Medical Marijuana Patient's Worst Enemy: Gil Kerlikozoske (G.K.), the Drug Czar
Dr. Phil Leveque Salem-News.com
His stepson has been arrested and jailed for Cannabis use and sales; oh the irony!
(MOLALLA, Ore.) - I wrote a weird story about this dude a couple of weeks ago. I was so intrigued by his ignorant arrogance regarding the benefits of Marijuana as medicine that I “hit the computer” to see what he was about. I was astonished at how bigoted he was about the whole subject. My reference is a copy of his speech to the California Police Chiefs Association on March 4, 2010. The title of the article in celebstoner.com is Gil Kerlikowske’s Reefer Madness which seems singularly appropriate. I will pass on some of his words of “wisdom” transmitted to the Chiefs of Police:
He states the Netherlands are closing down “coffee shops”. This is not really true. They are closing some! He states “Marijuana is harmful because it causes dependence, respiratory and mental illness, poor motor performance (like the swimmer who won 8 gold medals) and cognitive impairment”. I thought he might have mistaken it for alcohol, Oxycontin, meth, or heroin. He also says it causes “withdrawl and compulsive behavior”. Even the High School kids are hysterical about that. It also causes lower test scores and lower educational attainment during INTOXICATION. That remark really blows my mind. He seems to equate Cannabis with alcohol and Oxycontin. That is really “farout”.
He berates Cannabis as a “cure all” while actually it is the best all around medicine EVER found.
He decries the social costs of Cannabis police control against the income from taxing it like alcohol or tobacco. Ridiculous, it could erase the tax shortage in every state and the U.S. if it were legalized. The War on Drugs does use up billions of dollars. That war is totally foolish and a failure. Wake up Gil!
His article produced 14 derisive comments that were right on target.
He speaks about the negative effect of MJ among youth. A recent Christian Science Monitor December 14, 2011 prints High School seniors smoke Marijuana more than cigarettes. Actually tobacco and alcohol are far more dangerous! He pontificates about the “dangerous gangs”. He must be talking about the Mexican Mafia. He whines about he Marijuana dispensaries which are about as close to legal businesses as we have just yet. He says “science should determine what medicine is and not popular vote”. He doesn’t seem to know that Cannabis is the safest, most useful and most effective medicine ever discovered and that kids smoke it because it is called medicine. How weird, where did he come from??
A few little side notes found in the comments. His stepson has been arrested and jailed for Cannabis use and sales. Secondly, he has been offered Chief of Police in Chicago. He should take it and quit embarrassing President Obama who selected him as drug czar.
WHAT A SERIOUS BLUNDER!!!
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