Loc: Central Coast Cannafornia
Originally Posted By: Carl Sagan
"You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep seated need to believe."
Children taken from mom in pot raid inflame Butte County ballot debate Her defenders say Bram is essentially being prosecuted for breast-feeding while using medical marijuana. They say her case dramatizes what they contend are heavy-handed policies for medical marijuana use in Butte County, where supervisors put restrictions on growing medical pot, and police and an aggressive district attorney shuttered all local marijuana dispensaries. continued
Prenatal Marijuana Exposure and Neonatal Outcomes in Jamaica: An Ethnographic Study Although no positive or negative neurobehavioral effects of prenatal exposure were found at 3 days of life using the Brazelton examination, there were significant differences between the exposed and nonexposed neonates at the end of the first month. Comparing the two groups, the neonates of mothers who used marijuana showed better physiological stability at 1 month and required less examiner facilitation to reach an organized state and become available for social stimulation. The results of the comparison of neonates of the heavy-marijuana-using mothers and those of the nonusing mothers were even more striking. The heavily exposed neonates were more socially responsive and were more autonomically stable at 30 days than their matched counterparts. The quality of their alertness was higher; their motor and autonomic systems were more robust; they were less irritable; they were less likely to demonstrate any imbalance of tone; they needed less examiner facilitation to become organized; they had better self-regulation; and were judged to be more rewarding for caregivers than the neonates of nonusing mothers at 1 month of age. continued
Inflame Butte? You Butte Ganja phobes are ridiculously sickening! Stop persecuting citizens over cannabis. The only danger from using it for thousands of years has been prohibition. This is another example of profiteers perpetuating this longest war on Americans for the sole purpose of a paycheck, bloated budgets and renting mandatory minimum cage space from the Koch Bros for profit prisons. There has never been anything scientifically classifying cannabis as a schedule#1 narcotic. Only political lies, rejecting their own tax paid commission. Same as when the IOM regurgitated previous studies, coming up with the same results Cannabis is safe and will not harm anyone, including infants and neonates. They have no outrage giving kids meth for ADHD. That will do damage. The trauma of removing a breast feeding child from her mother for legally doing what won't harm her anyway is beyond law enforcement. Its lobbying and legally misleading, manipulations of facts and statistics One trillion dollars has been spent arresting "marijuana" possessors. Inhaling or not. Those on the receiving end of that trillion They call it CYA were I come from. The religious drug treatment racketeers dole out thousands of dollars to kids foster care orgs. By-passing checks and balances.
Like the prison industry selling paraphernalia. $72k/yr Koch's get for each prisoner. The private prison industry is lobbying every state for contracts with a guaranteed maximum capacity level be obtained. In essence people have become commodities to be traded for long term dividends for those investing. That says they need to keep them full and that has always meant create laws. The seniors are also being warehoused from their homes. Sometimes homes they built. Now home care assistance budgets are cut or programs ended. Life savings can't keep up with long term care and 1/3 of the cost is taxes. Disease tax sending the most vulnerable to institutions. Privatization can't do the same job for the same money and take a profit off of the top. Something has to give, and usually its wages and benefits for the workers and less care for the patient. What is the incentive in demonizing American citizens who choose a safer choice with cannabis? Hate crimes don't seem to apply to those self appointed moralists saving us from their definition of a heathen devil weed. Not science or history or does reality produce reefer madness. But that doesn't stand in the way of over zealous drug worriers. This is disgusting to put dollar signs on our citizens. We are not commodities, or do we pay peace officers to ruin lives based on hysterical hobgoblins. We have a Constitution in spite of egotistical local politicians and cops thinking they can over ride a state initiative I was raised in this country and I hardly recognize it. Grow up Butteheads! Give the lady her kids back...
What always blows my mind is where they found weed being grown and remove the kids because of dangrous chem.s. These are the same things anyone who grows indoor flowers would have on hand. Ihave never heard of a kid being removed from his home where they grew ferns and flowers, because of those chem.s.