Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Conn. Committee
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Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Conn. Committee
Posted by CN Staff on April 20, 2012 at 10:58:45 PT
By The Associated Press 
Source: Associated Press
Hartford, Conn. -- Legislation that would allow Connecticut adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes continued Friday to move its way through the legislature, easily clearing a key committee.The General Assembly's Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee on Friday passed the proposal 36-14. It now moves to the House of Representatives for further action.
Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, a vocal opponent of legalizing medical marijuana, expressed concerns that the proposed system will end up costing the state more money. She proposed several amendments on Friday that would create accounts to help pay for everything from enforcement to addiction programs, but all failed."We will need to reinvigorate and support our anti-drug education program and certainly add some funds to our addiction programs for adults as well," said Boucher, who added that other states that have legalized the medical use of marijuana have seen an uptick in drug addiction issues.Boucher continued to voice concerns that the legislation sends the wrong message to children."I think that we can agree that Connecticut students already have so many barriers to success," she said.Advocates are hopeful this could be the year that the legalization proposal will pass the legislature and be signed into law. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat, supports the concept. Patients with debilitating diseases have come to Hartford and urged state lawmakers for years to allow the medical use of marijuana, even though it is an illegal substance. They claim the drug is one of the only things that helps bring them relief from pain and other side effects.The bill proposes a system for licensing medical marijuana producers, dispensing the drug, and registering qualified patients. Doctors would be able to prescribe marijuana to patients who suffer from certain specified illnesses, such as cancer or AIDS. Qualifying patients and their primary caregivers would be able to possess a combined one-month supply of marijuana.Source: Associated Press (Wire)Published: April 20, 2012Copyright: 2012 The Associated PressCannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #8 posted by runruff on April 22, 2012 at 11:17:03 PT
I was thinking of something else here and lost my train of thought.I meant to say the magnates of industry.
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Comment #7 posted by runruff on April 20, 2012 at 22:03:04 PT
The prohibition of cannabis/hemp is #1!
For more than seventy years the fed has led this insane phobic diatribe against cannabis. It has been their one most consistent concern and the one issue they seem ready to rise to the occasion in order to keep it out of our culture.They have trampled our rights over this matter. Incarcerated millions. Killed or caused to be killed in the thousands. Repressed our economy and built a shameful industry based on capturing and imprisoning nonviolent citizens who have never committed a crime. Breaking the law in America and committing a crime are no longer the same thing.It seems to me, by now, every breathing American on the continent would see the double standard here. How can we not know that this is not an issue where the Big Brother Gov is trying to protect us from a dangerous plant. How laughable is that? They are trying to protect themselves from a foe that is a plant.While they simultaneously tell us that pot is in reality a non sequitur in our society, they do everything the opposite of that. Their actions tell us they have pot-phobia. Way more than they like to portray to the public 'cause that might alert people to what a valuable plant this is to the masses [us] and what a danger it is to their stability as industrial lexicons or in this case, demigods!A little off subject.-While I watched the series, "Rome" I thought to myself, "you know if you change the music and add a few automobiles, there would be no difference between then and now.
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Comment #6 posted by Hope on April 20, 2012 at 17:29:16 PT
sounds to me like she's really scared.That all the excuses she's used for persecuting (and hideously so) so many people, for so many years, are going to be proven quite inexcusably wrong.How harshly, and unjustly she's treated people and caused people to be treated. How she's caused people to suffer and sometimes die... unjustly.That's what's she really afraid of.
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Comment #5 posted by Oleg the Tumor on April 20, 2012 at 16:06:38 PT
Stick a fork in that forked tongue, its done!
"said Boucher, who added that other states that have legalized the medical use of marijuana have seen an uptick in drug addiction issues."(apparently no one has noticed)THUMP!That was the sound of The Elephant in the Room dumping another case of Oxycontin on the black market.Want Jobs? Restore the Hemp Industry!
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Comment #4 posted by The GCW on April 20, 2012 at 14:40:15 PT
Insane, gross.
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Comment #3 posted by museman on April 20, 2012 at 12:00:31 PT
"Something is really wrong with our society."Not if its based on war, greed, possession, power, bloodlines, fear, lies, and hatred, - its right on track! It has succeeded! Error has embedded itself and calls itself right!But to be fair this is only an example of a small fraction of our society that has assumed power and control that is not morally, nor ethically theirs.I imagine the 'society' is more in agreement with decent human values, than any of their governments, with perhaps some new examples of exception in South America.Amazing times. Strange days indeed!LEGALIZE FREEDOM
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on April 20, 2012 at 11:30:39 PT
Something is really wrong with our society. 
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Comment #1 posted by dongenero on April 20, 2012 at 11:10:36 PT
Strange place, strange times
Couldn't miss the fact today that Zimmerman got $150,000 bond in Florida for murder, while dispensary owner Bill byron got a $1,000,000 bond in Pennsylvania for shipping marijuana.Strange times we live in.
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