Thursday, March 5, 2009

Just say "Whoa": an update

And the ball starts rolling...

This is from today's Chicago Sun-Times:

"People suffering from cancer, AIDS and other diseases could turn to marijuana for pain relief under a plan approved Wednesday by an Illinois House committee despite claims that it would be a step toward legalizing pot."

Of course, there is the typical, conservative dissent in the article as well:

"Rep. Patricia Bellock (R-Hinsdale) said the bill raises serious questions. Will it be misused by people who don't really have a medical need for marijuana? Would it open the door to outright legalization of pot use in Illinois?"

Sheesh, can't you come up with something original? Something? Anything? Hello, is this thing on?

I, personally, believe that "the No. 1 drug that introduces young people to other drugs," is probably the dreaded cigarette, (not the dreaded weed) which is legal, and heavily taxed. In fact, tobacco tax revenue is something that this country is very addicted to, smokers and non-smokers alike. So many things that are paid for by tobacco.

So it goes...

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