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SteelCityMom
05-08-2013, 12:44 PM
2 states legal, 16 with medical laws, and DC with medical laws.


Maryland Gov. O’Malley to Sign Medical Marijuana Bill into Law

By Marijuana Policy Project (http://www.thedailychronic.net/author/mpp/) on May 8, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will sign a bill into law Thursday, May 2, that allows people with serious illnesses to obtain medical marijuana via state-regulated programs administrated by academic medical research centers.
HB 1101 received final approval from the Maryland General Assembly (http://www.thedailychronic.net/2013/16970/maryland-enacts-law-allowing-academic-studies-of-medical-marijuana/) on April 8.
Gov. O’Malley signed a separate bill (http://www.thedailychronic.net/2013/16823/maryland-lawmakers-pass-bill-to-protect-medical-marijuana-caregivers/) April 9 that removes criminal penalties for acquiring marijuana on behalf of a seriously ill family member.

“I’m pleased to hear the governor has decided to sign this bill in addition to the affirmative defense for caregivers he already signed and very happy for seriously ill people in Maryland who are now a big step closer to being able to obtain medicine in an appropriate medical setting rather than having to resort to the illicit market,” said Del. Dan Morhaim (D-Baltimore), a physician who sponsored the bill. “I’ve long said Maryland should replace the dealer-patient relationship with the doctor-patient relationship. This law gives us a chance to do that.”

HB 1101 creates a commission through which academic medical research centers can apply to operate state-regulated programs that provide patients with marijuana grown by the federal government or state-licensed growers.
Program applications will be required to specify qualifying medical conditions for treatment; treatment duration and dosage; where marijuana would be obtained; sources of funding; and a plan for monitoring data and outcomes, among other things. Sinai Hospital has expressed interest in the program, according to Del. Morhaim.

“Maryland is one of many states around the country making strides toward more sensible, compassionate, and evidence-based marijuana policies,” said Dan Riffle, deputy director of government relations for the Marijuana Policy Project. “Support for medical marijuana laws and broader reforms will continue to grow as more and more people come to recognize that marijuana is not just less harmful than most prescription drugs, but also alcohol.”


http://www.thedailychronic.net/2013/17689/maryland-gov-omalley-to-sign-medical-marijuana-bill-into-law/




This is obviously not as far as some residents want it to go...but Maryland is making a very important step by researching the medical benefits of those they prescribe to. This will lead to more good things for marijuana and hemp in the future.

Vis
05-08-2013, 12:55 PM
I need a script for general unease

SteelCityMom
05-08-2013, 01:04 PM
I need one for the after effects of hockey and football lol.

Atlanta Dan
05-08-2013, 01:52 PM
For those with a lack of imagination attached is a list of illnesses for which cannabis may be the proper treatment:thumbsup:

http://www.mcsocal.com/docs/chronic_conditions_treated_with_cannabis.pdf

Vis
05-08-2013, 01:56 PM
For those with a lack of imagination attached is a list of illnesses for which cannabis may be the proper treatment:thumbsup:

http://www.mcsocal.com/docs/chronic_conditions_treated_with_cannabis.pdf

I'm golden. Or should I say, Golden Goat
http://www.medicalmarijuanastrains.com/golden-goat/

SteelCityMom
05-08-2013, 02:24 PM
I would use mine for intermittent explosive disorder.

Tom Brady would get it for pain, vaginal. :chuckle:

Fire Haley
05-08-2013, 02:34 PM
C'mon Florida!

we can grow weeds, for sure, we'd put all the smugglers out of business in 6 months

MasterOfPuppets
05-08-2013, 06:03 PM
http://repairstemcell.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/prop01.gif?w=604
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbkx10s2D51qapkmyo1_500.jpg
http://montanabiotech.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/mari-2.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_42XepJIpS50/TN7UumE_RZI/AAAAAAAAAW8/TxmRwsSzW0I/s1600/reefer_madness.jpg

vasteeler
05-08-2013, 07:09 PM
i havent smoked any weed since christmas. im really wishing i had not opened the link in
VIS's post:sadness:

Vis
05-09-2013, 10:18 AM
http://montanabiotech.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/mari-2.jpg


Is she in the Avengers or League of Justice?

