Liberals love marijuana. And like other things that they claim are “harmless” like abortion they are dead wrong about marijuana.
Marijuana has been called “dangerous” by the American Medical Association. According to the Marijuana-statistics.com website, ‘There have been over 7,000 published scientific and medical studies documenting the damage that marijuana poses. Not one study has shown marijuana to be safe.’
Today’s marijuana is extremely powerful. One single puff can make a smoker very “high”, like being drunk. Marijuana use also leads to other drugs like cocaine and heroin. Nikitas3.com saw this many times over with my own eyes growing up in the 1960s and 1970s.
Yet in some very liberal place like California, Vermont and Washington state, marijuana is or soon will be legal. US attorney general Jeff Sessions has left it up to US attorneys to prosecute marijuana growers and distributors in those states since marijuana remains illegal under federal law. None has acted so far.
Liberals want marijuana legal so that tens of millions of smokers will be ‘high’ and will take a frivolous approach to life and will accept any dogma that liberals propose. This has been their goal since the 1960s. These smokers already are and will continue to be thankful to liberals for giving them legal marijuana with which to harm themselves. This is crazy.
They also want legal marijuana since liberals will get rich on it, despite the damage that it does.
We do not need another legal vice like marijuana. We should be seeking to reduce the number of vices to create a more sober society.
Here are some facts about marijuana from Marijuana-statistics.com (some of these are older statistics but they show the trend):
Marijuana statistics indicate that marijuana is the most commonly abused drug in the United States. A recent government survey tells us that nearly 69 million Americans over the age of 12 have tried marijuana at least once. About 10 million had used the drug in the month immediately prior to the survey.
The latest marijuana statistics treatment data indicate that in 2006 marijuana was the most common illicit drug of abuse and was responsible for about 16 percent (289,988) of all admissions to treatment facilities in the United States. Marijuana treatment admissions were primarily male (73.8 percent), White (51.5 percent), and young (36.1 percent were in the 15–19 age range). Those in treatment for primary marijuana abuse had begun use at an early age: 56.2 percent had abused it by age 14 and 92.5 percent had abused it by age 18.
Marijuana statistics reflect that marijuana is so popular (39.8 percent of the U.S. population has tried marijuana at least once) in part because it is regarded as a relatively “safe” drug.
However, efforts to educate youth about marijuana abuse may be contributing to its slight decline.
• According to the United Nations estimate, 141 million people around the world use marijuana. This represents about 2.5 percent of the world population.
• A survey conducted in 2005 by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimated 97.5 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 40.1% of the U.S. population in that age group.
• The number of past year marijuana users in 2005 was approximately 25.4 million (10.4% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.6 million (6.0%).
• 62 percent of adults who had used marijuana before the age of 15 have used cocaine at some point during their lives. For those who had never used marijuana, that number is 0.6 percent.
• Those who use marijuana in youth are more likely to use heroin. That number is 9 percent as compared to 0.1 percent for those who had never used marijuana.
• Psychotherapeutic drugs: 53.9 percent of those who used marijuana before the age of 15 report that they have also tried to use psychotherapeutic drugs for non-medical uses. The rate for those who have not used marijuana is 5.1 percent.
• These marijuana statistics clearly show that marijuana use can pre-dispose people for substance abuse later in life.
• Even with marijuana use on the decline in general, it is clear that with 2.1 million people using marijuana for the first time each year, this is still an issue.
This is from Drugabuse.gov:
Marijuana also affects brain development. When people begin using marijuana as teenagers, the drug may impair thinking, memory, and learning functions and affect how the brain builds connections between the areas necessary for these functions. Researchers are still studying how long marijuana’s effects last and whether some changes may be permanent.
For example, a study from New Zealand conducted in part by researchers at Duke University showed that people who started smoking marijuana heavily in their teens and had an ongoing marijuana use disorder lost an average of 8 IQ points between ages 13 and 38. The lost mental abilities didn’t fully return in those who quit marijuana as adults. Those who started smoking marijuana as adults didn’t show notable IQ declines.
Vermont is one of the states where legal marijuana is being embraced. Yet as the liberals have been waging war against cigarettes for more than 50 years they are welcoming legal marijuana even though marijuana is as harmful if not moreso than tobacco in these ways:
*the smoke from one marijuana cigarette is considered as toxic to the lungs as the smoke from a whole pack of tobacco cigarettes since marijuana smoke is held in the lungs for long periods for the best ‘high’. Yet liberals completely ignore this danger while they crusade against tobacco.
