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?

Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith

So the government can create drugs to fund secret wars around the world..like acid, and X, and meth...but we can not partake in a little cannabis..what sense does that make?

Alex Hinkle
Alex Hinkle
  • Sarah Smith

Absolutely appalling!

John O'Brien
John O'Brien
  • Sarah Smith

Albert Einstein said: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results." America's 40+ year drug war obsession is not only a total failure; it's $1 trillion price tag has created 10 million more American's snorting, swallowing, injection and smoking illicit drugs. President Nixon's $100 million per year WAR ON DRUGS budget is now costing over $15 billion American tax dollars per year. The wasted and unsuccessful $33 billion spent on the "Just Say...

Albert Einstein said: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results." America's 40+ year drug war obsession is not only a total failure; it's $1 trillion price tag has created 10 million more American's snorting, swallowing, injection and smoking illicit drugs. President Nixon's $100 million per year WAR ON DRUGS budget is now costing over $15 billion American tax dollars per year. The wasted and unsuccessful $33 billion spent on the "Just Say No" program has created 20,000 more drug overdoses each year since the war started. The U.S. government has spent $450 billion locking up mostly non-violent citizens, $215 billion on overburdened justice systems, lost productivity and environmental destruction. America will criticize China for human rights, but has locked up 2.4 million of it's own citizens for such things as smoking a God given medicinal plant. The U.S. spent $6 billion in Colombia to eradicate the cultivation of coca and trafficking, but they simply moved to Mexico with it's violence. The biggest drug addiction in America is to the drug profits and the industries and corrections corporations that it has spawned. Prohibition didn't work with alcohol and now the drug prohibition only funds nasty Mexican and Taliban gangs. These wasted billions of drug war dollars would sure go along way to help with prevention and treatment, but like all of Americas wars - there's way to much greed and profit for any common sense approach.

Jason Mcvay
Jason Mcvay
  • Sarah Smith

The war on drugs started with the Regan admin. The gov. has been dumping money on a war that they created. I suggest you watch a film with Woody Harrelson I think it is called Weed. It shows the senseless spending the gov. has put towards The War On Drugs. The Policies in question were in place long before Obama.You can thank Nancy Regan for getting the ball rolling on that.For those that remember D.A.R.E. that was the beginning of the fear mongering about the use of marijuana. Alcohol and...

The war on drugs started with the Regan admin. The gov. has been dumping money on a war that they created. I suggest you watch a film with Woody Harrelson I think it is called Weed. It shows the senseless spending the gov. has put towards The War On Drugs. The Policies in question were in place long before Obama.You can thank Nancy Regan for getting the ball rolling on that.For those that remember D.A.R.E. that was the beginning of the fear mongering about the use of marijuana. Alcohol and tobacco are worse on your health than weed but yet they don't wage war against Budweiser or Phillip Morris.

Desmond Kahn
Desmond Kahn
  • Sarah Smith

Obama has turned his back on his campaign pledges to allow medical marijuana. His administration has threatened states, including Delaware, and stopped our medical marijauna law from going into effect. THis is a crass move, apparently made as apolitical calculatio. HE is now the worst President ever on medical marijauna, worse than W. Obama sucks on medical marijauna, among other things..

Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith
  • Sarah Smith

So the government can create drugs to fund secret wars around the world..like acid, and X, and meth...but we can not partake in a little cannabis..what sense does that make?

Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith
  • Sarah Smith

This its btw..

Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith
  • Sarah Smith

* this is Jeremy

Lynn Styles
Lynn Styles

Personally, I have never and have no conscious intention to try now, at 63 I pray I never need/want to.
HOWEVER< that being said. My husband has just been through an excruciating 3 year journey with bone cancer and the medicinal use of marijuana has been invaluable to help his horric pain, that even high doses of morphine could not ease and the debilatating nausea and vomiting that there was NO pharmaceutical that helped whether it was oral, injectable or rectal. As a nurse for 38 years, I...

