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Should New York state allow marijuana use for medical purposes?

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TiredOfTax

Jan-08-14 8:23 PM

Criminalize cigarette smoking and legalize dope? Just who is the dope?

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Hilltopper

Jan-08-14 8:58 PM

You are,TOT.

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TiredOfTax

Jan-08-14 10:01 PM

I am rubber you are glue... just like a children!

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usedtolivethere

Jan-09-14 8:20 AM

a children would say it accurately, but your childish comebacks just minimalize you all the more T

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LoyalSocialist

Jan-09-14 8:57 AM

No. Because it should legalized for all adults to use! It is a plant that has far less side effects than prescription painkillers, is not addicting, does not cause violence like alcohol, does not kill/injure like tobacco, will make and save millions for the state, will reduce the prison population, free up law enforcement and the courts to go after the dangerous narcotics, hurt the mexican cartels, and give Americans more freedom, which we need now more than ever. Colorado dispensaries sold $5 million in the first day of sales, which means green for green! Literally a win/win/win/win/win/win/win!

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MrBoB51

Jan-09-14 10:00 AM

Sure, it helps. "But,but..pot doesn't cure anything!!" Neither does Asprin, or Novocaine. After thinking this legalizing pot issue out I've concluded this whole thing has a lot of people singing the last line of an old Jim Stafford song...."We just smiled and waved sittin' there on that sack o' seeds."

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Hilltopper

Jan-09-14 10:09 AM

Socialist: I agree with most of what you said. However, the liquor lobby is doing all it can to keep pot criminalized, thus making beer and booze the legal poison of choice. Medicinal pot is useful for pain management. But, until there is a well funded lobby for legalization that can compete against the liquor and pharmaceutical industries it doesn't stand a chance. NYS is open for business; favorable legislation to the highest bidder.

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LoyalSocialist

Jan-09-14 11:08 AM

Sadly, you are right Hill. Almost every elected official in state and federal government is bought. Everything in this country boils down to greed and power.

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PleaseGetAClue

Jan-09-14 11:50 AM

Colorado can't keep up with the demand for legal pot. Money is flowing in like water. Money will overcome ancient thinking

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Pards13

Jan-09-14 11:54 AM

I have a pain. Here's a prescription for your pain. Don't you want to know where my pain is? Nope.

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TiredOfTax

Jan-09-14 1:40 PM

Colorado already has had a child eat a marijuana laced brownie and had to be hospitalized. Marijuana is not a cure and the "right" to use it will be misused to say the least. These is no real reason to allow it at all. There are already pain medications that can be used! This new plan leads directly to corruption!

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LoyalSocialist

Jan-09-14 2:00 PM

Hey ToT, aren't you the first one to say that the government shouldn't be intruding in people's lives? Or talk about personal responsibility? That parent should be prosecuted no different if their child ingested alcohol or prescription drugs. Nice try though.

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Hilltopper

Jan-09-14 2:06 PM

Dr. TOT: If I am undergoing chemo and all pain meds I tried cause nausea and vomiting, what do you prescribe for the pain? If your logic is followed, any pain med that has ever been abused should be illegal.

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Hilltopper

Jan-09-14 2:15 PM

Pards13: Who is your doctor and is he licensed? If you have so much mistrust of the health care industry and the associated costs, why not save a buck and watch Dr. Oz? Nobody is forcing you to visit the doctor?

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Pards13

Jan-09-14 2:59 PM

Hilltopper, I guess that attempt at humor went right by you. As you may remember I could not keep my doctor so I needed to find a new one along with a new health plan. My comment was aimed at some so called doctors that do nothing but write prescriptions, whether it be for medical marijuana or oxy just to make money. Doctors are people not gods and like people they do make mistakes, unlike you.

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Pards13

Jan-09-14 3:13 PM

Dr. Ima Quaak from Acme Medical.

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Hilltopper

Jan-09-14 5:47 PM

Pards: I have nothing but respect and admiration for the doctors I visit. There are good ones around.

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Pards13

Jan-09-14 6:17 PM

Hilltopper, you are right there are some very good ones around and you misinterpret my feelings. While medical marijuana does have some use for pain and nausea you must admit that there is and will be much misuse. As far as cancer I have lost my mother and many good friends to it. if I offend you by poor attempt at humor I am sorry. I am sure the good dr. Quaak will prescribe some thing for it.

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notgood

Jan-09-14 6:46 PM

Lets see,this is a election year. Things that make you go Mmmmm!

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TiredOfTax

Jan-09-14 7:55 PM

I say that you should remove all children from a drug users home. It is a poor example for them to be exposed to and when it is made legal like in Colorado the chances of accidental ingestion is much more likely. You may see dope as a harmless thing but it is harmful and should not be legalized. There are other forms of medication that can be used if you choose to accept them.

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Hilltopper

Jan-09-14 8:04 PM

Pards:If I had thin skin I wouldn't be here. You will never offend me by offering your opinion.

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Hilltopper

Jan-09-14 8:07 PM

TOT: Legal or Illegal drugs can both be accidently ingested. Should children be removed from homes with guns, legal or illegal?

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TiredOfTax

Jan-09-14 8:13 PM

Roommates Robby Meiser and Bruce Mark were using butane to turn a stash of marijuana into hash oil when the gas ignited in their Kirkland, Washington, apartment. The subsequent explosion destroyed two homes and left both men hospitalized with scorched upper bodies.

The pair are actually among the lucky ones. In the week since the Jan. 1 blast, mishaps while making the heady goo have left a Hawaii man dead, a dude in Fresno, Calif., with second- and third-degree burns over 80 percent of his body, and an apartment complex in San Diego with $1.2 million in damage.

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TiredOfTax

Jan-09-14 8:19 PM

Sure let start a new law... lets ban EVERYTHING that can cause injury because you cant legalize your pot. Lets ban all guns, cars, planes buses and anything anyone can be hurt on all because you cant have your pot? How about the guy that wants his cocaine? It would not hurt you to let him have his drug would it? Is there an end to what drugs should be legal? Why not give them out for free as part of Obamacare? Sign up today and you can get not one but two hits off the stogie... I hope that the right to have your drugs legalized goes up in smoke!

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TiredOfTax

Jan-09-14 8:23 PM

Despite the dangers, cooking hash oil continues to surge in popularity. Dozes of DIY and how-to videos dot the Internet. States like Oregon, Washington and Colorado, which allow medical or recreational marijuana use, either permit or do not explicitly prohibit users from converting pot into the sticky substance. Perhaps most importantly, hash oil gets you stoned. Containing 15 to 30 percent THC, a few drops can get you as ripped as a joint.

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