President Obamas YouTube Forum deems marijuana legalization questions inappropriate
Category: News | Posted on Wed, January, 25th 2012 by THCFinder
What kind of bs is going on now....
As of 7pm Pacific, I checked the YouTube.com/WhiteHouse page to see how many votes our question received in President Obama’s latest YouTube Forum. The good news? Our question, “With over 850,000 Americans arrested in 2010, for marijuana charges alone, and tens of billions of tax dollars being spent locking up non-violent marijuana users, isn’t it time we regulate and tax marijuana?” received 4,023 votes, making it one of the most popular submissions to the forum.
The bad news?
“The submission has been removed because people believe it is inappropriate.” Hmm, well, who are these people? The question got 241 “thumbs down” votes from viewers, was that it? I notice that of the 615 questions submitted that asked about “With over 850,000 Americans arrested in 2010″ in the text, some still remain with 28 “thumbs down” and others are removed with as few as three, so it doesn’t seem like “people” refers to viewers or the public, does it?
Who are these people, President Obama? They’re not the people out here who keep making marijuana legalization the number one topic of these online forums. They’re not the millions whose lives are impacted by a marijuana arrest; the tokers and their families who lose jobs, houses, kids, freedom, assets, respect, security, and peace of mind because of marijuana prohibition.
Sadly, I think these people are actually just one person… a guy who smoked weed (and snorted coke) back in the day as a teenager in Hawaii and was damn lucky he didn’t get caught or today he’d be Barry the Drug Criminal.
Monster sized joint
Category: Tokers | Posted on Wed, January, 25th 2012 by THCFinder
Kansans Call For Legalization Of Medical Marijuana
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, January, 25th 2012 by THCFinder
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - "Support safe medicine," the signs said. "We would like safe access to medical marijuana," Esau Freeman shouted.
"Oh I'm very upset," Freeman said. "I feel like these legislators are being obstructionists, they're dragging their feet," he said.
Freeman, a member of MedCanKan.org, was just one of about 20 activists in a small, but passionate crowd gathered at 914 SW Harrison Street to support legalizing marijuana for medicinal use.
The rally was organized by the Kannabis Project, a political action committee "to reform cannabis laws in Kansas" - just ahead of an hearing on the issue inside the Docking State Office Building.
The Cannabis Compassion and Care Act, or HB 2330 received an informational hearing Tuesday in the House Health and Human Services Committee - after it languished in the House for a year.
Time, organizers say, could mean life or death for a patient.
"My mother developed terrible psoriasis and arthritis, and I encouraged her to use it," he said, referring to cannabis . "And she felt like the law was the law, and she didn't use it and she was prescribed FDA-approved drugs - which actually killed her," he said.
HB 2330, introduced by Rep. Gayle Finney of Wichita, would legalize marijuana use for patients with certain debilitating medical conditions, served by designated care centers.
Advocates say cannabis reduces pain, moderates nausea and increases appetite among people suffering from cancer, aids, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis c and other maladies.
But the measure has made little headway since Finney introduced it last year.
Committee chairwoman Brenda Landwehr had walked out of a hearing on a similar bill two years ago.
"We'd like for [the committee] to actually have a real hearing, listen to this honest and fair debate about it, have a discussion about it. And then get this bill out of the committee and move it to the floor," she said.
Opponents of medical marijuana say that's the wrong place to decide on a medical issue.
"Marijuana is not a medicine," Dr. Eric Voth, an addiction specialist at Stormont-Vail Healthcare, said. "It's very impure, it's very unreliable. And to vote to make something a medicine, bypasses the FDA and it creates something by popular vote," he said.
"And that is a very serious thing we should not embrace." Voth also serves as chairman of the Institute on Global Drug Policy.
Freeman says that though medical marijuana doesn't cure, his mother would have avoided the drug that killed her.
"I think that if she hadn't taken that risk with an FDA-approved medicine, she'd still be here today to play with my daughter," he said.
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