:twocents: I do not want something made legal that eventually I the tax payer will have to support with my tax dollars becasue junky claiming to be in serious pain wants medical marijuana.Hell my tax dollars already help pay for abortion,moochers on corporate and individual welfare.There is proably a whole **** load of other absurd things that I the tax payer has to pay for.I do not want marijuana to be legal because some moron junky claims that only medical marijunana can help him deal with his pain.
I do not want my tax dollars being used so some junky can get high.I do not want my tax dollars being used to treat some of the junkies pretending to have a illness.I do not want my tax dollars being burned up dealing with some of the potential problems that might occur.
So, you don't have a problem with billions upon billions of tax-dollars being wasted annually on the drug war? Wouldn't it make more sense for the government to make
money through taxation?
More to the point, why do you think that you would know better than someone's physician what should or should not be prescribed to treat them?
Marijuana is illegal, yet synthetically made THC is available for presciption. Marijuana is classified as having no medicinal value, yet synthetically made THC is a recognized medicine. I guess the sesame oil in which the synthetic version is suspended gives it medicinal value. That is ignoring the 400 plus other compounds (cannibinoids) in marijuana, at least 60 of which may have therapeutic uses. The government, with it's usual brilliance, only makes the psychotropic compound available.
Marijuana has many different therapeutic uses. In virtually every case, it is less expensive, and safer, than the medicines now given. So, if you are truly concerned about wasting your taxes, you should be supporting the legalization of medical marijuana.
Treatment of asthma, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, herpes, cystic fibrosis, rheumatism, emphysema, migraines and glaucoma, reduction of tumors, nausea relief, pain relief, stress reduction, antibiotic uses and apetite stimulation are a few
of the medicinal uses for marijuana.
Then there are the industrial uses for marijuana, although, hemp is the more accurate term here. Hemp can produce four times the amount of cloth and fiber than cotton does. Hemp requires almost nothing in terms of pesticides and other chemicals, cotton alone uses about 50% of all chemicals used in agriculture. Hemp can also be used to make about four times as much paper, per acre and over a twenty year span (the amount of time for trees planted for that use to mature and be harvested), than trees. It is also a better quality paper and requires less chemical processing than wood pulp does. In addition, using hemp does not produce dioxin, one of the waste products of making paper from trees. One acre of hemp can replace both
one acre of cotton and one acre of trees, and produce four times what each acre of cotton and wood produces. This is because the paper and the fiber are produced from different parts of the plant, fiber and cloth from the fibrous outer layers and paper from the pulp interior.
Then there's the seed. Hemp seed oil can replace the toxic, petroleum-based oils used in paints and varnishes. The oil itself is also an excellent lubricating oil. The seed is also a very good food in and of itself. It is very high in proteins and essential fatty acids. Hemp seed can be ground and used like flour and used like soybeans are currently used.