Is America Going to Pot?

ObamapotIs the America we know and love disappearing in a puff of smoke?

Example #1 -

Just over a month after the citizens of Colorado voted overwhelmingly in favor of Amendment 64 to legalize marijuana for recreational use, Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper signed the Executive Order that makes an “official declaration of the vote.”

What does it mean?

“It formalizes the amendment as part of the state Constitution and makes legal the personal use, possession and limited home-growing of marijuana under Colorado law for adults 21 years of age and older,” the Governor’s office wrote in a press release.

That said, the release went on to say that that it is still illegal to buy or sell marijuana or to consume marijuana in public.

Example #2 -

Per a survey taken by Public Policy Polling

Switching now to the topic of marijuana, do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal, or not?

Should be legal, feel strongly 33%

Should be legal, don’t feel strongly 25%

Should not be legal, feel strongly 34%

Should not be legal, don’t feel strongly 5%

Not sure 3%

What do we know about marijuana and it’s effects?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse:

Scientists have learned a great deal about how THC acts in the brain to produce its many effects. When someone smokes marijuana, THC rapidly passes from the lungs into the bloodstream, which carries the chemical to the brain and other organs throughout the body.

THC acts upon specific sites in the brain, called cannabinoid receptors, kicking off a series of cellular reactions that ultimately lead to the “high” that users experience when they smoke marijuana. Some brain areas have many cannabinoid receptors; others have few or none. The highest density of cannabinoid receptors are found in parts of the brain that influence pleasure, memory, thinking, concentrating, sensory and time perception, and coordinated movement.

Not surprisingly, marijuana intoxication can cause distorted perceptions, impaired coordination, difficulty with thinking and problem solving, and problems with learning and memory. Research has shown that, in chronic users, marijuana’s adverse impact on learning and memory can last for days or weeks after the acute effects of the drug wear off.2 As a result, someone who smokes marijuana every day may be functioning at a suboptimal intellectual level all of the time.

Research into the effects of long-term cannabis use on the structure of the brain has yielded inconsistent results. It may be that the effects are too subtle for reliable detection by current techniques. A similar challenge arises in studies of the effects of chronic marijuana use on brain function. Brain imaging studies in chronic users tend to show some consistent alterations, but their connection to impaired cognitive functioning is far from clear. This uncertainty may stem from confounding factors such as other drug use, residual drug effects, or withdrawal symptoms in long-term chronic users.

Addictive Potential

Long-term marijuana abuse can lead to addiction; that is, compulsive drug seeking and abuse despite the known harmful effects upon functioning in the context of family, school, work, and recreational activities. Estimates from research suggest that about 9 percent of users become addicted to marijuana; this number increases among those who start young (to about 17 percent) and among daily users (25-50 percent).

Long-term marijuana abusers trying to quit report withdrawal symptoms including: irritability, sleeplessness, decreased appetite, anxiety, and drug craving, all of which can make it difficult to remain abstinent. These symptoms begin within about 1 day following abstinence, peak at 2-3 days, and subside within 1 or 2 weeks following drug cessation.

Marijuana and Mental Health

A number of studies have shown an association between chronic marijuana use and increased rates of anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. Some of these studies have shown age at first use to be an important risk factor, where early use is a marker of increased vulnerability to later problems. However, at this time, it is not clear whether marijuana use causes mental problems, exacerbates them, or reflects an attempt to self-medicate symptoms already in existence.

Chronic marijuana use, especially in a very young person, may also be a marker of risk for mental illnesses – including addiction – stemming from genetic or environmental vulnerabilities, such as early exposure to stress or violence. Currently, the strongest evidence links marijuana use and schizophrenia and/or related disorders. High doses of marijuana can produce an acute psychotic reaction; in addition, use of the drug may trigger the onset or relapse of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals.

Just yesterday morning, I was watching the local news when they announced that a fellow I graduated high school with, had escaped from custody, after trying to commit suicide, because the authorities were about to commit him to the looney bin for long-term treatment.

Even back in ’76, this guy had hung out outside the school building in what was affectionately called “the smoke hall”. And, of course, it was well known that he liked to smoke pot.

