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Sen.: Marijuana bill has ‘long road’ ahead

May 3, 2013

MARSHALL — Calling Minnesotans a compassionate people, a lead official with a Minnesota group looking to legalize marijuana for medical purposes expressed optimism Thursday that the state is moving......

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May-04-13 8:38 PM

legalization for people in chronic pain makes sense just as it does for other drugs. but legalized marijuana has brought more troubles to Calif and Colorado why I dont know. A lot of our local kids a doing too much weed, adderal, ectasy and more. How do we get that all under control

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May-04-13 11:51 AM

Cites? I don't need no stinking cites. I grew up in the 60s and 70s. Not a lot your "studies" are going to tell me a lot about large samples of individuals being drunk or high. Loads and drunks are both a burden.

Fortunately that's not the core of this issue. There is a place for medical smoke. If you give a person's appetite back why not? You all know that works. If you can increase the quality of life for someone terminal, why not? Do you believe morphine is better? But Al's and others concerns are real. If it becomes an end run for legalization you lose. That's another battle. Crime around dispensaries goes up exponentially. Pain Doctors appear. Even CA sees the scams. If someone can show how this can work and not be de facto legalization you'd have a lot more cheerleaders. Compared to opiates, synthetic opiates, ups & downs, using weed medicinally is like taking an aspirin.

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May-03-13 7:17 PM

You are right tinytim - the legislation should be subject to a full vote as a referendum in the November election. Of course, if your view loses then you will whine about being mistreated by the majority.

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May-03-13 2:25 PM

Al, so what I'm getting from your last comment is we should ban, booze, pot, and cars. Your argument is awful. Also you are the minority, along with Dahms. Since when did we become a dictatorship and let the minority rule?

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May-03-13 1:51 PM

Driving under the influence. Nice, no one is supporting that. We also have laws to protect us from those that wish to. Site or Cite, you did neither with your reply. Do you advocate we take away your Buckhorn because someone drove on it? I thought you were a blame the person, not the gun, sort of guy? Must be wrong.

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May-03-13 1:31 PM

coffee - site and cite are two different words.

The mother going the wrong way in NY several years ago and killing everyone in two cars is a good example - pot and alcohol.

If you need more citations, just do an internet search.

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May-03-13 9:59 AM

"and become burdens and dangers to society" Please site your sources Al.

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May-03-13 9:58 AM

100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. State Office Building, Room 121 St. Paul, MN 55155-1206 (651) 296-8138

65% approval Dahms, do as your constituency tells you to you dolt. Please write.

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May-03-13 9:42 AM

If its use could be confined to only those truly having no other options, then that is one thing. History in other states tell us that too many other people get access and become burdens and dangers to society. Too many cases of people using and driving, including fatal train accidents in CA. Don't need more leeches on the dole because they are spaced out all the time.

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