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There are 3 comments on Recreational Marijuana: “Wonderful Thing” or “Major Health Risk”?

  1. Marijuana consumers deserve and demand equal rights and protections under our laws that are currently afforded to the drinkers of far more dangerous and deadly, yet perfectly legal, widely accepted, endlessly advertised and even glorified as an All-American pastime, alcohol.

    Plain and simple!

    Legalize Nationwide!

    It’s time for us, the majority of The People to take back control of our national marijuana policy. By voting OUT of office any and all politicians who very publicly and vocally admit to having an anti-marijuana, prohibitionist agenda! Time to vote’em all OUT of office. Period. Plain and simple.

    Politicians who continue to demonize Marijuana, Corrupt Law Enforcement Officials who prefer to ruin peoples lives over Marijuana possession rather than solve real crimes who fund their departments toys and salaries with monies acquired through Marijuana home raids, seizures and forfeitures, and so-called “Addiction Specialists” who make their income off of the judicial misfortunes of our citizens who choose marijuana, – Your actions go against The Will of The People and Your Days In Office Are Numbered! Find new careers before you don’t have one.

    The People have spoken! Get on-board with Marijuana Legalization Nationwide, or be left behind and find new careers. Your choice.

  2. Talk to teenagers who have engaged in the smoking of marijuana and one can be sure to hear a common refrain. That line would be that marijuana is a harmless drug that has no long lasting side effects. Some will cite the fact that it has medicinal values and helps to bring calm to somewhat difficult times that teens endure. In essence, teens have been able to blow off concerns about their marijuana use because there was no evidence that suggested it was causing any harm.

    That will all change now, if one believes the findings published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The team, which has research members from Duke University, examined data on over 1000 teens that were born during 1972-1973 in New Zealand. The basis of the testing was IQ tests that were taken when they were both 13, as well as, 38 years of age. The researchers looked at the scores at both points, but also looked at the backgrounds and other factors that each test subject brought to the table.

  3. Hello.
    My personal opinion is that marijuana poses a health risk, or rather some of its products, for example (for smoking CBD Flower), this is still a drug, but there are drugs that I think can be used for medical purposes, and which have officially allowed state services.

    The Food and Drug Administration approved
    It is derived from marijuana, epilepsy in children.

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