GOP Senator Assails Administration's New Stance On Medical Pot

UPDATE!!! UPDATE!!! UPDATE!!!
I have a more in depth commentary on Holder’s comments and Chuck Grassley’s inane response online today on The Hill‘s influential Congress blog — which is primarily read by Capitol Hill insiders, members of Congress, staffers, and legislative aides. You can read my commentary here.
Want to send Sen. Grassley a firm message right in his backyard? Post some feedback on The Hill‘s blog and your comments will get to him loud and clear.
Republican Congressman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) really, really doesn’t like the idea of patients using medical cannabis — even when their use is compliant with state and local laws.
Just hours after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reaffirmed that he will no longer authorize the federal justice department to undermine statewide medical marijuana laws, Grassley lashed out.
“The first rule of medicine, first do no harm, is being violated by the attorney general by his decision,” said Grassley, whose comments were reported by the Associated Press.
Funny, last time I checked Chuck Grassley represented the state of Iowa and only the state of Iowa, which is not one of the thirteen states that have legalized the possession and use of medical cannabis under state law. If Senator Grassley so desperately wants to control what people do in states other than his own perhaps he should consider running for President. Or, better yet, maybe he should just mind his own business!
Senator Grassley’s arrogant comments are an affront to the 72 million Americans who reside in states where the use of medical cannabis is legal, and are objectionable to the 80 percent of voters nationwide who support the physician-supervised use of therapeutic cannabis.
Offended? Insulted? Just plain pissed off? Then why not give him a piece of your mind?
After all, he certainly doesn’t mind imposing his own views upon you.

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  1. According to his website linked he has one office in DC and 6 in Iowa….yet his website has this information ” For whistleblowers interested in establishing communication with Senator Grassley regarding wrongdoing within federal agencies or misuse of public dollars please go to the Government Oversight page under Issues and Legislation for more information.”
    WOW!
    Of course you notice that he doesn’t really want to have anything to do with the problem.

  2. ignorance has highlighted this mans entier career, he’s only been re-elected in iowa due to misconceptions by poor to middle class republicans that belive he’s a working mans senator. this is far from the truth. he has played iowa like a fine harp for many years with his irrelevent bureaucracatic resistance to marijuana on the grounds that pot is EVIL!!! that pot causes manic drug crazed HOP HEADS roam the iowa country side, murdering poor farmers and killing cows by the dozen.choping down corn to try to smoke it to get a fix! give me a mother fucking break “GRASS”ley! Stick to iowa legislation, but dont impose your morals on the rest of us in the name of my native state

  3. http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=n00001758
    This will explain the Senator’s entire position. 2 of his top 5 campaign contributors are Pharmacutecal companies and health care representatives. He’s just a company man that’s all. Cheap, easily obtainable medical marijuana effects the bottom line for these companies. They paid to have their voices heard louder than ours and that is what they are getting with Senator GRASS-ley (oh the irony)

  4. here’s what I wrote to the dumb ass:
    Today I read your comment against the Attorney Generals decision to no longer authorize the federal justice department to undermine state medical marijuana laws. I suppose all these legalized prescription drugs aren’t doing anyone any harm either? The truth is that they do more to be honest. Not to mention that they ARE addictive. If you are going to attack medical marijuana at least come up with a more valid arguement, but have fun finding one. We the people aren’t as stupid as you think we are.

  5. SCARRY ISN’T IT,guys like this telling us what we should & shouldn’t do . That’s the problem . Being a PEACEFUL happy person is against their laws.

  6. I like many others wrote to Senator Grassley. I told him that probibition is working so well that the country should be drug free in about a thousand years or so. I also stated that people in Washington are not known for being in touch with reality. Prohibition has brought us to organized crime that now has enough money, manpower and weapons to take on many of the governments south of our border. If prohibition continues the money will keep flowing to these gangs. Are you sure thats what you want? Legalization, regulation and taxation seems like a much better way forward.

