Medical marijuana legal in Illinois starting January
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, November, 19th 2013 by THCFinder
Puff, puff, but don’t pass.
In August, Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, making Illinois the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana, effective Jan. 1, 2014. However, the state has some of the strictest regulations.
According to section 10 of the act, patients will be allowed to be in possession of 2.5 ounces of cannabis every two weeks, which can only be purchased from a cultivation center that has been registered with the Department of Agriculture.
Patients will not be allowed to be in possession in a private residence that is also used for child care, are not allowed to use in the presence of a child or anyone under 18 years of age and are not to perform any activity under the influence that would constitute negligence or malpractice, per section 30. Sharing and unauthorized selling are also illegal.
The approximately 40 debilitating medical conditions that qualify for medical marijuana use include cancer, HIV, AIDS, Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s, muscular dystrophy and severe fibromyalgia, among others.
The program will be on a trial basis for four years with many of the rules and dispensaries yet to be determined.
However, the legalization of medical marijuana has not impacted the regulations for DePaul students.
“It’s extremely important for students to understand that they will not be allowed to use medical marijuana on campus,” said Rebecca Aronson, alcohol and substance abuse prevention specialist from the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness.
Under the Smoke Free Illinois Act, smoking is prohibited in all campus buildings. Furthermore, DePaul University must also adhere to the federal Drug Free Schools and Communities Act and the Drug Free Workplace Act—both of which prohibit any drug use on college campuses, Aronson added.
For the first time in history, Americans favor legalizing marijuana. According to a recent Gallup poll, 58 percent of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana. This comes only a year after Washington and Colorado became the first to legalize recreational marijuana.
When asked if medical marijuana should be smoked on campus, Christina Brown, a second year graduate student in journalism, was against it.
Read more: http://www.depauliaonline.com
Green Crack Weed (Sativa)
Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, November, 19th 2013 by THCFinder
Half of Wisconsin voters support marijuana legalization
Category: Legalization | Posted on Tue, November, 19th 2013 by THCFinder
In two states last year, voters legalized recreational marijuana. One of those states, Colorado, is similar politically to Wisconsin.
And yet, few among Wisconsin’s political class appear to take pot legalization seriously. If anything, it is dismissed as a wacky western idea that has no place in the heartland.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke seemed amused when asked what she thought about cannabis legalization several weeks ago.
“I don’t think that’s where the people of Wisconsin are at,” said Burke, who has indicated she could support legalizing medical marijuana.
Gary Storck, an activist with the Madison chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), pointed out in a letter-to-the-editor that the most recent statewide poll by the Marquette University Law School showed that roughly half of Wisconsin’s registered voters support full legalization of the drug.
Specifically, 49.7 percent supported legalization, 44.9 percent opposed and 4.7 percent didn’t know.
Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, the chief sponsor in the Assembly of a bill to set up a system for medical marijuana, said she is not sure where she stands on full legalization.
“I think there are pros and cons to it,” she said.
Read more: http://host.madison.com
Alien OG Bubba (Hybrid)
Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, November, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, November, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
Marijuana is on a roll, gaining support from more people every day. The plant is being legalized across the world, little by little. But as the laws begin to get put in to place regarding cannabis, we can't help but question... Is this really a good thing? Some people definitely don't think so. The laws are changing but some aren't for the benefit of the patients and caregivers.
One of the most frustrating laws that is being put in to play is the government taking away the grow-you-own option for patients. Now there are a lot of people who are making their living off of growing marijuana. Taking away the right to grow their own is removing their financial stability. Those plants are a source of income and feed families. A lot of people plan their lives around being able to grow their plants in peace. There is no reason that people should be barred from growing their own. That way, there is no chance that the product will be tampered with or genetically enhanced using unnatural methods.
It is unfortunate to think that marijuana is on the fast track to becoming a monopolized industry that is controlled by the government and corporations. Small time farmers aren't even being given a chance at this point. They're getting overtaken faster than they can pop up. New Hampshire's medical law doesn't allow medical patients to grow their own; they have to get it from state sanctioned facilities. Washington has recently started to deal with this problem as well and that's a legal state. Lawmakers want to take away the rights of the growers to cultivate the plants at home and instead, create growhouses run by the state.
This idea wouldn't be so bad if it didn't negatively effect so many people. Not like it matters to most, however. Nature can't be made illegal for long. Those that are growing now will continue to grow, whether or not the law says that they can. Just as those who are still stuck in illegal states continue to smoke. Marijuana is a naturally occurring force of nature. There's no way that the government will be able to regulate it the way that they think they can. If they honestly believe that by slapping a ton of laws on cannabis is a positive thing, they're sorely mistaken. People need medicine, that's for sure. But people need natural medicine that helps rather than medicine that hurts. Small time farmers medicine will always tromp mass produced semi-okay medicine. Right?
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