, LSD, cocaine, meth…… so once one “crosses the line” into dealing with that network, they are all the same legally. Those who… Read more »

    Old Codger
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    Mr. Bill, kindly point out which clause in Article 1, Section 8 which empowers Congress to legislate what substance(s) a consenting adult may or may not introduce into their body by whatever avenue they see fit! I suspect that you are unaware of fact that the Constitution is an “enabling” charter rather than a “limiting” charter, Organizations operating under a limiting charter are to do whatever they wish so long as it is not proscribed by that charter. Under an ENABLING charter an organization may do ONLY what is specifically authorized by that charter. Another way to look at it… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @OC, Look to the commerce clause.

    LysanderSpooner
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    The government shouldn’t have any say over what people consume, medicinal or otherwise.
    Good article.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @LysanderS, What you suggest is what addicted and ruined China as a world power and allowed the communist take over.

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    No, not really. Sure, opium usage was rampant for decades, but it was driven by the world situation. It started back when the Sun Never Set On the British Empire…. Britain ruled, and tried to rule more, in nearly every corner of the planet. WE managed to throw them out. They encouraged the production AND EXPORT of opium partly as a means to raise cash (the American COlonies had spurned their attempts to tax them…. remember, Britain was under HUGE financial pressure to maintain their vast empire, wars all over, etc (Hmm.. sound like any other nation we could mention… Read more »

    Neb Selim
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    Neb Selim

    Bull Crap Wild Bill! My life was saved from the ravages of cancer because of the marijuana plant. I am old enough to have seen the bottles and that contained marijuana extracts for sale across the counter and heard the stories from grand parents of how they used it medicinally. Marijuana has a 5000 year old history of it’s use by people for numerous conditions and here Wild Bill goes and decides he will cut that 5000 year history like confetti and lie about the effects of marijuana and insinuates they will become addicted, which is absolute BS. FACT: 1.)… Read more »

    Old Codger
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    ” What you suggest is what addicted and ruined China as a world power and allowed the communist take over.”

    Even so, who appointed you “god” to tell others what they may or may not introduce inttoduce into their body? Who the FECK are YOU? Where do you get off telling another how to love their life. Is your own life so perfect that you are qualified to make decisions for others? Who the FECK do you think you ARE??

    Wild Bill
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    @Old Cod, I did not write the Federa. or state drug laws. You give me too much credit, but a lot of other people did. They were generations and generations of our elected Federal and state representatives. Hundreds of elected legislators, over nearly a hundred years come to a common decision must have had good reasons.

    Old Codger
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    Old Codger

    Ah, so are OK with the nanny state? It’s OK for the government to protect us from ourselves?

    And where in the commerce clause is Congress empowered to control what a citizen may or may not grow or produce for their own consumption? Or grow to sell to a neighbor? The commerce clause specifically enables congress “To regulate Commerce … among the several States” Where does the fed get off trying to control WITHIN one of the several states?

    Rokflyer
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    Wild Bill. It’s not that your just wrong on some points. Your in way over your head. Stick to gun talk and concerning issues thereof. I tell you this as a friend. Don’t humiliate us, or yourself.

    Wild Bill
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    @Rokflyer, I am pretty sure that I am right about nearly a hundred years of Congresses, Presidents, Supreme Courts, governors, state legislatures, and their supreme courts writing and upholding drug laws. I am pretty sure that Congress can control or even eliminate what ever drug it pleases them to control or eliminate by the authority of the commerce clause. I am pretty sure that I am right about the British forcing China to take opium as payments, and that opium addicting the population up till Mao took over. I am pretty sure the people want to use drugs for recreation… Read more »

    Charlie Smith
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    Charlie Smith

    Dang-it Bill,
    I had you figured as more open-minded than this. Marijuana is no more harmful than cigarettes and arguably less intoxicating than alcohol, both of which have been “legal” for a long time. Just as we say it’s our God given right to bear arms and defend ourselves, one could make a strong argument for Marijuana being the most natural God-given medicine on Earth. How many other prescription drugs can simply be cultivated in order to use?

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Charlie Smith, I’m sure that you right. There is a lot of … I know that there a lot of… what was I saying again?

    TxTruth
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    TxTruth

    Hey guys, take it easy on the omniscient Wild Shill who has probably never smoked a joint in his life. If he had any real sense experience with it, he would know that marijuana is less harmless than alcohol or prescription pills. But hey, he saw Reefer Madness and that’s all he needed to make up his mind. Never mind that the UN’s “War on Drugs” has been a dismal failure as was prohibition and only lead to organized crime becoming more powerful, banks reporting you for depositing over a certain amount of money, and things like civil asset forfeiture… Read more »

    Matt in Oklahoma
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    Matt in Oklahoma

    Medical Marijuana is fine. “Medical” marijuana is not.
    So many fought the oils for so long just wanting to smoke it that they drown out the voices of those who needed it for treatment.

    Old Codger
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    Old Codger

    What exactly is wrong with that? If it is their body then should it not be their choice whether or not to “pollute” said body? Who the frack are you to tell them they may not? Kindly point me to the part in Article !, Section 8 empowering Congress to legislate what substance(s) an adult may or may not introduce into their body by whatever method they choose?

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    The commerce clause empowers Congress to exclude MJ from commerce in the US, if Congress so desires. Congress has an overwhelming interest in people not ruining their health voluntarily, and becoming Soc. Sec. recipients.

    Steve
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    Steve

    Congress’s overwhelming interest is to keep the “BIG” in “Big Pharma” in order to keep their nests well feathered.

    Dave
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    Dave

    Wow I am totally amazed .