From: tony cooper on
On Fri, 7 May 2010 21:08:50 -0400, "Peter"
<peternew(a)nospamoptonline.net> wrote:

>
>Any drug can be abused. Certain drugs, such as crystal meth and H have
>little or no known medical value. I also agree that substantial crime is
>associated with illegal drug use. While I can't cite statistics, I think
>that if distribution and use of certain drugs

That's the part that bothers me about legalization of marijuana. The
rules would creep. Once marijuana is legal, it would be easier to get
other drugs on the list.

>that have legitimate medical uses, such as marijuana,

C'mon, now. What's the real need for medical use of marijuana?
One-tenth of one percent of the potential users? Yeah, it's helpful
to glaucoma sufferers and chronic pain victims, but so are other -
legal - drugs.

>were legal, there would be a lower prison
>population.

--
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
From: Joel Connor on
On Fri, 7 May 2010 20:41:06 -0700, "Bill Graham" <weg9(a)comcast.net> wrote:

>
>"Savageduck" <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote in message
>news:201005071352399530->
>> What makes a weapon "deadly" is the manner in which the item or object is
>> used. Strangulation with pantyhose, running down a victim with a car, or
>> as Hitchcock demonstrated, clubbing your husband with a frozen ham.
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Savageduck
>>
>Hey! You're preaching to the choir....Tell that to the liberals, who have
>been trying to take my guns away from me all of my life. ( I speak of people
>like Dianne Feinstein who as Mayor of SF, wanted to ban all gun stores from
>that city.)

You've been mistaken. "Liberal" comes from the Latin roots of: Liber
Libera, Liberum. Meaning FREEDOM, independent, unrestricted. Liberty. You
know, like "the land of liberty", "the Statue of Liberty", etc.

Unfortunately, idiot conservative republicans like Rush Limbaugh haven't
quite realized this and they have been stupidly calling those who want to
control others as "liberals" all these years. And idiot conservative
republicans just as stupid as Rush have only parroted him. They claim he
went deaf recently but he's been deaf since birth. So have all his
followers.

From: Cal Rollins on
On Sat, 08 May 2010 00:06:15 -0400, tony cooper
<tony_cooper213(a)earthlink.net> wrote:

>On Fri, 7 May 2010 21:08:50 -0400, "Peter"
><peternew(a)nospamoptonline.net> wrote:
>
>>
>>Any drug can be abused. Certain drugs, such as crystal meth and H have
>>little or no known medical value. I also agree that substantial crime is
>>associated with illegal drug use. While I can't cite statistics, I think
>>that if distribution and use of certain drugs
>
>That's the part that bothers me about legalization of marijuana. The
>rules would creep. Once marijuana is legal, it would be easier to get
>other drugs on the list.
>
>>that have legitimate medical uses, such as marijuana,
>
>C'mon, now. What's the real need for medical use of marijuana?
>One-tenth of one percent of the potential users? Yeah, it's helpful
>to glaucoma sufferers and chronic pain victims, but so are other -
>legal - drugs.
>

Aye, there's the rub. You can spend $1,000-$10,000 a month for medication
or pain management to some "approved authority" or you can grow a simple
house-plant for free.

You're not too bright, are you.

From: J. Clarke on
On 5/8/2010 12:06 AM, tony cooper wrote:
> On Fri, 7 May 2010 21:08:50 -0400, "Peter"
> <peternew(a)nospamoptonline.net> wrote:
>
>>
>> Any drug can be abused. Certain drugs, such as crystal meth and H have
>> little or no known medical value. I also agree that substantial crime is
>> associated with illegal drug use. While I can't cite statistics, I think
>> that if distribution and use of certain drugs
>
> That's the part that bothers me about legalization of marijuana. The
> rules would creep. Once marijuana is legal, it would be easier to get
> other drugs on the list.

You mean like tobacco and alcohol being legal makes it "easier to get
other drugs on the list"?

>> that have legitimate medical uses, such as marijuana,
>
> C'mon, now. What's the real need for medical use of marijuana?
> One-tenth of one percent of the potential users? Yeah, it's helpful
> to glaucoma sufferers and chronic pain victims, but so are other -
> legal - drugs.

My parents used to feel the same way you did. I had to struggle to keep
a straight face watching my 70 year old mother light a pipe full of weed
for my father when he was dying of cancer. And it did seem to help him.

>> were legal, there would be a lower prison
>> population.
>

From: Steve House on
On Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:54:30 -0700, "Bill Graham" <weg9(a)comcast.net>
wrote:

>
.....
>>
>Be careful what you ask for.....The socialists will take away all your money
>and give it to the "Poor", unless they are true libertarians........


If they take away all my money, then I will be poor and they will give
me money.