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This Week in Weed and Video of RAND Congressional Briefing on Legalization

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director July 27, 2012

    This Week in Weed

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    The latest installment of “This Week in Weed” is now streaming on NORMLtv.

    This week: Oregon will vote on legalization, a new study on cannabis use and MS, and the LA City Council moves to ban medical marijuana dispensaries citywide.

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    Also, check out RAND Corporations presentation entitled “Should Marijuana Be Legalized?” which was presented on Capitol Hill this month. While NORML disagrees on many of the points made, RAND’s views make for a very interesting discussion.

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    18 Responses to “This Week in Weed and Video of RAND Congressional Briefing on Legalization”

    1. john williamson says:

      And though shalt eat the herb of the field; in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it was thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. Gen 3 18. This is from the beginning of the bible and how man and woman where created and designed. god talks directly to man and clearly states the way we are made. So just fruitful knowledge….

    2. Fireweed says:

      I’m a 54 yo homeowner, holder of a master’s degree exercise regularly picture of health, been smoking weed now for almost 40 years. Can I PLEEEEEAAAAAAASSSSEEEE testify before congress on this? Not that it would change minds that don’t want to be changed……

    3. […] This Week in Weed and Video of RAND Congressional Briefing on Legalization Click here to subscribe to NORMLtv and receive alerts whenever new content is added. The latest installment of “This Week in Weed” is now streaming on NORMLtv. This week: Oregon will vote on legalization, a new study on cannabis use and MS, and the LA City Council moves to ban medical marijuana dispensaries citywide. Also, check out RAND Corporations presentation entitled “Should Marijuana Be Legalized?” which was presented on Capitol Hill this month. While NORML disagrees on many of the points made, RAND’s views make for a very interesting discussion. […] […]

    4. Bob Dean says:

      Dear Sir;

      I have asked many doctors and NORML what was the bad side of marijuana was. Most doctors said that it was a habit forming drug. I smoked it for five years, I know that that is a lie. I still want to know the bad side of the drug.
      I have glaucoma, epilepsy, diabetes and high blood pressure, from what I understand, marijuana should be legalized, like Colorado is doing, you have to be 21-year and anybody can buy it. The drug is seems to be good for you. Alholol or tobacco is not. Why not make it a schedule 5 drug?
      They are still following information from the New England journal of medicine that is over 50 years old. New reseach has proved the information wrong. Why do they still follow it, knowing that the information is wrong?

    5. Luke says:

      @Bob Dean
      They not only follow it, but hold to it religiously, because it suits their purpose. They don’t care about your health and well being – they care about their $$.

    6. Brandon says:

      Being drug free is great, but where does it say that someone should be dictating what i put into my body? I want to see this is in the constitution. Drug prohibition is unconstitutional but we’ll settle this in the court of public opinion. The downward pressure on prices will surely be an incentive to legalize once one state does it. The domino effect will surely sweep the nation. Go Colorado, Washington and Oregon. One step closer.

    7. Sam Blake says:

      It should be the individuals right to choose what they want to do! Its ridiculous how all this fiasco is over a plan that helps people its just a shame!

    8. Killer Bud says:

      Our schools and parents indoctrinate our children to stay away from drugs through anti drug campaigns such as DARE.
      Yet,cannabis use amongst teenagers has gone up.
      Why aren’t these anti drug campaigns having any affect?

      One good reason is because when teens become teens, they start to develop the “Question Authority” and “Don’t trust anyone over 25″ attitude.

      It is not hard for a teen to get on their iphone and Google “Is your government lying to you about marijuana?”

      The first link that pops up is from NORML, and it gives a very well written explanation justifying that our government has pretty much lied to the whole world about cannabis.

      Recently the “best rebuttal” from our government was from Michelle Leonhart’s testimony under oath in front of congress.

      When asked if marijuana was as dangerous as heroin, her response was “Drugs are bad, Mmkay?”

      The government cannot defend its policy in a rational way once someone questions authority.

      Yet, it will spend billions of dollars, and turn millions of first time offenders into criminals for simple possession, defending their anti drug policy.

      The government will never be successful stopping cannabis use in teenagers because the government will never stop teenagers from questioning authority.

      That said, once a teenager realizes the government lied to them about cannabis, the illusion of the integrity of our government is further diminished at an early age.

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