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RC deWinter (418)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 3:48 pm
Slate Magazine has a link in this story to the 11 states that allow medial marijuana use along with other informative links to other info.

RC deWinter (418)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 3:48 pm
Slate Magazine has a link in this story to the 11 states that allow medial marijuana use along with other informative links to other info.

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 4:30 pm
I don't honestly know about this one----------if it really helps----------can't be any worse than the pharma drugs--they are poison. Thanks Cate--

Tim Redfern (581)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 4:43 pm
Cate, you sweet superstar, I love you!!
Thank you SO MUCH for posting this!!
I'm going to be posting this link in
my Medical Marijuana group very shortly.

For the benefit of folks who don't know
me, I'll give a brief account of my situation:
I am suffering from Systemic Lupus, Discoid Lupus,
and advanced Emphysema. Systemic Lupus is an
autoimmune disorder which causes me moderate to
severe bone, muscle and nerve pain, along with
extreme fatigue and exhaustion. The ONLY thing I
have found that keeps these symptoms in remission
is Marijuana.
I have been living in Northeast Tennessee since 1995,
but I am a native of Los Angeles. Within the next month,
thanks to the kindness and grace of a fellow C2 member,
I will be going back home, where I can recieve the kind
of medical attention I so desparately need.
The state of Tennessee has denied me medical coverage,
but I am told that California will approve me for all
I need, including a Medical Marijuana License!!
When I joined Care2 this past June, my whole reason
for doing so was to become a Medical Marijuana activist.
But, once I get home, I will not stop "rousing the rabble"
to get Marijuana legalised for medical use in all states
where it remains illegal. As I so often say, Marijuana
is to humanity the gift of a loving and compassionate
God, who wants to see His children healthy and happy!

BTW, Cate?: "If you support this issue"? Who are
you talkin' to?! LOL!
noted with undisguised glee!

RC deWinter (418)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 4:51 pm
Tim...put down the smoke stick...I posted it in your group already...LMAO

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 4:54 pm
Anyone who is truly interested and curious, and suspects they have been RELENTLESSLY BRAINWASHED AND PROPAGANDIZED BY BIG PHARMA, can check out the group "The Medical Marijuana Experience". There you will hear stories of PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACTUALLY EXPERIENCED GREAT BENEFITS FROM MEDICAL MARIJUANA THAT THEY COULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN ANYWHERE ELSE.
The whole "dangers of cannabis" thing is TOTAL LYING HYPOCRISY.
They are LYING TO SCHOOLCHILDREN as well as to adults.
People die from Prescription Drugs pushed by Big Pharma, EVERY DAY. Look at the STATISTICS!!!

{The nature of the herb is such, that long, long, long before from it, you'd be asleep!}
MARIJUANA DOES NOT NEED TO BE "TESTED" AS MEDICINE; it has been used for THOUSANDS OF YEARS in cultures ALL OVER THE WORLD, for its medicinal benefits. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln knew of its HEALING properties!!!

The fake and artificial "substitutes" for NATURAL MARIJUANA that Big Pharma has come up with, first, DON'T DO THE JOB NEARLY AS WELL; and can contain ingredients that are ADDICTIVE AND HARMFUL AND EVEN CAUSE DEATH. Also, you get to pay Big Pharma an arm and a leg for that doubtful "privilege" of ingesting their FAKE SYNTHETIC REFINED SUBSTANCES.

Here on Care2, we believe in telling the TRUTH AS WE KNOW IT AND HAVE EXPERIENCED IT.
If you have not heard HUNDREDS of stories about the CLEAR BENEFITS OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA -- well, start researching!

Tim Redfern (581)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 4:54 pm
LMAO, too!
Thanks, Babe!
Now, go look at the comment I posted
on your page.

James M (190)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 4:59 pm
Thanks Cate! I hope you find the help you need Tim. It's a damn shame this isn't available for everyone who needs it.

Gail L (30)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 5:23 pm

Laurie W (189)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 5:43 pm
If the government and big drug companies could prevent anyone from cutting into a huge money profit ( those that could cultivate their own medication) they'd be all for this.

Denise Reiser (42)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 5:43 pm
light 'em up!

Edwin Purcell (178)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 5:46 pm
The latest example of the big pharma rip off is taxol. Hundreds of thousands of women have been told by their doctors to use taxol to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer. Taxol is nasty chemo that makes folks real sick. It is also extremely expensive. It nets Bristol Myers about 1.6 billion dollars annually due in part to the fact that they illegally prevented generic which would have cost 1/100th as much. Anyway, the stuff doesn't work unless you have one very specific kind of breast cancer (small percent of total cases) and then it is only 40% effective. Do you think they are going to refund the money to all of those who suffered taking the drug? Isn't it funny that the law protects the real drug pushers, but sick people are arrested for using medicine?

Tim Redfern (581)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 5:48 pm
Edwin, my friend, the last sentence of your comment
displays one of the hallmarks of a fascist nation,
which Amerika has surely become.

Tsandi Crew (95)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 6:21 pm
After watching the news this afternoon and finding out that the ingredients for most of our pharaceuticals come from China, I'm definitely for medical buds. And anything else herbal that's grown locally. Jeepers!

Bobbie W (113)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 6:22 pm
Thanks again, Cate! This needs to be legalized in all fifty states! There is great need for it!

Jennie B (14)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 6:40 pm
Tim, I wish you could help us in TEXAS. I don't even dare ask for it. This is the most backwards state in the world. As soon as Joe is in great health and we sell our house, we want to move to Oregon - will I be better off there in regard to medical pot? I hope so. I am tired of fighting backward thinking in this state. There are anti Bush stickers appearing miraculously around town on bumpers and I'm pleased. I'm also happy to say that Austin is more progressive in places-in other places, it's just as backwards. I really want to be somewhere I can say something I think makes perfect sense, and others look at me like they have discovered a turncoat among their midst-they are so well programmed here in Round Rock...and I want to live somewhere that hypnotherapy doesn't bring to mind making people bark or moo, although it's tempting with some of these people. My friends are an exception and I'm glad I've found the exceptions to the rule around here. Still, the others make it an environment that is backward, supports the endless building of toll roads and constant development at the cost of the what used to make this area special...noted.

Blacktiger P (247)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 7:21 pm
Ah but Jennie girl, you gave me hope that arrogant is a small word in Texas, and now you are leaving, such a shame, they could all learn from you.

