Public meeting on marijuana legalization held in Queens.



New York State wants to hear your views. A series of listening sessions have come to New York City and Monday night New Yorkers were able to sound off in …

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  1. "Legal prescription drugs "statistically kill 100,000 people a year, (but) there are NO documented deaths due to marijuana."

    "Drinking too much can harm your health. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year"

    "Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer, causing at least 250,000 deaths every year"

    "Legal prescription drugs "statistically kill 100,000 people a year, (but) there are NO documented deaths due to marijuana."

    "Drinking too much can harm your health. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year"

    "Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer, causing at least 250,000 deaths every year"

    """Cannabis education is critical."""

    “The Health Benefits of Cannabis

    1. It Could Help You Lose Weight

    2. It Appears to Help Regulate and Prevent Diabetes

    3. It Fights Cancer

    4. It Can Help Depression

    “Using compounds derived from cannabis — marijuana — to restore normal endocannabinoid function could potentially help stabilize moods and ease depression,” said Samir Haj-Dahmane, who is spearheading the research at Buffalo University – research that is only just now beginning to ramp up.

    5. It’s Showing Promise in Treating Autism

    6. It Provides a Safer Alternative to Other Drugs and Alcohol

    Cannabis can be harmful if you use it irresponsibly, but it’s nowhere near as destructive as alcohol for example. With wider availability, cannabis can and will become a substance of choice – and likely save a lot of lives (and livers) in the process.

    7. It Helps Regulate Seizures for a lot of People

    Using medical cannabis to regulate seizures is another one of the more high-profile findings coming out of medical science. For folks with disorders like Epilepsy, cannabis is showing immense promise.

    8. CBD Can Apparently Help Broken Bones Heal Faster

    Can you believe that cannabis can actually mend broken bones? It’s true, as CBD evidently reacts chemically with collagen, spurring along the healing process. Another very exciting find.

    9. It's Helping People with ADHD

    10. It Can Help Treat Serious Addictions

    11. It Treats Glaucoma

    12. It Can Improve Lung Health

    13. It Helps Anxiety in Correct Doses

    14. It Appears to Slow the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease

    15. It Helps M.S. Patients

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    16. It Can Relieve Muscle Spasms

    We’ve mentioned M.S. and seizures, but general muscle spasms are an ailment that affect millions. Cannabis can help calm those muscles, stop them from twitching, and deal with the pain associated with spasms.

    17. It Could Help with Eating Disorders

    18. It Relieves Arthritis

    19. It’s Helpful for Those with PTSD

    20. It Could Help Regulate Your Metabolism

    21. It Helps People with AIDS/HIV

    22. It’s Proved Effective for Treating Nausea

    23. It’s an Alternative Treatment for Headaches

    24. Can Treat Certain STDs

    25. It Could Help with Speech Problems

    26. It Can Improve Skin Conditions

    27. It Can Help You Get Through Chemotherapy

    28. It Could Help with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    29. Cannabis Can Calm Asthma Attacks

    30. It Can Replace Viagra for Some Men

    31. It Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

    32. It’ll Calm Your Panic Attacks in Proper Doses

    The Economic Benefits of Cannabis

    33. It Can Be Used as a Food Source

    34. It Makes for an Attractive Investment

    35. It Can Help Fight Climate Change

    36. It Creates Jobs.

    37. It Generates Revenue for Schools and Public Health Programs

    38. Legalizing Cannabis is Getting People Out of Jail

    39. It’s Creating New Industries

    40. It Lowers Crime Rates

    41. It Leads to Safer Roads

    42. It Makes Law Enforcement Cheaper and Easier

    How Cannabis Can Improve Your Daily Life

    43. It Can Keep Your Pets Healthy

    44. It Can Stop Nightmares

    45. It Can Bring Your Energy Levels up

    46. It’ll Help You Sleep

    ect.

    47. It Can Help You Get Through the Work Day

    48. It Can Make You More Productive

    49. It Could Make You More Creative

    50. It Can Protect Your Brain

    “”

  2. first off, kids already smoke….they are hooked on heroin for god sakes. these geezers need to realize weed only leads to other stuff when you want it to. ive smoked for years and not once was ever tempted to try anything else. thats a cop out for people who just dont want it legal

  3. The cop is 100 correct. The gathering was nothing more than a dog and pony show to make it appear to the stupid that this law isn't at least 90% written if not already down the pipe. Pun intended.

    This is a racist law that ignores minorities who are against legalization and suggests that minorities are automatically 100% lock step in favor of the proposal.

    The same politicians and same activist screaming out catch phrases like "discrimination" and "systemic oppression" have not a single word of consideration or argument of substance when minorities from the same communities point out the relationship between high usage and low level of education completed, high usage and low income, high usage and teen pregnancies, birth defects, high usage and unemployment.

    This is about money and bringing the plantation back to order. Entitlements no longer work to control minorities at the polls. Abortion vouchers don't work. So now to keep the voting block solid and stop the hemorrhage of losing voters to Socialists or G#d forbid -Trump, they're using marijuana.

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