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Improve The Medical Marijuana Act
Posted by CN Staff on December 02, 2010 at 06:47:01 PT
Opinion
Source: Detroit Free Press 
Michigan -- Thereís little debate that the stateís Medical Marijuana Act needs to be clarified. It has been two years since Michigan voters approved the use of medical marijuana by patients with severe illnesses, police raids on marijuana dispensaries and lawsuits over medical marijuana are regularly making the news.Just Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the cities of Livonia, Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills on behalf of a couple who want to use or grow marijuana for medical uses in those three cities.
The debate revolves around where patients can access and use medical marijuana, boiling down to the question: Should marijuana dispensaries be legal in Michigan?YESState should set up a system of dispensaries to better serve and protect patientsFrom a legal standpoint, the Michigan act does not speak to dispensaries directly. It also does not specify how patients or caregivers may acquire or grow marijuana. Instead, it provides protection for those assisting patients and caregivers in obtaining cannabis. Letís stop using law enforcement resources to arrest and prosecute patients and focus on establishing an expanded, safer distribution system, said Michael Komorn, board member of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association.NOMichigan's act needs stronger protections for communities, minors, public safetyIn Michigan, the Medical Marijuana Act does not authorize dispensaries or cooperatives. We constantly read about townships and cities agonizing over how to zone medical marijuana dispensaries. The answer is simple. No dispensaries are allowed under Michigan law, and they are clearly prohibited under federal law. The passage of the Michigan act was done in the spirit of compassion, because the public believed it would provide relief to those suffering certain severe and debilitating diseases. The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, as it stands today, does not adequately protect the people it was designed to help, said Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper.Source: Detroit Free Press (MI)Published: December 2, 2010Copyright: 2010 Detroit Free PressWebsite: http://www.freep.com/Contact: letters freepress.comURL: http://drugsense.org/url/upRxwtFxCannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archiveshttp://cannabisnews.com/news/list/medical.shtml
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on December 03, 2010 at 05:45:11 PT
The GCW
It's down right pathetic. 
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Comment #8 posted by The GCW on December 02, 2010 at 22:18:38 PT
FoM, -#7
And a 63 year old man at that...
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Comment #7 posted by FoM on December 02, 2010 at 17:57:50 PT
News Article From The Courier Post 
Prosecutors Offer 7-Year Deal to N.J. Man Accused of Growing Marijuana at Home December 2, 2010New Jersey -- A Chatham resident, who said he has smoked marijuana to relieve glaucoma and to cope with minor brain damage, was given two weeks Wednesday to consider a plea offer of seven years in prison to resolve charges of operating a pot facility.URL: http://drugsense.org/url/60f6ceOt
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on December 02, 2010 at 15:39:40 PT
BGreen
Hope has been a trooper. I'm glad you got to talk with her. I talked to her the other day. She will get a break from more treatment for a little while. That will allow her body to recover better. She will have to have daily radiation treatment for many weeks after she is healed up a little. By Spring she should be feeling much better. 
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Comment #5 posted by BGreen on December 02, 2010 at 15:25:02 PT
Thanks for the update, FoM!
I talked to Hope last night and I could tell she had some concerns. Personally, I have such a great feeling about her outcome. I feel she's going to come through this a stronger person, physically and mentally.The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on December 02, 2010 at 15:06:46 PT
Update On Hope
I just got off the phone with Hope. She is in recovery and not feeling very well which is to be expected. She thinks she will be able to go home tonight. She still has to go through radiation but she will get a break until she heals for a few weeks I think. I wanted to let you all know the surgery is over.
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Comment #3 posted by The GCW on December 02, 2010 at 13:42:41 PT
HEMP NEWS - & chris, thanks for the poll
US NC: Asheville Area Leads Nation In Hempcrete ConstructionWebpage: http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20101129/NEWS/311290026/1007/COLUMNISTSPubdate: Mon, 29 Nov 2010
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times (NC)http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v10/n991/a09.html?397
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on December 02, 2010 at 10:58:28 PT
christ
It's nice to see you.
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Comment #1 posted by christ on December 02, 2010 at 09:52:14 PT
POLL
The source article also has a poll. http://www.freep.com/article/20101202/OPINION05/101201076/1336/Opinion/Improve-the-Medical-Marijuana-Act
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