CO Innovation Could Open Doors in Other States
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CO Innovation Could Open Doors in Other States
Posted by CN Staff on March 30, 2014 at 05:26:10 PT
By John Ingold, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post
Colorado -- A Colorado marijuana innovation is changing the way lawmakers in even the most conservative parts of the country talk about cannabis and is poised to create a rapid expansion in the number of states that have legalized marijuana in some way. But many marijuana advocates view the new political campaign with skepticism, fearing it could halt their movement's momentum.The invention is a non-psychoactive oil made from marijuana plants that is used to treat children with severe seizure disorders. The oil is rich in a chemical called cannabidiol, or CBD, but is low in THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
Spurred by parents of epileptic children, legislatures in at least a dozen states so far this year have or will consider bills about the marijuana oil. Last week, the governor of Utah signed into law a bill legalizing possession of the oil. A bill in Alabama has passed the Legislature and is awaiting the governor's signature. Lawmakers in Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina, Wisconsin and other states have or will consider CBD bills this year."What the CBD movement has done, I think, is brought in the soccer moms to the discussion," said Josh Stanley, one of a family of Colorado brothers who own a medical marijuana business and developed the oil. "It's brought in the mainstream, and it's brought in the conservatives."But, even though the bills amount to the most successful discussions ever held about marijuana legalization in some of the states where they are being considered, the nation's largest marijuana-reform groups view them with skepticism.The deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws has criticized them as "unworkable" and without real benefits. A policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance is concerned the bills will leave other reform efforts behind.SnippedComplete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author: John Ingold, The Denver PostPublished: March 30, 2014Copyright: 2014 The Denver Post Website: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews  Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #11 posted by Hope on March 31, 2014 at 22:28:55 PT
Coarse, shallow men.
Of course, I meant coarse. I didn't see that error until just now. Patrioticdissension... That's interesting. I would not like to have that man as a neighbor. 
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Comment #10 posted by Hope on March 31, 2014 at 16:15:32 PT
"legitimate rape?"
That's very much a part of it, BGreen. Course, shallow men that have no real conscience or compassion for others. They somehow imagine rape is, somehow, in their convoluted and distorted thinking, something other than what it is. An extraordinarily brutal physical assault that is unbelievably destructive to the human that survives it.Fewer women live under that stupid and ridiculous assumption. It is a saving grace for all women, all humans, that some men, like yourself, understand.
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Comment #9 posted by Hope on March 31, 2014 at 16:07:26 PT
Welcome to Cannabis News, SweetD.
The Stanleys are doing great things. Very great things. It's stunning what some of their plants can do to help people. And if they do this in the environment they've always had to work in... imagine what they can discover when they are truly free to grow, experiment, test, and study even more strains. Isn't it crazy that some people want to destroy and ban this plant? They don't want anyone to have it, speak of it, or study it. It's so strange.
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Comment #8 posted by BGreen on March 31, 2014 at 15:20:07 PT
I agree, Hope
I wonder if part of this is behind the mindset of some politicians who speak of things like "legitimate rape?" It might not all be about abortion. If they can minimize the seriousness of sexual assault then that would free up more resources for their war on drugs.Bud
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Comment #7 posted by patrioticdissension on March 31, 2014 at 15:19:52 PT:
this is off topic but Mark Souder used to be my next door neighbor in grabill indiana when i was a kid in the early 90's i got in big trouble when i destroyed a plastic bar sitting by his trash can found out later it was a piece of his kids playset that was still being assembled. sometimes i think about running for office as the anti-souder as far as his views on marijuana go.
