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Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?


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  • +34 +44 -10 Sarah Feb. 5, 2013
    "Hello guys. I believe that marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes in the United States. Thousands of people have experienced and witnessed the medical benefits of marijuana use. I also believe that it should be legalized because it can help with cancer. An active ingredient in marijuana,THC, can weaken cancer cells and therefore make chemotherapy more effective. It starts being effective after 2 or 3 years, though. I also do believe that the marijuana should be grown in a laboratory, rather than being smoked. Marijuana also serves as a painkiller to diseases such as cancer (above), and glaucoma. Thank you if you accept my opinion in this matter. just letting you know, i am 12 years old, and i have been researching this for a debate."
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  • +27 +31 -4 nancy Jan. 16, 2013
    "My beautiful sister fought invasive cancer for 2 years. She was brave and strong until the day she called me in tears and said "I have not eaten in 3 days and I am so hungry! My heart broke, and I went into the yard and got on my knees and begged out loud for "him" to ease her suffering. I would have bargained anything. She was so violently ill. Well, I guess he was on vacation because she suffered so horribly until she got some "street" marijuana. A kind person delivered it to her free every week. Her Doctor recommended it, but cautioned her it was illegal in her state. He said to keep it quite and only smoke hidden in her home. She began to smoke all the time, with GREAT relief and was able to begin eating again. What was worse for her, the pot or the Oxy she was taking in large doses?? She said it was the only real relief she had...better than the Oxy. I hate she had to spend her last days hiding like a criminal while she died....making sure that no one but her family knew she was obtaining her only relief from something that some people would want to lock her up for."
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  • +19 +22 -3 Robbie Darden Apr. 13, 2014
    "Def. for it. If any substance is found to have the benefits of this plant, would it not be called a miracle drug? Its helping little children with seizures, epilepsy, cancers, as well as adults. Anyone who is against it should be ashamed and tell the next kid you see that you are against something that will make them not be sick"
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    • 0 0 0 Aurelia Dec. 12, 2014
      "I agree! It has definitely stopped my seizures!!! And also changed my life for the better!!!!!"
  • +17 +21 -4 Dan Jan. 23, 2013
    "I have had lower back pain for more then 30 years. The doctor just gives me more and more pain killers. I recently had back surgery to fix the problem. I still have pain in my leg and numbness. I tried marijuana and it helped. I did not know that my state started testing for marijuana before I could get any pain pills, I tested for marijuana and now must goto a pain clinic. The info from the tests are send to the state police. Now there is no doctor client confidentiality."
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    • 0 0 0 Patricia Oct. 15, 2014
      "Oh that makes me so angry, Dan! I'm sorry you are being harassed and having your privacy violated in this way. Cannabis needs to be legalized everywhere! I live in WA state and marijuana here is often just considered to be natural, like aspirin. There are cannabis stores all over my town of Vancouver. There is much more control over the provenance and quality of the marijuana you buy now too. I don't know where you live but it sounds like a police state nightmare!"
  • +14 +15 -1 Raymond Arturo Aug. 15, 2013
    "I believe the racist reasons for prohibition are not looked at closely enough. To outlaw a plant because a group of people have discovered the medicinal qualities of it is, retarded. It is much the same as companies like Monsanto thinking they can tinker with the genetic structure of plants and discount the millions of years of evolution that has brought us this far. Bees start dying out and everyone calls it a mystery. Likewise cannabis was the original medicine used for thousands of years for a variety of different ailments. Small minded people can not comprehend that there can exist a synergy between plants and people. Plants evolve to fill a need, since they can not move. Cannabis has been one of the most successful at creating a niche for itself. The sad thing about racists is that they shoot themselves in the foot. How many children of racist people with Dravet syndrome have died? How many have suffered needlessly because of their narrow mindedness. How many resort to sleeping pills and other chemical pharmacopeia peddled by corporations that only care about short term profit. I believe that cannabis prohibition will go down in history as the dumbest, most inane thing humans have ever done."
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    • -3 0 -3 Tommy S Nov. 24, 2014
      ""Plants evolve to fill a need"
      "Racist reasons for prohibition"
      "...qualities of it is, retarded"
      Watch who you call narrow-minded. You have no logical evidence behind what you state, and you're clearly far too involved in this issue for the capacity of your brain to handle."
  • +10 +10 0 DJ Jan. 30, 2014
    "I would much rather take one hit of pot to ease my joint pain (no pun intended) than even Ibuprofen or Advil that totally jack up my digestion. and. Natural is always the better option. Stupid that pot is illegal. I've seen alcohol destroy good folks, they should've been smoking dope instead. but we can't because we're responsible people who value our jobs. Look around you at how many people you know who drink daily to ease the stress of their day. Talk about addictive and destructive. I wish my it was legal for my husband to smoke pot and illegal for him to drink alcohol."
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  • +10 +10 0 Anonymous Oct. 22, 2013
    "There should be no question about it. Far worse drugs are allowed for medicinal purposes."
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  • +9 +10 -1 Thomas Heinl Apr. 16, 2014
    "For me, medical use can only go so far as to help someone through pain and stress. I'm only 15 years old, my mom is an addict and has been an addict since she was my age, she is now 32 years old. She has no medical needs for the drug, but seeing interviews on television and reading articles about this has made me realize. This was here out of nature, If marijuana was put here it might have been put here for a reason. Me myself, i don't use. i strongly believe in the medicinal purpose. Medical marijuana is one thing but recreational in another, although i do believe that if this country was founded on something like tobacco, why cant marijuana be the same concept, people get just as addicted to tobacco as they do to marijuana. It should be a choice and it does happen to be a product of nature. I'm no genius and i'm no pot head but something like this can be good and bad, but if its helping people then there should be no argument. It does not take an adult to figure that out."
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  • +9 +9 0 Larry Apr. 8, 2014
    "Marijuana is a gateway drug. It is the gateway for me to a pleasant pain free day. I almost died 2 years ago because stress and anxiety issues destroyed my body by creating Krohns extreme IBS and Ulcerative Colitis. I was even put on Remicaid which is the same as dialysis only with a horrible immune system destroying drug injected into my body. Nothing worked except for GOD given marijuana. I have my life back. I beg this country to please stop the BS and legalize medical marijuana as soon as they possibly can. Too many people are suffering or being forced to break the law because of caveman views from out of touch politicians."
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  • +9 +9 0 Scott Jones Oct. 17, 2013
    "I have ADD and when ever I smoke it, I feel so much more focused then I would otherwise. Normally my mind races a mile a minute, with weed my mind slows down to where I am able to relax and think and remember."
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  • +9 +11 -2 ADCR Jan. 27, 2013
    "When you feel like you have been beaten by bats, in the hands of professional baseball players, and everything that touches you from the tip of your head to your short little pinkie toe and are severely allergic to most pain meds, NSAIDS, narcotics, and morphine one reconsiders their options. I must take this treatment to stay in remission from my terminal cancer but it is driving me over the edge. Should I break the law in my state?

    I agree 100% that marijuana is an effective pain killer with very few side effects that bring quality of life to persons with terminal diseases and possibly a little happiness, although short lived, appreciated as a benefit."
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    • 0 0 0 Aurelia -35 yrs old Dec. 12, 2014
      "I agree 100%! It has stopped my seizures whereas the doctors can't find a cure!!!! They have tried putting me on several medications that only intensified my seizures and made them more frequent. I currently have several scars on my face from falling b/c I can't feel the onset of a seizure. So, I agree with you 100%. People that are against it should spend one day in our shoes and maybe they would change their views!!!!"
  • +9 +10 -1 Robert Jan. 24, 2013
    "Everything that is created by God, (or nature for you atheists) is good. What make it bad is the way man misuses it. In its simple content if its used for medicine and how its meant to be used then it is good. Many good people have gone to jail for procession of the green stuff. Think of all the money that could be saved by just legalizing and taxing that one drug. I would dare say that it could add millions in taxes for the government. Legalize it!"
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  • +8 +8 0 Dave McConnell Apr. 7, 2014
    "You know what? Forget this side, I hope that you all see this, I tried my first joint at a friend's dinner and all of a sudden, I felt better than I have in months! I lost my stutter, I gained my balance, and I can TALK to people easily again. Sure, moderation people, but HEAR THIS MY CON FRIENDS: It worked for me.
    Stay Lit."
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  • +8 +8 0 Kelsey Feb. 2, 2014
    "Medical cannabis works! plain and simple to why it should be legalized. I have anxiety, and nothing soothes me better when I'm panicky than a nice bowl of marijuana. I have joint issues also and after smoking cannabis, my body doesn't recognize the pain I felt earlier anymore. I sprained my ankle a few months ago and couldn't get crutches so I continued walking on it. Marijuana definitely helped relieve the pain and after a while of using everyday, my sprained ankle went away. Its our right to use whatever medicine that works for us, and marijuana is a medicine. It is a plant that contains pain relief, it is not a drug that harms your body."
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  • +8 +8 0 cory the best Jan. 10, 2014
    "I think legalizing marijuana would make other drug use go down. legalize!
    #420"
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  • +8 +8 0 Gauge Sep. 27, 2013
    "It is not dangerous, lifts your ,mood and calms you down"
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  • +8 +8 0 Julie Warren Jul. 8, 2013
    "I am Pro because I do wonder if I could STOP talking all of the pharmaceutical drugs and use Marijuana instead, yet as of now I live in a state it is not legalized. Also I am tested everytime I go to get my script for pharmaceutical drugs, for illegal drugs in my system. If any are found I'm thrown out of the drug program. I suffer from Lupus, Sjorgens, Arthritis, Neuropothy pain, Achalasia, Crohns, Celeiac, yet I am allergic to all NSAIDS, so I am forced to use narcotics. Now I question what is the difference between my narcotics I get each month then the ones that people obtain illegally? NOTHING! Being forced to take so much medication that I have a hard time caring for myself is NOT my idea of LIFE! I wish that Arkansas would legalize medical Marijuana, so that people like me would NOT be made to live a life as a drooling zombie in their bed!"
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  • +8 +8 0 ED Field May. 27, 2013
    "My doctor wanted 2 prescribe pot 4 me last year but could not 2 help me sleep. I was busted in early 80s & spent 4yrs on probation.What a waste of tax payers money. If they legalize it think of all the money that would be brought in 2 build schools & help the economy. There are people in jail just 4 smoking it i have cop friends who think its time 2 legalize it. I am in my 60s this country is so stupid the paper & cotton industries have stopped the legal use 4 many years. George Washington was a grower its a reusable crop that does not screw up the land"
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  • +8 +10 -2 Shawna Bennett Jan. 28, 2013
    "I don't see why it isn't an over the counter drug to begin with. So many people have illnesses or injuries that are hurtful. Using marijuana would cause the pain to simmer down. MARIJUANA SHOULD BE LEGALIZED!"
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  • +7 +7 0 Liesse T Jul. 3, 2013
    "The healthful properties of Marijuana are a big unknown many medicines are made from plants and this should be explored more. Our brains have natural receptors for cannibanoids."
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  • +7 +7 0 Veronica maher May. 1, 2013
    "I have used it for back,and it worked in five minutes.I was in agony for weeks and the very strong medication from the doctor did not help at all."
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  • +7 +7 0 THISIS INSANE Apr. 22, 2013
    "In light of the various range of damage to the body caused by all of the chemically formulated compounds, and the various 'legal' and FDA approved substances that have been pulled from the market by 'Big Pharma', I firmly believe that this plant has the promise of many beneficial effects on the human system. A good deal of the information and data I have read, seems to point to the efficacy of its use, in various medical treatment. I have read the stance of the government drug czar, the DEA, the FDA, NIDA, and the AMA. The many government studies that have been, ultimately ignored or shoved under the carpet, or even discarded offhandedly, while Doctors come up with results from studies, observations and lab testing in other countries, and my own personal exposure and experience with this plant, leads me to believe there is some merit to the stance that it is more beneficial than the bulk of the rhetoric from non-scientific sources and government, politicians, DEA and the Justice Department, would care to admit. The long, drawn out 'drug war' policy, has done much to erode the feeling of trust in this country's government. with an arrest made every 42 seconds, is it any wonder we are paranoid? Stop this now!"
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  • +7 +7 0 Tom Rothwell Apr. 19, 2013
    "It is reserved for the states to determine medical usage, correct? Why does the DEA lord it over the states, and moreover, why do the states allow this to continue? 19 jurisdictions say marijuana is medicine, Sativex is a patented pharmaceutical drug derived directly from the herb, and the CSA classifies the drug as having "high potential for abuse" and "no accepted medical use in the United States"? What happened to freedom in America? What part of "Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain" does not apply here? We in Iowa will challenge the incorrect scheduling both here and in D.C. We need the other states to join us in demanding that the regulatory authorities change the incorrect scheduling by LAW, this is required by the STATUTES. Congress NEVER gave the authority to the DEA to manage states' affairs, and the courts have upheld states' rights. Even dogs get crumbs from the table, yet we as states stand by in chains of our own making. Unfortunately, it is corruption that is to blame, surely we are not all as stupid as we'd have to be to allow the authorities to perpetuate a lie that marijuana is bad for us. We the people need a lot of hemp rope for good use. Genesis 1:11-12, God saw it was good, first."
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    • 0 0 0 Tom O'Connell MD Nov. 14, 2014
      "You are more correct than you may imagine. The DEA was created by NIXON's Executive order to enforce his brain dead CSA. The CSA was the trickster's response to the Warren Court's striking down of Anslinger's bogus Marijuana Tax Act"
  • +7 +7 0 Daniel Apr. 14, 2013
    "I have been on disability for 10 years for chronic back pain.I have had a pain pump implant(morphine) for the past 7 years with lackluster results.I live in a state with no medical marijuana(pennsylvania).Marijuana is the only thing that truly helps but it remains illegal in my state so if i want real pain relief i must break this barbaric law from 40 years ago.It is past time for change and if the current crop of politicians do not get the message they will soon find themselves looking for real jobs."
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  • +7 +7 0 Paul Apr. 11, 2013
    "I want to say something positive about this whole debate. We live in the United States of America where we get to debate this. As a active duty soldier for 15 yrs I can see why we (soldiers) should not use marijuana. But to not make it legal is far fetched. Most of the comments are about smoking marijuana. The companies that are actually producing medical marijuana (have the Delta-9 THC) in pill form, chewing gum and are even working to make it into and aspirator form. Which would reduce the safety issues that are talked about. Also it should be noted that Hemp and Marijuana are two different plants, Hemp contains less then .03 percent THC and is used for manufacturing of string, rope, clothing, candles, medicine and so on. But is listed under the same laws as marijuana. Losing US farmers millions of dollars sense the federal government classifies Hemp as a drug. (looks like marijuana) Marijuana on the other hand has THC of 30% or higher. Once legalized the ability to study the effects (pros and cons) would be easier to conduct as at this time to get the DEA to give out permits to grow and study marijuana is astronomical. Due to the requirements for security of the crop field and the permit its self. Education is Power"
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  • +7 +7 0 dave beall Apr. 9, 2013
    "Cannabis is a natural herb or vegetable, no different than tomatoes or peppers. Cannabis should be consumed every day in it's green leaf form, not cooked or smoked. The seeds are also health food. Cannabis in raw form provides support for 288 different cell types and helps the immune system with the THC-Acid and the CBD-Acid in the green leaves.

    Cannabis has medical-for-sickness value after it's natural form is altered with heat and-or curing. This makes cannabis concentrated and the heat changes the THC-Acid into THC that will effect the body instantly for many uses.

    Any person that is against cannabis or is a prohibitionist belongs in prison for the damage and the suffering they have caused. Prohibitionists are anti-human and communist.

    Cannabis is a natural plant that all people in the world should be consuming on a daily basis for general health."
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    • 0 0 0 dave beall Dec. 24, 2013
      "i made a mistake, cannabis supports 210 different cell types, not 288..."
    • 0 0 0 Ken Dec. 21, 2013
      "Right on! Dr. William Courtney advocates juicing the raw plant and taking it as a daily dietary essential. If we all did that, our health would improve, diseases would be prevented, our obesity problem would be eliminated and there would be no need for Obamacare."
  • +7 +7 0 Savannah Apr. 9, 2013
    "YES. it sould be legal. Why be in pain when you can have something to help with pain and stress ! and just think how many people smoke ciggarets and drink. how many people have died from drinking and driving when you smoke weed you can control youre self and will most likely go to sleep it is just as bad as all the other drugs out there and is actually helpful in some ways so if anything make weed legal and make ciggarets illegal"
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  • +7 +7 0 derek Mar. 19, 2013
    "Methamphetamine is a Schedule II drug and marijuana is a Schedule I drug... Why? Just why? No one with any sort of common sense or logic would say that meth has more medicinal value than marijuana. Many, many studies validate marijuana's therapeutic benefits."
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  • +7 +7 0 kenneth Mar. 15, 2013
    "YES! but ofcourse like any addictive drugs, should come with STRICT monitoring and must comply with Rx rules."
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  • +7 +8 -1 Desherra Feb. 20, 2013
    "It didn't used to be criminalzed, george washington grew his own bud. People in the old days knew marijuana for what it was in its purest form. An HERB. Same as parsley, mint, tea leaves, or any other. Can you really make a point against weed, dope, bud, whatever, when the evidence is so clear? No deaths at all on record, but yet called a drug and is compared to tobacco. MAN made tobacco, God made cannabis. He gave this gift to us saying make something better so we invented a drug that kills us and gets us addicted so what do we do? We make the healing herb illegal. Does that ever run through your head when you are making weed sound horrible? How do you rationalize that? It's sad. You cut it down and everyone who supports it and then you let people die of second hand tobacco smoke every year. And don't even get us started on alcohol."
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  • +7 +9 -2 james bullard Feb. 8, 2013
    "If everybody would stop and do the math the good far out weighs the bad. plus it would be a big slap in the face of the drug dealer. It would keep at least one drug under control and out of the hands of our children. But wait, let us not forget the other uses of the marijuana plant { thread, rope, cloths} that just a very small amount of things that can be made with the plant and it is a great export for the USA."
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  • +7 +9 -2 james Feb. 7, 2013
    "first off, marijuana is completely natural. all these other drugs are man-made. and there are other forms of taking marijuana. and clearly off of these results most people agree with it being used for medical reasons. ive had more than a handfull of problems in which marijuana helped me."
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  • +7 +9 -2 Debra Luttrell Feb. 4, 2013
    "I have seen and heard testimonials from people who have used medical marijuanua for many different medical conditions and who have been cured or helped immensly by using this medicine..my daughter used medical marijuana during chemotherapy treatment and in doing so she never lost her appetite and managed her own pain and also slept very well.. Her doctors where amazed at how well she coped with her treatment. they knew she was using medical marijuana and didn't try to stop her.."
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  • +7 +9 -2 matt Jan. 25, 2013
    "I am a medical marijuana patient ,and "KNOW" ,1st hand how well it works for my peripherial neuropathy,when every nerve ending is SCREEEEEMING out pain,and my tendons are litterally ripping apart in my body,better than the adictive feeling that is left over from opiates and as with any drug -you still have the warnings and responsabilities that still apply---tnx M."
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  • +7 +8 -1 renee Jan. 19, 2013
    "most definately it should be a legalized. i have multilple sclerosis and have a prescription for marinol. not one but three different doctors two of which are specialist, my neurologist and my gastrologist ordered marijuana. also the marinol is 800 dollars a month, my cost..smoking it works better and is cheaper, not much. but i dont have to take narcotics for pain control and my gastroparesis does much better with smoking. if healthy people feft what i do on a daily basis they would take anything for relief"
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  • +7 +8 -1 Jerry Bierens Jan. 17, 2013
    "Marijuana has been around for thousands of years and maybe more. It is a natural substance that is here for a reason and the overstated reasons that say it has no medical value and leads to other drug use have no background in fact but is a product of the big drug companies that would be hurt by legalizing it. Medical marijuana has just begun to benefit people with health problems and to use these unsubstanciated and unfounded reasons to keep it illegal is just plain wrong."
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  • +7 +8 -1 judith Jan. 12, 2013
    "I have rsd,trigemnial neuragial,glacoma want to be off medication.Up to now haven't thought about this helping,but iam never pain free...Would be interested in more facts...
    Thank judy"
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  • +6 +6 0 Waiting May. 1, 2014
    "I'm someone who lives in a state where it is not yet legal but hope and pray that it one day will . I suffer from M.S when I first started to lose the vision in they put me on I.V steroids one hour a day for what seemed like for ever it made me very tired and unable to function I just wanted to sleep also left the taste nickels in my mouth I shortly started smoking marijuana for pain and muscle spasmes now I'm able to work fourty hours a week and take care of my self when just years ago they thought I soon wouldn't be able to walk no crazy meds needed just strong well and the help of something natural so thank you marijuana"
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  • +6 +7 -1 David R Brown Oct. 21, 2013
    "I suffer from PTSD and Concussive syndrome after I got hit by a dump truck in 2010. I suffer from headaches all day every day and the pill I am prescribed do not help. When I smoke marijuana the headaches go away completely. I also don't have suicidal thoughts, while on the pills I was prescribed in the past did give me those thoughts.

