For the record, I haven't deleted any Ellis posts except the one.
Bill Dithmer posts some questions in the topic thread below. I thought they deserved their own thread. He prefaces them with this:
In logical debates on any subject there should be questions that are asked and answered not on emotional viewpoints but on recognized documentation from research that doesn’t have a preconceived outcome in mind. Admittedly on some subjects that information is hard to come by. In this case it is not only easy to find but hard to argue with.
It is interesting that when people that are against the use of medical cannabis talk about documentation they are in most cases talking about research that the government has paid for and in exchange expect certain results. I might remind the reader that it hasn’t been very long ago that even research on marijuana was illegal in this country except for those studies mentioned earlier. Now with the light shining on studies funded by people and institutions that want to know the real facts the truth is coming out and those that want to continue the war on drugs are trying hard to suppress that truth.
Game on, Ellis!
QUESTIONS FOR THE DEBATE
1. Why do you think medical cannabis should not be available to those that could get some relief from it use?
2. Do you believe that the use of medical cannabis can harm the general public and if so document how that harm might be seen.
3. Can you give us one example of a drug overdose on cannabis? and document that example?
4. Our attorney general just today told the public in a statement that there are safer drugs then marijuana, can you name one drug that is safer?
5. In some of your earlier statements you have told us that the use of pot causes the family to be weaker because of lost jobs, poor job performance, failure to take care of children, and poor community involvement. Can you document any of these charges for us?
6. You have stated that cannabis is a "gateway drug" can you show your proof through documentation?
7. Do you believe that marijuana causes violent behavior? If so please show that documentation.
8. Have you read the IM13 and if so can you tell us what parts you object to and why?
9. Do you think that marijuana should remain a schedule I drug and why? Again show some documentation to back up your thought process.
10. A lot of the anti IM13 talk revolves around the possibility of kids using their parents medical marijuana or getting prescriptions of their own from a doctor. Although these things are addressed in IM13 I would very much like to hear your thoughts on this subject. Also do you agree that in reality any kid can in a days time get pot from someone on the street any time they so desire?
Pat Powers feel free to jump in here I'll let anybody play.