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This week's episode of Flashpoint starts with an update on Detroit roads in wake of the one-sided vote against Proposal 1. Governor Rick Snyder's plan to fix the roads was shot down by voters, sending the state back to square one.

The Flashpoint panel started with a discussion about the potential of legalizing marijuana to raise money for the state.

Lansing mayor Virg Bernero, who was previously against legalizing recreational marijuana, says he has changed his stance.

"This is an industry that is underground, this is an industry that is happening," Bernero said. "I'm in my 10th year as mayor of Lansing, so I've been in the front lines in the community, trying to keep our streets safe. And a lot of the crime that's related to marijuana is about the distribution, it's an old gang war like you used to have with the prohibition of alcohol."

He said police action is rarely needed to break up fights because of the use of marijuana.

Matt Marsden of Michigan Cannabis Coalition says that this change is coming sooner or later, so Michigan should take the reins and properly regulate it. Since people don't want to raise taxes, Marsden says, this option is an alternative.

April Demers of the Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition talked about the increase of marijuana use among young people and the decreased perception of harm. She said she is concerned about the perception that marijuana is no longer dangerous to use.

You can watch the entire first conversation in the video posted above.

In the second segment, Devin asked Demers about proof that the use of marijuana leads into other problems.

Demers said Colorado is an example that legalizing marijuana can increase crime, traffic crashes and deaths.

Bernero said that it's important to put regulations on use.

The panel argued on the availability of marijuana in its current state after it was legalized for medical use only, comparing it to underage teens trying to get their hands on alcohol.

Demers said that 17 percent of teens who use marijuana become addicted and that use among youth will definitely increase if it is legalized recreationally.

Click on the video below to watch the second half of the marijuana conversation.

 

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/politics/flashpoint/flashpoint-recreational-marijuana-fall-of-proposal-1/32918722

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This week's episode of Flashpoint starts with an update on Detroit roads in wake of the one-sided vote against Proposal 1. Governor Rick Snyder's plan to fix the roads was shot down by voters, sending the state back to square one.

The Flashpoint panel started with a discussion about the potential of legalizing marijuana to raise money for the state.

Lansing mayor Virg Bernero, who was previously against legalizing recreational marijuana, says he has changed his stance.

"This is an industry that is underground, this is an industry that is happening," Bernero said. "I'm in my 10th year as mayor of Lansing, so I've been in the front lines in the community, trying to keep our streets safe. And a lot of the crime that's related to marijuana is about the distribution, it's an old gang war like you used to have with the prohibition of alcohol."

He said police action is rarely needed to break up fights because of the use of marijuana.

Matt Marsden of Michigan Cannabis Coalition says that this change is coming sooner or later, so Michigan should take the reins and properly regulate it. Since people don't want to raise taxes, Marsden says, this option is an alternative.

April Demers of the Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition talked about the increase of marijuana use among young people and the decreased perception of harm. She said she is concerned about the perception that marijuana is no longer dangerous to use.

You can watch the entire first conversation in the video posted above.

In the second segment, Devin asked Demers about proof that the use of marijuana leads into other problems.

Demers said Colorado is an example that legalizing marijuana can increase crime, traffic crashes and deaths.

Bernero said that it's important to put regulations on use.

The panel argued on the availability of marijuana in its current state after it was legalized for medical use only, comparing it to underage teens trying to get their hands on alcohol.

Demers said that 17 percent of teens who use marijuana become addicted and that use among youth will definitely increase if it is legalized recreationally.

Click on the video below to watch the second half of the marijuana conversation.

 

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/politics/flashpoint/flashpoint-recreational-marijuana-fall-of-proposal-1/32918722

 

 

Tommy guns-a-blazin' every where . . . Really ! ? ! ? ! ?  :blink:

Edited by knucklehead bob

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have you seen whats going on in mexico knucklehead?

they are fighting each other to supply the USA with marijuana.

 

they got fully auto gunfights in the streets everyday AND people being dissolved in barrels of acid.

 

http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1792334/mexicos-drug-war-new-cartel-has-weapons-army-and-willing-fight-government

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanielparishflannery/2015/04/21/mexicos-drugwar-violence-continues-despite-arrests-of-senior-cartel-leaders/

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have you seen whats going on in mexico knucklehead?

they are fighting each other to supply the USA with marijuana.

 

they got fully auto gunfights in the streets everyday AND people being dissolved in barrels of acid.

 

http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1792334/mexicos-drug-war-new-cartel-has-weapons-army-and-willing-fight-government

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanielparishflannery/2015/04/21/mexicos-drugwar-violence-continues-despite-arrests-of-senior-cartel-leaders/

 

This has been happening in Mexico for some time brother . I was stationed @ Ft. Bliss , El Paso , Texas for three years '76-'79 right on the border across from "The Zoo" , aka Juarez . Wise people are north of the border come sunset . . . 

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I second that! Im also a veteran who spent some time @ Ft Bliss. Even El Paso is no place to be hanging around after dark- let alone drinking till you drown at spankys or the copa in Juarez

 

Yep , what was name of that main street again , Dyer Street ?  I was  C1/7 ADA   :))

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from the description the video sounds like infuriating. all the propaganda '17% addiction rates' etc.

Cannabis is not addicting period end of story. As far as I am concerned that misinformation taints the whole video. Thanks for pointing this out T-pain

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Oy,  What? Was the worst ending to a News piece unavailable?

 

Like a Swan Dive into a Septic Tank

 

It would have been nice to stay on topic without mixing in prostitution, heroin, alcohol  prescription drugs , roads

 

Cannabis is a Unique Medicine  that stands on its own merits.

 

They would have you believe legalization will give you two orgasms a day,, of course it Won't

 

But Decriminalization Might

Edited by beourbud

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Continued use of marijuana is also associated with development of tolerance. So, marijuana is addictive and National Institute on Drug Abuse also considers it an addictive drug.  However, some people are more likely to develop addiction than others.

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/available-treatments-marijuana-use-disorders

Currently, the FDA has not approved any medications for the treatment of marijuana use disorder, but research is active in this area.

https://www.addictionrehabcenters.com/drug-addiction/marijuana-abuse-addiction/

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They should already legalize it in UK as well. No doubt about it, that we have plenty of good websites, where we can order a good stuff, marijuana or concentrates ( like this one: https://weedzy.co.uk/ ), and it's pretty easy to wait your delivery package. But to have few of drugstore across the street - would be much better.

Edited by stanley1QR

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