Karen Williams (163)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 7:57 pm
BMutiny...thanks for enilightening some people on the evils of Big Pharma. They are probably NUMERO UNO on my HIT LIST,( and I DON'T mean one of the Top 40's!) LOL! ....As the song goes...."If I had a rocket launcher, I'd make somebody pay...."

Denice G (45)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 7:58 pm
Hopefully soon marijuana will be legal everywhere. Thanks for the info.

Cynthia H (155)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 8:18 pm
Cate - thanks for another great article!

Tim - OMG! Your lupus sounds like my fibromyalgia! Now, if I only had medical insurance I'd have my diagnosis double checked, lol!

And Jennie - yes, we have a medical marijuana program in Oregon. Any idea which part of the state you'll be moving to??

Mara G (411)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 8:27 pm
Ha Ha Ha...Tim was too busy "celebrating" with a toke, while Cate posts in group. Well, you both beat me to it. Beautiful Bud...I just had to say that. This is great news for those in Pain and Suffering who truly need it for their condition, and that is also one step closer to "real" freedom and not allowing "anyone" to take Gods/Natures plants away from us. The last "Prohibition" worked SO well, to create "organized crime" that swept the entire world, and is still in place to this day, stronger than ever, and put countless innocent citizens in jail/prison as we have today. Families with one parent because the other "victim-less" parent is in jail. "Sheer madness prevails over reason to yield" Ricky Scags. Thanks Cate, dreamed and noted.
Also, HI Karen, happy to see you back in comments dear friend.

Mara G (411)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 8:42 pm
Cate: Tim...put down the smoke stick...I posted it in your group already...LMAO

Jennie: I really want to be somewhere I can say something I think makes perfect sense, and others look at me like they have discovered a turncoat among their midst-they are so well programmed here in Round Rock...and I want to live somewhere that hypnotherapy doesn't bring to mind making people bark or moo.

Whoever IAm: And Jennie - yes, we have a medical marijuana program in Oregon. Any idea which part of the state you'll be moving to??

Karen: BMutiny...thanks for enilightening some people on the evils of Big Pharma. They are probably NUMERO UNO on my HIT LIST,( and I DON'T mean one of the Top 40's!) LOL! ....As the song goes...."If I had a rocket launcher, I'd make somebody pay...."

Ha Ha Ha Ha!! Sorry but these were Statements worth repeating!! Not to leave anyone out, your all great!!
Thanks ALL!!

Tim Redfern (581)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 8:47 pm
Yeah, Lupus and Fibro are almost identical. Both are
autoimmune disorders, and both have almost identical symptoms.
The root causes are still unknown, but as far as the
symptomology, they are almost indistinguishable. But, the big
difference with Systemic Lupus is this: Lupus causes the
immune system to turn on the body itself. In Lupus patients,
the immune system eventually focuses in on one system or organ
of the body, and destroy it, as though it were a foreign
invader. The most common cause of death for Lupus patients
is kidney failure. As is true for Fibro, there is no
treatment and no cure for Lupus.

Marian E (152)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 9:02 pm
My dearest friend was diagnosed with Lupus at the age of 19. About 12 years later she required a kidney transplant. She made it for another 15 years when cancer took her very fast. I understand that happens a lot with people on anti rejection meds. Good luck Tim and all with autoimmune disorders. Thank you for this post Cate and again I apologize for getting a little too far off topic.

Mary H (47)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 9:20 pm
Good luck all...
TY Cate for the site & know I am interested!

Russell R (67)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 10:11 pm
Pharmaceutical "drugs" are DRUGS! Not to mention they are completely un-natural and many are pure poison.

Marijuana is a natural herb that has a thousand uses across a wide spectrum of applications and healing elements as well. Any educated individual has to acknowledge the fact that hemp is vital and valuable to humans, earth, nature and more.

I support full legalization across the board ... not just and only medical. Anything short of that is a complete violation and as such - completely unacceptable, and ... cause / reason enough for a full scale revolution all on it's own! :~}

Definately NOTED! Thanks for the article, Cate. :~}

Elle J (276)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 11:20 pm
I can surely attest to what Tim has said about systemic lupus and discoid lupus as well as fibromyalgia. I suffer from all three. I refuse to take steroids so I deal with the pain the best way I can. I would be so happy if Marijuana would be approved for medical purposes. Thanks to all of you who support this. Not all doctors support this theory and it makes it difficult for me to even discuss it with some of my doctors. Maybe someday, they will get with the program.

Mary P (177)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 11:27 pm
Thank you Cate...Good luck Tim. I hope you receive the help you require re your Lupus. I have CFS and Fibro so appreciate your need for pain relief..

Past Member (0)
Friday October 12, 2007, 12:44 am
I support it so much my Uncle and Aunt both have cancer and were on the Marinol pills andI helped my Uncle get a 1/4 lb. of famous Bastrop Pines Skunk Now they are actually getting out and going places again weed is a miracle to cancer people in pain i have seen it why else is it on the earth ?? We use everything and plant there is in the world!!!! My G Father grew Hemp in East Texas for the WWII war effort it makes the best rope in the world .

Margaret B (164)
Friday October 12, 2007, 1:04 am
Looks like I need to move to a state with compassion, have fibromyalgia plus the pain from 21 surgeries and 18 other diagnosis and the doctors just say suck it up or perscribe drugs that take away large amounts of time from your day. I totally support the use of Marijuana for medical purposes. My doctor will discuss it and FL is not one of the states which supports this, by the time they see the light it will be too late for a lot of us. The best medicines are there naturally and the Government have made them all a crime because they cannot get money rich from them. Shame on the politiciians that say, "I have your best interests at heart" that it the biggest bunch of horse manure.

Lisa Swift (79)
Friday October 12, 2007, 2:16 am
Thanks for the links, Cate!

I have a disease which is both autoimmune and neurological. MS is different from lupus in that it concentrates on eating the myelin off the neurons in the brain, causing varied physical symptoms (among them chronic pain and peripheral neuropathy) as well as cognitive effects. My short term memory is horrible, and sometimes I can't understand normal spoken English. Another thing it does is affect the appetite--I'll go for days without eating sometimes, if no one reminds me to eat.

Besides killing pain, marijuana also affects appetite. Believe me! I'd LOVE to have a case of MJ Munchies! Now, a regular-sized TV dinner is sometimes too much, and if I'm getting fast food, I often get a kid's meal. When you're confined to a wheelchair most of the day, you just can't get enough exercise to work up an appetite!