    Unfortunately I no longer smoke marijuana because it is not legal in NY state. So I suffer everyday."
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  • +6 +7 -1 Mic Oct. 21, 2013
    "I am 62. I have fibromyalgia , severe arthritis , burning scalp syndrome and post shingles syndrome. I was a ICU nurse for 30 yrs. One night at work I could not figure out where the delete key was when charting. I had searched most of my adult life for relief from my symptoms. Pain doctors wanted to make me an oxycontin junkie...I came out of a doctors appointment with antidepressants and narcotics. I endured horrible side effects and allergies to these drugs. I was taking 20 pills in the AM and 20 more at night with no relief. A friend got me to try medical cannabis. I got my license here in NM. I can function once again and take 2 pills a day. Cannabis saved my life but I had to quit working as a nurse because drug testing. Med. Cannabis has been developed so you don't walk around in a fog but the pain relief allows you to function. It is better for pain relief than any narcotic they ever put me on. My asthma is even better. So go figure,get rid of the FDA and allow people to be treated with something that does not kill you,does not make you an addict and is very effective."
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  • +6 +7 -1 Geoff Tamplin Oct. 17, 2013
    "I am Pro because slight ingestions of vaporized Marijuana enable me to need only HALF as much Oxycodone for pain management. That means I do NOT have to suffer from the extreme constipation that occurs when taking such opiod medications. There is no "buzz" or "high" as such, just reduced pain when I inhale the vapors.
    To withhold such a beneficial herbal remedy is immoral."
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  • +6 +6 0 sue Aug. 7, 2013
    "Yes. I wish I lived a state that allowed it. I suffer from chronic pain and migraines and nothing helps. I hope the state of Florida joins other states soon! My 88 year old mother has offered to go buy some illegally for me she knows how much I suffer and really thinks you should be able to buy it legally. I have medication overuse migraines from taking pain medications and now need hip surgery. I can not take pain medication after the surgery because I will get terrible migraines. What can I do! Doctors here do not have any answers! What do you do if you cannot take any pain meds, migraine meds, nasaids,etc! I'm out of options!"
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  • +6 +6 0 Stacey Jul. 19, 2013
    "My opinion is that everyone should have the option to use marijuana as an alternative to the pharmaceuticals that cause far worse side effects.
    I have opted to use cannabis because I can't tolerate the side effects of pain killers and because it is not physically addictive like pain medication. I also use it for psychiatric disorders that prescription medication alone can not alleviate or heal. In addition, cannabis has anticancer properties so I feel that it helps my body to fight cancer cells that could occur at any time from living and breathing on earth!
    It also enhances my spirituality when i use it and not abuse it :-)"
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  • +6 +6 0 Elle. Jul. 7, 2013
    "I'm 23 years old with a 6 month old son. I've been smoking since I was 18. I have ADHD, depression, and bipolar disorder. If it wasn't for marijuana, I'm not sure how my days would go. Marijuana helps me keep my moods under control. I am able to stay calm and happy 98% of the time, and I can function with no problems. I take 30mg of XR Adderall every day. That combined with the marijuana is how I make it through my day. I am one of many that benefits from the use of marijuana. There are so many positives that marijuana can give. It should have never been made illegal in the beginning."
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  • +6 +7 -1 Kimberly Conner Jun. 7, 2013
    "I think that it can help many people with their everyday lives and can also help the United States cut down on costs. It could help the economy with growth with new jobs."
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  • +6 +7 -1 neil Jun. 7, 2013
    "because of all the positive reality that comes with marijuana in medical benefits, myself I truly understand positives of it, plus the financial aspects, our government has fought for years to stop the use of something we know is beneficial, does it cost our government money? yes, how? our government is unnecessarily spending needed tax dollars to as they say it have a war against drugs, but if let legalized its proven, it would bring so much revenue in for our government, and mexico, we would help stop the death toll, well minimize it in mexico, our dea, is a waste of money, we need a new federal office for regulations of drugs, because drug enforcements costing so much trying to stop a war, that's within itself, marijuana would both, medically help, and financially help our people, I don't use it now, why? because I lose my pain medications I need if it shows up in my system, but it would help me so much if I had it to use, i'm responsible with my medications, and would be with marijuana if they'd let it be one of our much needed meds, it stops seizure, helps stomach and other pains, as much of my colons been removed, please lets push to make our government let us decide if we need it for all situations, not a bunch of beurocrat"
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  • +6 +6 0 spencer Jun. 4, 2013
    "I live in winfield pennsylvania.i have a typical mood disorder is what my doctor labels it which includes depression,bipolar,social anxiety and trouble sleeping.i have smoked marijuana for about 3 years then stopped.when i stopped and started getting prescription drugs my anger and everything increased from when i smoked.they need to stop screwing around and legalize it down here so i can keep smoking for my medical. problems yea i.started smoking again only for medical purposes.our goverment and president smokes weed but we can't our states capital washington dc is legal but we aren't.i need it for medical purposes people i don't want pills i want weed ots the only thing that helps.weed is not a drug god put ot here for a reason and i use it to treat a medical disorder.stop comparing it to heroin and lsd nothing like those horrihle drugs its a good thing and need to be legal everywhete in tje world.thank you legalize cannabis all kinds now.stop screwin around.it will solve world hunger resturants will skyrocket with sales gas will be able to go down cause there millions of smokers in the world including precious obama admitted to smoking i read an article where a retired cop from narcotics dept agreed it should be legal."
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  • +6 +6 0 Holden May. 28, 2013
    "Medical use of marijuana should be legalized in all states because it has shown to be safe and relieve many symptoms and other medical conditions but their has been doubt of it's reliability. How will we know its reliability unless its legalized? We need to legalize marijuana for medical purposes in order to gain knowledge about the topic through testing it in the public. We should take the oppurtunity to give it a test and see how the public reacts, it's not a gateway to other drugs or complete legalization, its just testing to see how the public responds because it effects our communities so give the people a chance to test it and then check the feedback. This isnt in an attempt to legalize it, its just for bettering the health of the people and if it has possibilities of helping cancer, aids, and various other medical conditions why not give it a shot? What more could it harm? It can only help."
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  • +6 +6 0 Thisis Insane May. 17, 2013
    "The CON list is way shorter than the PRO list. That is enough for me to figure it out! ROFLMBO!"
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  • +6 +7 -1 think about this Jan. 13, 2013
    "War solves nothing. War on drugs was/is still wasting tax payer's money. War in Vietnam... War in the Middle-east... again pointless and look at the debt we have accumulated over all this time. think about how much money we would save pointing money towards protecting our actual country instead of sending all of our troops over seas. think about how much money we could have saved without a war on drugs. Spent over a trillion dollars a month in the middle-east and D.E.A agents get over 100,000 dollars a year. think about it"
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  • +6 +8 -2 Bill T. LeRoy II Jan. 12, 2013
    "I am an avid supporter of the medical mary jane because of several reasons. One it helps my mental condition, it is proven to be beneficial by Dr.'s, and it only numbs brain cells, which is much better than killing brain cells and livers by abusing alcohol. Bill T. LeRoy II"
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  • +6 +7 -1 Donna Jan. 11, 2013
    "Let's see...they say "Opponents of medical marijuana argue that it is too dangerous to use, lacks FDA-approval, and that various legal drugs make marijuana use unnecessary. They say marijuana is addictive, leads to harder drug use, interferes with fertility, impairs driving ability, and injures the lungs, immune system, and brain. They say that medical marijuana is a front for drug legalization and recreational use."
    I have Multiple Sclerosis. I don't care to have sex, so no need to discuss fertility, it affects my vision, so I don't drive, it's an AUTOIMMUNE disease, and it also affects my brain! SO....what's the arguement again?

    It STOPS painful muscle spasms, if I eat something w/cannabutter, I might sleep through the nite, instead of getting up to pee 18 times a night!! (and that IS the most times I've been up at night! NOT anymore!) No...GOD gave us this medicine. In fact, He gave us all our medicine..and it's in the form of PLANTS not pills!"
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    • 0 0 0 Tom OConnell MD Nov. 14, 2014
      "MS is an autoimmune disease; One of the late findings of my study os 7200 California pot applicants was that many had been treated with Ritalin or ADD in grade school and many of the older ones has discovered that it relieves the symptoms of autoimmune disorders.
      No Coincidence."
  • +6 +7 -1 FuzzySlippers Jan. 9, 2013
    "I am 49 years old. I have degenerative disc disease, fused spine, arthritis, bipolar disorder and anxiety. Marijuana is the only drug I can take with no detrimental side effects that helps to calm me down and take my mind off the pain. I am a much more productive human when I have my medical marijuana. It should be federally legal so I can get a job without worrying about being tested. As it is, I might as well get SSDI since I am not productive when I don't have my medicine. It makes me angry when people say we just want to get stoned. No, we just want to be like the rest of you. We just need extra help in doing so. Don't judge until you've walked in our shoes."
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  • +5 +5 0 Sierra Jun. 8, 2013
    "I'm pro because, it helps Cancer patients, AIDS, glaucoma, epilepsy, and other conditions. So, I am pro for Medical Marijuana."
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  • +5 +6 -1 Mark Jan. 9, 2013
    "Marijuana should be legal period. It doesn't have to be medical use...just legal. I am tired of mankind trying to mandate what I can and can not use or do. I mean I understand we need laws against murder and such....but come on.....a plant that grows like a tomato and harms no one.....your going to destroy peoples lives by putting them in jail........A FELONY....you got to be kidding. The country and people who do this are far more criminal then the people who use it. I see Colorado and Washington States have finally got their heads out of their asses and made it legal. And as we will see, they will drastically help their economy with financial gain also.
    The time has come...as our founding fathers of the USA already knew......this country was built on peoples FREEDOM OF CHOICE..........let me choose what I want to put in my body......its mine .....not yours"
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  • +5 +6 -1 Mike G Jan. 7, 2013
    "Been smoking over 40 year since I was 15. Only ill effect is coughing, want to get a vaporizer.
    Drive & ride motorcycles high all the tiem, work, play done everything high at one time or another.

    55 year old now and hope to make it to 80 like Willie.
    Anybody want to test my driving high?"
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  • +5 +6 -1 elliot Jan. 3, 2013
    "people with pain dont want to eat but with medical maijuana there hunger come back"
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  • +5 +6 -1 Hugh Yonn Dec. 29, 2012
    "Several years ago, I had surgery on my right shoulder. Pain medication was prescribed..."take one capsule every 4 hours."

    I took one capsule.
    I was down for over 20 hours. When I came to, I felt like I had been hit by a truck. The next time I felt discomfort, I smoked a small amount of marijuana ...pain gone, no after effects.

    I threw the pills out.

    Then I wrote:

    Shoulda Robbed a Bank

    My contribution to helping point out just how ludicrous our pot laws truly are."
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  • +5 +6 -1 Ben Dec. 25, 2012
    "I was diagnosed with adult ADHD three years ago, and I was put on amphetamine salts (adderall) to treat my symptoms. I must admit that the high I got from adderall was amazing. I really felt I was on top of the world and the drug gave me the confidence to realize my own potential. However, as years went by the drug started to take a serious toll on my body and mind. Considering the absolute dependency, erectile dysfunction (TMI?), insomnia, mood swings, and many other terrible side effects, it is safe to say that adderall harmed me more than it helped me in the long run. Searching for alternative non stimulant based therapy for my condition, I stumbled on this articlewww.davidbearmanmd.com/docs/ADHD1.pdf which suggests that marijuana can be used as an alternative treatment for adhd. After testing these assertions via vaporizer, I can honestly say that marijuana has helped me kick my amphetamine addiction and also allows my mind to organize my jumbled thoughts in a way that adderall never could. It is ridiculous that legalization of a natural alternative is even a debate when such a dangerous drug as adderall is allowed to be prescribed to anyone who can pretend to have trouble focusing."
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  • +5 +6 -1 Carma Dec. 21, 2012
    "in light of the new medical discoveries and studies on marijuana, I would definitely use it instead of all of the medications that have severe side effects now. My back has been broken, my neck has a floating disc fragment in it that causes severe migraines at times. I have sciatica due to breaking horses and landing on my backside more that i care to say. I have been rearended while i was driving trucks and was driving just the tractor when i was hit by 2 different big rigs with trailers. I suffer from anxiety and depression because mostly from the pain and not being able to function as I used to. It would be a blessing to have something that didn't cause constipation, nausea mood swings, effect my heart and my kidneys. Now because of all of the drug testing at work, i no longer can use cannabis to help with the pain and even though i have to take hydracodone and percocet to ease it along with other medications for my depression and anxiety, (mostly due to being molested ( 2 yrs when i was between 5 and 7) and raped by my ex and my best friend. Counselling helped some but did nothing for the high anxiety and depression that lives with you) nothing works like cannabis."
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  • +4 +4 0 Cole Oct. 19, 2014
    "Alcohol 300,000 related deaths annually
    Marijuana 0 deaths of overdose, Marijuana related deaths ratio is so small hospitals don't record it.
    That's why."
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  • +4 +4 0 Matthew Klein, MD Oct. 16, 2014
    "Marijuana has been pointlessly demonized and an intensive anti marijuana campaign has been in place by the US government since 1937. It only became worse under a bigoted, racist President, namely Richard M. Nixon. His commissioned study showed that clearly there was far more good than bad and that actually there were no real downsides. He elected to have it placed in Schedule I for personal reasons only. I have RRMS, I am a disabled physician and I too was very, very skeptical about any real world use of marijuana. Then I watched the two WEEDS shows by Sanjay Gupta on CNN. After I had seen these shows and cried over the governmental lies, I decided to try it for my intractable lower back and leg spasms.

    Funny thing, I inhaled from a bag a friend filled from his vaporizer. I cried a lot this time; when the spasms in my leg and back just 'turned off', like a light switch. I was spasm and pain free for over 4 hours. Yes, it worked for me and has worked for me ever since. As a physician, I am extremely supportive of the use of medical marijuana, especially when it does not have all the negative side effects of 'real medicine'.

    Driving under the influence of marijuana, high in THC is not compatible with driving or managing any equipment. Used properly however, it should be viewed as just another good option for patient treatment, not the lie it currently represents."
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  • +4 +4 0 Kurt Oct. 15, 2014
    "God made a Plant for every kind of disease or sickness, He just wants us to find them and use them. This includes Cannabis"
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  • +4 +4 0 jEANNETTE DlLAURO Oct. 11, 2014
    "Yes this medical miracle would help my pain and make me feel whole again, I HAVE A PINCHED SPINAL CHORD AND NECK NEEDS TO BE FUSED.aLSO HAVE A FRACTURED BACK.wITH ALL KINDS OF HARDWARE AND i AM NOT STANDING UP STRAIGHT YET.i WANT TO SUE JOHN HOPKINS FOR WHAT THEY DID TO ME.
    i am in so much pain!!help!!please.................."
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  • +4 +4 0 tim Aug. 27, 2014
    "yes it should be as legal as anything else that grows natural. helps with my nausea due to chronic pain from having herniated disk. I have no appetite unless i ingest marijuana."
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  • +4 +4 0 steve May. 30, 2014
    "yes it should be legal in all states it helps with all kinds of ailments I know a lot of disabled people who have safe access to cannabis in all forms which really helps them,so make it legal,,,"
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  • +4 +5 -1 I'm bored May. 26, 2014
    "I have a right to my own person, and specifically my own body. I own my body, and I alone am responsible for what goes into it or what doesn't go into it. Any law that presumes to criminalize possession of a plant or makes it illegal to consume a substance violates my innate right of self-ownership. When a person or government tells me I can't put something in my body, they are assuming partial ownership of my own body. This is an uncomfortable perspective but it's an honest perspective. There isn't another light in which to view the criminalization of any "drug"."
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  • +4 +5 -1 Chrystal May. 25, 2014
    "It's super helpful for my symptoms and pain! I would have never thought it would help until I started using it and my pain is so much more tolerable! Also my insomnia I've struggled with my entire life is helped all by just medical marijuana. It's not like I have to take 10,000 different pills. Nope. All just this one substance :)"
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  • +4 +4 0 Bunny May. 23, 2014
    "Absolutely, really it should be legalized for adult consumption and have the same restrictions as alcohol. Keeping it illegal means that criminals are in charge of it. Legalize it and the criminals lose the power. It's definitely not more harmful than alcohol or cigarettes.

