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  • With it finally legal in WA and CO, we'll be able to see what kind of effect legalization will have on these respective societies.

    Will things go on as usual? Will crime jump? Will meth abuse drop?

    Tune in, true believers!
  • One thing's for sure, it'll calm the rowdy farkers right down.
  • b...b...b...but... REGAN said that top experts believed that marijuana was the most DANGEROUS drug in the US evar!
  • Medical marijuana use for children?

    /what?
  • js34603: Medical marijuana use for children?

    /what?


    Probably applied through an inhaler or ingested via food. It would probably help out with chemo treatments or other ailments. Isn't one of the Prussian Blue girls one of the only children with a medicinal marijuana card for some severe medical issue?
  • FTA: Against her doctor's wishes, her mother, Erin Purchase, began giving her lime-flavored capsules filled with cannabis oil after she had a poor response to her initial chemotherapy treatment.

    Mykayla's current doctor knows she takes the capsules, but doesn't discuss the marijuana as part of her medical therapy.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics, however, disagrees, and opposes the use of marijuana to treat young children, citing its addictive potential and the many unknowns about how it may affect developing bodies.


    Ah, another case where mom with ZERO medical education thinks she knows better than those who do.

    /Actually, not really another case since Mykayla Comstock was in another FARK article earlier this week.
  • The tide might be turning on a lot of this. Anyone who has spent all of five minutes researching why marijuana is illegal in the first place knows how ridiculous it is. Add to that the incentive of saving taxpayer money on incarceration, and maybe common sense will come through.

    The major hurdles left are:

    1. Government agencies like the DEA won't easily give up funding, so look for all kinds of scare tactics from them.

    2. The for-profit prison industry makes a killing on incarcerating marijuana offenders. They won't give up that money without a fight, either.
  • Whiskey is good for kids, too. Buy Whiskey.
  • There's wasps in my brain
  • Orgasmatron138: 1. Government agencies like the DEA won't easily give up funding, so look for all kinds of scare tactics from them.


    I remember an interview with a former DEA agent (or a local cop who was on a drug task force) had a wake up call when performing a raid one night. As they were throwing a married couple of the floor and tussled them about, and having CPS haul the teenage kids out, he took a look around their immaculate living room and noticed a stack of textbooks and homework on the coffee table and thought "Well f*ck. We just not only ruined the lives of so-called criminals having a little fun on the weekend, but we ruined their kids' lives too."

    After that he retired and started a service that educated people on how best to hide their stashes and to get away with drug use. Though he only educated people based on pot use, he was still opposed to just about every other illicit drug out there.
  • Meh... We give them various forms of speed all the time at younger and younger ages. I'd be surprised if this was more harmful in the long run.
  • NeoBad: There's wasps in my brain


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  • It's just a matter of time before we read that smoking during pregnancy is not only harmless but is a good treatment for morning sickness
  • Good on Time for pointing out an obvious contradiction regarding childhood medical treatment. People boo and hiss that kids may be prescribed medical marijuana for specific treatments, which is understandable. However, no one seems to bat an eye when a juvenile cancer patient is prescribed Oxycontin or another strong opioid painkiller, a child with schizophrenia being prescribed mind-altering anti-psychotics or an adolescent prescribed amphetamine derivatives to treat ADHD.

    I understand the apprehension for juvenile medical marijuana but I think that your average person has never thought about the damage any of those "accepted" drugs listed above can do, nor have they considered that those drugs might actually be MORE harmful to the child than a gram of hash oil daily (as in the case of the patient in question). The perception is distorted about medical marijuana, and marijuana in general, due to the legacy of propaganda and misinformation dating back as far as REEFER MADNESS. Possibly even further back than that, the public can't consider that some that makes you feel good can also be beneficial and minimally damaging.