Dorothee kausch (130)
Friday October 12, 2007, 3:40 am
woohoo, finally some good news. wish they would finally see the medical benefits of marihuana everywhere in the world. make it available for everyone who needs it. legalize it.

Janet R (74)
Friday October 12, 2007, 7:23 am
If our government cared at all about us.... They would take all the FDA approved poison OFF the shelves and allow us to use safe and natural HERBS to cure, and/or to aleave pain!!!
Also I notice others have appetite problems as I do... I've been as 'small' as 95 lbs... Hords of doctors NEVER did find out why... AND never did a thing to help. Without marijuana, you would think I was anorexic...Which is what the doctors all assumed... IDIOTS.
Thank you Cate for sharing this!!!

Karen B (289)
Friday October 12, 2007, 8:16 am
OMG! ROTFLMAO!!!!! Tim Tim Tim. You know what I mean :) I have had fibro since '95 and the pain and fatigue are relentless. Unfortunately, I have found a Big Pharma drug that helps some with that pain. I hate taking it because it is very addictive. If I only had a free choice in the open for MM. My wild passion is gardening and my gardens are quite sizable. This past spring, summer and now fall have been extremely difficult for me to work in them; first time for me. Thanks Cate for the article.

Tim Redfern (581)
Friday October 12, 2007, 8:44 am
I want to express my thanks, deep gratitude and
great love to all who have posted in this thread,
sending me their good wishes.
You are ALL such fine people and dear friends.
The universal support for the legalisation of
medical marijuana I see here gives me great hope
that we are far further along on the way to
changing the attitudes of the populace at large,
and that soon we will see MedMJ legal in ALL 50
states....oops!, I mean 51!....isn't Iraq the
51st state now?...LOL!

Margaret and A.Lisa:
God bless you both! I am so sorry to hear
how ill you both are. I would urge you
both to thumb your noses at the laws against
Marijuana, and do your best to find a safe and
discreet source of Marijuana. Do you have any
college-age children? Do you know anyone who
could possibly find you a source? I can guarantee
you both, that if you could smoke as little as
two joints a day, you would see your quality of
life improve by about 500%. But, in the meantime,
it is my prayer that God our Father will ease your

Chris, my friend:
My respect for you has just increased
enormously. You are such a good nephew!
Many kudos to you, sir!
BTW, Marinol is pure s**t, and is as
useful as tits on a chicken. It is a
synthetic THC (the psychoactive in
Marijuana), and is basically man's
attempt to improve on God's work....
and I think we ALL know how those
attempts usually go!

Elle, my sweet:
You know all too well how I feel
about you, honey. Again, I urge you
to take the advice I've given Margaret
and A.Lisa. I know it's a scary prospect,
but the rewards far outweigh the risk!

Thanks again, so much, to ALL of you!
Be well, and be at peace!

Mara G (411)
Friday October 12, 2007, 9:26 am
I very much agree with Tim. Mary Jane brings such relief that to go without it and continue to suffer is doing a disservice to yourself and family, and regardless of the Prohibition which is literally destroying our country in an extremely cruel and inhumane way, Personally, I would either find a source or move to a state that has relieved the Federal Prohibition. Even then you must keep it discrete because of the Fed-movement against the People of this country. Please remember who they are come election and REMOVE THEM FROM OFFICE!!! Lets follow their own standards "THEY ARE EITHER WITH US, OR AGAINST US" the PEOPLE who PAY their big salaries and who they are supposed to REPRESENT!!! What a great thread!! Thank you all for being a part of freedom, and against the OPPRESSORS.

Monica Rega (96)
Friday October 12, 2007, 12:27 pm
duely and smokly noted! lol... i remember when one state where it was legalized for medicinal useage and when the new governor come in he shut it down and made it illegal.. this woman was able to eat agian!!! bc of the m.jane she got prescribe. she has cancer and from the cancer and the chemo she can't even keep water down for God/dess sake. and since she was able to smoke the medicine she was able to keep food and water down and gain weight back.. it wasn't the chemo or the cancer that was killing her...she was gonna DIE from starvation BEFORE the chemo or cancer would kill her!!! I believe in medicinal m.jane. I fortunately do not have to use it for any reason but to enjoy it.. if i wanted to.

Dawn c (257)
Friday October 12, 2007, 1:27 pm
Great article Cate, and thanks all for contributing. My "pain" doctor almost killed me with Vocodin and MS contin, last Fall. Turned out I was allergic to them. I lost 31 pounds in a month. He said, "You need to stop self-medicating.".... because I returned most of his scripts. They made me so sick, I couldn't keep them down, or anything else. So, I guess he assumed that I was a crack-head or something. I dont' know. Anyway, I am still recovering. Thank God for cannabis, medical or otherwise. It's all that I have for the intractable pain in my spine, and legs. The only answers doctors have is surgery, which may or may not work. And, if it is successful, it may only be temporary. I think I'll pass.

Thanks for listening...

Past Member (0)
Friday October 12, 2007, 1:27 pm
noted, if its going to help someone and it has in many cases , then I'm all for it. we are always going to have the negative , nothing that can't be handle.

Margaret P (76)
Friday October 12, 2007, 2:25 pm
a bit off the medical subject but our forefathers grew marijuana and used the crop for hemp related items...We could stop deforestation if we were to start growing marijuana again. Our government is crying about money? Let farmers grow and sell marijuana....let the government take a portion in taxes as they do on alcohol and cigarettes....the herb is far less dangerous than alcohol which is what I would like to see banned.....How many marijuana related traffic deaths have you heard reports of lately???????

Blu AbbeyCat (302)
Friday October 12, 2007, 3:08 pm
....I watched my father die a painfull death from throat & lung Cancer...I wish he had used this for his pain....maybe it would have helped him from all that pain & suffering...I wish......I love you Daddy....I am sorry I could not help you when you needed me the most.....your daughter Dolores /aka BluAbbey

Alexander D (79)
Friday October 12, 2007, 3:11 pm
Hemp is the reason marijuana is illegal. I personally think the flood gates are about to open though because of the many companies using hemp in their products. Marijuana is illegal because Hearst, Rockefeller, and DuPont didn't want the competetion that the newly patented hemp processing gin would create. Hearst had millions invested in trees and papermills in the Pacific Northwest. The Rockefellers started big pharma, and Dupont's chemicals weren't needed for hemp products. They used racist anti Mexican and Black propoganda in Hearst's newspapers to create a stir in white middleclass America against this evil drug smoked by Blacks and Mexicans called Marijuana. They new better than to call it hemp or cannabis because white middleclass Americans wouldn't allow such a valuable crop to be banned. However marijuana was banned without even a whisper of protest. Imagine the farmers' surpise as they were told they couldn't grow hemp any more!

