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#1459378 --- 09/18/14 09:29 PM Re: Cannabis is beneficial [Re: Della]
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I think a lot of people get medical benefits from cannabis now in N.Y State without worrying if it's "legal" or not. Though legalization would make it exponentially easier for some if not most to obtain it. Frankly I find it hard to believe N.Y. State wasn't the first State in the Nation to legalize it so they can tax it, they tax pretty much everything else.
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#1471845 --- 06/04/15 09:49 AM Re: Cannabis is beneficial [Re: VM Smith]
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Medical Marijuana Patients Applaud House Reauthorization Of Rohrabacher-Farr CJS Amendment
House Vote Would Continue Prohibition on Federal Interference in State-Level Medical Marijuana Programs in 39 States



For Immediate Release
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Americans for Safe Access


WASHINGTON - The United States House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Rohrabacher-Farr medical cannabis (marijuana) amendment to the Commerce, Science, and Justice (CJS) Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015 by a margin of 242 to 186. The Rohrabacher-Farr medical cannabis amendment bans the Department of Justice from spending money to prevent the implementation of state-level medical cannabis programs, removing funding for federal medical cannabis raids, arrests and prosecutions in states where medical cannabis is legal. With the addition of seven states in the last year the Rohrabacher-Farr medical cannabis amendment now covers 39 states and protects access to medical cannabis programs for 275 million citizens in those states.

“The Rohrabacher-Farr medical cannabis amendment offers crucial protection for medical cannabis patients and the people that provide them with access to much needed medicine,” said Steph Sherer Americans for Safe Access Executive Director. “Having reaffirmed the federal government’s commitment to not interfere with state medical cannabis programs it’s now time to move forward and create a framework for federal and state cooperation in medical cannabis by passing the CARERS Act."

Last year the House of Representatives passed the Rohrabacher-Farr medical cannabis amendment by a margin of 219-189 with a strong bipartisan show of support. Lead by the support of Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) the Rohrabacher-Farr medical cannabis amendment remained in the CRomnibus bill that President Obama signed into law. Its passage marked the first time Congress approved a medical cannabis reform since designating cannabis in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Today approximately 2.4 million Americans currently utilize medical cannabis programs.

“With the recent addition of Texas the vast majority of the country is now living in a state with at least some legal use of medical cannabis,” said Mike Liszewski Americans for Safe Access Government Affairs Director. “This vote shows the growing recognition that the only responsible course of action is for the federal government to leave state medical cannabis programs alone and let them provide their citizens with this much needed medical option.”

The Rohrabacher-Farr medical cannabis amendment was co-sponsored by a bipartisan coalition of six Republicans and six Democratic members including Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Sam Farr (D-CA), Reid Ribble (R-WI), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Joe Heck (R-NV), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Don Young (R-AK) Jared Polis (D-CO), Tom McClintock (R-CA), Dina Titus (D-NV).


Americans for Safe Access is the nation's largest organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.


For further information: http://www.safeaccessnow.org/
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#1493213 --- 12/11/16 07:37 PM Re: Cannabis is beneficial [Re: VM Smith]
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With over 60 peer-reviewed studies on medical applications, cannabis continues to be nonsensically classified by the DEA as a Schedule I drug for nearly 50 years.

"We are tethered to science and bound by statute," - Current DEA spokesman Rusty Payne.

Time to commit to re-doubling studies on the federal level- right Mr. President-elect?


Baby boomers on dope: Recreational marijuana use is on the rise among adults over 50
Study seeks to understand prevalence of use in older adults


Science Daily
December 5, 2016

New York University

Summary:

There is a common misperception that widespread marijuana use is limited to younger generations. However, the Baby Boomer generation has reported higher rates of substance use than any preceding generation.

The recent legalization of recreational marijuana (cannabis) use in California, Colorado, and Washington reflect the sweeping changes in the attitudes and perceptions towards marijuana use in the United States. Eight states have voted in favor of legal recreational marijuana and 26 states in total allow medicinal marijuana.

There is a common misperception that widespread marijuana use is limited to younger generations. However, the Baby Boomer generation has reported higher rates of substance use than any preceding generation.

Read on: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161205091216.htm

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