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The FDA in it's infinite wisdom has approved the sale of two new tobacco products despite their scientifically and medically proven links to a multitude of cancers. Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought that the FDA was supposed to prevent dangerous substances from reaching the market, not approve them. This is the same FDA that prohibitionists love to cite as not recognizing cannabis as medicine. So does that mean tobacco has medicinal properties? If the FDA is in the business of approving carcinogenic products designed for the explicit purpose of being smoked then why should we believe them when they deny cannabis has any medicinal qualities? Why should we trust them with our health and well being when they approve yet another poison from Big Tobacco? Obviously they don't have any concerns for the public's well being when Big Tobacco's profits are at stake. The next time a prohibitionist tries to make the FDA argument against cannabis remember this reckless approval. And remember that as long as you have a strong enough lobby you can buy anyone including a government agency. Don't believe me? Just ask Big Tobacco, Big Pharma, the Industrial Prison/Rehab complex, and the Alcohol industry.


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PaulScambot commented on Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 00:48 AM

Our government puts corporate profits ahead of our wellbeing? GASP!!!

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 14:47 PM

So maybe a few well placed bribes ("political contributions") will bring about an end to prohibition?

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 01:10 AM


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MrTowlie commented on Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 00:32 AM


PaulScambot commented on Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 23:21 PM


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MrTowlie commented on Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 17:04 PM


PaulScambot commented on Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 17:26 PM


MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 00:49 AM

"Colorado roadway fatalities are down 25 percent this year from last year, and also down from the 13-year average, Washington Post reports, in another damning debunking of law enforcement officials ‘drugged driving’ epidemic."


MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 14:43 PM

"The Impact Of Smoking Marijuana Regularly On Your Lungs, According To Science"

"“Lifetime marijuana use up to 20 joint-years is not associated with adverse changes in spirometric (exhalation strength) measures of lung health,” the study, featured in the medical journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society, concluded...“The distinction the Emory University study makes is not new,” Allen St. Pierre, executive director of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws, told ThinkProgress. “It’s ripe with citations from Donald Tashkin who has spent more than 40 years trying to answer the question of what happens to people when they smoke tobacco and marijuana. This new study took things further; today these products aren’t being smoked [in a way] that the product is carbonized and there’s ash."


MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015 at 19:54 PM

Congress Defunds DEA's War On Medical Marijuana


MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 15:13 PM

U.S. Surgeon General Says Marijuana Medicinal


MrTowlie commented on Monday, Feb 16, 2015 at 13:34 PM

Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of California's Oldest Marijuana Dispensary


MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 at 15:15 PM

"Study: Daily Marijuana Use Not Associated With Brain Shrinkage"


MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 at 15:49 PM

"Medical Marijuana Making Noise In Florida"


MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 at 21:11 PM

"Daily Marijuana Use Doesn't Really Change Brains of Adults or Teens, Study Finds"


MrTowlie commented on Monday, Mar 16, 2015 at 13:19 PM

"Was Marijuana Really Less Potent in the 1960s?"


MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 at 14:50 PM

"Ben & Jerry's founders are open to making marijuana infused ice cream"


MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 at 13:14 PM

"Poll: 61 Percent Of Americans Want Marijuana Legalization, Smashing Previous Records"


MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 at 18:01 PM

"No, marijuana use doesn’t lower your IQ"


MrTowlie commented on Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 12:28 PM

"Chris Christie's muddled message on marijuana and the War on Drugs "


MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 11:50 AM

"Church Of Marijuana Gets Boost From Indiana's Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Bill"


MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Apr 07, 2015 at 02:24 AM

"Marijuana Bill Gains Cosponsors in House and Senate"


MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Here Comes Italy: Marijuana Legalization Effort Gears Up in Parliament


MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Apr 09, 2015 at 02:20 AM

Florida takes another shot at a recreational marijuana bill


MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 at 12:18 PM

"I Thought Legalizing Pot Would Be a Disaster. But It Turned Out To Be Wonderful."


MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 11:59 AM

U.S. Legalization of Marijuana Has Hit Mexican Cartels’ Cross-Border Trade


MrTowlie commented on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 20:48 PM

"The Drug Czar is Required by Law to Lie"


MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 11:20 AM

Marijuana legalization has more support than any candidate in some states


MrTowlie commented on Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 16:28 PM

6 In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana


MrTowlie commented on Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 20:05 PM

New Research Debunks One of the Oldest Myths About Marijuana


MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Legalized marijuana is bringing record high benefits to Colorado schools


MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 at 21:34 PM

Medical Use of Marijuana Doesn’t Increase Youths’ Use, Study Finds


MrTowlie commented on Friday, Aug 14, 2015 at 14:07 PM

Colorado gov now says legalizing marijuana helps state's fiscal health


MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 at 11:47 AM

'Just Say No' to the Gateway Theory of Pot


MrTowlie commented on Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 20:35 PM

D.A.R.E. gets duped by anti-pot satire


Not the sharpest tools in the shed.
But what would you expect from a bunch of reefer madness prohibitionists?

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 at 20:11 PM

Marijuana Prohibition Is a Moral Scandal Built on a Mountain of Lies


MrTowlie commented on Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 18:12 PM

Marijuana Taxes Swell, Not Up In Smoke After All


MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 23:09 PM

Republican voters to feds: Butt out of marijuana reform


MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 13:32 PM

Vagina searches and other reasons the war on marijuana must end in America


MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 20:59 PM

California Ready for End to Pot Prohibition


MrTowlie commented on Monday, Aug 31, 2015 at 19:31 PM

The New York Times Calls for Marijuana Legalization


MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 at 14:52 PM

Salem City Council takes step to allow Oct. 1 marijuana sales

SALEM — The Salem City Council has voted to permit the early sales of recreational marijuana from medical marijuana dispensaries.

The Statesman Journal reports that the council's vote Monday would permit the sales beginning Oct. 1, more than three months ahead of the planned start date.


MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 at 18:28 PM

New Mexico Senate Committee Passes Marijuana Legalization


MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Sep 05, 2015 at 00:21 AM

Congressional Fundraiser Held At A Marijuana Garden


MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Sep 05, 2015 at 19:38 PM

Blue ribbon marijuana? Cannabis industry finds a foothold at the Oregon State Fair


MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 06, 2015 at 17:01 PM

Marijuana Legalization Texas: House Committee Approves Bill HB 2165 To Make Marijuana Legal


MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 06, 2015 at 19:09 PM

7 States On the Verge of Marijuana Legalization


MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 08, 2015 at 18:10 PM

Marijuana-Legalization Efforts and Their Impact on the Presidential Race

With the race for the White House heating up, the “politics of marijuana” is looming as a possibly significant factor.

Twenty-four state ballot initiatives on marijuana legalization in 16 states have been filed already and will be voted on in November 2016, including in the “swing states” of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, and New Mexico.


MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Sep 09, 2015 at 19:57 PM

Colorado raises $150 million from marijuana.


MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 at 11:25 AM

Oregon's doomed marijuana prohibitionists: Editorial Agenda 2015


MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 at 14:27 PM

2016 Will be Huge For Marijuana


MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 at 19:06 PM

Judge says marijuana dispensary video can be used in probe of California police


MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 at 11:39 AM

California Lt. Governor – California Will Legalize Recreational Marijuana In 2016


MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 at 20:16 PM

New Data Shows Legalization Had No Impact On Teen Marijuana Use


MrTowlie commented on Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 16:12 PM

Road fatalities in Colorado have plummeted since marijuana was legalized


MrTowlie commented on Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 19:58 PM

Washington: Legalized Marijuana Access Not Associated With Increased Teen Use


MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 at 15:14 PM

Legal Marijuana in Arizona Would Generate $72M Yearly in Tax Revenue, New Report Says


MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 at 17:42 PM

Colorado Just Became The First State In History To Collect More Taxes From Marijuana Than Alcohol


MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 15:47 PM

Bernie Sanders vows to strike down absurd federal marijuana money laws


MrTowlie commented on Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 11:09 AM

Marijuana Report by Anti-Pot Group Continues Jihad Against Legalization


MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 at 17:18 PM

Toledo, Ohio Votes Yes To Decriminalize Marijuana By Wide Margin


MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 at 10:17 AM

Supposedly Neutral Federal Report Stacks The Deck Against Marijuana Legalization

"In 2012 Coloradans approved Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use, by a vote of 55 percent to 45 percent. Last February a Quinnipiac University poll found that 58 percent of Colorado voters supported that decision, while 38 percent opposed it and the rest weren’t sure.

For prohibitionists determined to portray marijuana legalization in Colorado as a disaster, those poll results are inconvenient, since they indicate that public support for Amendment 64 was higher after more than a year of legal recreational sales and more than two years of legal possession and home cultivation than it was in 2012. Honest drug warriors would acknowledge the Quinnipiac numbers and perhaps try to balance them with other poll results. Dishonest drug warriors would do what the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) does in its new report on marijuana legalization: change the numbers."


MrTowlie commented on Friday, Sep 25, 2015 at 19:27 PM

After 2 Years With Legal Marijuana, Most Coloradans Still Like It

The percentage supporting legalization is, if anything, higher than before it took effect.


MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 at 23:56 PM

Bill Repealing Federal Pot Prohibition Has Bipartisan Backing

A Republican reintroduces legislation that lets states choose their own marijuana policies.


MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Oct 04, 2015 at 20:00 PM

GOPers Open Door To Legal Marijuana


MrTowlie commented on Friday, Oct 09, 2015 at 17:29 PM

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch Expresses Support For States’ Rights On Marijuana Policy

During her confirmation hearing in January, Lynch said that her predecessor Eric Holder’s policy of generally respecting state marijuana laws “certainly would be my policy if confirmed as attorney general.” In written answers to question from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, she said that the policy is “effective, consistent and rational.”


MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 13:33 PM

Drug Warriors Claim Sky Is Falling in Latest Anti-Marijuana Report


TommyMarin commented on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 16:04 PM

Why Congress Did Not Stop Marijuana Legalization in Its Backyard

Despite a prohibitionist tantrum, pot is legal in the nation's capital.


MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 21:49 PM

Colorado Support For Legal Marijuana Increases After Legalization

According to a Quinnipiac University Poll support for legal marijuana has risen by over 3% since legalization.


MrTowlie commented on Friday, Nov 13, 2015 at 21:23 PM

Arizona's Pima Commission Gives Up On Preventing Marijuana's Inevitable Legalization, Focuses On Public Education

Faced with mounting evidence that marijuana use has doubled in the United States, more states, including Arizona, are poised to pass laws allowing recreational use.

Commission officials said it will use its resources to educate the public, rather than trying to stop a growing movement.


MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 03:54 AM

Colorado is Making Way More On Marijuana Than They Thought

Marijuana taxes drew in $70 million instead of the predicted $40 million—almost double the expected amount. Alcohol taxes, on the other hand, drew in only $42 million.


TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 14:19 PM

SciCheck: DEA Chief Wrong On Medical Marijuana


BikerackIII commented on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 16:40 PM

"New marijuana rules get tougher on pesticides in Oregon cannabis industry"...Proof that legalization works. With legalization we will be getting a healthier product free from unwanted contaminants.


TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 19:53 PM

Israel's Police Chief Suggests Marijuana Should Be Decriminalized

Politicians on the left and right say recreational use should be legal.


MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 at 20:40 PM

Tactics And Tricks That Cops Use To Bust You For Marijuana


TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015 at 16:27 PM

Landmark Case in Mexico's Supreme Court Could Pave the Way for Marijuana Legalization


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