    That aside, I am seriously ill and it could help me. I'm on all these chemicals, several of the medications I'm on could be reduced, I could possibly stop taking some of them altogether. I can't understand why anyone would not want to let seriously ill people have such a viable alternative. Is it because of the social taboo that was created a very long time ago? I can only imagine that it's either a matter of ignorance or sadism to want sick people to have to continue taking so many damaging and expensive medications in place of a simple natural plant that could help us. We have no choice and that's really unfair. Either do it and have to deal with criminals and risk going to prison or don't do it and continue to suffer and continue to take strong chemicals in it's place. I don't think anyone is suggesting that it will fix everything by it's self but it can help and when you're suffering, anything that helps is worth it!"
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  • +4 +4 0 Jean May. 22, 2014
    "yes, cannabis should be a medical option because it does help people get better. it has been proven to help cure cancer and helps sleep and helps with pain."
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  • +4 +4 0 Tammy May. 17, 2014
    "I am Pro. Many "years" being in pain. Surgery did not help and I am still on meds. Some of them very strong with serious side effects. Is this route better than medical marijuana? I would like the opportunity to see for myself. Marijuana is not the gateway for harder drugs the doctors are...lol. How I would love to give up my 25 pills per day if a couple of hits of marijuana could help alleviate the pain."
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  • +4 +4 0 Kathryn May. 16, 2014
    "I feel that Marijuana should be available for those that chose to use it for the many medical benefits that it possesses.
    As a pain sufferer myself and not helped by conventional pain killers, I feel it is my right to have quality of life."
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  • +4 +4 0 Dylan Hollars May. 2, 2014
    "Yes, Medical Marijuana can help with so many issues. Also the Hemp from the plant can be used to save money and help pay back our debts as the country. Medical marijuana is a good choice because the people with cancer could have a better chance of living. Marijuana helps slow the spread and growth of cancer. Also there is no known deaths by the use of Marijuana."
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  • +4 +4 0 nathan May. 1, 2014
    "legalize it its good for u"
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  • +4 +4 0 Stacey Farrell May. 1, 2014
    "it helps helps people with cancer and pain and plenty of other ailments"
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  • +4 +4 0 austin Apr. 29, 2014
    "i think mariuana should be legalized for medical purposes only"
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  • +4 +4 0 nathaniel banham Apr. 26, 2014
    "i suffer from many different things and weed seems to b the only thing that helps me through the day and nights of pain and misery"
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  • +4 +4 0 Sherr Apr. 25, 2014
    "I agree with legalizing marijuana for medical use. I have fibromyalgia. I have tried all the drugs that can be prescribed with no real relief from the pain. I started smoking marijuana and I am functional again. I have family members who have survived cancer like Multimyloma and other cancers. I have seen how it is good. I have also seen those who abuse it and I can not relate to them at all.
    God made it and it has been around for thousands of years being used medically."
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  • +4 +4 0 Alejandro rivera Apr. 23, 2014
    "I am a pro because marijuana changes life of children who are sick that have glaucoma,sezuires,cancer, and other things and it should also be recreatinal for it to prevent drug wars."
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  • +4 +5 -1 Sue Apr. 23, 2014
    "The medical benefits have been absolutely proved with many fewer side effects than pharmacuticals. Lobbyists from the drug industry have given billions of dollars to politicians to keep this natural remedy illegal, so that the companies that make the "poison drugs" keep a monopoly on the market. They continue to make billions. Let the voters decide and the federal government should take marijuana off the schedule two drug list. Tax it and regulate it as alcohol is regulated. Balance state and federal budgets, pour more funds into our schools and educate our children without the burden of decades of student loans. It will lead to eradicating the drug cartels, law enforcement will be free to capture murderers, prisons will be less crowded with more room for the violent offenders. Less money spent on criminalizing pot smokers means more money rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. This is and always has been a losing battle. Decriminalize this natural substance now and allow the truth to come out about the Pros or Cons of this experiment, maybe a five or seven year program and reevaluate it at that time and see how it has progressed. It could always be made illegal again if history shows it does more harm than good...but it won't!"
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  • +4 +5 -1 roystr Apr. 23, 2014
    "Its a simple freedom issue for me. if a person causes no harm or steals from another, mind your darn business. the tax argument is crap. tax the same rate as any other gardener/farmer. any diff is prejudicial,therefor unconstitutional. (id guess)
    How about the state and fed government let us be?"
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  • +4 +6 -2 Jade Apr. 22, 2014
    "I agree Because it not only helps you with your medical issues .. it also creates a sense of peace in your mind"
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  • +4 +5 -1 melanie Apr. 18, 2014
    "I'm for the use of medical marijuana because of my medical conditions, i was put on a slew of pain pills, depression medication that was suppose to be for those who was schizophrenic also i suffer from restless leg syndrome and a few other problems what i'm getting at is i was taking all those pills and it was messing other parts of my body up i had dry mouth from the meds which those of you whom had to take meds knows that this can cause dental issues i had to get all of my upper taken out and had kidney problems as well, i smoke marijuana and it takes all of my aches and pains away without damaging anything else further and i can focus a lot better than feeling like a zombie and becoming addicted to pain killers"
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  • +4 +5 -1 chuck norris Apr. 15, 2014
    "marijuana helps ease the pain(if any) i personally beleive that if you have high pain rate you should use marijuana to help ease the pain. Everybody beleives marijuana is a bad thing but i think that marijuana is a good thing because it helps the pain go away and if you have ADHD it calms you down and makes you a better person"
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  • +4 +5 -1 sarah Apr. 10, 2014
    "I support Medical Marijuana why? I have never heard someone die from using marijuana. if medical marijuana is harmful how come some states pass the bill of medical marijuana.. Exactlyyy .. I believe patients should be able to use marijuana for medical and people can use marijuana without medical papers. There is no risks of dying, I believe smoking cigarettes should be illegalized instead."
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  • +4 +5 -1 bob the bong toker Apr. 10, 2014
    "i think marijuana should be legalized because it can help many people in difficult times, it can also help them mentally and emotionally and especially physically. so"
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  • +4 +5 -1 Ken Apr. 9, 2014
    "Nothing else is available, inexpensive, anti emetic? Nothing over counter. Under counter doesn't work as good.
    It doesn't require enough to get you stoned."
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  • +4 +5 -1 lynnsie Apr. 9, 2014
    "IT ALSO HELPS STABALIZE OUR ECONOMY BEING LEGALIZED, GIVING NEW JOBS TO PEOPLE IN ALL LEVELS OF EDUCATION, AND SOCIETY AS WELL AS TOUVHING ON THE "DRUG FRONT" IDEALS WHEN LEGALIZED MEDICAL MARAJUANA LOWERS THE CRIME RATES, GANG AFFILIATIONS, AND THE ENTIRE ILLEAGAL DRUG TRADE AS A WHOLE, MAKES IT MUCH MORE DIFFICULT FOR ILLEAGAL RECREATIONAL USERS TO FIND OR BE ABLE TO USE AT ALL WITH THE PROPER PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF DISPENSING IT. THE ILLEAGAL MARKET DISAPEARS. ECONOMY GETS A LITTLE BETTER. &&& THE DRAW TO USING RECREATIONALLY IS ALSO LOWERED. AFTER ALL, WE TRUST PHYSICANS TO DISPENSE THINGS SUCH AS MORPHINE AND METHADONE ALREADY AND THOSE DRUGS HAVE WORSE EFFECTS."
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  • +4 +4 0 jimm Apr. 9, 2014
    "3 reasons to be anti-marijuana , 1. you make money off it being illegal , 2. you are uneducated about it , 3. you are an a****** and like knowing someone with cancer can safely kill the cancer while not harming themselfs or anybody else"
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  • +4 +4 0 Yvonna Apr. 8, 2014
    "Yes Marijuana should be legal here in NY. I am married to a man that refuses to give in to his illness. He is not eating and he is in a lot of pain. He needs this just to get started. to help him put food in his body. He wants to eat and can't. He takes his medication and it makes him sick. This is not fair. I looking for a doctor here in NY to get him a prescription and I can't find one. They can't give him a injections for medical reasons. If anyone can help pleas I would appreciated it."
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  • +4 +4 0 linda Apr. 7, 2014
    "For centuries herbal remedies have been used as medicine. Marijuana is a plant. I believe that certain components of this herb can have great medicinal benefits."
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  • +4 +4 0 len Apr. 6, 2014
    "can this help my neice who has body sours from here cancer,we were told about canaabis oil"
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  • +4 +5 -1 Tj Apr. 3, 2014
    "Marijuana can certainly help with symptoms that occur in individuals with PTSD. For this reason all 50 States should pass a bill to make Marijuana legal for all combat Vets. All 50 states has veterans. Law Enforcment has high PTSD rates and will benifit from Medical Marijuana. The reason people use cannabis is becasue it makes them feel good and improves their life. Marijunana, consumed as a food or as a vapor is far superior to SSRI's in my opinion. The people who opose marijuna are more likley to turn to booze and they feel fine with that. Their perception of marijuna is skewed from propaganda and they are speaking from a place of confusion because they are sheep."
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  • +4 +4 0 rhcutler Apr. 2, 2014
    "medical marijuana for hardship patients
    I'm pro because I can think for myself and don't listen to goverment anti-marijuana propaganda. This works and makes me feel good."
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  • +4 +4 0 painin arizona Apr. 1, 2014
    "Well let's put it this way I take 320mg of microphone a day and 1400mg of soma but now soma is now off the drug list Medicare will pay for so I'm in a state of pain most people could not endure due to a very severe closed head injury(although it took 13 staples to close me up not to mention the liquid stitch,3cervical vertebrae fused only one lumbar disc remains and I loose a disc or two per year ,so what leave someone like me in agony,pour more microphone down me,euthanize me leave me in a ball crying or find something that works medical pot is a great muscle relaxed but not a good pain med...but it will cost me my disability if I use it.....sound fair to you"
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  • +4 +4 0 Olivia Apr. 1, 2014
    "I am for marijuana legalization because whether legal or not, it is still going to be used. Also, teens are more likely to use marijuana when illegal than legal. (Prefrontal Cortex) Im 13 and i do not support marijuana in a smoked type of way, but my science class have been doing some debating and a load of research. All of my class are against it inside, but the facts given show for the legalization. 1. Money( This is a total cash crop) 2. Medical Reasons all the way( Kid with epilepsy has 1000 seazures a day and it decreases by 90 percent after marijuana extract was given. 3. marijuana is acually less harmless than tobacco and alcohol especially. And they are both legal so why not? Marijuana itsel is not dangerous but its your decision to mix it with other drugs and make it harmful. And if going into religion : "Romans 13:1-3" and Ephisians 5: 15-18" those verses go along with each other. So really i dont like the idea of usage of marijuana but statistics and facts are statistics and facts and most of them point toard the legalization of it."
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  • +4 +4 0 Tim Apr. 1, 2014
    "I have been an avid smoker since my sophomore year of high school, the reason why i think it should be legal, at least medically, recreationally is because it can be used medically and they have been and still continue to reasearch the positive affects of medical weed. Im not saying smoke it, im saying use it for it right purposes and we might have a miracle drug. i forgot to mention my severe headaches and chronic back pain go away every time I use too, just another way to prove that it can be used medically."
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  • +4 +4 0 Kaecyy Tay-McCarthy Mar. 30, 2014
    "The World Civil Class & Race War on a Selection of Drug Users is America's longest war. Make no mistake-- this is a real war, a shooting war, with hundreds of thousands of real deaths and POWs. And it is at the same time a fake war, a manufactured war-- launched upon lies, without a scrap of evidence, and continued flying in the face of decades of reputable scientific research and good intelligence. It is also a civil war... which our own governments are fighting against the people of the world. With our own money.

    The future is far too dangerous for us to accept anything but a humanistic government that believes in science, and proceeds in its policies from that belief. Because it is the choices we make today, on scientific issues like this one, that-- taken together in the vast swirling whole of human endeavor across the globe-- will decide whether the future of human civilization rests in shining cities, or in drowned worlds.

    Any government in the 21st Century-- particularly one as large and powerful as the United States-- that does not proceed from a basis of scientific principles, is more than merely quaint or obsolete.

    It is a menace to the survival of the human species as a whole.

    Live free or die."
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  • +4 +4 0 George Kostuch Mar. 30, 2014
    "Because stupid stigmas are archaic. Big pharma can push opiates yet weed is oh so bad? Dumb."
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  • +4 +4 0 Jenna Mar. 27, 2014
    "Yes people with depression, anxiety, epilepsy and other disorders have been known to have had done marijuana for medicinal purposes to calm their minds. And it's medical marijuana doesn't have as high a level of Thc (what gives you the high) people can breed down the THC in plants to have a higher level of Cbd ( cbd doesn't make you feel stoned) No one has ever been known to overdose on marijuana or even die because of taking. And the user using it for medical reasons does not have to smoke it, it can come in liquid form and can even be cooked to make desserts. There was even an entire show about a young girl who suffered from a severe case of epilepsy used medical marijuana, before using the marijuana she had nearly 2 seizures every hour. After taking the medical marijuana days would pass before having another seizure. The medical marijuana calmed the nerves in her brain and stopped the seizures. I do believe that medical marijuana should be used. This is because it helps in so many ways to help ease mental disorders and actual illnesses. The fact that it does ease pain and all that is what affects my opinion my most."
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  • +4 +4 0 Carlotta Mar. 25, 2014
    "I've been in the military for over 25 years and last year, I learned I've been lied to by the government. I'm furious. I have had friends and family die and disfigured from tobacco use, but that is legal. Now I hear that marijuana is not harmful, yet it is illegal. I don't understand the forces behind this lie.

    I'm am now retraining to become a personal trainer. I want to know the truth about nutrition and fitness."
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    • +1 +1 0 Kaecyy Tay-McCarthy Mar. 30, 2014
      "It's obscene, isn't it?! We all grew up governmentally brainwashed by this secret civil war, and people in police and military are being paid to shoot themselves and other good Americans in the foot-- this plant might be actually be THE most useful one we frakkin' have! Period!"
  • +4 +4 0 noah Mar. 25, 2014
    "It should be a Metcall its good its get u chill and makes u feel good"
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  • +4 +4 0 Robert Mar. 24, 2014
    "it's beneficial in SO MANY ways, that I can not list them. it is not recreational in anyway either it's completely medicinal and should be treated as such! The only reason why we have this debate is because of old propaganda and corrupt money hungry business owners. Do some research on it and you'll KNOW!"
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  • +4 +4 0 Marie Mar. 24, 2014
    "Medical marijuana extended my mothers life, from extreme pain relief to help with eating, nausea, headaches, natural body relaxer, you name it."
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  • +4 +4 0 kalaniejohnson Mar. 24, 2014
    "I'm pro because it does't kill people like cigarettes"
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  • +4 +4 0 tito Mar. 19, 2014
    "I get real bad head pain. Been to doctors they cant find nothing. I was tacking tylenor pm butt it was messing my stomach up. My doctor gave me some pills like valiums n other stuff. Butt i get bad reactions my friend gave me a mariguana joint i smoke it n my pain went away i was so happy. I could go out play with my son and do things i could not do with my head pain. Know i smoke and i feel better. Liquor is way worse then (pot) and you could get it anywere. HELLOW."
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  • +4 +4 0 ron Mar. 19, 2014
    "Many against MM say its addictive, really. I'm not addicted to it, and research shows a much lower percentage of people are addicted to using it than many other things like alcohol, prescription drugs, and overeating. So, if its addictive and that's why people are against it, then all drugs used for medical reasons and are addictive should be banned? There are many who abuse prescriptions, and alcohol, should they also be banned? I think MM should be legal, and research should be legal , and easier to accomplish in this country. There is proof it has helped many will a large number of illnesses, so why wouldn't the government want to help these people by legalizing it everywhere. Where is their compassion for those of us who have to suffer."
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  • +4 +4 0 six Mar. 17, 2014
    "yes because if it is effective in treating medical illness and pain... NO ONE has ever overdosed on marijuana , yet some people still believe we should advocate the use of more dangerous and legal pain killers such as man made synthetic opiets such as Roxycontin, that kill people every day and are physically addictive drugs.. which marijuana is not physically addictive."
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  • +4 +4 0 Rose Mar. 16, 2014
    "I am for, because there are less adverse reactions to marijuana then there is to pharmaceuticals"
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  • +4 +4 0 ron Mar. 16, 2014
    "Its a fact Marijuana helps with many health issues, and I personally know that. It is another drug to be very useful for treating many conditions, and should be treated by the Government as such, and not continued to be unaccepted by politicians who either don't understand, or have choosen to protect Big Pharma profits. Until these anti politicians are voted out of office, we'll continue to have corporate interventions like this, while many go on suffering. Marijuana prohibition hasn't worked, and will never work, and the legalization isn't a matter of if,, but when it will become legal in all the country, and not just parts of it."
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  • +4 +4 0 ron Mar. 16, 2014
    "As a person who has a incurable terminal illness, the regular pain medications either don't work, or have horrible side effects, so I have no other options available other than Marijuana. Has it helped me, YES! Will it stop the progression of my illness? Does it give me a better quality of life for whatever I have left, YES. Why wouldn't anyone want that for someone like me, and accept Marijuana as a much safer, cheaper, and really incredible new drug for medical use. Is it the big Pharma companies that are preventing it legalization nationwide? Where the compassion now from the politicians who are fighting its introduction, and passage in Washington DC. They're dragging this on while many suffer, including many children, while they do nothing."
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  • +4 +4 0 ron Mar. 15, 2014
    "I think before someone passes judgment on those wanting to legalize Marijuana for medical reasons need to experience personally knowing someone with a horrible disease, disorder, or affliction that regular drugs won't work, or like myself can't take a lot of meds for many reasons. Until you see for yourself the results and how great the benefits are, you shouldn't be critical. It works, and helps me, and that's a fact, and nothing else has. Its greatly improve's my quality of life, until my disease ends my life."
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  • +4 +4 0 ron Mar. 15, 2014
    "It's already been proven that Marijuana is medically helping thousands with a long list of illnesses, and yet this country drags its feet federally approving its use without the threat of legal prosecution. I think the politicians need to wake up and get this passed, Federally, and for once work for the American people, and to help the ones who are still suffering from they're inaction.."
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  • +4 +5 -1 Turtles N'aHampstah' Mar. 12, 2014
    "Medial Marijuana should be legalized, ask a Doctor, Medical Marijuana would be an asset, it can slow affects of Cancer! It should be legalized!"
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  • +4 +4 0 Lorac Mar. 11, 2014
    "All prescription drugs today have some side effects if you read the warning labels. What's the big deal if this one should have a few...a few side effects, if any, would not outweigh the many benefits proven. Just because it was classified years ago, as having no medicinal value, doesn't hold water today. We have to be proactive in utilizing plants of all kinds for health benefits no matter what small side effects may come with it."
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  • +4 +5 -1 jaylen Mar. 10, 2014
    "I think it should and pot period should be leggalized"
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  • +4 +4 0 Emilyofeb Mar. 9, 2014
    "I have ashma and degenerative neck disease; I have been using MM for pain and to help me sleep. Until I found this, I would sometimes stay up for days not because of pain moreover I just couldn't get myself to sleep. MM helps me to sleep soundly and get the rest I need, I have yet to find a cannabis salve recipe that alleviates pain though."
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  • +4 +10 -6 Pot Smoker Mar. 4, 2014
    "I think it should be ligal because im tired of getting aressted for it"
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    • -1 0 -1 MysteryMan1 Mar. 7, 2014
      "Maybe if you stopped smoking it until it might be legalized. You wouldn't get in trouble. Think before you comment!!!!"
  • +4 +5 -1 Aeton Feb. 12, 2014
    "I have struggled with grand mal seizures since 1970. I am now 63. I have been a lab rat for the best that the pharmacudical industry can think of. Often, through the "try this and that." Over more than 23 changes, causing liver disese and other serious reactions. I am a druggie. I depend on drugs just as any other addict. If the FDA is so concerned - Cannabis Sativa is inexpensive to produce without FDA screwing up the other compounds of the plant, as they have with so many other benificial herbs. What are they - FDA & AMA afraid of? Smoking tobacco has a label on the box, "The Surgeon General . . blah - blah - blah." Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense - And yet across the nation, liquor is sold in grocery stores, sold freely in liquor stores. More people are killed annually by tobacco and alcohol by driving and cancer - and the American public pays the bill. Now, look up the death related to Cannabis Sativa? The number is smaller than people who die from the flu. What is there to fear? The only reason that Pure Asprin is still on the shelf - public outcry, and it has earned its place. Yet it is nothing but from White Willow Bark. Yes, depressed individuals overdose on it; but, you can overdose on any Rx Drug."
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  • +4 +7 -3 Lisa Feb. 7, 2014
    "I know it stops migraine headache immediately, stops IBS, and works wonders for pain and is not full of chemicals like pain pills. I hope Missouri hurries up so we can stop killing our bodies with pain pills!!"
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  • +4 +6 -2 Snoop Dogg Feb. 5, 2014
    "SMOKE WEED EVERYDAY"
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  • +4 +4 0 Rob Feb. 5, 2014
    "I suffered a brain tumor in 1996 and have had severe anxiety problems since. I have taken zoloft for years to try to help manage this, and for the most part it worked, the side affects proved to be a bit unpleasant though. Then at a friends suggestion, I took a few puffs off of a joint, and I was fine, no side affects, just stopped shaking, my nerves were calmed and it was a very liberating feeling to know that something could actually help me. It is easy to demonize something like this if you are a healthy person in the first place, I will now, NEVER support a politician who does not embrace medical marijuana, and I am a conservative voter."
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  • +4 +4 0 PPF Feb. 1, 2014
    "Marijuana prohibition was started by greed and racism. H. Anslinger and W R Hearst both conspired one for greed and second, racism.

