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Beaver County Patients Say Medical Marijuana Is Making A Difference In Their Lives

Editor’s Note: BeaverCountian.com agreed to withhold the names of the two medical marijuana patients interviewed for this story. Both patients are concerned about the stigma, the risk to their jobs and even federal prosecution. Because they are patients of Dr. Robert Fadden, who spoke with BeaverCountian.com and set up the interviews, we felt secure in…

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Uncle Wah Wah
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Uncle Wah Wah

I wish we would wisen up and distinguish the differences between medical marijuana use and recreational smoking. Medical marijuana is on a different level than the buzz heads who want to “unwind and chill ” with a joint. It’s like comparing rubbing alcohol to Muscatel. It’s alcohol, but it’s not at all the same.

I think one of the biggest disservices to the medical marijuana cause is are the pot prophets like Willy Nelson and Woody Harrelson getting in the media and going on and on about the benefits of pot smoking and how it cures everything form sinuses to a dead dick.

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

All the people that want to smoke it are already doing so. If it’s for medical purposes, they have already been getting it from someone they know. It’s all the same. What is different is if you get it from a dispensary, the government is going to collect tax money and you are somewhat legal. The government ends up legalizing everything for tax money or just going into the business themselves such as alcohol and lottery.

The Courthouse Janitor
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The Courthouse Janitor

Wake up America! That just say no to drugs has fried your brain! Cannabis is a natural solution to many things and has been around longer than we care to admit.

The state may say yes, but the federal government still says no.

If you are able to use the cannabis legally in Pa you then lose your second amendment right to bear arms which is a huge hornets nest.

Only in America…….smh

Raven
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Raven

“If you are able to use the cannabis legally in Pa you then lose your second amendment right to bear arms…”

Please explain the “logic” behind that?

Gerald Benyo
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Gerald Benyo

Raven I believe this is a reference to a legal prohibition against firearm ownership or purchase by an individual has been designated a habitual user of controlled substances.

I would also caution anyone using medical.marijuana that the current DUI laws provide for a conviction of a tier III DUI if any amount of an active or inactive metabolite is found in a driver’s blood. To the beat of my knowledge there has been no exception made for the legal medical use of marijuana.

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

It sounds like if one gets a card for medical marijuana it is also an opportunity for law enforcement to take down names and keep a list. Then if one is known by a particular police officer he will be waiting for you to drive your car.

Raven
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Raven

Predatory copping is not new in the local burgs, John Q. And you have a legitimate concern. Santa’s not the only one with a naughty and nice list. Anyone in a local pub is only a cell phone call away from a surprise stop at the next corner.

Raven
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Raven

Thanks, Gerald.

Uncle Wah Wah
Guest
Uncle Wah Wah

I want to know about this commercial tha has been running that talks about getting a card so you can qualify for half price on your medical AND recreational marijuana. Again, I can see helping people with LEGITIMATE medical marijuana uses, but half price on your recreational pot so you can zone out after a hard day of video games? WHO is underwriting the discount? Tell me it isn’t taxpayer money.

Cheech & Chong
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Cheech & Chong

Ok. It’s not taxpayer money.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
You know damn well it is!

DoTell
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DoTell

There’s no rec marijuana in the state, so I don’t know what commercial you are referring to.. second, what’s the difference if someone unwinds with a joint or a glass of wine? Plenty of studies have shown that marijuana is much much safer than alcohol and it’s a natural plant, not man made

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