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Re: “Hell Yes! The 2016 Tucson Weekly Endorsements

Re: Francis Saitta,
"The younger generation" has had no problem getting marijuana on the street for a couple of generations now. The destigmatization of the drug that will come with decriminalization will have the effect of removing some of the allure with time, and it will absolutely remove a lot of the risk associated with buying illegal drugs.
I'm not sure why the current potency of the drug is used as an argument against decriminalization; there is still no danger of overdose death or injury, or physical dependence.

Relative to alcohol and opiod painkillers, marijuana is very safe.

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Posted by T.k. Morgan on 10/20/2016 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Hell Yes! The 2016 Tucson Weekly Endorsements

You lost all credibility after your first endorsement of the Marijuana proposition.

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Posted by John Weeks on 10/20/2016 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Let's not be naïve. Politics is, by its very nature, corrupt. It always has been and always will be. The most effective President will be the one who can best game the system.

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Posted by Da Coach on 10/20/2016 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Nice to see Tony mentioned in the last paragraph. I live around Broadway and Craycroft and buy groceries at the Wal Mart there at 22nd. Tony has been a daily fixture at that shopping center for years. He never asks for money, never talks to anyone unless they talk first, but graciously accepts food whenever I offer. He is way too skinny; if you run into him, give him something to eat.

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Posted by T.k. Morgan on 10/20/2016 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Creative Community

"Ex-Arizonan is a Troll hypocrite" is a maroon. (Thanks Bugs!)

I'm sure that he meant that I am the hypocrite and the troll, but, just like your average troll, this troll didn't bother to pay enough attention or read what was typed properly. Comments like this only back everything I have typed right up. Par for the course. Believe me, I'm not surprised.

I'd call this troll a fucking idiot, but TW just might remove my comment. Although, I have made several requests to have the "Ex-Arizonan is a Troll hypocrite" comment removed...and guess what? It is still there as I'm typing this. (Sad!)

It makes me TW not paying attention or do they actually support this obvious misinformation? Sometimes I wonder. If the Webmaster is on vacation, you need someone to carry that weight when they're away.

I understand if this comment gets removed. What I will not understand is if this comment gets removed and the "Ex-Arizonan is a Troll hypocrite" comment doesn't get removed along with it.

P.S. Ex-Arizonan, you are definitely not a troll.

Fuck All Trolls!

Most sincerely, DC

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 10/20/2016 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Five Ways To Avoid Being An Able-Bodied Douchebag

Thanks for the eye opener about "wrong."I'll have to pay more attention to my thought process.

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Posted by Camille Short on 10/20/2016 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Police Dispatch

His first cry for help was walking around wearing only swimming trunks. His second cry for help was stealing a beer, but his SCREAM for help was taking a Budweiser!

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Posted by sgsmith on 10/20/2016 at 7:40 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Too bad the “Old West” we live in today doesn’t have that Hollywood standard for telling the good guys from the bad guys – white hats and black hats – because for the past few years finding a white hat-wearing guy or gal in Arizona politics is like finding Doug Douchy at a Mensa meeting.

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Posted by sgsmith on 10/20/2016 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Hillary must have been born under a lucky star. Handed the opportunity to run against the single most preposterous Republican candidate in our history, it looks as if she might scrape through to victory on the reality behind the reality star, Trump is Mencken's imbecile and a deviant to boot.

Watching the final debate last night I watched Clinton repeatedly freeze when questioned or attacked on her dismal performance as Secretary of State and on the family profiteering under the auspices of the Bonnie and Clyde Global Initiative. And no, I haven't forgotten about the "damn emails." With every new leak I realize exactly how corrupt she and her gang truly are but I guess that's what the meaning of "quid pro quo" is (sort of like what the meaning of "is" is).

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 10/20/2016 at 7:25 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

It has nothing to do with the fact that HRC is a woman. It has to do with the fact that she is a better (although not the greatest) choice than an egotistical, xenophobic, racist, misogynist, accused child raping hothead.

It's already a fact though. Chump's gonna lose. Stock up on the Blue Bunny and facial tissue, because you and all the other Chump lovers are gonna need it.

Crying shame. (Not really.)

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 10/20/2016 at 7:25 AM

Re: “Police Dispatch

Sounds like the victim needs to make his housemate an X-housemate.

