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Marijuana: Legal Sales Explosion in Colorado and Ignorance Explosion in the New York Times

It was comforting to see that hundreds, if not thousands of media outlets jumped into the fray about Brooks' obvious arrogant ignorance over the subject he foolishly purports to know about.

David Brooks then and now.
David Brooks then and now. Courtesy: splicetoday.com

(PORTLAND, OR) - The week of January 1, to January 8, 2014, brought forward two of the most remarkable advances (?) about marijuana use and its detractors. Colorado's marijuana business is exploding far beyond their marijuana commissioners' feeble minds, to a million dollars worth a day. It just proves that they didn't know anything about marijuana and its use as medicine.

The term "recreational marijuana" is a non-starter. I have never heard of recreational alcohol, recreational tobacco, recreational amphetamines, or recreational morphine, or a whole bunch of other substances, but I hope you get the idea. For many people marijuana is a tranquilizer or a mild sleep assisting medicine. It is obvious that it is used for far more serious problems like severe pain, severe nausea and severe muscle spasms. It is used medically for about 60 different medical problems. As a matter of fact, it is safer and more effective than the standard prescribed drugs. The fiasco in the New York Times in the scurrilous article by David Brooks titled: "Weed: Been there, Done that" like Charlie McCarthy - the ventriloquist's dummy, quoted the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) discredited propaganda about all of the fallacious dangers of marijuana which has been rediscovered as the safest, most effective medicine ever found by man. That is a fact and it is being re-engendered by what is going on in Colorado, which has in effect followed the medical marijuana success in Oregon, California and Washington.

I wrote my first article on this subject on January 6th, titled: "Marijuana: Malignant Misinformation in The New York Times". On January 9, I checked online to see if anyone else smelled a rat. I found 17 pages of articles castigating Brooks for his blatantly foolish article. One of the main blasters was Dr. Lester Grinspoon, a leader of the medical marijuana movement. He wrote a superb 5-page article chopping Brooks to mince meat; point by point of Brookss diatribe.

It was comforting to see that hundreds, if not thousands of media outlets jumped into the fray about Brooks' obvious arrogant ignorance over the subject he foolishly purports to know about.

The New York Times effect, pulled in its horns or that of Brooks, "The Marijuana Experiment" consisting of five parts:

  1. The fate of the black market,
  2. Underage smoking,
  3. Marketing,
  4. Interstate trafficking,
  5. Alcohol consumption.

The article, "The Marijuana Experiment" is worth reading.

In the meantime, the marijuana sales in Colorado increased and simultaneously, Brooks' article is being repeatedly chopped to pieces.

The Times indicates that medical marijuana will soon be legal in New York state. Watch the videos below for great reactions to Bloom's article. One video is the Times reporter attempting to justify his position on marijuana, something he admits he enjoyed as a teenager.

Marijuana is Safe and Here to Stay!

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