House OK's Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana

House OK's Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana
Posted by CN Staff on March 25, 2009 at 18:21:29 PT
By Kevin Landrigan, Staff Writer
Source: Nashua Telegraph
Concord, NH --  A bill to legalize the medical use of marijuana for those dealing with chronic pain easily cleared the House of Representatives Wednesday. The House approved the bill (HB 648) and sent it to the state Senate for review, 234-137.The bill permits possession by caregivers or eligible patients of six plants and up to two ounces of useable marijuana for those with a “debilitating medical condition” under the supervision of a physician.
The pain has to be persistent for at least three months to qualify.State Rep. Cindy Rosenwald, D-Nashua, said seriously or terminally ill patients know smoking pot is still against federal law but they are willing to take that legal risk to get some physical comfort.“There are people in New Hampshire who suffer and do use medical marijuana to find some small measure of relief from their pain, their nausea and muscle wasting conditions,” Rosenwald said.“They have asked us for compassion to treat them as patients, not as criminals.”Since 2000, the House has killed four such bills.Source: Nashua Telegraph, The (Nashua, NH)Author: Kevin Landrigan, Staff WriterPublished: Wednesday, March 25, 2009Copyright: 2009 Telegraph Publishing CompanyContact: letters nashuatelegraph.comWebsite: http://www.nashuatelegraph.comURL: Article:House Panel Backs Medical Marijuana Bill Medical Marijuana Archives
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on March 27, 2009 at 05:34:09 PT
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Comment #3 posted by Sam Adams on March 26, 2009 at 08:07:48 PT
3 months
I agree, bad mistake to agree to the 3 months - I call it the "cruelty clause".Also bad because now this whole process will have to be repeated next year to pass a bill to undo the mistake, taking away energy that could be spent on decrim for example.
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Comment #2 posted by The GCW on March 25, 2009 at 21:40:58 PT
Wait 3 months to reduce pain?
"The pain has to be persistent for at least three months to qualify."Do citizens have to wait 3 months to receive percocet, and other pain killers?-0-A citizens has access to an array of class A narcotics which are extremely dangerous, addictive etc. that hare available right now.But to use the relatively safe, God-given plant cannabis requires a wait of 3 months?????Something is wrong with that concept.
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Comment #1 posted by itsonlyaplant on March 25, 2009 at 19:01:36 PT
Honest debate
This has got to be the most honest and pro MJ debate I have seen on national TV. Trish Regan's MJ Inc. ( also on CNBC) seemed a little pro-prohibitionist BUT she clearly has learned a thing or two about the subject judging from her comments on this Power Lunch segment from last Friday. Check it out if you haven't seen it.
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