medical marijuana law gets preliminary ok from vt senators

United States
March 1, 2007 5:50pm CST
A preliminary bill has passed that would allow marijuana use for people who are inflicted with debilitating diseases such as MS, AIDS, or cancer. Kudos to those who have advocated for the passing of this bill. I have personally known many of the people who have fought long and hard to get this going. Huggers to you all. Here is the link to the article: http://www.timesargus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070301/NEWS02/703010404/1003/NEWS02
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@avonrep1 (1862)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Right on but what we need is a federal law that gets passed.
• United States
2 Mar 07
The federal government really needs to come around. Such crap.
• United States
2 Mar 07
I am glad to hear that I know it really helps cancer patients deal with chemotherapy
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• United States
2 Mar 07
It helps with nausea and with pain too.
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
2 Mar 07
This has been a long time coming,and I can't believe that it is being passed in Vermont before NY state! I have had so many AIDS patients who have moved back to NY after living in California and New Mexico, and they are appalled at the state not having dealt with this issue yet. I heard that they were ready to pass it, but the issue of insurance reimbursement for it was the hold-up. I don't know if that's true or not. I do know that on the West coast, where it is legal, the patients must pay for it themselves; no insurance will pay for even a part of it. I'm glad that another state has moved on this; it's only a matter of time before it is legal all over the U.S., especially with the advocates continuing to fight.
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• United States
2 Mar 07
In Vermont the patient can grow up to 4 plants for their own personal use.
• United States
2 Mar 07
Wow, I wonder if it will actually pass. I think that it should be legalized for this purpose. It can help people who are suffering.
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• United States
3 Mar 07
I know many who now use it to help manage pain, tremors, and to also help with their appetite.
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Too bad it won't matter on the national scale. The Supreme Court ruled the FBI and DEA and ATF can continue to enforce the national laws, despite what one state may want to pass. Its just a question of how much cooperation from local law enforcement they will get.
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I think that it should be allowed for medical use. The problem is that it is raised in our area all the time. People are making a fortune off it. Who will raise it when it is legal. Will they pay these people who are raising it illegal now for it?
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
2 Mar 07
That sounds great. I could help my tremors and pain for ms.