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« Reply #165 on: November 21, 2012, 08:16:22 am »

Spoiler alert: No, you can't get your pot back if it was previously seized.

NOT FAIR!!

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« Reply #166 on: November 28, 2012, 12:08:56 pm »

CHICAGO — Julie Falco eats three marijuana brownies a day, her chosen method of using cannabis to control her pain from multiple sclerosis.

For her, marijuana works better and has fewer side effects than the prescription drugs that left her depressed and in a fog, she said. She's tired of breaking the law, but doesn't want to give up cannabis.

Falco hopes Illinois lawmakers will remember her story as they consider a three-year pilot program to temporarily legalize medical marijuana.
House Bill 30 sponsor Rep. Lou Lang, a Skokie Democrat, wants the House to vote on the bill Wednesday and thinks political momentum is on his side.

With 18 states and the District of Columbia allowing the use of medical marijuana — and two states, Washington and Colorado, recently approving the use of recreational marijuana — the time may be right for passage in Illinois, Lang said. Lawmakers in the past told him they favor the bill but couldn't vote for it for political reasons, he said.  Now, some lame ducks can vote for the bill without consequences.

As the Illinois bill is written, a patient would have to get written certification from their regular doctor and be diagnosed with one of about 30 medical conditions, which include cancer, glaucoma, HIV, hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis, "agitation of Alzheimer's disease" and several pain syndromes. Also on the list: fibromyalgia, a condition with an unknown cause and a lack of definitive tests, and nail-patella syndrome, a rare inherited disorder that can cause pain while walking.

Other safeguards of the bill include a ban on doctors having financial ties to nonprofit marijuana dispensaries, guarantees that employers could still enforce drug-free policies and no requirement for insurance coverage.
Patients would be limited to 2.5 ounces every two weeks, which Falco considers a minimal amount for someone like her.


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« Reply #167 on: November 28, 2012, 02:43:39 pm »

CHICAGO — Julie Falco eats three marijuana brownies a day, her chosen method of using cannabis to control her pain from multiple sclerosis.

For her, marijuana works better and has fewer side effects than the prescription drugs that left her depressed and in a fog, she said. She's tired of breaking the law, but doesn't want to give up cannabis.

Falco hopes Illinois lawmakers will remember her story as they consider a three-year pilot program to temporarily legalize medical marijuana.
House Bill 30 sponsor Rep. Lou Lang, a Skokie Democrat, wants the House to vote on the bill Wednesday and thinks political momentum is on his side.

With 18 states and the District of Columbia allowing the use of medical marijuana — and two states, Washington and Colorado, recently approving the use of recreational marijuana — the time may be right for passage in Illinois, Lang said. Lawmakers in the past told him they favor the bill but couldn't vote for it for political reasons, he said.  Now, some lame ducks can vote for the bill without consequences.

As the Illinois bill is written, a patient would have to get written certification from their regular doctor and be diagnosed with one of about 30 medical conditions, which include cancer, glaucoma, HIV, hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis, "agitation of Alzheimer's disease" and several pain syndromes. Also on the list: fibromyalgia, a condition with an unknown cause and a lack of definitive tests, and nail-patella syndrome, a rare inherited disorder that can cause pain while walking.

Other safeguards of the bill include a ban on doctors having financial ties to nonprofit marijuana dispensaries, guarantees that employers could still enforce drug-free policies and no requirement for insurance coverage.
Patients would be limited to 2.5 ounces every two weeks, which Falco considers a minimal amount for someone like her.




Five ounces a month?  That's beyond stoned.
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« Reply #168 on: November 28, 2012, 03:02:15 pm »

Five ounces a month?  That's beyond stoned.

Gee. I can't remember how much me and my "Buds" would smoke a month. But that's probably right on target.
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« Reply #169 on: November 28, 2012, 06:57:59 pm »

Gee. I can't remember how much me and my "Buds" would smoke a month. But that's probably right on target.

"would" smoke? Come now.... Shocked
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« Reply #170 on: November 29, 2012, 12:21:02 pm »

Just a thought I read today....
The drug war has led to America being the leader in incarcerations around the world, ahead of China and Iran.  Visible forward progress....not.

State Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, derails a proposed study on marijuana law reform, saying his decision not to allow the study was based on the Oklahoma Constitution and the U.S. Constitution.
"I don't know how we can proceed ... as the federal law says the legalization of medical marijuana is against the law," Crain said.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20121129_11_A1_ULNSdo813611

He just has unshakable respect for federal laws, like the Affordable Care Act.
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« Reply #171 on: November 29, 2012, 12:52:28 pm »

"would" smoke? Come now.... Shocked

Ok, Ok. "Could" smoke.
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« Reply #172 on: November 29, 2012, 01:41:43 pm »

Ok, Ok. "Could" smoke.

Let's go present tense: "can"... k?

Nobody needs to feel scorned for staying current..... Shocked
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« Reply #173 on: November 29, 2012, 04:38:24 pm »

In other marijuana-related developments today, Patricia Spottedcrow finally got justice and was released from prison.
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« Reply #174 on: November 29, 2012, 04:43:28 pm »

In other marijuana-related developments today, Patricia Spottedcrow finally got justice and was released from prison.

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« Reply #175 on: November 29, 2012, 05:39:35 pm »

Let's go present tense: "can"... k?

Nobody needs to feel scorned for staying current..... Shocked

Nope I can't say that. 1990 was my last year of the cannabis sativa. But if it helps people with illness relief. I'm all for it.
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« Reply #176 on: November 29, 2012, 08:25:49 pm »

Nope I can't say that. 1990 was my last year of the cannabis sativa. But if it helps people with illness relief. I'm all for it.

Well then, you need to indulge. Medically speaking, it might make you kinder. Grin
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« Reply #177 on: November 29, 2012, 09:31:24 pm »

In other marijuana-related developments today, Patricia Spottedcrow finally got justice and was released from prison.

We know she was in because of that name. Oh, the fact she had no good lawyer was covering for Mom might be pertinent.

I hope this is a lesson for all those woman stoners out there!
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« Reply #178 on: November 30, 2012, 09:05:28 am »

We know she was in because of that name. Oh, the fact she had no good lawyer was covering for Mom might be pertinent.

I hope this is a lesson for all those woman stoners out there!

I hope it's a lesson to our legislature what an expensive tragedy the war on drugs is.
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« Reply #179 on: November 30, 2012, 09:13:05 am »

I hope it's a lesson to our legislature what an expensive tragedy the war on drugs is.

Too many lobbyists from prisons for hire and alcohol producers.  (a guess)
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