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Posted by CN Staff on November 19, 2003 at 06:59:36 PT
By Jared Leone, Alligator Writer  
Source: Florida Alligator 

NORML Student senators preliminarily granted UF’s chapter of the National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws $3,031 Tuesday night to bring a speaker to campus this Spring.

Senators again will have to agree on the money during their meeting next week for it to be allotted. NORML founder Josh Manning told senators that the group is planning to bring one of seven federally approved medicinal marijuana users to campus.

Manning would not, however, comment on which user the members plan to invite.

Manning said the speech would be “of an educational nature.”

“The most effective way to educate someone is to bring an expert in,” Manning said. “That’s what students want.”

The Senate, without debate or comment, approved the special request. The speaker will be paid a $600 honorarium.

According to the Washington, D.C.- based Marijuana Policy Project, seven citizens have permission from the federal government to use marijuana to alleviate pain from chronic illnesses or terminal diseases.

The seven users were approved under the Federal Drug Administration’s Compassionate Investigational New Drug program, which has been closed to new applicants since 1992.

Texas resident George McMahon, 53, was granted use because he suffers from a neurological disorder that attacks his internal organs and immune system.

Irvin Rosenfeld, a Fort Lauderdale stockbroker, and Iowa resident Barbara Douglass, who has multiple sclerosis, are legal marijuana users.

Elvy Musikka uses marijuana to treat glaucoma and had previously been arrested for using the drug. The remaining users could not be identified Tuesday evening.

UF’s NORML group is one of the largest and fastest growing chapters in the nation, said Manning who helped form the group in the Spring 2003.

Manning said NORML has plans to start a write-and-call-your-congressman campaign in the Spring.

Manning said the group in Spring will start weekly open meetings.

Since 1996, voters in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Maine, Nevada, Oregon and Washington have approved propositions allowing medical use.

Source: Independent Florida Alligator, The (FL Edu)
Author: Jared Leone, Alligator Writer
Published: Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Copyright: 2003 Campus Communications, Inc.
Contact: letters@alligator.org
Website: http://www.alligator.org/

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Comment #2 posted by Jose Melendez on November 19, 2003 at 09:43:43 PT
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I think NORML should hire them!

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Comment #1 posted by Virgil on November 19, 2003 at 07:20:38 PT
Get a lift with L.E.A.P.
I believe LEAP is going to be one huge force for change. They have seen the blood on the street, the door rammed open, the shooting of the dog, the tears of the mother, the cell door clang shut, the accomplishment of nothing, the corruption of the force, public dissatisfaction for inflicting crime when there is no victim, and the wrongness of them all.

Thanks LEAP for doing a real public service in your retirement years.

The rock star Bono spoke as the reigns were handed to Paul Martin and it is covered in this article at Yellowtimes-http://www.yellowtimes.org/article.php?sid=1664&mode=thread&order=0 He said, I believe the world needs more Canada. The world surely has too much USA and even in the Yellowtimes article we see that Paul Martin is a servant to the wealthy with not enough Canada and too much USA.

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