*marijuana may be contaminated with pesticides and herbicides and laced with other dangerous drugs. Smoking marijuana is truly a game of “Russian roulette”. Smokers have no idea where their marijuana came from, who has handled it, how it was grown or what it was sprayed with. This is frightening and it is common to all illegal drugs.
*since marijuana makes you very ‘high’ with a single puff this can lead to accidents, medical problems, mental diminution and even schizophrenia. An acquaintance of Nikitas3.com died in a 2017 accident that was almost certainly attributable to his being ‘high’. This man had everything to live for. He had a $10 million fortune and a wonderful family. Unfortunately he boasted of his lifelong love for marijuana and disdained Nikitas3.com for opposing it.
Here are excerpts from The Burlington Free Press in Burlington, Vermont, the home of the University of Vermont, about landlords and marijuana with a Nikitas3.com comment after each excerpt:
Free Press reports: There are nearly 10,000 rental units in Vermont’s largest city. With (marijuana) legalization going into effect July 1, many Burlington landlords are trying to figure out how to balance protecting their properties with allowing their tenants to take advantage of the state’s law.
“In my mind, if it’s allowable by law and it doesn’t put anybody at risk, have at it,” landlord Bill Bissonnette said. “I can’t deny them the right that the state of Vermont says they have.”
Nikitas3.com comment: These are the same liberals who go ballistic if someone smokes a tobacco cigarette in their apartment. But the equally bad or much worse effects and stench of marijuana appear to be no problem.
If Nikitas3.com owned apartments I would ban both cigarettes and marijuana so as to be rational in my policies. Both are bad for health and for the apartment (they both make the apartment permanently stink after continued use).
Notice he says that, “I can’t deny them the right that the state of Vermont says they have.” That is nonsense. Cigarettes are legal but are often banned by landlords. Pets are legal but are often banned. And many other items.
Free Press reports: “We’ve just started to think about it,” said Erik Hoekstra, the managing partner of Redstone Properties, which owns over a dozen residential buildings throughout Burlington, Winooski and elsewhere in Vermont.
… Hoekstra, whose current Flynn Avenue project is his company’s sixth housing-based development in Burlington since 2012, said that he has no real aversion to the idea of marijuana but has concerns about some of the logistical issues.
Nikitas3.com comment: How about college students burning down your building during marijuana parties when they become very “stoned” and careless? This type of activity is notorious.
How about children in the next-door apartment smelling it and being exposed to first-hand or second-hand marijuana smoke? How about anti-marijuana tenants being forced to smell marijuana constantly? Aren’t their rights being abridged? The obvious answer to these questions would be to ban marijuana smoking in all apartments.
Free Press reports: Doug Boyden, who rents about 75 percent of his Burlington apartments to students, said he will most likely keep his existing leases and would deal with requests to grow marijuana on a case-by-case basis, even though he himself is against marijuana legalization.
He said he bans tobacco smoking in his apartments because the leftover smell can be unpleasant.
“I don’t feel that the smell of pot has the same negative effect for other people,” he said. “I don’t fault people for smoking pot in my apartments.”
Nikitas3.com comment: Amazing. These people are blinded by their ideology. Marijuana has a unique stench that is very powerful. And if you oppose marijuana the smell is totally objectionable.
Be Wary of ‘Roseanne’
Roseanne Barr has re-launched her 1990s working-class hit comedy TV show ‘Roseanne’ with a twist. It has a pro-Trump lead character.
In real life Barr is pro-Trump although she formerly was hard-left in her political persuasion.
The first episode of the new ‘Roseanne’ on March 27, 2018 has set Trump World afire. Finally, a TV show that does not hate Republicans! Wow! We’ll watch every week!
On the other hand the rage of the liberals at this one episode of this one show exposes them for the thin skins that they have. They will never acknowledge that this is what conservatives have put up with every time we turned on the TV over the last 50 years.
This new ‘Roseanne’ is a production of a liberal TV network and is written by liberals in Los Angeles. It is hard to see the point of having a pro-Trump character, and thus we should be very wary. This program could end up in just a few short weeks weaving in themes and going in directions that we could never anticipate right now, i.e., turning against Trump.
