Eddie Dern
Eddie Dern

ths is a great cause, and proud to be a part of it.

Francis Hatin
Francis Hatin
  • Eddie Dern

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Clint Everson
Clint Everson
  • Eddie Dern

Please stop do what you said you would do when you first got put into office for the first time

Barb Brisson
Barb Brisson
  • Eddie Dern

if your so concerned about healthcare, why is it so hard to believe that medical marijuana works...

Dan Hutchinson
Dan Hutchinson
  • Eddie Dern

I have been paid to drive commercially for over three million miles, I have never seen proof that weed damages your driving ability. Demonstrations show booze slows your reactions, even in small doses. No one has offered proof that pot (in small doses) adversly affects driving. I have been designated driver many times, because I value my class A license, and I would rather share the road with pot heads than drunks. So let us begin a movement to force folks to drive with an elevated...

I have been paid to drive commercially for over three million miles, I have never seen proof that weed damages your driving ability. Demonstrations show booze slows your reactions, even in small doses. No one has offered proof that pot (in small doses) adversly affects driving. I have been designated driver many times, because I value my class A license, and I would rather share the road with pot heads than drunks. So let us begin a movement to force folks to drive with an elevated conscience, Support the Manditory Marijuana Movement! If You Don't Smoke, Don't Drive! Sensible right?

Cody Stewart
Cody Stewart
  • Eddie Dern

Let the patient decide there pain
Relief...not addictive pills

Dave Mc Dermott
Dave Mc Dermott
  • Eddie Dern

Right on

Eddie Dern
Eddie Dern
  • Eddie Dern

ths is a great cause, and proud to be a part of it.

Donna Ricker
Donna Ricker
  • Eddie Dern

signed

Owen DeLong
Owen DeLong

I have long felt that the war on drugs should be eliminated. In its place, drugs should be available under medical supervision and controlled circumstances (controls should be to prevent OD and patients confined to the licensed consumption facility until such time as they are no longer a danger to others, not to control what, when, or (other than lethal dosage) how much people take).

The drugs should be made available at reasonable prices with relatively heavy taxes, much as alcohol and...

I have long felt that the war on drugs should be eliminated. In its place, drugs should be available under medical supervision and controlled circumstances (controls should be to prevent OD and patients confined to the licensed consumption facility until such time as they are no longer a danger to others, not to control what, when, or (other than lethal dosage) how much people take).

The drugs should be made available at reasonable prices with relatively heavy taxes, much as alcohol and tobacco are currently.

This would virtually eliminate the cartels as it would remove the strong profit motives that drive the extreme violence, ancillary crime, and all the other issues that are actually a scourge on society. People taking drugs do little direct damage to society. People committing violent crimes to obtain money for drugs and/or to avoid consequences from law enforcement, OTOH, do a great deal of damage. Federal agents and other LEOs contribute to this damage also in the form of both direct damage in pursuit of drug dealers and users as well as collateral damage from chases, shootings, etc.

Finally, drug addiction should be treated by society as a form of illness and addressed with treatment. For a lot less than the cost of the current war on drugs, treatment could be made readily available to addicts with far more useful results.

Owen DeLong
Owen DeLong
  • Owen DeLong

Jon Wolfe I was speaking of the war on drugs in general, not just Marijuana.

Marijuana is the tip of the iceberg. Drugs in general have been utterly mishandled by the American government and they have turned what should be a medical problem with some addressable side consequences into an all out war against our civil liberties, our freedom of choice, our very right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Understand that I have no interest in imbibing in recreational pharmaceuticals....

Jon Wolfe I was speaking of the war on drugs in general, not just Marijuana.

Marijuana is the tip of the iceberg. Drugs in general have been utterly mishandled by the American government and they have turned what should be a medical problem with some addressable side consequences into an all out war against our civil liberties, our freedom of choice, our very right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Understand that I have no interest in imbibing in recreational pharmaceuticals. Heck, I don't even like to take therapeutics any more than I have to. However, I strongly believe that people have the right to choose the chemical additives that they wish to put into their bodies so long as it is done in a way that they are reasonably unlikely to do harm to others.

For most casual low-impact pharmaceuticals, such as marijuana, alcohol, nicotine, I'm all for treating them as OTC and leaving it to adult judgment. For certain higher impact recreational pharmacology such as opiates, cacao derivatives, barbiturates, etc., I think it is reasonable to require those to be used with proper medical supervision in a controlled environment. In most cases, centers to support this could be highly profitable, provide a good tax base and still leave the total economic cost of drug abuse well below the current price levels.

Taking the profit out of the current drug trade would be far more effective at eliminating the cartels and ancillary drug-related crime that is the true scourge on society.

I'm all for addressing the Marijuana issue as a first step and this petition definitely seeks to move things in the right direction. However, it also still leaves much to be done.

Philip Waterhouse
Philip Waterhouse
  • Owen DeLong

Owen DeLong Way to much verbage for a RP supporter. Thanks for your insightful comments. Such a waste to jail productive folks because they simply desire to change their realities at times. And at a time so many are screaming about freedom, they still want to deprive some of theirs.

Terry Mckinney
Terry Mckinney
  • Owen DeLong

Prohibition is the root cause of all these so called drug problems.Anything that a drug can hurt is made 100 times worse by the law prohibiting that drug.Drugs can be controlled and in many cases beaten.Many who are addicted are in that position through ignorance.We are dedicating too much money to making a bad situation worse and not nearly enough on education and treatment.We also waste too much money on court forced treatment which has the worst record of any program in existence.It is...

