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MMJ Policies in Colorado Nursing Homes are Cloudy
Posted by CN Staff on May 02, 2012 at 05:29:27 PT
By Ryan Parker, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post 
Colorado -- Medical-marijuana policy in long-term-care facilities across Colorado is hazy at best.From state law and patients' rights to federal law and liabilities, regulations on how marijuana may be used by nursing-home residents who suffer from eight specific medical conditions  set out in a 2000 state constitutional amendment legalizing the use of medical pot  run the gamut.
For every facility that would discuss the matter, about a half-dozen declined, saying the topic was too controversial. The push and pull among federal, state and local regulation  possession of pot and distribution of it are crimes under federal law  has some long-term-care facilities playing it safe.QP Health Care Services, which operates 25 facilities in Colorado, does not allow medicinal marijuana because of feared consequences."We follow federal law on that because these are Title 19 homes, which are Medicare-certified," QP Health Care spokeswoman Nancy Schwalm said.Policy Could ChangeTimes, however, are changing dramatically, and should more potential clients request to use the medication, policy could change, she said. "The senior population is growing larger because of the baby boomers, so we would be open to the idea."North Star Rehabilitation and Care Community in Denver has taken a zero-tolerance stance, and because the topic has come up with potential residents, the community advises on the issue during the admissions process.The marijuana would have to be administered by nurses, said North Star help-information manager Kathy Szabo. "It is a liability issue, so we decided against allowing it."SnippedComplete Article: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_20526488/Source: Denver Post (CO)Author: Ryan Parker, The Denver PostPublished: May 2, 2012Copyright: 2012 The Denver Post Website: http://www.denverpost.com/Contact: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews Medical Marijuana  Archiveshttp://cannabisnews.com/news/list/medical.shtml 
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Comment #8 posted by runruff on May 04, 2012 at 08:25:50 PT
"The girl that's driving me mad is going away"
He must be talking about Mickey Mouse Lionfart? Oh yes, the DEA is going away, the handwriting is on the wall!
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Comment #7 posted by afterburner on May 03, 2012 at 11:51:59 PT
Freedom Now! Dump the DEA!
"The Drug War has been the US's ticket to the third world of human rights and freedom."
--dongenero #6Ticket to Ride - The Beatles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0dhJNxCxhk
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Comment #6 posted by dongenero on May 03, 2012 at 09:58:59 PT
California student
"Gee kid, we're "really" sorry we left you for dead, chained up in a cell for days, and you went into kidney failure and nearly died"Hope he sues them for million$. Unfortunately it will just come from the tax dollars that flow like water to the DEA. When this happens in some backward, third world country we're all filled with indignation and feelings of superiority with regard to human rights. What does this make us now???This iDEAcy has to end.
The Drug War has been the US's ticket to the third world of human rights and freedom.
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Comment #5 posted by The GCW on May 03, 2012 at 06:06:25 PT
FoM,
I just came to post that news. Jeesh.US CA: DEA apologizes to California student forgotten in holding cellWebpage: http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_20535372/dea-apologizes-california-student-forgotten-holding-cell
Pubdate: 3 May 2012
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on May 03, 2012 at 05:24:42 PT
The Drug War is Worse Then Drug Use!
DEA Agents Apologize for Forgetting College Student in Cell for Four DaysURL: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/college-student-claims-left-cell-five-days-without-153200359.html
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Comment #3 posted by afterburner on May 02, 2012 at 21:43:44 PT
Oops, Spelling - 'p' Missing
Representatives not Reresentatives.No pun intented.However, if you are a 'Reresentative,' examine your conscience. Do you really want to kill the Goose that Laid the Golden Egg?Again, Colorado shows a better way. Thanks, Christen-Mitchell. 
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Comment #2 posted by afterburner on May 02, 2012 at 16:47:09 PT
One More Reason to Deschedule or Reschedule
{ QP Health Care Services, which operates 25 facilities in Colorado, does not allow medicinal marijuana because of feared consequences."We follow federal law on that because these are Title 19 homes, which are Medicare-certified," QP Health Care spokeswoman Nancy Schwalm said. }People are suffering under the lame federal policies that have been in effect for far too long with no real legitimacy. Are you listening Congressional Reresentatives, Senators, Executive Agencies?
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Comment #1 posted by Christen-Mitchell on May 02, 2012 at 12:46:51 PT:
One Homes Procedures
- My friend did a short stay at a Bolder nursing facility - They provided a smoking room with papers, lighter and ashtray - The only request was to bring the medicine into the building yourself
Headucation
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