Personally, I have never and have no conscious intention to try now, at 63 I pray I never need/want to.
HOWEVER< that being said. My husband has just been through an excruciating 3 year journey with bone cancer and the medicinal use of marijuana has been invaluable to help his horric pain, that even high doses of morphine could not ease and the debilatating nausea and vomiting that there was NO pharmaceutical that helped whether it was oral, injectable or rectal. As a nurse for 38 years, I have never quite been a fan of legalizing this but I now with personal experinces with this, more awareness and just plain age...This War Must End and our precious dollars MUST go to help the environment, our roads and bridges and to making jail a must for the humans who torture and kill others. Let's get some control over this product and put it to good use..If the federal government can make millions off the lottery in taxation, money that is supposed to go to improving our schools then let the government make money instead off a real product that really does help ease suffering.

Jayne Knous
Jayne Knous
  • Lynn Styles

So sorry to hear about your husband but glad he was able to get some relief with marijuana. In the 70's I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis & 2 doctors recommended a colostomy. Oh hell NO! I lost a good job, pain & misery. Then a 3rd doctor put me on Lomitil (narcotic ), when my body got used to it & the dosage had to raised continually I asked him where it was all leading to & he told me I would be better off smoking pot. Shocked me!!! A medical resident friend provided the first...

So sorry to hear about your husband but glad he was able to get some relief with marijuana. In the 70's I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis & 2 doctors recommended a colostomy. Oh hell NO! I lost a good job, pain & misery. Then a 3rd doctor put me on Lomitil (narcotic ), when my body got used to it & the dosage had to raised continually I asked him where it was all leading to & he told me I would be better off smoking pot. Shocked me!!! A medical resident friend provided the first joint & in less than a year I was in remission!!! And have been ever since. Today I haven't smoked in years because...........................IDK, just stopped. Cigarettes were hell to get off, had to use Welbutrin. Gateway drug? Well, let's see.................I am addicted to antique furniture......

Lynn Styles
Lynn Styles
  • Lynn Styles

Amazing, thank you for sharing your story...you and my husband both share wonderful senses of humor...Bless you

Che Weller
Che Weller
  • Lynn Styles

THANKS FOR SHARING! but id also like to inform you that cannabis could benefit you also, i know how stressfull it can be caring for a loved one who has cancer as my step dad had colon cancer and had surgery. to see my mom in tears daily and the back and forth to the hospital. all took a toll on my sanity,at night , i would roll a joint and sit on my couch and just meditate as the cannabinoids washed my shoulder stress away and eased my eyes from the stress they felt from florescent lights...

THANKS FOR SHARING! but id also like to inform you that cannabis could benefit you also, i know how stressfull it can be caring for a loved one who has cancer as my step dad had colon cancer and had surgery. to see my mom in tears daily and the back and forth to the hospital. all took a toll on my sanity,at night , i would roll a joint and sit on my couch and just meditate as the cannabinoids washed my shoulder stress away and eased my eyes from the stress they felt from florescent lights in the hospital, and gather my thoughts for the next day of suprizes, then id drift off to sleep and be able to to wake up at 6am without a hangover{or an addiction to xanax like my doctor tryed prescribing} and start my stressful day allover again. so what im saying is do not limit or think cannabis use must be limited to just ill and dying people. it is beneficial for ALL me and you ! . i would have blown my skull open with a shotgun if it wasnt for my nightly therepy sessions with cannabis! and one last thing cannabis is not like tobacco, if a person who smokes 10 joints a day stops smoking he wont go into withdrawls maybe be a lil irritable the first day without but no biggie. try that with ciggarettes and nic fit city!:) just my 2 cents! stay happy high and active!

Jayne Knous
Jayne Knous
  • Lynn Styles

Jae Weller Here's my 2 cents on that; I have worked with the terminally ill & the caretakers die first, I saw when patient so ill, he went through 3 different caretakers who died on him. You would have to be a caretaker to realize the stress they are put through. Medical marijuanm would ease all that.

Jenn Jackson
Jenn Jackson
  • Lynn Styles

Dear Lynn, please google "cannabis cures cancer". You're in California which puts you in the ideal environment to legally cure your own cancers with high doses of cannabinoids. It is reported extremely effective in treating even late stage cancers, and is reported to be a less traumatic treatment/ cure than chemo or radiation because cannabis kills the cancer cells YET LEAVES THE HEALTHY CELLS UNHARMED. Please research, I feel it's important to mention this to anyone whose life is touched by...