    2- "Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men." H. Anslinger and another

    3- "There are 100,000 (1930's figures, millions of Americans today) total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others." (Do you really think this drug only seeks Hispanics and blacks?) H. Anslinger

    Harry Anslinger got some additional help from William Randolph Hearst, owner of a huge chain of newspapers. Hearst had lots of reasons to help. First, he had invested heavily in the timber industry to support his newspaper chain and didn’t want to see the development of hemp paper in competition. Second (and perhaps most importantly), he had lost 800,000 acres of timberland to Pancho Villa, so he hated Mexicans

    Chilling our president does not act on overturning the racist law it is just on these facts alone."
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  • +4 +4 0 Ash Jan. 31, 2014
    "Marijuana should absolutely be, not only Medically but Recreationally, legal. Every individuals opinions and personal stories aside, Marijuana has be scientifically proven to be less harmful and less addictive to people both mentally and physically. Now taking into account peoples opinions and stories, and how they have known someone or witnessed someone abuse, overuse, and commit crimes while intoxicated from Marijuana...the same exact thing can be said about Alcohol. The same exact thing could be said about junk food, fast food, food with preservatives, other artificial ingredients found in foods. The same thing is said about Television, video games...this same exact argument can be said about a thousand different, already Legal, substances and activities currently being "abused" on a daily basis. Obesity kills, drunk driving kills, guns kill, diabetes kills, food allergies kill(although it is obvious not all people suffer from the same allergies). How many observed and documented deaths have occurred from Marijuana alone? "Indeed, epidemiological data indicate that in the general population marijuana use is not associated with increased mortality." http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/Causes_of_Death#sthash.rGT9QdSB.dpuf

    Any person that gets behind the wheel of an automobile intoxicated, marijuana/alcohol/prescription medications etc, is a dangerous and potentially deadly individual. It is not the substances fault, it is not the foods fault, it is not the guns fault for performing the task for which it was made, PEOPLE are the ones in control of their actions. A Person pulls the trigger, a Person uses intoxicating substance and drives, and People are the issue and always will be. Marijuana is often referred to, falsely in my opinion, as a "Gateway Drug". Meaning that by experimenting and using Marijuana an individual is now more likely to try other much more dangerous and damaging illegal drugs. Any person that has kicked or currently going through a withdrawal of a drug will tell you that, if they had smoked Marijuana first, that they had every intention of trying and experimenting with other substances. Calling Marijuana a gateway drug in my opinion is prejudice and misleading because the Individual is the one that makes the choice to try other substances, most of the time before having ever smoked Marijuana."
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  • +4 +4 0 Brayden Erickson Jan. 27, 2014
    "I have had 2 Traumatic Brain Injuries, and I believe Medicinal Marijuana would help me tremendously with sleep problems, as well as focusing and concentrating!

    I believe God, the creator of everything, has given us everything we need to live healthy, Godly lives!

    I dont believe we would be blessed with having any of the natural resources we have right now if it weren't for Gods eternal mercy and grace, and I think we should show thanksgiving to him for all the things we have been blessed to use for our own health and well being!

    Genesis 1:31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning - the sixth day.

    1Timothy 4:4,5 4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
    2Peter 1:3 As we know Jesus better, his divine power gives us everything we need for living a godly life. He has called us to receive his own glory and goodness!"
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  • +4 +4 0 Andy Sandoval Jan. 21, 2014
    "I think medical use for marijuana is a good thing due to the fact that some of the illnesses that people have, it makes them take many different types of pills and prescription drugs that can affect their liver and other organs. Marijuana on the other hand is only a herb that can help in many different ways and not cause any major problems with your body. Marijuana is not only a "drug" like society thinks, its a herb, and its a resource that can be used for more good than people ever thought."
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  • +4 +4 0 Lexie Jan. 17, 2014
    "Yes, I will be the most happiest person in the world. As long as people keep their responcibilities, it should be no problem."
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  • +4 +4 0 Vanessa Smith Jan. 15, 2014
    "I agree that marijuana should be a medical option because it helps people with medical issues and might die. But with it they survive."
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  • +4 +4 0 Lee Jan. 15, 2014
    "Having lived in pain, for the past 14 years, and after three surgeries, and being on narcotics for the past 5 years, I am absolutely pro marijuana if it will give people like me back their life! Please legalize!!
    I feel so out of options, and do not want to break the law, or lose my job, I'm so hoping that this will pass here in Florida very soon! I'm wondering for those who have used it for failed back surgery syndrome, what dosage and method are you finding successful. Thanks so much!"
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  • +4 +4 0 Martin Prentice Jan. 12, 2014
    "If somebody wants to take marijuana every day, just to get high, then there are other factors at work that may need addressing... While cannabis is not physically addictive, it certainly has the potential to develop into somewhat of a habit for the user. Anything pleasurable can be used/abused in this way however... Just like gambling and chocolate, not to mention the legal drugs we already have that kill hundreds of thousands of people every year... We can't prohibit something purely because of the damage it may cause the user. Too much of anything is bad news.

    I would not want to see any of my family members smoking crack! But if it stopped their (hypothetical) seizures like no other drug did, who am I (or you) to say otherwise. What if it were you and no other drug worked?"
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  • +4 +5 -1 Tim Newman Jan. 8, 2014
    "Im not going to give the usual spiel on medical marijuana helping treat a long term disease, or keeping me off the prescription drugs. Marijuana is wonderful in every aspect, it makes you feel great, helps you relax when your stressed, its gods gift to the world, can the federal government really take that gift/freedom away from us? No they can't, because no matter how many millions of "our" hard earned tax dollars they pour into eradicating a plant from the earth, the people will take there freedom if its given to us or not."
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  • +4 +4 0 Matt A Jan. 8, 2014
    "It's a non addictive plant that does very little damage to your lungs and has been proven to help people with serious health problems. All the negatives of marijuana are caused by it being illegal. Don't want young kids to smoke it, don't let a drug dealer decide who is old enough to smoke it. It's only a gateway drug because black market dealers sell the hard stuff too, it wouldn't be a gateway drug if it came from a licensed regulated facility.

    Seriously people need to learn to see through the lies about marijuana and realize the hypocracy behind the people who make it illegal but allow things like tobacco and prescription drugs that kill hundreds of thousands of people every year to b legal.

    I encourage everyone to watch the documentary "the union: the science behind getting high" and see if you still think it should be illegal."
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  • +4 +4 0 angela Jan. 6, 2014
    "absolutely yes it should be legal for medical use, and I say this from personal experience. I suffered from severe depression for ten years before being diagnosed with bi polar disorder about three years ago. For 13 yrs, I rode the medication roller coaster. then I flushed my meds and fired up a smoke, and have been so much better since. I smoke at night before bed, I'm able to relax, sort through my thoughts, and sleep peacefully. There are no side effects, except for the munchies, which are controllable, and I feel healthier now than ever before. YES YES YES it should be legal."
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  • +4 +4 0 Inez M Lord Jan. 6, 2014
    "While cannabis retains a Schedule 1 classification, laws prevent full testing for medical benefits, hence the "shield" for laws against cannabis. Anecdotal evidence of positive effects from use are over-shadowed by "Reefer Madness" Cheech and Chong stereotypes. Change the classification, then make the rational, reasonable, sane decision to legalize with the same restrictions as alcohol. Add a restriction on the number of legal shops in cities/towns and let the law evolve from there. Over 40 years of prohibition have done little to stop enjoyment of cannabis, yet much damage to Society. Prove the effects of long-term use, good or ill. There are enough of us with a decades long history of use for several clinical trials. Ask us!
    Side note, none of the hundreds of people I've talked with have ever experienced hallucinations from cannabis in any form.
    Section 812. Schedules of Controlled Substances Schedule I (c)
    Unless specifically excepted... any material... which contains any quantity of the following hallucinogenic substance... (17) Tetrahydrocannabinols"
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  • +4 +4 0 Eugene Frost Jan. 5, 2014
    "I know people that use marijuana for medical purpose's and it works. My mother used it and i know for a fact that it helped her. It should have been legaly available to her."
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  • +4 +4 0 Melinda Dec. 31, 2013
    "I definitely believe in the benefits of medical marijuana, I've seen it first hand in family members who have resolved to using it instead of using a man-made drug for pain."
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  • +4 +4 0 Ken Dec. 25, 2013
    "When intelligent highly educated people are turning to alternative medicine to cure their own terminal diseases, shouldn't we pay attention? Dennis Hill graduated from the University of Houston and did his Graduate Work at Baylor Medical School. Dennis worked as a Cancer Researcher at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
    Dennis Hill, who cured his stage 4 prostate cancer with Cannabis oil, explains how it works.
    http://patients4medicalmarijuana.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/biochemist-who-cured-his-stage-4-prostate-cancer-with-cannabis-oil-explains-how-it-works/"
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  • +4 +4 0 Tony Dec. 23, 2013
    "From seeing reports on this issue, it is something that has been in our society for a long time and I have grown up with it around me and I see the benefits of helping people. But then you have the streets where it is sold, and there is no changing that no matter how much money is spent on the war against drugs. So learn from our neighboring country, where it has help them in their economy. So I ask if it can be controlled and maintain by the FDA, and the Government and it will/can turn around our Country why not. Cause I have seen the effects of it in Children, Elderly and those who are really genuinely sick get better and feel less pain etc... Do it!!!"
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  • +4 +4 0 Lisa J Dec. 22, 2013
    "Prescription drugs can kill. Zero overdose deaths from marijuana. Chemicals vs. Nature"
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  • +4 +4 0 Ken Hinnenkamp Dec. 20, 2013
    "Hiding behind the FDA approval argument is like saying garden grown vegtables are unsafe because the FDA has not approved your garden for growing edible plants. The argument is absured since the US Government owns the patent on cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants among other significant related patents, What studies has the FDA authorized to date to make such a statement? Patients here are clearly seeing the benefits or marijuana over other prescribed medications. If given the choice between a synthetic pharmaceutical and a natural plant medicine I'll take the natural every time. I think that idea scares the hell out of the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry. Compare the side effects of the pharmaceuticals you are prescribed and the side effects of marijuana. Which would you choose?"
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  • +4 +4 0 Ruby Dec. 17, 2013
    "I wish it was legal in FL. It is'nt fair that it is only legal in some states."
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    • 0 0 0 Ken Dec. 21, 2013
      "Hi Ruby, please sign the petition at unitedforcare.org and mail it in. Better yet, get all your friends that haven't done so to do the same. It is the best chance we have here in Florida to get medicinal marijuana on the ballot next November so we the voters can decide. 82% of voters in Florida polled in favor of medicinal marijuana in Florida."
  • +4 +5 -1 M Dugan Dec. 16, 2013
    "I support the legalization of marijuana for many reasons, first one being that it is a organic choice to relieve pain, nausea,and other ailments associated with chronic disease and comfort care of terminal diseases. You hear the arguement that there medicines that can give the same effects but why would you want all these chemicals in your body when you could go organic. The statement that it is harmful to your lungs and other organs the same can be said of alcohol and tobacco yet they are both legal to buy. Regulate pot like you would alcohol and tobacco, and use the profits to pay down the deficite and or use for research for treatments of cancer, aids ,MS and other diseases. Too much money is spent on putting people in jail for smoking pot and growing there own, instead of much greater problems in our country."
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  • +4 +4 0 Mina Dec. 16, 2013
    "I have been diagnosed with clinical depression and severe anxiety disorder. My doctor had prescribed Prozac, while on it I was having horrible nightmares and my mood was irregular. When I started smoking/using marijuana to control my mood, I began to feel much better. My anxiety has not been as severe and I am rarely ever depressed."
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  • +4 +4 0 les frieden Dec. 12, 2013
    "I have suffered with Vasomotor Rhinitis for my entire life. Non-allergic rhinitis in which certain nonspecific stimuli, including changes in environment (temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, or weather); cause dilation of the blood vessels in the lining of the nose, which results in swelling, and drainage.

