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'A Law That is Not Enforced Has No Teeth'

Patch account-holders weigh in on the day's news, from Connecticut's new liquor law and the Senate's approval of medical marijuana to dog parks.

Bethwood 

"we'll need to be stoned to survive the mental torture of more of this crap from hartford," says Edward Walsh, on the Bethwood Patch Facebook page about the state Senate's approval of a medical marijuana bill. 

Milford

"A law that is not enforced has no teeth and, therefore, is ignored." A has opened up a community conversation about the town's parks, dogs and, well, poop. This was take on the matter, in reference to the law requiring people to clean up after their dogs.

Woodbury-Middlebury        

"I mourn the demise of a blue law. We should stop living the 24/7 life. It is going to kill all of us in the end." If had his way he would slow things down and reverse the in Connecticut.

Stratford

"Great antidepressant. No side effects. I prefer to smoke it but lost my left lung to cigarette smoking." The permitting the use of medical marijuana leads to offer that comment. Another Patch account-holder, , says, "Congrats Connecticut - feel better!"

Hamden

"Keep voting in this group and cry all the way to the poor house." That's take on the town's decision to and instead negotiate with the current hauler.

Shirley B. Backus May 10, 2012 at 03:04 AM
With so many organizations and health professionals trying to get people to quit smoking - with good reason - I don't see why it's okay to smoke pot, even for medicinal reasons. It's not healthy for anybody, sick and healthy alike. It's selfish of the sick to jeopardize the health of everyone else in the household by smoking pot, or anything else. You simply can't smoke anything - not even prescription medicinal pot - without sharing it with everybody else! Sharing prescription medications is illegal. Therefore, even though medical marijuana is now legal, it's still illegal to smoke it! The only reason it makes the sick feel better is because it's pumping over 2,000 poisons into the body and depriving their brain of oxygen. Smoking in any form only contributes to the early demise of the patient. How can that be legal? No matter what the law says, it's just not right.
Geoffrey E Gilbert May 17, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Your arguments are wrong on so many counts I don't even know where to begin.First,the so called "war on drugs" is a colossal failure.Anyone who wishes to smoke marijuana is doing it right now regardless of it's legality.It's far less harmful than cigarettes and booze..Secondly,if marijauna eases the pain of a terminally ill cancer patient in agony,would you REALLY want to deny them some peace from the pain and suffering?Marijuana has also helped people being treated for cancer with chemo to actually get some appetite back and eat instead of just wasting away due to the extreme nausea the radiation causes the body.Beyond that your comment about secondhand smoke from legalizing medical marijuana is absurd since no one is going to smoke grass out in public anytime in the near future.It's a private thing that should be left to the adult who wants to smoke it or not.It is an individuals own decision to make for him or herself.It should'nt be your decision what other people can do in their free time,just like the government should'nt impede an individuals right to partake in occasion recreational marijuana use,since it already sells and taxes far more harmful substances.Talk about hypocrisy!Thank god the stiff suits in government are finally catching up with the 21st Century by legalizing medical marijuana!Hey,if you really don't want to get high,go get yourself some booze on Sunday!It's finally legalized here in puritanical Connecticut too!PS.It IS right!AND,it's about time.
Shirley B. Backus May 18, 2012 at 04:29 AM
If someone cares about the other people in the household, they don't do things that hurt them. Smoking anything is just plain stupid. It hurts everyone else in the household, and contributes to the early demise of the user. The only reason they feel "relief" is because their brain is being deprived of oxygen. When the brain is deprived of oxygen, it slowly dies. Just because a law isn't enforced, doesn't make it invalid. All forms of smoking should have been outlawed more than fifty years ago. The only reason tobacco smoking hasn't, is because the government is getting so much revenue from it in taxes. Those who care about anybody else, don't smoke. Only the selfish and stupid make excuses to start and continue. I don't care what they smoke, it's still wrong - legal or not.

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