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Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?

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  • +111 +142 -31 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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    • +6 +7 -1 Aurelia Dec. 12, 2014
      "I agree! It has definitely stopped my seizures!!! And also changed my life for the better!!!!!"
  • +95 +118 -23 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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    • 0 0 0 TheCleanGame Nov. 10, 2015
      "It's actually an "exit herb" from an addiction point of view. Look up the number of people that have successfully used cannabis to ease their ills as they quit an addictive chemical.

      Cannabis is indeed wonderful stuff, the cleaner it is the better it is as well. Prohibition is what keeps cannabis contaminated and unhealthy.

      Keep it Clean! :D"
    • 0 0 0 yasha Oct. 8, 2015
      "i agree it should be legalized soon because the people who are suffering should be aloud to use marijuana to feel better not tobacco that can give cancer. Like people should be injected and all of those things u been through when they can use a plant that has no problem but giving a good feeling and helps people i agree with Larry"
    • 0 0 0 Larry Apr. 2, 2015
      "I really like that. Very True"
  • +47 +60 -13 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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  • +33 +43 -10 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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    • -1 0 -1 TheCleanGame Nov. 10, 2015
      "Your mother is not 'addicted' to cannabis. Your mother has issues (whether she knows them or not) that are being relieved by cannabis.

      The problem is the contamination and money that prohibition brings to the breeding and growing of cannabis.

      Educate yourself further and you'll begin to see the light, you're on the right track.

      Keep it Clean! :D"
  • +25 +27 -2 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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    • 0 0 0 Judy Roberts Aug. 20, 2015
  • +23 +27 -4 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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  • +20 +24 -4 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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  • +18 +21 -3 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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  • +17 +19 -2 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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  • +17 +21 -4 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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    • 0 0 0 m freimann Jul. 14, 2015
      "i hear you about the misery. 2 am can't sleep wanna end your life and a bowl of grade medical marijuana and the terror goes away for a while."
  • +16 +22 -6 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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    • 0 0 0 Russell Aug. 13, 2015
      "I think you meant to say- take marijuana off the schedule ONE drug list not schedule II. It is the same as Heroin and Meth. It is hard to believe that the gov. is that scared of Pot only because of the money that the politicians think they would miss out on. It is truly a shame!"
  • +15 +17 -2 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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  • +15 +16 -1 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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  • +13 +15 -2 nathan May. 1, 2014
    "legalize it its good for u"
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  • +13 +15 -2 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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  • +12 +13 -1 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 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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  • +12 +14 -2 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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  • +12 +14 -2 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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  • +11 +14 -3 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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  • +10 +12 -2 jEANNETTE DlLAURO Oct. 11, 2014
    i am in so much pain!!help!!please.................."
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  • +10 +11 -1 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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  • +10 +13 -3 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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  • +10 +11 -1 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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  • +9 +12 -3 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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  • +9 +9 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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  • +9 +9 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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  • +8 +9 -1 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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    • 0 0 0 TheCleanGame Nov. 10, 2015
      "hate to add to your misery but high cbd, high thc cannabis is actually a significant pain killer.

