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Re: “Stay Grounded

Posted by Travels on 07/24/2017 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Stay Grounded

TSA officials at the airport are extremely helpful, patient, and have only the passengers best interests in mind. They are many things, all positive, but being ornery is not a trait that I have ever witnessed them exhibiting. Get your facts straight. Oh, and you owe them an apology.

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Posted by JRWhitmore on 07/23/2017 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Emergency!

Marijuana consumers deserve and demand equal rights and protections under our laws that are currently afforded to the drinkers of far more dangerous and deadly, yet perfectly legal, widely accepted, endlessly advertised and even glorified as an All American pastime, booze.

Plain and simple!

Legalize Marijuana Nationwide!

The "War on Marijuana" has been a complete and utter failure. It is the largest component of the broader yet equally unsuccessful "War on Drugs" that has cost our country over a trillion dollars.

Instead of The United States wasting Billions upon Billions more of our yearly tax dollars fighting a never ending "War on Marijuana", lets generate Billions of dollars, and improve the deficit instead. It's a no brainer.

The Prohibition of Marijuana has also ruined the lives of many of our loved ones. In numbers greater than any other nation, our loved ones are being sent to jail and are being given permanent criminal records which ruin their chances of employment for the rest of their lives, and for what reason?

Marijuana is much safer to consume than alcohol. Yet do we lock people up for choosing to drink?

The government should never attempt to legislate morality by creating victim-less marijuana "crimes" because it simply does not work and costs the taxpayers a fortune.

Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is an inevitable reality that's approaching much sooner than prohibitionists think and there is nothing they can do to stop it!

Legalize Nationwide! Support Each and Every Marijuana Legalization Initiative!

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Posted by Brian Kelly on 07/14/2017 at 1:31 AM

Re: “RSVP: I Will Not Attend Your Weed Wedding

Linda, I agree. Worst thing about marajuana (Well, I have a list) is getting behind someone at the super market that stinks like month old dirty bong water. I cannot imagine that at a wedding.

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Posted by Anthony Westkamper on 07/10/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “RSVP: I Will Not Attend Your Weed Wedding

Linda writes, "click-hungry headline artists in desperate lifestyle sections elbow for the attention of a declining readership. No, I am not above said behavior. But that's my professional life."

How about a career based on integrity instead?

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Posted by Free the weed, it's common sense. on 07/09/2017 at 5:15 PM

Re: “RSVP: I Will Not Attend Your Weed Wedding


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Posted by Clarevida on 07/08/2017 at 9:58 PM

Re: “RSVP: I Will Not Attend Your Weed Wedding

Hey! Guess what?? Unless you are the one getting married, weddings are NOT. ABOUT. YOU. So stop patronizing us with your judgement. If you're tired of hearing about cannabis, then kindly remove yourself from our "tacky" lives.

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Posted by Crystal Dafoe on 07/08/2017 at 9:22 PM

Re: “RSVP: I Will Not Attend Your Weed Wedding

how 'bout "feminized souvenir seeds" -- i ran across on seed purchase searches. Avg. $10/seed

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Posted by toktok on 07/08/2017 at 2:35 PM

Re: “RSVP: I Will Not Attend Your Weed Wedding

We used to smoke pot. We got stoned. Story pretty much over.
Now it is an idealized and idolized pop cultural gasbag. I'm way over it. It's not cute or special or mother earthy or anything else. It's legal and I'd love to try some skin cream to see if it helps the pain of my old arthritic hands. But it's a plant guys...not the second coming.

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Posted by Carolyn Filby Furman on 07/08/2017 at 12:24 AM

Re: “RSVP: I Will Not Attend Your Weed Wedding

Rabbit pellets???

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Posted by Susan Dager on 07/07/2017 at 3:20 PM

Re: “RSVP: I Will Not Attend Your Weed Wedding

Marijuana and all that embodies the marijuana culture is a bore and social ill that attracts boring people like flies to feces.

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Posted by vkqw4721 on 07/07/2017 at 9:48 AM

Re: “RSVP: I Will Not Attend Your Weed Wedding

Do you ever have anything nice to say about weed, Linda? You mention confirmation bias in this piece. Some years ago you wrote that you were badly burned in love by a grower. Hmm...

Here's something I'm over: people who write like little girls talk. Oh. My. God. So. Juvenile.

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Posted by Mr. Knowitall on 07/07/2017 at 6:32 AM

Re: “RSVP: I Will Not Attend Your Weed Wedding

Ms. Stansberry,
Your writing and observations are always intriguing....and funny.
Keep it up.
I'm a big fan.

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Posted by Mr. Geezer on 07/06/2017 at 12:36 PM

Re: “A Cannabis Chasm

I don't need somebody to decide if I should get high or not, regardless of the means. That is too ridiculous for words. This isn't the 19th Century.

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Posted by Nan Roberts on 06/19/2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “A Cannabis Chasm

Heidi Messner was not elected. She does not speak for the people.

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Posted by Fred Fletcher on 06/17/2017 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Don't Panic, Bro, It's Science

"Here and in its own courts the State based its case on
an insistence that a driver who declines to submit to
testing after being arrested for driving under the influence
of alcohol {and/or weed} is always subject to a non consensual
blood test without any precondition for a warrant. That is incorrect."

Posted by Matt McLaughlin on 05/26/2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Don't Panic, Bro, It's Science

The WSU researchers are planning on using my app in their research. I have developed a new public health app that measures impairment--it is called DRUID (an acronym for DRiving Under the Influence of Drugs) available now in the Apple App Store (Android version coming soon). DRUID measures reaction time, decision making, hand-eye coordination, time estimation and balance, and then statistically integrates hundreds of data points into an overall impairment score. DRUID takes just 5 minutes (and the 2-minute version will be part of the DRUID app in shortly).

Our website is

DRUID allows marijuana users (or others who drink alcohol, use prescription drugs, etc.) to self-assess their own level of impairment and (hopefully) decide against driving if they are impaired. Prior to DRUID, there was no way for an individual to accurately assess their own level of impairment. DRUID also demonstrates that it is feasible to measure impairment reliably by the roadside, not just exposure to a drug.

DRUID was recently featured on NPRs All Things Considered:

Also on television:

After obtaining my Ph.D. at Harvard, I have been a professor of psychology at UMass/Boston for the past 40 years, specializing in research methods, measurement and statistics.

Michael Milburn, Professor
Department of Psychology

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Posted by Michael Milburn on 05/25/2017 at 6:18 AM

Re: “Battle Cry

Jennifer, if you're going to bother to respond to a comment, at least address the person's point. Your Letter to the Editor section isn't superior to this forum. What your doing is not "social engagement" but I know that hasn't been the Journal's strong suit.

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Posted by Allison Edrington on 05/19/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Battle Cry

Thanks for reading and responding. I strongly encourage you to write a letter and share your thoughts via

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Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 05/18/2017 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Battle Cry

Cahill writes from the safe place of uninvolvement. Every single year without fail in Humboldt County, "good growers" have their lives reinvented to debt, poverty and a record of federal crime after being incarcerated for growing and providing marijuana. Folks like Cahill dont appear to truely understand how unjust the treatment of marijuana related activities are, especially nationwide. Yes, proclaiming martyrdom is sanctimonious, but no moreso than evoking the same over issues of humanity that dont involve prison time...which one can read in some way in just about any newspaper, including this issue of the Journal. If its Cahill's opinion that growers cut the righteousness, thats fine. I'm more curious of her opinion about her local government representative's new laws to keep prices high and availability low, guaranteeing more of the same indefinitely.

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Posted by Tell your govt. to change their law. on 05/18/2017 at 7:25 AM

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