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The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (better known as NORML) is currently leading a contest sponsored by Intuit, the software company behind QuickBooks, to have its ad appear during the Super Bowl. In a genius (at least originally) marketing move, Intuit decided to buy a $4 million, 30 second ad and allow a small business the chance to market its product to an approximately 110 million person audience (Super Bowl audience reached 108.4 million users last year.) This was a two-fold win for Intuit – 1) The project itself creates a large social media buzz and draws more consumers to its company; and 2) It gives people a positive attribution toward Intuit, leading to more business.

However, Intuit most likely was not prepared for a pro-marijuana legalization group to be leading the polls: “Intuit leadership is surely wringing their collective hands over the matter. Though marijuana isn’t as taboo a subject since its legal approval in varying states, it is the equivalent to a scarlet letter — albeit one tainted green — that their brand is now forced to wear. Such is the danger to brands who go the contest route,” stated branding expert Peter Madden.

Even if NORML wins the online poll, however, there is still a lot of bureaucracy and red-tape to struggle through, perhaps the main one being the rules for the rounds of the contest following the online poll:

“An Intuit spokeswoman said in a statement that the next round of the contest, which starts Sept. 25, will ask entrants to complete unspecified activities, after which a panel of judges will pick 20 finalists based on “how passionate, authentic, entertaining and appropriate to the brand the business is.” Both votes and “proof of financial stability” will be considered as well, she said.

The Top 20 finalists must meet certain eligibility requirements, she said, “which include being an active, lawful small business with fewer than 50 full-time employees.” All potential ads must also meet broadcast acceptability standards, she said.”

Intuit has gone on record stating that “We have no stance on medical marijuana as a company,” but their past proves opposite – In 2011, Intuit removed its services from an Oregon medical clinic upon learning that they supported the use of medical marijuana, saying that it was an “unacceptable business practice.”

Director of Communications for NORML, Erik Altieri, is still hoping for fair treatment, though: “We hope Intuit will give NORML the same fair chance as any other entrant. Our victory would be a win for all parties involved: Intuit gets lots of media coverage and good will for themselves and their contest, FOX would bring in hundreds of thousands of new viewers who would otherwise not watch the Super Bowl, and NORML gets to take our message about the tragic failings of marijuana prohibition to the masses.”

Surprisingly, this will not be the first pro-marijuana ad to air at a sporting event. The Marijuana Policy Project advertised a pro-marijuana billboard outside of the Denver Broncos stadium earlier this month, while NASCAR saw its first pro-marijuana ad from the Marijuana Policy Project this June at the Brickyard 400. Director of Communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, Mason Tvert, stated “Marijuana is less toxic and less addictive than alcohol, and it is far less likely to contribute to violent and reckless behavior. We hope racing fans who support marijuana prohibition will question the logic of punishing adults simply for using a product that is safer than those produced by sponsors of NASCAR events and teams that race in them.”

While there may be opposition to the ad from Intuit, FOX, and the NFL, one can safely assume that Doritos, perennial power-house of Super Bowl advertising, would welcome the addition to the commercial line-up.

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  • Reality

    The only reason why pot is not legal is because the government cannot effectively tax it. It is much more safe than alcohol. Alcohol causes so many problems in this nation. Everything from medical problems to violent problems.

    The medical benefits of medicinal marijuana are well documented around the world. Heck, in Europe, they are even finding that marijuana derivatives help greatly with cancer.

    We are such hypocrites in this nation and very short sighted.

    • common sense

      @reality, we’ve all seen that the gov’t can and does effectively tax anything that they want to tax, many times overtaxing and double and triple taxing certain things. the sad truth is that legalization will always be opposed by major drug companies because they are unable to monopolize the production and distribution of marijuana. big drug and big oil companies have politicians in their pockets. depending on their particular agendas there will always be a politician that will be their bitch if the money is there.
      other than the tax thing…I agree with everything else.

  • also reality

    How will adding a new legal recreation drug help solve the problems we already have with alcohol? The country would be a hypocrite if we allowed another wreckless substance into the public population. Aside from helping terminal patients feel happier and forget about the state they are in, there is no health “benefit” for this drug.

    I do think alcohol should also be illegal. Clean air and sun is all we need.

    • Legalze now.

      How will making it illegal help anything? Wow, the ignorance of your statement..

      • also reality

        go to new England journal of medicine and find me one publication in the past ten years which shows appropriate evidence for therapeutic benefits of marijuana or any of its components which can’t be treated in a much safer form with some other medication.

        marijuana and alcohol mixtures are deadly. SSRI therapy is one of the most common prescribed medications in the nation today. go see WebMD. combining marijuana with some of the top ten medications used world wide can cause respiratory depression and plenty of other side effects.

        the chance of someone using marijuana alone as a recreation drug is slight. their is more of a probability that they will combine this substance with another substance. many more lethal effects result. studies have shown these effects.

        I do think our jails should not be crowded by minor offenses with marijuana. however, I don’t think this drug should be easily obtained. I think there needs to be a middle ground. maybe a simple fine- like a speeding ticket.

        this drug is not safe, depending on the strain can be more potent than alcohol, and is a huge gateway drug.

        the alcoholics will now have marijuana on their side also.
        to ignore these massive numbers of individuals suffering from an addiction complex would be ignorant.

        • Libertarian

          I quit reading at marijuana is deadly .You lost all credibility with that one.Find me ONE case where pot alone has caused a death…I’m waiting

      • also reality

        also with legalization, they will have to run a cross analysis with every major medication out there- Blood pressure, statin therapy, etc, to make sure there is not a drug drug interaction. They have already studied alcohol and can provide users with safety data. This will take years and many law suits can come into play.

        it will be a huge mess.

        • common sense

          for a minute I thought you had a few good points. then I came out of the ether and realized…you’re a moron.

          “their is more of a probability that they will combine this substance with another substance. many more lethal effects result. studies have shown these effects.” doesn’t it say on nearly every prescription bottle “DO NOT USE WITH ALCOHOL”?

          and what are the “top ten medications”? are they the ones that the drug companies have been touting as the next best thing, only to find themselves in a class-action suit a few months later because they needed the money so badly that they never got FDA approval on them and they killed someone?
          my guess is that you’re somehow affiliated with a Dr or a Pharma Co….or you just drank the Kool-Aid and believe all the political hype.

          how about Dr Sanjay Gupta who was once the hero of the marijuana haters because of his steadfast opposition to it. After recent studies he has done a complete 180 and now endorses the use of medical marijuana in all of it’s forms.

        • http://truapollogroup.org athanasios

          I’m sorry to conclude that you are already a “big mess”

          No offence.

          TruApollo
          TruApollo.org

    • Legalze now.

      How will making it illegal help anything? Wow, the ignorance of your statement..

    • derp

      If people want to become alcoholics let them, if people want to sit on their ass and smoke pot all let them. The government has no right to throw somebody in a cage for smoking a plant that grows naturally

    • Dustin

      “..if we allow another wreckless substance into the public population.” Umm.. just so you know the substance is ALREADY in the public population and it’s been here for a long time. It would just be legal now. The matter here is that people won’t be unnecessarily punished.

