NH Lawmakers Voting on Medical Marijuana Bill
function share_this(num) {
 tit=encodeURIComponent('NH Lawmakers Voting on Medical Marijuana Bill');
 site = new Array(5);
 return false;

NH Lawmakers Voting on Medical Marijuana Bill
Posted by CN Staff on June 23, 2013 at 11:12:52 PT
By The Associated Press
Source: Associated Press
Concord -- New Hampshire is poised to become the 19th state to allow seriously ill people to possess and use marijuana for medical reasons. The Legislature votes Wednesday on compromise legislation that would allow patients diagnosed with cancer, Crohn’s disease and other conditions to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana obtained from dispensaries.The dispensaries could have a maximum of 80 marijuana plants, 160 seedlings and 80 ounces of marijuana or 6 ounces per qualifying patient. They also would have a limit of three mature cannabis plants, 12 seedlings and 6 ounces for each patient who designates the dispensary as a treatment center.
The compromise eliminated an option for patients to also grow marijuana at home. Gov. Maggie Hassan said she wouldn’t sign the bill if the home-grow provision remained.Home-grow option supporters had argued some patients need legal access to the drug now and waiting for dispensaries to start operating put them through needless suffering. They said it could take the state close to a year to write regulations for dispensaries and another year or more for them to begin operations.The compromise agreed to last week calls for the commission implementing the new system to be appointed as soon as the bill is passed.To qualify for medical marijuana, a person would have to have been a patient of the prescribing doctor for at least 90 days, have tried other remedies and have exhibited certain symptoms. Only New Hampshire residents would qualify.The compromise dropped post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition.Hassan said last week she will sign the compromise because it is the compassionate and right policy for the state.Currently, 18 states and the District of Columbia allow the medical use of marijuana.Source: Associated Press (Wire)Published:  June 23, 2013Copyright: 2013 The Associated PressCannabisNews  Medical Marijuana Archives 
Home Comment Email Register Recent Comments Help 

Comment #16 posted by museman on June 28, 2013 at 11:46:26 PT
afterburner #4
Magnificent! Spot on! Here is some fundamental but excellent and profound understanding of what is going on. If people understand the implications, the next step should be a whole lot easier, and faster."There is far more evidence that group meditation can turn off war like a light switch, than there is that aspirin reduces headache pain."In fact, going with this metaphor, there are a number of switches to turn on as well as off. And the power of the choice is all that is needed to do it. Of course of one does not believe they have that power, then of course they stand in the way of their own abilities to evolve and grow into their own full stature as Sovereign, Free Beings.LEGALIZE FREEDOM
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #15 posted by afterburner on June 25, 2013 at 21:07:41 PT
RE #4
Fox and/or other producers like Sony got YouTube to shut down the video, citing copyright infringement. If any of you were unable to access the video yesterday, try again today. The video has a short commercial at the beginning to pay the royalties. So, we can heal the planet as long as we allow a commercial sponsor to support such spiritual enlightenment. Enjoy!
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #14 posted by Had Enough on June 25, 2013 at 16:49:56 PT
Here is what Calvina Fay & Co. like to do
Raid on ALS patient's home spotlights fight for medical marijuana John Romano, Times ColuministJanuary 27, 2013One of the suspects in this case is dying.She is in her 60s, and confined to a wheelchair.One of the other suspects is her caretaker.He is also in his 60s, and a disabled Vietnam veteran.This husband-and-wife crime wave were at their home in Parrish, just across the Sunshine Skyway bridge in Manatee County, when deputies arrived Monday afternoon.It seems a real estate agent had been checking out a house next door when she spotted marijuana plants growing in the back yard of Bob and Cathy Jordan.Several deputies, detectives and undercover narcotics cops in ski masks later, two mature plants and various seedlings were confiscated, and the case was turned over to the State Attorney's Office to determine if charges are to be brought against Ma and Pa Jordan.This would almost be comical if Bob was not worried it might lead to his wife's death.Cathy Jordan has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) and has depended on marijuana to combat the progressive nature and many of the symptoms of her disease."I know it's against the law, and I know the cops have a job to do. But I have a responsibility, too, and my responsibility is taking care of my wife,'' said Bob Jordan, a retired steel worker. "They don't have to tell me this is serious. To us, this is life-and-death serious."I'm not backing down. If I have to go to jail, I'll go to jail. Just because something is illegal, doesn't make it morally wrong. My wife is dying! She's dying, man.''Unbeknownst to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, the people they were investigating have been leaders in a push to legalize cannabis for medicinal purposes in Florida.On Wednesday afternoon, two days after the incident, Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, filed the previously planned Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act (SB 1250) in the Senate.Clemens has filed similar bills the previous two years in the House and has essentially been ignored by his fellow legislators.and.."This is her medicine. It's that simple,'' said Bob Jordan. "The problem is people are prejudiced against cannabis because of the tie-dye, hippie, bulls--- image."They don't have a cure for this. And none of their legal drugs ever did a thing for her.''The whole story…***Professional prohibitionist…Calvina Fay…would just love to continue this...
