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MAPTalk-Digest Monday, December 29 2008 Volume 08 : Number 095

001 Youth express hopes, dreams for the New Year
    From: "Herb" <>
002 Will daily pot usage hurt my health?
    From: "Herb" <> questions
    From: Allan Erickson <>


Subj: 001 Youth express hopes, dreams for the New Year
From: "Herb" <>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 07:44:14 -0800

Charles, 23, Redding: Every single one of my friends (college graduates, 
grad students and professionals) smokes weed. The "war on marijuana" is 
couched in moral/religious terms, with scientific truth discredited or 
ignored. Could we stop wasting money policing "morality" like this? (Please 
watch the documentary "Grass: History of Marijuana"). And could we repeal 
Prop 8 and let gays marry? 


Subj: 002 Will daily pot usage hurt my health?
From: "Herb" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 07:36:19 -0800

Will daily pot usage hurt my health?


Subj: questions
From: Allan Erickson <>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 18:05:54 -0800

register (its easy!) and vote:

Currently in the top 20:

3)  - 1883 votes - "The Drug War has been an incredibly expensive 
failure since it's inception. Meanwhile, millions of our citizens have 
been incarcerated for using drugs. I think we need to end this folly. 
What do you think, Mr. President?"

5)  - 1765 votes - "The people of this country want marijuana 
decriminalization, when will marijuana be decriminalized? Why continue 
to spend billions of dollars to prohibit marijuana when evidence shows 
that the war on drugs is, as you said, "an utter failure"?"

7)  - 1473 votes - "Why do you believe that marijuana should not be 
legalized? How is the prohibition of Marijuana any different than the 
prohibition of alcohol? 100,000 Americans die every year due to alcohol 
but none to Marijuana"

12)   - 878 votes - "Will you consider legalizing 
cannabis/marijuana/hemp so that the government can regulate it, tax it, 
put age limits on it, and create millions of new jobs and create a 
multi-billion dollar industry right here in the U.S.?"

15)  - 736 votes - "Will the Obama administration relax the federal 
rules concerning serious, scientific research into medicinal uses for 
marijuana and any associated long-term effects? How?"

16)  - 724 votes - "Mr. Obama, please stand by your statement regarding 
not prosecuting medical marijuana patients in states that already have 
laws in place. Instruct the DEA to focus on meth problems, and illegal 
possession of prescription drugs such as Oxycontin."

18)  - 716 votes - ""How can you morally justify the prohibition of 
marijuana? It is our choice what we put in our bodies and the fact that 
the government thinks it can control these choices is an insult not 
only to marijuana smokers, but to anyone who values freedom.""

19)  - 631 votes - "The 'War on Drugs' is ineffective-billions of 
dollars are put into the criminalization of people using/selling a drug 
has positive side effects. Legalization of marijuana could bring our 
nation out of it's economic crisis with proper taxing and laws."

20)  - 633 votes - "Is the legalization and taxation of marijuana being 
considered as an option for reducing the astronomical deficit?"

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End of MAPTalk-Digest V08 #95

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