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Old 03-29-2011, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Medical marijuana users in Colorado mostly male - The Denver Post

For instance, "severe pain" grew from being listed on 87 percent of patients' marijuana recommendations to 94 percent of them. During the same stretch, cancer, glaucoma and HIV/AIDS all saw their proportions on the registry shrink.

Not once during the 18 months did men make up less than 70 percent of medical-marijuana patients.


Another statistic, not in this article, is that most marijuana card holders are in their 20s. It kind of makes you wonder about all this "chronic pain" in these young men.
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:27 AM
 
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Medical marijuana users in Colorado mostly male - The Denver Post

For instance, "severe pain" grew from being listed on 87 percent of patients' marijuana recommendations to 94 percent of them. During the same stretch, cancer, glaucoma and HIV/AIDS all saw their proportions on the registry shrink.

Not once during the 18 months did men make up less than 70 percent of medical-marijuana patients.


Another statistic, not in this article, is that most marijuana card holders are in their 20s. It kind of makes you wonder about all this "chronic pain" in these young men.
Your claim that I bolded for you is untrue.

From the CDPHE's website:

"The average age of all patients is 40. Currently twenty-four patients are minors (under the age of 18)."

Colorado: Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry

That was quoted directly from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's website (CDPHE,) the department that oversees Colorado's medical marijuana registry program. It was from that page that the author of that Denver Post article gathered his info from.

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Old 03-30-2011, 12:36 AM
 
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MJ is de-facto already legal in a number of jurisdictions in Colorado. at least until the feds decide to enforce their laws as they did recently in a crackdown in Montana.

Unfortunately, the current situation is in my view a bit of a worst-of-both-worlds situation. The main benefit to legalization would be to remove organized crime from the MJ supply chain, plus generate state and federal revenues from regulation and taxation. Now, Retail MJ is out in the open, but the supply chain is still almost entirely in the hands of organized crime. Even on the retail side, the legal ambiguity is a deterrent to above-board business to really get in on MMJ, so much of the retail is also in a cloudy gray area between criminal and legitimate business.

Personally, I lean toward full legalization. However, I'd lean toward supporting a full rollback of MMJ versus what we have today. As I said, what we have now gives us all the societal costs of legalization but none of the benefits.
I would like to point out that every medical marijuana center in Colorado is required by law to grow 70% of their own product. The remaining 30% must be obtained from another licensed MMC.

Medical Marijuana Center and 70/30 rule | Gard & Bond, L.L.C.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Western, Colorado
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I am all for personal freedoms and state's rights. If MJ is decriminalized, the state should have no hand in it's commerce. This "legalize & tax it" idea is just more big, nanny government.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Your claim that I bolded for you is untrue.

From the CDPHE's website:

"The average age of all patients is 40. Currently twenty-four patients are minors (under the age of 18)."

Colorado: Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry

That was quoted directly from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's website (CDPHE,) the department that oversees Colorado's medical marijuana registry program. It was from that page that the author of that Denver Post article gathered his info from.
OK, my mistake. That was something I read one time. It must have been for a particular town.

ETA: From a year ago:

http://1800medicalmarijuana.com/blog...a-doctors.html
The average age of medical marijuana patients has dropped from 42 to 24 in the past year,

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Old 03-30-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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There is no legislation introduced to legalize pot, nor is there likely to be this year or next. Even those like me who would like it to be legal can't support it at this time. Until growing it is legal and regulated, all it would mean is more and more illegal gang activity and support for the drug cartels in Mexico.
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:47 PM
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Location: Estes Park
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Oh yay, just what we need another legal drug to make people stupid.
Improving Colorado's economic competitiveness, one neuron at a... hey, were you going to eat that?
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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jim9251 wrote:
Oh yay, just what we need another legal drug to make people stupid.
Well Jim, if you think it makes people stupid, then it's legal status is irrelevant anyway, so let's make it legal. We're gonna have stupid people either way. But I think we're better off with legal stupid people than illegal stupid people.
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:17 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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I'll be the first to buy stock in Doritos and Cheetos.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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I myself am planning on moving to a more "marijuana-friendly" state in the next few years, and it will more than likely end up being in Colorado. I am looking at the Southwest corner of Colorado, areas like Pagosa Springs and/or Durango..does anyone know if there are marijuana clinics in that neck of the woods? I don't have a legal prescription for marijuana since I live in the bible belt (Oklahoma, otherwise known as the very buckle of the bible belt), but I do partake once in a while to help with my anxiety and ptsd symptoms.
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