    After trying every antihistamine and steroid spray on the market over many years I found several years ago that the ONLY thing that reliably works is cannabis. I have found that after smoking cannabis the release of the fluid through the nasal passages and eyes stops almost instantly. I am convinced that there is a chemical in cannabis that blocks the release or the signal to release those fluids."
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    • +1 +1 0 Ken Dec. 21, 2013
      "Hi Les, I recommend you research the endocannabinoid system via google and YouTube. There you will find a wealth of information about cannabis that has been kept from us. On YouTube watch the True History of Marijuana. The laws against marijuana were never about protecting the public from a harmful drug, but all about protecting a few captains of industry from having to compete with a renewable resource that can't be patented for financial gain."
  • +4 +4 0 Des Dec. 7, 2013
    "Cannabis is a plant, made by nature, a part of a symbiotic universe, a component of mammal homeostasis. saying no to cannabis as a medical option makes as much sense as outlawing oxygen as a breathing option."
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  • +4 +4 0 K. Norris Dec. 4, 2013
    "Everyone prescription drug has side effects, some are even potentially lethal. Prescriptions drugs are the most abused drugs to date (more so than alcohol), and are prescribed for nearly every ailment. Doctors are quick to write scripts for lessening any symptom regardless of the severity of the side effects and often receive kick backs from major pharmaceuticals. How is this practice legal? How is the use of an organic natural substance (Part of God's Plan- if you must) even a legitimate Legal argument? Oh yeah, because possession of Marijuana charges are the only thing keeping young black men in jail for absurd amounts of time and away from the civilized folks. It's disgusting how racially bias our drugs laws are in the first place, and even more disgusting that a plant is criminalized when so many pills (approved by the FDA) have turned out to have fatal consequences. Note: no one has died from weed, nor is an overdose even considered possible. This country is beginning to look a lot like Rome 100AD. Shouldn't everyone have the legal right to any viable forms of medical treatment? If prescription drugs are the new Leeches for Bloodletting, then Cannabis would be Green Tea with lemon and honey, and a sliver of Ginger root."
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  • +4 +4 0 Donovan Gahagan Dec. 3, 2013
    "it should be recreational, decriminalized and medicinal because there would be less crime rate cuz everyone would wanna chill and it helps migraines"
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  • +4 +4 0 captnibbles Dec. 3, 2013
    "I'm pro legalization due to the fact that it has an endless number of uses not just for cancer or severe pain patients but also for simple things like headaches or depression. As well as its cousin hemp can be used to produce various medicines and materials increasing the amount of textiles we could produce here in the U.S. Knowing that your medicine comes from an organic plant is a lot more reassuring then taking a pill which I cant even pronounce made in a lab with random chemicals and molecular structures."
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  • +4 +4 0 Larry Dec. 2, 2013
    "There is no reason not to make it legal. Helps with medical problems and even kills cancer cells. It's no secret way it's illegal. The people who now make millions and the pharmaceutical company's who can't patent pot."
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  • +4 +4 0 William Hampton Nov. 28, 2013
    "I know people who are benefiting from medical marijuana who appear normal when they are shopping, talking and general "going through life". All of them have been on strong anti-pain prescriptions that have an accumulative effect of dulling the "inner" brain perceptions that affect their "clear" thoughts performing their daily chores, activities and social interaction. One of them also resorted to abuse of alcohol trying to self medicate. Another resorted to abuse of anti-depression prescriptions. Another tried to be doing chores and wearing herself out trying to disassociate from pain. Recent introduction of medical marijuana cookies and ointments (none of them smoke) to them has reduced the alcohol abuser to an occasional beer, the anti-depression user back to normal medications and worker still working, but able to get a good nights sleep. I have become an advocate for medical marijuana in Solano County, California. As I learn more particulars about medical marijuana I recall my professional research as a prison correctional counselor never finding marijuana use of any significant factor in probation officer reports on developing youths in beginning their criminal life style. I am lining up with social marijuana now."
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  • +4 +5 -1 Tristian M. Weese Nov. 27, 2013
    "I'm a PRO cause marijuana is not an addictive drug and it actually helps cure a lot of things like cancer it helps with MS and chronic pain it also helps with appetite I've seen people that have no appetite actually eat (it used to be me)"
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    • 0 0 0 MysteryMan Mar. 7, 2014
      "Marijuana is VERY addictive!!!!! I'm in heath class now and it is very dangerous!!!"
  • +4 +6 -2 Joshua Nov. 27, 2013
    "I'm in an illegal state right now and don't use marijuana because illegal but I would I have a pritty aggressive case of rheumatoid arthritis and have been on most of the biological medicines and pain medicines and have yet sustained a painless comfort level .And marihuana has given me that when I use briefly but afraid of jail so I deal with medicines that kill me for mild relief! "Please world it is a extreamly binificial plant that does so much for so many"
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  • +4 +5 -1 Paul Revord Nov. 22, 2013
    "I think medical marijuana should be legalized. It has proven it self to be a positive treatment for many ailments. I personally suffer with a wide range of pain due to a near fatal automobile accident."
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  • +4 +5 -1 hecate Nov. 21, 2013
    "marijuana is abused on the streets, yeah. And its illegal. but painkillers are abused as well. but those are legal. Only 9% of people get addicted to marijuana if used medically, which is lower than the 25% of people getting addicted to painkillers"
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  • +4 +5 -1 Phil Nov. 19, 2013
    "The reasons against the legalization are weak with proponent attitudes based off of old brain washed beliefs. Some are as shallow as the good ol' boy of the 1950's south. Some still believe the propaganda campaign against marijuana, and some of power know that letting loose of control is the end of their job."
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  • +4 +5 -1 Daniel Heidelman Nov. 15, 2013
    "I am pro medical marijuana because if it is legalized it will put street gangs and cartels out of business and less people will be killed in result of not being able to pay for it when bought and less people will be arrested for holding less than an ounce of marijuana."
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  • +4 +6 -2 Bella Nov. 13, 2013
    "I think that Medical Marijuana should be legal, but with a catch;
    before the drug is prescribed, the patient should have some type of background check or something to make sure they won't abuse it."
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  • +4 +6 -2 Disgusted Nov. 12, 2013
    "I don't care about anyone's opinion. I will do anything to have the opportunity for a choice. It's genocide and it am so sick of suffering. I was on morphine last week on vicodin 7.5 this week. They both cause respiratory depression which will kill me. I have to keep choosing from living vs pain. Legal High Cbd hemp oil has really helped but pain is caused by multiple surgeries and spastic muscles. I may die and no longer be my problem. It's yours! ignorant closed minde prevent terminal patients from all hope. My medical bills fell sharply on high Cbd hemp oil but I won't make it. I truly believe I could have a chance. The ans to Medicare is on my end table. Now if I didn't have to be subjected to opioids, I could live. . They knew my lung tumors I battled 50 years could have been resolved in 1974. It wasn't a genetic defect. It was being born w/o sufficient cannabinoids. I strongly believe children with cystic fibrosis could be helped. But self righteous think we want to get high. Have you been on morphine? Her ion is only 1 1/2 times stronger. My brother was a heroine addict and I never took drugs. I didn't want to hurt my parents. I would praise the person who came to my state to give me medicinal marijuana I could trust."
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  • +4 +5 -1 Karlan Zarley Nov. 6, 2013
    "Please pass the medical marajuana law in Ohio. God told Moses, "I give you all the fruits and seeds of the earth for your use" It really helps my pain from an accident!!!!!!!"
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  • +4 +5 -1 Joseph Roles Oct. 28, 2013
    "I believe that it should be legalized because of the medical advantages that it has. I have severe scoliosis and osteoarthritis that puts me through extreme pain every day. I have been subscribed four different types of medications ranging from Flexiril to Baclofen. None of theses medications have helped reduce the pain I feel every day. Whenever I smoke, however, the pain is reduced to almost gone and I feel a great sense of tranquility. People saying that it can mess with your memory and other things need to do more research because my memory is just fine. In fact, I am in college and getting a degree as a Computer Software Engineer. On top of my back problems, I also have RLS, chronic heartburn (acid reflux), chronic migraines and rheumatoid arthritis. All of these symptoms might sound normal, but I am a 25 year old Navy veteran. The only way I have been able to feel any sort of relief from these pains is from smoking marijuana. I have registered to vote this year, and if it finds its way on to the ballot, I will vote yes to legalize marijuana."
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  • +4 +4 0 Akisej Oct. 25, 2013
    "I'm against western medicine, nothing touches the pain like the marijuana does and I don't use it to get high.I voted no for recreational use in Washington state because I knew the government would get greedy and want to take over the medical marijuana and that've scary because the government already took over control of our food by putting GMOs on the shelf in the stores and now cancer and tumors are on the so who knows what they will do with medical marijuana when they are in control of everything"
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  • +4 +4 0 Diane Sower Oct. 23, 2013
    "Obviously anyone with enough pot in their system shouldn't drive. The same said for a variety of pharmaceuticals. Talk to people with horrendous illnesses who either take or smoke pot for relief. I worked hospice for years, and you don't have the control with synthetic pot as you do with maybe one puff. I don't understand why this is such an issue. Those complaining about it may very well be addicted to food."
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  • +4 +4 0 Mike tutt Oct. 17, 2013
    "Medical marijuana is the greatest thing that has happened to this country. I firmly believe medical marijuana has and will keep providing the needed medicine to patients such as cancer patients as well as people who have anger issues...I am 100% for the complete legalization of medical marijuana is this country."
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  • +4 +5 -1 Steve Oct. 16, 2013
    "it helps my eczema greatly and has no side effects unlike the prescribed medicine. I'm 14 years old."
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  • +4 +5 -1 mike gould Oct. 16, 2013
    "well the top ten con bill frost says that marijuana is a dangerous drug and their are safer pain relievers but those same pain killers thousands of people o.d. every single year no one has o.d. on marijuana he is a politician not a Doctor they should have no say in medical laws that should be up to the people in the medical field and base it off of medical research"
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  • +4 +4 0 Brook Oct. 15, 2013
    "If it's God made, why not?"
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    • +1 +1 0 Tim Newman Jan. 8, 2014
      "Its God made with a little human ingenuity."
  • +4 +4 0 Cory Loukides Oct. 10, 2013
    "The FDA is a joke. Look at all the "medicines" that they approve with long side effect lists such as death. Who would want to use medicine like that. Cannabis has been used successfully for thousands of years. Do a little research before you put anything into your body. Don't be ignorant and don't blindly trust Government institutions such as the FDA who are there to serve pharmaceutical companies. Look who sits on the FDA, former pharmaceutical execs. Again, DO SOME RESEARCH PEOPLE!"
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  • +4 +4 0 Devin Oct. 7, 2013
    "I think it should be legalized. There isn't enough proven information or facts out there to make such a 'bad' thing. Marijuana is definitely NOT addictive. I am walking proof, I was a bad stoner for 4 years. I smoked basically everyday within those 4 years. I have not smoked in almost 2 years. I never once wanted or had a desire to do any other drugs. All of that depends on a persons personality. So it's not a 'gateway' drug either. As a Christian, I believe that God has put this plant on the earth for a reason. I mean just look at all of the medical benefits that this one plant can do compared to taking 4-5 or more types of medication/treatments. Yes, people do abuse things or 'overuse' things. The current pharmaceutical companies medication, alcohol, even McDonalds. People will always abuse things. That's just part of it. But it's their personal choice to use or do whatever they wish. Just because alcohol is legal doesn't mean everyone that chooses to drink is an 'alcoholic' or take prescribed medication a 'pill head' or just because marijuana is legal (Colorado & Washington) who chooses to smoke is a 'pot head'. Medical Marijuana should be legal in the US. There are just to many benefits & proven facts for it to be illegal."
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  • +4 +4 0 Scott Oct. 7, 2013
    "I had my card in Colorado. Moved to OK and am now on a regiment of loratabs and morphine.I was on no narcotics when I lived in Co."
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  • +4 +4 0 Whyworrynow Oct. 6, 2013
    "I've had remote tumors for decades that's led to my terminal situation. I took high Cbd hemp lately with amazing improvement (I'm out of bed doing things) but ache where tumors are. I want the thc for pain. When I hear neg on obamacare and neg on marijuana, it makes me want to scream until I fall dead. I've always felt the tumors and bipolar was connected and it is (cannabinoids). I dragged to work 4 30yrs to have ins. You can shove modern medicine. Give me what works accessible legally!! All I can think about is the children that will have their 1st lung surgery when they are six yrs old. Pls think about them!!!!! I know no one wants to pick up the tab mutilating them!!!! Just my thoughts from 1st hand experience of multiple surgeries since 1961. I worked until it was impossible hiding my weird bipolar thoughts. Now, I realize those thoughts far exceed the stupidity I see today. Genocide on unborn? Take a look at the living. I've been comparing my life to a horror film lately. I saw them get their hand cut off once. Not over and over again. The only weapon I have is my tongue."
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  • +4 +4 0 mike Sep. 30, 2013
    "Where would Mari jane come from if government didn't sell. Gangs violent criminal syndicate. what would they do with the income received from selling med marijane, gangs would buy guns kill people and in mexico cut your head off. so tax it control it and let the people decide if they want a snicker bar or a carrot"
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  • +4 +5 -1 tymyer Sep. 25, 2013
    "Marijuna helps cancer and other diseases. It can be used in clothing even as fuel. To not legalize it in all states for all purposes is what an idiot would do."
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  • +4 +4 0 Kodie Sep. 24, 2013
    "I am pro for marijuana being decriminalized and used for medical reasons, I smoked marijuana on a regular basis for about eight months straight to relax and wind down from work and just overall relieve stress. I don't understand why citizens and people who have a medical disadvantage and have to take medicine chemically put together that could cause the condition worse or cause more conditions, when they can do something that actually helps. I implore anyone who is not sure about it or does not know much about it to at least look at the facts and decide from there. even if you don't want to partake in its use, don't restrict people who could use it to live a better and more full life. I hope one day citizens of this Nation the LAND OF THE FREE(I might add) will at least research the topic and base their opinion on facts, science, and legitimate truth. Thank you for your time reading this and I hope you make your choice on how you feel and not what you have been told. Happy 420 and God bless"
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  • +4 +4 0 Rick Conway Sep. 20, 2013
    "need help with pain, without the hassle that comes with pain medication."
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  • +4 +5 -1 jon draper Sep. 16, 2013
    "the way I see it is if the Mexican .carttel wants to make money off the sale of pot, the us government should look at making the cash instead of spending it on putting pot users in jail and stop the export of us dollars.?? everything can be bad if you use it wrong....booze, food. ciggerates. prescription drugs,,,that doctors sometimes seem to over prescribe , ive used pot for 30 years and I never seen anybody that just used pot, cause fights ,or harm kids, or just get out of control . like booze does??? pot don't lead to harder drugs .its avalabity and people that want to make money. that have the harder drug,, that push meth. IS WHAT CAUSE HARD DRUG USE... that can only be stopped by WE THE PEOPLE....like the campaign of FRIENDS DONT LET FRIENDS DRINK AND DRIVE.... well my idea is FRIENDS DONT LET FRIENDS SPEED FOR ANY REASON AT ALL,, think that would work???? it don't make sense to make a big deal over pot use when it is really over the money.on both sides that could be put to better use .,, more treatment for the hard drug users.border control. make Mexican weed worth less,and honestly better education of our children.. instead of being bad examples...LIFE IS A FREEDOM OF CHOICE and nothing can really be perfect"
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  • +4 +4 0 ~Amber~ Sep. 16, 2013
    "I believe it should be legal, at least medically in all 50 states and US territories. There are so many with chronic illnesses that would benefit greatly.

    My husband has had chronic migraines with seizures since a suffering a head injury in 1998. Severe nerve pain from a spinal tumor. He also suffers from fibromyalgia.

    He takes 200mg of morphine plus 2400mg of ibuprofen a day and is still in pain. The "legal" drugs DO NOT HELP and b/c we live in backwards NC, he cannot get the medical marijuana that even his doctor believes would help him.

    He is tired of being in pain 24/7 and we are now considering leaving our home state and moving across the country just so he can get the medical help he needs."
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  • +4 +4 0 Hosea Collins Sep. 15, 2013
    "As a so called "legal user of Medical Marijuana" in the state of California. I am for the decriminalization of the use of Marijuana in general; and as an alternative treatment to many known medical aliments. Furthermore, I'd like to know what more I can do to get Marijuana legalized Nationwide. I know as part of this process we [Marijuana advocates] must get the right politicians in office. Those supportive to our cause."
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  • +4 +4 0 Sylver Sep. 13, 2013
    "How many medical drugs have zero side effects? The pros of uses medical marijuana far out weight the cons."
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  • +4 +4 0 Gina Clark Sep. 8, 2013
    "I have smoked 39 years on and off. Never abused or had addictive behaviors. Marijuana has helped me stay in remission, deal with pain, and stress. I do not drink or do harder drugs never had the desire. In fact; do not like to feel out of control like alcohol does. I have observed in 40 years, alcohol drinkers are more likely to be addictive and move on to harder drugs. I have seen abuse, violence, auto accidents, and death related to alcohol and the drugs they combine them with. A small amount of alcohol drinkers abuse medicine, drugs, and marijuana. I have never seen a person who only smoked pot move to harder drugs. When I smoke I am free of pain, stress, and my cancer stays in remission. Do to the fact I cannot smoke due to my job, types of people related to the sales, and the fear for being arrested for it I have suffered illness a great deal. It is very difficult to function when you have constant Charlie horses, and head aches, and you have male nutrition from not being able to eat. For these reasons I believe it should be leagalized."
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  • +4 +4 0 Micaela Sep. 7, 2013
    "I am pro Marijuana. For years my doctor tried giving me different pills to help with my insomnia. Marijuana is the only plant that helps relax and put me to sleep without fail."
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  • +4 +4 0 Anna Swarbrick Sep. 5, 2013
    "I have several medical problems ranging from mental to physical. I used to take many meds that zombafied me. I live in a state where it is still illegal to use medical marijuana however a friend of mine suggested I try it in place of my medications. I was shocked to discover that all of my problems disappeared and it was no more addictive than taking Tylenol for a head ache. I think people should have a right to use this safe and god made cure."
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  • +4 +4 0 Tonya Sep. 4, 2013
    "I think if you compare the side effects of prescription drugs to that of marijuana that everyone would see how much safer marijuana is to any pill even an aspirin."
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  • +4 +4 0 Sergio Sep. 2, 2013
    "Well it's a medicine so if you need it then use it but if you don't abuse it"
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  • +4 +4 0 Kevin Aug. 31, 2013
    "I am for medical useuse of M because I am addicted to Suboxone, a hardcore life mutilatIng drug to stabilize my opiate addiction that I acquired thanx to my Dr for prescribing me Violin 750s for prescribing2 yrs. I've been on Suboxone for 4 yrs, and am lliving proof that marijuana is a safer alternative to drug addiction therapy. It destroys some of the worst withdrawal symptoms that exist from opiate dependency. I know for a fact if I was prescribed a very potent strain of pot for at least 2 months, I could get through this addiction without suffering in agony like I have many days upon days. High quality pot can save addicts. I'm proof of it."
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  • +4 +4 0 Mary Aug. 31, 2013
    "I am pro because marijuana is an natural herb grown in the ground and provides natural relief in conditions of pain and muscular spasms. I have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and I find that taking pain medication and spasm medication causes severe side affects. Taking marijuana causes no side effects and the effects of it only lasts for a couple of hours. I'd rather be taking natural mediations than chemically made medications. It's too bad that pharmaceutical companies are investing their time and money on laboratory chemically made products instead of looking into naturally grown remedies for diseases and sickness."
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  • +4 +4 0 Tim - epileptic Aug. 27, 2013
    "I smoked pot "schwag"(weak) in college everyday with roommates and for a few years after too and NEVER had a seizure. I began to slow down considerably for a girl I was with that didn't like it and had a grand mal seizure, woke up in hospital with a black eye from hitting the floor. I take meds that cost over $600/month to keep the seizures away when I could just smoke a little pot everyday. I still have had 3 grand mal seizures and over 20 partials on meds. Pot worked so much better and side effects of meds SUCK, side effect of pot: I slept better. Meds are increased every 6 months or so = more $ and more side effects. I can't wait until I can use nature to control seizures again and stop making a drug company rich."
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  • +4 +4 0 Staci Alspaugh Aug. 26, 2013
    "yes I think it should be used for people wo cant take medications and are allergic to all pain medications there is on market . and have tried all other alternative measures possible . speaking with experience . I myself am that person . But I live in a state that bans this herb and they will not pass it ."
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  • +4 +4 0 Jennifer Sipper Aug. 24, 2013
    "I have RA and I'm in alot of pain and Marijuana has no side effects"
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  • +4 +4 0 philthom4s Aug. 20, 2013
    "It would be a very good podiatric sports medicine because it helps with pain."
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  • +4 +4 0 Randy Nash Aug. 17, 2013
    "I am pro because as a person who suffers from chronic pain and chron's disease and diabeates who lives in GA some of the medicines that I need to keep alive are killing us financially. Only if GA would pass such a bill."
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  • +4 +4 0 The Dude Aug. 14, 2013
    "MD Marijuana has been used for centuries as a means to relieve all sorts of ailments. I ask, "How would people in economically low countries help their own people with sickness?" I answer, "They went out into the jungle and grabbed a few plants to either ingest or inhale to relieve said so ailments, but they knew which ones to use or not to use." These people don't have doctors that can prescribed some bullsh** pill to make all the pain go away. God gave us "his children" all the necessary things we humans need to survive. Just think of all the fruits and vegetables we grow to eat. The animals that we hunt for meat. All the different plants that do different things. Making dye coloring, flavor extracts, "medicine", clothes, etc. An open minded, down to earth, person can easily relate to what I am saying. These people see through the lies that the government throws at them. One reason why I don't even watch the news. Just because it was on t.v. does it make it true? I don't think so. Don't get me wrong though. Some things on that t.v. box are true, but most of it is not. I ask one more question, "How could mankind regulate or control something that our creator gave to us? Shouldn't God be in control of his own plants?" I think so.

