Sunday blog: A case of allowing for more intoxication

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Thank you for your input. +6 Vote up Vote down Sidelines · 343 weeks ago In an insane society the sane man must appear to be insane…Star Trek 1968. Sometimes the past is more correct than we thought. Report Reply 0 replies · active 343 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 343 weeks ago “I realize the pro marijuana crowd will jump all over me” They will just tell you you have your head in the sand, have been scared by fearmongers, and need to do your research. When one of your strongest points is ‘If you don’t agree with me you are obviously uninformed,’ it’s a sign you have no solid reasoning. Report Reply 0 replies · active 343 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 343 weeks ago Far-left lawmakers couldn’t wait for this. Control the sales & distribution, tax it to death, and it will still be illegal-as-heck to drive under the influence of weed – so the jails, lawyers & probation profits don’t lose a beat. And the biggest plus for the left is….drumroll…all that extra “free tax revenue” for their pork barrels. Ya had to know this was a “plan-waiting-to-be-hatched.” And, by the time the vote gets around to rural “unenlightened” america, the city and county governments will be eager for the pork. Report Reply 0 replies · active 343 weeks ago +17 Vote up Vote down WHS Grad · 343 weeks ago When I turned 18, I could smoke. Now that I am over 21, I can drink. I do neither. “Enjoy your weekend, and make wise decisions.” Report Reply 0 replies · active 343 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Guest · 343 weeks ago I couldn’t believe that your “vote” on marijuana was so close! But, my husband said he could believe it, because this is Wellington. Sad! Report Reply 0 replies · active 343 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Love My Home Town · 343 weeks ago Only thing sad is people that have never tried it trying to force their thoughts and opinions on those of us that knows it’s true medicinal value. I don’t smoke it for the intoxification effect but truely for the medicinal value it has. I never drank alcohol because I like it or the taste but to get blitzed out of my mind. With Marijuana I dont waste my day away I am a productive member of society again. Its been over 20 years since I had my last drink of alcohol or any other kind of drug other than Marijuana because I know the true value of it. Big Pharma and Law Enforcement are truely against it because they feel the truth is soon coming out and their lies are going to be put to rest. Report Reply 0 replies · active 343 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down no one · 343 weeks ago im sorry but i would have to vote yes just for the fact its nothing like alcohol you dont go out an kill people drivin intoxicated drunk you smoke weed you just get to high to even get in a car id vote weed over alcohol any day Report Reply 1 reply · active 343 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Guest77 · 343 weeks ago I think it’s cute that folks are up in arms about marijuana and meanwhile dr’s have done a number on this country handing out prescription pills like candy. Follow the money trail and you’ll see why one is accepted and the other is frowned upon, Report Reply 0 replies · active 343 weeks ago -6 Vote up Vote down snitch · 343 weeks ago All you pot heads are sick people. Pot can and has lead to harder drugs. So go ahead and smoke it up and hit someone because your response was to late. I’ll still turn you in. Report Reply 0 replies · active 343 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 343 weeks ago This response was given to me via e-mail by smalltown boy. Tracy, I enjoyed your article about the legalization of marijuana in Colorado. People tend to forget that marijuana is still illegal federally (which to me, makes it illegal everywhere). On that note, I sent an article link concerning a problem marijuana shops are having nowadays with federal banks. Enjoy! http://www.policymic.com/articles/78489/colorado-… Report Reply 0 replies · active 343 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — So Colorado passed itself a marijuana law.When I was growing up in my native state, Colorado was pretty much a Republican state. My dad, who was born in Garden City, was fond of saying if you shook out all the Jayhawkers living in Colorado there wouldn’t be anybody left.That has obviously changed. Colorado has had a population explosion as “enlightened” people from other places moved in because they liked the mountains in their purple haze majesty.Now new marijuana shops are popping up across the state’s divide producing long lines of customers and great profits. Everybody wants to inhale the moment.I don’t know how many people here in Wellington have asked me to pick up some weed the next time I’m in Colorado. I have to laugh, because we here in Kansas will forever be