Already the show slammed vice president Mike Pence in its first episode. This is a potential clue as to where this program may go.
Watch out for the new ‘Roseanne’. It may end up being just more of the same old stuff.
Trump Calls out Lawless California Governor
The Gateway Pundit reports:
President Trump called out California’s ultra-liberal Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown Saturday morning after the Democrat official pardoned FIVE criminal illegal aliens facing deportation.
The state of California is suffering from an influx of illegal alien invaders after years of dangerous sanctuary policies and open borders by Democrat politicians.
On Tuesday, Orange County, a well-to-do, fairly conservative enclave in Southern California voted to bypass state rules and work with the federal government and ICE officials.
On Friday, Governor Jerry Brown pardoned five criminal illegal aliens facing deportation, reported the Sacramento Bee.
They were among 56 pardons and 14 commutations that the Democratic governor handed down ahead of the Sunday holiday. The majority were convicted of drug-related or other nonviolent crimes, according to Brown’s office.
President Trump unleashed on Governor Brown Saturday morning on Twitter.
Trump tweeted: Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown pardoned 5 criminal illegal aliens whose crimes include (1) Kidnapping and Robbery (2) Badly beating wife and threatening a crime with intent to terrorize (3) Dealing drugs. Is this really what the great people of California want? @FoxNews
In early March, Trump’s Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state of California for protecting illegal aliens.
Earlier this week President Trump blasted the lawlessness in California and let the citizens of Orange County know they have a right to be protected by Federal law and strong borders.
Good for president Trump. He is a real leader. He is keeping his campaign promises. Fantastic. This is what leadership means.
Prime Minister’s Popularity Sinks in Canada
Justin Trudeau is the very liberal prime minister of Canada. His father Pierre Trudeau was PM from 1968 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1984.
Justin Trudeau was relatively popular after he won a surprise victory in 2015 but his popularity has fallen significantly in the last year. Here are excerpts about Trudeau from The Washington Post with a Nikitas3.com comment after each excerpt:
Washington Post reports: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau no longer looks invincible.
After showing a steady lead in public opinion surveys for more than two years after his surprise October 2015 election victory, Trudeau appears to be politically vulnerable. And that’s despite a buoyant economy, what’s seen as a steady hand in NAFTA trade talks with President Trump, and a weak political opposition.
“All of a sudden, we saw this drop,” said David Coletto, chief executive of Abacus Data, an Ottawa polling firm, referring to his company’s latest poll, completed in early March. “It’s the first time since Trudeau became prime minister that we have results showing the Conservatives slightly ahead.”
CBC’s Poll Tracker, which aggregates and weights the results of a dozen opinion surveys, reported in late March that the opposition Conservative Party is now in the lead, as 37.7 percent of voting intentions, compared with Trudeau’s Liberals, at 33.7 percent. The left-of-center New Democratic Party was third at 18.5 percent.
Some observers say it’s just a question of midterm blues, with a Canadian election not scheduled until the fall of 2019. But the real culprit seems to have been Trudeau’s visit to India in February. During the week-long trip, Trudeau was widely mocked for wearing traditional Indian garb as he crossed India with his wife and three children.
Nikitas3.com comment: In these pictures Trudeau looks very foolish indeed. Even CNN and BBC mocked him.
Washington Post reports: Making things worse, Trudeau was harshly criticized for the dinner invitation made to Jaspal Atwal, a convicted Sikh Canadian terrorist from British Columbia, for an official Canadian dinner during the visit. The invitation was withdrawn after it was made public but not before inflicting significant political damage on Trudeau and his entourage.
Nikitas3.com comment: No surprise there… Liberals and terrorists seem to go together.
Washington Post reports: Besides the disastrous India trip, Nanos said that something else is going on. There’s a major gender divide when it comes to Trudeau’s support, and it’s only getting more pronounced.
Women have always been partial to Trudeau, not just for his movie-star looks but also his progressive social policies and his self-description as a feminist. Nanos said this divide grew more sharply as he continued to push a pro-feminist agenda, with Trudeau having lost about one-third of his male support since 2015.
Nikitas3.com comment: He is a classic liberal, i.e., forget about men, he thinks that the woman vote is all that is important.
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