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #13 posted by Hope on June 25, 2013 at 15:21:25 PT
Comment 10 Had Enough
"Third decade" battling Lou Gehrig's Disease? I never heard of such a thing.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #12 posted by Hope on June 25, 2013 at 15:14:21 PT
John Tyler. Thank you.
Oh! The beauty and the highness of it!It's beautiful on this laptop. I can only imagine the effect of it kicked back in a state of the art I-Max theater or even with a large screen TV. Beautiful and sweet.Extreme beauty and highness.And I am not especially fond of sitars... but I like this still.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #11 posted by Had Enough on June 24, 2013 at 12:21:36 PT
United for Care/People United for Medical Marijuan
The United For Care Campaign is run by People United for Medical Marijuana (PUFMM) – an organization originally formed by Kim Russell, whose father – ill from Parkinsons – would not break the law despite the medical benefits that marijuana could offer his condition.Today, the organization is chaired by John Morgan, one of the state’s most influential attorneys and activists for the rights of individuals, and managed by Ben Pollara, a veteran in Florida political affairs and advocacy.
Recent polling shows that over 70% of Floridians support the legalization of Medical Marijuana in our state. Currently, the organization is soliciting petition signers (link to petition) so that medical marijuana will get on the ballot in 2014 as a Constitutional Amendment.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #10 posted by Had Enough on June 24, 2013 at 11:42:12 PT
Medical marijuana battle coming to Florida 
PARRISH — Sitting at the kitchen table in her wheelchair, arms useless at her sides, Cathy Jordan begins another day with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease.She turns expectantly to her husband, Robert, who fires up a pungent joint and holds it to her lips. Smoke curls through her blond hair as she inhales, holds and exhales.Jordan is well into her third decade with a disease that often kills within five years. She credits marijuana with slowing progression of the condition that destroys nerve cells, ultimately leading to total paralysis and death."This is keeping me alive,'' she says. It also eases her symptoms such as muscle stiffening, drooling and chronic lung congestion. How does she know it's working? Whenever she is hospitalized and can't have pot, the symptoms come back.Jordan, 63, is a medical anomaly for how long she has survived with ALS.She is also a criminal, breaking the law with every puff.And she is a symbol of a fight unfolding this summer that could redefine Florida not only medically, but politically and culturally, too. Legalizing marijuana, even for medicinal purposes, might seem an extraordinary step in this state. But polls show support for the measure crosses political party lines. And as baby boomers who may have used pot in their youth feel the impact of age, they may add to the push for legalization.and…"If medical marijuana passes, it will be just like pill mills,'' says Calvina Fay, executive director of Drug Free America, a national foundation based in St. Petersburg. She acknowledges the physical dangers of marijuana do not match the lethal potential of opioid painkiller abuse. But she says legalizing medical marijuana could spawn a seedy black market for unscrupulous physicians."These very same doctors will spring up overnight to write recommendations, and they can't lose their license or be arrested. And we will see a flood of people coming down from Kentucky or Georgia.''and...For their campaign vehicle, Pollara and Morgan took over People United for Medical Marijuana, a grass roots group out of Orlando that had instituted a ballot initiative three years ago. People United had a mailing list and faithful volunteers but had raised only about $30,000 and collected only 31,000 petition signatures — way short of the 683,149 they need by Feb. 1 to force a referendum.Pollara and Morgan quickly ponied up almost $200,000, retained a Nevada firm that specializes in signature gathering and rebranded the campaign "United for Care."The rest of the story found here…
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #9 posted by FoM on June 24, 2013 at 05:14:16 PT
John Tyler
I love The Moody Blues. Thank you.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #8 posted by John Tyler on June 23, 2013 at 21:38:12 PT
re #4 on viberations
