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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) on Marijuana Legalization | The NORML Stash Blog

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21 responses to “Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) on Marijuana Legalization”

  1. Mr. Bogart

    A puppet on a string. this doesn’t suprise me at all and here is a response i got from Johnny Isakson, just today, see as follows:

    Dear Friend:

    Thank you for contacting my office regarding the legalization of marijuana. I appreciate hearing from you and appreciate the opportunity to respond.

    Illegal drugs and drug addiction are a terrible problem in our country. Such drugs impair judgment, and are harmful to the health and well-being of their users. I have worked and will continue to work to educate our communities on drug and alcohol abuse. I believe the existing penalties are sufficient and appropriately punitive.

    Thank you again for contacting me. Please visit my webpage at http://isakson.senate.gov for more information on the issues important to you and to sign up for my e-newsletter.

    Johnny Isakson
    United States Senator

    What else would you expect from a repube!

  2. byron duckett

    Sir you are wrong. Marijuana kills pain with no side effects including being hooked on it. What the scientists are missing is the persons character some people get hooked on eating etc. But most can tell when enough is enough. That’s the reason it should be legal to obtained it from a pharmacy just by signing for it just like the liquid expectorant when you have lung congestion. Do this for the teenagers that are in jail for less than an oz. Look at the crime rate of Denmark after they legalized everything. This country is a police state already. Thanks Byron Duckett a Georgia votor that believes in freedom

  3. underwood

    I never heard any one diying from Marijuana, and beside’s it’s what the people wants. You forget something important too. (WE THE PEOPLE) ARE VOLTERS.

  4. benjamin

    Aspirin can cause death………..put people in jail for that. What’s peoples health got to do.with it I think we can decide for.ourselves
    If u cared about health u would ban tobacco. Fastfood. Ect. Government is evil. The reason its illegal is so guys like him can get all the hardworking cultivists money. Fashist

  5. jimmy

    This is total bullshit every thing he said is wrong. Tobacco and alcohol alone do so much more damage than pot this guy needs to get his head out of his ass and look at the bigger picture. legalizing would lead to less violence over pot and the DEA wouldn’t have to spend 600 BILLION A YEAR TO DEAL WITH A FUCKING PLANT!!!!!!!

  6. Don Dehaven

    Sounds like his research is bad almost everything he said was false statement

  7. 420Legit

    Yeah unlike all the other drugs, marijuana has safer alternative ways to fulfill your intoxication. Sure, the smoke is bad but water and gravity bongs and vaporizers are safer alternatives to smoking marijuana. It can also be cooked into many kinds of different foods. NO cannabis smoke is ingested when eatin’. So yeah try again SAXBY CHAMBLISS !!!!

  8. Ryan

    Yeah, marijuana is also helps asthma patients with their asthma because unlike tobacco smoke, it dilates your airways instead of constricting them. Although, it isn’t good for Americas youth because of it’s adverse effects on the mind growth between the ages of 12-16, I do believe that it should be legalized and put on the market but with the same restrictions as alcohol. It can be a real big help to our economy. The truth is, we live in the bible belt so saxby chambliss and all the other bible belt senators are never going to say “hey, you know what! Marijuana can be a big help, let’s legalize it”. They know in order to get re-elected they have to say “no” to legalization. Only the people can choose who gets elected and if the people want legalization then we have to push it.

