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Video Exposes Medical Marijuana as Hoax - (shows addicts LOL-ing about what a joke the law is!)
A.I.M.ORG ^ | JUNE 30, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID

Posted on 06/30/2005 2:51:57 PM PDT by CHARLITE

Rhode Island Governor Donald L. Carcieri has vetoed a "medical marijuana" bill, saying it would encourage marijuana use and criminal activity. His veto comes as an anti-drug group has released dramatic video footage of a marijuana activist declaring that he uses dope for a health problem that he doesn't really have. The bottom line for this activist, Ed Rosenthal, is that "I like to get high. Marijuana is fun." The video has the potential of dealing a major blow to the "medical marijuana" movement, largely funded by billionaire George Soros.

The video footage, posted at the website http://www.sorosmonitor.com, gives the lie to the claim that we often see in the media that smoking marijuana is a legitimate medical treatment for people with diseases. Rosenthal, who was associated with High Times magazine for many years, is shown speaking to dozens of marijuana activists. "With all the talk about medical marijuana, I have to tell you that I also use marijuana medically (laughter)," he says. "I have a latent glaucoma, which has never been diagnosed (more laughter). And the reason why it has never been diagnosed is because I've been treating it (laughter)…But there is a reason why I do use it. And that is because I like to get high. (cheers, applause). Marijuana is fun."

The video proves that "medical marijuana" is a joke to those on the inside of the pro-pot movement who realize that getting the public and the media to accept the notion that smoking marijuana alleviates health problems is a major step down the road to complete legalization of dope.

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1 posted on 06/30/2005 2:51:59 PM PDT by CHARLITE
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To: CHARLITE

I am generally libertarian and consider the war on drugs a waste of my tax money.

That said, now that I know Soros is a force behind the legalization movement, I have to reconsider.

Anything he is for is typically hidden evil.


2 posted on 06/30/2005 2:56:03 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan
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To: CHARLITE

Dude, it's for my glaucoma!

3 posted on 06/30/2005 2:56:10 PM PDT by SIDENET ("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred")
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To: CHARLITE

Bump for later.


4 posted on 06/30/2005 2:56:45 PM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: CHARLITE

So one schmuck joking on video about how he thinks he's getting away with something holds more weight than the substantial research that supports marijuana use as medical treatment? That's not a very logical analysis.


5 posted on 06/30/2005 2:56:54 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The legislative process is like the digestive process, same end product)
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To: CHARLITE

So if I find a video of ONE racist republican, I guess that means they are ALL racist! What a joke.


6 posted on 06/30/2005 2:57:05 PM PDT by Huck
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To: CHARLITE

hmmmmmmmmmm


7 posted on 06/30/2005 2:57:21 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: CHARLITE

No Duh.


8 posted on 06/30/2005 2:58:10 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: CHARLITE

Come to the cancer ward and spew this dogma. Your words are hollow here.


9 posted on 06/30/2005 2:58:47 PM PDT by Lexington Green (I am a good American, so I arrested my cancer-stricken mother for using medical pot.)
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To: Huck

Apparently so, to the simple minds that take this thread at face value.


10 posted on 06/30/2005 2:58:54 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The legislative process is like the digestive process, same end product)
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To: CHARLITE

oh yeah, the High Times guy is speaking for all glaucoma patients...all cancer patients. If it helps those in pain, they should be able to use it. The WOD is a waste of money.


11 posted on 06/30/2005 2:59:26 PM PDT by Feiny (I put the purrr in freeper, baby)
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To: CHARLITE

It seems to me that, if you have cancer, "getting high" is a side effect that beats "throwing up" every time.


12 posted on 06/30/2005 3:00:58 PM PDT by Argus (Omnia taglinea in tres partes divisa est.)
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To: thoughtomator

It's just moronic. The right moralists like the drug war because it prevents people they don't like from having fun. Well, not really. But it makes it more of a hassle anyway. This is the same country that once banned alcohol, though, and those same busybody genes are still swimming around in the national gene pool.


13 posted on 06/30/2005 3:01:54 PM PDT by Huck
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To: Huck

It's just amazing to me that with all the efforts we put forward here to advance the cause of liberty, that a totalitarian effort like the War on Politically Incorrect Drugs would find any support here at all.


14 posted on 06/30/2005 3:03:02 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The legislative process is like the digestive process, same end product)
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To: Argus

Conservatism means you can only take gubmint approved medications.


15 posted on 06/30/2005 3:03:13 PM PDT by Huck
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To: CHARLITE

Pretty weak.


16 posted on 06/30/2005 3:03:49 PM PDT by Sir Gawain (When in doubt, cite the Commerce Clause)
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To: thoughtomator

It's called prejudice. People go with their own personal prejudices most of the time, and this is one of them. For them, limiting free human beings to only gubmint approved medications makes sense.