Dear Lynn, please google "cannabis cures cancer". You're in California which puts you in the ideal environment to legally cure your own cancers with high doses of cannabinoids. It is reported extremely effective in treating even late stage cancers, and is reported to be a less traumatic treatment/ cure than chemo or radiation because cannabis kills the cancer cells YET LEAVES THE HEALTHY CELLS UNHARMED. Please research, I feel it's important to mention this to anyone whose life is touched by cancer.
Best of luck and God Bless you and your hubby. :)

Lynn Styles
Lynn Styles
  • Lynn Styles

Thank YOU, Jenn.

Rob Welch
Rob Welch
  • Lynn Styles

Lynn, If it was only thay easy Dear. The pharmaceutical lobbiest play a very big part in keeping Cannabis from becoming legal. They pay the clowns in congress big and I mean big money to prevent them from legalizing Cannabis to be sold and taxed as they do Tobacco and Liquor. I myself feel that Connabis is not a drug but an herb. The process in growing it is the same as growing any other herb. Besides it being used as for medical reasons. They can use it for cloths, they can use it for rope...

Lynn, If it was only thay easy Dear. The pharmaceutical lobbiest play a very big part in keeping Cannabis from becoming legal. They pay the clowns in congress big and I mean big money to prevent them from legalizing Cannabis to be sold and taxed as they do Tobacco and Liquor. I myself feel that Connabis is not a drug but an herb. The process in growing it is the same as growing any other herb. Besides it being used as for medical reasons. They can use it for cloths, they can use it for rope as they did during W.W.2 and even oil products. So you see. These lobbiest have their hands full and what they are filled with is lots of cash and where there is cash!! There is POWER!!!!! and besides that. If they were to put a stop to this so called war on drugs. Look at all the money the Federal Government would save and make at the same time. It could lead into the billions!! God Bless Dear and thanks for sharing,,:)

Earl Marty Price
Earl Marty Price

Egregious misuse of power...when are they going to raid Goldman Sachs, Bank of America , or any of the Fraudsters on Wall St. who put our countries economy in the dump?

Amy St George
Amy St George
  • Earl Marty Price

Thanks Earl for posting this........I find this war on medical Marijuana depressing. I really don't understand why Obama is backing this???? I was really upset seeing how the federal agents destroyed Oaksterdam University........For What????? It is legal in California. Time to get the word out and stop this violence. I know too many people who are getting great relief from medical marijuana and aren't suffering anymore from their ailments.

Earl Marty Price
Earl Marty Price
  • Earl Marty Price

Amy St George I have glaucoma and I really appreciate how you can go into the dispensary and the value of your medicine is analyised. In this way you know if you want higher CHC, or THC's specific to what your ailment is....in the meantime Wall St is just pissing on theier door step acting with impunity after literally bringing the country to it's knees.

Kristine Blake
Kristine Blake
  • Earl Marty Price

The banks and the employees never really get punished. Even when they "retire" or resign, they all leave with MILLION DOLLAR pensions. What a terrible punishment for STEALING right? That behavior should result in being fired and jailed and they should LOSE their pensions altogether.

Francis Hatin
Francis Hatin
  • Earl Marty Price

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Chris Snyder
Chris Snyder

Marijuana isn't really my cup of tea, but there are so many higher priorities for which we should be using our justice department. Besides that, we would save billions if we would stop going after the people who grow it for their own use. This is really ridiculous. Just leave these people alone.

Bruce Guthrie
Bruce Guthrie
  • Chris Snyder

We have a RIGHT to smoke or eat WHATEVER WE WANT! When the govt infringes on that right it loses some of its legitimacy. That is, if it had anything left after ignoring the Constitution...

Cheryl Leask
Cheryl Leask
  • Chris Snyder

I signed to help my Americans stop living with fear of getting busted for using a simple herb.

David Hiller
David Hiller
  • Chris Snyder

MEDICAL MARAJUANA HAS HELPED MILLIONS OF PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THIS WORLD BATTLE THE EFFECTS OF.
TERRIBLE, DEBILITATING HEALTH PROBLEMS. WHEN OTHER METHODS, LIKE MAN MADE CHEMICALS WHICH ARE.
INCREDABLY EXPENSIVE, TAKE YEARS FOR GOVT. APPROVAL, AND DOES NOT WORK!