      Prohibition keeps cannabis medicinally weak and contaminated. Keep fighting!"
  • +8 +9 -1 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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  • +8 +8 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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  • +8 +8 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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  • +8 +9 -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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  • +8 +8 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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  • +7 +7 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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  • +7 +7 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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  • +7 +7 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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  • +7 +7 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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  • +7 +7 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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  • +7 +7 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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  • +7 +9 -2 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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  • +7 +8 -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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  • +7 +8 -1 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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  • +7 +9 -2 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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  • +7 +8 -1 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!"
  • +7 +8 -1 noah Mar. 25, 2014
    "It should be a Metcall its good its get u chill and makes u feel good"
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  • +7 +8 -1 Desmond Chesser Mar. 20, 2014
    "tired of people being in pain need to be pain free"
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  • +7 +7 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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  • +7 +7 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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  • +7 +8 -1 jaylen Mar. 10, 2014
    "I think it should and pot period should be leggalized"
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  • +7 +7 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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  • +7 +8 -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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  • +7 +8 -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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  • +6 +6 0 Xavier Jan. 27, 2016
    "Whoever said marijuana is bad is wrong, people need to learn it helps people, It SAVES people's lives. And to be honest it helps WAY better than some other medicines. You know how many kids and other people had bad troubles and MARIJUANA, yes, MARIJUANA saved them. Come one people, it's at least better than other medicines and drugs out there that do almost nothing to help. And doctors have proved benefits for marijuana so don't use that as an escuse to dis marijuana. Marijuana is bad not by itself, but the way PEOPLE use it. Just hear me out, marijuana does have some bad effects, I understand that but it's worth it for the good effects. But, just please hear me out, IT HELPS AND SAVES LIVES!!!"
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  • +6 +6 0 Juan Cuervo Jan. 24, 2015
    "Cannabis has been part of human history for at least 20,000 years. There was never any adverse consequences associated with it's use until it was rendered illegal. Since 1937, countless billions of taxpayer money has been spent attempting to enforce the law, and yet, those determined to get there hands on the substance have hardly ever been deterred, in spite of the fact that thousands upon thousands of users and growers have been arrested and imprisoned. The illegality of cannabis has NEVER achieved it's policy objectives, and has set up two opposing camps, the producers, and law enforcements, who are BOTH economically dependent on maintaining the status quo, regardless of the cost to taxpayers, or the harm to individuals and their families. Going to prison is a far worse health impact than consuming the weed. And the weed is a complex chemical factory that has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands upon thousands of years. There are complex synergies in the way the cannabinoids interact with the consumer, to attempt to isolate the therapeutic aspects from the psychoactive aspects is both impossible and ridiculous. The current policy of repression is MADNESS. The TRUE reefer madness is the policy itself."
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  • +6 +7 -1 Anna Nov. 29, 2014
    "After watching my father painfully pass away from his battle with Lymphoma and having experienced marijuana ease my chronic migraines and anxiety disorder I have no doubt at the very least that medical marijuana would have eased his pain where as all the morphine and other "legal" pain medications were unable to do."
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  • +6 +8 -2 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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  • +6 +6 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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  • +6 +6 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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  • +6 +8 -2 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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  • +6 +7 -1 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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  • +6 +6 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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  • +6 +6 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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  • +6 +6 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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  • +6 +7 -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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  • +6 +7 -1 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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  • +6 +8 -2 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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  • +6 +8 -2 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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  • +6 +7 -1 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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  • +6 +7 -1 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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  • +6 +7 -1 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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  • +6 +7 -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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  • +6 +7 -1 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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  • +6 +6 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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  • +6 +6 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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  • +6 +6 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."
  • +6 +13 -7 Pot Smoker Mar. 4, 2014
    "I think it should be ligal because im tired of getting aressted for it"
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    • -2 0 -2 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!!!!"
  • +6 +8 -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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  • +6 +8 -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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  • +6 +7 -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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  • +6 +7 -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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  • +6 +7 -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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  • +6 +8 -2 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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  • +6 +10 -4 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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  • +6 +7 -1 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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  • +5 +5 0 Michaiah Apr. 7, 2015
    "yes. i have a eating disorder and i was not able to eat but at least once or twice a week and i was dying. then i smoked marijuana and i was able to eat and the pain i was having that made me not wanna eat went away and now I'm healthier than ever. but the problem i that my state has not legalized marijuana so i have trouble getting ahold of the plant and i also have trouble and problems with if the marijuana is safe or if it is not safe. when you buy marijuana on the street people could lace it with harmful drugs which could make you at risk of worst problems. so i recommend marijuana be legalized in all states"
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  • +5 +5 0 Michael Lee Dec. 14, 2014
    "common sense gives the user precise control over conditions that need to be treated. No one smokes till they get sick. The opposite occurs. Pharmacy drugs react too violently on your system and effects too long lasting. Rarely make you feel :Good Time for people to act humane for people with legit needs in our lives too."
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  • +5 +5 0 Aurelia Dec. 12, 2014
    "I have severe anxiety attacks which turn into seizures that last 3-5 min. I cannot tell when Im about to have a seizure, therefore I currently have several scars on my face from falling from a standing position. The doctors cannot cure my anxiety without addictive drugs such as xanax, etc. I am currently trying to get off the xanax, and the only thing that cures my anxiety is medical marijuana. Since I have started smoking it I have not had one seizure. So if you ask me, I'm all for medical marijuana! I am still trying to get off of the xanax for my anxiety and don't want to smoke real marijuana. But the medical marijuana stops my anxiety and seizures. My doctors say I cannot get off of the xanax completely b/c my body is so used to it, it will cause me to have withdrawal seizures. So, once again, I think medical marijuana is a great substitue for prescription drugs. I know it has changed my life! I can now walk into a grocery store or department store without having to worry about hitting the floor busting my face open and having a seizure! bI vote YES!!!!!"
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  • +5 +5 0 jeff ( J C ) Dec. 11, 2014
    "i believe pot can relieve pain and nothing i have read or seen makes me think there is any damage to the body. i know that thc is stored in the liver but no studies have stated that it does any damage to it."
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  • +5 +6 -1 Brooke M Nov. 29, 2014
    "I believe that medical marijuana should be legalized because of the various benefits that come from it. It can help to decrease symptoms of nausea, improve conditions like multiple sclerosis, and cancer. Many mental disorders are also proven to be helped by medical marijuana. The only real downside is the smoke entering a patient's body, and even so, there are many other ways to consume cannabis."
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  • +5 +6 -1 Brice Nov. 28, 2014
    "Marijuana is not a drug... its a plant. People that have illnesses like aids and cancer can use this "drug" very positively to their health. When they have to go through pain, no sleep, and not being able to eat, marijuana can help. When they have to overcome throwing up from chemotherapy, marijuana can help. Priorly from a health and medical stand point, marijuana has too many benefits. It has the potential to help thousands of patients, and that alone is enough to know it can help being legal."
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  • +5 +5 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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  • +5 +6 -1 Mike Nov. 25, 2014
    "I have first hand knowledge that it works for Crohn's disease.
    Mine is in Complete remission after 25 yrs of struggles with the disease. I have been on the following . Asocall, ulsufazine, and the best yet CIMZIA, Humiria as well as a few yrs with Remicade. I'm no stranger to the disease and the pain of it emotionally as well as physical ."
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  • +5 +7 -2 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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  • +5 +6 -1 Jack D Nov. 25, 2014
    "I Believe that medical Marijuana is good for people who have cancer or other threatening life situation. If the doctor gives you a doctors note for medical Marijuana there shouldn't be a problem. Its been proven alcohol is more dangerous then Marijuana. A lot of adults drink alcohol and there worst side effects then smoking Marijuana. Marijuana is a good thing for people with conditions. Weed doesn't kill people alcohol poisoning does. I believe Medical Marijuana is a good thing."
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  • +5 +7 -2 Alec G Nov. 25, 2014
    "Medical marijuana treats those that need it. No, I'm not going to be naive and say that everyone that gets medical marijuana needs it. But if it isn't given to them legally, they are going to be determined to get it illegally. Thus, providing citizens with the medical option of marijuana would not only give it to those who need it, but reduce crime. It is no more harmful to the body than cigarettes, alcohol, in some cases, even soda or fast food. When being used, the substance isn't hurting anyone, most definitely not other people. Additionally, it will no longer be a gateway drug for those that can obtain it medically, as they will be far away from drug dealers, etc. In conclusion, it helps the people that need it, and if it wasn't legal, people would have a way of getting their hands on it, regardless."
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  • +5 +5 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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  • +5 +5 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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  • +5 +5 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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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +6 -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!!!"
  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +5 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 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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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +5 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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  • +5 +5 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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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +5 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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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +5 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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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +5 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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  • +5 +5 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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  • +5 +5 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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  • +5 +5 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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  • +5 +6 -1 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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  • +5 +7 -2 john Jul. 15, 2014
    "im pro because it seems to me that the subjects who support the con view of medical marijuana we seldom educated in health. some of them were DEA like positions that find much of their revenue from fines on drug charges."
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  • +5 +8 -3 Kathy Kaser Jul. 13, 2014
    "I believe it should be legal for medicinal purposes I have fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis torn disc and a compression test sometimes the pain is terribly unbearable I know this would help. I know people suffering from the side effects of chemotherapy suffer with pain from multiple sclerosis and I believe that if this were legalized the poor people would not be suffering. There are also children and adults suffering from and I know this will help them also."
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    • 0 0 0 ThisIs_Insane Nov. 14, 2014
      "I believe it will help you. My life partner has tried it for her Fibro, and she takes a half of a cannabis infused gummy bear when she feels ity coming on. If she still feels the symptoms the next morning she will eat the other half, and it will give her relief from it, which can last as long as a week or so. This is from a total of 10 mg dose! Not 20 35 or 50mg of the pain meds which do not really touch the pain, but just make her sick."
  • +5 +8 -3 Scott Jul. 12, 2014
    "Im a combat vet that was medica discharged from back surgery and diagnosed with PTSD. After getting out I returned home in great back pain and couldn't get out of bed. I had no pain meds to help with the pain. Later my bestfriend came over and brought me marijuana and about 10 to 15 later I was pain free. That was the first time I ever tried it. I do hope and pray that Kentucky and all states legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use. After all God created all plants and he intended for his children to use them for what we could use them for in anyway we see fit in helping others health."
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  • +5 +9 -4 Jeanette Sawyer Jul. 6, 2014
    "Yes, definitely. I have seen and read so much overwhelming documentation from research, as well as hearing first person accounts, and my own experience with a topical balm/salve that worked amazingly where nothing else did. I don't see it so much as some hard drug that should be illegal as much as I do as a very beneficial and therapeutic PLANT."
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  • +5 +6 -1 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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  • +5 +5 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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  • +5 +6 -1 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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  • +5 +6 -1 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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  • +5 +6 -1 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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  • +5 +6 -1 scottiepotseed Jun. 19, 2014
    "its harmless,if only used once in awhile"
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  • +5 +6 -1 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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  • +5 +7 -2 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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  • +5 +7 -2 Pete Jun. 10, 2014
    "Opponents of the legalisation of cannabis are being overtaken by science fact as more and more come in about diseases cannabis treatment is stunningly successful. The pharmaceutical business is trying to figure ways to patent it, and counting the cost of all the chemical coshes they currently makes billions from which are rarely even effective. Add a few months to someone's life and it's apparently a triumph of modern medicine. Cannabis threatens their very business core; the sick and dying. It makes them well again. And money still doesn't talk, it swears."
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  • +5 +7 -2 Jim Jun. 10, 2014
    "Marijuana ABSOLUTELY should be considered an option to Chronic Pain patients who would/could have a medically proven effect from it. Considering Marijuana is a natural plant, just like the Poppy flowers used for the opium found is pain pills Rx'ed by Doctors already, anyone against Medical legalization, should look into the FACTS. It's proven help moderate to severe cancer or non-cancer pain. It does reduce muscle spasms, and aches. It does help people cope with anxiety, which can also add to a patients pain. Not only does it have a wide medicinal use, the plant itself, can be used to create paper, oils, lubricants, building materials, personal hygiene soaps and shampoos ( non-harmful to animals ), abrasive materials, and even boiler fuel, just to name a few... Sounds to me like a rather inexpensive, natural solution for pain patients, as well as a possibility to provide useful items to people who don't need the medical purpose of this plant."
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  • +5 +6 -1 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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  • +5 +5 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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  • +5 +5 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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  • +5 +7 -2 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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  • +5 +5 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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  • +5 +7 -2 Stacey Farrell May. 1, 2014
    "it helps helps people with cancer and pain and plenty of other ailments"
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  • +5 +9 -4 austin Apr. 29, 2014
    "i think mariuana should be legalized for medical purposes only"
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  • +5 +9 -4 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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  • +5 +9 -4 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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  • +5 +8 -3 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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  • +5 +7 -2 lynnsie Apr. 9, 2014
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  • +5 +6 -1 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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  • +5 +6 -1 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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  • +5 +6 -1 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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  • +5 +6 -1 kalaniejohnson Mar. 24, 2014
    "I'm pro because it does't kill people like cigarettes"
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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +5 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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  • +5 +8 -3 sam Mar. 3, 2014
    "This is a plant that comes from the Earth. Its many uses could significantly improve the world economy and help reach out to new patients. For recreational use marijuana should be regulated like alcohol and tobacco."
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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +8 -3 black Feb. 26, 2014
    "i think that they should let people smoke marijuana."
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  • +5 +10 -5 paul Feb. 24, 2014
    "ok I agree that smoking marijuana can cause driving problems for all not just the people in uniform
    I agree that to smoke full on becomes a social problem
    I also agree that the drug is addictive
    so is heroin and it was and still is a large problem for all
    so lets try and make it safe for all as a medication
    lets get the social and anti socialists of today and make it a safe medication by transferring it to a tablet or a drinkable form of medication and reduce the trouble all have with the herb
    and remember there are many different strains and types of the plant marijuana has from memory 84 different species and this without going into the strains of the plant"
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  • +5 +6 -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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  • +5 +7 -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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  • +5 +7 -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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  • +5 +6 -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 fact marijuana can help cure some diseases."
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  • +4 +4 0 james spencer May. 27, 2015
    "These are the side effects for Xanax and children my age (16) have all access to it .... this has more side effects then marijuana will ever have for a RESPONSIBLE user.
    depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself, unusual risk-taking behavior, decreased inhibitions, no fear of danger;
    confusion, hyperactivity, agitation, hostility, hallucinations;
    feeling like you might pass out;
    urinating less than usual or not at all;
    chest pain, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
    uncontrolled muscle movements, tremor, seizure (convulsions); or
    jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
    Less serious Xanax side effects may include:

    drowsiness, dizziness, feeling tired or irritable;
    blurred vision, headache, memory problems, trouble concentrating;
    sleep problems (insomnia);
    swelling in your hands or feet;
    muscle weakness, lack of balance or coordination, slurred speech;
    upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea;
    increased sweating, dry mouth, stuffy nose; or
    appetite or weight changes, loss of interest in sex."
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  • +4 +4 0 h. May. 25, 2015
    "Marijuana is not the gateway drug alcohol is. I was introduced to alcohol at age of ten. I was introduced to marijuana at age of 14 . I was introduced to cocaine and crack at the age 17 & 18 . upon being introduced to crack I became addicted to crack & left marijuana alone.I robbed & stole to get crack ,I later went to prison for the robberies, Related to crack. After release from prison I've never touched crack or cocaine I went back to drinking alcohol then back to marijuana which helped with my nausea and vomiting due hpylori bacteria. At that time nobody believed that marijuana helped my stomach yes marijuana is good for the body not only for nausea and vomiting , but for pain I am now & 45 yes old & suffer from osteoarthritis that's in my hands , elbows, shoulders, & neck I was prescribed meloxicam but it upsets my stomach & highly addictive . marijuana needs to be legalized period . I buy my marijuana illegally from the cartels making them richer , when my money could goin to state taxes.state taxed marijuana could be beneficial for the schools like Colorado does and not to the cartels. So to all the hypocrites do the right thing & quit crying & legalize it for my benefit & the states benefit."
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  • +4 +4 0 Jessica May. 1, 2015
    "I have PTSD and have been through therapy and on several different prescription medications, including Xanax, Zoloft, Seroquil, Respidal, Lamictal and Celexa. Xanax caused hallucinations, Zoloft caused suicidal thoughts, Seroquil caused dizziness, lightheadedness, and extremely low blood pressure, Respidal caused me to be an emotionless zombie, Lamictal didn't help at all, and Celexa made it impossible for me to focus. The only thing that has ever come close to working for me is certain strains of marijuana. It has never had any long-lasting side effects for me and has only ever kept me balanced. I don't use it currently because I'm not in a state where it's legal, and I'm afraid to buy it on the black market because if I get the wrong strain, it can make my symptoms worse. However, if it was legalized, I would not have that issue. I would be able to get the right kind for my needs and I wouldn't have to worry about possession charges. For now, I have to rely on therapy and working on my own coping mechanisms, which are not effective in all situations."
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  • +4 +4 0 allen B Apr. 27, 2015
    "Tx HB2165 FILED BY David Simpson to treat marijuana no different than any other plant such as tomatoes,corn ,etc.should be a model for the for consumption,no restricitions,no laws preventing growth or consumption."
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  • +4 +4 0 Anthony Green Apr. 22, 2015
    "I myself is a cronic pain suferer had a few surgery's but it doesn't help with all the pain. I been on hydrcodones and now taking oxycodones because the hydrocodones was not helping and the oxy's are working for now but I am also addicted the the pain killers now just like my tobacco and my coffee so whats the diffrence. They need to do a study on pain killers and the damage it does to the liver before they judge canibus."
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  • +4 +4 0 Eric B Apr. 22, 2015
    "yes it should because the only reason its not is cause of people thinking stop think just do trust me its ok its not bad its good its amazing!!!:)"
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  • +4 +4 0 Marcus Apr. 21, 2015
    "Marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol."
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  • +4 +4 0 Riley Apr. 20, 2015
    "Marijuana Helped people in my family struggling with chronic pain and cancer it truly is a great medication for those who are out of options"
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  • +4 +4 0 pam Apr. 19, 2015
    "All I can say about marijuana medicinally is I truly wish there were something to give me an appetite...I smoked it 30+ years ago and all it did was cause me to eat and go to, at age 57 and cancer, post chemo and radiation x 2, II wish so badly there was something to make me hungry
    I force myself to eat 1/2 Michellina's TV meal and have lost 20 pounds, down to 98. I need an appetite!!!"
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  • +4 +5 -1 Victor Greywolf Apr. 19, 2015
    "As far as the marijuana being medicinal, sure it did produce good results, but alot are just in their infancy. Let's wait until after the 10 year mark, but hey, alternatives to traditional medicines have been PROVEN to work at times, which is absolutely awesome, especially since there are alot of proof that the medical community has to look into.

