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President Obama, Medical Marijuana and Mexican Millionaires

About 1 million Americans are in jail or prison for just smoking cannabis. It costs about $40 thousand a year to keep them in jail. Each one could be earning about $20 thousand a year and paying taxes. This really is crazy.

Obama is a cigarette smoker
Obama is a cigarette smoker and an admitted former marijuana user, and he inhaled... so what happened?

(MOLALLA, Ore.) - Instead of writing this to the President, I direct it to a kanaka connoisseur of maui wowie and kona gold with some knowledge of the Hawaiian panoles who found no dangerous/harmful effects and used it as a tranquilizer/stimulant.

The U.S. Govt. estimates that about 90 million people have used cannabis and found it is not harmful and only slightly habit forming. They enjoy the effects.

About 400 thousand Americans use it legally in 13 states with great medical benefits.

Americans grow only about 35% of the which is used worth about $100 billion dollars and Mexican and Canadian millionaires provide the rest. This is crazy. It should be legalized and taxed like cigarettes.

About 1 million Americans are in jail or prison for just smoking cannabis. It costs about $40 thousand a year to keep them in jail. Each one could be earning about $20 thousand a year and paying taxes. This really is crazy.

The young college folks are the ones who elected Obama and they are the users and benefactors of this very useful medicine.

Thirteen states have now legalized medical marijuana and several more are about to.

Obama is correct in muzzling the DEA goons and misinformed re-election minded District Attornies and Judges.

Cannabis is very good safe medicine. Even DEA Administrative Judge Francis Young said it was the safest medicine ever found by man.

Who is pulling the strings? Is is NIDA (National Inst. or Drug Abuse), the DEA or the Executive Department of the U.S. Govt.

Everybody wants to know!


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annoyed January 27, 2012 7:13 pm (Pacific time)

This whole article is complete rubbish.

mike July 28, 2009 11:50 pm (Pacific time)

Stacy Morris should really be interviewed for the next marrywanna molalla article.

ObamaAintNoSocialist April 4, 2009 11:19 am (Pacific time)

What can we expect from tha fascist dictator Obama? Everything Obama promised about listening to what we want and delivering, that we were hoping for, is actually true, if you replace the 'we the people' with 'major multinational corporations'. Keep up the good fight Leveque!

SunflowerPipes April 2, 2009 5:45 pm (Pacific time)

I understand why Obama chooses to play down the issue of, “immoral” drug use, however I believe he should have shown more respect to the issue marijuana legalization and shown the same insight and common sense honesty that he was elected for. At the inauguration Obama highlighted the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln a man who led this country through one of its darkest times. What was remarkable about the Civil War was that it pitted brother against brother, a display to history that Americans are capable of inflicting terrible brutalities to one another when they fall on opposing sides of a powerful ideology. There are similarities between the “civil” war of old and the war on drugs today. Both wars pit Americans against Americans in a battle of divisiveness, bloodshed and suffering. Americans should exercise our collective control of government and email, call or write a representative. By doing so the drug war will become an issue that has to be dealt with now rather than a lingering one to be laughed off and prolonged as long as it is politically prudent to do so.

lochlannmatt at yahoo April 2, 2009 1:43 pm (Pacific time)

Legalizing cultivation in fed laws would deflate $ in smuggeling weed into USA.

Daniel April 2, 2009 12:35 pm (Pacific time)

The pharmaceutical companies make a fortune with drug testing kits , most drugs leave the body quickly , pot stays longer and can be tested for . How many millions of kits have been used to test entry level job applicants . Hair testing is not done because too many would not pass . Most fatal drug overdose is from overproduced legal pharmaceuticals ! Vic the $100 tax in HB 3274 is for medical marijuana , the states wants to take pot from the medical growers , and sell it thru drug stores . The state would grow it and limit the thc content , no more personal growing for medical ! This is a terrible bill , please check it out HB 3274 . This bill does not legalize pot for non medical users but only modifies the existing medical law so the state can control and tax it . TWO LARGE STEPS BACK FOR OREGON ! There is also another bill thats for taxing and selling to those over 21 thru liquor stores , another bad idea .

Vic April 2, 2009 10:24 am (Pacific time)

I dont know for a fact, but I bet it is the pharmaceutical lobby that keeps this illegal. They would rather have us on Zoloft or one of their drugs than something we can grow ourselves. And regarding the $100 per oz tax that is being discussed...why would I pay an extra $100 when I can drive a couple of miles and save at least that much buying it illegally. The time has come for us to start disregarding unjust laws en mass....but it is easy for me to say that because I am self-employed and just dont care. If I had to worry about losing my job, Id wouldnt be so flippant. Good article.

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