    • Lil Green Man

      Did you know it has the potential to lower blood pressure? I quit for years, only to watch mine skyrocket to 180/110! Lowered it by 20 points! Think I’d rather have that option in reserve. I can’t afford to pay someone to wipe my @$$!

    • Taylor

      Look up Kristina Marie, or Cheryl Shuman. Or any other people who are shrinking tumors with THC alone. Do your own research. People are very misinformed about marijuana to this day. A super bowl commercial is a step in the right direction.

      • also reality

        let them use it in this context. let them go through the phases of FDA clinical trials and see if this actually works.

        medical marijuana is allowed.

        what does that have to do with legalizing it for the masses.

        there are many ways to shrink tumors. read an oncology text. there are 500,000+ names of people who had their tumors shrunk without marijuana.

        • common sense

          seriously??? the FDA??? another corrupt division.

          78% of all prescription medication has not been approved by the FDA. and do you want to know the saddest part of that?

          in order to become FDA approved a drug company simply has to prove that their product is better and more effective than, using nothing at all.

    • TeamTruth

      you are honestly the dumbest person on the face of the earth. Medical Marijuana has health benefits. Marijuana with high CBD can be used for people with seizures. You are clearly one of those dumbasses who think Prescription Drugs are healthier. Prescription Drugs are another way to control population.

      • also reality

        yeah go smoke ure weed to make u smarter and more aware of what is going on around the world.

        I am against the legalization of marijuana as a substance to be used as a recreation drug.

        I am not against medicinal marijuana. We have many research based insitutions in the states. Funding for these projects comes from various organizations such as NIH. How researchers would like to spend their money would be in the best interest of new scientific discoveries etc. There is research being done on medicinal marijuana. It’s not as promising as other synthesized compounds.

        you sound like the type of guy who prefers vitamin shops. go buy your herbal supplements which don’t work at all – and support the biggest fraudulent industry in the world.

        • wallace

          Sir, Your comments are blatant lies!!!! 1) No one has ever died from Marijuana. 2) Marijuana should not be a Class I schedule drug, because marijuana can be used as medical unlike Heroin, Cocaine, and Crack all schedule 1 drugs. 3) Medical marijuana has many helpful aspects for example CBD’s or Cannabidiols, Cannabinoids are a group of… compounds occurring in the glandular hairs of Cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) and consequently in hashish and marijuana… Cannabidiol, the main component of the glandular hairs (up to 15%), is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid; it exerts a plethora of pharmacological effects, including anti-convulsive, sedative, hypnotic, anti-psychotic, anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory actions. Cannabidiol is a potent antioxidant compound and it has been recently proposed to have a neuroprotective role…”
          4) Recently Eric Holden, the Head of the Department of Justice (DOJ)said they will not step in if a state election votes to end marijuana prohibition, thusly end the war on marijuana.

          Sounds like you need to smoke pot!!!!!

    • http://meow meow

      Oh are you a medical researcher or some sort of doctor? have you experimented first hand with the drug on a scientific level performing experiments that would disprove the hypothesis that it has health benefits? there hasn’t been nearly enough research to disprove anything, and also the government would never consider giving grants to researchers in the first place.

    • wallace

      Sir, Your comments are blatant lies!!!! 1) No one has ever died from Marijuana. 2) Marijuana should not be a Class I schedule drug, because marijuana can be used as medical unlike Heroin, Cocaine, and Crack all schedule 1 drugs. 3) Medical marijuana has many helpful aspects for example CBD’s or Cannabidiols, Cannabinoids are a group of… compounds occurring in the glandular hairs of Cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) and consequently in hashish and marijuana… Cannabidiol, the main component of the glandular hairs (up to 15%), is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid; it exerts a plethora of pharmacological effects, including anti-convulsive, sedative, hypnotic, anti-psychotic, anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory actions. Cannabidiol is a potent antioxidant compound and it has been recently proposed to have a neuroprotective role…”
      4) Recently Eric Holden, the Head of the Department of Justice (DOJ)said they will not step in if a state election votes to end marijuana prohibition, thusly end the war on marijuana.

      Sounds like you need to smoke pot!!!!!

    • Brandon

      Google how much money our country would make off legalization and taxation of marijuana. That is just one aspect of how it will help.

  • charles whittaer

    man made beer god made pot…..who do you trust?

    • The Oberfuhrer

      GOD OR SATAN

      • stu

        both don’t exist…

  • Amy

    I support marijuana all my HEART. You GOT to try smoke weed it BETTER than beers seriously. I smoked weed 5 years. weed is wonderful. Weed kill your pain. Weed is SAFE not Pills not beer not liquors or any drugs. Just put seed like Vegetable weed in your garden really. It made by GOD. President and Government not want you all have more GOOD time. MARCH and SUPPORT MARIJUANA be our FREEDOM. Look at England can have weeds. USA can’t have weeds because you all adult r kids. England are laugh at you….think about it….I prefer weed than cigarette.

    • http://N/A N/A

      work on your grammar, remember its called dope for a reason

      • Amy

        HA! HA! HA! BOO! YOU is worse DUMB than me. I not mind do work on my grammar. Many people turn you down lol MANY TURN ME UP. WINK!

      • http://truapollogroup.org athanasios

        Really? You had to go there? Could it be cyber bulling here? You got her point. That’s all that matters. I didn’t see “spelling/grammar bee on the requirements to post a thought.

        Don’t worry, things will get better for you.

        TruApollo
        TruApollo.org

      • aoma

        nia you need to shut the hell up
        you dumb ass bitch

    • common sense

      for the record, England can not “have weeds”.

      it can be prescribed by a doctor just the same as it is in 18 U.S. states, but it is still a class b drug

    • Amy

      look at cheech and chong no one beat them….Big grin

  • shane

    A friend of mine who i served with in the marines was injured in Afghanistan and lost his leg by an IED. He was prescribed pain killers and got addicted to them. He’s doing better now because of medical marijuana and so is my grandma, during her chemo therapy and my mom with her breast cancer. If the patients says it helps, it helps! We are in the 21st century now and it seems to me that people and doctors are so blind when it comes to pain management. Not everyone out there is out to “get high” and listen to pink floyd.

    • The Oberfuhrer

      REMEMBER THAT IRON WILLED DISCIPLINE IS WHAT WINS IN LIFE. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR NARCOTICS

      • http://truapollogroup.org athanasios

        your just trying to be funny

        TruApollo
        TruApollo.org

  • Bud Good

    The government legalizes anything they can effectively tax. Hence, alcohol is legal and cigarettes are legal. The difference between these two legal things and marijuana is that more deaths can be attributed to alcohol and cigarettes that any other substance, legal or illegal. It’s a fact that marijuana contributes to lung cancer and other respiratory related illnesses just like cigarettes. HOWEVER, marijuana can be processed in such ways that benefits the health industry, paper and textiles industry, and several other legal industries, which would also help to create jobs. Yes, alcohol and cigarettes help create jobs, too. But, not even one health benefit can be attributed to either. The only honest attributions that can be produced for alcohol and cigarettes are more government (sin) tax dollars and eventual death for the user or even worse, someone else in alcohol related accidents.

    For our health industry and the health of our nation:

    LEGALIZE MARIJUANA FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES NOW!

