@ kolob1"Medicinal marijuana has long been a stalking horse for
recreational marijuana, where unscrupulous doctors become legalized drug
dealers. "Your assertion "unscrupulous doctors" are
eager to become marijuana dealers is ridiculous. No doctor is that stupid.
Marijuana is a big business enterprise. Orrin Hatch has been in the senate for
forty years. He's probably not financially destitute.
Utah Girl Chronicles - Eagle Mountain, UTSept. 13, 2017 11:03 p.m.@
kolob1 Medical marijuana isn't grown by "moms and pops"
in trailer parks. Are you suggesting it should be? Medical marijuana
is not grown period. It is cultivated. Any body that can operate a computer can
learn how to extract the TCB and CBD from the cultivated plant. Many
millionaires now being made in Colorado, all mom and pop operations. In Oregon
they are growing marijuana at home for their own personal and medical use. So we
don't need big Pharms putting their tax supported research dollars behind
a product that has been known since the Indians cultivated and extracted the
marijuana plant.Your cultural bias is evident IE: "in trailer
parks". As for trailer parks who cares where it is grown. If it is put to
good use then so be it. And for your information, all of the tobacco companies
that sell their poison copyrighted the street names of marijuana in the 1960s.
Anything for a buck ,heh Orrin??
Just a means to delay the inevitable.
GW Pharmaceuticals plc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and
commercializing therapeutics from its cannabinoid product platform in a range of
disease areas. (From Google Finance page on GW Pharmaceuticals.) GW
Pharmaceuticals stock has gone from $9 to over $100 per share in the last 5
years. If this bill passes, I would not be surprised if it goes to $1,000 per
share in the next 5 years. Now I'm not saying to put all of Johnny's
mission fund into GWPH, but if you have an extra $1,000 to spend and want a
better chance at riches than you will find in Wendover or selling LuRaRue, this
might be the ticket.
@ kolob1 "He has no intention of offering medical marijuana
originating from mom and pop outfits that extract the goodies for the general
public."Medical marijuana isn't grown by "moms and
pops" in trailer parks. Are you suggesting it should be? You
don't think Orrin Hatch is financially well off by now?
Senator Hatch is a bought and paid for lobbyist of the big Pharma companies. He
has no intention of offering medical marijuana originating from mom and pop
outfits that extract the goodies for the general public. Hatch wants to
legislate only for the big Pharma companies. The big Pharmas have donated
handsomely to Orrin Hatch and he needs to pay them back before he retires.
Don't be swayed that Hatch is now seeing the light. What he is seeing is
another round of fund raising before he retires so that he can keep the money
(BTW it's legal) and retire in style.
@ 112358"Medicinal marijuana has long been a stalking horse for
recreational marijuana, where unscrupulous doctors become legalized drug
dealers. "It's Utah and marijuana. Hysteria is expected.
Twenty-six states including deeply conservative states Arkansas, Louisiana, and
North Dakota have legalized medical marijuana in some form. The hysteria was
overcome. The challenge for people like you who think "unscrupulous doctors
will become legalized drug dealers" is to develop a form of hysteria that
hasn't been dealt with and dispatched by twenty-six other states.
Oh egad the horrors of reefer madness will never end.There is good
research on the effects of marijuana, and the positive uses that marijuana has
shown in selected health issues.There is no good reason to believe
that it leads to addictive drugs, like alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and opiates.
Blame the pain killers you get legally from your MD for that.And the
30 years war, started by that imbecile Reagan ("Just say no!") has not
made matters one iota better. Unless you are in the prison business that is.Regulate, tax and legalize marijuana. Bring in the entire industry into
the sunlight. Let research find how marijuana may be a better answer than some
of the poisons foisted onto us by all those TV ads for the disease du jour.Let's join in the 21st century.
Politically conservative and firm believer in the Restored Gospel and I FULLY
support the non-politicized and dispassionate study of Marijuana for medicinal
purposes.D&C Section 59 and personal experience suggests that
an herb like Marijuana can be beneficial to man. It is NOT an
opioid and as a friend MD in California recently said, "I've had
multiple patients go to the ER for opioid related complications, I've never
have had a patient go to the ER for complications with medical marijuana. And,
it works for the majority of my patients".I'd rather take a
marijuana derivative for chronic back pain than Percocet any day of the week.
It is about time. I'm tired of hearing all of the anecdotal evidence given
by "my friend's aunt's son was cured by marijuana..."
Testimonials are not actual science. Instead of just legalizing what is
currently popular, I'm all for easing restrictions to actually research the
thing to see if there really is actionable evidence in using marijuana,
cannabis, etc. I'd be all for changing my opinion of medical
marijuana if there is concrete and reproducible evidence of its benefits.
There we go. Let's study a new opiod for people to abuse.Oh, wait a
minute, we already do.
imsmarterthanyou,I'm guess I'm one of those
"stupid" people who don't think it's a good idea to
necessarily legalize drug B because drug A is already legal. I
absolutely don't agree with legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. I
have seen first hand, in the case of family members and friends, where it has
been a "gateway" drug that has led to the use of harder drugs. I have
also personally seen the addictive nature of this drug, as I know people who
cannot go without using it as part of their daily life (and not for medical
reasons). Having said this, I agree with Senator Hatch that research
needs to be done regarding the medical use of marijuana. Honest, objective and
unbiased research. I would support the legalization of medicinal marijuana in
Utah pending the results of such research, but it's distribution would need
to be tightly regulated. I have also personally seen the abuse of acquiring
prescriptions for medicinal marijuana.
112358 claims: "Drugs, including pot, continue to be a leading cause of
misery in the lives of Utahns. We need better drug enforcement, not more
legalized addictive substances."What misery is being caused by
Cannabis? Those who have discovered it healing abilities? Those who
have found that it stops seizures in their children and loved ones?Those
who have found pain relief that is not deadly and highly addicting?Oh yeah, it's less addicting than dairy products, more a craving, and
there are not physical withdrawal symptoms when you stop. That's why Big
Pharm hates it, they love when you are forced to take something, especially for
life, lifetime customers that a drug dealer could only dream of. Those
anti-depressants that so many Utahn's take, just try and quit cold
turkey.Our prisons are filled with non-violent offenders, and some
folks believe that $50,000 dollars a year paid to private prisons is a
solution?Nope, ignorance is the number one cause of cannabis being
illegal.A close second to those who believe it's a moral issue, as
they take a handful of pharmaceuticals daily, with their diet coke (caffeine)
and natural remedies.
If the federal govt does not get in front of this legalizing marijuana at the
State level trend, States might catch on that they do not need authorization by
the federal govt in more areas. Maybe States will begin to reclaim some of the
power that they have relinquished to the federal govt.
This makes sense. But the fact that Hatch is in on this makes me wonder how
he's going to personally profit.
It's about time. I don't think there are many people left who are
stupid enough to think marijuana should be illegal, while alcohol, a far more
dangerous and destructive drug, is legal everywhere. And for those who believe
it to be a "gateway" drug, please, grow some common sense.
Hatch got the "high" part right anyway. He appears to be jumping on the
pro-pot bandwagon that already "knows" that pot is good. This is likely
an effort to boost his re-election bid, by currying favor with people amenable
to the siren song of pot.Medicinal marijuana has long been a
stalking horse for recreational marijuana, where unscrupulous doctors become
legalized drug dealers. Drugs, including pot, continue to be a
leading cause of misery in the lives of Utahns. We need better drug enforcement,
not more legalized addictive substances.