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is a federal agent supposed to lie about drugs? i thought that rule was only for the ONDCP guy?

 

wheres the fed rule on lying about drugs?

but yes this guy sounds exactly like the D.A.R.E. officer who just shouts at children , hoping to scare them.

 

it sounds weird when hes still shouting, this time at adults.

i mean shouting, because otherwise his grammar and composition is just terrible.

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Most federal agents are trained and given information that is false so they don't even realize they are lying. :-)

 

It is an infected and flawed system that was corrupted by their own lies. This is why their arguments crumble under any weight.

 

Policy and content are made at the top(lies) and fed to pigs like the slop it is.

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Kids being kicked out of their rooms so their parents can grow marijuana?

 

Once again law enforcement fails to see their part in this"tragedy". Maybe it's because the answer is so obvious  that law enforcement is unable to grasp it. Allow unrestricted outdoor growing. Problem solved.

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They want it both ways they want to restrict grow locations to the point where nobody can grow legalization is the only answer to people like this .
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They want it both ways they want to restrict grow locations to the point where nobody can grow legalization is the only answer to people like this .

Legalization also restricts growing locations, as seen in Colorado. Legalization only puts more tools in the hands of guys like this Mt. Pleasent City Cop. Legalization would not help you a bit unless you are one of a select few. It would just fund guys like this with agendas. Mucho funding from the dispensaries to kill their competition. Legalization actually is the next step in THEIR play book. Demcrininalization makes these cops work with you, not against you. It chaps them to no end.
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1930's mentality meets 1970's junk science.  I am going to ask for equal time.  My initial concern was retaliation against me and my practice, but I think it needs a response and I'll take my chances.

 

Anyone notice the underlying themes-

 

Children at risk

Marijuana patients are bad parents

THC is 'dangerous'

 

etc. 

 

That is going to be my angle.  

 

Dr Bob

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1930's mentality meets 1970's junk science.  I am going to ask for equal time.  My initial concern was retaliation against me and my practice, but I think it needs a response and I'll take my chances.

 

Anyone notice the underlying themes-

 

Children at risk

Marijuana patients are bad parents

THC is 'dangerous'

 

etc. 

 

That is going to be my angle.  

 

Dr Bob

Great Doc go get-them 

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Here is the proposed article, any suggestions?

A Physician Response to the Dangers of Decriminalizing Marijuana

I am Dr. Robert Townsend, President of Denali Healthcare, a Mt. Pleasant Pain Management office. I read with some interest the ‘Guest Voice’ Article on the ‘Dangers of decriminalizing marijuana’ by Michael Covarrubias. Despite my concern about retribution I felt the need to respond to the outrageous claims made in the article.
It seems that drug enforcement officers such as Mr. Covarrubias seem to have an outline for these articles. I’d like to respond to several of their ‘talking points’ about the evils of medical marijuana.

Big Cannabis has duped the voters

A common theme used by those with a vested interest in the ‘War on Drugs’ is that there is a hidden hand at work- Big Cannabis. Big Cannabis is a ‘tool’ of the drug cartels and a danger to truth, justice and the American Way. They talk about the ‘intent’ of the voters to help terminal patients. They talk about marijuana financing heroin and cocaine.

The truth of the matter is the voters are not as stupid as they would like us to believe. They knew EXACTLY what they were voting for. My 75 year old mother wanted to help cancer patients AND those with chronic pain when she voted for the Act. I suspect many others did as well. As for financing drug cartels, marijuana does not do that. The fact that marijuana is illegal and people are forced to buy it from criminals does. Fortunately, we have medical marijuana in this state, so people can grow it themselves or buy it from their licensed caregivers.

Marijuana Patients are Poor Parents

All this nonsense about children being kicked out of their bedrooms so people can grow marijuana is designed not to show the danger to children, but to show their marijuana smoking parents are incapable of caring for them properly. Good parents would never do such a thing, so ‘weed’ smoking parents must by definition be bad. We see this angle constantly being exploited by CPS, vindictive ex-spouses, and the courts, despite the protections built right into the Act to prevent such assumptions. Sen Rick Jones is even attempting to ram through a bill forcing parents to choose between children and medicine to formalize the mindset.

Children and College Kids

A common theme is to associate marijuana use with children. Actual state statistics show that of 130,000 medical marijuana patients in this state, only 44 are minors. Having certified about 1/3 of them, I can assure you that most will not live long enough to be majors and all are gravely ill. They are exactly the ‘terminally ill’ patients the voters were ‘duped’ by ‘Big Cannabis’ about, yet because the image of a toddler with a bong is what you are trying to project, you conveniently leave out the ‘duped voter’ angle.

Cannabis is different now and dangerous

Your study suggests that there is THC on the surfaces of homes of medical marijuana patients, and that somehow this is so dangerous that you need to wear protective gear as if you were cleaning up a meth lab (note the association of cannabis with meth to control the mindset of the reader). Yet THC is harmless, and in fact there are literally thousands of studies showing medical benefit. Meth is not. Unlike cannabis, cocaine is legal, far more dangerous and addictive, and is schedule 2 and available for medical use. I wonder what the risk of even nanogram levels of marijuana on a coffee table will have any adverse effect with transdermal absorption. But if you are worried, please feel free to wear your bunny suit.

Cannabis hurts performance and makes you stupid

Last I checked, cannabis was not used as a performance enhancing drug. We all know how it hurts athletic performance in people like Michael Phelps. You would be amazed at how many very smart people at companies like Microsoft or Google actually use cannabis yet still manage to muddle along and turn their companies into Fortune 500 operations.

Cannabis is a Gateway Drug

Mr. Covarrubias discussed his interviews with college students and how they claimed cannabis was the cause of their woes. Let’s get this clear. He wasn’t interviewing them for a term paper, or a newspaper story. He was ARRESTING them. They were sitting there, in handcuffs, facing a charge that likely would ruin their lives- impacting their employment, student loans, even military service. I am sure they told the authority figure with the badge anything he wanted to hear.

The gateway drug for heroin is prescription pain killers- more than 51% started their habit at the doctor’s office. The vast majority of people get their first exposure to ‘illegal’ drugs with alcohol and underage drinking.

In closing, as a citizen, a voter and a member of the medical community, I wish to personally thank Mr. Covarrubias and his brother law-enforcement officers for the job they do keeping us safe from dangerous drugs. I just want to very clearly tell him that Marijuana is NOT one of them. The major adverse side effect of marijuana is exposure to the criminal justice system.

Dr. Robert Townsend is President of Denali Healthcare in Mt. Pleasant, a pain management clinic. He uses cannabis certifications as a tool to reduce the use of more dangerous narcotic pain medicine. He is not a card holder and has never personally used marijuana. For more information see www.denalihealthcaremi.com

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You might consider adding a blurb about how LEOs have a tantrum over MMJ - yet we and they understand that prescription drug theft/abuse by children is a much greater risk of addiction and detriment to one's health.  Still, LEOs and lawmakers wish to treat MMJ patients like irresponsible children, expecting enhanced rules for MMJ users, such as locking it in the trunk, etc.  I think this helps demonstrate that those in "power" seem to have an inappropriate/misguided/unnecessary level of hate for MMJ.

 

Thanks for taking the time and using your status/reputation to provide a credible refute to this rubbish.

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