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I agree the sheriff was biased. Straight out of the 60's and early 70's. Marijuana is a substance that should be legalized. Much safer than the other drugs we ingest, coffee, Etoh, tobacco. Still trying to use the gateway drug, BS the real gateway drug is tobacco. From there it leads to every thing else. Be honest. As for the medical marijuana issue I hate to but I do agree with him on this point.. Many of cardholders are scamming, as are the growers. Look at the arrests for illicet growing. Being in the Health care field I have seen users. Some small percent do use it for pain and nausea, Marinol does not work the same and it does cost. The vast majority seem to use it for diagnosis that can't be proven by X-ray, blood tests or any other tests. I have seen very few use it for joint pain that can be x-rayed, I do believe that most are using it for getting High. Pain is a tuff issue since we are taught to respond to any verbalization of pain, but when you see over and over some of these folk not showing any other symptom, grimicing speaking out etc. But just saying they are in pain and go forward as if nothing is wrong. I do honestly feel that many are scamming it through observation and experience. Since I do suffer from Chronic pain and take medication for it 3 times a day, my joints are done, I x-ray out for bone to bone contact, both knees and hips. I need replacement surgery, and I would never Use marijuana, I am waiting for my medicare to start. Don't get me started on Health care. So I do have experiance, with pain. It most deffinately needs cleaning up
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