Here indeed is the unknown quantity among narcotics. No one can predict its effect. No one knows, when he places a marijuana cigarette to his lips, whether he will become a philosopher, a joyous reveler in a musical heaven, a mad insensate, a calm philosopher, or a murderer.
Two Corfu residents accused of growing marijuana
Submitted by Howard Owens on December 13, 2012 - 11:24am
Marijuana, both growing and harvested, was allegedly found in the home of two Corfu men Wednesday after members of the Local Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant at the residence.
Two men were charged with criminal possession of marijuana, a Class D felony.
Jailed on $10,000 bail was Matthew T. Milleville, 26, of Main Road, Corfu, and bail was set at $2,500 for Andrew J. Marlinski, 26, of Main Road, Corfu.
Both men were also charged with a misdemeanor count of unlawful growing of cannabis and Milleville was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th.
Investigators report that they found LSD in the residence.
Allegedly found in the residence were more than 30 growing marijuana plants along with harvested marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.
Scott, I'm sure those things happen to people who never partake at all. Smoking pot doesn't turn anyone into something that they already aren't or already are. People don't become murderers or rapists "after" smoking pot. The assumption that they do is profoundly ridiculous.
Even people under the influence of opiate narcotics seldom become violent. In fact, people using opiates tend to express feelings of calmness. It's reported that Keats penned his greatest poetry while using opium.
In all fairness while evaluating the dangers of drugs, I'd say that alcohol is the one drug that turns people violent and gives them balls of brass. Marijuana tends to mellow people out and make them hungry. I've never seen it aggravate violent tendencies. Alcohol amplifies happiness, sadness or anger. Opiates and marijuana tend to have a calming effect. If a philosopher smokes pot, they don't become more philosophical. They "might" become philosophical in a different way, but they were already a philosopher.
The weed acts as a powerful aphrodisiac and renders users capable of various acts of violence; a California man decapitated his best friend while under the violent spell of the smoke, and a Florida youngster put the ax to his mother and father.
Acts as a powerful aphrodisiac? Makes people violent? Spell of the smoke? You sound like a lawmaker that has never used a gun, passing gun control laws or a priest trying to convince sheeple that the world was created in 7 days.
The one poet that stands out to me is Barrack H. Obama!
I shall raise the debt,
Get them High and they will come,
so I can spread the wealth,
a stoned people is a plyable people.
or something like that. Im pretty sure he didnt right it. BUT....
I am pretty sure its a cultural thing. Its seems that the more you smoke, the more liberal you are. I would seriously like to see a study on this. It seems the more liberal you are, the more you need big government to take care of you.
Howard...the thought that Keats penned under the influence seems to be something recent. Professor Nicholas Roe, chair of the Keats Foundation and a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh suggests it in his new biography about Keats.
I cheated and looked...was the movie Xanadu?
Don't you think you're pushing your anti religion stance a bit much lately? We get it.
John, It's just an analogy. I also don't mention it as much as people of faith do when they reference God or Jesus in a passing comment. The religion thing is everywhere in society. Major holidays, marriages and religious icons are all around us. They're shoved in everyone's face whether they like it or not. In fact, Jehovah's knock on my door in order to try and brainwash me. I've never seen an Atheist knock on anyone's door to try and get someone to disbelieve. I don't see Atheist propaganda or icons driving home their message.
I don't think my analogy is invasive or out of line.People of faith shouldn't even be bothered by my analogy. When I get the knock on the door, I'm polite and tell them in simple enough terms that I'm not interested and to be careful as they exit my driveway. Speeding Christians coming over the rise at the corner of Jerico and East road are dangerous!
"Marijuana: The weed from the devil's garden" "One moment of bliss, a lifetime of regret" "Hunting a thrill, they inhaled a drag of concentrated sin" "Wake up America, It's Reefer Madness"
lol Dave...gotta love sinning
New York needs to wake up and make it legal. This prohibition needs to stop, it just makes lots of money for a few people just like alcohol did in the 20's. Like the Kennedys or Big Al, crooks like them but now it's the cartels. I dont understand how someone that claims to be consertive could support these types of laws.
No one has to knock on doors to get someone to disbelieve, it happens quite naturally and quite easily.
I thought Scott's comments sounded hyperbolic, Jason, and you've told me why!