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This Week in Weed: March 4th-10th

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director March 9, 2012

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    This week in weed: a recent study further illustrates marijuana’s effectiveness in treating chronic pain and a federal judge dismisses the NORML Legal Committee lawsuit against the federal government.
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    31 Responses to “This Week in Weed: March 4th-10th”

    1. Nancy Lee Garrett says:

      Hello Norml
      Could you please tell me what were the deciding factors for prohibiting Marijuana back in 1943? I read about one ridiculous reason, where the white men (government) did not want Black men smoking Marijuana because they thought the black men would go crazy and rape white women. If we publish the stupid reason’s for prohibiting Marijuana, it might help people see how stupid prohibition is. So why was Marijuana prohibited?
      Thank you
      Nancy Lee Garrett

    2. PUFFER says:

      They need chronic pain to fully understand unless their using already.

    3. Ian Wesley says:

      It has to be a joke that the Obama 2012 advertisement is on this video? If not that guy is fired. …. or …..Maybe he is smart. I’m go click the ad see if it’s a joke.

    4. Mac says:

      How about Joe Biden telling Latin America we’re not interested in drug regulation when 50% of American’s agree marijuana should be regulated?

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    6. burny says:

      i truly believe that marijuana was prohibited because the u.s govt found that by taking this plant out of use and creating a fear of it they could make the occurrence of diseases like cancer, ms you name it more prevalent in society.then there’s also the fact that they can say that you are addicted this dangerous drug warranting the need to treat you.its all in the name of the almighty dollar people.there just no money to be made from letting people grow the only medicine that prevents as well as cures so many ailments.they would rather give you some drug that they made up that requires that you take several more to counteract the side effects

    7. In NH the medical bill was heard by the Senate, video can be found here …..

      http://bikerbillnh.blogspot.com/2012/03/barbarians-feeling-some-resistance.html

    8. burny says:

      i feel that we should gather as much information a we can about big pharma and the govt.and publish it all!i feel that if more people realized that they were screwing around with our health and creating disease by prohibiting necessity’s for quality life like marijuana and vitamin b-17.this marijuana prohibition would have to come to a screeching halt

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    12. anonymous says:

      http://news.yahoo.com/florida-passes-bill-test-state-workers-drugs-alcohol-180410110.html In Florida more business for the boss of Tallahassee’s wife, this time from state employees.

    13. palemalemarcher says:

      For years the Cato institute and Barrons magazine have supposedly supportive of normalization of drugs issues. How do we get this sudden craze for drug screens? Its not fair to just blame POTUS.

    14. If you live in Connecticut and want to end marijuana prohibition in our state, please take a minute to visit http://www.ctprimaryproject.com.

      Please pass this on to anyone you know in Connecticut!

    15. They should have used 8th amendment violations in the Federal Lawsuit, citing the government’s “deliberate indifference” to the plight of terminally ill citizens. I argue that it comes down to the Feds inflicting punishment by refusing to act on a treatment that would have positive impact on the citizens medical condition.

      “[M]any instances of State injustice and oppression have already occurred in the State legislation of this Union, of flagrant violations of the guarantied privileges of citizens of the United States, for which the national Government furnished and could furnish by law no remedy whatever. Contrary to the express letter of your Constitution, “cruel and unusual punishments” have been inflicted under State laws within this Union upon citizens, not only for crimes committed, but for sacred duty done, for which and against which the Government of the United States had provided no remedy and could provide none”

      Should have tried it !!

    16. bert says:

      i have used marijuana for diabetic nerve pain in my legs and feet it is very helpful for this condition. also was involved in 2 rear end collisions. i have very extreme back spasms marijuana helps my muscles relax enough to sit more comfortably.support legalization!!!!!
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    17. Jesse says:

      To Nancy Lee Garrett

      Buy the book “The Emperor Where’s No Clothes” By Jack Herer. Its the most educative book on all aspects of cannabis/hemp (except for obvious new material). They have the transcripts from the court hearings that led to the cannabis prohibition.