    Money Wise- Marijuana should have never been illegal in the first place. It is simply just a plant (weed) that is easily grown without maintenance. All the reasons for making the plant illegal was for money, money, and more money which the U.S. doesn't even have. Just think about it. High up officials made this plant illegal so that people would get caught with it and would have to pay fines that go toward the state aka government. I guess what they didn't realize is that people would start growing their own and have very big supply of marijuana. Therefore those people who got caught went to jail/prison and is costing the U.S. even more money. So while they maybe get the little crimes for profit, the bigger offenses lead to expenses with no profit which outweighs the income. "Debt" or "Deficit" for U.S. is $16,738,489,007,693 or more. But that is just a number. I have learned that all our money is already debt because we have nothing backing up the "paper" supply. They messed that up to. Changing our gold standard. All in all I'm happy that some people who are not corrupt, be very few, are fighting to make this simple plant, which could really increase profits to put towards this U.S. "Imaginary Debt", legal.""
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  • +4 +4 0 Apple Aug. 10, 2013
    "Here's the bottom line.
    It's a plant. It grows. It lives.
    How can it be illegal? IT IS PART OF THE EARTH!
    We can't regulate the moon. Why are we regulating a plant?"
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  • +4 +4 0 austin williamson Aug. 9, 2013
    "weed cures cancer, point blank. legalize it."
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  • +4 +4 0 Cleopatra Aug. 9, 2013
    "If people thinks Marijuana helps them to feel better, who am I to deny someone "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness""
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  • +4 +4 0 Suffering in the USA Aug. 8, 2013
    "I'm a chronic pain patient living in NY. I can't legally smoke pot which is extremely aggravating when I consider people in other states can. I feel like this is discrimination. Why are they able to use and not me? Why do I have to resort to narcotic pain meds which cause such horrible side effects? Anyone here who recommends their use has never been on them. Why is everything so unfair? I have chronic glaucoma and have had five surgeries and more to come. I have shunts in my eyes. My pressures have been erratic lately, so who knows what the future holds there? Also, being on narcotics doesn't stop pain. It only masks it. I'm in terrible daily constant nonstop pain. I'm so angry it's hard to even control it anymore. I can't smoke because there's always the threat of a drug test. I'd lose benefits if I was found to be doing illegal drugs. I wish I lived in a state that allows medicinal use, but can't afford to pick up and move since I'm on SSDI. No one cares about us, either. We are on our own and who gives a rats a$$ if we suffer? I am so disillusioned that this 'great' country is going to the dogs and there is no compassion for those of us who suffer. Someday God will make it right and I'm glad I'm not a fatcat."
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  • +4 +4 0 APM Aug. 7, 2013
    "Yes, because isn't laughter the best medicine? It would then follow that something which inspires and provokes laughter and joy would then be considered medicine, yes?"
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  • +4 +4 0 Dona Aug. 2, 2013
    "Grandmother of 6, I have found only marjuana to help without side effects with my advanced arthritis and Inflammatory bowel disease. I can easly go with out, but my pain comes back. I find more withdrawl symptoms with coffee. Allergic reactions and bad side effects with prescriptions have made me very comfortable using marjuana. I disagree with those who say it makes you lazy. I have never missed a day at work because of smoking pot, I have missed work from pain. I have always worked full time plus, and my yearly income is in the tripple digits. I think pot is less dangerous than alcohol, for I know too many that have lost their life to alcohol and have never heard of anyone dying from pot."
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  • +4 +4 0 Tyler Aug. 1, 2013
    "i agree with the use of marijuana because of the fact i use it for medical purposes. my state has not legalized it but never the less marijuana is marijuana and when i partake in it, it helps re-leave pain and makes it easier to deal with. i have a relative who has other medical issues and they use it for that purpose. "weed" is a harmless drug and should not be illegal alcohol is 100x more harmful why the heck is it legal if marijuana isn't"
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  • +4 +4 0 Samuel Aug. 1, 2013
    "I am pro because it is a natural plant and not a man made chemical like all the legal drugs. How did this become illegal?
    No one has overdosed on it and it is not physically addicting like narcotics. There is no reason for someone to go to jail for possessing this natural herb."
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  • +4 +4 0 Patricia Robinson Jul. 30, 2013
    "I have a bipolar traumatic brain injury son. He's a total different person when he smokes POSITIVE!!!"
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  • +4 +4 0 Nicole Marie Garman Jul. 26, 2013
    "I personally think marijuana should be legalized, completely. Point blank.. But medically it'll help a lot of suffering people. From experience, I live in Georgia where they have yet to do anything with the legalization; I have PCOS which at times can cause me to be in pain in my lower back an abdomen. I look to marijuana to help with my pain, and it really works... There's nothing wrong with legalizing marijuana. It helps, it heals, it produces. Do what is right not only for our people but for our environment as well."
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  • +4 +4 0 Jim Cox Jul. 24, 2013
    "Marijuana should always be a medical option, because it is safer and less addictive than most pain medication. The benefits strongly outweigh the risks."
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  • +4 +4 0 Marci Jul. 21, 2013
    "Number one reason - the endocannabinoid system! Our bodies are filled with cannabinoid receptors waiting to distribute cannabis throughout our bodies. Our bodies are designed for cannabis usage. The safety of marijuana usage is second my list."
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  • +4 +4 0 alex steele Jul. 17, 2013
    "it has been an interesting expierience knowing it has helped with my ADHD and bipolar disorder"
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  • +4 +4 0 Darren Jul. 17, 2013
    "Yes you should legalize it."
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  • +4 +4 0 Lo Jul. 15, 2013
    "I think everyone should be able to decide for themselves whats best."
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  • +4 +4 0 Kiel Jul. 13, 2013
    "I used to think marijuana was very bad for you because that's what I was told for years until I did my own research. Once I found out that a lot of problems are being cause because marijuana is illegal I strongly disagree with the governments agenda and the senators that accept money from big drug companies. Weed not only is the best medicine out there because of all the different problems it can help but it is also the most useful plant for our industrial world. It is possible to make fuel, clothes, plastics, concrete, paper and many more products from its fibers. I'm not saying you're stupid for disagreeing but I am saying you are very nieve and ignorant."
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  • +4 +4 0 Shawn Jul. 12, 2013
    "I'm pro- We have mountains of anecdotal evidence that MMJ kills pain, increases appetite,makes sick people feel better and causes almost everyone to relax. It's not recognized as such by the feds because they have spent the better part of 80 years trying to convince us that it is bad. I believe that as free people we should be allowed to decide for ourselves what to put in our body"
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  • +4 +4 0 jc in ok Jul. 10, 2013
    "Plain and simple, it works..."
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  • +4 +5 -1 John Watson Jul. 3, 2013
    "having been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, A rare type I've been told the same type as Steve Jobs. I had no Idea what chemotherapy was like .Nausea was at times overwhelming. I tried what prescribed with little success, I had read on the Internet that marijuana was effective as anti- nausea relief. I got a medical license, and requested a type that was suggested for nausea . It's been a lifesaver, My oncologist won't endorse it but acknowledges he's got patients who use it. He did write me a prescription for Marinol a derivative of marijuana. It didn't work for me the smoking the plant."
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  • +4 +5 -1 Ismael Jul. 2, 2013
    "I live in Texas and I smoke kush strains from all over the US, I just wanna say thanks to all ya other States who arent so conservative and allow people to grow this beautiful plant which I smoke to help me with my insomnia"
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  • +4 +5 -1 @CapitolCannabis Jul. 2, 2013
    "there are over 2,500 enviornmentally friendly products that can be produced from cannabis and hemp, from fuel, clothing, food, medicine, building materials. Cannabis has been proven to cure cancer, the medical benefits are known and valid, why are people so ignorant to only think about getting "high""
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  • +4 +4 0 ZT Jul. 1, 2013
    "I have seen the medical benefits within my family members and friends. Also, it doesn't make sense how tobacco (the leading killer in the country) is still legal while cannabis (a great way to cure the cancer caused by tobacco) is still illegal."
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  • +4 +4 0 mjc Jun. 29, 2013
    "I am for decriminalization because it's a stupid anti-quated
    out of date law . Alcohol is a much more dangerous drug that kills a lot of people & breaks up a lot of families"
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  • +4 +4 0 Common Sense Jun. 27, 2013
    "It's natural. There are no harsh side effects- it doesn't cause anal leakage like some legal medicines. It's been used as medicine for thousands of years."
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  • +4 +4 0 bryan odell Jun. 25, 2013
    "i really belive in marijuana as a peacefull medicine if used correctly and has many health benifits and is alot better on your body than pills and other medicines nowadays. and i really belive it would help out the economy , decrese crime, and also cause the lower and middle class to rise up in society in itself. Also the goverment wastes so much money on stoping the spread of maryjane yet they will never get rid of it all. and please excuse my spelling."
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  • +4 +4 0 FLUTTERBY372 Jun. 24, 2013
    "I HAVE A BRAIN...."
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  • +4 +4 0 CJ Plourde Jun. 23, 2013
    "I have been suffering and unable to work for six years. I have degenerative disk (spine) disease, and coxa vulga, a degenerative hip disease, aka hip dysplasia. And a shoulder impingement post-op pain. I am on morphine and Fentanyl and very strong medication, and Lyrica, for my Fibromyalgia. Of course I suffer from depression because i have no support, lost family, friends, etc. I live in pain, with no hope of eve getting better. What if Marijuana would help me? Then I wouldnt have to take morphine, or Fentanyl? Maybe. I would at lease like to try."
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  • +4 +4 0 terry Jun. 22, 2013
    "IV been smoking weed for 40 years and I think that it should be legal; its a plant that needs no processing like coke and has a lot lot more + than - .It has value. Not like cigs.And I have never heard of anyone OD on weed.My wife had cancer for 7 years before the docs found it. AND SHE SMOKED WEED AS LOND AS I. Its the chemicals that dangerous. The chemicals that people use to speed up the growth of the plant.Should be able to grow your own.For our health purposes.Ginsung seeds grow crasy around here and there are a hallu-. Don't make sense to me.Just remember the plus; its natural;cant OD; .10 to one on the plus and the minus. And the health of our children; with the chemicals of a plant that's good in many ways to be tainted by chemicals."
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  • +4 +4 0 Frank Altomari Jun. 17, 2013
    "because of Everything that I have read on the fb site: legalize potman. All the information is there. The facts don't lie. We should convert to hemp industries and turn , not only Our economy around but save the World from Our Mistakes & Stop Polutting the Earth with flawed industries."
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  • +4 +4 0 jd May. 17, 2013
    "It works for chronic pain/arthritis,been on vicoden for years down to less than 1/2 of pre-pot opiate dose with goal of giving it up. No loss of motivation,easier to get up and get going, and no negative side effects except potential prosecution. It is silly to restrict the use of something so simple, effective, and culturally accepted."
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  • +4 +4 0 James May. 7, 2013
    "I am 66 years old ,Have had Many surgery's was on pain med for over 20 years, tried medical marijuana, And loved it. NO side effects either like pain meds do."
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  • +4 +4 0 cheyan navarro May. 3, 2013
    "Im pro because medical marijuana has been know to treat many illnesses such as glaucoma and AIDS."
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  • +4 +4 0 Rich Apr. 18, 2013
    "I don't think altering ones perception should be illegal or even sanctioned by law. It is for the individual to ascertain whether or not they want to delve into their psyche, obviously within the privacy of their own domicile."
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  • +4 +4 0 Scott and Renee Apr. 17, 2013
    "Absolutely...marijuana has pain relieving abilities, as well as helping cancer patients by making them hungry which makes it easier to eat while going through treatments. By bringing in medical marijuana we could get rid of the issue of pain pills and pain clinics. Stop prescribing pills that are addictive and start prescribing marijuana for the same diagnoses. I think that this will really help our state to clean up all the shady pain clinics that are basically legal drug dealers. Medical Marijuana clinics will be a much safer place to go to obtain the medicine that you need. Marijuana is a much safer option for most patients. Opioid therapy can be expensive and also very addicting. It has been proven that medical marijuana can be just as effective for pain relief, and many other conditions, than opioid therapy. Help me spread the right information to the public so that we can get this voted "yes" during next years vote in Florida."
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  • +4 +4 0 William Glover Apr. 17, 2013
    "I am a veteran of the United States Army. I would greatly enjoy sharing my personal experiences with medical marijuana. I suffered from PTSD, what most call fibro, and aggrevated bi polar characterisitcs. please email me anyone for my story. wglover21@yahoo.com"
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  • +4 +4 0 Sally Apr. 16, 2013
    "I am pro marijuana because I am a cancer patient in Ct, I have no appetite & always nauseous. Marijuana is the only way I feel good. I don't have a script for med marijuana,I believe I would benefit from it."
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  • +4 +4 0 Don Apr. 16, 2013
    "I am pro cannabis use. It is to important to waste it potential earth improving substance,to unfair laws."
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  • +4 +4 0 Landen Stockard Apr. 16, 2013
    "I think marijuana should be a medical option because it isn't that bad as people may think it is. Yes it may give lung cancer but my grandma has stage four back cancer and she had to do it for pain and it really helped her"
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  • +4 +4 0 George Apr. 13, 2013
    "I suffered from a damaged lingual nerve from an injection of articaine for a root canal procedure. I had horrific burning pain and altered taste sensations in my tongue 24/7. Nothing helped including Neurontin as prescribed by a doctor. I was almost suicidal from the pain. Finally I read how marijuana can be neurogenic so I decided to try it out of desperation. I became a medical marijuana patient after 7 years of suffering. After smoking it for about three months the pain in my tongue slowly receeded. After two years it is now 95% gone. This is a miracle. If it weren't for cannabis I'd probably have ended my life."
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    • 0 0 0 Ken Dec. 21, 2013
      "George, with so many stories out there like yours, it is tragic that the government still lists marijuana as a schedule 1 substance with no medicinal benefit. In states like Colorado and California with medicinal marijuana they are finding literally scores, even hundreds of medicinal uses, Until recently, the National Institute of Drug Abuse held the keys to who gets federally approved marijuana for research, but their charter was only to find the negative aspects of the plant. The FDA says it is not approved for any medicinal use, however they aren't even looking into it. Big pharma and their lobbies are part of the problem. Cannabis was known to most historic civilizations as a medicinal plant. But since it grows almost anywhere, how can big pharma get their cut of the $ if we can grow it in our garden? It is up to us the people to get this changed. Politicians are only interested in maintaining the status quo as long as the money flows into their re-election campaigns."
  • +4 +4 0 K sun Apr. 11, 2013
    "It provides regulation and you know what you are buying.It also will bring tax dollars to the economy. I would like to see it available in a patch where the smoke could not damage the lungs."
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  • +4 +6 -2 Debi Huber Feb. 3, 2013
    "It has great benefits for not only cancer and AIDS patients but also some psychological issues such as ADHD, depression, ADD etc."
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  • +4 +6 -2 Poz Jan. 28, 2013
    "I'm poz and have trouble eating and sleeping maryjane seems to help both .i don't agree with someone getting high just to get high.hope you have plenty of brain cells if you do haha .medical sould be legal in all states only for serious illness"
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  • +4 +5 -1 chris Jan. 17, 2013
    "US govt owed Patent number 6630507 ON Medical Cannabis
    http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect2=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=/netahtml/PTO/search-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&d=PALL&RefSrch=yes&Query=PN/6630507

    Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The 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. A particular disclosed class of cannabinoids useful as neuroprotective antioxidants is formula (I) wherein the R group is independently selected from the group consisting of H, CH.sub.3, and COCH.sub.3. ##STR1##"
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  • +4 +5 -1 Willis Dec. 26, 2012
    "thanks to the medical benefits of marijuana I got meaning in my life again, dealing with a major depression it has done nothing but good for my life and continues too this day actually helping me fight for a better tomorrow.. NO BS .."
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  • +4 +6 -2 Audra Dec. 22, 2012
    "I have had problems with eating to the point I would go 2-3 days without eating. Food wasn't the problem. The problem was the simple fact I was never hungry. When I started using marijuana, I started to eat regular meals 3 times a day. Then when I stopped using, I started having eating problems again. Now that I am a mother, I have Nerve damage in my back from the epidural and it causes great pain constantly. I just recently started smoking again and it helps with my pain as well as my eating disorder. It does not affect anyone I am living with and I am able to get along with people a lot better when I am not hurting."
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  • +3 +3 0 teresa a pray Oct. 23, 2014
    "I have MS, TM, uncontrollable type one diabetes, chronic pain, plus 50 symptoms that go with these diseases. I am 41 yrs old and am now in a wheelchair due to all my pain and weakness. I tried PT and it set off a bad ms attack that lasted months. I take vicodin and slow acting morphine. Plus prozac. None of these meds are doing much for me, or i wouldnt need a wheelchair. The side effectsof my meds do more harm than good. I cant get my doctors to scribe better meds due to being worried of getting in trouble from the govt. I shouldnt have to live in nonstop pain, being bedridden most the time when there is other, better options. Like medical marijuana and cbd oil. Healthy people should not be making these decisions for people like me. Especially with the proof how marijuana and the oil helps us. I have no quality of life like i am now. I shouldnt be denied any meds that wohld help me, which i constantly am. The govt should not have control of my quality of life. I cant even drive anymore. Ive seen 18 different docs, 40+ meds, SO many tests. Im doing what im supposed to be doing. Now its their turn to do what they should be doing. Helping us!!!!"
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  • +3 +3 0 Nay Oct. 13, 2014
    "I think EVERY state should legalize it. They say it is bad for you, well prescription drugs are just as bad, if not worse. Most people on prescription drugs are on more than one! Everyone would be nicer and less stressed if they smoked marijuana."
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  • +3 +3 0 martin jones Aug. 5, 2014
    "I came across a statement on Facebook that indica cannabis is good for sleep. As a chronic insomniac this interests me."
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  • +3 +3 0 Jacob Carver Aug. 5, 2014
    "i believe cannabis should be obtainable by adults 18+ and should definitely be available for medicinal purposes"
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  • +3 +3 0 Caring for the Cure Jul. 22, 2014
    "Because of the proven results we see day after day. It's time to get legislature to step up and allow this to be a mainstream solution!"
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  • +3 +3 0 Sam Harris Jul. 20, 2014
    "I think marijuana should be legal, because it will allow the use of cannabis sativa to make products, and it has shown great promise for medical use."
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  • +3 +3 0 Zobar Jul. 19, 2014
    "It should have been legal a long time ago in every state in the union."
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    • 0 0 0 ThisIs_Insane Nov. 10, 2014
      "It WAS, and has been legal a lot longer than it has been illegal. Man (The U.S. Gov't), in his infinite ignorance, racist and callous indifference, has made it illegal with his BS hidden agenda."
  • +3 +3 0 Edward Palmer Jul. 18, 2014
    "If it would help just one person live a better life than so be it. Who has the right to say no to a plant that has been growing naturally, placed on this earth by God himself. He obviously knew then what he had created. Now let the ones whom need it reap what has been sown."
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  • +3 +3 0 Debbie Schaffer Jun. 1, 2014
    "I've had many doctors ask if I ever tried this for my severe migraines because it would help pain and vomiting. They didn't give for 20 years!
    Obamacare price of meds with many side effects,my answer is yes. It helps many issues and pain is pain?"
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  • +3 +3 0 Brenda May. 30, 2014
    "The drug eases the pain of Multiple Sclerosis.
    THC slows the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
    It may decrease anxiety.
    It controls epileptic seizures.
    Marijuana can be used to prevent blindness from glaucoma.
    Marijuana treats inflammatory bowel diseases.
    It relieves arthritis discomfort.??

    Really do I need to say more..