Even as I type this, I hear thousands of potheads, young and old (picture Tommy Chong), yelling at their monitors, and, among the words I can repeat, are words describing me as a clueless out-of-touch Bible-thumping old man, who doesn’t know what the He@@ he is talking about.

They’re screaming that pot is harmless, non-addictive, and safer than alcohol.

And, they also probably voted for Ron Paul.

…so, their judgement is questionable.

What matters to me, is the fact that no man is an island. No man stands alone. (Hey. That could be a nifty song title. But…I digress.)

And, people struck and killed by a stoned driver, are just as dead as those killed by a drunk driver.

So, stop eating your Cheetos, slackers, and listen tight: Your actions affect others. You are responsible to others. You are not alone in this world.

So, get up out of your bean bag, turn off the TV, move out of Mom’s Basement, and get a job.

Useless, clueless, and stoned is no way to go through life, son.

…Unless, of course, you’re the president.

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49 Responses to “Is America Going to Pot?”

  1. cmsinaz Says:

    I fear it is KJ…

  2. yoda Says:

    Cachoomers raise their Cheetos-stained hands in the air in celebration.

  3. lawrencekelley Says:

    I have read no less than 3 times in the past 5 years in major newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the St. Pete Times letters to the editors from the Chiefs of Police Association where police chiefs from the top 30 metropolitan cities have endorsed the “decriminalization” of marijuana, since minor pot related arrests consume nearly half their operating budgets, and the consequences to young people are always long term and negative. An arrest record, namely.

    As a sincere, conservative born-again Christian, I think you are way off base getting on this issue with the myopic insights that you are parroting here. When there are such greater issues to preach on, your focus on this issue does not advance the kingdom of God. How about an article on how so many Christians fail to do the things stated in Matthew 25:31-46?

    How about pointing out to your readers the extreme selfishness and contempt demonstrated by Republicans when it comes to legislation relating to civil and criminal justice for the poor, the disabled, the despised, and the depressed? How about beating the drum about the disgusting level of Christian apathy for the doing of the “good works” commanded by scripture.

    You know what is amazing to me? How often Ephesians 2:8-9 are quoted by Christians as evidence of their eternal security, but then fail to quote verse 10 which reads: “For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus TO DO GOOD WORKS which God has ORDAINED (Ordered) in advance for US TO DO.”

    Now get this insight brother: According to Matthew 25:31-46, every single person admitted in to heaven will have done no less than ONE of the six good works mentioned. You cannot deny the clear import of this passage. And who are those Christians? Those that demonstated True Christ-likeness by their capacity to Love even the Unloveable. That is the essence of Christianity, brother, loving the unloveable, just as Jesus did. But you hear none of this today from Christians on the internet who want to beat the drum of hostility to all manner of things they have no hope of changing. My duty as Christian is to obey God’s commandments and Love my fellow Christians, and the disadvantaged, needy, helpless people in this world by SHOWING them the love of Christ by my benevolent actions in the name of Jesus.

    If you are sincere Christian, and truly know and obey the Word of God, quit wasting your time writing about non-issues that have no real benefit nor inspire Christians to actions they should be doing in return for the gift of God’s great love and eternal life. And take special note of one thing: All the goats that go into Hell? What do they say to Jesus’ face when He confronts them? Instead of repenting on the spot, they choose to LIE to His face and deny His accusation by saying “we never saw your hungry, thirsty, homeless, in desparate need of clothes, or in jail or prison, or sick and in need of comforting. And what will you say when confronted with this shooping list of “good works” if you stand before Jesus tomorrow?

    You see, people that truly Love Jesus have hearts of continuous spontaneous love and compassion for those who are suffering and in need of small acts of sharing their material blessing. According to Matthew 25, that is what mattered most to Jesus when it is all over and done with. But you dont’t hear much of what I just wrote in hardly any churches today, do you? According to I John, we KNOW that we love God because we keep His Commandments, and especially those that command us to love our neighbors as ourselves. Preach that line and see how God blesses you for spending your time doing that.

