Jun 27, 2014 at 11:33:46
“Legalizing cannabis will *NOT* make it more available to teens, the fact is that right now under prohibition it already *IS* widely available because dealers don't ask for proof of age ID, like vendors would be required to do or face stiff penalties like they already do for selling booze or cigarettes to minors. Right now there are *no rules*, whereas legalization would have regulations for producers and sellers.
Don't be hoodwinked by Conservative scare tactics, they hope to turn your fear into votes. And sadly, they are using taxpayer dollars to do this. *sigh*”
“I really enjoyed Top Chef Canada, in a TV landscape of American programming it was lovely to see Canadian talent showcased and the spotlight on Canadian restaurants and locations. And more Donut Showdown instead? I love me some Tim's but I imagine Canadians aren't really thinking "Mmmm Blue Cheese donuts, hooray!"”
Feb 13, 2014 at 18:19:09
“Here's the deal about cannabis - it exists. We have used it for thousands & thousands of years. You can't outlaw Mother Nature, especially when we Humans, for various reasons because the plant has so many different uses, love it.
Having established that Cannabis will never be chased out of existence* we must concede that the smartest way to reduce use by minors is to hinder their access to it by regulating it.
Parents, who would you rather control the sale of pot? The black market where there are no rules? Dealers who don't care how old our kids are and will perhaps introduce them to harder drugs because they are more profitable? Or, by licensed retailers who are mandated by law to not sell to minors. I remember how easy it was to buy pot as a teen, but alcohol was hard to come by, our fresh little faces gave us away at the LCBO checkout and we'd be sternly shooed out empty handed.
Legalizing cannabis will *NOT* make it more available, the fact is that right now it already *IS* widely available. Don't be hoodwinked by Conservative scare tactics, they hope to turn your fear into votes.
*According to the UN only 10% of ALL illicit drugs are apprehended by law enforcement per year, the cartels, gangs & organized crime consider that the cost of doing business and revel in their profits from the 90% that does reach the market.”
“What a heartwarming story, although I wish Hammie was able to keep one orange furball for himself.
Our English Bulldog and kitty who we adopted from a shelter were best buds. They played together, snuggled together and even tag teamed for food together; the cat would knock things off the table for the dog waiting below. When our sweet bully passed away from old age our cat moped around and looked for her, it was so sad - he lost his best friend. :-(
Bulldogs are simply wonderful, our kids miss her so much too, she thought she was a 55 pound lapdog. We were very lucky to have her.”
“Not everyone believes in the same god, or any gods at all. For example, I'm an Atheist. Laws for *everyone* should not be based on any religion whatsoever. Regarding judicial laws and legislation, I believe that people have the capacity to be fair, just and humane; use common sense and respect the autonomous rights of others without prompts from religious texts.”
“Yep, I killed Jesus, Nemo's Mom, Coral, and everyone who bit it in the "Red Wedding" episode of Game of Thrones. #FictionalCharacters
Why don't you ask members of the GOP why THEY continually attempt to impose their religious beliefs into government policy? Isn't there supposed to be a separation of church and State?”
Kyle on Jan 29, 2014 at 21:44:16
“Isn't there supposed to be a separation of church and State?
There is, but people conveniently forget that the separation of church and state was implemented to protect the church, after coming from a world where the King claimed the rule as the divine right bestowed from God, and sat him as head of the church. Where he split the church so they would sanction his divorce, and excommunicated anyone that did not follow his will, it would be like someone mandating abortion on the church today, or Gay marriage, or deciding we just need 8 commandments, and we are just going to delete two of them. which becomes even more scary when the voter base is described in 2 Timothy 3:1-10, and we are told the masses will call for a great deceiver that runs on false peace and tells them what they can and cannot buy, and will one day give them a mark , all great and small rich and poor. You cannot render unto Ceasar what is Ceasar’s and undo God what is Gods, if Ceasar is going to mandate you violate what God commands. At that point you have to decide if God is real, or in the white house, and if the one in the white house, tells God what to do!
There is only one Chosen one, even if the one here thinks otherwise. Theer will however be an Anti-Christ, and the masses will call for him!”
“The first version of the DEA was the FBN - Federal Bureau of Narcotics, it was created shortly before the repeal of alcohol prohibition. All those cops who were no longer required to chase down Al Capone et al needed a new troublemaker to target. Cannabis prohibition is a make work program for Law Enforcement.
Read: Why is Marijuana Illegal? http://www.drugwarrant.com/articles/why-is-marijuana-illegal/”
“Break cannabis prohibition down: Government locks people in cages for the "crime" of ingesting/growing/selling an ancient plant that we have used for thousands upon thousands of years. A plant.
Law enforcement will never totally eradicate naturally growing plants, especially one that aids us medicinally and people enjoy recreationally. Mother Nature is not a criminal and neither are we for utilizing cannabis. "How Cannabis Works": http://maryjanecannabian.blogspot.ca/2009/06/how-cannabis-works.html”
“I won't believe him until LAWS actually change, I have *not* forgotten The Ogden Memo!
via "If Barack Had Been Busted (Updated)"
"I think it is tragic that the President of the United States, Barack Obama, can freely admit to using Cannabis and Cocaine, and at the same time condone laws that enable the DEA and police to throw non-violent citizens in jail for doing the exact same thing. He is just one of the lucky ones that didn’t get caught.
Humans have been using Cannabis/Hemp for thousands of years. Enacting prohibition isn’t going to make the plant magically disappear. You can’t outlaw Mother Nature. Government should be regulating what could be a booming industry and take away the money source for cartels and gangs….. how hard is that to comprehend?
How can the President profess “America, Home of the Free” when hundreds of thousands of citizens are incarcerated for simple possession? If President Obama actually believed in true freedom he would strike down prohibition and end the Drug War. Society will never prosper as a whole until the US has a President brave enough to end the War on People that has been such a colossal failure." http://maryjanecannabian.blogspot.ca/2009/06/if-barack-had-been-busted.html”
“You are right - school *IS* for education, too bad religion continually dictates what goes on in public schools. I am proud of this young man, if people are going to utilize religion to tell this young man being gay is a sin then he has every right to defend himself using the same book.
The principle fails here, Isaiah Smith ripped pages out of his own personal book and did not deserve suspension for an action that "offended" people.”
“Makes sense - cannabis is an ancient plant that has been used by humans for thousands and thousands of years, I guess Korea was smart and skipped becoming a signatory to that superfluous 1961 convention.
Cannabis never should have been deemed illegal in the first place, how ridiculous when you think of it, making a *plant* illegal.”
fumes on Oct 11, 2013 at 07:38:16
Mike Regish on Oct 11, 2013 at 06:26:46
“I have read that the main reason we made marijuana illegal was because it was the drug of choice for Mexican immigrants and busting them for pot was an easy way to get them deported.
I really think the plaque on the Statue of Liberty needs to be rewritten.
"...cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention."...”