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Chelsea Clinton Suggests Marijuana Is Killing People

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Former White House rugrat Chelsea Clinton believes marijuana may have some therapeutic benefits, but she also thinks the herb may be killing people in states where it has been made legal.

During a recent appearance at Youngstown State University, Clinton—campaigning on behalf of her mother, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton—told a crowd of students that “anecdotally, we have lots of evidence” that cannabis is effective in treating epilepsy and stimulating the appetites of those undergoing chemotherapy treatment. But she then went on to say that there are still some public health concerns associated with pot consumption due to recent deaths in Colorado.

“We also have anecdotal evidence now from Colorado where some of the people who were taking marijuana for those purposes, the coroner believes, after they died, there was drug interactions with other things they were taking,” she said.

Although there is no documented evidence that marijuana has ever contributed to the death of a single human being in the thousands of years it has been used by civilizations across the globe, prohibitionists often dig deep into their sagging bags of propaganda to convince the average citizen that the effects of cannabis can be both devastating and deadly. But this is the first we have heard of marijuana potentially interacting with other drugs and causing people to suffer their untimely demise.

A recent article on InhaleMD indicates that while there can be some minor interactions when consuming cannabis in conjunction with other medications and food, there is no evidence to suggest that these types of concoctions can result in death.

“Cannabis is not known to produce any lethal interactions with other substances, including foods and beverages,” the article reads. “In fact, as natural and synthetic drugs go, cannabis is exceptionally gentle, with negative effects typically limited to: anxiety, dry mouth, increased thirst, [and] sore throat.”

The article, which was penned by Dr. Jordan Tishler, an expert in the field of cannabis medicine, goes on to explain that while marijuana “isn’t physically harmful,” when mixing it with alcohol, antidepressants, antihistamines and muscle relaxants, the stoned effects can be often amplified—giving the user the feeling of being more intoxicated or in a deeper state of relaxation.

But it does not appear that anyone has died as a direct result of mixing marijuana with other drugs, as Clinton seems to have implied in her speech over the weekend.

Using marijuana is combination with other substances is “substantially safer than blending most other types of medications,” the article continues.

Chelsea Clinton did, however, take the opportunity to reiterate her mother’s stance on states’ rights and the pursuit of more medical marijuana research. But, her comments, once again, seemed to imply that marijuana could be what the federal government claims—a dangerous drug.

“We just need so much more data than we have so that people who might benefit have the chance to benefit, people who might be in danger are protected,” Clinton said. “So absolutely, my mom strongly supports the need for more rigorous study and then subjecting it, as we do kind of everything else that might have a medicinal purpose, to FDA approval, scrutiny and ultimately regulation.”

Hillary Clinton has said throughout the majority of her campaign that she plans to remove cannabis from its Schedule I listing if she is elected into the presidency this November.

(h/t Tom Angell/Marijuana.com)

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180 Comments

180 Comments

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    rob

    September 27, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Chelsea clinton? Are you kidding.

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      Chris G

      September 28, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      Web Hubbell’s daughter, Chelsea?

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        miss independent

        October 6, 2016 at 7:38 am

        yep…… you definitely cannot deny the resemblence. maybe hillary had to look at him too much and marked the poor child

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    D'Artagnan the Deplorable

    September 27, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Also, marijuana grow houses don’t explode very often, but when they do, make sure to blame the plants.

    http://nypost.com/2016/09/27/firefighters-respond-to-reported-house-explosion-in-the-bronx/

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    cptplanet

    September 27, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Just a stupid little girl following in her crooked mommy’s footsteps. Nothing to see here.

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      Asher B. Garber

      September 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      Apparently there is something to see here, like a Drumpfstein talking as if Uncle Donny is going give him the freedom to be free.

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        M. Simon

        September 30, 2016 at 12:21 pm

        The Saudis who help finance Clinton object to Trump. Glad to see you object as well.

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          Asher B. Garber

          September 30, 2016 at 4:44 pm

          You mean the Drumpf who is funded by Russia? You know, the problem with the 40 year fixation on Hillary is that moral stance you wish to counter with is a full blown narcissist and demagogue lunatic.

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            M. Simon

            September 30, 2016 at 8:25 pm

            Well Russia’s culture has more in common with ours than Saudi culture. But if you like her and her backers vote for her.

            The Clinton’s (her husband Bill) record on cannabis is terrible. And I had hopes for Obama but he just strung us along. Trump will be no worse than they have been. And it is possible he might be better.

            As to personality defects? You have to be full of them to run for President. And that includes all of them.

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            Chris G

            October 1, 2016 at 3:01 am

            Once a State as big as CA re-legalizes marijuana I don’t know if there will be a whole lot that the feds can do about it. Trump, from what I heard, is on the State’s Rights side of the marijuana issue & that is just fine by me. I hope that he will respect the 9th & 10th Amendment rights of the States & of the People on a whole host of other issues as well.

