cannabisnews.com: Flint Voters OK Legalizing Medical Marijuana










††Flint Voters OK Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Posted by CN Staff on February 28, 2007 at 06:09:14 PT
By The Associated Press†
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Flint, Mich. -- Voters in the city gave approval to a measure legalizing the use of medical marijuana.The proposal to allow the possession and use of marijuana with a doctor's approval passed Tuesday with nearly 62 percent of the vote, or 1,777 to 1,101, in unofficial results, WJRT-TV reported.
The move is mostly symbolic, since state and federal laws outlaw the use of the drug, which advocates claim alleviates pain and nausea, The Flint Journal reported.Detroit, Ann Arbor and Ferndale have approved similar measures. Voters in Traverse City in 2005 approved a measure that, while not legalizing the drug, declared possession, use or delivery by a medical patient the "lowest law enforcement priority of the city."Opponents in Flint had said the city was already battling crime and drug problems and shouldn't legalize marijuana use, even under special circumstances.On the Net:City of Flint: http://www.cityofflint.com Source: Associated Press (Wire)Published:  February 28, 2007Copyright: 2007 Associated Press Related Articles & Web Site:Michigan NORMLhttp://www.minorml.org/Medical Marijuana on The Ballot in Flint http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread22652.shtmlFlint Pot Vote Mostly Symbolichttp://cannabisnews.com/news/thread22594.shtml

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Comment #18 posted by FoM on February 28, 2007 at 11:13:21 PT

Dr Ganj 
I'm sorry I didn't back faster. I am listening to John Sebastian on the DVD now. I just love that song maybe called Hey Pop. No one was ready for Woodstock. It's captured in the minds of all those who were touched by that powerful event.
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Comment #17 posted by ekim on February 28, 2007 at 10:14:32 PT

hearing on merging xm with Sirius
  
FROM THE SENATE
Competition in Digital Music 
The proposed XM-Sirius satellite radio merger is the subject of a hearing of House Judiciary Cmte., chaired by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI). David Rehr, Pres. of the Nat'l. Assc. of Broadcasters, is one of the media experts describing the impact of the merger on competi-
tion in the digital music industry. 
WEDS., C-SPAN3, 3PM ET 
http://www.c-span.org.
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Comment #16 posted by Dr Ganj on February 28, 2007 at 10:04:25 PT

Woodstock
FoM~The sad truth is, there wasn't enough raw film stock to shoot the whole concert. Even during Jimi's set, the camera operators ran out of film!
I'm reading here the insert pamphlet that came with the 2 DVDs of Jimi's Woodstock performance. It mentions they only had enough film "to capture something from each artist". 
Imagine all the great songs that weren't filmed. 
I can only recall one song from Santana: "Soul Sacrifice" where he has stated he was on mescaline, and "was praying I could finish the song"!
I'd love to see more footage too, but it seems we never will because of poor planning, and funding.
http://jimihendrix.com
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Comment #15 posted by FoM on February 28, 2007 at 09:54:15 PT

Toker00
That sounds like you are moving forward. That's good.
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Comment #14 posted by Toker00 on February 28, 2007 at 09:34:15 PT

Texas MC (Medical Cannabis) Progress.
Dear You,TMMís 2/21/07 lobby day was a success and we want to thank everyone who helped make it happen. Among all of those who attended, we managed to go to about 45 offices. All the offices received a packet of information including:∑ the fact sheet on HB 1534;
∑ a list of conditions that marijuana helps treat;
∑ general fact sheet on medical marijuana;
∑ list of supporting organizations;
∑ map of the states with medical marijuana laws (which currently includes 30, counting the states with therapeutic research programs that were passed by law, although many were not enacted); and
∑ a graphic depicting the federal governmentís Compassionate Investigational New Drug Program, which still supplies as many as 300 marijuana cigarettes a month to 5 patients.News Clip:http://www.myfoxaustin.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail;jsessionid=0507172C0498F70A9A420DDE3ABOD16F?contentId=2456227&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1.1According to the legislative logs that participants filled out after their visits, there were a variety of responses. However, folks that lobbied with us last session said that the staffers they spoke to seemed to be more receptive this time.To our surprise HB 1534 was referred to the Public Health Committee. Though this seems like the logical place for it to be, two times previously very similar bills have gone to the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee. The Public Health Committee consists of nine House members. These are the people we now have to educate and ask for their support so that HB 1534 can have a hearing. If you are in one of those committee membersí districts please be sure to write them a letter asking for their support. Listing a personal reason as to why HB 1534 is important to you is essential. You can look at the sample letter we have here for ideas to flesh out your letter. The lobby day press conference, held during the noon hour, produced a mention in the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Chronicle (including a nice picture) and a few local TV spots, with Fox News (LOCAL) being the best. You can view that clip here. There was also an article in the Dallas Observer prior to lobby day in which the reporter actually had his mind changed by Tim Timmons, a fearless medical marijuana patient. Read that story here. Thanks again for all your supportThe following newsletter items are on our website: Americans for Safe Access Sues the Federal Government Medical Marijuana Bills Around the Country Smoked Marijuana Helps HIV Patients Study Says Ruling Would Allow Second Marijuana Research Facility Best Wishes,Karen Heikkala, PR
Noelle Davis, EDToke.
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Comment #13 posted by FoM on February 28, 2007 at 09:26:25 PT