    Is the girl's mother potentially an idiot for blindly thinking marijuana is a cure-all? Possibly. Does that make the argument that medical marijuana is beneficial any less valid? No. Like most things in science, it shows promise but needs more research.
  • Yet, no Twinkies? What about the side effects?
  • once again it bums me out knowing voicing my opinion doesn't make a damn difference for or against anything any way. many of us have seen the televised documentaries from way back in the day stating the harmlessness of mary jane. a country that gladly goes to war to kill theirs and ours so a few may profit is far from being enlightened enough to enjoy a spliff when they can cash in on incarceration.
  • Old and Busted: Flintstones vitamins.

    New Hotness: Flintstoned "vitamins". XD
  • Captain Steroid: Old and Busted: Flintstones vitamins.

    New Hotness: Flintstoned "vitamins". XD


    FLINTSTONES CHEWABLE MORPHINE!

    /A Simpsons reference? In my Fark?
  • The addicts were toking regardless of the law.
    The difference will be that the money goes into legit businesses.

    /I predict a drop in crime in the legalized states, a spike in use in the ban states, and the banners demanding the fed do something about the legalizers before the statisticals make things apparent to everyone.
  • There's absolutely nothing medically relevant about that shiat. It's just a worthless plant that farks with your mind when stupid people decide to smoke it.
  • Pause my children and reflect for a moment.

    Marijuana has been so effectively demonized by the criminals PROFITING from theWar on Drugs that the American Sociopathy Institute declared that it now appears to uninformed, fearmongered fools as THE BAD THING of all abused drugs. The lying, stealing, murdering politicians that keep it criminalized in return for, what? sure, MONEY! MONEY! MONEY! are doing a fantastic job.

    A plant, cultivated and used safely for all of recorded time by all of humanity, is no threat to young or old. There is real science supporting it's safety and efficasy dating back thousands of years(oh, right, 6,000 years and disguised to look older by the Sky Fairy), but NO!, you idiots let some flaky industrial tool called a President(temporary and part time) just name it as Schedule I.
    You march in the streets because of imagined affronts, but allow the US Government to victimize most of the world over a racist, profiteering LIE.

    The Nannys have literally changed the world for their own profit, instilled misinformation and racist lies into the very fabric of our society.

    /and you still call a plant "dope"?
    //you da dope!
  • Orgasmatron138: The tide might be turning on a lot of this. Anyone who has spent all of five minutes researching why marijuana is illegal in the first place knows how ridiculous it is. Add to that the incentive of saving taxpayer money on incarceration, and maybe common sense will come through.

    The major hurdles left are:

    1. Government agencies like the DEA won't easily give up funding, so look for all kinds of scare tactics from them.

    2. The for-profit prison industry makes a killing on incarcerating marijuana offenders. They won't give up that money without a fight, either.


    There is almost no for profit prison industry and where there are for profit prisons, they are concentrated in a tiny number of states and have significantly less money than the companies who world make out like bandits if marijuana was legal: the tobacco and beverage companies.
  • CrappityCrap: There's absolutely nothing medically relevant about that shiat. It's just a worthless plant that farks with your mind when stupid people decide to smoke it.


    Gee, a shame, other people seem to get more than you do out of it.
    What evil, Job?
  • Clearly, we should thank the pioneers of childhood marijuana usage becoming accepted: Musical Youth.



    /pass de dutchie on de left hand side
  • meanmutton: Orgasmatron138: The tide might be turning on a lot of this. Anyone who has spent all of five minutes researching why marijuana is illegal in the first place knows how ridiculous it is. Add to that the incentive of saving taxpayer money on incarceration, and maybe common sense will come through.

    The major hurdles left are:

    1. Government agencies like the DEA won't easily give up funding, so look for all kinds of scare tactics from them.

    2. The for-profit prison industry makes a killing on incarcerating marijuana offenders. They won't give up that money without a fight, either.

    There is almost no for profit prison industry and where there are for profit prisons, they are concentrated in a tiny number of states and have significantly less money than the companies who world make out like bandits if marijuana was legal: the tobacco and beverage companies.


    My distribution plan does not involve the criminals in sugar and tobacco.
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