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Marijuana: Shows Pure for Newspaper Schizophrenia

Congratulations to Oregonian for printing this cure.


(PORTLAND, OR) - In a word, The Oregonian has been 'BITCHY' about the entire aspect of marijuana since legalization efforts started in 1999. They reported all bad aspects of 'REEFER MADNESS' as if they were true which they were not. Marijuana is neither addicting or dangerous except in very rare circumstances with no deaths ever recorded with its use.

The Oregonian has published dozens of articles about this new miracle medicine but always throwing in a disclaimer: marijuana is in fact nasty and dangerous with no valid examples.

New articles centered around Measure 80 have prompted a new 'clear the air' attitude because all evidence really does show that marijuana is a safe effective medicine for hundreds of diseases including, psuedo-paranoia, and psuedo-schizophrenia which Oregonian editors obviously suffered.

This turn of events for The Oregonian has been drastic. Every Oregonian article up to this year has been negative in any way they could make it. Suddenly, we have front-page articles positively advertising marijuana and finally giving the medical history and positive medical effects of the previously vilified miracle medicine substance.

Noelle Crombie's positive marijuana articles in The Oregonian could get her a Pullitzer Prize because she has done a far better job (with some obvious restrictions) than anyone would expect from The Oregonian managers.

Front page pictures and headlines possibly indicated a 180 degree turnaround from the 'DEVIL WEED' foolish diatribe though recently common in The Oregonian.

Ms. Crombie's article states that southern Oregon has the highest usage and most grow sites of any place in Oregon or possibly the USA with about 15% of the local population as medical marijuana card holders and users.

No deaths or violence by users has been reported but felons do enjoy burglarizing and robbing the growers. Josephine and Jackson Counties seem to win the prize for highest percent of users but her maps show hot spots in all parts of the state except Malheur County where nobody lives anyway.

Measure 80 supporters signed at least 155,000 petitions putting Measure 80 on the ballot. How we lost 50 to 48 (just less than half) is not really known. We did have a bad shortage of advertising finances not like Washington which had about 4 million dollars but look, with legalization of marijuana in Washington, all we Oregonians must do is spend millions of dollars across the Columbia River into Washington where we can buy marijuana over the counter.

Maybe our Oregon legislature will wake up to this reality.

Ooh Rah for Washington State and Marijuana


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Malcolm Kyle November 17, 2012 3:18 am (Pacific time)

It's time for us all to stop being ignorant hypocrites and start being "true" conservatives! Pragmatic libertarians (minimal-statists) and true conservatives agree that many, if not most, of society's problems are caused by government usurping choices that could better be made by individuals themselves, and that government is just about the worst way of doing almost anything. Where libertarianism normally parts company with "fake" conservatism is over moral issues. But a true conservative would have no problem with agreeing that what people do with their own bodies, and especially in the privacy of their own home, should be supremely their business and that anything else would entail ignoring the basic tenet of limited government. Fake-conservatism on the other hand has much in common with socialism. Authoritarian-socialists and fake-conservatives appear to harbor the belief that nature does not exist and that any human can be "re-educated" into being anything society wishes. Leftists therefore tend to believe that little boys can be conditioned into preferring dolls over toy soldiers, and similarly, fake-conservatives believe that adults can be coerced into choosing alcohol over marijuana. A true conservative, just like a pragmatic libertarian, would immediately reject both ideas as nonsense. If you support prohibition then you are NOT a conservative. Conservative principles quite clearly are: 1) Limited, locally controlled government. 2) Individual liberty coupled with personal responsibility. 3) Free enterprise. 4) A strong national defense. 5) Fiscal responsibility. Prohibition is actually an authoritarian war on our economy and Constitution. It's all about market and cost/benefit analysis. Whether any particular drug is good, bad, or otherwise is irrelevant. As long as there is demand for any mind altering substance there WILL be supply—THE END! The only affect prohibiting it has is to drive the price up while increasing the costs and profits - and where there is illegal profit to be made criminals and terrorists thrive. The cost of criminalizing citizens who are using substances similar but no more harmful than those that are perfectly legal—like alcohol and tobacco, is not only hypocritical and futile, but also simply not worth the incredible suffering and damage it causes. Afghani farmers produce approx. 93% of the world's opium which is then refined into street heroin and smuggled throughout Eastern and Western Europe. Both the Taliban and the terrorists of al Qaeda derive their main income from the prohibition-inflated value of this very easily grown crop. The coca plant experiences a similar transformation and traject. This means that Prohibition is the "Goose that laid the golden egg" and the lifeblood of terrorists as well as drug cartels everywhere. Only those opposed, or willing to ignore this fact, want things the way they are. A GLOBAL OVERVIEW OF NARCOTICS-FUNDED TERRORIST GROUPS

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