Hey Tim! I hope I'm wrong, but all of the dispenseries here in BAKO closed down after the DEA raided Nature's Medicinal and threw the owners in jail. I get my stuff from the black market.....that way there's no paper trail for the gustapo to follow:)

Tim Redfern (581)
Friday October 12, 2007, 3:16 pm
Alex, my friend, I hope you're wrong, too.
But, once I get back to Cali, I'll handle
the situation the same way I've lived my
whole life: making it up as I go along!
God Bless & Long Live the Black Market!!

Isma k (563)
Friday October 12, 2007, 3:51 pm
In the past I have suffered under very bad migraine attacks and took the normal medicine prescribes by my GP . However the pain mostly did not go away for 3 days. One day my son , that is not taking any kind of drugs told me to smoke mariuana as he knew I got friends that would smoke these type of stuff. My mouth was open when he suggested me to smoke . :) He explained to me that this can not be worse than the chemical drugs I took. So I went to a friend and asked him to make me a joint. My headache was gone within 15 min. I got still feel it in a way, but it did not bothered me any longer. The next day I was healthy again instead of 3 days suffering. From that day on I smoked it whenever I could feel that I would get one of these atacks and after few month I was free of migraine.

Tim Redfern (581)
Friday October 12, 2007, 4:20 pm
Isma, I'm very glad you shared that story.
Marijuana is a MIRACLE treatment for migraines,
and I can assure everyone that Isma's story is
100% true. Any other migraine sufferers here?

I should have posted this in this thread MUCH earlier,
but if anyone wants to learn more about MedMJ, go to:

This website was co-founded and is co-hosted by
Dr. Lester M. Grinspoon, Professor Emeritus of
Psychiatry at Harvard University. Dr. Grinspoon
is the world's leading authourity on Medical
Marijuana, and has been a researcher for close
to 40 years. His website is freaking amazing!,
and you will be amazed at the DOZENS of illnesses
ailments, syndromes and conditions, physical,
mental and emotional, that Marijuana is KNOWN to
relieve, and in some cases, completely cure!

Yvonne White (229)
Friday October 12, 2007, 4:33 pm
Dennis in '08 - Kucinich is the true voice of the people!:
Kucinich has done this:
(1) co-sponsoring with Rep. John Conyers HR 676, a universal health plan;
(2) voting AGAINST the Patriot Act;
(3) voting AGAINST invading Iraq;
(4) promising to withdraw from the World Trade Organization and NAFTA, & standing opposed to weapons in space;
(5) voting against a flag-burning amendment;,
(6) advocating a 12-point plan to get our troops safely out of IRAQ;
(7) voting to cut off funds for prosecuting the Iraq war;
(8) urging the signing of the Kyoto Protocols to cut down on pollution;
(9) advocating education for all, from kindergarten through college;
(10) urging the creation of a Department of Peace,
(11) ending the phony “war on drugs”;
(12) urging renewal of the environment;
(13) sponsoring HR 333 to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney; and
(14) abolishing the death penalty.
All of these positions favor the people over the wealthy and well-connected.


Kathleen R (983)
Friday October 12, 2007, 9:04 pm
Pot is fine, relieves sufferings, & most doctors wish they could prescribe it than processed chemicals!!!
But remember, it is the big corporate & political backers who support & rake in the major profits from black market sales!!!

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Saturday October 13, 2007, 2:59 am
This should have been legal YEARS ago! Not only for medical purposes but THAT is a MAIN reason it should be legal! There are too many people going to jail, losing their homes and EVEN the insurance companies are using it so they do not have to pay if you get hurt at work and then you also get fired? America?? Land of the FREE???? Come on, give me a break! We lost FREEDOM some where back in the 60's. The worst part is, the younger generation THINKS this IS FREEDOM!! If they only knew what FREEDOM really was........
You go Bro Tim and Sister Cate!!

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Saturday October 13, 2007, 3:06 am
Another thing, the United States are supposed to RUN the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT! BUT the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT is telling the STATES that if they make pot legal, they will lose funding!! That kinda sounds like "BLACK MAIL" to me?? WE are SUPPOSED to run the Governments! THEY work for us but, they now think they are "above" that. Time to get out some of that "old blood" in Government and bring in some new. VOTE out the OLD, VOTE in the NEW!

Michael Brewster (412)
Saturday October 13, 2007, 10:41 am
I have not really seen any proof that this really does work for anyone, but have seen that it causes major problems with addiction, and leads a person to go on to other more dangerous drugs. But it is not my opinion that counts, but here is my thoughts on this issue. Still in many states people who are using it for medical purposes even though it is legal in their state are still being arrested for having it and using it because it is illegal to use on a federal level. I feel everyone is going at this the wrong way. Because if we really do want to make it legal and have those using it for a real medical problem, then we first must make it legal on a federal level, and then after that, go and try and make it legal on a state level. So we must stop trying to make this legal on a state level like we are right now in every state we are trying to do this, and first fight to make it legal on a federal level. Remember, on a federal level, the punishment is much more severe then on a state level. So start with your own senator and congressmen, and also with the FDA to get them to approve its use on a medical basis also.

Patricia Henriques (1)
Saturday October 13, 2007, 10:57 am
This is my first visit here, can't really find what to say. I believe in these alternatives.

Timothy Brown (1)
Saturday October 13, 2007, 12:18 pm
When my mother was terminally ill with cancer, I asked her doctor in michigan if she could have medical marijuana. This state of course does not recognize it and he refused. I don't blame him so much as the state who does not recognize the need and myself for not illegally obtaining it anyway.

Kathleen N (1)
Saturday October 13, 2007, 12:59 pm
I know a family in California whose teen-aged son was enrolled on a research protocol to use cannabis-containing capsules to prevent nausea and vomiting with his chemotherapy. The capsules worked fairly well, but the young man (and his family) eventually chose to risk arrest (at that time, there was no legal protection in California) so that he could smoke marijuana on his way to each treatment, because the inhaled medication worked so much better for him than the capsules. He was not then and to my knowledge has never become an addict: he simply used a naturally occurring substance to help him cope with the side-effects of medical treatment. Certainly any patient who can benefit from the use of marijuana should have legal access to it!

