Delaware Ponders Legally Prescribed Pot
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Delaware Ponders Legally Prescribed Pot
Posted by CN Staff on February 13, 2011 at 12:10:28 PT
By John Levengood
Source: News Journal
Delaware -- John sits cross-legged on an old recliner in his living room and strikes the flint of his lighter. He takes a few puffs of marijuana from his glass water bong. He says it is the only thing that will relieve the pain he endures from muscle spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis, a debilitating neurological disorder that prevents him from standing."I know I could go on marinol, but this is better," said John, stopping mid-sentence to take another hit. "More effective," he added as he exhaled. Marinol is a legal and prescribed form of synthetic marijuana.
There is growing scientific evidence suggesting valid medical uses of marijuana, leading to its legalization for medical use in 15 states and District of Columbia.Delaware lawmakers are currently considering following that lead. But the experiences of other states show that decriminalizing marijuana usage and possession for the ill -- but not for the rest of the population -- can be messy.Critics say the law would make it harder for cops to tell whether someone is smoking pot illegally. Some say legalizing marijuana for medical use is the first step toward legalizing the drug for everyone.Montana's state House last week voted to repeal its six-year-old medical marijuana law, with legislative leaders claiming they were duped into creating a pathway for full legalization.Others fear that head shops will spring up on every street corner.In states such as California, Colorado and Michigan, municipalities have implemented a host of zoning regulations to try to limit the number of marijuana dispensaries -- known by some as "pot stores" -- popping up on street corners.Across the Delaware River, New Jersey's Democratic-controlled Legislature appears headed toward a showdown with Republican Gov. Chris Christie over how to regulate the growing and distribution of medical marijuana more than a year after its law went on the books. Snipped  Complete Article: News Journal, The (Wilmington, DE)Author: John LevengoodPublished: February 13, 2011Copyright: 2011 The News JournalWebsite:  Medical Marijuana Archives
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Comment #4 posted by Hope on February 14, 2011 at 20:39:40 PT
John Levengood 
Very well done, well researched, balanced, sane, and informative article.
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Comment #3 posted by Hope on February 14, 2011 at 19:54:14 PT
Hey, Dankhank.
It's always good to see you posting.
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on February 14, 2011 at 12:51:40 PT
It's great to see you! I agree!
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Comment #1 posted by Dankhank on February 14, 2011 at 12:46:57 PT
yes it is ...
the BEST medicine for a lot of stuff .....
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