The WordThis garden universe vibrates completeSome, we get a sound so sweetVibrations reach on up to become lightAnd then through gamma, out of sightBetween the eyes and ears there lieThe sounds of colour and the light of a sighAnd to hear the sun, what a thing to believeBut it's all around if we could but perceiveTo know ultraviolet, infrared and X-raysBeauty to find in so many waysTwo notes of the chord, that's our full scopeBut to reach the chord is our life's hopeAnd to name the chord is important to someSo they give it a word, and the word is...OM.Moody Blues
1968Two Youtube versionsCheck it out full screenSame great music two beautiful visions
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #7 posted by Swazi-X on June 23, 2013 at 19:25:17 PT
The Biggest Drug Cartel
This is a grudging win for the truth, and a big win for Big Pharma, Police Unions, the for-profit Prison Industry and all the other profiteering vampires who victimize citizens' rights and health to fatten their own bottom lines.The biggest criminal cartel is the U.S. Government. That's why everything they do is pretty much the same as if the Mexican Mafia were in charge - keep the heat on, don't let science enter the debate, stonewall common sense, logic and even human decency while hiding behind a cynical set of laws and regulations that THEY SET UP to protect their monopoly on "legal" violence against their own citizens - US.I agree that keeping the option for home growing out of any efforts to normalize this miracle plant is unacceptable at the least, and an obvious sign that honesty is not part of this particular process.If you ever wonder what the truth is about cannabis, just go to any government website that deals with the issue and read what they have to say.Whatever it is you read there, invert it factually and you'll come close to the truth of the matter. All those cowards responsible for the lies and propaganda we're being fed as factual truth on cannabis should be brought up on charges of treason.Snowden isn't the problem - LIARS in government are the problem, especially when those lies result in needless death among the trusting citizens of the U.S. who still believe our government is on our side.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #6 posted by Hope on June 23, 2013 at 18:46:38 PT
Afterburner Comment 4
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #5 posted by Hope on June 23, 2013 at 18:38:52 PT
From the article in comment 2: "Opponents, however, say that science has yet to prove that marijuana is safe."
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #4 posted by afterburner on June 23, 2013 at 13:28:22 PT
Be Not Afraid -- Choose Love 
sacred knowledge of vibration and the power of human emotions
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #3 posted by Sam Adams on June 23, 2013 at 12:26:55 PT
limiting med MJ
yes, Pharma got everything they wanted in this bill. As long as they keep growing totally illegal, they can still win.There is nothing "legal" about cannabis if you still can't plant a seed.  It's an herb, not child porn.Prop. 215 was in 1996 and guaranteed the right to garden, now it's nearly 20 years later and we're supposed to be happy with this law?As I said, the only people that are happy with this law are Pharma.  This bill will lock down medical cannabis use for years in New Hampshire, it will be crippled until full legalization, and Pharma is pretty close to removing growing from "legalization" as well.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #2 posted by FoM on June 23, 2013 at 12:26:27 PT
5 Things To Know About Marijuana in The U.S. 
June 23, 2013(CNN) -- There appears to be a shift in the United States in favor of relaxing marijuana laws. Making pot legal, supporters say, can simultaneously provide relief for the sick and poke a hole in the operations of drug cartels. But the federal government has not acted to remove marijuana's label as a controlled substance and has reaffirmed its anti-pot policy.Morgan Spurlock's new program, "Inside Man," premieres on CNN this weekend with an in-depth look at the medical marijuana business in California. Here are five things to know about the current debate over the drug:URL:
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #1 posted by HempWorld on June 23, 2013 at 11:29:04 PT
"They said it could take the state close to a year
Oh yeah, there's only 18 states before them that have set examples, good and bad, so why does it still take a year?But why hurry? When you have cancer or aids or ms?No need at all to make haste(?)
Cancer Cure!
[ Post Comment ]

Post Comment