    P.S. I am a 54 y/o Marine veteran, shot in the line of duty with severe hearing loss from weapons fire, and have PTSD. And I am living on just $1009 per month from the VA, and today, I am out of money and cannot pay to stay in my third rate motel another day. So that means I will spend the rest of the month living on the streets in the winter, in spite of the fact that I was just diagnosed by the Gainesville, FL VA with a heart condition that I could die from. Yet even in the midst of my poverty, I give small amounts of money to others that are in desperate need for bus fare, etc.
    Get off your high horse and start doing and talking to others about doing the “good works’ that Jesus demonstrated and commanded that we also do, if we truly love Him and are truly grateful for what He died for to give us.

    • kingsjester Says:

      We are also told to that we are “in the world, but not of the world”. If everything you write is true, thank you for your service. If you are a fictional creation, created by a Liberal Ideologue nothing that I’m about to write will matter anyway. I have no high horse. I am a Christian Grandfather, and the son of a great American, who landed on the streets of Normandy. Responsibility is responsibility. Marijuana is not harmless. Besides being a gateway drug, it has harmful side effects itself, as Obama’s Administration itself has reported.

      I praise my Lord and Savior every day of my life. Who are you to judge me? Judge not, lest ye be judged.My Savior loves me. He has given me everything, including the ability to share my thoughts in a written form.

      Just as I sang in churches and led services to His glory for 30 years, I will not stop using this gift He has given me, until He calls me Home.

    • mrsmooney27 Says:

      Amen brother! I’m with you!

    • Axe Says:

      “How about pointing out to your readers the extreme selfishness and contempt demonstrated by Republicans when it comes to legislation relating to civil and criminal justice for the poor, the disabled, the despised, and the depressed? How about beating the drum about the disgusting level of Christian apathy for the doing of the “good works” commanded by scripture.”

      You’re a progressive who believes that the government is an arm of the church, if you don’t realize that. It’s obvious enough to come right out and say, since above you start your thought by criticizing Republican hypocrisy and end it by citing “‘good works’ commanded by scripture.”

      I disagree with you about many things, but one in particular is the idea that the government should be responsible for organizing charity. The government is immoral, in my assessment, too often, and I don’t trust it to know what God would have me do with my money.

      Another particular thing I disagree with you about is the idea that people burning up their time in a fog is something small and of no consequence. Drug use, including marijuana use, can hurt people and hurt relationships. This is certainly something to talk about, even if you would rather shift the subject to something more comfortable.

      Finally, I want you to know that reading your self-righteousness is hard to endure. You don’t seem to be treating anyone lovingly at all.

  4. Johnny McDonald Says:

    Now get this insight brother: According to Matthew 25:31-46, every single person admitted in to heaven will have done no less than ONE of the six good works mentioned.

    39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”

    40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”

    42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[d]”

    43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”–Luke 23:39-43

    All this man did was repent. Nothing more. He couldn’t. Should Christians do those things listed in Matthew 25:31-46? Absolutely; but salvation is not based on works, but on faith. Your faith should prompt you to work, according to James; but it is your faith in Christ and his sacrifice for your sin that ensures eternity with Him.

    Godspeed, Brothers.

    • lawrencekelley Says:

      You quite obviously have a singular lack of mercy and compassion in your so-called spiritual thinking. Jesus said, “I prefer mercy over sacrifice” (punishment). Apparently, you like many others have not read the verse where it warns, “With the same judgment and mercy you (or have not) have shown to others, you will be judged.” Get on the drumbeat of urging all the Christians at your church, if you even go to one, which I highly doubt, to do the good works of Matthew 25. And then do a BibleGateway keyword search for the words “good work” and you’ll be amazed at what you learn. The scripture you cited as somehow supporting your reply to me has no revelance to the article I made comment to. The the criminals who hung near Jesus were worthy of death penalties for their crimes under the law at the time. Minor pot possession and use is a minor misdemeanor in most states in the US. It is not a felony, nor a crime worthy of death. Find yourself a good Gospel preaching church and go there week after week for a few years, and then visit your local Christian Bookstore and buy some books on love and mercy and benevolence for the unloved in this world. Can you say, “I love the unloveable, just as Jesus did, yep, that’s me.” No you cannot at all. Your words speak their own condemnation, and your own judgment to come. Let me hear of the good works you’ve done in the last year as set forth in Matthew 25:31-46. Truth be told, there aren’t any, are there? Now tell me, or tell a lie and have it recorded here. I’m sincere Christian that becomes homeless today, and that went right over your head. You have to be some kind of weird Christian.

