Marijuana Use On The Rise For Seniors

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  1. bocephus549

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    Considering that more and more seniors these days are the ones who pioneered it, I'm not surprised.

    It's better than popping pills the phamriceutical companies keep pushing on old people and another reasoned arguement for legalization or at least loosened medical use.
     

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    That article cracked me up. I'm also totally okay with people smoking pot as a palliative measure.
     
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    Siegel bucks the trend as someone who was well into her 50s before she tried pot for the first time. She can muster only one frustration with the drug.

    "I never learned how to roll a joint," she said. "It's just a big nuisance. It's much easier to fill a pipe." :rofl::rofl:
     
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    +100 :thumbsup:

    It's too bad that most of them have to commit a crime to obtain it.
     
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    Weed wasn't invented in the sixties, its use goes back a long way, despite what the Gov. preaches.

    We can't have all these old sick people turning into addicts now, can we?

    Throw their drug using butts in jail.:whistling:

    Its reefer madness!
     
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    If I'm ailing and there is a drug that will help alleviate it, screw the law. I'm so happy to see there are now 14 states with MM laws. Wake up and smell the weed America. Boomers are paving the way for sensible drug laws. :supergrin:
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    Speaking of things on the rise, anyone hear that Boner is missing?
     
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    That's nuts. Pot is the world's oldest recreational drug. It's been used for thousands of years.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    I don't smoke pot, but as far as I am concerned, it should be legal.

    The people that would smoke it are allready smoking it. It would take the profit out of drug smuggling, and if it alleviates someones pain, good for them.
     
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    First we will want to smoke marijuana, then drive sporty cars, buy nice guns, have sex.. damn, where does it all end!
     
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    I see what you did there. :cool:

    Too bad DEA can't keep their jackboots out of the states' business.


    http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2010/02/medical_marijuana_arrest_chris.php

    ​Last week's DEA raid of Genovations, a Colorado Springs medical marijuana laboratory, was the second time in recent weeks that the agency had swooped in on a lab that had applied for a license in an attempt to prove its forthrightness and responsibility; the same scenario played out in January at Full Spectrum Laboratories.

    But these searches and seizures were mere prelude to the Friday arrest of Chris Bartkowicz, who had created a marijuana grow in the basement of his Highlands Ranch home. His invitation to the DEA? A story on 9News that appears to have embarrassed authorities so much that they decided to punish Bartkowicz for his willingness to bring his story up from the underground.

    Medical marijuana advocates have denounced these arrests, arguing that they violate the spirit of an October memorandum from Deputy U.S. Attorney General David Ogden stating that the Justice Department should defer to states that have legalized medical marijuana -- a policy decried by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, among others.

    Now, however, it's clear that Representative Tom Massey's medical marijuana bill, which was once thought to slavishly mimic law enforcement's desires on this issue, would actually liberalize policy well beyond the comfort point for the DEA.

    When viewed in this light, the Bartkowicz arrest seems to be considerably more than just the smacking down of a guy who may have gotten prematurely comfortable with his business situation. It's also the DEA's de facto declaration of war against the pro-marijuana forces.
     
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    Well then, the DEA is going to love THIS if it passes, and it likely will. :supergrin:
     
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    This thread will be a lot of fun until it gets locked...

    Where's TBO?
     
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    Uh, yeah. I believe that was settled at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. :steamed:
     
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    I bet if Grandma got high she would get into my chips.
     
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    It's not for me, but after watching my Dad waste away from cancer because he couldn't eat, if I knew it would have helped him I would have been standing on public square with a 4'x8' sign that says "WILL BUY POT".