Medical Marijuana Bill Passes House
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Medical Marijuana Bill Passes House
Posted by CN Staff on March 25, 2013 at 10:10:40 PT
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun
Source: Baltimore Sun
Maryland -- Legislation to legalize medical marijuana passed the House of Delegates Monday, sending the measure to the Senate. The bill would allow marijuana to be distributed through academic research centers by doctors and nurses. Similar measures have failed in previous years, but this year Gov. Martin O'Malley dropped his opposition and backed the proposal.Currently, 18 other states and the District of Columbia allows for the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The bill's sponsor, Del. Dan Morhaim, a physician and a Baltimore Democrat, has described Maryland's potential program as the tightest and most controlled of any in the country.
The bill's passage in the House comes a week after the Senate approved a separate measure that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot. The House has not yet voted on the decriminalization bill.A third marijuana bill that would outright legalize the drug, regulate it and tax it like alcohol has not yet received a vote in committee. Two weeks remain in the General Assembly's 90-day legislative session.Within minutes of the House's 108-28 vote to approve medical marijuana, advocates celebrated and predicted passage in the Senate."People who use medical marijuana to treat illnesses like cancer and multiple sclerosis shouldn't have to resort to the illicit market to obtain doctor-recommended medicine," Dan Riffle, deputy director of government relations for the Marijuana Policy Project, said in a statement. "States around the nation are successfully implementing programs that provide patients with safe, legal, and reliable access to medical marijuana."Source: Baltimore Sun (MD)Author: Erin Cox, The Baltimore SunPublished: March 25, 2013Copyright: 2013 The Baltimore SunContact: letters baltsun.comWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #1 posted by kaptinemo on March 25, 2013 at 14:31:45 PT:
Notice something significant in the article?
Or perhaps, you might notice its' absence?I'm refrring to the prohib yammerheads. The perennial BSers with their ONDCP-supplied pack of lies (ready made; just add salive)...aren't spewing their bilge on the page. Ten years ago, Joycie and Company would have been all over they had been before. Their conspicuous absence is greatly welcomed, as the former kids they tried to bamboozle with their DARE scam have the prohib's 'range' now, and have grown up to become drug law reformers or at least support the idea.Ah, progress...
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