  • Max

    Only in a “free” nation can you not do in the privacy of your own home whatever you want (so long as you’re not keeping somebody else from enjoying their freedoms).

    Any military man worth his stripes knows better than to wage a war you can’t win….it makes no sense whatsover to wage war on working Americans and feed and house on the public dollar working people whose only crime is to ‘possess’ a little weed.

    Heck, even most of the motels run by Indians have weed growing on the property. (Ever look in the shrubbery where stray seeds sprout from cigarette butts?)

    It is a shame we accuse other nations of crimes against humanity while having the highest percent of our people incarcerated compared to anywhere else.

  • http://N/A N/A

    how does legalizing marijuana have positive impact on society? its called dope for a reason. drugs are just all going to ruin this country and if I was president I would ban ALL drugs and make position of them a 5 year prison sentance

    • thinkoutsidethebox

      So what your saying is you would ban all prescription and over the counter drugs? You are either a complete nutjob and/or extremely ignorant.

      • king cocksuckermagee

        you know why weed aintent legals is dat niggers wouldnt work no mores

    • TheShow

      To bad Marijuana is not a drug..Go back into your bubble..

    • Amy

      you so lame. I LOVE MY WEEDS! look at England have weeds…they laugh at you

      • The Oberfuhrer

        LEARN TO SPEAK AND WRITE INTELLIGENTL FIRST. YOU MUST BE BLACK

        • Deez Nutz

          Stfu u illiterate, racist s.o.b

    • robin

      we should maybe do the same to tobacco and alcohol?

      the federal government has a patent on cannabis for medicinal use why would they patent it and turn around and ban it?

      that’s what makes the war on drugs……cannabis related anyway…..so ludicrous

      think it through and you’ll see my point…..

    • wallace

      Sir, Your comments are blatant lies!!!! 1) No one has ever died from Marijuana. 2) Marijuana should not be a Class I schedule drug, because marijuana can be used as medical unlike Heroin, Cocaine, and Crack all schedule 1 drugs. 3) Medical marijuana has many helpful aspects for example CBD’s or Cannabidiols, Cannabinoids are a group of… compounds occurring in the glandular hairs of Cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) and consequently in hashish and marijuana… Cannabidiol, the main component of the glandular hairs (up to 15%), is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid; it exerts a plethora of pharmacological effects, including anti-convulsive, sedative, hypnotic, anti-psychotic, anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory actions. Cannabidiol is a potent antioxidant compound and it has been recently proposed to have a neuroprotective role…”
      4) Recently Eric Holden, the Head of the Department of Justice (DOJ)said they will not step in if a state election votes to end marijuana prohibition, thusly end the war on marijuana.

      Sounds like you need to smoke pot!!!!!

    • C

      It’s spelled possession. I can spell it and I’m stoned. Also, It’s spelled sentence. Your presidential run isn’t off to a good start.

    • http://truapollogroup.org athanasios

      Question: “how does legalizing marijuana have positive impact on society? its called dope for a reason. drugs are just all going to ruin this country and if I was president I would ban ALL drugs and make position of them a 5 year prison sentence”

      Firstly I would like to thank you for your thoughts.
      Could I however ask you if you have ever had personal interaction with the cannabis Plant? If your answer is “no”.

      Then I would respond that; that’s unfortunate. I would consider or gather from your “if I were President” reference that you are a very unique individual. I would estimate that you truly have an interesting perspective of the world we live in.

      “All drugs” would include the ones you are currently taking now. The ones that are made in laboratories for responsible use.

      Cannabis is not naturally made in a laboratory. Does that not in itself alone speak elevations compared to the chemically manufactured drugs you have taken in your life?

      To ban all drugs would put you my friend in a surprising predicament. Think about those times you took aspirin to aid an agonizing headache. Taking to much aspirin will rot your organs and you will eventually expire.

      It is a proven uncontestable fact and not a deceptive perception that taking the cannabis plant for any purpose will not rot your organs as pharmaceutical elements will.

      The cannabis plant actually already has its own genetic chemical compounds naturally integrated into our human genus. We as humans evolved with the cannabis plant. Both being part of the creation of this world.

      No man or Law can forbid creatures of our planet from all makes and models from taking what grows naturally in nature on our Earth.

      You see my friend that the cannabis plant has already impacted our world, and civilization. We are a natural part of it.

      I hope that you will reconsider your thoughts my friend and insist on letting nature take its natural course. One day the simple minded and elitist will not be able to deny the sacrifice of freedom that had been bestowed upon us from those that impose their will through the power of money and Greed.

      In closing; Thanks again for sharing your passionate comment with all of us. I hope to at least spoke of something you had not known before, therefore educating you for all it was worth.

      Take care of yourself and be good to all.

      TruApollo

      TruApollogroup.org

      • Brandon

        Yeah, you are a genius and your answer is the reason why you are posting on a website. A five year prison sentence for marijuana?! Tell me then, where are all these people going to go? Our prison system is already over capacity in most places and many inmates are already in for drug related crimes. It costs us over $50,000 per year for each inmate. So by your request, each inmate of yours would cost our government another $250,000. Increasing our already enormous debt and leading us farther down the road of economic collapse. Think about what you say before you just start to speak.

    • robin

      Obviously not a lot of you watched Dr. S. Gupta on CNN, “Weed” Documentory…..

    • RobP

      You will NEVER be president because you cant even spell possession.

    • zwooff

      Marijuana is an herb. You are a DOPE N/A

  • common sense

    the truth is that if marijuana were legal the number of users may increase. however, I don’t think that people would jump at the chance to smoke. the ones that smoke will continue to smoke (with far less stress) and the ones that don’t smoke will also continue. it’s no different than alcohol, the underagers that want to drink find a way to drink. the ones that have problems with alcohol ie. DUI’s, and alcoholism, continue to drink. alcoholism and nicotine addiction are serious issues for those people that have them. I know many people that use marijuana and to be perfectly honest, I don’t know any marijuana “addicts”. I won’t try to list all of marijuana’s medicinal benefits because I really don’t know about them with any certainty. I do know that the A.M.A. has published many reports that show that marijuana use has not been proven to cause any harmful effects on the human body. and more importantly, no one has ever died from a marijuana overdose. in fact there has never been a documented death that can be attributed to marijuana use.(check it out for yourself, I’m not making this stuff up)
    now, should we talk about the “war on drugs” and it’s success vs. cost? or pehaps we should talk about the overpopulation of our nations prisons caused by the outrageous term lengths for non violent marijuana dealers and possessors and/or growers of marijuana?

    I am neither for or against the legalization, but the facts are the facts

  • The Oberfuhrer

    tHIS IS THE END OF OUR NATION. POT JUNKIES IN FACT ALL DRUG USERS ARE EVIL CRIMINALS AND I AM PROUD AND SO GLAD I HAD A HAND IN DESTROYING THE LIVES OF HUNDREDS OF JUNKIES IN MY ARMY CAREER. THEY ARE NOT WORTH THE POWDER TO BLOW THEM AWAY. THEY SHOULD ALL BE SHOT ON SIGHT.

