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(Chicago Trib)   Deaths from prescription drugs: thousands. Deaths from marijauna: none. No wait...we may have a late entry   ( chicagotribune.com) divider line
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2013-04-30 10:46:56 PM  
2 votes:
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mjbok: albatros183: actually overall people are more likely to do things if they are illegal, see prohibition

I can look up the cits if you don't believe me, but this is true for every drug, including coke and heroin, both of which have been legal in the US withing the last 100 years.

Funny that within 20 seconds of each other we both used prohibition as a talking point, but used on either side of the spectrum.

If you're comparing coke, heroin, or alcohol you would have to do it based on percentage of population, not on raw numbers.  For example cocaine was made illegal in 1914 when the population was around 100 million, whereas today it is around 315 million.

Also you are comparing drastically different times in the US.  The infrastructure and supply chains (both legal and illegal) are not comparable from 100 years ago.  There just wouldn't have been the supply and the ways to get it from point a to point b (legal or not) back then that exist today.

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Waitaminute... You're stoned right now aren't you!?
2013-04-30 09:37:52 PM  
2 votes:
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hackhix: A Shambling Mound: Really? There is a clinical definition for "pothead?"

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Snoop is so baked he thinks he's the reincarnation of Bob Marley... who didn't die until Snoop was TEN.
2013-04-30 07:47:59 PM  
2 votes:
The first time I made canna butter I put in waaaaaay too much weed. I made cookies and was snacking on the dough while baking. I has two fresh out of the oven. Things got very intense for awhile.
2013-05-01 12:25:40 AM  
1 vote:
But marijuana IS a prescription drug. Are you saying you want oxycodone, methotrexate, fluoxetine, and morphine available without prescription? Or are you ok with the current situation where you need a prescription for all of these (marijuana included) in most states?  In the case of the latter, I'm not sure why you brought up other prescription drugs.
2013-04-30 09:27:48 PM  
1 vote:
There is only one way to prevent this senseless loss of life in the future.  We must rally Congress to ban law enforcement officers.  Only when our streets are purged of this wicked plague can we truly be safe.
2013-04-30 09:12:34 PM  
1 vote:

A Shambling Mound: CPXBRex: Oldiron_79: The number 1 killer in the US is obeisity caused heart disease, and diabeetus complications is in like the top 10, and marijuana gives you the munchies, so how many countless millions of Americans have been killed by the munchies?

Recently, someone did a study and found that potheads -- defined as people who smoke TEN or more joints a day, which is just farking crazy -- are the same weight as the general population.  So we can more or less rule that out.  ;D

Really? There is a clinical definition for "pothead?"

No. You are replying to an idiot.
2013-04-30 09:11:56 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe he dropped his roach,and went to retrieve it.
2013-04-30 09:07:03 PM  
1 vote:

Godscrack: Especially if he was already high from something else in his body.

The problem was when he got low
2013-04-30 09:01:07 PM  
1 vote:

ladyfortuna: It didn't occur to me the first time I looked at this, but I once met someone who was bipolar and went off his meds and decided to smoke some pot because it was his birthday. I was interning with a police department and the apartment complex security called the PD up to handle it (rightly so, in my opinion). He was extremely mellow and I doubt he was a threat, but when the officers asked him the date and his address, he couldn't answer. Inability to answer those questions would scare the hell out of me. We ended up taking him to the hospital as a precaution; I suspect his wife who came home in the middle of all the excitement probably read him the riot act later...

He was mellow? The first thing everyone involved should have done was mind their own damned business.
he was mellow. Not harming anyone.

why the need to hassle the man?

there isnt one. If he wasnt a danger to himself or others.
everyone else should have farked off and let him be
2013-04-30 08:56:32 PM  
1 vote:
Alternately, you could say that cops killed a guy because he was smoking weed.

It's just as totally inaccurate but does have a nice ring to it.
2013-04-30 08:00:04 PM  
1 vote:
It's at times like this I must look introspectively at my life and thank the good lord that my neighbors mind their own goddamned business.
2013-04-30 06:28:07 PM  
1 vote:
Sir Isaac Newton wanted for questioning.
2013-04-30 06:04:56 PM  
1 vote:
I sure hope that they tell us what kind of weed that was.
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