Bloomberg: Medical Marijuana One of “Great Hoaxes of All Time”

While the majority of the public and medical community may be in support of marijuana according to recent surveys, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg adamantly opposed marijuana on Friday, calling the campaign for legalization “wrong-headed.”

“Medical, my… come on. There’s no medical,” Bloomberg said on WOR radio according to CBS New York. “This is one of the great hoaxes of all time.”

The New York State Assembly recently made possession of small amounts of marijuana punishable by a small fine instead of an arrest. But, Bloomberg reiterated his opposition to legalization.

“But the bottom line is I’m told marijuana is much stronger today than it was 20 or 30 years ago. I don’t have any personal experience in terms of today. So that’s one problem,” he said.

“And number two, drug dealers have families to feed. If they can’t sell marijuana, they’ll sell something else, and the something else is going to be worse, and the push to legalize this is just wrong-headed,” he added. “But they say: ‘Oh, well, it’s not going to hurt anybody. It doesn’t lead to dependency.’ Of course it does. And you can argue about recreational things, but it’s a very slippery path.”

Opposing the mayor’s views, an earlier survey published in the New England Journal of Medicine on May 30 showed that 76 percent of international doctors surveyed agreed with the use of medical marijuana. About 1,400 doctors were given a hypothetical case of a woman with metastatic breast cancer, and more than three-quarters said they would have prescribed her medical marijuana.

Currently 19 states and the District of Columbia allow people to use marijuana for medical purposes with a doctor’s prescription. Washington and Colorado are the only states that have legalized pot for recreational purposes.

– Read the entire article at CBS News.

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7 Comments

  1. animan425 on

    What a fluggin hypocrite! Does anyone remember what he said about marijuana during his original campaign for office, when he went against Guliani after 9/11?

    He said something nice and positive about it, like he thought it was okay and didn’t think it should be criminalized. Essentially, he gave all the voters the idea that he would go easy on marijuana users.

    See now, how it becomes obvious that the whole issue of marijuana is exploited by plutocrats just to get more people’s votes?

    Obama also said that he would put a stop to the DEA raids on marijuana shops in California. he put a stop to them okay, like for 2 or 3 months, and then they started up all over again and he did nothing to stop them.

    It should be a rule: Never believe a politician when they say they favor marijuana decriminalization or legalization unless they give absolute proof. It’s obvious they have been saying what people want to hear just for the votes.

  2. Paul Pot on

    A friend had a serious asthma attack. After a week in hospital she could walk again and walked to my place around the corner. We shared a puff and she went back to hospital and had her afternoon lung test. The chatty nurses went quiet and looked at each other. Her lung capacity had doubled since her morning test. 2 nurses left the room and the remaining nurse said out loud “Officially it doesn’t help”. Then he leaned toward her and said quietly “but unofficially it does”.

    Another friend with very serious back pain managed to get some buds of much higher quality than he had scored in years. He said it gave him the first full nights sleep he had had in as many years.

    A close friend died of Lymphoma. I would take her little bits. She told me it helped her “put the pain to one side”. Once she was bedridden I could no longer give her anymore. Her last words were “more morphine”.

    To deny people their medicine in time of great need is no different to beating someone with a stick or holding them under water. It is torture and murder on a mass scale that happens as the result of wide spread harassment and persecution of groups in the community. That means that prohibition is a “Crime Against Humanity” and the people responsible know exactly what they have done.

    We must do all we can to end the drug war as soon as possible and when it is over we must not fail to put the criminals responsible on trial.

  3. Paul Pot on

    A friend had a serious asthma attack. After a week in hospital she could walk again and walked to my place around the corner. We shared a puff and she went back to hospital and had her afternoon lung test. The chatty nurses went quiet and looked at each other. Her lung capacity had doubled since her morning test. 2 nurses left the room and the remaining nurse said out loud “Officially it doesn’t help”. Then he leaned toward her and said quietly “but unofficially it does”.

    Another friend with very serious back pain managed to get some buds of much higher quality than he had scored in years. He said it gave him the first full nights sleep he had had in as many years.

    A close friend died of Lymphoma. I would take her little bits. She told me it helped her “put the pain to one side”. Once she was bedridden I could no longer give her anymore. Her last words were “more morphine”.