    • robin

      The Significance of US Govt Cannabinoid Patent 6,630,507….
      When I was at the Patients Out of Time Medical Cannabis conference in Asilomar this last April, I overheard a remark that startled me: “The US Government has a patent on cannabis.” I couldn’t locate the person who made the comment, so I went home and did some online research. Sure enough, patent number 6,630,507 states unequivocally that cannabinoids are useful in the prevention and treatment of a wide variety of diseases including auto-immune disorders, stroke, trauma, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and HIV dementia. The patent, awarded in 2003, is based on research done by the National Institute of Health, and is assigned to the US Dept. of Health and Human Services.

So, why is this important? Here is a legal document, in the public domain, which flies in the face of the US Government’s stated position with regard to the classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance having no “currently accepted medical use”. Believe me, citing this patent stops the “medical marijuana is a myth” advocates dead in their tracks. They simply cannot argue with it. The forces that would keep cannabis illegal are vocal and well funded, but they are not impervious to persistent effort. The lynch pin in the War on Drugs is cannabis. Without the suppression and interdiction of this popular and widely used substance, there simply would not be enough “illegal drug use” going on to justify the huge amount of money and resources spent on “fighting drugs.”

I believe disseminating information about this patent as widely as possible, and to as many people as possible is a crucial strategy in loosening that lynch pin, and changing public perception about cannabis. I, personally, downloaded the first page of this patent and sent a copy (with the assignee highlighted) to every one of my elected representatives. I have also included information about it in “letters to the editor” referencing any cannabis related news story I come across, I use it as an argument in every State medical cannabis and decriminalization initiative, and have mentioned it in all my comments to online posts and blogs of the same nature. I would be delighted if everyone who believes the War on Drugs is a failed and destructive policy, would do the same, until the existence of this irrefutable patent becomes widely held public knowledge, and government ‘s rhetoric is shown to be as hollow as a busted drum.

    • C

      lol. Be quiet.

    • Peter B. Swelling

      Says the person too dumb to operate a Shift-Lock button.

    • Lina

      You should go to jail for your comment ,specially using the Army’s name to do so. You should be remove from society You killed people? Who do you think you are? If I have your info I will press charges against you . That means you are a legal murder and think can get away with it.

    • stu

      you’re proud of killing people? that’s f’d up. Much like most of the alcoholics in the military.

    • Libertarian

      Your an idiot…Please get medicated before you hurt someone.

    • zwooff

      Hey, Oberfuther; Marijuana is an herb. You are a DOPE!

  • Petal

    Marijuana is indeed a drug, much like valium in source as both are plant-based. For some reason marijuana can significantly alleviate m.s, cramping and inability to move; it stops glaucoma in its tracks; it prevents vomiting during cancer therapy. Its use ins inadvisable for anyone under 25 because the brain doesn’t complete development until that age, and recreational use should, like alcohol ingestion, should be monitored by both patient and friends of patient. I’ve been a caregiver for 35 years and I’ve seen the relief it can provide. We need to rethink drug policy in the US so we don’t block a beneficial drug while allowing a killer like Accutane to profits from misdeeds.

    • robin

      The Significance of US Govt Cannabinoid Patent 6,630,507….
      When I was at the Patients Out of Time Medical Cannabis conference in Asilomar this last April, I overheard a remark that startled me: “The US Government has a patent on cannabis.” I couldn’t locate the person who made the comment, so I went home and did some online research. Sure enough, patent number 6,630,507 states unequivocally that cannabinoids are useful in the prevention and treatment of a wide variety of diseases including auto-immune disorders, stroke, trauma, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and HIV dementia. The patent, awarded in 2003, is based on research done by the National Institute of Health, and is assigned to the US Dept. of Health and Human Services.

So, why is this important? Here is a legal document, in the public domain, which flies in the face of the US Government’s stated position with regard to the classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance having no “currently accepted medical use”. Believe me, citing this patent stops the “medical marijuana is a myth” advocates dead in their tracks. They simply cannot argue with it. The forces that would keep cannabis illegal are vocal and well funded, but they are not impervious to persistent effort. The lynch pin in the War on Drugs is cannabis. Without the suppression and interdiction of this popular and widely used substance, there simply would not be enough “illegal drug use” going on to justify the huge amount of money and resources spent on “fighting drugs.”

I believe disseminating information about this patent as widely as possible, and to as many people as possible is a crucial strategy in loosening that lynch pin, and changing public perception about cannabis. I, personally, downloaded the first page of this patent and sent a copy (with the assignee highlighted) to every one of my elected representatives. I have also included information about it in “letters to the editor” referencing any cannabis related news story I come across, I use it as an argument in every State medical cannabis and decriminalization initiative, and have mentioned it in all my comments to online posts and blogs of the same nature. I would be delighted if everyone who believes the War on Drugs is a failed and destructive policy, would do the same, until the existence of this irrefutable patent becomes widely held public knowledge, and government ‘s rhetoric is shown to be as hollow as a busted drum.

  • city of big shoulders

    whatever. The legalization of marijuana only benefits pottheads already & maybe the people who claim they need it for medicinal purposes, but that’ll just defeat the war on drugs, make more people in this country, and everywhere else, more violent. As usual the government will say they have control over it but don’t. The legaliztion will lead to the public demand for legalization of other drugs as well. Before yo know it, all illegal drugs will be legal everywhere, and people will still be shooting & killing each other for more and more of it.

    • prainva

      Have you ever even met a pot user? Sure, illegal dealers may be violent (hence the reason to take away their profit motive), but users are, as a rule, a pretty laid-back bunch. And as for the whole ‘gateway drug’ ruse, if you didn’t have to associate with illegal drug dealers to get weed, you wouldn’t be associating with them in the first place@

      • David

        just keep telling your lies. there is plenty of evidences that proves you wrong

        • Joshua

          Evidence brought to you by Richard Nixon and the Westboro Baptist Church

        • Superhero1985

          Thanks for providing all those “evidences” David.

        • bill

          Let’s see your evidence, 50 million peaceful pot smokers is the only evidence I need, put 10,000 people at a pot festival and there is no violence, and a good time. Put 500 people at an alcohol party, and you have a time bomb ready to go off. That is a fact.

    • Alex

      You are very uneducated about this subject. The war on drugs does nothing, it is a failed attempt to control something that is impossible to control. The reason why criminals gain money is because the drugs are illegal.. simple economics, the supply is low so the demand is high thus making huge prices for black market.

    • Amelia

      lol this comment is too much. do some research before you make yourself sound so ignorant

    • Joe

      Your an idiot!

    • nick

      y’dumb.

    • joe

      hey bird brain, you would not be able to post your foolish comments on the computer if it wasn’t for the “potheads” from Woodstock that invented apple do your research

    • http://truapollogroup.org athanasios

      Thanks for your comment.

      You would be surprised what would naturally occur over time if we let all those with the desire to have the drug of their choice when they wanted it without having to go through desperate measures to acquire them.

      Eventually the fad would fade away, the killings would stop, and those that wanted help could get legitimate assistance to counter their addiction and become productive citizens.

      Those that are beyond reach would through attrition fade away and perish, just as those who perish from other addictions and diseases. We help who we can, that’s all we can do. But to prohibit these existing stereotypical drugs has a natural way of causing bad elements to exist. We should be leaning forward and focusing our energies on being accountable for ourselves and not accepting the Law of man as true law. For those that have no regard for human life and values would be punitively managed.

