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Experts split on controversial issue

January 29, 2014

Physicians taking part in a Pennsylvania Medical Society teleconference Tuesday are split on the question of whether to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes....

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MrShaman

Jan-29-14 6:08 AM

"Experts"???

"...additional research..." needed???

How can (supposed) "experts" still be so ignorant of research done in...and, SINCE...1972?

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See:

Marihuana, A Signal of Misunderstanding - Table of Contents

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eriklatranyi

Jan-29-14 7:13 AM

Coupled with the legalization of marijuana should be a strengthening of our "under influence" laws as well as mandatory drug testing for any social benefit like food stamps, housing, welfare, etc.

If you need public assistance, but can afford marijuana or other drugs, you should lose that public assistance.

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MrShaman

Jan-29-14 8:25 AM

"Coupled with the legalization of marijuana should be a strengthening of our "under influence" laws as well as mandatory drug testing for any social benefit like food stamps, housing, welfare, etc." - eriklatranyi

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The $ocial-benefit$ should be "fairly"-obvious, to those who are (actually) paying-attention.

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"Colorado's medical marijuana industry, considered to be worth a fraction of what the recreational-use business will be, ponied up more than $9 million in sales taxes in fiscal 2012-13, state records show.

It was nearly $6 million the fiscal year before."

See:

State Banks Pot Money That Industry Is Unable To Do Itself

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nobud74

Jan-29-14 8:38 AM

Erik, If you are on assistance, you will get your pot for free, just like everything else. As for testing, it is a miserable failure and there are little to no cost savings.

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Shirly

Jan-29-14 9:40 AM

I did not read this article. I wanted to comment on the article about the home invasion which yesterday, as a news alert WAS taking comments. Now today, those comments are gone and new comments have been disabled. What's going on SG? You can't blame this one on the AP policies. You have deliberately disabled comments. Come ON!

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djzlucky

Jan-29-14 10:19 AM

Shirly, this isn't the only one! I made a silly comment on the next article about Ringo Starr just this morning and now those comments are all gone too!

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MrShaman

Jan-29-14 12:05 PM

"Erik, If you are on assistance, you will get your pot for free" - nobud74

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That's what Porky Limbaugh says, huh??

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MrShaman

Jan-29-14 12:13 PM

"It probably won't be legal in Pennsylvania anytime soon." - Yoxtheimer

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O yea, of little faith....

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See:

Results to Marijuana Legalization Poll | WNEP

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biobabycj

Jan-29-14 12:27 PM

once its legalized for the more serious medical conditions, everyone who wants pot, free welfare pot, will be pleading that its the only cure for their ailments. and soon everyone will be on pot for their ailments. just like the prescription arthritis medications, and prescriptions for depression. everyone has depression nowdays, thats their excuse.....everyone will have some kind of ailment that the legalized pot will cure. now, if you NEED pot so bad, then you should have your license revoked, as you will be impaired. and your medical condition is sooooooo terribly bad that you NEEDED pot to be legalized. what a freakin joke this is.

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MrShaman

Jan-29-14 3:33 PM

"once its legalized for the more serious medical conditions, everyone who wants pot, free welfare pot, will be pleading that its the only cure for their ailments."

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Unfortunately, for your "premise", there's no-such-thing as "free welfare pot"....no matter what FAUX Noise & Porky Limbaugh tell you.

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Scott36

Jan-29-14 5:59 PM

. and soon everyone will be on pot for their ailments.-biobabycj

Why should they need ailments?? Is this country of ours not founded upon freedom??? I will agree that with that, responsibility should come with it, but it is supposed to be a country of freedom nonetheless.-Scott

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Meldan27

Jan-30-14 1:01 PM

Addiction from smoking marijuana. Haha what a joke you would get laughed at and run outta of te room if you showed up to a rehab for marijuana. Marijuana is only addictive mentally. People don't die or go through any kind of pain from not smoking pot. It affects dopamines in the brain that gives you a happy feeling when you smoke. It may take a few days to get over the mental addiction of marijuana. There's so many drugs people are on that the them into complete zombies. Marijuana smokers can be just as productive if not more than anyone not on any kind of drugs. I've also never heard of someone crashing their vehicle because they were high on marijuana. If they did it was always coupled with alchohal or harder drugs. I've graduated high school, earned two associates degrees, work 40-50 hrs a week all under the influence of marijuana. I no longer smoke out of fear of losing my family and going to jail if I were to be caught.

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ulyssesez

Jan-30-14 3:26 PM

Sorry biobabycj but you are a misinformed individual. I agree that there are some people that abuse cannabis but there are true medicinal benefits that we can reach if everyone was educated right and not fed lies. The truth is that medicinal marijuana today has thc that is way to high and cbd (which is a lesser known cannabinoid which acts synergistially with thc) that is too low. This is because thc is what has the psychoactive properties not cbd, cbd actually regulates the negative effects of thc which is confused with the thc being blocked or stopped by cbd. Therefore people want more thc rather than a sufficient amount of both thc and cbd. These are some of the effects of cbd. Analgesic Anti-Inflammatory Anti-Ischemic Antibacterial Anticancer Antidiabetic Antiemetic Antiepelitic Antiproliferative Antipsychotic Antispasmodic Antopsoriatic Anxiolytic BoneStimulant Immunosuppressive Intestinal AntiProkinetic Neoroprotective Vasorelaxant

Support medicinal marijuana

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