    18. Nancy Lee Garrett says:

      @Jesse Thank you, I will get the book.

    19. RANGER says:

      OR everyone at one time ,say 4:20 on one day, say 4/20/12 and then go to the police and lite up for a mass “smoke-in”. think of it 100s of thousands in every state in every nation!

    20. bb54 says:

      The government is guilty of bioterrorism.By their stupid laws,the Anslingers of this world thought that they could push the cannabis sativa plant on the verge of extinction.I think this has deprived many many rare birds of their daily cannabis seeds diets forcing the birds on verge of extinction.If this is not bioterrorism I wonder what is

    21. LEGALIZE MARIJUANA
      Save innocent people from pain and suffering

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    23. Frank says:

      With the invention of K2, the Japanese scientist’s discovery (proof) of exactly how pot/thc interacts with the brain, makes pot legal by definition, according to our glorious Bill Of Rights (Life, Liberty, & the pursuit of happiness), imnsho, no?

      They found thc interacts/effects one particular neurotransmitter, which is soly responsible for balancing stress, & allocating happiness.

      Now the question is, why can’t some fancy lawyer for Norml or ANY attorney for that matter, connect the dots with the Supreme Court over this FACT?

      Please help spread the word about this angle.
      Check it out for yourself, it’s true.

    24. shockologist says:

      I was always under the impression that POT was criminalized due to the lumber industry’s fear of collapse due to hemp being better and cheaper.

    25. melanie says:

      I just left court with my 20 year old son. First offender never in any trouble at school or even a speeding ticket. He got his friend 2 oz. of pot and got caught. The judge in walton county ga gave him 2 years in prison and 20 years probation. Help!! There are many families lives in this county being destroyed. How can we organize something to bring about change?

    26. Nancy Lee Garrett says:

      @Melanie I am so sorry for you, your son, and your family. This is a supreme travesty of justice. It is outrageous 2 years. Our freedom in this country is being compromised by such action. This is exactly what I fear for young people like your son. They are destroying young people’s lives just for Marijuana, use and possession.I am so,so sorry. Can you appeal it? Can you get a good lawyer? This country wants to put everyone in jail. It is all about the money. The criminal justice system does not want Marijuana legalized, because it is a profitable business, for lawyers, the courts, and rehabilitation business’s. It is good that you contacted NORML they may be able to advise you. My heart goes out to you and your family Melanie. I will Keep your son and your family in my prayers.
      God Bless you and yours
      Nancy Lee Garrett

    27. John Silverton says:

      Don’t you just wish the people had the same power that Congress does, to simply dismiss a lawsuit that doesn’t appeal to them?

      The things we could get away with if we did…

      Isn’t it odd that the Federal Government can patently ignore anything they don’t want to change? Sometimes they sound like a bunch of old women who, if they don’t want to do something, simply ignore or deny it…

    28. John Silverton says:

      @Frank, who says:
      March 14, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      With the invention of K2, the Japanese scientist’s discovery (proof) of exactly how pot/thc interacts with the brain, makes pot legal by definition, according to our glorious Bill Of Rights (Life, Liberty, & the pursuit of happiness), imnsho, no?

      [ My response: In fact, it says we have the right to persue happiness; while possession is a felony in all 50 states]

      They found thc interacts/effects one particular neurotransmitter, which is soly responsible for balancing stress, & allocating happiness.

      Now the question is, why can’t some fancy lawyer for Norml or ANY attorney for that matter, connect the dots with the Supreme Court over this FACT?

      [My response: The stonewall of this whole issue is this: sure, somebody might be able to push a class action suit against the Feds; but it takes a massive amount of money to do so; well out of the range of anyone to whom it matters. Those who have this sort of funds available, are those same people who are getting rich off the arrest, prosecution, mandated 'rehab' and kickbacks from the alcohol and tobacco industries. They can keep an issue tied up in court so long, you'll go broke trying to persue it, and have to drop the case. Never confuse a politician with facts; they just get in the way of campaign funds from high sources.]

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