Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Marijuana in the News

Marijuana as wonder drug by Lester Grinspoon | March 1, 2007

A NEW STUDY in the journal Neurology is being hailed as unassailable proof that marijuana is a valuable medicine. It is a sad commentary on the state of modern medicine -- and US drug policy -- that we still need "proof" of something that medicine has known for 5,000 years.

New Mexico approves medical use of marijuana

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) - New Mexico doctors are allowed to prescribe marijuana to help some seriously ill patients manage symptoms including pain and nausea under a bill signed into law by Gov. Bill Richardson on Monday.

"This law will provide much-needed relief for New Mexicans suffering from debilitating diseases," Richardson, a Democratic candidate for U.S. president in 2008, said at the signing ceremony. "It is the right thing to do."


candyschultz said...

But did you read about the woman in California who was dying and the court (must have been Federal, said she could be tried for drug possession. It is legal in CA for medical use. There is a definite disconnect between the states and the Feds.

Michael Emmanuel said...

Yes Candy I saw that. You're right about the disconnect. The Fed drug war is a useless waste of money and man-power. States need to oppose this madness and individuals need to move the states along -- the fed is in la-la land and "High" on warring.