  9. Legalizeit!

    Yeah that is a load of bullshit. Never in the history of mankind have you ever heard of anyone overdosing or having to be treated for marijuana “addiction”. It is a physical impossibility to overdose on marijuana. You woul literally have to smoke or injest over a pound in less than 10 minutes to even have minor effects. No can do it, has done it, or will do it. Second of all, it is not addictive because there are no addictive chemicals in marijuana to cause an addiction or reliance on it. Yes there are people out there who smoke all day everyday but aren’t addicted. It’s habitual and some people just aren’t motivated enough to do anything else but sit around and smoke pot. There are thousands of people that smoke marijuana everyday multiple times a day who live and lead very successful and fullfiling lives. Not to mention it relieves stress and people with chronic illnesses use it to relieve pain and other feelings from illness. Cancer patients smoke it due to the fact it slows the down the production of cancer cells. People with sleeping disorders take it because mairjuana has the side effect of making you sleepy. People with gluacoma use it to help ease the cataracts. People with eating disorders smoke it to ween themselves away from thier disorder because marijuana causes you to get hungry thus making those with eating disorders eat and keep thier food down. And as far as projecting to younger kids that marijuana is harmful is fucking stupid too. It is not harmful what so ever and there has never been a single recorded death on the face of this earth of someone dying from marijuana use. Now i do believe that children should not par take in the consumption of marijuana, but if you are old enough to buy cigarettes and smoke while still a teenager, then marijuana should be just as easily welcomed. We can tax tobacco and alcohol but not marijuana? We wouldn’t be in debt if such a thing was possible. Do you realize how much money is spent in the black market just on weed alone? MILLIONS! Not to mention, tobacco and alcohol are more deadly and abused than just a simple fun plant. Tobacco and alcohol are killing more people on a daily basis than murders in this country. And yet, what a shock! Tobacco has a drug called nicotine in it which is more addictive than heroin. And alcohol is a drug and is consumed more by underage kids than appropriate age adults. You tell me the significance weed would have on this country or state if it were legalized. Crime rate would drop, the city, state and government would obtain more money for better schools, hospitals, healthcare programs, better roads, more jobs for people to drop the high unemployment percentage. Long story short, there is nothing i see wrong with the controled use and consumption of appropriate age and have it correctly regulated to where it would have negative effects on our economy.

  10. Noble Ruler

    People like the Sen. Saxby is only looking out for for medical industry. If pot gets legal they believe that they will lose profits. Thats the whole thing in a nut shell. We have to find away to convience them that this is bull!

    Its funny how they alway say that Marijuana does so many negative things. But they never tell you where they get their answers from! When pots gets to NASDAQ those greedy politians will be very happy from all the money they’ll making. That’s the real fact, Jack!

  11. John Rice

    Prohibition of it is NOT working. The State of Georgia is losing the tax money on a GREAT cash crop. Legalize it and tax it like tobacco. I am a veteran and last I heard it will help with my PTSD and depression, and night terrors.I am a smoker of tobacco, but not marijuana due to its legality. If I have my way, I will be a farmer soon, and would consider growing it once it is legalized.

  12. Christina

    And yet, it seems interesting that not a single case of heart attack or death because of marijuana smoke has ever been documented. I find it amazing that for all the Right Wing Christians in Georgia against the legalization fail to note that marijuana, unlike any pharmaceutical drug on the market, is completely natural, needing no help from man. It comes straight from God. Also, in legalizing marijuana, it would actually be possible to regulate its use, preventing it from getting in the hands of children as much as alcohol, which is way more harmful.

  13. goodstuff

    why is there such an issue about a plant that is naturally grown plant, just as all the vegitable that many of us eat. they dont rise a big problems about all the chemicals that are put on them. that is what killing us. not the the marijuiana, if the govt wouldn’t loose money, they would be glad to make it legal, I think that they are afraid of all the million that they will loose. people that have negativity about it is the people that have not been expose to it . marijuana stays in the body so long because of the reserves that our bodies need. listen to what the people have to say. and let the one that don’t be involve , let them get the heck on. alcohol is one of the worst thing on the market, but the govt approve of it.and they also drink plenty of it as well. and they no of the side effects and the hang overs, there are no hang overs with marijuana. please come listen to the doctors that does approve of it.

  14. Krystal

    Marijuana smokers are susceptible to the same health problems as tobacco smokers and it has some of the same effects as alcohol. Marijuana should be legalized for medical use because it has been known to suppress nausea, relieve eye pressure, decrease muscle spasms, stimulate appetite, stop convulsions and eliminate menstrual pain. Because of its therapeutic nature, marijuana has been used in the treatment of several conditions including: cancer and AIDS (to suppress nausea and stimulate appetite), glaucoma (to alleviate eye pressure), epilepsy (to stop convulsions) and multiple sclerosis (to decrease muscle spasms). It is also used in killing brain tumor cells helping to make surgery and treatment more effective and improving the prognosis for patients.There are currently nine U.S. states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

  15. Smart Citizen

    It’s actually not true at all, maybe a couple unfortunate souls have had a heart attack due to preemptive heart failure and couldn’t handle the smoke- who knows- but I have been smoking it for the last 2 years and have about 200 friends who have been doing so for the last 10- and all of them have never experienced any health issues. If anything, all of them have made claims to it improving already existing health issues. I am allergic to literally everything out there- from grass to cockroaches to dust and peanuts. Granted weed doesn’t cure a deathly allergic reaction, but it has finally lowered my already existing allergic reactions to the world around me. The only people who are afraid of it are those who have never tried it or are too stubborn with their heads up their ass to even give it a shot.

