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November 24, 2015

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I was there last night. I had much laughter for the story about the neighbor with the cannabis flag over his "compound".

Mayor Peterson — Republican
Warren Bednarz — Republican
Marion County Commissioners — Republican

Until we work harder to elect Democrats to local office in Salem we are just going to get more of the same nonsense.

Anna Taylor=Janet Peterson...interchangeable and indistinguishable

I have heard some of the programming on that radio station. It is directed toward those who already are short on brain cells, and if you're not when you dial in that station, you will be after you've listened to it for a while.

Appropriate outlet, though, for our clueless, mercifully outgoing excuse for a mayor

I laughed out loud as well when Councilor Benjamin used the example of a grower flying a Marijuana flag above the US flag to argue against approving the commissions recommendations.

Also, his response to the comments about youth homelessness were awful. I couldn't tell if he was sarcastically telling the person commenting to "start a non-profit" or if he seriously was trying to shirk responsibility.

This study found that heavy use of strong modern cannabis can be harmful..

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-11-white-skunk-like-cannabis.html

Still, for some the benefits may outweigh the negatives.


Follow up to the above cannabis article:


http://www.theguardian.com/science/sifting-the-evidence/2015/feb/16/does-smoking-skunk-cause-psychosis-but-milder-cannabis-doesnt

It's amazing how much contempt she has for so many people she's supposed to represent and work for.

Apparently medical science does back up Mayor Peterson's statement

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/nov/27/smoking-high-strength-cannabis-skunk-may-damage-nerves-brain

M, the piece you linked to didn't say that marijuana kills brain cells. It found a 2% change in how some cells communicated with each other. And cause & effect wasn't demonstrated, just a correlation. Excerpt:

"The study cannot confirm that high levels of THC in cannabis cause changes to white matter. As Dazzan notes, it is may be that people with damaged white matter are more likely to smoke skunk in the first place."

So this doesn't back up Mayor Peterson's statement that marijuana kills brain cells.

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