Mitt Romney, on Medical Marijuana.

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  1. Ethereal

    Ethereal Well-Known Member

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    Ask anyone from the younger generation and they'll tell you the same thing. You're just too disconnected from the real world to understand.
     
  2. dujac

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    i'm living in the real world, you just seem not to have enough experience, education or discipline to understand that your take on things isn't necessarily the whole country's experience and that doesn't even take into consideration, what appears to be a strong partisan bias on your part

    before i made a blanket statement using any form of the word proof, i'd have to see a quantitative analysis of reliable data
     
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    Sure you do...:roll:
     
  4. dujac

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    sure i do what?
     
  5. Jash2o2

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    You don't need experience, education, or discipline to use common sense. Not saying that I don't have any of those. Common sense tells me that a person that is willing to sell illegal drugs without any sort of regulation will be an easier source of product than a store that has regulation and will not sell tobacco to anyone under the age of 18 or alcohol to anyone under the age of 21 or after midnight. This is true in all parts of the country and I guarantee that you can find such persons within a 10 mile radius of any house in the country. Except maybe the extremely rural parts of the country.

    http://blog.norml.org/2009/08/28/study-says-its-easier-for-teens-to-buy-marijuana-than-beer/

    Now I know that may be a bit biased but with a simple google search you can find many more articles that say the same thing.


    "A recent study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University has some startling results about teens and drugs.

    In their study, they found that 40 percent of teens could get marijuana within a day; another quarter said they could get it within an hour. In another portion of the survey, teens between the ages of 12 and 17 say it’s easier to get marijuana than buy cigarettes**, beer or prescription drugs. That number is up 37 percent from 2007."
     
  6. dujac

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    exactly and there's much more to this country than rural vs urban
     
  7. Jash2o2

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    And your point is? The point we were trying to make is that it is easier to get illicit drugs than legally regulated ones throughout most of the country. What we meant is most of the populated country. If you really wanna get into semantics like this you shouldn't be here.
     
  8. dujac

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    i'll continue to doubt that until i see credible evidence

    both rural and urban areas are populated, it's just a matter of degree
     
  9. Jash2o2

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    Sigh, you are like a child. You need everything to be done for you and anything that contradicts your own belief is wrong until proven but even then it isn't considered proof until you deem it so. I already gave you a link.

    http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle-old/106/casastudy.shtml

    Another one on the same study. Are you really going to discredit a study done by the national center on addiction and substance abuse at columbia university? And before you say anything, I'm going to guess that you are going to say that isn't enough and you want more. Too bad. Find it yourself. I did my part.



    Again with the semantics. In the majority of the population of the country it is easier to obtain marijuana than alcohol or tobacco. Is that clear enough for you? And if you (*)(*)(*)(*)(*) about semantics again or say you need more proof one more time, I'm done talking to you about this. I'm sure someone else will be glad to cater to your childish needs.
     
  10. dujac

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    i read it top to bottom and i've been familiar with normal for several decades, my point is that they're involved in political action and have an obvious bias

    political bias often skews study results, other sources should be considered before just choosing the one that matches your view

    the alcoholic beverage industry does lots of marketing studies and the thought occurred to me that they might agree with normal on this issue
     
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    Yes, I understand their bias but that is a non-issue since the actual source is from CASA which doesn't have a political bias.
     
  12. cd8ed

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    First) Its is norml, not normal :mrgreen:
    Second) Norml usually backs up everything they say with completely independent research organizations and publications. Unlike the completely biased places the DoJ and DEA use to perpetuate their mis-information.

    Alcohol and tobacco companies are leading the fight against a competitor that destroy their bottom line, not to mention remove violence that occurs with alcohol use and cancer that occurs with tobacco use.

    The public is wising up, more and more (over 50% now, over 60% in those under 30) people support decriminalization (this is a no brainier), medical use (again, a no brainier) and even legalization.
     
  13. dujac

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    do you think i don't?
     
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    I never said that, just stating that norml, while being a political activist organization, back up their facts with non biased studies.
     
  15. dujac

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    i don't see it that way
     
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    You should get your eyes checked then, maybe?

    Please post where I said you were or were not against anything.
    I do not know you or your views, I do not pretend to know you or your views.
    I see the posters saying you see things through a distorted lens (or instead you distort what was said) were correct.
     
  17. Libhater

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    Mitt Romney on Medical Mary Jane? Since when did my man Mitt start smoking the weed?
     
  18. dujac

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    i just had them checked on 11/14/2011, my vision is excellent

    consider the possibility that they're mistaken
     

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