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CO Lawmakers Back Age Limits for Medical-Pot Users
Posted by CN Staff on March 29, 2010 at 03:59:28 PT
By Jessica Fender, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post
Denver, CO  -- Two state senators vowed Sunday to restore age restrictions on young medical marijuana patients to a bill regulating the relationship between doctors and their pot-seeking patients.Sens. Chris Romer and Nancy Spence want patients younger than 21 years old to first see a substance abuse counselor before getting a recommendation for medical pot from a doctor.
Doctors who override the counselor's nonbinding recommendation would be reported to the medical board of examiners for review. Throughout the medical-marijuana debate, advocates and lawmakers have batted down age restrictions based on constitutional language saying anyone 18 years old or older should have access to the medication with one referral from a doctor.Romer, D-Denver, said Sunday that the additional steps for young patients would help flag those with a history of substance abuse and ensure that only the sickest teens get access to a drug while they're still growing."We are talking about kids having the right to walk in every day and buy some of the most potent product (under current rules)," said Romer, one of the sponsors of Senate Bill 109.Romer estimates there are about 2,000 people between the ages of 18 and 21 who carry medical marijuana cards. Through another pot bill, he also plans to ban dispensaries from advertising to teens and to bar young patients from dispensaries altogether. Snipped   Complete Article: http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_14775678Source: Denver Post (CO)Author: Jessica Fender, The Denver PostPublished: March 29, 2010Copyright: 2010 The Denver Post CorpWebsite: http://www.denverpost.com/Contact: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archiveshttp://cannabisnews.com/news/list/medical.shtml 
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Comment #20 posted by The GCW on April 01, 2010 at 15:06:22 PT
Letter to the Editor
US CO: PUB LTE: Age Limit Is Unfair
 Webpage: http://blogs.denverpost.com/eletters/?source=nav_ven_opinionPubdate: 1 April 2010
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Comment #19 posted by John Tyler on March 29, 2010 at 20:20:25 PT
Re #12
I donít think anybody really knows how much money legal cannabis will generate in tax revenue. The price will go down so it will be more affordable thatís for sure and the stuff will sell. I think the main thing will be the overall increase in economic activity. Businesses that carry cannabis products will open, and /or current businesses will offer cannabis products. These places will hire more employees. Ancillary businesses will arise to support the primary businesses generating other new employment. This will be the industry from grower to retail and new employment all around. It so much more than just tax revenue, itís getting a lot of people back to work in a state that really needs the economic boost.  
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Comment #18 posted by James Crosby on March 29, 2010 at 16:32:20 PT:
OCTA
Support the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act - http://cannabistaxact.org/
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Comment #17 posted by FoM on March 29, 2010 at 14:24:32 PT
Dispatches from The California Marijuana Front
March 29, 2010Film tells the story of medical cultivators for the terminally ill.It is a documentary about "an acquaintance with suffering."That's the self-description offered for the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana, the subject of a new independent film, La Vie En Verte.The marijuana-growing collective, founded in Santa Cruz after the passage of the Proposition 215 medical marijuana law, catered to severely ill medical pot users, including dying AIDS and cancer patients.View Trailer: http://drugsense.org/url/2fh71P81
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Comment #16 posted by FoM on March 29, 2010 at 14:00:04 PT
ekim
Hash Bash time again. My how time is flying by these days.
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Comment #15 posted by ekim on March 29, 2010 at 13:08:46 PT
Cheech and Chong
http://www.michiganmedicalmarijuana.org/node/1652839th Annual Ann Arbor Hash Bash April 3rd , 2010
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Comment #14 posted by FoM on March 29, 2010 at 12:42:30 PT
Dankhank
Back on MSNBC now. No problem.
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Comment #13 posted by Dankhank on March 29, 2010 at 12:40:37 PT
having a senior moment ...
MSNBC ..... sorry .... commercials now. so don't obsess :-)
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Comment #12 posted by FoM on March 29, 2010 at 12:33:59 PT
Dankhank
I turned on CNN. I hope I didn't miss it. Gil was on MSNBC and he said many good things. When asked about legalizing marijuana in CA he referenced a Rand Study so I went and found it. I agree that it won't bring in the revenue that some are saying it will since the price will drop. Here it is.http://www.rand.org/pubs/testimonies/2009/RAND_CT334.pdf
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Comment #11 posted by Dankhank on March 29, 2010 at 12:29:08 PT
the mayor
FoM, and all ...the mayor is to be "discussed " on CNN in a few minutes ...
