DC petitions

Discussion in 'Marijuana News' started by NuBBiN, Jul 13, 2002.

  1. Proponents of the Medical Marijuana Initiative yesterday submitted what
    they said were about 40,000 petition signatures to the D.C. Board of
    Elections and Ethics, the first step toward getting the issue on the ballot
    in the November election.
    Approval of the ballot initiative would allow doctors to give patients
    permission to grow and use marijuana for medicinal purposes.

    There will be a 10-day period during which opponents can challenge
    signatures on the petition.

    D.C. voters approved a similar measure in 1998, but Rep. Robert L. Barr Jr.
    (R-Ga.) introduced an amendment in Congress to block its implementation. In
    March, a federal court struck down Barr's amendment, but the Bush
    administration plans to appeal the decision.

    The Marijuana Policy Project, based in the District, estimates that more
    than 1,000 patients with HIV, glaucoma, cancer and other medical problems
    would benefit from legalized marijuana use. Nine states have legalized
    marijuana for medical purposes.

    Pubdate: Tue, 09 Jul 2002
    Source: Washington Post (DC)
    Webpage: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A41844-2002Jul8.html
    Section: Metro, In Brief, The District
    Copyright: 2002 The Washington Post Company
    Contact: letters@washpost.com
    Website: http://www.washingtonpost.com/
    Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/491
    Author:Avram Goldstein, Justin Blum, Yolanda Woodlee, Debbi Wilgoren and
    Ylan Q. Mui, the Associated Press and Reuters
    Cited: Marijuana Policy Project (www.mpp.org)
  2. got anything new on this?
  3. haven't seen any updates to this article...ill post em if I see em
  4. damnit hank, quit eating poop and get on the ball man!!
  5. www.dcboee.org

    Found the above link....site's server was recently given an 'Apache' enema......and suffers as a result.

    I'll do some more wading thru the BS.
  6. thanks for digging through all the poo for me roach....if only the media gave these issues decent coverage....its a shame

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