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Published: Sunday, April 20 2014 9:47 p.m. MDT

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Midvaliean
MIDVALE, UT

This marks the beginning of the end of ignorance towards pot in this country.

John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

This article points out the sad fact that a marijuana epidemic is destroying America's communities. It does imply that Colorado voters were hoodwinked by scheming profit seekers. However, it fails to place blame on one of the major contributors: modern Hollywood.

The irrefutable fact is that modern Hollywood has glamorized marijuana and made it the hip drug for the grunge crowd. Indeed, Hollywood has made marijuana appear to be the only way to achieve fame, fortune, and sexual conquest.

Hollywood's portrayal of marijuana as harmless recreation has ruined literally millions of lives. Shame on Hollywood and it's liberal agenda. Utah must never give up and give in to the sort of left-wing extremism that has infested Colorado.

Rational
Salt Lake City, UT

Actually, Midvaliean, the ignorant are the advocates. Read the research. Marijuana harms the brain.

"The present study demonstrates that, even in young, nondependent marijuana users, morphometric abnormalities relative to nonusers are observable, many of which are exposure dependent."

Jodi M. Gilman,1,4,5 John K. Kuster,1,2* Sang Lee,1,6* Myung Joo Lee,1,6* Byoung Woo Kim,1,6 Nikos Makris,3,5 Andre van der Kouwe,4,5 Anne J. Blood,1,2,4,5† and Hans C. Breiter1,2,4,6† 1Laboratory of Neuroimaging and Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, 2Mood and Motor Control Laboratory, 3Center for Morphometric Analysis, Department of Psychiatry, and 4Athinoula A. Martinos Center in Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts 02129, 5Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, and 6Warren Wright Adolescent Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 06011

Rational
Salt Lake City, UT

Neurobiology of Disease
Cannabis Use is Quantitatively Associated with Nucleus Accumbens and Amygdala Abnormalities in Young Adult Recreational Users

slcdenizen
t-ville, UT

@John Charity Spring

Can you provide a single example of a ruined life from marijuana alone? With no other contributing factors involved? Didn't think so.

To quote the first contributor, "This marks the beginning of the end of ignorance towards pot in this country."

slcdenizen
t-ville, UT

@Rational

What's in a name? Must be irony of a sort in this case. Studies relating to the marginally negative impact of marijuana use bely the robust and morally imperative arguments for legalization/de-criminalization. For a country to allow the trade of alcohol, tobacco, synthetic and untested dietary supplements, pharmaceutical drugs, plant based sweeteners, antibiotic-injected meat, and harmful medical equipment that is often misused while allocating an extraorinary amount of resources in an unsuccessful attempt at curbing marijuana use is simply outrageous. Moreover, news outlets continuing to frown upon those who use marijuana while ignoring the injustices caused by attempting to ban the substance should be the main topic of concern for us citizens. So, why such selective outrage on your part? Rationality? Hardly...

Moontan
Roanoke, VA

Frankly, I wouldn't lose sleep if every drug known to man became legal tomorrow, sold in state-controlled outlets and with ironclad laws which dealt severe punishment to those caught selling to children. If nothing else, crime rates would plummet overnight.

There is a deeper issue here that causes me concern. Well, that should cause concern. I'm not surprised. The issue is ... I remember when people gathered in the public square to protest unjust wars, social injustice, bad government.

Oh, well. "The best way to enslave a people is to give them what they want." Who said that? I can't remember.

USAlover
Salt Lake City, UT

Change has come to America

Moontan
Roanoke, VA

@USALover .... Spare change.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Moontan said: "I remember when people gathered in the public square to protest unjust wars, social injustice, bad government."

Let me add "prohibition" to the protests.

@Rational: That study was deeply flawed and poorly conceived. It had to few study subjects and little or no controls.

America consumes 80% of the worlds opiates, perhaps one should put more energy into a known killer.

What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

Marijuana is not a safe drug. The synthetic cannabis is even worse and dangerous. Anyone taking pot is stupid, stupid, stupid.

Avenue
Vernal, UT

This is one event that is going to lead to the downfall of our great nation. This is definitely not the only thing, but when people are willingly trashing their bodies like that in public, you can see where we are headed as a country.

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