Tim Redfern (581)
Saturday October 13, 2007, 1:10 pm
I became "addicted" to Marijuana in the early 80's, but it was a purely
psychological addiction. Becoming physically addicted is an impossibility,
as Marijuana is NOT physically addicted.
When I became pshychologically addicted, it was my own fault,
as I was smoking 1.5 ounces a week, all by myself!
To paraphrase George Thorogood,
"I smoked alone. When I smoked alone, I preferred to
be by myself!"...LOL!

It is also humanly impossible to fatally overdose on Marijuana.
It has been estimated that a person would need to smoke 5 pounds
in 15 minutes to fatally overdose, and NO ONE could do that.
There is a ratio scale that scientists and researchers use to
measure the ratio between an effective dose of a drug to a lethal
With alcohol, it's 10:1, meaning if 2 drinks get you
good and buzzed, 20 drinks will kill you.
With Marijuana, it has been estimated that the lethality ratio
is 40,000:1

Sammantha L (126)
Saturday October 13, 2007, 3:29 pm
Kathy, you're right about the capsules not working as well. When I lived In California, the marijuana "stores" had marinol and such, but the herb in its good old natural form is the best. A true gift of the goddess for sure!

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 14, 2007, 4:57 am
thaks Cate for another great story.

Linda H (199)
Sunday October 14, 2007, 1:12 pm
Thanks Cate! and Tim Good Luck! hope all goes well! I have known some people that marijuana was their only

Tassa Rose (13)
Monday October 15, 2007, 9:26 pm
I am certainly FOR this ACT...Compassion abounds here:). The "Menu" Sounded Scrumptious; LOL~ and each type of "Bud" described in full was depicted with all sensory appeal. LOVE that "Golden Goddess!" I worked for a woman with Gloucoma and she had an Rx in the early 80's for Mary Jane. I am a BELIEVER in Compassionate Prescription of the BEST Marijuana; and also in the LEGALIZATION/DECRIMINALIZATION of Marijuana for the responsible general Public. Food For thought; Thanx for the Article!....

Blair Miller (246)
Friday October 19, 2007, 5:00 pm
As someone who suffers from Severe Fibromyaligia,spinal stenosis ,arthritis of back and neck and migraines I am all for this. I live in Florida and To get a Dr. to prescribe good pain med is like getting cheney to stop shooting his freinds. I am also allergic to all pain meds. Tim glad you have a good freind to hellp you. I am going thru a tough time and wish i could move back to New York alot easier there and more sanity than this state.

Blair Miller (246)
Tuesday October 23, 2007, 2:42 pm
Just to clear something up Fibromyaligia is Considered a Neurological illness , thou some think it is autoimmune. ALl I know is that I have it and no good treatment for it. As far as California having it legal for medical use if anyone has watched the news in the past few weeks. The DEA has been raiding these Marajuana clinics. So it makes no sense State legal Federal against the law. Only in America .

Tim Redfern (581)
Tuesday October 23, 2007, 3:57 pm
Thanks, Blair. I knew that about Fibro,
but had forgotten.
I think it's an outrage what the DEA is
doing in Caliifornia. So do the Governor
and Attorney General. Federal law was NEVER
intended to supersede State law!
I'm leaving for California on Nov.10th,
and I already have three connections waiting
for me there.
The grapevine is an amazing thing.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 23, 2007, 7:58 pm
There has never EVER been a recorded case of death by a marijuana overdose. Ever. You just can't find one. As for marijuana's long term effects, the UCLA came out with a study in 2006 that concluded that marijuana use, even amongst heavy users, does not result in cancer.

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Wednesday October 24, 2007, 3:55 am
Did you know caffeine would have been made illegal hadn't it already been established? We know why pot is illegal, it started during the depression when Mexicans were crossing over and bring pot with them. Brother Tim and I have already talked about it. You gotta watch those people who smoke pot! They might PURCHASE Twinkies!! And a coke!!! What criminals! And if they smoke to much, they will go to sleep! Oh My Gawd!! Will the MaDnEsS eVeR CeAsE??? YOU WILL WEAR A SEAT BELT! YOU WILL WEAR A HELMET! YOU WILL NOT SMOKE POT! YOU WILL NOT CARRY FINGER NAIL FILES ON A PLANE! YOU WILL DO WHAT WE SAY BECAUSE YOU ARE FREE TO DO SO! WE CALL THIS FREEDOM AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT AND IF YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT IT WE WILL LOCK YOU UP BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH! THIS ADMINISTRATION WILL STAND BEHIND AND UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION and THE BILL OF RIGHTS as soon as we can read them and understand what they say. We are lawyers and we write the laws and if we do not understand what we write, we will (for a fee) go to court with you and we lawyers will argue about the laws we wrote until the Judge that the KING has appointed agrees with one of us and then we will make that law too. Am I missing something here??? Oh ya, these laws do not have to be accepted by the majority because WE ARE ABOVE THE MAJORITY! We know what is right for you better than you do yourself. If you disagree, here is a expensive ticket to jail. Oh, wait a minute, you are presumed innocent until we can prove that you are guilty. That's why we have to lock you up because we already know that you are guilty and will pay a lawyer through the nose to prove that you MIGHT be innocent. Of course, we all know that you are guilty unless you are famous and have LOTS of money to prove to us that you are innocent. We know that we are not supposed to TAKE YOUR PROPERTY unless it benefits the WHOLE Government but, we have decided to change that to. We find some pot growing on your property we will take your property and sell it to fund ourselves. Now, if you kill or rape somebody, we will not take your property..??? Thank God for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights or we would all be in trouble!!!

Tim Redfern (581)
Wednesday October 24, 2007, 9:34 am
Princess Y. and Bro.Mike,
great posts! For the
uninitiated, here's how it goes:

1) Smoke a joint.
2) Watch some TV.
3) Eat a Twinkie.
4) Take a nap.

And that's about all there is to it.
No crime-sprees, no raping children
or sticking-up liquor stores. Just
everyone getting mellow and easy.
So, can anyone give me a GOOD reason
why pot is illegal?
No, you can't, because there ISN'T ANY!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 24, 2007, 2:38 pm
Marijuana vs. Alcohol and Tobacco
Why is marijuana illegal, but alcohol and tobacco are available and regulated?