    As far as brain damage, as the antis as I call them made, you can get more brain damage from prescription meds, but the FDA doesn't care, since rehab is big business, as well as private jails. I am personally speaking on a neutral side, and they should have a neutral area for this page. I am glad Colorado and Washington state (West Washington) have made it legal, but the moron Obama is crushing the movement, unfortunately, but I voted for the other candidate. Anyway, if it can help people with diseases and problems, why not, right?"
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  • +4 +5 -1 Barbara NC Apr. 17, 2015
    "Today I was diagnosed with another health issue to add to the many I already have. I was in constant pain, unable to eat and would not sleep for days. I began smoking 1 cannabis a day and found that it truthfully helps. I can eat again and I get a full 8 hrs sleep at night. I strongly feel the need to purchase illegally would greatly diminish. I really wish the politicians would reconsider. It is an individual's choice just as alcohol or tobacco. They regulated tobacco which grows from the earth, why not mariquana? Some of us may not live to enjoy the rest of our appointed days because it is preferred that we consume man make medications that kill as opposed to a plant that helps. There is definitely a crack in the American (NC) foundation on a lot of issues. Let it be our choice. My choices are slim; suffer daily, take the pills and die, or mariquana. I prefer to live."
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  • +4 +4 0 Anna Apr. 16, 2015
    "It's inhumane to deny a patient who is legitimately in pain a relief, just because marijuana is a drug does not mean it's bad. It may come with some side effects, but so do all other narcotics, and the effects of marijuana are less severe than many of the other medicines."
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  • +4 +4 0 colin Apr. 16, 2015
    "yes it helps with health and is fun to be under influense"
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  • +4 +5 -1 James S. Briggs Apr. 14, 2015
    "I have to say that the persons who oppose the medical marijuana stated in the first page "impairs driving,lead to harder drug use,causes brain damage" so on and so on. What the opposed have just described is the use of alcohol,prescribed pain killers. What they fail to accept more people try and overdose with tylenol per year and alcohol that any other drugs, but they are not taken off the shelf's. The big drug of choice is RX by doctor often prescribed or stolen from patients by kids grandchildren or just some one looking in your medical cabinet. So in conclusion prescribed drugs alcohol or over the counter meds do more harm per year than a few oz of marijuana. So with that said the opposed have no real ground to stand on since all the side effects are avail by your doctor,liquor store and medicine cabinets around the country. I know all this due to my past profession as an officer of the law and with one bad surgery that ended my career and the docs were and are more that helpful to get me as high as I want of prescribed meds for my nerve damage constant pain and constant muscle cramps and spaz. I would like to try the cbd or marijuana to see it would help me and thousands like me, but the big RX companies don't want that."
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  • +4 +4 0 cole obrien Apr. 8, 2015
    "the only people against it are the people who haven tried it or have had it affect their lives in a positive way"
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  • +4 +4 0 Mrs. FAKE-FREEDOM Apr. 3, 2015
    "It's time for America to legalize Marijuana. It's only real appeal to teens is that it's not allowed. I did it as a kid and hated it but did it a few time more just to fit in with the other kids who were aware not all rules are correct. The laws they pass are in place not to protect anyone but to make the courts, police and other government agencies a lot of money. All while destroying lives of the young people they claim to be protecting.

    Prohibition of alcohol didn't work. The MOB happens to be much wiser than they were back in the day but ALCOHOL was the #1 way these people got into very high levels of power. It's one of the saddest tragedies of our beloved nation's history. North Carolina is one of the places under an oz will not give jail time but I have a young nephew being ruined due to the courts not giving a stinks about the so-called law."
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  • +4 +4 0 eli Apr. 2, 2015
    "yes it helps the pain of cancer"
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  • +4 +4 0 Larry Apr. 2, 2015
    "Oh Yes .I"am a 100% Disable Veteran and I take Morphine every day 3times for pain and it do not stop the pain .60 mg and 30 ir for pain."
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  • +4 +4 0 MB Mar. 31, 2015
    "we made it! #HelpTheMovement #MakeLoveNotWar"
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  • +4 +4 0 Jan Ryan Mar. 31, 2015
    "I have done extensive research into Marijuana studies and recent research being done in the United States and Israel. Israel has done much, much more than anyone. It is amazing the diseases that Marijuana either cures or has a large impact on.There is not any money in it for the large drug companies, due to it being a Natural Stand Alone Plant they are not legally able to gather it up, bottle and sell it for hugh amounts of money, and the research here shows it. It is not the smoking of it that has medicinal qualities, but the THC inside the leafs. There is a lot of suffering out there going on, that doesn't have to be. It's only right that we be given access to this wonderful plants medical benefits."
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  • +4 +4 0 J Jones Mar. 28, 2015
    "The fact that the FDA has not approved marijuana is not worthy of mention. The FDA states that it is addictive, harmful and offers no medicinal value. Every argument they use can be used on any of the numerous drugs the FDA has approved. Look at the side affects of every pain pill, anti inflammatory, anti seizure medication. Take a couple of hours and watch Weed and Weed2 both are CNN documentaries about the affects of marijuana on people and children. Look at how phenobarbital makes the children zombies and reduces their ability to function as normal children. Then look at what one dose of marijuana oil does for them. If I heard correctly during the filming of the documentary one child had been in the hospital with constant seizures for over 26 hours and on life support the child was eventually removed from life support and died.

    Is that really what the greedy politicians and drug companies want? How many people must die from the diseases before we all say enough is enough. Every drug company, oil company and timber company that is standing in the way of the legalization of marijuana and hemp should be sued and put out of business. This is all about money. Its time to follow the money and see who is being paid off."
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  • +4 +4 0 colin Mar. 25, 2015
    "i am all for it God put this plant on earth for a reason i think it is a future end to war and is a great way for someone to get away from what they are going through such as cancer."
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  • +4 +4 0 Jan Mar. 24, 2015
    "It can help many people. And God said in the bible that he. Put all plants and a amiss here for our use!"
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  • +4 +4 0 Hannah Mar. 24, 2015
    "YES YES YES. Medical Marijuana should most definitely be legal to the many people that find great benefits in it ! This plant is NATURALLY grown from the same soil our daily foods are grown from. So how is it unsafe? People can abuse marijuana by smoking too much but can't necessarily be injured from the plant intake itself. There's two kinds of smokers, ignorant smokers who also use other illegal drugs, and then there's the self-medicating smokers who are not abusers and are simply using to get through their day. People also can abuse the prescription drugs, like perks or xanax, given to us that CAN result in an overdose and cause injury or even death. I have chronic depression and anxiety and Marijuana has been a huge factor in my life mentally and physically. As i've had stomach pains since i was a baby, marijuana only instantly takes the pain away. Medical Marijuana is the healing and shouldn't even have been taken into consideration of being illegal. If there's a drug or substance we should be prohibiting, its ALCOHOL. Alcohol is the destruction. Marijuana is the healing!!!!!!"
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  • +4 +4 0 John Leno Mar. 21, 2015
    "Marijuana is the best medicine out there.
    I was diagnosed with stage 4 inoperable lung cancer. I was told I needed radiation and chemotherapy. I started with 14 treatments of radiation (it changed my personality), and 4 chemo treatments. The chemo gave me neuropathy (hands and feet), put my heart into afib, and dropped my white blood cell count to .003 ( normal is 7.0 and up ). In short radiation and chemo was killing me. I told the oncologist that I was done with them both. She asked what I was going to do. I said I guess I'll go home and die. She then gave me a prescription for medical marijuana. ( we lived in Arizona) With just three months of marijuana treatment the lung cancer no longer showed up on the PET scan.