SteelCityMom
05-09-2013, 10:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znpt_Umixcs

SteelCityMom
05-09-2013, 10:47 AM
A-fucking-men... I can absolutely attest to the fact that I get much more done around the house when I've got a little buzz going.


Pot-smoking moms tired of being judged by wine drinkers
Corey Binns
July 16, 2012 at 8:06 AM ET

Every night, Margaret’s two boys fly into the house after sports practice and flip on the TV, while she races to the kitchen to get dinner cooking. “It’s that tedious witching hour when I feel incredibly frazzled,” says the Tennessee singer/songwriter mom of a 6- and an 8-year-old. But instead of pouring herself a glass or two of merlot, she heads to the standalone garage next to their house for a few puffs of Humboldt Kush, one of the four strains of pot she smokes seven days a week.

The drug helps her keep focus on the giant statue of popsicle sticks she’s building with her kids and relaxes her so she can get through the rest of the night without stressing. “It can make folding a pile of laundry fun,” says Margaret, 45, who asked that we not use her last name for fear of getting in trouble with the law. “If I didn’t smoke, that’d be three piles later in the week.”

Still, she doesn’t flaunt her marijuana use. Her sons aren’t allowed to go into the room where she keeps the drugs locked up, and she hides it from other moms who would keep their kids away if they knew she smoked pot.

“Being judged for doing something nontoxic and totally organic, enjoying a god-given plant, by moms who suck back two bottles of Chardonnay like sports drinks feels like s---,” complains Margaret. “Any hypocrisy is hard to swallow. A drunk mother is pathetic and I often leave parties when I experience other mothers tying one on.”

Margaret isn’t the only pot-smoking mom tired of being judged by moms who religiously drink glasses of wine or “mommy juice.” Recently, one mom stirred up some controversy when she admitted to parenting while stoned in an essay on Jezebel.com. Today, the group Moms for Marijuana International has more than 18,000 likes on Facebook.

“No matter what you use, you shouldn’t be judged if it works for you, you’re productive, and you do no harm,” says Diane Fornbacher, co-vice chair of the Women’s Alliance at NORML, the non-profit lobbying organization working to legalize marijuana. “Marijuana parents aren’t perfect, but they’re far less imperfect than parents who use alcohol irresponsibly. Cannabis can influence people to be nicer to one another. You rarely find a story that says two stoners beat each other up outside of a bar.”

http://www.today.com/moms/pot-smoking-moms-tired-being-judged-wine-drinkers-886433

SteelCityMom
05-09-2013, 05:18 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s480x480/935281_325651550896548_853628528_n.jpg

Buddha Bus
05-09-2013, 06:17 PM
I'm going to have to move 5 minutes across the state line and develop cataracts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzBm0vwyVeo

Vis
05-09-2013, 06:22 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s480x480/935281_325651550896548_853628528_n.jpg

Obamachronic

The_Joker
05-09-2013, 07:37 PM
I don't like marijuana myself, but as a liberal my slogan is "to each their own." If you like pot, why should I give a fuck?

teegre
05-09-2013, 11:05 PM
Is she in the Avengers or League of Justice?

She was at the Mystery Men BBQ/pool party. She was standing behind the Waffler.

Steeldude
05-10-2013, 05:07 AM
Make it a felony to use marijuana or tax it so much that we can pay off the National Debt

Vis
05-10-2013, 07:31 AM
Make it a felony to use marijuana or tax it so much that we can pay off the National Debt

Because we need to build more prisons to hold people who dare take a hit of paca lolo.

:facepalm:

SteelCityMom
05-10-2013, 09:44 AM
Make it a felony to use marijuana or tax it so much that we can pay off the National Debt

All hail the war on drugs!

Buddha Bus
05-10-2013, 09:55 AM
Because we need to build more prisons to hold people who dare take a hit of paca lolo.

:facepalm:

All hail the war on drugs!