      • kingsjester Says:

        I am truly sorry for your plight. But, are you relying on the kindness of men, or, the Sovereignty of God? Just this morning, before I took my wife to work this morning, we double checked the necessities we had gathered to donate to our church’s Food bank, which feeds 2,000 people per month, which we will add to those gathered at our Small Group Meeting tonight. You judge me because I am a COnservative American Christian, who believes, that with God’s Grace, and the blessing of being born in the greatest country on God’s green Earth, that everyone has an opportunity to achieve. Scripture tells us that our best is but filthy rags before Him. But, we are also called to strive toward that day we shall see him face-to-face. Yes, I give. But, I do not brag about it. Yes, I strive toward being the Chrsitian man he wants me to be. But, I do not wear my hardships on my sleeves. AQs my brother Johnny said, “…salvation is not based on works, but on faith. Your faith should prompt you to work, according to James; but it is your faith in Christ and his sacrifice for your sin that ensures eternity with Him.”.

        You can trust Him. He is an on-time God.

      • Johnny McDonald Says:

        Wow, Lawrence. I simply pointed out that the thief dying on the cross beside the Lord didn’t have an opportunity to do any good works at all, which you stated was a requirement to attain entrance to heaven; yet he received a promise from the Lord that he would be with Him in paradise. I didn’t equate his crime to misdemeanor drug use at all. You assume that I don’t attend church and that I don’t love the unloveable, which I readily admit I struggle to do, because my flesh wars against the Spirit. Once again, I bid you Godspeed.

  5. Yvonne Says:

    Thank you Lawrence for your service. Was it in Viet Nam?

  6. lawrencekelley Says:

    Judging, dear Johnny, is the pronouncement of legal finality upon the facts presented in a fair judicial hearing. I have done no suc thing against you. I merely presented an opposing view. Your hypersensitivity to “criticism” or critical remarks exposes just how immature you are as a grown man. That’s what I did, I criiticized your viewpoint. Get a dictionary and look up the difference between judgment and criticism. You are one twisted WordPress wannabe.

    You are one of the many, many pathetic Christians who have the gall and audacity to post political positions on the Internet, and then turn around and accuse people who reply of “Judging” you. Your spiritual stupidity and ignorance is astonishing. You do not have the Love of God in your heart. Your words to me, a homeless fellow Christian, betray you, and you’d prefer to justify your well loved policital remarks rather than comment on my plight. Unbelievable!!.

    You have political bitterness and animosity toward President Obama and just can’t let it go and hope for the better man at the next election. I am proud to say I did not violate my beliefs and vote for a Heretic named Mitt Romney, but you likely did. Right? Nor did I vote for the goofball and criminal named Barack Obama.

    I was shot in my own home with a lethal tazer gun by Pinellas county sheriffs on 9-20-2009, and filed a Criminal Civil rights Complaint directly with Eric Holder’s office in Wash, DC. on 10-19-2009. Case No. DJ-144-17M-0. (File FOIA request and get a copy for yourself to read.) And I went to Washington to do so. And neither he nor Obama have done one single thing with my complaint. Nor did I get beer in the Rose Garden as did Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates. I think Obama is a closet Muslim and will burn in hell for endorsing gay marriage.

    So now you know that I am not a “Liberal Idealogue” as you accuse me of being. I’m a registered moderate hawk Republican, dummy. Ask some questions before you shoot your self-righteous mouth off.

    Get on you knees and stay away from the keyboard if you cannot handle criticisms about what you write, Or do you live so much in your own little world that no one can oppose your viewpoints? Or present some mitigating positions? Sure looks like it to me.

