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View Poll Results: Should marijuana be legal, federal level.
Yes, I am liberal. 25 17.01%
No, I am liberal. 1 0.68%
Yes, I am conservative. 36 24.49%
No, I am conservative. 10 6.80%
Yes, I do not identify as liberal or conservative. 63 42.86%
No, I do not identify as liberal or conservative. 12 8.16%
Voters: 147. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-27-2016, 09:39 AM
 
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Should marijuana be legal, federal level?


At the federal level, should marijuana be legal. Please note, even if you believe it is a state issue, for the sake of keeping this poll simple, please just assume it is a federal matter. We can make another poll about should the federal government regulate drugs or not. I want to see where this forum stands on the issue as I believe this forum has somewhat of a wide range of people in the USA.
It is illegal on a federal level currently and that needs to be corrected.
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:43 AM
 
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I'm sure it was submitted to the UK government, since medicine in the UK is all government sponsored.

But the discussion on the thread is about legalization in the US.

Can you show me a successful Phase III trial submitted to an approved NDA in the US? If you can, then your drug is on its way to approval. If you can't, you may wish to review your 'clueless' comment, because that is how drugs get approved in the US.

I've been retired for a couple years now, but when I left, there still wasn't even a successful Phase II clinical trial that had been submitted.
(Sigh...) You got that right.

When discussing the merits of legalization in the US, it would be absolutely foolish to ignore research that has been done in other countries. The fact that it hasn't been approved in the US does not change the properties of the plant.

This is an absolute, perfect, shining example of someone with a bias or an agenda putting on the blinders in order to see only what they want to see.

BTW a phase III clinical trial in the US would result in the patients and the researchers being jailed, because it is against federal law to do so, and the patients would be in possession of a banned substance.

It has to be taken off of Schedule I before the research and approvals you want can be performed, and in the meantime myself, millions of others in the US, and the rest of the world are leaving you in our dust as you myopically proclaim cannabis has no proven medicinal properties.

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Old 07-27-2016, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Glad to see the NO voters can't even crack 20% - see folks, there are things all sides can agree on. This one is a no brainer really... well, except for 19% of us
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:49 AM
 
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(Sigh...)

I'm sure it was submitted to the UK government, since medicine in the UK is all government sponsored.

But the discussion on the thread is about legalization in the US.

Can you show me a successful Phase III trial submitted to an approved NDA in the US? If you can, then your drug is on its way to approval. If you can't, you may wish to review your 'clueless' comment, because that is how drugs get approved in the US.

I've been retired for a couple years now, but when I left, there still wasn't even a successful Phase II clinical trial that had been submitted.
Part of the problem with getting an illegal drug legalized through the proper channels in the US is that the Federal government wont accept an application for an illegal drug. So you look at what other countries are doing to see what can be done and efficacy and problems.


We need to legalize it first study it second.
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:53 AM
 
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Glad to see the NO voters can't even crack 20% - see folks, there are things all sides can agree on. This one is a no brainer really... well, except for 19% of us
If you want a reform party started then this is the one issue to get it going with.
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:56 AM
 
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A plant shouldn't be illegal on any level.

I have zero interest in smoking pot, but the idea of it being illegal really rubs me wrong.
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:27 PM
 
Location: The Windy City
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A plant shouldn't be illegal on any level.

I have zero interest in smoking pot, but the idea of it being illegal really rubs me wrong.
And before people argue that cocaine and heroin come from plants. Yes, they do. But they are also heavily refined and modified. Marijuana is basically like picking a flower/leaf from a tree, letting it dry, then smoking it.
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:06 PM
 
Location: The ends DO NOT justify the means!!!
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Yes, and I do not identify as "liberal" or "conservative" (as they are twisted to mean in American Authoritarianism). I am a true liberal, in that I believe in maximizing human freedom for every human being. I am a true liberal in that I obey the non-aggression principle. (philosophical libertarian )

Every human being has the natural right to any human action which is not an initiation of force upon another human being.
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:25 PM
 
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Glad to see the NO voters can't even crack 20% - see folks, there are things all sides can agree on. This one is a no brainer really... well, except for 19% of us

The only people that I know that still support marijuana being illegal are the ones that make a living off the arrests of marijuana users like cops, attorneys and judges. Pretty much everyone that does not derive a direct financial benefit from the drug war thinks it is way past time to legalize it.
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:46 PM
 
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(Sigh...)

I'm sure it was submitted to the UK government, since medicine in the UK is all government sponsored.

But the discussion on the thread is about legalization in the US.

Can you show me a successful Phase III trial submitted to an approved NDA in the US? If you can, then your drug is on its way to approval. If you can't, you may wish to review your 'clueless' comment, because that is how drugs get approved in the US.

I've been retired for a couple years now, but when I left, there still wasn't even a successful Phase II clinical trial that had been submitted.
As a committed drug warrior that brags about their years of experience, you should know that marijuana's status as a Schedule I drug prevents the exact kind of trials that you claim are required to prove that marijuana has a legitimate medical purpose. I guess old habits die hard, drug warriors have been lying and deceiving people for so long that it is just second nature.
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