MARAJUANA HAS NEVER HURT ANYBODY, IT WORKS! AND HOW MANY TIMES DO THE PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD HAVE TO VOTE TO APPROVE ITS USE? IT IS LEGAL, BY APPROVAL OF THE VOTERS OF THIS WORLD,
IT WORKS, WHAT MORE DO WE HAVE TO DO TO GET OUR ELECTED...

MEDICAL MARAJUANA HAS HELPED MILLIONS OF PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THIS WORLD BATTLE THE EFFECTS OF.
TERRIBLE, DEBILITATING HEALTH PROBLEMS. WHEN OTHER METHODS, LIKE MAN MADE CHEMICALS WHICH ARE.
INCREDABLY EXPENSIVE, TAKE YEARS FOR GOVT. APPROVAL, AND DOES NOT WORK!

MARAJUANA HAS NEVER HURT ANYBODY, IT WORKS! AND HOW MANY TIMES DO THE PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD HAVE TO VOTE TO APPROVE ITS USE? IT IS LEGAL, BY APPROVAL OF THE VOTERS OF THIS WORLD,
IT WORKS, WHAT MORE DO WE HAVE TO DO TO GET OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO ALLOW ITS USE? THESE
OFFICIALS ARE HERE TO REPRESENT US "THE PEOPLE WHO ELECTED THEM", NOT THE OTHER GUYS WHO PAY.
OUR OFFICIALS TO SIMPLY MAKE MORE MONEY***NO MATTER WHO GETS HURT, AS LONG AS THEY AND THEIR.
CRONIES MAKE "MORE MONEY"!

Brian Carlisle
Brian Carlisle
  • Chris Snyder

As a published marijuana expert and Canadian Federal MMAR licensee I cannot begin to comprehend any system where even asprin or tylenol is sold OTC both with an anual morbidity rate in the thousands, yet the federal US government fervently prosecutes marijuana users (medical and otherwise) for a substance wherein no morbidity rate has ever existed!

Kathleen Collins
Kathleen Collins
  • Chris Snyder

I am not a fan of marijuana, but if it helps people I think the whole weed should be used because I read somewhere that the extract doesn't do much. I think it makes it easier for people who suffer ill effects like nausea while doing chemotherapy.

Paula Stinson
Paula Stinson
  • Chris Snyder

please help us have a choice.

Mark Anthony Simonson
Mark Anthony Simonson
  • Chris Snyder

Thank goodness for Rhode Island and other states who recognize the benefits of medical cannibus. My aches and pains are bareable, even enabling me to work, thanks to my caregiver and network of associates.

Kristine Blake
Kristine Blake
  • Chris Snyder

I read on whitehouse.gov, that he supports medical MJ, on a state by state vote....I believe he will come around once he is re-elected again...not sure it is a good campaign strategy and you know that is going to take priority at this time. Unlike the person below, I do not think it should be "taxed heavily". I think it should be taxed for sure, and since no INSURANCE will cover this, it needs to be somewhat affordable, or nobody will be able to buy it. People in pain are usually on SSD, so...

I read on whitehouse.gov, that he supports medical MJ, on a state by state vote....I believe he will come around once he is re-elected again...not sure it is a good campaign strategy and you know that is going to take priority at this time. Unlike the person below, I do not think it should be "taxed heavily". I think it should be taxed for sure, and since no INSURANCE will cover this, it needs to be somewhat affordable, or nobody will be able to buy it. People in pain are usually on SSD, so their checks leave little left for a palliative medication.

Kristine Blake
Kristine Blake
  • Chris Snyder

You can drink it in a tea form too Chris! Just goofing on you....I respect your opinion but could not resist adding another way of use.

Diane R. Shepherd
Diane R. Shepherd

Honestly can't our tax dollars be better spent then using the manpower to bust medical marijuana pharmacies etc. Also why can't we legalize pot- I'd much rather smoke a little than go out drinking. Lots of people go home to have a drink to relax. I don't drink much and it would be nice to be able to go home and have a couple of hits off a joint. For Gods sake America use our money and manpower in more productive ways!

Diane R. Shepherd
Diane R. Shepherd
  • Diane R. Shepherd

Dan, I agree. I actually think pot and prostitution should be legalized and taxed. We have people in jail for personal use marijuana (Possession of marijuana (also called cannabis) is a 1st-degree misdemeanor in Florida, punishable by up to 364 days in jail.). Our prisons are busting at the seams- why not put people that commit misdemeanors or crimes that are not violent on house arrest and still work and contribute to society. I think you are right- the war on drugs is not working and...

