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Medical Marijuana Addiction: HogwashDr. Phil Leveque Salem-News.com
Arresting marijuana users is a bad excuse for financially supporting Police Drug Warriors and the Penitentiary System.
(MOLALLA, Ore.) - The cops of all kinds, District Attorneys and Judges have been spending too much time imbibing ardent spirits, watching the moving REEFER MADNESS or its equivalent and listening to other police “Drug Identification Specialists” fill their ears and brains with HOGWASH.
Marijuana medical patients are neither intoxicated nor addicted. They are confusing them with fat people taking amphetamines, their fellow alcoholic cops, people on Oxycontin or Morphine, nicotine fiends or coffee junkies.
I’m talking about legitimate medical marijuana patients here and there are far more high schoolers and college kids smoking than there are medical patients. They were smoking before medical marijuana became legal. DARE police speakers introduced them to the subject of marijuana.
According to Oregon Law, and the same for 13 other states, marijuana is medicine. In addition to that, just as with ANY other medication a person can take too much but it is NOT dangerous. They don’t go crazy as with booze amphetamines, anti-depressants, et cetera just to name a few. Marijuana doesn’t kill people either. If they take too much they go to sleep for 24 hours or so.
The term INTOXICATED, meaning poisoned, is a poor description of a person using marijuana. It is less of a POISON than any substance the reader can name.
Arresting marijuana users is a bad excuse for financially supporting Police Drug Warriors and the Penitentiary System. It costs from $40,000 to $70,000 to keep a prisoner in prison. It has cost One Trillion dollars over the past forty years or so and our education system has gone “gunny sack”. Who is supposed to be in charge of this idiocy or is anybody in charge. It doesn’t appear so.
SO MUCH FOR MARIJUANA ADDICTION!