Medical Marijuana Advocate
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Medical Marijuana Advocate
Posted by CN Staff on June 30, 2010 at 05:45:11 PT
By Casey Seiler, State Editor
Source: Times Union
Albany, N.Y. -- Former talk-show host Montel Williams visited the Capitol to support a medical marijuana bill moving through the Legislature. Williams discussed his own experience since he began grappling with multiple sclerosis a decade ago, joined by Manhattan Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, a prime sponsor of the state measure.
Medical marijuana "changed my life -- it allowed me to have my life back," said Williams, who shows few visible signs of the degenerative condition except for a slight wobble in his stride. He said that many days use of marijuana suppresses his pain enough to allow him to "get out of bed, go to work and pay my taxes." New York would be the 15th state to pass some form of legalization. "It's a little late, but at least we'll get it done," Williams said, adding that he's promoted the effort in nine states. "New York got it right," Williams said of the bill, which would make pharmacies the distributors of the new form of medication. It would also tightly restrict the number of conditions for which people would be eligible for treatment. The bill language specifies "a severe debilitating or life-threatening condition, or a condition associated with or a complication of such a condition or its treatment (including but not limited to inability to tolerate food, nausea, vomiting, dysphoria or pain)." Snipped   Complete Article: Times Union (Albany, NY)Author: Casey Seiler, State EditorPublished: Wednesday, June 30, 2010Copyright: 2010 Capital NewspapersContact: tuletters timesunion.comWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #6 posted by Hope on July 27, 2010 at 15:08:28 PT
That bill
probably smothered away in some back burner committee and no one even noticed it happen.
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on July 27, 2010 at 14:39:25 PT
I did a google search and couldn't find anything so far.
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Comment #4 posted by rchandar on July 27, 2010 at 11:47:01 PT:
New York
So, did they vote on this? Anyone posting a link?
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Comment #3 posted by Hope on June 30, 2010 at 15:16:27 PT
Huzza! Huzza! Huzza!
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on June 30, 2010 at 07:21:01 PT
I hope you are doing well these days.
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Comment #1 posted by RevRayGreen on June 30, 2010 at 05:58:08 PT
Thanks Montel for standing up
Montel was diagnosed with MS before me and it was friends of mine who pointed me to him being out in front for the patients as an active user, that was in 2004.......I take no prescription drugs. Natures medicine provides better relief. the truth.
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