      Thanks again for your comments. I hope I was able to open another avenue for you to consider.

      TruApollo
      TruApollogroup.org

    • Scotieruc

      If you did your research you would know that most drugs and prostitution are legal in Holland. The biggest problem they have over there? Teenage drinking. Oh and the crime rate in Holland is so low they are closing prisons. So your argument is invalid “City of big shoulders”.

    • zwooff

      The “War on Drugs” has always been and always will be a failure. Every attempt to prohibit euphoric substances – world wide – over the last 400 plus years has been a dismal failure. From Egypt banning coffee in the 16TH century through today’s modern “war on drugs” have been a dismal failure. If there is a war on drugs going on. How come drugs are everywhere-eh?? Check out the chronological history of drug prohibition noted above at: Cato Institute Policy analysis 121 (page 16)

  • Christopher

    I have degenerative disc disease and currently taking Vicodin and Soma to manage the pain. I would gladly give them up for legal marijuana. The side effects of the meds has caused a hernia, bowel blockage and nausea. Only thing pot ever gave me was an appetite and a reason to not take Ambien.

    • robin

      eat more brownies!

  • C

    Awesome. Can’t wait to see it!

  • Alex

    This is just the slow fate that is yet to come to America. People are in need of this plant medically and why can’t we choose to smoke marijuana legally when we already have other more harmful legal substances for recreational use.

  • nonpareil

    get ready to boycott intuit and whatever they do when they reject the ad!

  • David

    by all means lets put pot on during the super bowl. we will have all those small kids and teenagers watching the superbowl, while pot puts this lie in the form of a ad. our young people don’t stand a chance wwhen we do things like this. why not just advertise child porn, showing naked pics on the internet. this is not the way we need to be teaching our kids

    • ryan

      Wake up, fool. Alcohol kills how many people each year, yet is eagerly embraced by the country? Tobacco is known to cause lung cancer, right? How many people did marijuana harm? NONE. Get your head out of your ass and the 1930s.

    • Barry Duggan

      They do already– show naked people on TV. And we, the people, do not have a say in this, because out LIBERAL GOVERNMENT lets it happen.
      Of course little children should be bombarded with asinine behavior: so they can grow [up?] and behave in such mindless ways and kiss their intelligent lives goodbye.
      ANYONE who buys into the Hollywood immoral life( really death-) style– is a deserving fool.
      The well-paying jobs will go to those who don’t even watch the boobtube — those who enjoy real lives instead of vicarious voyeurism. Grow up, America. THIS is why the rest of the world runs circles around us. All we can think about is the next stone, or drunk. like little Highschool kids… unreal.

    • Joshua

      How can you compare Marijuana use to Child Porn, I can’t fathom what your father did to you when you were growing up

    • davids mom

      eat an old tit.

    • Brandon

      Maybe you both should read a book and learn that marijuana isn’t a drug it is an herb that people have been using for thousands of years as a form of medicine. It is just recently that the U.S. outlawed it with ridiculous propaganda and made it illegal in order to increase the business of pharmaceuticals.

    • RobP

      Yeah because marijuana and child pornography are comparable. I am all for insightful debates but if you are going to oppose something, present a thoughtful argument. Its like you didnt even think as you were typing that ignorance.

    • davebogie

      Never mind the beer commercials and prescription pain killers and such. Let’s get our kids hooked on pain pills and show them how great life is after a few beers instead.

    • bill

      But looking at a bunch of beer bottles playing a make believe football game is so much better, than legalizing what should be considered a “miracle drug”. I have major osteoarthritis in my knees from doing sports and stupid stuff after being drunk, and Marijuana eases the pain like you wouldn’t believe. I don’t feel sick like I do if I take Vicodin. And remember pharmaceutical drugs are still drugs. Most everyone medicates themselves one way or the other. Legalize it bitches!

  • Jerry Snodgrass

    I hope you all fucking die!

    • zwooff

      Consuming marijuana has not killed anyone in more than 5000 years of human experience. According to DEA ruling 86-22 (page 56) by Judge Francis Young. Put that into your search engine and learn the truth!

    • Libertarian

      I hope you die

      • http://google Joem597

        WOW lol! Listen to these anti pot nut jobs, “I hope you all die” “pot is the devil etc” LOLOLOL that’s ridiculous. listen to these people, sounds like brain washed ignorance to me along with pride and a refusal to see logic, sounds like they need a bowl lol. besides you can eat it in butter etc, you don’t have to smoke it. people are so funny!!!

  • ella

    marijuana legalization means it will be no longer moms & pops growing it underground & getting top $$ for it, it will mean that the major corp. like Philip Morris will take over the growing while it will be prohibited for people to grow n sell the crop. This means dirt cheap weed and black market would not exist anymore.

  • http://www.webpronews.com/marijuana-legalization-group-may-air-super-bowl-ad-2013-09#respond stonedhenge

    MARIJUANA IS THE DEVIL AND SO IS YOU BUNCH OF GODLESS DRUG ADDICTS RUINING THIS COUNTRY

    • mars

      hahahahahahahah ya cause helping generate $46 million dollars in combined state and local revenue while simultaneously saving more than $12 million in law enforcement expenditures is ruining our country

    • mars

      the ignorance of some of these people is getting out of hand

    • CJ

      I woud rather be godless than stupid and judgemental

  • laura

    LMAO at the Dorito’s line.

  • ms. mickey

    Marijuana is made by God, alcohol is made by man. Marijuana does not kill millions of people a year. Stop being ignorant people.

  • ms. mickey

    Marijuana is made by God. God does not make mistakes. Stop being ignorant people.

  • Michael

    First porn, abortion, homosexuality and now drugs. What next? Beastiality? When will will slow slide into the pit of moral degradation end?

  • Wayne

    3 tablespoons of hemp seeds contain 10 grams of protein. They are delicious and easier to digest than almost any other protein. So not only do pot plants make fiber that is stronger than cotton, and paper that is stronger than wood pulp and easier to grow — it is also a very healthy plant to eat. AND we haven’t even gotten to the medical benefits yet. COME ON AMERICA — WAKE UP!

  • Michael

    First porn, then abortion, homosexuality and now drugs. What next? Beastiality? When will this slide into the pit of moral degradation end?

    • bert

      so you think a plant that god made is immoral? where in the bible did it say god made immoral plants on the second day?

      • Howie

        Poison ivy is a plant also but doesn’t mean God wants you to bath yourself in it. God gives people wisdom when it comes to nature. I know people didn’t come from apes God didn’t have to tell us that we can use wisdom though, or there would be plenty of those not quite changed over (half man and half ape) running around. So I say use the wisdom God gave you. If you wouldn’t give it to your kids (drugs, alcohol, tobacco) then how much more does God love us that he doesn’t want his children to have it either.

        • Tony

          I spoke to God personally just this morning. He told me a good bowl of bud in the evening is good for you. He told me it will not hurt me, make me want to act out, or make me feel like I can whip every stranger who makes eye contact with me. Prove me wrong…

          • Howie

            Wrong god, the Bible says
            Mark 12:30 (KJV)
            30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, And WITH ALL THY MIND, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
            You don’t have control of your mind if your giving it over to drugs, therefore impossible to love God with your whole mind. So by doing drugs your going against God.