17 posted on 06/30/2005 3:04:15 PM PDT by Huck
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To: Lexington Green
Exactly. If my Dad had told me that he wanted to get some MJ to help him with his cancer and chemo, I would have found him some regarless of what the law says.

If any freeper disagrees with me on this, I suggest they accompany a cancer patient to an infusion session and see what chemo does to people first hand. The IV bags in the infusion suite have big bio-hazard stickers on them. Chemo's a b!tch and if the patient thinks some pot will help them, I'll be first in line to light their joint.

18 posted on 06/30/2005 3:06:20 PM PDT by whd23
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To: whd23

I'm with you and I'd go further. Whatever will help people in pain should be given without reservation or fear of the law coming down on you. I don't care if it's pot, morphine, heroin or whatever. Give it to them.


19 posted on 06/30/2005 3:10:20 PM PDT by Argus (Omnia taglinea in tres partes divisa est.)
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To: whd23

haven't you heard? Conservatism means free people can only take medications that the BIG CENTRAL GOVERNMENT approves. Got that? That's called CONSERVATISM.


20 posted on 06/30/2005 3:11:14 PM PDT by Huck (Conservatism jumped the shark with GWB.)
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To: Huck

I thought it meant the BIG CENTRAL GOVERNMENT could seize your home and your car without ever charging you with a crime, or giving your stuff back.


21 posted on 06/30/2005 3:15:01 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The legislative process is like the digestive process, same end product)
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To: thoughtomator

That too.


22 posted on 06/30/2005 3:17:12 PM PDT by Huck (Conservatism jumped the shark with GWB.)
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To: CHARLITE

This is pretty weak, even for Wo(s)D cheerleaders...


23 posted on 06/30/2005 3:17:56 PM PDT by somniferum
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To: SIDENET

Are those FReepers?


24 posted on 06/30/2005 3:18:27 PM PDT by k2blader (Was it wrong to kill Terri Shiavo? YES - 83.8%. FR Opinion Poll.)
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To: Huck

Oh wait, I remember. It means the BIG CENTRAL GOVERNMENT will allow States, the 8th Amendment notwithstanding, to throw people in jail longer for possessing X ounces of a plant than they would serve for possessing X ounces of plutonium.


25 posted on 06/30/2005 3:19:09 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The legislative process is like the digestive process, same end product)
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To: thoughtomator
By the way, George W. Bush is a liar:

Republican presidential front-runner George W. Bush says he believes individual states should choose whether to ban the use of marijuana for medical purposes, but is stopping short of saying the District should enjoy that privilege. The Texas governor, who in recent weeks has distanced himself from several positions taken by conservative Republicans in Congress, said that when it came to congressional efforts to ban a medical marijuana law here, he was in Congress's corner.

Campaigning in Seattle on Saturday, Bush answered questions about medical marijuana laws by saying, "I believe each state can choose that decision as they so choose."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/campaigns/wh2000/stories/bush102299.htm

Has anyone asked him why he...flip-flopped?

26 posted on 06/30/2005 3:19:36 PM PDT by Huck (Conservatism jumped the shark with GWB.)
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To: k2blader; Lazamataz

The one on the right is Lazamataz... I'd recognize him anywhere.


27 posted on 06/30/2005 3:19:42 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The legislative process is like the digestive process, same end product)
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To: thoughtomator
"I believe each state can choose that decision as they so choose."

In tortured English, as usual.

28 posted on 06/30/2005 3:20:31 PM PDT by Huck (Conservatism jumped the shark with GWB.)
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To: Huck

I know he is a liar. I heard him swear an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.


29 posted on 06/30/2005 3:20:57 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The legislative process is like the digestive process, same end product)
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To: thoughtomator

Hrm, okay, who's the one in the middle? :-)


30 posted on 06/30/2005 3:21:37 PM PDT by k2blader (Was it wrong to kill Terri Shiavo? YES - 83.8%. FR Opinion Poll.)
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To: k2blader
Are those FReepers?

Nah, they're just two guys that turned up on good ol' Google image search.

31 posted on 06/30/2005 3:21:54 PM PDT by SIDENET ("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred")
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To: SIDENET

Just checkin'. I appreciate it, BTW. :-)


32 posted on 06/30/2005 3:22:43 PM PDT by k2blader (Was it wrong to kill Terri Shiavo? YES - 83.8%. FR Opinion Poll.)
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To: thoughtomator
oath to uphold and defend the Constitution

That's not meant to be taken LITERALLY!

33 posted on 06/30/2005 3:24:11 PM PDT by Huck (Conservatism jumped the shark with GWB.)
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To: CHARLITE

I just knew this thread was gonna be good. A Bush-bashing Pot party!!


34 posted on 06/30/2005 3:27:21 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 ( Heaven on Earth is where the nearest Starbucks is 60 miles away.)
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To: All
THE joke is the government owning your body, and telling you what you may and may not ingest..

And punishing you if you do not obey..

What a country..

