First Give The Okay To MMJ Then Find a Safe Supply
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First Give The Okay To MMJ Then Find a Safe Supply
Posted by CN Staff on October 23, 2009 at 10:02:38 PT
Sentinel Editorial
Source: Keene Sentinel
N.H. -- The New Hampshire House of Representatives meets next week in Concord to decide whether to override Governor John Lynchís veto of a state medical marijuana bill. We hope the override is successful.Marijuana provides some severely ill people with relief from pain and nausea. It can also be a much needed appetite booster. Many of those who have tried it for these purposes ó usually people who have not used the drug previously for recreation ó contend that marijuana works much better than the medications usually prescribed by doctors in these circumstances. So the bill the governor vetoed earlier this year could improve the lives of people who sorely need help.
The override effort comes at a time when restrictions on the use of marijuana for medical purposes are collapsing on several fronts. This past Monday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that he didnít believe federal prosecutors should spend their time chasing after people who use or provide others with medical marijuana in accord with state laws. Within hours, the new U.S. attorney for New Hampshire ó a state that doesnít yet have such a law ó announced that he, too, would not prosecute people who use or supply marijuana for medical purposes. Attorney John Kacavas said he would act only in cases where the drug is sold for profit.So the stage may be set for an override.Nonetheless, we would welcome some clarity, on both the state and federal levels, concerning how to prevent these and other marijuana users from bankrolling killers and torturers around the world, including some of the people who are engaged in mortal combat with our sons and daughters.The extraordinary dangers posed by Mexican and domestic drug lords are well known. And those vicious individuals and cartels are funded in large part by U.S. drug users. Now, a U.S. government official is warning that drugs have also become a major money maker for the people the United States is fighting in Afghanistan and Pakistan. When the Taliban was in power, its leaders cracked down on drug cultivation. But now that the United States has disrupted the movementís conventional funding sources, David Cohen, the Treasury Department's assistant secretary for terrorist financing, says the Taliban relies increasingly on drug related activities to pay for the attacks it mounts against U.S. and coalition forces.We also note that the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime reported last year that Afghanistan, in addition to being the worldís top heroin producer, was well on its way to becoming the worldís top marijuana cultivator.So, by all means, letís override the governorís veto and allow seriously ill people in New Hampshire to use marijuana for pain relief and appetite improvement. Letís also begin a serious discussion about marijuana legalization, if many people think thatís a reasonable idea. But, as a society, letís also designate or develop a source of marijuana that doesnít subsidize international terrorists and narco-assassins.Source: Keene Sentinel (NH)Published: Friday, October 23, 2009Copyright: 2009 Keene Publishing CorporationContact: letters keenesentinel.comWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on October 25, 2009 at 08:08:28 PT
NH Lawmakers Take Up Medical Marijuana Veto Wed
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Comment #5 posted by runruff on October 25, 2009 at 07:22:32 PT
Truth in Nursery rhymes?
It was reported that during this interview Ms. James' pants burst into flames and Ms. James had to be treated for blisters on her butt.So it is true, liars pants do catch on fire. Who knew?
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Comment #4 posted by museman on October 23, 2009 at 20:43:27 PT
mixed messages
"But, as a society, letís also designate or develop a source of marijuana that doesnít subsidize international terrorists and narco-assassins."Oh, you mean like the DEA, the CIA, the FBI, the DOD, and just about every badge, office, and officer of every 'law' enforcement agency, and in the 'justice' system in Amerika?Or the CEOs that susbidize eco-pollution through padding their favorite politicians pockets?Or the corporate 'entities' that enslave entire populations?Or the Big Bad 'Entity' of the 'state' that is always accusing everybody of not being perfect conformists?The source is already here, but fools step in where wisdom chooses not to go. The TERROR started with all of the above, the extremist reactions from the middle eastern sects of Islam that are associated through deliberate propaganda as 'terrorists' in some 'jihad' against america (as real as it may be it is as much hype and hollywood wagging-the-dog as anything else) the 'war on terror' and the 'war on drugs' are tied together, because they are formed out of the same fabricated illusions. The fact that the CIA and other branches of our illicit, corrupt government, funded, and created such groups as the 'Taliban' (war on drugs) and Alqueda (clandestine cold war tactics to fight the USSR in Afghanistan) and all the other so-called 'terrorist' groups that exist in the world, seems to always elude the press, and the many willing compromisers in this struggle for freedom.But if we "as a society" do not wish to "subsidize international terrorists and narco-assasins" well just march up to your local courthouse and start making peoples/citizen arrests, otherwise just shut up with your 'terrorist' crap, ok?LEGALIZE FREEDOM
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Comment #3 posted by runruff on October 23, 2009 at 19:36:54 PT
Legalize MMJ right in W's home state!
How great is that!Every time someone lights up Eli Lilly loses a sale and the Bush Crime Family is cheated out of their blood money.
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on October 23, 2009 at 17:34:56 PT
Texas: Feds Make Right Call on Medical Marijuana 
Dallas Morning News EditorialFriday, October 23, 2009Texas -- There's a way to be compassionate to patients who would benefit from medical marijuana without providing a loophole allowing others to get high. At last, the federal government is making this distinction. Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder instructed federal prosecutors not to go after people who use marijuana for relief of pain and other symptoms in the 14 states where medicinal use is permitted. His memo reverses longstanding federal policy and marks a step toward separating those who could be helped by marijuana's therapeutic properties from those who criminally distribute or use it. Medical science is gathering evidence that ingredients in marijuana can ease chronic pain, help some cancer patients and control chronic nausea, vomiting and glaucoma. The once skeptical American Medical Association supports research into marijuana's medical benefits and backs efforts to develop a smoke-free inhaled delivery system. Snipped:Complete Article:
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Comment #1 posted by mydnytmover on October 23, 2009 at 10:22:02 PT
another idiot
Carol James: Medical marijuana a joke
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