            Isaiah 59:2 (KJV)
            2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

            3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.

            4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
            Isaiah 59:14 (KJV)
            …for truth is fallen in the street…

        • black hockey player

          “I know people didn’t come from apes”

          Oh yea Howie? How do you know that? Do you just feel it right down there in your belly? Have you done any research on the subject or are you just going on feelings or better yet… TRUTHINESS?

          I myself have done the research, and sorry to let you know but there is not a shred of evidence that Jesus ever walked the face of this earth anywhere except in our heads/belief systems. No scientific proof that a god exists either my gullible non thinker. Just your faith and hope that such mythology is real and that’s it.
          With that said, I have discovered proof that we come from Apes… It’s you Howie!…. you are the missing link!!!!!!

          • Howie

            black hockey player –

            1 Corinthians 1:18(KJV)
            18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

            Romans 3:3-4 (KJV)
            3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
            4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar

    • Michael’s Mom

      Idiot what’s morally wrong is you deciding what other people’s morals should be. Everything you mentioned has no affect on your life. How about you live your life instead of worrying how others live theres moron

    • stu

      Michael it’s called human rights and understanding basic economics. Read a book.

    • CJ

      If you Drink alcohol.. and you are against pot. you are… Well ….dumb.. LOL

  • http://yahoo Eric

    Tobacco has been legal for over 400 years in America because it was a cash crop with no medicinal purpose at all, Weed can help people with real medical issues. These old time people worried about weed need to focus on something else.

    • cant stand a clouded mind

      I’m not an old time person and I don’t want weed legalized! I have smoked tons of it and it’s in the past for me! A small amount of people are using it for the intended purpose…pain or whatever. The majority just want to get high. Just about every person I know who has a card has no real problem…they just want to get high! We have enough issues with drugs in society. We don’t need kids shoulder tapping for a pack of weed…

      • zwooff

        What double speak. By your own admission you enjoy your right to choose what is best for you. But want to deny the same right to choose to everyone else. Who decides the “intended purpose”. The fact that we in the Land of LIBERTY recognize a different plane of existence after consuming cannabis. Proves the rightness and appropriateness of our access to it. This is the very essence of LIBERTY.

      • Tony

        Intentionally stupid people should be at the top of your list. What is your excuse for attempting to spread lies & innuendo here ? Why are you trying to poison people’s minds with your endless drivel ? “Reefer Madness” was entertainment, not a documentary, just so you know. People responding here either know the truth, or are here to spread lies. You sure have no concept of the truth.

  • Lina

    I suffer from fibromyalgia and chronic pain for over 8 years, and a bad car accident that almost took my life away, my doctors had me intoxicated with painkillers : Percocet’s, lyrica , muscle relaxers, morphine, cortisone injections all over my body and painful treatments that I don’t wish to anyone, after all, all the side effects from this medicines made my health worse including high blood pressure, 2 attempts of heart attack and one of stroke in the past 3 years, left side of my body paralyzed for over 3 months, extremely expensive medical bills over the years, including acupuncture, massages and physical therapy for the past 5 years, and crushed my life as an athletic person. Whoever doesn’t believe that marihuana is medicinal believe it now !!! Very proudly I can say I’m off all kind of narcotics ,clean my body from the intoxication of all this medicines and quimical unbalance I went thru for many years; who gives the rights to FDA to intoxicated us like this legally and approve this medicines with all kind of side effects just because of the big pharmaceutical checks they get . Let us choose our own medicine one that don’t harm anyone if you use it correctly .

    • cant stand a clouded mind

      People never use things as intended.

      • Tony

        Your brain would be one of those things… What a waste of grey matter…

  • George

    Some people are avidly pro-marijuana, but many other supporters of legalization are just being realistic. Marijuana prohibition sends millions of dollars to the most vicious gangsters in the Western hemisphere; why not instead send much of that money to our own governments in the form of marijuana taxes–God knows they need it. Why fill up the jails with non-violent marijuana users?

    Do liquor dealers shoot each other on street corners? Not any more; but during Prohibition they certainly did.

  • dustk

    Lets stop arguing and look at the facts people. there have been numerous studies on cannabis and it, like everything else has its ups and downs. Im a medical marijuana user and it has done wonders for me and I have seen it do wonders for others MEDICALLY. My question is we have tobacco, we have alcohol do we need another substance to consume now? Why not legalize for people who need it instead of legalizing another substance for people to abuse and dont tell me it will put a dent in the drug lords business because cannabis accounts for a small fraction of what they make and they would still be able to make money of it even if it was legalized. It has been proven to slow development of the brain in youth and though I use it, I would not want my kids using it. There have been studies showing it does not affect your driving but I can tell you from driving with a couple friends that it does affect it. Studies have shown that it contains carcinagins and some studies show more carcinagins than even cigarettes. Studies have shown that legalizing would cause more widespread use and abuse as opposed to it being illegal which keeps the cost up and in turn makes it harder to get your hands on. The prison issue is null because only 1.2 percent of people arrested for cannabis even go to prison. I see a reason to legalize for medical use because it does help people, even change peoples lives but again i ask why do we need it for recreational use arent there too many things already for us to get our fix on? Other than wanting to get high with your buddies what is the reason it should be legalized for recreation?

    • Howie

      Using drugs for MEDICAL purposes ONLY is why God gave us nature and man wisdom to use it for pain when afflicted by the devil. GOD GIVES MAN WISDOM. Poison ivy is a plant also but doesn’t mean God wants you to bath yourself in it. God gives people wisdom when it comes to nature. I know people didn’t come from apes God didn’t have to tell us that, we can use wisdom though, if man came from apes there would be plenty of those not quite changed over (half man and half ape) running around. So I say use the wisdom God gave you. If you wouldn’t give it to your kids (drugs, alcohol, tobacco) then how much more does God love us that he doesn’t want his children to have it either.

      • stu

        Howie you have to realize that not everyone believes in your superficial god. using god in any argument automatically makes it an illegitimate argument. America is full of people from all religions as well as atheists, agnostics, etc…

      • Tom Brown

        it still should be my choice whether to use it or not, not some politician. freedom of choice is every american’s right

    • KOOKIE

      You do not know what your talking about. Oh , it’s ok for you

    • Tony

      OBVIOUSLY a shill for the status quo. LOOK PEOPLE, this is the NEW tactic now. Instead of demeaning you for your opinion/use, now they act as if they are “one of US” & continue to perpetuate the lies but now are using a kinder, gentler approach. Same wolf in sheeps clothing, different tactic. SHILL, we can recognize what it is you are trying to do. It hasn’t worked for the last 90 YEARS, under threat of prison & losing everything you own, WHY do you believe your lies will work now ? Elvis is EXITING the building, get used to it…

    • Mike

      The reason is that I am an adult living in a free country and have the right to my personal freedoms. As long as I don’t cause any other American Citizen problems with my freedoms then its not yours or anyone else’s business what I do in my home on my time. I am a working professional who has a college degree and let me end by saying this. How great would it be to not only have something which brings me pleasure in my free time but could actually help with all the little aches and pains we get as we age. You know what? I think all cigarette smokers and alcohol drinkers should be called out for the terrible things they are doing to their bodies. Its not their right to abuse themselves is it…..???? No mam, it most certainly is their right and no one should be able to tell them any different. We live in a country and world where it seems as if everyone is more interested in telling everyone else how they think they should live instead of paying attention to their own issues.