  7. If Marijiana is so great then why did my kids flunk out of school,and flunking out of college because of this stupid DRUG!!!!!!!
    You trully are a great group of people who want to legalise Marijuana.
    You are welcome to come and take care of my kids, one who flunked out of college because of Majiuana use, and the other who is in ReHab because of you lousy good for nothing group of people who make kids think it is COOL for kids to use.
    Just as a FYI I come from Europe and check the OD’s from Drugs in the Netherlands…I had a personal tennage friend who Od’d and died in Amsterdam because of l”egalised” drugs.Take a trip over there HEAVEN FOR ALL OF YOU POTHEADS!!!!
    Get over your addiction and find something productive to do with your lives.

  8. To number 110. Your kids probably have the same IQ as you do, like FOREST GUMP. If your kids are under 21 why are they smoking marijuana in the first place? We the people who support legalization, do not encourage people to smoke if they are under 21. You sound like a good for nothing mother who cannot control your own kids. Do not blame us, blame yourself and your kids for better judgement. We all make our own decisions on what we put into our bodies. The tolerance in the Netherlands is different than the United States in which the United States could follow. And by the way what did your teenage friend overdose on, I know it was not marijuana. Besides that I have two sons myself, and I taught them in their early teens about drug abuse and no problems from them. So put a plug in your pie hole, and learn the real truth about pot you AMERICAN COMMUNIST!

  9. #110 Anne Says:
    March 24th, 2009 at 11:30 am
    If Marijiana is so great then why did my kids flunk out of school,and flunking out of college because of this stupid DRUG!!!!!!!
    You trully are a great group of people who want to legalise Marijuana.
    You are welcome to come and take care of my kids, one who flunked out of college because of Majiuana use, and the other who is in ReHab because of you lousy good for nothing group of people who make kids think it is COOL for kids to use.
    Just as a FYI I come from Europe and check the OD’s from Drugs in the Netherlands…I had a personal tennage friend who Od’d and died in Amsterdam because of l”egalised” drugs.Take a trip over there HEAVEN FOR ALL OF YOU POTHEADS!!!!
    Get over your addiction and find something productive to do with your lives.
    RE:
    ANNE,
    Medical CANNABIS is not for kids, not for YOUR kids, especially…..
    SEE
    veryimportantpotheads.com
    for more info about those who became successful despite (or because of), their pot smoking,
    (Including such noted ‘losers’ as Michael Phelps, Bill Gates, Carl Sagan, Paul McCartney and President Barack Obama).
    – – Cancer-patients, those with persistant nausea, chronic-ailments and continuous pain shouldn’t be treated like criminals
    because they opt for their relief utilizing a botanical MEDICINE safer and more effective than prescription and OTC meds.
    By The Way, ANNE,
    there are OTHER botanical-medicines that are far deadlier and cause much more memory-impairment than cannabis!!!
    And THESE, (and NOT the safer CANNABIS), are LEGAL in most states!
    How IRONIC!
    ANNE:
    “I had a personal tennage friend who Od’d and died in Amsterdam because of l”egalised” drugs.”
    RE:
    What legalised ”DRUG” did your teenage friend O.D. and die from in the Netherlands?
    (The epithet “DRUG” is such non-specific, vocabulary-shrinking, Orwellian-terminology).
    ANNE:
    “Take a trip over there HEAVEN FOR ALL OF YOU POTHEADS!!!!”
    RE:
    I’d love to, ANNE, if I could afford to go.
    Will you pay for my journy there?!?

  10. Who cares. It’s on it’s way to legalization. We’re winning-they;re losing. Let all the opposers whine while we toke.

  11. #112 Buggsy13420666 Says:
    March 24th, 2009 at 10:09 pm
    To number 95. THANK GOODNESS I AM A BORN AGAIN ATHEIST!
    RE:
    LOL!
    Buggsy,
    – – I don’t blame you for feeling that way.
    – From the looks of their posting,
    Tim appears to be functionally-illiterate, as well as Biblically-illiterate!
    – – God made CANNABIS, humans made MARINOL.
    Whom do you trust?