    In conclusion marijuana kills cancer, and continued use will help to keep me in remission."
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  • +4 +4 0 Burton Langille Feb. 22, 2015
    "I believe cannabis has a much lower harm profile than other drug pain solutions and it's often effective. No one has died directly from a cannabis overdose while hundreds if not thousands have from synthetic and natural opium.
    The addiction rate with cannabis is under 10% and recovery is considered easy.
    If cannabis can improve the life of a suffering person it's immoral to deny them this treatment and prescribe a dangerous drug."
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  • +4 +5 -1 Camron Feb. 17, 2015
    "I am for it because most of the cons they pointed out aren't true, because I smoke marijuana and I have a 3.02 GPA and my skills and health are fine."
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  • +4 +5 -1 Judy B ....Idaho Feb. 11, 2015
    "Marijuana itself should be decriminalized. The sales and taxation should be done just like any other business which deals in services to adults, such as liquor stores, adult book stores and strip clubs. Regulated, taxed, Sold at a cost lower than street value (including state/fed taxes) which would drive the street dealers out of business. The plant existed before mankind and no man or government 'owns" that which grows naturally. And there should be reciprocity between the states, so that no state will arrest another citizen who has in their possession the LEGAL amount as proscribed by their home state. Dealers will have to become legitimate businessmen and pay wages and withhold taxes, just like any other small business. It's time we put and end to WW3."
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  • +4 +5 -1 paris becker Feb. 11, 2015
    "i think it would be a great idea because doctors are responsible enough to keep it, it will cure many.i am for it"
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  • +4 +4 0 D.C. Feb. 10, 2015
    "If it helps people medically, then it should be allowed. If it is used otherwise, then it should not be used."
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  • +4 +4 0 William Johnson Feb. 10, 2015
    "yes, it has helped me with all sorts of medical problems.
    my spelling is not that keen, I think you will know what I mean. artritis, glacoma, muscle whole body lifts of the bed ! ptsd.. also war vet 2 tours in vietnam. trying to use coping tactics just don't work all the time."
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  • +4 +4 0 amber c. Feb. 4, 2015
    "I am a strong believer of marijuana because I have bipolar predicted and many more problems and it has helped me more then any pill I've ever taken"
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  • +4 +4 0 TheCorrector Feb. 3, 2015
    "Should Aspirin Be a Medical Option?
    We know of the yearly deaths due to common aspirin, but are we aware of the long-term effects due to eating them like candy? The same could be said of many even over-the-counter drugs. It's amazing how many people respond with "there are other drugs for nausea" (or lack of appetite, or pain) but do not mention each of those is a) only marginally better than placebo and b) fraught with side effects known and possible.

    I am for legalization for different reasons, namely freedom, but who cares about that anymore, right? No herb or tincture should be out of the realm of possibility for medicine if it means benefit to the patient. I find it presumptuous, to say the least, to think anyone can dictate what other people put into their bodies, based on conclusions derived from bad data and ulterior motives.

    BTW, the on-site chart that lists marijuana as more dangerous than all those other drugs (LSD, shrooms, synthetics...) must have been done by people who know nothing about any of those other drugs. Pot more addictive than cocaine? LOL."
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  • +4 +4 0 lea Feb. 2, 2015
    "I agree it can be helpful in alot of terminal ill cases
    but has the FDA done any studies to verify it is a good drug to give to patients?"
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  • +4 +4 0 Norman Mann Jan. 27, 2015
    "There are countless potential benefits that medical marijuana maybe able to help with. People who suffer from chronic pain, certain gastrointestinal diseases and a plethora of other illnesses can be aided by being treated with marijuana. Although some people maybe abusing the drug, I firmly believe that the benefits out weight the drawbacks."
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  • +4 +4 0 Dale Guinn Jan. 26, 2015
    "I've been disabled for 10 years now. I've got a spinal disease, I've had surgery, had 2 have 2 discs taken out and they put in a titanium plate with rods. I've got alot of nerve damage and still confined to a entire leg foot brace & full back brace. I've been on every very strong opiod, the pills are way to many and still don't help. They are killing me,, not helping me. I see a pain management doctor that has already said that as soon as Indiana stops being ignorant, and looking at all the great things that will happen by legalizing. Jobs, revenue, lower crime rate, medicine that people don't overdose an die, and have alot more benefits than any poisonous pills ever will. I would love to be able to enjoy life again. I'm 42 years old & been disabled for 10 now. I haft to live off a disability check every month,, my life is very sad. I've also got PTSD, & Severe Panic Attacks/anxiety! Please make it legal Indiana,, or I will haft to move soon. I'm not getting any type of life of all these narcotic pills. Please Help Indiana,, Senator Tallian has a bill trying to be heard, but they want more studies for side effects! ! Look at all the side effects like Death, on The new meds on TV for depression! !! Please Indiana, Please"
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  • +4 +4 0 Charles Jan. 25, 2015
    "I take many medications for sever pain, it could not hurt me any more then the damage done to my body"
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  • +4 +4 0 Kelly Hill Jan. 23, 2015
    "As a person who has had asthma since birth, I am in support of legalized marijuana use but, as a Christian woman, who loves the Lord, I feel that there are benefits to the medicinal use of the drug and for NOTHING ELSE."
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  • +4 +4 0 Isaiah V. Jan. 22, 2015
    "In medical facilities i think that cannabis should be used. It benefits the human body by making them eat more if they have a severe eating disorder, arthritis, and some cancers. However, it only should be used if by spray or vapor. If smoked it can cause damage to the lungs. If taken by pill then it can be potential for overdose. In conclusion, i think that it should not be used freely, but only be used by people who actually need it."
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  • +4 +4 0 Alfred Jan. 15, 2015
    "it saved many peoples lives"
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  • +4 +4 0 gen payne Jan. 15, 2015
    "Hoping they will pass the Bill soon here in Florida. So Many Old People here includes me awaits for Medical Marijuana..Safer than Pain Killers that I was taken for Years. Please Help Us."
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  • +4 +5 -1 Mary Jane Jan. 10, 2015
    "I have severe depression and I'm bipolar, I have been put on alot of meds and they helped a little bit but if I smoke a couple joints a day I'm a completely different person. Why keep it from people that need it . Marijuana should be legal to those who need it medically . its really not that bad . God put it here. Its gods way of relieving all the s*** we go through. I kinda feel like people are disrespecting gods ways . he obviously put it here for a reason ."
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  • +4 +4 0 Shawn W. Jan. 8, 2015
    "Yes! I have been told by several doctors it would help with my Migraines an the constant pain I'm in from my Back. I also suffer from sever case of IBS I know I've read a few studies on these conditions and couldn't be how promiseing it sounds. I was injured by a road side bomb in Iraq I suffer from TBI andPTSD I have a problem with understanding emotions I'm always on the edge of sever aggression it makes it hard when you can't remember and have to keep a journal of every thing. So it dose interested me and would like to know if it could help!"
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  • +4 +5 -1 dave w. Jan. 8, 2015
    "my dad died of cancer weed could have atleast dulled the pain"
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  • +4 +4 0 kayla v. Jan. 6, 2015
    "it should be a medical option because some medicines that the scientists haven't found yet cant help somethings like cancer and aids and the medical weed can help with other things that medicines don't help with. I found my information on"
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  • +4 +7 -3 Anonamous Jan. 6, 2015
    "Marijuana is the best plant/anything that was every created.....EVER.... and that's all I have to say lol"
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  • +4 +5 -1 Bryan Jan. 4, 2015
    "Its a natural remedy and its safe. Plus it works better than man made drugs that are far more dangerous than the disease that it supposed to be curing."
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  • +4 +6 -2 Linda Gardner-Russel Jan. 3, 2015
    "I am a 45 year old mom of two. I went to college and work until I became ill. I had a surgery that they had to remove most of my female organs. My family doctor dianoised with Lupus. I went from walking, to a cane, to a walker, and now in a wheelchair. I now have lupus, fibromylgia, thrombosis, lower back pain, neck, shoulder pain, IBS, diabetes, anexity, and depression. I have never used drugs. I have always told by boys to stay away from drugs. If all the government employees could walk 24 hours in my shoes. They would pass it in a minute. Please show some compassion on us in pain. My pain doctor said I would never be pain free for the rest of my life."
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  • +4 +4 0 Kelly Dec. 31, 2014
    "YES!! I suffered thru osteosarcoma (bone cancer), marijuana was so helpful with pain and my appetite. I also believe it helped the cancer from spreading. I also had traditional treatment with the natural herb, tinctures and edibles. It was my lifesaver 100%.
    I believe God put that plant on earth for several purposes. I am a 49 year Christian female."
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  • +4 +4 0 Andrew L Dec. 19, 2014
    "Medical marijuana has been proven to be an effective medication for patients suffering from cancer, AIDs, cataracts, arthritis, depression, anxiety, ect. These facts have been proven, the problem with this is that marijuana has not been legalized for recreational use. No matter how many laws you put on it, how many tax dollars you waste arresting people who mean no harm, people are still going to smoke weed. Even if you do manage to stop the sale of it, which will never happen, people will turn to synthetic marijuana, which contains almost 50 unknown chemicals. Some chemicals such as insecticides, formaldehyde, and god knows what else. There is only one active ingredient in weed, as opposed to 50 unknown ones. My point being that marijuana is not harmful. When was the last time someone was killed for weed or by weed? It is almost impossible to overdose on it, and it is not threat to anyone. While police are arresting stoners and weed dealers, crack dealers are watching and laughing as they continue to sell drugs to their children."
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  • +4 +5 -1 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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  • +4 +5 -1 tilexius Dec. 8, 2014
    "i say yes because it can help you get rid of cancer and other medical reasons"
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  • +4 +5 -1 A. Wade Dec. 2, 2014
    "Cannabis helped me get through PTSD from the gulf. Saved my life."
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  • +4 +6 -2 danny m Dec. 1, 2014
    "Hello, i believe that medical marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes. Many people with medical issues have turned to medical marijuana for there illnesses and this has shown many benefits. Medical marijuana has shown to slow down the spreading of cancer cells. Many of the painkillers that are not marijuana show many harsh side-affects like no appetite, hard to sleep, headaches, etc. Well marijuana can help with all of these side affects. There are also many strains of marijuana that help different pains. This option for marijuana is very helpful to patients"
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  • +4 +6 -2 Nicole P. Nov. 30, 2014
    "Medical marijuana has been a controversial topic for years. However, the controversy needs to be put to an end. Medical marijuana should be legal for many reasons. First off, it is a natural remedy. Many pain killers given to people are created in a lab by scientists while marijuana is a non-modified plant. A second reason marijuana should be legal is because is it far less dangerous than most prescription drugs. Since 1997, there have been virtually no deaths due to marijuana, whereas the number of deaths due to prescription drugs per year is greater than 19,000. Overall, with the correct regulation and identification, there is absolutely no reason why medical marijuana should not be legal. If it works for people and is a safer alternative than prescription drugs, it should be legal. One of the main reasons that it is not legal is because it is considered a gateway drug, but for people who need marijuana for medical purposes, this reason is not even valid."
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  • +4 +6 -2 Lev S Nov. 30, 2014
    "In study after study, marijuana has proven its health benefits. Former US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders said in a Providence Journal editorial that marijuana can be used to relieve a number of symptoms, including types of pain, nausea, and vomiting. She also mentioned that marijuana could do all of these things, while still being less toxic than many other medical drugs prescribed today.

