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Discussion in 'Medical Marijuana Usage and Applications' started by peanutbutter, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. I hear the sound of rocks sliding toward water.

    It seems to be picking up speed. Best advised to stay out of the way.

    The Missouri Affiliate of The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

    For Immediate Release:
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010

    For More Information Contact:
    Dan Viets, Missouri NORML Coordinator, 573-819-2669


    A bill to permit Missouri citizens whose doctors believe they benefit from the use of marijuana as medicine to do so without fear of criminal prosecution and imprisonment has been filed by Representative Kate Meiners of Kansas City. The bill has more sponsors than ever before, with 16 House members signing onto the bill, including Republican Representative Robert Schaaf, a physician from St. Joseph.
    Fourteen states and the District of Columbia now have laws which permit patients to use marijuana as medicine with the approval of their doctors. Just this week, New Jersey's legislature passed such a bill and the Governor has announced his intention to sign it. A few weeks ago, Congress voted to allow the D.C. Medical Marijuana Initiative to take effect there.

    In past years, when the bill had only Democratic sponsorship, House Speaker Ron Richard failed to assign the bill to a committee. With the bipartisan sponsorship the bill now has, it is hoped that the Speaker will assign the bill to a committee promptly and allow it an opportunity to be heard.

    Similar legislation is pending in many other state legislatures across the country. The Illinois Senate passed a medical marijuana bill last year and it is now pending before the House in that state.

    A few months ago, the American Medical Association (AMA) reversed its longstanding opposition to the use of marijuana as medicine. The AMA now supports allowing marijuana to be prescribed and acknowledges that it has proven medical use. Medical marijuana legislation is also supported by the American College of Physicians, American Nurses Association and dozens of other major professional and health-related

    House Bill 1670 would place the issue before Missouri voters in November of 2011. In 1994, the Missouri Senate passed SCR 14 which called on Congress to make marijuana available for medical use. Under current Missouri law, doctors are allowed to prescribe cocaine, opium, methamphetamine and hundreds of other potentially dangerous addictive drugs. Supporters of the bill say it is absurd to not trust those same doctors with the ability to authorize their patients to also use a relatively safe and non-addictive substance like cannabis. Polls have strong majority support for the measure among Missouri voters.
  2. Well, guess hb 277 isn't going forward, but this will work too!!!:hello:
  3. They can't ignore that 81% number.
  4. #4 SammySess, Jan 21, 2010
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    They 'can't' but most likely they will as much as id hate them to...

    Pharmaceutical companies just cant afford so many people being advised to use marijuana.

    Sleeping pills and anti depressants are the top selling medications in the US. Pharmaceutical companies make millions out of it! What does marijuana commonly help with? DEPRESSION AND SLEEP DEPRIVATION!

    They just dont want to lose the money theyre making.

    Its like with me and my diabetes... they can send men to the moon and into the universe, they can grow body parts and organs in labs for transplants, they can create babies in test tubes... but they cant find a cure for diabetes or cancer, two leading health problems many people of the american public have to deal with?

    Come on.

    The only reason they 'have not' found a cure is because they make shit loads of cash out of insulin, needles, blood test kits, chemo, etc etc etc.. its a sick world we live in.

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