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On Marijuana enforcement numbers sky-high

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DaveKAz 6 months, 4 weeks ago

If public safety were the priority we would have to take a different approach. One person dies every nineteen minutes from an overdose of prescription medicine in the US. During all of mankind's association with cannabis which goes back to before the stone age not a single person has ever died of an overdose solely of cannabis. As much as those who object to marijuana try to demonize the plant it really is pretty benign when compared to the alternatives. The same report noted that 59.9% of rapes, 53.2% of all violent crimes, and 81% of property crimes reported in 2012 were unsolved or did not result in arrest. Violent crimes used to be solved prior to marijuana prosecutions becoming an excuse for not protecting our communities.

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cowboy 6 months, 4 weeks ago

They should just legalize the growing of pot , skip all these preliminary steps like medical , recreational , grower , pharmacy , just legalize it kind of like tomatoes.

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SofaKing 7 months ago

Kansas will be 48th to legalize marijuana right in front of Idaho and Utah. Honey, when you go out can you pick up some milk, bread, wine, and weed?

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Kyle Chandler 7 months ago

srj, if what you mean by those states having 'issues' - those 'issues' being extra tax revenue for schools/social services etc, yes we will learn a lesson.......that they are DOING IT RIGHT! and we are DOING IT WRONG! but go ahead, id like to hear some more propaganda or should i say

PROPAGANJA!

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fmrl 7 months ago

Hey Ian. in case no one else noticed that was a good job of reporting.

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CHEEZIT 7 months ago

Heard a commercial on the radio. An agency doing case study on habitual drug use. Marijuana, ecstasy and a few others. What did the person get after the study was done? Up to $7000. Yeaaaa party time!!!

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Alceste 7 months ago

Click on the link below and take a gander at who is getting rich off of reefer smoking. It ain't reefer growers or sellers when compared to the other's who have their finger in that pie!

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/10/chart-says-war-drugs-isnt-working/57913/

The controversial war on drugs not only costs a lot, it has done almost nothing to curb the drug addiction rate since 1970, according to this stunning chart by documentary filmmaker Matt Groff comparing the cost of drug control to the drug addiction rate. Groff used the rate of addiction to illicit drugs from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, pairing it with federal drug control budget spending numbers from the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy.

Remember, marijuana is a VERY dangerous drug. Has to be in order to be a Schedule I narcotic. Has to be.

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George_Braziller 7 months ago

Pot should be regulated and taxed just like alcohol. The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution tried to ban alcohol completely and it was a total disaster. All it did was push production underground and become a major source of funding for organized mob activity.

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toe 7 months ago

Liberal Lawrence loves law enforcement.

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Steve Jacob 7 months ago

Pot is still harmful to society. We will get a good idea in a couple of years when states that approved it have issues. And no one should ever be under the influence while driving.

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Jeanette Kekahbah 7 months ago

not sure if you are enlightened or sarcastic

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waitjustaminute 7 months ago

Thank the lord it's not a gateway drug.

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