Dr Ganj
I wasn't at Woodstock but I connected to it when they did reports on the news. I was amazed at this new culture that didn't think like I was taught to think. Woodstock was the event that made me really start to question why things must always be the way society tells us they must be. I wonder if they will do more on Woodstock and release more of the performances? Maybe some artists don't want it released but maybe they won't mind now.
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Comment #12 posted by Dr Ganj on February 28, 2007 at 09:19:01 PT

WOODSTOCK- AUGUST, 1969
FoM~Jimi Hendrix's performance on Monday morning at Woodstock was so truly remarkable, there aren't enough adjectives, or superlatives in our language to express how utterly brilliant of a musician he was.
In addition to the well known DVD of the whole event, Experience Hendrix LLC, recently released never seen before footage of Jimi's entire Woodstock performance. I can't think of any better concert-ever, than that set Jimi gave to the world that early Monday morning- August 18th, 1969. True, and complete genius. A gift to the world, for us to embrace and marvel forever... 
http://jimihendrix.com
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Comment #11 posted by FoM on February 28, 2007 at 08:36:10 PT

potpal
Yes it is our collective minds. It's a movement. It isn't one person or one group of people but people from all around the world with a similar conscience. It's way past time to change the laws on cannabis.Commerical about Woodstock 69. This Day In History: The Woodstock Festival http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6896360187558639311&q=joe+cocker
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Comment #10 posted by potpal on February 28, 2007 at 08:18:29 PT

Sitting on a cornflake
I was, when it occurred to me, if we had a leader such Mahatma Ghandi, he would conclude that the way to end this madness is to 'sow every seed' and 'grow cannabis everywhere'...take a jog, plant the courthouse, take a walk, seed the dog park, take a hike, seed the forest...or as others here have often stated, over grown the gooberment.Our leader appears to be our collective minds weaved so nicely together with this thang we call the internet.
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Comment #9 posted by OverwhelmSam on February 28, 2007 at 08:06:38 PT

Marijuana Prohibition Meltdown
Interesting that in spite of the vast medical and recreational decriminalizations and legalizations across the country, our federal government specifically the ONDCP and DEA act as though nothing is going on, and it's business as usual with the Canada hype visit and awards to drug cops and rehab centers. Perhaps we need to take a closer look at the corruption in the rehab businesses.The reason no one trusts law enforcement anymore is due to their abuse of authority and mistreatment of citizens. All they do is bust people for drugs and speeding. I would prefer that they go after the real sick puppies like serial killers and bank robbers. Just because something is illegal, doesn't mean that it is wrong, unethical or immoral. It just means some hateful lawmakers made it illegal.
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Comment #8 posted by FoM on February 28, 2007 at 07:27:25 PT

Just a Comment
Today is the last day of February and spring is just around the corner and I couldn't take anymore of Anna Nicole Smith so I'm celebrating Flints win by watching the DVD of Woodstock 69. It's been a long time coming! 
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Comment #7 posted by dongenero on February 28, 2007 at 07:07:36 PT

poly drug user designation
I admit it....I am a poly-drug user.I drink about 2 cups of coffee every morning.I drink a glass of wine every night.Very rarely, I take an Ibuprofin.Sometimes Clarinex if allergies are bothering me.Yep, they've got me pegged. Geniuses!
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Comment #6 posted by ekim on February 28, 2007 at 06:53:54 PT

Kucinich channel on YouTube
We need as many Supporters as possible to Join and Watch as many videos as possible on this Channel. This will help get Dennis More exposer on Youtube. When watching the videos please remember to Rate the videos, leave personal Comments, and Save the Video to your Favorites. 
 
The New Official Dennis Kucinich channel on YouTube.com is located at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Kucinich2008
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Comment #5 posted by doc james on February 28, 2007 at 06:46:19 PT

sparking up as well
down in south florida, mean green....yes, so tasty, cough hack! The whole of the world needs to spark up a phattie and be born again! Or at the very least have their eyes opened.
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on February 28, 2007 at 06:40:18 PT

Storm Crow
I think we are starting to take more steps forward instead of backwards these days. I hope I am right about how I feel. 
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Comment #3 posted by Storm Crow on February 28, 2007 at 06:37:07 PT

Way to go, Flint!
61% to 38%- not a bad ratio! If it were an election, it would be called a landslide. Maybe we will have to do this the hard way- town by town, county by county and, eventually, state by state. Does any one else hear dominoes falling? 
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on February 28, 2007 at 06:35:49 PT

potpal 
This is good news. It's a small step but that is how the laws are going to change. Little by little and over time.I can't imagine anyone that isn't a poly drug user. If a person drinks a cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine with dinner they are poly drug users. That's a new term they want to use to demonize Cannabis but hopefully people see thru it.
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Comment #1 posted by potpal on February 28, 2007 at 06:26:32 PT

yeah man
That sparked me up!Just give it to the doctors. Fed up with the fed.ot
I have noticed that the new prohibitionist talking point, well maybe not new but getting hit on a lot lately, is that 'rarely is a cannabis user not a "poly" drug user' Yeah, they might use caffiene, alcohol...maybe tobacco.Aloha all.I have noticed that most prohibitionist and poly-prohibitionist.
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