OK this dipshit also just said there are only 25,000 people in prison for marijuana nationwide
Where does he get that fucking number from?
MARCY DOLIN: I’m lying on my bed, smoking a joint. I smoke about eight a day, and eat a marijuana cookie before I go to sleep at night. I like the peanut-butter ones. I’ve been using marijuana for about 35 years, ever since I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It takes the pain and muscle spasms away. Without it, I would be living on morphine and other horrible drugs. I couldn’t do that to my family. That’s no life, and I would have ended it. That’s the truth. I used to take a drug called Neurontin, and I just never stopped crying. I was in a fog, totally depressed. I told my doctor that I was going back to just marijuana; he said he would have me arrested if he could. What are they going to do? I’m 71 years old. Are they going to put me in jail? I’m not hurting anybody. It’s just here in my own house.
LOLOL WUT THE FUCK
Marijuana was the only thing that worked for my crippling nausea due to babesia when every other prescription nausea medication wouldn’t help. Then we found out due to my epilepsy and the amount of other medications I’m on it wasn’t safe for me to take any of the other prescription anti-nausea medications anyway. In addition to being the only thing that offered total relief and didn’t make me feel sick in other ways like the various pills, marijuana was also the only safe option I had being that it didn’t fuck with my seizure threshold. But you know, its still dangerous.
This is of course a big part of the reason why it is still illegal. The drug companies make shitloads of money from their drugs in ways a company that were to sell marijuana never could, because drug companies can patent their products. The last thing they want is a cheap & fairly easy to grow competitor.
Where does he get that fucking number from?
On tonight’s “Colbert Report”, Stephen Colbert was talking about California’s Proposition 19, a ballot proposition proposing legalizing the possession of up to 1 ounce of Marijuana for personal usage.
He spoke to Joseph Califano (chairman and founder of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse who also served in President Carter’s cabinet) and here’s what Mr. Califano had to say in opposition of the proposition:
"The whole issue of marijuana is about children. If we can get a child through age 21 without smoking, without using illegal drugs, without abusing alcohol; that kid is virtually certain to be home free. We have two legal drugs in America: alcohol and tobacco; and we’ve had no success in keeping it out of the hands of kids. So if we legalize pot in California, all the kids will have access to it."
Mr. Califano, I am amazed that you would go on national television with such a transparent and logically unsound argument. Allow me to retort.
You state that we have two legal drugs in America, so right away you are arguing from a lack of facts. We have many more than just two legal drugs. Caffeine, aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, dextromethorphan; these are all legal and I could go on. Also, I don’t think I need to mention that children’s medicines (and even snacks such as soda) contain these drugs. This is without mentioning that tobacco is not a drug, but tobacco actually contains nicotine, which is a drug. So it’s hard for me to have respect for you when you are so off base from a factual standpoint, but I am not finished yet.
You then proceed to state that we have not been able to keep alcohol and nicotine out of the hands of kids, and if marijuana was legal the same thing would happen. I’m not sure what world Mr. Califino lives in, but in the real world where I spend much of my time, I have seen many, many, many children using marijuana. It would appear to me that keeping it illegal does no good in keeping it out of their hands, and as a matter of fact keeping it illegal merely means it will continue to be sold by people who also sell methamphetamines, cocaine, and other far more dangerous substances. After all, the federal government lumps marijuana right in with those drugs, so if you’re going to get busted you might as well make it worth your time.
So basically Mr. Califano, and I mean no disrespect here, but I don’t think you have any idea what you’re talking about.