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Medical Marijuana forums; NORML apologizes! Nice article thought I share.
what a bunch of idiots, i rather make my own organization.. pretty sure i can do better
I Prefer My Eyes Low
As a NORML member I am outraged. I am composing a letter demanding a very public retraction and/or resignation of Mr. St. Pierre
Unbelievable. Long time NORML supporter but this is testing the limits.
You know what though? He's correct in his statements...there are WAY too many people who "claim" to have medical problems to smoke pot recreationally...I believe in his statements he is speaking on behalf of people who want to smoke pot like people drink alcohol, and that putting a sticker of "medical" use on it is just going to make it that much harder to get it completely legalized...
Do I feel marijuana should be legalized yes...do I think skirting by the stupid federal laws by making state laws allowing "medical" marijuana is the right approach in getting it legalized? No
The only thing "medical" marijuana is doing right now is increasing the awareness of pot to the masses...instead of preaching the health benefits of it(which yes THERE ARE AND WORK GREAT)...preach how safe it is vs alcohol and tobacco...simple as that...preach the statistics...make people aware...I'm doing my part by talking to non smokers at times about it, and don't even mention that I smoke it...and they quickly start to agree with me, even if their views on it were opposite
I was a member of NORML for the longest time. I left for a different reason and now am a member of the MPP.
But in this case, Mr. St. Pierre is correct.
Here is what he said:
Defending the "medical" cannabis industry is so yesterday. Why not acknowledge the political and legal farce it is and focus on the real problem at hand: ending cannabis prohibition?
MMJ is a 'legal farce' and a 'largely a sham' as he put it.
MMJ does not lead to re-legalization. Once MMJ is established, the enthusiasm for re-legalization is diminished.
Because once patients get their medicine, they are unconcerned with re-legalization. Under MMJ, growers and dispensaries do not wish to risk losing their market share to industry.
Once people commit fraud to get their 'medicine,' they are unconcerned with re-legalization. That is the 'legal farce' he is talking about.
You may not like it, but it is true nonetheless.
He spoke the truth. No apology is necessary.
allen st peterhead is dumb ass.he knows better. done with norml
I can't tell if I'm a kingpin or a pauper.
I understand that mmj reduces the urgency for legalization. But every day that goes by without mmj, people die from wasting away from HIV and chemo. It's easy to say "the best path to legalization is suffering another 20 or 30 years for support to get high enough for full legalization" when you're not sick. But if you're dying from chemo, mmj is going to sound very, very fucking important.
I completely disagree with the idea that most people signed up for mmj are inventing medical problems. This idea has been a source of great frustration for me. I look young, healthy, but I have vomiting problems from severe migraines, and I've suffered multiple bouts of shingles, a serious disease... but since I "look healthy" (when I'm sick I'm at home!) I've faced the assumption I'm a liar and am sneered at. Please don't perpetuate this. So far, here in Ann Arbor, I have only met one patient who admitted she lied to get her card.
Over 30% of Michiganders have a chronic pain disorder... only 1% of the state has a card... and of course there will be a disproportionate amount of young people with cards, they're much more open to alternative treatments... the elderly are much more thoroughly brainwashed on the matter and even those who really need it refuse to get anywhere near it... and so they are underrepresented...
Last edited by purklize; 01-07-2012 at 08:00 AM.
In your opinion he spoke the truth. you don't give the enemy ammo. and they consider it a war.
Originally Posted by Johnnyorganic
I can't tell if I'm a kingpin or a pauper.
It's not just my opinion. It is the truth. And I explained why.
Originally Posted by Hemlock
I've seen the enemy in action. In a public hearing over an MMJ bill. Here is what one opponent to the bill said: "MMJ is the first soldier on the beach in the battle toward legalization."
It's bullshit, but it's very effective nonetheless.