Why is marijuana illegal in some states when more people die from prescriptions?

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  1. andrew savage profile image58
    andrew savageposted 6 years ago

    Why is marijuana illegal in some states when more people die from prescriptions?

  2. opticstoreonline profile image62
    opticstoreonlineposted 6 years ago

    Marijuana cannot be controlled by gov to get revenue and prescription can be that could be one of the reason.

    1. ThompsonPen profile image73
      ThompsonPenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Washington is in the process of proving that otherwise. It's getting pretty interesting in this ol' Evergreen State

    2. d.william profile image74
      d.williamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Let's hope they can win it.  A few years ago, the state of Maine made pot  legal, & the fed gov told them that if they did not continue 2 arrest & prosecute people who possess & use it they would send fed agents to Maine @ make sure they

    3. profile image0
      Larry Wallposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Even if marijuana is legalized, it is going to be regulated. I would suspect the legal stuff will be cultivated in a manner to make it a little less potent, thus the illegal market will still continue.

    4. d.william profile image74
      d.williamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      such cynicism.  I would guess the first step to legalizing it would B 2 allow individuals 2 grow 1-2 plants 4 personal use.  This would alleviate some of the drug trafficking but that won't happen. there is too much money being made off it now.

  3. d.william profile image74
    d.williamposted 6 years ago

    Pot is not 'legal' in any state for personal use. It is only legal for medical purposes, and only with a written prescription by a doctor. Prescription drugs work differently in the body and they can kill if mixed with other things like alcohol, or other pharmaceutical drugs.  when they intermix, or combine with each other, they either make the effects of the individual drugs more potent or change the composition in the body to another toxic element. 
    The THC in pot is a hallucinogenic substance and i have never heard of it being toxic, even in combination with other drugs, except to make the hallucinations more vivid and scarier.

    1. ThompsonPen profile image73
      ThompsonPenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That is not true. It's legal in Washington State and Colorado.
      But I agree with what you're saying otherwise smile

    2. d.william profile image74
      d.williamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It cannot be legal in any state when it is illegal by federal gov decree. State may lessen or ignore the penalties but they cannot legalize pot, anymore that states can totally ban abortions.

    3. ThompsonPen profile image73
      ThompsonPenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      it depends. I see what you're saying that yes, the federal government can certainly come in and stop it, but they're in a tricky place. It's a State Right to have marijuana be legalized. If they shut it down, they'll be opening quite the can of worms

  4. ThompsonPen profile image73
    ThompsonPenposted 6 years ago

    That is just the question! I was just talking to my friend about this yesterday. He was going on about how he's on anti depressants, and how his blood pressure has been going up due to stress, and how he's got knee pain and all this other stuff, and how he's on prescriptions for each one, but some cause other side effects so he's on other pills for those as well - and he's only 27!! I told him pot can help just about every one of those things.
    His argument was that he made a vow when he was a kid to always stay sober.
    I retorted with questioning how sober can he be when he's loaded up with so many pills.
    It's very interesting how people will disregard a damn near cure all natural plant for a hand full of colorful tablets simply because it might alter their perception. But then again, so does cough syrup.

    1. d.william profile image74
      d.williamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      great points.  There is no logical or rational reason why pot is still illegal in this country. Not one.

  5. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 6 years ago

    Let me say first, I haven't used marijuana since I was a kid, as I don't like the side-effects (being a mother you have to be alert at all times). With that said, I do feel marijuana has many medicinal benefits. My mother has glaucoma, and if it were legal in our state I believe she would definitely try it to relieve the glaucoma pain. I believe the answer to your question lies with the insatiable greed of the pharmaceutical industry. These corporate giants use their money to exert great influence with not only state lawmaking decisions, but with Washington DC as well. The aim of pharmaceuticals is to make money; they are greedy and don't care if people die. It is the same with their drugs purported to "treat" cancer. Honestly, I don't feel they will ever want a cure for cancer, in fact I think they deliberately thwart all moves to find one. They work tirelessly, not for cures, but for stauncher legislation to prohibit people from easy and legal access to vitamins, minerals, herbal products and natural medicines. There have been independent studies that show that tobacco can benefit Alzheimers, and research that indicates diets high in potassium can defeat cancer. But as long as doctors get kickbacks to prescribe pharmaceutical products, and as long as politicians and the FDA get pork to protect pharmaceutical monopolies, intelligent alternatives to harsh man-made drugs and reckless procedures will continue to be opposed. And of worse, the pharms will continue to propagandize myths about any natural remedies, because in their eyes these things are simply rivals to their corporate interests and must be stamped out.

    1. d.william profile image74
      d.williamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      amen. Every word is truth.

  6. lburmaster profile image80
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    You have me interested. How many die from the prescriptions and how many die from the reason they are taking the prescriptions?

    1. d.william profile image74
      d.williamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      not certain, but taking meds should prolong life, but the reactions they cause that kills, are more than people care to know about. TV is often recalling meds with severe side effects

    2. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have epilepsy, and anti-seizure meds destroyed my intrinsic factor, turned my red blood platelets fatty, gave me an ulcer and damaged my liver. I stopped taking the meds, as honestly, I was much healthier with just having to endure the seizures.

    3. d.william profile image74
      d.williamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Beth.sorry to hear that. It is 1of my biggest gripes re medicine & drugs. Patients R never properly informed about the risks vs. the benefits. I had severe reactions to cholest. meds & thyroid meds. I now trust in God, & a healthy diet &a

    4. lburmaster profile image80
      lburmasterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that marijuana should be legalized and prescription meds are too harmful. Plus doctors can prescribe anything they want. There is no system. Every time my husband visits his doctor, he comes home with a prescription for steroids!

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      Larry Wallposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Depending on the illness, some prescriptions are intended only to relieve pain and discomfort. They are not intended or expected to prolong life, but to just make it as comfortable as possible for the patient. My mother died from ALS. There is pain.

 
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