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Nullification and Marijuana

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    Sooner28posted 4 years ago

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/17/d … juana-ban/

    The government is corrupt.  It's similar to living with a large group of people; there will always be those who go out of their way to be offended, who are incapable of rational thought, who are generally unlikable folks.  Then, there are the folks we all like.

    When it comes to drug laws, the government is the unlikable folk, who believe it is their supreme duty to police every action of every person on every corner of the globe.  It is insane, inane, moronic, imbecilic, ignominious, sanctimonious, and all together puerile to imprison people for smoking weed.  In times like these, southern legal theory appears glorious.

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      Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Sooner, I always wonder how old you are.
      I grew up in the 70's when I had to take token tokes of pot to be cool. (Cuz I had to "put down"... I wanted to make it through school and I was stupid on pot: Stupid... as in self-induced mental retardation.)
      We smoked to to be hip...
      and in my mind, "accepted."
      Many of those people I was trying to get accepted by have long since died of drug related deaths.
      Today, I do not care if pot is illegal.
      At all.

      1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
        MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Except the huge benefits of pot for treatment of medical issues, or the cheap and green production of paper and fabric... or the fact that billions of dollars is spent each year to track down "hardened criminals" who are generally too fried to be any danger to anything but a bag of Cheetos...

        I agree.

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          cheaptrickposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Well said.The calming effect of cannabis is just what this country needs at the moment. They should get all those idle crop dusting planes and load them up with the confiscated cannabis they have and have regular flights over trouble areas. We could even use this method abroad! Like the middle east, Afghanistan, Syria...the possibilities are endless. Positive chemical warfare, who would have thought?

          1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
            MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            That would be awesome.

            I think we should plant "smoke bombs" in many organizations.  I'll not list them here for fear of a truly massive political argument... but I do sincerely believe that some homeland "terrorism" of this sort would definitely help smooth matters some.  For the sake of kindness, we should also drop captain crunch cereal and large quantities of jolt cola as well.

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        Sooner28posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I've never smoked it, and there are medicinal uses to it.  But I am arguing for something more expansive.

      3. innersmiff profile image78
        innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You have smoked it of your own volition and obviously had the good sense to not die due to drugs - why is it then that you must legislate the voluntary actions of others?

    2. Clint Ward profile image60
      Clint Wardposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Then quit voting for the nanny state.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    I have a question about pot. I have never tried it and I haven't been around a lot of ppl who have (or at least we haven't discussed it much.) Anyway, there are some kids at my work that smoke pot. They always have this glassy stare, and no sense of humor and kind of stare off into the distance a lot, and not to be unkind, but come across as pretty dim witted. What I was wondering is, will this wear off when they stop smoking the dope or will they be forever affected?

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      Sooner28posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It depends how often they smoke it, and whether they smoked it while young.

    2. MelissaBarrett profile image61
      MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I smoked quite a bit in my teens.  My IQ results were roughly the same at 17 as they were at 34 (the last time I was tested). 

      I know people who are now doctors, teachers and other high-intelligence professions that were passing it in the circle with me who didn't seem to suffer any long term effects.

      Its hard to tell if the ones who became criminals, dead-beats and idiots suffered any long term damage... mostly because they are still smoking it.

    3. Kathryn L Hill profile image83
      Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Back in the 70's, pot was so much weaker.  The impact of the typical plant was not like it is today.  I have heard that the first couple of inhales produces an almost instant high. So? "It is natural", "It is just a plant." Well, the growers have genetically cultivated the new plants with lots of THC. What are the effects of THC? For one thing it effects the sense of time. Kids are still forming their frontal lobes, (they are not fully formed until an
      adult is 24. This is where the sense of time is situated,)
      So, I wonder if the sense of time is affected.
      I also wonder if it affects the genetic code.  But, it is hard to track the human population to prove this one way or the other.
      It affects the will-center in the brain, as well. It takes away, ambition and will power. Will power and ambition is what makes us successful in life.
      Why risk loosing that? It also changes the personality from what I have observed. It has a very yin influence. Not good for the teeth, either...weakens the gums.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Well that sounds somewhat hopeful I guess... Id hate for them to get "stuck" like this.

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
      MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Not likely.

      There is absolutely no proof that pot causes permanent brain damage.  In fact, studies have proven that it doesn't.

      I read the article elsewhere... but I assume WebMd is a reliable enough source?

      http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news … mage-brain

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Its funny, there's 3 of them and they all have the same personality... or lack there of. The lights are barely on and no one's home. Makes me sad.

        1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
          MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Then they are likely actively high.

          Give me 2 benedryl and I'd look exactly the same... The next day too.

          If they are smoking while working then that's the exact same issue that you'd be looking at with someone coming to work drunk.

          I don't smoke it anymore and I'd flip crap if I caught my kids doing it...

          However my husband and I pay 150 dollars per month for cosopt and xalatan... when 40 dollars worth of pot would treat his glaucoma MORE effectively and with far fewer side effects.

          The makers of xalatan make 1.6 BILLION dollars a year from that drug alone.  That's one medicine used to treat 1 of the forty-odd conditions that medical pot would treat more effectively and again, with fewer side effects.

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            Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Oh, Im so sorry. Is he very young to have glaucoma?

            1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
              MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              He's forty-three.  He was diagnosed at around 30 I believe. So yeah, he's a little young I guess.

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                Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Wow, I always thought of that as mainly something older ppl get. Well Im sorry... I hope he gets whatever he needs...
                Ill catch up to you tomorrow... Im falling asleep. Night. smile

                1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
                  MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Night hon smile

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      Reality Bytesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I wonder the same exact thing for those poor young girls partaking of pucker face?

      https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRih0x737b9w3obM0xDbIAixCHDw_lsGyaFu2gzJOfKDlrhVOrH

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        hahaha, oh my gosh, I hate that. Ive heard it called duck face. Surely they're on something too.

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    innersmiffposted 4 years ago

    The US government is lying to our faces when it says "...no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States”" as it currently owns the patent for the medicinal properties of cannabis for treating Alzheimer's!!

    Who are these fools who pretend to know how to control our lives? Arrest them!

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      Sooner28posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      LOL.  You mean the government would knowingly lie? :p

 
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