  7. lawrencekelley Says:

    P.S. Johnny, I was wearing a Barack Obama t-shirt when these cops shot me while on my knees putting my hands to the floor. They said, “Oh, its a coon, shoot it!” They charged me with being a burglar in MY OWN HOME. Pinellas county is filled with dirty rotten southern Republicans who will burn in hell with Obama. You have my legal name, go look it all up, Johnny MacDonald. I lived with my roommate under a Power of Attorney duly recorded in the Pinellas county clerk of courts office on 9-3-2009, the day before we moved in, And I signed the lease papers under that POA. Now tell me how you have suffered for Christ pursuant to II Timothy 3:12? My Facebook name is my full legal name: Lawrence Aubury Kelley III. Now go do some fact checking and come back with an apology like the man your father was.

    • kingsjester Says:

      Your attitude and judgemental nature contradicts your claims of Christianity. I stand with my brothers in Christ, Craig and Johnny. Mind your manners, or, you will be spammed. You are a guest.

  8. Craig Fisher Says:

    Matthew 25:40
    And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

    So, using your logic, we should decriminalize marijuana, allow those that are weaker to use it and therefore let the results that are inflicted on them be the same results that are inflicted on our Savior. I don’t think so.

    Each has to make that personal decision as to how much passion one wants to pour into following Christ. Would not the same argument that goes for alcohol consumption stand also for marijuana use? Peter instructs us to give “all diligence” to add temperance to our lives (2 Peter 1:5-6). How, as a Christian, can we justify marijuana use as glorifying our Lord?

    In our church, we go to the prisons because it is a command, we feed the poor because it is a command, we lay hands on the sick because it is a command…we do all these things because they are commands.

    We are a church that ministers to the recovering community. Why, in the Name of all that is holy, would we advocate giving drink or drugs to someone, thereby causing them to stumble?

    Because…

    Matthew 25:40
    And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

  9. lawrencekelley Says:

    Yvonne. I was an intelligence specialist at Division G-2, Camp Pendleton, CA. Hq.Co., Hq.Btn. 1st Marine Division. (1975-76).Had a secret clearance for West Pac combat and naval intelligence. We monitored Russian & Chinese naval taffic. I was also a Naval Academy Prep School nominee straight out of boot camp in San Diego due to my very high test scores. That was back when Chip Carter, Jimmy’s son, got busted for smoking pot on the fantail of the USS KittyHawk.

  10. lawrencekelley Says:

    Craig Fisher, you miss my point by a nautical mile. The point is that pot is the very least of the crimes. You guys can’t get the fact that it is your Republican heroes that do not fund the US Dept. of Justice with the money to prosecute all these creeps on Wall Street who ran this country into the dirt. Nor the others like all these white-collar criminals who operate here in Florida, and many, many other extremely serious crimes that affect thousands of innocent people like myself for the rest of our entire lives.

    You want to smash peanut potsmokers with a sledgehammer and let these monsters who destroyed our country get away with murder. Go rant and rave about them. Fact is, most Christians today are pure Chickencrap when it comes to fighting these giants.

    You spend all this time focusing on an issue when the Chief of Police of the top 30 major cities say it is a waste of their time. You people don’t serve the Lord in sincerity of heart, you do it out of mechanical response to the law. Its not in your heart of hearts. I have written spiritual poetry that would break your heart, and you arent the kind of people that would even appreciate it.

    My God, no wonder veterans are committing suicide at the rate of 18 per day for the past 10 years. With Christmas-time only Christians like you guys, dying and going to heaven seems like a good option. Do the math, that is over 60,000 veterans already dead!!!, and you guys are harping about pot smokers. I’m gone, I thought this was a place for me to connect, Obviously it is not

    • kingsjester Says:

      “You people don’t deserve the Lord.” “Christmas-time only Christians”? Something doesn’t smell right here. You are not what you claim to be. You are lost as a betsy-bug.

