Thursday, July 15, 2010

Would a $1.50 joint bring happiness to California? I'd say so!

We are hearing all kinds of crap to counter the positive reasons for legalization. Legalize, tax and control as we do alcohol is the way to go. Sure there will be people growing there own, a black market. History and reality shows us how little the alcohol market as affected by those who can will and do brew their own.

Legalizing pot may drop the price of a marijuana cigarette to as little as $1.50 in California, but taxing weed may create a whole new black market, according to a new RAND Corp. study. The six-month study by the renowned Santa Monica-based think tank provides fuel for both sides of the debate over whether California should legalize marijuana for recreational use.

The study didn't take a position on either the November ballot initiative -- Proposition 19 -- to legalize recreational marijuana use or proposed separate state legislation to impose a $50-per-ounce pot tax. The study said legalizing marijuana in California would drop the price of pot by more than 80 percent and increase consumption. Okay great! Would a $1.50 joint bring happiness to California? I'd say so!

Honest marijuana reviews from real marijuana fanatics.

The Hypocrisy! Did you know that for 30 years the US has been growing and distributing Marijuana? This is really hypocritical and outrageous especially with what is happening on the Mexican Border and with the fact that some one million people are arrested in the US every year for possession. WTF? Am I the only one that did not know the Government was growing and distributing marijuana to a select few while telling everyone else that could benefit from it to suffer. This is insane! Are they purposely doing this to feed their economy and agenda? In light of what has been happening on the Border and around the country I think it is time to take the Government to task on this!

The program was started 5/10/78 after President Jimmy Carter was forced by the courts to supply marijuana to a Glaucoma patient. What amazes me is that it only took the Government 6 days to send him his first shipment of 10 ounces of pre rolled marijuana cigarettes in a canister, that was some fast growing stuff. The Governments official line is that in one regard or the other marijuana poisons you even if their excuse is that it is a gateway drug leading to harder stuff.

Well, the list of patients the Government was poisoning grew to 34 before Daddy Bush shut the program down in in 1992. Those that were already enrolled in the program were allowed to continue until they died. Gee what a surprise, the Government controlled 34 users for thirty years with no negative side affects and they never mention that. There are still 4 of the original 34 left alive receiving 10 ounces of Government grown marijuana pre rolled in a canister every month. The rest of the MS, cancer, glaucoma, and myriad of other patients that may benefit from marijuana are merely left to suffer and or die. Why? Meanwhile while the Fed continues to supply the surviving 4 patients with marijuana they continue to raid legal growers of medicinal marijuana in California. The hypocrisy, why?

30 years of medical marijuana and Federal Hypocrisy

We know they do not but you want to say don't they ever think? They are purposely feeding the violence on the border they are supposedly very concerned about? If you buy marijuana in the US you are fueling the cartel drug wars in Mexico. Are they doing this on purpose? Last year there was 7,000 killed there. So far this year another 400 have been added to those Butchered, beheaded, murdered, for what? Juarez, New Mexico on the Border with El Paso, Texas is a battle zone. It is the hot spot in the cartel's fight for smuggling routes. The drug cartels and those officers and military not bought off by the cartels are in a full blown war

Of course there are big fears of our drug war that spilled South to Mexico now spilling back to our side of the Border as violence. The violence is only there and fed by our insatiable hunger for marijuana and other drugs. We can end this! We can control the border as we still are not and put our military on the border. That is where they should be not on 733 US bases around the world.

* I was stupefied, stunned, amazed, to find out the Government for thirty years has been growing, supplying, and distributing marijuana to a few whose life they know they are changing for the good maybe even saving while leaving the rest of the users that may benefit to their own demise! The unnecessary money spent, arrests, violence, murders, mayhem, here and in Mexico is asinine. It is all for naught. If not why? This is all hypocrisy! It makes no sense. The Government unbeknown to me already has 30 years of experience growing and distributing marijuana. Legalize it! Open their own proven program up for the good of the country!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Demeur said...

I'd have no objections to legalizing it if people would do it in their own homes, but you know that won't happen. Picture if you will some guy or gal tooling down the highway with a joint in one hand and a cell phone in the other laughing his ass off at some silly joke paying no attention to the road. And you know it happens.

an average patriot said...

Demeur I agree with you though I am a drinker not a smoker as I use to be. I always smoked alone and in my house and I drink alone and in my house. I just wish in every instance that people would be considerate and responsible but that will never happen.

PTP said...

I'd have no objections to legalizing it if people would do it in their own homes, but you know that won't happen. Picture if you will some guy or gal tooling down the highway with a beer can in one hand and a cell phone in the other laughing his ass off at some silly joke paying no attention to the road. And you know it happens.

What can happen is no indicator on what WILL happen

婷珊 said...


c. said...

you guys do reralize all this shit your talking about "happening" in the future if it was legalized happens now and your doing just fine right?

its like you think cuz its legal the sky is gonna fall...

alcohol is leagl and i dont drink becuase its gross, you def lose control if you drink too much and i think it ruins lives including killing innocent people. i cant say any of those things about weed...

Brian said...

check out the documentary "In Pot We Trust," it talks about the govt. program supplying patients and offers many positive arguing points for the politically active, cannabis advocate to use when informing others.

an average patriot said...

C. you're right, I think they should legalize it and regulate it in package stores like alcohol. Sure you will still have home grown like you have home brew. No biggie!

an average patriot said...

Thanks Br4ian! Did you ever read the Forever war? They supplied it in that excellent science fiction story! Lost limbs also regenerated and they forgot why they were fighting.

Dave Dubya said...

People, there's no need to fear an epidemic of crazed red-eyed drivers. They are already driving as we speak. And they are much safer at the wheel than drinkers. Check this article.


Marijuana Smoking Associated With Minimal Changes In Driving Performance, Study Finds
Friday, 28 May 2010

Hartford, CT—(ENEWSPF)—May 28, 2010
Subjects exhibit virtually identical psychomotor skills on a battery of driving simulator tests prior to and shortly after smoking marijuana, according to clinical trial data published in the March issue of the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.

Investigators from Hartford Hospital in Connecticut and the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine assessed the simulated driving performance of 85 subjects in a double-blind, placebo controlled trial. Volunteers responded to various simulated events associated with automobile crash risk — such as avoiding a driver who was entering an intersection illegally, deciding to stop or go through a changing traffic light, responding to the presence of emergency vehicles, avoiding colliding with a dog who entered into traffic, and maintaining safe driving during a secondary (in-the-car) auditory distraction. Subjects performed the tests sober and then again 30 minutes after smoking a single marijuana cigarette containing either 2.9 percent THC or zero THC (placebo).

Investigators reported that volunteers performed virtually the same after smoking cannabis as they did sober and/or after consuming a placebo. "No differences were found during the baseline driving segment (and the) collision avoidance scenarios," authors reported.

Investigators did note, "Participants receiving active marijuana decreased their speed more so than those receiving placebo cigarette during (the) distracted section of the drive." Authors hypothesized that subjects' reduction in speed on this task suggested that they may have been compensating for perceived impairment. "[N]o other changes in driving performance were found," researchers concluded.

Weaseldog said...

This is all just a nefarious plot from Pizza and Chinese delivery joints.

Already thousands of people are murdered every year over Marijuana. I think that a small increase in accidental deaths would be better than the current campaign of mass murder and torture that goes with criminalization of this drug, that is safer than alcohol.