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Is Senator Kennedy A Victim Of Pot Prohibition?
NORML BLOG ^ | 5/20/08 | Paul Armentano

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: 110th; abnormal; bongbrigade; dopersrights; norml; potheads; teddykennedy; tedkennedy
From our pals at NORML.
1 posted on 05/22/2008 11:45:43 AM PDT by Nick Thimmesch
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To: Nick Thimmesch

He’s a victim, alright.


2 posted on 05/22/2008 11:47:47 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (If you liked Carter and you like Kennedy, you'll love Obama.)
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To: Nick Thimmesch
Sick stuff.

Look, I don't like Tedward.

But no politicizing this stuff!

3 posted on 05/22/2008 11:47:56 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Secondhand Aztlan Smoke causes drug addiction obesity in global warming cancer immigrant terrorists.)
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To: Nick Thimmesch

Don’t bogart that joint, Teddy!


4 posted on 05/22/2008 11:48:43 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (This election is like running in the Special Olympics. Even if McCain wins, were still retarded.)
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To: Nick Thimmesch

He may be but the people who voted for him are not.


5 posted on 05/22/2008 11:49:06 AM PDT by Perdogg (Four years of Carter gave us 29 years of Iran; What will Hilabama give us?)
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To: Nick Thimmesch

I would not arrest Ted for using medical pot. But I’m a ‘’compassionate conservative’’.


6 posted on 05/22/2008 11:50:57 AM PDT by Lexington Green (''Every time a cow farts, another polar bear drowns.'' - John McCain)
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To: Lazamataz

“Look, I don’t like Tedward.

But no politicizing this stuff!”

Agreed...this is what I abhor about the left, politicizing tragedy and suffering.


7 posted on 05/22/2008 11:52:13 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Nick Thimmesch

Oh like smoking dope for the last 60 years would have prevented his brain cancer? What a load!


8 posted on 05/22/2008 11:52:56 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Jihad is all fun and games until a predator turns you into a greasy glop.)
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To: Lexington Green

LOL!!! Your tagline is killing me!


9 posted on 05/22/2008 11:52:58 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Lexington Green

I am a compassionate conservative too. Nice to meet ya :D


10 posted on 05/22/2008 11:53:42 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Nick Thimmesch
My intention is not to piggyback on a personal tragedy, but I did want to get your attention.

There fixed it.

11 posted on 05/22/2008 11:53:50 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Lazamataz

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.


12 posted on 05/22/2008 11:53:50 AM PDT by steve-b (The "intelligent design" hoax is not merely anti-science; it is anti-civilization. --John Derbyshire)
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To: Nick Thimmesch

I never knew a pot smoker that got brain cancer. That proves pot is good for you.


13 posted on 05/22/2008 11:54:29 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Nick Thimmesch

The exploitation by the political left on each and every issue is amazing.


14 posted on 05/22/2008 11:54:41 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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To: Nick Thimmesch

This guy assumes that Kennedy doesn’t smoke cannibis. That’s a big assumption.


15 posted on 05/22/2008 11:55:51 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Nick Thimmesch
Such incredible BS from the far-left Obama/doper wing of the Democrat party.
16 posted on 05/22/2008 11:59:54 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Leftists stop arguing when they see your patriotism, your logic, your CAR-15 and your block of C4.)
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To: Nick Thimmesch

. . . and they say that the ban on pot has no benefits for the country.


17 posted on 05/22/2008 12:00:56 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Nick Thimmesch

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.


18 posted on 05/22/2008 12:01:58 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Nick Thimmesch

What’s this guy smoking? Oh...nevermind


19 posted on 05/22/2008 12:04:37 PM PDT by Lost Highway (I don't know what the world may need but a V8 engines a good start for me)
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To: Fresh Wind
I never knew a pot smoker that got brain cancer.

So if one smokes pot, one can use a cell phone and not risk a brain tumor?

20 posted on 05/22/2008 12:04:42 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Nick Thimmesch

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.


21 posted on 05/22/2008 12:10:29 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Nick Thimmesch
Tetrahydrocannabinol cures brain cancer?
22 posted on 05/22/2008 12:11:37 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: CholeraJoe
Oh like smoking dope for the last 60 years would have prevented his brain cancer? What a load!

It probably would have. By causing him to die of lung cancer long before he came down with brain cancer.

23 posted on 05/22/2008 12:12:06 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Nick Thimmesch

No. He can get all he wants.


24 posted on 05/22/2008 12:14:27 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Lazamataz

Geez Laz, you got every good cause in your tagline except whales


25 posted on 05/22/2008 12:16:15 PM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Nick Thimmesch

You don’t think Teddy can hop on a plane to Amsterdam anytime he wants?

Go smoke another joint and mull that over.


26 posted on 05/22/2008 12:20:18 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Nick Thimmesch

If Teddy is a victim of any substance, it’s corn squeezins.


27 posted on 05/22/2008 12:20:57 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (Do not run from the Republican Party. Take it back!)
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To: Nick Thimmesch

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.


28 posted on 05/22/2008 12:39:07 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: Lexington Green

Ted’s brother John smoked it despite laws against it. At least the LSD JFK took was legal at the time.


29 posted on 05/22/2008 12:41:20 PM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: Nick Thimmesch

Yes, he has not been able to bootleg like his ancestors, so therefore he has been discriminated against and is authorized to sue.


30 posted on 05/22/2008 1:12:45 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Fresh Wind
I never knew a pot smoker that got brain cancer.

Bob Marley, I think. No cause and effect, though.

31 posted on 05/22/2008 3:53:32 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necess ary?)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Cancer diagnosis
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.[6] Marley afterwards sought medical help from Munich specialist Josef Issels, but his cancer had already progressed to the terminal stage.


32 posted on 05/22/2008 7:28:18 PM PDT by Nick Thimmesch
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