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Comment #6 posted by Hope on March 31, 2014 at 14:22:40 PT
Texas is the same way. Labs backed up with testing for a made up crime.... is it an illegal drug....and rape kits sitting for months... and forever.It's amazing how stupid people can be. People in authority. People who have no sense, obviously, in government and law enforcement. They have the power to do this right and they have the power to do it wrong. And they are choosing to do it wrong. It's horrible. I don't understand the brand of stupidity that is behind this disgraceful situation. Ignorance has a lot to do with it... and greed. Of course.I knew it was going to be bad when they made police departments beneficiaries of confiscation and that they could be paid extra for certain aspects of law enforcement. Some laws are wrong. Enforcement should be paid for with taxes... or something goes wrong... and it has. And we shouldn't enforce made up crimes. I don't like you and what you consume... or sell... and I'm going to make a law, and say it's a new crime and I'm going to take your money and your stuff... and punish you... because I don't like it. That's a made up crime. It's not right and it's tragic that a stunning amount of people are so ignorant as to fall for it.On the other hand... rape is not a made up crime. It's obviously a crime. A crime is obvious on it's face. Rape. Murder. Assault. Robbery. Theft. These are not made up. Real crime is being neglected for the sake of the made up crime. Prohibitionists are wasting lives and money all over the place and from every direction. Real crimes are not being solved and real criminals are not being stopped.... because our authorities are too busy messing with drugs and getting in people's private business that they have no business in and the authorities are actually looking to profit financially. It's so very disturbing. It's so disgusting.
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Comment #5 posted by runruff on March 31, 2014 at 07:22:54 PT
What cops are saying;
We are not worried about your medical problems because we can have all the free pot we want. We will just take from the pot heads and sell it and smoke it ourselves.Also, our ability to pillage the community with impunity has now become an entitlement after so many years of running over your protected rights. We can justify our actions by saying we are saving our youth. About that C-SPAN video; That one little do-gooder with the convoluted info charts has just now surpassed Mark Souder for dog and pony show awards.She is showing graphs and charts showing Cannabis, tobacco, and alcohol, side by side.I could rave on for hours about how ludicrous this is but instead let me say one thing, Alcohol and tobacco are toxic and highly addictive, pot is not! That should end the debate and shut miss busy pants up right there! 
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Comment #4 posted by SweetD on March 30, 2014 at 20:09:20 PT:
Will be interesting to watch where the CBD thing goes. THC has long be used to demonize the plant, and now CBD is going a long way in improving public perception of Cannabis as legitimate medicine. If it can open the door for more sensible policy, and ultimately lead us to a point where people have access to full spectrum Cannabinoid oils, then perhaps this initial approach may not be too bad. regardless, the Stanly's are doing great things. 
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Comment #3 posted by The GCW on March 30, 2014 at 19:22:52 PT
We don't need doctors, We have cops.
Next time I need to go to the doctor's office, I think I'll just go down the police station instead since they seem to know more than doctors.Perhaps I should call their union hall and get a recommendation. -0-US CA: Column: Police Lobby Wants To Gut Medical Pot In California"...But in California, lobbyists for police chiefs and cities want to do the opposite and drastically curtail access to the sometimes life-saving drug. The police lobby and the League of California Cities are sponsoring proposed legislation this year that, critics say, would effectively gut the state's medical cannabis industry. The proposals by the California Police Chiefs Association and the League of California Cities, which are embedded in Senate Bill 1262, include a requirement that doctors can only recommend pot to a patient during an in-person visit, and not over the phone or Skype, like how other medicines are often prescribed. SB 1262 also would require physicians to fill out much more paperwork, and mandate that any doctor who writes more than one hundred recommendations for medical cannabis be audited by the state. Critics say the bill also would effectively ban physicians from becoming medical cannabis specialists. ..."
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Comment #2 posted by BGreen on March 30, 2014 at 14:32:33 PT
Crime Labs
In the state of Missouri there is a waiting period of over six months to get rape results back from the crime labs due to all of the testing of illegal drugs. All of this BS about CBD vs. THC is not only misguided science, but also is going to so overwhelm testing laboratories that it will be all but impossible to ever get any rape or any other major crime results. Every single sample of oil will have to be analyzed and this will cost millions.I will say this again and again until it changes ... putting cannabis regulations into the same hands of those who have been in control of cannabis prohibition is like having a child molester babysit your children. Once your credibility is destroyed it is gone for good. These prohibitionists will never again have an ounce of credibility. Let's stop with this idiotic idea that they can be trusted. They haven't had a change of heart and they will always approach cannabis with the same mindset of lies and violence.The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on March 30, 2014 at 06:33:59 PT
C-Span: Federal Marijuana Policy
Panelists talked about the impact of marijuana legalization and argued that certain adverse consequences could be avoided through strong…Video:
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