Poll: Majority of seniors support medical marijuana

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  1. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    And why shouldn't old people be allowed to get stoned?
     
  2. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    because it's against the law dammit. I'm sick and tired of these liberal hippies thinking they are above the law, and that the laws that made this country great are to be trampled all over.

    Weed is a gateway drug. This will lead to a new problem: meth addicted grandparents.
     
  3. Xtremehkr thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Old Cranks? ;)
     
  4. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    hahahaha :D


    i think drug laws shouldn't apply to you when you get over a certain age (say 65).
     
  5. TimDaddy macrumors 6502

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    I find it pretty sad. My Mom worked in a factory for about 35 years, until she became disabled due to the repetitive work. She has been on every prescription pain killer, including OxyContin and Celebrex. She worries about becoming addicted to these hard drugs, and rightly so. I try and convince her to take a few puffs of week weed, and she won't touch in because she has been told all her life that it is evil. I'm not trying to get my mom high, I just want her out of pain. I'd rather risk getting addicted to marijuana than some of the crap the government is allowing the corporate pushers to sell.
     
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    and this crap is causing strokes and what not. i have some friends that work for pfizer and eli-lilly (whose patent ran out not too long ago for prozac) and they make some cashola. billions of dollars made on drugs that are synthetic and haven't been tested long enough to know the adverse side effects.

    and, marijuana is a a lot safer than alcohol in my opinion.

    anyone can grow a plant...it takes a lot more time and effort to brew beer or make bathtub gin. :)

    the only bad thing about herb is that it's illegal.

    oh yeah, I'm not a liberal hippie in my eyes.
     
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    There is nothing wrong with weed! but there is something wrong with some people who smoke it. Some people can handle beer and some can't. It should be free choice.

    Frump.
     
  8. wide macrumors 6502a

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    It's a great idea giving weed to people. Certain symptoms of cancer is lack of appetite, and marijuana is a great stimulant. If it will make people eat, it's worth it.
     
  9. TimDaddy macrumors 6502

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    I'm definately not a liberal-hippy, and I have no desire, err.. little desire, to get high. Personally, I think the laws concerning marijuana should mirror the alcohol laws, but that's unrealistic. There's too much stigma for it to ever be available like alcohol. But, there is as much stigma on a lot of these pain medicines, so I think with enough pressure on our leaders, it could someday become legal in all fifty states for people who could really use it. Some of the most conservative people I know can't figure out why an adult who can buy liquor or go to Iraq and kill people can't smoke a joint in his own home.
     
  10. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I happen to be in the age group of those polled by the AARP. It would be much better if it were regulated by the government just like any other drug. There are those that are very sick and the marijuana helps them. Why should they have to be a criminal to get medication that helps them. Alcohol and tobacco have terrible side effects, but they are legal.
     
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    I think its a bit chicken-#*$@

    Medical marijuana is a joke.

    When they start calling for medical heroin I'll back it.
     
  12. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

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    wow, you really are ignorant...

    liberal hippies? grow up, take your stereo types back to grade school...

    those laws make this country great? o my...
     
  13. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

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    ya once you get over 65 you are too crazy to know what you are doing...so why have any laws apply to them? dude, i really hope you're just being sarcastic, cause you scare me.
     
  14. Mac|caM macrumors member

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    More people die each year from alcohol than from dope. If you legalize something, you can regulate it, rather than indirectly supporting the black market for drugs in this country. At my high school, it is easier to get dope than to get booze. And no, dope isn't a "gateway drug". There are some things that are just dumb, like heroin and meth. Mixing everything that is bad for you (purified Sudafed, pure iodine, paint thinner, wood alcohol, lithium batteries, etc.) together and injecting it into your arm is never going to get legalized. Dope has legitimate medical purposes.
     
  15. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Yes, it is. Nearly all heroin abusers have used marijuana before. Because it is so easy to make, compared to other drugs, it is widely abused.

    I'm gonna try and watch this thread... my psychology class spent a long time on this topic.
     
  16. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    guys i'm kidding...relax...i don't even live in your country.

    i live in vancouver. telling me that weed is good is just preaching to the choir (although i'm sure some choir members haven't been listening faithfully to the pastor every sunday).
     
  17. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    Old folks know there aint nothing wrong with smokin a little homegrown.

    Like every other pinko, socialist, athiest, panty-waist liberal (that's tounge in cheek for those not attuned to sarcasm), I support leagliazing marijuana for medicincal purposes.

    I even support legalizing it for non medicinal purposes. And I don't even smoke anymore, ever!
     
  18. Xtremehkr thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The same is true of alcohol. Why is alcohol still legal?

    And the whole gateway theory has never been proven to be true. Psychology student or not, there is no reasonable basis for that claim. With the reputation heroin has there are deeper reasons behind peoples decision to try it.

    Heroin should be legal as well, people need to learn for themselves.
     
  19. Xtremehkr thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Once you've retired, who cares what you do at home. Would allowing seniors the opportunity to get stoned be as bad or worse than gay marriage?
     
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    Heroin was used for medical purposes. So there's your medical heroin. :D
     

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    Way i see it as long as weed is kept illegal it keeps all the low life drug dealers in business. If it was legalized it would be harder for minors to get, it would be safer and cheaper for the consumer and it give govt another source of revenue which at the moment they dont have. This would also free up courts and law enforcement to concentrate and spend our tax dollars going after real crime. Fact is this is political nonsense from some stupid law past years ago made under false pretense and current political correctness blinds the politician from seeing a real solution. So here we are.
     
  22. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    The problem with weed is that it gets rid of your motivation to do stuff plus after several years of use it can cause mental problems.

    Alcohol is good for you in moderation, but is more deadly if mis-used.
     
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    We're talking about matter of extremes here. I bet a lot of people who abuse heroin also talk on a telephone once a week. So maybe its telephone use that leads to heroin abuse.

    I know a lot of people who smoke marijuana, and none of then have any desires to shoot up herioin. People who are interested in that would be irregardless of smoking a little pot or not.
     
  25. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    I have seriously fantasized about becoming a major recreational drug user if I ever make it past seventy.

    I figure that at that point any long-term health problems associated will not matter and I can blame it all on senility.

    I think I could get away with it, and party with friends like it was 1999 (when it is 2045).

    Oregon has medicinal marijuana and is a fairly conservative state. It is best not to confuse the issue with recreational marijuana usage. I have no problem with either, but anything that can ease someone's suffering, with minimal side-effects is something that should be supported imo.
     

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