Can't IL Get Anything Right - Democrats Vote Down Medical Marijuana

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    Medical marijuana fails to pass House - DailyHerald.com

    Yep there were Republicans voting against it also, but the IL house is control by a strong majority of Democrats and they voted NO on logical legislation. Anyone who voted NO on this hasn't watched someone go through chemo-therapy!
     
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    Both parties love the War on Drugs, they're desperate to keep the 1950's imagery of marijuana intact, even if it's bad for cancer patients.
     
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    The war on drugs started in the 80s, but point noted. I can see logical arguments for cocaine, herion, acid, meth and roids (although I don't support them), but I can't see any good arguments against medical marijuana!
     
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    Death penalty abolished, conceal carry denied. Woe is us.
     
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    Marijuana was made illegal in the 30's, so the drug war has been going on a long time in my book just the political rhetoric hadn't used such terms yet.

    I'm just talking about the types who think it's this horrible thing that kills everyone who's in a room with it for more than 5 minutes.

    And I've never smoked weed once in my life, but every non-government funded study I've seen finds it to be often less harmful than caffeine.

    It's probably worse for your health to eat mcdonald's once a week than smoke weed once a week. Outlaw mcnuggets?
     
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    don't outlaw mcnuggets. then you wouldnt have anything to feed your munchies after you smoke weed. just sayin'.
     
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    They wanted to keep the dealers in business.
     
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    I think it's more of a regional issue than a partisan politics issue. A Republican from Northern California is more likely to support Medical MJ than a Democrat form MO or IL.

    That being said, medical MJ is a farce. Just legalize it. Don't turn Drs. into pot dealers.
     
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    And in New Jersey Christie, who I like for the most part, has done everything he can to block implementing a law passed by dems.

    What gets me is that drugs are illegal yet tobacco is legal.
     

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