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Medical Marijuana

Postby manrat » Sun Jun 12, 2005 7:38 pm

Hello,

following a discussion in California about allowing the medical use of marijuana, I came across an article on CNN. Here is a quote:

"Federal authorities may prosecute sick people who smoke pot on doctors' orders, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, concluding that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug."

source:
http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/06/06/scotus.medical.marijuana.ap/
[i]Is the medical use of marijuana in your country/state allowed?
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Re: Medical Marijuana

Postby Shazzam » Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:55 am

manrat wrote:Hello,

following a discussion in California about allowing the medical use of marijuana, I came across an article on CNN. Here is a quote:

"Federal authorities may prosecute sick people who smoke pot on doctors' orders, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, concluding that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug."

source:
http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/06/06/scotus.medical.marijuana.ap/

I'm not 100 percent sure; but I think it is for terminally ill patients in this country. I say why not they will have to take some sort of pain killers all pretty much the same.
[i]Is the medical use of marijuana in your country/state allowed?
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Postby idalia » Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:17 am

No it isn't. In Mexico is illegal to use any kind of drugs. :shock:
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Postby manrat » Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:51 pm

I can recall one or two related court decisions in Germany. I believe it was in 2003, when a court allowed patients who had Crohn's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis etc to use marijuana to alleviate symptoms of their diseases. I don't know if there have been similar decisions in the past two years.
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Postby MissLT » Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:36 pm

I like the news. I don't like seeing people getting all high when they use Marijuana. They look weird to me. And it might have several dangers on the body,
Marijuana Dangers
Impaired perception
Diminished short-term memory
Loss of concentration and coordination
Impaired judgement
Increased risk of accidents
Loss of motivation
Diminished inhibitions
Increased heart rate
Anxiety, panic attacks, and paranoia
Hallucinations
Damage to the respiratory, reproductive, and immune systems
Increased risk of cancer
Psychological dependency

(quoted http://www.acde.org/common/Marijana.htm)

Here's another link about it, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marijuana
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