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Old January 13th, 2010, 09:00 AM   #1
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Medical-Marijuana Bill Passes in NJ

A bill that would allow patients with certain types of illnesses to legally use marijuana to ease their symptoms has passed both houses of the New Jersey legislature and is headed to Gov. Jon Corzine for his expected approval.

Medical-Marijuana Bill Passes in N.J.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 09:18 AM   #2
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That is very good news for us New Jerseyans! Gov. elect Christie would never have signed it. Glad it got through at the last minute.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 01:44 PM   #3
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That is very good news for us New Jerseyans! Gov. elect Christie would never have signed it. Glad it got through at the last minute.
Will it matter over the long run? The DEA is chomping at the bit (though President Obama reined them in) to apply the federal clamps to medicinal marijuana.



I'm for full legalization of pot so I guess this is a small, but completely b.s., step in the right direction. You can get marinol, which is better than smoking pot because you don't have the lung cancer risk:



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MARINOL® is a unique prescription medicine that relieves multiple symptoms. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved MARINOL® to treat nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conventional treatments.

The FDA also approved MARINOL® to treat appetite loss associated with weight loss in people with AIDS. Health care professionals may prescribe MARINOL® to help stimulate an HIV/AIDS patient’s appetite so he or she will want to eat again.

MARINOL® is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring compound known as delta-9-THC. Delta-9-THC stimulates appetite and reduces nausea and vomiting by binding to special receptors found in the nervous system.



MARINOL® is contraindicated in any patient who has a history of hypersensitivity to any cannabinoid or sesame oil.



I realize that there is some fine bud out there. The feds have no business having any role re: marijuana and the states ought to legalize it.

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I don't think that pot is a lung cancer risk.



I feel my arthritis kicking up something fierce lately....
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Old January 20th, 2010, 04:26 PM   #5
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I don't think that pot is a lung cancer risk.



I feel my arthritis kicking up something fierce lately....


I suspect that any substance regularly smoked is. I see no reason why weed is illegal in any way. No one can justify legal booze and illegal pot.
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I suspect that any substance regularly smoked is. I see no reason why weed is illegal in any way. No one can justify legal booze and illegal pot.
Betcha didn't expect THIS risk though....

Marijuana may raise testicular cancer risk: study | Reuters

The study of 369 Seattle-area men ages 18 to 44 with testicular cancer and 979 men in the same age bracket without the disease found that current marijuana users were 70 percent more likely to develop it compared to nonusers.
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Good thing I don't have any balls.



Aside from that type, I've actually seen research that shows that marijuana slows the growth of certain cancers and tumors.
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Marijuana may raise testicular cancer risk: study | Reuters

The study of 369 Seattle-area men ages 18 to 44 with testicular cancer and 979 men in the same age bracket without the disease found that current marijuana users were 70 percent more likely to develop it compared to nonusers.


My husband is a non-partaker in any herbivorous substances.
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Marijuana may raise testicular cancer risk: study | Reuters

The study of 369 Seattle-area men ages 18 to 44 with testicular cancer and 979 men in the same age bracket without the disease found that current marijuana users were 70 percent more likely to develop it compared to nonusers.
Being a former biology honor student, I have an explanation for those results. Partakers get the munchies and eat unhealthy food that leads to an increased risk of testicular cancer.
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California Supreme Court strikes down limits on medical marijuana possession January 21, 2010 | 11:50 am

The California Supreme Court today struck down the state's limits on how much medical marijuana a patient can possess, concluding that the restrictions imposed by the Legislature were an unconstitutional amendment of a 1996 voter-approved initiative.







The decision means that patients and caregivers with a doctor's recommendation to use marijuana can now possess as much as is "reasonably related to the patient's current medical needs," a standard that the court established in a 1997 decision.
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