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Medical Marijuana OK - Buying It Isn’t Posted by CN Staff on October 01, 2012 at 04:53:03 PT

Editorial

Source: Norwich Bulletin

 

medical.gif Norwich, Conn. -- As of today, cancer patients and others suffering with serious and painful illnesses — such as HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and other illnesses — can legally use medical marijuana to ease their pain provided a licensed physicians proscribes its use.

We supported the change in the law this past legislative session because we believe that if the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes can help ease the pain of those suffering from these illnesses then there is no logical reasoning to deny those individuals that relief.

 

 

We also made the argument that since the Legislature opted to de-criminalized the possession of a small amounts of marijuana for recreational purposes in the previous legislative session to the level of a parking ticket, it only made sense to extend that same consideration to those who will medically benefit from its use.

The problem, however, is the system to grow and dispense medical marijuana has not yet been put in place. In other words, it may be legal to use marijuana for medical purposes today, but growing and selling marijuana remains illegal in Connecticut.

We appreciate the careful deliberations the state Department of Consumer Protection is taking to ensure that the proper and necessary safeguards are in place before issuing any licenses to pharmacies to dispense marijuana. The only steps taken thus far by the agency is setting up the system by which doctors can register patients for its use. That, in of itself, is a positive step.

Under the law, only licenses pharmacists will be permitted to dispense the drug. The licensing application process to grow and dispense the marijuana has not yet started.

But even when those systems are put in place, the growing, selling and possession of marijuana is still illegal under federal law.

Obviously, there is no local legislative action state officials can take to address federal law, but it is incumbent upon state officials to work closely with our congressional delegation in an effort to protect citizens in Connecticut abiding by state law from that threat.

Source: Norwich Bulletin (CT)

Published: September 30, 2012

Copyright: 2012 GateHouse Media, Inc.

Contact: letters@norwichbulletin.com

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Ah jeez. When will this idiocy end? They want to regulate a substance that won't harm you even if you consume a truckload and treat it as if it is like the most dangerous substance on the planet! I guess I don't really expect a different reaction considering it is coming from a group of people who walk around in fear all day expecting "The Great and Powerful OZ" to strike them down with a lightning bolt at any minute.

 

The world will not take the next major step forward until people realize and accept that there is no God pulling the strings. That we are a random creation in a random universe and that we determine our future by our own actions. Maybe on 12/21/12 the big Mayan ending will be the universal realization that all religions are flawed.

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This appears to be a circle jerk, no doctor can prescribe a schedule 1 substance. :/

amish consider this: God gave us free will, thus the cause of our failures and successes.

A prudent man is cautious and does not undertake a course of action without considering the outcome of his choices.

To say all religions are flawed imho is a misconception. It is my limited understanding of what God tells me that is flawed.

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