  • Common Sense

    Do you people seriously not understand that those negatives comments all come from the same kid? One 13 year old reject trolls a page and you guys feel like it’s coming from all directions. Let the little kid compensate and cope with his insecurities, no need to let his depression affect you. The fact that he constantly changes his name and continues to talk shows that he suffers from serious mental problems and has no friends, someone with friends would not use different names, he’s literally creating his own friends, psychology 101, people.

  • cant stand a clouded mind

    No more druggies! F all you pot heads! Medical my arse…

    • KOOKIE

      Shut up and drink your beer. hiporite

      • bill

        And beat your wife and kids after a drunken bender. stay off the pro-marijuana news stories, freak!

    • zwooff

      All anti – drug crusaders,please put a bullet through your closed mind. You are the enemy of FREEDOM!!

    • Tony

      Look up our government’s US Patent # 6,630,507. Read it. See who REALLY has a clouded mind. If you have the courage. I am betting you don’t, paid shills rarely do…

    • cant stand stupidity

      name one thing bad about pot ….

      oh wait you can’t

    • Mike

      You are probably having a mixed drink and beating your old lady and kids while posting this. Too bad the folks you hate are probably many times more intelligent than you. Enjoy your day Dumbass.

  • Aaactually

    To understand marijuana you must understand it’s entire history. Read this book. “The Marijuana Hemp Conspiracy”.

    When a plant is illegalized in 1937 because it was “making the white woman sleep with the black jazz people” in a time of SLAVERY, THAT right there should tell you that this prohibition is WRONG WRONG WRONG. Then later they changed there argument to,,, “well if every1 is getting high than no1 will go and join the armies and fight our wars” That one I agree with. Cuz stoners just wanna chill. and Hitler may have had his way. But that TIME IS OVER! We can own people with the push of some buttons. And you can tell a stoner to push a button!

    • http://yahoo john

      slavery in 1937? lol, you must be stoned.

      • Tony

        What he is saying is true. Back in 1937, things were much different from today. If you actually took some time to research the topic, in a short while you would truly understand how screwed up this actually is. Racism, greed, & ignorance are the true reasons that Anslinger rammed through legislation. Hemp was made illegal by a newspaper mogul who wanted to use trees for paper instead of hemp fiber. Before you spout off, why don’t you put some time in & see if you have a legitimate claim ? Easy to criticize if criticism is all that interests you. If you are actually interested in the truth, it is easy to find. Try starting with US Patent # 6,630,507. Take 5 minutes & read it. You are being used & you don’t even realize it…

    • Ryan

      You’re fucking retarded

  • http://hempseedforsale.com Keith

    Ok for all you smart people who are planning on making money on this Billion dollar Marijuana Industry here is something for you to do! In Yahoo search enter…HEMP SEED FOR SALE…. And click on the link to get yourself started on making cash!! The smart people are getting themselves prepared, and the no so smart are sitting back watching like they always do!

  • Tom Brown

    this co. who is running the contest put this article out just to get more publicity , think about why would this lady tell the press about a marijuana co.when they basically say they have no chance of actually running an ad about pot.they know the subject would get alot of buzz! legalize marijuana

  • God

    Genesis 1:30 And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.

    9:3 3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. .

    Are we not one nation under God? Shame on any Christian or God fearing man to be against something God has given us.

    • God

      ****9:3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

      • http://None 420Guy

        Chapter 4 Verse 20:
        And to all my children go forth and find large buds, find the stinky stinky, and dry that stinky until you can hardly blinky blinky. Feel good and rejoice, eat much food and laugh, and always remember to puff puff, pass. This I give to you all.

        • EAC REP

          Don’t forget Moses saw the burning bush…..

      • Tony

        Thanks god. You are OK in MY book, too…

    • mike

      Are you serious????????????????????????????

    • HOV

      Genesis 1:12 “And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.”

      • Howie

        HOV

        Genesis 2:17 (KJV)

        But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

        Looks like we’re not to eat or partake of every plant in nature, here.
        God has given use wisdom use it

  • judy bee

    It is time for America to admit that people smoke pot. Millions of folks are using this as their drug of choice, many choosing not to drink alcohol. Time to make some money off this and pay off our national debt.

  • brian

    Since the government holds the patent for medical marijuana then at some point they will mass market it and make billions. Never let the government take away our right to grow marijuana. We should always have the right to grow our own medicine just like we have the right to grow our own food. There is nothing wrong with catching a buzz. We do it all the time with alcohol. Moderation is the key. Have one smoke of cannabis and have one beer and relax, moderation is the key. Our brain contains receptors for the compounds in cannabis. Psychedellics like cannabis, mushrooms and lsd led to amazing discoveries in science and will propel technology in the future. These substances are part of the evolution of the human mind. The entire old testament is based on the visions of moses. What happened at the burning bush and where moses saw powerful entities talking to him, which he claimed to be god? Maybe he ate some mushrooms, sounds like a normal mushroom trip that any plain person would experience if they ate a large handful of hallucinogenic mushrooms and smoked some high grade cannabis. Ever heard of the ancient astronaut story? Never let the government take away our right to grow cannabis, it hold the key to our future evolution and the living technology of the future.

    • Tony

      For all you folks who may not realize it, our gov. has owned the patent rights to the medicinal qualities of MJ since 2003. TEN YEARS AGO… They filed for the patent in 2007. SIXTEEN YEARS AGO. The OP did not include the patent #, so I thought I would round out his statement by adding it here US Patent # 6,630,507. What really strikes me is the fact that the same people who rally for MJ to remain a schedule 1 drug are the same one’s that own the patent rights to the beneficial medical properties. A schedule 1 drug, BY DEFINITION, has absolutely no medicinal usefulness what-so-ever.THEIR own definition. So which is it ?

      • Josh

        Didn’t realize that 2007 was sixteen years ago.

      • Mike

        You sir are 100% correct. The government has held patent rights on all chemical ingredients of Marijuana. By placing it on schedule 1 they never had to worry about it while making a fortune on the War on drugs. Made a fortune on prisons which house harmless American Citizens on MJ charges. The amount of lobby money thrown around on the Bill Hill in Washington by Big tobacco and Big Alcohol to keep this substance which (A.- can be used to treat a large quantity of illnesses and (B.- can be used just for Adult entertainment. How crazy is it that I can take a prescription opioid that will cause many problems for my mind and body but cannot use a natural substance which will do me no harm on a scale not even measurable. And anyone who is ready to jump up and prove me wrong sit down and use a little common sense. Your last 3 presidents have admitted to using it. Doctors and Lawyers have admitted to using it. Senators and congressmen have admitted to using it. Its a scam and one that has been brain washed into the older groups in our society. The ones you trust most are sometimes the ones who mislead you for there own means. Just give it a minute and think about it.

  • Libertarian

    Well,it’s not a Super Bowl without a super bowl of reefer to toke on.