linked to Dorothy jokes. Colorado will now be linked to the same inane marijuana jokes. Maybe Dorothy was just in Colorado instead of Oz after she snuck around Aunt Em to smoke her Dooby. Was it really a tornado that swept Dorothy away or was she just up in smoke?The whole legalizing marijuana thing is a bit humorous to me. It’s a “trendy” law, much like gay marriage. You support legalized marijuana your part of the now crowd. It’s Generation Zzzzz contribution to society.I’ve heard all the arguments for marijuana’s legalization, and if that is what the majority wants so be it. I anticipate someday Wellington may have a downtown marijuana shop. I urge the city to paint the slanted parking lines a little brighter yellow when that happens since things will be a lot more hazier.If any marijuana issue ever comes up for a vote in Kansas or Wellington, though, I’ll vote “no.” Why? Because why are we making laws to make us even more intoxicated than we already are?For the past two decades we’ve put more regulations on alcohol. We’ve implemented anti-drug education, we’ve raised the drinking age, we’ve stiffened our DUI laws, we drug test in schools and our jobs. We’ve done everything to make it less desirable to lubricate ourselves and affect the lives of others. And statistics have shown that it is working.But now we want to reverse everything and legalize pot?I saw a report in the Denver Post in which drug abuse in Colorado amongst school children has made a dramatic increase after the state passed its recreational pot smoking laws (see story here). This after a steady decline in drug and alcohol abuse amongst our young.Listen, I’m not preaching. If you love the state of an altered mind with the glories of hash, it’s your business.But there are reasons why we have laws – and that is to save us from ourselves. Why do we get speeding tickets? To get us to slow down. Why are people thrown in prison for murder? To get us not to murder other people. Etc., etc. etc.Personally, no marijuana law is going to affect me one way or the other. I won’t be lighting up a joint or sucking on a bong anytime soon — no matter how relaxed the laws become. Why? Because I’m frigging 49 years old!But in my younger days, it might have been a different story had marijuana been legalized. One of the reasons pot smoking was not part of my life is I had that fear of being caught. I’m the kind of guy who gets caught jay walking because I walked into a moving police car. I have had 16 speeding tickets over my lifetime. My teacher always caught me doing something wrong first.So the thought of buying an illegal drug and toking up was superseded by the penalty I was sure to face because I was sure to get caught.You have to have that penalty.I realize the pro marijuana crowd will jump all over me about the herb’s medical benefits, and how it is not addictive, and how it is not a gateway drug, and how much better it is for you than alcohol. Blah, blah, blah.But when you dig to the core of this issue, it’s about intoxication. By legalizing marijuana, are we being allowed to get intoxicated more?Of course we are.Laws are meant to make society better. 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Adams, Hackett Named Indoor Track & Field Student-Athletes of the Year

first_imgThis marks the second consecutive season that Adams earns the award after another dominant indoor season. The Buffalo, Texas, native won the heptathlon for the fourth consecutive year at the Southland Indoor Championships, tallying a final score of 5,544 points. In addition, he took gold in the standalone long jump and high jump, and sixth in the 60m hurdles to finish as the high point scorer with 34, breaking the previous meet record of 27 set in 1994. FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State senior heptathlete Tyler Adams and Abilene Christian graduate distance runner Alexandria Hackett are the 2018 Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Student-Athletes of the Year, the league announced Tuesday. Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. The Cranston, R.I., product boasts a 3.97 cumulative GPA as she works toward her master’s degree in accounting finance. Adams went on to finish as the bronze medalist at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the heptathlon, setting a new Division I record in the event’s high jump. He holds a 3.42 GPA with a major in engineering technology. The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member universities, votes for student-athletes of the year. The Southland Student-Athlete of the Year award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution. Hackett earned silver medals in both the 3,000m and 5,000m events at this year’s conference championship. It was her second consecutive time reaching the podium in both events. All-Academic teams are named for indoor track & field and outdoor track & field after the conclusion of the outdoor track & field season.last_img read more