Rell Vetoes Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana

  Rell Vetoes Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Posted by CN Staff on June 19, 2007 at 15:20:34 PT
The Hartford Courant 
Source: Hartford Courant 

Connecticut -- Gov. M. Jodi Rell today vetoed legislation that would have allowed the medical use of marijuana, saying in a veto message she was unconvinced that the measure was medically necessary.Rell's three-page message said that the "medical profession, as well as public and private biotechnology researchers, have made great strides in both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic modalities for pain management and they continue their search to find effective pain relieving drugs."
The bill passed by wide margins in both chambers after contentious, often emotional debates.The Senate passed the measure, 23-13, and House approved it, 89-58. Overriding a veto requires 24 votes in the Senate and 101 in the House."There should be no doubt that all of us would want to relieve the pain of a suffering patient," Rell said in a statement. "But few physicians have prescribed marijuana because doing so would be a violation of federal law. I am also concerned that this bill would send the wrong message to our youth."The bill would have allowed residents older than 18 with specific debilitating medical conditions diagnosed by a physician to cultivate and use marijuana to relieve symptoms.The Associated Press contributed to this report. Source: Hartford Courant (CT)Published: June 19, 2007 Copyright: 2007 The Hartford CourantContact: letters courant.comWebsite: Articles: Rell Vetoes Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana Marijuana Bill in Rell's Hand Marijuana Bill Wins OK

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Comment #3 posted by FoM on June 19, 2007 at 18:17:29 PT
Thank you for the LWW Link. I have it in my favorites and check it every couple days wondering if Neil is considering a new album. He has been quiet this year. Maybe he will do something in 08 with Crazy Horse. If he can't physically take that amount of work anymore I understand. I don't know how CSN and Y did the Freedom of Speech Tour last summer. I checked out the Michael Moore link. That is very interesting to read.
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Comment #2 posted by RevRayGreen on June 19, 2007 at 18:06:50 PT
Let's just LIE to our Youth
instead,like we have for the last 70 years, it sends such a better message to them.........%#!%&$ !%)*&#+
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Comment #1 posted by mayan on June 19, 2007 at 18:06:40 PT
Gov. M. Jodi Rell
It seems that the same forces that control Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman have now touched Rell. There is no excuse for what she has done. No Excuse.FoM, I found this link over at I didn't know if you had seen it yet...Living With War Today: other news...Ron Paul Excluded in Iowa (contact information!):, let them hear it!THE WAY OUT IS THE WAY IN...9/11 Bombshell: WTC7 Security Official Details Explosions Inside Building: Moore: 9/11 Could Be Inside Job: presents Michael Moore Supports New Investigation: Hartmann's 9/11 Debate Challenge: Infowars & We Are Change Confront Democrats: 9/11 Truth Conference - June 22-24: WAS AN INSIDE JOB - OUR NATION IS IN PERIL:
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