This Week in Weed: May 13th-19th

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This week: a new study further demonstrates cannabis’ efficacy in treating disease and a recent nationwide polling data shows about 3/4ths of Americans want the federal government out of state-approved medical marijuana programs.

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15 thoughts

  1. There has been medical MJ now for a respectable time, it is now appropriate to ask if it impacted the bottom line of the phama concern in a negative way. I wonder because that seems to be the major source of the entrenched pushback working to negate and obstruct genuine reform. 1 pharmaceutical corporation just posted a record quarterly profit margin to shareholders this year.

  2. 3/4s of Americans want the government to butt out of MMJ states.

    Congress had a chance to defund federal law enforcement of prohibition laws in MMJ states, the House, but didn’t.

    Options:

    Re-introduce the defunding legilsation, be it in the House again or from the Senate.

    It just goes to show you that if the federal government still has enough money for enforcing federal cannabis prohibition concerning MMJ in MMJ states, they are still of the mindset they have money to waste. They still don’t get it. Keep running the economy into the ground until cannabis is legalized. The feds have to be thinned of the fat that feeds cannabis prohibition.

    It’s a shame. The sooner the feds comply, the less time and money wasted, and we can move onto the next step.

    Fed Up! Feds Out!

  3. It is really a pretty simple equation:
    Prohibition is against the constitution because it is a wasteful attack against the nation’s own citizens. Even if only 25% want to have marijuana, they should have it. A working democracy doesn’t about beating up on your minorities.
    Prohibition = lies, misappropriation of government funds that are supposed to be used to build up our communities, but instead have been used to rob us of our rights, steal from us and lock us in jail all without the remotest justifications needed to make it legal.

    It really isn’t any different than slavery. It was the law, but it was never legal… Weird how the police in this country enforce illegal laws, just like in China.

    Prohibition = lawlessness. Prohibition = police breaking the law on a daily, sometimes hourly basis.

  4. I agree that the government is wasting a TON of money on something so harmless. They can say whatever they like about it being a “gateway” drug, but if someone is going to use cocaine or heroin or meth they are going to use it – whether they have ever used marijuana or not. That is nothing but a load of malarkey. It has so many good effects on the body that they are still counting. Pharmaceutical companies NEED to be put out of business if profit is their main agenda. It SHOULD be about helping people. That is apparently not the case at all in any instance that I have ever seen, read or heard about. So many LEGAL drugs are so much worse on the human body AND the environment. One cannot even flush most of this stuff down the toilet for fear it will get into the water supply!~ My God what does that say to the poor saps that have to actually ingest these poisons into their bodies?? I am one of them. I have been on antidepressants for about 13 years now, off and on, and am still with the same problems I had to start with, only MUCH fatter, LESS healthy and totally NOT helped! The only thing they ever did for me was make me not feel anything. I want to FEEL life, not pain. I want to LIVE life, not sit at home and be told by the government that I am still able to work when everything THEY have given me to “help” me has done nothing but hinder me – my intelligence, my thoughts, my self-worth and my life as a whole. Pain will cause depression. All these meds they want me to take do is hinder me in more ways than the initial pain and depression ever did. Marijuana is a naturally occurring plant in a natural environment. They need to stop polluting our bodies with this junk just as much as they need to stop polluting the environment with all the poisons that are wreaking havoc with it now.

  5. OK folks its time to make a stand.

    The only thing that can get things done is money and votes. Most of us have voting rights, some have money. If ya have some money to spare – contribute to Normal or a like organization and/or email this message to your elected officials and stand firm. Also send to like minded friends and family:

    To the President, Members of the US Congress, State and local elected officials:

    Criminal marijuana prohibition is a failure. Over 20 million Americans have been arrested for marijuana offenses since 1965 with over 800,000 arrests in 2010 and each year the number increases. The problem is getting worse – not because of the benign plant, but because of the obsolete laws. The time has come to amend criminal prohibition and replace it with a system of legalization, taxation, regulation, and education.

    I can no longer vote for elected officials that support the the current laws. I have decided not to vote for any politician that does not publicly support the removal of all penalties for the private possession and endorse responsible use of marijuana by adults, including cultivation for personal use, and casual nonprofit transfers of small amounts.

    Signed

    Voting Citizen
    & Member of the Movement

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