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It is no secret anymore, the state of Colorado, Washington, and possibly Alaska,

have Legalized the use of "Cannabis" for personal use and or recreational use, its now

okay according to the state of Colorado, the state of Washington and possibly the state of Alaska

to use it according to how you want to prepare it, or consume it.  perfectly legal, as what

President Obama said, its like drinking a can of Beer.  Can we Adventist, make use of it,

in terms of using it,  as a tea mix, a herb drink or whatever you deem possible in comsuming

it,  in a herbal and natural way.  i am pretty sure their will be comments on this issue, and well, lets

hear what our  members here  at adventist online has to say about it.  my concern is, is it addictive

and can it be harmful to the  adventist, in terms of drinking it as a herb tea ?

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Indisputably, cannabis is the world’s most important vegetable.

Except that cannabis is the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

More doctors than consumers say medical marijuana should be legal: Survey

The legalization of medical marijuana has more support among U.S. doctors than among consumers, a new survey found.

The survey of more than 1,500 doctors and nearly 3,000 consumers found that 69 percent of doctors said medical marijuana can help with certain conditions and treatments. Only 52 percent of consumers expressed that same belief.

Among doctors, 67 percent said they believed medical marijuana should be a treatment option for patients. Half of those doctors in states where medical marijuana isn't legal said it should be legalized, as did 52 percent of doctors in states considering such laws.

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Support for medical marijuana was highest among cancer specialists (oncologists) and blood disorder specialists (hematologists). For those two groups, 82 percent said marijuana can provide real benefits to patients. The same percentage said marijuana should be a treatment option for patients, according to the WebMD/Medscape survey.

Among consumers, 50 percent said medical marijuana should be legalized nationwide, including 49 percent of those in states where it is not legal. Forty-five percent said the benefits of medical marijuana outweigh the risks.

Support for legalization of marijuana for recreational use was lower among both doctors (53 percent) and consumers (51 percent), according to the survey, titled Marijuana on Main Street.

Currently, more than 10 states are considering bills to legalize medical marijuana.

Peer-review research on the benefits of medical marijuana remains limited, the report noted.

"Despite more than 20 years of anecdotal evidence about the medicinal effects of marijuana, doctors and consumers remain in search of answers," Dr. Michael Smith, WebMD's chief medical editor, said in a company news release.

"The findings of our consumer-physician survey indicate the medical community's support for the use of marijuana as a treatment option, particularly among clinical specialties that have pioneered research," Smith said.

"Yet these survey data suggest additional studies will inform decision-makers' confidence in where medical marijuana can help and where it might not," he added.

The surveys were conducted from late February to early March.

More information

The U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse has more on the medical use of marijuana.
Copyright © 2014 HealthDay. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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I am going to tell you that it is a dangerous situation for who wants to follow or drive with an intoxicated individual.

Government are not what they used to be. No more back bone to do the right thing and take the right decision anymore.

We have to pray for the good sense to come back to the legislator and certainly for wisdom which is lacking these days all over our countries.

Did you also know that the state of so and so bla bla bla, in fact 17 states, have legalized same-sex marriage. Are we going to support this abomination just because it is being legalized by an increasing corrupted world?  

I thought everyone knew that cannabis is bad for you ?

Poll: Nationwide marijuana legalization inevitable

Poll: Legal pot inevitable, as public continues shift away from criminalization

AMERICAN POT SURVEY


DENVER (AP) -- Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday.

The Pew Research Center survey on the nation's shifting attitudes about drug policy also showed increased support for moving away from mandatory sentences for non-violent drug offenders.

The telephone survey found that 75 percent of respondents — including majorities of both supporters and opponents of legal marijuana— think that the sale and use of pot eventually will be legal nationwide. It was the first time that question had been asked.

Some 39 percent of respondents said pot should be legal for personal adult use. Forty-four percent of those surveyed said it should be legal only for medicinal use. Just 16 percent said it should not be legal at all.

The responses come as two states have legalized recreational marijuana, with more than 20 states and Washington, D.C., allowing some medical use of the drug.

"It's just a matter of time before it's in more states," said Steve Pratley of Denver, a 51-year-old pipefitter who voted for legalization in Colorado in 2012.

Pratley, who did not participate in the Pew survey, agreed with 76 percent of respondents who said people who use small amounts of marijuana shouldn't go to jail.

"If marijuana isn't legalized, it fills up the jails, and that's just stupid," Pratley said.

Legalization opponents, however, drew a distinction between making pot legal for all and thinking that pot users belong in jail.

"It's an illegal drug, period. I don't see it spreading," said Laura Sanchez, a 55-year-old retiree in Denver who voted against legalization. She agreed that pot smokers don't belong in jail, but she disagreed with legalization.

"I've seen no proof that it's good for anybody," said Sanchez, who also did not participate in the survey.

The poll suggested that despite shifting attitudes on legalization, the public remains concerned about drug abuse, with 32 percent of those surveyed calling it a crisis and 55 percent of respondents viewing it as a serious national problem.

And a narrow majority, 54 percent, said marijuana legalization would lead to more underage people trying it.

As for mandatory minimum sentences, public attitudes have been shifting for years.

In 2001, the survey was about evenly divided on whether it was a good thing or bad thing for states to move away from mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders. In 2014, poll respondents favored the move by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, or 63 percent to 32 percent. The other 5 percent either didn't respond or said they didn't know.

Public officials are well aware of the public's shifting attitudes on drug penalties.

Just last month, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testified in support of proposed sentence reductions for some non-violent drug traffickers in an effort to reserve the "the harshest penalties for the most serious drug offenders."

"Certain types of cases result in too many Americans going to prison for too long, and at times for no truly good public safety reason," Holder said last month at the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

Drug legalization activists said the Pew results come as no surprise.

"We see a growing bipartisan recognition that mandatory minimums went too far and did more harm than good," said Ethan Nadelmann, head of the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance, which opposes criminal penalties for non-violent drug users.

Marijuana legalization opponents saw signs of hope in the survey, too.

Kevin Sabet, co-founder of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, which opposes pot legalization, pointed to the fact that 63 percent said it would bother them if people used marijuana openly in their neighborhood.

"Saying that we don't want people to serve prison time for marijuana is very different from saying I want a pot shop in my neighborhood selling cookies and candies and putting coupons in the paper," Sabet said.

The poll of 1,821 adults was conducted Feb. 14-23. The survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.

Kristen Wyatt can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/APkristenwyatt

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Well now I think cannbis is the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Avoid.

All that God created in the garden was called good. Cannabis is a variable plant or one of waving or wavering.

Of course it is like a can of beer. I live in a country where the third leading cause of death is alcohol related.  Worldwide alcohol kills a total of 2.5 million people every year. There is no similar data reported available for cannabis, That just means no studies have been done on it.  True alcohol is more harmful to personal health than cannabis but both are form of intoxication. Wouldn't this pit us on dangerous ground making choice during an intoxicated state. Why choose the lesser of two evils when God is the one who heals you.

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