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    pot is pot

    Pot is pot. There's no such thing as "medical" or "recreational" pot. It's all the same; flowers of female hemp plants. Stupid politicians made up this ridiculous differentiation.

    Please check if the text is correct or could be improved.

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    #2

    Re: pot is pot

    It's grammatically correct. I'd remove "stupid". The use of "ridiculous differentiation" (where I might use "difference") makes it clear you think the politicians made a silly/stupid decision.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: pot is pot

    I don't think the text is factually correct. At least in the US, "medical marijuana" was popularized by activists who saw it as a first step towards ending prohibition. This has proved to be a successful strategy.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: pot is pot

    Does "up" need to stand directly after "made" or could it also be placed at the end of the sentence?

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    #5

    Re: pot is pot

    Technically, it can move.
    I made up the whole thing.
    I made the whole thing up.

    However, the longer the phrase is, the more I would recommend keeping the preposition with the verb.

    I had to look up "how to reset a dislocated elbow" on the internet.
    I had to look "how to reset a dislocated elbow" up on the internet. -- I don't recommend this, although it's equally correct.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 28-Dec-2016 at 08:37. Reason: Fixed typo
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    #6

    Re: pot is pot

    Pot is a rather dated term for me.

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