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Give decision to doctors

February 24, 2014

Kevin Suitor, you mention about smoking medical marijuana. I am not sure if you realize that there are oils derived from cannabis that have helped tremendously with seizures from epileps....

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DocWoody

Feb-25-14 9:14 AM

#1 - Marijuana IS addictive, both physically and psychologically. Any regular user who stops will have withdrawal symptoms both physically and mentally.(samhsa****,csap****)for starters. There are only a small percentage of Dr's who would prescribe it because most know the reality of smoking it. Yes they would write for Rx drugs OR if the patient insisted Marinol, synthetic THC which is the ONLY active ingredient that 'cures' all these ills. Many of the Dr's in CA and CO where it's legal are in it for the fast $$. Just because they are a Dr doesn't exempt them from greed like all the Derms, Podiatrists, etc. who wrote for pain clinics in FL. They made more in a week writing scripts than they did in a month seeing patients and had better hours, no rounds to do, etc. All they saw was $$ forget the Hippocratic oath. You need another 180 Oxys no problem...cha ching another grand in my bank acct. It's ALL about $$ NOT your health or safety!!

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Capricorn1

Feb-25-14 5:58 AM

But, here we are debating it and discussing it and wasting time that could be used to discuss fiscal responsibility or economic growth. -Erik

Actually it is past the time that this country looks at the archaic laws in place regarding marijuana. With regards to marijuana being used for medicinal purposes, perhaps you need to look at our current her oin epidemic and ask how many of those that are addicted because they started out getting addicted to opiate pain killers that were over prescribed by doctors. Do the research. Marijuana is a non addictive alternative that has been proven to bring relief where addictive alternatives are currently being used. Regarding fiscal responsibility, IMO the billions that have been spent attempting to control this weed in interdiction and overwhelming our justice system is much less fiscally responsible than if legislators would just get educated.

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CMReeder

Feb-25-14 12:26 AM

As usual Erik you lied.

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Scott36

Feb-24-14 9:13 PM

The credit ratings agencies said specifically that the lowering was based on the US inability to gets its debt under control.-eriklatranyi

Actually it is my understanding that in one of the reports,(S&P I believe) that all of the clamoring about "Just default"(you know, which started from the geniuses on AM radio, & FOX) was mentioned.-Scott

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eriklatranyi

Feb-24-14 5:47 PM

KrazyK:

You are a doofus.

I support decriminalizing marijuana. you would rather make up a lie than find out the truth because you are a liberal

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eriklatranyi

Feb-24-14 5:43 PM

The credit ratings agencies said specifically that the lowering was based on the US inability to gets its debt under control.

Nice try, liars!

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Scott36

Feb-24-14 4:40 PM

Steelman,

It still does not change the fact that our credit rating was lowered. I cannot remember a Republican, or T-partier addressing that particular outcome. Not saying they did not, just nothing noteworthy that I can recall.-Scott

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Steelman

Feb-24-14 1:58 PM

Or getting or credit ratings dropped because they refused raise the debt ceiling until the last minute.......CMReeder

Here were your fearless leaders intial thoughts on this.............The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a Sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. ...Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here'. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and Grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."

SENATOR BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, MARCH 2006

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CMReeder

Feb-24-14 1:55 PM

According the right with the election of Obama as President we have already reached it. We are now and forever more a nanny socialist state where all constitutional freedoms have been revoked. As we all know Obama as made himself leader for life.

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USABorn

Feb-24-14 1:48 PM

From the looks of the comments, eventually PA will join the mindless that think smoking pot is the answer to everything. Wonder how many years it will take for the U.S. to reach the bottom of the barrel? What a shame.

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Scott36

Feb-24-14 1:22 PM

CMReeder,

Please be gentle, your 12:19 post might fry one of Erik's "transistors".-Scott

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KrazyK

Feb-24-14 1:22 PM

Erik, attempting to tow the conservative line on the pot issue shows both your ignorance and stupidity. Fear the White Widow!

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Scott36

Feb-24-14 1:19 PM

But, here we are debating it and discussing it and wasting time that could be used to discuss fiscal responsibility or economic growth.-eriklatranyi

More than one issue too much to handle???-LOL Erik, it is a large nation, with many, many different viewpoints. What is important to one person is not as important to another. Tis life.-Scott

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Steelman

Feb-24-14 12:40 PM

“But, here we are debating it and discussing it and wasting time that could be used to discuss fiscal responsibility or economic growth.”………..erik

It would cause economic growth if it were legalized and taxed. Also if it were legalized for recreational use imagine the spike in the economy for Twinkie and potato chip companies.

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CMReeder

Feb-24-14 12:19 PM

Spend more time of economic growth and fiscal responsibility. Is that why republicans spent so much time blocking all bills dealing with those very issues and spent more time on abortion, repealing Obamacare, and fighting Democrats at every turn. That is why they spent so much time shutting down government then blame someone else for it. Or getting or credit ratings dropped because they refused raise the debt ceiling until the last minute. They have really shown how much they care about those issues.

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CMReeder

Feb-24-14 11:27 AM

It is a distraction and not an issue with many implications and not worthy of our discussions. No wonder nothing gets done in Congress with attitudes like yours.

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eriklatranyi

Feb-24-14 11:01 AM

So, here is the new distraction in politics.

Medical marijuana is not something that is a high priority for the vast, vast, majority of people.

But, here we are debating it and discussing it and wasting time that could be used to discuss fiscal responsibility or economic growth.

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CMReeder

Feb-24-14 10:17 AM

Sorry about that, scattered attention.

Let me try this again!

Federal laws have to change before doctors can prescribe it.

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CMReeder

Feb-24-14 10:14 AM

Marijuana has ben demonized for a long time. You are not going to change attitude about it over night. Federal laws have to be change before doctors change prescribe it. Truthfully the pharmaceutical companies will find a way to profit from it, they always do.

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Scott36

Feb-24-14 9:55 AM

Substituting marijuana for prescription drugs is simply stupid.-eriklatranyi

For whatever it is worth, years ago a VERY competent doctor(although we did not hear it from him--officially) advised us to try marijuana for my mother who was in very late stages of cancer. She did not like the effects. However, I personally feel that doctors should be free to prescribe anything they feel is in the best interests of their patients.-Scott

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Fredzz

Feb-24-14 9:11 AM

"" Substituting marijuana for prescription drugs is simply stupid. ""

Substituting Way Way over priced prescription drugs for Medical marijuana is really Really Really stupid.

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SteelerFan

Feb-24-14 9:10 AM

SF: 'Amazing how the sheep just follow. They don't want the truth. They just want to hear what they believe to be truth because that's comfortable to them.'

Sounds like all the Lib/Dems.

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MrShaman

Feb-24-14 8:49 AM

Spike:

Substituting marijuana for prescription drugs is simply stupid.

As a society, we need to reduce our dependence on prescriptions and other "crutches" such as drugs and/or alcohol." - eriklatranyi

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"Let those, who ride, decide."

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See:

Grandparents Increased Use in Medical Cannabis - YouTube

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MrShaman

Feb-24-14 8:43 AM

"People need more brain cells wiped out. Pack of idiots." - Garben78

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Yeah...that'd be MYTH #8

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See:

Erowid Cannabis Vault : Exposing Marijuana Myths

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eriklatranyi

Feb-24-14 8:28 AM

Spike:

Substituting marijuana for prescription drugs is simply stupid.

As a society, we need to reduce our dependence on prescriptions and other "crutches" such as drugs and/or alcohol.

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