People who support marijuana prohibition claim that marijuana is unhealthy and dangerous. They say we need to keep drugs illegal to protect our society from the addiction and disease that they cause. These arguments are not consistent with the fact that the two most deadly drugs in America are legal. Alcohol and tobacco are far more addictive and harmful than marijuana, but they are legally available. If we want to have drug policies that are logical and effective, we need to legalize and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to the regulation of alcohol and tobacco.


Alcohol is highly addictive and contributes to many diseases.
See "Alcohol Dependence" by Ann Reyes, from Discovery Health.

Alcohol abuse damages organs and causes liver disease.
Alcohol abuse can cause steatohepatitis (fatty liver disease), alcoholic hepatitis, and cirrhosis. See "Effects of Alcohol on the Liver" from

Alcohol abuse kills over 100,000 Americans every year.
See "By the Numbers: Deaths Caused by Alcohol" from Scientific American magazine (December 1996), and "Magnitude of Alcohol-Related Mortality and Morbidity Among U.S. College Students Ages 18-24" from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Alcohol prohibition failed miserably. Marijuana prohibition is failing for the same reasons.
For an economic analysis of why prohibition doesn't work, see Alcohol Prohibition Was A Failure, by Auburn Economics professor Mark Thornton.


Nicotine, the active chemical in tobacco, is highly addictive.
See "The Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction" from the U.S. Surgeon General (1988).

Tobacco is the second major cause of death in the world, responsible for roughly 5 million deaths each year.
See the "Tobacco Free Initiative" from the World Health Organization (WHO)

Cigarette smoking is the single most preventable cause of premature death in the US. Each year, more than 400,000 Americans die from cigarette smoking.
See "Cigarette Smoking-Related Mortality" from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Tobacco is legally available throughout the United States and can be purchased at gas stations, convenience stores, and supermarkets for less than $5 per pack. now the price has gone up on a pack of smokes.


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Wednesday October 24, 2007, 3:00 pm
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Saturday, June 18, 2005

The Marijuana Conspiracy - The Real Reason Hemp is Illegal
by Doug Yurchey, June 15, 2005

Last Updated: Friday, June 01, 2007 06:42:26 AM

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And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land.-- Ezekiel 34/29


ARIJUANA is DANGEROUS. Pot is NOT harmful to the human body or mind. Marijuana does NOT pose a threat to the general public. Marijuana is very much a danger to the oil companies, alcohol, tobacco industries and a large number of chemical corporations. Various big businesses, with plenty of dollars and influence, have suppressed the truth from the people.

The truth is if marijuana was utilized for its vast array of commercial products, it would create an industrial atomic bomb! Entrepreneurs have not been educated on the product potential of pot. The super rich have conspired to spread misinformation about an extremely versatile plant that, if used properly, would ruin their companies.

Where did the word 'marijuana' come from? In the mid 1930s, the M-word was created to tarnish the good image and phenomenal history of the hemp you will read. The facts cited here, with references, are generally verifiable in the Encyclopedia Britannica which was printed on hemp paper for 150 years:

* All schoolbooks were made from hemp or flax paper until the 1880s; Hemp Paper Reconsidered, Jack Frazier, 1974.

* It was LEGAL TO PAY TAXES WITH HEMP in America from 1631 until the early 1800s; LA Times, Aug. 12, 1981.

* REFUSING TO GROW HEMP in America during the 17th and 18th Centuries WAS AGAINST THE LAW! You could be jailed in Virginia for refusing to grow hemp from 1763 to 1769; Hemp in Colonial Virginia, G. M. Herdon.

* George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers GREW HEMP; Washington and Jefferson Diaries. Jefferson smuggled hemp seeds from China to France then to America.

* Benjamin Franklin owned one of the first paper mills in America and it processed hemp. Also, the War of 1812 was fought over hemp. Napoleon wanted to cut off Moscow's export to England; Emperor Wears No Clothes, Jack Herer.

* For thousands of years, 90% of all ships' sails and rope were made from hemp. The word 'canvas' is Dutch for cannabis; Webster's New World Dictionary.

* 80% of all textiles, fabrics, clothes, linen, drapes, bed sheets, etc. were made from hemp until the 1820s with the introduction of the cotton gin.

* The first Bibles, maps, charts, Betsy Ross's flag, the first drafts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were made from hemp; U.S. Government Archives.

* The first crop grown in many states was hemp. 1850 was a peak year for Kentucky producing 40,000 tons. Hemp was the largest cash crop until the 20th Century; State Archives.

* Oldest known records of hemp farming go back 5000 years in China, although hemp industrialization probably goes back to ancient Egypt.

* Rembrants, Gainsboroughs, Van Goghs as well as most early canvas paintings were principally painted on hemp linen.

* In 1916, the U.S. Government predicted that by the 1940s all paper would come from hemp and that no more trees need to be cut down. Government studies report that 1 acre of hemp equals 4.1 acres of trees. Plans were in the works to implement such programs; Department of Agriculture

* Quality paints and varnishes were made from hemp seed oil until 1937. 58,000 tons of hemp seeds were used in America for paint products in 1935; Sherman Williams Paint Co. testimony before Congress against the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act.

* Henry Ford's first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONTRUCTED FROM HEMP! On his large estate, Ford was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, 'grown from the soil,' had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times stronger than steel; Popular Mechanics, 1941.

* Hemp called 'Billion Dollar Crop.' It was the first time a cash crop had a business potential to exceed a billion dollars; Popular Mechanics, Feb., 1938.

* Mechanical Engineering Magazine (Feb. 1938) published an article entitled 'The Most Profitable and Desirable Crop that Can be Grown.' It stated that if hemp was cultivated using 20th Century technology, it would be the single largest agricultural crop in the U.S. and the rest of the world.

The following information comes directly from the United States Department of Agriculture's 1942 14-minute film encouraging and instructing 'patriotic American farmers' to grow 350,000 acres of hemp each year for the war effort:

'...(When) Grecian temples were new, hemp was already old in the service of mankind. For thousands of years, even then, this plant had been grown for cordage and cloth in China and elsewhere in the East. For centuries prior to about 1850, all the ships that sailed the western seas were rigged with hempen rope and sails. For the sailor, no less than the hangman, hemp was indispensable...

...Now with Philippine and East Indian sources of hemp in the hands of the Japanese...American hemp must meet the needs of our Army and Navy as well as of our industries...

