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Re: “A Traveler's Guide to recreational marijuana in Colorado

This all sounds amazing.

Posted by joshl725 on April 26, 2016 at 2:23 PM

Re: “The fight over medical marijuana hits home

truthrus - Fair point. I revise my comment to "Alcohol Part II".

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Posted by Cid95 on April 26, 2016 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Transgender students face challenges from Columbia and in the classroom

Saw a good one today! GOP = Genital Oversight Police. Making an issue out of a 200 year non-issue. Trans arrested for bathroom misconcuct - 0. Senators arrested for bathroom misconduct - 3. Maybe we need the GOPS = Genital Oversight Police of Senators!

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Posted by tupper29406 on April 26, 2016 at 9:29 AM

Re: “The fight over medical marijuana hits home

"As John D. Rockefeller once said, "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation;every possession, a duty." @Cid95, for the purposes of vehicle and machinery operation, employment policy, perhaps it would be better to treat it similar to alcohol. After all do you want a surgical team who just got mellow before your procedure?

Posted by truthrus on April 26, 2016 at 8:16 AM

Re: “The fight over medical marijuana hits home

I can't see any reason why marijuana shouldn't be Tobacco Part II. I can see a lot of reasons why it should.

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Posted by Cid95 on April 25, 2016 at 10:51 AM

Re: “The fight over medical marijuana hits home

I love the thought police(CIA and leemajor) who attribute words, thoughts and motives to someone who has not taken a stand nor do you know their stand on a topic. Someone who perhaps, just maybe, looks at the totality of the problem associated with a topic not just the warm fuzzy feelings a topic may invoke. I applaud you for continuing the fight, but will you also allow yourself to be held accountable for problems that may arise? I bet not! You will probably quiver and cower saying poor poor me, i was only trying to help (While at the same time putting $$$$$ in my pockets) at louise and mothers expense.

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Posted by truthrus on April 25, 2016 at 10:33 AM

Re: “The fight over medical marijuana hits home

Legalize it Truthus. Cut the Cartels out of the picture. Just like ending prohibition took Mr. Capone and crew out of the liqueur business. Legalize it and go after the producers of lethal narcotics instead. The McCrackalots and the heroin problem we have is killing a hell of a lot more people than pot. Allow this child and millions like her access to medical marijuana products that can alleviate the hundreds of seizures that she suffers from daily. Or are you from the "Smoking Pot? What will your Ma do when she finds your dead body?" reefer madness school? Fact-Did you know that the majority of Drs in the USA think that medical marijuana should be legalized nationwide? Fact-How about old Joycelyn Elders, MD, former US Surgeon General who said "Marijuana is less toxic than many of the drugs that physicians prescribe every day." If Mary Louise were your kid you would be singing a different tune. I will continue to fight for her and the thousands of other kids like her who would benefit from legalized marijuana and its products.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on April 25, 2016 at 9:50 AM

Re: “The fight over medical marijuana hits home

"Gee I wonder if the executed people in Ohio were growing marijuana for medical purposes? Yep the manufacture, sale and use of marijuana is harmless, it hurts noone"

This is unequivocally the fault of the fallacious, ineffectual War on Drugs.

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Posted by leemajors on April 25, 2016 at 9:22 AM

Re: “The fight over medical marijuana hits home

Gee I wonder if the executed people in Ohio were growing marijuana for medical purposes? Yep the manufacture, sale and use of marijuana is harmless, it hurts noone

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Posted by truthrus on April 25, 2016 at 8:21 AM

