bill schurman

bill schurman 2 months ago on Do you think the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency made the correct decision in not reclassifying marijuana from its current status as a Schedule I drug in the same class with heroin and LSD?

A Schedule I drug means that it has "high potential for abuse" and has "no currently accepted medicinal use". This includes heroin and LSD and marijuana according to the Feds. The DEA refused to reclassify marijuana to a lower classification citing the above definitions. (As an aside.wouldn't alcohol and tobacco come within the definition for a Scheduleone drug ?) However, the DEA proposes that under certain strict regulations universities may apply to do research regarding the medicinal value of marijuana. Wow, this sounds promising ! But wait, I refer you to Dr. Sanjay Gupta's opinion that in reality this is but a sham. See, . In reality there will be little if any research done by universities given that marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I drug. The hoops and hurdles to actually get involved in such research as required by the DEA will sniffle said research as universities will determine that it just isn't worth the money and effort. Thus, because of the lack of medical research the definition of marijuana as a Schedule I will remain. Reefer Madness still rules the day.


bill schurman 2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Record for Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016

You know it always seems that the cops are late in arriving to nab the suspect, like the bear for instance. Time to run red lights and siren ??


bill schurman 2 months, 3 weeks ago on City Council votes down sin tax proposal

"Connell proposed the tax proposal and appeared to be the most passionate about putting it on the ballot. Connell and other community members have expressed concern and alarm about an opioid abuse epidemic that has resulted in the loss of community members.

Connell said the tax proposals could help to combat that epidemic"

If the problem is a opioid abuse epidemic then why tax alcohol, marijuana, and chewing tobacco ? If council really wants to address a real problem in Steamboat then increase the tax on alcohol to deal with alcohol abuse and it's related societal costs.


bill schurman 3 months ago on Colorado group collecting signatures to triple state's cigarette tax

Jerry, once again we agree. Cigarettes are poison so tax the hell out of therm. I do not wish to pay for the health costs of those who smoke.