The next thing you guys are gonna tell me is that prohibition was a miserable failure. Oh wait.... :doh:

Vis
05-10-2013, 10:23 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n54kbhRIcwo

SteelCityMom
05-13-2013, 10:08 PM
Vermont Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana
Steve Bloom
May 13, 2013

The Vermont legislature has passed a bill that decriminalizes the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and five grams of hash. Gov. Shumlin is expected to sign the bill, making Vermont the 15th state to remove crinimal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana.

The first state to decriminalize marijuana was Oregon in 1973. The other states are Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Rhode Island. In addition, Colorado and Washington fully legalized marijuana last November.

http://www.celebstoner.com/news/marijuana-news/2013/05/13/vermont-votes-to-decriminalize-marijuana/

Vis
05-13-2013, 10:13 PM
Good because I'm looking at a place on Lake Champlain

SteelCityMom
05-13-2013, 10:24 PM
I was completely oblivious to the fact that Mississippi and North Carolina had decriminalized MJ. Though it seems Mississippi's decriminalization is only for first offense (second and third offenses can include jail time).

Steeldude
05-16-2013, 06:05 PM
Because we need to build more prisons to hold people who dare take a hit of paca lolo.

:facepalm:

Why throw them in a prison? Leave them to rot on an island out in the middle of nowhere.

Buddha Bus
05-16-2013, 06:08 PM
Why throw them in a prison? Leave them to rot on an island out in the middle of nowhere.

Seems reasonable. :doh:

SteelCityMom
05-16-2013, 08:39 PM
I like beaches. Can it be The Marianas Islands? Or maybe Canary Islands? :wink:

Oh no! Don't threaten to send me somewhere where I can actually live freely! The horror.

Buddha Bus
05-17-2013, 03:57 AM
I like beaches. Can it be The Marianas Islands? Or maybe Canary Islands? :wink:

Oh no! Don't threaten to send me somewhere where I can actually live freely! The horror.

The Island of Dr. Moreau could be interesting, albeit very dangerous.

Vis
05-17-2013, 04:21 AM
The Island of Dr. Moreau could be interesting, albeit very dangerous.

Not for an animal like SCMom

Buddha Bus
05-17-2013, 04:27 AM
Not for an animal like SCMom

Mom would just go all Chuck Norris on those beasties with her Infractinator. They wouldn't know what hit 'em. :wink02:

Steeldude
05-17-2013, 07:44 AM
Seems reasonable. :doh:

It does to me :thumbsup: Or ship them off to Canada or the Netherlands.

Steeldude
05-17-2013, 07:56 AM
I like beaches. Can it be The Marianas Islands? Or maybe Canary Islands? :wink:

Oh no! Don't threaten to send me somewhere where I can actually live freely! The horror.

Why not move now? Since you feel like a prisoner here. May I recommend Inaccessible Island or perhaps Bouvet Island? :wave: :wink02:

SteelCityMom
05-17-2013, 09:27 AM
It does to me :thumbsup: Or ship them off to Canada or the Netherlands.

Is there a threat somewhere in there?

Why not move now? Since you feel like a prisoner here. May I recommend Inaccessible Island or perhaps Bouvet Island? :wave: :wink02:

Because I'm still hopeful that our country will become more free.

Since this thread was started as a medical marijuana thread...what do you have against doctor's prescribing patients marijuana, and how does it differ on your thoughts of them prescribing much more dangerous opiates? Without resorting to "hippies and druggies should be deported" of course. :chuckle: Also, your thoughts on alcohol?

Vis
05-17-2013, 09:31 AM
I'm wondering how many on this site Steeldude would have to ship overseas

SteelCityMom
05-17-2013, 10:08 AM
I'm wondering how many on this site Steeldude would have to ship overseas

Or how many Steelers. :chuckle:

I also wonder if he would have separate boats for the cancer patients. :noidea:

Vis
05-17-2013, 10:31 AM
Or how many Steelers. :chuckle:

I also wonder if he would have separate boats for the cancer patients. :noidea:

I cannot confirm or deny any travel plans

Buddha Bus
05-17-2013, 11:19 AM
It does to me :thumbsup: Or ship them off to Canada or the Netherlands.