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Posted by sgsmith on 10/20/2016 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Our Spoiled State Firing and Hiring System

Expecting Safier to be bipartisan is like betting on a manatee to run a four minute mile. It would be amazing but not likely.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 10/20/2016 at 7:04 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Said like a true confusionist. Hillary has dedicated her life to public service? She has dedicated her life to her bank account from cattle futures to the Clinton Foundation. She consistently lies and cheats. Without repurcussion.

But hey, she's a woman. Maybe next time we can raise our standards but for now we will drag the bottom of the barrel. If she wins can she avoid prosecution for four years? Hard to say.

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Posted by Susan Hirsh on 10/20/2016 at 6:45 AM

Re: “The Skinny

The current members of the Commission ran on the slogan, "Do YOU want to pay HIGHER utility bills?" Evidently a vote for them meant a vote "YES!". Arizona has the best politicians money can buy.

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Posted by W Corvi on 10/20/2016 at 6:34 AM

Re: “Hell Yes! The 2016 Tucson Weekly Endorsements

Prop 205: The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act SHOULD BE REJECTED by the Voters of Arizona!

The "Medical Marijuana" of today is NOT like the Marijuana used in the 70's and 80's. Through Artificial Selection Experiments, strains of Marijuana have been developed by the Marijuana Drug Industry that substantially increase the potency of the Drug. As such, its' use poses serious potential consequences.

While this Drug is effective in treating some medical conditions; Muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis, Nausea from cancer chemotherapy, Poor appetite and weight loss caused by chronic illness, such as HIV, or nerve pain, Seizure disorders (childhood epilepsy), and Crohn's disease. Purified extracts from whole-plant marijuana can slow the growth of cancer cells from one of the most serious types of brain tumors.

Research in mice showed that treatment with purified extracts of THC and CBD, when used with radiation, increased the cancer-killing effects of the radiation (Scott KA, Dalgleish AG, Liu WM. The combination of cannabidiol and ?9-tetrahydrocannabinol enhances the anticancer effects of radiation in an orthotopic murine glioma model. Mol Cancer Ther. 2014;13(12):2955-67.)

Scientists are also conducting preclinical and clinical trials with marijuana and its extracts to treat numerous diseases and conditions, such as the following:

1. Autoimmune diseases (diseases that weaken the immune system): HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis (MS), which causes gradual loss of muscle control

2. Alzheimer’s disease, which causes loss of brain function, affecting memory, thinking, and behavior
6.Substance use disorders
7.Mental disorders

The FDA has not recognized or approved the marijuana plant as medicine.

The Medical Marijuana Program in Arizona is a Big-Money-Making SCAM supported by the Marijuana Drug Industry and their Supporters in the Arizona Legislature!

Marijuana use for Medical purpose should be supported by Scientific evidence, including Clinical Trials, and regulated by the FDA; closely monitored by the tending Physician and State Department of Health."Medical Marijuana" should be available by Prescription only (in a Pharmacy) issued by a License Physician.

Congress should amend the Controlled Substances Act of 1970: Controlled Substances Act (CSA) (21 U.S.C. § 811). making Marijuana available for Medical Treatment.

The major consumers of this Drug, if legalized for so-called recreational purposes, will be the younger generation; destroying the very fabric/future of our Democracy.

This Drug should NOT be legalized for recreational purposes!!!

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 10/20/2016 at 6:04 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Well written

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Posted by lc69hunter on 10/20/2016 at 5:41 AM

Re: “Hell Yes! The 2016 Tucson Weekly Endorsements

Very proud to have the endorsement of the Tucson Weekly. I have worked hard to remove partisanship from this election and reach out to ALL people of Pima County. Let's work together to move our County and our Sheriffs Department forward.

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Posted by markdnapier on 10/20/2016 at 5:23 AM

Re: “Hell Yes! The 2016 Tucson Weekly Endorsements

6th poorest city in the country and DAMN proud of it! Keep the poverty coming! Make Arizona Mexico Again!

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Posted by What, Again on 10/20/2016 at 4:00 AM

Re: “Five Ways To Avoid Being An Able-Bodied Douchebag

You had me at "Asshat kind of girl"- thank you for your advocacy. You and Emory are both amazing humans.

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Posted by mimic on 10/19/2016 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Creative Community

Please quote the exact sentence in any of my posts where I used the word "troll."

Also, it's "you're," not "your."

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Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 10/19/2016 at 8:29 PM

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