  11. lawrencekelley Says:

    Save your spam for another disabled veteran. I have more manners and graciousness than any of you. I give out of my own poverty to those in need. Your kind give out of your abundance only at Christmas time. For the rest of the year, other devoted Christians pick up the slack. That is why Matthew 25 was written. And I’ll be glad to be standing in that separated third group Jesus points to as the “least of these MY brethren.” And ask yourselves why Jesus says MY brethren and not YOUR brethren when addressing the sheep. None of you knows the answer, because none of you have ever suffered deeply for your witness for Jesus Christ. I’m GONE.

    • backwoods conservative Says:

      Hurling insults and coming on with a real heavy holier-than-thou attitude is hardly a sign of manners and graciousness. Your assessment of KJ is an indication of how little you know about him. There are those who just talk the talk, and there are those who walk the walk. KJ walks the walk.

      The anger and bitterness you are so quick to display do not serve you well.

  12. lawrencekelley Says:

    P.P.S. I was raised under Emmanuel Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio the home church of Dr. David Jeremiah, of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, CA. You all know about Dr. Jeremiah, right? I mean, you listen to Christian radio and TV everyday like I do right?

  13. lawrencekelley Says:

    Excuse me, please read I John 4:3: which dictates: “Every spirit (meaning person) that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh IS FROM GOD.” And I confess Christ was born of the Vrigin Mary, and lived, died and rose again, and sits at the right hand of God the Father. Put that in you pipe and smoke it KingJester. With that I say a final Goodbye to this clearly self-righteous and misfocused group of alleged Christians. Now come out from behind your psuedonym Jester and tell us your name.

    • kingsjester Says:

      Again, who are you to judge us? You are extremely bitter, and I pity you. Your words contradict your claim of Salvation. I chose anomynity to protect myself and my loved ones from nutjobs. My family and friends know who I am and what I am…and I thank God everyday for them.

  14. lawrencekelley Says:

    Since these are assurredly the Last Days dear sincere Christian writers herein, spend your precious remaining days here on earth battling for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the aid the least of the Lord’s brethren to maximize your eternal rewards. Today’s lesson is what happens when so-called Christians post columns on WordPress under the banner of POLITICS, not RELIGION, As you should be devoting your time to. Every time I refute Christians with their misfocused issues, what do they do? They hide behind the phrase “don’t judge me, how dare you!” and “you’re bitter to talk like that.” It is the same game every single time.

    One final word: God works only THROUGH His servants, he doesn’t expect homeless believers to wait for miracles to fall out of the air. He prefers always to work “through” the hearts of His True Servants. Last time I checked, God Almighty doesn’t use a computer, have email accounts or use a cell phone, and thats my sole connection to the world of fellow Christians. When you “see” you brother in need, it say in I John 3:16-18. In your mind eye, you saw it today and took a pass. God Bless you ever so richly for all the days of your lives.

    • kingsjester Says:

      I found your mug shot. Get the log out of your own eye first, before complaining about the cinder in mine.

      • lawrencekelley Says:

        Praise the Lord!!! I rejoice that have suffered the exact same lies and false accusations, and illegal charges and illegal court trials just as Jesus did. He said to rejoice when men revile you and say all manner of bad thing of you because of Me. So you found that I was arrested, good for you, now that gives you all the ammunition you need to do what all the goats do, believe this wicked, evil government and society is just perfect in the way justice is administered. You call evil good and good evil. You are not a genuine Christian, because again, the Holy Spirit would compel you to ask questions before looking down your nose and accusing another without knowing all the facts. Jesus had a mug shot too, and his read Liar, Blasphemer, Law Violator, and companion of sinners.

        Go drop off your annual Christmas food supplies and then run back to your crowd of sanctified, holy, blameless fellow citizens and Christians. Getting your elbows dirty next to a man like me is not worthy of the glory, righteousness and pride that surrounds you.

        My God show you the joy of sharing in His sufferings, for surely now they will come. See II Timothy 3:12: All who desire to live godly in Christ SHALL suffer persecution. I just hope it doesn’t start at the next Reuplican fundraiser in your town. Shalom, Am Yisroel Chai!!

      • kingsjester Says:

        You are nuts. You are now officially SPAM.

  15. Gohawgs Says:

    Is America Going to Pot?

