I really hope they don’t. I believe it’s a lie that marijuana is not harmful. Dr. Paul being a doctor should know better. Barney Frank is nothing but a little ugly worm who makes my skin crawl.
And, of course, the societal costs (including erosion of the Constitution - specifically of the Bill of Rights) of the "War on (Some) Drugs" are not discussed.
That's why I say: "RE-legalize it."
Poison Ivy is also a natural weed. Let's smoke some, right after we finish this delicious Night Shade salad!
Someone on THIS thread PLEASE tell me how many deaths marijuana (illegal) has caused... and how many deaths alcohol (legal) has caused??????????????????????????????????
As soon as the demonization of smoking a cigarette quits...I’ll think about legalisation. (I am not a smoker, btw). Taxing pot could be very lucrative..but I want pictures and warnings and massive restrictions.
As soon as Libertarians run on the “L” ticket as opposed to the “R” ticket...
The Commissioners of The Global Commission on Drug Policy:
» Asma Jahangir
- human rights activist, former UN Special Rapporteur on Arbitrary, Extrajudicial and Summary Executions, Pakistan
» Carlos Fuentes
- writer and public intellectual, Mexico
» César Gaviria
- former President of Colômbia
» Ernesto Zedillo
- former President of México
» Fernando Henrique Cardoso
- former President of Brazil (chair)
» George Papandreou
- Prime Minister of Greece
» George Shultz
- former Secretary of State, United States (honorary chair)
» Javier Solana
- former European Union High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Spain
» John Whitehead
- banker and civil servant, chair of the World Trade Center Memorial, United States
» Kofi Annan
- former Secretary General of the United Nations, Ghana
» Louise Arbour
- former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, president of the International Crisis Group, Canada
» Maria Cattaui
- Member of the Board, Petroplus Holdings; former Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce, Switzerland
» Marion Caspers-Merk
- former State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Health, Germany
» Mario Vargas Llosa
- writer and public intellectual, Peru
» Michel Kazatchkine
- executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, France
» Paul Volcker
- former Chairman of the US Federal Reserve and of the Economic Recovery Board, US
» Richard Branson
- entrepreneur, advocate for social causes, founder of the Virgin Group, cofounder of The Elders, United Kingdom
» Ruth Dreifuss
- former President of Switzerland and Minister of Home Affairs
» Thorvald Stoltenberg
- former Minister of Foreign Affairs and UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Norway
I am against Drugs and I feel many if not most State Governments should control theses addictive substances.
But it is nonetheless my firmly held position that the Federal Government of the United States is NOT constitutionally empowered to prohibit a plan, drug, or any other substance within the boundaries of any State.
To that end I see FDA, ATF, and DEA agents as nothing more then criminals that should be arrested, charged, and shunned as such.
Teenage marijuana smokers have also been found to be less likely to complete high school and more likely to make poor career and life choices.
Correlation does not equal causation. Perhaps people prone to depression and making poor choices are more likely to self-medicate with pot, alcohol, tobacco and so forth.
We are 14 trillion in debt. I don’t care if marijuana causes fluorescent orange testical discoloration. Stop spending MONEY ON THIS STUPID WAR ON DRUGS!!! What a TOTAL waste of my unborn grandkids’ money so some can feel better about themselves.
The same power the government is using to outlaw some drugs is the same power they are using to ban tansfats, sugars, and other things.
What constitutional authority does the goverment have in saying what we consume?
Half the legal over the counter remedies can kill you if overdone or combined with another substance such as alcohol.I remember being shocked when I actually read the little description of the sideeffects in the package and found out that a common pain-killer could destroy your liver if you drank alcohol.
The other half of them only cause serious side effects if not taken in moderation or as prescribed on the box. I remember I once took an over the counter ‘nerve’ pill and had a couple of drinks. The results were hallucinatons to the point where I had to be taken to a doctor.
And I’m not even going to all the side effects that are so glibly and speedily enumerated on advertisments for prescription drugs on TV. We don’t ban those drugs because they have side effects on a minority of those who take them.
Salt can kill you. Mother’s Milk can cause cancer. We don’t advocate putting these items into dangerous substance categories with penalties.
In the final analyss we can’t save everyone from every hazzard. While some studies show all the potential hazzards for heavy users, what are we talking about in actual numbers?
Our national conversation should be about a rational cost vs values analysis on the War on Drugs.
Yeah, and the side effects of alcohol abuse?
Legalize the stuff and get the pot business out of the hands of criminals. Throw the (non-violent) pot offenders, in prison on mandatory sentences, out of the prison. Leave the beds open for REAL criminals...