Medical Marijuana 

Medical Marijuana 
Posted by CN Staff on January 05, 2006 at 08:55:12 PT
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nevada -- Drug warriors suffered another setback this week when the Rhode Island Legislature overrode a gubernatorial veto and approved the use of medical marijuana.Under the law, people with cancer or AIDS can register with the state to get permission to grow up to 12 marijuana plants or purchase 2.5 ounces of the drug for use to relieve their symptoms.
Rhode Island thus becomes the 11th state -- including Nevada -- to legalize medical marijuana.The U.S. Supreme Court -- led by the court's liberal wing -- ruled in June that federal laws banning any use of marijuana trump the medical marijuana statutes that have been democratically enacted in states across the nation. But The Associated Press assures us that federal authorities "have conceded they are unlikely to prosecute many medical marijuana users."Perhaps. But that hasn't stopped federal agents from harassing and threatening to shut down the cannabis clubs in California that have been licensed by the state to provide the drug to dying men and women. Nor did it stop the DEA from going after doctors in California who prescribed medical marijuana for their patients.Maybe because Rhode Island -- like Nevada -- has a lower profile than the Golden State, the feds will steer clear. And as the dominoes continue to fall across the country, how much longer can the drug warriors justify wasting their resources going after cancer and AIDS patients in the last months of their lives -- a misguided Supreme Court ruling in hand or not? Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal (NV) Published: January 05, 2006Copyright: 2006 Las Vegas Review-JournalContact: letters lvrj.comWebsite: Articles:Cheers, Concerns Greet Medical Marijuana Bill of Pain OK Medical Use of Marijuana
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Comment #3 posted by kaptinemo on January 05, 2006 at 11:19:14 PT:
OT: Claims of heroin in pot found phoney
Some of you may recall a bit of a dust-up in Colorado about cannabis being laced with heroin? Well, just as we had suspected all along, that was BS.From Loretta Nall's USMJP site :
Lab Finds No Heroin In Students' Pot, Contradicting Field Tests; Mountain Vista High School Students Still Face Drug Charges how this suddenly cropped up just before the I-100 vote, isn't it? As if somebody tried to muddy the waters? Antis are so predictably sophomoric, sometimes...
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on January 05, 2006 at 10:35:06 PT
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on January 05, 2006 at 10:17:14 PT
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Connecticut Greens Applaud Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Passage:
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