Is cannabis something that you’d label as the choice of fools? Some would…maybe…but I don’t. That being said though…there’s a time and a place. If it isn’t the right time or place, it could still be a foolish decision.
You said illegal drugs. Cannabis is still an illegal drug
So wanting to end a policy that is an objective failure = zero laws and now we can murder people.
I should have known there was zero chance for an adult conversation.
I say legalize all natural “drugs,” decriminalize all non-natural drugs, and prosecute people for actual crimes they commit against other people, not for what they put in their own bodies.
To hell with NORML, lets look at over a hundred peer-reviewed and published studies conducted here in the United States on how medicinal cannabis really is:
Lets start with the fact that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has owned the patent on using cannabinoids as neuro-protectants and anti-oxidants since 2003.
And there are hundreds of other government-sanctioned/published studies on how cannabis kills tumor cells. This isn’t a secret, it’s a control measure, and a profitable one at that.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1576089 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20090845 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/616322 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14640910 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19480992 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15275820 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15638794 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16818650 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17952650 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20307616 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16616335 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16624285 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10700234 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17675107 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14617682 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17342320 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16893424 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15026328 Uterine, testicular, and pancreatic cancers http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/healthprofessional/page4 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20925645 Brain cancer http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11479216 Mouth and throat cancer http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20516734 Breast cancer http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18454173 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16728591 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9653194 Lung cancer http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25069049 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22198381?dopt=Abstract http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21097714?dopt=Abstract Prostate cancer http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12746841?dopt=Abstract http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339795/?tool=pubmed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22594963 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15753356 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10570948 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19690545 Blood cancer http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12091357 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16908594 Skin cancer http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12511587 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19608284 Liver cancer http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21475304 Cannabis cancer cures (general) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12514108 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15313899 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20053780 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18199524 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19589225 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12182964 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442435 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12723496 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16250836 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17237277 Cancers of the head and neck http://ww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2277494 Cholangiocarcinoma cancer http://ww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19916793 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21115947 Leukemia http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15454482 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16139274 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14692532 Cannabis partially/fully induced cancer cell death http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12130702 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19457575 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18615640 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17931597 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18438336 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19916793 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18387516 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15453094 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19229996 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9771884 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18339876 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12133838 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16596790 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11269508 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15958274 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19425170 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17202146 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11903061 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15451022 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20336665 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19394652 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11106791 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19189659 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16500647 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19539619 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19059457 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16909207 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18088200 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10913156 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18354058 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19189054 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17934890 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16571653 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19889794 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15361550 Translocation-positive rhabdomyosarcoma http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19509271 Lymphoma http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18546271 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16936228 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16337199 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19609004 Cannabis kills cancer cells http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16818634 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12648025 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17952650 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16835997 Melanoma http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17065222 Thyroid carcinoma http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18197164 Colon cancer http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18938775 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19047095 Intestinal inflammation and cancer http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442536 Cannabinoids in health and disease http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18286801 Cannabis inhibits cancer cell invasion http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19914218
Virtually every system in our body is specifically equipped with cannabinoid receptors. We are designed to ingest these molecules as a part of our overall health.
Alcohol is way more dangerous than weed.
I am ok with decriminalizing harder drugs, but say like heroin, if you are dealing you go to prison. As far as a user goes, I would rather as a taxpayer pay for rehab and medical than lock them up for a felony and ruin their lives.
Second-to-last link in the list:
Cannabinoids in health and disease.
Cannabis sativa L. preparations have been used in medicine for millennia.
However, concern over the dangers of abuse led to the banning of the medicinal use of marijuana in most countries in the 1930s.
Only recently, marijuana and individual natural and synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists and antagonists, as well as chemically related compounds, whose mechanism of action is still obscure, have come back to being considered of therapeutic value. However, their use is highly restricted.
Despite the mild addiction to cannabis and the possible enhancement of addiction to other substances of abuse, when combined with cannabis, the therapeutic value of cannabinoids is too high to be put aside.
Numerous diseases, such as anorexia, emesis, pain, inflammation, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disorders (Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease), epilepsy, glaucoma, osteoporosis, schizophrenia, cardiovascular disorders, cancer, obesity, and metabolic syndrome-related disorders, to name just a few, are being treated or have the potential to be treated by cannabinoid agonists/antagonists/cannabinoid-related compounds.
In view of the very low toxicity and the generally benign side effects of this group of compounds, neglecting or denying their clinical potential is unacceptable–instead, we need to work on the development of more selective cannabinoid receptor agonists/antagonists and related compounds, as well as on novel drugs of this family with better selectivity, distribution patterns, and pharmacokinetics, and–in cases where it is impossible to separate the desired clinical action and the psychoactivity–just to monitor these side effects carefully.
Natalya M. Kogan, MSc
Natalya M. Kogan, Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products Dept, Pharmacy School, Ein-Kerem Medical Campus, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel;
Raphael Mechoulam, PhD
Raphael Mechoulam, Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products Dept, Pharmacy School, Ein-Kerem Medical Campus, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel;
No love lost for the dealers that prey on the vulnerable, but all the love in the world for people whose lives are so ■■■■ that they need a chemical vacation.
The Constitution absolutely does NOT do that.
Forget something known as the 9th Amendment?
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
This country has all but ignored the 9th and 10th Amendments for about 150 years now.
Yes but it’s fingernails across the chalkboard for “Constitution-loving” conservatives, who love to be insufferable about how they’re the last bastions of constitutional knowledge, to completely ■■■■ up on a basic constitutional premise.
It’s fingernails across the chalkboard (we’re old for knowing this term now) for anyone of any political persuasion who has ideas they want to force on others.
If gay people have the right to marry, I have the right to carry concealed.
If people have the right to do pop Adderall and muscle relaxers together, I have the right to smoke a joint and eat some mushrooms.
People routinely ignore the 9th and 10th Amendments because it means other people get to do things they disagree with.
Not allowing people to smoke a naturally-growing plant that manking has been smoking for ages yet has not yet caused mankind to become extinct.
It really IS amazing that in the year 2019, we still let people go bankrupt for medical costs, but also fight tooth and nail to make sure people don’t get tingly for a few hours by smoking a natural plant.
I have found that most people who are against legalization have never smoked it or lived around it in any meaningful sense (im sure there exceptions). I remember when my parents caught me with marijuana growing up, my Mom yelled that I could have died lol. Like…ok this is a bit ridiculuous. The only real danger with marijuana is taking too much and having severe anxiety if you are prone to it. I’d wager thats more safe than your liver failing.
When it comes to life and death, perfection is all we can accept, and when they aren’t perfect, they must be held accountable. The problem is that too often they are not.
But but but the 2nd amendment is supposed to exist to stand up to an oppressive government…so if they government is going to win at least 99% of the time, then that purpose of the 2nd seems a little fruitless.
It’s time we consider moving to system that rehabilitates, rather than incarcerates, drug addicts. We can either keep the vicious cycle going, or we can attempt change.
That is what freedom ACTUALLY looks like.