When my sister in Alabama suffers severe nausea due to a major stroke she had last year, she’s not allowed to use the most effective medication. In fact, if she did that, she could be put in jail.
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|Tonya Davis and other activists are working to get a Constitutional amendment on the Ohio ballot in November 2012 to legalize medical marijuana in the state. Davis said cannabis relieves her symptoms without the problems associated with harsh pharmaceutical narcotics.|
A group favoring the legalization of marijuana for medical uses in Ohio has taken initial steps to place a Constitutional amendment on the ballot in November 2012.
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|Kenichi Nalita came to the United States in a fight for his life as a medical cannabis patient battling Crohn’s disease. Now Kenichi’s facing another fight — to be able to stay here. (Yes, Ken tells me the correct spelling of his last name is Nalita.)|
A Japanese medical marijuana patient battling Crohn’s disease, in what he describes as a fight for his life, is desperately trying to gain political/medical asylum in the United States, because his homeland’s government says cannabis is not a medicine.
Pointing to its medicinal value, a group in the Philippines is pushing for the legalization of marijuana use in that country.
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|Jessica Voden holds her medical marijuana registry certificate in her car at Fort Lewis College on Monday. Voden was ticketed by FLC Police for smoking marijuana Feb. 18 while sitting in her car in the parking lot.|
A Colorado college student with a medical marijuana I.D. card has been found guilty of smoking in her car. Now, because she was smoking marijuana in public, she may lose her medical marijuana card as a result of her “drug conviction.”
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|Ron Crumpton: “The truth is that the war on marijuana is almost over; the stigma is gone.”|
From time to time, Toke of the Town reads something that helps to shore up our sometimes shaky faith in the possibility, at some time in the future, of sane marijuana laws in the United States. Now and again, we see a piece of writing on the Web that makes us say, “Yeah! Things are going to be just fine.”
Monday was a day of celebration for patients and advocates as the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act was signed into law by outgoing Gov. Jon Corzine.