NSW Okays Use of Medical Marijuana for Cancer, AIDS Patients
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, May, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
The New South Wales Parliamentary Committee recommended the approval of medical marijuana for state residents suffering from cancer, AIDS or other end-stage ailments. The proposed law would allow patients to possess and use up to 15 grammes of cannabis.
However, people with these ailments and their carers must produce a certificate from a specialist and register with the state Department of Health to be issued an identification card with photo.
Despite the committee's recommendation, NSW Acting Health Minister Kevin Humphries said the state would proceed with caution due to failure of previous similar proposals due to difficulty in sourcing marijuana since its importation is still illegal under commonwealth law while NSW has no plans to cultivate the weed.
The recommendation is supported by several parties, including the Liberal, National, Labor, Greens and Shooters.
Committee member Adam Searle said that while issues often divide Australian politicians, in the case of medical marijuana, they set their differences aside to help alleviate human suffering.
Read more: http://au.ibtimes.com
Black Water OG Marijuana
Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, May, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
Poll: 78% Of Kentuckians Support Medical Marijuana
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, May, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
According the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll, 78% of Kentuckians support the legalization of medical marijuana, and 25% say they would be okay with regulating recreational use as well. Only 38% oppose any form of legalization.
Proponents were split when it came to legislative action. Almost half thought the decision should be left up to voters, 23% thought state legislators should change the law, and another 23% believed ending prohibition was the job of the federal government.
Citizens of Kentucky will be happy to know that State Senator Perry Clark (D-Louisville) has been tireless in his push to introduce medical marijuana legislation; unfortunately, his bill has yet to receive a hearing.
Read more: http://www.theweedblog.com
LA's Measure D Wants to Create a Marijuana Monopoly
Category: Politics | Posted on Fri, May, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
Welcome to Los Angeles, the city that can't quite get it together about medical marijuana. Voters love it, politicians shy away from acknowledging that it has redeeming qualities for patients -- well except one, thanks for being brave Councilman Bill Rosendahl and glad to hear that your medical marijuana use is helping your life.
Ups and downs in medical cannabis have been the norm for Los Angeles in recent years with pre-interim control ordinances, threats of bans, bans, repeals of bans, court rulings, council members dropping dimes on collectives in their areas to the DEA, closings, openings and now we have city council members ready to do something.
The new idea? Create a monopoly.
Measure D will create a limited number of medical marijuana collectives in the city - right around 138 for a city of 3,800,000 people. The 138 come from registering in 2007 and 2011 with the city.
In the measure's logic, somehow the first collectives to open must be the best ones. If you came a day late to providing patient access to medical marijuana, tough luck, we already have enough caring people in the city.
The more reasonable Measure F sets the bar higher for sensible regulation and taxation along with medicine testing, background checks and auditing of shops. Measure D does not require testing of medicine -- a critical component for those with suppressed immune systems. Measure F lets more collectives stay open than Measure D and in a city as large as Los Angeles, patients deserve access that's better than what D is offering.
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com
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