Re: “As marijuana becomes legalized, ganja-preneurs are growing their products

Doreen, you are absolutely Beautiful! I would like to take you to dinner---

Posted by Robert Drury on April 23, 2016 at 12:04 PM

Re: “As marijuana becomes legalized, ganja-preneurs are growing their products

Doreen, you are absolutely beautiful! I would love to take you to dinner--

Posted by Robert Drury on April 23, 2016 at 12:04 PM

Re: “If the Confederacy had won, slavery would have continued in the South

The Civil war was a continuation of the Revolutionary War unfinished business of states' rights. The states were united to provide for the common defense. Before the states were formed, they were colonies of Great Britain, the people were subjects of the crown. The colonies gained their independence from the crown and became independent states with the Continental Congress guidance, and the help of France and other countries. Many of the states during the Revolutionary War and afterwards wanted to maintain their rights and independence. The United States was created with a central government to provide for the common defense, general welfare, and to protect liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Bill of Rights was added to the US Constitution in order to get all the states to agree to adopt a federal system of government. However, the debate of liberty and rights continued into the Civil War. Native Americans and African Americans were used and exploited by Loyalist, Rebels, Patriots, and Yankees. Natives and Africans Americans were denied liberty, justice, and representation. So, I ask what and who was a Confederate? and What did they stand for?

The original thirteen colonies flags, pre American Revolution or Declaration of Independence, all had the Union Jack symbol of Great Britain as subjects of King George III. The Continental Congress created a new flag which did not have the Union Jack symbol upon the American declaration of independence from the crown of Great Britain. Prior to the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, there were no states’ rights or central government and all the colonies were provinces of Great Britain.

The Union Jack which was a symbol of the crown and the British flag was removed as the colonial flag when the War of Independence or American Revolution was declared. The old colonial flags are not flown or celebrated anywhere in the US today. So why is the Confederate flag. Would you prefer the Union Jack Flag or the United States Flag? How did the individual colonies / states get their independence and rights? It was the Articles of Confederation. It was because the colonies formed a confederation and declared their Independence that we are even talking about union vs states’ rights

African Americans fought for their freedom in the American Revolution, some 25,000 soldiers fought, and they also fought in the Civil War on both sides: Union and Southern slave holding states. It was a paradox that the white man was fighting for freedom and at the same time denied freedom to the black man. George Washington a Virginian lead the American Revolution War Army and fought for liberty served as president and was a southerner. Would George Washington have been a confederate had he lived during the Civil War? Was George Washington a Rebel, Yankee, Loyalist, or Patriot?

My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From ev'ry mountainside
Let freedom ring!

It stands that the Native Americans should be in the position to do the same. They should have their flag, their carving on Stone Mountain, and their meeting on top of Stone Mountain and through the land where their fathers died.

Tell us what the Confederate flag stands for and represent. Why is Stone Mountain a Confederate Memorial? There was no Civil War battle at Stone Mountain, No one is buried there and none of the men carved on the side are from Georgia

The history of this Land of Tis of Thee and Georgia spans thousands of years. So why do you believe that your images and right are supreme? If what you say is true, when will the pro Confederate marches include Native Americans and African Americans? If what you say is true when will there be KKK rallies that include Native Americans and African Americans and the KKK stop hiding behind the sheets? If what you say is true , why did not the Georgia General Assembly in 1970 want to seat Julian Bond in the State house.or seat Tunis Campbell after reconstruction and many others. The Confederates resisted with all its power giving former slaves 40 acres and a mule, life, liberty and pursuit of happiness for Native Americans and African Americans.

When "my country" has equality and opportunity for Native Americans, African Americans, Muslims, Hispanics, Asians, women and all the people who are born or naturalized I will be satisfied. That is my Cause.

Interesting. It sounds like the South was not part of the US from the 1776 to 1865. Everything the US did is also part of the South history. Many of the nation leaders and military officers were from the South.

Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767, in the Waxhaw settlement, a community of Scotch-Irish immigrants along the border between North and South Carolina. Though his birthplace is in dispute, he considered himself a South Carolina native.

George Washington was born at his father's plantation on Pope's Creek in Westmoreland County, Virginia, on February 22, 1732. His father, Augustine Washington, was a leading planter in the area and also served as a justice of the county court.

Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, at Shadwell plantation in western Virginia.

Often referred to as the first "dark horse" President, James K. Polk was the last of the Jacksonians to sit in the White House, and the last strong President until the Civil War. He was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in 1795.

