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Three senators to introduce historic bill to federally legalize medical marijuana

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posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 03:54 AM
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Times are changing and it is about time.


Sens. Cory Booker, Rand Paul and Kirsten Gillbrand are joining forces to legalize medicinal marijuana.

Booker and Gillibrand, Democrats from New Jersey and New York, respectively, will join Paul — a Kentucky Republican — on Tuesday afternoon to unveil the first-ever bill put forth in the Senate to end a federal prohibition of medical marijuana.

The bill would also allow patients, doctors and business in the 23 states plus Washington, D.C. that legalize and regulate medicinal marijuana to do so without breaking federal law.

The three Senators will announce the bipartisan legislation in a Senate press conference Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. The Drug Policy Alliance, which revealed the news of the bill Monday afternoon, will have a subsequent teleconference at 3 p.m Tuesday.


Personally I have nothing against marijuana and I hope the medicinal marijuana law passes. This will stop the feds from interfering with state laws and it will stop the raids.
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posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 03:58 AM
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posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 04:00 AM
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originally posted by: Elton
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Thanks, I did not see this thread. I am a strong supporter of medical marijuana.




posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 04:01 AM
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a reply to: DeathSlayer

Me too.



posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 04:04 AM
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What exactly is the primary objection to mixing healing and pleasure? Viagra is used both medically and recreationally, so why can't I do the same with marijuana?
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posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 04:24 AM
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I can only hope they legalize it at least for the people dealing with cancer treatments.

Its the best medicine for dealing with the whole host of after effects of chemo/radiation (which can last for years) and does better for my neuropathy than the medicine the doctors prescribe me. Helps me not sit around and be depressed all day either.

Unfortunately I live in a state that has some of the nations harshest drug laws so getting it prescribed to me is not an option. If you're fighting for your life against an aggressive disease like cancer you need all the help you can get. I think its so stupid that I can go to jail here for years for having a piece of plant and go just a few states away and they WANT you to buy it because its more tax revenue for the state.

I think maybe they are starting the process to fast track legalization everywhere. I can only hope anyways.



posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 07:10 AM
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a reply to: IvanAstikov

Why not? I have read articles showing alcohol is far more dangerous than marijuana BUT due to minors and how easy they are influenced I think it should be done within the home and not out in the public and of course strict punishment for anyone under the influence while operating any type of transportation.
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posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 07:15 AM
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a reply to: Cancerwarrior

I agree.

You know the DEA, ATF, and FBI will be against legalizing it. Also what will they do with those who are incarcerated in jail for marijuana possession?

Those old "foggies" in government will be persuaded to vote it down.



posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 07:17 AM
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a reply to: DeathSlayer

In the UK the tosh about marijuana is ingrained into the so-called experts all of whom deny every having tried it - so their opinions in my mind don't count.

Its a great relaxant and was only got off the market to allow aspin to make sales. The use of that plant which grown naturally and is a god send to many is purely to benefit the drug companies. When I hear about the argument ohh it creates paranoia in young men - does anyone know a young man entering adult hood who isn't paranoid about all sorts of things anyway? Good on them I hope we can get the right to take what we decide we want at some time in the future in the UK. I loathe nanny governments and never have voted for that particular role tht government gives itself. Fine about the normal things that keep civilisation going eg no murder, rape speeding, theft etc etc but get out of my life when it comes to my body and health, those are mine to choose not some corrupted politicians and bought off experts.



posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 07:19 AM
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If minors were influenced better by their parents, they'd be far less susceptible to outside influences. I shouldn't be made a criminal merely because some parents can't control their children. As for using transportation while on pot, I've yet to see conclusive evidence that everyone who smokes pot would be a liability while driving, motorbiking, or whatever. There are people who blaze up then ride mountain bikes down terrain that would terrify a straight person, and suffer no ill effects.



posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 07:29 AM
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a reply to: IvanAstikov

Its always been a calming down influence IMHO and a delightful chill and relax. In fact one of my mates said it would be better handed out in grudge football matches for a quiet return home or drink afterwards.



posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 10:12 AM
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Please use the existing thread, posted just yesterday: www.abovetopsecret.com...




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