35 posted on 06/30/2005 3:28:57 PM PDT by Ferris (Man must soon come to grips with the power of his own consciousness)
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To: thoughtomator

Many recent studies find NO medicinal value from SMOKING dope. Even the active ingredients have been shown equivalent to placebo in pill form.


36 posted on 06/30/2005 3:29:38 PM PDT by Soliton (Alone with everyone else.)
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To: Soliton

The studies are beside the point. The point is that if you can't determine what can and can't go into your own body, you are not a free man, you are a slave of the state which has made those decisions for you.


37 posted on 06/30/2005 3:31:47 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The legislative process is like the digestive process, same end product)
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To: thoughtomator

I am for leagalization of the idiotmakerweed, I don't use it, but have at it, just don't corrupt science to justify getting high.


38 posted on 06/30/2005 3:33:03 PM PDT by Soliton (Alone with everyone else.)
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To: MeanWestTexan
What's the big surprise here?
The addicts were high-fiving and LOL-ing the day after the "medical marijuana" initiative passed in California. It was no big secret and their pictures were reprinted in every major newspaper in the state.

Didn't seem to matter. I have never bought into the "medical marijuana" sham.

39 posted on 06/30/2005 3:36:08 PM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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To: Soliton

I'm not corrupting science. There's plenty of evidence of the medicinal value of pot. Studies that come from a pharmaceutical company whose profits would suffer from legalization, or are sponsored by a prohibitionist government agency, hold no weight with me.


40 posted on 06/30/2005 3:36:29 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The legislative process is like the digestive process, same end product)
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To: Lexington Green
Come to the cancer ward and spew this dogma.

You think anybody buys that "cancer ward" BS?

Just explain why hospital cancer wards need a "store" in dozens of neighborhoods (where other illegal activities take place routinely) in order to service their patients who are in so much pain they can barely move... ?

41 posted on 06/30/2005 3:42:04 PM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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To: Huck; thoughtomator
This is more than ONE person here. This is part of a strategy and campaign to legalize drugs. These are the leaders of the "medical marijuana" trojan horse, on tape, with a bunch of old hippy baseheads laughing like a bunch of utterly stoned zombies.

The advisor to the Drug Policy Foundation: "Once there's medical access, if we continue to do what we have to do, and we will, then we'll get full legalization"

Didn't you see the director of the Drug Policy Alliance of San Francisco recommending "positive role models" to kids who use drugs? Anyone in the role of advocating something bad for the brain or the country is not a positive role model.

This is not a small group of people guilty of racial ignorance, this is a large group of people with ignorance toward the reprecussions of what they support:



42 posted on 06/30/2005 3:47:03 PM PDT by Sirc_Valence (By "paint the nation blue" they mean "depress everyone.")
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To: Argus
I'm with you and I'd go further. Whatever will help people in pain should be given without reservation or fear of the law coming down on you. I don't care if it's pot, morphine, heroin or whatever. Give it to them.

If I had a loved one in pain, I would find some myself.
I agree completely.

But this thread is transparently being hijacked indignantly (protesting waaaaay too much) and defended with pretend outrage by losers who just need to hide behind the suffering and the terminally for their recreational grass.

43 posted on 06/30/2005 3:48:19 PM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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To: Sirc_Valence

Sorry, where is the government authorized by our Constitution to carry on prohibition in the first place?


44 posted on 06/30/2005 3:50:10 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The legislative process is like the digestive process, same end product)
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To: crazyhorse691
I just knew this thread was gonna be good. A Bush-bashing Pot party!!

LOL!

I didn't see this amount of impassioned outrage after the Eminent Domain" decision...

Ah yes. Proportionality.

45 posted on 06/30/2005 3:51:39 PM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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To: MeanWestTexan
When libs talk about "positive role models"


46 posted on 06/30/2005 3:52:36 PM PDT by Sirc_Valence (By "paint the nation blue" they mean "depress everyone.")
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To: whd23

My son has leukemia, and I would never get him a joint to smoke, much less light it!


47 posted on 06/30/2005 3:52:44 PM PDT by sausageseller (Look out for the jackbooted spelling police. There! Everywhere!(revised cause the "man" accosted me!)
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To: thoughtomator

When it authorized the representative system together with the general welfare clause.


48 posted on 06/30/2005 3:53:20 PM PDT by Sirc_Valence (By "paint the nation blue" they mean "depress everyone.")
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To: Publius6961

Whether people want to smoke pot for recreation is no more of your business - or the government's - than whether you want to drink or smoke cigarettes for the same purpose.


49 posted on 06/30/2005 3:54:07 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The legislative process is like the digestive process, same end product)
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To: Sirc_Valence

Just like with the prohibition against drunk driving. Though I admit the degree of harm that one thing causes is greater than the other.


50 posted on 06/30/2005 3:54:53 PM PDT by Sirc_Valence (By "paint the nation blue" they mean "depress everyone.")
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