Dan, I agree. I actually think pot and prostitution should be legalized and taxed. We have people in jail for personal use marijuana (Possession of marijuana (also called cannabis) is a 1st-degree misdemeanor in Florida, punishable by up to 364 days in jail.). Our prisons are busting at the seams- why not put people that commit misdemeanors or crimes that are not violent on house arrest and still work and contribute to society. I think you are right- the war on drugs is not working and that money and manpower can be better spent. Dru, I agree there are medical conditions that marijuana is a great drug especially for pain and nausea with little side effects.

Diane R. Shepherd
Diane R. Shepherd
  • Diane R. Shepherd

Dan, that's funny- I do want the government to stay out of many things but I also think they need to be involved in other things. I lean to the left but I believe people on public assistance should be drug tested like I have to be in order to get a job. I also don't think the government should be involved in marriage- I think that should be betwee 2 people no matter their gender. Dean leans more to the right and I to the left and we have some very spirited and interesting discussions. Many times we learn from each other!

William Wiley Bolton
William Wiley Bolton

This is all a huge waste. Leave these people alone. Many need this treatment. It is terrible to need a treatment and not be able to obtain it because of small minds. There is much criminal activity of the violent kind where they would be better placed.

Patricia Marion
Patricia Marion
  • William Wiley Bolton

I totally agree. I am Canadian. We can apply to the government to legally buy medical pot.

William Perry
William Perry

My latest exercise of my First Amendment rights/duty in light of continued drug war persecutions. Feel free to copy/edit/paste TO OBAMA @ whitehouse.gov:

The will of the American people is something your administration apparently has very little regard for.

Your harassment and intimidation of the LEGAL medical marijuana industry is proof positive of that. It flies in the face of your promise to respect states' rights.

To maintain Prohibition is to pay tribute and honor the memory of the...

My latest exercise of my First Amendment rights/duty in light of continued drug war persecutions. Feel free to copy/edit/paste TO OBAMA @ whitehouse.gov:

The will of the American people is something your administration apparently has very little regard for.

Your harassment and intimidation of the LEGAL medical marijuana industry is proof positive of that. It flies in the face of your promise to respect states' rights.

To maintain Prohibition is to pay tribute and honor the memory of the white-supremacist hate-mongers who, under the leadership of Harry Anslinger, rammed legislation through Congress with no debate what-so-ever. Also tribute to President Richard Nixon who was forced to resign in disgrace or face certain impeachment and conviction for CRIMES related to the violation of trust the American people placed in him. Nixon ignored the recommendations of his very own Shafer Commission that were to repeal criminal penalties.

MARIJUANA IS MAINSTREAM AMERICA. It's not just for Mexicans, black jazz musicians, and hippies anymore -- the primary targets of hateful, intolerant bigots who control the government.

RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE TO SELF-MEDICATE WITH A SAFE AND NATURAL HERB.

Doc Paul Blake
Doc Paul Blake

The war on drugs started with Nixon over 40 years ago and has been nothing but a waste of millions of lives through suffering, death, prison and money (2.5 trillion since it started), an abysmal failure.

Now we have the Mexican people giving up their lives by the thousands (30,000 dead over 1,100 were Mexican children) to stop drugs from entering the USA to feed the habits of American addicts. We should be ashamed of what is happening to those Mexican citizens it is unconscionable?

It...

The war on drugs started with Nixon over 40 years ago and has been nothing but a waste of millions of lives through suffering, death, prison and money (2.5 trillion since it started), an abysmal failure.

Now we have the Mexican people giving up their lives by the thousands (30,000 dead over 1,100 were Mexican children) to stop drugs from entering the USA to feed the habits of American addicts. We should be ashamed of what is happening to those Mexican citizens it is unconscionable?

It is particularly insane when you realize that 4.5 million American children are addicted to prescription painkillers more then twice the number of people addicted to cocaine.

Is it too deep a thought to think that legalization, education, addiction treatment and simply enforcing public intoxication laws is a much better answer, good grief? Our government needs to follow the Constitution, stop trying to be our nurse maid and mind its own business!

Doc Blake

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