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"Smaller Government", "Spending Cuts", "Eliminating earmarks", "Union busting".
Seems Babeu didn't get the TEA party's memo. Where's their outrage?Sep 8, 2011
Not sure. What are you thinking?Jun 21, 2011
@NothingButTheTruth; You sound like an idiot arguing over semantics and what you believe to be the "correct" way of referring to illegals. But since you bring it up, we need to label all criminals "illegals" going forward. Jaywalkers, speeders, litterers, solicitors all break the law and all need to be labeled as such.Apr 19, 2011
Even the name of your organization is a lie. "Keep AZ Drug Free." I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but AZ is far from drug free and there are more pressing issues an anti-drug group should be concentrating on. Like the state's Meth problem or the opiate epidemic or the failures of the FDA to properly test the drugs they're pushing. Those are real problems that need addressing, not catering to the lowest common denominator and keeping a plant with beneficial properties illegal.
@RecoveryDoc: the citations on stop203.com are, for the most part, a joke. Very little actual research is cited; it's mostly politically-charged commentary by people with agendas. It's really kind of sad what you and Mr. Romero are trying to do.Aug 20, 2010
This is a sickening article by someone who's clearly made bad decisions and now must repent to make himself whole again. I can't believe people will just lie for the sake of pushing an agenda. I didn't see one claim backed up by evidence (a link to another article, research paper, study?).
Even more pathetic is your dismissal of those who find relief from cannabis as a medicine, yet you endorse the use of cocaine for medicinal purposes because the "Gold Standard" of the FDA has granted it worthy of fixing ailments. Really? So if medicinal marijuana passed the FDA's tests, you'd be ok with it?
By the way, this is the same FDA whose standards have caused TENS OF THOUSANDS of deaths due to insufficient clinical trials of unsafe "Gold Standard"-level medications.
You also state in no uncertain terms that illegitimate doctors are the only ones prescribing/recommending marijuana to their patients and that "legitimate" physicians would never do such a thing. Do you know this for a fact? If so, how? Word-of-mouth from your church friends? Read it online somewhere? If you're going to make claims, back them up. What are you afraid of?
You harp on the pain patients the most. What I'm reading is that you think pain is a flimsy excuse to get a prescription. Really? So chronic and debilitating pain is probably just in most people's heads, huh? Would you rather them pop a few "FDA-approved" Oxycontin pills instead? (You know, the stuff that's killing people?) They have "Gold Standard" written all over them, don't they? That work better for you, Alex?
Finally, so what if Marijuana becomes legal? What do you think could possibly happen? Kids (the little people the anti-pot crowd just love to use as scapegoats) can get it easier now than alcohol. Why? BECAUSE THEY NEED AN ADULT TO GET THEM ALCOHOL!!!! If it's treated like alcohol it will be just as difficult to get and an adult would be held responsible for helping a child obtain it.
Your arguments are not baseless, they are based in fear. Fear is what caused marijuana to become illegal in the first place and it's what causes it to remain illegal today. Over 20,000 studies on Marijuana have been conducted. Please do some research before spewing ignorance to your fellow Valley residents.
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/20-000-studies-on-marijuana-what-don-t-scientists-%E2%80%98know%E2%80%99-yetAug 20, 2010