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June 3, 2013

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Calls Medical Marijuana a Hoax

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg does not support medical marijuana legalization, The New York Post reports. In reference to efforts by state lawmakers to allow prescription pot, he said during his weekly radio show: “Medical, my foot. There’s no medical. This is one of the great hoaxes of all time.” A spokesperson later said that the mayor was concerned recreational users would access the medical marijuana. During his election campaign in 2001, Bloomberg admitted that he smoked pot when he was younger. “You bet I did—and I enjoyed it,” he said.

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Elizajane, Boston, 2013-07-29 13:38:11
I would rather smoke pot than drink alcohol. Alcohol causes car accidents, plane accidents, beatings, rape, murder, ect...it is THE gateway drug, but that's ok with America. Heaven forbid we smoke some pot and clean the house, or eat some ice cream. Of get rid of our nausea and stimulate our appetite. Or ease the pain of neuropathy, without Big-Pharma pills...of course you can get marinol, a synthetic version, approved by the FDA. Is that a hoax too, Mr. Mayor?

Frederick Wright, Coachella valley, 2013-07-28 13:57:28
Mayor Bloomberg is behind the times and Kentucky, Colorado and Tennessee want to legalize Medical Pot to grow and sell to New Yorkers and Californians. Wake up,this could bring down prison expenses and creates a cash flow for United States Home Growers. Cheaper then importing it into your city from Mexico and the money stays in the USA. Get over Mayor it is a no brainer that this Tylenol like product or herb should be available over the counter and making clothing and fuel or Hemp Oil too.

Maria Rodriguez, ny, 2013-07-23 21:58:16
Mayor Bloomberg, i cant wait til u get out of office and give that seat to someone with more common sense and empathy..you really dont get it..For people living with illnesses this is a must..if you never felt what sick people feel you shouldnt have a voice..you have to live it to know it..plz november get here soon..OUT Bloomberg for many many reasons.WHOEVER JUST WANTS TO SMOKE IT COULD ALWAYS EASILY BUY IY ANYWHERE...REALLY !!!!!!!

Michael, Los Angeles, 2013-07-09 19:03:34
I don't believe marijuana is totally safe, I never will, when I smoke it I think other people might kill me it provokes me to defend myself how can this drug be safe for everyone when it does that to me? I would legalize meth or herion first at least you feel good!

Robert, corona, 2013-07-06 14:35:37
The greatest Hoax is the effectiveness of Bloomberg's public service

SHAWN, ATLANTA, 2013-07-02 13:30:59
SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL BLOOMBERG THAT HITLER IS DEAD.......AND WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER!!!

Mariel, New York, 2013-06-11 14:43:18
Mayor Bloomberg does not seem to realize that having the JHSPH named after him does not mean he got the degree. Recent studies by Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2012 and Temple University in 2013 have found cannabinoids have antiviral activity against HIV and represent a promising approach for new treatments for HIV, particularly drug resistant patients.

Raymond Hilerio, Bethlehem Pa., 2013-06-05 23:41:26
I usually dis-agree with the mayor, but this time I agree with his stand on medical marijuana.

jose martinez, long beach, 2013-06-04 14:50:07
I don't know if pot is helpful but being a post gallbadder surgery patient, I think you should permit people to explore pot aas a means to reduce pain. Please help people and not businesses.

William White, Salt Lake City, 2013-06-04 12:21:03
I hope Mr. Bloomberg never has problems with nausea, neuropathic pain, anxiety, or problems eating but science supports marijuna's use in at least these areas. Sure it is not a perfect drug but by his rational we shouldn't prescribe pain meds because of their abuse potential.

John DesMarteau MD, Washington DC, 2013-06-04 10:43:25
As an HIV+ physician, I find it interesting that non-scientific people such as Mayor Bloomberg feel they have the credentials to comment on a medical treatment that is accepted by almost anyone treating HIV, cancer or other chronic debilitating conditions. I haven't seen these pseudo-scientists argue away the fact that we already have receptors for the active ingredient built in our bodies. They ought to stick to politics and leave medicine to medical professionals.

James Loewen, Vancouver, BC, 2013-06-04 10:12:43
Would Bloomberg change his arrogant tune if he were dealing with cancer or AIDS?

Jim Coleman, NYC, 2013-06-03 11:39:36
You can bet your bottom dollar he'd support, subscribe and use were he ever in need of this. He's done a decent job as mayor but can be a bit polarized when he's ready.

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