Illinois delays vote on legalizing medical marijuana

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GustavoP. wrote:

“…Republican Illinois representative Tom Morrison said he would oppose the legislation, calling marijuana a “gateway drug” that leads to abuse of other illegal drugs…”

Tom my friend, you sir are an ignoramus. How could legal medical marijuana lead to the abuse of harder drugs exactly if it’s taken out of the black market where these harder drugs are found?? Prohibition of Marijuana is the gateway to other harder drugs. Take Marijuana out of the black market and the “gateway” effect goes away. To me Mr.Morrison is just a coward of progress.

Nov 28, 2012 11:49am EST  --  Report as abuse

if marijuana were medicine then what would the large pharmaceutical corporations do? we should wait until they can patent it then sell it for huge profits.

Nov 28, 2012 5:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
totherepublic wrote:

If ILL really wanted to do something smart they would follow suit with Washington and Colorado and eliminate about half their crime and have revenue to “burn”. Pardon the pun. The mob went down in Chicago when prohibition was repealed. Everybody knows how the bros like their weed.

Nov 28, 2012 5:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Bkoz wrote:

This is ridiculous. “Others said they were not convinced that the benefits of smoking marijuana for certain medical conditions outweighed the potential negative consequences.” Are you kidding me? Do these people realize that strong narcotics, some of the most addicting stuff on earth, is prescribed without a problem? Do you hear about all the serious side effects and addictive nature of the drugs we already have?

Yet nooo, marijuana is evil and you might start using those other drugs!! The ones your doctor can already legally prescribe to you! The horror!

How can these people vote down something safe and effective for treating a myraid of illnesses? They rather have patients drugged up with the hard stuff, so the govt can get their cut from big pharma.

Dec 04, 2012 3:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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