Sunday, August 16, 2009

14 states seek to legalize medical marijuana

The laws against medical marijuana can only be described as a protection racket for the pharmaceutical industry and a crime against humanity. This is a state's rights issue that the Federal Government has no constitutional right to interfere with.
August 16, NORML Examiner
Angela Macdonald

There’s no time like now to get involved in getting medical marijuana legalized around the United States. Pain is pain, cancer is cancer, and those suffering in Virginia are no different than those suffering in Oregon.

Currently, 14 states are actively working toward some sort of resolution to the atrocity forced upon its sick, injured, and dying. Below is a list of those states, and links to more information on what is being done to improve the lives of the citizens of this country. If your state is on the list, don’t forget to get involved in whatever way you can.

Beyond these states Idaho and Oklahoma both have initiatives and/or bills that are being formed, or prepared for introduction in the near future. While there are 13 states with some sort of medical marijuana specific protection (plus Maryland's medical marijuana defense), there are still 19 states doing absolutely nothing to change the threat of prosecution against their sick, severely injured, and dying. If you live in one of these 19 states, please visit the MPP for sample bills that you can help get introduced. {source -Examiner}

Earlier this year Senator Beverly Marrero and Rep. Jeanne Richardson introduced companion medical marijuana bills SB 209 and HB 368, which would provide much needed relief to Tennessee’s sick, severely injured, and dying. Could Tennessee be the 14th state in the country to provide medical marijuana protection to its citizens?

Under the bills, a registry program would be established, so patients with various qualifying conditions and their caregivers can possess up to eight ounces of usable medicine. The patient and their caregiver would also be protected while growing up to six mature plants, and 12 immature plants.

Please contact your local Tennessee representatives and senators to let them know how much their attention to this legislation matters. {source -Examiner}

1 comment:

  1. I watched my stepmom die a slow, horrible death from ovarian cancer.

    Actually, the cancer didn't kill her, it was the damned chemotherapy and chemicals they injected into her that made her so sick, she couldn't eat.
    When she tried to, she'd vomit up whatever she had swallowed.

    I almost offered her some smoke back then, but didn't since she probably wouldn't smoke it and my offer would have just made a difficult situation worse.