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White House sends mixed message on drugs

March 16, 2014

Apparently neither Attorney General Eric Holder nor his boss, President Barack Obama, are familiar with the concept of sending mixed messages....

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Mar-18-14 9:50 AM

Wow Journal, you need to reach a little further if you are going to clasp those straws. Since we can't use the "H" word on here (what are we all children or something ?) I will point this out to you. Marijuana is not an opiate nor is it addictive. Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't die from a marijuana overdose. And, at the same time opiates generally aren't being used to treat seizures like derivatives of marijuana have.

Perhaps you should give your readers a little more credit than you have and consider they can easily distinguish between these two substances. You do realize they are completely different classes of drugs ? More importantly you should let our government treat them differently based on their classifications and let them set policy based on real world analysis of potential benefits & dangers.

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Mar-17-14 12:15 PM

To equate the use of marijuana and ****** is stupid-they are 2 completely different drugs each with their own separate problems. And if you want to look at mixed messages we need look no further than the 2 most dagerous drugs of all-alcohol and tobacco. But to call Obama out on the topic of ****** vs marihana is flat out stupid.

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Mar-17-14 12:12 PM

Petercakes-look up what that means please.

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Mar-17-14 12:08 PM

And it's ridiculous that the drug that begins with H is a banned word.

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Mar-17-14 12:07 PM

****** use is more dangerous than marijuana use? Color me surprised.

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Mar-16-14 8:32 AM

Mixed messages from Washington? This isn't news. Obama stood for nothing before 2008 (look at his voting record, he was "present" 90% of the time, no yea or naes from his mouth). The guy is a puppet at best with strings tangled in a knot.

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