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Comment #10 posted by FoM on March 29, 2010 at 11:23:50 PT
News Article From The Huffington Post Blog
Will California Lead to a Rocky Mountain High?March 29, 2010URL: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barry-bortnick/will-california-lead-to-a_b_517252.html
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Comment #9 posted by Sam Adams on March 29, 2010 at 10:47:50 PT
MS meds not working
this would explain why many med MJ patients say cannabis works better than the 4 prescription drugs they take:http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2010/03/29/for_many_ms_drugs_not_helpful_study_shows?mode=PFFor many, MS drugs not helpful, study showsBy Rob Waters, Bloomberg News | March 29, 2010SAN FRANCISCO ó Multiple sclerosis drugs from Biogen Idec, Merck KGaA, and Bayer with sales of $6.1 billion work for fewer than three in four patients, and a test can predict which ones, a study found.Researchers at Stanford University analyzed mice with an induced disorder similar to MS and blood samples saved from humans with the disease. They found two subtypes of disease, each driven by excess activity of a different set of infection-fighting immune cells. Only the patients with one subtype responded to the MS drugs known as beta interferons.In MS, the body attacks itself, damaging the insulation that protects nerve cells and disrupting their ability to transmit electrical impulses and move muscles. About 2.5 million people worldwide have the disease.The study, published yesterday in the journal Nature, reveals why beta interferons, widely used drugs that suppress immune-system activity, donít work for everyone.
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Comment #8 posted by FoM on March 29, 2010 at 10:35:49 PT
For Those Who Watch South Park
Video Clip: http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/267111/***'South Park' Gets Into The Medical Marijuana ActDENVER - A medical marijuana dispensary has opened in South Park, Colorado - that is, the 'South Park' featured in the Comedy Central cartoon. 
The debate over medical marijuana dispensaries has picked up in Colorado since a wave of the shops opened across the state over the last year. And now, the makers of "South Park," Tre Parker and Matt Stone, plan to chime in. Set to air this Wednesday, the episode will feature a new medical marijuana dispensary in South Park. According to a post on the show's Facebook page, Randy is first in line to get his medical marijuana, but is turned away when a doctor finds nothing wrong with him. That begins his quest to find a medical excuse to smoke marijuana. Copyright: 2010 KUSA-TV Multimedia Holdings CorporationURL: http://www.9news.com/life/entertainment/article.aspx?storyid=135519&catid=343
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Comment #7 posted by The GCW on March 29, 2010 at 10:04:56 PT
In Colorado
When My 16 -17 year old son had cancer and self administered morphine every 6 minutes for pain, He didn't need to get counceling to get it or use it. And the politicians are not requesting anyone get counceling for that in the future.He also didn't have to pay the state $100 extortion money to be allowed to use morphine or anything else the PHARMers had. 
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Comment #6 posted by Storm Crow on March 29, 2010 at 09:21:20 PT
I totally agree, August!
No one, whatever their age, is required to see a drug counselor, to get a prescription to Oxys, or any number of addictive and potentially lethal prescribed drugs! Yet when it come to our never fatal, non-addictive, healing herb- they want all these ridiculous restrictions! Reefer Madness is alive and well- only it is the prohibs who are crazy, not the users of cannabis! 
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on March 29, 2010 at 09:15:37 PT
More Pictures Of Mayor Bloomberg
I just think this is so funny.http://gothamist.com/2010/03/28/trippy_man_hippie_bloomberg_meets_s.php?gallery0Pic=2
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Comment #4 posted by augustwest on March 29, 2010 at 09:08:45 PT:
counseling?
Do kids who eat ritalin or paxil have to do substance abuse counseling? When I got my dr. referal he did mention the potential for abuse. Why do politicians think they can tell doctors how to do thier jobs?
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on March 29, 2010 at 06:30:00 PT
Video of Mayor Bloomberg
Bloomberg Channels Inner Hippie For Good CauseURL: http://www.ny1.com/5-manhattan-news-content/top_stories/?ArID=115985
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on March 29, 2010 at 05:18:30 PT
Pictures of Hippie Mayor Bloomberg
This was just one MSNBC and made me laugh!Picture: http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2010/03/29/alg_mayor-hair.jpgPicture: http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2010/03/28/amd_bloomberg_hair.jpgURL: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/03/28/2010-03-28_bloomberg_lets_his_hair_down.html
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Comment #1 posted by runruff on March 29, 2010 at 04:28:58 PT
Chris Romer
Whatta freak!Obviouly has no education on a substance he wants to regulate.People please, expect more from your civil servants!
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