Feb 072013
 February 7, 2013

Kevin Sabet fielded questions on Huffington Post Live, we provide the rebuttal that wasn’t a part of the discussion; new study says pot smoking leads to teen strokes, but fails to mention they were all cigarette smokers, too; interview highlights of Bob Marley from 1979; music by Stand Out Selectah.

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Johnny Green is a marijuana activist from Oregon. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy. Follow Johnny Green on Facebook and Twitter. Also, feel free to email any concerns.
  • TotalLegalHaze

    Marijuana is safer than alcohol and doesn’t require rehabilitation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Malcolm-Kyle/100001700224506 Malcolm Kyle

    In this Auckland University study, all but one of the stroke patients who were cannabis users also used tobacco regularly.

    The author (Dr. P. Alan Barber) openly admits that the study didn’t account for tobacco use —how long and how much the young stroke patients had been smoking and how big a role that might have played in stroke risk. The “study” also relied on urine samples, but traces of THC can be found in the urine for at least a whole month after consumption of cannabis.

    According to the US National Stroke Association, “Smoking tobacco (at least)doubles the risk for stroke when compared to a non-smoker. It reduces the amount of oxygen in the blood, causing the heart to work harder and allowing blood clots to form more easily.”

    “Prohibitionists are scraping the bottom of the barrel by claiming that cannabis doubles the risk of stroke, when this result has already been linked to tobacco use. There is nothing scientific about this study and it should be discredited by all rational individuals.”

    —Norml president Julian Crawford

    “Narcotics police are an enormous, corrupt international bureaucracy … and now fund a coterie of researchers who provide them with ‘scientific support’ … fanatics who distort the legitimate research of others.… The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help, and suckering well-intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents.” —William F. Buckley, commentary in The National Review, April 29, 1983, p. 495

    Here is Dr. David Allen, a Heart and Stroke specialist, calling for cannabinoid-based medicines to be used throughout America. Not just in emergency rooms and through prescriptions, but also through the ingestion of the whole plant, daily, as a supplement to diet:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Kvwz9WyI3OM

  • Son of Sam Walton

    I don’t understand how the image of people using pot or
    drugs becomes available to the brains of prohibs when talking about legal this
    and illegal that. Doesn’t Kevin need a
    better argument than talking about the substance people ingest? What about the argument of: ‘the War on Drugs
    protects the finances of terrorists and the U.N. in 2004 noted that Al Qaeda
    earned $2.4 Billion in drug sales, therefore, because drugs are illegal and
    sold illegally, 9/11 happened.’ There
    are too many books and government and unofficial resources from around the
    world that points to drug money being the number one blame for financing
    terrorism and insurgents. Had heroin and
    hash never been outlawed, no U.S. troops would have died in 2009 or 2013 or
    2002 in Afghanistan or Iraq (since 9/11 made Iraq into our scapegoat –but a
    Saddamless people fighting the U.S. would utilize drug money mostly and not oil
    or other legal or illegal means of financing, since drugs are an easier market
    to move up and down in, unlike oil or stolen cars . . . more people want to buy
    coke than an 12yr old little girl on the black market . . . it’s easier to put
    one million in drugs in your suitcase, than a stolen car etc). Doesn’t Kevin know that it is illegal for
    drugs to be illegal after 9/11 . . . the CSA Law (and the 1961 U.N. Single Law)
    created the drug black market . . . to neutralize the CSA law, would be to
    neutralize the drug black market, thus meaning in both political and physical
    body: the CSA laws (and U.N. Law) are technically the black market herself and
    it is illegal to have laws that protect and fund our enemies during a time of
    war . . . it is illegal to create laws that create black markets, when said
    markets create more and more crime and war.
    There is no black market for murder or rape since no victim pays money
    to be murdered or raped, which means those prohibitions are logical and thus
    needed. Does 9/11 equal the need to keep
    heroin and meth illegal –was it a good trade . . . did the results of 9/11 and
    our long wars fighting drug money justify the prohibition of those drugs? The War on Drugs is only legal in a world
    where buying and selling Consumer Goods and property were illegal.