SUBVERTING AMERICA WITH FREEDOM

My Comment:

Thanks to the angry, lawless, subversive president and his Attorney General, what is being pushed as “fair” to the public (which has been lied to and deceived) and to addicts, this will play a significant part in the soon demise of the greatest nation earth.

THIS BELOW, IS A RESPONSE TO THE NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL re: legalizing pot – published by the NY Times on 7/30/14:

“To the Editor:

Your opinion, in “Repeal Prohibition, Again,” that marijuana should be legalized is based in part on an assumption that during Prohibition “people kept drinking.” Prohibition reduced the public’s alcohol intake considerably. The rate of alcohol-associated illness dropped in similar fashion. Prohibition was perhaps a political failure, but an impressive success from a public health standpoint.   (My emphasis.)

Both alcohol and marijuana can lead to the chronic disease of addiction, directly affect the brain and negatively affect function. As more than 10 percent of our population has addictive disease, your statement that marijuana is “far less dangerous than alcohol” doesn’t reflect decades of research demonstrating risks associated with both of these drugs.

Why would we possibly wish to add to the alcohol- and tobacco-driven personal and public health catastrophe with yet another substance to which some people will become addicted?

Some people use marijuana currently. Legalize it, and more people will use more marijuana, leading to more addiction, lower productivity and higher societal costs.

STUART GITLOW

President, American Society of Addiction Medicine

New York, July 27, 2014”

Stuart Gitlow, MD, MPH, MBA, is a psychiatrist and Executive Director of the Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Diseases at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is also President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the author of Practical Guides in Psychiatry: Substance Use Disorders (2006, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins).

 

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About josiahe

Watching closely, working to understand all I may, in this "Age of Information", even from my limited view, I can see much of what's going on ..... and I oft see it's going to impact all of us which is why I share it. My focus is to expose evil, and to serve my Lord and savior Jesus in whatever way He shows me. If one waits long enough, better writers will come along and comment; it's just that I have so little patience with the evil that lurks among us and I've wasted so much time and now, there is so little left! WELCOME!
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