    However, marijuana also has some negative side effects, which, according to John Walker, the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, include brain and lung damage, as well as judgement and memory impairment. There is one important thing, though, that Walker neglected to mention. Many of the symptoms that he listed are not brought about by one time marijuana usage, but instead by a continued, unregulated use. In my eyes, if this pain-abating drug were to be used in a medical setting, it would have to be seldom used. It would also have to be used in a controlled setting, no where outside of the hospital or medical center.

    Thus, I believe that medical marijuana should be nationally legalized, but only if it is very controlled."
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  • +4 +5 -1 shorty Nov. 5, 2014
    "I think that it should be legal bc of medical"
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  • +4 +6 -2 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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  • +4 +5 -1 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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  • +4 +6 -2 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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  • +4 +6 -2 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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  • +4 +6 -2 mike Sep. 11, 2014
    "Its a natural form of pain relief I'd take natural over pharmaceutical anyday"
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  • +4 +5 -1 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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  • +4 +6 -2 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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  • +4 +5 -1 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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  • +4 +6 -2 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."
  • +4 +5 -1 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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  • +4 +5 -1 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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  • +4 +6 -2 John Aug. 3, 2014
    "It's all natural. Nobody has dies from an overdose. It's proven to be effective in reversing the effects of MK Ultra Mind Control."
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  • +4 +6 -2 Tommy Jul. 31, 2014
    "I am 16yrs. old. Medical and Recreational Marijuana should be legalized I know you know, and our ancestors know. Why?? because we know it helps the sick it does more than that too! It also brings in a lot of money for the states to pay for things like roads, schools, new businesses within your state, flood damage storm damage. I believe that we all hear the bad about this plant that it puts a scare to some of us and from there they can't accept it even though it saves children. Ok Fine let me ask you something what if your 4yr old daughter needs this plant to survive but now you have to move from your state because you cant provide a medicine to her because the state wont allow it now that is complete BULL POO! right you shouldn't have too move too a whole new state to be provided with a medicine it is just uncalled for. Now how do you feel about yourself by saying it should be illegal, you should feel terrible knowing you are saying this that could be your child or grandma mom dad brother sister. Please see the good in it and how many people you could help by legalizing it no stop saying no and help!"
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  • +4 +5 -1 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"
  • +4 +6 -2 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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  • +4 +8 -4 Robert Cross Jul. 20, 2014
    "i have suffered from abdominal cramps and upset stomach for 1 and a half years,i have had my gall bladder removed in december 2013,still no relif i went from 200 lbs to 163lbs in six months,i had sevaral tests and my gastro doctor recommended gall blader removal,the surgeon on my 2 week foolow up said my gall badder looked normal,i am 62 years old on august 9th,i stopped smoking pot when i was forty i thought i would see what happened if i tried it again after 4 days all my stomach problems were better and i felt like eating again after a long time with no appetitei feel so much better,can i get help so i dont have get from dealers and kids,,please helo"
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  • +4 +5 -1 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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  • +4 +6 -2 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."
  • +4 +6 -2 Charles Goudelock Jul. 17, 2014
    "I do think it should be legalized if not for recreational use then at least for medical use. I believe that the medical aspect of it sums up the whole issue. It's been my perception that recreational users aren't violent and I honestly believe that most of the users of hard drugs will trade off and use marijuana for simple reasons like not getting in criminal trouble"
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  • +4 +6 -2 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 +3 0 Charles Dec. 4, 2015
    "Legalize it for REC. and MED. use.

    1. Only people with a weak mindset will let other hard drugs get to be used by that person.

    2. More good than bad_ GOOD=All non-treatable/ non-curable diseases cured/ treated.; BAD= Breathing problems but barely reached unless someone some SMOKES it 35+ joints a day for 5+ years.

    3. If weed is legalized for MED. and REC. uses other drugs will go down. NOT TO BE A REBEL, BUT TO HAVE FUN AND/ OR TO FEEL BETTER!

    4. NOT MIX (no stuff added), ALL NATURAL= GOOD

    P.S life story marijuana work for my stress and anxiety, before and after almost being dead from other stuff... Something to Think about to the people that Con."
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  • +3 +3 0 Angie Aug. 30, 2015
    "In Virginia,08-30-2015.I have had Multiple Sclerosis for 4[known] yrs.The worst type-Primary Progressive.Of all the research info.that I have read,M.S.ranks as #3 in benefiting from Cannabis use.I know that it does alleviate so many of the symptoms;however,since it has not been legalized here I must refrain from its use.What I would like to know,is how can the Governor here choose what conditions can use it?It seems quite unfair,unrealistic for this to be RIGHT.What deems one condition worthy & another not? such a painful,disabling disease;life as I knew it,is so gone.I truly believe that the lawmakers should make Medical Cannabis LEGAL for All chronic conditions. There is a lot that could be said,yet it is nothing that hasn't been said many times before."
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  • +3 +3 0 Raeann Aug. 25, 2015
    "I have no idea, why this is even up for debate. Doctors prescribe narcotics for pain, that can become addictive, but they are worried about marijuana. In my 20s, I smoked marijuana every day. I worked, raised a son and finally just decided that I didn't want to smoke anymore. I don't believe marijuana is addictive at all and I don't think it leads to taking other drugs."
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  • +3 +3 0 Gina Wells Aug. 23, 2015
    "I am working with one of my friends who has stage four ovarian cancer. She is the first person I have coached through in taking the RSO. She's was in pretty bad condition and I was pretty sure we were going to lose her. I started her on the oil a month ago and her tumor markers have been progressively going down and the color of her skin is coming back. She looks and feels better. We both can't believe it and are feeling very grateful. She has not told her doctor for fear of not being treated by them. Shame on our medical establishment.

    I also have used cannabis to get off the opiates prescribed to me after my hysterectomy. What a difference! When I was on the pharmaceutical prescribed pain killers, I did too much and it set me back a few weeks. It masked the pain too well. The cannabis allowed me to feel less pain yet know when to sit down and rest. I was pretty depressed at the time and it helped tremendously to lighten my mood. It's non toxic to the body, and since we have receptors in our body, it takes it in like food. I am thankful I live in Colorado where I can obtain it easily. We need to all be pro active in getting this legal all across America."
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  • +3 +3 0 Jeannette Smith Phil Aug. 11, 2015
    "100% yes. Think medical marijuana will ease pain more than meds I am taking: Percocet,SOMA,Valium, Tylenol during the day with Val or SOMA"
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  • +3 +3 0 Penny Aug. 8, 2015
    "I am pro because it helps children and adults with devastating illnesses without horrific side affects. There is enough proof of some experiencing a better quality of life to justify legalizing it. Not to do so is, in my opinion, out of ignorance, greed, or lack of control over ones children. Why punish those that benefit medically from it. That is cruel!!!"
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  • +3 +3 0 Anonymous Aug. 6, 2015
    "I think that it is a disgrace that we continue to treat marijuana the same as heron and dangerous substances. As a country we do this while allowing very dangerous and addictive drugs to be produced and filter into our communities. Alcohol and tobacco are good examples, not to mention the pain killer epidemic that is currently ruining many lives. I think a person should have a choice in how they are treated and with what substances. Marijuana would be the choice of many if available, instead of the chemicals that are being created and handed out."
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  • +3 +3 0 marijuana legalizer Jul. 24, 2015
    "For those of you who think medical merijuana is only for smoking you are wrong , pearents could bake or make the marajiuana edibal and it is proven to enhance the humans systems"
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  • +3 +3 0 Albert Hamrick Jul. 19, 2015
    "I support medical marijuana I have arthritis and would like to be able to use it but I can't because people feel the need to keep it ileagal but its OK to take all kinds of meds that who know what's in it or drink beer and destroy your liver so get it done stop the harsament toward people that can use med marijuana in a responsible way"
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  • +3 +3 0 Mark P. Jul. 18, 2015
    "I suffer from Chronic pain in my back, I know that Cannabis helps a great deal. I wake up in a huge amount of pain,nausea from the pain & I must lay there for my meds,(painkillers & a relaxer) to kick in before I can move. Now,I take a couple puffs on cannabis, & I'm good to go in 10 min. I don't get ridiculously high, there's no point, I'd rather smoke a little cannabis, then suffer because my meds are addictive, & they don't clear the pain completely. In conclusion, Cannabis Vs yet another addictive pill? I'll go with cannabis & a couple pill to take care of breakthrough pain, & I'm good... I was even able to stop morphine because of cannabis! If only NEVADA would get with the program, & the rest of the country...people that are hurt or suffering or need some stress relief, it helps them a great deal...I'd say that's a good thing!! And no, it's not a gateway drug!! If you have half a brain & decent will power! Anyone that moves up the chain from that, they made their choice all on their own, with their big girl/boy pants on!! We know how it works, side effects, etc for over 30 - 40 years now! It's safer alternative than alcohol & more effective. This is my OPINION ONLY, If anyone reads this, & they learn something great!"
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  • +3 +3 0 sholie upegui Jul. 12, 2015
    "I'm a current medical cannabis patient in California. I'm terminally ill and an amputee. The use of this medicine I'm able to change depending on my pain. The more CBDS or THC levels if my anxiety level is up. I want to move home to the east . Government needs to listen to the PEOPLE and legalize it. People have a right to use the medicine that works and live where they want . It's been approved since 1975 for medical use. Really President Obama, how much more do disabled and I'll people have to suffer before the government does what's right."
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  • +3 +3 0 Tambra Riley Jun. 9, 2015
    "My daughter was or has been taking about 11 different meds. When she gets marijuana she sleeps better and is less depressed. She is more active with her kids. She feels better about her self. she feels no pain and able to clean house and go for walks and ride bikes with kids."
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  • +3 +3 0 drgray Jun. 4, 2015
    "The original placement of marijuana on the level one drug category was an executive order made with racial underpinnings by then President Richard Nixon. His personal selection of drug addiction experts had NOT included marijuana in their list because they knew that it had positive medicinal value and there was not valid research that could show it to be addictive. The carcinogen value was low in the general use as smoked since the amount normally consumed by a regular user was too low to be of consequence. The primary value was to keep the "Drug War Money-go-Round" up an running as a profit to the criminal justice system, the psychosocial AA model in treatment and the drug cartels. THC stays in the system long enough to be identified as having been used for up to 30 days prior in persons with a higher body fat content. The end of the "Money-go-Round" for all is at hand. Stop worthless "so-called" treatment, the waste of criminal justice dollars, and drug cartel profiteering and legalize, tax and regulate marijuana as should have been done long ago. As a 30 year science base addictions professional, I am well aware of the truth along with the corruption."
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  • +3 +3 0 Adam Jun. 4, 2015
    "I live in Washington and I go to school in Colorado. In both those states, medical and recreational marijuana use is legal and prevalent. Yet, I haven't seen the massive loss of common sense that some parties predicted before 2012's I-502. The black market for marijuana is down a large amount, crime rates are dropping. The federal government should drop the pretense that marijuana use is dangerous and should look to the precedents set by Washington and Jefferson, who grew cannabis on their property while leading our amazing country."
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  • +3 +3 0 jonathan pratt May. 26, 2015
    "marijuana should be 100% legal even to kids under age because many kids around the world could be depressed have pain and also kids that have to leave school to go to work have pain in different parts of the bodies."
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  • +3 +4 -1 RaiZack May. 19, 2015
    "Yes, because marijuana is very helpful why not marijuana be legalized."
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  • +3 +4 -1 kevin May. 6, 2015
    "Genesis 1:29 explains it all. The US says in God we trust until it comes to turning the pages"
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  • +3 +4 -1 Leslie May. 2, 2015
    "It should be legal for all adults. It is not as harmful as alcohol and has some benefits such as cancer fighting. Good grief. The war on drugs is a waste of money."
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  • +3 +6 -3 Autum Mar. 16, 2015
    "Medical marijuana is great. No one has ever overdosed from it. Its not even possible. If we know all these positive research behind why not legalize it. I am a proud marijuana smoker. It helps me with my ADHD, helps my boyfriend with is sleeping disorder, and one of my friends also uses it for her seizures. Not only that, it doesn't have taxes on and the cost is cheap. You are completely aware of what your doing so there is no reason to blame marijuana for you actions. Its a great way to help many people. So lets get our smoke on!"
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  • +3 +5 -2 Jenny Mar. 16, 2015