    All yea..It can be a great cash crop for farmers & another tax item for the state."
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  • +3 +3 0 Suzie May. 29, 2014
    "PRO Smokers always complain about the side effects of some drugs...then...they go on and on about how good it is to be high and how nothing else worked. Addiction?
    I smoked for 32 years...How many of my friends are still alive and healthy. 4 out of 20!!!"
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  • +3 +3 0 Jonathan Turkowky May. 28, 2014
    "Im pro medicinal marijuana because it is impossible to over dose on it also its impossible to get addicted to it and there are little to no side affects when you stop using also id rather be stoned off of marijuana than strung out and possibly sick off of prescription pills and almost die"
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  • +3 +3 0 Tara Love May. 20, 2014
    "personally, up until a few days ago, i was never a fan of marijauna....until i did my homework. i think that if people stopped looking at it from a "smoking" agent and look at it from a "medicinal" plant, things would be different. i have lupus, severe migraines that have been caused by head trauma, wide spread pain issues, among other things, and the doctors, not mine (but his hands are tied) do not want to give me anything that MIGHT help, and then again, there really isnt anything that WILL help.
    UNTIL i did my homework!! CANNABIS oil taken orally, not smoked would help me, WITH EVERYTHING!! it is PROVEN to cure childhood progressive cancer! the tests are out there!! so why can i not grow something and then make an oil that will help me? because it will actually help me? i might become a working person again!! thats all i want!! right now my life quality SUCKS...let me do something that might help!! we need to seriously look into this option! CANNABIS OIL!!! a BIG YES FROM ME!!"
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  • +3 +3 0 T May. 20, 2014
    "Before I became a medical marijuana patient, I was over 50 pounds over weight, and on 50 RXs a day. I am a CNA and medication tech who has passed and been ever RX know to man. Now 3 years later, I am off all Rxs, rid of all side effects, and the extra weight. I am happy and healthier. Cannabis saved my life. I love it for that. :)"
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  • +3 +3 0 andy May. 13, 2014
    "its help people and there are people that have looked for meds but marijuana has bee the only helper"
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  • +3 +3 0 Peter May. 8, 2014
    "The more research I conduct into THC the more I want to take it. It does so much for our health over the entire body. I believe that if they could patent it it would be announced as a miracle drug. I know that the chemical (pharma) companies are trying to extract parts of what this God given plant has so they can market it as a new drug under patent. It amazes me that they acknowledge that we naturally have receptors in our cells specifically there to accept THC yet then say it's bad for us? huh?
    You can't have this natural product but we will give you poison as long as you pay us to kill you.
    Like cytotoxic chemotherapy, cyto meaning cell and toxic meaning poison so cell poison, they even put on rubber gloves to administer it! and these are the people that tell us its bad for us. Wake Up people before they murder you too."
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  • +3 +3 0 Mr. Ed May. 7, 2014
    "I have chronic hcv for the past 15 years and is getting worst I'm undergoing a regiment of interferon and sovaldi combination for my condition, but because I live in Flodida I have to deal with prescribed medications that makes side effects from treatment even worst, Medical marijuana will be
    my best option to manage side effects without damaging my liver even more."
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  • +3 +3 0 bdawgs May. 6, 2014
    "I was diagnosed with Crohn's at 6 years old and I noticed my symptoms get a lot better when I smoked marijuana. I'm on numerous medications which have a lot of side effects, some include certain cancers. Smoking marijuana helps my nausea, stomach pain, and bowel digestion. It also helps with my occasional joint pain and encourages my appetite when I don't have one. So, I am all for the legalization of marijuana if it it used in the correct manner. I am a 20 year old who is going to school and has a job and I believe I can handle the responsibility of juggling what's important for my future and my marijuana usage. It doesn't get in the way of my life and it certainly does not drive me to do other drugs. I absolutely support marijuana being an option for medical use."
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  • +3 +3 0 Mark Van Valkenburgh May. 3, 2014
    "Because cannabis has clear benefits which have only begun to be discovered due to the racist and untrue government campaign against cannabis beginning to crumble from lack of success in stated goal of "winning the war on drugs" and change of U. S. People's minds as knowledge of it's proven benefits, and relative lack of negative effects especially when compared to legal alcohol, tobacco, and big Pharma "medicine" (drugs)! The U S govt. has a patent on Cannabis's "anti-oxidant and neuroprotectant properties, so the Feds don't even believe their own lies, and have patented a "plant" both to prevent others from benefiting from its future widespread medical use without the Govt. Making big $ on a plant who they have done everything they can to destroy it, and those of us who saw it's usefulness and fought for its re-legalization and recognition of its health benefits for many long years!"
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  • +3 +3 0 MikeT May. 3, 2014
    "Pro.. bc the medicinal/recreational value ... FAR, far, far outweighs the potential negative health, social and or moral considerations..."
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  • +3 +4 -1 Syd Apr. 7, 2014
    "I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis since age 6. It flared to the point that I was getting $2,000, biweekly infusions of Actemra, an immune suppressing drug similar to chemo therapy. Eventually the RA went into remission when I was 18, but I was left with nerve pain that left me unable to walk but with no inflammation to treat. After being prescribed narcotics, Lyrica, Gabapentin, Cymbalta, topical creams, undergoing injections in my knees and back, I tried marijuana. The pain was gone instantly. I was able to finish school and walk on graduation! Medical marijuana legalization is not "druggies" looking to get away with something, it's normal people having their prayers answered after suffering unbearable pain and side effect filled drugs that offer little to no results."
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  • +3 +4 -1 Larry Apr. 7, 2014
    "YES there should be medical marijuana all it did was help save my life. I suffer from Krohns extreme IBS and Ulcerative Colitis. When I get an attack nothing else has worked I even had Remicaid which is basically the equivalent to dialysis with a horrible drug injected into my body.When used properly marijuana can be a life changing life saving medicine. How can alcohol be legal and medical marijuana isnt?"
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  • +3 +4 -1 Brandon Mar. 21, 2014
    "For those who say marijuana is "HIGHLY" addictive you need to stop, it has a different affect on everybody for you to say that everyone is addicted is ignorant and not recognized as true. Yes it is great and may be addicting but I think alcohol is another issue we need to look at instead of medical marijuana. People who need it like cancer patients and aids victims don't care if their addicted because they need it everyday."
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  • +3 +4 -1 william Mar. 20, 2014
    "i am pro because it should not be illegal for medical reasons and for people w/ seashers"
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  • +3 +4 -1 Desmond Chesser Mar. 20, 2014
    "tired of people being in pain need to be pain free"
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  • +3 +3 0 MysteryMan1 Mar. 7, 2014
    "When everyone says that weed smoking causes a bunch of sickness and related things such as nausea, puking or vomiting. They are wrong. In fact, weed helps STAGE 1 cancer, and STAGE 2 cancer. I dont think it will ever be legalized, but is a small possibility."
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  • +3 +3 0 Lori Reid Mar. 7, 2014
    "I come from a very stressed parent. So I am on a prescription for anxiety. Paxil, which is the most potent stress and anxiety medication there is. It is the cream of the crop, according to my doctors. But with such a background with stress,and a very stressful job in retail, I find that the only thing that helps my stress, is marijuana only after work, not during. Drinking eases the stress, but I feel, is way more dangerous to my system, than marijuana. That is why I am all for medical marijuana, as the "most" powerful drug, available to me for anxiety and stress. Totally relaxing, and way healthier to my existence. I do not believe it is because of addiction, only that it is the only thing, that relieves me totally... I believe stress is debilitating, and very dangerous. I watched my mother, all of her life, deal with the effects of it, and do not want the same for myself. She died from Altzheimers, and stress related problems. I honestly believe that marijuana, will be my saving grace...I don't believe that alchohol is the answer. I believe that alchohol is far more dangerous, than marijuana will ever be..."
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  • +3 +3 0 Jean Doran Mar. 6, 2014
    "I have suffered with Trigeminal Neuralgia for 14 years. In December 2013, I had a glycerol Rhizotomy procedure to block the constant pain, but now I have severe numbness in my eye, nose, throat, lips, inside my mouth, gums, and the outside of the right side of my face. Can medical marijuana help to alleviate the discomfort of the constant numbness?"
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    • 0 0 0 ron Mar. 14, 2014
      "I have TM plus many other horrible things, and it has helped me, and stopped the pain, and helped me sleep. 32 hours in the last three nights, and before I was lucky to get 2-3 hours a night."
  • +3 +3 0 Alan Ramirez Mar. 5, 2014
    "i think marijuana should be legal there's a lot who suffer with health problems and marijuana is less toxic than other drugs that so the same job like curing aids, glaucoma and epilepsy"
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  • +3 +4 -1 JD Feb. 27, 2014
    "It should be legal. It can help so many people who are sick and in pain,and the less use of pills. I know of way too many cases and people who this has helped. Including myself with my chronic pain I live with."
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  • +3 +6 -3 black Feb. 26, 2014
    "i think that they should let people smoke marijuana."
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  • +3 +5 -2 kenzie white Feb. 24, 2014
    "i think that it should be medical because many people already use it, there would be no diffrence. This come from a 13 year old who actuly has an opinnon. I hope some people will think of this issue because i think that it should be medical. Some people say it is a drug. That may be true but have you ever personly tried it? it can use as a pain reducer and a relaxint. I think that is a oxymoron that people say its bad but yet they use it!!! Hemp is apart of many yarns. I and a beader and a hemp neckless maker and if i dont have my suplise i will go crazy. Haha but still the point is so many people use it and dont notice that are!! So all im asking is please take into consideration that so many people depend on it. My saying is ''peoples oppinons suck and dont mean a thing unless you acutluy give a damn'' So please give theses people another chance. Please.
    Sinserlsy..... Kenzie White of Salem,OR"
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  • +3 +5 -2 Chef Feb. 23, 2014
    "It's important for those who can only use medical marijuana for their illness to have access to it and what better way to have access to it then legally. Also the States can earn the taxes they need so badly for their States without raising taxes across the board."
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  • +3 +4 -1 D. A. Graves Feb. 21, 2014
    "I believe it should and agree that a better delivery system should be used that would eliminate some of the negative effects."
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  • +3 +5 -2 Paul Jackson Feb. 21, 2014
    "Sorry to hear that their are still some people who are living in the far past....prohibition era or just to pig headed to let this topic lie to rest. I'm 71 years old and before die I want to be able to buy pot legally. Thanks for listening."
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  • +3 +5 -2 Jay Feb. 19, 2014
    "Marijuana is more of a rights issue than anything else. All the research proves that alcohol and tobacco realistically pose a greater danger health wise and socially than pot. In the end it is a matter of people who hold empty moral rationalizations with no proof that the plant poses any greater danger than alcohol or tobacco. We should be less focused on saying no to marijuana and more concerned with the irresponsibility of individuals who use any mind altering chemical and then put themselves in critical positions of responsibility. Be it alcohol, pot or prescription painkillers. The concern should be educating people on the responsibilities of intaking chemicals of such a nature and then allowing them the Freedom of Choice to intake or not to intake on their choice, not on someone elses choice. People who cling to the argument that "it's a law for a reason" clearly forget that prohibition existed, and that slavery was a law too at one point. These things have changed, but that is because laws are the 'rights' of the time, not timeless Truths of reality. We once burned people as witches, doesn't mean it was right. Appealing to tradition is a failure of an argument here.Tradition is to be ignorant to new information and methods."
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  • +3 +4 -1 Joaquin Soto Feb. 19, 2014
    "every medicine has its place in the medical field. marijuana helps cure some of the most severe disease in the world"
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  • +3 +4 -1 bradley Feb. 18, 2014
    "it should be legal becuase it can help alot of people with pain but however it should not be legal becuase people can abuse it"
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  • +3 +4 -1 Dionna Bennett Feb. 17, 2014
    "I have suffered from Chronic Migraines, muscles spasms, and anxiety, for 8 years. I have been on 12 medications that stop me from being to perform normal duties as a mother, student, and worker. I began to take medical marijuana and it absolutely changed my life. At first I would be a little tired or weird cravings, but I wasn't worried, vexed, in pain, or anything! I could finally clean my house without having to take a break every 15 min because my back was hurting. I could play with my kids without my head hurting from loud noises. It's a MIRACLE DRUG and everyone should have access to it if they truly need it."
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  • +3 +4 -1 Tess Feb. 14, 2014
    "Being a Registered Nurse and having a medical background I have seen and experienced myself better relief of pain with the use of marijuana. The benefits outweigh those of ETOH, Vicodin, morphine and other man made substances. This is a known fact. For centuries it has been used as a treatment for those with acute to chronic pain. I believe the world would be a safer and better place if only those who are in need are allowed to use marijuana legally and without having the addiction and side effects of the costly drugs prescribed by physicians not otherwise allowed to treat their patients in an honest, healthy manner with medical marijuana. I stand with those who are pure and realistic. My physician also believes that marijuana has healing properties. Also please consider there would be less car accidents due to less dependence on ETOH. Being a Mother against drunk drivers I beg all to think about our children and the future of mankind. I do not understand why anyone would think the benefits of medical marijuana could be harmful. Statistics and research show better outcomes for those suffering from pain and loss of appetite and debilitating diseases. Better outcomes for those who have used marijuana to live a productive life, FACT!"
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  • +3 +4 -1 T Zachary Feb. 14, 2014
    "Its a plant aren't most medicines made from plants? The police are not going to be happy now they can't put you in jail for one joint anymore."
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  • +3 +4 -1 mike skinner Feb. 13, 2014
    "I'm a 63 yr. old single male, living alone with Parkinson's and would like to try treating my tremors."
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  • +3 +4 -1 greyson hyde Feb. 12, 2014
    "i think marijuana should be legalized, there has been so much research saying that it is not a primary cause of death,lung cancer or other diseases.in fact marijuana can help cure some diseases."
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  • +3 +5 -2 Jonathan p Goins Nov. 25, 2013
    "i believe so because it will reduce crime
    simply reducing the ammount of marijuana related arrest should prove that people are still fuctional while medicated
    unlike tobacco witch makes people die slowly"
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  • +3 +5 -2 James Warner Nov. 25, 2013
    "I think medical marijuana should be legal. There is growing evidence that marijuana can help people with cancer. I helps with nausea. It helps with anxiety and probably with fewer side effects than any drug. New research is also beginning to indicate that it even helps in the control of the cancer itself."
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  • +3 +5 -2 Chris Nov. 24, 2013
    "Army Special Operations Veteran. Never touched the stuff until I was 25 years old. A very close friend of mine was injured in Afghanistan and prescribed narcotic painkillers and sleep medication. Most of my brothers and sisters in the service are prescribed dangerous narcotic drugs left and right by DoD and the VA. After we both got out of the service we were both affected with chronic issues. His combat related injuries still do and will continue to degrade his life until the day he dies. I often have chronic lower back pain and insomnia (I would wager insomnia might be the most common affliction suffered by our Veterans) so he and I started using marijuana. It only ever helped us. Takes away pain, definitely helps you sleep and obviously boosted morale. After using marijuana regularly we both still made it to our college classes and part time jobs with zero issues. It can really only help people out there. Legalize it, regulate it, tax it. Regardless of your personal opinion of the morality of it, if there is something that can help people, why keep it from them?"
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  • +3 +4 -1 Cheryl Oct. 21, 2013
    "I live in Ohio, and I suffer from very bad migraines, a couple of times a week. Along will that I also suffer from nerve pain in my foot, that, radeates up my leg, almost to my knee. I believe that medical marijuana, would help both."
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  • +3 +3 0 Lynn Sep. 23, 2013
    "I say YES,YES and um YES!!! I have suffered from fibromyalgia, and several other medical issues for 20 + years now, my QUALITY of life is very poor. I take "Prescribed"medications, which help some. But have a lot of side effects.
    I would love to have the option of trying MM!, But if I get tested and marijuana shows up I am screwed! Not only would they stop the meds I take now,but I will be considered a criminal!?? It's not about what HELPS people that NEED it!! It's all about our leaders ( and I use that term very loosely ) being bullheaded people that are either too lazy to fight for what they know is right, or they don't want to go against others (peer pressure). It would stop drug dealers, keep innocent people for small infractions out of our prisons. Make room for the evil, murders,rapiest, pedifiles, and people that are drug dealers. Like herion,meth,cocaine, any many pills that our youth thinks is okay to take, Like molly.These are the kinds of things the DEA should be after. Not some poor soul just trying to cling onto a sliver of hope that they don't get busted for trying to find relief from chronic,life ruining pain. You don't have to smoke it. Edibles are a great option. IMO it should be OUR CHOICE. Not anybody else's!"
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  • +3 +3 0 Marcia Aug. 26, 2013
    "I believe that making Marijuana legal would decrease the crime and imprisonment involved in the selling of it. There are a lot of people who need Marijuana for medicinal purposes. This should be made available to them without fear of going to jail."
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  • +2 +3 -1 shorty Nov. 5, 2014
    "I think that it should be legal bc of medical"
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  • +2 +3 -1 Allen A. Nov. 3, 2014
    "I do not want use pill pain medication anymore, I would like to use something natural."
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  • +2 +3 -1 Wolfgang Oct. 22, 2014
    "Marijuana does nothing, Is not addictive, Cures many illnesses therefore, it is great and should not be criminalized, you can't take something special away from a man."
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  • +2 +3 -1 Jerry N. Oct. 21, 2014
    "I have been in pain for over 10 years due to a stroke I had in May of 2003. The pain started in September of the same year and has continued to this date.I believe Marijuana would decrease the amount of pain medicines that i have to take that are causing problems with my body,which include very bad dreams,bad problems with stool movement and the future problems with my liver that my occur"
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  • +2 +2 0 Patricia Oct. 15, 2014
    "I'm PRO for many good reasons. I will cite the main ones here. In a culture where alcohol is tolerated if not celebrated, not allowing adult people to use cannabis for whatever they want..even if purely to get high...is the height of puritanical hypocrisy and ignorance. Cannabis is not a particularly addictive drug (somewhere in the order of caffeine) but if it is prohibited for adult use, by a fear-mongering, anachronistic government, users may be forced to go to the wrong side of the tracks to get good cannabis. There they are more likely exposed to drugs that ARE addictive; like crack or heroin. Cannabis appears to be good for the health. I resent our government's dictating to most U.S. citizens as to the use of this drug. We are being coddled and deprived. In criminalizing cannabis the United States has prevented access to medicine (almost always safer and cheaper than pharmaceuticals) and potentially mind expanding recreation for citizens. Then, there's the wrongful jailing and creating of criminal records for otherwise law abiding young people...particularly people of color. We need to stop being knee jerk in our ignorance as a culture. Instead of arresting people use that energy to do research and regulate for safety!"
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  • +2 +3 -1 Bray Oct. 14, 2014
    "To those who say marijuana is a drug: if anything is a drug its tobacco. Research tobacco before marijuana because tobacco kills daily while marijuana has a death rate of 0."
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  • +2 +2 0 Gil Oct. 13, 2014
    "Yes because it works!
    I am 60 years old and have recently moved from NJ to NC. The state of NJ currently has a medical marijuana program but NC does not.
    I was prescribed medical marijuana for chronic pain and debilitating muscle spasms associated with MS.
    While taking the prescription as directed not only did I have reduced pain but I had increased mobility and energy which improved the quality of my life. I was able to enjoy the things I love to do, my mind was clearer, and I was attempting to rejoin the workforce.
    After relocating to NC, which currently does not have a medical marijuana program in place as of yet, all my symptoms have returned and I have to remain on total disability.
    I know that introducing a medical marijuana program into a state stirs up a lot of controversy. This is why I feel that public awareness needs to be addressed and discussed with the public."
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  • +2 +2 0 Mark Oct. 5, 2014
    "The historical use of cannabis for medicinal use is well documented as effective. The sheer Ignorance of those who see cannabis as a "non viable and effective alternative measure" for medical ailments astounds me.

    I would rather use a cannabis approach then become reliant on the pharmacy drugs that are not without their side affects and addictive potential.
    Patients deserve a choice in their treatment plan, and cannabis should not be prohibited from that choice.

    I am a medical card holder and cannabis is legal in my state for recreational use.
    Richard Nixon's "blue Ribbon" commission wrote that cannabis should not be a schedule I drug, yet the fear mongering about cannabis and narrow-minded thinking wrongly classified cannabis.

    Times are changing, as more states become proactive in allowing medical cannabis and recreational use."
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  • +2 +3 -1 alexandria vega Oct. 3, 2014
    "Its has been very helpful to those with multi celled cancer. Marijuana is know for killing brain cells but some people actually need that. Coming from someone who is awear of the out comes and the affects of marijuana from studying it that is has a lot of up barely any downs. When have you ever heard of someone dieing from it? never. I believe that medical marijuana is very helpful to those that seriously need it."
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  • +2 +2 0 KgQueens Oct. 3, 2014
    "Even though it is said that Marijuana can be harmful to you , it is a natural plant that has never killed anyone and has a better chance of doing less harm than most other medicine drugs."
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  • +2 +3 -1 Tim Sep. 30, 2014
    "A positive effect that marijuana has had is that it's given me great relief in dealing with the withdrawal symptoms from quitting the smoking of nicotene/tobacco. I think it could be used as a powerful tool for those attempting to kick the habit for good."
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  • +2 +2 0 Brett Sep. 17, 2014
    "Interesting how everyone focuses on smoking cannabis, and few if any discuss the intended use of this plant by the Creator. People simply like to smoke because it gives them something to do with their hands. CBD's, CBN's, THC and other cannabinoids in this plant are super beneficial to our bodies, IF THEY ARE CONSUMED APPROPRIATELY. All of these compounds are even more medicinal in a raw acid state. No psychoactivity involved in their raw state. Only healing.

    I'm completely for legalization and even more for education. We need to stamp out ignorance whose source comes from an ever corrupt government who cares very little about we the people. I've watched legal pharmaceuticals destroy lives even when used as prescribed. This is why doctors "practice" medicine. We have become lab rats at a tremendous cost.

    It's time for the people to make up their own minds about what they will put into their bodies. God is more concerned about what is coming out of our mouths than what is going into them. There is a place for this plant and many other natural remedies in our pharmacopeia."
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  • +2 +2 0 Debra Sep. 6, 2014
    "Currently, I have been experiencing symptoms that come from spinal cord injury. I take a pain medication about 4 times a day and heavy narcotic as well 6 times a day (which is above the recommended dose), and 6 extra strength tylenol. I find there is still a gap of relief with all of these meds. I undergo a lot of stress that causes the pain to increase and intensify until I the medication takes effect, which usually takes a minimum of 2 hours. During that time, the pain has been so intense that I have wanted to cut my arm off. Marijuana eases the stressful feelings and allows me to become calm while waiting for the effect of the medications. I believe we are missing the ability to collect taxes and fees on this product which would help our national budget; It would help produce a less stressed out society by making the product easier to obtain and legal; and give a new dimension to practicing medicine to help ease the stress, strife and debilitating pain many of us experience."
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  • +2 +2 0 X.B Aug. 20, 2014
    "Marijuana, medical or not, should be legal. If, as a lot of opponents say, "we should protect teens and children" or "it's unsafe", then maybe you should take a look at cigarettes.

