Anti-pot Group Made Paranoid By Protestors
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, September, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
Classic stereotype; weed makes stoners super paranoid. While this fact may be true for some smokers, it doesn't happen to everyone. And I thought it was supposed to only be those smoking who got paranoid? Apparently not because the anti-pot heads are the ones scrambling for their lives it seems. Monday the 23rd was supposed to mark the meeting of the first (and hopefully last) Marijuana Policy Conference. Basically a fancy name for a bunch of people who have never smoked pot and don't really know why they're against it, other than the fact that they "know it's bad for people".
The group is supposed to be meeting in two days but can't seem to hold down a venue for the meeting anymore. Their logic for changing it last minute is due to a group of marijuana activists. The potheads are so intimidating that the anti-druggies won't release their new meeting spot. An email was sent out to the supporters of the conference saying that they were moving due to "hostile, radical drug legalization groups". I'm pretty sure that I've never heard of a violent marijuana protest and I'm sure that this group doesn't plan on displaying any type of violence and really just want to disband the meeting, which is something I don't disagree with.
Surprisingly, this issue started when some of the pro-marijuana people bought tickets to the conference but then suddenly had their money back and their tickets cancelled. Seems a bit extreme am I right? Anyone should be allowed to attend a public meeting that they paid to see. There is no reason for this blatant show of disrespect. The issue with the tickets is what made Lanny Swerdlow - head of the pro-pot brigade - organize the protest of the meeting. Let's be honest, if you got blacklisted from an event for no reason, I'm sure you'd be pretty livid too.
The article that I read on this topic included the email from the head of the anti-pot group (Paul Chabot). It states that there would be a crowd of hostile pot people surrounding the place where the meeting was to be held. The email also stated that "it has been brought to our attention that one of the key protest organizers has been investigated for child pornography... In Oregon in 1998... The drug legalization crowd is well known for being hostile and at times, outright dangerous. The many videos found on YouTube by pot groups, including the shooting at a Denver pot event earlier this year is yet more proof of the radicalization of thee anti-social individuals who lack common sense, patience, and restraint".
Hey now! None of what was said in that email was very nice. To be completely honest, I think I have more common sense in my right foot than the person who wrote that lovely bit of literature. Unfortunately for the author, the people backing the marijuana movement have been fighting this battle for a lot longer than people give us credit for and I'd say that gives us patience. Restraint? People smoke in secret, fearing that people will discover that they depend on a plant for help dealing with the nonsense that the world throws our way. If you ask me, that demonstrates a large amount of restraint. And common sense? The people I know who smoke are some of the most intelligent people I've ever met. Taking low blows at one side or the other doesn't do anything but cause more issues.
Marijuana legalization is an adult issue and should be handled as one, not as a "he said, she said" battle back and forth. After finishing the article on the protest, I discovered that not only did Chabot bullshit the cancellation of the convention, he did it to make sure that protestors would be confused and unable to attend due to not knowing the location. Are anti-marijuana people genuinely that afraid of those of us that smoke? And mentioning the unfortunate shooting incident in Denver, like public shootings are only possible while at a pot convention. It's extremely difficult for people to argue against pot when their argument isn't that strong in the first place. A defense tactic like the one Chabot chose to use rather than dealing with the protestors in a mature and productive matter doesn't show much for their cause either.
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Category: Concentrates | Posted on Fri, September, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
52% of Californian adults want to legalize marijuana
Category: Legalization | Posted on Fri, September, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
Support for the legalization of marijuana has never been so high in the Golden State.
Fifty-two percent of adults surveyed by the Public Policy Institute of California said they thought marijuana should be made legal in the state, a new record level since the group began polling residents.
The pro-pot sentiment was especially robust among Democrats, who favor legalization by a margin of 64%-33%. Independents give legalization the green light by a margin of 60%-36%. California Republicans, on the other hand, would prefer to keep the drug from becoming a legal commodity, with just 45% saying they would legalize it, and 53% opposing doing so.
Mirroring nationwide trends, a clear majority of Californians said that the U.S. Department of Justice should not enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have voted to legalize its use for either medicinal or recreational purposes. Of those surveyed, 61% of adults and 68% of likely voters said that Uncle Sam should let state marijuana laws stand, even if they are in conflict with the federal prohibition.
While just two U.S. states—Washington and Colorado—have passed measures legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for adults, several more, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont could soon follow suit.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, September, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
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