Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an update to its federal marijuana enforcement policy in light of recent state ballot initiatives that legalize, under state law, the possession of small amounts of marijuana and provide for the regulation of marijuana production, processing, and sale.
Recently perusing one of our favorite blogs we came across an article that we just had to bring to your attention.
We were unable to comment directly as comments are restricted for this author which I find unusual for someone seeking to enact laws that affect others, especially since he uses his influence directly. Then again, maybe not really so surprising; it's hard to counter such overwhelming criticism of your position when its built on deceit and distortions. So we decided to address some of it here, where we have no need for such restrictions.
So here is the excerpt of an article written by Kevin Sabet, co founder of SAM found on the Huffington Post, our comments appear in red.
(CNN) -- It was the pot story read around the world.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is used to making headlines. The brain surgeon and CNN's chief medical correspondent can't even leave his office and walk through CNN Center without tour groups stopping him to take his picture or compliment his work. But this time the intensity of interest in a story he wrote for CNN.com about how he changed his mind about the effectiveness of medical marijuana was something even he didn't anticipate.
Tobacco kills, there is no doubt.
Billions of dollars, dozens of years, careers made and/or destroyed, millions of lives lost. All orcherastrated by one of the most powerful lobbys ever to exist and yet truth won regardless of all the lies and manipulations this lobby fabricated.
"Tobacco does not yield net revenue when taxed. Each year, Americans spend more than $200 billion on the social costs of smoking, but only about $25 billion is collected in taxes." - Office of National Drug Control Policy
I had smoked cigarettes for twenty three years before finally being able to quit. It took multiple attempts, a few being somewhat succesful, others not so much. I had wanted to quit for years based on how I felt and smelt. By age 25 I could not climb more then a couple of flights of stairs without huffing and puffing. I knew what cigarettes did to me, regardless of what their "studies" claimed. How could I not?