Group Promotes Proposal To OK Medical Marijuana

Group Promotes Proposal To OK Medical Marijuana
Posted by CN Staff on February 23, 2007 at 19:18:10 PT
By Shantell M. Kirkendoll
Source: Flint Journal
Flint, MI -- Marijuana cigarettes stacked in a prescription-labeled plastic tub were displayed Thursday during a news conference held by proponents of legalization of marijuana for medical use. Flint voters will decide Tuesday whether to exempt those who possess or use medical marijuana under a doctor's care from being charged with a crime - although state and federal drug laws still would apply. 
The news conference by Flint Citizens for Compassionate Care featured George McMahon of Texas, who receives 30 marijuana cigarettes a month through a federal program coordinated by the University of Mississippi. He said marijuana relieves the pain and muscle spasms associated with nail-patella syndrome, a bone disease. "It is medicine," he said. He was joined by breast cancer survivor Barbara Hoos of Burton, who said marijuana restored her appetite and relieved pain and nausea during her chemotherapy and an unrelated back injury. "I took pill after pill and got sicker and sicker," she said of painkillers OxyContin and Vicodin, which made her tired and did nothing to help her eat. "Everyone who needs it should have access to medical marijuana." Source: Flint Journal (MI)Author: Shantell M. Kirkendoll Published: Friday, February 23, 2007Copyright: 2007 Flint JournalContact: letters flintjournal.comWebsite: http://www.flintjournal.comRelated Articles & Web Site:Michigan NORML Pot Vote Mostly Symbolic Voters To Have Say on Medical Marijuana
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Comment #2 posted by mayan on February 24, 2007 at 06:03:03 PT
Sorry if this has already been posted here...Prescription drug deaths skyrocket 68 percent over five years as Americans swallow more pills: the above linked article..."Poisoning from prescription drugs has risen to become the second-largest cause of unintentional deaths in the United States, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."What a mad industry. 
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Comment #1 posted by mayan on February 24, 2007 at 05:02:46 PT
Israel seeks all clear for Iran air strike:
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