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Legislation won’t help in drug fight

June 3, 2014

By VALERIE PAWLAK This is an open letter to New York state Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo: A note to thank you for all you have done for us in our area of Dunkirk, especially the NRG plant....

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Jun-04-14 8:04 AM

judeye is being supermom with regard to cigs. . the govt is her man. the gals have taken it upon themselves to turn everything into an infantile apporoach in america. this was even on PBS where the gals were against powdered alcohol. if you have cancer or seizures you are already messed up. give them MJ. it could be like hospice. One guy i know just drank beer after beer til he expired from cancer. he knew he was dying , did not get violent from the beer and simply closed his eyes and died in a stupor from beer and drugs.

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Jun-03-14 1:01 PM

Marijuana is garbage,it damages the brain,screw the tax crap Judeye,it's garbage plain and simple!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jun-03-14 10:11 AM

hey judey, liberalism has been linked to the civil war, jim crow, KKK, income tax, great depression korea and vietnam war, great society and obamacare. you dont think we should protect our kids or even ourselves from such stupidity ? this is a lot worse than a few kids smoking. tobacco was a cash crop in the american colonies. we should preserve it as our heritage, like that price house in east auruora. tobacoo is good. i know people who quit smoking and gained great weight. smoking reduces health care costs as people die sooner.

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Jun-03-14 9:43 AM

I know Valerie has good intentions but polls show that most Americans agree with doctor prescribed medical marijuana. We have been fighting the drug wars for many years and as I see it the battle has not been worth the price we paid.

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Jun-03-14 8:15 AM

We should take cigarettes away from our young. Smoking has been directly linked to increased risks in serious health problems like cancer and heart disease. As an adult, though one should have the right to choose to smoke or not.

Same for marijuana, it should be highly regulated, but available for use by adults, particularly those with medical issues for which it may prove helpful to reduce symptoms and provide some relief.

Great that you family members are doing so well in their fights with C. I know how difficult it can be with several very close, including my husband, fighting C right now.

Marijuana, just like any other 'medication' may not be right for every patient, for every illness, or for every situation. However, we cannot restrict its use for those who would benefit from it. Let the doctor and patient decide not the politicians. Stop the prohibition against an herb that could prove beneficial to so many.

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Jun-03-14 8:08 AM

Hey Val, if it was wrong in your opinion to take away cigarettes from young people then it is wrong for the govt to take away marijuana for the cancer people. cancer is a disease invented by the gods to see if men could actually think about what it is that makes for life. so far, humanity as a whole has flunked this test. it is due to our educational system, which is operated by and for the benefit of the dumb govt employee. so Val, dont repeat the same cig mistake on those cancer victims. they deserve something for our educatioinal sytem's ignorance.

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