Sunday, January 11, 2009

Good Drugs vs. Bad Drugs

The "O" has shown us again his infinite, infantile, wisdom, and himself to be a strong supporter of liberty and individual rights. With one of his newest rumored appointments Sanjay Gupta. Here is a quote from the good doctor:

"Perhaps. But I'm here to tell you, as a doctor, that despite all the talk about the medical benefits of marijuana, smoking the stuff is not going to do your health any good. And if you get high before climbing behind the wheel of a car, you will be putting yourself and those around you in danger."

Now, that is not surprising. But it does piss me off coming after this cut:

"Several recent studies, including a new one from the Scripps Research Institute, show that THC, the chemical in marijuana responsible for the high, can help slow the progress of Alzheimer's disease. (In fact, it seems to block the formation of disease-causing plaques better than several mainstream drugs.) Other studies have shown THC to be a very effective antinausea treatment for people--cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, for example--for whom conventional medications aren't working. And medical cannabis has shown promise relieving pain in patients with multiple sclerosis and reducing intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients."

So even though he acknowledges that there are many benefits medically, the chance that it would be abused is reason to make it illegal for anyone.

His full article is here

More can be read on part of the studies here

I am not pro marijuana per say, just anti legislation. Those that know me know that I am ANTI drug. That is my choice, if you want to IV drip heroin into your brain, I do not care. If you get sick from it, I will not help. I wonder if his "litmus test" would allow these to be legal


Here is another little tidbit

-"Five of the top six drugs abused by 12th graders
in the past year were prescription drugs or
cough and cold medicines." from here

The "war on drugs" is equal to the "war on guns" and the "war on poverty." All of these are simply WARS ON LIBERTY. War of control, for control over you and your choices. Benjamin Franklin said "We must all hang together or most assuredly we will all hang separately." This is not to say expect the local NORML chapter to hang with the local Threepers but gentleman we are all in the same fight. Tolerance and Liberty are not just catch phrases. We must not allow legislation of things we would not do ourselves, or things we do will be legislated from us by others.

Stand true, stand hard,



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