Senate Endorses Three Medical Marijuana Bills 

Senate Endorses Three Medical Marijuana Bills 
Posted by CN Staff on March 02, 2005 at 17:22:19 PT
By The Associated Press 
Source: Associated Press
Santa Fe -- The state Senate has endorsed three separate bills that would allow patients with cancer and other debilitating diseases to use marijuana to ease their symptoms. They each set up a program in the Department of Health to oversee the medical use of marijuana.Under one of the measures, the marijuana would be grown at licensed, secure facilities and then distributed to patients who were registered to possess and smoke it.
An alternative bill requires the medical marijuana to be pharmaceutical grade, which means it would be manufactured by a drug company and could be taken in various forms, but not smoked.The third bill the Senate endorsed Wednesday would allow the use of marijuana only topically, such as in an ointment.The three bills now go to the House.Lawmakers have voted on medical marijuana bills for several years, but none has passed both houses.The state had a medical marijuana program in the late 1970s that was connected to a research project, but it lost its funding.Source: Associated Press (Wire)Published: March 02, 2005Copyright: 2005 The Associated Press Related Articles & Web Site:Medical Marijuana Information Links Drug Should Be Made Legal Marijuana Proposal Back Before Legislature
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Comment #5 posted by Taylor121 on March 02, 2005 at 21:09:06 PT
I know what you mean on Texas Sukoi. I really really want both measures to pass, but it just seems almost farfetched. I still hold hope and I do what I can do get people to write in to their officials know how they feel. That's the best we can do.
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on March 02, 2005 at 18:38:59 PT
This Is Good News
So much is happening concerning medicial marijuana this year and we just don't know when we will get news and then we get news like this AP article and it gives me hope. I know that all the scare type articles that have been on the news on the Internet must mean we are winning. I hope that we will have more wins this year then ever before. That's my wish!
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Comment #3 posted by ekim on March 02, 2005 at 18:38:35 PT
 Howard will be in Santa Fe, NM - May 6
Howard's Blog
February 19, 2005I am taking many deep breaths here in Little Axe, OK. We are only 10 days away from trailering out to LA. The farrier just put on Misty’s new shoes which have borium cleats for traction on asphalt. He made up 3 more sets which she will need to go 3,600 miles.Misty is putting in 60 mile training weeks with me leading her about 4 miles every day to get myself in shape. I will walk about 1200 miles in the next 7 months. Rocky the ‘NORML’ horse is also now in good shape and ready as a backup if needed.The RV from November Coalition will not be available to start the Odyssey, due to the difficulties of insuring for multiple drivers. We hope that the matter can be finessed by the time we reach Denver. This is a blow that is hard to swallow, but we will ‘cowboy up,’ live in our tent and be successful. Any visits to our campsite with a ‘CARE’ package will be much, much appreciated.As my spirit contemplates the mind and body-breaking trip ahead, know that we are inspired by so many in the drug reform movement. Your prayers and good thoughts are heard and appreciated. Drug prohibition must be ended as soon as possible. Misty and I will do our part in 2005.
Hermosa Beach, CA (just s/o LA) - March 4Chiriaco, CA - March 12 and rest weekBlythe, CA — March 20Brenda, AZ — March 22Wickenburg, AZ - March 27Phoenix, AZ - March 31 (west side of Phoenix)Phoenix...built in rest and speak till April 6Florence Junction - April 8Springerville, AZ – April 17Socorro, NM – April 25Albaquerque, NM – April 29Albuquerque - built in rest & speak..thru May 4Santa Fe, NM - May 6
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Comment #2 posted by Sukoi on March 02, 2005 at 17:43:08 PT
My hope... that Texas is next (sort of); wouldn't that be something? H.B. 658!
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Comment #1 posted by Taylor121 on March 02, 2005 at 17:33:16 PT
In the Drug Policy Alliance's poll they had a while back predicting which state would be the next to legalize medical marijuana, I picked New Mexico and I sincerely believe it.
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