Full article on the Opposing View
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6rHTsNOsLE_ZkN5LTdIVFNubEU/view

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Posted by Ed Williams on April 21, 2016 at 7:45 PM

Re: “The fight over medical marijuana hits home

Conservatives are small government, Republicans not necessarily so. Calling things that you don't understand delusional does not make them so, it just makes you incapable of rational thought and critical thinking, common trait for closed minded liberals.

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Posted by nofaith on April 21, 2016 at 4:11 PM

Re: “The fight over medical marijuana hits home

I've gone 7 years with spinal cord and brain stem compressions. Nerve pain, nerve damage, seizures, dystonia, heart issues... to name a few problems that come from it. Here in SC, the only help I've gotten from doctors is telling me it was in my head. Even after I found my issues (through out of state drs), they still refuse to do much about it. I'm left without pain medication or other helpful treatments. Treated like some druggie scrounging for the next hit when all I want to do is be able to turn my head or move without pain! Only just this year, thanks to friends online from other states, have I heard that CBD oil might be highly beneficial to me thanks to the anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties it has. Good luck to me ever getting it. I'm not epileptic nor am I a child. I'm a disabled woman without disability benefits (our state is so great, isn't it?!) that can't afford to go to some E-cig store and purchase $80 worth of vape oil. (or better yet $220 for 100 ml "medicinal bottle.") And these laws don't make it easy to convince my mother to help me get it either. Like it's some kind of cardinal sin!

It's sad that lawmakers need a personally-attached kid to get sick to even consider letting any of us, regardless of age, with disabilities use what could be life-restoring to help ourselves. If these researchers would get off their lazy asses in the medical community of SC, they would see CBD does more then fight intractable epilepsy. So much more. Snap to it would you? Disabled people are sick of your lagging and moronic law-making!

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Posted by Christine Ashley on April 21, 2016 at 3:49 PM

Re: “The fight over medical marijuana hits home

No, no, I understand your simplistic writing style just fine. The points themselves are borderline delusional.

Rebranding conservatives as 'small government' by the power of repetition is not very compelling.

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Posted by leemajors on April 21, 2016 at 1:36 PM

Re: “The fight over medical marijuana hits home

No, I am making perfect sense and am not the least bit broken. The fact that you are unable to comprehend what I said it is what should be jarring to you. It was pretty straightforward and simple, I dumbed it down as much as possible for your benefit. But, with the convoluted garbage you regurgitate on a regular basis it is not surprising at all that you can't make sense of a few pretty simple statements.

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Posted by nofaith on April 21, 2016 at 1:12 PM

Re: “The fight over medical marijuana hits home

I think I finally broke him.

He's making even less sense than usual--which is jarring.

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Posted by leemajors on April 21, 2016 at 12:56 PM

Re: “The fight over medical marijuana hits home

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Posted by mat catastrophe on April 21, 2016 at 12:14 PM

Re: “The fight over medical marijuana hits home

Replace "conservatism" with liberalism and you would have your first accurate comment ever.

True conservatives are for smaller and less intrusive government, aka libertarians, and believe that pot should be legal for whatever the hell you want to use it for. And if you consume it at an inappropriate time or manner that infringes on other people's rights you should be punished appropriately. And if you consume it in amounts that affect your physical or financial health then you should bear responsibility for that.

I am surprised that liberals are not against it. They are all about forcing people to be healthy and, while it has good medicinal and recreational uses, pot is like most other drugs and has health risks. Liberals are all about dictating what people should eat and not eat I would figure that they would be all about keeping pot illegal. But that would require having logical, rational and consistent beliefs so it actually does make sense that liberals are for legalization.

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Posted by nofaith on April 21, 2016 at 12:01 PM

Re: “The fight over medical marijuana hits home

Conservatism has been ideologically defined by the slippery-slope fallacy. We see it in all forms of their inane, backwards idiocy.

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Posted by leemajors on April 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM
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