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            Terry Licia

            October 3, 2016 at 7:15 pm

            Alaska is bigger than California, and we’ve made recreational and medicinal use legal. In fact, it’s BEEN legal for decades, except for a stint of recriminalization – that few paid any attention to! Colorado is doing REALLY well with its legal programs. The states are coming along, we’ve just got to get the federales to butt out. I find it ironic that the federal govt can be so hypocritical: it’s been cultivating cannabis for several decades, specifically for a select group of patients! Kind of blows the “it has no medical use” out the door.

            Eventually, the bulk of American voters (Independents) will simply stop choosing between just the Red Strychnine Koolaid and the Blue Arsenic Koolaid, and try the Refreshing Green! Jill Stein’s New Deal sounds good to me. I mean, why not? She’s the best choice, given the alternatives!

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            Chris G

            October 3, 2016 at 8:54 pm

            AK is larger that CA only in sq. mi. Population is a different story: CA is the largest by far & AK is the 2nd smallest in terms of population. Trump said that he will respect State’s rights when it comes to medical marijuana, he has been a supporter of it, IIRC; & when the largest State of CA makes marijuana completely legal the feds hopefully will have no other choice but to leave them alone on the recreational part.

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            miss independent

            October 6, 2016 at 7:33 am

            well good for yall to live in such states but some of us are stuck in the south where these bible thumpers that are bigger sinners than the sinners whom they preach about and try to crucify will never pass such a law. they are totally behind the times and seem to be fine with all the drunks and poverty we have in these states. I wish they would legalize it federally and the states had no choice but to follow. however, don’t see that happening soon

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            Chris G

            October 6, 2016 at 11:45 am

            I am a Confederate flag waving, pot-smoking Bible thumper from Arkansas, & all I have to say to you is, “You don’t like living in the South? Then GTFO, you Progressive prick. Go live in another State far from us ‘cuz nobody is forcing you to live here. You are free to leaver any time”.

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            Asher B. Garber

            October 1, 2016 at 10:44 am

            Yes, Russia’s culture is fascinating, while America’s hippity hoppity youth are… chopping heads off in Syria? I’m just trying to follow the thread. You really want me to view the Clintons as terrible for America, but the alternative not only loves Russia, but does business with Cuba during the embargo (and doesn’t pay his taxes) because he really loves this country.

            Which is totally batshit.

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            miss independent

            October 6, 2016 at 7:30 am

            you are not correct on the tax thing. it is a complicated thing but it works for the rich people and not the poor or middle class. you only have to claim income taxes on capital gains. if you do not make any money on something and lose money then you have a loss it doesn’t matter if you have 10 bucks or 10 million bucks. a loss is a loss.

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            Asher B. Garber

            October 6, 2016 at 7:51 am

            It’s complicated? The $10 million in your example is 1/100 of the $1 billion Drumpf lost in one year running his casino and other things. What that loss allowed him is the exploitation of a system that apparently makes $50 million a year for 20 years tax free. So I think I got it.

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            MeauxJeaux777

            October 4, 2016 at 11:12 am

            These are the people who hate cannabis, yet they shipped in millions of dollars of cocaine in Arkansas!.

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            miss independent

            October 6, 2016 at 7:28 am

            speaking of personality……the only difference in trump and all these other so holier than thous……. is he has the balls to speak the truth. he definitely could use a little more tact honestly but don’t think those other candidates are not and were not thinking the same thing. trump is not bought. the rest of them are… a lot to be said for someone who is financially independent and doesn’t have to kiss up to donations and crooks.

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    chase miron

    September 27, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    what a dumb cunt

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      Chris G

      September 28, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      She’s a Clinton. What else would you expect?

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        Beau

        September 29, 2016 at 12:35 pm

        More then a fucking idiot who puts balls on the picture of their commander and chief.

        You’re a real winner whom I guess lives unemployed in your parents basement. Keep up the good work.

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          Chris G

          September 29, 2016 at 12:41 pm

          Thanks for the compliment. When I get comments by Progressive pricks like YOU then I know I am doing the right thing, therefore the best thing for me to do is keep on keepion’ on. Thanks for brightening up my day! 🙂

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            Beau

            September 29, 2016 at 12:48 pm

            Of course you do, because you’re a loser with nothing better to do with your time.

            Keep it up, and when you and your KKK friends get together again for your crooked hillary circle jerk remember the world thinks you’re scum.

            Np.

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            Chris G

            September 29, 2016 at 1:20 pm

            Whatever, LOL. Thanks for making my day a happier one, Progressive pussy.

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            Beau

            September 29, 2016 at 1:26 pm

            No problem you racist piece of shit.

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            Chris G

            September 29, 2016 at 1:27 pm

            My pleasure! 🙂

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            Xybeka the Deplorable

            October 3, 2016 at 5:42 pm

            Can you smell the fear and desperation coming from her trolls? It’s delicious isn’t it?

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            Chris G

            October 3, 2016 at 8:56 pm

            I love it! Pi$$ing off Progressives has become one of my favorite hobbies. I can’t wait for them to physically retaliate.

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