Kenneally Pot Offensive, Marijuana Moms’ Rebuttal Make Tribune Front Page

Mchenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kennelly faces off against the “Marijuana Moms” in a front page Chicago Tribune story today.

The question is the safety of the use of marijuana and its mental health effects.

He threatened consumuer fraud suits unless certain warnings were posted.

Kenneally pointed to fifty-three studieslinking cannabis with increased risk of suicide and mental health problems including schizophrenia and other psychoses,’ as Tribune reporter Bob McCoppin summarizes them.

The “Marijuana Moms” are

  • State Rep. Kelly Cassidy,
  • Speaker Pro Tempore Jehan Gordon-Booth,
  • former State Sen. Toi Hutchinson and
  • former State Sen. Heather Steans

Kenneally sees conflicts (or convergence) of interest with two of the Moms, whioh the Tribune explains this way;

He points to what he characterizes as “soft corrpution” in over “$600,000 in campaign donations to lawmakers from the cannabis industry.”

It’s a long article with both sides getting their photos in the Tribune.

The article notes,

“The state’s Adult Use Cannabis Health Advisory Committee this year noted the potential benefits of cannabis for chemotherapy, insomnia and pain. But it raised concerns about the findings of a Dutch study that found a strong association between cannabis use disorder and schizophrenia,”

as well as

“the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two components of cannabis — synthetic THC to treat nausea and anorexia from cancer or AIDS, and CBD to treat seizures — while many countries have approved a THC/CBD mix to treat muscle tightness in multiple sclerosis.”


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Kenneally Pot Offensive, Marijuana Moms’ Rebuttal Make Tribune Front Page — 9 Comments

  1. I stay far away from cannabis and cannabis users, and advise others likewise.

    I will not judge a cancer patient, or other person who feels it necessary or useful for bona fide medicinal or hospice purposes.

    Rather, I encourage alternatives, like physical therapy and aquatics therapies, (along with topical Aspercreme with lidocaine, rosemary & mint oil).

    Furthermore, I am opposed to cannabis for so-called “recreational” purposes, because I do not view unhealthy habits as a form of recreation, but of deterioration.

    There are other, healthier ways to relax and manage pain & injury.

    If someone feels compelled to use these substances habitually in order to cope with life, that is an indicator to me that there is a problem in a family, community, region or general culture that needs to be ascertained, studied and addressed.

    I believe that it is not good to give youth or young adults the impression that these chemical substances are harmless, because they are not.

    Despite the claims of some physics students otherwise, it was quite obvious to me that the physics & mathematical problem-solving performances of those undergraduate physics students who used cannabis were impaired, and that they significantly deteriorated in their abilities and prospects to advance to graduate-level work, if they persisted in the habit.

    If you want to pursue a degree in physics and/or engineering and a career as a rocket scientists, you had better never either try or go near that substance, even as short exposures to second-hand smoke. Especially because lord knows what’s really in it.

    Just because it might be legal, does not mean that something is good.

    From the 1599 Geneva Bible:

    1 Corinthians 15:33

    33 Be not deceived: evil speakings corrupt good manners.

    1 Corinthians 6:9-11

    9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor wantons, nor buggerers,

    10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners shall inherit the kingdom of God.

  2. McCoppin is virtually an illiterate dolt.
    Hard to understand his article.
    It amazes me how inept the Tribune is – and the poor quality of the writers.
    It’s pathetic.

  3. He ignores laws he does not like, such as those concerning Covid-19 restrictions and firearms.

    He tries to legislate via threats to sue, as here.

    I doubt weed heads are going to heed his reefer madness warnings, even if the sellers give in and post his signs.

  4. TY PK for your leadership on this important issue.

    Keep up the great work for the people of McHenry County as well as for the State of Illinois.

  5. Just don’t let the moonstruck Vinton get involved to avoid a fiasco.

  6. These druggies kill just like the drunks do yet these mothers think its ok why ?

    because their kids do it?

    … they are no better then the libtards voted in who passes these illegal laws.

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