    My name is Jenny Clarke, I live New Zealand. My Sister was diagnosed of melanoma cancer and she have done many chemotherapy and it did not work, the cancer keeps returning. A friend of the family told us about cannabis oil and its curing ability in treatment of any type of cancer. I purchased the cannabis oil from London and they gave me instructions and a video recording disc to teach how to use the cannabis oil for the treatment of melanoma cancer. After using the oil for the duration of time given, my sister was totally free from cancer but i was advised she takes the oil continuously to maintain good health and reduce high blood pressure. I am so happy now that my sister is free from cancer and if you are suffering from cancer and the family is happy again. Cannabis oil is a natural treatment for cancer without any side effect.

    Jenny Clarke"
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  • +3 +5 -2 S Davis Feb. 18, 2015
    "I have a rare form of cancer and would like to treat it with canabis oil, but I live in Florida. Struggling financially, and little to no equity in my home, I'm stuck here and therefore the option isn't even on the table."
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  • +3 +5 -2 GARY RITTER Jan. 2, 2015
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  • +3 +4 -1 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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  • +3 +5 -2 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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  • +3 +5 -2 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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  • +3 +5 -2 sarah Dec. 1, 2014
    "I believe that any type of marijuana should be legal. I feel it helps mentally, physically and emotionally in everyday life. I don't think people should smoke marijuana and drive. Yes I do smoke almost daily no I am not a dealer. Yes I'm still in high school but I have more energy and am more focused in school."
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  • +3 +6 -3 Nina Lorenzo Dec. 1, 2014
    "Yes, I not only support weed being legal for medical use but I also support it for recreational use. It's not addictive, and honestly it has no negatives besides sometimes laziness. Though that depends on whether you smoke sativa or indica. If you have ADHD, it can be hard to concentrate and get stuff down though when you smoke you can actually do it all but it has to be a specific strain of weed. Also it can be used to kill cancer cells. It also helps with many other disorders like seizures and terrets. Weed can not kill you, for centuries people have smoked it and never had a problem. There are many other harmful drugs like alcohol and heroine that we should be focused on getting rid of. Alcohol kills thousands of people in America every year, and it's legal when you turn 21. Which means younger kids in college and even in high school have access to it. I think alcohol should be banned but now were getting off topic... I do not believe weed is a gateway drug. The real gateway drugs are pills, no one smokes some weed and says, 'I want to inject some heroin'."
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  • +3 +6 -3 Noah B Dec. 1, 2014
    "The argument against medical marijuana can easily become ridiculous due to others not being educated as how medical marijuana is actually used. Firstly, many naysayers tend to use the phrase "smoking marijuana" when, in actuality, medical marijuana is not usually smoked. Medical marijuana is often converted into an oil form which can be used in a variety of topical creams. In addition, many don't understand the medical use of cannabis. Cannabis, like many other prescription drugs, is a painkiller for various diseases. A friend of mine suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and no doctor could find any medication to help her. However, she began trying cannabis oil, and she recovered from this disease shortly afterwards. Finally, many people argue that people have negative motives in gaining medical cannabis. However, can't you argue the same for other legal prescription drugs? Many people overdose from narcotic painkillers every year. Painkillers are dangerous, but just because these drugs have the potential to harm doesn't mean they also have potential to benefit many. If those who argue against medical marijuana knew more about these three facts, among many others, they might change their opinion towards medical marijuana."
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    • 0 0 0 drgray Jun. 8, 2015
      "Very good Noah. It is a sad commentary on the knowledge base of the general public, along with the media, regarding the myth and misconception regarding addictions and the related chemicals tied to the topic. The world is full of "Lemmings" that will never take the time and effort to gain the awareness. What they don't know is that it is costing them well over $1000.00 per person per year for their lack of understanding. Stop the so called "War on Drugs" and all of the wasted money can be put to practical use."
  • +3 +7 -4 Rachael H Nov. 30, 2014
    "I think medical marijuana is something that should be legal, but only sold through very strict circumstances. People should not be able to get licenses to buy/ sell the marijuana as easily as they do right now. Right now the system they have going is way to easy to be taken advantage of. People can easily get a medical marijuana card so they can go buy if off sellers, but some of the people are not actually in need in of the drug. A simple "back pain" or "depression" can get people a card that they really do not need.