    To deny people their medicine in time of great need is no different to beating someone with a stick or holding them under water. It is torture and murder on a mass scale that happens as the result of wide spread harassment and persecution of groups in the community. That means that prohibition is a “Crime Against Humanity” and the people responsible know exactly what they have done.

    We must do all we can to end the drug war as soon as possible and when it is over we must not fail to put the criminals responsible on trial.

  4. Paul Pot on

    A friend had a serious asthma attack. After a week in hospital she could walk again and walked to my place around the corner. We shared a puff and she went back to hospital and had her afternoon lung test. The chatty nurses went quiet and looked at each other. Her lung capacity had doubled since her morning test. 2 nurses left the room and the remaining nurse said out loud “Officially it doesn’t help”. Then he leaned toward her and said quietly “but unofficially it does”.

    Another friend with very serious back pain managed to get some buds of much higher quality than he had scored in years. He said it gave him the first full nights sleep he had had in as many years.

    A close friend died of Lymphoma. I would take her little bits. She told me it helped her “put the pain to one side”. Once she was bedridden I could no longer give her anymore. Her last words were “more morphine”.

    To deny people their medicine in time of great need is no different to beating someone with a stick or holding them under water. It is torture and murder on a mass scale that happens as the result of wide spread harassment and persecution of groups in the community. That means that prohibition is a “Crime Against Humanity” and the people responsible know exactly what they have done.

    We must do all we can to end the drug war as soon as possible and when it is over we must not fail to put the criminals responsible on trial.

  5. Calary vaper on

    Bloomberg, your lack of education on guns and now marijuana proves you have no place in public office.

  6. Mrs. Ratsrectum on

    There aren’t as many pharmaceuticals that are derived from, synthetic equivalents of or combinations thereof of THC and selected and mixed in different proportion CBDs. That means to say you can’t go to your doctor and get a pill or gelcap that contains synthetic THC and some proportion of certain CBDs, or for that matter no THC and just a mix of cannabinoids as was needed by the mom on tv who had a child with severe epileptic fits multiple times per day, and there the authorities were, effing things up, and Boutin had neighbor difficulties and had to harvest early for fear of a raid. It was that tv series.

    Long story short, Mayor Bloomberg, people realize there is medical usefulness in cannabis. You know, and have you ever considered that you prohibitionists are the people responsible for the fact that the full weight of the U.S. medical research potential has NOT been thrown behind finding cures and new medicines based on what’s in cannabis or what can be learned from what they all do in order to make pharmaceuticals that, HEY, MAYBE, JUST MAYBE COULD CURE CANCER? Hey, but your rich, but you can’t tell the rest of us how to live our lives. You may think so, but not this time, Mike. If you would have at least had the D.E.A. allow research university to grow it (Professor Craker) you might fuckin’ have something with your argument, Mike. You can’t have it both ways. You can’t bitch about how prescription drugs are better while at the same time blocking steps for pharmaceutical research and have any credibility. You need to backpaddle or adjust your penis position on this. Just reach down to your crotch and fix it. And you know people are going to use cannabis for recreationally, anyway.

    Mike, you’re not fooling anyone. I want you to make NYC allow Dutch style coffeeshops. Mike, you’re going to see to it that NYC cops do not bust, raid, or interfere with the coffeeshops. Now you do a gedoogsvergunning and BIBOB test if you like, and build in the zoning before the NYC Chief of Police signs off on the background check and then you put your signature on it. Put the cart in front of the horse to avoid having them open up shop where you don’t want them in the first place. Like if you don’t want one that close to a school or playground or wherever, the Chief and then the Mayor don’t sign off on the gedoogvergunning. I mean, that’s the police’s job to make sure of the distance from wherever and whatever kind of background checks they want. NYC can make some decent money in entertainment and sales taxes. Mike, no is not an option. You ended Ston N Frisk. Now you’re going to do this to show us you’ve removed your foot from you mouth and this dumbass remark that MMJ is a hoax.

    You can’t block the research and then bitch the few cannabis-based pharmaceuticals are effective when they’re not. So little research has been developed in that direction it’s no wonder people are forced to turn to different varieties and strains of cannabis with different effects because the mix of THC and differing proportions of cannabinoids are there.