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4 Americans Get Pot From US Government
http://www.wlky.com/news/29325812/detail.html ^ | 9/28/2011 | WLKY

Posted on 09/28/2011 7:00:09 AM PDT by Morgana

EUGENE, Ore. -- The U.S. government considers marijuana among the world's most dangerous drugs, classifying it as a highly-addictive substance that has no medical use.

But there's a catch: The government also supplies four people with 300 marijuana cigarettes each month. They are patients in the government's Compassionate Investigational New Drug Program.

The program began when a Washington, D.C., man sued the government in order to get access to marijuana to treat his glaucoma. He won, and the program was born.

The pot is grown in Mississippi as part of the government's research into marijuana. It's then sent to a facility in North Carolina, where it is rolled into cigarettes.

The government distributed more than 100 pounds of high-grade marijuana to patients between 2005 and 2011.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Gardening; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: government; marijuana; pot; weed

1 posted on 09/28/2011 7:00:19 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Slings and Arrows; Bender2

http://youtu.be/fphDnT36W4w


2 posted on 09/28/2011 7:02:42 AM PDT by Morgana ("Since using your shampoo my hair has come alive!" ----Medusa)
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To: Morgana
Every weekend our emergency rooms become clogged with marijuana overdoses.

Every Monday, our classrooms are filled with sweating, twitching children suffering the withdrawal of a weekend spent smoking pot.

When will this madness stop?!! Won't anybody think of the chidren?

3 posted on 09/28/2011 7:10:29 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Morgana

Don’t they have surgery for glaucoma now?


4 posted on 09/28/2011 7:10:52 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Netizen; All

I know there is cataract surgery. Not sure if there is one for glaucoma.

FReepers?


5 posted on 09/28/2011 7:22:13 AM PDT by Morgana ("Since using your shampoo my hair has come alive!" ----Medusa)
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To: Morgana

Seems like a looong way to go to get some bud rolled up.
How much does it cost them to deliver those 300 joints each month?


6 posted on 09/28/2011 7:28:51 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing)
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To: Morgana
Every Thursday, our streets are awash in the blood of stoners who think they can fly.

Every Tuesday, our morgues are filled with axe murdered parents of pot fueled dope fiends.
(wednesdays seem to pretty good, though)

When will the madness stop?!! Won't anybody think of our children?

7 posted on 09/28/2011 7:34:42 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Morgana

What is the treatment for glaucoma?

General approach

Although nerve damage and visual loss from glaucoma cannot usually be reversed, glaucoma is a disease that can generally be controlled. That is, treatment can make the intraocular pressure normal and, therefore, prevent or retard further nerve damage and visual loss. Treatment may involve the use of eyedrops, pills (rarely), laser ,or surgery.

http://www.medicinenet.com/glaucoma/page4.htm#tocjg


8 posted on 09/28/2011 7:37:22 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Morgana

10 joints a day? what? are they keepign these people permanently stoned or what?


9 posted on 09/28/2011 8:00:51 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: laotzu

Stupid, lazy and cowardly American illegal drug users are too stupid, lazy and chicken to change their reality, so they use illegal drugs to try and ignore their reality for a few minutes and thereby subsidize some of the most vile and ruthless criminals this world has ever produced.


10 posted on 09/28/2011 8:02:07 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6
Stupid, lazy and cowardly American illegal drug users are..stupid, lazy and chicken

Damn right!! Well said! Testify brother!

11 posted on 09/28/2011 8:04:50 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Morgana

I know there is cataracts surgery.But do they have surgery for rincoins?.


12 posted on 09/28/2011 8:51:15 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: laotzu

>> Every weekend our emergency rooms become clogged with marijuana overdoses. <<

Lifetime use of marijuana is rarely associated with emergency room visits. According to an analysis of epidemiologic survey data, “[M]arijuana was by far the most commonly used (illicit) drug, but individuals who used marijuana had a low prevalence of drug-related ED visits.” Source: American Journal of Emergency Medicine, July 12, 2010


13 posted on 09/28/2011 8:52:10 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Morgana

That’s 10 a day. That many will not only harm their lungs and toxify their livers, they wouldn’t be able to function at all.

And how much is this costing US, the taxpayers???


14 posted on 09/28/2011 10:20:32 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: Morgana

Marijuana is dangerous and highly addictive? Please.What a bunch of morons. It’s not crack,for Pete’s sake!


15 posted on 10/10/2011 10:30:19 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Calgon,take me away.)
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