  16. I Disagree

    If you have a medical need for marijuana use then why limit it? You have tobacco, liquor, Oxycodone, and much more harful stuff already on the RX Shelves, Why are the poloticians not listening to the doctors? What supports your arguements other than what you have been negitively looking for. I am sure if we dug deep enough into why we should not reelect you then we would find plenty, my point is, if it does the job, and it is a lesser evil then why would Washington DC make it happen for them? Do you think you have ever won an election because you were a chosen lesser evil, I promise no candidate has a 100% approval rate, and it is the older society that is pushing for ignorance when they are supposed to be smarter.. I am a business owner and diabetic, I am not depressed and NEVER smoke around children or family. I am clean cut non hippy stereo type and can pass a drug test right now. But when I have smoked marijuana and I have for many years ( I am in my mid 30′s) and never had a heart attack and never had anytype of negative reaction. Matter of fact ( PROVEN PERSONAL FACT) I am diabetic, it lowers my blood sugars from 250 to les than 100 in 3 hours, I only smoke at night and I have actually been ordered off all diabetic meds, and origionally I was insulin dependant, so what say you about that? Harmful I think NOT!

    Ignorance is harmful, even if you personally do not agree to this I know for a fact all diabetics will gain from its use, people just hate what it represents, I agree that alot of people that use it for no medical resoning could increase their exposures to certain ailements but as a medically prescribed drug you should weight the benefiets again.

    Marijuana should always be controlled just as alcohol and cigarettes, decriminalzing it would only free up the govt to pursue harsher crimes like Murderes, and Rapists, and Thieves, and CRAK HEADS (meth addicts) they really have not put much thought into leaglization of marijuana in GA, just as it ok to go to a bar on sunday and drink but you cant buy liquor and take it home.. any other day of the week you can buy liquor but sunday, so why is that? DUI ‘s are rampant on sundays, ask any local enforcement officer, that $$ day for them, so we are encouraging DUI’s on sunday by not allowing purchase of liquor or beer.

    Marijuana is by far the very least of our worries as far as drugs go, it has less of a side effect than a hangover, you are more likely to be drunk and try new things as far as gateway things than marijuana. You have the technology to find out if soone is DUI mor marijuana and alcohol so prosicute it the same way. Do not deny people the treatments they need if they could eliminate the symptoms of diabetes or migrains, or several other case studies. Several poloticians use it, have been found using it, and hav openly admitted to using it, so why the big frown upon its use? Simply put whats wrong with being happy? Society has an opportunity to allow it to be controlled and tax it. I am sure everyone knows somone who smokes and hides it cause of the laws, so why do we not as a people give the govt somthing better to waste our tax dollars on? We could help clear the national debt just with this alone, there are so many reasons why people should look into this again and allow its law makers to pass a law that allows it. Common sence tells you there as many if not more than half that smoke. The law will not stop the determined, so why should it be prosecuted? I mean for real people what you know about it is it illegal and thats about it, when they passed the law to criminalize it they did not have any research in the fields of medicinal use and if they did they sure did not have the technology to back up their arguements. We now do and I think its about time to reopen our minds to the idea that we could have been wrong in making it illegal.

    FYI Washington DC and 15 other states and our president have all declared it good for medicine, so why can’t Georgia?

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  17. Legalize-SaveLives

    I know if it’s true, Scared to death. It’s not.


    He has been sending out the same frm letter for over a year. Chambliss and his other Republican Bible beaters will never allow it in GA. He is kept in Office bc he keeps free education going for GA.

  19. Derrekito

    A quick search on New Scientist reveals the opposite: “Treating heart disease with cannabis”

  20. Derrekito

    I’ve never heard of the risk of heart attack before.

  21. Scared to death

    4X the risk of a heart attack,anyone know if this is true?

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