Fla. Senator Larcenia Bullard files bill to legalize medical marijuana
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, November, 29th 2011 by THCFinder
MIAMI - Medical marijuana smokers may be one step closer to lighting up legally thanks to a Florida senator, according to a Central Florida News 13 report.
State Senator Larcenia Bullard, D-Miami, recently filed a senate bill to legalize cannabis for medical purposes, in an effort to get it on the 2012 ballot.
Representative Jeff Clemens of Lake Worth also introduced two pieces of legislation---the House Joint Resolution 353 and SJR 1028.
While the opposition says it is a gateway drug that should remain legal, Florida Cannabis Network executive, Jodi James, says the choice should belong to doctors and responsible adults.
We should take tax it, we should control it," James said. "If someone is growing it, it should be there responsibility alone. We believe by regulating it and controlling it we are going to be keeping it out of the hands of children as opposed to an unregulated market."
Gingrich calls Medical Marijuana a JOKE!
Category: Politics | Posted on Tue, November, 29th 2011 by THCFinder
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich does not support the legalization of medical marijuana and would like the see the United States adopt a more aggressive policy against drug use.
Gingrich told Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody on Saturday that California showed that medical marijuana was a “joke,” where doctors prescribed the drug for nearly anybody who wanted it.
He introduced legislation to legalize the medical use of marijuana in 1981, but has since changed his position on the issue.
“What has changed was the number of parents I met with who said they did not want their children to get the signal from the government that it was acceptable behavior and that they were prepared to say as a matter of value that it was better to send a clear signal on no drug use at the risk of inconveniencing some people, than it was to be compassionate toward a small group at the risk of telling a much larger group that it was okay to use the drug,” Gingrich explained.
According to a report presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, medical marijuana legalization does not increase its use among teenagers.
“My general belief is that we ought to be much more aggressive about drug policy,” Gingrich said.
He would like to see steeper economic penalties for illegal drug use and more drug testing, including mandatory drug testing for anyone who receives unemployment compensation or food stamps.
Occupy L.A. Sees Free Marijuana Thanks to Medical Cannabis Supporters
Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, November, 29th 2011 by THCFinder
Those enduring the elements and the threats of eviction at the Occupy L.A. encampment outside City Hall have been able to count on at least one amenity this month:
That's right. Medical marijuana activists have been quietly (or brazenly, depending on your outlook) handing out small amounts of free weed to patients who need it, longtime decriminalization supporter Richard W. Eastman tells the Weekly today. It all started ...
... Nov. 5 and 6, when Eastman and friends handed out two pounds (two pounds!) of cannabis at Occupy L.A. to celebrate the anniversary of 215 and the role of the initiative's co-author, Dennis Perone.
We fed everybody and gave them free medicine, no questions asked. We didn't even check doctor's recommendations. But we did check IDs to see if they were a minor.
He says the weed was given out in 1 gram increments. Cops tried to stop him and fellow pot activists but backed off, he said:
The police tried to bother us the second day. We reminded them of our First Amendmend rights and that we were giving out medical marijuana information, and they didn't bother us.
In the last few days and weeks Eastman, one of the first dispensary operators in Southern California, continued the tradition, too:
For the last couple weeks I've given out a couple more ounces for the people who really need it.
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, November, 28th 2011 by THCFinder
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