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  •  Then we agree, why are you arguing with me? (0+ / 0-)

    I was just trying to point out that the mythology around marijuana is being used to frame the argument in the prohibitionists favor. I think we should reframe the argument by arguing about the medicinal value of the herbal cannabinoids found in cannabis resins instead of trying to defend the medicinal value of the slang term marijuana. I know it's a fine point that most people just don't grasp here but it's important if you understand the importance of framing the arguments in a debate.

    Really don't mind if you sit this one out. My words but a whisper -- your deafness a SHOUT. I may make you feel but I can't make you think..Jethro Tull

    by RMForbes on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 09:58:54 AM PST

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    •  Argue Semantics with a Cancer Patient or an AIDs (0+ / 0-)

      Patient. If anything, pretending that the GOP can take the high road on anything medical is highly annoying, given that they are THE original death panel.

      Marijuana, Cannabis, Weed, whatever you want to call it, Ganja, we all know what it is. And we all know that some people like to use it for "fun" though I bet if pressed, it would reveal many of those "fun seekers" are really just self medicating for the stress in their lives, such as low wage jobs, having to deal with various forms of chronic societal bigotry, and hate, or to even cope with undocumented past traumas.

      The fainting couch in this country is very crowded, and I cannot wait for it to flip over.

      Gentlemen, congratulations. You're everything we've come to expect from years of government training (Zed, MIB).

      by GreenMother on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 05:34:58 AM PST

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      •  My brother and sister are top medicinal cannabis (0+ / 0-)

        producers in Oregon. They work closely with area oncologists. One of my brother's clients was diagnosed with Stage IV terminal cancer that saw his tumors shrink and his cancer go into remission after just six weeks using a concentrated cannabinoid extract that my brother and sister produced for him. See, it's not that hard to have an intelligent conversation without using slang terms. We can be far more precise in our language if we avoid using slang terms.  

        Really don't mind if you sit this one out. My words but a whisper -- your deafness a SHOUT. I may make you feel but I can't make you think..Jethro Tull

        by RMForbes on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 10:32:23 AM PST

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