  12. #115 mike Says:
    March 25th, 2009 at 1:15 am
    Who cares. It’s on it’s way to legalization…
    RE:
    Mike,
    – – Even though it’s “on it’s way to legalization”
    It’s NOT legal YET!
    – – In many places it’s still viewed as
    “MariHuana, Evil weed with its roots in Hell”,
    a “dangerous ‘DRUG’, (and not a medicine)”, “Worse than murder”, etc, etc.
    (We STILL need to CONFRONT the liars over their deception and
    enlighten the deceived with the TRUTH about CANNABIS!)
    *****
    NORML 2008 AD-CONTEST WINNING VIDEOS HERE:

    &feature=PlayList&p=FCCDE10CF60ECBCC&index=0

  13. there should be term limits senators. this is a guy who got elected long ago. times have changed. he has not.
    in his last election, he ran virtually unaposed. against some guy with no money, no name, no face. noone knew who he was. yet grassley found it necessary to spend about 5.5 million $ to win that election.
    this ignorant redneck will be representing me until he dies 🙁

  14. TO NeuroGenesis1:29 I do appreciate your support and enjoyed blogs 114 and 116. I am Biblically literate, that is why the way I am. I respect people who are religious, but sometimes people go over the edge. I am not better than anyone else who walks on the face of this planet. What people call a supreme being I just call nature. 420 ALL THE WAY.

  15. I live in Iowa, and I am glad I made the educated decision to NOT vote for Grassley. He’s an ignorant republican, and he has refuted my letters pertaining to marijuana issues for years with false information and misleading statistics. Representatives like him make me feel embarrassed to be an Iowan.

  16. Buggsy,
    – – The last three lines were addressing Tim’s #95 blog-post,
    (about Jesus wanting to keep cannabis illegal), and Senator Gr@ssless as well,
    since he resides in an agricultural, Bible-belt state, but denies the validity of one of nature’s finest botanical provisions;
    instead, suppressing it in lieu of artificial pharmaceutical counterfeits and alcohol.
    – – The beauty, complexity and consistency of nature,
    (down to the molecular, atomic and subatomic levels), is very amazing,
    however, those who invoke the name of “Gawd” or “Jeezus” to demonize and deny us the Creator’s gifts are horribly misguided!
    *****
    Drew Carey – Raiding California
    Reason.tv Documentary

    This Reason.tv documentary was released on June 11, 2008.
    Drew Carey narrates the story of Charles C. Lynch and one of his patients Owen Beck.
    http://www.friendsofccl.com/
    Legalize, not Legal Lies

  17. # Buggsy13420666 Says:
    March 27th, 2009 at 11:30 pm
    I wonder what happened to Anne on number 110? I guess the plug must have gotten stuck.
    RE:
    LOL!
    Who knows?
    BTW:
    Buggsy
    PLEASE,
    – – Don’t compare her kids’ I.Q.s to those of Forrest Gump.
    It’s an insult to Forrest.

  18. To NeuroGenesis1:29 on number 123. Your right and would like to apologize to Forrest Gump on that comment. What I really meant to number 110 was that they have an IQ of a NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD ZOMBIE. REMEMBER THAT THE INQUISITION NEVER ENDED, IT IS STILL GOING AGAINST RESPONSIBLE MARIJUANA USERS. THE BIG BROTHER AND ORWELLIAN STATE IS HERE. It will be here till MARIJUANA IS LEGALIZED. 420 ALL THE WAY!

  19. #124 Buggsy 13420666 Says:
    March 29th, 2009 at 7:43 pm
    … REMEMBER THAT THE INQUISITION NEVER ENDED, IT IS STILL GOING AGAINST RESPONSIBLE MARIJUANA USERS. THE BIG BROTHER AND ORWELLIAN STATE IS HERE.
    RE:
    Buggsy,
    I know this all TOO well!!! 🙁
    – – Cannabis Prohibition is 14th Century WITCH-HUNT attitude-carryover to the 21st Century;
    – – The War on Marijuana is really a war on ALL plants that MIGHT have some sort of ‘mind-altering’ effects,
    including those which have been used in Asian-cuisine for CENTURIES!
    SEE:
    http://www.erowid.org/herbs/galangal/galangal_law.shtml
    http://www.erowid.org/psychoactives/law/states/states_info1.shtml