    Cigarettes are highly dangerous and addictive and are perfectly legal and are in fact more popular than any other drug in the U.S. They can and have killed people, and continue to do so to this day. Now, we just claim to " make them safer", either by using better filters or using an e-cig. But the truth of the matter is that the only reason marijuana isn't legal is because it is a commercial threat to tobacco industries. For those of you who think our country is trying to protect us, you're dead wrong."
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  • +2 +2 0 Amber Aug. 12, 2014
    "Its the only thing that completely relieves my pain. It helps with my anxiety, nausea, and its the only reason i have an appetite and im able to eat most of the time."
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  • +2 +2 0 Dana Aug. 9, 2014
    "By ProCon's own words, proponents of medical marijuana "...cite dozens of peer-reviewed studies, prominent medical organizations, major government reports, and the use of marijuana as medicine throughout world history." And then you go onto list all the reasons given by opponents and not a single one is required to submit same sort of empirical evidence as the proponents. Are you beginning to see the blatant insanity yet?!"
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  • +2 +2 0 Frank Montgomery RN Jul. 27, 2014
    "Cannabis is truly one of the best natural herbal treatments for many centuries of its use. Used for Nausea and as an appetite stimulant, I can honestly say its efficacy is unmatched with standard antiemetics and appetite stimulants on the market. I've been a registered nurse for over 15 years and know from personal experiences and objective observation. Also, cannabis is highly effective in reducing seizure activity in epilepsy and its management. Epilepsy medications are often ineffective and highly toxic to the liver, cannabis is not toxic to the liver even in very high doses. Its proven efficacy in reducing inter-ocular pressures with glaucoma. There are hopeful studies coming out that shows reducing cancerous tumor sizes and many more medical uses too many to mention here. Cannabis is real medicine and used responsibly recreationally is much less harmful than alcohol, tobacco or other more dangerous and illicit drugs that it currently is classified among."
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    • 0 0 0 RN Jul. 28, 2014
      "I also have been a RN working for the over 10 years also. I agree completely"
  • +2 +2 0 Rick Jul. 20, 2014
    "As information becomes available on marijuana from respected world-wide institutions, the perception and bias' associated with will give way to scientific research, just as those who said the earth was flat."
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  • +2 +2 0 Esther Long Jul. 15, 2014
    "Severe chronic migraines w/ nausea,PTSD / anxiety requiring therapy due to childhood molestation for years,cancer in remission,experience prosecuting a stalker adds to same PTSD and anxiety-taught school 34 years-would now wish,deserve a medical choice that works for ME!"
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  • +2 +2 0 Olivia Maloney Jul. 4, 2014
    "Marijuana is a natural plant that used to be used as a medicine before the 1930's and WAY before that. Now the topic of it having no negative affects isn't relevant!! The government is the only thing stopping it from being legal. If you think that weed kills brain cells, then please stop living under a rock. God put it on this Earth for a reason. Now I'm not cheering for those who use it plainly to get high. No it doesn't make you "dumber", although those who it use that way in the first place can be. Being high can make someone's depression disappear. It's a miracle plant. A lot of the medicine out there is used for a particular thing, marijuana, is for pretty much anything. It's been proven over and over again by highly educated scientists and doctors. It's not a concept that only hippies believe, it's not something with little proof or evidence to be effective. It's REAL. The government doesn't want to fund for it though, do you think congress has more knowledge of the health benefits of cannabis than actual scientists with 7 year degrees? Lets make cigarettes illegal, the real killers."
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  • +2 +2 0 Douglas Pocock Jul. 1, 2014
    "Marijuana, at the root of the issue, is a plant. A natural plant, like tobacco, tomatoes, and poison oak. To make a plant, without chemical modification like cocaine, illegal is a nonsensical position.
    This is a naturalist argument, and I understand that there are those who find it a fallacious argument. However, I am appealing to the simple idea that a plant can not be illegal. No more than an animal can be illegal, and no more than a person can be illegal."
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  • +2 +2 0 Marge Jun. 27, 2014
    "Yes because the research is proving how beneficial the CORRECT type of cannabis can make such a difference for patients. I use it for my MS. It is the difference between me walking and not. I am reconsidering a trip to Hawaii with my husband because I am not sure I would be moving after 7 days without it. The most time I have been without is 4 days and my sister drove me home because she couldn't stand to watch me struggle so hard anymore without it."
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  • +2 +2 0 Savannah Shaver Jun. 27, 2014
    "Yes and no.. The way I look at it I think Marijuana can't hurt anyone or take anyone lives like alcohol can.."
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  • +2 +2 0 Ron Picker Jun. 23, 2014
    "I'm a 73 year old vet, resident of Upshur County, West Virginia, with a variety of health issue; successfully supplementing my VA hospital medications with cannabis with the knowledge of, if not the consent. of my VA hospital caretakers.
    That is, until march of this year, when a drug test ordered by a new provider at the VA, unaware of my cannabis use, ordered a drug profile in disregard of the medical consequences of my testing positive for cannabis, which did test positive. Consequently, my pain and sleep medications (Oxycodone and Ambien) have been withheld. This has reduced me to a bed-ridden invalid, my lifestyle in ruins, and unsure my aging body will survive the painful ordeal now being experienced. I personally accuse the VA of de facto medical malpractice.

    Given the efficacy of cannabis used medicinally in my case, I am firmly a pro for legal medical marijuana .

    Thank you for your interest."
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  • +2 +2 0 scottiepotseed Jun. 19, 2014
    "its harmless,if only used once in awhile"
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  • +2 +2 0 Michele Caldwell Jun. 19, 2014
    "Marijuana is natural and far less dangerous than narcotics and alcohol. Drugs that often alter our body chemistry and cause addiction! People have been brain washed over generations by the Cotton Industry and Pharamceutical companies who would compete with marijuana. I think it is a shame! Marijuana should be legal for adults. There are children who suffer from seizures, cancer patients who suffer from pain and nausea and many, many others who could benefit from Marijuana. For those uncomfortable smoking there are several other ways to ingest it. Please stop the insanity. Legalize this natural, safe substance. Narcotics are the ones that should be illegal! They've destroyed so many lives."
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  • +2 +3 -1 trh Jun. 13, 2014
    "I'm pro because I've been fighting illnesses all my life and all the doctors want to do is give me one pill after another. The meds don't help and I'm in constant pain. It's ridiculous that the judicial system is punishing marijuana users, sellers when we are allowing rapists, pedophiles, and murders back on the street. If the "system" would stop incarcerating marijuana offenders there'd be room in the prisons for the people who actually pose a danger to society!!!!"
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  • +1 +1 0 DJ E-SLICK Dec. 18, 2014
    "These idiots that go against legalizing marijuana say it's bad because it's addictive. Try not putting food in your body for 8-10 days, you'll kill for food. Food is the most addictive substance that we and all living forms put in our bodies every single day. Are you gotta make food also illegal ??""
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  • +1 +1 0 DJ E-SLICK Dec. 18, 2014
    ""What good is to be rich and have everything you want in life but not be able to smoke or eat pot ? Marijuana keeps you healthy, young, cancer free,keeps your mind clear, makes you into a more peaceful person and makes you smart and creative. I guess that's what the cons don't want !""
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  • +1 +1 0 DJ E-SLICK Dec. 17, 2014
    "What good is to be rich and have everything you want in life but not be able to smoke or eat pot ? Marijuana keeps you healthy, young, cancer free,keeps your mind clear, makes you into a more peaceful person and makes you smart and creative. I guess that's what the cons don't want !"
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  • +1 +1 0 DJ E-SLICK Dec. 17, 2014
    "These idiots that go against legalizing marijuana say it's bad because it's addictive. Try not putting food in your body for 8-10 days, you'll kill for food. Food is the most addictive substance that we and all living forms put in our bodies every single day. Are you gotta make food also illegal ??"
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  • +1 +1 0 Micco Nov. 28, 2014
    "This is a plant that has had over 10,000 years of usage and over 50% of people admit to using it today. It is the safest drug being non-deadly and the least addictive of drugs, has over 200 known medical aliments, and could create a billion dollar industry. Yet our government chooses to claim it as a "gateway drug" even though hard drug usage has declined in Legal states having 120,000 less deaths. Then chooses to medically support hard drug usage such as oxy-cotton which is much more deadly then marijuana, Instead of creating a billion dollar industry the government will choose to arrest 800,000 people and spend 10 billion dollars instead of turning this into a billion dollar industry. All at the same time letting dangerous cartels smuggle it into streets resulting in crime and un-regulation allowing any 12 year old with 40 dollars to buy pot."
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  • +1 +1 0 Nicholas Campanella Nov. 25, 2014
    "I believe that Marijuana should be a medical option, and I know from experience. Being a two time survivor of Leukemia, I've had this drug. I had excruciating pain when I was getting treatment. One of my doctors offered to try medical Marijuana for the pain, and I tried it. After a few hours my pain went away, and I felt great. It helped me get my appetite back and put me in a much better mood. This drug can be used to help people with diseases or sicknesses. Even though Marijuana is refereed to as a harmful drug, it comes from the earth. While Meth, Cocaine, Heroin are all man made, and are made from harmful chemicals. If you smoke it, it's healthier than smoking cigarettes. There has been no deaths to the use of Marijuana. When there has been millions of death due to smoking Tobacco. Marijuana is not legal, while cigarettes are. Which one has the most death toll? Again the THC in the marijuana can weaken cancer cells. This can make chemotherapy easier on the patient. Marijuana is used as a medicine at hospitals, it should be legal, it can help lives.
    Also Marijuana is much better than alcohol. It makes you calm and relaxed. While alcohol can make you aggressive and crazy."
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  • +1 +1 0 Alex P. Nov. 24, 2014
    "In my opinion, I think that medical marijuana should be legal because it simply can be a good way for our government to raise revenue and boost the economy. Also Marijuana has many medical affects for people who suffer from chronic pain and even terminal illness such as cancer and HIV. Although Marijuana is claimed to be a "gateway drug" to other more intense drugs, the medical affects of the drug outweighs this claim."
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  • +1 +1 0 Michele T. Nov. 23, 2014
    "Yes, marijuana should be considered a viable medical option. Because of THC's chemical structure, similar to the body's natural occurring chemical Anandamide, marijuana is able to communicate to the body's systems, altering moods and relieving pain. Some may also argue that smoked marijuana has a faster reaction time than taking a pill. The FDA has approved Marinol and Nabinol, because research is showing marijuana is an effective means to treat medical conditions, unlike other legal drugs, (alcohol, nicotine). Some of these facts can be found at the National Institute on Drug Abuse website. Also, the government should not be interfering with a citizen's personal choices, especially when it comes to medical treatment. As described in the Bill of Rights, Amendment IX, which established that unspecified rights, such as individuals being able to make decisions about one's body, shall be protected and not protecting them is a violation of our personal freedom. Considering the medical benefits and a person's personal choices, marijuana should be made available and decriminalized."
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  • +1 +1 0 jennyfer Nov. 20, 2014
    "yes, because marijuana is curing some people and it cure some people who had cancer. So , let them smoke if they want its not going to bother you in a harm way ?!. if it cures some people might as well let it be a medical option.
    people think its a bad thing, well its not !"
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  • +1 +1 0 bruce f. Nov. 15, 2014
    "I smoked marijuana years ago and now am retired on diasbility due to neuropathy, diabetes & migrains. I live in PA, probably will be last state to legalize,what can we do"
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  • +1 +2 -1 Jakob Nov. 13, 2014
    "Medical marijuana has been known to cure cancer! And it is a one of the best ways to medicate."
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  • +1 +2 -1 ThisIs_Insane Nov. 9, 2014
    "Well, the fact that we had four more states LEGALIZE in this mid-term election, should show all of you in the right-hand column, that you are all stuck in the 1930's reefer madness. The majority of the people voted more for cannabis, than voted for Obama in either year he ran for office. prohibition does NOT protect our children from drug dealers OR from obtaining any drug they want. They will also be funneled thru the court systems, which can and will ruin their lives. Want to protect your children? Legalize it and keep your children out of the hands of the prison slave system."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Jan Ryan Nov. 9, 2014
    "Has it dawned on anyone, that even though we have a lot of medicines that help with diseases, there are NOT any meds. That actually cure anything. All of our meds. originated with natural plants and herbs, but you can't patent natural plants and herbs, so nothing gets done and more die. This is one thing that the dollar doesn't enter the picture. Those that wonder about what Marijuana will do, go on line ti Israel Research Center. My God, even Arsenic as deadly as it is, cures some things. This is something we need to do for us!!"
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  • +1 +2 -1 albert rose Nov. 5, 2014
    "Help me celebrate and thank the wonderful Rick Simpson Cannabis Oil that cured my Father who was diagnosed of A rare type of Prostate Cancer known as Neuroendocrine cancer in 19/09/2001, the Cannabis oil with high potency of THC and CBD content was successfully used in curing my father Neuroendocrine cancer under 4months and 3 weeks of full treatment circle. its a Miracle indeed, I thank God Almighty for Rick Simpson and his helpful Cannabis Oil that was used in saving my father life, Rick, You shall Blossom althrough your precious remaining days on earth. A great life Saver you."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Mark Nov. 4, 2014
    "It's what I used to stop drinking ,smoking and from doing meth. I do not want children doing drugs which is why it should be regulated. There are strands that do NOT. get you high but simply reduce pain and help control seizures or epileptic problems. AND if you have cancer and are going to die how could it hurt you. My sister died from pancreatic cancer as have several other family members so I got it for them to help them eat and keep food down. Also helped with diarrhea. It's not your place to judge or condem other's especially if you are ignorant of all the facts. So go have a drink and a cigarette and enjoy sitting on your high horse and I'll hope cancer invades your family and stops killing my loved one's. But why should you be compassionate. Judge ye not...."
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    • 0 0 0 Kathy Nov. 24, 2014
      "Great points you made, and I'm a Nurse whi can attest to the use of Cannabis. I'm sure many more states will adopt MM as legal treatment..... As in the statement 'We the people' we should make the decisions and vote it into Law. More power to the people!!!"
  • +1 +2 -1 Bolly Nov. 4, 2014
    "Recently, my grandmother suffered leg pain. The doctor prescribed oxycodone. When the oxycodone made her feel constant nausea, the doctor prescribed zofran. Meanwhile, her sleep became disrupted so the doctor prescribed her trazadone. Seems to me that may have been avoided with the use of medical marijuana. But then, every time I take my grandmother or my mother to that doctor there a pharmaceutical representative visiting. EVERY TIME. The illogical and inaccurate claims made in the commercials against legalization of marijuana are clearly biased."
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  • +1 +2 -1 jim Oct. 28, 2014
    "yes"
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  • +1 +2 -1 Kerry Oct. 24, 2014
    "Because I suffer from Daily Chronic Migraines and have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars last year trying to get treatment that I haven't responded to. I have been on 30+ medications and there is nothing that is helping. I'm not sure I would use it but I think I should have the option. I have been in the bed for over a year with no relief. I'm hoping that South Carolina approves it as other states have."
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  • +1 +2 -1 LAURA SINAY` Oct. 23, 2014
    "I believe that Marijuana should be legal because it does have a lot of benefits to it and it MUCH better than the narcotic, alcohol (spirits) even Cigarettes... now Dont get me wrong to much of anything is bad for u... But marijuana is a safer dose to take it relieves stress and its GODS CREATION NOT MAN MADE SH*T... I SUPPORT THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA..... LEGAL THE PLANT AND STOP DEMONIZING IT!!!!"
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  • +1 +2 -1 Steven Horne Oct. 7, 2014
    "Medical need. Less harm than narcotics for pain. Used in the general population in the 1800s,

    Whats the big deal. Proven medical help. Less risk than cut pot with laced synthetic pot for the youth. They all try alcohol and they will all try pot . Why not a medical govt approved drug with no poison added or laced drug of who knows what? Protect youth with at least your getting the real thing not a laced toxic poison."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Jeff Jacobsen Oct. 2, 2014
    "For people like my mother who have been left on their death bed from chemo, I apologize to you for all the dimwit idiots that are either stubborn and or just simply dumb. I'm sorry you won't get the cannabis oil you need in PA. Yes the senate approved SB1182. No, I don't think the house will pass it. Simply because Republicans should all have to live here, get cancer, and get the type of medical treatment legally allowed at this moment in time. My mom never smoked. Only had 1-2 drinks on holidays. Never abused drugs. Monday I got a message from my wife - mom was admitted to the ER and the DR stated she only had 24 hours to live due to an internal bleed. Well it's Thursday morning and she's still with us. That I'm thankful for. What I'm not thankful for is being misled, grief struck, lost time at work FMLA, confused kids, confused adults, Dumb ass nurses administering blood thinners 3x after my Mom was not to get more. The blood thinners could very well be the cause of the hematoma that currently begins at the top of her hip all the way down to her left ankle. PAC tried to blame a DR that drained her fluid from ascites. Only problem with that BS is the fact my Mom's fluid was taken from the right side. So PRO for cannabis. BOO GOP!"
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  • +1 +2 -1 M Sep. 29, 2014
    "I have a pinched nerve in my neck, trouble sleeping, pain in both arms, and have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, and depression, and mild OCD; medical marijuana helps to alleviate all these issues. I'm am most certainly pro medical marijuana! It's much safer than all the pain killers that were prescribed for me that did more damage than help!"
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  • +1 +2 -1 Den Sep. 22, 2014
    "It help reduce the pain caused by my long-term peripheral neuropathy that came as a result of having a severe spinal injury. I tried Marinol and it provided zero pain relief. I also worked with several pain specialists (MDs) that focused on using prescription Opiod medications. That treatment regimen resulted in horrific side effects and caused me to become hospitalized due to a comatose state after months of use. I lost 30+ pounds, slept over 20 hours per day, and had no quality of life.
    Medical Cannabis controls my pain, allows me to get a good night's sleep, and I am functional during the day. To date I have not experienced any side effects. I have never been a smoker, so I ingest edibles as my form of treatment.
    In addition, I have never observed or even read about anyone becoming violent when using Medical Cannabis. This is preferable to alcohol which is responsible for countless violent crimes and DUIs across the country every day."
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  • +1 +2 -1 William Petys Sep. 16, 2014
    "I'm willing to bet all the cons don't have chronic conditions.. I'm disabled and take morphine and percs, and marijunana does work for me to mask my pain.. I am willing to bet that the cons were to get a diabilitating condition they would change there minds not to mention that the politicians that vote on this subject, aren't medical doctors... And I am willing to bet the biggest opponent of medical marijunana is big pharma because it is lost revenue to them.."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Alexis Bass Sep. 14, 2014
    "I have been using Marijuana for years too. I WAS TAKING prescription pills to help with anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. Effexor XR and xanax 3X daily DOES NOT HELP. However two-three hitters every 2-3 hrs DOES HELP and DOESNT make you stupid or dysfunctional. I want to live in a country where prescription pills are no longer needed and natural plants are used instead. Coming from a Certified Pharmacy Tech"
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  • +1 +2 -1 mike Sep. 11, 2014
    "Its a natural form of pain relief I'd take natural over pharmaceutical anyday"
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  • +1 +2 -1 Sammie Aug. 24, 2014
    "My friend with cancer uses oil which helps nausea, mood with no ill effects she is 70

    Many persons with HCV use marijuana for side effect maintenance on treatment. Increases appetite , mood, and reduce inflammation.
    A friend with myostena gravis (sp) uses it for chronic back pain also. Medical Marijuana research continue to affirm and list diseases that it can be safely used.

    I think it is horrid that in the USA Big Pharma's need for $$ will stand in the way of healing without extra toxins from prescriptions."
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  • +1 +2 -1 James Aug. 23, 2014
    "Why don't you let the people who are in and have chronic pain try it for them selves and decide for them selves. I have chronic pain in a couple of places in my body. Why cant I try it and see for myself if it helps. I don't try it because (1) it is illegal for me to use.(2) I would loose my job if they gave me a drug test. Instead I am taking Prescription Methadone for my chronic pain. Are you telling me that Marijuana is worse for me as a person than this drug? I would like to be able to decide for myself but cannot. Just something to think about. I am just trying to share what my expediences is. Thank you."
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  • +1 +2 -1 mary Aug. 17, 2014
    "After being diagnosed with colon cancer and batteling with the normal issues such as weight loss, nausea, pain, etc., I think that the patients in Virginia should have the option of obtaining medical marijuana. Let us push this thru while I still have a chance of survival."
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    • 0 0 0 ThisIs_Insane Nov. 12, 2014
      "If I were you, I would NOT wait for politicians to get off their duffs, and move. We have the most useless government on record, right now, and I don't see it getting better anytime soon."
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