...the Navy's rapidly dwindling reserves. When that is gone, American hemp will go on duty again; hemp for mooring ships; hemp for tow lines; hemp for tackle and gear; hemp for countless naval uses both on ship and shore. Just as in the days when Old Ironsides sailed the seas victorious with her hempen shrouds and hempen sails. Hemp for victory!'

Certified proof from the Library of Congress; found by the research of Jack Herer, refuting claims of other government agencies that the 1942 USDA film 'Hemp for Victory' did not exist.

Hemp cultivation and production do not harm the environment. The USDA Bulletin #404 concluded that hemp produces 4 times as much pulp with at least 4 to 7 times less pollution. From Popular Mechanics, Feb. 1938:

'It has a short growing season...It can be grown in any state...The long roots penetrate and break the soil to leave it in perfect condition for the next year's crop. The dense shock of leaves, 8 to 12 feet above the ground, chokes out weeds.
...hemp, this new crop can add immeasurably to American agriculture and industry.'

In the 1930s, innovations in farm machinery would have caused an industrial revolution when applied to hemp. This single resource could have created millions of new jobs generating thousands of quality products. Hemp, if not made illegal, would have brought America out of the Great Depression.

William Randolph Hearst (Citizen Kane) and the Hearst Paper Manufacturing Division of Kimberly Clark owned vast acreage of timberlands. The Hearst Company supplied most paper products. Patty Hearst's grandfather, a destroyer of nature for his own personal profit, stood to lose billions because of hemp.

In 1937, Dupont patented the processes to make plastics from oil and coal. Dupont's Annual Report urged stockholders to invest in its new petrochemical division. Synthetics such as plastics, cellophane, celluloid, methanol, nylon, rayon, Dacron, etc., could now be made from oil. Natural hemp industrialization would have ruined over 80% of Dupont's business.


Andrew Mellon became Hoover's Secretary of the Treasury and Dupont's primary investor. He appointed his future nephew-in-law, Harry J. Anslinger, to head the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

Secret meetings were held by these financial tycoons. Hemp was declared dangerous and a threat to their billion dollar enterprises. For their dynasties to remain intact, hemp had to go. These men took an obscure Mexican slang word: 'marihuana' and pushed it into the consciousness of America.


A media blitz of 'yellow journalism' raged in the late 1920s and 1930s. Hearst's newspapers ran stories emphasizing the horrors of marihuana. The menace of marihuana made headlines. Readers learned that it was responsible for everything from car accidents to loose morality.

Films like 'Reefer Madness' (1936), 'Marihuana: Assassin of Youth' (1935) and 'Marihuana: The Devil's Weed' (1936) were propaganda designed by these industrialists to create an enemy. Their purpose was to gain public support so that anti-marihuana laws could be passed.

Examine the following quotes from 'The Burning Question' aka REEFER MADNESS:

a violent narcotic.

acts of shocking violence.

incurable insanity.

soul-destroying effects.

under the influence of the drug he killed his entire family with an ax.

more vicious, more deadly even than these soul-destroying drugs (heroin, cocaine) is the menace of marihuana!

Reefer Madness did not end with the usual 'the end.' The film concluded with these words plastered on the screen: TELL YOUR CHILDREN.

In the 1930s, people were very naive; even to the point of ignorance. The masses were like sheep waiting to be led by the few in power. They did not challenge authority. If the news was in print or on the radio, they believed it had to be true. They told their children and their children grew up to be the parents of the baby-boomers.

On April 14, 1937, the Prohibitive Marihuana Tax Law or the bill that outlawed hemp was directly brought to the House Ways and Means Committee. This committee is the only one that can introduce a bill to the House floor without it being debated by other committees. The Chairman of the Ways and Means, Robert Doughton, was a Dupont supporter. He insured that the bill would pass Congress.

Dr. James Woodward, a physician and attorney, testified too late on behalf of the American Medical Association. He told the committee that the reason the AMA had not denounced the Marihuana Tax Law sooner was that the Association had just discovered that marihuana was hemp.

Few people, at the time, realized that the deadly menace they had been reading about on Hearst's front pages was in fact passive hemp. The AMA understood cannabis to be a MEDICINE found in numerous healing products sold over the last hundred years.

In September of 1937, hemp became illegal. The most useful crop known became a drug and our planet has been suffering ever since.

Congress banned hemp because it was said to be the most violence-causing drug known. Anslinger, head of the Drug Commission for 31 years, promoted the idea that marihuana made users act extremely violent. In the 1950s, under the Communist threat of McCarthyism, Anslinger now said the exact opposite. Marijuana will pacify you so much that soldiers would not want to fight.

Today, our planet is in desperate trouble. Earth is suffocating as large tracts of rain forests disappear. Pollution, poisons and chemicals are killing people. These great problems could be reversed if we industrialized hemp. Natural biomass could provide all of the planet's energy needs that are currently supplied by fossil fuels. We have consumed 80% of our oil and gas reserves. We need a renewable resource. Hemp could be the solution to soaring gas prices.


Hemp has a higher quality fiber than wood fiber. Far fewer caustic chemicals are required to make paper from hemp than from trees. Hemp paper does not turn yellow and is very durable. The plant grows quickly to maturity in a season where trees take a lifetime.

ALL PLASTIC PRODUCTS SHOULD BE MADE FROM HEMP SEED OIL. Hempen plastics are biodegradable! Over time, they would break down and not harm the environment. Oil-based plastics, the ones we are very familiar with, help ruin nature; they do not break down and will do great harm in the future. The process to produce the vast array of natural (hempen) plastics will not ruin the rivers as Dupont and other petrochemical companies have done. Ecology does not fit in with the plans of the Oil Industry and the political machine. Hemp products are safe and natural.

MEDICINES SHOULD BE MADE FROM HEMP. We should go back to the days when the AMA supported cannabis cures. 'Medical Marijuana' is given out legally to only a handful of people while the rest of us are forced into a system that relies on chemicals. Pot is only healthy for the human body.

WORLD HUNGER COULD END. A large variety of food products can be generated from hemp. The seeds contain one of the highest sources of protein in nature. ALSO: They have two essential fatty acids that clean your body of cholesterol. These essential fatty acids are not found anywhere else in nature! Consuming pot seeds is the best thing you could do for your body. Eat uncooked hemp seeds.