    More like “to hell in a handbasket”…

    America has been a land of opportunities. The left wants to make America a land of hand outs and no responsibilties…

  16. Conservatarian TX Says:

    Wow, that was some serious verbal diarrhea by lawrencekelly; I feel stoned just be reading it. Anyhow, keep fighting the good fight, KJ

  17. mrsmooney27 Says:

    Its easy to say that cannabis is bad when all your looking for are facts to support your theory. I’ve seen tons of cancer survivor stories in which the cancer was treated only with cannabis oil. The patients didn’t have to endure any nausea or reaction to harsh chemotherapy and the amount of time in which their cancer was treated was significantly less than patients who have undergone chemotherapy. Play fair haha!

    • Axe Says:

      Name one.

      • mrsmooney27 Says:

        Do your own research. I’m not going to keep spoon feeding you people. You want to me narrow minded, ignorant and stupid then go ahead but I’m not going to sit here going back and for with you. I have better things to do I simply left my opinion. You don’t have to like it and I don’t have to like yours. Find something more productive to do. I’m being called the little girl while everyone on here wants to act like babies that need to be fed the truth. Go out and seek it I found it for myself.

      • Axe Says:

        Ah.

  18. mrsmooney27 Says:

    A little history lesson for you “Christian”
    GENESIS 1: 29 And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.

    Last time I checked cannabis was a plant that bears seeds which can be used for medicine in multiple ways as well for food as the Bible indicates. Might want to finish reading that book your standing on before posting tons of rubbish for your fellow “Christians” so read and become as lost as you are.

    • kingsjester Says:

      First, little girl, I have shirts older than you. Second, if you’re going to try to insult a Christian, you better make sure to read the whole Bible first. Oh, ESV = English Standard Version

      1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ESV
      Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.

      1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV

      No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

      1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV

      Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

      1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV

      Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

      Romans 14:14-23 ESV

      I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean. For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died. So do not let what you regard as good be spoken of as evil. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. …

      Galatians 5:19-21 ESV

      Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

      2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV

      Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

      And…

      Marijuana has been used for years as a treatment for a variety of medical conditions, including pain and nausea resulting from cancer treatment and other illnesses. According to the American Lung Association, marijuana smoke contains a higher amount of carcinogens than tobacco smoke and over time its use can lead to cognitive impairment and organ damage. Finding safer alternatives to medical marijuana is vital to help treat symptoms without harming the body.
      Pain Medications
      One of the primary uses of medical marijuana is for pain control. However, over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen and prescription medications such as codeine can serve as safe, effective alternatives to medical marijuana. A report published in the “British Medical Journal” that reviewed nine trials that compared marijuana with other pain medications found that marijuana was no more effective than codeine in controlling acute, chronic, or cancer pain. Some conditions may respond better to certain pain medications than others. Patients should always discuss use of pain medications with their doctor because some medications are contraindicated with certain health conditions.

      Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/202632-medical-marijuana-alternatives/#ixzz2EmwI9uTg

      What else you got, kid?

      • mrsmooney27 Says:

        You can call me names all you want and try to put me down because of my age all that does is reflect your walk with Christ. I’ve read all those versus. So what? I’ve also done the research to support everthing I’ve said without having to be demeaning to others, including you regardless of how ignorant your posts and responses to people sound. But if that what makes you a Christian I doubt any of the Bible is correct according to you. Jesus never put down His disciples or followers, nor did he attempt to dimish those that were not like Him. Maybe you should take some more time to practice what you preach.

        GOD BLESS YOU.

      • kingsjester Says:

        I do. You’re not. You insulted me, first. Don’t dish it out, if you can’t take it, child. And, a GOD BLESS YOU, snottily, insincerely, and hypocritically said, blesses no one. Not me, not you, and, especially, not God.

  19. mrsmooney27 Says:

    And of course the Bible says that you can judge me right?! Haha one of the posts before me said it best when he said to get off your high horse lol no wonder your so angry at the world. You think I insulted you because I stated my opinion? You posts and tone clearly show that you already have a preconceived notion about something your not well educated about. That’s ok to be mad sir, no reason to be unpleasant and un-Christian like. You really are a jester, hopefully there is room for judgemental and sinful people like you in heaven.. I doubt it though. Good luck lol You’ve been blocked and reported as well. Haha!

