Home
Healthcare Providers
Endorse Our Statement
Patients
Are You a Patient?
Patient Profiles
Writing Guidelines
Media
TMM Press Releases
TMM in the News
Texas Editorials
Media Contacts
About Us Learn More Take Action Sign Our Petition Donate Take Our Survey
Whatís in a Name - Apparently itís a Lot PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 January 2007
While Drug Czar John Walters calls it, “so called “medical” marijuana, the state of Vermont introduced SB7 on January 3rd and changed the name of their program to - Marijuana for Medical Use. Additionally, the bill increases the amount of marijuana a patient can possess, broadens the ailments for which it can be used and lowers the registration fee.
 
I guess the semantics game makes it easier for the federal government to raid and incarcerate medical marijuana providers. An awful example of this is the case of an elderly woman in California who began a 41-month sentence in a federal facility yesterday.

Americans for Safe Access has done an estimated breakdown of the costs of raids and prosecutions in California from June 2005 to October 2006. And that includes just the money, not the horrific emotional costs.
Last Updated ( Friday, 05 January 2007 )
 
< Prev   Next >