I guess I should start brushing up on my Canadianese. :noidea:

Personally, I feel that closed minded, hypocritical freedom haters should be deported to more dictatorial, oppressive countries that enforce antiquated and unjust beliefs.

SteelCityMom
05-17-2013, 05:47 PM
Well, back to reality... getting close to half the country now.

Illinois Senate approves medical marijuana bill

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-illinois-senate-votes-medical-marijuana-20130517,0,5344892.story

Buddha Bus
05-17-2013, 06:08 PM
Maybe we can handle these potheads like kids who are caught smoking cigarettes. Sit them down and force them to smoke an entire quarter bag of buds till they get sick of it.

I'm a bad boy and should be punished so I'll jump on the grenade and go first.

JonM229
05-17-2013, 07:06 PM
Looks like I'll be signing up for something for my surgery pain that won't destroy my liver and kidneys.

Steeldude
05-18-2013, 07:20 AM
Is there a threat somewhere in there?



Because I'm still hopeful that our country will become more free.

Since this thread was started as a medical marijuana thread...what do you have against doctor's prescribing patients marijuana, and how does it differ on your thoughts of them prescribing much more dangerous opiates? Without resorting to "hippies and druggies should be deported" of course. :chuckle: Also, your thoughts on alcohol?

Threat? How could that possibly perceived as a threat? You pothead types sure are paranoid :chuckle:

I never said I had anything against people who actually need it due to serious medical reasons

I don't need alcohol to survive. Perhaps you do need it.

What do you mean by more free? Do you mean do whatever you personally desire?

teegre
05-18-2013, 08:32 AM
I don't need alcohol to survive. Perhaps you do need it.

So, you do not drink at all? Neither do I... but, I don't disparage those who choose to imbibe.

[Likewise, I smoke neither cigarettes nor marijuana, but I believe in one's right to use all three of these items.]

SteelCityMom
05-18-2013, 10:00 AM
Threat? How could that possibly perceived as a threat? You pothead types sure are paranoid :chuckle:

I never said I had anything against people who actually need it due to serious medical reasons

I don't need alcohol to survive. Perhaps you do need it.

What do you mean by more free? Do you mean do whatever you personally desire?

No, I don't need alcohol or weed to survive. I enjoy both from time to time though.

Not "whatever" I personally desire...just what isn't hurting anyone else.

Steeldude
05-18-2013, 08:39 PM
So, you do not drink at all? Neither do I... but, I don't disparage those who choose to imbibe.

[Likewise, I smoke neither cigarettes nor marijuana, but I believe in one's right to use all three of these items.]

I didn't say people couldn't drink. If they need to drink, then drink. Just do it responsibly. : )

Buddha Bus
05-19-2013, 09:57 AM
I didn't say people couldn't drink. If they need to drink, then drink. Just do it responsibly. : )

Why do you feel it's OK to drink, but not smoke weed? Marijuana is a natural plant that can be grown and smoked without adding any harmful chemicals or additives to it. I would argue that it's much safer than alcohol and affects people in a more positive way than alcohol. You don't see potheads running around shooting their mouths off and picking fights while high like you would with drunks. Pot mellows people out and makes them happy. Alcohol depresses people and can cause extreme anger and hostility if overindulged. The worst result of overindulging in marijuana is that all of the Cheetos will be gone.

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated the same way alcohol is today. Please don't come back with the standard "it's illegal" excuse either. Alcohol was too at one time, as well as slavery, homosexuality, and women voting. Not putting weed on the same level of civil rights as those last three, just making a point.

teegre
05-19-2013, 11:24 AM
I didn't say people couldn't drink. If they want to drink, then drink. Just do it responsibly. : )

Might you also say:

I didn't say people couldn't smoke. If they want to smoke, then smoke. Just do it responsibly. : )

(I changed "need" to "want", because anyone who "needs" either substance, should probably stop.)