Dumb-Assed Progressive Liberals and Their Medical Marijuana


Dumb-Assed Progressive Liberals and Their Medical Marijuana.

I have been waiting several weeks to write this. I have let the anger subside so I might write more clearly and with less profanity.

Yes, I know high English and am pretty good at using it. But I was also in the Navy and I have mastered some rather pointed alternative ways of expressing myself. I will spare you that, except for my use of a “salty” descriptor for proponents of intoxicating medical marijuana as it now exists in at least three states, including Michigan: You Dumb-Assed Progressive Liberals.

You may know that I am a retired professor of psychology and I am in private practice three days per week. I see 20 to 30 “people with problems” each week. I have done this for well over thirty years and about the time that I think I have seen it all, reality gives me a swift kick in the pants with a new and painful lesson.

The mother brought me her 14 year-old-boy because he and friends had beaten-up another kid and taken his book bag. He had been identified and turned over to the juvenile authorities and was put on probation. He was required to undergo counseling.

The boy was very friendly, bright, and articulate. I judged that he was above average intelligence–though his grades were failing in school and his attendance was poor. It was my first session with the boy and so I worked to build rapport with him and I thought that things had gone very well. The ground-work for future therapeutic gains had been laid.

About two weeks later the mother brought him back to me. She reported that the boy had “dropped dirty for marijuana” in his urine test at the probation office.

The boy, so friendly and reasonable the session before, sat in my office with a cocky smirk on his face. I asked “what were you thinking, are you looking to do jail time ?”. Now sullen, with a give-a- shit attitude (oops, gosh, didn’t mean to say that), he said, “I don’t care–that’s not up to me.”

The 14-yr-old boy went on to lecture me that marijuana was legal. He explained that it is legal in three states because it was good for your joints, muscles and good for bronchitis.

I sat amazed, as I asked him where he heard all of that. He laughed at me and said, “The streets talk to Me”.

I told him that there was no reason for us to talk anymore and that I would leave it to others to help him understand, now “the courts will now talk to him”. I did not have a client in the room, he did not admit to a problem and he did not wish to improve a problem.

I could have taken Medicaid money for months. But like the old fogy I am, I asked him to leave and not come back, until he wished to change his ways. He asked me to sign a document for his probation officer saying he attended counseling. I reluctantly did so. There was no area for comments on my part.

I talked to his caring mother, who agreed that it was time for a “higher”, more severe form of intervention for him.

Later, I wrote his probation officer and explained that the 14-year-old boy would need legal sanctions taken against him, that counseling would be of no benefit until he acquired a “felt need” to change his thinking and actions. Just between you and me, this probably will not work either.

Thanks! You dumb-assed progressive liberals who have used the current iteration of  intoxicating “legalized medical marijuana” in order to take another step in the direction of totally legalized recreational marijuana (and other drugs), so you can stay high, or garner votes and the power they confer.

You have helped to destroy the life of another Mother’s child in America so that you can cop a buzz or gain political power. You self-centered, hedonistic, bunch of sociopaths.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D. 6/8/10

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3 Responses to “Dumb-Assed Progressive Liberals and Their Medical Marijuana”

  1. Aspen Says:

    I feel safitsied after reading that one.

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  2. Brice Petgen Says:

    The simple fact of the matter is that we prescribe medications stronger than heroin (morphine, oxycodone, etc.) to cancer patients who are not terminal, but undergoing incredibly difficult treatment. We prescribe medications to curb nausea. Yet more medications to increase appetite. All of these medications have nasty side effects. In the case of analgesics mentioned previously, the potential for addiction is far greater than with marijuana. They are opiates after all. One joint or bong hit can address all three of the aforementioned areas, with less side effects. Plus the patient gets a “high” or elevated mood. Seems like a win win.

    Let me be clear, I am not in favor of the manner in which the People’s Republic of California or Colorado have approached the issue. The opening of “medical cafes” is bunk. That method of distribution alone allows for the abuses we see. A person can go into a hack doc complain of depression and score a prescription for weed. That is most certainly not how it should be done. If medical marijuana is to be used effectively it must be as, if not more, controlled than prescription speed, the stuff we give hyper 6 year olds. It should only be available through certain pharmacies and only after prior approval from some governmental agency. This approval would come from the an elaborate, yet efficient, process that the physician must undertake to gain approval for their patient’s use. There should be certain criteria that MUST be satisfied prior to approval. Also review boards that meet regularly to examine who writes and for how much and how often. Research should state that marijuana can only be used for specific treatments or conditions. Any off label use would result in an ethics ding on the physician.

    As it is a a society we approve the long term use of amphetamines for children, whose neurobiology is still forming. That is a significant risk for further problems. I have noticed, working in a pharmacy, that we dope our seasoned citizens on opiates such as vicodin and morphine with a frequency that is startling. As a society we are creating addicts already, albeit on opiates and amphetamines which are potentially worse than marijuana. So why not allow for the very well regulated pharmacological use of marijuana?

    The current status of marijuana as a schedule 1 control substance makes it all but impossible to do any research about the potential benefits AND drawbacks to marijuana as a valid pharmacological tool. We need to reclassify marijuana so we can actually conduct TRUE scientific research that is funded by impartial researchers. After we have collected and analyzed the data then we can have a more informed debate about marijuana and its medical utility.

    FYI, prescription drug abuse by teens is now a greater problem than kids smoking weed. So we should criminalize these medications that have a significant potential for abuse?

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  3. HOWARD HAWKINS Says:

    UP THE PROVERBIAL RIVER WITHOUT A “PADDLE”.AMERICA IS IN A VORTEX LIKE A FLUSHED TOILET SWIRLING EVER DOWWARD INTO A SMELLY HOLE OF SEWAGE.

    MARIJUANA IS JUST A FIRST STEP AND THEN ITS ON TO BIGGER HIGHS.
    OUR PRISONS ARE OVER FLOWING DUE TO THESE DRUGGIES..NOT SO DUE TO THE INITIAL USE OF MARIJUANA BUT THE CONTINUED USE LEADING TO OTHER DRUGS AND THEN THE THE CRIME COMMITTED TO OBTAIN THE DRUG(S) AND FEED THE HABIT.

    YOU ARE FOOLING YOURSELF IF YOU THINK YOU CAN TRY THESE DRUGS AND QUIT ANY TIME THERE AFTER.THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE END UP IN A CEST POOL OF DEFECATION AND MISERY.

    THIS IS NOT THE PANACEA,CURE ALL, TO ALLEVIATE PAIN OR WHAT EVER THE POLITICAL/MEDICAL PROFESSION IS SANCTIONING.

    THE SUPPORTERS WHO SANCTION THIS COURSE OF ACTION SAY IT WILL BE CONTROLLED AND ADMINISTERED FOR THE MOST NECESSAY CASES IS NOTHING BUT B.S.;JUST CKECK OUT THE STATE OF COLORADO.

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