Prohibition is the root cause of all these so called drug problems.Anything that a drug can hurt is made 100 times worse by the law prohibiting that drug.Drugs can be controlled and in many cases beaten.Many who are addicted are in that position through ignorance.We are dedicating too much money to making a bad situation worse and not nearly enough on education and treatment.We also waste too much money on court forced treatment which has the worst record of any program in existence.It is also the cause of much of the lobby for harsh drug laws.Treatment,police and prisons are the number one,two and three forces that keep the drug war wheels rolling.The politicians that they support are the one's behind all this draconian legislation that has the US jailing more people by the numbers than any country in the world.Even more than South Africa under apartheid.

Guy Christopher
Guy Christopher
  • Owen DeLong

Owen DeLong im in agreement; except; marijuana, should not be heavily taxed. A reasonable tax would help ALL states balance their budgets; hire more law enforcement; help our people to low cost medical help at the same time.

Jayne Knous
Jayne Knous
  • Owen DeLong

Owen DeLong swell said! There is not control over "controed substance", minors can get pot, crack, coke, you name with less problems that they obtain tobacco or alcohol. This is an American shame. Public message, education WORKS! Not everybody will smoke pot, not busybody drinks alcohol, smoke tobacco, eat fast foods so get you head out of your ass government.

Owen DeLong
Owen DeLong
  • Owen DeLong

Guy Christopher I suspect that the definition of reasonable vs. heavily taxed in context may not be as far apart as you may assume. When I say heavily taxed, I mean on par with alcohol or tobacco. It would still result in a product which is significantly less expensive at the retail side than under the current situation while providing a significant source of revenue.

Jayne Knous
Jayne Knous
  • Owen DeLong

Carol Joy You are so right! They cut funding for schools in a heart beat yet spare no expense to incarcerate the very children they won't educate. How about they go after some real criminals like child molesters, sex slavers, murders etc. Murders get out for good behavior while pot smokers stay locked up. People need to speak up, write to congressmen, sign petitions - be heard. I'm sick of my tax monies going to the drug cartels.

Daniel Patterson
Daniel Patterson
  • Owen DeLong

You cant od on weed, and there's hasnt been a single person in all of human history that has died cuz of smoking, on the other hand how many people die cuz of alcohol, tabaco, prescription drugs?

Cheri Price
Cheri Price

I wholeheartedly agree, Owen!

Sherry Glaser
Sherry Glaser

wow this is the longest running war of all time and most of the world excepts the propaganda and rhetoric ouch. wake up

Edward Ted Clements
Edward Ted Clements

...alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana...where are the drastic differences between these three that justifies the differences in the laws for each? C'mon you elected delegates...how about some fairness intermingled with these laws that are lining the pockets of so many political interest groups...Do you know how to spell INTEGRITY boys and girls? Has HONESTY died...no one told me or I would have attended the funeral!

Glennis Peterson
Glennis Peterson

The "War on Drugs" is terribly misguided, targets otherwise law-abiding citizens and costs far more than it's worth. There are no limits placed on alcohol-users save driving under the influence and causing a disturbance in public, yet alcohol does more damage to society than marijuana ever has. We can buy, possess and consume as much alcohol as we want. A look at the history of marijuana prohibition, reveals they were initially using it as a way to control Mexican immigrants. Now, I suspect...

The "War on Drugs" is terribly misguided, targets otherwise law-abiding citizens and costs far more than it's worth. There are no limits placed on alcohol-users save driving under the influence and causing a disturbance in public, yet alcohol does more damage to society than marijuana ever has. We can buy, possess and consume as much alcohol as we want. A look at the history of marijuana prohibition, reveals they were initially using it as a way to control Mexican immigrants. Now, I suspect the huge pharmacological lobby of keeping the prohibition in place. Ridiculous! Nobody has died from a marijuana overdose. People are more likely to eat than fight on marijuana. In fact studies show there's little ill effect from it, except those who use it younger than 25 or so risk having trouble making adult decisions, delaying gratification and procrastinating. These effects hardly constitute a menace to society. Please put our tax dollars to better use, provide free treatment to those who are hooked on more dangerous drugs, leave marijuana users--especially medical marijuana patients alone.

Patricia Sullivan
Patricia Sullivan

if people ned this medicine it should be made available.

Cody Beattie
Cody Beattie

How much longer do you think China will let this debt go on for?
Obama and the rest of the US Government is fucking us into World War 3.
And they expect us to fight for them and defend this country? Fuck off.
Get Ron Paul in office and fix your bullshit before its too late.
FOR THE SAKE OF HUMANITY.

W Tucker Clark
W Tucker Clark

Of all the stupid things that the OBAMA administration could be charged with by far the whole War on Drugs is so misguided and awful that it is inconcievable that they would be so stupid and out of touch on such an age old issue.. watch as the Bolivarian S american presidents and Mexico take matters in to their own hands and just end the stupidity of it all.. Come on guys get with the program..

Cole Bednorz
Cole Bednorz

we need to get all the users to the capital and protest this needless war are government is in hella debt yet they see that spending millions of dollars on busts is worth it? people are going to continue smoking pot regardless the penalty.

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