NJ is the 14th State to do so. Let's discuss and by discuss, I mean talk about it in a mature way and not have the thread locked.
Here is one such article..
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Thread: NJ Passes Medical Marijuana
Jan 12, 2010, 02:56 PM #1
NJ Passes Medical Marijuana
"But Sen. Fred Madden (D-Gloucester) argued the bill's language is too broad, and could replicate the kinds of abuses seen in San Diego and Los Angeles, "where some doctors are giving marijuana essentially for every ailment they could think of" -- from premenstrual syndrome, attention deficit disorder and schizophrenia, Madden said."
There's plenty of research that backs marijuana's medicinal value in helping with these conditions. That's probably why the language is broad enough to allow a prescription for people with severe/chronic cases.
As for it falling into the hands of recreational users: people will always find their way around a law, its inevitable. At least it'll come from one of those compassion centers instead of the much shadier black market....
Outstanding. Definately a move in the right direction.
It's two main uses will be with cancer patients and other drastic situations, and I think pot is much healthier and less damaging or invasive than opiods and other pills that are currently the only thing used in those situations... it is a natural way as opposed to God knows what is in those pills. I think it will benefit the patients greatly and ease thier pain which is really the most important thing.
The other use is for mental issues such as schizo's and other disorders. Same thing here, it is far less damaging than the psychological drugs available for those in that situation. I personally think this is a very positive thing.
Does anyone have a list of the 14?
If it's legalized throughout the U.S., it could become a huge boost to the economy via the tax dollar the new marijuana trade would generate. It would probably bring us out of the recession and eliminate so many wasted -- in my opinion -- federal and state dollars spent on the incarceration of offenders...
Steel, you're right, it's def a step in the right direction.
Jan 12, 2010, 03:19 PM #5
Just google for the other states...
The NJ Bill won't allow anyone to grow it and I think it's about time as well. People need to get their head out of their asses and realize marijuana is not bad for you, but yet looked upon as a horrible drug. I don't get it.
I see left and right people, family, friends, who have problems with pills, ALCOHOL, and other drugs, but yet to see any problems with marijuana.
I don't think they will get around to legalizing it anytime soon, but need to decriminalize it for sure! Stop wasting money on people spending their lives in jail because of marijuana.. it's ridiculous!
maybe now that one state on the east coast did, the others will follow
Jan 12, 2010, 03:22 PM #7
Jan 12, 2010, 03:41 PM #9
I read on the Government DEA website all the information they have on marijuana and it kept saying, "it MAY cause this, it MAY cause that, MAY MAY MAY" but the difference between marijuana and alcohol/pills is that alcohol/pills DO cause (fill in many blanks here).
And WHY ARE CIGARETTES LEGAL?!?!? THE FUG?!?! It just blows my mind.
Jan 12, 2010, 03:51 PM #10
totally legalize it but apply the same driving under the influence laws.