    People growing "medical marijuana" is also a growing problem. People are able to grow the drug and act as if they are going to sell it those in need of it medically when in reality they can sell it on the side to those who do not need it. This has been a growing problem with growers being busted for selling to people without a medical marijuana card. I think the regulations must be much stronger on the buying and growing of medical marijuana or it should not be allowed at all. Either get it under control or don't let it happen at all."
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  • +2 +2 0 Karla Dec. 16, 2015
    "My husband passed away in 2002 from cancer. He would not take any pain killers. He smoked marijuana for his symptoms. He passed on very peacefully. Marijuana was the only thing that kept him comfortable."
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  • +2 +2 0 Olive Dec. 10, 2015
    "I have suffered from migraines for over ten years. As many migraine sufferers I have not been able to pinpoint the cause. It is a debilitating affliction and like many I live in fear of the next attack. I have been prescribed Imitrex and due to side affects am limited to its use. If the imitrex does not work the only other option I have is to take pain pills and hope I can sleep it off. On a visit to the Northwest I was stricken with an attack. As the medication wore off and migraine returned I was limited on what to do. I was offered marijuana (it is legal) and decided to try it. To my surprise it had a positive affect and I was able to enjoy the rest of my trip. I have used it as a back up since that time and have had about a 70% success rate. Although it is not a cure it does have a positive affect with limited side effects. A little laughter sure beats lying in bead with a knife in my head"
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  • +2 +3 -1 JoAnn Nov. 4, 2015
    "I have degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis in my feet, bone loss in my jaw, and muscle spasms along my spine. I need something for pain. I've under gone through a discectomy, two total knee replacements, epidural-cortisone treatments, nerve blocks in my neck from several bone spurs, two torn rotor cuffs. I am allergic to asetominaphin, tramedol, mobic and a few others. Maybe my body is just telling me I need something natural, instead of synthetic drugs. I'm all for medical marijuana."
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  • +2 +2 0 kathy d Nov. 3, 2015
    "marijuana is alot safer that alcohol . you mite get sick if it is strong but you do know your name . as with alcohol you can get in a wreck and you dont know if the person you hit is dead or alive and you dont care and you cant even call for help"
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  • +2 +3 -1 ron schulte Nov. 2, 2015
    "no side effects like current meds used for pain."
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  • +2 +2 0 Rhonda Nelson Oct. 26, 2015
    "it's good for nausea, Pain, Stress, and not as lethal as Alcohol and Pills. Do you really know when it became illegal and why, this is a natural grown herb.. No Chemicals, Look at the statics and see. How many people are killed and fights and car crashes, from marijuana will make it legal just like everything else. I suffer from Pancreatitis and I can eat and not throw it up. Takes the nausea away. and the pain."
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  • +2 +3 -1 DESMOND FITZGERALD Oct. 21, 2015
    "Yes, yes, yes!! i suffer from depression and i would love to get my hands on the marijuana powder you turn into a milk shake or smoothie, ingest it that way and, hey presto, this could be my magic wand. i understand marijuana and cannabis are the same things. not sure what hemp is.
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  • +2 +2 0 Raymond Bryant Oct. 18, 2015
    "YES! Please Legalize Marijuana! In My work as Law enforcement, also as a Vietnam Veteran.
    I Never saw anyone do the crazy things that I saw when someone was on alcohol!!!, Also having a Chronic case of Degenerative Spinal Disease Marijuana would help with the many Pains that I endure! Also Glaucoma! and many other Disease'!"
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  • +2 +2 0 yasha Oct. 8, 2015
    "marijuana is not a bad thing they should legalize not tobacco like why band something that actually helps people instead they make something that can give cancer like really your going to band a plant that naturally grows from the ground and is also a medicine. Like who idea was it to make it band in the first place and make tobacco legal like really?"
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  • +2 +2 0 Tyler Zellmer Oct. 7, 2015
    "It is a medicinal plant, that is not life-threatening when used with care. Much more dangerous drugs are legal. I've used it personally for pain relief while residing in CO, and found it also alleviated my depression & anxiety."
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  • +2 +2 0 Barbara Jones Oct. 1, 2015
    "Pro I've had many members in my family died of cancer with all the pain that I believe marijuana could have help them.Now it's my turn."
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  • +2 +2 0 Edward Wagner Sep. 29, 2015
    "I almost feel s if some people are ignorant to the fact that medical marijuana can be ingested without smoke and without the psychoactive high. This makes it safer than an Asprin. Perfect for most people. Or would they prefer we digest prescribed drugs being that they have the highest morbidly and mortality rate? So, what the objection now?"
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  • +2 +2 0 Shakiah Ray Sep. 23, 2015
    "Some people probably focus alot better when they are high. Some people come up with creative ways & idea.
    My thing is, the cons that are involved with marijuana are not major.
    If marijuana leads to other illegal drugs, Do you ever think that cigarettes may lead to marijuana ?
    Why are cigarettes legal, If they give you cancer & y'all are working so hard to put a stop to cigarettes ?
    MARIJUANA IS NOT CRACK !! Its not even that bad . If DC and California can legalize marijuana , and nothing bad has yet to happen , whats the problem. In order for some of us people to stop marijuana , we need a legit reason to stop. So far as im concerned, i can walk in a straight line while high. At the end of the day, id rather do marijuana than other drugs, cigarettes, alcohol ect."
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  • +2 +2 0 Mike Sep. 21, 2015
    "I'm definitely for medical cannabis.I spent 10 years of my life on narcotics of the worst kind until I used cannabis and now thanks to cannabis I no longer use the narcotics as of 18 months ago.I feel much better,my pain is under control and much happier.The only down side is cannabis is illegal in TN.Come on TN lets take care of our people and get a cannabis law."
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  • +2 +2 0 Jeff Hovey Sep. 14, 2015
    "I have ALS"
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  • +2 +2 0 Allen Sep. 13, 2015
    "Its time to put down the antiqued belief system concerning the killer weed. And move forward toward a more intelligent solution than locking up our sons and daughters for it, along with supporting the Cartel Nation."
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  • +2 +2 0 Cyn Sep. 10, 2015
    "As an individual who has used marijuana in the past but no longer does due to family responsibilities and the threat of imprisonment, I can say that when I used marijuana it stabilized my seizure disorder and help relieve the chronic pain I live with. I shattered my spine in an automobile accident which lead to a spinal fusion and subsequent seizure disorder. Knowing my family history of dependency I refused prescription narcotic pain relievers out of the fear I would end up like other family members dependent on them and abusing them by taking more than prescribed therefor I would occasionally consume marijuana when away from my children to control the pain. I have also found that in the times I was under the influence of marijuana I did not have nearly as many seizures; whereas,without marijuana I have up to ten seizures daily which medication has little control over."
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  • +2 +2 0 Russell Aug. 13, 2015
    "Yes, it should be available to anyone that just wanted to use it instead of drinking alcohol. We all know that in moderation it is no where close to any kind of damage to your body like we know that alcohol is and now there are medical facts that Pot helps many people with medical problems. In Canada and Europe it is legal, but yet here in our U.S. our politicians are worried that it may cost them so under the table kick back money and continue to sit on their hands instead of passing a Federal Law to make all Marijuana in the U.S. legal. Again it shows just how out of touch and uninterested Congress is in doing what the people that they work for want and demand to be done. I just hope all of the voters will remember and vote them out when their election time comes around."
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  • +2 +2 0 R. Michael Maddox Jul. 27, 2015
    "I know first hand the benefits of THC for Pain, Gastro. issues and arthritis. Also way less side effects of the pharmaceutical drugs that the V.A. prescribe me."
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  • +2 +2 0 Kathy Jul. 24, 2015
    "I'm 58 and began using medical cannabis last year for arthritis pain in my knees and neck. Within weeks I weaned off opiates and haven't touched them in 8 months. I've also been treated for depression with Cymbalta for over 6 years...don't need it any more. My depression is completely gone. Yes...cannabis is a miracle drug and has changed my life significantly. I now have a pain free, joyful life and each day is a new adventure. Sure hope I don't get caught since it's completely illegal in my state. Now THAT'S the real crime."
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  • +2 +2 0 Lynn Walsh Jul. 12, 2015
    "First and foremost, marijuana needs to be removed from the schedule one list of drugs so that more research can be done and published and we can all be educated with the truth. From what I have read from what I believe to be very legitimate sources, marijuana has has tremendous possibilities to be used successfully in the field of medicine and in multiple facets. Let's remember that most of the major pain relievers in use for years and still in use today are derivatives of opium from the opium poppy and they are deadly, as are alcohol and tobacco! We need to look at marijuana scientifically and as a possible new amazing medicine that can be used to help numerous Illnesses rather than just as a social drug."
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  • +2 +2 0 lauren Jul. 2, 2015
    "because I have had 28 surgeries I know pain. im allergic to Tylenol its in my medical files. I have PTSD and ADHD. i feel like it could help me in more than one way."
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  • +2 +2 0 Craig Jun. 18, 2015
    "I was run over by an SUV 8 years ago and almost killed, I am also a cancer survivor, had several surgeries, chemo 6.5 hours a day that destroyed my body and heart. I have neuropathies, migraines, my MRI report is literally 16 pages long. I have several health issues that ruin my life, chronic pain everyday. I never sleep. It bothers me to complain. Sometimes it just gets really difficult, and I am tired of taking opiate analgesics, but all other options are exhausted. I cannot stand being married to these expensive medications. I also have heart damage which gets a lot worse because my BP goes way up on bad days, and I am at the point where I would try the marijuana, if there is even a chance to help with some of this. My headaches are severe, and I am just in constant pain even with high dose analgesics, I would have to consume it because I cannot smoke, but I read it works that way too. From what I understand it will be legal in my state soon. It seems stupid to me that you cannot buy a plant. Has anyone had experience with marijuana and severe chronic pain? If you have had any success, or negative experiences, I am interested to hear about either. I am only 37, I just want some quality of life back, and live my life. Thank you."
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  • +2 +2 0 Dana Morris Jun. 1, 2015
    "I have fibromyalgia and none of the current medications out there work for me. Opiates were a disaster. I need help now. I can't move. This needs to be done nationally. Please."
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  • +2 +2 0 susan Jun. 1, 2015
    "I have Chrons disease and my abdominal and back pain became so bad by January this year that I tried marijuana and CBD oil.. My PCP said if I didn't get some help I was going to die. I weighed 83 lbs. I could not eat or do any of the daily activities I usually do and was very sick. My two doctors said my intestines were so inflamed I could not have surgery but also they could not give me any pain meds. All the current meds available were not helping and I've never got any relief in the past (21 years) so medical marijuana was my last hope. Since I don't live in a legal state I did not want to chance buying cbd oil overseas so opted to take Humira but am scared to death of the side effects. I continue smoking medical marijuana, though I have concerns about having an illegal substance, it has helped me so much with my debilitating fatigue, appetite, weight, eyesight, nausea and vomiting and the chronic debilitating pain in my stomach is gone. I am no longer depressed, either which is awesome to me. I am glad to be on the road to recovery and would become a huge advocate in favor of medical marijuana."
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  • +2 +2 0 Pablo Rodriguez May. 29, 2015
    "I am pro medical marijuana availability because the THC in marijuana actually has effects that can be helpful to people. Such as epileptics and chronically depressed people. Marijuana's effects are able to help people like these."
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  • +2 +4 -2 j.knowles Mar. 27, 2015
    "Have tried every other options for migraines; it helps when other options DO NOT with other multiple medical conditions;
    And also I do not feel that ETOH- should be legal & pot which can actually prove of benefit IS not acceptable!!"
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  • +2 +5 -3 Ashley Mar. 13, 2015
    "I am not an avid user, mostly just for recreational purposes but I know for sure that marijuana is not bad. It help cancer patients, my brother n law has back pain and it relieves him of that burden, helps with psychotic issues. It's just the government trying to make more money off of the drug laundering! If they legalize, they won't be making as much from the drug lords and they won't even do real scientific research so it can be approved by the FDA because they know they will only find benefits of the plant! People back in the day used the plant for paper, clothes, ingredients in food, and plain old recreational purposes. They FDA won't approve because they would have to approve it, and then lose money. So lets ultimately keep it illegal. If it's legal, marijuana will be more expensive and we may know exactly what we're getting form trusted places (clinics even now are very trusted), but I'm fine with keeping it illegal. Let's just get over the cons guys, they're non-existent!"
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  • +2 +5 -3 Darlene Mar. 11, 2015
    "I am disabled,with cronic pain.Cant count meds. Ive been prescribed and none of them work .I have used marijuana it helps with my PTSD and depression and suicidal thoughts.I know it works and I wish I could afford to use it on a regular basis."
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  • +2 +5 -3 GR Mar. 6, 2015
    "Better alternative to manmade chemicals."
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  • +2 +6 -4 Felicia Feb. 26, 2015
    "Yes I has lupus and rheumatoid arthritis along with chronic back pain. I also suffer from migraines and blurred vision and I was told it would help I and tired of taking narcotics for the past 19 years"
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  • +2 +4 -2 Alan Feb. 24, 2015
    "I have a SCI in other words my spinal cord is smashed so I've nothing but pain daily. Everyday I need TO TAKE 5 1000 mg of Hydrocodone (Vicodin) 4 10 mg Diazepam (Valum) plus 6 20 mg of Baclofen just to be able to wash cloths,cook, etc. After I was in a trial group of Medical Marijuana using 2 grams (about 2 joints) for 1 month i was able to drop the Vicodin to 2 500 mg stop the Diazepam totallyan drop down to 3 20 mg of Baclofen with a total cost drop to Insurance of $234.00 monthly not to mention the damage its doing to my liver an kidney. The people saying but our children will use it take a good look around THEY ALREADY ARE. I'd much rather take a couple hits then take 15 pills daily. The only down fall I see is those that make the pills won't be able to charge high prices to give you liver damage so they can charge you again for that treatment"
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  • +2 +4 -2 bill Feb. 13, 2015
    "yes it should,it works for people ,and the only reason states wont want it is,because they want to give harder prison and jail time for gov who have privatized your prison systems, period, i live in michigan where gov snyder wants more people in jail ,why else would you not do this"
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  • +2 +6 -4 MasonDeathBlade Feb. 12, 2015
    "I am for it because it slows down cancer and helps slow down breast cancer."
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  • +1 +1 0 maloney Jan. 11, 2016
    "The use of Marijuana. I have 16 screws 12 pins & 3 braces in my spine! WHY can't I use Medical Marijuana to ease the pain instead of; Gabapentin (3) X daily, Tramadol (1) X daily & NORCO (4) X daily! 22 years military & 16 years DAI! Can anyone HELP!"
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  • +1 +1 0 Harry Wolfgang Dec. 20, 2015
    "Pain medications have so many severe side effects, excess cost. It's a caring helpful thing to help people in need of crippling pain relief. Get the politics and money greed out of the decision."
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  • +1 +1 0 needhelp Dec. 15, 2015
    "My son now 20 has tried every drug, been to mayo clinic, did diet and has no other options. He has grand mal seizures weekly and nobody can help. Please legalize medical cannabis for epilepsy in Missouri or Kansas."
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  • +1 +1 0 Yazmynn Dec. 4, 2015
    "It can Help with the symptoms of cancer"
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  • +1 +1 0 Dylan Sharp Dec. 4, 2015
    "marijuana has been proven time and time again to help with so many things these people that think that it kills people should be more educated on the subject because to this date it has never killed anyone... ever yet it has saved many lives so before we say its bad really learn the facts first because im sick of all the false allegations marijuana gets"
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  • +1 +1 0 daniel Dec. 2, 2015
    "cannabis is a miracle plant in all respect. my friend told me to google kushstormcannabis and order from them directly. i did and got some top quality marijuana which worked magic for my chronic pain. i think its useful for medicinal use. But i don't encourage its consumption by kids"
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  • +1 +1 0 Tiffany Dec. 1, 2015
    "marijuana is fast growing and has many uses such as, paper (it makes 4x the pulp of trees), it can be used as fuel, and also plastic. It helps with anxiety and depression and has been used for centuries. There's no reason it should be illegal. It is a plant for gods sake. It is more useful in its natural state than tobacco and alcohol will ever be,"
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  • +1 +1 0 Gloria Braathen Nov. 30, 2015
    "It is not about whether cannabis is good or bad medicinally or recreationally. The issue is that no government entity should have the powerful authority to rule prohibition of any substance personally used by an adult in the U.S. I believe that cannabis has proven to be a valuable medication for more than 6,000 years."
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  • +1 +1 0 jesse Nov. 19, 2015
    "I believe that it should be if its going to be a medical marijuana and that it should make people"
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  • +1 +1 0 Jett Evans Nov. 17, 2015
    "help kill cancer cells and AIDS cells. Proven to be a better medical drug than pills."
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  • +1 +1 0 raven Nov. 17, 2015
    "marijuana is not a gateway drug I have never smoked and thought hey let's go to meth!! it will be on the polls again in this time I guarantee it will pass we have legalized alcohol and it kills people I have never heard of marijuana killing someoneso I don't understand why we shouldn't. and it also helps with ADD it slows the mind down you can actually just like ADD medicine would."
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  • +1 +1 0 TheCleanGame Nov. 10, 2015
    "Cannabis is non-addictive. What people are considering addiction is the dependence they have on the relief that cannabis brings them. There is no direct chemical dependence associated with cannabis.

