Comments on: Oaksterdam University in place to teach next generation of pot entrepreneurs http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/28/oaksterdam-university-in-place-to-teach-next-generation-of-pot-entrepreneurs/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Brian http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/28/oaksterdam-university-in-place-to-teach-next-generation-of-pot-entrepreneurs/comment-page-1/#comment-340574 Wed, 28 Oct 2009 19:08:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13354#comment-340574 Hi, I hear that marijuana can help me off high blood pressure medication. Where do I see a doctor who agrees with this and would issue a certificate so that I may try marijuana? I dont think Kaiser doctors would agree. Thanks Brian

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By: StopSmokerMen http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/28/oaksterdam-university-in-place-to-teach-next-generation-of-pot-entrepreneurs/comment-page-1/#comment-340178 Wed, 07 Oct 2009 09:37:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13354#comment-340178 But in terms of tax revenues, future business direction. But I’m not sure that it is safe. Just like cigarettes. I think that medical marijuana is still not completely Research to fully talk about the benefits. I have it raises some concerns.

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By: Jennifer http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/28/oaksterdam-university-in-place-to-teach-next-generation-of-pot-entrepreneurs/comment-page-1/#comment-338801 Fri, 31 Jul 2009 21:09:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13354#comment-338801 If anything, marijuana needs to be reevaluated by the FDA and take into account modern research and social stigma when Scheduling this drug. As it stands now, it is a Schedule I narcotic, along with hallucinogens, cocaine, and heroine. Under this Schedule, drugs are considered highly addictive, do not have a significant therapeutic purpose, and/or have a negative social stigma (this is what made it illegal in the first place). Since then, decades of research has shown that marijuana has countered these three claims. There is no addictive compounds in THC, unlike nicotine, alcohol, or the array of prescription drugs we take and you won’t suffer physical withdraws from it. In addition, it is shown to be therapeutic in over 200 conditions and diseases. Thousands of products including textiles, oils, fuel can be made from hemp which is still illegal to grow. If the FDA were to reevaluate this drug, it would probably be placed in Schedule IV, and our country would see many benefits from this. I agree with only taxing the recreational sale of the drug. If one were to get a prescription, then there should be no tax burden placed on the patient. What is going to help the most is people coming forward and admitting to using this drug. Once the negative social stigma is picked down, the government will be more likely to act at legalizing marijuana.

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By: Ronan http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/28/oaksterdam-university-in-place-to-teach-next-generation-of-pot-entrepreneurs/comment-page-1/#comment-338786 Thu, 30 Jul 2009 20:35:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13354#comment-338786 Great that a debate like this is finally taking place – LONG overdue. I am a longtime cannabis enthusiast but have only recently started to appreciate its full and unique healing effects. My father who has cancer has started to eat brownies with cannabis and they are having a wonderful effect on his wellbeing. They help him to sleep and also stimulate his appetite and help him to relax in generall. Thank God we have this herb as they have improved his life no end. My sister in law has recently started chemotherapy for breast cancer and she too has found them a great help for aiding sleep and reducing nausea. Now i just hope that we can keep going and make this herb available to those who require it.

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By: Alan http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/28/oaksterdam-university-in-place-to-teach-next-generation-of-pot-entrepreneurs/comment-page-1/#comment-338773 Tue, 28 Jul 2009 22:57:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13354#comment-338773 Thank you for the article, this made my day! I am so happy this is taking place in my life and you should be too. We should not have to smoke cannabis in the dark and be afraid of the government. I am an honest US citizen that pays intense taxes and support america 100%, but I smoke cannabis to relax and medicate.

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By: David http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/28/oaksterdam-university-in-place-to-teach-next-generation-of-pot-entrepreneurs/comment-page-1/#comment-338772 Tue, 28 Jul 2009 22:23:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13354#comment-338772 See the story of the border patrol agent who was killed by a Mexican drug runner. I think we have a solution to more than just a tax problem here.

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By: Jim Davis http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/28/oaksterdam-university-in-place-to-teach-next-generation-of-pot-entrepreneurs/comment-page-1/#comment-338771 Tue, 28 Jul 2009 20:55:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13354#comment-338771 Guns in the hands of responsible citizens is not a danger!
Alcohol at the lips of responsible citizens is not a danger!
Smoking cigarettes in moderation are not a danger!
Eating “fast-foods” is not a danger if eaten in moderation!

Finally “smoking POT” is NO MORE OF A HAZARD than any of the above
in moderation!!!

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By: Daniel http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/28/oaksterdam-university-in-place-to-teach-next-generation-of-pot-entrepreneurs/comment-page-1/#comment-338770 Tue, 28 Jul 2009 19:42:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13354#comment-338770 I just recently got my doctors recommendation and I am convinced that Marijuana should simply be legalized. There are plenty of items that are legal yet just as lethal to the body if not worse such as alcohol, tobacco, fried foods etc.

The bottom line is Marijuana use is not being hindered even a little bit with the current legal landscape, so we as a country might as well stop wasting money and resources to continually try to stop the use of marijuana. Legalize it, tax it, and use that money to educate and regulate. Prohibition is ineffective and provides zero benefit to anyone.

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By: Prashant Sharma http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/28/oaksterdam-university-in-place-to-teach-next-generation-of-pot-entrepreneurs/comment-page-1/#comment-338769 Tue, 28 Jul 2009 19:35:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13354#comment-338769 Marijuana..ah..for some its like being on haven and some call it bad. Whatever be the scenerio I personnely love it. When my office hours end a stuffed cigarette takes away stress with its smoke. And I also do not find it addictive rather I feel its better than a normal cigarette.

It improves digestion atleast in my case, gives me rid of stress, above all relaxes me, so a cigarette or two stuffed with marijuana in a day are not bad. Thats what I feel.

Those against it must agree that there numerous more addictive more harmful man made drugs are flooding the market why they do not fight against them?

Its NOT THAT BAD.

I never felt like i can’t live without it. But whenever smoke it everything around feels good.

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By: Thinker http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/07/28/oaksterdam-university-in-place-to-teach-next-generation-of-pot-entrepreneurs/comment-page-1/#comment-338768 Tue, 28 Jul 2009 19:21:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=13354#comment-338768 Legalize MJ, collect taxes, extreme taxes, then let those who want, smoke it. I wouldn’t, it causes confusion, old age causes confusion. It causes forgetfulness, old age does the same. To each his own.
I wouldn’t see the danger in alcohol until I quit drinking.

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