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Medical Marijuana Addiction: Hogwash

Arresting marijuana users is a bad excuse for financially supporting Police Drug Warriors and the Penitentiary System.

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(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!
ILLIGITIMI NON CARBORANDUM

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AL September 14, 2010 9:30 pm (Pacific time)

In have used Marijuana to quit drinking successfully in 2003. I later quit the Marijuana and was cool for 6 years. I came back to alcohol use and now I want to use Marijuana again to quit drinking and lose some weight. I live in Florida, I s here a legal way to do it?


junior June 1, 2010 7:20 am (Pacific time)

i couldnt agree more easiest thing to quit


Anonymous May 29, 2010 10:32 am (Pacific time)

Many years ago, I smoked marijuana on almost a constant basis. I progressed at work, and now at 52 retired. One day, I simply decided I would rather spend my money on other things. As a musician, I wanted musical instruments. I quit easily. I did have a difficult time falling asleep at night for the first couple of days, but no withdrawals, it was easy. There was another time in my life, where I was going thru a beer drinking phase. Quitting beer was MUCH more difficult. I wanted to quit drinking beer because it was hurting my health, quit marijuana cause it costs too much, and because it was illegal, and my son was born etc. Drugs are illegal because the military industrial complex is making too much money selling it and/or putting people in for-profit prisons. They smuggled drugs during vietnam, and now afghanistan. Crazy huh? our own government drug smugglers, and very few even know about it. While making it illegal. It would be funny if it wasnt so serious. Research it!


chet r biggerstaff May 28, 2010 7:08 am (Pacific time)

lol the link helps.... http://www.youtube.com/user/Drumybum#p/u


chet r biggerstaff May 28, 2010 7:07 am (Pacific time)

I agree 100% with ya doc ;) I did a forum where the oppisition was the Fraklin county prosecutor and he tried to equate oxycontin to cannabis and tried to say cannabis is equally addictive which I promptly called him on. you can see the entire meeting here but he sure didnt win any points ;) keep the faith my friend


Duncan20903 May 27, 2010 11:52 pm (Pacific time)

Thank you Dr. Leveque. It gets tiring hearing the boobs and idiots that believe that cannabis is somehow worthy of being illegal spew their propaganda, and is refreshing to hear someone say directly and unequivocally that it is hogwash.

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