CLOTHES SHOULD BE MADE FROM HEMP. Hemp clothing is extremely strong and durable over time. You could hand clothing, made from pot, down to your grandchildren. Today, there are American companies that make hemp clothing; usually 50% hemp. Hemp fabrics should be everywhere. Instead, they are almost underground. Superior hemp products are not allowed to advertise on fascist television. Kentucky, once the top hemp producing state, made it ILLEGAL TO WEAR hemp clothing! Can you imagine being thrown into jail for wearing quality jeans?

The world is crazy...but that does not mean you have to join the insanity. Get together. Spread the news. Tell people, and that includes your children, the truth. Use hemp products. Eliminate the word 'marijuana.' Realize the history that created it. Make it politically incorrect to say or print the M-word. Fight against the propaganda (designed to favor the agenda of the super rich) and the bullshit. Hemp must be utilized in the future. We need a clean energy source to save our planet. INDUSTRIALIZE HEMP!

The liquor, tobacco and oil companies fund more than a million dollars a day to Partnership for a Drug-Free America and other similar agencies. We have all seen their commercials. Now, their motto is: ‘It's more dangerous than we thought.’ Lies from the powerful corporations, that began with Hearst, are still alive and well today.

The brainwashing continues. Now, the commercials say: If you buy a joint, you contribute to murders and gang wars. The latest anti-pot commercials say: If you buy a are promoting TERRORISM! The new enemy (terrorism) has paved the road to brainwash you any way THEY see fit.

There is only one enemy; the friendly people you pay your taxes to; the war-makers and nature destroyers. With your funding, they are killing the world right in front of your eyes. HALF A MILLION DEATHS EACH YEAR ARE CAUSED BY TOBACCO. HALF A MILLION DEATHS EACH YEAR ARE CAUSED BY ALCOHOL. NO ONE HAS EVER, EVER DIED FROM SMOKING POT!! In the entire history of the human race, not one death can be attributed to cannabis. Our society has outlawed grass but condones the use of the KILLERS: TOBACCO and ALCOHOL. Hemp should be declassified and placed in DRUG stores to relieve stress. Hardening and constriction of the arteries are bad; but hemp usage actually enlarges the arteries...which is a healthy condition. We have been so conditioned to think that: Smoking is harmful. That is NOT the case for passive pot.

Ingesting THC, hemp's active agent, has a positive effect; relieving asthma and glaucoma. A joint tends to alleviate the nausea caused by chemotherapy. You are able to eat on hemp. This is a healthy state of being.

{One personal note: During the pregnancy of my wife, she was having some difficulty gaining weight. We were in the hospital. A nurse called us to one side and said: ‘Off the record, if you smoke'd get something called the munchies and you’ll gain weight.' I swear that is a true story}.

The stereotype for a pothead is similar to a drunk, bubble-brain. Yet, the truth is one’s creative abilities can be enhanced under its influence. The perception of time slightly slows and one can become more sensitive. You can more appreciate all arts; be closer to nature and generally FEEL more under the influence of cannabis. It is, in fact, the exact opposite state of mind and body as the drunken state. You can be more aware with pot.

The pot plant is an ALIEN plant. There is physical evidence that cannabis is not like any other plant on this planet. One could conclude that it was brought here for the benefit of humanity. Hemp is the ONLY plant where the males appear one way and the females appear very different, physically! No one ever speaks of males and females in regard to the plant kingdom because plants do not show their sexes; except for cannabis. To determine what sex a certain, normal, Earthly plant is: You have to look internally, at its DNA. A male blade of grass (physically) looks exactly like a female blade of grass. The hemp plant has an intense sexuallity. Growers know to kill the males before they fertilize the females. Yes, folks...the most potent pot comes from 'horny females.'

The reason this amazing, very sophisticated, ET plant from the future is illegal has nothing to do with how it physically affects us…..


ps: I think the word ‘DRUGS’ should not be used as an umbrella-word that covers all chemical agents. Drugs have come to be known as something BAD. Are you aware there are LEGAL drugstores?! Yep, in every city. Unbelievable. Each so-called drug should be considered individually. Cannabis is a medicine and not a drug. We should DARE to speak the TRUTH no matter what the law is.






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Michael Sandstrom (306)
Wednesday October 24, 2007, 6:48 pm
TY brother Tim and Sister Princess!! I believe we are some of the "few" who are not wearing blinders!
Read below about blinders if you do not already know;

Merry L (74)
Thursday October 25, 2007, 9:35 am
I know from experience that pot kills the pain of cancer better than anything else! Good one Cate!

Kathleen R (983)
Thursday October 25, 2007, 9:09 pm
I've had Fibromyalgia for 40 years with little real help. Now, my 4 plants just got stollen~
Princess, I THANK YOU for such extensive and truthful information!!!
In over 40 years I have NEVER seen one person get "Aggressive" in any way while under the influence of marijuana! And, I detest it when people say "drugs & alcohol" like alcohol is not a drug!!!
Still, it is the BIG BOYS running our economy & government who actually benefit financially the most from illegal marijuana, so unless doctors and citizens are safely allowed to demand legalization, it will be a long hard path!

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Friday October 26, 2007, 12:00 am
Just to let you know, all the below has been violated by this Government, these are the laws THEY are supposed to UPHOLD and ABIDE by. I copied them from the papers these where wrote on. Just FYI

The Bill of Rights

Article the sixth ... The right of the people to be secure in their persons,
houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall
not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause,
supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be
searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Article the seventh ... No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or
otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand
Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia,
when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be
subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor
shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be
deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall
private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Article the eighth ... In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy
the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and
district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have
been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause
of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have
compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the
Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Article the tenth ... Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive
fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

From the Declaration of Independence

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome
and necessary for the public good.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly
firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to
be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have
returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the
mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to
Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their
offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of
Officers to harrass our People

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction
foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving
his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and
altering fundamentally the forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislature, and declaring themselves invested with
power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to
compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with
circumstances of Cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous
ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

In every stage of these Oppressions we have Petitioned for Redress in the
most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated
injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define
a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

From the Constitution

Amendment 2 - Right to Bear Arms.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment 15 - Race No Bar to Vote.

1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Amendment 27 - Limiting Congressional Pay Increases.

No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.


Past Member (0)
Friday October 26, 2007, 5:55 am
Prohibition causes Marijuana to be expensive and creates a black market. This black market creates gangs aka violence. Legal marijuana would be taxable, safer for consumers, and cheaper, thus decreasing organized crime. they need to wake up.or they just don't care.
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