  • Mr Lebowski

    This should be the commercial! So informative and comical….and in the spirit of the Super “Bowl”! ;)

  • Mr Lebowski

    Read “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”.
    And read Chomsky!

  • Ben

    I support legalization of pot, but I have to disagree with the fatality data. Smoking pot has the same health risks as tobacco. Also, I find it very hard to believe that some stoner has never gotten behind the wheel and caused a fatality. These aren’t touted as issues now, but once it becomes legal I can guarantee that all the negative aspects will come to light.

    • Mark

      You are far uneducated on the dangers of Marijuana use. May you provide a study that proves your point? Also Medical Marijuana provides edibles for those who don’t wish to smoke.

    • zwooff

      (Prevalence of Substance Use Among Injured Drivers) “Studies of hospitalised, seriously injured car drivers were conducted in six countries, and studies of car drivers killed in accidents took place in four countries. Among the injured or killed drivers, the most commonly consumed substance was alcohol alone, followed by alcohol combined with another substance. The use of illicit drugs alone was not frequently detected. After alcohol, the most frequently found substance among injured drivers was tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) followed by benzodiazepines, whereas, among drivers killed in accidents, it was benzodiazepines.”
      Source:
      European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, “Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Alcohol and Medicines in Europe — findings from the DRUID project” (Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2012), doi: 10.2810/74023, p. 6.
      http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/attachements.cfm/att_192773_EN_TDXA12006ENN….
      - See more at: http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/chapter/Drugged_Driving#sthash.0fMv3KZV.dpuf

    • zwooff

      Ben: check out: DEA 86-22 (page 56) for the uncontroverted FACT’s regarding marijuana. The DEA’s own Judge Francis L. young concluded that marijuana is safer than aspirin and SAFER than POTATO’s!!

      • E.I.E

        Sadly Ben is both correct and has a point. I do not appreciate how some of you go out and find a few websites and say “ah hah! this study proves it!”. Studies can be changed to be generous towards one way or another, good example being climate change.
        The documentary is alcohol worse than ecstasy is a great watch. It gives you the sites to get the research from, and it is not modest at all. They actually give people drugs and monitor them, not just chemicals from the drugs *such as giving doses of pure thc*. I believe this documentary to be very true, and it clearly states that pot can be harmful. Is it as bad as other legal mind altering substances? Not even close, but what do you consider harmful? There is several cases that have evidence linking heart problems to marijuana use. Go ahead and be the hippy that pretends there is no harm at all in the drug, but I hate to tell you that any doctor will confirm putting any smoke in your lungs is harmful to them. Edibles would be the way to go, and drinkables.

    • david spectra

      wrong there research carefully . some with health problems shouldn t smoke anything period . but some do . these ae the one u must be thinking of . nicotein, kills far more . it s the hardset drug to quit . u my know of people who quit hard illegal drugs ; herion , crack ,marijuana, & alcohol etc . bet NEVER stopped smoking legal over the counter tobbaco cigarettes .

    • david spectra

      wrong there research carefully . some with health problems shouldn t smoke anything period . but some do . these ae the one u must be thinking of . nicotein, kills far more . it s the hardset drug to quit . u my know of people who quit hard illegal drugs ; herion , crack ,marijuana, & alcohol etc . bet NEVER stopped smoking legal over the counter tobbaco cigarettes .

    • david spectra

      wrong there research carefully . some with health problems shouldn t smoke anything period . but some do . these ae the one u must be thinking of . nicotein, kills far more . it s the hardset drug to quit . u my know of people who quit hard illegal drugs ; herion , crack ,marijuana, & alcohol etc . bet NEVER stopped smoking legal over the counter tobbaco cigarettes .

    • freethought

      Try reading the Boston University study presented this last week. Over forty years of scientific studies have proven that marijuana is relatively harmless to the adult consumer. No harm to the physical or mental well being of the user. Maybe you have a conclusion that differs? If so, please do tell us.

  • Gary Delaney

    I have survived cancer twice and several seizures which led to an intense depression. What do the physicians prescribe? Ativan, Xanax, substances that just put you in such a fog you can’t safely drive and the only “good” it does is to dummy you up so you don’t think about it.
    I have derived far more benefit from marijuana than that.
    And think about the money the US would save without subsidizing prisoners in jail for pot offenses? But like anything else, it is just one more scam perpetrated by this criminal conspiracy that passes for a Democratic government. You can’t legally (in most jurisdictions) possess marijuana, but it is OK to promote and embrace the military who LEGALLY murder people in conflicts that are none of our business. Really. Think about it.

  • david spectra

    LEGALIZE IT . STOP WASTING $$$$$$ TAXPAYER $$$$$$ TRYING P STOP IT !

  • Cannabis for the People

    Please educate yourself people!

    Marijuana has several active ingredients. THC is responsible for the “high”, CBD short for Cannabidiol has the medicinal properties and also counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC.

    We have the science now to identify these chemicals and breed low THC and very high CBD Marijuana.

    Please end the myths and rumors!! You can use marijuana medically for all of its benefits with NO HIGH WHATSOEVER!!

    • Jeff Riviera

      CBD or Cannabidiol is also responsible for shrinking cancerous tumors. A great documentary that discusses this is called Run From The Cure and is available for everyone for free on youtube. This documentary changed my life and sent me on a cyber journey for all of the verifiable facts. CBD which is so beneficial in so many ways is available legally to anyone in the USA. CBD is the most prevalent compound in the hemp plant and therefore can be extracted and sold in the USA and overseas legally. There are companies that are extracting this CBD and creating concentrated CBD Balms, pills, tinctures and Concentrated CBD oil. Canchew gum is an excellent way to get CBD’s. I was curious about the products so I purchased and used the balm from Dixie Botanicals and it cured my tennis elbow in 4 days. I had that nagging tennis elbow for 3 months and after 4 days of use the pain was gone. Dixie is also the company that makes the high CBD tinctures and pills. Our government has known about the benefits of medical marijuana since they discovered it shrank cancerous tumors in 1974 At the University of Medicine in Virginia. In 2003 our government awarded Patent #6630507 to the Department of Health And Human Services. This patent states that CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory and if given to someone who has suffered a stroke that it would cut the duration of time by 50%. That’s right…..it protects the brain and our government owns the patent on it. This is the same government that has Marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug. Schedule 1 means there is absolutely no medicinal value whatsoever and is highly addictive. The Hypocrisy is astounding! We’ve been lied to….time to hold them accountable.

  • zwooff

    “We’re winning the war on drugs by the war on drugs” by the Asylum Street Spankers. Check out this tune on you tube.

  • Chris Clarke

    It’s time to get serious about the problem in this country of overcrowded prisons,bloated criminal justice systems and out dated laws based on racial bigotry.

  • Chris Clarke

    In an age of chickelittle the sky is falling, the Great and All Mighty federal government about to have its alliance cut back. Sombody explain why this isn’t really being explored as an income generating tax on a product whose participants would gladly pay.

  • R

    Interesting.
    They refused to run an ad for the NRA,advocating the 2ns Amend.Something not only legal,but a tenet of The Bill of RIGHTS.
    But they’ll run an ad for dopers.

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