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I support legalization, but medical marijuana bugs me. From my blog, ThePotatoBarn.net:
On medical marijuana: yes, it has benefits for terminal patients, and they should have access to it. But most “medical marijuana patients” are doing an excellent job at scamming the system. And why not? It’s easy, especially in California. Just ask Steve Lopez of the L.A. Times.
So let’s be honest: many people who buy and sell medical marijuana are smokers first and patients second. I’m sorry, but when your product starts catering to “the discerning connoisseur,” you’re no longer selling a medicine that helps people deal with pain. You’re pushing a pleasurable escape.
So please, drug advocates: be honest with your goals. State up front that you believe adult marijuana use should be decriminalized...Stop trotting out old cancer patients and exploit their suffering for your right to get high. Just be straight with us.
You can read the full post at: http://thepotatobarn.net/2009/10/30/my-problem-with-pro-pot-pushers/
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