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Offline Bushpig

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Medical Marijuana
« on: July 22, 2007, 06:58:58 AM »
Article in most recent MAPS publication and on www.maps.org home page ( there is hope yet ):

Reps. John Olver (D-MA) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) are co-sponsoring a Congressional Sign-On Letter urging the DEA to accept DEA Administrative Law Judge Bittner's Recommended Ruling to license Prof. Lyle Craker's proposed MAPS-sponsored medical marijuana production facility. We need you to help by contacting your Congressional Representative -- here's how. For background on the case, see MAPS' DEA Lawsuit page or a great  article from the May 24 Washington Post.



Basically a DEA judge gave a non-binding recommendation for more marijuna to be made available for medical research.


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P.S brighter news that the previous post.
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2007, 05:18:53 PM »
The problem is that a**hole Bush and the cartel that put him in office. They are against pot so we can't have it (legally). I'm glad to see initiatives like this one even though they are doomed at the present moment.
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2007, 03:45:58 AM »
Yea, I have sympathy with your sentiments Stonehenge, though it is good to see this push, hopefully at the least it makes the goverment stance look even more ridiculous and corrupt.


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Walmart fires Michigan man for using medical marijuana
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2010, 10:50:25 AM »
Warning: Even if medical marijuana is legal in your state and you have a valid prescription, your employer can still fire you for using it. A Michigan man learned this the hard way after failing a drug test given by his employer of five years, Walmart. It's a business and workers have the right to not employ those they deem unworthy or a risk, in my opinion. Also note, under federal law there is no medical use for marijuana.

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Re: Medical Marijuana
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2010, 01:03:39 PM »
have you read the ama report? not so says dr bob. :cool2
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Re: Medical Marijuana
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2010, 01:34:03 PM »
Dr Bob sounds legit =| I have not read the Ama report.

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Re: Medical Marijuana
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2010, 01:45:07 PM »
I have long refused to apply for jobs requiring piss tests.

The last time I did, it caught me off guard. (I wouldn't have applied had I known.) Anyway, I told the guy there was no need to test. All he had to do was ask what would be found IF they tested. And then I gave him preliminary results, free of charge. The guy admitted to being amazed by my answer and that he'd never heard that one before. Later, he told me I I wasn't a suitable candidate for the job, as folks fitting my "profile" tended to be untrustworthy individuals.  :smoke:3  (I ain't making this up.)

Btw, syd: The ama has come out with enough positive effects of using da kine as med'cine that after due consideration spanning a couple of years, the Iowa Pharmacy Board has decided to give its recommendation to allow med mj onto the prairie. Now the legislature must get behind, but they are known for following the advice of the Pharmacy Board.  

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Re: Medical Marijuana
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2010, 04:27:27 PM »
dr bob <ficticous of coarse >has also been doing reasearh at a few of the u s in cali funds ran out this year, but the results were quite positive.Might even see it leagal for rec use in cali by this time next year. :mrgreen:
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Re: Medical Marijuana
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2010, 08:24:43 PM »
Yeah, everybody over here in Oregon is pushing for Cali.  It'd be like dominoes for the rest of the NW.

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Re: Medical Marijuana
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2010, 11:02:54 PM »
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Yeah, everybody over here in Oregon is pushing for Cali.  It'd be like dominoes for the rest of the NW.

I hope it's like dominoes for the rest of the country!

I am glad that in my state(Ma) we atleast have a movement going(I think a lot of states don't) and two bills that just need to be voted on.

legalize and tax!!!!

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don\'t matter and those who matter don\'t mind." ~Dr. Seuss

Offline Avery L. Breath

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Re: Medical Marijuana
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2010, 12:12:00 AM »
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legalize and tax!!!!

decriminalize, educate and regulate.

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Re: Medical Marijuana
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2010, 05:54:56 PM »
Well Massachusetts did the first of those 3 things and it has only helped a little(by saving the state money and stopping a few people from getting junk on their record) and I agree on regulating and education. decriminalizing just isn't enough. As well Decriminalization only saves money it does not make any money for the state. which is something I am sure most states(if not all) need really badly right now.

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Re: Medical Marijuana
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2010, 11:38:20 PM »
yes - for sure, Alice T -
in these days of paying salaries to huge numbers of government employees - how else to raise money if not to find new ways to pick up taxes from the individual?

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Re: Medical Marijuana
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2010, 08:45:01 AM »
No way the man could make more money off of legalized weed as it does the prison or law inforcement industries first of all.  

And say, isn't it still illegal to distill your own spirits in the U.S.?  (without the government getting it's cut.)

Can you imagining a Bereau for Alchohol, tobacco, marijuana and firearms?  Thats what legalization does.  I think MJ deserves better than that.  Private industry would flourish without taxation yah know.

I say, education based permits for all plants currently illegal.  You learn all the pertinent data, have a clean record, take some intensive educational classes taylored to the general classification and specific plants involved and pass a written exam, psycological testing and a background check on your own dime and pass an electric coolaid acid test and you get an expireable permit....like a drivers license to knock yourself out with.....would be better sounding to me.

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Re: Medical Marijuana
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2010, 09:05:05 AM »
Well, they might make more money with weed illegal, but they also spend more on the court/prison system as well by prosecuting and incarcerating otherwise productive members of society.

The problem is weaning LEO from the lucrative WOD cash flow, imo.

Why shouldn't weed be taxed if sold legally? Don't we already pay tax on all other medicine? Why would weed be any different?

Bloated gubmit payrolls are another topic all together, imo. (I worked for the State of Iowa for four years. Service should maybe be compulsory and temporary, imo.)

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