  20. How can someone compare marijuana use to violence and rape. The only violence caused by marijuana is the fact that it is illegal and money can be made on this cause it’s illegal. Think about it how many people do you see that are high on marijuana looking for a fight because they are high or raping individuals because they are high. Not to many. Now look at alcohol. When people drink they usually get very loud and are looking to fight someone or looking to take advantage of a someone lookin for sex. It is easier for kids to get this drug than it is for them to get alcohol which is legal. The war on drugs is a complete failure and our politicians need to realize this. When our economy is as bad as it is like today and millions of people are out of jobs, many more good Americans are going to find some way to support themselves. If this involves selling marijuana than they will so they can pay there bills. We are tired of all the bull shit comercials that are against marijauna. Half of them are completely untrue. EX: I was watching one comerical and they said that this kid got so high that he let his friends draw all over him. Another example was these kids were getting fast food and they slammed on the gas when they left hitting a girl on a bycicle Im sorry the only time people let other people draw on them is when they are passed out drunk and don’t know they are getting drawn on. Marijuana users are not any worse than speeders. We all know that everyone speeds and this causes more deaths than marijuna has ever caused. Why not put speeders in jail too. That way every single person living in the U.S. including you are in jail and know what its like. The purpose of police is to prevent violence and to keep the public safe. Why not protect the people and prevent gang violence be legalizing marijuana. Marijuana is so easy to find. Why not start regulating marijuana that way our government can earn money from taxing it. Oh wait, lets just keep it illegal and encourage gangs and drug cartels to sell this substance and make unremarkabe profits off of it. As for marijuana being a gateway drug thats all bull shit. The only reason people would say this is cause they put marijuana in the same category of harsh drugs. I guarentee most individuals started off with alcohol, so shouldnt alcohol be a gateway drug. Oh, wait alcohol is legal so they would never expect alcohol to be a gateway drug. Its time to end prohibition on marijuana and quit supporting gangs who make money off of selling marijuana. I have been to so many classes on marijuana and have come to realize that the people who need education on marijuana is the people who don’t use it. It’s really pathetic when you go to marijuana classes and they start talking about meth, cocaine, heroin, and shit like that. When the only thing that you have ever done was marijuana and you have no plans of ever trying any of that other shit. The truth is that the people who have never done marijuana need informed about it too. Instead of letting the bull shit comercials do the talking because the comercials are lying. Since you are against legalization of marijuana how about I suggest that you make everyone take classes on marijuana that way they can know the real truth about it.

  21. RE:
    #126 Eric
    – – My ‘gateway-drug’ was caffeine and THE ensuing sleep deprivation.
    Refuse to drink ALCOHOL these days to remedy the first problem . . .
    for some of the reasons you mentioned,
    (stupid, loud, obnoxious behavior, quarrelsomeness, REAL loss of self-control, brain-cell death via dehydration, etc).
    – – Cannabis,
    (I prefer to call it by its botanical-name;
    instead of the term ‘Marijuana’,
    which was coined to simultaneously defame Hispanics and the herb as well),
    has NONE of the drawbacks of alcohol,
    (UNLESS it’s COMBINED with alcohol, of course!
    And then the pot gets blamed for the ALCOHOL’s dangers).
    – – The only valid reason I could see for cannabis, (‘Marijuana’), being compared or equated with hard-drugs is for the same reason one would associate ORANGE JUICE,
    (‘Naranjo de Jugo’), with hard-liquor,
    (These smooth-out the harsh side-effects of hard-drugs and hard-liquor, respectively . . .).
    – – I really hate that MISLEADING fast-food drive-thru PSA also,
    It’s so BACKWARDS;
    – Those kids ran into the girl on the bike, were disrespectful to the fast-food employee BECAUSE they’re disrespectful, irresponsible jerks TO BEGIN WITH, regardless!
    (They only smoke weed ’cause it’s illegal, and wouldn’t do so otherwise . . . ).
    – In other words, correlation does NOT equal causation. 🙂

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