  20. Axe Says:

    “GENESIS 1: 29 And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.

    “Last time I checked cannabis was a plant that bears seeds which can be used for medicine in multiple ways as well for food as the Bible indicates. Might want to finish reading that book your standing on before posting tons of rubbish for your fellow “Christians” so read and become as lost as you are.”

    Maybe you should try eating your food, and not rolling it up in paper, burning it, and inhaling the smoke. You also might want to stop being quite so literal, or at least complain to God about all the poisonous plants he’s making you eat.

  21. Marion Says:

    Your report is full of words like some reports, How many? How many reports are there to counter the reports you quote. Has the potential. That means nothing. It means there is no proof or it would have said so. Could cause. Again it admits only a possibility, no a proof of what it proposes. Every single thing you have stated here is a possibility, not a factual report. Even your voting numbers can’t be correct or the 2 states wouldn’t have voted it into existence. Yes, I know these fact because I was into the culture for 15 years. Sometimes softly and sometimes all the way. That means from sometimes use to several times a day use. I never once in all those years knew or even heard of a pot smoker wreaking a car, truck or motorcycle of any sort, while under the influence of pot, more or less kill someone. Alcohol is proven to be in 50% of all vehicle fatalities. The only thing I have ever noticed about a very few pot smokers, is the drive too slow. Several of us pot smokers went to work in a factory where 37 workers were employed. The factory operated on piece rate. That means you get paid by the amount produced not by the hour. In 4 months we eliminated 11 jobs, produced more work, worked less hours and made a whole lot more money then the straight group that had worked there before. So much for your idea that pot buts you in a mindless maze. There are many chemicals in pot. Any variation of those chemicals produces a different effect to the pot. We search for pot that expanded the mind, not retard it. We were very active, studied very often, while none of us were in school, we had all already graduated and wished to continue our education beyond college. You never met a group of kinder more giving people, with hearts as wide as the Grand Canyon. We are all Christian and I don’t mean of the looking down on people, hypocritical type. We all have extremely high paying jobs with high output of our respective positions. Not one of us is a slow talking arm dragging time that is commonly shown on TV. We have all quit now, for the mere reason, we aren’t positive God likes us smoking any more than a drinker, caffeine consumer or tobacco addict. Too much of anything is sin. Life isn’t about how close you can get to sin before it becomes sin; but rather how far from sin can you get. We all walked away from pot without a single problem from any of us. No such thing as withdraw. Even if there is a few weeks problem for some, it is nothing like a drunk quitting cold turkey, like we did. An alcoholic who stops cold turkey has a very HIGH chance of dying. Check the facts on that one. It is now legal, so according to the Bible it is no more wrong for you then booze or tobacco. Read Genesis; 1:11 & 29 and you will find the words herb yielding seed. Pot. And the works to you it shall be as meat. Consider the word meat. It means food of course but it also means the indepth study of God’s word. The meat of the word goes beyond the understanding of the milk that a new Christian understands. Some pot allows a man to super concentrate on a subject at hand. Something like the concentration of a pro at anything. I do not think everyone should try it. I do not think everyone should smoke it. Far from that, I believe everyone should avoid it. But this continual condemnation of something you don’t even know about or have any FACTS about, get very tiring. Those States legalized it. It is no worse and actually far better for you then booze, tobacco or caffeine. But none of the above should be consumed. Keep your body clean from such drugs. Your body is the temple of Christ and should not be polluted by anything.

  22. Axe Says:

    “Alcohol is proven to be in 50% of all vehicle fatalities.”

    No, it isn’t. http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s1113.pdf

    “No such thing as withdraw.”

    Yes, there is.

    “Some pot allows a man to super concentrate on a subject at hand. Something like the concentration of a pro at anything.”

    No, it doesn’t!

    “But this continual condemnation of something you don’t even know about or have any FACTS about, get very tiring.”

    Yes! Yes, it does!

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