Mock26: If someone is breaking the law out in public they deserve to get caught and they deserve all the consequences that come with getting busted.
gittlebass: How is it stupid?
drp: I'm arguing that it is clearly does not meet many of the stadanrds every other prescription medicine in the United States is held to.
drayno76: Favorited!!! I have a friend who went out there with MS, she hasn't had the shakes in over a year!! I need to move. :(
drp: gittlebass: How is it stupid?Take a step back from the libertarian / freedom-loving desire for all drugs to be completely legalized, because responsible adults should be able to do as they please with their bodies. I share that sentiment, but stop and think objectively about the concept of "medical marijuana" for a moment.What do we get with medical marijuana, and how does it compare to every other medicine available in the United States?- No quality control. Any grower, any strain is OK.- Delivery method. Smoking is imprecise.- Indications for use. "Whatever the patient thinks it might be helpful for."- Abuse potential.Putting marijuana in the same category as any other prescription drug in the United States is just silly. There is no other medicine that is produced, prescribed, or used in such a haphazard fashion.Again, I absolutely favor legalization of ALL drugs for any use that any adult desires, including recreation. I'm glad marijuana makes sick people feel better for a little while. I suspect cocaine would make them feel better for a little while too. That doesn't mean either are appropriate medical treatments.Bottom line, it's stupid because "medical marijuana" is not held to the same standards as other medicines. It is a political maneuver to get around prohibition and that's clever and great, but it's shoddy medicine. Say what you will about the FDA, but it does a reasonably good job enforcing a minimum level of safety, efficacy, and quality control.
Mock26: drayno76: OgreMagi: Mock26: If someone is breaking the law out in public they deserve to get caught and they deserve all the consequences that come with getting busted.Yeah. Fark Rosa Parks!/That's sarcasm. I'm pointing it out because I believe you have the intelligence of a large brick.//In other words, you are perfect cop material.In my gamer days I would have called him Lawful Evil.Really? So, let us say that the Lords of Waterdeep have issued a decree making it illegal to criticize or make fun of the Lords of Waterdeep. Some scribe is walking down the street at night and he sees a bard putting up posters. These posters contain caricatures of the Lords of Waterdeep as well as the lyrics of a song that criticizes them. The scribe, having just passed a patrol of the town guard a few streets back goes and tells them what he saw. The guards go and arrest the bard. How by any definition of the word is that an evil act? Hmmm? Care to explain that one? Man, you must have really sucked at playing D&D.
cyberspacedout: I was surprised myself. Me being from the other side of the country and not really knowing anything about South Carolina, I had to Google it: http://www.wspa.com/story/22409548/effort-to-legalize-medical-marijua n a-in-sc-fails-but-state-law-already-allows
Arthur Jumbles: FTFA: Under current law, medical marijuana is legal, but only if it is purchased from South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control. However, the Department has never actually distributed any marijuana according to department spokesman. The law is 33 years old.Huh?
drp: No, there's not. If you disagree, perhaps you could post a link to the laboratories doing testing and verification of the active ingredients in every strain of marijuana sold in every dispensary.
Mock26: The Flexecutioner: Mock26: The Flexecutioner: Mock26: Moral obligation !> the law.Yeah, yeah, pot should be legalized, but until it is I have no sympathy for those who think that they are above the law and then whine when they get caught.you should read the article for all the whining he did. he's totally a scumbag.(hint hint: he voluntarily turned himself in and made the cops coffee while they took his plants. again, total scumbag.)So, where exactly did I call him a scumbag or even anything remotely close to that? The truth is that I did not. So why the need to be so overly dramatic? I merely said I had no sympathy for him and mocked him for whining (I see his claim of moral obligation to be whining). And good for him for turning himself in. It does not make what he did any less illegal.your inference of him 'whining' was overly dramatic. any claim of reason is not whining. and for whatever reason you felt the need to let us know you have no sympathy for him, which is really a shame. there are plenty of people worth a little sympathy, as futile as it is, and this guy is a prime candidate. but, your name is Mock so i get it, its your duty to shiat on good things in life. carry on.Nope. This guy is not worthy of my sympathy. I have plenty of sympathy for plenty of people, but this guy is not one of them. If he gets thrown in jail for a couple of years I will have sympathy for his wife who will then be alone, but none for her monumental dumbass of a husband.As for my name, wrong definition of the word "mock." Nice try, though.
drayno76: Yet aspirin kills more people in a year than marijuana ever had. I absolutely want those people screwing with an otherwise perfect plant. The FDA is for profit buisiness and doesn't give a rip about people until something goes to court.
Mock26: Moral obligation !> the law.Yeah, yeah, pot should be legalized, but until it is I have no sympathy for those who think that they are above the law and then whine when they get caught.
Todd300: Love all the 'I'm for legalization, but not THAT much legalization' comments in this farktastic thread.Seriously: fark you if you think you know better in with dosing.Also, 'legalization' tards, perhaps you all outta research legalization vs. decriminalization.Legalization: government permission slip.Decrim: government gets the hell out of the way and undoes its previous mistakes.
drp: // but "medical" marijuana is stupid
juniperwasting: 137 plants is enough to keep his wife smoking every two hours everyday for the rest of her life. Every two hours, everyday (waking hours). Those plants were in rotation for budding and constant harvest. It's probably just enough.
Frederick: How the hell is the state going to prove trafficking? Why didnt the prosecution go for possession and manufacturing? Curious.
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