    Prohibition is the main issue at hand. Prohibition brings money into the equation and money means contamination. Massive contamination, in the case of cannabis. Health issues? No, we have contamination issues related to cannabis, not health issues.

    You can track every health issue related to cannabis back to contaminates and prohibition.

    Prohibition has bred the CBD out of cannabis and made it rather easy to have a manic episode, the same as with marinol use.

    High CBD cannabis actually improves memory, motor skills, mood control, focus, attention span, pain tolerance and so much more.

    Educate yourself fully regarding cannabis and you always vote in favor of lowering restrictions on it. The more you know, the fewer restrictions you believe it should have.

    Educate yourself and help educate your neighbors! :)"
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  • +1 +5 -4 Robert Feb. 25, 2015
    "I am for the use of medical marijuana for the simple fact that not only is it useful but causes less harm than what is being used now. Drug companies create pharmaceuticals that cause issues needing you to take other pharmaceuticals. A never ending cycle."
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  • 0 0 0 Duane Combs Jan. 29, 2016
    "Since I have cancer, I definitely need this. I chat with people all over the world that are successfully treating their cancers. Many terminal cases are now fully cured.

    Those who are opposed base their opinions of inuendo, half truths and out right lies."
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  • 0 0 0 Carly Jan. 26, 2016
    "I used to wake up in pain due to breaking my back, they prescribed me strong pain killers, I was supposed to take 2 at a time but then it got to the point where I had to start taking 3 or 4 and somedays it didn't even help, I was always throwing up I was depending on something that would only help me on a good day, my body grew a tolerance. I'm only 18 years old and I have never been so depressed in my life at that point in time, I laid in bed, I got sick all of the time, I lost friends and I didn't want to be here anymore as soon as I found out about medical cannabis I wanted to give it a try, the first time I tried it I was so relieved, my back didn't hurt and it got better and better each day, I finally got the spirit to get up and go back to physical therapy, I believe that medical cannabis saved my life, I am back to myself! Please legalize, everyone needs to know what amazing things this plant can do. Also, if you have never tried it please don't judge it."
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  • 0 0 0 Valerie Wright Smith Jan. 24, 2016
    "I I am with the majority of you. Suffering is no joke. I have attempted suicide numerous times while in pain! I don't want to die. Although I do want to kill the pain. My way of killing the pain is through Marijuana. Every time that I have told the truth to the doctors to let them know what works and what doesn't for my body I was given the boot. No one no doctor wants to work with a person who is using cannabis even though it is for a medical reason. Sorry to say I really don't care how other people use it, as long as it's healthy. And from what I have gone through I laugh at the commercials when they tell the risk of taking their medicine. It is comical that they would tell us how harmful it is, but not listen to how important cannabis is in more in over the World. I will no longer hide behind a wall, my home, my face, nor my name, to hide that I am in need this medication, or I surely will die!! Thank you for listening!!!"
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  • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jan. 23, 2016
    "I strongly believe it should be a medical option. The medical properties in the plant can help with many conditions some of which we have no cure for . Yes it can be a gateway drug but only if you abuse it and use it beyond the necessary need but that is like every drug such as Vicodin or OxyContin ect. I read one of the cons being that marijuana caused their kid to go in a path that killed him but was he using it medicinally or as a drug any perscription drug is dangerous if you use it excessively. If you're against marijuana just because of the gateway factor think any drug is a gateway drug really. Medical marijuana isn't just used to smoke you can create healing sav the targets back, knee, join pain ect. A lot of people are focusing on the few negative factors of it and that's why they're against it but they are so many positive ones. Pictures this a girl as sleep anosmnia no sleep medications are working so she starts using medical marijuana and she gets 7 hours of sleep witch may not seem like much except the most sleep she has gotten in one night I'm 3 months is 4 hours ,now it seems like a medicine, now it seems good."
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  • 0 0 0 Allan Davidson Jan. 22, 2016
    "Hello Everyone,

    This is a great miracle that has just happened in my family and i can't keep this testimony to myself, my name is Alan Davidson, The stage IV breast cancer and MS my wife has been suffering and struggling with for years has just been cured with the cannabis oil gotten from Dr. Henry Zimmerman , cannabis oil is great medication. To hell with the government and their insane policy, we have a medication that is more than one hundred percent assured to not just cure cancer but also you don't need to spend so much money on anymore on chemotherapy, radiation or lots of surgeries that wouldn’t work. Where to purchase, contact via: ( My family is now a brand new one, so stop your worries and go get your medication and set the family free of the deadly disease that hold no respect to family harmony. Make your health a better one by using cannabis oil in your everyday life. contact Dr. Zimmerman on: ( for all type of cancer cure.

    Thank you."
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  • 0 0 0 Whitney Jan. 20, 2016
    "I have PTSD from childhood and it helps majorly. I have almost constant anxiety and it calms me down."
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  • 0 0 0 m farmer Jan. 15, 2016
    "yes it could help a lot of people"
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  • 0 0 0 Jacob H Jan. 15, 2016
    "yes they should. Because it helps the person who wants it. and it makes the pain go away."
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  • 0 0 0 Aiden Dwight Jan. 15, 2016
    "i am for it because it helps the patient.
    it helps calm your mind.
    it helps take away stress."
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  • 0 0 0 Paige G. Jan. 15, 2016
    "I feel marijuana should be used for medical things only. It should still stay illegal for people that don't need it. So it should be used for cancer and other things it is needed for"
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  • 0 0 0 Ryan L. Jan. 15, 2016
    "I think that this is good because it has helped a lot of people. Medical marijuana saved a lot of peoples lives for a long time. There would be a lot of deaths if medical marijuana."
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  • 0 0 0 Madison Jan. 15, 2016
    "Yes because it can help people that have cancer get cured faster and people that are really sick can also get cured faster."
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  • -4 +2 -6 Alexzander S. Jan. 15, 2016
    "This is outrageous! Who in their right mind would sponsor this! It is like waving a flag in front of kids to use drugs!"
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    • +3 +3 0 Xavier Jan. 27, 2016
      "Dude it might be drugs but there's no deaths from it and it helps people, the only reason it would be bad is if people use it the wrong way. Marijuana helps people and it's better to have a drug that will make you be able to fight certain diseases than a pill or other medicine that won't do much. It's not the marijuana that's wrong it's the way people use it."
  • -20 +5 -25 jesse Nov. 19, 2015
    "I also don't think it should because it is a gate way drug into doing other types of dugs"
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    • +2 +2 0 bobby Feb. 2, 2016
      "that depends highly on the personality of the user"
  • -22 +13 -35 Mary Mar. 24, 2015
    "The only way is if it is prescribed by physicians and dispensed be pharmacies."
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    • 0 0 0 Edwrd Wagner Sep. 29, 2015
      "You should consider educating yourself on the subject. MMJ is a natural drug than in now injected with smoke and without psychoactive effects. Physicians only dispense synthetic drugs with horrible site effects and the highest rate of morbidity and mortality,"
    • 0 0 0 Mary Jun. 22, 2015
      "I believe that it should be heavily regulated by the DEA and dispenesed by pharmacies not dispeneseries. I also believe that it should be in a form other that that to be smoked. It should be prescribed be doctors. And all of this would have to be done at the Federal level. No one said anything about buying it a