Skip to comments.Is Senator Kennedy A Victim Of Pot Prohibition?
Posted on 05/22/2008 11:45:41 AM PDT by Nick Thimmesch
Forgive me if the headline above sounds slightly exploitive. My intention is not to piggyback on a personal tragedy, but I did want to get your attention.
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He’s a victim, alright.
Look, I don't like Tedward.
But no politicizing this stuff!
Don’t bogart that joint, Teddy!
He may be but the people who voted for him are not.
I would not arrest Ted for using medical pot. But I’m a ‘’compassionate conservative’’.
“Look, I don’t like Tedward.
But no politicizing this stuff!”
Agreed...this is what I abhor about the left, politicizing tragedy and suffering.
Oh like smoking dope for the last 60 years would have prevented his brain cancer? What a load!
LOL!!! Your tagline is killing me!
I am a compassionate conservative too. Nice to meet ya :D
There fixed it.
There’d be a case for this sort of thing if Senator Kennedy were visibly using his influence to block medical marijuana projects, but he isn’t.
I never knew a pot smoker that got brain cancer. That proves pot is good for you.
The exploitation by the political left on each and every issue is amazing.
This guy assumes that Kennedy doesn’t smoke cannibis. That’s a big assumption.
. . . and they say that the ban on pot has no benefits for the country.
Smoking pot is the key to reducing the risk of brain tumors and cancer? Sounds like the logic only a pothead could come up with.
What’s this guy smoking? Oh...nevermind
So if one smokes pot, one can use a cell phone and not risk a brain tumor?
Potheads have poor judgement, and Mr. Armentano’s article is a clear example. It’s not “slightly” exploitative, it’s COMPLETELY exploitative. And I have no intention of reading beyond the posted excerpt.
It probably would have. By causing him to die of lung cancer long before he came down with brain cancer.
No. He can get all he wants.
Geez Laz, you got every good cause in your tagline except whales
You don’t think Teddy can hop on a plane to Amsterdam anytime he wants?
Go smoke another joint and mull that over.
If Teddy is a victim of any substance, it’s corn squeezins.
The fact that pot is illegal has no bearing whether teddy does nor does not smoke it. Murder is illegal and he had no problem doing that. When teddy wants to burn a fatty he simply fires one up-just like the rest of us.
Ted’s brother John smoked it despite laws against it. At least the LSD JFK took was legal at the time.
Yes, he has not been able to bootleg like his ancestors, so therefore he has been discriminated against and is authorized to sue.
Bob Marley, I think. No cause and effect, though.
In July 1977, Marley was found to have malignant melanoma in a football wound on his right hallux (big toe). Marley refused amputation, because of the Rastafari belief that the body must be “whole”:
Rasta no abide amputation. I don’t allow a man to be dismantled.
From the biography Catch a Fire
Marley may have seen medical doctors as samfai (tricksters, deceivers). True to this belief Marley went against all surgical possibilities and sought out other means that would not break his religious beliefs. He also refused to register a will, based on the Rastafari belief that writing a will is acknowledging death as inevitable, thus disregarding the everlasting (or everliving, as Rastas say) character of life.
Collapse and treatment
The cancer then metastasized to Marley’s brain, lungs, liver, and stomach. After playing two shows at Madison Square Garden as part of his fall 1980 Uprising Tour, he collapsed while jogging in NYC’s Central Park. The remainder of the tour was subsequently cancelled.
Bob Marley played his final concert at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 23, 1980. The live version of “Redemption Song” on Songs of Freedom was recorded at this show. Marley afterwards sought medical help from Munich specialist Josef Issels, but his cancer had already progressed to the terminal stage.
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