It's Time N.J. Moves Forward with MMJ Growing
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It's Time N.J. Moves Forward with MMJ Growing
Posted by CN Staff on March 28, 2011 at 10:12:02 PT
By Times of Trenton Editorial Board 
Source: Times of Trenton
Trenton --  We're glad to see the state's Compassionate Use Marijuana Act finally taking hold with the designation of six nonprofits to grow and sell what will now be a prescription medicine for patients in debilitating pain.A board member of one of the nonprofits, based in Princeton, spoke with Times Staff Writer Meir Rinde last week. What William Thomas of the Compassionate Care Foundation said should settle any lingering qualms there might be about the no-nonsense system in place to safeguard growing and distribution of the drug.
The law requires organizations tapped by the state to make three products: a topical lotion, a lozenge and an "organic product," which is heated and inhaled as water vapor. And while the foundation is based in Princeton, the marijuana will be grown in a highly secure and sterile manufacturing environment."We treat this as a pharmaceutical manufacturing process," Mr. Thomas said. "It's not agriculture. It's very much akin to penicillin or aspirin."The foundation is looking at a site in Bellmawr in Camden County to grow and dispense the marijuana. That may change, depending on zoning laws and the community's input. That's as it should be, of course. No alternative treatment center or ATC should be forced on a community; as long as the centers are within reasonable reach of patients in South, Central or North Jersey, their location will be a local decision.Communities, however, should not overlook a positive economic impact. Mr. Thomas, for example, anticipates the Compassionate Care Foundation ATC will generate 140 jobs. Snipped  Complete Article: Times, The (Trenton, NJ)Published: March 28, 2011Copyright: 2011 The TimesContact: letters njtimes.comWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #3 posted by The GCW on March 28, 2011 at 20:07:57 PT
Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act of 2012
Steve Kubby (with help from friends) is bringing in the "Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act of 2012" to be announced April 8, 2012.It is following talk of other innitiatives, "California Cannabis Hemp & Health Initiative 2012", the "Repeal Prohibition of Cannabis Act of 2012" and the "Legalization of Marijuana Act of 2012"-0-I'm not sure how 2 or 3 different innitiatives will look in Nov. 12. Here is an interview with DAVID MALMO-LEVINE speaking with Steve Kubby that is informative about it. would like to take this time to offer My condolences to cannabis prohibitionists. NOT
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on March 28, 2011 at 20:04:23 PT
Obama's Speech Tonight
I listened very closely to what he said and something he didn't say. He said that Gaddafi called the people rats. Gaddafi also called them drug addicts. Obama did not quote drug addicts. I'm glad he didn't use that slur that Gaddafi said.
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Comment #1 posted by Had Enough on March 28, 2011 at 10:18:33 PT
The Feds…
“The Feds Finally Recognize The Anti-Cancer Potential Of Cannabis — 36 Years Too Late!”Scientific trials have for decades documented the anti-cancer properties of cannabis and its constituents. Yet it took until this week for the website of the National Institute of Cancer, a component of the U.S. government’s National Institutes of Health, to finally acknowledged the herb’s therapeutic utility for patients living with disease or suffering from the adverse side-effects of cancer treatment.In a newly added section to the website, entitled ‘Cannabis and Cannabinoids,’ the Institute states:Cannabinoids may cause antitumor effects by various mechanisms, including induction of cell death, inhibition of cell growth, and inhibition of tumor angiogenesis and metastasis. Cannabinoids appear to kill tumor cells but do not affect their nontransformed counterparts and may even protect them from cell death.” …The potential benefits of medicinal cannabis for people living with cancer include antiemetic effects, appetite stimulation, pain relief, and improved sleep. In the practice of integrative oncology, the health care provider may recommend medicinal cannabis not only for symptom management but also for its possible direct antitumor effect.”It’s a stunning acknowledgment, given that the NIH is a branch of the very same government that presently maintains that the cannabis plant and all of its naturally-derived components have ‘no accepted medical use.’ Yet it also begs the question: Where has the National Institute of Cancer been all these years?After all, the anti-tumor activity of cannabinoids were initially documented in 1975! That’s right; it’s taken 36 years for the Institute to get with the program.more…
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